The Coming Era of Alternative Credentialing

 

Futurist Thomas Frey:  Earlier this week the DaVinci Institute became the first organization in the world to offer Microdegrees® to the graduates of the Institute’s coding school, DaVinci Coders. People who complete courses in Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, Swift/iOS, and Game Development will all be on track to receive this new form of credentialing.   Continue reading… “The Coming Era of Alternative Credentialing”

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Can coding bootcamps save the day?

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It used to be that if you graduated from college with no marketable skills but dreams of a safe career path, you went to law school.  For three years and about $150,000.  Now people skip law school and go to a computer coding bootcamp.  For just three months and $15,000 or less.

NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit davincicoders.com.

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The next big thing in live streaming video: Watching people code?

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Twitch has turned watching other people play video games a very popular phenomenon.  Could watching other people code be next big livestreaming thing?

NOTE:  Anyone interested in learning to code, DaVinci Coders offers multiple courses designed to get you into the rapidly growing technology industry.  For more info please visit davincicoders.com.

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Virtual reality changing how we play games in 2015

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It’s no surprise that virtual reality is gaining momentum like never before, with the rate at which the younger generation takes refuge in the excitements of a virtual sphere.  The reality surrounding us is becoming more and more mundane and less adventurous as technology improves and innovates. Continue reading… “Virtual reality changing how we play games in 2015”

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Four Rules for Game Testing Our Way to a Better Future

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Futurist Thomas Frey: At a recent video game tournament in Denver called ClutchCon, I was moderating a panel discussion on the future of video games, and we got into the topic of leveraging the time and energy spent playing video games into a “wisdom of crowds” approach for solving the world’s problems.

 

 

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Apple’s new Swift language growing faster than expected

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Apple’s new programming language, Swift, that was unexpectedly introduced at WWDC 2014, hasn’t taken long for it become popular among the developer community.

NOTE: For those wanting to enter the fast moving world of mobile technology, starting April 6th, DaVinci Coders will be teaching a mobile apps course using Apple’s new Swift programming language.

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Call of Duty, Madden, and Destiny among the 10 best-selling video games of 2014

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Scene from Destiny, number 3 on the sales chart for 2014

As the first full year the Playstation 4 and Xbox One were available, 2014’s retail sales charts were topped by games for those systems.

NOTE: For anyone interested in designing games check out the Game Development Course starting March 3rd at DaVinci Coders.

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How VR will revolutionize entertainment

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Why VR tech serves as an ideal alternative to TV and how monetization opportunities abound

The growth of virtual reality is guaranteed to have a transformational influence on the live entertainment industry. Offering a distinctive experience far beyond attending a concert, show or sports game, virtual reality technology provides a standout option to live entertainment enthusiasts everywhere. Below are three examples of how virtual reality will alter how we view, enjoy and engage in live entertainment.

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