We bought a university: how one coding school doubled down on brick and mortar (Ep. 561)
Paulo and Guilherme Silveira, brothers and cofounders of edtech platform Alura, join the home team for a conversation about polyglot programming, edtech, and the role of generative AI.
Alura is a Portuguese-language edtech platform where users can learn programming, backend and mobile development, data science, design and UX, DevOps, and more.
They started small, grew into a bustling online program, then purchased a majority stake in FIAP, a private university in São Paulo, Brazil.
Paulo and Stack Overflow Director of Engineering Roberta Arcoverde cohost a popular Portuguese-language podcast about programming, design, startups, and technology.
Paulo’s new open-source project is full of career resources for T-shaped developers.
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I’m generally not a fan of for-profit colleges, but this article makes a compelling case for how one coding school is finding success with a brick-and-mortar model. The key seems to be that the school is focused on offering an immersive, hands-on experience that is difficult to replicate online. If more for-profit schools can find ways to offer unique, in-person experiences, they may be able to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive market.