By Juha Mikkola
Wyncode’s Pitch Day IV attracted over 250 people to The LAB Miami, including many of Wyncode’s hiring partners, leaders in the Miami Tech scene and angel investors.
Wyncode’s fourth cohort was made up of 19 hand picked students that spent nine weeks in a full-time immersive bootcamp environment. The students’ passionate effort culminated in Pitch Day, where they presented their full stack applications which they created in the final two weeks at Wyncode. The students' learning of coding skills was complemented by a strong focus on business acumen, including communication and presentation skills as well as an understanding of lean startup and agile methodologies.
Even before the students’ official graduation at Pitch Day IV, 33% of the Wyncoders had already received job offers, a new milestone for Wyncode, which has a 92% placement rate amongst its graduates.
The student projects were built from scratch and included apps designed to solve real-life problems in various different industries. These projects include - My Style Blox, Scan-Cierge, Med+, Music Scholar, 40K, I See a Meter Maid, in memoriam, and Ruby Quest. The students presented to a team of judges from Miami’s tech community - Benoit Wirz, DIR/Venture Investments of Knight Foundation, Greg Miller, Dir. Engineering Talent of Ultimate Software, Rebekah Monson, Founder of WhereBy.Us and Mark Nix, Chief Executive Officer of Cloud Logistics. Fermin Carranza, Mario Gatchair and Travis Gordon of Team Ruby Quest won the Pitch Day challenge and received $1,000 cash. They are pictured below with Pitch Day Tres winners Ray Braaf and Todd Metheney, who are working as Junior Web Developers for MDLIVE and Kipu Systems, respectively.
Wyncode’s next cohorts start on April 6th and June 4th in Miami and April 20th in Ft.Lauderdale. Find out more at http://www.wyncode.co