gSchool offers $500 for student referrals

The need for software engineers and programmers is so great in Denver that Galvanize's gSchool is offering a $500 finding fee to those that refer a friend or colleague to its advanced, immersive Golang Microservices (Go) class that's set to start Jan. 26, 2015. The 12-week program isn't cheap -- it's $15,000 -- but gSchool claims the program boasts a post-graduation hiring rate of 99 percent.

Referring someone alone isn't enough to reap the rewards. The referrals must be accepted into the course for the referrer to receive the $500. To qualify for the program applicants must have an advanced knowledge of coding.

"Unlike other gSchool immersive courses where we teach our students how to code, the Golang Microservices course expects students to arrive already knowing how to code, allowing for a more compact 12-week course," the organization explains on its website.

The course is designed to teach developers and engineers how to write software with a microservice architecture used by companies like Google, Docker, SendGrid, Pivotal and more. gSchool explains that Go is a newer, general purpose programming language that takes advantage of multi-core computing, which is making it a coding language of choice for many companies.

The school is offering 3 Colorado classes that start in January 2015. In addition to the Golang class in Denver it's offering 24-week full stack development classes in Denver and Boulder at Galvanize locations. The school is offering one full merit-based scholarship worth up to $20,000. It will also offer several partial scholarships for minorities, veterans and women worth up to $5,000.

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