IAmA founder of a 2 year, college replacement for future founders and developers with no up front tuition in San Francisco, AMA!
Some background: In 2009/2010 my co-founder and I taught ourselves mobile development and launched iPhone Apps. We quickly realized that learning how to build and launch products was teaching us more relevant skills in a better way than our college CS curriculum. There was a huge missed opportunity in CS education to teach students industry-relevant skills, with a project-based curriculum, and without putting students into debt. Over the years, our dissatisfaction with college grew.
We left school to start our own in 2012 with funding from Y Combinator and later from Alexis Ohanian and others. We run intensive summer programs teaching app development and as our programs and teaching style grew in popularity we launched our 2 year program this year. We created it to provide students with the college education we wish we had had.
We built the curriculum by talking to Silicon Valley companies to make sure we were teaching the technologies and skills that will best prepare our students for a career in tech. There's no up-front tuition cost - instead you pay us back through internship earnings and 25% of your first two years' salary, aligning our incentives with students and doing our part to fight the college debt crisis.
My Proof: http://imgur.com/qjDqtzY