Analysts at Swiss investment bank UBS believe that by 2030, we could all be living without much of a carbon footprint — at least at home. The analysts believe that the cost of renewable energy will continue to dive heading into the next decade, and that by 2030, costs will be so low they will “effectively be free,” according to new research published this morning in the Financial Times (paywall). The analysis explained that solar and wind farms are getting bigger a move that is “great news for the planet, and probably also for the economy.” With its increased popularity… This story continues at The Next Web
Rod Levy founded Code Platoon in 2014 with veterans like Deja Baker in mind. The Chicago-based program teaches practical coding skills and lines up private-sector internships for its students.
A Cornell graduate with degrees in civil structural engineering and environmental economics (as well as an MBA from the University of Chicago), Levy left his career as a derivatives trader to try his hand at a coding boot camp himself. He’d hoped to become the technical founder of his own venture-backed startup, but after completing the nine-week program and working briefly as a junior developer, he pivoted and decided to empower others instead.
Levy realized that if he made a code academy that focused on veterans—a group of people who were by nature (and training) driven, disciplined, and decisive—he could give them the necessary tools to build new careers. “Dev boot camps don’t train people to become architects,” Levy says.
“They train them to become carpenters.”
To be admitted, vets complete essays, create personal YouTube videos, and solve a handful of rudimentary coding problems that require teaching themselves about 40 hours’ worth of lessons. “That’s the challenge,” he says. “If you lack interest or aptitude, you won’t get in.” In short, Levy has created a program that selects for grit.
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): The seizure of the controversy-laden yacht Equanimity was in accordance with prescribed laws and therefore legally valid, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong.
He refutes allegations by fugitive Malaysian financier Low Taek Jho's (Jho Low) lawyer that the seizure of the vessel by Malaysian authorities is against court ruling in Indonesia and the United States.