As this weeks rant is about how to improve CS education I want to share one new university in Berlin called CODE that does many things quite differently:

From the beginning students are working together in small interdisciplinary teams on projects. Meaning software developers, interaction designers and product managers are all already working together. The projects are developed in collaboration with companies and usually last a couple of weeks to multiple months. The students are supposed to learn more if they are faced with an actually problem instead of learning with frontal teaching (“Frontalunterricht”) in a lecture hall.

The founder himself started programming in his teens but studied business administration because he found that the CS courses had an outdated didactic.

PS: And if you are in Germany and between 15 and 21 years old have a look at the “Code+Design Camps”. They are basically longer Hackathons (4 days) with professional mentoring from programmers, designers, … from the industry. I attended four in total (all over Germany) and they were a lot of fun!!!

What do you all think about this?

Website: https://code.berlin/en/
English Article: https://global.handelsblatt.com/com...

Some Articles in German:

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    @RantSomeWhere bib sounds quit similar.
    Maybe we see each other on some camp (although I won't have time for that until I have my ABI). It's really awesome and I can only recommend it. You learn so much from other teenagers and especially from the coaches. And it's so cool to meet other people with similar interests. We just need some secret sign to identify fellow devranters :)
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    @RantSomeWhere haha yeah we have to do that!
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