While running Koder, our founders vetted tens of thousands of coders and saw first hand how the majority of those coming from coding bootcamps were unqualified yet in debt by tens of thousands of dollars.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the world was forced to go remote. The U team begins reimagining the future of education, creating and validating early product concepts.
U is incorporated as a standalone company and continues to aggressively build the product team. An early adopter group of creators is formed.
U ships a technical preview of the platform (alpha 1) and hosts the first mini bootcamp, a 2-week cohort-based course teaching teens and young adults how to code.
The next version of the platform ships to dozens of creators in a private beta. This version introduces support for on-demand courses and class recordings in addition to live.
U is first to market, publicly launching the first self-service platform that enables anyone to host their own bootcamp, or cohort-based course.