This week I found the Hacker School article to be really interesting. I like how the school is student led and solely centered on a participative environment that focuses on constructive criticism and learning from each other. The fact that there are no assignments or grades eliminates criticism and negative energy from the learning environment. I wish there were more schools like this in other areas of learning for similar motivated and dedicated students. I think the school is, and will continue to be extremely successful because every student wants to be there by choice and is eager to learn coding. The projects are also self-selected. Not being told what to learn or tested on their knowledge will encourage the students to take initiative for their own education. Eliminating the traditional assignments and deadlines fosters creativity and leadership, as well as collaboration.
The Hacker School giving out grants to women is a great opportunity for women. Women generally do not make as much as men, so attending the school especially in New York City can be expensive—it gives excellent female students with financial difficulties the opportunity to attend and pursue their passion. Giving out grants with further diversify the student body at the Hacker School and keep it on the path to greatness.