Technology is rapidly changing our world in amazing ways once thought unimaginable, and one of the most amazing advancements today is drone technology.

When you hear drones, you might think of the drones our military uses every day to defend our country. Drones enable our armed forces to carry out strategic missions faster and more efficiently, and most importantly, they ensure the safety of our military personnel overseas.

Drones benefit our society here at home too. Drone America is building drones to utilize UAS technologies as a means to survey, protect, and preserve human life and strategic resources around the Globe. Their drones are used for search & rescue, wildlife management, drought relief, and fire mapping.

As drones become more popular here at home and in our armed forces, we’ll need more coders who can design the software that powers them. Properly-functioning drone software is not only good for businesses – it quite literally helps save the lives of many.

So how can we train enough coders to keep up with the rising demand of drone technology? Obviously, there are computer science degrees from traditional universities. But for many people this isn’t always practical.

Coding bootcamps are an excellent way to train coders outside the traditional model. These programs offer intensive training that gives students all the tools for success in just a few weeks.

DevCodeCamp in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is an excellent example of a coding bootcamp. DevCodeCamp teaches students all the ins and outs of coding, leaving no skill untaught so that students are prepared to build code in any industry, anywhere.

And devCodeCamp is flexible for students, offering free housing and accepting the GI Bill for returning veterans.

This represents a powerful opportunity for the drone industry to continue thriving. As coding bootcamps like devCodeCamp continue to pop up across the country, there will be a growing number of well-trained coders who can go to work making smarter, safer, and more usable drone software.

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