ABOUT THIS EPISODE
Jeremy Rossmann is the cofounder of Make School. Make School is a college for computer science headquartered in San Francisco. Make School students don't pay until they have a job after graduation. They were part of YC’s Winter 2012 batch.
You can find MakeScool on Twitter @MakeSchool.
The YC podcast is hosted by Craig Cannon.
Y Combinator invests a small amount of money ($150k) in a large number of startups (recently 200), twice a year.
Learn more about YC and apply for funding here: https://www.ycombinator.com/apply/
00:00 - Intro
00:32 - What is Make School?
01:12 - How is their intensive track different than a traditional college course load?
2:22 - How are their students differentiated from students educated in a traditional CS program?
3:12 - Interacting with the parents of Make School students
8:12 - William Triska asks - What are some ways to encourage greater independence and autodidactic behavior in students pursuing technical skills and knowledge?
10:02 - The autodidact myth
15:57 - Two stakeholders making purchasing decisions: potential students and parents
20:07 - The education landscape 20 years from now
23:57 - Education stacking
25:02 - Vikram Malhotra asks - When are we going to do away with degrees?
32:42 - Evan Ward asks - Should liberal arts colleges consider adopting ISA's?
35:17 - Are there instances of predatory ISAs?
37:27 - Make School students who want to be entrepreneurs
40:27 - Advice for people in YC