York University Magazine features Dev Degree in its Winter 2019 edition. The article provides three perspectives of the program - student, university, and industry.
Midway through his first year in the program, Madan agrees the learning curve is a steep one.
Thanks to Lassonde’s professors and a team of technical instructors at Shopify, he’s experiencing first-hand how the theory he learns in his on-campus lessons applies to real-life software development projects. A morning lecture in Boolean algebra, for example, came to life that same afternoon when Madan’s technical instructor explained the logic behind Shopify’s coding framework. Madan describes it as “a two-way connection”: “The things I learn at Shopify help me progress at school, and the things I learn in class provide context for my work.”
That’s music to the ears of Jane Goodyer, dean of York’s Lassonde School of Engineering. “The driving force behind Lassonde’s vision is an understanding that future students, alumni and working professionals are looking for accessible, flexible education tailored to their emerging needs and experiences. In Shopify, we’ve found an industry partner that wholeheartedly shares our vision.”