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Lambda has received a significant amount of interest lately for its innovative methods in funding and tuition. Unlike traditional schools, students pay for tuition only after they’ve landed a job that pays them more than USD 50,000 a year.

 

In this video by Joshua Fluke, the YouTuber visits Patrick Thompson (who he works with) in California and learns about his journey and the struggles he faced leading up to landing a job as a junior developer making $121,000 a year without a degree. Patrick is a single father currently living in a 500-square-foot apartment with his mother, dog and two children. He recently graduated from Lambda School, an online immersive Computer Science academy that trains students to become software engineers with no up-front tuition costs. Students can pay a percentage of their income after finding employment and only if they make more than $50,000 a year.