Course Lab: Lessons from Successful Online Course Creators
Bold Business Model Levels the Playing Field (Trevor Page)
October 25, 2021
In this episode of Course Lab, Danny and Abe talk to Trevor Page, founder of Crafty Codr Inc., about his Java Bootcamp and his bold business model, which levels the playing field and creates employable students.
When Trevor Page, founder of Crafty Codr Inc. and course creator at Coders Campus, discovered he had a knack for teaching, he decided to venture into entrepreneurship, leaving his coding job. He founded his company and launched the website, Coders Campus, where he offers the free 4-week course, The Java Beginner’s Course, as a prerequisite for his main course, Full Stack Java Bootcamp. In this episode of Course Lab, Danny and Abe discuss Trevor’s courses, his bold business model, and his intention to engage every one of his students. 

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“When I'm talking about the boot camp, or when I'm talking about code in general, to a student or a group of students, my love for coding comes through, and they pick up on that very quickly.”  

“The goal of the Bootcamp is to get them a job as a coder. So our values and our goals together are very much in alignment. If I can't do it, if I can't get them a job, I don't get paid. So students love it. And I love it too.” – Trevor Page





Guest bio: Trevor Page is the director and content creator for Coders Campus, a digital giant which teaches every level of the programming language, Java. He’s the founder of Crafty Codr Inc. and author of the How to Program with Java ebook, a Java expert, podcaster, blogger, teacher, and entrepreneur.

     Programming is a passion of his, and he absolutely loves to teach others this skill set. He’s an expert in turning complicated Java programming talk into easy-to-follow English and bite-sized tutorials. After receiving his bachelor's degree in computer science and working his way up the ranks to the title of Senior Software Engineer, he decided to make a shift in his career path and become a teacher in 2012. In the time since he has developed a following of people who are just as passionate about his teaching methods as he is about creating courses.

     The Java Beginner’s Course is his free, 4-week prerequisite for his main course, the Full Stack Java Bootcamp, which:


• Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
  1. Mirasee
  2. Trevor’s website 
  3. Trevor’s Udemy courses page 
  4. Trevor’s LinkedIn 


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