“People want to think that Lambda is a scam, because they want to believe the results we’re producing are impossible.”
Lambda School is an online coding program that’s free until you finish and get a job.
The concept, first proposed by the economist Milton Friedman in the 1950s as a “human capital contract,” has been heralded by some as a market-based solution to student debt.
In January, Lambda received $30 million from investors including Google Ventures, Y Combinator, and Ashton Kutcher.
As Allred sees it, anyone can be a coder, provided they’re willing to put in the work.