Our mission is to provide an affordable, career-focused CS program that can be found in a single place. By strictly using in-house content creation, we put quality over quantity every time.
When my wife started learning computer science basics, she had many difficulties due to confusing platforms, not knowing where to start, and being too technically inexperienced for pure self-study with textbooks and free lectures.
As a traditional university computer science graduate, it took me longer than necessary to understand what she was going through, but once I could put myself in her shoes, we decided this was a problem worth solving.
It’s hard to keep going.
40% of students drop out before they graduate, and we find these numbers unacceptable. We’ve spent a lot of time working on the motivation problem, and we’ve found that a game-based learning experience goes a long way toward helping our students graduate with a good degree.
We have developed an Achievement and Gem system that gives students in-app rewards for being engaged and doing their coursework well.
Schools and bootcamps are too expensive.
The average total cost of public college in the U.S. ranges from $25,290 to $40,940, and even coding bootcamps that only last 12 weeks can cost almost half that amount. Qvault, on the other hand, aims to provide a complete computer science education for, at most, a few hundred dollars.
Students at Qvault spend less than 1% of what they would at a university, and the education they receive is so much more comprehensive and applicable than what is taught in bootcamps.
Lane Wagner – Author and Founder
I’m Lane! I’ve always been interested in technical education, but I’ve finally pulled the trigger and started working on it. I’ve been a part of quite a few software projects, from low-level hardware solutions up to highly scalable cloud architectures. I’ve been building Qvault and writing coding courses since May of 2020.
Jamie Dunmore – Co-founder
Hey, I’m Jamie :). I’m super passionate about trying to make things as accessible as possible to anyone who wants them — no matter who they are, where they come from, or how many zeros in their bank account.
I’m stoked to be able to work on Qvault and help get our platform out to the world, and help people land their dream job in computer science!
Zulie Rane – Author
Hey, I’m Zulie! I’m a freelance writer and coding aficionado. I’ve had coding-related jobs in the past, but today I stick to writing about programming and coding the odd bot or script for fun. I’ve been writing blog posts on Qvault since November 2020.
Breanna Wagner – First Student & QA
I’m Breanna, and I happen to also be married to Lane! I’m (recently) a mom, a CS student, and an aspiring #WomenOfTech. I spend a lot of time in Qvault helping to build the roadmap for the product and regularly tests the application for bugs and issues. I enjoy fantasy novels, buying stuff for our new daughter, and jigsaw puzzles. Lots and lots of jigsaw puzzles.