How to Get a Job in Programming: NYU Masters Program

The program, the first of its kind, pays students $30,000 a year.

It was established by the City of New York to fill a shortage in computer science positions for New York City’s teachers.

Its graduates are expected to have significant career impact in tech and academia.

This year’s batch includes a number of high-profile students, including Harvard computer science graduate student Jad Abumrad, who wrote the popular video game Super Mario Maker, and MIT graduate student Alex Tyminski, who is working on a book. 

The program’s alumni include the Dalai Lama, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and several tech industry giants including Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Airbnb.