Free 5 Week Web Development Bootcamp (Live)
Free coding bootcamp for those laid off or affected by the pandemic.
A little about me:
I’m Managing Director of Engineering for Resilient Coders. My job is to get black and brown folks into high paying careers as software engineers. We’re pretty damn good at it too. 85% of our graduates, most of whom do not have degrees or prior experience, go on to get full time offers at an average starting salary of $98,000. No bullshit or funny business. I’m also a Distinguished Faculty Member at General Assembly were I’ve been helping folks learn to code for the past 8 years. You can see a sampling of my classes taught at Harvard, MIT, and elsewhere here and reviews from my past students here.
What to expect:
We’ll have class two nights a week with the expectation that you come prepared and have done the assigned reading ahead of time. I like to use lecture as a means of exploration and not dictation, but that only works if you come prepared. The first half of class will be exploring new topics and the second half will be lab. During lab, you will tackle what we just covered by building. You’ll never just listen to me and then sign off. Myself and TA’s will be available throughout the lab. You’ll have real time guidance / feedback and a chance to have all your questions answered.
This course will not help you get a job! It will be a great introduction to web development (HTML, CSS, and a little JS), but if you are looking to make a career change this won’t be the golden ticket. For anyone who completes the course, I’ll build them a custom learning plan and help them figure out the best next steps. For a lot of folks, that may mean joining a bootcamp like the ones General Assembly offers.
Why am I doing this:
My activism is teaching. I want to help folks affected by the pandemic and those under represented in tech. The bootcamps I run are either very selective or expensive, so I am hoping to help in the best way I know how by offering an introductory course for free.
I like to joke, curse, and have fun. I do the same thing in my classroom. I value learning over nit picky correctness. If any of these things bother you, this course might not be the best fit.
Here is a sample from a recent class: