• Don't just learn to code

    LEARN TO BE A DEVELOPER

  • SIGN UP FOR NEW STUDENT INFORMATION

    Learn about Code Bootcamp & becoming a developer.

  • Where

    Downtown Sioux Falls in the Rock Island Building!

     

    (Same building as Click Rain, across from the Orpheum theatre)

    WHEN

    September of 2016

    COST

    The full 12 weeks is only $4,997

     

    Includes 6-month membership to The Bakery

     

    (Includes a lot of extras)

  • APPLY

    Registration is current OPEN for our fall session

     

    Our next Code Bootcamp is scheduled

    to start in September, 2016

     

    Total Cost: $4,997

     

    (class size is limited to 10 students)

  • WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

    We are on a mission to build cutting-edge Web developers

    HTML5

    The Fundamentals Of Programming

    HTML5 + Javascript + jQuery + CSS3

    Learn the fundamentals of Web development programing with PHP.

     

    • Explore the latest standards of HTML5 and CSS3 to build rich, cross-browser applications

    • Develop interactive sites with AJAX, jQuery, and advanced client-side frameworks

    • Master media queries to deliver mobile first applications

    Frameworks

    Content Management Systems

    PHP + Wordpress

    Learn Wordpress, a popular content-management systems (CMS), and other frameworks to deliver applications with minimal time investment.

     

    • Create custom themes to harness modern design

    • Dive deep into the CMS frameworks to provide custom functionality

    Frameworks & Libraries

    Bootstrap + MVC + jQuery + AngularJS

    Master modern frameworks and libraries that will make your skills stand out from the masses.

     

    • Learn to leverage Bootstrap to create cross-platform, mobile ready applications

    • Develop with programming architectures, such as Model View Controller (MVC) and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA)

    • Expand your Javascript skills with jQuery and other libraries

    Social Media & Marketing

    SEO + Social Media + APIs

    Bring your creation to the masses and leverage search engine optimization (SEO) along with social media integration.

     

    • Learn how to integrate social media APIs with Twitter and Facebook

    • Create search engine friendly Web sites with proper mark-up

    • Explore how micro-data can enrich the content in your applications

    Source Control, Testing & Compatibility

    git + UI Testing + Unit Testing + Browser Compatibility

    Whether you become a one person power house or work on a team of twenty, learn how to use source control and project management to develop your projects. Develop a life cycle that includes automated deployment, testing, security, user interface, and browser compatibility issues.

     

    • Experience git for source control, version control and team collaboration

    • Learn Test Driven Development and Unit Testing to help reduce bugs

    • Leverage Selenium to automate browser testing

    Interview skills, Project Management & Networking

    Mentorship + Industry + Project-Based Learning

    Our mentorship program pairs each student with a seasoned expert in the industry from day one. This mentor will have a personal interest in your success and help you well beyond the end of the course. Learn valuable collaboration and project management skills while working on team based projects. Additionally, you will learn to hone your resume and interview skills.

     

    Lifestyle & Healthy Living

    Work-Life Balance + Ergonomics + Healthy Living

    As with many professions, a healthy work-life balance is required. Our program doesn't just discuss things like ergonomics and stress, we blend it into core of the program.

     

     

  • OUR CURRICULUM

    Unlike other programs, Code Bootcamp brings the traditional classroom experience with hands-on projects, guest speakers, mentorship, and lifestyle skills together in an intense twelve week experience to build a well rounded experience for our students. You will learn more than just the skills of being a developer.

    Pre-Camp

    Foundational Skills

    Students will be provided with online courses and material that will cover basic programming fundamentals including HTML and CSS. This will build a solid foundation of technical skills so that everyone starts with roughly the same background. No prior experience is necessary to get started and anyone who struggles can get early one-on-one assistance before week one start.

     

    Daily Schedule

    What will the average day be like?

     

    On class days will formally begin at 9am and go until 4pm.  The morning session will be from 9am - 12pm and focus on technical skills.  We'll take a break from 12pm - 1pm and then begin our afternoon session. 

     

     

    We'll also use this time for off site visits, guest speakers, mentorship and other professional development activities.  Even though the day ends at 4pm, participants will be expected to be prepared for the next day's material.  There will also be a variety of networking events to participate in.

    Week 1

    Exploring the Fundamentals of Wordpress

    Our base content management system (CMS) will be Wordpress although everyone will get exposed to other CMS platforms throughout the program. Picking up where our pre-camp work left off, our first week focuses on learning the more advanced uses of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and jQuery. We will cover group projects and everyone will get a chance to meet with our mentor board.

     

    Week 2

    Learning Wordpress Templates, Plugins, Audio, and Video

    During week 2 we will expand into Wordpress templates, plugins, and delve deep into media queries and mobile responsive design. We will build a cutting-edge infographic to help master these skills. This week you will get a chance to experience what is inside Wordpress by working directly with PHP and exploring alternative CMS platforms. Finally, you will learn about integrating audio, video, SVGs, and micro-data.

     

    Week 3

    Making Site Interactive With jQuery and AngularJS

    You will be introduced to the technology necessary to develop a rich, client-side interactive experience with jQuery, AngularJS, and other popular platforms. Diving deep into jQuery, we will explore the Document Object Model (DOM) used by all frameworks to handle event handlers, parsing, JSON payloads, and call-backs.

     

    Week 4

    Advanced APIs, JSON, XML, 3rd Party Services and OAuth

    APIs are what allow different platforms to easily communicate with each other over the internet. We will cover how to connect to external APIs, how to push and pull data, and how to incorporate a two-way data flow into your websites. In addition to data transfer, we will also cover creating a login system using the popular OAuth authentication used by platforms like Twitter and Facebook. As we round out your development skills, we will begin to polish our browser and unit-testing skills to make sure your sites work across various platforms. Lastly, we are going to begin the discussions related to social marketing and promotion techniques.

     

    Week 5

    Collecting User Data and Data Storage

    Introduction to Web forms and input elements through PHP and other mail platforms. We will discuss data storage techniques and look into integrating with 3rd party data services. While we are collecting data, we will spend a lot of time on data security and how to protect data with input validation to avoid SQL injection and Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) bugs. We’ll end our week on data with a discussion of the fundamentals of e-commerce and how to collect money through Paypal, Bitcoin, Gumroad, and others.

     

    Week 6+

    Working With Mobile

    During this week we are going to dive into the world of mobile platforms, starting with how to build multi-purpose, responsive designed websites. When responsive Web is not enough, we will build a hybrid application through Phone Gap and Cordova. To round out our mobile skills, we will cover the basics of how to build a native application in iOS and Android as well as the device APIs, but we won’t actually build one. Finally, your skills are put to the test with mock-interviews, coaching, and other soft skills necessary to excel in the development world.

     

    Post-Camp

    Networking And Advanced Skills

    Our post-camp experience will provide everyone the opportunity to build into custom areas for those who want to specialize in specific areas. Additional online and in-person curriculum will be available for those who want to participate.

     

  • WHO WE ARE

    Josh Stroschein

    Josh Stroschein

    Co-Founder & Instructor

    Bio / Twitter

  • Sponsors

    Various sponsorship options available

    starting at $2,000

    datasync
    Blend Interactive
    Bright Planet
    The Bakery
  • ADVISORS

    The advisors who make this all happen.

    Craig Anderson

     

    Chairman and Executive Vice President of DataSync

     

    Paul Ten Haken

     

    President at Click Rain, Author, Entrepreneur

     

    Brad Edwards

     

    Innovation Designer at Good Samaritan Society

     

    Mike Vetter

     

    Founder and CEO of DataSync and Strategist at Rive Immersive

     

     

    Ryan Swanstrom

     

    Software Engineer at Wells Fargo and Data Science Blogger

     

    Matt Schaunaman

     

    Director of Engineering at DataSync

     

    Ryan Quam

     

    Director of Development at BrightPlanet

     

    Amos Kittelson

     

    Technology Architect at Sidewalk Technologies

     

    Travis Rhoades

     

    Owner/Project Manager at Web Concentrate and Owner at Scooter's Coffee

     

  • MENTORS

    Facebook

    Peter French

     

    Developer & UX Specialist
    @peterbfrench

     

    Michael Todd

     

    Developer at Lemonly

     

    @michaelsedits

    Mark Yackley

     

    Web/Graphic Designer

     

    @myackley

    Amanda Van Aartsen

     

    Senior Developer at BrightPlanet

     

    Dani Ames

     

    Software Engineer with SGT

     

    @_dames

    Joshua Broton

     

    Web Developer

     

    @joshbroton

    Brent Van Aartsen

     

    Director of Web Services at DSU

     

    @bvanaartsen

    Amos Kittleson

     

    Technology Architect at Sidewalk Technologies

     

    Jackson Murtha

     

    Lead Developer at Blend Interactive

     

  • MEDIA

    Code Bootcamp has been featured on various media outlines.

    KELOLand

    Girls Only Gaming Bootcamp is a hit
     

    July 28, 2016

    KELOLand

     

    Code Bootcamp is passionate about getting more girls involved in STEM fields which is why we partnered with the Girl Scouts/Dakota Horizons to host a girls-only Gaming Bootcamp.

    It was a huge success, read about our future plans with the Girl Scouts.

    KELOLand

    Computer Coding Class Geared Toward Diverse Students

    July 14, 2016

    KELOLand

     

    Code Bootcamp launches a Native American Gaming Bootcamp with the help of AT&T.

     

    Read about why this program is so important and is changing our region.

    Argus Leader

    Grant Brings Coding to S.D. Indian Reservations

    July 4, 2016

    Argus Leader

     

    Code Bootcamp expands their Gaming Bootcamp curriculum to SD Indian Reservations through a grant from AT&T.

     

    Read why AT&T is passionate about building 21 century skills throughout South Dakota.

    KELOLand

    Raven Industries sponsors multiple Gaming Bootcamps
     

    June 30, 2016

    KELOLand

     

    Code Bootcamp partners with Raven Industries to host multiple Gaming Bootcamps this summer.

     

    Read the reasons why Raven is getting involved by sponsoring STEM programs for kids.

    South Dakota Public Broadcasting

    Bootcamp to Teach Kids About Electronics

    June 13, 2016

    South Dakota Public Broadcasting

     

    Erin Mairose did an interview with a few of our kids about what they learned during our Arduino Bootcamp. Find out why they are so excited to learn about technology.

     

     

    Listen to hear why kids are fascinated with technology.

    KELOLand

    Interview with KELO About Kid's Camp

    June 10, 2016

    KELOLand

     

    Teaching kids STEM skills includes getting them involved with electronics during our Arduino Bootcamp.

     

     

    Watch to find out why we are passionate about teaching kids.

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

    Bootcamp Draws Interest From Women, Freelancers

    March 29, 2016

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

     

    Almost half of our students have been women, we hope this is a trend that continues in the future.

     

     

    Read the full article to find out why this program is so important.

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

    Getting Smart About Security

    March 8, 2016

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

     

    Our co-founder talk about how technology has allowed us build devices that connect phone applications to physical doors.

     

     

    Watch the full video to see how a $35 device changed the member's experience.

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

    Launching Database Bootcamp

    January 19, 2016

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

     

    A story about our launch of Database Bootcamp. This camp ended up with too few students and was canceled, but we'd love to do it again.

     

     

    Read how this program got started.

    KELOLand

    Educating Kids Over Christmas Break

    December 29, 2015

    KELOLand

     

    Our passion doesn't stop over Christmas break, we spend the time at Sioux Falls Christian teaching kids to build video games. Sign up for future Gaming Bootcamps.

     

     

    Watch and read why this is such an amazing partnership.

    Argus Leader

    Camp Prepares Kids for a Future of Gaming Development

    August 13, 2015

    Argus Leader

     

    Developing video games is every kid's dream. We get 15 kids prepared for that future, read how we did it and what we are doing next. Sign up for future Gaming Bootcamps.

     

     

    Read how these kids are taking video games to the next level.

    KSFY

    Gaming Bootcamp Draws Talented Kids

    August 12, 2015

    KSFY

     

    Having kids get excited about technology at an early age is key to keeping them engaged as they get older. Sign up for future Gaming Bootcamps.

     

     

    Watch and read how our bootcamp is leveraging games to teach code while having fun.

    KELOLand

    Kids Learn Valuable Skills at Bootcamp

    August 12, 2015

    KELOLand

     

    Gaming Bootcamp was launched to get more kids involved in technology, our inaugural bootcamp was a huge success. Sign up for future Gaming Bootcamps.

     

     

    Watch how excited the kids are about learning, you won't believe their excitement.

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

    Launching Fall 2016 Bootcamp

    August 17, 2015

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

     

    A story about our fall 2016 bootcamp launch. This bootcamp has three active students who wanted to be freelance developers.

     

     

    Read how we launched our second bootcamp and change how the students interact.

    My Life for the Code

    Launching the Code Bootcamp of South Dakota

    July 27, 2015

    My Life for the Code

     

    Listen to this interview with our co-founder Josh Stroschein. He explains why we launched Code Bootcamp.

     

     

    Listen to find out how you can participate in future bootcamps.

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

    The Launch of our First Bootcamp!
     

    March 17, 2015

    Sioux Falls Business Journal

     

    A story about our inaugural bootcamp in the spring of 2015. This bootcamp has eight students from diverse backgrounds.

     

     

    Read about how our passion to help local businesses find great talent is going to change our region.

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