Don't just learn to code
LEARN TO BE A DEVELOPER
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Learn about Code Bootcamp & becoming a developer.
Downtown Sioux Falls in the Rock Island Building!
(Same building as Click Rain, across from the Orpheum theatre)
Registration is current OPEN for our summer session
Our next Code Bootcamp is scheduled
to start in May, 2017
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
The Fundamentals Of Programming
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
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exploring the Fundamentals of Wordpress
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Code Bootcamp has been featured on various media outlines.
Girls Only Gaming Bootcamp is a Hit
July 28, 2016
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.
Computer Coding Class Geared Toward Diverse Students
July 14, 2016
Raven Industries sponsors multiple Gaming Bootcamps
June 30, 2016
Bootcamp to Teach Kids About Electronics
June 13, 2016
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.
Interview with KELO About Kid's Camp
June 10, 2016
Bootcamp Draws Interest From Women, Freelancers
March 29, 2016
Getting Smart About Security
March 8, 2016
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.
Launching Database Bootcamp
January 19, 2016
Camp Prepares Kids for a Future of Gaming Development
August 13, 2015
Launching Fall 2016 Bootcamp
August 17, 2015
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.
Launching the Code Bootcamp of South Dakota
July 27, 2015
The Launch of our First Bootcamp!
March 17, 2015
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.