Student Life

Week By Week

A typical grit assignment might be to ask applicants to complete a certain number of lessons in 2 weeks. This is about 25 hours per week of work if your English is good. 2-3X that if your English is poor.
This is the most time consuming of the tasks. It takes 2 weeks for the candidate to complete and occurs within a wider application window.

  • The Modern web development work environment
  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScript

In the first week, you’ll be immersed in learning the fundamental concepts and strategies considered best practices in the software engineering industry.

  • The Modern web development work environment
  • HTML & CSS
  • JavaScript

Learn Full Stack JavaScript in 5 weeks in the context of working on realistic code bases.

  • Mastering JavaScript essentials
  • Client & Server Side concepts
  • Database & Deployment technologies

Get some rest and work on an individual project. There are no scheduled lectures during Solo Week.

Work in teams that resemble industry standards to develop functional applications. Work with new technologies and put your bug testing to good use.

In the last week, you’ll prepare for the job search by doing practice interviews, learning negotiation tactics and updating your resume and online presence.

  • Build an Application from scratch
  • Use new languages & technologies
  • Learn advanced team dynamics such as agile workflow and iterative development

Daily Schedule, Weeks1-5

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Live Coding

You’ll kick off the day with AM Announcements and then, most days, work on thoughtfully crafted Toy Problems.

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Hacking and Pair Programming

Depending on the day you will be watching lectures and working with your pair on the most recently assigned Sprint.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch

Enjoy lunch with your classmates.

*Food is not provided

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Exercise

Enjoy scheduled exercise time or just take a break.

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Learn & Code

As in the morning, we’ll introduce new concepts by beginning a new project together on the projector, and send you out to work on it with your pair.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Dinner

Decompress and let concepts solidify over a meal.

*Food is not provided

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Presentations

Gather with your entire class for an evening lecture.

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sprint

Hack away with your partner on the assignment for the current 2-day Sprint. These assignments dive into JavaScript technologies and CS fundamentals.

Career Services

Our experienced team works directly with each student to ensure they are able to excel in their career search and negotiate multiple offers.

By graduation, you will have a strong, unique Github portfolio, online profiles and a resume that reflects your value in the job market.

There is a clear accountability process to ensure you apply for jobs on the right timeline. We offer guidance in evaluating job offers and negotiating terms before job acceptance.

Our instructional staff conducts mock interviews, training exercises and role-play sessions designed to help you tackle the job interview.