Reboot Coding Bootcamp
Application deadline May 15th
qLabs 16 West 22nd Street Floor 6
What will I Learn?
The Reboot Coding Bootcamp is a new and different way for you to learn how to code. Designed specifically for people like you who understand the value learning code has for your career but need the flexibility of a part-time, hybrid (online/in-person) format. Using a design thinking approach, you’ll build an actual working website and learn the basics of frontend and backend web development by understanding the developer mindset.
About the Bootcamp: The Reboot program sets you up to learn any coding language, build a career as a developer, or liaison effectively with a development team, maximizing your career options without breaking the bank. Students will learn by building a real-world project for non-profits who are in need of a new website. So students get the skills they need while helping others.
The bootcamp covers:
HTML/CSS and Website Design
HTML5 and CSS3 are current standards for web front end. We’ll bring you up to speed with what’s needed to build a modern website. Learn the basics or update your previous skills. Using modern web standards you’ll build a basic web page on day one. This includes getting to know industry standard software for code editing as well as tools the pros use to speed up development. We’ll discuss what to do as well as what not to do when building a website. You’ll also learn reference sources to boost your skills and keep you up-to-date within your career.
Back End versus Front End Development
Moving quickly from front end development, we’ll look at the server, databases, and the basics of building a web app. You’ll understand what a server is, what it does, and how to set it up and manage it. Using industry standards such as MySQL and PHP, we’ll look at how to build a template that pulls information from the back end. You’ll learn the basics of server-side scripting. We’ll also learn and understand the setup and customization of content management systems including WordPress.
Building a WordPress Site from Scratch
WordPress powers over a quarter of all websites on the web today. This makes it ideal for a diverse set of projects from blogging to magazine and membership sites as well as ecommerce sites. Using our knowledge of the server, we’ll look at how WordPress works from the ground up. We’ll build a WordPress site using a pre-existing theme then we’ll look at what it takes to modify that theme. You’ll learn what a child theme is and how to build one. Then using Bootstrap, we’ll build a theme from scratch and understand the mechanics of how WordPress fits together. These industry-standard skills will help you raise your rates and to better communicate with full stack developers.
How to find, recruit, and speak competently to developers and manage a team
One of the best ways to learn effective communication is to learn by doing. Getting experience with navigating servers, understanding databases, and learning to code will help you understand the possibilities and the limitations of projects. Learn how to scope your project timelines. Understand what goes into building a project end to end including wireframing, mockups, and information architecture. We’ll discuss the fundamentals of staging a project as well as how to work with clients and end users effectively.
Understand how to think like a programmer so that you can future-proof your career
More important than learning any one language or syntax is understanding the developer mindset. How a developer goes about setting up and solving problems is far more useful to your career longterm. That means getting comfortable with error detection, learning the tricks of the pros, and finding resources on your own so that you set yourself up for your career after the class. Becoming a lifelong learner means adopting a growth mindset. Don’t wait to take the next step in your career. Join Reboot Coding Bootcamp to learn how to iterate and build the career you want using Design Thinking.
What to Bring
You’ll need to bring a laptop to class. (Mac preferred but not required)
The full bootcamp is two months total. The first month meets in person Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:30pm to 9:30pm at qLabs 16 West 22nd St (between 5th and 6th) Floor 6. The second month, students will work on a project for a non-profit and will be able to schedule time with the instructor and TAs online on an adhoc basis. The student is expected to participate for 10 hours each week during the entire two months of the class. However, after the first four weeks, the student’s time is self-directed. While in the two month program students will be able to schedule time to use qLabs coworking once per week. They can meet as a group or individually to work on their projects.
The cost of the full bootcamp is $2500 and requires a $500 deposit upon acceptance to the program. There are payment options available through our tuition partner TFC. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. If you have any questions please setup a call to speak with us.
Scholarships & Payment Plans
TFC Tuition provides payment plans for eligible students. There may be a fee associated with breaking up payments. Scholarships are available depending on needs. We aim to make these skills available to those in need. We offer automatic scholarships to women of color and underrepresented groups in tech. Please set up a call to see if you qualify.
What’s next? After this class you will:
Have built a basic website
Each student will work on a project for a non-profit in need of a website. Having a project for your portfolio is one of the best takeaways you can have for any class. You’ll also get to know the logistics that go into building a project end to end.
Understand the landscape of web development as well as how to find and managed developers
Understanding code and syntax is one thing, knowing the mindset of developer and getting the logistics of a project end-to-end is quite another. Whether you need to hire developers, work on an existing team, or you plan on becoming a developer yourself, the Reboot Coding Bootcamp gives you a holistic approach to learning web concepts.
Be better prepared for technology changes in the future
Frameworks come and go, languages go in and out of fashion. By focusing on the mindset and the process of web development, the Reboot Coding Bootcamp helps you futureproof your career. You’ll learn the resources and knowhow to operate on your own and find your way to next steps with guidance or all on your own.
Who is this class for?
You’re ready to add web developer into your toolkit and need to understand the process inside and out. You want to master the inner workings of the web and up your rates by offering your clients even more value.
You work with developers or want to. You need to understand the technical jargon in order to communicate with your team. You’re ready to up your salary by improving your current workflow or switch from your current role into a new working in tech.
The Life-long Learner
You’re a life-long learner. You are assessing your options and looking for where to go next. Maybe you’re unhappy with your current job and looking for what’s next. You’re not defeated. You’re ready to step up to the plate and find out what’s next.
Learn in a small group with an expert mentor.
Work in a small group. Get special attention. On-going mentorship after the class. Request a consultation to find out if coding is right for you.
About the Instructor
Nate Cooper, WordPress Expert
Nate Cooper is a writer and consultant in New York City. After working in marketing at Apple Inc, Nate has established himself within the New York tech and entrepreneurial community writing on the subject of business strategy. Nate is “deeply embedded in the New York tech scene, giving practical and insightful advice..” Forbes 2012. His writing has appeared in Mashable and his book Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS and WordPress has been a bestseller in Programming: CSS books on Amazon.com.
About the Community
qLabs is Quotidian ventures’ collaborative workspace for startups looking for a place to build up, grow out, and make an impact.
Reboot is a coeducation and skillsharing community where nyc tech insiders help others to level up. We bring the best of hackathons, coding bootcamps, and coworking to new learning experiences which open you to challenge, incite growth, and level up your skills while asserting space for play.
Nate is just a really excellent communicator. His ability to take a sophisticated piece of information and make it digestible is why people love working with him. He’s knows a lot, yet he’s never made me feel inexperienced.Stanley Joseph
Nate is smart, approachable, future-focused, and is not afraid to think big, take bold action, and deliver on a deadline.
Nate has really great analogies that make it much easier to understand how everything works and works together.Michelle F.
Nate has an ability to translate computer-speak into English, which, along with patience and empathy for his students, makes the grueling work of wrapping one’s head around unfamiliar and complex ideas more bearable, and even fun.Jill Peterson
Nate is passionate, motivated, inspiring, skilled, and is always renewing himself as a professional. Unfortunately, not too many people have that passion and this sets him apart from others I’ve worked with.
Nate is very user friendly. By that I mean open to questions at all times. He also asks what you would like out of the class which helps ensure that all or most needs are met. Very personable.G. B. Smith
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