Preparation Guidelines

The 3 month Full-Immersion Web Development Bootcamp consists of:

2 Week Remote Prep Class

12 Week On-Site Class (Full Time)

Hours: 10am-6pm

This is an environment where students can fully commit themselves to learning how to code and become self-sufficient and confident problem solvers. We understand that everyone can learn how to code, it just takes time and persistence.

Curious to know if you are ready to take the next step in your career as a Developer? Check out these two articles to find out:

Next Cohort Starts April 10th, 2017

  1. Initial application (includes questionnaire)
  2. A behavioral interview
  3. A technical assessment you can take at a laptop or computer

Behavioral Interview

An easy going interview that helps us to determine maturity, cultural fit, and overall bootcamp readiness levels. The technical assessment will entail small basic code challenges mainly focused towards HTML/CSS, as well as general web development concepts.

Knowledge Assessment

Prospective students are sent the assessment after the conclusion of the behavioral interview. The technologies covered include the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It should take about 30 minutes or so to complete and applicants are asked to return it within a day. Please see the recommended preparation guidelines below.

Recommendations

  1. Applicants should complete the following courses prior to their interview:
  2. Applicants with some programming knowledge should work through the below tracks and JS practice problems from Coderbyte:
  3. Register and complete the Root Level 1 Course. (Required Prep Class for Full Immersion Program)

We encourage anyone interested in our program to contact us if they need any guidance around getting started and preparing for the technical portion of the interview (view sample questions).

Additional resources, not required for interview but are highly recommended (click on any of the books to learn more):


Typing Skills

We have found that typing proficiency can be a huge roadblock (as much as 50-80%) for a beginner trying to learn how to code, especially during live instruction sessions – where you just can’t hit the pause button. It may seem trivial, but when learning a new skill, we believe the focus should be on reducing barriers or irrelevant distractions.

Average typing proficiency is about 40 words per minute and should be attained as a minimum requirement for barrier removal, and 50-60 is even better!

  1. Take a typing test
  2. Practice basic typing
  3. Learn to touch type

To make practice more purposeful (and fun), alternate your focus on speed vs. accuracy – something like 2 attempts focusing on maximum accuracy vs. 1 attempt focusing on maximum speed. Be forgiving with yourself in what you consider to be “mistakes” and take them more as just feedback points.

After consistently hitting 50+ words per minute with at least 98% accuracy try doing the same with:

Practice typing code!

Typing code initially won’t reflect your actual typing ability as you won’t have the context to “sound out” the words in your head like you normally would with words you recognize. So don’t take this part too seriously, just have fun with it!