CodeFellows: Chicago Info Session

Date(s) - 04/16/15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hosted by
Code Fellows

CodeFellows: Chicago Info Session

1871 @ Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, 6:00 PM
Start Time:6:00 PM(Via BuiltInChicago): 

Code Fellows expands to Chicago

Seattle-based digital trade school Code Fellows will open in Chicago. The intensive, eight-week Full-Stack JavaScriptDevelopment Accelerator course is designed to teach programmers with approximately two years of experience in web development how to advance their careers with some of the top tech companies in Chicago. Graduates of the Development Accelerator are guaranteed a job offer within nine months of completing the course, or Code Fellows will refund the tuition. The first Chicago-based Development Accelerator course will take place May 11 – July 3 and will be held at 1871.
CodeFellows will be hosting an information session on their accelerator course offering in the IMSA Classroom at 1871. Come have a beer, meet new people, and find out more about their first class in Chicago!

The Backstory

Code Fellows was launched in Seattle two years ago, almost to the day, with the mission to create more job-ready software developers. Before ever enrolling our first student we talked with literally hundreds of tech employers, hiring managers, and developers to understand their needs, and why the market wasn’t meeting them. From those conversations, we reverse engineered the curriculum that would prepare our students to meet those specific needs, make students as marketable as more seasoned programmers, and begin to chip away at the number of open positions.

We’re taking the same approach in Chicago. For months we’ve been meeting with influential companies of every size, getting to know the lay of the land, and putting the pieces together in a way that will enable us to hit the ground running with the right course at the right time.

The Course

If you’re not already familiar with our Full-Stack JavaScript Development Accelerator, it’s a full-time, intensive, 8-week course designed for experienced developers, not beginners, that goes in-depth into the core competencies of JavaScript, object-oriented programming, and functional programming. Students get hands-on practice in test-driven development, front-end libraries, and frameworks with agile tools and best practices. Graduates of the Development Accelerator are guaranteed a job offer within nine months of completing the course, or Code Fellows will refund your tuition.

For now, we’re announcing just the one Development Accelerator. Obviously, we hope and believe there will be many more to come. As one CEO put it, “It’s not a lack of talent, the people are here. It’s just giving those individuals the right toolkit and helping them identify the workplaces where they will thrive.”

We’re incredibly fortunate to have found a like-minded partner in 1871, the premier tech hub in Chicago, for classroom and co-working space. 1871 is the epicenter of so much that’s exciting and innovative in the Chicago tech scene, and Development Accelerator students will gain access to all of it for the two months of the course. Come down and see for yourself: we’ll be hosting an info session at 1871 on March 19th to introduce ourselves, meet interesting folks, share a beer, and talk more about the course. We hope to see you there!

More info and registration.

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