Let us build that for you
One of our three goals for Code Bootcamp is to provide students with an active portfolio of real-world work that they can use to demonstrate their skills to prospective employers upon graduation. Even though we don’t think anyone graduating is going to have a difficult time finding a job, we want to give them every advantage possible with which to impress their future employer and increase their negotiation power. Plus, our graduates will be in a better position to pick which company that they want to join.
Since Code Bootcamp is very community focused, we want to enlist multiple projects from our community for our students to develop during our eight week course. We want real-world projects — not busywork — to build real skills. No one wants to spend weeks developing a project that will never be seen by anyone other than the instructor; that is just heart-breaking and demoralizing.
To have a broad selection of projects to choose from, we are soliciting our sponsors, local non-profits, and our students themselves for projects that we can develop during our course. Each student will have between two and four projects that they will work on, mostly in small teams but some may be completed individually. During our first week of classes we will choose the projects, select teams, and begin the project management phase.
For a nominal fee, businesses who are not sponsors — like a start-up company or local small business — can also submit a project for consideration. All projects are treated the same way any other consultant project would be, with a scope document, project plan, and budget as prepared by our students.
Each team will work directly with the end-user on specifications, scope, design, and features using a SCRUM project management process, led initially by our instructors. Projects will be worked on in the afternoons and all day on Fridays.
All projects must be something that can be seen by the world (not internal processes) to allow students to demonstrate the project as part of their business portfolio and experience. Projects for which the source code can be made available through Github are ideal, but we understand that sometimes that is not possible, and we will work around those needs as they come up.
If you are interested in being a sponsor, have a project you would like to suggest, or know of a non-profit who could benefit from a new website, please let us know!
We are taking applications today — Apply online, no commitment.
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