Practical knowledge gained via guided instruction and coding challenges is employed into workshop projects and Breakable Toys. Build and demo real products with fellow Launchers, Experience Engineers, Hiring Companies, and the technology community.
On average, the curriculum at a traditional CS degree program is comprised of 90% theoretical and 10% practical knowledge. We focus on those practical concepts which serves to provide the skills required to add immediate value as an effective software developer.
Gone are the days of coding 'rockstars and ninjas'. Today's leading technology and software companies seek dynamic developers who can collaborate within a team setting to solve complex problems. Launchers gain collaborative skills via pair programming and team oriented projects.
Well done, once again. Tremendous group!Ryan Grimard, AdHarmonics
We are seriously impressed!Stefan Mitropolitsky & Joe Boerjes, Smartleaf
Awesome program. A great way to meet a wave of good, smart, Rails developers.Mike Isman, Ubersense
Wonderful! A great way to meet some entry level developers!Jen Paxton, Fiksu
Great. Excellent students, very engaged.Brendan Murphy, Constant Contact
Love it. We need the talent.David Block, Backupify
The Launchers are much further along than I expected. I feel much better about hiring a junior dev out of this program than from a recruiter.Tom Cocca, Boston Logic
You guys have done a great job with the program. Great culture and output.Scott Segal & Galen Sanford, Crowdly
Met several great people today. Much better use of time than searching LinkedIn.Adam Buggia, Localytics
It is a great concept, I like it.Abdullah Daoud, Digital Bungalow
Really awesome contribution to the community and a great way to help these amazing people move forward and develop careers.Brian Del Vecchio, Digital Lumens
The energy is great. The skills people are learning and exposure to Github and rails will help them transition.Russell Schwager, Jumptap
I think it's a great program - impressed with the group of students we met today.Meg Broughton, Vermonster
What a fabulous and efficient methodology! Not only were you able to capture quantity, but also quality!Jessica Kang, Intronis
The lessons and ideas are great. Students are inspired to web development area.Yolanda Li, Kayak
It is great. The process is really helpful exposing companies to talented junior engineers.Trapper Markelz, MeYou Health