One-of-a-kind, unapologetically boring curriculum
I could teach you trendy languages and frameworks that die every few years, but that’d be silly. Instead, I’m unapologetically boring. My deliberate focus is on the timeless aspects of programming that never change. World-class support (for those frustrating moments) Getting stuck used to be a frustrating, hellish experience. Now it’s fun. Just jump on one of our video chats and get live help from me or one of your peers.
Accountability to make sure you follow through We have daily accountability meetings where you describe what you did yesterday. It’s really simple. Just commit to showing up every day and you’ll make progress. Could you attend and say you did nothing yesterday? Sure you could, but try it out and see how it feels. My hunch is that you won’t do it two days in a row. This meeting forces you to do the right thing. It’s like having a personal trainer. Community of serious learners There are many communities out there that are friendly and supportive, but chances are they’re also distracting. Every minute, someone posts about a new tutorial to add to your bookmarks list. People come and go like flies. Is that really the type of place you want to spend your time? Sure, it might be entertaining, but is it productive? Now imagine a place where everyone is serious and focused on the same goal. That’s what you’ll get here. Real work experience through open source You’ll make substantial open source contributions to software used by millions of people. The reason for my approach is simple — what better way to prepare you for software engineering than to just have you do it?
How it works
Career coaching (experimental)
Students that have made substantial contributions to open source are eligible for career coaching. Topics covered include resume writing, application strategy, behavioral interview questions, and technical interview questions (with special attention on data structures and algorithms). Students at this level have typically made dozens of substantive open source contributions.