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Curriculum

Learn to code like a boss

Software runs the world, you're just living in it.

Be more than a bystander and have a hand at creating the backbone to the software companies use every day. In our 12-week curriculum, you’re given the tools you need to be successful. Learn the fundamentals of software development and how you’ll fit into the world of innovation.

12-Week Java and JavaScript/Python Bootcamps

Zip Code offers courses in both Java and JavaScript/Python. Both bootcamps are 12 intense weeks long. Classes run from 9am-5pm, 5 days a week, but expect to spend as much time as you can at our facility, interacting with mentors and learning with other students. We believe in pair and small-group coding. Our aim is to create an environment that is as close to what you’ll find in the workplace as possible.

Following the in-class training, area companies hire select graduates for direct hire jobs and paid, 26-week apprenticeships. These jobs will be in and around Wilmington, Delaware. If you need help relocating, let us know!

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What You'll Learn

During the program you will learn the ins and outs of software development from a Java or JavaScript/Python point of view. You'll learn object-oriented programming and the basics of computer science. You'll come out with a background that will help you adopt almost any coding language and succeed at any company.

Track 1 (Java)

The Basics of Computational Thinking

  • Computer Math
  • Hardware: Storage, Memory, Servers
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Design

Languages

  • Java (Primary Focus)
  • TypeScript
  • JavaScript

Tools in the Toolbox

  • JUnit
  • Maven
  • Git
  • MySQL/DB2
  • Tomcat

Frameworks

  • Spring Boot
  • Hibernate
  • Angular 2
  • Ionic

Real World

  • Overview of Software Development at a Typical Corporation
  • Agile/Scrum
  • Code Reviews
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Release Management
  • Version Control

Track 2 (Javascript / Python)

Seats for this class are limited

The Basics of Computational Thinking

  • Computer Math
  • Hardware: Storage, Memory, Servers
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Design

Languages

  • JavaScript (Primary Focus)
  • TypeScript
  • Python

Tools in the Toolbox

  • Jasmine
  • PhantomJS
  • Pip
  • Git
  • MySQL
  • Jira

Frameworks

  • Node
  • Angular 2
  • React
  • Ionic
  • Django
  • Pandas

Real World

  • Overview of Software Development at a Typical Corporation
  • Agile/Scrum
  • Code Reviews
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Gathering
  • Release Management
  • Version Control

Environment

Zip Code Wilmington operates a 24/7 facility in downtown Wilmington, Delaware at 1105 N. Market St. Our aim is to create a safe, fun, and collaborative learning environment. There are many quiet places to work on your craft and meet as a group for projects.

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Teachers & Mentors

Our instructors have been there, and done that, and want to help you! We focus on hiring teachers with years of professional coding experience, who have led high-performance coding teams, and who have trained entry level developers in the past. Your teacher knows exactly what it will take for you to succeed in the real world.

In addition to our knowledgeable and experienced teachers, you’re provided with mentors. Throughout the program you will learn from these mentors who are on the front lines of some of the most innovative software being developed today. Their programs support millions of users and scale well enough for the largest corporations in the world. They are the type of software developers you’ll want to emulate.

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