Full Stack Development Immersive
San Francisco


24-week immersive web developer training program.  

October 20, 2014 - April 10, 2015

Monday-Friday 9-5pm

This program is for people who are serious about becoming developers.  Our program is twice as long as the typical coding school because we do more than just teach how to write code:  we aggressively prepare students to become contributing members of a software team.   Over the course of 24 weeks, we'll teach you how to build and maintain a series of web applications using modern technologies (Ruby and Rails and Javascript) and industry best practices (including Cloud Foundry and IBM's Blue Mix).   Our unique setting in the Galvanize community of start ups and tech companies is the perfect place to learn and expand your network.  

Application Deadline: September 15th

Program Dates

October 20th - April 10, 2015
Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm     


Program Location      

Galvanize San Francisco - SoMa
543 Howard St.   
San Francisco, CA 94015



 

Why gSchool?

We create confident and employable developers
who turn real business needs into exceptional software.




Curriculum:
During the second half of the program, students start work on projects that operate much like a real consultancy. Projects have real clients, so you will walk out of the program with real production experience. This makes the transition from being a gSchool student to a full-time developer easy.

Length of Program:
gSchool is 24 weeks long - at least double the time of any other developer training program in San Francisco. This allows for a true and deeper understanding of the material.

Stellar Hiring Rate:
The last two graduating cohorts have a 98% hiring rate, and we expect the same from our current Boulder cohort.

Job Guarantee:
If you don't get a job making at least $60,000 within 6 months of graduation, we give you back your money.

Build a Real Portfolio:
Between working on real software projects, you will also build and demo individual projects.

Campus:
gSchool’s location in the heart of the Galvanize community of tech startups is the perfect place to develop your skills and connect with like-minded developers and entrepreneurs.

Expert Instructors:
Learn from experienced production engineers who know what it takes to build successful software. We value quality over quantity in our instructors. We hire only the top developers to lead our programs.

Program Overview

Phase 1
(Weeks 1-11)

The first phase of gSchool covers programming fundamentals. Over the first 11 weeks, we'll dive deep into all of the tools, technologies, and developer processes you need to be successful. We go through Ruby, HTML, CSS, Sinatra, Testing, Rails, and Javascript. We dive just deep enough to have all the pieces it takes to build real web applications.

 

Phase 2
(Weeks 12-24)

The second phase of gSchool consists of real-world project work. You will be exposed to different development work flows and work in pairs while rotating through six different projects. The instruction team acts as product owners and CTO’s rejecting, accepting stories and constantly questioning the code that has been written. You will feel the pain of what it is like to manage a larger application that has had many different developers on it and learn valuable lessons that you wouldn’t learn from any other bootcamp out there.


Our Curriculum

Full Stack Web Development Skills

Learn end-to-end Development using Ruby on Rails, HTML5, Javascript, and CSS3 and apply these skills to build and maintain web applications.

Strong programming fundamentals

Learn how to think like a programmer and write well-written Ruby. You won’t be afraid of those programming interviews.

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Deployment

Deploy and manage a series of cloud-based web applications using Cloud Foundry and IBM Blue Mix, as well as other industry services.


Best Practices & Tools

Students practice pair programming and agile development from day one, and version control (Git) and test-driven development (TDD) is an integral part of the gSchool DNA.


Who is this Program For?

gSchool is for people who love technology and want to learn how to build web apps like the pros.  While some students have traditional computer science training or work experience in the software development field, many do not.

Most gSchool grads take positions as web developers after graduation, but some decide to build their own companies or take other technology positions.  This is a full-time commitment, and demands more than full-time hours. 

 

 

 

Tuition

Tuition for this 24 week program is $20,000-$23,000 depending on payment plan (and how much tuition you choose to defer and pay after you graduate).  We require a minimum of $6,000 to be paid upfront -- the rest can be paid after graduation.

If you don't get a development-related job within 6 months of graduation, we'll give you your money back.

A $1,000 deposit is required upon enrollment. Students with approved Mac laptops receive a $1,000 tuition credit.  

We have a handful of $5,000 scholarships to offset the cost of tuition for women and veterans. Scholarships will be awarded during the enrollment process.

 

Application process

Admission is done on a rolling basis, so submit your application well in advance of the application deadline! At least once every two weeks, our team reviews applications and schedules follow up interviews with select individuals. You’ll be emailed once your application has been reviewed, but  you can always log in to our tools to check the status. Interviews last between 40-50 minutes, and either take place in person if you live in the Bay Area, or are done remotely. After your interview, you’ll hear a final decision from us within 1-2  weeks. If offered a spot in the program, you’ll have one week to accept and send in a $1,000 deposit.


Program Details

October 20, 2014 - April 10, 2015

     40 hours/week in class+ 20-30 hours/week out of class work    

Galvanize San Francisco - SoMa
543 Howard Street   
San Francisco, CA 94015 


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Learn from experienced production engineers.  They know what it takes to build successful software.