The web development track will give you advanced knowledge of Rails, training on how innovative companies are using it, time to hack, and mentorship from experienced developers.

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Our 8-week program will help you to build the technical skills, culture skills, and network that will launch you into the growing startup community. Check out our Web Development syllabus to learn more.

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says web development job opportunities will grow 27% by 2024. For the tech industry, startups, and established companies that want to innovate, a skilled developer is vital.

Our web development track focuses on Ruby on Rails. RoR enables developers to get products to market quickly compared to other languages. For companies, this means they can have an edge; for our students, this means that their skills are in-demand and highly employable. Using Rails as a vehicle, the web development coursework encourages logic and problem-solving skills that will enable you to overcome challenges no matter what language you’re working with.

The program begins with the fundamentals of model-view-controller architecture. Lesson delivery includes a series of Rails labs and opportunities to work on real project deliverables both individually and collaboratively. Weekly workshops will give you exposure to topics such as test-driven development, git, AJAX, and API’s. Throughout your eight weeks, you’ll engineer deliverables that prove your abilities as an effective developer and teammate.

Key Skills and Capabilities:

  • Setting up a dev environment: brew, Xcode, RVM, git

  • MVC basics: intro to model-view-controller architecture

  • Building and testing a Rails application

  • Source control management and cloud-based deployment

  • Employing collaborative approaches to overcome coding challenges

Start out by finding the right problem to solve. This is a combination of what customers are asking for, what customers don’t even know they want yet, and what can be solved with something simple to understand and manage.

—Radia Perlman

Core Curriculum

The Core Curriculum brings students together across tracks for career-planning workshops, emotional intelligence (EQ) discussions, and cross-functional projects at local companies.

The Core is the heart of the Startup Institute experience, and it’s designed to cultivate the qualities that will take you from good to great. These qualities include: developing a growth mindset, excellence at cross-disciplinary collaboration, and cultivating a powerful network.

No matter which track you choose, all students receive the same Core Curriculum training.

Workshops and Cross-disciplinary Training:

  • Prepare to be a leader with exercises that challenge your weaknesses and strengthening your emotional intelligence (EQ)

  • Take part in personal branding, résumé building, interviewing technique, and salary negotiation workshops

  • Solve real problems on a cross-disciplinary team on-site, one day a week, at one of our partner companies

  • Receive individualized mentoring that will address your career goals, develop action plans, and conquer roadblocks

  • Experience the power of our network by attending events designed to build real relationships with industry experts and partners

Upcoming in

Full Time Program

January 30 to March 24, 2017

Deadline 1:Nov 21, 2016$9,100

Deadline 2:Dec 12, 2016$9,300

Deadline 3:Jan 02, 2017$9,500

Part Time Program

April 29 to July 22, 2017

Coming in April 2017

Fundamental Skills Classes

Full Time Program

January 30 to March 24, 2017

Deadline 1:Nov 21, 2016$9,100

Deadline 2:Dec 12, 2016$9,300

Deadline 3:Jan 02, 2017$9,500

Part Time Program

January 7 to April 1, 2017

Deadline 1:Nov 07, 2016$9,100

Deadline 2:Nov 28, 2016$9,300

Deadline 3:Dec 19, 2016$9,500

Fundamental Skills Classes