Joining App Academy has been among the best decisions I've made in my life. I've learned more in one month at App Academy than I did in one year of teaching myself how to program. Perhaps most importantly, I've learned how best to think about, approach, and solve difficult programming problems.
"Joining App Academy has been among the best decisions I've made in my life."
- Akram Helou
The program gave me experience and confidence in building substantial software that can be used in our everyday lives. The excellent set of App Academy attendees and instructors make the whole learning experience fun and rewarding.
"I've probably learned as much in a few weeks here as I did all year on my own."
- Rose Auravide
App Academy is an astonishingly good program for anyone looking to get into app development. I came into App Academy with some Rails background, and I've probably learned as much in a few weeks here as I did all year on my own. You won't leave here without learning a ton and pushing your limits.
Our program is full of fantastic, bright, and fun people and Ned is an awesome teacher. Wildly invigorating, would definitely eat here again.
Having no prior coding experience, I was very unsure about the program at first because of the hasty learning curve necessary to compete for an entry level dev position in nine weeks time. My concerns were lifted the first day of the program and I honestly couldn't be more pleased with App Academy.
I am exceeding my expectations of my own learning potential with each day that comes. When I describe what we've done in the program, others with a CS background are often shocked at the progress we've made at App Academy in such a short amount of time.
"Others with a CS background are often shocked at the progress we've made at App Academy in such a short amount of time."
- Stephanie Shupe
If you're looking for a program to take you from little or no knowledge to a junior level developer in a short and intense amount of time, this program is for you. But don't think this is an easy process; this is by far the most intense program I've ever done. It beats my International Baccalaureate diploma and civil engineering degree... combined!
I have a master's in computer networks and have been working as an enterprise software developer for a little over 2 years. Web/mobile app development was a field that had always interested me, but I had absolutely no experience. This is where App Academy comes in.
"I have never learned this much development in such a condensed period of time"
- Edward Kim
To be completely honest, I was skeptical about the whole concept, being in the first cycle and all, but it was reason enough for me to quit my job. On the first day of the program, however, I realized that I had nothing to worry about. As we did introductions, I found that people had come to App Academy from all around the world! I realized all these people had put their lives on hold to pursue exactly what I was pursuing. You could feel the energy and excitement. I could tell this was going to be a great experience.
Ned and Kush are awesome. Kush is well versed in Ruby and Rails. Ned is a great teacher and a skilled developer with deep knowledge of Rails and app development. Ned has no issues explaining complex topics and in the rare event that he's stumped by a question, he will make sure to come back to you when he has the solution. He's always available for questions and gives extra lectures outside of regular hours to make sure everyone is up to speed.
The learning is fast but not unreasonable. I have never learned this much development in such a condensed period of time. I have classmates who have never touched code before this program, that can put together substantial apps after just 5 weeks.
I moved halfway across the country to attend App Academy in the hopes that it would prepare me for a much longer journey (and career) into coding, and I am amazed at how much I have learned in such a short time. App Academy is the kind of learning environment that you have always wanted to exist.
"Joining App Academy has been among
the best decisions I've made in my life."
- JJ Weber
The program is full time, hands on, and populated by passionate and intelligent fellow-travelers. If you really want to get into coding, but have found discouragement in the lonely realm of patchy online tutorials and inhumane textbooks, App Academy has assembled the resources that you need in order to develop a solid foundation in app development.
However, the program is not designed to churn out one-trick specialists: the instructors are also willing and able to explain pertinent computer science concepts and they work hard to ensure that we really understand the hows and whys of software. If you are willing to put in the time, money, and effort, App Academy can open the door to Codeland.