Attending coding bootcamp means that you will graduate as a solid junior-level developer, but how does that actually happen? The short answer is: lots and lots of practice. Our students practice coding day in and day out, as well as conceptualizing and actually building things with code. Seeing firsthand what results you get from experimentation with your code is the only true way to grow as a programmer.
One of our favorite days each semester is Demo Day, when all of our cohorts—that would be NYC’s Fullstack and Grace Hopper programs, Fullstack Chicago, and our Remote track—present their capstone projects and show off what they’ve built. In the three weeks leading up to Demo Day, students work together in teams to find common interests and goals and then deploy the skills they’ve learned so far to solve a problem.
On our most recent Demo Day, students presented 29 amazing presentations, and we wanted to share a few of the projects with you. We’ve picked a handful to feature, and the full playlist of all the presentations is here.
Team Members: Josh Feinstein, Justin Mintzer, Theerut (Top) Foongkiatcharoen, Zach Rachlin
Who doesn’t love an aerial, 360-degree view of a city or natural setting? Drones have made it possible to create stunning footage of previously hard to access areas that can be used for marketing videos, entertainment, and more. And yet—the quality of the video always hinges on the expertise and skill level of the person flying the drone, leaving room for human error. DroneVision eliminates that possibility by allowing users to map out a route in advance and control all aspects of the drone’s path flight via machine.
Team Members: Molly Carlot-Clarke, Ang Li, Beiatrix Pedrasa, Emily Zerbe
This dreamy, space exploration app provides a 3D, (literally) out-of-this-world travel experience. You can discover 11 exoplanets within the environment and learn more about them; each planet offers the chance to learn about its habitability status and other data provided by NASA. Once you’ve visited all the planets, you can confirm your findings on earth. You even have the option to send a positive wish out into the stars that others can see on their journeys.
Team Members: Amber Rodriguez, Laura Waters, Kathleen Gilbert, Wenyi Zheng
Many projects seek to remediate traditional barriers or obstacles to creation, and Airbrush is no different. Removing the limited constraints of traditional drawing, the app enables you to use motion and body movements to create works of art. Airbrush is a twist on children’s finger painting and allows drawing and painting to be a similarly intuitive, full-body experience open to people of all ages, backgrounds, and body types. You can use either hand or your nose to draw and the app even responds to voice commands.
Team Members: Joseph Hu, Barry Huang, and Danielle McCarthy
Enki is a desktop application that essentially functions as the Squarespace of mobile apps and allows anyone to create their own. To begin creating your own mobile app, you first choose a template. Then, you can customize that template and personalize every single page of your app—you control the text, colors, images, all of it. You see changes in real time as you make changes or updates and once your app is live, you can export it to your local machine. Enki makes app creation accessible for anyone, even those who don’t know code, and gives people raw code they can pass on to developers to further customize—a true feat, when you consider these students created this project in just three weeks.
Team Members: Emily McAllister, Eve Mendelevich, Sara Dornblaser, and Wingman Lee
Team Members: Alexander Kramer, Michael Leung, Sahil Pabby, Milly Yeh
Have you ever tried to learn a language and felt like you had a grasp on it, only to feel that surety slip away once you try to actually employ your skills? Lingua is a language-learning platform that immerses you in the language you are trying to learn so you stand a better chance of remembering it. From your browser, you are able to add words that you want to learn, test your knowledge, and then mark them as learned. Once you mark a word as learned, the Chrome extension replaces that English word throughout your browser so that you see your learned words again and again. There is also an image detection component that allows you to take a photo of an object and the translation will be displayed for you.
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