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01.06.2020

    How Fullstack Academy’s Future Code Fellowship Helps New Yorkers Break Into Tech

    By The Fullstack Academy Team

    Man coding in start up space

    Through a partnership with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, Fullstack Academy’s Future Code: Diversifying the Future of Web Development in NYC program provides our flagship coding education in our standard immersive programs to eligible New Yorkers free of cost.

    At Fullstack Academy, we are passionate about making technology more inclusive and diverse, and the Future Code Fellowship helps us stay true to our mission. Students start with Intro to Coding, work through Bootcamp Prep, and then go through our standard admissions process before being admitted into the program. Once they learn the basics, they learn cutting-edge development technologies that prepare them to accept roles at top-tier companies.

    The Future Code Fellowship Curriculum

    Intro to Code

    Before starting the immersive, all Future Code Fellowship students start in our Intro to Code course, where they learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, creating a few small projects along the way. Students in Intro to Coding get a sense for whether coding is right for them and are better prepared for Bootcamp Prep.

    Bootcamp Prep

    After completing Intro to Code, students spend four weeks working through our Bootcamp Prep course to learn how to define and write code using the fundamentals of HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript.

    The course includes lectures, workshops, pair programming, coding challenges, and a culminating project—many of the same elements students will find in the immersive program. In addition, students take a midterm and final. Performance on these exams and throughout the course determines whether or not students are invited to interview for continued enrollment in the remainder of the program.

    Foundations

    If students are chosen to continue in the program, they start Foundations, a six-week segment that aims to get all accepted cohort students to the same level of understanding before advancing them to the core curriculum phase of the program. After completing Foundations, students have a firm grasp on the more advanced areas of JavaScript—plus they’ll have built their first Node.js application.

    Core Curriculum + the Project Phase

    The next seven weeks are spent in the core curriculum phase. Students master both front-end and back-end technologies and learn how to build their own SQL database engine and how to integrate it into their applications. From there, they work on a guided group project, a personal project, and a culminating capstone project.

    The Flight Program

    The final phase of Fullstack’s Future Code Fellowship is the Flight Program. During the Flight Program, Future Code Fellowship students receive guidance and mentorship from Fullstack Academy’s career success team. They check in with students one-on-one, run mock interviews, help with negotiations during the hiring process, and keep students feeling motivated and supported.

    Important Dates + Eligibility

    This career-accelerating opportunity is available to those who meet the following criteria:

    • Current resident of New York City
    • Limited or no prior experience with the basics of coding and no paid professional web development or similar experience
    • Do not have a Computer Science degree
    • Unemployed, or earn $50,000 or less if currently employed
    • Authorized to work in the United States
    • Meet federal selective service requirements
    • Fluent in English
    • Interested in gaining full-time employment as a web developer and are available to attend all sessions of the Fellowship
    • At least 18 years of age as of June 7, 2021

    To apply for the Future Code Fellowship at Fullstack Academy, submit an application here. Women+-identifying applicants and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Once you submit your application, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take our admissions assessment.

    Applications for our June 2021 WDF cohort are due May 21, 2021

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