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Get a tuition-free education--then get hired by a top company
The Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy, which takes students from amateur programmer to professional developer in just 21 weeks, is open to eligible New Yorkers and made possible through a partnership with the City of New York's Tech Talent Pipeline.
Fullstack's advanced, project-based curriculum prepares graduates for software engineering careers by equipping them with cutting-edge technical skils, immersing them in the industry culture, and helping them navigate the job search process.
And right now we're offering 40 qualified New Yorkers a chance at that education--tuition-free. There's no cost to apply. There's no cost to attend. Apply today for our September 2019 cohort.
The Fullstack Academy Experience
Our academically challenging program comes with all the community support you'll need to succeed--the perfect environment in which to launch your new career.
#1 Coding Bootcamp
Fullstack Academy is the top-ranked coding school in the U.S., and this is the third time New York City has trusted us to train the students they sponsor.
You'll learn from passionate programmers who love to teach and know how to help students succeed. From large open source libraries to quantum computer simulators, they've hacked it all.
Real-World Coding Tools
Our curriculum will introduce you to popular developer tools like Git, Github, Bash, Sublime and Chrome Dev Tools.
New York City is home to several of the leading tech companies in the world. It's also a global financial center, not to mention a hotbed of startup innovation. All of that to say: Web developers are in high demand and make good money.
A Culture of Inclusivity
Everyone at Fullstack--from your classmates to your instructors and beyond--is expected to be open, understanding, and supportive. And it's a good thing, 'cause those people are going to be a big part of your professional network. The attitude at Fullstack is that we're all in this together.
"Fullstack's key to success is our dynamic curriculum, which is constantly updated based on tech trends and direct feedback from our hiring partners."
Co-founder and CEO, Fullstack Academy
Our 17-week coding bootcamp combines lectures, workshops, projects, and more to help you master the practical skills--both technical and professional--you'll need to get hired as a web developer. You'll graduate with an impressive portfolio of tech projects that you can use to demonstrate your skills to employers during the job search.
Foundations is the first phase of the Web Development Fellowship. It's 4 weeks of self-paced, part-time, on-campus pre-work 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.
In Foundations, you'll develop a solid base of programming knowledge, allowing you to start the immersive portion of the course at an intermediate level--and at a fast pace.
This is one of the most intense phases of the program, when you will be working at least 10am to 6pm at least five days a week--if not six. You'll study:
Over the last five years, users have come to expect far more of web and mobile applications than ever before, and front-end development has increased in sophistication to serve those users. To make sure you leave here with competitive front-end skills, you'll study HTML5 and advanced CSS, then take things a step further with hyper-modern technologies like React.
To master data persistence, you'll build your own SQL database engine, get familiar with popular SQL databases like Postgres, and learn how to integrate these into your applications.
At this point in the program, you'll have a solid understanding of the technologies we teach. Next step? Using what you've learned to build fully functional web applications. Keep in mind that the project phase is still a full-time part of the program, during which--in addition to working with various teammates on the three projects outlined below--you'll practice algorithms for interviews and deepen your industry knowledge by learning best practices.
Guided Team Project
Known as Grace Shopper (did we mention we love puns?), this project requires you to work in a group of 3 or 4 to create an e-commerce site. This goal of this project is for you to learn how to build all the components of a web application from the ground up--and that includes the front end, the back-end, and the application's database functionality. This is a core proficiency for any working developer.
Here, we'll challenge you to use what you've learned thus far to come up with an idea for a web or mobile application--and then build the entire thing on your own. You'll have to take design considerations into account--like user experience and information architecture--and learn any new technologies or libraries your app necessitates, all of which will help you "learn how to learn," so that when you head out into the industry, you'll be able to learn any employer's stack in a relatively short time and stay relevant to employers by keeping up with trends in software development. Here are some amazing projects students have built.
You'll want to cap your time in Fullstack's Web Development Fellowship with an ambitious, impressively-executed final project. Employers want to know not only that you have web development skills, but that you are able to communicate your process to both other developers and non-technical project stakeholders, as that's how development projects often work in the real world.
To that end, you'll need to work well with your teammates and understand how your own contribution to the project fits into the project as a whole. During the final week of class, we'll livestream all the capstone presentations to friends and employers, and then you'll receive a recording of your specific project to share on your GitHub, your website, or any other professional platforms. Check out these incredible Capstones from former Fullstack and Grace Hopper students.
All Fullstack graduates receive guidance and mentorship from Fullstack Academy’s career success team--both before graduation and after. They'll check in with you one-on-one, run you through mock interviews, help you negotiate the hiring process, and keep you motivated and supported during this crucial time. We also host an in-house job fair in the final week of the program exclusively for Fullstack and Grace Hopper seniors. There, you'll have an opportunity to interview with recruiters actively seeking developers with your qualifications. We call this opportunity Launch Day because we see it as the official launch of what's bound to be a challenging, but ultimately incredibly rewarding job search process.
All this support from our Career Success team--plus technical interview practice every morning of Senior Phase--pays off when Fullstack graduates go on to get hired at major companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn--but also at Financial giants like JPMorgan and Amex, and at start-ups, edtech companies, e-commerce businesses, non-profits, and more. Visit our hiring outcomes page to learn where else grads get hired and how much they end up making in their very first roles.
Build a portfolio of apps
By the time you graduate from the Web Development
Fellowship at Fullstack Academy, you'll have three web applications in your software engineering portfolio. During your job search, these projects will demonstrate your coding expertise
to employers. Check out the actual examples below of
what you'll be able to build after 17 weeks with Fullstack.
By the time you complete the Web Development Fellowship, you will have everything you need to power your job search--and land your dream job as a software engineer:
Portfolio of Apps
The projects you build will create an amazing portfolio that showcases your skills and experience.
Employers want to see a strong GitHub profile (like this one), and that is exactly what you'll have by the end of the program.
We'll help you build a software engineering profile that stand outs from the crowd and includes demo videos of the applications you've built.
You'll work with our Career Success team to craft a resume that conforms to industry standards and shows off your skills as a full-stack software engineer.
Every morning of senior phase begins with technical interview prep, so by the time you graduate, you'll have worked through dozens of sample technical questions.
Our graduates get hired by industry leaders:
Dates & Eligibility
Web Development Fellowship students are grouped together into their own dedicated cohort, moving through our program as a single class. The next WDF cohort starts September 2019--but because we want to give eligibile New Yorkers a chance to prepare for our technical assessment, applications are due July 1st, 2019.
This career-accelerating opportunity is made possible by our partnership with the New York City Tech Talent Pipeline and is available to those who meet the following criteria:
You are at least 18 years old
You're a current resident of New York City
You have no prior professional web development experience
You do not have a CS degree
You are unemployed or earn less than $50,000 a year
To apply for the Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack, simply submit the standard Fullstack Academy application and choose "NYC Web Development Fellowship" as your first choice program. You’ll then be prompted to answer several additional questions regarding your elegibility as outlined above.
Once you submit your application, you'll receive an email from our assessment platform Hacker Rank (check your spam!) inviting you to take our admissions assessment. Depending on your score, you'll either be invited to a technical interview or first be asked to take our free Bootcamp Prep Vestibule (BCPV) course to prepare for the technical interview. Only BCPV students who do well in the course will move on to the technical interview.
Once you've made it all the way through Fullstack's technical admissions process, you'll receive an admissions decision from Fullstack and our WDF partner, NYC's Tech Talent Pipeline.
If you pass Fullstack's technical requirements, but do not meet NYC's Tech Talent Pipeline eligibility requirements, we will review other financing opportunities with you that may make it possible for you to attend as a standard Fullstack Academy or Grace Hopper Program student.
If you do not pass Fullstack's technical requirements, don't despair. Everyone has two chances at our admissions process, so while you cannot reapply to a cohort you've already applied to, you will be able to study up and apply to a future cohort.
What If I Don't Qualify?
The Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy is for New York City residents with specific work experience and income requirements. If you don’t meet one or more of these requirements, there are other ways for you to pursue your education with us.
Deferred-Tuition Grace Hopper Program
Where women who want to become software developers train now and pay tuition only once they find full-time, in-field employment. Learn more.
Available to women ($1,000 Ada Lovelace scholarship to Fullstack), veterans, and our Chicago students. Follow the links to learn more.
We work with Skillsfund to get you better rates and more credit.
For anyone who can't quit work to attend bootcamp full time, we offer a part-time Flex option. See if it's for you.
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