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Experience the Fullstack campus — Virtually
The Remote Immersive program is an ideal alternative if you want to enroll in our top-ranked coding bootcamp, but are unable join us on campus in New York City or Chicago.
This is probably the hardest program you'll ever take. But it will change your life.
Read on to find out how.
We will bring our flagship program to you.
With our proprietary learning platform, you will get the full immersive classroom experience — adapted for live, remote learning — from anywhere you choose.
Watch a live lecture in our video classroom
Learn coding concepts from one of our awesome instructors, in a fun and engaging lecture. Stream the lectures live, then access the replays whenever you want.
Then solve coding challenges on our learning platform
The best way to learn is by doing, and that’s how you’ll spend most of your time in the immersive program.
Get real-time instructor support
If you get stuck, just click on the “Help Desk” button to get instant support via chat or video conference.
Watch solution videos to review your code
Once you’ve solved each coding challenge, you’ll watch a video to see how your instructor would have done it.
Get real-time help from fellow students.
Office hours with instructors
Review your code with instructors, face-to-face over video chat.
Collaborate on your projects with other students.
Real-world coding tools
You will use popular developer tools like Git, Github, Bash, Sublime and Chrome Dev Tools.
Take a video walk-through of the Remote Immersive experience
See student-led walkthrough video on Course Report
"We have recreated our campus experience in an online environment, so it's like you're here with us."
Co-founder and CEO, Fullstack Academy
What will you learn?
The immersive program spans a total of 17 weeks. You will start by learning programming fundamentals and by the end of the program, will be building full-stack web applications. You will then be ready to start your new career as a professional software developer.
Foundations is a 30-hour per week prep course that you will take for the first 4 weeks. You will work through the Foundations material on your own pace, to get ready for the live portion of the immersive that starts in week 5.
In Foundations, you will develop a solid base of programming knowledge, allowing you to start the live 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 all day, six days a week. You will study:
User expectations of Web and Mobile Applications have significantly increased in the last 10 years, and the sophistication of front-end development has increased to match it. You will study HTML5 and advanced CSS, and go beyond with modern technologies like Angular and React.
You will master data persistence by building your own SQL database engine, learning about popular SQL databases like Postgres, and how to integrate these into your applications.
At this point, you will have a solid understanding of the core technologies taught in the immersive program. It is now time to put that knowledge to use by building fully functional web applications from scratch. You will continue to work six days a week during this phase, while you deepen your knowledge by solving real-world problems and learning best practices.
Guided team project
You will work in a group of 3-4 students to build an e-commerce site, and will build all the components of a web application from the ground up — including the front-end, back-end and database.
You will come up with an idea for a web or mobile application, and build it from scratch. You will take design considerations into account, like user experience and information architecture. You will learn new technologies or libraries in order to complete this project, which will help you "learn how to learn" new areas in software development.
You will work with a team of students to come up with an ambitious idea for an app, and build it out over 2 weeks. This will be the most impressive project in your portfolio, and will demonstrate your full understanding of software development and industry best-practices.
Build a portfolio of apps
By the time you graduate from Remote Immersive, you will have four projects in your software engineering portfolio — including three web applications and a Tech Talk. All of your code will be on Github, which will be impressive to future employers. If you want some inspiration, check out some recent student projects below.
You will get a full classroom experience with your classmates and instructors, through a mix of live lectures, workshops and team projects. No two days are the same, but here is an example of what a typical day looks like:
Your morning starts with a programming challenge or two, so you can get "in the zone" for the coding day ahead.
You watch a live lecture (and coding session) from a Fullstack instructor, covering a portion of the curriculum. Lectures include plenty of interaction with the students, to keep the material interesting and engaging.
You will pair up with another student to tackle a workshop assignment related to the lecture you just watched. Pair programming is an essential skill for any developer, and also helps in the learning process.
Lunch and fitness break
You will take a 90 minute break, to recharge and refuel. Many of our students take advantage of this time to get some exercise as well, which is a great way to get energized for the rest of the day.
The workshops are challenging, and often go deeper than some of the areas covered in the related lecture. You will cultivate the skill of reading documentation, and thinking creatively to solve programming challenges. Your instructor and teaching fellows are also available to review your code and answer any questions you may have.
The instructor leads the class through the workshop, live coding the best-practices solution, and taking questions along the way. There are many routes to achieve an outcome in programming, but some are much better than others. Instructors leverage their experience to show students the most efficient solutions to problems within the workshops.
You may continue working through the day's workshop (if there is another component to it) or review the pre-readings for tomorrow's lecture.
Mentorship and Guidance
Between a dedicated team of lead instructors and multiple teaching fellows (exceptional recent graduates), each Remote Immersive student will recieve targeted attention throughout the curriculum.
Thousands of students have attended Fullstack, and we know it can be challenging at times. Our instructional staff hosts regular one-on-one office hours to ensure each student is staying up to speed.
Furthermore, we hold frequent group retrospectives to ensure each student has their voice heard. Whole-cohort meetings take place every few weeks, while smaller "learning teams" meet on a weekly basis.
During the immersive program, you will pair program with every student in your cohort at least once. You will collaborate via video chat and screen sharing, to solve programming challenges and double-check each other's work.
Some things are better shared
Employers love to see engineers who have ample experience pair programming — which you will get as you work through the program.
You will also form meaningful new friendships with your programming partners, which will last a lifetime — and that will create networking opportunities for you in the years ahead.
High Quality Instructors
One of the reasons for our top rank in the country is our inspiring team of instructors, including:
At Fullstack Academy, we are focused on making you more than a great coder. We want to make you a great builder. We have started and sold companies, built technology teams and scaled up tech businesses. Building software is about more than code. Our CTO Program is a lecture series that goes beyond programming, and gets you ready to become a leader in the exciting and in-demand software development industry. The lectures are included in the immersive program, and cover topics like:
How to design beautiful apps
Learn the difference between UI and UX, and a zen-like approach to master them both.
Oddur Sigurdsson (Creative Consultant)
How to make apps that are highly scalable
Learn how to scale your apps in the cloud using powerful tools like Amazon Web Services and Heroku.
David Yang (CEO and co-founder @ Fullstack)
How to run an agile development team
Cut through all the hype about agile workflows, and find out what you really need to know about scrum and kanban.
Mark Davis (Product Hacker @ Fullstack)
How to build a lean startup
Learn how to master the "lean startup" methodology in this fun, hands-on workshop.
Nimit Maru (CTO and Co-founder @ Fullstack)
Saturdays are dedicated to studying computer science. You will watch a live lecture, then do a workshop based on what you just learned.
Tom Kelly (Software Engineer @ Fullstack)
Virtual Reality Lab
As a student in the Remote Immersive, you’ll be able to hack on the latest VR technologies.
Our VR lab is the first of its kind from any top coding school. It’s inspired by Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, and we’re taking the same kind of approach towards research and experimentation in the emerging world of VR. The lab is available exclusively to students enrolled in the remote version of our immersive program
Cutting-edge VR hardware
You’ll receive a set of VR tools to use while you’re in the program, including a Google Pixel phone and Daydream VR headset. You’ll use this equipment to “go into” the VR Lab.
360-degree live video
Put on your VR headset and watch our acclaimed CTO lectures in live streaming 360-degree video. It feels like you're on campus with us in New York City, thanks to powerful technologies like the Orah 4i camera.
By the time you complete the immersive program, 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 will have by the end of the program
We will help you write a software engineering profile that will really stand out from the crowd (including demo videos of your applications)
You will work with our Career Success Team to craft an elegant resume that shows off your skills as a fullstack software engineer
If you want to work at a startup in your area, we’ll connect you with the startup networks of Y Combinator and 500 Startups. Both of these organizations have invested in Fullstack Academy, and together they've got a network of over 2,000 startups around the world. These companies are often looking to hire talented engineers, and we'll help you apply for positions there using tools like Triplebyte.
If you want to work at a medium-sized or large company, we will introduce you to our hiring partners at top technology firms, to find opportunities that might be a good fit in your area.
Or if you want to work remotely as a developer, we’ll help you work with sites like Rework and Upwork to land your dream job working from anywhere in the world.
And once you're an alumni of Fullstack, you'll be able to network with other members of the Fullstack alumni network, who are spread all over the world. Our alumni often help each other land cool jobs at great companies.
Our graduates get hired by industry leaders:
Developer at IHS Markit
The curriculum is constantly updated, and delivered by first-rate, passionate educators. The positivity and encouragement offered by the entire faculty was awesome, and in every step of the process, it was clear that my learning experience was the foremost of their concerns. The experience as a whole is one that has changed the course of my life, and I would wholeheartedly encourage anyone considering, to apply to Fullstack Academy.
Engineer at Decipher Studios
Fullstack Academy offered me a path to pivot and course correct the trajectory of my career. Within a few months, I've been able to achieve sufficient velocity to break orbit... the Fullstack Remote Immersive program is the absolute best way to compress the time between deciding to move into web development and being job ready.
Engineer at Surge Software
One thing that surprised me about the remote program was how intimate it was... we had a lot of one-on-one time with our instructors. I was amazed at all the personal attention.
Developer at Keystroke
I was a little nervous about joining the first Remote Immersive cohort (it’s always scary being the first!), but having come out on the other side, I can most definitely say it is and will always be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I made lifelong friends and mentors, learned an incredible amount, and definitely grew as a developer, a teammate, and a person.
Read more reviews online
What do our students do after finishing the Software Engineering Immersive? Watch some recent grads answer this in their own words.
Developer Evangelist @ Adobe
Fullstack developer @ Hightower
Fullstack developer @ Zuzu
David Chang & Christian Sakai
Founders @ Ninth Beat
There’s a reason some people call Fullstack Academy “geek heaven.” When you study here, your fellow students are some of the smartest,
funniest and geekiest people you will ever meet. And because you’re going through something challenging together
(the Fullstack immersive) the bonds that you form are deep, and long-lasting. This happens in our New York City campus,
our Chicago campus and — yes — in our online campus as well. The Remote Immersive students work together in a virtual reality,
but they have a ton of fun and get to know each other well.
From today's Scriptcraft Hackathon: virtual display that makes an http get request to an arbitrary endpoint and renders the result. pic.twitter.com/N8ylENAFSI
* There is a need-based $1,000 Scholarship for all women who attend an immersive course at Fullstack Academy (the Ada Lovelace Scholarship). Veterans also automatically qualify for a $1,000 scholarship at Fullstack. We also partner with student lending companies, Skills Fund and Upstart, for financing options.
We’re awarding a large number of scholarships to invest in student success
Fullstack has established a $500,000 Scholarship Fund for the Remote Immersive to provide high-quality coding education regardless of location and cost concerns. We’ve built an intricate learning platform, staffed the Remote Immersive with energetic, experienced instructors, and we're excited to share the Fullstack experience with you.
We will be awarding merit- and need-based grants to students in both partial and full tuition amounts. In order to qualify for one of the three scholarships below, you must meet the scholarship’s specific terms and apply separately from the standard Fullstack admissions process.
If you want to build a career in software development, Fullstack offers you the best launchpad. Through a combination of thorough admissions, a carefully crafted curriculum & educational structure, and top-notch instructors, Fullstack's program takes passionate students with a base of programming skill and makes them into professional software engineers. We know what it takes from a professional, personal and mental level to be a top-performer.
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Unfortunately we aren't currently able to accept tuition assistance payments from the new GI Bill (though we're working hard on changing this). In the meantime, all veterans should visit our friends at Operation Code, where you can find more information and ways to help support the cause. Veterans also automatically qualify for a $1,000 scholarship at Fullstack.
If you are eligible for rollover tuition, simply email the receipt for tuition for which you're eligible for a rollover to email@example.com, and we'll provide a refund via the same payment method that you originally used.
There's a great amount of resources available online to learn coding these days. They are particularly useful for learning the basics, since the concepts are not quite as complex and the problems/errors encountered are relatively easily to solve on your own. However, self-driven learning becomes more difficult as you get into the intermediate and advanced areas of coding. You can easily get stuck, you don't have strong commitment methods or expert feedback, and you have to develop your own path of instruction (difficult for a beginner to do).
If you've done Codecademy, Code School and/or Team Treehouse, and built some small projects, and you're looking to take your programming career to the next level, attending Fullstack is a proven, fast-track way to achieve your goals.
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