Days of code is a full-time ten day event during which you will learn to code by building your own project. You will be learning: 60% from free online materials 30% from your peers and 10% from experienced professionals. This method of learning has been optimized to attain maximum learning retention rates. The learning pyramid explains how you will remember more of what you learn by participating, than what you hear from others. Plus, companies are happier to hire independent learners, so yay Days of Code! If you'd like to get a feel for the event, please see an example of last year's program here. During the event we will provide you with a mentor, free food, coffee and internet - all the things you need to build something great! We will ask you to contribute by summarizing what you've learned each day. This way everyone can benefit from your learning! Oh, and have I mentioned that our amazing sponsors and volunteers allow us to offer this event at no cost to our participants? :) Our team is 100% committed to making this an amazing experience for participants, volunteers and sponsors! This year we are partnering with Offcourse to help you get the most out of your learning.
Being able to code is a crucial skill in the 21st centuary. The amount of vacancies within the IT sector are steadily increasing. So whether you are looking for work, under-challenged at your current job or thinking of starting your own company, learning to code is the way to go! If you are a complete beginner, it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. At Days of Code we help you by guiding you through the sea of training material available online. Many experienced programmers struggle to find the time to learn something new or finish their pet project. If this is you, then Days of code will give you time and space to finish that long lost project. All we ask is that you learn something new in the process :)
Our application process is simple: please tell us a little more about yourself by filling out our online application form. We will then plan a short virtual interview with you on the 1st or 2nd of June and notify you no later than June 10th of your application result. If you are a complete beginner, we will ask you to do some pre-work (around ten hours) before participating. Applications for the Rotterdam event open April 1st and will close on the 31st of May.Rotterdam: Sign up! Austin (pre-register)
"I code every day of my life, but this felt different" - Petra, Days of Code Rotterdam 2016