We Can Code IT Values and Pillars for Student Success Pillars
Coding as Craft
We’re not your folks’ school. No more boring college-style lectures where a prof reads to you out of the book. We’re different. Coding is a craft and it needs to be practiced and lived to be learned. We use scientifically-based educational principles, embracing problem- and project-based learning, primarily Korda Method. We abhor the “We’ve always done it that way” mentality that values convenience for the administrators over best educational practices. No, we need to facilitate your learning of some pretty hard stuff in a short period of time, we do this using smart, modern educational methods. You’ll learn best practices, solid foundations of coding, and how to integrate multiple technologies together to craft software and web applications. As a coder, you’ll be a lifelong learner. We live project-based strategies in order to train your brain how to think like a software developer.
When you think of a computer science classroom, even other coding bootcamps, you’re probably envisioning guys nerding-out in a seclusionary, cave-like manner, staring at each other’s shoes . . . if they’re extroverted that is. Guess what, the best coders aren’t those guys. Modern coding practices are innovative and collaborative. Sure, you’ll work alone sometimes, but also in pairs, and on teams – just like the real-world. Imagine that! You’ll learn how to use collaboration tools, like Git and Github, so you don’t step on toes. You’ll learn Agile practices, like Scrum, to manage team innovation. You’ll not only learn from our instructional facilitators, but from each other in the process. It’s part of the magic of We Can Code IT.
You’ll have opportunities to join in programming hackathons, meetups, and cool coding and career events throughout your area. Want to lend a hand at one of our community outreach sessions? Just sign up! Community is important for several reasons including idea-sharing, career building, and, of course, skill-development. We really push you to get out there. Introverted? No problem, you’ll have your cohort team to lean on. We want you to have a network both within We Can Code IT and outside of us. We help you get out of your isolation so you can live life to its fullest! Go ahead, make something, break something, and meet people like you!
Coding is a way to change lives, get your message across, invent, and stir things up. It’s the perfect canvas for you to paint your life’s story. We Can Code IT knows that giving back will help you lead your most fulfilling life. Many of our students choose socially-minded projects to work on during the final weeks of coding bootcamp. They’ve built crime finders, urban garden apps, better community information websites, web apps that help keep kids safe, animal welfare projects, and so many more. We believe you get what you give.
Every part of We Can Code IT is focused on your career. If you don’t make it, we don’t make it. We believe in teaching you how to fish, and hey, showing you where those fish are, but we don’t give you the fish. Why? Because we want you to have career success, not just a short-term gain. You’ll identify your “bucket list” of employers and your career path. You’ll learn how to interview and how to network. You’ll work on your resume and LinkedIn profile. You’ll meet employers and coders throughout the process to learn what’s out there and where you fit in.
- May 1, 2018