Learn to Code 

This fall, the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center will be offering a new Introductory Coding Workshop Series with a path to attend a full-time bootcamp at App Academy. The curriculum is based on Grasshopper, a learn-to-code experience designed for beginners and will combine self-guided lessons with in-person training.

Participants who successfully complete the free six-week course will have the opportunity to continue their studies during a three-month full-time bootcamp at App Academy, bypassing the App Academy’s tech requirements and rigorous application process.

The application period has passed.

Dates

The workshops will take place on Tuesdays from 3:00PM - 4:00PM on the following dates:

  • November 12, 2019

  • November 19, 2019

  • November 26, 2019

  • December 3, 2019

  • December 10, 2019

  • December 17, 2019

Note: Students are required to attend all of the workshops in the series to successfully complete the course. Must be over 18 to apply.


 

Course Description

The six-session series begins on Tuesday, November 12th and will run once a week 3PM-4PM on Tuesdays for six weeks. The curriculum is based on Grasshopper, a learn-to-code experience designed for beginners and will combine self-guided lessons (on mobile or desktop) with in-person enrichment. The introductory course will be geared toward students with no prior coding experience.


 

About Grasshopper

Grasshopper is an app that teaches beginners the fundamentals of coding through quick, fun visual puzzles. Grasshopper is designed for complete beginners. This course will be taught as if students have no prior coding knowledge. It is available on both desktop and mobile devices. The Grow with Google Introductory Coding Course is designed to teach coding fundamentals using Grasshopper. The curriculum will start at the very beginning by explaining what code is and how its used. From there, it will move into teaching the basics of coding with things like variables, arrays, and loops. By the end of the course, students should be able to complete an example technical interview question focused on algorithms.


 

About App Academy 

App Academy is a coding bootcamp, which is an accelerated program to teach students the technical coding skills to competitively pursue jobs in technology. You can learn more about App Academy specifically through their website or their curriculum page.

All participants who are accepted into Grow with Google Introductory Coding Workshop Series, successfully complete the coursework, and attend all six training sessions will have the opportunity to attend a 16 week full-time bootcamp at App Academy, bypassing App Academy’s technical interview process and rigorous application process.

At App Academy, students have three options for payment, as laid out in detail on their website. The most popular payment plan is one where tuition is deferred and only paid back (as a percentage of salary, over time) if a student gets hired in a job with $50k+ annual salary.