Web Development

In 10 weeks, take an idea from your head and make it real on the web using Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, and JavaScript.

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  • September 14 - November 20
  • Mon / Wed / Fri
  • 8:30am – 12:10pm
  • $8,000
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See how these three alumni changed their lives by joining our Web Development class.

  • Marina Goldshteyn

    Marina Goldshteyn

    Having a desire to code, Marina quit her job to come to The Starter League. Now she has development skills to add to her extensive design background. Read more.

  • Greg Williams

    Greg Williams

    Before The Starter League, Greg was an editor of a Beijing newspaper. Now he's a founder of a software development firm and a new startup, Matchup. Read more.

  • Amanda Powell

    Amanda Powell

    Before the Web Development program, Amanda managed a team of developers. Now she's a software developer working at a venture-backed startup. Read more.

Transform into a builder

Our web development class is beginner-friendly and emphasizes practical education. Instead of 3 hour lectures, you'll take part in a hands-on, collaborative learning environment. The way you'll learn, is the way professional software developers build web applications.

Learn to code

Over the years, we've put together the best path to go from zero coding experience to being able to build dynamic web applications. Our mission is to make programming accessible to people who have the passion and persistence to learn. You'll dive into web languages and frameworks used by leading tech companies:
  • Ruby and Ruby on Rails
  • HTML, CSS and Bootstrap
  • JavaScript and jQuery
Not only will you use the same tools as the pros, you'll also learn their techniques, and workflow. You'll pair program with classmates, collaborate with Github, implement APIs, and more.

Identify and solve problems

We'll teach you our process for identifying meaningful problems and how to solve them. During the program you'll develop a workflow to prioritize and implement your goals as you build web apps. Learning lasts longer when you can use your new skills to solve a problem.

Become a life-long learner

You'll learn a ton in 10 weeks, but that's only the beginning. The most important skill you'll develop is how to break down complex concepts into their simplest components.

Meet Arjun Venkataswamy, your instructor

Arjun Venkataswamy

Arjun is an experienced educator having taught students of almost any age. He's teaches programming at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Latin School of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools, in addition to The Starter League. Whether it's controlling robots with Ruby, building web applications or learning about new technologies, Arjun is passionate about helping beginners make their transition from consumer to creator.

Get hands on coaching

You'll be surrounded by experts who are committed to helping you grow. There's no better way to learn than by talking one-on-one with a mentor and having them review your work in front of you.

Build web applications that solve real problems

Our students have built amazing apps. Here are a few of their projects:
  • WarRoom Law. Scott Weisman is a former attorney who built an application for lawyers to better manage and track case information.
  • DayBoard. John Chan knew there had to be a better way for remote teams to communicate. Dayboard allows teams to share their priorities for the day and track progress.
  • ClarityBox. Claire Lew helps build happier, more productive companies. ClarityBox helps managers learn how employees really feel about work.

Surround yourself with a League of Starters

Since 2011, we've built a community over over 1000 starters from 35 states and 25 countries. We don't have traditional prerequisites, we look for students who are passionate and tenacious.

Schedule

  • September 14 – November 20
  • Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • 8:30am – 12:10pm

Web Development has three mandatory class meetings per week. There are also optional but strongly encouraged study halls and office hours in the afternoons. Students should dedicate at least 30 hours a week to get the most out of the program. Class is at our West Loop office at 30 N Racine Ave in Chicago, Illinois.

Tuition

Tuition

$8,000

Web Development tuition is $8,000. When you're accepted, a $1,000 deposit is due within 5 business days to secure your seat. The remaining tuition is due by or before the first day of class.

Financing is available for this class with Climb Credit. Pay your tuition over three years and find out if you qualify the same day you apply. Also check out lenders like Skills Fund, Upstart and Pave who offer similar options.

Apply

The application deadline is August 1, so the sooner you apply, the better your chances of securing a seat.

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