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
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 11 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.
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:
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.
January 5 - March 20
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
1:30pm – 4:50pm
*No class on January 19 - MLK day
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.
The Starter League is located at 30 N Racine Ave, Suite 210 in Chicago, Illinois.
Class will be held at our brand new space in Chicago's West Loop. You'll have 24/7 access, a large classroom, chalkboard walls, breakout rooms, a kitchen, and plenty of comfy couches. We strive to create the most beginner-friendly, non-intimidating educational environment you've ever been in. We're also next door to Basecamp, our partners and experts in building great products.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Web Development tuition is $8,000. When you're accepted, a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due within 5 business days to secure your spot. The remaining tuition is due by or before the first day of class, January 5, 2015.
We've partnered with Climb Credit who offers financing for your tuition over a 3-year period. When you're accepted into Web Development, you can apply for approval. Most applicants find out if they qualify the same day that they apply. Other lenders like Upstart and Pave also offer options for financing your tuition.