RSVP for Code Unplugged: Free micro-workshop on November 29th.

Intense full-stack curriculum

Your commitment

We are looking for serious learners who are passionate about learning in an inclusive and collaborative environment. The students who thrive are the ones working hard to find creative solutions to tough problems.

Prework

We issue a series of challenges that you can do on your own time to get warmed up to the material and that will allow you to hit the ground running on day one.

Curriculum

The full-stack curriculum consists of 2 sequential part-time courses: Kickstart Backend and Kickstart Frontend.

Kickstart Backend is a rigorous Python class on backend web development and core programming concepts including OOP and MVC. Kickstart Frontend starts right after Backend ends, and it is a cutting-edge crash course on modern JavaScript practices and React JS. For those seeking a career change, it also provides extra time for coaching to help the students become competitive candidate in the Bay Area tech industry.

Homework

One homework each week. These assignments consist of iterative improvements on a personal project according to criteria that is related to the material at hand.

Group projects

One group project at the end of each course part. The topic is up to the students, but the only requirement is that they should employ some of the new skills learned in class.

Course

All classes at Kickstart Coding are part-time classes.

All classes are located at our coworking space that we reserve in Uptown Oakland, conveniently located a few steps away from 19th BART station.

Lesson schedule

Lessons consist of an exciting and varied mix of lectures, hands-on activities, and project work. Expect to spend most of the lesson time in guided coding activities.

  • Monday: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Saturday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Study lounge

Before and after classes, we reserve time for the students to mingle and collaborate with their classmates and to get extra guidance from instructors on how to handle any challenging homework and project issues.

  • Monday: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM, and 9:30 PM - 10:00PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM, and 9:30 PM - 10:00PM
  • Saturday: 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM