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HackerYou

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1 Campus

Toronto

13 Courses
483 Queen Street West 3rd floor, Toronto, ON M5V 2A9

The course will builds upon the JavaScript and jQuery fundamentals learned in the introductory course. In the course, we will cover advanced topics such as building modular and reusable code, working with HTML5audio and video, integrating Google Maps, and most importantly working with AJAX and JSON APIS to pull in data from other websites and services. As always, everything is taught through a series of hands-on exercises, code-alongs and projects.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Strong understanding of the basics of JavaScript & jQuery required to take this class.
Placement Test
Yes

This course will give front-end developers a deeper and broader understanding of full-stack development. In this course, you will learn about frameworks, libraries, and the database ecosystem. We’ll dive further into JavaScript frameworks, and cover advanced topics like user authentication, integrating APIs, and building full backends from scratch using Express.js and Mongoose.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Experience with Full-Stack languages, or Introduction to Full-Stack (or equivalent).
Placement Test
Yes

This course will give students the skills needed to design and create a responsive website for laptops, phones, tablets, and beyond using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques. It will also dive deeper into CSS and teach participants the very latest and greatest CSS3 techniques for creating even richer web experiences.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Students must have basic HTML and CSS knowledge, or have completed Introduction to Web Development (or equivalent) to take this course.
Front End, JavaScript, HTML, Git, jQuery, CSS, React.jsIn PersonFull Time35 Hours/week30 Seats

At HackerYou’s nine-week bootcamp, you’ll learn HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, JavaScript, jQuery, APIs, React and Firebase.– all the skills you need to become a junior web developer. The program is nine weeks long, during which you’ll join us at HackerYou HQ five days a week from 10 am to 6 pm daily. We’ve assembled an all-star team of talented professional developers and they can’t wait to teach you everything they know. With 315 hours of class time and hundreds of exercises, plus a major project assignment every step of the way designed to help you to develop the skills you’ll need to succeed as a junior web developer, you’ll leave HackerYou’s bootcamp not only with a certificate, but also ready to jump into a brand new role. Get ready for the learning experience of a lifetime.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, or for Mature Students, you must have achieved a score of 18 on the Wonderlic Mature Test.
Placement Test
Yes

Learning JavaScript and jQuery will take your websites to the next level by making them dynamic and interactive. This course will give any HTML & CSS developer the skills they need to unlock the full potential of front-end web development. This course will start with an introduction to JavaScript and the fundamentals of the programming language. We will then work our way through understanding and using jQuery, a JavaScript library, to select, interact and manipulate elements on our page.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Strong grasp of HTML & CSS
Placement Test
Yes

Join us for HackerYou's most popular part-time course. You'll learn HTML5 and CSS3, build websites and collaborate with a group of people just like you – people who know that learning to code is going to help them take their careers to the next level. With an intense focus on hands-on, project-based learning, this course will give you the opportunity to learn directly from some of Toronto’s most talented developers and and discover how to create beautiful, functional websites from scratch.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
This course is designed for beginners.

This course is all about taking the design fundamentals learned in the introductory course and applying them to the world of websites and apps. Through a series of exercises and projects, students will explore all aspects of digital design, from wire-framing to web and application design to accessibility, user testing, and more.

Course Details

Interview
Yes

Forget what you’ve heard about SEO - this course is 0% fluff. In this highly technical course, you’ll dive into core SEO concepts, keyword & content mapping, authority & links, analytics & tracking, strategic planning, and more. As always, lessons will be delivered through a series of hands-on, project-based exercises, and you’ll tackle a challenging final project - where you'll create an SEO plan for a new website. This will help bring together all the concepts and give you an original portfolio piece to show off your new SEO strategy skills.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
This course is perfect for marketers or anyone with a general interest in SEO. This course is suitable for beginners - experience with SEO is not required.

Forget about other UX courses you’ve heard about - this course goes far beyond just wire-framing. In this course, you’ll dive into topics such as cognitive design patterns in UI & UX, micro-interactions principles, personals and mental models, interaction design foundations, the art & science of interviewing users, and finally, visual language principles, and more. As always, lessons will be discovered by participants through a series of hands-on, project-based exercises, and through a final project where students will have the chance to use design thinking to solve a specific, real-world problem of their choosing. This will help bring all the concepts together with an original, portfolio-worthy display of their UX skills.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
This course is perfect for people working as designers or developers, as well as graduates of our part-time design or web development courses.
Placement Test
Yes

In this course, students will explore advanced topics such as emotional design, empathy mapping, systematic design, human-centred design and user testing. Students will improve and apply their skills to effectively define problems, scope target audiences, iterate, conduct “discovery phases,” conduct design research, prototype, critique, handle errors, and future map, among others. Lessons will be discovered by participants through hands-on, project based exercises. For their capstone project, students will use design thinking to solve a problem of their choosing, giving each student the opportunity to build a portfolio piece relevant to their interests. Have an idea for an app? Use this project to finally give it the attention it deserves by taking the idea through every step of the UX Design process. You’ll create a unique portfolio piece that showcases your UX skills - and maybe even a product ready for development!

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Previous experience in UX Design, or our Introduction to UX course (or equivalent) required. Ideal for designers and developers looking to move into UX roles.
Placement Test
Yes

This course will focus on the principles of successful visual design, how to use design thinking, and help students develop practical skills through a series of hands-on, collaborative exercises. Learn more about typography, visual identities, and logo design while developing skills with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
This course is designed for beginners. No design experience necessary.

In this course, students will cover advanced topics at a deeper level, such as creating SEO action plans, analytics & tracking, authority & links, strategic planning, local SEO, keyword & content mapping, tools for efficiency and more. As with the Intro course, lessons will be discovered through hands-on, project based exercises. For their final project, participants will be assigned a real-life client (all non-profit organizations or charities), develop a comprehensive SEO strategy for them and then execute it. You’ll scope the project, complete keyword & content maps, set up analytics, complete a technical audit, track keywords, create call-to-actions, create content, complete technical SEO implementation, create a local SEO strategy, develop a link-building campaign, create client-facing documents and more.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
This course is ideal for experienced marketers looking to master digital skills, or students who have completed our Intro course.
Placement Test
Yes

In this introductory course, you’ll learn how to integrate back-end languages and frameworks into your existing front-end skill set. You will add interactivity to front-end applications using React, work with platform-as-a-service providers like Firebase, and you'll learn how to build full backends using Express.js and Mongoose. You will also learn how to structure data in MongoDB and how to build complex single place applications using Redux.

Course Details

Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
This course is designed for front-end developers with demonstrable knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
Placement Test
Yes

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    If a student gets stuck then the learning stops and in a bootcamp environment students can't afford to fall behind. The learning obstacle needs to be dealt with right away. The student should of course try to "figure it out" but if it’s been 20 minutes and there is no progress then it’s time to ask for help. Taking enough time to figure it out -- without efficient help -- results in stress, tension and demotivation.

     

    If the student is getting frustrated it's because they are not seeing the options that are available to them. They need someone to widen the lens by asking questions that lead to more options. A teacher/mentor/peer needs to use "growth responses" to point the student in the right direction. Answers get the student unstuck once but growth responses help the learner see how to navigate problems in a repeatable way.

     

    Not all bootcamp experiences are equal. If you're considering applying to a program then you need to do your research and find out if the bootcamp has the proper support system. Find out if the bootcamp uses timely growth responses to keep learning velocity high. Ask them if they are committed to your learning velocity and what concrete steps do they take to accomplish this commitment.

     

    Once you are immersed in the intense bootcamp experience make full use of the support system. Ask for help and advice as much as possible, ask questions about the material, and ask questions about your interests beyond the official curriculum. Don’t let pride, shyness or anything else get in the way of your learning. Your teachers, mentors and peers are there for a short period of time to help you so use the support system unabashedly.

     

    To give you an example, HackerYou has a 1-to-8 mentor to student ratio and they use an app that my team developed to manage student questions efficiently. When HY students are working on a project and they get stuck, they communicate to everyone that they're stuck and the support system (mentors, teachers, peers) kicks in to get them help within minutes.

     

    Bootcamps are a big departure from traditional education. Their immersive, intense instruction style has the potential to change our mainstream education system forever. But this is only if the proper structures are developed to ensure learning velocity stays high and no one falls behind or drops out who is genuinely trying.

     

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