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Build your Professional Web Developer Portfolio at Code Bootcamp of South Dakota

Hands-on, project learning is the key to successfully getting hired as an entry-level developer

Building Your Portfolio

One of our three goals for Code Bootcamp is to provide students with an active portfolio of real-world work that they can use to demonstrate their skills to prospective employers upon graduation. Even though we don’t think anyone graduating is going to have a difficult time finding a job, we want to give them every advantage possible with which to impress their future employer and increase their negotiation power. Plus, our graduates will be in a better position to pick which company that they want to join!

Community Focused

Since Code Bootcamp is very community focused, we want to enlist multiple projects from our community for our students to develop during our twelve-week course. We want real-world projects — not busywork — to build real skills. No one wants to spend weeks developing a project that will never be seen by anyone other than the instructor – that is demoralizing!

To have a broad selection of projects to choose from we ask our sponsors, local non-profits and our students themselves for projects that we can develop during bootcamp. Each student will have between two and three projects that they will work on. The projects will be completed mostly in small teams or individually.

Where do the projects come from?

For a nominal fee, businesses that are not Code Bootcamp Sponsors — such as a start-up company or local small business — can also submit a project for consideration. All projects are treated the same way any other consultant project would be: with a scope document, project plan, and budget prepared by our students.

Each team will work directly with the end-user on specifications, scope, design, and features using a SCRUM project management process, led initially by our instructors. Projects will be worked on in the afternoons and outside of class.

Are you ready to start a new career as a developer?

The entire twelve weeks costs only $4,997 and is limited to 10 students. Applications deadline is April 15, 2017 with classes starting in mid-May, don’t wait until it is too late to apply.

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