Our Jumpstart weekend program serves several functions. The first is that it gives our students…
Jumpstart Your Coding Journey: A Comprehensive Weekend Coding Bootcamp for Beginners
Suppose you’re eager to learn the fundamentals of coding or are enrolled in our upcoming 4-month Intensive Bootcamp. In that case, Jumpstart is an exceptional resource to help you learn the basics in a user-friendly and approachable manner.
This blog post will provide an in-depth overview of the Jumpstart schedule, showcasing the skills you’ll acquire throughout the weekend and the projects you can expect to complete by its conclusion.
- Jumpstart Format: A Beginner-Friendly and Accessible Coding Experience
- Friday: Diving into HTML – The Backbone of the Web
- Sunday: Styling with CSS, Perfecting Your Game, and Deploying on GitHub – Polishing and Showcasing Your Work
Jumpstart Format: A Beginner-Friendly and Accessible Coding Experience
Jumpstart has been meticulously designed to provide an ideal learning experience for coding beginners, ensuring that anyone interested in web development can confidently embark on their coding journey. The program’s live-remote format allows participants from all across the United States to learn from the comfort of their own homes. All you need is a computer with a stable internet connection, making the bootcamp accessible and convenient for aspiring coders everywhere.
Collaborative learning is at the core of the Jumpstart experience. As a participant, you will work closely with your classmates on various projects, enabling you to learn from each other’s experiences and insights. This approach deepens your comprehension of coding concepts and helps you cultivate vital teamwork and communication skills, which are essential in the tech industry.
The live-remote nature of Jumpstart ensures that you have real-time access to expert instructors who provide immediate feedback and guidance. This interactive setup empowers you to ask questions, resolve doubts, and receive personalized support, ensuring you never feel lost or overwhelmed. Furthermore, the curriculum is structured to advance comfortably, allowing you to build your skills and confidence in web development steadily.
Friday: Diving into HTML – The Backbone of the Web
Kick off your weekend with an engaging introduction to the Jumpstart program. Get acquainted with your instructors and fellow participants, creating a supportive and collaborative learning environment.
Coding environment and HTML
Gain a solid understanding of the coding environment you’ll be using throughout the bootcamp. Immerse yourself in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), the essential building block of web pages that allows you to create the structure and layout of your website.
Coding environment setup
Develop your teamwork skills through pair programming, a fundamental practice in the tech industry. Partner with another aspiring developer to set up your coding environments, laying the groundwork for a productive and collaborative weekend.
Expand your HTML knowledge by exploring concepts such as tags, elements, and attributes in greater depth. Then, learn how to create well-structured web pages with a solid foundation for adding interactive features and visually appealing designs.
Coding Session 1
Put your newfound HTML skills into action by constructing the frame for your game project. This hands-on experience will reinforce your understanding of HTML and set the stage for developing more advanced features and styling in the coming days.
Wrap up the day by brainstorming ideas for your game project with your fellow participants. This collaborative session will help refine your concept, ensuring your game is engaging and achievable within the bootcamp’s timeframe.
Begin your day with a recap of the key HTML concepts covered on Friday, addressing any lingering questions and solidifying your understanding.
Warm up with some HTML exercises designed to challenge your creativity and reinforce your learning, ensuring you fully grasp the foundational concepts.
Coding Session 2
Experience the power of collaboration through mob programming, where you and your peers work together to build a Magic 8 ball application. Develop your communication and teamwork skills as you ask the Magic 8 ball intriguing questions.
Learn the art of debugging, an essential skill for any developer. Discover techniques for identifying and resolving issues within your code, ensuring your game functions smoothly and efficiently.
Sunday: Styling with CSS, Perfecting Your Game, and Deploying on GitHub – Polishing and Showcasing Your Work
Intro to CSS
Uncover the potential of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), a powerful language that allows you to style and format web pages. Learn the fundamentals of selectors, properties, and values, enabling you to create visually appealing designs tailored to your preferences.
Coding Session 3
Give your game project a visual makeover using CSS to adjust fonts, colors, and images, personalizing the appearance to your taste and creating a more engaging user experience.
Dive deeper into the world of CSS, exploring advanced properties, selectors, and techniques that give you even greater control over your website’s design and layout. Learn about responsive design principles, ensuring your game looks great on various devices and screen sizes.
Coding Session 4
Elevate your game to the next level by incorporating animations and dynamic elements, utilizing advanced CSS techniques to create a more immersive and visually appealing user experience.
Coding Session 5
Deploy on GitHub
Celebrate your hard work by deploying your game on GitHub, a popular platform for hosting and sharing code. Then, generate a link you can share with family and friends, allowing them to see and play your game and proudly display your newfound coding skills.
Share your accomplishments with your fellow participants by presenting your game during the final session of the bootcamp. Gain valuable feedback, discuss your challenges and successes, and celebrate the progress you and your peers have made together over the weekend.
Join an upcoming Jumpstart and take the first step toward a successful career in web development. Jumpstart happens monthly, allowing you to embark on an exciting journey into the world of coding, no matter where you are in the US. Whether you live in the exciting tech hub of Bellevue in Seattle, Washington, and aspire to work for Amazon or are new to the booming tech scene in Kansas City, Missouri, you can join our live-remote learning experience.
Our program will equip you with the basics of coding and prepare you for an immersive coding bootcamp experience. In addition, our supportive and experienced instructors will guide you through the process, ensuring you have the knowledge and confidence needed to pursue further coding education and ultimately excel in the tech industry.