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Yale x Flatiron School Web Development Bootcamp Announcement

Posted by Flatiron School  /  March 11, 2020

With the first day of spring still around the corner, we have summer on our minds at Flatiron School. This year, we’ve partnered with Yale Summer Session for the second year in a row to bring a web development bootcamp to Yale’s world-renowned campus in New Haven, Connecticut. 

Developed in 2019 as a collaboration between Yale’s Computer Science department and Flatiron School, the specially-designed curriculum is based on Flatiron School’s flagship software engineering course that has already helped thousands of students around the world learn to code and launch careers as developers. Over 10 weeks this summer, participating students will dive into programming languages such as JavaScript and Ruby, gain first-hand experience in back-end and front-end web development, and build portfolios of their own independent projects.

Vidhi Sharma, Lead Instructor on Flatiron School’s Houston campus, will lead this year’s course, which is open to undergraduate students and career-changers alike. “I believe that education is all about being excited to learn something new,” Sharma said. “I am very delighted to meet this summer’s students and help them discover coding in their education journey.” 

That shared excitement was the common thread among the Yale-Flatiron 2019 cohort, which included students from STEM, social science, and humanities backgrounds. With a strong focus on project-based learning, the course offered a unique opportunity for all students to gain hands-on programming experience while learning to think and build like software engineers. 

“Before the Yale x Flatiron Web Development Bootcamp, I’d never really been interested in computer science or coding in general,” Max S., a 2019 student, said. “I decided to take the course because I thought it would be a useful and necessary skill and I wanted to see if computer science/coding would be something I might want to explore more. I didn’t think I’d have a good time, but I ended up having a lot of fun and now I’m even considering majoring in computer science because of my experience.” 

The web development bootcamp (formally CPSC S115 Introduction to Full-Stack Web Development) will run May 25 – July 31, with applications due by Wednesday, April 15th. Interested students are encouraged to attend the upcoming webinar with Lead Instructor Vidhi Sharma on Wednesday, March 25 at 12:00 p.m. ET. 

To submit your application or for more information about Yale Summer Session dates, tuition and fees, and available campus housing, please visit summer.yale.edu

This course is offered through Flatiron School Enterprise, which develops custom curriculum to meet the evolving education needs of the world’s leading companies and universities. Visit flatironschool.com/enterprise to learn more.