MEET HEAD OF PRODUCT, NATHAN BENJAMIN
It might seem like an impossible task to learn how to code and become a developer, but look, I’ve done it!
What is MERN?
“MERN” is an acronym for four tools: MongoDB, Express, React, and Node.js. These four tools, when integrated together as a stack architecture, allow you to perform certain back-end functions without having to learn a whole new back-end language. While traditional back-end languages like Java remain very popular both with developers and companies, “MERN Stack” is growing in popularity and is a vital addition to the coder’s toolset.
THE SKILLS EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR
Responsive Web Design
Projects You'll Work On
Soccer League Website
After just 2 weeks, you'll design, build, and deliver your first project, a website for a local soccer league, using HTML and CSS. You'll be given a brief plan of attack and selected resources to carry out the task but the design is up to you!
You'll add maps and graphics to the site as well as use forms to capture the input of the user information. Once your website is ready, you'll test it for compliance with W3C standards and ensure its operation on a variety of operations and servers.
Soccer League Website
“I don't have a background in graphic design nor in programming. It's normal to find difficulties when you learn something new but I love what I'm learning because there are no limits to what you can make.”
Open Government Website
Responsive Soccer League Website
In the fourth project, you'll develop a slick mobile web app for the travel and hospitality market. The product, MYtinerary.com, allows local experts to create their ideal tours based on a set amount of time. For example, one might create the perfect afternoon in Berlin, a 4-hour “MYtinerary”, or the perfect weekend in Amsterdam, a 36-hour “MYtinerary”.
You'll create the Minimum Viable Product based on requirements defined by wireframes and associated user stories provided by the Product Owner. Comprising of 6 "sprints", you'll work in a highly agile way, burning down tasks and making sure your MVP meets the outlined requirements.
With the ”MERN” Stack framework, you will create your backend setup with Node.js, Express, and MongoDB, before getting your front-end App started with React.
What you'll do:
- Build various dynamic UI elements in React
- Set up a runtime environment in node.js and Express
- Translate Agile-based business requirements and user stories into measurable business logic
- And much more
REQUEST THE COMPLETE SYLLABUS
A day in Ubiqum
A TYPICAL DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN UBIQUM MERN STACK DEVELOPER MIGHT LOOK SOMETHING LIKE THIS:
Plan your day's tasks in Trello
Daily "Scrum" standup meeting
Work on your MVP in React
Review your code with a mentor
Refactor your code based on feedback
Continue testing your mobile web app
Meet with the product owner
Meet the Mentors
Our team of mentors is made up of people who are passionate about programming. This isn’t simply a job for them, for many, coding has transformed their lives and they are keen to pass on what they know so you too can experience what they do. Receptacles of knowledge, they are here to guide you in your learning process.
Start Dates and Tuition
We don’t want financing to be an obstacle. Let’s discuss your options!
Pay 50% when you start and the rest when you get hired!
What is the completion rate and student satisfaction?
We are confident in our methods and content, demonstrated in the fact that we offer an employment guarantee which allows students to pay only half their tuition at the beginning of the course and the rest only once they’ve successfully secured employment.
What is Ubiqum Code Academy’s learning methodology?
Ubiqum uses an immersive project-based curriculum develop by experts from Northwestern's Institute of Learning Sciences. Our learning methodology focuses 100% on “learn by doing”. You will work on projects similar to those you’ll find on the job and complete them using the same tools used by professionals currently in Developer positions. A mentor will be available at all times to provide help and evaluate your work. We offer you a supportive and engaging work environment, where you can feel free to make mistakes and learn from your experiences. This will fully prepare you to think like a coder.
How much access do students have to the mentors?
"Mentors are full-time Ubiqum staff who are onsite every day. Typically, a student will have 1-2 15 minute personal sessions a day, and this is complemented by "scrum", the daily stand up, and group code reviews facilitated by the mentors. They also lead guided discussions, or "spikes", around shared topics, such as complex problems that multiple students are working on.
Ready to discuss your potential future as a MERN Stack developer? Our Career Advisors are here to help you plan your next steps
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