Four years ago, OpenHub launched the Hudson Valley’s first Web Development Bootcamp and to this day it remains the gold standard for bootcamps in the Hudson Valley. As we celebrate 4 years of graduates, we add to the celebration with our announcement of our moving to full-time online learning.
Based on our research we have developed a local student profile that is our north star to meet the needs of our enrollees. Learning from our former students and graduates we created a curriculum that is immediately useful.
Many enrolees who were freelancers and junior developers complained of ‘being lost’ and needing support. We have had students who overcame their struggles with learning everything from PHP and child-themes for WordPress to others that needed a more holistic and full-stack understanding of WAMP/MAMP frameworks.
But what continues to make the difference is OpenHub’s large network of tech-professional community members. OpenHub's community of 'techies' provide support, connections, and tips to get ahead. As a community building project, OpenHub supports collaboration and mutual support for ongoing learning to continually build resiliency, improve your skill base, and grow expertise.
What We Learned: Our physical location had some limits!
Until now, we ran our programming successfully at Suny Ulster. However, we found the location actually set some limits that online learning removed:
- Every student now has a first-row seat
- Zoom Replay of class serves as a vital review to class and to practice skills
- Students can share their screen to problem solve and the entire class can help
- As the entire class coaches or create solutions to problems, confidence grows
- With chat, questions are asked, solutions posted, and resources shared
- Access issues of mobility and location were eased
OpenHub’s Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp curriculum and relationships continue to focus on the Hudson Valley. We are laser-focused on essential, in-demand skills and industry best practices. The curriculum continually evolves and updates to keep current to the demands of today’s job market needs.
New Season Beginning January 2020
Taking all we have learned and moving forward, OpenHub’s Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp will be held 100% online. but in a very engaging manner. It will be fun, and you will enjoy pair programming as well as a group debugging . The curriculum consists of comprehensive courses providing a solid foundation in website development and business skills.
Expect to graduate with a truly relevant and effective strategy to starting your own business as a web developer or obtaining the skills to get a professional position in an existing business. Use our network of 3,000 tech-professionals here in the Hudson Valley to promote your self and network your way toward your next goal!
The Secret Sauce
You are not in this alone. Joining OpenHub’s Fast Track Web Development Bootcamp means you are joining a community of colleagues and experts who are available for support during training and beyond. OpenHub is Hudson Valley’s technology hub with a wide reach to network for support, internships and job advancement.
OpenHub builds local opportunities and relationships toward a thriving and inclusive tech-driven Hudson Valley.
No prior experience is necessary to sign up.
Courses are equally beneficial whether you are a beginner or someone who is looking to sharpen existing expertise. Many beginners elect to take advantage of office hours and OpenHub’s ‘2nd go-around’ offer.
Beginners are encouraged to repeat any module they self-elect to repeat while acquiring real world skills, learning additional topics, and best practices. These ‘2nd go-around’ students become mentors to the newer students further cementing their mastery while encouraging newcomers.
All our instructors are local, experienced professionals in the field of website development and technology, and are passionately involved in growing the local tech community. Graduates are encouraged to integrate into the local Hudson Valley tech community as ‘emerging tech-talent’ by joining our ongoing Meetups and networking opportunities.
If you are interested or have any questions - sign up here, and we will be in touch!