Silicon Alley High
The 12-week school for becoming a web developer
So...the Internet is the future. Maybe you?ve heard?
Regardless of your career trajectory, there?s no time like the present to jump on the tech bandwagon. Sure, you could go into marketing, sales or any number of fields within the industry. But if you want to really learn the nuts and bolts, consider The Flatiron School.
The school?s 12-week programs teach students (of all ages and backgrounds) how to code, develop and create iOS apps and websites. A few things to note up front: It?s full-time and then some, taking all the essentials you?d learn in traditional higher-education settings (anywhere from two to eight semesters) and condensing them into an intensive time frame. In addition to being faster than typical academia, The Flatiron also charges a fraction of the tuition ($12,000).
Not surprisingly, the admissions process is rather selective, but not in the GRE-cramming way you?d imagine. Students are chosen based on other students. Say you?re an NPR producer (which the school has had among its grads); if the upcoming grouping already has a few radio people, you may need to reapply for the next term. (New ones start every three months.)
The school?s, well, code is to diversify its populace as much as possible--even doling out scholarships to underrepresented groups like females, minorities and vets. (Female minority vets, the World Wide Web is your oyster.)