Do I get a grade or certificate for the Web Development program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion. We believe (and our partner employers agree) that what matters is what people can do — not what grade, diploma, or label they have. Programming is more like architecture or design, where people come to interviews with a portfolio. Codeup is about you developing the ability to actually make stuff with code. It’s your responsibility to invest in yourself to grow those skills. We put our money where our mouth is, as we refund 100% of the program tuition if you do not get a job within 6 months. Grades on quizzes, projects and written code are used to monitor your progress through the curriculum, but don’t matter beyond the program.

What will I have to show employers as a new Web Developer?

Each student will graduate with a working, well-engineered project completed. This might be writing a Twitter clone or doing the same for another well-known website. If you were sponsored by an employer, you may produce a project of value for them. We work with you to identify an appropriate capstone project.

What happens after Developer Day?

Developer Day is when Web Development graduates’ job hunts begin! You’ll start working on locating employment after Developer Day while continuing with our Postwork. This is a set of challenges that you do while interviewing and applying for positions. We welcome you to come to Codeup to work on the Postwork with your fellow grads.

What kind of companies hire entry-level Web Developers?

Students work at a range of companies, from small startups to large corporations. Our biggest hiring partners are USAA, Accenture and HEB, but we have plenty of grads go to smaller companies out of Geekdom and around downtown.

What else will I learn in Codeup’s Web Development program?

We will talk about development approaches, good practices, and more. Our instructors (and our founders!) have been on real-world software engineering teams, so we know our stuff. Finally, we will work with you on interview and presentation skills so you can wow potential employers.

You’re covering technology “X”. I’ve heard “Y” is all the fashion now. What gives?

This isn’t HVAC a repair. Programming is a world in constant flux. What’s used in industry today often wasn’t even invented a decade ago. What is used today will not be popular ten or even five years from now. Instead of worrying about a particular stack, we focus on turning you into a well-rounded professional software developer. You’ll be set to go out, learn and work on whatever technology an employer throws at you. That being said, we constantly improve our curriculum to respond to industry trends and demands. We are in close communication with our employer partners to teach updated technologies!