Learners Guild - The Alternative to College for Aspiring Software Developers

Learners Guild

Begin Your Software Development Career Without Going Into Debt.
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Now accepting applications for the Oakland Cohort starting November 28th Apply

If you're serious about becoming a software developer,
we want to prepare and invest in you.

 

We'll spot you up to $1500 per month for your living expenses. We'll provide you with dedicated staff of tech pioneers, assign challenging real-world projects, and connect you with an incredible community of support.

You'll have everything you need to focus your heart and mind on becoming a skilled software developer, and launching your career.

10 Month ProgramNovember 2016 - September 2017

Oakland, CAFull time. In person. Immersive.

No debt. No upfront cost.20% of your salary when you get a job

Learners Guild Wants to Help Take the Risk Out of Education.

Getting an Education Can Be a Huge Financial Risk.

How Broken is Higher Education?

What to Expect from a Learners Guild Education

Learning for the Real World

Learning for the Real World

The world of a professional software engineer doesn’t involve desks, teachers, books, or tests. So why software development training? At Learners Guild, you’ll build real world software in teams of 3 to 5 learners of various experience levels.

Learning Through Apprenticeship

Learning Through Apprenticeship

The best way to learn is side-by-side with professional software developers. Under the guidance of some of the most pioneering senior engineers and practitioners in the tech world, you and your peers will collaborate on creating real-world software and contribute to open source projects. You’ll walk away with a stellar portfolio.

Learning By Mentoring Others

Learning By Mentoring Others

As you advance through the program, you’ll lead groups of newer learners, supporting them as they adopt concepts you’ve recently mastered. You’ll gain leadership skills and put into practice everything you’ve been learning.

Learning Through Belonging

Learning Through Belonging

You’ll be part of a diverse group of people with a shared passion for coding. You’ll connect with influential mentors who will challenge you and encourage you. You’ll come away from Learners Guild with all the tools you need for a successful career, including a supportive community of peers.

Overview

What Makes Our Program Awesome

No Degree Requirement

You don't need a college degree to get in. Just a passion for building software.

No Up-Front Program Fees

Admittance is free. You only pay back the cost once you've found a paying job.

Living Allowance

$1,500 month to keep you afloat so you can focus on learning.

Facilitation and Support

Learn alongside expert facilitators and mentors.

Accessible and Inclusive

Learn in an inclusive environment.

Cognitive Apprenticeship

Learn alongside expert practitioners while also learning to be a team lead.

A Team of Experts to Guide You

Learners Guild is a new training program brought to you by Shereef Bishay, founder of Dev Bootcamp. We know how to get you from beginner to full-stack in less than a year, and we know what it takes to land a superb tech career.

Here are the top-tier pros you’ll be working side-by-side with for 10 months.

Carla Bagdonas

Carla Bagdonas

Learning Facilitator
Shereef Bishay

Shereef Bishay

Founder
Karim Bishay

Karim Bishay

Head of Enrollment & GTD Coach
David Guendelman

David Guendelman

CFO
NeEddra James

NeEddra James

Learning Facilitator
Trevor Little

Trevor Little

Software Engineer
Sabra Pratt

Sabra Pratt

Software Engineer
John Roberts

John Roberts

Professional Player
Jared Grippe

Jared Grippe

Professional Player
Tanner Welsh

Tanner Welsh

Software Engineer
Jeffrey Wescott

Jeffrey Wescott

CTO

We're excited to meet you. Let's get in touch.

Even more questions? Maybe questions only current learners can answer, like what kind of projects are learners working on? Or, what kind of support do learners receive when they get stuck? Or, what's the atmosphere's like? Oh, and where's the best place for lunch? (You know, the important stuff.)

Sweet. We've got you covered. Register for a Learner-led hangout session and join our Facebook Group to communicate directly with learners who could be your future teammates.

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