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 September 19th 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 ProgramSeptember 2016 - July 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

Partner

Learning facilitator and curriculum developer with Interchange Institute.

Shereef Bishay

Shereef Bishay

Founder / Partner

Founding Partner; Founder of Dev Bootcamp, Former Senior Software Developer - Microsoft

Karim Bishay

Karim Bishay

Partner

Holacracy evangelist and teaching facilitator at Dev Bootcamp

David Guendelman

David Guendelman

Partner

CFO for several social entrepreneurship ventures.

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Partner

Founder of HomeGrown Advisors; over 15 years as economic empowerment advisor

Omoju Miller

Omoju Miller

Partner

Former tech portfolio manager at Google; PhD in Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley

Tanner Welsh

Tanner Welsh

Partner

Co-founder of Dev Bootcamp NYC & student of the School of Life

Jeffrey Wescott

Jeffrey Wescott

Partner

Serial Entrepreneur, Former VP of Product & Engineering- change.org

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

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