Toronto, Canada

Intro to HTML & CSS

Hosted at The Lab (483 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto)
Begins May 5th, 2014 / Ends June 12th, 2014
39 hours of learning over six weeks | part-time, in the evenings

This spring, HackerYou’s popular 39-hour Intro to HTML & CSS course is back. Come and learn HTML5 and CSS3, build websites and collaborate with a group of people just like you – people who see that learning to code is going to help them take their careers to the next level. With an intense focus on hands-on, project-based learning, this course will give you the opportunity to learn directly from some of Toronto’s most talented developers and designers and discover how to create beautiful, functional websites from scratch.

This course is designed for beginners, and is a great option for people working full-time as well as those with more flexible schedules. Whether you’re interested in learning to code in order to further your career, make a  career switch, or start your own business as an entrepreneur or freelancer, HackerYou’s HTML & CSS course is for you. Space is limited and this course always sells out (this will be our fifth time running it), so if you’re interested in joining us, apply now!

Please note that this program is offered in English. Course capacity: 30 students.

Looking for more information? Attend one of our upcoming Open House Days!

Want to take your learning experience even further? Join our Intro to Responsive Design Course and learn how to optimize your websites for mobile and tablet devices. Graduates of this course are eligible to take Intro to Responsive Design for only $500 including HST.

What you will learn

  • Best practices and fundamentals of web design and development
  • Style, architecture and layout of a website
  • Typography and custom web fonts
  • HTML5 and CSS elements
  • Form elements and field validation
  • Developer tools, tips and site testing

What you will build

  • Start by building a simple website
  • Create a style and brand guide
  • Add hover states, background images, gradients and more
  • Include a header, footer, sidebar and navigation
  • Build a contact form with field validation
  • Add a portfolio to showcase your work

FINAL PROJECT: Create a beautiful, functional website from scratch.

 


Toronto, Canada

Intro to Responsive Design

Hosted at The Lab (483 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto)
Begins June 16th, 2014 / Ends July 24th, 2014
39 hours of learning over six weeks | part-time, in the evenings

The web has evolved. It isn’t something we engage with only on desktops and laptops – today, most people engage regularly with the web on a mobile device. As a result, the way we think about web design and architecture has completely changed. A strong understanding of why and how to optimize websites for mobile devices is a valuable skill for people in a variety of different roles and industries. This 39-hour course will give students the skills needed to design and create a responsive website for laptops, phones, tablets, and beyond using the latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques.

Please note that this program is offered in English. Course capacity: 30 students.

Looking for more information? Attend one of our upcoming Open House Days!

What you will learn

  • Best practices and fundamentals of responsive web design and development
  • Tips and tricks for determining the style, architecture and layout of a responsive website
  • The latest HTML5 and CSS3 techniques for creating both desktop- and mobile-friendly websites.

What you will build

  • Start with a simple, non-responsive site design
  • Design and architect layouts optimized for various screen sizes
  • Implement the designs using CSS3 media queries and stylesheets

FINAL PROJECT: Create a beautiful responsive website from scratch.


Toronto, Canada

Summer Front-End Web Development Immersive: Become a Professional Freelancer in Nine Weeks

Hosted at The Lab (483 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto)
Begins June 30th, 2014 / Ends August 29th, 2014
360+ hours of learning over nine weeks | full-time, five days a week

About the course:

Make 2014 the year that you take charge of your career. Join us for HackerYou’s full-time front-end web development immersive and become a professional freelancer in nine weeks. Yes, the only thing standing between you and a rewarding career as a full-time freelancer is nine weeks with us. Classes run Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm.

Learn more about the program via our bootcamp webpage here. Meet the students from our Winter 2014 cohort here.

Want to see a bootcamp in action? Attend one of our upcoming Open House Days!

What to expect:

By the end of the program, you’ll be comfortable using HTML5, CSS3, responsive design, design theory, jQuery, JavaScript, APIs and WordPress to build beautiful, functional and responsive sites for clients. Throughout the course, we’ll also teach you the intangible skills involved in running a successful freelance business: personal branding, how to get started, finding and winning clients, scoping, pricing and quoting projects, client management, time management, and more. You’ll build a website and blog for your new freelance business, create a portfolio to show off your skills and fill it with interesting projects, have the chance to work on real client projects and also create systems and processes to help you become an effective freelancer or front-end web developer quickly.

>> view the program syllabus here

But that’s not all. Included in your tuition fee is a free month of co-working space at HackerYou HQ, where you’ll continue to be coached and mentored by Heather PayneBrenna O’Brien, Christina TruongJared Phillips,  and others as you officially launch your freelance business and take on your first clients. We’ll review your code, help you on the hard days, congratulate you on the good days and we’ll even try to send potential clients in your direction!

(To clarify, if you’d prefer to work for a company as a front-end developer, you’re a fit for this course, too! We’ll prepare you for those roles and even help you land interviews.)

What makes HackerYou’s Web Development Immersive special?

  1. It’s led by Brenna O’Brien, one of Toronto’s most talented developers and instructors. During the program, her full-time commitment is to the 25 students enrolled. Brenna has led numerous sold out workshops for Ladies Learning Code and has been teaching with HackerYou since September of 2013.
  2. With three full-time instructors (including full-time mentor, Christina Truong) and only 25 students, the student-to-instructor ratio at HackerYou is hard to beat. Few college programs or other programming bootcamps feature an 8:1 ratio.
  3. The curriculum was developed with the help of Ahmed Omran, a skilled developer who has a post-graduate bachelor’s degree (B.Ed.) in Education and tons of experience with curriculum design.
  4. When designing this program, we’ve drawn on all of the experiences we’ve had teaching programming and other technical skills to adults through both HackerYou and Ladies Learning Code since 2011. This program will be HackerYou’s fourth full-time bootcamp – and they always sell out.

Program details:

Space is limited to 25 students and our bootcamps always sell out, so if you’re interested in joining us, taking charge of your career and joining the creative class, apply now! We will then contact you to schedule an informational interview so that we can tell you more about the program and also learn more about you and your personal and professional goals.

>> click here to apply now

What you will learn

We’ll cover all of these technical skills:

  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Responsive Design
  • Design Theory
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • APIs
  • WordPress Theme Development

Plus you’ll learn all of these intangibles:

  • Personal branding
  • Starting a freelance business
  • Finding and winning clients
  • Scoping, pricing & quoting Projects
  • Client management
  • Time management
  • Tools of the trade
  • Building your business
  • Forming strategic partnerships
  • …and more

 

What you will build

  • A responsive website and blog for your new freelance business or career
  • A portfolio of 12+ web projects to show off your skills with HTML and CSS, responsive design, JavaScript, jQuery, APIs and WordPress
  • Websites and projects for real clients (if you like!)
  • Systems and processes that will help you become an effective freelancer quickly

BONUS: You can even make back your tuition before the program ends by charging clients and building them awesome websites!


Toronto, Canada

Intro to Design Fundamentals

Hosted at The Lab (483 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto)
Begins September 15th, 2014 / Ends October 23rd, 2014
39 hours of learning over six weeks | part-time, in the evenings

Join us this fall for HackerYou’s inaugural Design Fundamentals course. This program will focus on the principles of successful visual design, how to use design thinking, and help you develop practical skills through a series of hands-on, collaborative exercises. Learn more about typography, visual identities, and logo design while developing skills with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

This 39-hour course has been engineered for beginners who want to develop visual sensitivities and convert their interest in design to practical skills. Whether you’re interested in career advancement, starting a new business, or complementing an existing ability in web development with visual design – this course is a perfect fit. Classes are held in the evening to accommodate your schedule. Availability is limited, so if you’re interested in joining, apply now!

Please note this program is offered in English. Course capacity: 30 students.

Want to take your learning experience even further? Join our Intro to Applied Visual Design course and hone your new skills while growing your design portfolio. Graduates of this course are eligible to take Intro to Applied Visual Design for only $500 including HST.

What you will learn

  • Fundamentals of successful visual design
  • The design process / Creative thinking
  • Typography: basic history and best practices
  • Icon theory / Vector drawing
  • Practical applications of design principles and elements
  • Working with grids, visual hierarchy
  • Intro to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Logo and visual identity design
  • Presenting creative ideas to peers and clients

What you will build

  • Working with design briefs
  • Creative sketches and wireframes to guide designs
  • Typographic compositions
  • Colour and mood boards
  • Develop your own process for thinking creatively
  • Build a portfolio of exercises to showcase your abilities

Toronto, Canada

Intro to Applied Visual Design

Hosted at The Lab (483 Queen Street West, 3rd Floor, Toronto)
Begins October 27th, 2014 / Ends December 4th, 2014
39 hours of learning over six weeks | part-time, in the evenings

Being a successful designer requires versatility – we will help you get there. Learning to combine your skills and apply yourself to a range of design challenges is what this course is all about. Through a series of classroom projects, students will compose creative briefs, create visual identities, explore responsive web design, and learn to effectively communicate their thought process to clients.

Building on the skills developed in the Intro to Design Fundamentals course, this 39-hour course allows students to pursue various avenues of design for their final project – students are free to explore print, responsive web, and multi-page document design, with our team of talented professionals guiding the process each step of the way.

Please note this program is offered in English. Course capacity: 30 students.

What you will learn

  • Working with a creative brief
  • Creating cohesive visual design systems
  • Content strategy / Layout design
  • Using colour and image to create mood
  • Selecting and pairing typefaces
  • Best practices for visual identity design
  • How to present your concepts effectively

What you will build

  • Logos and visual identities for different types of clients
  • Content wireframes / Design planning
  • A responsive website design
  • Other design pieces of your choosing

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