An intensive, nine week program leading to a rewarding career as a web developer.
Our selective admissions process allows us to round out each cohort with a diverse group of skilled and highly motivated students. When you’re accepted into Bootcamp, you’re joining a community of driven people who share your career goals and values. What follows is a life-changing nine weeks that will prepare you for a career transition, forming lasting friendships along the way. Our Bootcamp is challenging, for sure, but you’ll come out of it primed for success and incredibly proud of yourself.
Make sure to fill out your bootcamp application by 12pm EST on November 16, 2018!
Your time in Bootcamp is about more than just technical skills. Below are a few things you'll learn. For a complete program overview, download the syllabus.
HTML is a markup language, used to define content and structure of a website
Cascading Style Sheets is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language like HTML
A client-side programming language that controls the behaviour of websites
Responsive web design allows for optimized web experiences across various devices and screen sizes
A toolkit that helps automate and optimize our development workflow
Git is an open source version control system
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All of our Bootcamps are nine-week, full-time commitments that run during the Spring, Summer, Winter and Fall.
Jan 21 - Mar 22
10am - 6pm
483 Queen St. W
Demo Day: Mar 20
Apr 22 - Jun 21
10am - 6pm
483 Queen St. W
Deadline: Feb 15
*As of our Winter 2019 Cohort, the price for Bootcamp has increased to $12,000. We've also added a mandatory six-week part-time course to the end of each Bootcamp.Learn more
You're eligible for a $2000 discount on the bootcamp.
You're eligible for up to $1000 off the bootcamp.
Check out our FAQ Section for more details about your options.
While we encourage all interested applicants to apply, to gain acceptance into our Bootcamp you must:
All HackerYou Alumni are eligible for discounts on our Bootcamp. Contact us for details.
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We consider your potential to thrive as a member of the HackerYou community just as much as your technical abilities. To begin the application process, you will complete a video interview and an HTML & CSS-focused tech challenge. Those who are successful will be invited to an in-person group interview and acceptances will be sent out the following week. Our Bootcamp admissions process is structured to ensure that everyone accepted has what it takes to be successful not only as a Front-End Developer, but as a member of a development team and the tech community at large.
Over your nine weeks with us, you’ll follow a proven curriculum that is constantly updated featuring industry best practices. From HTML to React, our instructors take care to create lessons that are hands-on, exercise heavy and perfectly paced. Group work, portfolio projects, weekly presentations, and afterhours mentor sessions will deepen your knowledge of each topic.
One of the best things about enrolling at HackerYou is joining our incredible community of alumni. Feeling stuck on certain concepts, or just need some support? We’ve got you covered. Just reach out on one of our dedicated Slack channels. You will also be paired with a “Bootcamp Buddy”: a past graduate who will be available as a support system throughout your experience. We also run after-hours mentoring sessions during which alumni volunteer their time to assist with that week's topics.
Because learning new concepts eight hours a day for nine weeks straight can be exhausting, we make sure to balance out curriculum with a lot of fun. You can look forward to things like morning kick-off games, Salad Club on Wednesdays, and Show-and-Tell on Fridays, and much more. Oh, and you’ll also have the opportunity to grab a fob for 24/7 access to the space. It’s not uncommon for students to come hang out and work on projects on the weekend or late into the evening. Sure, it’s going to be an intense nine weeks, but you’re going to have a lot of fun and make long-lasting friendships, too!
Your job hunt officially begins on the last day of the Bootcamp, when you show off your newly minted portfolio to potential employers at Industry Day. After Bootcamp is over, HackerYou's CEO, Heather Payne, hosts a weekly meeting to support you as you transition from bootcamp to job hunt. After about a month, she moves to one-on-one meetings with job seekers to help everyone implement the HackerYou job hunting strategy, informed by everything we’ve learned from helping graduates who came before you. Even once you’ve started working, our team is available for career support. Heather and other team members are happy to offer one-on-one advice anytime. We're just a Slack message away!
Meet your lead, supporting instructors and mentors for our bootcamp.
Coding was always a hobby for Kristen Spencer, who started her career in health and fitness. Today, she works as Development Manager at HackerYou, having successfully transitioned her hobby into a career that she's passionate about. When she isn't teaching, she's chasing her two sons and their co-dependent golden doodle Leo around Toronto's west end.
Zoe is an experienced front-end developer who has worked on products for Hyperloop, HBO, and Rolling Stone. In 2014, she had such a good time as a finalist at Cultivated Wit's Comedy Hack Day in New York that she brought the event to Toronto the following year. She's currently a lead instructor at HackerYou's bootcamp.
Before joining the HackerYou team, Lead Instructor Adam McMillan was squashing bugs and customizing themes for Out of the Sandbox. On the side, he mentored HackerYou's Part-Time Web Development courses. He's passionate about three things: creating a welcoming environment for those new to coding, Batman, and tropical prints.
In a past life, Asaf Gerchak was a barista and writer, but finally got tired of fields that were only marginally employable. He took HackerYou's bootcamp back in 2014 and has been delighted to be fully, wholly employable in a field he loves. He is currently one of HackerYou's lead instructors and is excited as can be about the whole thing.
Suzette came to web development through video editing, theatre and Ladies Learning Code. After freelancing for many years, she is a now happily leading others towards a career in web development as a Lead Instructor of HackerYou's immersive bootcamp.