App Academy

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App Academy
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Established2012
Location, ,
37°47′29″N 122°23′37″W / 37.7913°N 122.3937°W / 37.7913; -122.3937Coordinates: 37°47′29″N 122°23′37″W / 37.7913°N 122.3937°W / 37.7913; -122.3937
Websitehttp://www.appacademy.io

App Academy is a San Francisco based coding bootcamp founded by Ned Ruggeri and Kush Patel in 2012.

Overview[edit]

App Academy describes their program as having a "job-guaranteed"[1] financing model where payment is deferred until after the completion of the course. App Academy has publicly offered to waive payment for their program if a student does not find relevant employment within the first year of completing the course.[2]

The Program[edit]

Students at work

App Academy, as of 2014, reported an acceptance rate of about 5%.[3] During the admissions process, students are required to complete introductory level coding work to show programmer potential, however, applicants do not need to have prior coding experience to apply.[1] The curriculum covers full stack web development and primarily focuses on Ruby on Rails and JavaScript as well as React, Flux, JQuery and SQL.[4]

App Academy's 12-week program is broken into 3 sections with over 500 hours of instructional time for every student who attends the course;

Weeks 1-5: Introductory level programming concepts. Ruby and SQL.[5]

Weeks 6-9: JavaScript, React, and Flux, amongst others.[6]

Weeks 10-12: Advanced algorithms and job search. The job search curriculum pertains to resume help, whiteboarding, technical interview training, and salary negotiation.[7]

Students are given a lecture at the beginning of every session, with the majority of the time being allocated to projects and pair programming.[8]

App Academy offers a paid tutoring program for potential applicants who seek assistance during the admissions process.[9]

Founding[edit]

Kush interviewing an applicant

Ned Ruggeri and Kush Patel met at the University Of Chicago, where Ruggeri studied Mathematics and Patel majored in Economics. Prior to App Academy, Ruggeri worked for Google on the search engine indexing team and Patel worked at a hedge fund in Mumbai.[10] In an interview with Patel, he explains the initial structure of App Academy, stating the need to teach "as much language and framework agnostic software development as we can."[11] Kush reported to Yahoo News stating the need to "give [students] real-world skills they can use and actually get them a job."[2]

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  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-30. Retrieved 2016-01-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-29. Retrieved 2016-01-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Apps Academy - Staff". Appacademy.io. Retrieved 2013-10-03.
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