Omaha Code School

Become a Web Developer Novice to Hirable in 12 Intense Weeks

Build a job-ready skill set

800 hours of hyper-relevant training. Not just how to code, but how to work well.

Develop a portfolio

2-4 impressive projects - both individual and in collaboration with other students.

Meet the industry

Field trips, guest speakers, exclusive job fair & drop-ins from community leaders.

Omaha Code School is special.

We've done this before.

Sumeet's summer students.

Your instructor taught a similar course in San Francisco this summer. His students were complete beginners. Now they're earning market rates as professional web developers.

It takes more than coding know-how to teach this kind of course. We've spent months fine-tuning our curriculum, improving our instructional techniques, and learning what Omaha's employers value.

You'll work on real products.

Omawho.com

In addition to their own projects, our students will maintain and improve real, live products - like Omawho.com. During the course, students will field bug reports and implement new features.

Combined with the intensive curriculum, work on real projects - using industry-standard methodologies - will prepare our students to hit the ground running in their future jobs.

The Program

We turn beginners into hireable web developers in 12 weeks. That means you learn much, much more than "how to code". You'll learn how to think like a software engineer. And you will build real products using ultramodern technologies that you often teach yourself as you go, like you would in the workplace. Sumeet Jain, Lead Instructor

You will learn all of the following and much, much more.

  • Ruby on Rails

    One of the best ways to build modern web applications. Learn it — and how it works.

  • HTML5 & CSS

    Master semantic markup and efficient style to build elegant interfaces for any device.

  • JavaScript Fundamentals

    Learn the behavioral layer to add dynamism and personality to your applications.

  • Test Driven Development

    Understand and practice this respected methodology for creating robust and maintainable code.

  • Agile Development

    Become an adaptable and compassionate developer who can iterate quickly.

  • Git and Version Control

    Manage your code versions and collaborate with other programmers (and non-programmers!).

  • Cutting-Edge Technologies

    jQuery, CoffeeScript, SASS, HAML, Jekyll, WordPress, and other forms of magic.

  • Deployment

    Learn and practice different ways to ship your application.

  • Pair-Programming

    Develop the ability to communicate and interpret complex ideas clearly and develop an eye for detail.

  • Design

    It's not just coding. Our graduates are the best front-end developers around. We're serious about design.

  • Soft Skills

    Become an effective, independent, and kind web developer. Learn presentation and interview skills.

  • Career Preparation

    Build an impressive portfolio and résumé. Practice real programming interview questions. Meet employers and other leaders in the Silicon Prairie.

Program Overview

Pre-Work

If you're admitted, we'll provide you with a detailed self-learning curriculum. You'll watch videos, read tutorials, and practice basic exercises. These are the kinds of resources anyone can find online for free, which give you a basic framework for the deeper education and experience we will be providing.

Weeks 1-4

The first third of the course is a rigorous survey of web development. You'll learn the tools of the trade, practice good techniques, and build at least one real web application you can show off to your friends and family.

You will also frequently learn from guest speakers and mentors, who will share insights about coding, design, and the industry in general. By the end of Week 4, you will have a solid foundation for web development and a growing appreciation for the non-technical parts of the business as well.

Weeks 5-12

The rest of the course is a deep-dive into building production-caliber web applications. You'll focus on completing a more ambtious project in a group - as well as collaborate on real, live products like Omawho.

Outcomes

By graduation, you'll have an impressive portfolio of work on GitHub, solid experience you can show off on your résumé, technical interview experience, and you'll have made valuable connections in the community.

We'll host a demo day, exclusive job fair, and guide you through your job search.

A Typical Day

1. Breakfast

Gather in the common area over bagels and coffee before class begins.

2. Live Coding

We will start the day's project together, coding on the projector. Shout out questions and explore variations - it's highly interactive.

3. Work

Hack individually or pair-program on projects. Get help from the instructors when you get stuck.

4. Lunch

Sometimes we provide lunch and a guest speaker.

5. Learn & Code

Just like in the morning, we will introduce new concepts and help you work through challenging projects that reinforce understanding.

6. Evening

The school stays open! No two evenings are alike. Whether it's a meetup, mock interviews, guest lecture, hackathon, or party - something interesting will be happening. Class officially ends at 5pm, but many students work into the night.

Details

Tuition - $7,500

We offer various scholarships and work on a case-by-case basis with students who would otherwise not be able to attend Omaha Code School.

July 28 - Oct 17, 2014

All-day, every weekday.

The work and pace are intense. But you'll enjoy the work more than ever, and we have lots of sponsored events and other fun to keep it fresh.

Downtown

We're located in the beautiful 13th Street corridor - next to the Donut Stop.

1258 S. 13th Street
Omaha, NE 68108

Who We Are

  • Sumeet Jain Lead Instructor

    Sumeet Jain
  • Rahul Gupta Director of Outcomes

    Rahul Gupta
  • Corey Spitzer Mentor

    Corey Spitzer
  • Joe Sparano Mentor

    Joe Sparano
  • Matthew Heller Mentor

    Matthew Heller
  • Pam Stene-Hagge Mentor

    Pam Stene-Hagge
  • Preston Badeer Mentor

    Preston Badeer
  • Alex Gates Mentor

    Alex Gates
  • Dusty Davidson Mentor

    Dusty Davidson
  • Dave Kerber Mentor

    Dave Kerber
  • Stef Monge Mentor

    Stef Monge
  • John Hobbs Mentor

    John Hobbs
  • Nick Nisi Mentor

    Nick Nisi
  • Randy Terbush Mentor

    Randy Terbush
  • Kelsey Janda Mentor

    Kelsey Janda
  • Tony Noecker Mentor

    Tony Noecker
  • Erin Hawkins Mentor

    Erin Hawkins
  • Aaron Wolfson Mentor

    Aaron Wolfson
  • Rick Knudtson Mentor

    Rick Knudtson
  • Craig Hughes Mentor

    Craig Hughes
  • Heath Roehr Mentor

    Heath Roehr
  • Dave Homan Mentor

    Dave Homan
  • Drew Gourley Mentor

    Drew Gourley
  • Sandi Barr Mentor

    Sandi Barr
  • Zach Origitano Mentor

    Zach Origitano
  • Becca Nispel Mentor

    Becca Nispel
  • Brian Ardinger Mentor

    Brian Ardinger
  • Michael Struthers Mentor

    Michael Struthers
  • Damon Cali Mentor

    Damon Cali
  • Kevin Berry Mentor

    Kevin Berry

We want to unite the mentors in our community to create a clear channel for aspiring creators.
Help us out by offering some of your time.
Contact learn@omahacodeschool.com.

Omaha Code School is proud to be supported by the Greater Omaha Chamber - as well as our Supporting Employers.


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West Corporation

West provides technology and customized services for companies to connect with their customers, workforce, partners and vendors.


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Lyconic

Lyconic is a web applications development start-up specializing in business solutions.


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Hudl

Hudl is a sports and technology company. They create software that helps coaches win, athletes look like pros, and recruiters find more talent.


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Agape Red

Agape Red is an agile team of developers building great software with great people.


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Swanson Russell

Swanson Russell is a full-service communications agency with specialized focus in Outdoor Recreation, Green/Turf, Agribusiness, Health Care, Construction and Regional brands.


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Lemonly

Lemonly makes data easier to understand. From infographics to videos to interactive design, they help turn lemons to lemonade.


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Ervin & Smith

Ervin & Smith provides services, consulting and training for digital marketing efforts that include: branding, social media marketing, content marketing, Web design and development, SEO, public relations and more.


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Flywheel

Flywheel is a premium WordPress hosting company built specifically for designers, freelancers and creative agencies. Launch WordPress sites quickly and easily with Flywheel's managed WordPress hosting platform.


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Big Wheel Brigade

Big Wheel Brigade is a product and custom software development shop with an eye on social good.

Articles

  • 100% August 7, 2014

    As of two weeks ago, 100% of our Spring 2014 graduates have found jobs. Read on for more about our outcomes and growth. Read »

  • Andrew Ek Joins the Brigade August 1, 2014

    We're so excited to be announcing our newest team-member, Andrew Ek. Read »

  • Beth Haubert Joins the Brigade July 21, 2014

    This summer is especially bright, as Beth joins our team as Director of Operations. Read »

  • Why You Should Hire Our Students May 8, 2014

    Here are a few reasons why our students are the best junior developers you're likely to meet. Read »

  • Mentorship and Social Good Feb 28, 2014

    For every on-site hour a mentor spends helping our students, we'll split a $10 donation to Hello World Foundation in support of the CoderDojo movement, and The Ada Initiative, which supports women in open technology and culture. We will also match every $10 donation above with another $10 for minority scholarships next session. Read »

  • Scholarships Feb 20, 2014

    We are delighted to announce the granting of $14,500 in scholarships for our inaugural class's students - and a fund of over $10k from GitHub for women attending our next class. Read »

  • Values Feb 17, 2014

    Among other things, Omaha Code School values giving, openness, and health. Read »

  • Six Ways You Can Help Jan 9, 2014

    Here are 6 ways anyone from the community can help the students of Omaha Code School. Read »

  • How You Can Help – Employers Jan 6, 2014

    Want to lend a hand with Omaha Code School? We'd love to have your support! Here is how employers can help us out. Read »

  • Supporting Employers Dec 11, 2013

    As part of our preparation for Omaha Code School, we are building a channel for our graduates to find jobs. Of course, this channel works both ways: It’s also for employers to find talent. For employers who might be interested in hiring our graduates, we strongly encourage becoming one of our Supporting Employers. Read »

  • Building Talent in the Prairie Dec 5, 2013

    Omaha Code School will be a valuable piece of a larger movement towards building talent and encouraging entrepreneurship in the Silicon Prairie. It will take cooperation and a coordinated effort to fully realize the stored potential here. Read »