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 employed as web developers making $50-80k.

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

Typical entry-level developers make $35-50k. 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. (Plus homework on weekends!)

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/Midtown

While we're finalizing our new space, you can visit our current classroom in Midtown Crossing. Drop us a line to schedule a visit!

200 South 31st Street, Suite 4107
Omaha, NE 68131

Who We Are

  • Sumeet Jain Lead Instructor

    Sumeet Jain
  • Rahul Gupta Director of Outcomes

    Rahul Gupta
  • Rick Knudtson Mentor

    Rick Knudtson
  • Damon Cali Mentor

    Damon Cali
  • Joe Sparano Mentor

    Joe Sparano
  • Kevin Berry Mentor

    Kevin Berry
  • Michael Struthers Mentor

    Michael Struthers
  • Randy Terbush Mentor

    Randy Terbush
  • Dusty Davidson Mentor

    Dusty Davidson
  • Stef Monge Mentor

    Stef Monge
  • Erin Hawkins Mentor

    Erin Hawkins
  • Sandi Barr Mentor

    Sandi Barr
  • Corey Spitzer Mentor

    Corey Spitzer
  • Nick Nisi Mentor

    Nick Nisi
  • Preston Badeer Mentor

    Preston Badeer
  • Heath Roehr Mentor

    Heath Roehr
  • Zach Origitano Mentor

    Zach Origitano
  • Brian Ardinger Mentor

    Brian Ardinger
  • Dave Kerber Mentor

    Dave Kerber
  • Tony Noecker Mentor

    Tony Noecker
  • Craig Hughes Mentor

    Craig Hughes
  • Alex Gates Mentor

    Alex Gates
  • Pam Stene-Hagge Mentor

    Pam Stene-Hagge
  • Matthew Heller Mentor

    Matthew Heller
  • Aaron Wolfson Mentor

    Aaron Wolfson
  • Dave Homan Mentor

    Dave Homan
  • Drew Gourley Mentor

    Drew Gourley
  • Kelsey Janda Mentor

    Kelsey Janda
  • Becca Nispel Mentor

    Becca Nispel
  • John Hobbs Mentor

    John Hobbs

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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Articles

  • 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 »