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Free! iOS Development Program

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    ACCESS CODE: iOS Development Program
    We’re excited to announce the launch of Access Code, our comprehensive and affordable iOS Development course led by an expert practitioner. No previous background required.We believe that everyone should have an opportunity to learn how to code and begin a career in technology. With 75% of tech developer jobs in NYC currently going unfilled, we want to grow the tech workforce by expanding access to tech education. In particular, we hope to increase the opportunity to participate in the tech economy for traditionally underrepresented groups like women, minorities, public college students, and immigrants.Full scholarships are available for applicants from these traditionally underrepresented groups.

    Our 8-week, 50 hour course will give you the foundations to create your
    own iPhone and iPad applications.

    Learn more and apply today for our Spring Class (App deadline: April 21st): accesscodenyc.org. Feel free to contact ben@queenstech.org if you have any questions about the program.

    #28170

    Hi Carina, would you please share more information about how to attend this class for FREE? I see a $950 price tag, I must be missing something…

    #28171

    It is free for those who qualify:
    http://www.accesscodenyc.org
    In particular, we hope to increase the opportunity to participate in the tech economy for traditionally underrepresented groups like women, minorities, public college students, and immigrants.Full scholarships are available for applicants from these traditionally underrepresented groups.

    #28172

    Thank you for clarifying! I thought CUNY had signed some sort of special agreement with them.

    #28174

    This is from Coalition for Queens. Just spreading the word since they want to have CUNY students participate in their program, so it is free for public college students. There are only 20 spots left though.

    #28175
    Stephen Klein
    Participant

    I sent Ben the same question.

    #28176
    Suzanne Tamang
    Participant

    Immigrants are underrepresented in tech? I don’t think so. Actually, I propose less H-1Bs and more effort to recruit women in the US.

    For females students, there are some other groups that provide excellent classes with scholarships for those that can’t pay. I’m a fan of `Girl Develop It’: http://www.girldevelopit.com/ which is more of a learning community than a collection of isolated classes with transient students. Instructors are top quality, young, enthuriastic and dedicated. They integrate pair-programming (I think the best way to learn for a noob) and problem-based activities. For those that opt to pay, prices are reasonable (20$ for an evening, 100$ or so for a 2 day weekend workshop).

    Also, it’s so well thought out in terms of translating to jobs that they even have a class to prep for technical interviews (white-boarding). Here’s where someone with the skills and know-how can easily choke.

    If you have any female students looking for these types of offers, there’s many other places too. Meetup.com is a GREAT place to start looking.
    http://www.meetup.com/

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