What’s a day in the life?
NewForce is full-time, meaning you’ll be in a virtual classroom over Zoom with your cohort every weekday from 9am-4pm for six months. You’ll have two instructors in the Zoom classroom with you full-time, ready to answer any and all of your questions. Some days will be lab days. An instructor will live-code a new concept on a projector in the morning and then you’ll have a chance to apply that concept in your own project after lunch. Every week or two, you’ll work on a week-long team project to apply everything you’ve learned up to that point.
The NewForce curriculum is fast-paced and immersive. Through this full-time program, you’ll learn something new every day and solve real-world problems with your teammates. Our curriculum is all open source online and constantly updated based on employer feedback to ensure that you’re ready to contribute on day one of your software development jobs.
The NewForce curriculum is fast-paced and immersive. You’ll learn something new every day and solve real-world problems with your teammates. Our curriculum is all open source online and constantly updated based on employer feedback to ensure that you’re ready to contribute on day one of your software development jobs.
We don’t have tests or grades. You’ll build around ten team-based projects throughout the program, which you can add to your portfolio to show off to employers. You’ll also design, plan, and build two solo capstone projects on topics that matter to you.
The tech industry is constantly changing. The biggest skill you’ll take away from NewForce isn’t any particular technology or tool-- it’s the ability to learn quickly and apply what you’ve learned.Learn More About The NewForce Curriculum
Because we are committed to the total success of our students, NewForce offers a comprehensive career prep plan. Students learn to build technical resumes, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, and more. Each student will also complete a mock interview process where they apply, interview, and negotiate offers to fully prepare them for job placement.
At the end of each cohort, NewForce hosts Demo Day to celebrate the accomplishments gained throughout the six-months. Students demonstrate their solo capstone projects. Employer and community partners meet students individually, explore projects, examine code, and take home resumes. In light of COVID-19, Demo Day will be held virtually.
If you ask any NewForce alumni, they’ll tell you that the best part of NewForce was the community they found here. We work hard to foster a collaborative classroom environment where students can lean on each other for support. It’s not unusual to see students playing games, chatting about their family, or pulling out musical instruments at lunch or on breaks. We care about our students and alumni as whole people, not just as developers. We’ll do whatever it takes to make sure you feel welcome and ready to learn.