10-week training programme for web developers launches in Singapore
By Digital News Asia October 29, 2013
- First session has 20 slots free; to start Jan 6 and run to March 17, 2014
- Prior programming knowledge not required; possible job placements upon graduating
A 10-week full-time web developer training programme called DevRubyCamp has launched in Singapore, targeting to train up to 60 software developers over three courses a year.
The inaugural programme will offer up to 20 slots for candidates to join the first cohort. The programme will start on Jan 6 2014 and run to March 17, its organisers said in a statement.
Applicants will not require prior programming knowledge. Students will get intensive training and mentorship from industry experts to guide them on their path to becoming web developers, and will complete the course with over 600 hours of learning and development tutorials and experience.
“We are solving a marketplace problem by training and fulfilling the need for programmers at software companies that are looking to scale quickly,” said DevRubyCamp cofounder Josh Teng.
“Many aspiring programmers want to work in technology startup companies but lack the required experience and skills in modern web development. Our goal is to close that gap and help our graduates get those jobs and start those companies,” he added.
DevRubyCamp was founded by Teng, a web and iOS developer and graduate of San Francisco’s Devbootcamp; Jaryl Sim, who founded Tinkerbox Studios which help startups build web applications on Ruby on Rails; and Jeffrey Paine, founding partner of Golden Gate Ventures, an early stage technology incubator based in Singapore. Paine also started and manages the Founder Institute in Singapore.
DevRubyCamp said it is looking to train smart, driven individuals who are motivated to start their own companies or find a job in the technology industry as a web developer upon completing the programme.
It said it will work with selected startups and web development teams in Singapore and South-East Asia to offer job placements for companies looking to hire entry-level web developers.
Registration is currently open and candidates can apply for DevRubyCamp at devrubycamp.com. It charges a tuition fee of S$7,000 (US$5,660) for the 10-week programme. Registration will remain open until Dec 28, 2013. Early bird applicants that complete registration by Nov 28 will enjoy a S$2,000 discount on the tuition fee.
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