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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • About Wyncode

  • Are you an accredited academic institution?

    Wyncode Academy is the first coding bootcamp licensed (not accredited) by the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education. We believe in a disruptive education model that is not based on offering certificates. We love the flexibility of being independent and constantly improving our offering to provide a learning experience unlike any other.

  • Where are you located?

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    Wyncode Academy is located in the vibrant tech-hub of Wynwood, Miami. We call our home Wynbase as it serves as a homebase for all community members that visit us, Wyncode alum, and current students.

    Wynwood is an inspirational neighborhood where you will be surrounded by art galleries, great coffee shops, restaurants and an accelerating tech ecosystem.

    Learn more about Wynwood:

  • What is a typical day like at Wyncode Academy?

    A typical day at Wyncode Academy looks something like this:

    • Mornings - 10 am | Coding
    • 10:00 - 12:15 pm | Lecture
    • 12:15 - 12:30 pm | Lunch
    • 1:30 - 3:30 pm | Lecture or group coding exercise
    • 3:30 - 4:30 pm | Guest speaker, 1-on-1 sessions, Wynterviews
    • 4:30 - 6:00 pm | Work time: homework & projects
    • 6:00 pm - late | Networking & special events

     

  • What kind of commitment does the program require?

    Wyncode Academy is an immersive full-time, boot camp-style experience. To truly succeed, students regularly put in more than a normal days work and some choose to work even harder. What you put in is what you get out, so we recommend not working or studying elsewhere while you are in the program so you can give it your full commitment.

  • How are we different?

    Wyncode Academy separates itself from other coding bootcamps by focusing on teaching the coding skills as well as the business and leadership skills you need to succeed, whether you plan to start your own company or work for an established one. We have also shifted our model to a 5 x 5 model that allows students who are struggling to grasp certain concepts within the first five weeks to repeat the five weeks in the following cohort at no additional cost. The students are allowed to retake the first five weeks after an assessment from our instructors.

    We also offer a part-time program for an individual who is looking to learn to code in the evenings while keeping their full-time jobs. The program meets three times a week and is great for anyone looking to continue their development by learning to code.

    We are located in the dynamic up and coming tech hub of South Florida, which is uniquely positioned to become a major tech centre due to its entrepreneurial climate and close links to Latin America.

     

  • Why Ruby on Rails?

    We are big believers in starting our students out in Ruby on Rails (RoR) as beginners. At the onset of our company, MIT grad and Head Instructor Ed Toro decided that he knew Ruby was the language to build our program around in order to produce successful graduates equipped for a changing job market.

    So, what makes Ruby on Rails so special?

    We asked some of our most successful alumni to talk about it. Among their answers, a few themes emerged:

    1. RoR is easy to learn - This language has an unusual ease of use for the programming world. This makes it the perfect introductory language for beginners.

    2. It is English-like - They say that programming is like learning a language. That could not be truer than with Ruby. With grammar and syntax similar to that of English, though, it comes quite naturally to any English-speaker, allowing students to progress quickly in a short time.

    3. Learning this language early on drills in the fundamentals. Wyncoders leave with a well-rounded understanding of how to code - Exceptions to the rule are minimal in Ruby, helping discipline students in development basics. These rules learned early on will also apply to other, more difficult languages later on.

    4. Learning Ruby first makes it easier to pick up other languages in the future -

    Just because we focus on Ruby on Rails, does not at all mean that our students don’t work in other languages after Wyncode. Quite the opposite, in fact!! Our students work as full-time developers in almost every language across the spectrum.

    To learn more about what our students had to say about Ruby on Rails click here.

  • Can I really learn to program a computer in 10 weeks?

    Yes! You can and will learn how to code. We know because we have done it with hundreds of graduates. At the end of the course, you will learn how to develop web applications and be equipped with the skills needed to succeed within a web development career.

  • What is Wyncode Academy?

    Wyncode Academy is a coding bootcamp immersing ambitious individuals in a demanding and inspiring learning environment engineered to develop successful coders with business acumen.

    We believe in promoting programming literacy using a disruptive education model and feel that a boot camp environment is the best way to learn practical and relevant coding skills quickly.

  • Before You Apply

  • How do I apply?

    Simply click the apply button, fill out the form and we will contact you for a phone or in-person interview.

  • Do I need a computer?

    Yes, students need their own computer. We strongly encourage students to bring their own Apple or Linux-based laptop to get the most out of the program and continuing working when off campus.

  • I’m from out of town. Can you help me find a place to stay?

    South Florida is a major hub with a lot of different options to stay. We do not have on-campus housing options but are happy to provide recommendations and  connect you with fellow students who usually make great room mates.

  • Do I need to have previous programming experience?

    No. Previous experience is not necessary. Some of our students have never programmed before while others might have experience in HTML, CSS or basic Ruby or JavaScript through online courses who are looking for a way to really learn these skills.

  • Paying for Wyncode

  • How do I make a payment?

    After making your initial deposit, the balance $11,000.00 is due. We ask students to have submitted $5,500 of this remaining balance one month prior to the start date of the course and the other $5,500 two weeks prior to the start date of the course. In order to avoid a credit card surcharge, increasing the tuition, we strongly encourage students to pay by check.

    You are welcome to drop checks off personally or mail them. Please make checks payable to Wyncode Academy and include the student name and cohort ( for example, Diego Lugo - Miami Full-Time Web Development Jan 3, 2017 ).

    You can mail checks to:

    Wyncode
    Attn: Finance
    549 NW 28th St.
    Miami, FL 33127

  • When do I need to pay?

    We require a non-refundable $500 deposit upon acceptance with the balance of the tuition due before the start of class.

  • Do you have scholarships or financing available?

    Wyncode currently offers two types of scholarships. A $1000 Women of Wyncode scholarship and a $500 military scholarship.

    We have partnered with three lenders to provide loans to our students. They are Pave, Climb, and Skills Fund.

    Scholarships and Climb financing are available for our 10-week full-time web development course. Climb financing is also available for our 12-week part-time web development course

  • What does it cost?

    Tuition for our full-time web development course is $11,500 for 10 weeks of intensive daily web development and business training. Tuition includes two additional weeks at the end of the cohort for students to continue working in the Wyncode Academy space.

    Tuition for our part-time web development course is $4,000 for 12 weeks of web development and business training meeting three times a week. Tuition includes two additional weeks at the end of the cohort for students to continue working in the Wyncode Academy space.

  • Preparing for Wyncode

  • Once accepted, how can I prepare?

    The best way to prepare is to get comfortable with the basics of the programming languages that we will learn before the cohort begins. Once accepted, we will share several pre-work assignments with you. These assignments are not mandatory but we strongly recommend working through them to give you the best preparation possible.

  • Working after Wyncode

  • What companies hire from Wyncode?

    The startup ecosystem in South Florida is booming.

    You might not have known this, but in South Florida, there’s a huge demand for more developer talent. Refer to our Hiring Partners page to find out more.

  • What kind of salary should I expect as a Rails developer?

    The average starting salary for a Ruby on Rails developer is about $75k. In San Francisco and New York, it can be closer to $90k. (Salary sources: http://mirrorplacement.com).

    Employment Guarantee Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of job placement upon completion of the course. The institution is not promising or implying any specific market or job availability amounts.

  • Will you help me find a job?

    Quite simply, your success is our success. During the course, you will get help preparing your resume, Github account, as well as the support building your portfolio, which will help you stand out from the crowd. You will also have access to plenty of  networking opportunities that are in South Florida and have exposure to potential employers through events that we host.

    We will also host Wynterviews, an informal group interview in a setting that helps employers meet possible hires from current cohorts at Wyncode. Wynterviews take 3-4 hours and start with employers giving a talk about their company, followed by 10-15 minute informal interviews with 3-4 students at a time. Wynterviews take place in weeks 7-9 of our program so students have already built a portfolio to share with potential employers.

    Employment Guarantee Disclaimer: There is no guarantee of job placement upon completion of the course. The institution is not promising or implying any specific market or job availability amounts.

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