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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 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?

    Wyncode Academy has two locations. In the vibrant tech-hub of Wynwood, Miami in the center of it all: the LAB Miami, Miami’s best co-working space. Our second location is in beautiful FATVillage in Fort Lauderdale in an outstanding co-working space: General Provision.

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

    Learn more about Wynwood:

    Learn more about FATVillage:

  • What is a typical day like at Wyncode Academy?

    A typical day at Wyncode Academy looks something like this:

    • 10:00 AM – Stand-Ups: Wyncoders talk about accomplishments, goals and anything blocking them.
    • 10:15 AM to 12:30 PM – Tech lecture
    • 12:30 to 1:30 PM – Lunch break
    • 1:30 PM to 6 PM – Project-based learning/coding time. Open teaching assistant (TA) time.
    • 6 PM+ – Wyncoders are welcome to stay in the Wyncode Academy space as late as they want to work on projects.
    • Two times a week, a business speaker joins Wyncode Academy for an intimate chat. These speakers include CEOs, CTO’s, entrepreneurs, recruiters and tech industry leaders.

    Wyncode Academy encourages a balanced lifestyle and optional evening events include a running, workout sessions, go karting, kayaking and more. There are tech events and meet ups in Miami almost every night which are brought to the attention of Wyncoders. We meet Monday to Friday.

  • 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 coding skills and the business and leadership skills you need to succeed, whether you plan to start your own company or work for an established one. We are also the first bootcamp 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?

    Simply put, Ruby is the language of the future. It allows people to speak with computers in English rather than learning how to speak in code.

    A quick Google search will turn up a lot of great resources about Rails. For example, Business Insider research why Ruby on Rails is hot and Tech Republic took listed their 10 most compelling reasons to learn Ruby on Rails. Here’s our take on why Ruby is Red Hot.

  • Can I really learn to program a computer in 9 weeks?

    Yes! You can and will learn how to code. We know because we have done it ourselves. At the end of the course, you will develop your own web application.

  • What is Wyncode Academy?

    Wyncode Academy is a development boot camp 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 Jan 2016 ).

    You can mail checks to:

    Wyncode
    Attn: Finance
    400 NW 26th 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 only available for our 9-week full-time web development course.)

  • What does it cost?

    Tuition for our Web Development course $11,500 for ten 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 as and having access to our mentors.

    Tuition for our iOS course is $3,500, for six weeks of part-time training in Objective-C and Swift.

  • 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 startups in Miami use Ruby on Rails?

    The startup ecosystem in South Florida is booming.

    You might not have known this, but in South Florida there’s a huge demand for Ruby on Rails developers. According to our friend Anat Benarie at Modis, there are currently 43 active candidates for 407 job postings for Ruby on Rails within a 50 mile radius of Fort Lauderdale. The top recruiter for Rails is Carecloud Corporation based in Miami, who have partnered with Wyncode Academy.

    Many other startups use Ruby on Rails! 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 and Github account so that you stand out from the crowd. We will network with companies that are in South Florida and connect with some outside of South Florida using video chat and other methods. We will host a hiring week at the end of the course where you will meet and be interviewed by companies. We are also in the process of partnering with other like-minded development bootcamps in the US and Canada to grant our students access to their hiring weeks to increase the potential pool of employers, should you wish to work outside of South Florida.

    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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