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Q 1. Should I be learning web development or mobile development?

A. Most people come to us with one of two goals – either they want a job that pays well or they are entrepreneurs and want to run their own tech company and build products. In either case – we believe mobile is the way to go because of two reasons: first: there is a significant shortage of mobile developers and because mobile is changing so fast, there are never enough experienced mobile developers in the market. And second: because of the unprecedented reach of smartphones, the opportunities in this space are staggering. You should definitely check this out:

Q 2. Is 12 weeks enough time ?

A. Our recommended time commitment is 80hrs/wk. In 12 weeks, that’s nearly 1000 hours. Now what did Gladwell say about 10,000 hours? This is 10% of that! And if you need a little refresher on the basics, we give you 4 additional weeks at no cost provided you sign up for the full program.

Q 3. Prerequisites ?

A. Make sure you find technology really interesting. Beyond that, a little exposure to some scripting language or JavaScript or any high school or college programming course is helpful. But we don’t assume any prior knowledge of programming –  we start from the very basics. If you can pay attention to details and you’re disciplined – you’re good to go.

Q 4. When does enrollment begin? What if I missed the start date?

Every month, a new batch starts. Which means at any time, we may have 3 batches, one that just started, another that’s about to graduate and one that’s half-way through.

Q 5. Internship – how does that work?

We are the only program in town that offers a 6 week internship. Our founder’s strong belief is that only a real project will give you real world skills. And that’s why we have made internship a central theme of our program. We provide 6 weeks of rigorous training followed by 6 weeks of internship on a real project. You’ll end up having played a real role in a real app! It’s as simple as that.

Q 6. Can you also help me find a job?

If you spend your 12 weeks with us wisely and diligently, we believe your skills will be in high demand. We also help you build your network. We host technology events at our office, we connect you with alumni, keep you up to date with the latest in the job market, give you plenty of coding and algorithm practice to help you handle even the toughest interviews. Ultimately it’s all about you: if you have the confidence, we will make it happen together.

Q 7. How much does it cost? Do you provide financial aid?

A. The cost is $10,000 for for both iOS and Android bootcamps. The Swift part time course costs $3,000. Financial aid is not available at this time.

Q 8. What are the hours? Where is the campus?

We are located on the corner of 5th Avenue and 23rd. Next to Madison Square park, opposite the Flatiron building. More precisely — we’re on 184 5th Avenue.

And we work regular office hours (i.e. regular tech company hours!) – so start around 10:30 am and finish when it’s getting too late.

Q 9. I have a job during the day? Are you flexible with your schedule?

Totally depends on your situation. Come and talk to us and most likely we’ll figure out something. However, a full-time bootcamp is very demanding and its unlikely you’ll be able to work full time and do this.

Q 10. What all does your program cover? iOS ? Amazon cloud?

For iOS, we cover programming fundamentals using C, iOS development in Objective-C. For Android, we do everything in Java. In addition, both programs cover the software engineering processes and a variety of relevant topics such as development of Amazon based cloud services using Java and the use of drag-and-drop type backends such as Parse.

These two skill-sets alone will set you up for life ( almost !)

Q 11. I heard you need a Mac to develop for iOS? I don’t have one.

You heard that right. But we have enough Macs in our office. You don’t need to buy one if you don’t want to. For Android, you can use Windows, Mac or Linux.

Q 12. How is this program different from other places?

A. Our emphasis is on completeness of your understanding of software engineering, not on specific languages. You need to know how software is developed, not just how programs are written. And that again goes back to our founder’s philosophy – unless you work on a real project, you don’t acquire the skills you needed for building real products.

More specifically, here you will understand the full software development lifecycle and how systems are designed. You’ll understand software security. You’ll understand system performance. You’ll understand infrastructure. You’ll understand data modeling. In other words – you’ll get to learn what is needed to do a real software engineer’s job.

Q 13. Since there is an internship – do I get to work with professional developers on real products?

A. Absolutely. We have experts who are masters in their fields, typically with 10+ years of experience and a deep interest in technology. Specifically, our founder is a well regarded technology expert and has held very senior technology positions in well known companies in addition to being a successful entrepreneur. You can read more about him here.

Take a look at two of our ongoing projects to get an idea of the kind of work that we’ve been doing during the internship. These projects were developed during the internship but we can assure you that even seasoned iOS developers will find themselves challenged – just ask your iOS developer friend …

AppTransformer

Also check out our incubator page to see a list of current projects. You would most likely be working on one of those.

Q 14. I want to check out the campus. What do I do?

Just email us at nyc [AT] TurnToTech.io and we will set up a time for you to come in to our office and discuss things in detail. We conduct information sessions at least twice a week. We are quite informal so if you want, you can just walk over to TurnToTech, 184 5th Avenue, NY, 10010 anytime between 10AM and 6:30PM.

Q 16. I’d like to join your program? How do I go about it?

A. At TurnToTech you’ll always get to speak to someone real at our office. So come visit us. We’ll work out the schedule, course details, curriculum, internship details etc. and get you started. If you need any prep work before the course, we’ll advise you on that as well.  Our address again is TurnToTech, 184 5th Avenue, NY, 10010 or email us at nyc [AT] TurnToTech.io or call us at 212-924-TECH.