Offering financial solutions so you can take an iOS or Android course!

Lisa Blog, iOS, Learn to build, New apps

If you want to take one of our full-time courses at TurnToTech but money is an issue that’s holding you back… Skills Fund is here to help! Skills Fund is a lending company that has partnered with TurnToTech to help students pay for tuition and cost of living while taking the course. Skills Fund is a company dedicated to lending only to bootcamp students They believe that students will benefit from having access to high-quality skills education and have developed options for financing solutions. According to their mission, they “pull upon extensive expertise to create …

Latest Meetup: Intro to iOS Development, Part of our DIY Series; Build an iOS App in 3 Hours

Lisa Blog, iOS, Learn to build, New apps

If you ask the Magic 8 ball “Can I Build an App in 3 hours?” It will definitely answer with “It is certain.” This past Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, TurnToTech hosted a Meetup event where attendees had the chance to build a fully-functional mobile Magic 8 Ball app. Patrick Sanders, one of our instructors here at TurnToTech and an iOS expert, led the 3-hour session of approximately 20 attendees. People who participated came from all different backgrounds, which made for a very interesting and fun crowd. First, they looked at the process …

Field trip to BuzzFeed

Lisa alumna, Blog, BuzzFeed, field trip, iOS, networking, New apps

Field trips aren’t just for kids! TurnToTech’s students took a trip to the BuzzFeed office on East 118th Street to take a look around and hear what TurnToTech alumna Paola Mata and her co-workers do day-to-day. Paola has been an iOS developer at BuzzFeed for 2 years and is an active member of several organizations– one of them being the NYC Tech Latinas, a community of female Latinas who are active in the tech community. She and Greg Thompson, Software Engineer at BuzzFeed, kindly took time out of their busy day …

Android Info Session event recap

Lisa Android, Blog, Meetup, New apps

TurnToTech had a very international crowd at the Android Info Session on Feb 1st that included countries across the globe (the U.S., Brazil, and Korea for example) that came together to learn more about our Android bootcamp. As diverse as it was, they all had one thing in common– the interest in app building. TurnToTech often hosts Info Sessions as a way of providing a preview into what programs are offered and how TurnToTech is different from other schools. While many schools teach coding, TurnToTech offers a more hands-on, project-based …

Read about the latest hackathon at TurnToTech

Lisa Blog, Hackathon, New apps

Congrats to our students Alique, Bobby, Emiko and Juliana for winning TurnToTech’s hackathon last week! Their mobile app was called QuizMaster, a one person Jeopardy game that quizzes users Jeopardy-style. Julianna did UI and design for questions page and debugging. Bobby made game design decisions and coding the game engine. He also did some debugging. Alique made game design decisions, got the song, and formatted the data to what the game requirements were. He too did some debugging. Emi added the Jeopardy theme music to the opening page, thought music …

TurnToTech alumnus launches a new app!

Lisa Alumni, Blog, iOS, New apps

Congratulations to TurnToTech alumnus, Daniel Nomura for the recent launch of his app on the iTunes store. It’s called SwoopParking and is designed for users to see when and where street cleaning is happening so that you can “swoop” a parking spot. We sat down with him to get the scoop on the Swoop! Who is this app for? My app is for anyone looking for parking in NYC. Swoop! displays a map that shows where street cleaning is going to finish at a given time, so that hopefully you can …