WHAT IS SOFTSTACK FACTORY?

SoftStack Factory is an unique opportunity for San Diego area young adults typically known as Millennials. SoftStack Factory has adapted its program after two years from a full-time 12 week immersion fee free program to a part-time 24 week partial immersion program requiring a small donation.

The new part-time evening program is now a 4 phase program.  Phase 1 is the qualifier phase which is 4 weeks, this stage allows both the student and Softstack Factory to be mutually evaluated. Once qualified and based on availability we currently offer 3 more phases that provide young adults an opportunity to learn skillsets that can assist in entering the Digital Economy.

Classes are offered during the evenings twice a week allowing students the chance to carry on with their daily activities while immersing in follow on study materials during the rest their free time. The program is almost free, only requiring a small $125 donation for the qualifying phase, a $250 donation for phases 2 and 4 and a $125 donation for phase 3.

Are you interested in applying? Check out our application page!

SoftStack Factory 24 week 4 phase program is described below:

Phase one our qualifier phase course is  "Intro to Javascript and HTML" that consists of 4 weeks of assessment projects and a final test to qualify for the follow on step.

Phase two is our “JavaScript MEAN Stack Spin-Up” course. This is an 8 week introductory course focused on learning the basic skills to program. Students focus on learning Javascript as their primary programing language, HTML5 and CSS, they also  learn Angular a MVC framework, NodeJS and StrongLoop framework to create backends to support the web applications and web services.

Phase three is our “Hybrid Mobile Application Development with Ionic" a 4 week course, Ionic mobile framework allows you to create hybrid mobile application expanding on the knowledge gained in phase two.

Phase four currently our final step the "Real World Project" is an 8 week course where you will use the previous skills learned and then the students will learn project oriented skills and complete a team project. This allows students to focus on more advanced skills and teamwork as the students work on a real world project with other students and mentors.

To attend the intermediate courses, students must have completed the qualifying and any previous phases satisfactorily and be invited by SSF due to limited seats.

You can check more information about our program this page!

SoftStack Factory is more than a Coding Bootcamp, it is a network of volunteers, former students, current students, sponsors and partners that are constantly helping and moving SSF in a forward direction. If you want to be a part of SSF please read more on our volunteer page, sponsor page, or donation page. Thank you!

 

 

 

Why is it important?

 

STEM occupations

Seven out of the 10 largest STEM occupations are related to computers.

STEM wages above all- occupations average.

Ninety-three of the 100 STEM occupations had mean wages significantly above the all- occupations average.

STEM Jobs employment

There were over 8.3 million STEM jobs as of May 2014, representing about 6.2 percent of total U.S. employment.
 

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Because of the increasing demand for software developers, digital economy jobs provide an exceptional opportunity for wage growth that will persist for many years.  Traditional higher education (2 or 4-year college programs) are starting to look as an inefficient path to fix the skills gap created by this need of developers, (as measured both in time and tuition cost), SoftStack Factory 24-week program presents as alternative path!

So you want to start a career in the Technology industry? If you are motivated and want to find a new passion for software development SoftStack Factory maybe the program for you!

To enter our program you can Apply here on our website or be nominated by a teacher or employer.

 

 

 
 

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