But for most people, learning to code alone is hard. It's hard to stay focused, and it's hard to get unstuck—no matter how smart or committed you are.
TEACH YOURSELF TO CODE, TOGETHER
Shift_Up helps highly-motivated learners come together and teach themselves to code using a curated curriculum and access to online coaches.
Shift_Up provides the backbone—the structure, accountability, and coaching—to help you succeed.
LEAD WITH CONFIDENCE
Shift_Up students also receive training in leadership, entrepreneurship, and professional skills to get a leg up pursuing their ambitions.
A COMMUNITY OF LEARNING
We help those who are teaching themselves to code but who dislike the traditional solitary online learning experience.
Shift_Up provides an in-person social community of dedicated learners, access to online coaches, a clear path to proficiency with curated digital curricula, and, perhaps most importantly, built-in accountability.
Each class includes self-paced, individual learning time as well as "pair programming" blocks where you'll build real projects with other students. You'll also build a personal portfolio you can show to employers.
Though Shift_Up is self-paced, students must pass assessments for each predefined competency (i.e., skill area) to earn a final certificate of completion from the program.
When you join Shift_Up, you are committing to three evenings per week (M/W/F 6-9:30) plus Saturdays (9-5).
If you don't stick to your original commitment three or more times in a month (barring genuine emergencies), you lose your membership.
When you get stuck, online coaches — professional software developers — are on call to help, as well as support from your team of learners.
Program Dates & Pricing
Shift_Up is a self-paced program. Your speed is up to you — some will go faster or slower than others.
That said, we estimate that students entering our program will be job-ready front-end web developers after 6-9 months and full-stack web developers after 9-12 months, on average.
Our first cohort launched January 2018. Interested in applying to our next cohort? Stay tuned and join our bi-weekly Meetup to keep learning to code with our supportive community.
Exact pricing for future cohorts will be announced soon.
For more information, please contact us using the form at the bottom of this page or join us in-person at the Meetup.