Rice University Coding Boot Camp

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At Rice University Coding Boot Camp, we not only want to cover the most in-demand skills for full-stack web development—we want to equip you for continued success even after the program ends.

That’s why our curriculum starts with computer science fundamentals, dives into the front-end and back-end, and most importantly, teaches you how to learn so you can keep growing your skills in the years to come.

And we know that prospective employers care about what you can do, not just what you say you can do, so hands-on training is at the center of our classes. In 12 weeks, you’ll gain a wide set of technical skills, put them into action, and graduate with an impressive portfolio of projects.

Coding Full-Time

Module 1: Mastering The Browser Weeks 1-2


Description:

When most people think of the “Internet,” their mind immediately conjures up their web browser. We dive into detail about how the browser works and what exactly the source code comprising a web page does.

What You Will Learn:

  • Creating a webpage from scratch
  • Mastering terminal commands
  • JavaScript and its most beloved child, jQuery

Module 2: API and JSON Weeks 3-4


Description:

The advent of the API has rapidly propelled the pace of innovation in technology. Being able to communicate with other systems enables you to do even more with yours.

What You Will Learn:

  • Consuming RESTful API’s
  • Parsing JSON to extract meaningful data
  • Using AJAX to update data on a website without having to hit that “refresh” button in the browser

Module 3: Server Side Weeks 5-7


Description:

Have you ever wondered how websites originate? They typically come from computer programs called “servers,” but did you know that servers do so much more? Interacting with databases and even other servers! Learn how to write back-end JavaScript code with Node.js.

What You Will Learn:

  • Writing Node.js server code to serve static web pages
  • Querying large amounts of data and answering questions from MySQL and MongoDB Databases
  • Incorporating the Express framework to combine these server-side technologies with client-facing web pages—the full stack begins here

Module 4: Learn to MERN Weeks 8-9


Description:

PHP started out as a simple language for a personal homepage. It’s now a critical part of the Internet as a whole. Here’s where we dive in to teach you how it all comes together.

What You Will Learn:

  • Deep-dive into Laravel
  • Use Laravel’s built-in tools to build complex applications quickly
  • Understand how Laravel implements the MVC design pattern

Module 5: PHP Week 10


Description:

Django is a high-level Python web framework. It is designed to make website creation easy and hassle-free. Django is a technology that allows for “quick builds” and helps developers to complete projects mistake-free.

What You Will Learn:

  • Create code for building sites
  • Deep dive into Django
  • Understand how the Python framework functions

Module 6: Computer Science Fundamentals Week 11


Description:

Computer science fundamentals are essential to web development so our curriculum includes a deep dive into the basics of coding and algorithms.

What You Will Learn:

  • Applying computer science to JavaScript
  • Studying which data structures to use for specific problems
  • Understanding which searching and sorting algorithms are most efficient for particular use cases

Module 7: Final Project Week 12


Description:

Throughout the course, you’ve developed an impressive portfolio of projects to show future employers. This final project is all yours. Use all of the technologies you’ve learned and make something distinctly your own.

What You Will Learn:

  • Dreaming up something fantastic and understanding the bounds of reasonable and achievable

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