What does the studying with us look like?
1. Ustalenie celu
Wypełnij formularz umiejętności i umów się na wideokonferencję z mentorem. Odpowie on na Twoje pytania i wspólnie ustalicie właściwy kierunek nauki.
2. Przebieg pracy
Po zdecydowaniu się na naukę, rozpoczynasz indywidualne spotkania face-to-face z mentorem, pracę z materiałami, projektami oraz zadaniami. Wszystko to odbywa się na Naszej własnej platformie.
3. Stawiamy na potencjał ucznia
Materiał na bieżąco dostosowujemy pod Ciebie. Tak, abyś czuł, że maksymalnie wykorzystujesz swój potencjał i możliwości do nauki.
4. Codzienny i sumienny rozwój
Nasze materiały są trudne i wymagające. Dlatego będziesz musiał sumiennie przeznaczać wyznaczoną ilość godzin na naukę. Tylko w ten sposób nauczysz się programowania.
5. Praca z mentorem
Pracujesz o dowolnych porach pod nadzorem mentora. Mentor to Twój motywator, Code Reviewer i nauczyciel mogący wytłumaczyć Ci dowolne zagadnienie.
6. Kontrola postępu
Stopniowo zwiększamy poziom trudności – abyś po czasie był gotowy podjąć pracę przy profesjonalnych projektach programistycznych. Nie przejdziemy dalej z materiałem, dopóki mentor nie będzie miał pewności, że w pełni zrozumiałeś dane zagadnienie.
7. Programowanie nie jest dla wszystkich…
Pracujemy na zasadzie kolejnych iteracji. Jeżeli stwierdzisz z mentorem, że programowanie nie jest jednak dla Ciebie, będziesz mógł w dowolnym momencie zrezygnować z nauki.
8. Ciężka praca popłaca
Wiedz jedno – to będzie trudna przeprawa. Jesteśmy w stanie wyszkolić Cię od zera i od podstaw zbudować Twoją rozpoznawalność na rynku programistów. Konieczne jednak będzie poświęcenie wielu miesięcy na ciągły rozwój i naukę.
How do we prepare you for the first IT job?
Learning pace and materials tailored to the mentee’s needs.
Constant and periodic project development and progress monitoring.
Developing our internal project alongside other mentees utilizing the SCRUM methodology.
Finding our mentees jobs – we provide coder outsourcing as our secondary brand Devs-Hunting.com.
Way of working
In short, the mentor focuses on constantly adjusting the training material to your needs. They concentrate their efforts on the most troublesome and demanding concepts, perform Code Review and from the very start, groom you to become a future IT expert and to join the industry. As for the specifics – the face-to-face mentoring meetings take place weekly and last about one hour. During these meetings, the mentor introduces new concepts and outlines a plan for another week of intensive learning. One month on any path consists of four face-to-face meetings. Outside of those, you will work with the training materials and homework we provide you. If you get stuck or if you feel like you need your mentor’s help, he or she will be available to you on our training platform.
We accept new mentees on any day of the month, provided our mentors’ calendars allow us to do that. It mostly depends on when you feel you’re ready to start learning.
Yes, you will develop projects summarizing certain topics under the watchful eye of your mentor. They are mainly projects imitating real-life solutions, aimed at solving real-life problems and so perfectly viable for an effective programming portfolio. We’re yet to find real merit in taking exams, especially considering our mentors closely monitor your progress and adjust the pacing to your - the mentee’s - individual needs.
Theoretically, the more time you commit to your goal the better. Realistically though, committing 1.5-2 hours daily is probably the best way to go. We believe it’s not necessarily the quantity, but rather the quality of learning and the diligence that make all the difference.
The mentoring itself does not have a time limit – you can think of it as a monthly subscription and we can commit as many months as you need to be able to attain your goals. This way there’s really no way for you to conclude your learning unprepared and not ready to find a coding job. You’ll need to work hard though and show us your commitment by completing your assignments and projects in a diligent and timely manner. Assuming they meet these expectations and assuming they’re new to programming, our mentees take anywhere between 8 and 12 months on average to find their first programming job (the 4-month disparity stems from different ability and time commitment levels).
We accept your payment in advance every month we work together. The amount depends on the path you choose for yourself.
No, it’s not necessary. Upon assessing the mentee’s knowledge level during the first meeting, the mentor adjusts their approach to their individual needs and skills.
It’s not a problem for us at all. We only ask you to let your mentor or our mentee assistant know that you need a break. Get your energy back up and come back once you feel you’re ready to do some good hard work again – we’re not going anywhere.
We have our own, original training materials along with links to proven and valuable external resources. The mentoring is therefore not limited to a single source of knowledge – we will make sure that your education is multi-faceted and thorough. The same goes for the homework our mentors assign – the difficulty will be adjusted such that it will challenge you in all the right ways.
We have zero starting knowledge requirements. Many of our mentees have started from scratch so if you’re completely green we can not only provide education but also market-related guidance.
Because many of our successful pupils become professional programmers which we in turn lease to our corporate clients, we do appreciate soft skills like openness in communication and teamwork as well. Aside from that, you’ll need to be fluent in reading English to be able to handle reviewing documentation or cooperating with English-speaking clients.
We partner with an excellent language school, whose teachers can help you develop your English, prepare you for interviews or get you familiarized with the foreign job market.
The projects for your portfolio you’ll execute by yourself and also by cooperating with other mentees whose level of coding skills will be similar to your own. Each activity will be unique – we don’t really believe in templates. Instead, we want your repositories to be full of original ideas.
During mentoring we commit an appropriate amount of time to familiarizing our students with the Agile approach and SCRUM methodology. Towards the end of your course, right before they start looking for your first job, the mentee is involved with one of our internal projects alongside other students and under the watchful eye of a Product Owner. They work according to the SCRUM spirit and learn what a real process of software delivery looks like.
Aside from mentoring, we also work as a Software House. We act as an intermediary between our mentees and our clients and so hiring you and leasing you out to one of them is one of our primary goals when teaching you.
Lastly, we offer recommendations for graduates to selected companies (where some of our mentors work) or preparation for job interviews which we source from popular hiring portals like indeed.com.
They’re companies operating both domestically (in Poland) and abroad. We create software solutions for a wide range of industries – banking, healthcare, IoT and more.
The mentees we release into the job market can easily be categorized as having Junior+ or even Mid skill levels (after they’ve been involved with our internal projects).