MotherCoders

a technology training program for women with kids

2015 Google Impact Challenge | Bay Area Finalist Winner

Sample Curriculum

We work hard to update our curriculum after each class session to meet the changing learning needs expressed by program applicants, and address topical issues relevant to the fast-changing tech industry. Below is what we have taught in our Fall 2016 classes. 

Introduction to the New Economy

  • How we got here and why it matters
  • A brief history of the Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Business Models in the New Economy
  • Living in the digital age: Challenges & Opportunities

Learning Goal: Gain an understanding of the ways in which the Internet Revolution has changed society economically and socially.

Introduction to Web Development

  • Web Development 101 (languages, frameworks, development methodologies, and team roles)
  • Setting Up Your Development Environment
  • Implementing Version Control (Git, Github)

Learning Goal: Gain an understanding of the web development process and technical skills to build a website using html, css, and Javascript.

Intro to Design

  • User Experience (UX) vs User Interaction (UI)
  • Web Design principles
  • How to design user personas
  • Human Centered Design
  • Design Thinking

Learning Goal: Gain an understanding of the role of design, the design process, and how design drives the creation of new products and services.

Life in the Age of Big Data 

  • Big Data & Machine Learning
  • Privacy & Security in a Digital Age

Learning Goal: Learn how Big Data and Machine Learning are driving the tech industry its effect on privacy and security.

Career Roadmapping

  • How to Curating Your Online Profile
  • How to Create a New LinkedIn profile
  • Do's and Don't's of creating a professional online presence
  • Bootcamp Panel
  • Personal website review and demo

Learning Goal: Create a plan of action that prepares you to advance toward the next phase of your journey toward a new career in tech, discover how online or in-person bootcamps can help you gain advanced skills needed to transition into a technical role, and gather peer feedback for enhancing your personal website.

Class Fieldtrip

  • Meet a Tech Team
  • Meet women founders

Learning Goal: Discover new career pathways in tech, learn how it's like to work on a tech team, hear directly from women founders about the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. 

 


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Got questions? Contact us at info@mothercoders.org.

 

MotherCoders is a 501(c)(3) corporation. (EIN46-4127911) Copyright 2015, MotherCoders. All rights reserved.