We update our curriculum regularly to reflect the changing issues and trends that are driving the tech industry. We also work hard to meet the learning needs of our students by incorporating their feedback after each program session. Below is a sample curriculum for what we’ll be covering in Spring 2019.
Introduction to the New Economy
How we got here and why it matters
A brief history of the Internet and we’re headed
Business models in the new economy
Living in the digital age: Challenges & Opportunities
Learning Goal: Gain an understanding of how the Internet has changed society, economically and socially, and the implications for our future as it continues to evolve.
Introduction to Web Development
Web Development 101: Programming Languages, Frameworks, and Development Methodologies
Setting Up Your Development Environment
Implementing Version Control (Git, Github)
Intro to Design
User Experience Design
Web Design principles
Designing user personas
Human Centered Design
Design Thinking Workshop
Learning Goal: Gain an understanding of the role of design in product development, and practice applying Design Thinking principles to product design.
Life in the Age of Big Data
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Privacy & Security in a Digital Age
Learning Goal: Gain an understanding of how Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are driving the tech industry, while exploring their effects on privacy and security.
How to curate your professional online presence (do's and don't-s)
LinkedIn profile workshop (update profile with new skills and knowledge gained through MotherCoders program)
Learning Resources Panel (explore options for further skill development)
Website demo and peer review (give and receive feedback on individual website project)
Learning Goal: Create a plan of action that prepares you to advance toward the next phase of your journey toward your career in tech, and gather peer feedback for enhancing your personal website in preparation for Demo Day.
Meet a tech team
Meet women founders
Learning Goal: Bring to life what you’ve been learning by visiting a tech company.