Features of this course
Weekly Video Lessons These video lessons are designed for your convenience. Watch them when you can during the week. You can rewind the video lessons and go back when you want to refer to certain content.
Weekly Online Office Hours Ask your instructor questions and get them worked out live. They are recorded in case you miss it. We can learn best by getting answers to others questions.
Group Chat to Interact With Fellow Students Studies show that students learn best given the opportunity to interact with peers in the class. They can help share resources and motivate and encourage each other to completion.
Status Updates from Instructor Initial check-in, mid-check in, and exit check in with students
Hands on Projects Projects are where the rubber meets the road. This is where you can apply the concepts you have learned and make sure that you can apply them in the real world. Don’t fret, if you get stuck you can get help from your fellow classmates and your instructor.
Soft Skills Bonus
We will also have modules that work on presentation skills, interviewing skills, and effective communication across teams. Now that you are a techie, you need to know how to communicate in plain English to non-techies and customers.
The top students who complete the class will not only have a portfolio and a certificate of completion but they will also have an opportunity to interview with our industry partners for internships, apprenticeships, and jr level developer positions to gain real world experience before they transition into a tech career. These opportunities can be part-time, some are paid, and virtual to work around the schedule of a person who works full time.
Previously, Miesha has lent her instructional skills at the University of Chicago Charter Schools and taught computer science at the University of Chicago Summer Camps. After teaching the children of Chicago’s elite, she decided to use her teaching and developmental skills building with students who normally couldn’t access that level of instruction. Miesha has taught web development for a City of Chicago funded program geared towards economically disadvantaged teens and youth offenders on the west side of Chicago. Miesha also has served as an elite math and ACT/SAT prep tutor for 12 years.
As a college sophomore at the University of Michigan, Miesha worked on a research project that created math programs for Detroit Public Schools students and fell in love with working to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged youth who lacked access to technology. After college, Miesha worked as a quality improvement engineer in the automotive industry. Two years ago she made her first step toward a career in STEM Education, taking on the challenge of teaching herself web design and software development so she could teach this skill to girls. While Miesha loves engineering, she loves inspiring women and girls who may not think that engineering is a career option for them even more.
I want to speak to my ladies who are thinking of making a career change. For whatever reason. You may want a new and exciting challenge, you may want more income, or you may want more freedom and control that comes with a freelance career or lucrative side income. Tech maybe something that you have always been curious about but didn’t have the confidence that you could do it because someone, maybe yourself, had you think that you weren’t good at that math and techie stuff.
After taking this course you will be able to pick up any coding language you want to learn which will open doors for career and freelancing opportunities. As long as you can use a computer, read, type and have some level of critical thinking skills, you can learn to code. I have seen 10 year olds who have never seen code in their life learn enough in a few weeks to build their own application. I have seen women learn enough in six months to land jobs making $20,000 more than they made before they knew how to code. With this community, I want to give you the same empowerment to make your own success story.
I can not lie and say that learning to code will be easy. It will take work. Changing your life often requires you to become a new person. You will become a person who is good at that tech stuff. The woman who is beautiful, undeniably smart, and in control of her future.
I want to let you know you are not on this journey alone, my instructors and I are going to hold your hand every step of the way and walk you through the process. With our weekly office hours, clear tutorials, and private online community of women learning just like you, we want to let you know that we are in the trenches with you. Join us on this tech adventure!