Code Chicago is a series of hands-on, 12-week mobile Android, iOS and web (Ruby on Rails) programming courses held at the innovation center, Blue1647, where every participant will work with one another and join in the spirit of collaboration and learning. It is this aspect of education that we trust would resonate most with our members — and that with an open atmosphere where no question is off limits, we see interesting and inspiring thinking about how to embrace the openness of the web and mobile platform as an opportunity palette — and to really push what might seem conventionally possible with a web browser, and a mobile device having an internet connection. Our sessions are relaxed, and our members in attendance leave being able to approach problems from multiple perspectives and skill-sets — not accepting simple technical limitations as barriers to executing on a vision. At the end of a course, students will have a strong understanding on logic and basic programming syntax and structure as well as will have designed, implemented, and deployed functional web or mobile applications.
The courses are structured to emphasize group collaboration, which is at the very heart of most modern project developments. It’s not only about Ruby on Rails, Android and iOS programming, it’s also about learning to think critically to solve problems and develop team-building skills, which will be invaluable in your future workplace. Our goal is to familiarize you with the intricacies of these programming platforms, while at the same time, fostering inspirational thinking, which will create future opportunities for you. Code Chicago is not stodgy or static; we are seeking to actively push the boundaries in new and unexpected ways, and we want you to participate. We teach beginners how to create web, gaming, and mobile applications.
Code Chicago Courses & Classes
Designed for beginners, this is a comprehensive course that will cover social media analytics, content marketing, paid search (Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, Linkedin Ads, including the latest engagement features on Bing and Google Dayparting, Enhanced Campaigns and more!), search engine optimization, and digital marketing. You will create a digital portfolio, and gain in-demand skills for your endeavors and help businesses improve their strategic marketing and…
Designed for beginners, this is a comprehensive course that will cover the basics, of modeling in maya, focusing on 3 basic modeling types, polygonal, nurbs, and Sub-D modeling. The course will focus on making 12 video game assets to populate a game, and focus on 1 detailed weapon. You will create a web app and digital portfolio.
Intro to Graphic Design
Designed for beginners, this course will empower people in any function or industry to learn the design skills needed to advance in their chosen careers – faster. This hands-on course examines basic Photoshop skills, Branding, how to create a company logo, introduction to typography & color, printing, and design theory. You will have a clear understanding of how to use introductory level skills of the…
Beginners-focused, this course will teach you how to develop applications for the Android OS. This Android training class is 70% hands-on, 30% lecture and you do not need to own an Android Mobile device to take this course. You will use a software emulator to run the Android apps created, produce an Android Mobile app & develop a digital portfolio.
Intro to Web Design
Designed for beginners, this hands-on course will help you build a foundation in the skills needed to create websites using HTML and CSS. You will also learn how to turn a designer’s vision into reality (by taking PSD files and turning them into a fully-functional website!), and communicate more effectively with developers and other technical people in their organization. You will produce a Website(s) and…
Designed for beginners, this course will teach you how to develop applications for the Android, iOS, Windows mobile etc). This 12-week training class is 70% hands-on, 30% lecture and you do not need to own a Mobile device to take this course. You will create more than one app, developing a digital portfolio. BYOL: Bring your own laptop. We also have Desktop computer stations if…