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$77K Average Starting Salary

2014-2015 Placement Data


75+ Alumni Employers


91% Placement Rate

2014-2015 Placement Data

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Web Development for Career Starters and Career Changers

Our web development immersive program is a 24-week course where beginner coders transform into job-ready software engineers. We give you the chance to learn new skills, seize new opportunities and be surrounded by a passionate community. Galvanize is not for the many who dream about changing their lives, Galvanize is for the few that do. Have you got it?

Careers

Galvanize's Career Services team is dedicated to preparing students to leverage their new technical skills into a new career as a full-stack or front-end developer, quality assurance engineer, product manager, or sales engineer. We provide access to employers, and partner with companies on recruitment strategies through which to source Galvanize talent.

Where our Graduates Work

After leaving Galvanize, our students go on to work at some of the most exciting and innovative tech companies all across the country. Here are just a few of them:

Allstate

Apple

Bank of America

CA Technologies

Davita

Dish

Echostar

Gap

Home Advisor

IBM

Layer 3

Markit

Nation Star

Open Table

Pivotal

Quick Left

Redfin

Workday

Our Instructors

Jeff Dean

Jeff Dean
Director of Web Development, Head Developer | Denver - Platte

Michael Herman

Michael Herman
Lead Instructor | Denver - Golden Triangle

Chris Burkhart

Logan King
Lead Instructor | Fort Collins - Old Town

Liz Howard

Liz Howard
Lead Instructor | San Francisco – SoMa

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Many of the things I learned at Galvanize have been helpful at my job. Especially the overall high-level “what goes into a web application.”

Jaya Darbhamulla, Galvanize web development graduate and UI Engineer at Solar City

Curriculum

Galvanize’s Web Development curriculum is special because it was backwards planned—we started by asking the question, “What skills, habits, and mindsets do developers need to be successful in both getting and keeping jobs in today’s market?” Rooted in the NEAP stack (Node / Express / Angular / PostgreSQL), our program covers the languages, frameworks, and computer science fundamentals you need to land a career in web development.


HTML, CSS & JavaScript


Node, Express & SQL


Angular


Algorithms

Schedule

First Quarter

JavaScript Fundamentals and Client-Side Programming

  • Command Line Fundamentals
  • Git Fundamentals
  • JavaScript Fundamentals
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • HTML / CSS Fundamentals
  • JavaScript and the Browser
  • Consuming Web APIs
  • Static-site Hosting
  • Agile Project Management
  • Personal project

Second Quarter

Server-Side Programming w/ Node | Express and PostgreSQL

  • Node Fundamentals
  • SQL and Relational Database Fundamentals w/ PostgreSQL
  • Server-Side Programming Fundamentals w/ Express including:
    Form-based authentication and OAuth
    Authorization and Middleware
  • Deploying Node apps
  • Programming asynchronous code w/ Promises
  • Git for teams
  • Group project

Third Quarter

Angular | Single-Page Applications | APIs and Microservice Architecture

  • AngularJS Fundamentals
  • Single Page Application Concepts including Authentication
  • API Design and Implementation
  • Deploying to EC2
  • Deploying to Cloud Foundry
  • Working in unfamiliar environments / new technologies
  • Group project

Fourth Quarter

Data Structures | Capstone Project | Graduation

  • Algorithms
  • Object-Oriented Programming in Statically Typed Languages (Java)
  • Automated Testing
  • Capstone Project
  • Interview Preparation
  • Networking events
  • Graduation

Projects

As part of our curriculum, you’ll work on individual and group projects, which includes a personal capstone project that you’ll present at hiring day. You also may have the opportunity to work with real tech companies to put your new-found skills to work. Here are just a few awesome things our students have built:

PuppyLove
Rory Grant & Dana Mulder

PuppyLove is an app built to match dogs around the
city based on location and personality traits. This social network that allows users to connect based on the compatibility of their pets was built using test-driven development and pair programming.

Rereddit
Cameron Irmas & Michael Smykowski 

Rereddit is a mobile-centric application that allows you to more elegantly browse Reddit, to save your favorite posts to boards, and to follow and interact with your friends. The app is built with Meteor, a full-stack JavaScript framework that excels in the development of real-time applications.

Comeback
Lauren Richie & Rosa Choi

Comeback is a data visualization that describes the history of the gray wolf. The interface features a map visualizing populations over time and interactive infographics. Built using D3.js, TopoJSON, JavaScript, Sass, Ruby, jQuery and object-oriented data handling and parsing.

Cyvasse
Alex McRitchie

Cyvasse is a board game built in JavaScript/jQuery and Rails, based on a fictitious game from the book series A Song of Ice and Fire. In the series there are only hints to how the game is played, so the rules are a combination of the specifics found in the books combined with the views on game design and user feedback.

Galvanize Web Development is the only external immersive program that consistently produces the industry-ready engineers that can meet Pivotal's standards

Rob Mee, Pivotal Labs

Campus Life

Galvanize campuses are designed from the ground up to be conducive to learning to code. From the classrooms and the lab space to the carefully vetted companies renting workspaces, Galvanize is the learning community for technology.

The instructors at Galvanize are passionate about both teaching and writing code. They come from diverse technological backgrounds having worked in dozens of different languages and technologies. They’ve come together because they want to take on a new challenge: the craft of teaching.

Career Preparation

As a Galvanize student, your career search will run parallel to your in-class curriculum, as we encourage you to explore the hiring landscape, roles, and industries through alumni and guest speakers; guide you through the job search process; level up your resume and online profiles; and provide opportunities for employers to directly connect with you. Whether via on-campus interviews, our proprietary job portal, our Capstone Showcase, or in-class presentations, you will be ready to engage with employers, and ready to embark on your new career.

Admissions

During the application process, you’ll receive a take-home exercise and have two interviews with Galvanize faculty – one to assess your goals for the program, and another to evaluate your programming ability. Programming experience isn’t required, but we are looking for advanced beginners who’ve taught themselves the basics.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

We offer partial scholarships based on merit, demonstrated financial need, and increasing participation in technology among underrepresented groups such as women, veterans, minorities, and people who identify as LGBT. We also partner with Skills Fund and Climb Credit for students who need help financing their tuition.

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Upcoming Dates

San Francisco

SoMa

Sep 06 - Feb 17
$21k

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Boulder

West Pearl

Oct 03 - Mar 17
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Denver

Platte

Oct 17 - Mar 31
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San Francisco

SoMa

Oct 17 - Mar 31
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Austin

2nd Street District

Oct 17 - Mar 31
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Fort Collins

Old Town

Oct 24 - Apr 07
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Seattle

Pioneer Square

Oct 31 - Apr 14
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Denver

Platte

Nov 07 - Apr 21
$21k

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