Thursday, April 10, 2014

Two Week Summer Programming Camp

Registration is open until May 1 for Flatiron School's high school summer programming day camp. to register now.
Computer programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average, but in NYC, only 100 of the 75,000 teachers here teach computer science. This fact might help explain why 9 out of 10 schools in the US don't offer computer programming classes.
The Flatiron School (, which offers full time technical training programs in web and mobile development, is offering a special 2 week high school program this summer. This course is designed to have students doing real work that could be production code for any company. Students will be armed with an arsenal of real world developer tools. All new technologies will be presented with the historical context and creators of these tools.
We teach Ruby. The Ruby programming language is a terrific language to use to introduce students to programming. The Ruby community at large invests a lot of time supporting open source software, which generates amazing tools that are freely available, allowing for fast application development. Developers no longer have to reinvent the wheel with every application. Open source software enables easy integration with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other popular websites, as well as typical behavior for sites such as user authentication. Ruby also strips away the syntactic complexity of other languages. Students are able to focus on understanding programming concepts and learn how to approach problem solving rather than searching for an accidental additional space or missing semi-colon.
Sessions are offered from June 16-27, July 7- 15, July 18- August 1, August 4- 15. Each session runs Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm. Tuition is $1,895.

To find out more about the dates, learn more about the program, and register visit Questions can be emailed to
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