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Our motto? #ShiftHappens

In need of change && ready to embark on a game-changing journey?

A programming bootcamp in Lisbon may be far...

But it can also be far out!

Go from n00b to Junior FullStack Software Developer in just 14 weeks, in the freshest city in the European tech hub scene.

#StartedFromTheBottomNowWeCode

Embrace change && show you’re #BornToCode!

We know, better than anyone else, how difficult it is to take the decision to radically change one’s life. Yet, since 2015, we’ve been witnessing such stories on a daily basis && with very happy endings. Tales of “real” people, bursting with talent && determined to embrace programming as a career despite never having seen a single line of code before. Our story is made of such people && it is with their stories that we can best explain what we do. You give us 14 weeks && you’ll get a new life…​ Interested?

Alex Mogoryan
// { #33 Bootcamp Alumni }
#ItAintOverTillTheJobLadySings

There's no place like (our) placement!

Make no mistake! Teaching you how to code is just the beginning of our adventure together…​ Bootcamp done, one must find the right company for you to work at. For that we have a fantabulous team of <Placement Rockets> who will accompany all your steps towards our common goal, aka your dream car€€r as a programmer. And if you have any doubts that we never quit on the ones who don’t quit on themselves, no one better to convince you than our alumni or the companies that were lucky enough to get a hold on them. Feel free to click && reach out to both BTW!

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<Our Bootcamps>

They’re the most intensive && immersive 14 weeks you will ever experience. You’ll leave "real life" behind && dive head-on with us into a cycle of #EatSleepCodeRepeat. You’ll learn to learn && – by doing so – become fearless in the face of what you cannot (yet) do. You’ll go through a roller coaster of emotions && we’ll always be there by your side, helping you never to lose focus. It won’t be easy, but it will be insanely awesome. Trust us! You might think you’re a 0, but we know you can become the (special) 1. If code is (still) not strong within you, have a go && challenge yourself by trying out our application process! It’s fun, mind-opening && fr€€ of charg€!

The course

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To whom is this bootcamp meant for?

To any living being (male, female, non-binary && || other) of the human kind over 18 – unemployed && || available – with an overwhelming desire && an unbreakable determination to <re>program their life, starting a new and promising career as <Junior FullStack Developers>.

What is the minimum level of education required?

None. We’re looking for brilliant minds, whether or not they have a certified piece of paper to prove it.

#TheOnlyThingWeLoveMoreThanCodeIsPeople

Do I need any prior experience in programming?

Nope. Our bootcamps are mega N00B friendly and our fantabulous team of <Master Coders> is more than prepared to get you started in the logic arts of programming and algorithmic reasoning. There is a "but", ‘though…​ You must be able to read, write, speak && LEARN in the programming language of Mr William Shakespeare (aka English)! It is the lingua franca beneath all coding idioms and there’s just no way to circle around it.

How long does the bootcamp last?

Our bootcamps last 14 weeks, in a full-time intensive and absolutely immersive schedule (aka #NoSleepTillDeploy). That’s because it couldn’t be any other way: programming is a language accessible to all but, in return, it demands a total and unconditional surrender. A <Code Cadet> needs many “flight hours” in order to learn to pilot Java && JavaScript through the work marketplace in just three and a half months.

What will I learn?

You will develop a full-stack programming mindset that will allow you to switch freely between back-end && front-end like a bo$$. You will use the freshest production techniques in software development, in a uniquely creative and disruptive environment that is both highly stimulating and uncannily informal. You will become fluent in programming’s best practices as you boost your mad development skills using the coolest frameworks available to mankind. But, above all, you will learn to learn; which is, basically, the most useful skill that can EVER be taught to a programmer!

What sets you apart from other bootcamps?

It’s virtually impossible to make an exhaustive bulletproof comparison to ALL other bootcamps out there…​ We don’t know all of them and we don’t talk about what we don’t know. What we can do ‘though, in order to help you with your decision, is maybe to list some of the core features that we think that have been fundamental to our success from our very beginning.

Starting with the obvious, let’s talk a bit about our application process: In it, each candidate – regardless of their previous academic background – will have to prove us they’re able to learn (and immediately apply) some of the basics of Computer Science && JavaScript by themselves. That allows, both the candidate and us, to evaluate that person’s readiness to enter a course (and, in the future, a profession) for which being a fearless resilient fast-learner is key. Even before enrolling into our bootcamp, candidates will have proven us they know how to deal with the inevitable frustration that programming implies, as well as how to get autonomously un-stuck of every challenge they’re thrown at. From the very beginning we tell them like it is, without any sugar coating whatsoever. That assures us that if you’ve made it to the bootcamp, you know exactly what you are stepping into.

After that, when at the bootcamp, you will have the HUGE benefit of having a team of <Master Coders>, constantly by your side, working full-time to push you to your limits, catering to your unique learning necessities && making sure your code is damn readable && insanely “sexy”. Yup! We are willing to do whatever it takes to turn you into the best (possible) version of yourself! That and to give you that classic badly needed “ego-hug” from time to time. The fast pace of a bootcamp sometimes messes with our emotions and our self-confidence. And nothing beats having an amazing team constantly reminding you that you are awesome and totally able to get to your dream goal of working as a professional Software Developer.

Then, there’s our approach to teaching: unlike many others, we don’t do “magic formulas”. We don’t do “stuck-on-a-stack”. We teach solid programming principles && “clean code” practices, that allow our alumni to tackle any language, framework or technology they wish. Our alumni are fierce when it comes to facing new challenges, because they know how solid the foundation of their knowledge is, aka #GoodCodeNeverLies! Their immersive training also makes them used to work under pressure && within all kinds of "hostile" environments. Empowered to be focused, hard-working && fearless, they’ll stop at nothing until the best possible solution is deployed! They’re passionate “lean-mean-learning-machines” && we’re damn proud of that!

And that is basically our recipe to your success: the rigorous and passionate implementation of the above mentioned features. Of course that we count on you to add one last “secret ingredient”, without which all our methods would fall flat at a blink of an eye: Your mindset and behaviour throughout the entire length of the course MUST be the one of someone who is willing to give it all to have it all! < 😉 />

How many seats are available?

20, censored! 20! #ThatsWhatSamuelMassasSaid < 😉 />

And the sooner you apply, the greater the chances that one of them will be yours, ok?

#Fir$tComeFir$tServed

How is the class schedule like?

"Officially", classes are from Monday to Friday from 09h to 18h…​ Yet, in reality, you’ll also spend most of your nights and weekends at the bootcamp, pumping out code or touching up the various individual and group projects that will be thrown at you. Basically, prepare yourself to live in an infinite loop of EAT SLEEP CODE REPEAT because, during 14 weeks, our 127.0.0.1 will be your home and your fellow <Code Cadets> your family.

#NoPainInTheMainNoGain #DealWithItOrDieTrying

How much does the bootcamp co$t?

To tell it like it is, the bootcamp costs 8k. Yet, && because we’re mad about di$counts, it will depend on you && on how fast can you tackle our application process…​

If you’re a mega "early bird" && manage to get a hand on your "golden ticket" to the workshop phase ‘til October 15th, the bootcamp will co$t you €6,500 (which will have to be paid in a single instalment and within a maximum period of up to 14 days after our communication of your approval in the final selection workshop).

If being quick on the trigg€r is not your thing, then the bootcamp will co$t you €7,000 (which will have to be paid in a single instalment and within a maximum period of up to 7 days after our communication of your approval in the final selection workshop).

And BTW, if you happen to be a proud cryptomaniac sporting a fully loaded wall€t, you now can choose to pay our bootcamp with cryptocurrency! Damn cool, right? Thanks to a partnership with UTRUST, <Academia de Código_> also accepts payments in Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH) && UTRUST (UTK)!

Do you have a $cholarship option?

Indeed we do. Since our very inception we passionately believe that money or, better said, the lack of it, should never stand in the way of unique untapped talent. We so much believe so, that we are willing to go all in && put our own money where our hearts are: we’ll offer our most talented candidates the opportunity to apply for our ISA (Income Share Agreement) scholarship, which will allow you to start paying for the bootcamp only after you get that much coveted dream job as a programmer (*). In short, we’ll bank you up ‘till you start ca$hing in. That is, of course, if you are as talented as we both think you are, right?

That said, focus first on doing the most amazingly impressive application process EVER && let us both worry about the elephant in the "₿ling-₿ling" room later.

Just do bear in mind that the number of scholarships is limited && that we will only bet our odds in people that prove themselves to be a strong bet beyond all reasonable doubt! Aka it’s not about just showing up. It’s about showing off like you’ve never done before, deal?

Anyway it goes, applying will always be a win-win for you: Since our application process is not only mind-opening, fun && challenging AF, but also cost-fr€€, worse case scenario you come out of it smarter && much more aware of what programming actually looks (&& feels) like!

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Except for the initial deposit, mandatory under the ISA contract.

Do I have to move to Lisbon to do your bootcamp?

Duh?! Of course you have to…​ This is a uniquely intensive && immersive in-person experience, not a freaking online course! < 😜 />

Can you help me find accommodation?

Since our bootcamp does not include housing, it will be upon you the responsibility to find a place to live in while you’re attending it.

Yet, and ‘cause we always strive to make life smoother for all, our insanely awesome problem-solving team is cooking-up a dope list of what we think might be a suitable range of lodging options, that we will gladly share with you later on in the process.

Meanwhile, do feel free to do your own lodging research, while giving your best to solve all the challenges that at thrown at you by our ‘n01r’ platform in order to become one of the final lucky chosen ones, so that, by the time you (hopefully) get good news from us, we’ll both have several options on the table for you to choose from.

Can you guarantee me a job at the end of the bootcamp?

It is customary to say that the only things in life that are guaranteed are death and taxes…​ Therefore, it would be mega irresponsible to guarantee you something which isn’t 100% dependent on us, right?

One thing we can clearly guarantee you is that we’re offering you top education in a sector where the unemployment rate is close to zero, accompanied by an unconditional support to a swift entry into a job market where there is a massive lack of new talent.

Having said that, our bootcamp doesn’t end after those 14 weeks “of classes”. It ends when you get the job you’ve dreamt of having when you decided to enrol at <Academia de Código_>!

And that’s why we have a relentless && resilient fully dedicated team of <Placement Rockets> that starts working with you during the bootcamp && won’t quit on you ‘till you manage to land your new career in Programming.

Need we say more?!

// Ok. INSIDE TIP ALERT!!! The fantabulous <Academia de Código_> is always on the lookout for talented <Padawan Master Coders> to “marry”, in order to establish passionate, serious and everlasting professional relationships. Guess what?! If you stand out enough during the bootcamp, you may never ever have to leave us.

#WhoWantsToMarryIntoOurFuckUnemploymentFam?

How does the application process work?

In order to conquer the highly coveted title of <Code Cadet>, you will have to (successfully) complete the two phases that make up our infamous selection process:

The first phase consists of a series of online challenges that will be proposed to you by our application platform, aka “n01r”.

The second (and final) selection phase consists of you trying to survive a long and intense workshop day – spent (also online) with our team of <Master Coders> – and conquer for yourself the status of approved candidate.

This entire process does not involve any costs for you or any formal ties with us from your side. It is just our way of trying to understand if you are already prepared to join our family and also an excellent way for you to be able to understand if programming is indeed something for you, and if it is with us that you want to embark on your journey towards it.

What do I have to do to start my application?

Easy peasy keyboard squeezy! Just click on <Apply Now>, register onto our “n01r” platform and follow “ipsis verbis” all the instructions that will be given to you there. Just make sure to do so it using a computer and never a tablet or mobile phone, ok?

And do remember to hurry up! We have a limited number of seats and whoever gets – successfully – to the end of our application process, has priority access to the bootcamp.

Where can I ask questions during my application process?

We’ve prepared this mega <FAQ Yourself> that’s virtually doubt proof but, if even then, you get a “n00b attack”, it’s “peaners”…​

We have a 24/7 deluxe debugging service at your disposal:

Just drop us an email (with your issue && phone number) at applications@academiadecodigo.org && we’ve got your back covered all the way #ToCodeAndBeyond. [.comment]#// Alert! We obviously cannot help you with the platform challenges, yet, if guidance && motivation is what you need, we’re cool with that!

In the meantime, you can (and should) follow all our activities on our Facebook page, our Twitter profile && Instagram account so you can always be fully updated.

Remember that #InformationIsPower && #KnowledgeIsEvenMorePowerful!

#LisbonIsFarOut

Why go that far just to learn code?!

Easy. Lisbon is "da shift"!

We know that relocating to Lisbon “just” to learn programming might seem a bit of a far-fetched idea when contemplated from afar…​ Yet, trust us that it will be totally worthwhile to take the jump: Lisbon is a dope “chill-vibe” city && its natives have arms wide open for both you && your (techie) dreams!

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Unicorns’ Spawn++

🍻

Cold Beer @ Hot Prices

Home of the Web Summit

💪

A Founders' Paradi$e

🧲

Digital Nomads' Magnet

😎

Chill && Safe AF

🌈

LGBTQI+ Friendly

🌻

300 Days of Sun per Year

🏄

Surf Spots Up-For-Grabs!

🏖

Beaches 20 min Ashore!

🚀

Startups FTW!

<WhyTF?!>

WhyTF should I apply?!

It’s a freaking no brainer! Learning to program takes hard work, but makes finding a great job very easy! We believe that there’s a lot of wasted talent out there – either unemployed && || or stuck in dead-end jobs – that only needs to be given a fair chance in order to turn things around. Programming needs you && you need us to get to it in just 14 weeks.

// Need we say more?! If you’re still not convinced, let’s talk! Drop us your contacts && we’ll gladly call ya back. Else, start your fr€€ application #ToCodeAndBeyond right now!