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December 2017

Thursday, December 7
Montana Code School Graduation Expo: Missoula, 12/07, Missoula
5:00 AM
Gecko Designs, 523 N Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT
Montana Code School Graduation Expo Thursday, December 7, 5-7pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/montana-code-school-graduation-expo-missoula-tickets-40791430266

Looking for an employee with coding skills? Interested in becoming a Montana Code School student?

Join us for Montana Code School’s Demo Day to meet our talented students who will be available for hire starting in December 2017.

Project:

For this project, the students decided to operate as much like a modern software development team as possible. That included agile sprint planning, project management, test driven development and formal code reviews with high standards for robustness and quality assurance.

Our students have spent the last few weeks in teams developing an app, Hey DJ, from scratch.

Hey DJ is a web app designed to help fitness instructors or DJs of any kind create playlists using custom details attached to songs. We integrated the Spotify API into our project for handling song and playlist information. Our focus was to implement test driven development incorporating open source test runner AVA.

Their project is built using React, Redux, AVA, Mongo, Node, and Express.

Our students are ideal candidates for tech companies looking for software developers and interns. Montana Code School alumni have joined Submittable, Partners Creative, ATG, Cedar Mountain Software, Workiva, and others.

Free Beer and Food Provided!

Location: Gecko Designs, 523 N. Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT

Date: Thursday, December 7, 5-7pm

Event Schedule: 5:00pm – Attendees arrive; mingle over beer and pizza 5:15pm – Presentations start 5:45pm – More mingling over beer and pizza 7:00pm – Doors close

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Montana Code School exists to launch students’ careers in software development and to contribute to our growing tech community. We prepare students for rapid placement in business as well as for entrepreneurship. We teach our students how to learn software programming so they can thrive in various tech environments. Our students are creative, agile and logical thinkers that also learn empathy, collaboration and strong communication skills.

Our Teaching Philosophy We believe that the best way to learn includes teaching, and we experiment with ways to encourage students to teach and support each other. We use the best tools and philosophies we know of for generating great software, building great teams, offering great experiences to those who use our software, and producing real business value from our work. This includes ideas from the Agile Manifesto and the Agile software community, Lean Manufacturing, Accelerated Learning, Positive Psychology, the newest Brain Science, and more.

We rely on quick feedback loops. We have a plan, but we adapt based on what works. Play is perhaps the best learning tool of them all.

Fun, Joy, and Happiness are not optional!


Contact: Amita Greer, amita@montanacodeschool.com




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