11 Weeks Express

What is it?

The 11 weeks express involves of 15 hours per week instruction time plus 6 hours per week free time. That equals 231 hours of value. The class size is limited to 15 students and we recommend you to get into a team of 2 or 3. During after hours, the classroom will be open for you to chill out and meet the other students.

Our three philosophies at Polycademy is Minimum Viable Product (MVP), Agile Development and Flipped Classroom.

  • MVP means designing your product so it is minimum enough to launch quickly to get market testing, and viable enough to make your product distinct from competitors.
  • Agile Development is about rapid and flexible incremental iteration to code. Rather than memorising the whole corpus of programming in 11 weeks, each week is a milestone in which parts of your product will be deployed.
  • Flipped Classroom means that before class an online ecosystem of materials will be provided to you. During class we'll keep it practical by spending time discussing models, cutting code, and deploying applications to the cloud.

We'll be arranging your team with a mentor who will volunteer their time to coach your team on the entrepenurial or development process.

At the end of 11 weeks, a careers/pitching fair will be opened. Tech employers and investors will be invited to check out your work.

If you are from overseas, an Australian tourist visa will give you enough time to stay in Canberra to complete the 11 week course. The student visa is not suitable for Polycademy.

What will you learn?

The following details may be adjusted after launch.

  • Theory
  • Agile Development Method
  • MVP Design
  • MoSCoW Features
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Asynchronous Programming
  • Environment
  • Vagrant Deployment
  • Browsers
  • Git & Github
  • Command Line
  • AMP, NodeJS, Ruby
  • Build Automation using Grunt
  • Design
  • User Experience Design
  • Adobe Photoshop Mockups
  • HTML with H5BP and Bootstrap
  • CSS with LESS.css
  • Programming
  • PHP with Codeigniter
  • Algorithms and Design Patterns
  • Database CRUD using SQL, Redis and NoSQL
  • Javascript with AngularJS
  • AJAX and API architecture
  • Sockets & Network Programming
  • Performance
  • Browser & File Caching
  • CDN & Reverse Proxy Caching
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Opcode Caching
  • Message Queues
  • Compression
  • Deployment
  • Domain Operations
  • Cloud Hosting & PAAS
  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Web Analytics and Tracking
  • Entrepreneurship

What's the Schedule Like?

Check the application form for proposed dates. A typical weekly timeline is 3 hours per day for 5 days a week for 11 weeks. These hours start at 5pm and end at 8pm. However these times are flexible and change according to student needs.

Ready to go?

Tuition (AUD) can be paid with 2 options. Should you choose to terminate your course, you won't have any contractual obligations to pay the remainder of the fee. All prices are GST inclusive, however they may be payment charges if paying by credit card.

  • Upfront
  • $4899
  • Weekly
  • $459 per week

Application Form

Becoming a web application entrepeneur is not easy. You need to be truly passionate and committed to developing your idea into reality.

Your information here will only be recorded for application purposes. If you are accepted into the course, we may offer your information to potential investors or employers.

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11 Weeks Express
Term 1 - Mon 6th January 2014 to Mon 24th March 2014
Term 2 - Mon 7th April 2014 to Mon 23rd June 2014
Term 3 - Mon 14th July 2014 to Mon 29th September 2014
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