March 26, 2012 - Monday
From Zero to Programmer in 90 Days
The demand for computer programmers has never been stronger. If you're looking for a way to change careers, this may be the opportunity you're looking for.
Starting in June, we will be launching DaVinci Coders, an 11-week program designed to take passionate, driven people from zero to programmer in less than 90 days.
DaVinci Coders is a new breed of beginner-level skills training center oriented around teaching inspired, motivated individuals the fine art of programming web applications.
Working with two of the nation's top instructors, this course has been designed around a transformative life-changing experience that will not only reboot your life, but will also reboot your social circles as well as your outlook on the future.
And the best part is that all the classes will take place at the DaVinci Institute in beautiful Louisville, Colorado.
Many will apply, but only a few will be chosen. Applications are now being accepted for the June classes.
Join us on Monday, March 26th to meet the instructors, talk to industry professionals, and learn about the golden opportunities ahead for those who want to enter the programming arena. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.
EVENT: Open House - Introducing DaVinci Coders
DATE: March 26, 2012 - Monday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: $0
TOPIC: From Zero to Programmer in 90 Days
SPEAKERS: Peter Jones, Tom Snyder, Thomas Frey
SPEAKER: Peter Jones
Senior Development Instructor for DaVinci Coders
Peter is passionate about helping others succeed. With more than 18 years of professional experience as a software developer, mentor, and manager, he brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. He has been a regular contributor to the open source community with some of his software being used by organizations such as FedEx and NASA.
Shortly after he began using Ruby on Rails in 2005 Peter started a company focused on writing web applications. He continually contributes to the Rails community through code, lectures, and workshops.
His approach to teaching is highly interactive and approachable. Intellectual banter as well as Star Wars geekery are always welcome in his classroom.
SPEAKER: Tom Snyder
Senior Development Instructor – DaVinci Coders
Tom is a very seasoned programming instructor, with over two decades of teaching a wide variety of courses on Object Oriented Java programming, JEE technologies, and now HTML5.
Having taught an ongoing stream of corporate talent ranging from IBM to Staples, Tom has a well-established track record of being the go-to guy for training the best and brightest.
He is an excellent team builder with polished presentation skills, as well as international and cross industry experience with achievements in large-scale and start-up environments.
As a serial entrepreneur, Tom not only knows how to design and write the code, but also how to develop business strategies that turn a good idea into a cash-generating revenue streams.
HOST: Thomas Frey
Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute
Thomas Frey is Executive Director and Senior Futurist at the DaVinci Institute as well as Google top rated futurist speaker.
As part of the celebrity speaking circuit, Tom continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies including NASA, IBM, AT&T, Hewlett-Packard, Lucent Technologies, First Data, Boeing, Capital One, Bell Canada, Visa, Ford Motor Company, Qwest, Allied Signal, Hunter Douglas, Direct TV, International Council of Shopping Centers, National Association of Federal Credit Unions, Times of India, Leaders in Dubai, and many more.
Because of his work inspiring inventors and other revolutionary thinkers, Tom has been referred to as the modern "Father of Invention" and the "Dean of Futurists." Before launching the DaVinci Institute, Tom spent 15 years at IBM as an engineer and designer where he received over 270 awards, more than any other IBM engineer.
6:30 - 7:00 pm - Networking
7:00 - 7:30 pm - Introductions - Background on DaVinci Coders - Thomas Frey, Executive Director, DaVinci Institute
7:30 - 7:45 pm - Learning about Ruby on Rails - Peter Jones, Senior Development Instructor, DaVinci Coders
7:45 - 8:00 pm - Learning about Java Script and HTML5 - Tom Snyder, Senior Development Instructor, DaVinci Coders
8:00 - 9:00 pm - Open Reception