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
TIME: 6:30pm-9:00pm

LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions

COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: $0

PHONE: 303-666-4133

TOPIC: From Zero to Programmer in 90 Days
SPEAKERS: Peter Jones, Tom Snyder, Thomas Frey

SPEAKER: Peter Jones

Senior Instructor, Author, and Founder of Devalot

Peter Jones is the senior instructor, author, and founder of Devalot.

He started programming before he learned how to use a keyboard properly by messing around with a Commodore 64, BASIC, and cassette tapes.

While in the United States Air Force, Peter taught himself C and automated most of his job.  In the resulting free time he took instructor training classes and worked to promote the Quality Assurance Initiative.

Starting in the late 1990’s, Peter became a passionate contributor to the open source community.  As an active participant he has submitted bug fixes and new features to several projects and released many software packages as open source.  Some of Peter’s open source software has been used by organizations such as SAIC and NASA.

In 2006, Peter left upper management and became a freelance software developer and instructor for programming related workshops.  He has written and taught several software development workshops, including an 11-week programming class for complete beginners.



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