August 29, 2012 - Wednesday
DaVinci Coders take center stage
D-Day is here! Demo Day that is. The inaugural class of DaVinci Coders will be taking center stage as part of this grand finale'. Each student will give a brief demonstration of what they learned from working with Ruby on Rails over the past 11 weeks.
The public is invited to join us for this festive evening. Light appetizers, drinks, and awesomeness are also on the docket for the event. The after party will continue in a special room at Ralphies next door.
The end of the DaVinci Coders class in no way means the end for these students. In the same way a diploma doesn’t make you an expert, the process of learning never really stops. Rather, it better frames the road and possibilities that lie before them. It’s an important lesson being able to sustain personal growth moving forward on top of what skills students have gained here in just 11-weeks. It’s no small feat becoming ingrained in a new community and finding a whole new beginning in the software development and design world in this short period of time.
DaVinci Coders is an 11-week program designed to take motivated, passionate individuals and reboot their life and social circles while setting them on a path to become one of these highly sought after computer programmers. The highly in demand Ruby on Rails has been found to be the best way for beginners to learn how to build their own web applications and it comes with all the advantages of power, agility, and robustness of the top websites on the planet. Ruby on Rails has proven to be an effective and efficient way to tackle the programming puzzle.
The next session of classes start September 24. At DaVinci Coders, we're looking for a few remarkable people who want to be a part of this life changing opportunity. Many will apply, but only a few will be chosen. Are you one of them?
EVENT: Demo Day for DaVinci Coders
DATE: August 29, 2012 - Wednesday
LOCATION: DaVinci Institute, 511 E. South Boulder Road, Louisville, CO 80027
DIRECTIONS: Driving Directions
COST: $0, Members: Free, SuperMembers: Free
TOPIC: DaVinci Coders take center stage
SPEAKERS: Peter Jones, Thomas Frey
INSTRUCTOR: 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.
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.