Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to the program?

Click the “Apply” button and complete the form.


What if I really want to apply for the FSD Program, but just can’t afford it?

We would encourage you to apply anyway. We are currently working on a tuition support program that would reduce the direct cost to you as a learner in the program.


What benefits will I receive once I complete EvolveU’s Full Stack Developer (FSD) Program?

You will also receive;

  • an additional 6-months of access to the online learning platform to continue to refine and build your full stack development skills.

  • invitations to future release parties and other EvolveU events.

  • discounts on other EvolveU programming.

  • invitation to join the EvolveU’s alumni community.

  • opportunity to mentor or tutor future EvolveU learners.


What is the program’s philosophy on learning?

EvolveU believes that humans learn by doing so we’ve built an experiential program that is active, discovery driven, immersive, builds core competencies (both technical and non-technical) and challenging all in a supportive environment. 


Where will the program be held?

The program will be held downtown at the cSPACE King Edward, 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7

 

What are the hours of the program?

The core hours of the Full Stack Developer program are 9 am - 4 pm, Monday thru Friday.


Is EvolveU an officially accredited academic institution?

Fortunately, we are not! This allows us to be agile and adaptable with our curriculum as technology evolves. We are sponsored by the Hunter Family Foundation and we work closely with Calgary Economic Development (CED) and Rainforest AB. We consult with industry partners to design and develop curriculum that aligns with industry trends and workforce needs.


Will I be required to do any pre-work prior to the start of the program?

Depending on level of experience with coding coming in, some online pre-work may be required. Upon acceptance into the program, we will provide additional information on how to prepare.


How much time outside of the classroom should I expect to dedicate to the program?

This depends on your level of experience. In our current program, learners who had little to no coding and development experience are spending 10-20 hours outside the classroom each week working on program materials. More experienced developers, are not requiring as much time but are taking additional time to build new skills. Expect this program to be a full-time commitment for the six months.


What languages, frameworks and subjects do you cover?

See the program overview above and download the visual mind map, but in short: Python, HTML/CSS, Javascript, Node.JS, and REACT.


When is my tuition due?

$1,000 deposit will be due on acceptance in to the program, to secure your spot.

The balance of your tuition will be due 2 weeks before the program start date. (We are still finalizing the official start date of the next cohort. This information will be updated once confirmed. )


What opportunities are there to connect with the hiring partners you list?

Opportunities include:

  • Guest speaking events

  • Mentoring

  • Bi-monthly release parties

  • Mock interviews

  • Industry projects