As new students gather in the Easy classroom, they are welcomed by instructors, teaching assistants, and staff.
In the first hour, all the dev accelerators are together in one classroom for orientation. Instructors cover class structure, honor code, and expectations. They share lots of tips on how to be successful through the rest of the program and how students can maximize their experience, distill information, and catapult their skills in a fast-paced 8 weeks.
Learning begins on Day 1. After orientation, the group splits into specific Dev Accelerators, and instructors and TAs help students set up the programs and accounts they’ll need over the next 2 months and beyond.
Brook Riggio, the instructor for our Ruby on Rails Development Accelerator, introduces all new students to the structure of Dev Accelerators and then helps his students set up their computers for success learning Ruby on Rails.