Wyncode to Open at The Lab Miami

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Bold New Coding Boot Camp to Open in the Heart of Wynwood

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The first of it’s kind in South Florida Wyncode is a nine-week development boot camp teaching students to learn computer programming and create their own web apps. Wyncode will host its first cohort beginning May 5th at The LAB Miami, a campus for creative entrepreneurs.

Based in the heart of Miami’s tech hub, the Wynwood Arts District, Wyncode is engineered to empower its students with the skills needed to join the fast growing tech industry. Wyncoders will be able to join a tech company as a junior web developer or create their own web application after completing the demanding courseload . With the startup industry booming in Miami, founders Juha Mikkola and Johanna Mikkola launched Wyncode to contribute to the creation and growth of local developer talent, an area which has been a challenge for tech employers in the region as well as a skill that many entrepreneurs are eager to acquire.

“We’re extremely excited to launch Miami’s first coding bootcamp”, says Wyncode’s co-founder Johanna Mikkola. “By combining best practices from established bootcamp programs with a focus on business skills and a Made in Miami curriculum, we’re looking forward to creating Miami’s next generation of developer talent!”

Within the demanding environment and fast-paced courses, Wyncode also provides leadership skills in business, allowing Wyncoders to stand out amongst other boot camp graduates and be better prepared for working and start up life. "A developer school is a key missing piece of the Miami technology ecosystem. After working to develop and promote tech in this area for years, I'm excited to be a part of one." said Wyncode professor and MIT graduate Ed Toro. In nine weeks, the Wyncode student will have spent 1,071 hours learning and have created a variety of projects culminating in the creation and pitch of their own web application. The Wyncode curriculum includes instructor-led sessions, collaborative work time, business development and mentoring sessions from influential industry professionals, as well as school visits, where Wyncoders will teach local children how to code.

By combining the energy and innovation of an entrepreneurial startup, with the mentorship, support and community engagement of a university, Wyncode will be the best of tech companies and education institutions, all to deliver a new breed of programmers who are ready to change the tech world... for the better.

Wyncoders will be immersed in learning how to code in Miami’s up-and-coming startup system. The Wyncode vision is to give individuals the training they need to succeed and make an impact in their business or career.

Wyncode’s upcoming Learn to Code info sessions at The Lab are as follows. These sessions are free of charge and open to everyone in the community:

  •     Wednesday March 19th - 7 to 8:30 PM
  •     Wednesday April 2nd - 7 to 8:30 PM
  •     Wednesday April 16th - 7 to 8:30 PM

About Wyncode: Wyncode is a development bootcamp immersing ambitious individuals in a demanding and inspiring learning environment engineered to develop successful coders with business acumen. We believe in promoting programming literacy using a disruptive education model and feel that a boot camp environment is the best way to learn practical and relevant coding skills quickly.

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