Dev/Iowa: Technology Training

To support Iowa’s entrepreneurs, targetted technology training is available through Dev/Iowa. Training opportunities include guest speakers, weekend workshops, one week programs and the intensive Dev/Iowa Bootcamp.

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Dev/Iowa Bootcamp

Emphasizing fundamental web development skills and industry practices this full-time nine-week training program offers the most efficient way to become a full-stack web developer. Filled with hands-on programming, industry mentors and projects, the Bootcamp provides a skill-set heavily sought after by employers across the state and the rest of the world.

  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • APIs
  • Databases
  • Servers
  • Agile Development
  • Version control
  • Open Source

Next session: Summer 2015

Tuition: $5000.

*Scholarships opportunities are available for in-state applicants.*

Fall Dev/Iowa Weekend Workshops

$200 each.


September 20-21, 10 am – 4 pm each day


September 27-28, 10 am – 4 pm each day

Introduction to JavaScript

October 25-26, 10 am – 4 pm each day

Introduction to Python

Offered in partnership with Kirkwood Community College.

December 6-7, 10 am – 4 pm each day

Introduction to Ruby on Rails

Offered in partnership with Kirkwood Community College.

December 13-14, 10 am – 4 pm each day

Fall Dev/Iowa One-Week Courses

$600 each. Discounts available if attending more than one.


Build a solid foundation for web development work with our HTML/CSS course. Learn best practices for making both desktop- and mobile-friendly sites as well as CSS3 properties to make your website stand out from the crowd. Become familiar with development tools such Bootstrap, Chrome Developer Tools, Git and Sublime Text.

September 22-26, Monday- Friday 9 am -5 pm

Cost: $600

Beginning JavaScript

Build interactive websites with JavaScript.  This course introduces programming using javascript.  The course introduces programming fundamentals like conditionals, loops, functions, etc. in the context of JavaScript and the world wide web. Learn to manipulate the DOM, create animations, forms and simple games.

Prerequisite: DevIowa HTML/CSS or experience with HTML/CSS

September 29-October 3, Monday- Friday 9 am -5 pm

Cost: $600

Advanced Courses: Previous Programming Experience Required

Advanced JavaScript

Javascript is eating the world.  Long gone are the days of javascript being used only to script. Step up your JavaScript skills by adding APIs, jQuery plugins, AJAX, JSON, and MVC frameworks to your programming toolbox. Create dynamic web applications.

Prerequisite: Previous Programming Experience

October 27-31, Monday- Friday 9 am -5 pm

Cost: $600


Node.js has been taking the web development world by storm.  With Javascript on the server, building asynchronous, lightweight, and real-time applications has never been this easy.  The course covers back-end web development with Node.js and explores the popular express.js and frameworks.  Along the way we’ll get familiar with setting up and deploying our node projects on cloud servers and Heroku.

Prerequisite: Previous Programming Experience

November 3-7, Monday- Friday 9 am -5 pm

Cost: $600


This course covers general concepts about relational data, data modeling and normalization, as well as setup, configure, and use of MySQL or postgreSQL to create database driven websites with PHP.  Custom themes, post types, and plugins for WordPress will also be created using PHP.

Prerequisite: Previous Programming Experience

November 10-14, Monday- Friday 9 am -5 pm

Cost: $600

Bootcamp in Progress

Fall Courses
Begin September 20.

Information Sessions

August 5, 10 am
THINC Lab, Iowa City

August 14, 6 pm
THINC Lab, Iowa City

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