Bridge at Tulip

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Applications for Bridge at Tulip are now closed.

What is Bridge at Tulip?

Bridge is a free eleven-week program hosted at Tulip for women, agender and non-binary people in software development. We meet in person twice a week, in small class sizes, to work on real-world projects and learn in-demand skills from expert developers. Bridge is committed to providing a supportive environment where students can learn, ask questions, and build on their technical skills. At the end of the course students will leave with greatly increased confidence, a project for their portfolio, and experience with highly-sought-after technologies taught by industry experts.

What will you learn?

Modern JavaScript (ES2016+)

React

Redux

Functional Programming

Front-End Architecture

Practical Test Driven Development

Git Flow

Agile Product Development

Technical Interviewing Skills

Leadership Skills

Class details

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 5th, 2018 – August 16th, 2018, 6pm-9pm

Where: Tulip, 1 York Street, Toronto

Please note that in addition to class time there will be an expectation that each student will spend approximately 10-15 hours per week outside of class working on the project.

Who can apply?

Anyone who identifies with any, some, or all of these categories: women, non-binary, and agender, and has some experience with coding; you’re comfortable with programming basics but would like to advance your web development skills. For example, you might be a junior web developer, a self-taught mobile dev, someone who left development and wants to come back. As long as you have the desire to learn we welcome your application. If you’re unsure you qualify, apply anyway.

The application process

Bridge at Tulip will be open for applications from April 2nd – April 16th. Tulip will review every application we receive. Those who are selected as potential candidates will be contacted at the email you provided by April 27th, and sent a short technical test with instructions to submit. Once you receive the technical test you will be given one week (including the weekend) to hand it in for assessment by our instructors. All candidates who have been selected to join the next cohort will be contacted by May 21st, 2018.

What is Tulip and why are you running Bridge?

Tulip is a mobile application provider focused on empowering workers in retail stores. Partnered with Apple, Tulip’s mission is to harness the power of mobile technology to deliver simple-to-use apps for store associates to lookup products, manage customer information, check out shoppers, and communicate with clients. Retailers like Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Spade, Coach, Bonobos, and Babies”R”Us use Tulip in their stores to elevate the shopping experience, increase sales and improve customer service.

At Tulip, we believe the tech industry needs diversity to be successful and companies need to start taking action. Bridge is just one way we believe we can make a difference. We are proud to be investing in the next wave of developers who will always have a home at Tulip.