Expand Your Skills With DigitalCrafts Workshops

We've often been asked by our alumni if we'll ever offer shorter, more focused classes, so we've decided to do just that. 

We're proud to announce that we're launching DigitalCrafts workshops, a series of 1 or 2-day intensives kicking off mid-September. The workshops will take place virtually, and will be led live by experienced instructors. All sessions will take place 9 am - 4 pm Eastern.

Here's the lineup:

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Jump into the Cloud: Intro to Microservice Deployment with AWS

"Cloud” is one of those magical buzzwords that everyone talks about, but very few understand. This workshop serves as a foundational introduction to cloud technologies that apply to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, and many other platforms. You’ll come away with skills you can use immediately, and you’ll have solid footing to continue your journey to AWS certifications. No prior coding experience required for this workshop — we'll focus on how to deploy existing apps, not how to write new ones.

What you'll learn:

  •  Store data remotely for users to access at anytime

  •  Deploy your application with AWS for anyone to access

  •  Identify containers and how they compare to traditional virtual machine

  •  Build Docker containers from scratch

  •  Create and manage Kubernetes clusters



Broaden your Skillset: Intro to Java APIs with Spring

Interested in working in big enterprise server side apps? Want to explore IoT, blockchain, big data, AI or machine learning someday? Java is a great place to start. As one of the most versatile and well-established languages, becoming skilled in Java will help pave the way for your development career, no matter what direction you choose to take it.

What you'll learn:

  •  Write Object-Oriented code in Java

  •  Use the Spring MVC framework to build RESTful APIs

  •  Apply the principles of Dependency Injection and Inversion of Control



Expand your Expertise: Intro to Modern PHP with Wordpress

Want to take your website building skills to the next level? Wordpress powers 30% of websites on the internet and is a great way to get a website with a content management system up fast! We'll use PHP to create a Wordpress website, learn how to customize the layout using PHP and CSS, and create a widget in PHP. PHP is also a commonly used tool to build websites and many businesses use PHP in their stack including Facebook, Slack, Etsy, Wickipedia, and Mailchimp. We’ll be creating custom fan pages, and learning the basics of PHP, so that you’ll be able to do the heavy-lifting on Wordpress-powered websites!

What you'll learn:

  •  Build Fan Site in Wordpress, featuring a blog, photo gallery, and calendar

  •  Effectively use elegant and secure language features introduced in PHP 7

  •  Practice setting up a Wordpress instance, customizing the layout, installing and modifying plugins



Dive into Server Side Technologies: Intro to .NET Core and C#

Take a deeper dive into server side technologies with .NET Core and C#. Why? It’s used by thousands of companies worldwide, from startups to enterprise level corporations for a broad number of applications. Whether your goal is to find a junior developer position or a senior role, .NET Core and C# skills are in high demand at all levels. Flexible, open-source, and well-supported, C# and .NET have become one of the most popular platforms of the last decade. Learning a clean solution design for your RESTful API unlocks the rest of the .NET Core platform, opening the door to building almost any kind of application.

What you'll learn:

  •  Effectively use the powerful design patterns of C#

  •  Build a RESTful API in .NET Core

  •  Explore the .NET Core ecosystem to build different kinds of applications



Stretch your Skills: Intro to Secure & Composable Architecture w/TypeScript

Looking for additional ways to solidify your JavaScript skills? TypeScript is becoming the language of choice for JavaScript in the Enterprise. It is a perfect compliment for JavaScript developers who are interested in writing code that is easier to scale and debug.

What you'll learn:

  •  Build a web application using React + TypeScript

  •  Structure applications correctly and secure your application

  •  Write documentation for a codebase written in TypeScript



These events are open to everyone, so feel free to share the events or ask your manager if your whole team can join. 

See you there!

Max McChesney

Co-Founder, CEO