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Start Your Career As An iOS Developer


Learn to build mobile apps in this full-time, 8-week iOS Bootcamp with personal instruction from experts. On-site and online options available.

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Start Your Career As An iOS Developer


Learn to build mobile apps in this full-time, 8-week iOS Bootcamp with personal instruction from experts. On-site and online options available.

 

What is the Mobile Makers Academy?

At Mobile Makers, you will learn to build apps for the iPhone and iPad through demonstration, discussion and, most importantly, making—all under the guidance of expert developers. Previous experience is not required. The on-site iOS Bootcamp simulates a real work environment with independent and team-based coding. If you already have some dev experience and can’t make it to our studio, check out our online Bootcamp.

 

30+ Hours of Prep

Before you start at Mobile Makers, you’ll complete a curated set of videos, tutorials and practice exercises, so you’re ready to hit it hard on Day One. It's like conditioning your muscles for a serious workout.

8 Weeks of Immersion

We designed the iOS bootcamp like a real app dev shop, where you learn by doing, not sitting in class lectures all day. Think of us as your first employer, and this is your on-the-job training.

Lifetime of Support

Your success is our success. We offer on-site practice technical interviews, a private job board and resources to continue enhancing your skills and your portfolio. Plus, a worldwide network of more than 100 alumni.


 
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Not Your Typical Classroom


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

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Not Your Typical Classroom


Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

 
 
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Rehmat Qadir
Spring 2013 iOS Bootcamp

I came out with a skillset and a GitHub book of code that would have taken me years to develop. I hope this complete immersion model finds its way to other disciplines.

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Mychilo Cline
Fall 2013 iOS Bootcamp

Technologies are transforming the world we live in, and that’s something I want to be part of. Mobile Makers was the best window into that—it’s a group of people fully committed to iOS development. 

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Sonam Dinghra
Spring 2013 iOS Bootcamp

Major companies I interviewed with are impressed by Mobile Makers. They understand that iOS is advanced, and completing the program demonstrates that you can learn complex subjects.

What You Will Learn


8-week iOS bootcamp prepares you for a career as an app developer. Learn about the Mobile Makers Academy philosophy.

Learn to build mobile apps in this intensive, full-time iOS bootcamp with personal, on-site instruction from experts. 

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What You Will Learn


8-week iOS bootcamp prepares you for a career as an app developer. Learn about the Mobile Makers Academy philosophy.

Learn to build mobile apps in this intensive, full-time iOS bootcamp with personal, on-site instruction from experts. 

 

Development isn't just about the code you write, it's how you communicate your ideas and work with others. Here are some of the topics you can expect to cover while you're at Mobile Makers. Check out the week-by-week curriculum and compare the online iOS Bootcamp, too.

 

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The Tools

We’ll help you re-engineer your brain to think in Objective-C, Xcode 5, the iOS SDK, Interface Builder and Instruments.

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The Architecture

You’ll learn to construct and apply each element of a mobile app, including views and view controllers, core data and more.

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Professional Practices

You’ll learn how to apply animations, make DRY apps for all iOS devices, conduct performance optimization, debugging and refactoring.

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Tech Talk

Through blogging, meetups, guest lectures and facilitated conversations with Chicago’s mobile community, you’ll find yourself “teching out” with the best of them.

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Teamwork

You’ll hone necessary job skills including Agile development, cooperative coding, “yes, and” flexibility, project management and more.

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Employability

You’ll become an easy hire by learning from code walkthroughs, career coaching, interview practice sessions and core knowledge indexing.

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Design for Developers

Working with UI and UX experts, you will learn how to collaborate with designers as well as the basics of making your app shine in the App Store.

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Agile Development

From delivering working code to responding to change, we will help you understand the Agile Manifesto and how it is used in the industry.

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Git and Source Control

Teamwork is one thing, but collaborating with multiple developers on the same code can be challenging. We will teach you how to manage your code.