Become an iOS Developer in 15 Weeks
Your fast track to in-demand development jobs for 2024! Learn to build professional iOS apps from scratch in this intensive bootcamp, led by our team of industry experts. Build your development portfolio and get hired faster.
April 10, 2024
Immediate access to Kodeco’s library at enrollment
15th April – 2nd August, 2024
Live sessions Mondays and Thursdays 9pm - 10pm ET
iOS Accelerator Bootcamp Details
Build apps just like the pros! Get a strong foundation by starting with fundamentals in Swift, Apple’s modern programming language. Then you’ll move to building modern, stylish apps in Xcode, Apple’s integrated development environment. You’ll use SwiftUI, the Interface Builder and other tools to build flexible, responsive layouts. You’ll then bring more logic and complexity into your apps as you tackle networking, saving data, and concurrency. By the end of this accelerated bootcamp, you’ll have real-world skills, along with solid portfolio and interview preparation, that will put you ahead of the rest in the iOS app developer job market.
The current cohort runs from 15th April 2024 to 2nd August 2024. The live session are Mondays and Thursdays 9pm - 10pm ET.
You are self-driven and motivated to learn. Participation in this program requires consistently meeting deadlines and devoting at least 25 hours per week to your work, including two one-hour live classes per week. You’ll need a Mac computer capable of running macOS Ventura, the latest version of Xcode 15.2, and a basic understanding of computers and coding.
After hands-on introduction to the tools and platforms you’ll need, you’ll get a solid overview of Xcode, Swift programming basics, SwiftUI, app structure, controls, app navigation and layout, along with building your very first iOS app project!
Then you’ll go under the hood to take a deeper look at Apple’s open source programming language, Swift! Through hands-on examples, you’ll explore core Swift concepts such as loops, collections, types, optionals, functions, classes, and more.
With the basics under your belt, you’ll dig deeper into SwiftUI, which is the future of modern app layout. Tackle SwiftUI Views and modifiers, examine common SwiftUI controls, fundamental layout tools, navigation and data flow, and more. You'll also learn how to add some sparkle to your app with animation!
Coding is all fun and games–until you can’t figure out where that bug came from! During this section you’ll also cover the fundamentals of debugging in Xcode, plus how to write tests for your app. You’ll learn important concepts like how the test-driven development cycle works, and explore asynchronous and UI testing.
In the second half of the bootcamp, you’ll tackle critical skills developers can’t live without! You’ll learn how to store data for your apps and retrieve it later; you’ll leverage the power of URLSession to communicate with the internet and make network requests; and you’ll learn about Swift’s new concurrency model, known as the async/await model, which you can use to process your concurrent tasks in a safe, modern manner.
While practicing these skills, you’ll begin work on your Capstone App, which will let you build from the ground up and apply everything you’ve learned.
Finally, you’ll take everything you’ve learned in the bootcamp and finish your work to build out and polish your fully-functional, non-trivial Capstone App, practice handling tech interview questions, showcase your app, and graduate!
Need to prepare?
If you’ve got a little bit of app development experience, or have gone through our course, Your First iOS & SwiftUI App: An App from Scratch, you’re ready for the next step.
This Accelerator bootcamp involves hands-on programming in Swift through the Xcode IDE, as well as other external tools like Git and GitHub.
- iOS + Swift development
- Professional app building
- Portfolio development
- Interview prep + soft skills
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Kodeco Accelerator: iOS
- Content co-created with industry experts
- Real-world projects, hands-on experience
- Feedback from advanced mentors
- Right-sized student cohorts
- Interview preparation
Mentors and Instructors
Frequently asked questions
What is the timeline for this accelerated program?
This program starts on April 15, 2024 and completes the week of July 29, 2024 with live sessions twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays, 9pm – 10pm ET.
Can I choose my own start date?
No. These programs are cohort-based, meaning everyone starts and finishes on the same schedule, so all students must start the bootcamp on the planned start date. If the schedule doesn't work for you, consider our iOS On-Demand Bootcamp.
How much time should I plan to dedicate to bootcamp activities each week?
Students should allocate 20-25 hours per week to bootcamp activities, including attending live-sessions, studying content, completing assignments and working on the Capstone App. Content is introduced in the first live-session of the week and should be learned before the second live-session of the week. Homework assignments are given during the second live-session of the week and should be completed over the weekend.
What are the prerequisites for enrolling?
We recommend that you have a bit of exposure to some level of coding or programming, as you’ll be able to keep up with the classes better. If you’ve already worked through our Your First App video courses for iOS or Android, then you’ll be well-prepared for our bootcamps!
As well, you’ll need a fairly modern Windows, Mac or Linux computer to install and run the tools and frameworks needed for this course. (Mac required for the iOS Bootcamp). Check out the individual bootcamp pages for more details on what specific hardware requirements each program has.
You'll also need an internet connection capable of joining video meetings and streaming or downloading video content. If you'll be traveling during the bootcamp, please consider internet connection issues.
What sort of interview or job preparation is included?
Each bootcamp includes an optional curriculum of job-search and interview prep content. Students can also at any time ask their mentors, who have been through hiring processes many times, for interview and job-hunting advice. Many of our mentors have even been in the position of hiring new employees before, so they are well-suited to help you navigate and stand out in the challenging world of technical interviews.
What will the assignments look like?
Each week of the bootcamp, you'll be given two assignments:
1. The Content Assignment, which assigns you books, video courses, and articles you need to read or watch to learn that week’s topic.
2. The Homework Assignment, which gives you a challenge that will let you apply your learnings and demonstrate mastery of them.
You’ll be applying the lessons you learned from the content of the week to build part of your Capstone App project, and each assignment builds on the last. Assignments have a rubric to guide you so you know what you need to build for a passing grade. You should expect to spend between 5 and 10 hours each week on your homework.
What if the assignment release schedule doesn’t work for me? Can I work ahead?
Our Accelerator bootcamps are structured for a uniform pace rather than individual study times like exclusive weekends or weeknights. This is to ensure a collaborative learning environment where students progress and engage with the material and each other simultaneously.
Letting students work ahead often leads to confusion and anxiety among the peers who are not working ahead. The current schedule is a strategic balance aimed at maximizing collective success.
If the assignment release schedule doesn’t work for you, consider joining our iOS On-Demand Bootcamp instead.
If I struggle with a concept or homework, can I ask my mentor to hop on a video call to help me?
No, our mentors do not provide on-call video chat support. However, we provide training on how to effectively troubleshoot and get your questions answered asynchronously via text in our bootcamp chat channel. This skill will be valuable throughout your developer career.
If you you fall behind and feel you need additional assistance, you can discuss options with the bootcamp coordinator.
What happens with Daylight Savings Time? Does the live-session time change?
The live-session time is in Eastern Time (ET) and will be affected by Daylight Savings.
EST is 5 hours behind UTC from November to March, while EDT is 4 hours behind UTC from March to November.
If Daylight Savings occurs during your bootcamp, the mentors and Bootcamp Coordinator will remind students beforehand.
What are the requirements for earning a Certificate of Graduation in this bootcamp?
To earn a Certificate of Graduation, students must:
⦁ Attend at least 50% of live-sessions during the first 12 weeks.
⦁ Submit and receive at least a passing grade on all but one homework assignment.
- We grade on a pass/fail system. Our assignment rubrics clearly designate what needs to be done to earn a passing grade.
- Students can resubmit the first week's assignment if needed, and can resubmit one other assignment for regrading later in the bootcamp.
⦁ Submit and receive a passing grade on the final Capstone App submission.
⦁ Create and submit a short (1-2 minute) video to demo your Capstone App (the video itself is not graded).
⦁ Complete a final Student Exit Survey.
If you're not interested in a Certificate, or you realize partway through the bootcamp that you won't meet the requirements for graduation, that's okay! You're welcome to stay in the bootcamp to soak up all the feedback and guidance your mentors will offer.
What happens if I have to withdraw, or I am not able to complete the bootcamp?
If you have to withdraw from the bootcamp before it begins, you may request a refund by emailing email@example.com before the course start date.
After the bootcamp begins, the bootcamp price is non-refundable. We may be able to offer partial refunds for extenuating circumstances, or move you to a future program. Please discuss your particular situation with your mentors and we’ll see what we can do.