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.

 

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Schedule

15 weeks

20-25 hrs/week

Enroll by

Next cohort scheduled for September 2024

Dates & times

TBC

Live sessions twice a week

iOS Essentials Bootcamp Details

New for 2024: Newly updated curriculum, including deeper dives on object-oriented programming, state management, performance optimization and more!

 

The Kodeco iOS Essentials program provides a comprehensive learning experience guided by experienced industry professionals. Gain the in-demand skills you need to excel in building modern iOS apps using Apple’s revolutionary UI framework, SwiftUI. 

 

You’ll begin with an introduction to Apple’s Swift programming language, Xcode and version control. Once you have the fundamental concepts you will learn SwiftUI and craft captivating user interfaces. You’ll effortlessly guide users through your apps with built-in navigation tools. As the program progresses you’ll navigate your way towards the power of data management, including passing data, state management, and data persistence for dynamic apps. Take a step further with networking and performance optimization techniques, ensuring your apps run smoothly. 

 

With the help of your mentor you can progress with confidence, ensuring you have a firm grasp of each concept each week. This program provides you with the tools to maximize your learning potential towards becoming a sought after iOS developer.

 

The next cohort is scheduled for September 2024. Live sessions will be twice a week.

Prerequisites

You are self-driven and motivated to learn. Participation in this program requires consistently meeting deadlines and devoting at least 20 hours per week to your work, including two one-hour live classes per week. You have a Mac computer capable of running macOS Sonoma or later, as well as Xcode 15 or later.

Weeks 1-3

Explore the essential tools such as Xcode, the Swift programming language, and version control – the building blocks of any iOS app. Take a step further with the fundamentals by learning object-oriented programming. You’ll have homework assignments and also begin brainstorming for your capstone project. 

 


Weeks 4–6

This is where the fun begins. You’ll be introduced to SwiftUI, Apple's revolutionary UI framework. Design stunning and user-friendly interfaces by mastering view creation, layout techniques, and app navigation. As you progress, you’ll begin developing your capstone project and build upon it each week, incorporating the learned skills. Your weekly assignments will include capstone milestones that are checked off by your mentor. 


Weeks 7–12

Learn how to manage data flow seamlessly within your app. Explore state management techniques and leverage SwiftData for secure data storage. Finally, discover performance optimization strategies to ensure your app runs smoothly.

You'll then delve into networking, allowing your app to communicate with remote servers and APIs. You'll also gain a deeper understanding of concurrency for further performance improvements. Additionally, explore advanced topics to elevate your app.


Weeks 13–15

This is where it all comes together! Build a full-fledged iOS app as your capstone project, showcasing your skills and creativity. Receive valuable guidance from instructors and feedback from peers as you polish your app to a professional standard. Celebrate your achievements by presenting your app during a demo presentation and graduate as a confident iOS developer, ready to launch your career!

Need to prepare?

You do not need to have any prior experience in iOS development but having a head start on the Swift language is a plus!

Concepts covered

  • iOS + Swift development
  • Professional app building
  • Portfolio development

On-Demand Bootcamps

If commiting to this cohorts schedule doesn't suit your life style, consider checking out our On-Demand Bootcamps.

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Mentors and Instructors

Jeremy Greenwood

Jeremy is the Director of Engineering at the digital agency Mobelux in Richmond, VA. When not managing teams, projects, and clients he writes Swift for Apple platforms and servers. In his free time he enjoys rock climbing and ultra endurance racing.

Rian Harshaw

Rian is a recent Kodeco iOS Bootcamp Graduate, now ready to pass on his knowledge. He enjoys traveling, food and breaking Xcode.

Danijela Vrzan

Danijela is an iOS Developer, writer, and conference speaker. After working as a Civil Engineer for two years, she decided it wasn't the right career choice for her. She went back to school to get a Computer Science degree and got interested in iOS development. She attended the first Kodeco iOS bootcamp in 2020, graduating as one of the top 5 students.

Bhagat Singh

Bhagat Singh hails from New Delhi, India. Bhagat started iOS Development as a hobby which eventually became his profession. His design practice combines design thinking and experience strategy with a relentless focus on the user. He has also been contributing to the Kodeco tutorial team for the past four years. When the laptop lid shuts down, you can find him playing music for his friends and finding new places to eat.

Frequently asked questions

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What is the timeline for this accelerated program?

Our next program will start in September 2024 with live sessions twice a week. The exact dates and times are still to be confirmed.

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 On-Demand Bootcamps.

 

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?

While some exposure to coding could be beneficial, it isn't necessary — this bootcamp is for complete beginners.

You'll need a fairly modern Mac computer that is capable of running macOS Sonoma (or later) and Xcode 15.

 

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?

Interview or job preparation is not a part of this bootcamp curriculum. However, students can 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 a mixture of  assignments, which could be: 

1. A Content Assignment, which assigns you modules or courses (or parts of them) that you need to read and watch to learn that week’s topic. 
2. A Homework Assignment, which gives you a challenge that will let you apply your learnings and demonstrate mastery of them.
3. A Capstone Project or checkpoints towards it to check your progress.


 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 live 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 one of our On-Demand Bootcamps 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 support@kodeco.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.