PE is moving from its alpha phase to beta phase. This will mean a bunch of exciting things! But it also means that there’s a bit of a lull between the next group. Part of that involves Derek and some of the students re-writing the front end of the website. We’re holding off on some of the new videos explaining how beta works until that is done (because the website will be in the videos).
Either way, you can apply and meet us just the same as usual (for now).
Applications are open for the next session
We start sessions roughly every three months.
It usually just magically comes together that way with the right people at the right time. Is that you?
1. Learn as much as you can about the school from our website
You don’t want to be one of those people who get on a call with us and haven’t read about the school or watched any of the videos. That’ll be a bit of a red flag. We’re not saying you shouldn’t have tons of questions but – put some time into it.
2. Fill out the student screener
The student screener form is a highly scientific way for us to determine if you will flourish in this type of learning environment. It was created by Chat GPT 5. We don’t even know how it works. We just know it does. Good luck!
Take these quick surveys too: survey-a, survey-b
3. We'll setup a meeting to talk about it
If you understand what we’re doing and you think you’d be a good fit, you can meet us on a Zoom call. No sales, no pressure. You can ask us anything about the school or the industry in general and even other schools you are considering. We’ll listen to your story and help you figure out what is the best path for you.
We’ll decide together if our school is right for you – and if it is, we’ll pass your info over to admissions. If not – then we got to meet each other and have a nice conversation. 😄
4. We might send you a little screener or a special video
Do whatever ends up being for you.
5. Meet us
Make sure you’re on a proper computer with decent internet – so that we can see your face and share screens.
But don't you want us to take a really hard coding test first?
No. That wouldn’t make any sense for our approach to teaching. We teach you everything we want you to know (the way we want you to learn it) in the course.
It’s true that there are a lot of mainstream coding schools with basically no technical barrier to entry. They’ll take anyone with money – even if they kinda know it’s not going to work out. That is a real problem to watch out for. But as you should know – we really aren’t comparable to those schools. We’re different. And we’re not like the schools with the high technical barrier to entry either. We’re a small and personal school. It’s just a completely different situation.
The hardest thing about learning to think like a programmer isn’t technical. It’s a change in how your mind works. And it’s hard. It’s going to get really uncomfortable at times. There are no directions. We’ll teach you how, but you are going to be the one who has to make the choices. When we’re interviewing you, we’re looking for your learning style and your work ethic. We’d never take on a student if we didn’t firmly believe in them.