We’re changing the way people will apply for DFTW.
So, there’s no more screener form.
From now on, applicants will work through a 3-hour example lesson that will serve as their application and screener. This way – people will have a real example of how the course works before we take the next steps. (however, that isn’t in place yet. For now, you’ll just have to meet us and talk about it.)
September 12th session applications are now closed
We do sessions about 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. Book a meeting to talk about your goals
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. 😄
Please book a meeting on our calendar.
3. We might send you a little screener or a special video
Do whatever ends up being for you.
4. Meet us
Make sure you prepare any questions and that you’re on a proper computer so that we can see your face and share screens.
If things are going well then it’ll be fun and you’ll be full of excitement. If we aren’t a match, we will know because things will feel weird. And that’s OK! : )
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.