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Trailhead Launches Evening Intro Web Development Course

An 8-week series that teaches students how to build custom, interactive web applications using modern technology.

Trailhead, Boise’s startup hub, announces a Front End Web Development education series that teaches beginners how to program.  The Front-End Foundations Series will help students learn tools and technologies that enable them to build interactive web pages and applications. Students may sign up for individual courses, or the entire 3 part, 8 week series.  Classes begin January 24, and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Trailhead - 500 S 8th Street in downtown Boise.

Trailhead is partnering with Boise State University’s Venture College and Tyro, a Boise-based software programming education company. Those that complete the three part series can earn a Front-End Foundations Badge from Boise State University Venture College. “We understand the importance of coding education, especially in the startup community and we are delighted to partner with Trailhead and one of our own Badgeholders - Zach Richardson - to help deliver it,” said Kevin Learned, Director of Boise State University Venture College.

 “Understanding the basics of coding is beneficial for virtually any job, whether you’re a marketer, finance professional, or anyone hiring or contracting programmers.”  said Raino Zoller, Executive Director of Trailhead.  “With these skills, you can build an interactive website, develop a foundation of web development skills, and interact more effectively with programmers you work with. If you want to go further, the only limitation is your imagination and knowledge.”

Front-end Foundations is a self-paced program where students have access to videos for the entire curriculum.  In addition to classes two evening per week, Office Hours are available with instructors and mentors several lunch hours and evenings, as well as weekends.

“Everybody learns to code at a different pace.  We’ve developed a curriculum that allows students to learn at their own pace and focus on those things that most interest them.  We then provide instructors and mentors that help them to develop their skills rapidly.” said Zach Richardson, Founder of Tyro.  “You can watch the videos during the class or ahead of time.  When you arrive in class you get one-on-one help from instructors and the ability to collaborate with other students as you work on real world web applications”

For more information, contact Trailhead at info@trailheadboise.org or 208-344-5483, or visit our website at http://trailheadboise.org/codeschool/