Mobile Makers is not a typical classroom. You will be learning through observation, discussion and most importantly, making. Mobile Makers simulates a real work environment, and helps you earn the training, skills, and confidence to thrive as a professional mobile developer.
This is not your typical “lectures then homework” kind of class. At Mobile Makers, you get instruction through a curated set of videos, tutorials, and practice exercises. Your time with our expert facilitators is precious, and you will learn from emulating them directly, not just listening to them talk.
Our founders hire and work directly with mobile developers. Our facilitators do too. We know exactly what skills and abilities you need to be a mobile developer in high demand. And we’ve optimized our curriculum to target those skills effectively and efficiently.
Getting hired is not just about having the right skill set, it’s also about demonstrating your skills in ways that make you the ideal candidate. By the end of your time at Mobile Makers, you’ll have a polished portfolio and the comfort and confidence to rock your job interviews.
We’ll help you re-engineer your brain to think in Objective-C, Xcode 4, the iOS SDK, Interface Builder and Instruments.
You’ll learn to construct and apply each piece of a mobile app, including views and view controllers, core data, and more.
You’ll learn how to apply drawing and animations, make DRY apps for all iOS devices, conduct performance optimization, debugging and refactoring.
Through blogging, meetups, guest lectures and facilitated conversations with Chicago’s mobile community, you’ll catch yourself “teching out” with the best of them.
You’ll hone necessary job skills including Agile development, cooperative coding, “yes, and” flexibility, project management, and more.
You’ll become an easy hire by learning from code walkthroughs, career coaching, interview practice sessions, and core knowledge indexing.
Working with UI and UX experts, you will learn how to be nice to designers as well as the basics of making your app shine in the app store.
From delivering working code to responding to change, we will help you understand the Agile Manifesto and how it is used in the industry.
Teamwork is one thing, but collaborating with multiple developers on the same code can be challenging. We will teach you how to manage your code.
As passionate about helping beginners learn as he is about Objective-C, Don understands the intricacies of explaining iOS and will simplify it for you.
Some people develop technology, Adam helps technologists develop themselves. A former teacher and career coach, Adam crafts your curriculum with care.
Experienced in building mobile teams and solving big problems for big companies, Brandon understands what you will need to make it in this industry.
The Mobile Makers Academy has been great at teaching iOS coding and has also created a unique opportunity to remake myself and have fun in the process. These few weeks have undoubtedly been the most fun in years. Love it.
I’ve been really impressed with the Mobile Maker’s program. I’ve been building non-stop since day one. I now look at apps in a brand new way, and say to myself ‘I could build that!’. I’m eager to enter the marketplace and utilize my new skills.
Mobile Makers Academy has been an excellent learning experience, and greatly aided me in building a strong foundation in iOS development. Don is a top notch instructor; dynamic in his methods and very accommodating to my conceptual learning style.