Modern Tech Skills Bootcamp

Truth: if you don’t embrace technology you’re being left behind. OK, I don’t know if that’s true, but I’m running with it. I think it’s true.

The idea: a skills enhancement bootcamp for people who want to revamp their résumés or simply learn the skills of the present and future.

I think this could be done in various ways. A weekend bootcamp. A weeklong bootcamp. A nightly bootcamp (say 18:00 – 21:00 every night for 2 weeks).

Skills learned:

  • Touch typing.
  • Web hosting related stuff like registering a domain and FTP.
  • WordPress installation / tweaking.
  • Basic HTML / CSS.
  • Basic design with GIMP or Photoshop.

More advanced could teach:

  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Javascript / jQuery

There are a lot of important tech things to learn so this is just a start, but I think it could be useful. Also, the price tag for something like this would be pretty high. I would say at least $1,000 if it’s a weeklong bootcamp.

Feel free to brainstorm this more in the comments.

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Bryan

I think this is a great idea! I have thought many times how I think it would be fun to teach a class that shows how to set up a website from soup to nuts. Could show the free options as well as paid options too. Think of all the value you could pack into 5 hours!

Great idea Karol
-bryan

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Karol

Yes, there are tons of courses about how to set up a website. But I’m talking about a very specific program that covers that and more with the goal of helping people compete amongst the ever more competitive marketplace.

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peter

Hi Karol,
it seems you are aiming for advanced users so this may be irelevant to you –
we have friendly event in our local library called Digital Bazaar
http://digitaltuesdays.co.uk/wp/digital-bazaar/

It is all about sharing skills with your neighbours. If you want to learn about how to set up your blog or something basic – you can pop-in. If you want something more advanced – just drop an email and I am sure that someone will come to help you :)

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