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RW Accelerator Bootcamp Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about our Accelerator bootcamps?

We've collected some answers here for you, to help you decide which bootcamp might be right for you.

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Q&A

How do I know if an Accelerator bootcamp is right for me?

If you’re looking for the absolute best way to get into the mobile development industry, and in the shortest possible amount of time, then you’re a perfect fit for our bootcamps! In just 12 weeks you’ll have gone from mobile developer novice to a point where you have a significant amount of experience building mobile apps — and you’ll be ready to get your first job in the high-demand industry of mobile app development.

Which Accelerator bootcamp should I choose?

If you’re just a little familiar with coding or building mobile apps, we highly recommend our iOS or Android Accelerator bootcamps. These programs are designed for people with just a little programming experience or exposure, and follow our acclaimed Apprentice approach to learning how to build apps, as we cover theory, language details as well as app design in an integrated, real-world fashion that thousands of students have used to launch their own app development careers.

 

If you already have experience with building and shipping iOS or Android mobile apps, we recommend that you think about the Flutter Accelerator bootcamp. This bootcamp gets you in-depth experience with building apps in Flutter, Google’s cross-platform UI framework.

What times are live classes offered?

There are two live, online classes each week for each bootcamp:

- iOS: Mondays and Thursdays at 12pm EDT

- Android: Mondays and Thursdays at 3pm EDT

- Flutter: Mondays and Thursdays at 3pm EDT

What are the prerequisites for enrolling?

We recommend that you have a bit of exposure to some level of coding or programming, as you’ll be able to keep up with the classes better.

If you’ve already worked through our free Your First App video courses for iOS or Android, then you’ll be well-prepared for our bootcamps!

If you're considering the Flutter bootcamp, then it's required that you have some experience building and shipping iOS and Android apps.

As well, you’ll need a fairly modern Windows, Mac or Linux computer to install and run the tools and frameworks needed for this course. Check out the individual bootcamp pages for more details on what specific hardware requirements each program has.

Do I need programming experience to enroll in the Accelerator bootcamp?

We recommend that you have a bit of exposure to some level of coding or programming, as you’ll be able to keep up with the classes better. If you’ve already worked through our free Your First App video courses for iOS or Android, then you’ll be well-prepared for our bootcamps!

If you're considering the Flutter bootcamp, then it's required that you have some experience building and shipping iOS and Android apps.

What is the timeline for this accelerated program?

This program starts on August 15, 2022 and completes the week of November 7, 2022.

Can I choose my own start date?

Because of the two live sessions offered per week, we strongly recommend that you plan to start the course on the planned start date. Due to the pace of the course, it will be extremely hard to catch up with the course if you don’t plan to start on August 15th.

What sort of interview or job preparation is included?

Each bootcamp includes a full week of interview prep and job-hunting advice from our mentors, who have been through hiring processes many times — and many of our program mentors have even been in the position of hiring new employees before, so they are well-suited to help you learn how to navigate the challenging world of technical interviews and help you stand out from the rest!

Is this Accelerator bootcamp virtual or in-person?

All of our Accelerator bootcamps are offered in an online format. Although most of the program is completed on your own time, there will be two, one-hour live instructional sessions offered per week during business hours (Eastern time), which will be critical to your success in this program. Therefore, we highly recommend that you plan to attend the live online sessions for your bootcamp.

What happens if I have to withdraw, or I am not able to complete the bootcamp?

If you have to withdraw from the bootcamp before it begins, you may request a refund by emailing support@raywenderlich.com before the course start date of August 15th.


After the bootcamp begins, the bootcamp price is non-refundable. We may be able to offer partial refunds for extenuating circumstances. Please email support@raywenderlich.com with your particular details and we’ll see what we can do.

Will the live sessions be recorded?

Yes - although we recommend that you try to attend and participate in the two live classroom sessions each week, each live session will be recorded and made available to bootcamp participants to rewatch as necessary.

Three Accelerator Bootcamp Streams

Choose from iOS, Android, or Flutter mobile development accelerators

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iOS

Learn to build modern and stylish iOS apps with Swift, SwiftUI, Xcode and develop in-demand skills that you can use to create apps for any of Apple’s many platforms — and ones that you can showcase to potential employers today.

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Android

Learn to craft Android apps using Kotlin and Android Studio, and create apps that will dazzle your users with their modern design as well as the stellar performance. Get your start in the massive Android job market today.

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Flutter

Be on the leading edge of cross–platform development with Flutter. Building UI for both iOS and Android is now truly possible in a single codebase. Flutter devs are in high demand — get your early start on this platform today.