FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Where will the classes be held?

All our programmes, thus far, will be delivered entirely “online” and you can learn from the comfort and convenience of your homes. Though online, we at The Weekend Hack understand the importance of live classroom engagement between peers and instructor and vice versa. Therefore, the online model we will be adopting will be a real-time synchronous one. Each session will emulate a virtual classroom, i.e, a digital replica of a traditional classroom. The instructors teach, and the participants learn in real-time, face-to-face but via internet-enabled technology devices, such as your phones, tablets, laptops and computers, though a laptop and computer would be preferred as we would be doing tons of live-coding per session.

Do I need any tools/devices for this course ?

Yes! You will need a laptop or computer to code, Windows , Mac or Linux. It’s up to you. Also, you would need to have access to the Internet to attend your virtual classes, a microphone and a webcam, as all classes will be online.

How much work should I expect from this course?

This program is immensely intensive and thus requires a lot of hard work, time, effort and dedication, both inside and outside the classroom. You are required to dedicate. at minimum, 10 hours (per week) outside of class to review course materials, attempt all weekly labs that are given to you, read and lastly practice, practice, practice!

Who is suitable for our programmes?

You are ready to make a lucrative career change but not sure where to start; You have always wanted to learn web and mobile app development but couldn’t find the time to commit to a 2-4 year degree; You have little to no coding experience then our program; You are full of passion and desire for employable skills that can change your life and the world. If any or all of the above is true our programmes are suitable for you!

Will I be able to develop websites, apps and databases after this course?

Our programs were all designed with one major goal in mind, to get you a job as a developer in a specific programming field. Depending which one of our programmes you register with, you would be able to do the following:- Build static responsive websites that have visual appeal and are standard compliant; Develop dynamic websites and single-page web applications that provide automated business solutions for businesses; Implement, maintain and retrieve data using Relational and No-SQL databases for complex business applications.

Will the lectures be recorded, so I can access the material even if I miss a live session? -

Yes, all sessions are recorded and are posted to your virtual classroom at the end of each class for your viewing.

How will the program be assessed?

All our programmes are broken up into a number of modules and each module has a number of varying learning outcomes. While our programs are not graded, in every module, you will be given labs for you to practice so that you can solidify the concepts being taught in class and you will be given a real-world project that would be added to your portfolio. Your portfolio will be used to showcase your skills, experience and projects to an employer.

How long do I have to complete my assessments?

This varies from module to module and depends entirely on the complexity of each assignment given. It can range from 2 to 6 weeks depending on the requirements.

Will I be required to purchase textbooks?

Textbooks are not mandatory for any of the programmes. You will be given pertinent course materials created by your instructors. However, for each module we will provide recommended text books that you can obtain for supplementary readings.