Welcome to the Ada Developers Academy application portal! Congratulations on taking the leap toward becoming a professional software developer. Writing code is a fun and ever-changing career, and you'll enjoy the benefits of being in one of the most sought-after fields (job flexibility, choice of employers, better pay - the list goes on).
This program is only for the committed: you'll be learning a lot of new material quickly and will have to continually demonstrate your knowledge through code reviews, quizzes, and product demonstrations. Once you graduate, you'll be well on your way to a full-fledged career in software development. As we do not expect you to have previous coding experience, we have designed the application process to help us determine that you have the technical aptitude to succeed, and to help you determine if you would enjoy software development as a career. As you read through the application process, you may never have heard of some of the items. Do not fear - the links below will take you to pages that will get you started on figuring out how to complete the tasks.
A YouTube video introducing yourself and answering 5 of the 7 below questions (your choice). The video should be no more than 5 minutes long and reflect your personality and creativity. This video's privacy settings can either be 'Public' (everyone on YouTube can view) or 'Unlisted' (anyone with a link can view). If you don't have access to a camera and recording equipment, please email us.
After reading the sections 1-1.3 of the sample from Ryan Bigg's Multitenancy with Rails, respond to the following questions (< 200 words per answer) in Markdown via GitHub Gist. Note: the intent of these question is not to determine your level of programming knowledge, but to see how well you can interpret technical text, which is key to becoming a successful software developer.
In addition to some questions about your residency status, we'll also ask you your financial position. Please note that Ada will be selecting candidates based on qualifications, not on need for support, to participate in the program. Please fill out this part of your application according to your needs.
If you are employed and will not be quitting your job to attend Ada, your company must sponsor you ($20k over 12 months, payment options available). Please complete the financial position questionnaire regarding your company's sponsorship. Otherwise, select whether you're an independent student (either requiring a stipend or not).