7 January 2013

Learn to Code. Become an Entrepreneur

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Our understanding of how technology impacts creative production and education is undergoing disruption from the learning to code movement. The prevalence open source digital tools and the successes from Silicon Valley have shown us that aspiring entrepreneurs can launch companies from simply writing on a computer.

What we lack is widespread education of coding, and in some parts of the world we even lack the resources to access the internet. If this digital divide could be closed, there will be a digital revolution where the majority of humanity could become content creators rather than just content consumers.

Code literacy is empowering people to create, innovate and collaborate in the digital world. When experts of other fields gain the ability to code, they become dangerous. Code literacy allows people to influence the future of human technological development.

Those on the leading edge are usually entrepreneurs and early adopters. Many would understand that it is hard to innovate in this field without understanding technology. The complaints of difficulty while discovering technical cofounders or suitable developers are not uncommon.

I founded Polycademy in Canberra to address this problem. We help bring ideas into reality by providing an educational environment that teaches aspiring entrepreneurs, how to code and develop their own applications. Essentially, we turn complete beginners into web developers in 11 or 21 weeks.


There is a myriad of choices, environments and languages to learn in order to implement the most basic of applications. It is easy to get lost and proceed with bad practices. Polycademy guides those who want the express route to develop their application and learn software development.

Similar academies have been started in the US in the last 2 years and faced tremendous success. Dev Bootcamp in San Francisco had 88% of their graduates acquire an entry level developer job at an average of $79K per year.

We’re the first organisation in Australia that provides full stack education from web design, front end development to back end development. We also help integrate the students with mentors in business and software development fields.

Students in Polycademy don’t come out with a certificate, but with an actual live usable product. You are meant to have an idea for something you want to build, and our courses are catered towards this kind of purposeful learning. Why learn to code if you’re not trying to solve a problem?

Class is starting early February. We’re accepting applications for students in our 21 and 11 weeks course and we already have a full class. If you want to learn to code and become an entrepreneur, don’t miss out on this opportunity and signup to our courses at our website. We’re also offering a full scholarship competition due on 12th January.

If you’re still on the fence, come to our free workshop on web user experience and user interface design on the 15th January. You’ll launch your website in 1 day.

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Teaching positions advertised at $75-100k – impressive

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