These are the publicly available elements of the 2016-17 UIT curriculum. You can click on individual months and weeks to see those periods in greater detail.
Students will begin their year by learning web development basics, as well as how to become power-users in their development environments. Students will submit weekly blogs to keep a log of their experiences at UIT.
Week 1: September 12th – 16th
HTML and CSS are the cornerstones of any path towards learning web development. Throughout this week our students will be doing team building exercises and learning about how to optimize their work flow by becoming Mac power users, as well as how to properly configure their IDE (Be it Sublime, Atom, WebStorm, etc.)
Week 2: September 19th to 23rd
Following up the basics of HTML and CSS taught during the first week students will now learn about how to add design elements to their ongoing project. The week culminates with a presentation of their personal portfolio site.
Week 3: September 26th to 30th
Things are moving along at a brisk pace now as students work towards creating their first app, a chat application.
Week 4: October 3rd to 7th
The chat app project will be the focus of this week. This represents the first major programming project undertaken by the students and will test everything they've learned up until now.
Week 5: October 10th to 14th
The final week to work on the chat app will doubtlessly prove to be hectic, challenging and fun for the students.
Week 6: October 17th to 21st
This week is dedicated to polishing the chat app and making it as complete as possible.
Week 7 – October 24th to 28th
Culture week! We'll be focusing on team building and helping to embed this years cohort into the UIT culture.
Week 8: October 31st to November 4th
Mentor visits! Our first two in the same week.
Week 9: November 7th to 11th
The UIT cohort starts learning Angular.js. We'll be starting with Angular 1 as it presents employment opportunities in our region with local startups, but we'll also be covering Angular 2 later in the semester.
Week 10: November 14th to 18th
All sorts of exciting activities for the UIT cohort this week as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week!
Week 11: November 21st to 25th
Following all the great networking opportunities and workshops from Global Entrepreneurship Week students will be forging ahead as they look to complete their service apps.
Week 12: November 28th to December 2nd
The last week students will have to work on their service app.
The last month of the first semester at UIT. Students will be finishing up and pitching their service apps as well as learning the basics of react.