1.  Open House was a Success: 20+ Coders Joined to Learn to Code

At the last event, we got a chance to meet many talented coders who successfully built a Magic Eight Ball Game for the very first time.✨⁣⁣

It was great to meet many new friends in the November Open House!

If you’re also curious about Coding Bootcamp, come join us in the next Open House and discover your future potential in Tech with us.

2. Congratulations on the Completion of the Course for November Graduates!

Our proud students from Python Nights for Beginners (Programming & Data Science) Batch 16 and Intro to Web Dev  (Weekend Web Dev) Batch 3 just graduated from wcoding this November – Happy graduation and well done!

Our students came from English teachers, college students, business managers, and entrepreneurs in this batch. It’s wonderful to see talents from all different backgrounds join us to learn to code together and successfully completed the journey with us. We look forward to their continued growth in programming in the future!

In the meantime, if you’re interested in our evening programs or weekend classes, please don’t hesitate to contact us! Our Admissions Team would love to hear your story and have a talk!

3. Full-time Bootcamp Batch 18’s First Presentation on Web Development Project

Our brave coders from Dev Bootcamp (12-Week Full-Time program) just completed their very first front-end project of building a school website!

For our Bootcamp students, being able to apply the coding knowledge to an actual IT project and explain the codes is an important step of becoming a real developer.

The opportunity to showcase what they have learned in front of our senior developers and received feedback from our alumni and dev team is definitely valuable for our students. We were also glad to see their progress in such a short time! 

Next, they will work on a bigger and more functional group project by adding more back-end features as well. We look forward to their final presentation on the Demo Day soon! 

1.  Wcoding Dev Bootcamp Batch 17: Students Show Creativity on Their First Web Project

The best practice to develop your web development skills is to get your hands dirty and create a website yourself! Last month, during our Dev Bootcamp Batch 17, students presented their solo projects for a school website. 

We are glad to see each student develop the website with their own characteristics and creativity! This is the first time they connect everything the Bootcamp has covered so far and build a coding project from the ground up with the concepts they have learned over the past month and dive into complexities. 

They will work on more projects using more advanced technologies and collaborate in a team to accomplish bigger tasks in the next phase!

2. Wcoding Dev Bootcamp Batch 17 Demo Day & Graduation

This Summer, 8 aspiring developers started their coding journey with us at wcoding. They successfully completed the 12-week intensive course,  learning how to code and deploy their first web app.  

Last week, on their last day of the Bootcamp, they showcased their app “Dear Diary,” a journaling application with features in uploading texts, photos, and adding locations using Google maps. 

It was amazing that the batch outperformed in front of a large audience of senior developers, the business team, and alumni! After the presentation, we held a small graduation ceremony to celebrate batch 17’s completion and most importantly the new beginnings of their career.

wcoding will keep supporting our graduates on their way to employment, and we look forward to their growth in the future! 

4. Seize Your Opportunities in the Korean Recruiting Season

Korean recruiting season is around September~October and April~May every year. During this period, many companies will release lots of job and internship opportunities to the public. So, if you’re looking for a career change, now is the best time!

At the same time, the Korean government hosts a job fair this month for international job seekers who seek to develop their careers in Korea. This will also be wcoding’s second time joining the event as an official partner. We will look forward to meeting many tech enthusiasts and young talents this year! (Of course, feel free to stop by wcoding booth if you’re interested in joining us!)

-Job Fair for International Students 2022
 
Date: Oct 21-22 (Fri~Sat), 10:00-17:00⁣
Location: Coex C1 Hall⁣ (wcoding Booth: A05)
Fee: Free of Charge⁣
Website: https://jobfair.contactkorea.go.kr

-CodeSeoul

Every week, wcoding hosts open classes and coding seminars at CodeSeoul. This is an international community built by wcoding and our partners, and is open to anyone who is interested in exploring the world of programming.

All events are free of charge, and if you wish to be part of the community, join us at https://www.meetup.com/codeseoul/

1. What Students Built at Wcoding Dev Bootcamp: Batch 16 Demo Day

This Summer, a group of proud wcoders completed their studies in Fullstack Web Development and showcased what they have built in just a few weeks on wcoding’s Demo Day.

Demo Day is a day at the end of the bootcamp for the students to present their final group project to our senior developers and business team. It is also a great opportunity to apply tech knowledge in a real-life project and learn how programmers work as a team in the development field.  This batch created a short-term housing rental service platform  ‘ROOM-EZ‘ and added member profiles, log-in, booking, and Kakao map search functions.

We are glad to see all students successfully completed the 12-week Dev Bootcamp at wcoding and accomplished an amazing project in a short time. Although graduated, the learning doesn’t stop. This will be the beginning of the journey to becoming a programmer and we look forward to their growth in the future!

2. Python Nights Batch 15 Graduation

Happy graduation to Python Nights for Beginners Batch 15! During the past 2 months, the batch not only learned the fundamental concepts of Python but also touched on the basics of SQL, Sqlite3, API, and Flask. At the end of the course, the students successfully completed a mini project of building up a Music Store.

It’s not an easy thing to keep learning new things after work, but four brave wcoders managed to do it! Well done and congratulations!

3. Dev Nightly: Mid-term Project Showcase

The Dev Nightly class presented their first solo project on building a school website page. The task was to only use HTML & CSS to make the web page, add animations, and design. This was a great opportunity to review the concepts of web fundamentals and master the skills in building websites before diving deeper into JavaScript and other programming languages.

After the presentation, wcoding’s Development Team provided feedback on the code structures and solutions to some technical issues which students had when executing the project. 

4. Welcome, Dev Bootcamp Batch 17!  🙋‍♂️ Korean BBQ Dinner with wcoding Alumni

A new batch of Dev Bootcamp just started this Summer and wcoding hosted a welcome dinner for the newbies!

It was the first dinner gathering with batch 17, but everyone had a lot of fun! It was also a great opportunity for students to get to know their classmates and to understand more about wcoding! We also expect to have different networking events with current students and alumni in the near future. After all, who doesn’t love food and soju?

5. wcoding x CodeSeoul: Over the Hump Workshop Series

Currently, CodeSeoul is hosting a series of workshops on various topics in Tech every Wednesday night at wcoding. The topics include SSH, concurrent React, computer vision and face recognition, and more. All events are free of charge. 

CodeSeoul is our sister NGO which is dedicated to connecting coders of all levels and backgrounds to learn, teach, and build things together. If you want to connect with other tech enthusiasts in Seoul and be more involved in the international community, feel free to join our events! 

6. Intro to Web Dev Batch 2 Graduation

Happy graduation to Intro to Web Dev Batch 2! The students invested their Saturday mornings to learn knowledge in website structure and visual design elements like font, color, and spaces. Although most of the students were first-time coders, in their last class, the batch successfully made a mini project of building a weather app using HTML, CSS, and basic JavaScript! Well done!

7. wcoding and KOREC Launch IT Bootcamp for Japanese Job Market

wcoding is glad to announce a new partnership with KOREC, an talent matching agency that provides employment and training services for Koreans looking to start their careers in Japan!

This year, wcoding and KOREC are going to launch a Korean IT Bootcamp (일본 IT 취업 부트캠프) for talents who seek to launch their careers in Japan. Students can expect to receive 3-month programming education and full career support from wcoding and KOREC. Also, selected students can receive exclusive interview opportunities with Japanese corporates and get 50% tuition back if get hired.

8. A Glimpse to wcoding’s Night Class!

What do you do after work? Watching TV? Workout? Or hang out with friends? Our Python Nights students and Dev Nightly students are utilizing the time to learn new skills!

This week, our Dev Nightly students completed their 3rd project of making a website for a travel blog, while our Python class learned concepts of boolean logic and control flow for data management. 

Most of our night students have other schedules in the daytime, such as teaching English at schools, working in companies, or taking Korean language classes. “It’s a great investment to take the time after work in exchange for some in-demand career skills!” said a student from the night class. 

1. Project Course: Students Showed Amazing Personal Projects on the Demo Day 💥

This batch of Project Course has shown their incredible independent research skills and creativity on the Demo Day. With the instructor’s guidance, students built their first individual projects based on their interested fields and successfully completed them in 2 months. 

After 2 months of hard work, our students from Project Course showcased their final products with our development team on their Demo Day. These amazing projects included an online book store using JavaScript and Python and a mini RPG game using Unity. 

Through this opportunity, they get to learn how to work as a real programmer and be able to self-learn new languages depending on the needs of the project. We are delighted to see what students have achieved in a short time and looking forward to their future works!

2. wcoding Held a Career Talk to Help Foreigners Start a Career in Korea! 🚀

Looking for a job in Korea as a foreigner is not an easy task, and wcoding is here to help you with that first step to building a career here!

During the session, our career consultants shared tips for finding non-teaching jobs, improving their visa status, and learning in-demand working skills in Korea. “We have helped more than 300 students to get employed in different industries and countries. We are happy to share our years of experience in personal career building and tech education with the international community here. We hope everyone who joined the event can benefit from this career talk and get one step closer to their career goals!’ said wcoding CEO Kyle Kim.  

3. Dev Bootcamp Batch 16: Mid-Term Project Presentation and Dinner Gathering 🍗🍻

Entering the second month of the bootcamp, students have learned most of the fundamentals of web development and the mid-term project is a good opportunity to evaluate how much the students have learned and progressed. Through the code explanation and Q&A with our development team, students get to understand different approaches to completing a task and solving technical problems.

After the presentation, wcoding had a dinner gathering with the batch. It was a fun time for team bonding and also a small warmup for the upcoming final project!

1. Happy Graduation to React Workshop! 

These proud students have successfully completed our 7-week React Workshop, from February 8 to March 29. 

Congratulations to our fresh graduates from the part-time evening React Workshop. 👏

This is a special batch since most of the students already have some basic understanding of programming or come from computer-related majors. In order to provide the students with a deeper and wider knowledge of front-end development, our instructor focused on advanced applications of JavaScript and React during this 7-week workshop.

We are proud to see our students create their own projects and be able to upgrade their portfolios in a short time. We look forward to their continued learning and future performance either in universities or in internship companies! 

2. Challenge Yourself in Google Summer of Code!

Participate in the global annual event held by Google which is open to all the coders around the world.

The Google Summer of Code is an international annual program that helps bring new contributors into open-source software organizations. You can gain exposure to real-world software development while mentors help you integrate into the community and become stronger developers. It is also a great opportunity to network with international coders and brush up on your coding skills.

The 2022 application opens on April 5, do not miss it! 👉 Check out the event

3. Dev Bootcamp Batch 15 Demo Day and Graduation 🧑‍💻🎓

Batch 15 has successfully completed their 12-week Fullstack Intensive Bootcamp and presented their final project that they’ve developed over the course.

Congratulations to wcoding Dev Bootcamp – Batch 15 graduates!

On their last day of the course, the students presented their final project ‘ProPhoto’ to showcase what they have learned during their 3 months course of the intensive bootcamp. ProPhoto is a platform for photographers to share their works and for everyone to download or buy high-quality photos online.   

What’s special about this project is that the platform is using its own virtual coins as the main currency for trade. The team also worked on log-in, member profiles, photo uploads, search functions, and developed an online payment system for virtual coins.  

We are truly glad to see how far this group of students has come in just a few months. The Demo Day was also a great opportunity for the batch to learn how to turn ideas into plans, use codes to turn plans into actual products, and provide IT solutions for real-world problems.

4. Congratulations to Our Newest ‘Weekend Class’ Graduates! 🎊

The fresh coders from our ‘Intro to Web Dev’ Course successfully created their very first IT project on the last day of their 2 months course. 

Congratulations to our brave ‘challengers’ from the weekend Intro to Web Dev!  🎊

Have you ever imagined how capable you can be just by investing a few hours a week in learning to code? The brave coders from our weekend class are showing you how!

Most of the students in the batch come from non-IT backgrounds and have ZERO experience in coding. After 8 weeks of learning for 2 hours every Saturday, they were able to build a simple but impressive weather app using HTML, CSS, and a bit of JavaScript! 

One of the graduates commented in the course review “It’s not easy to maintain your work schedule and learn new skills at the same time, but it feels like a team when learning with your classmates and it definitely motivates you a lot.” 

1. Congratulations, Dev Bootcamp Batch 14!

Congratulations to our latest graduates from the Dev Bootcamp Batch 14! 🎉🎉

The batch has successfully completed an intensive class in Fullstack. On their Demo Day, they presented their very first but nevertheless very impressive group project ‘Hamburger’s Portal.’ It is an educational management tool/communication platform where students can easily browse courses and teachers can upload assignments. Hamburger’s Portal supports log-in, password reset, admin view, file upload, and student list functions. 

These coding newbies have successfully turned into junior developers only in 12 weeks. We are proud to see their tremendous growth and get themselves ready for the job market. We also look forward to their new careers in IT soon!

2. Prepare for Programmer Interviews Alone? Join Our Algorithms Study Group!  

Join wcoding alumni and other 2,457 developers and programming learners on CodeSeoul, wcoding’s sister NGO & international community for coders in Seoul, Korea. We provide open classes, networking events, and offline/online seminars for people who are willing to take coding challenges with us and uplevel their tech skills.

This month, we are doing the Algorithms Study Group every Monday at 8 PM. If you’re preparing for your technical interviews or about to apply for a development position, here is the learning opportunity for you!

Learn more about CodeSeoul on Meetup!

3. Happy Graduation to Python Beginner & Project Course Batch 14!

Congratulations to our latest graduates from the Python Beginner batch 14 & Project Course! 🎉🎉

We are pleased to have 2 great batches of Python students who graduated from wcoding before the Korean New Year holiday! The beginner class batch 14 has successfully completed 2 months of the night courses in Python and received the certificates from our co-founders. Also, three of our proud Python graduates have made up a team and built an Instagram-like platform using PythonMongoDB, and Javascript. On their Demo Day, they introduced the features such as creating user profiles and publishing posts.

It’s glad to see their effort and outcome on the Demo Day, and we look forward to their next project soon!

wcoding is pleased to announce a partnership with JobBridge, which is a global recruitment agency for foreigners in Korea, to host a Global IT Talent Bootcamp to address the skill gap and help college graduates launch their career in IT in Korea. 

wcoding will develop and carry out a 7-week coding bootcamp, while JobBridge will focus on student enrollment and career matching. The Global IT Talent Bootcamp targeted international students who are in CS major and enrolled in Korean universities. 

Students can learn how to build advanced web applications, utilizing a variety of frameworks such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React. Also, students get to build their portfolios with simulated React based projects. Graduates of the Global IT Talent Bootcamp will earn the skills required for entry-level roles such as front-end developers, full-stack programmers, and other software engineering roles.

The Global IT Talent Bootcamp was attended by international students from USA, France, Korea, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, and Rwanda, and the batch started on February 8, 2022.  

About JobBridge

JobBridge is a global recruitment agency for foreigners, which bridges overseas workers and Korean companies by adopting fair employment practices, and provides convenient English document verification, immigration status check, and job matching services.  

About wcoding

wcoding is a global higher education institution which provides various programming courses in web development, software engineering, and data science, from full-time to part-time night schedules.  

Both organizations are looking forward to taking this opportunity to help more international tech talents work in the Korean tech industry. If your organization is interested in working with us and making an impact on the community, get in touch with us here.

Learning how to code is not just a trend right now, but also a must-have career skill for many people nowadays. With the goal to make tech a possible career path for those people who want it, but don’t know where to start it, wcoding has partnered up with JobpassKorea, an official employment partner of wcoding, and opened an introductory web dev weekend course in order to bring more tech enthusiasts into Korea.  

JobpassKorea is a professional HR platform that provides services from job preparation, training programs to counseling sessions, and is dedicated to help foreign talents launch their careers in Korea. With more than 18K followers on Instagram, JobpassKorea also owns a strong online community for job seekers and consistently provides tips for those who are looking into starting their careers in Korea!

wcoding Intro to Web Dev is an 8-week weekend and live-streaming course during which students learn the fundamentals of computer science and programming through HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, in the convenience of studying from their homes. Students will be able to build mini websites through our real-life IT projects and get themselves prepared for deep learning in tech when they complete the program.  

International students from Canada, Turkey, USA, and Uzbekistan registered for the course, and the batch is starting from February 26, 2022. 

Other Options?

wcoding provides various levels of courses from full-time to part-time night courses for students in and outside Korea. That said, online instruction is also available for overseas students. You can find more events and special offers exclusively on the JobpassKorea website. 

The CEO of wcoding, Kyle Kim noted during the interview, “We are always looking forward to opportunities to use our career-driven curriculums to benefit the Korean and Tech communities world wide.” If your organization is interested in working with us and making an impact in the tech industry, please get in touch with us here.

Last year, there were approximately 152 thousand foreign students studying in higher education institutions in South Korea. However, the employment rate of graduates is only 65.1 percent in Korea in 2021. To minimize the gap between the college and the job market, wcoding is collaborating with Bucheon University to launch Career Plus Package, a combination of Korean and programming courses designed for international students to help them gain the essential skills of working in the Korean IT industry.

Bucheon University Korean Language Program is designed to improve international students’ comprehensive conversation skills in Korean language and understand the Korean culture and society. Until 2020, 400+ global students coming from 20+ different countries have joined Bucheon Korean Regular Program. 

wcoding Dev Nightly is a programming course during which students will learn in-demand Fullstack languages including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and SQL. The course will give you proficient skills and knowledge to solve real-life IT problems and help you develop into a full-fledged software developer.

The Career Plus Package is a solution for international students who are preparing to come to Korea to work but don’t know what to learn and how to do. In this package, students get to learn Korean, Fullstack programming, receive full career services and a student visa for 9 months. 

Why Korean?

Your Korean language ability is a key to connect you to 50 million people and bring you new working opportunities in Korea. Although there are many companies that would not mind hiring foreigners who don’t speak Korean, a good Korean skill will not only increase your employment rate but also help you fit in the company quickly and communicate with Korean co-workers with less language barriers. What’s most important, when you apply for a visa, your Korean skills will be a great plus on your application!

Why Fullstack?

Fullstack covers the spectrum of web technologies from creating websites to building applications-critical skills in any company to reach success. Developers are the key in ideation, design creation, and maintenance of the software and platforms that enrich and empower the lives of billions of people around the world today.

In other words, the high demand in the job market has made Fullstack development an excellent career choice for people who are looking for a career change or an upgrade to their careers.

What are my options after the program?

After the program, wcoding will keep providing career support for our alumni, including CV modification, mock interviews, portfolio building, career consultation, and job matching. wcoding also matches our graduates with our employment partners, providing them with a strong local startup and global alumni network, which can be a powerful resource when looking for a job in Korea. 

When finishing the course, graduates can have options such as applying for a job seeking visa (maximum 2 years), find a job and change to a working visa (depending on the hiring company), or extend the student visa and continue their learning in Korean language. Either way, students can expect to receive continued guidance from wcoding and Bucheon University.  

Interested in the Career Plus Package?

If you have plans in changing your career into IT, Korea can be a sweet place to start with! For more information, please check the Career Plus Package Brochure or contact wcoding admissions for 1:1 consultation.

1. Congratulations, Python Intermediate Batch 13!

Congratulations to the fresh grads of the Python Intermediate class! 🎉🎉

The batch has successfully completed both beginner and intermediate courses in Python. Four months ago, they were coding newbies, and now they are able to use Python for different purposes, such as debugging, algorithms, and automation. 🤖 After the class, the batch will work together on a data science project and up-level their skills with more hands-on practices! 🔥

Interested in learning new tech skills in 2022? Learn more about Python Nights!

2. Go Batch 14! Dinner Party with wcoders

Entering the midpoint of the program, the Dev Bootcamp Batch 14 has done a great job of completing the most intensive part of the program… so far!!⠀

Before starting their own group projects, we had a small End of the Year Party with a Korean-style Dinner last Friday night! 🥂🥘

It was a great opportunity to connect with the wcoding community and receive some practical advice from our developers. We look forward to the success of batch 14 and their group project on the upcoming Demo Day! 💻 😉

3. Meet Co-founders of wcoding

In this interview, wcoding co-founders, Kyle Kim and Alex Oh will talk about wcoding bootcamp and answer some frequently asked questions from students.

Curious about wcoding alumni, instructors, and campus life? Learn more about wcoding on the official Youtube channel!