(Reposted from the FireBootCamp blog.)
I’m delighted to bring you an update from week 1 of our first ever FireBootCamp, SSW’s 9-week intensive course focused on software development methodologies based on building modern web applications with ASP.NET MVC.
The first week has just ended and, as the above video shows, the students are on fire!
It’s always exciting to be a part of something new, and this boot camp is no exception. My highlights from the first week included the reactions from our students when showed their allocated projects, and seeing the beginnings of what I’m sure will be a very rewarding relationship between the boot campers and FireBootCamp mentor/trainer Adam Stephensen. He, the boot campers and I have had some interesting conversations, and I’ve loved introducing the guys to the fundamentals of Scrum.
The first of many guest speakers, Andrew Coates of Microsoft Australia, came in and wowed the students with his presentation on Microsoft Azure, setting them in good stead to get working on the projects that they will have finished by the end of the course.
What’s next? Each week the students will be learning the technologies required to build an enterprise application using ASP .NET MVC5 using technologies like:
- Twitter Bootstrap
- Team Foundation Server
- Microsoft Azure Websites
- HTML 5
- Entity Framework
- and many more
The Gala day will be a great opportunity to watch the FireBootCampers’ presentations, speak with them in an informal setting, book appointments for interviews, and enjoy a scrumptious morning tea on us.