This Friday the 19th, come and see what the FireBootCamp graduates have built

Figure: Video highlights from the previous FireBootCamp gala day to give you a taste of what’s coming 

It’s been 2 months since the newest session of FireBootCamp kicked off in Sydney, and our students have been working hard. I’d like you to come along and see how far the students have come in the last 9 weeks.

Often working from 9 til 9, they have learned the latest technologies and best practices, from ASP.NET MVC to AngularJS and more. They’ve mastered Scrum and learned a lot about the importance of delivering value to the Product Owner in every sprint.

We’re getting better at running FireBootCamps, too. In prior FireBootCamps we split the campers into 3 groups, with each team working on a separate project. This time around we’ve done things a little differently – 2 teams, working on one project, learning not only Enterprise Web Architecture and Single Page Applications, but also how to share PBIs between teams, do daily Scrum of Scrums, and work cooperatively on a single product.

The product is so good I think almost all of you will use it at least once per month. The guys took an old crusty Windows forms application and built from scratch a Single Page Application powered by John Papa’s Hot Towel SPA – Visual Studio Project Template . The students learned how to overcome difficulties in rewriting a Windows Forms application to a modern Angular SPA web site. They then learned to use Windows Azure to leverage the power of the cloud, allowing for massive scalability.

Originally the boot campers started work on the product building webpages using server side technologies like ASP.NET MVC but based on early feedback from the Product Owner (me, cleverly disguised as ‘Bob’) they moved to a full AngularJS SPA.

The Product Owner was delighted with the apps responsiveness but then raised concerns about the maintainability of such large amounts of JavaScript. However our plucky devs explained to the Product Owner that their Enterprise JavaScript was being generated from TypeScript, allowing the Product Owner to sleep well at night.

In completing this project, the FireBootCamp grads acquired vital knowledge and skills based around unit testing, dependency injection, Azure, and AngularJS, all completed through the best Agile framework, Scrum. The days were long and there was a lot to learn, but the students have come out the other side of this course well prepared for life as an Enterprise developer, and I couldn’t be prouder of the effort and the result.

To celebrate the students’ completion of the course, we’re holding a gala day graduation for them. Come along and see the campers unveil their finished product, enjoy a special keynote speech by Dr Neil Roodyn, then have a chat with the students over lunch.

Whether you’re looking to hire one of our new graduates or are considering enrolling in the boot camp yourself, this event is a great chance to see what all the fuss is about.

P.S. If you miss out on a ticket or can’t make it in person, the event will be live-streamed at SSW Live Stream Channel.


Come and see what the FireBootCamp graduates have built

When: 9am – 12pm, Friday 19 September
Where: Gateway Court Suite 13, 81-91 Military Rd, Neutral Bay, Sydney, NSW
Cost: Free