Front-End Demo Day | Cohort 17

Feb 28, 2017
Mandy Arola

Cohort 17 wrapped up their first 3 months of intensive, hands-on learning today with a grand ceremony we refer to as: Front-End Demo Day. Picture a humid Hackery packed with active students and instructor staff…not a laptop stirring (not even a mouse). The entire NSS family was waiting to see what Cohort 17 had been frantically building over the last month.

Each student showcased their app or website, how they built it, what they learned, and their stretch goals for the app. Their projects included games, sports apps, music apps, and travel planning apps.

The front-end portion of the NSS curriculum focuses on HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, AngularJS and Firebase flat-data structure. Each member of Cohort 17 displayed understanding of these concepts and more; some students even challenged themselves to learn new hybrid-mobile frameworks like Ionic and many took on diving into new APIs. Front-end demo day gives students experience presenting their work in front of an audience in preparation for their final Demo Day where they will have the opportunity to meet with prospective employers to showcase their front-end and back-end capstones.

Front-End demo day simply marks the midway point for our cohorts. Cohort 17 will now start another 3 month intensive learning the server-side fundamentals with NodeJS.

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