When and where is the 1-week bootcamp?

The bootcamp is between the dates of May 15th, 2017 and May 19th, 2017. We will be working out of Ford's Resource and Engagement Center (map) in Southwest Detroit. The center was built by Ford as a client-directed community center where people can learn new skills, obtain needed services, develop new talents and celebrate community. The Ford Resource and Engagement Center brings together non-profit partners to serve the surrounding community.


What can be expected of the bootcamp curriculum?

In 2017 we will be utilizing a flipped lecture format where online lectures/course material will be prerecorded and administered on Slack one night prior to the coinciding class. Each lecture will be paired with necessary executables. The next morning, interns will present their findings to the entire cohort. Technical topics include, Developer Methods, Git, HTML and CSS, PostgreSQL, Ruby on Rails and Sprint Planning. 

On the softer side of things, Invest Detroit will lead an entrepreneurial training session so interns learn the inns and outs of growing a successful startup in Michigan. 

Our top priority is equipping you so there is a seamless integration between interns and their startups. 


What is the living situation like during the bootcamp? 

All interns are housed at the Hostel Detroit (map) from Sunday, May 14th, 2017 through Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Interns will be living in a communal living environment with a communal kitchen directly outside of the room. Don't worry, our living arrangement is surprisingly spacious and yes, there is WIFI. We suggest you bring specialities if needed, sleeping bag, soap, towel GameCube and such.

Although this is the housing that we are providing for free of charge to interns, if you decide you want to arrange your own housing for the 1-week training camp, that is allowed. 

Hostel Detroit Checkin: Between 4pm and 6pm on Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Hostel Detroit Checkout: No later than 12pm Saturday, May  20th, 2017


Is housing entirely free?

Yes, Invest Detroit and Hacker Fellows pays for your housing at Hostel Detroit from May 14th, 2017 through May 15th, 2017. Like we said above, it is not required of you to stay at Hostel Detroit but this is the only housing option that the Hacker Fellows program will provide for free.