Full-Stack Development

Full-Stack Development

Full stack developers are the technical anchors for any cross-functional team. They are familiar with all or many of the segments of code for their product, ensuring its continuous integration and successful growth. This awareness allows them to understand and be in control of the app as a whole and to collaborate with specialists in various fields.

As a student of Full-Stack Development at BuildUp, you will learn from tutors with proven track records of building products people love and mentors that are leaders in their industries. You will work with a cross-functional team to build and ship a real product, instantly applying your knowledge in practice under the guidance of your tutor and mentors.

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Learn Now and Pay Later

Once your salary has reached the target level, you can make this payment in $100 installments over a 17-month period.

Our price: $1700

Industry price: $4000

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Reasons to apply

An evening program

BuildUp is flexible. If you have free hours in the evening after work, you can easily learn with us, and your main job won’t suffer. You will need to learn 6 hours per week of online content with only 2 hours of live calls with tutors, and then it is an offline meeting with your team in a local Co-working space in Yerevan.

You think you have a top job and salary...but do you?

Sure, if you are a VP of Engineering at Microsoft, you can ignore this. But if you want to be one in the next 10 years, please apply here.

Consumed by your “Levi” every night?

You don't want to work a second job your whole life, right? Why not learn now and upgrade your salary, so you can better enjoy life.

Your dream is to work for...Google?

What if PicsArt is sold to Google tomorrow? Would you be qualified to work there? We’ll help you hone your skills so the world's leading tech companies can hire you.

You’ll own the product

This is not just another internship. You’ll build a product with the team, and you’ll own the product with your team.

You want to build hugely successful products

Join us if you want to learn how to apply your skills to make the next big digital product.

Your current learning from seniors is too slow

You may be learning in your current job. And it might be enough if you want to become a professional in 3-5 years. At BuildUp, you can do it in 4 months and with a whole new perspective.

And these other points to consider

All of our tutors are top-level professionals. We teach mindset, so you’ll learn critical thinking and complex problem-solving. You’ll be part of a multi-disciplinary team solving real-life problems. And eventually, see the incredible community that will mentor you.

Skills you will build up

You will become a rockstar Full-Stack Developer able to design, deliver, and grow products of any complexity for any market.

You will be able to think critically and effectively, thriving in solving problems and reducing the level of ambiguity for your team.

You will learn how to find and fulfill the needs of your market, product, and team.

You will become effective at finding the multiple solutions for your task at hand, offer alternatives with different pros and cons, and to help the team decide on the best one.

You will learn how to communicate effectively with various stakeholders within an organization. As a full-stack dev, you will interact with various if not all parts of the code and will have to explain to relevant teammates in simple and efficient ways.

You will learn how to execute on a daily basis, ruthlessly prioritizing and delivering.

You will learn how to design and build the product experience that does the job for your users and makes them want to stay and use the product.

You will learn how to measure success and optimize your and your team’s efforts over time.

Are you fit to join the program?

This program is designed for mid-level Full-Stack Developers who aspire to become rock stars in their work, and is not suitable for people who are just beginning their journey in Full Stack Development.

You should have:
  • Worked with a team to develop and ship a small product feature.
  • Worked with a developer and product team to understand, design, and ship code that matches your stakeholders’ requirements.
  • Worked with a product designer to convert their visions into code.
  • Developed and shipped a product or a feature of your own but weren’t able to grow the customer base for it.
  • Didn’t have a chance to define the product development and growth strategy.
  • Worked with analytics but didn’t have a chance to design the analytics for a product.
  • Executed daily on product development with a cross-functional team.
  • Regularly faced prioritization challenges.
  • Find problem solving a rewarding and necessary part of your daily work.
  • Like to be in new and unknown territory where you have to learn things from scratch.
  • 1+ Years of Professional Experience
You are not good fit if:
  • Haven’t worked as a full-stack developer professionally.
  • Haven’t been a part of a full development life cycle including initial setup, development, deployment, and continuous improvement.
  • Have no experience collaborating with others on a team including other developers, product managers, designers, QA.
  • Only want to do exactly what you are assigned or told.
  • Don’t want to learn new skills or different ways to do what you already know.
  • Don’t want to have to learn from or teach your peers.
  • Don’t want to spend time to understand precise requirements coming from all members of your cross-functional team, or don’t want to spend time and effort to make sure that your other teammates understand the technical information you are trying to relay.

Who will lead the program

Steve Bishop

Steve Bishop

Lead Enterprise Instructor & Principal Full Stack Developer

I have been developing software both as a profession and as a hobby for over 20 years. More recently I've been helping organizations upskill their development team and Agile transformations. I've used and trained developers on a variety of languages, frameworks, and development practices over the years.

Hamlet Tamazian

Message from Dean

Hamlet Tamazian

Hamlet is a developer and entrepreneur. Previously, he worked as a full-stack developer at several companies ending with a tenure at Apple where he worked with an evolving and growing cross-functional team to build a CRM for Apple TV+ to manage the product development pipeline for future TV shows, movies, podcasts and more. During this time, he contributed to numerous front-end tools and libraries currently in use at Apple. He led a team of developers and helped elevate their coding ability, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities. Hamlet is a developer, investor, strategic advisor, and a life-long student focused on bringing impactful innovation.

What you will learn from the program

Deep Learning Guided By A Leading Executive

Each week you will go through 2 to 3 hours of self-paced material covering actionable frameworks and proven systems created by leading executives for B2B & B2C companies.

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Topic 1
Product Mindset
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Topic 2
Agile Manifesto
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Topic 3
Common Agile Systems

Why BuildUp?

Students at BuildUp study online via live sessions, online materials, and office hours with their tutor. Our eduction is work driven, focused on teaching complex problem solving and putting what you have learned into practice immediately.

Along with mentors, the learning and product building process at BuildUp is also guided by tutors and deans, who are renowned experts in their fields. The Mentor Network at BuildUp is ever-growing!

Working in multi-disciplinary teams, students at BuildUp create, deliver, and market real products that solve real customer problems.

Eduction here is lifelong, as students have the opportunity to come back and join more advanced programs as they grow professionally.

Why BuildUp

The BuildUp methodology

At BuildUp, we're building a modern education method that redefines how a community can learn together. In our case, we learn together through multi-disciplinary teamwork working on real-life products.

Students are grouped into teams to develop products with mentors, tutors, and deans. Through this collaboration, they learn the mindset of professionals in the field and how to perform effectively in real business situations.

BuildUp method

Here are the cornerstones of the BuildUp experience:

Cohort Based Programs
  • 16-weeks, part-time, virtual, and intense
  • Built and led by executives
  • Real-life product-focused
  • Live case studies with a cohort of peers
On-Demand
  • Access content from all programs
  • Step-by-step projects to help you execute
  • Weekly releases, events, and updates
  • Connect with peers solving similar problems

This is your career boost

Live Case Studies Each Week

Each week, you will go deeper by attending a live online session via Zoom where the tutor will walk through a real-life scenario applying the concepts you learned. Live sessions are 2 hours and take place weekly during a cohort. Hear how industry leaders from companies like Tripadvisor, Tinder, Uber, and more have addressed similar challenges.

Work in Team and Peer-to-peer Culture Learning

Every week there will be optional opportunities to connect with peers in the cohort solving similar problems to you. Join a small group to discuss applying the concepts, attend/host a community deep-dive session on a special topic, or discuss questions within the forum and Slack.

Apply the Problem Solving Methodology

Translate the frameworks to your company with active, hands-on exercises, worksheets, and weekly micro-projects. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week on active learning. A plan for action: Build a plan that you can take back to your company. Start small, achieve results, and amplify your impact.

FAQ

1. What is a Full Stack?

Full-stack refers to a developer’s ability to work across the front-end/client-side, back-end/server-side, database, and DevOps areas of code. It is normal to have an emphasis on one of the areas, but you can generally understand and work on these parts of the projects.

2. Is it realistic to learn so many languages so fast?

Coding languages follow the same concepts. Once you understand the underlying programming concepts, you can use them in different languages. When you start learning these different languages, you will find that they have different strengths and weaknesses, and one language may help you better understand another.

3. What if I don’t get a job?

Getting a job is not guaranteed, but good professionals are in high demand, and this experience will highlight you to your future employers and distinguish you from your competition. In the end, every person must work for and earn a job themselves, but we will be on your team as you search for your next job. You will benefit from the BuildUp network which includes your teammates, cohorts, alumni, tutors, deans, mentors, business partners, and more. In short, you will have a much better chance after you BuildUp!

4. How many people are going to be in my class? If I have a question will the instructor be able to answer?

Your class structure is such that there will be a focus on peer-to-peer learning. This means that you should prioritize learning with your teammates and classmates; this may include you asking for their help, helping them, or learning something new together. To assist you in the cases you will need, there will be office hours to speak with your programs’ tutor, dean, and mentor. 

5. I can’t pay during the program, what are my options to defer payment?

You won’t have to pay in advance. Instead, you will be sponsored by our generous partners and will start making monthly payments after you will find your next job. Please refer to BuildUp’s payment plan for details.

6. What happens if it’s too difficult for me and I have to drop out?

The program is very competitive to join. Those who do will need the skills to perform their function on a lean, cross-functional team where they will be the only ones with their knowhow to guide the team in that regard and do all the work. BuildUp’s front-end focused full-stack developers will be responsible for building most (if not all) of the front-end of the project as well as much of the back end.

7. Where are the Coding Boot Camp classes held?

The lectures will be live, online sessions that you will regularly attend with your classmates. Then you will meet in person with your teammates to collaborate on your project. 

8. Can I keep working while studying in the program?

The program is very demanding and will require many hours of your work for lectures and other learning as well as a team and individual work. But you still can work as you will need to devote time to this mostly after work.

9. How much does it cost?

The beauty of BuildUp is that no payment is required at the beginning. However, you will be required to pay 1700$ USD eventually. We offer a special agreement called an ISA (Income Sharing Agreement), which means that you don't owe a payment when accepted, but once your salary reaches a specific level, you will be required to come back to our community, became part of it, and pay it forward in the form of 100$ USD dollars per month for 17 continuous months. Please note these terms may change in the future.