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Code & Surf Retreat

Win a trip to Santa Cruz, California, plus a place on our mentored Web Development or UX Design Course!
The raffle is now closed. All spots are taken.

What is CareerFoundry’s Code & Surf Retreat?

Brought to you by CareerFoundry, the leading provider of online mentored courses in Web Development and UX Design, the Code & Surf Retreat is an exclusive week of learning and relaxation in Santa Cruz, California from August 8-15, 2015. If you win, the CareerFoundry mentors-in-residence will provide you with guidance in either Web Development or UX Design in the morning. In the afternoon, prepare for fun, sun, surfing or hiking.

To ensure you get the most out of your time at the Code & Surf Retreat, the course starts before you depart for Santa Cruz.

Code & Surf Activities

Learn Web Development

As a student of our 1:1 mentored Web Development program, you will deliver a responsive portfolio website using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap and jQuery. In the second unit you’ll be building your first e-commerce web-app, exploring the Rails framework, and building in features like login, payment and security. To ensure you get the most out of your time at the Code & Surf Retreat, the course starts before you depart for Santa Cruz.

Learn UX Design

As a student of our UX Design program, you will build your first product using the UX process, starting with methodology, usability analysis and information architecture. By the end of the course, you’ll complete the structure and design of web and mobile versions of your app, create wireframes, test user flows and iterate on results for your portfolio. To ensure you get the most out of your time at the Code & Surf Retreat, the course starts before you depart for Santa Cruz.

Surf, Hike, Have Fun!

Every morning, you’ll wake up in a beach villa, surrounded by the sounds of the ocean. Your afternoons will be spent engaging in a host of outdoor activities with the group and alone, including learning to surf, yoga on the beach and BBQs. Other activities will include group dinners and hiking trips in this beautiful region. The beach villa and activities are provided by our friends atOutsite.

Where is the Retreat?

Santa Cruz, California

Working withOutsite Santa Cruz, CareerFoundry is taking you to the only beach villa coworking space in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a location just one block from the ocean and scenic West Cliff Drive. There are numerous beautiful beaches, quiet hidden coves and scenic bay views a stone's throw from the villa so just hop on one of the bikes provided to explore the coast! After a busy morning working on your CareerFoundry coursework theOutsite team will organise afternoon activities including surfing lessons, hiking trips and BBQs for the whole group to enjoy.

What can you work on?

Coursework


Mornings will be spent in co-working sessions with our mentors-in-residence, experts in UX Design and Web Development. They’ll be on-hand throughout your week in Santa Cruz to give you the advice and practical input you need to excel in your studies as you proceed through your CF courseware.

Collaboration


Working as a group of UX Designers and Web Developers this is the perfect opportunity for you to collaborate on a project, network, learn from others, find a co-founder or simply bounce around ideas with others in your field.

Side projects


You’ll have the time and help to work on that interesting side-project you’ve been dreaming of -- or perhaps you’ve simply always wanted to surf! Use this week to spend time indulging in your extracurricular activities, whether web- or beach-based!

Our mentors in residence

Robb Shecter

Web Development Mentor

The Code & Surf Retreat is the perfect location for us to get our hands dirty with code and our feet wet with surf. Can’t wait!

Leah Simons

UX Design Mentor

I’m thrilled to be part of the Code & Surf Retreat. I’ll be here to ensure our students get the most out of this great opportunity and to have fun!

Code & Surf Retreat

The raffle is now closed. All spots are taken.