Joining a development bootcamp is a life changing decision, and we encourage our potential students to do their research. We are confident that you will see the differences between attending The Software Guild and other programs:
We do not hire our own students as TAs. Every instructor at the Guild has years of industry experience.
We teach tools and techniques used in the enterprise.
You will be more than a web developer, since we teach the foundations of software development. Many of our graduates have taken roles in server-side development and have qualified for jobs in languages other than the ones taught here, which is a testament to our foundation learning.
With a better than 1:12 teacher to student ratio, personal attention is available when you need it.
Our highly experienced instructors, small class sizes, and in-demand curriculum do not mean you have to pay a premium to learn. You will find that our program is one of the best values in the industry!
So whether you are an IT student who needs some real world experience to break in, a career changer who doesn't want to spend 2 years and tens of thousands of dollars sitting in a classroom, an existing professional who needs a jump-start to modern skills, or an entrepreneur looking to dive in and get understanding of the craft we welcome you to [apply now](http://www.thesoftwareguild.com/apply/) at our site.
Our teaching focuses on being able to take a data driven application from start-to-finish. In our full time, intensive program you will learn:
* C# or Java
* WCF Services
* SQL Server (T-SQL, Basics of Indexing, Relational Design, Backup/Recovery, SSIS/SSRS)
* Unit Testing/TDD, Source Control
* And more!