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We're P o l y g l o t

The most thoughtfully curated after-school coding program for students in the Lower Mainland

Hello

We're P o l y g l o t

The most thoughtfully curated after-school coding program for students in the Lower Mainland

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Not your regular coding program

Honed and refined curriculum to maximize learning and progress.


We care about growth
At Polyglot, we streamline the curriculum to ensure that you come out capable and confident with coding in your free-time, and have a strong foundation to do software engineering work. We don't just do "toy-problems" and call it a day. We tackle real day-to-day problems seen in the industry.

We run an intensive and comprehensive program as we want to cover as many topics with as much depth as possible. That's why we run longer and more often than any other teen program in the city. 12 weeks, 3 days a week, 2 hours per day of active instruction time.

backpack

Not your regular coding program

Honed and refined curriculum to maximize learning and progress.


We are intensive but flexible
At Polyglot, we streamline the curriculum to ensure that you come out capable and confident with coding in your free-time, and have a strong foundation to do software engineering work. We don't just do "toy-problems" and call it a day. We tackle real day-to-day problems seen in the industry.

We run an intensive and comprehensive program as we want to cover as many topics with as much depth as possible. That's why we run longer and more often than any other teen program in the city. 12 weeks, 3 days a week, 2 hours per day of active instruction time.

Learn from people who have worked at the best

Look up any coding program and you'll be hard-pressed to find instructors that have worked at the Big-N.

Polyglot's instructors and advisors have worked at the top firms for software engineering. Amongst their involvement are working on machine learning teams at Twitter, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Airbnb. Infra-work at Airbnb and Google, and full-stack development Facebook, Twilio, and Instagram.

Learn from people who have worked at the best

Look up any coding program and you'll be hard-pressed to find instructors that have worked at the Big-N.

Polyglot's instructors and advisors have worked at the top firms for software engineering. Amongst their involvement are working on machine learning teams at Twitter, Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Airbnb. Infra-work at Airbnb and Google, and full-stack development Facebook, Twilio, and Instagram.

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Polyglot is hands-on!

Building things and writing code is fun! Sitting in class all day isn't. That's why we will limit our lectures to 30 minutes long, and focus on creating. The best way to learn is to build and make things, and the fastest way to learn is to build things with someone who knows what they're doing. That's why we want to maximize the time I get to spend as students build, so that when they hit any obstacles, we'll be right there to help them out.

laughing

Polyglot is hands-on!

Building things and writing code is fun! Sitting in class all day isn't. That's why we will limit our lectures to 30 minutes long, and focus on creating. The best way to learn is to build and make things, and the fastest way to learn is to build things with someone who knows what they're doing. That's why we want to maximize the time I get to spend as students build, so that when they hit any obstacles, we'll be right there to help them out.

Polyglotter Day-in-a-Life

30 minute Discussion

Topics include:

  • Python fundamentals
  • Javascript fundamentals
  • HTML + CSS
  • Databases
  • Building web applications
  • Intro to Machine Learning
  • Interview Questions

30 minute Code Sprint

Coding sprint hand-out that will be finished by the 20 minute mark. We will then go over the assignment and answer any questions still raised and points of confusion

60 minute Collab

Hands-on project building dependent on topics we learned that week Instructor will work with each student to help with any obstacles with their work. Answer questions students may have that arise during the week

Get a more in-depth curriculum right here.
Get a more in-depth curriculum right here.

Why learn how to code now?

Piano lessons? Violin lessons? Mandarin lessons? Coding is the language of the future.


Because it helps to start young

Every year it gets more and more difficult to get into a Computer Science major at UBC, or any university, really. See here, here, and here for a glimpse of how hard it is these days. But learning how to code is still super valuable.

Even if you don't pursue CS as a major, coding gives you the ability to build applications that could really make an impact in the world

Because it's a viable career path that is rewarding financially

It's one of the few majors that lets graduates land a 6-figure job right out of college. The average salaries at major tech cities for a software engineer is $130000. As a new grad at top tech companies (Facebook, Airbnb, Google, Uber, Twitter, etc), total compensation (salary + stock) can amount to over $200000 per year.


Because it's everywhere and the language of the future.

In the for-profit sector, programming is automating things in every single occupation. Lawyers, doctors, financiers, you name it. Programming is here to stay.

Because it's fun and productive

Coding is more than just learning a new language. It gives you the tools to be able to create websites, apps, games, do research, and a multitude of other things! The possibilities are endless


Because it's fulfilling

Knowing how to code will enable you to do so so many things that are incredibly fulfilling. AI can outperform doctors when it comes to diagnosing skin cancer, and are making massive progress in radiology. There are websites that many software engineers contribute to fight human trafficking, apps to track outbreaks and pregnancies in difficult-to-reach places, and so so much more.

Coding gives you the tools to build something...anything really from scratch and gives you the ability to reach billions of people regardless of your age.

We can't think of anything more exciting than that.


Why learn how to code now?

Piano lessons? Violin lessons? Mandarin lessons? Coding is the language of the future.


Because it helps to start young

Every year it gets more and more difficult to get into a Computer Science major at UBC, or any university, really. See here, here, and here for a glimpse of how hard it is these days. But learning how to code is still super valuable. Even if you don't pursue CS as a major, coding gives you the ability to build applications that could really make an impact in the world


Because it's a viable career path that is rewarding financially

It's one of the few majors that lets graduates land a 6-figure job right out of college. The average salaries at major tech cities for a software engineer is $130000. As a new grad at top tech companies (Facebook, Airbnb, Google, Uber, Twitter, etc), total compensation (salary + stock) can amount to over $200000 per year.


Because it's everywhere and the language of the future.

In the for-profit sector, programming is automating things in every single occupation. Lawyers, doctors, financiers, you name it. Programming is here to stay.

Because it's fun and productive

Coding is more than just learning a new language. It gives you the tools to be able to create websites, apps, games, do research, and a multitude of other things! The possibilities are endless.


Because it's fulfilling

Knowing how to code will enable you to do so so many things that are incredibly fulfilling. AI can outperform doctors when it comes to diagnosing skin cancer, and are making massive progress in radiology. There are websites that many software engineers contribute to fight human trafficking, apps to track outbreaks and pregnancies in difficult-to-reach places, and so so much more.

Coding gives you the tools to build something...anything really from scratch and gives you the ability to reach billions of people regardless of your age.

We can't think of anything more exciting than that.


Polyglot vs University Course

Comprehensive and in-depth

University courses are great. In fact, we all went to University doing CS. But that’s how we know that they’re lacking, or don’t provide students enough value. Especially the software engineering courses like CPSC 310. They give you pre-built code, lack one on one mentorship, and there’s no shortage of students coming out not knowing how to build a full web application.

Furthermore, university courses are fragmented and are often less focused on the practical. You can take CPSC 310, but they don’t go over databases at all, deploying your website to have an actual url, or even let you build it from scratch. You could do a hybrid of 310 and 304 (databases), and keep going and take more courses until you cover the breadth of what Polyglot covers, but all the pieces are disparate and you have to weed through information overload, and you could still come out not knowing how to build a production-ready website from scratch.

 

CPSC 310

$704 / 5080 domestic/international
  • 1 project
  • Everyone does the same project
  • No databases, deployment (production-ready)
  • Build things from a partially implemented codebase
  • No python
  • No teaching javascript frameworks
  • No Algorithms + Fundamentals
  • No Intro Machine Learning
  • No interview practice
  • 3 hours lecture time + 2 hour tutorials per week
  • 200+ person class, 30-40 per tutorial session
  • 12 weeks
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Polyglot vs Bootcamp

Flexible and no-frills

Bootcamps love to advertise their 40+ hour per week courses, but we know for a fact that most of the day is spent doing self-directed studies. Lecture time and time spent with their lecturers oftentimes are far and few in between.

That’s why we cut the frills and provide mentorship and collaborative building at the most critical parts of learning: Immediately after learning something new. Think of it as having your lecture, then tutorials, and they happen 3 times a week. We’ve found that past that stage, most studies are self-directed.

Learning on your own is something we don’t believe we should be charging you on.

 

Typical Bootcamp

$10000
  • Full-stack development
  • Fixing an already implemented Ruby on Rails codebase
  • Javascript +Javascript Frameworks
  • Algorithms + Fundamentals
  • Midterm group project
  • Capstone Group Project
  • Websockets
  • Elevator-pitch interview practice
  • No Individual Code Review
  • 40+ hour per week commitment. Instr. hours unknown.
  • 9 weeks + 1 self-directed week

Pricing

Polyglot Students-Who-Code

30 Minute Hangouts Call

Write your first program with an engineer

Learn more about Polyglot

 

 

 

Free

(Bookable now! Press Learn more)

Intro-to-Code

5 days. 4 hrs per day. Learn Python, HTML, Javascript, and HTML basics and build your first app. 

Tuition can be applied to Polyglot Full-Stack
to receive an additional $349 discount 

   

 

$349

(Coming soon!)

 

Polyglot Full-Stack

 

12 weeks

Software-Engineer focused curriculum

Build apps, study AI, learn to code,
do interview questions

 

 

 

$3050

 

 

Woohoo!

Get into our waitlist,
book a Students-Who-Code Session,
or book a Polyglot Q&A call!

Woohoo!

Get into our waitlist,
book a Students-Who-Code Session,
or book a Polyglot Q&A call!