How We Work

We Eat,

No one can do anything without energy, so we provide substance while you’re here. Sometimes covered in your membership (students) and sometimes in gratis because we are cool like that. No matter what there will at least be something available in a vending machine or the community fridge we provide you and your classmates to stack up with. Foods range from super nutritious, scrumptious, or just plain comfort food for those times when it is needed. We tend to focus on the former over the later.

We Drink,

See “Play” as our fridge is always stocked with a good brew as well as water, juice, and other drinks that provide more than just a sugar rush.

We Learn,

Whether enrolled or active in Hacker: University programs or not, our community is all about life long learning and making progress. In our program you will work with our custom-built LMS (learning management system), where course content and assignments are stored, delivered, recorded, and reported for you to track your progress and performance throughout your time with us. We recommend you spend at least 2-3 hours at the start of each day reading and reviewing material before you start practicing. Even during your building you should have material on hand for review as needed. Also you should take advantage of the additional resources we will leave you after you leave our program to keep building and refining your skills for the rest of your life. Yeah it is like that. Or should be….

Each concept you learn will be applied to several projects of your choosing. Best if you come ready, but if not we will help you come up with something.

We Build,

The focus and mantra of all of our programs is the doing! In a given week you should be doing something with our resources at your disposal as well as your knowledge and skills you already have. As an entrepreneur in training or otherwise you should at least be putting in 50-70 hours of a week.

Whether coding, designing, planning and so forth you should take advantage of your dedicated peers, expert mentors, and learning materials at your side to guide you while you are doing something great.

Every topic is passed off through a qualifying event, incrementally bringing your skills and product closer to fruition. You will participate in group as well as individual reviews throughout your program. Along the way you will be earning rewards, remarks, reports, and certifications with your progress.

We Play,

You’ll get the chance to prove what you’ve learned by building web applications from scratch. You’ll take your idea from the design, mockup stage, to a polished front end and solid back end. Each class member will have the opportunity show off the applications they’ve built and explain their underlying concepts for group review among other outlets for display.

We also do other fun things like have community parties, out on the town adventures, and some travel as a group when the time calls for it.

We Sleep,

Of course we do… after a good hard days worth of work, you will need to rest. We do have limited housing options available to those on a first come and first serve basis; so avoid the hassle of finding temporary, distant, and frustrating options and reserve your spot with us today!

You will be repeating this process (eat, drink, learn, build, play) over and over again, and losing time to traffic isn’t time well spent.

And then….

We Solve!

What is the point of learning great skills and building great things if you aren’t going to solve something and make it better? Sure if this is a hobby for you, you are welcome to join, but the goal is to create something of value and then deliver; If not a final project, at least your knowledge, skills, and inner being will be in a better place. 

Then again… Some of us just hang out 😉