TechLadies Bootcamp #2 - Program Details

The TechLadies Bootcamp #2 is a 10-week part-time accelerated learning program designed to help women with some basic programming background become professional programmers. You will be guided by industry experts, creating products for non-profit organizations using the Ruby programming language.

This program is held in Singapore from 24 Sep - 3 Dec and costs SGD500. Full scholarships are provided for people with financial difficulties. 15 participants will be selected for this program. We welcome women from all walks of life.

Apply to the TechLadies Bootcamp #2

To apply to the TechLadies Bootcamp #2, you need to complete simple technical task detailed below. Applications are closed.

TECHNICAL TASK: Create a simple web application, push your source code to a public Github repository and deploy the app to Heroku. This app should be written in Ruby and have enough visual design to guide your users to accomplish a simple task.

Applications are closed. To be notified of the next batch, please join our mailing list below.

We ran 3 workshops to teach you the skills to complete the technical task. Find the resources below.

TechLadies Bootcamp Coaches

Gabe Hollombe

Gabe is a full-stack Principal Engineer at Pivotal Labs, with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for sharing what he's learned. He has the great privilege to share his thoughts around the world about topics including software engineering and testing, developer productivity, and computer game development.

Gabe will be leading a team to work on an app for Mutts Rescue. Watch this video to learn more.

Grzegorz Witek

Grzegorz started using Ruby while studying at university and has been using it every day since. After 4 years of working in Europe, he spent a year traveling around the world working as a freelancer, which resulted in his admiration for Asian culture and move to Singapore.

Grzegorz is currently the lead developer at Kaligo where he builds a hotel-booking platform using Ruby and Elixir.

Grzegorz will be leading a team to work on an app for TOUCH Young Arrows. Watch this video to learn more.

Laurence Putra

Laurence is a Senior Engineer with Nugit and has a passion for security and distributed systems. Prior to this, he has worked in companies including PayPal,, and Chalkboard.

Laurence also headed GeekcampSG from 2012 to 2014, and is currently focusing his free time on social empowerment initiatives including IAmTalentedSG and CollaborateSG. When not doing work, or any of these stuffs, Laurence can be found cafe hopping/taking photos/trekking.

Laurence will be leading a team to work on an app for I Am Talented. Watch this video to learn more.

Sherwin Chua

Sherwin has been doing web development almost throughout his whole career. He is now working at Tinkerbox Studios as a senior engineer, helping start-ups build their products from conception to launch. Aside from web development, his other big love is dogs.

Sherwin will be leading a team to work on an app for Singapore Muslim Women's Association. Watch this video to learn more.

Ted Johannson

Ted has been programming for most of his life, and professionally for 8 years. He believes the key to learning programming is discovering new ways to think about the world. The work he's most proud of was done on

Ted will be leading a team to work on an app for HighPoint Community Services Associations. Watch this video to learn more.

Gia Phua

Gia is a User Experience consultant who seeks to collaborate with people to understand their needs, and integrate the insights to create positive experiences. She has had agency experience in Foolproof and Splash Interactive, and is currently guiding batches of students in General Assembly on Experience Design.

Gia oversees design for the NPOs. Read about the design sessions here.

When is the next TechLadies Bootcamp?

Batch 2 of the TechLadies Bootcamp happens between 24 Sep - 3 Dec. Applications open on 12 Aug and closes strictly on 7 Sep. Watch the video here to learn more about the TechLadies Bootcamp #2.

What programming language will I be learning?

Batch 2 of the TechLadies Bootcamp will only be teaching the Ruby programming language only.

Who is the TechLadies Bootcamp designed for?

The TechLadies Bootcamp is designed to help women with basic coding background to switch careers into the tech industry. We do that by guiding you through a hands-on learning experience and making introductions to recruiting companies.

Can foreigners join this program?

Yea, sure! As long as you can be in Singapore legally throughout the 10 weeks, you are welcome to apply! Our inaugural batch saw folks from Malaysia, Singapore, U.S.A, Indonesia, and Australia. A we are unable to help with securing visa or other paperwork, please make sure that you are good to participate.

What is the level of commitment required for participants?

This coding program is a part-time program. Still, you are required to attend session on every Saturdays (1 - 5pm) and code on your own throughout the week, committing at least 15 hours per week between 24 Sep - 3 Dec 2016.

What is the format of this program?

You will be given a curriculum to learn from and our coaches will be here to guide you. Through the week, you are expected to work on the project with our coaches checking in on your codes and answer any questions you have. This will happen online. On weekends, we will meet in-person to learn new concepts and revise old ones.

How much does this program cost?

We did not create TechLadies to make money, but we need money to keep TechLadies going. As such, this program costs SGD500 to participate. Full scholarships are provided for women from low-income backgrounds and cannot afford the fees. You may request for a scholarship on the application form.

Are there any prerequisites for application?

Yes! We learned that it is important for TechLadies Bootcamp participants to have some sort of programming foundation in order to build a web product that will be used by the NGOs. Hence, you will need to complete a technical task before applying to the TechLadies Bootcamp.

Don’t worry; we are here to help you acquire the skills you need to complete the task with a series of pre-bootcamp workshops! Join our Facebook group to watch the workshop recordings.

How do I apply?

You will need to complete a technical task before you can apply for the program. Once you have completed the task, apply to the program at this link.

How are participants selected?

Participants are selected based on their commitment level and passion for learning how to code.

Is the TechLadies Bootcamp only for women?

Yes! As we are trying to improve the gender ratio in the tech industry, the bootcamp are only for women and those who identify as one.

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