TechLadies Bootcamp #3 - Program Details

The TechLadies Bootcamp #3 is a 12-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 29 Jul - 14 Oct and costs SGD500. Full scholarships are provided for people with financial difficulties. We welcome women of all backgrounds and nationalities to apply, and only 6 ladies will be selected for this program.

If you are selected to participate in the TechLadies Bootcamp #3, you are required to:

  • work on your assigned project at least 15 hours each week, inclusive of attending in-person sessions

  • attend at least 80% of in-person sessions happening on every Saturday (except 19 Aug & 16 Sep), 1pm - 6pm

  • participate in a written interview and write a technical article (on a topic of your choice) for the TechLadies blog

  • do a team presentation on your assigned project at the TechLadies Graduation Party

Don't worry if it sounds scary! We're here to help you at the bootcamp! 💪💪💪

Application Process

To apply to the TechLadies Bootcamp #3, you need to complete an application form AND a simple technical task. Applications open on 15 May and close on 3 Jul. Learn more about the projects you get to work on by watching the video recording of the Info Session here.

TECHNICAL TASK: Create a personal website with Ruby on Rails that has enough visual design to guide users to viewing and using the website. See all the details here.

15 May

Application opens

Women interested in applying for the TechLadies Bootcamp #3 must first fill up an application form here. Watch the video recording of the Info Session here.


Pre-Bootcamp Workshops 1 - 3 (Optional)

3 pre-bootcamp workshops will be conducted to equip women with basic programming skills to code complete their submission app. See all workshop materials, slides and video recording at this link.

21 & 27 Jun

Code Clinic (Optional)

To help women with their submission apps, there will be 2 Code Clinic sessions where women attend to ask questions & get help. Register for the session of 21 Jun here or 27 Jun here. You can choose to attend one or both sessions.

3 Jul

Complete and submit your Technical Task by 3 Jul, 2359 hrs

Applications close on 3 Jul so make sure you submit your completed Technical Task and application form to be considered for the Bootcamp.

23 Jul

Application results

Bootcamp applicants will be notified of their application statuses, on a rolling basis, latest by 23 Jul. You may be contacted if we have questions about your application, so do keep your eyes peeled on your email inbox!

29 Jul - 14 Oct

TechLadies Bootcamp #3

Participants will need to code 15hrs/week, inclusive of attending in-person sessions every Sat during 29 Jul - 14 Oct. There will be no sessions on 19 Aug and 16 Sep.

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

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TechLadies Bootcamp #3 Coaches

Michael Cheng

Michael Cheng is a full stack developer with more than 10 years of experience building dynamic websites. He is a Zend Certified Engineer/Trainer in PHP development. He currently does Ruby & Go Lang. He runs the Singapore PHP User Group, co-founded the iOS Dev Scouts and is the organizer of PHPConf.Asia. His latest passion project is Engineers.SG, a not-for-profit community initiative to document and archive the tech and startup scene in Singapore. Michael is currently a Senior Software Engineer at SP Group.

Lian Tong Wei

Lian Tong Wei is an integrated circuit design engineer turned Ruby on Rails developer. She's currently working in Appliedmesh and is picking up Java. A simple and happy-go-lucky person, Tong Wei enjoys practicing yoga and hiking while she's not programming.

Chew Wei-Liang

Chew Wei-Liang is a Rails developer at Tinkerbox Studios. Programming for a living for one and a half years now, he has extensive coaching experience at SUTD, TechLadies, and CodingGirls, teaching people Ruby on Rails, CSS, and HTML. Weiliang is passionate about practicing and teaching the craft with others who care as much about code as he does.

Tan Jun Qi

Tan Jun Qi was a former software developer intern at Tinkerbox studios and is currently meandering her way through her final term at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. She enjoys teaching and has been variously a math, physics, and programming teaching assistant for multiple terms in college. She finally thought she'd be able to take a break this last term, but ended up doing this instead (thanks, Wei-Liang).

Daniel Goh

A former educator, recruitment consultant, and now a full stack developer, Daniel Goh enjoys learning new programming languages and a bit of cycling at the side. He began his programming education through an online course, before signing up for a coding bootcamp and joining Tinkerbox. Currently, Daniel is working with Ruby and Rails to develop web applications with a focus on high code quality.

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 NGOs.

When is the next TechLadies Bootcamp?

Batch 3 of the TechLadies Bootcamp happens between 29 Jul - 14 Oct. Applications open on 9 May and closes strictly on 3 Jul.

What programming language will I be learning?

Batch 3 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 some basic coding background to switch careers into the tech industry. You should be at least 21 years old, or at an age where it is impossible for you to be formally educated in Computer Science. We will also guide you through writing your resume, preparing for tech interviews and make introductions to recruiting companies.

Can foreigners join this program?

Yea, sure! As long as you can be in Singapore legally throughout the 12 weeks, you are welcome to apply! Our previous batch saw folks from Malaysia, China, U.K, Singapore, U.S.A, Indonesia, and Australia. We are unable to help with securing visa or other paperwork, so 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 sessions on every Saturdays (1 - 6pm) and code on your own throughout the week, committing at least 15 hours per week between 29 Jul - 14 Oct 2017.

What is the format of this program?

You will through a hands-on experience and our coaches will be here to guide you. Throughout 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 Saturdays, 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!

How do I apply?

You will need to complete a technical task before you can apply for the program.

How are participants selected?

Participants are selected based on their commitment level, passion for learning how to code and ability to successfully transit into the tech industry.

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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