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TechLadies Bootcamp #5 - Program Details

The TechLadies Bootcamp #5 is a 13-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 Javascript programming language.

This program is held in Singapore from 19 Oct 2019 to 25 Jan 2020 and costs SGD550. 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. These ladies will form teams of 3.

If you are selected to participate in the TechLadies Bootcamp #5, 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 (between 19 Oct 2019 to 25 Jan 2020), 1pm - 6pm. We will take a break from mid to late Dec.

  • 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 in Feb/Mar 2020

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

Technical Task Details

To apply to the bootcamp, you need to complete a technical task that will help us evaluate your technical capabilities.

We have 2 assignments that you can choose one to work on. The details on the technical task can be found at this repo on Github.

If you have any questions regarding the technical task or need help for bugs you’re facing on the task, do contact our coaches at

Program Timeline

To apply to the TechLadies Bootcamp #5, you need to complete an application form AND a simple technical task. Applications are open from 23 Aug and closes on 29 Sep.

22 Aug

Info Session & Application Opens

We will announce the NGOs we are helping, application details, and what TechLadies Bootcamp #5 participants will get to learn in the bootcamp.

Women interested in applying for the TechLadies Bootcamp #5 should come back to this site to fill up an application form and complete a technical task.

29 Aug

Install Fest (Optional)

Women who are keen to join the pre-Bootcamp workshops can attend this event to receieve help with installing the required software on their laptops.


Pre-Bootcamp Workshops 1 - 3 (Optional)

3 pre-Bootcamp workshops will be conducted to equip women with basic programming skills to code complete their application technical task. There will be 3 sessions teaching Javascript, HTML, CSS, Node.js, and React.js on 31 Aug, 7 Sep, and 14 Sep.

21 Sep

Code Clinic (Optional)

Women interested in completing the technical task can attend this session to ask questions & get help for their submission apps.

29 Sep

Complete and submit your Technical Task by 29 Sep, 2359 hrs

Applications close on 29 Sep so make sure you submit your completed Technical Task and application form to be considered for the Bootcamp.

11 Oct

Application results

Bootcamp applicants will be notified of their application statuses, on a rolling basis, latest by 11 Aug. You may be contacted if we have questions about your application, so do keep your eyes peeled on your email inbox!

Oct - Jan

TechLadies Bootcamp #5

Participants will need to code 15hrs/week, inclusive of attending in-person sessions every Sat during 19 Oct - 25 Jan (with a 2 week break in the second half of Dec).

Bootcamp #5 Team

Tech Lead - 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 organiser of PHPConf.Asia. He also runs Engineers.SG, a not-for-profit community initiative to document and archive the tech and startup scene in Singapore. His latest passion project is JuniorDevSG, a support group for junior developers in Singapore. Michael is currently a Lead Software Engineer with GovTech Singapore.

Product Lead - Sneha Kohli

Shena is a product leader with end-to-end experience in creating innovative products from conceptualisation to implementation. She has a well-rounded expertise working across various industries (from Tech, Finance, Retail, Oil & gas and Automotive) across B2C, B2B platforms. Sneha is a quality-focused, mission driven, problem solver focused on creating customer centric products & experience.

UI/UX Lead - Weiman Kow

Weiman is a user experience designer who is interested in the intersection of technology and social impact. She has a background in illustration and has worked as an educator before, training a team of volunteer educators for Google’s Code in the Community programme to teach programming to 3,000 underprivileged kids. She loves science fiction and believes that women should be larger part of designing for a more empathetic technological future.

UI/UX Lead - Alim Zainuden

Alim is a UI/UX designer at Buuuk. He likes to eat, practice UI/UX, and wants to get better at the craft.

Coach - Brian Teh

Brian is currently a Software Engineer at Asteria Corporation. He previously graduated with a degree in Accountancy and decided to make a career switch into the tech industry. He hasn't regretted it one bit and would encourage anyone keen on learning how to program to take the plunge!

Coach - Sheldon Cheng

Sheldon is a Front-end Developer at NTUC Link. An aspiring designer who stumbled upon the world of front-end development, he finds it a most rewarding discipline as it allows him to combine design-sensibilities with engineering-knowhow, playing on a synergy between two domains that cannot be found in any other role.

A decade and a half later, Sheldon has crafted web interfaces at UX-focused digital agencies, a mature local startup, and enterprise companies undergoing digital transformation. He tries to be good at UX/Design and Javascript at the same time, and now hopes to help guide those treading a similar path. More recently he has worked on scaling his expertise through Design Systems, and been building apps with ReactJS.

Coach - Reena Agrawal

Reena has a passion for learning and a desire for constant improvements. With an exceptional drive to add value, a strong technical background and having acquired excellent organizational skills working at Microsoft Seattle for over a decade, she has successfully led and delivered large Business Intelligence platforms, projects and solutions. For the last 3 years in Singapore, Reena is the Regional Manager at Schneider Electric leading various technical platforms, applications and BI.

Coach - Shang Ong

Shang is highly committed to building awesome teams tackling complex problems with a big business impact and a firm believer in user centric design. He has led the engineering team at MoolahSense and contributed to building useful functions for Investors and Businesses. He is devoted to data-driven decision making, strong technical understanding and an understanding of the business and so planned product implementation and driving development with cross functional teams. He is currently the interim CTO at

Coach - Leslie Goh

Leslie Goh has over 17 years of experience as a web application architect. He specialises in designing and building custom web solutions for small and medium enterprises and helps companies automate and digitize their business processes. He started his own software company in 2002 and has worked with clients across multiple industries. Leslie is also a code trainer and mentor and has conducted training sessions and workshops on internet technologies such as web design and development, SQL database and application design; as well as non-technical courses such as entrepreneurship. He has worked with institutes such as the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) and Lithan Academy. Other than graduating with a Degree in Engineering (B.Eng) from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Leslie is also a certified trainer and assessor and holds the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) from the Singapore Institute for Adult Learning (IAL).

Coach - Weiyuan Liu

Weiyuan is Full Stack Engineer at Rakuten Viki. His day to day job revolves around managing and developing various frontend and backend services, and also in ops related workflows for the company. Outside of work, Weiyuan also serves as a Final Year Project co-supervisor for the National University of Singapore, and volunteers as an organiser for GCPUG.

Product Assistant - Min Toh

Min is a business analyst turned developer and is currently a frontend engineer with PebbleRoad. She is passionate about the community and contributes where she can. For this bootcamp she will be assisting the Product Lead(s) to be the bridge between the NGOs and our teams. Outside of work, Min tinkers with personal projects to improve and build competency. She also loves her coffee.

UI/UX Assistant - Pearly Ong

Pearly is a tender management executive by day, and a freelance graphic designer by night. Having graduated from the last TechLadies Ruby on Rails bootcamp, she will now be putting her existing and newfound skills to use, and assist with the UI/UX aspect of this bootcamp.

UI/UX Assistant - Kate Lim

Kate is a UX designer & researcher at a design studio. She graduated from the 1st TechLadies bootcamp 3 years ago. Before stepping into the tech industry, she worked as a flight attendant and sales representative. Nowadays, she happily spends her time listening to & watching people, sketching and making things that hopefully makes others happy too!

When does the TechLadies Bootcamp #5 happen?

Batch 5 of the TechLadies Bootcamp happens between 19 Oct 2019 - 25 Jan 2020 (with a 2 week break in the second half of December). Applications open on 22 Aug and close strictly on 29 Sep.

What programming language will I be learning?

Batch 5 of the TechLadies Bootcamp cover the Javascript programming language.

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 making introductions to recruiting companies.

What is the success rate of TechLadies Bootcamps?

We have conducted 4 TechLadies Bootcamps since launch, training 36 women. 12 of our graduates have successfully gotten a software development internship or junior developer roles, with more in non-engineering roles in the tech industry.

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 a 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 19 Oct 2019 - 25 Jan 2020 (with a 2 week break in the second half of December).

What is the format of this program?

You will go 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 SGD550 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 and fill up an application form online.

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 is only for women and those who identify as one.


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