Startup Academy is a hacker school for designers and coders

startup academy logoHacker School is not an unfamiliar concept among startup communities. In Singapore, Golden Gate Ventures’ Jeffrey Paine has just announced a hacker school aimed at helping entrepreneurs learn how to code: Startup Academy.

Startup Academy is a community-powered project that aims to help educate the Singapore startup ecosystem about the basics of front end, web and mobile application programming so that business founders are equipped with the knowledge to navigate the world of tech startups.

It is offering three introductory courses: iOS development, Ruby on Rails, and HTML/CSS. Each courses will last 4 to 8 weeks, and are priced between S$300 (US$240) to S$500 (US$400). These courses use Action.IO‘s development environment so students won’t need to install additional software.

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Some of the folks that are also involved in Startup Academy include Subhransu Behara from SAP, Joyce Huang from Microsoft, Jaryl Sim from Tinkerbox Studios, and Adrian Chua from DevZero Consultancy.

We are increasingly seeing more and more development classes being offered and powered by the community in Singapore, which is a great thing. On top of Startup Academy, Learnemy has also been offering their platform for developers who are keen to teach others. There are also a few other development classes being conducted from time to time at local hacker community space Hackerspace.SG.

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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