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The Coding Basics Experience

Welcome to the Coding Basics Experience!


Get a taste of Sigma School through our Coding Basics Experience, by collaborating with other students/applicants to build the skills you need to succeed in the rest of the application and take your first step into the world of software!

Read more about the Coding Basics Experience: A series of steps you can take to learn enough about coding to complete your application to Sigma School.
What is the Coding Basics Experience?
Coding Basics Experience is a set of learning resources distributed in a curated virtual world. Going through this virtual world, you will build a stronger foundation in software development, web development, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You'll also meet other applicants and coordinators throughout Coding Basics, which will help you learn in a collaborative and interactive way.

While Sigma School doesn't require you to have any prior coding experience, we do need all applicants to have the same baseline knowledge that we assess during the Coding Challenges.

šŸ’ā€ā™€ļø What's the purpose of Coding Basics?


There are two very strong reasons for Coding Basics to be part of your application journey.

1ļøāƒ£ To level up your technical skills


Coding Basics has been designed to allow applicants will little to zero experience in coding, to learn what they need to pass the coding challenges in the application to Sigma School.

2ļøāƒ£ To learn what Sigma School will be like as a student


In the Coding Basics environment, you will encounter other applicants to the program and you will be expected to collaborate with them in a drivercapacity. Exactly like you'll have to do after being admitted to Sigma School!

šŸ¤·šŸ½ā€ā™‚ļø Is Coding Basics for me?


Absolutely! Here are some reasons for you to try it out:

You feel that your coding skills are a bit rusty
You'd like to learn more about coding before trying the challenges
You want to see if pair programming is for you
You're not ready to join Sigma School yet, but want to maintain your coding skills and habits
You're excited to work with other applicants to Sigma School
You would like to meet people from all over the world with similar goals as you
You can start Coding Basics as soon as you have completed your registration to Sigma School.

šŸ™‹šŸ½ā€ā™€ļø Do I have to go through the Coding Basics Experience?


No, you do not have to go through Coding Basics. It is a completely optional step, but we find that applicants who gained experience with pair programming during Coding Basics receive more positive feedback from their peers during their time in Sigma School!

Join the Coding Basics Experience to prepare for the technical challenges in our application process, discover the beauty of remote collaborative learning and pair programming, or determine whether Sigma School is right for you.

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Updated on: 17/08/2022

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