The Reunion: Second Tuitt Mixer

Tokens are all ready to be given away for the Tuitt alumni who will win the games.

After the graduation program, an event was held at Fresh Press, just a floor below Tuitt’s Caswyn training center. This allowed the new set of alumni and the Tuitt family to immediately build their new network to the IT landscape.

The event created a venue to gather into one roof the bootcamp’s alumni and enable them to create a connection with one another, with like-minded people — career-shifters and web developers.

The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food.

— Dean Ornish

Stream of Images

As with the first Tuitt Mixer, alumni were asked to register.

Am I in or out?

Our visionary boss was happy to deliver his opening remarks and welcome all alumni who showed up for the event.

Sir Tom (Director/Founder) getting ready for his Opening remarks.

The recent graduates were not shy to showcase their talents.

Batch 5 day class represent.

The batch immediately preceding our recent graduates did not let themselves be shadowed. Our Batch 4 graduates were game to jam as well.

What are we really doing here in front?

Our Third Day batch has their representatives attending as well.

Guess who we are looking at.

The mentor and the mentees.

We are also glad that our First Night Class graduates were here again as in our first Tuitt mixer.

We are not prepared for this shot. Really.

Okay, now what?

What are we talking about again?

We are not listening. Okay.

Gangsta paradise.

It seems that only the Batch 2 of both our Day Class and Night Class missed the event. However, we are still looking forward to them showing up in the next Tuitt mixers.

The A-Team of Tuitt.

Our staff also showcased their talents and interacted with all of our alumni who are present. It was indeed a merry event where network-building has never been more fun. See you again next time!


It Takes Two to Tango: Tuitt Coding Bootcamp and freeCodeCamp.Manila Meetup

The Partnership

freeCodeCamp.Manila at Tuitt Coding Bootcamp headquarters.

The audacious goal of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp is to help career-shifters fulfill their dreams of becoming a professional web developer.  The bootcamp is always looking for passionate individuals to provide them the opportunity and venue to learn how to learn and validate their skills to become self-sufficient web developers.

Big things have small beginnings.

— Anonymous

Meanwhile, there is an existing community of self-taught, self-driven career-shifters dedicated enough to take the risk of doing the transition using an online platform for full-stack web development, namely freeCodeCamp.org. And they do have a local group here in Metro Manila — the freeCodeCamp.Manila.

Having an aligned mindset towards learning and education using the available open source technologies, the two parties — Tuitt Coding Bootcamp and freeCodeCamp.Manila — came up with an agreement to conduct a meetup of like-minded people or career-shifting web developers. The venue was hosted by the former and the event was prepared by the latter.

The Event

Miss Angeli (Web Developer) getting ready for the meetup.

Attendees who signed-up for the event.

The awesome welcome message.

First thing in the morning, we gathered some information from the attendees and directed them to the lab room to settle down and get comfortable before the event.

Getting to Know

Rem (JavaScript Developer/Community Leader) kicking-off the ritual to get to know the attendees — new ones and regulars.

The freeCodeCamp.Manila community integrates this “getting to know” section in every meetup that they hold in order to break the ice among the attendees and create an environment of openness towards each other.

Each and every attendee is given an ample amount of time to take the center stage and introduce themselves to the community. This allows the community to know the background of the attendees and create an alignment with the group.

Developer’s Stories

The master hacker of the day — Joselie, JavaScript Developer (Independent)/Community Leader.

A legitimate career-shifter, Joselie spearheaded the main event of the meetup — the grouphack event. He is an independent JavaScript developer right now and at the same time a dedicated community leader of the freeCodeCamp.Manila community. And he loves teaching.

Let’s get it on!

The attendees got ready for the whole-day event by introducing themselves to the community members who attended the meetup at Tuitt Coding Bootcamp’s headquarters at Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

The GroupHack Event

Server-side rendering in practice.

The grouphack application — made with JavaScript, React, Node/Express — for that meetup was created by Joselie, who invested roughly one-week of his spare time in making this CRUD (create, retrieve, update, delete) demo application for the community free-of-charge.

Big-ass display of codes.

The attendees never tried creating a web app using the stack of technologies presented here on the grouphack but together they were able to make the app work and completed the CRUD (create, retrieve, update, delete) functionalities.

This Is Just The Start

Appreciating the small blessings of life.

The Tuitt Coding Bootcamp provided the freeCodeCamp.Manila community a humble free lunch, on top of sponsoring the venue. It was well appreciated by the group because this is the first time that a meetup host gave them something, aside from programming, to share together.

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

― Jodi Picoult, Small Great Things

This meetup was regarded as one of the many successful meetups held this year by the community. This is not the only connection already established by both parties. freeCodeCamp.Manila community gives back to Tuitt Coding bootcamp by providing some guidance and some insights to the bootcampers, who where planning to do a career-shift themselves, through keynote speeches. Two of the community leaders — Philip and Rem — already shared their success and failures before landing a web developer career.

This is the last meetup scheduled by the community for the year 2017. For the new year just around the corner, the bond created will be strengthened by additional partnerships to host more events that will benefit freeCodeCamp, Tuitt Coding Bootcamp, career-shifters, and aspiring web developers.

Join us in the next meetups in 2018!


The Culmination: Batch 5 Day Class Graduation

Rest if you will but never ever get tired of reaching for your dreams.

The Graduation

The graduation program background version batch5.day.class.

After the long and hard twelve weeks of pushing pixels left and right, centering containers vertically and/or horizontally, solving new problems, deciphering bugs, creating efficient algorithms, and implementing product features, suddenly it was all over and the fifth batch of day class session is now part of Tuitt’s growing family of awesome alumni.

Rem (guest speaker) providing astounding insights about having a good fail-more-and-fast mindset to achieve your goals.

The Guest Speakers

Rem (Guest Speaker) giving his advice to the campers.

Two amazing practitioner’s of the web development craft, Marlon and Rem, gave their presence and time that day to provide the graduating campers of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp Batch Five (5) Day Class some indispensable and timely insights about the huge ocean of opportunities out there for software and web development.

Rem (JavaScript Developer/Guest Speaker) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder) and Miss Melai (Consultant).

Rem is the Senior Lead JavaScript Developer of Piggy, LLC — a US-based Internet company. He is one of the most active community leader of freeCodeCamp.Manila — a community of career-shifters to web development. He is a legitimate career-shifter himself because he is a licensed Electrical Engineer and he worked for one of the leading electric distributors here in the country for a decade before becoming a professional developer.

Marlon (guest speaker) inspiring the campers through his experiences as a career-shifter.

Marlon is an alumni of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp from the Batch Three (3) Day Class and the top performer of that particular class. He had some applications programming experience from his previous job working with mainframe computers as his platform. He made the transition himself to web development upon realizing that his platform of choice was really the web.

Marlon (Tuitt Alumni/Guest Speaker) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder) and Miss Melai (Consultant).

Another alumni who has been one of our guest speakers in the past showed up and we are more than happy to give him recognition as well. Edmon is one of the pioneer batch of bootcampers and the top of his class. He was immediately hired after graduating from Tuitt and continuously gives pride to Tuitt through the positive feedback of his employer, FFUF.

Edmon (Tuitt Alumni/Past Guest Speaker) with Miss Shem (Founder/CEO) and Miss Melai (Consultant).

The Graduates

Here is the list of campers who successfully completed the 12-week intensive full-stack web development bootcamp:

Bernard with Miss Shem (CEO/Founder) , Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Jhun with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Emerson with Miss Shem (CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Mart with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Ed with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Dom with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Francis with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Jennifer (Third Top Performer, Batch 5 Day Class) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Lester (Second Top Performer, Batch 5 Day Class) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Julie with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Ken with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Fron-End Development Track)

Edwin with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Jeremiah with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Florentino with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Mon with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

John Kenneth with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Jhories with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

DJ (Top Performer, Batch 5 Day Class) with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Yuji with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder),Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Charles with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder),Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Paulo with Miss Shem (CEO/Founder),Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Christopher with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Kennet Sze with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Daniel with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track), and Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor)

Jonathan with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

John Paul with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track)

Braile with Miss Shem(CEO/Founder), Sir Alan (Academic Administrator/Instructor), and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track).

And now go, and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.

— Neil Gaiman

Wishing You All Good Luck

The whole family of the Tuitt Coding Bootcamp is truly grateful for the time and trust you’ve invested into the bootcamp. The entire team is delighted to have met all of you. You are all now part of the amazing company history of Tuitt in creating a dent in this world through an alternative technology education startup.

Campers of Batch Five (5) Day Class with Miss Rigel (HR Recruitment Officer) and Sir Billy (Instructor, Front-End Development Track).

It wasn’t really an easy road they have taken but it was all worth it. Wishing you all good luck on your next challenge — landing a new web developer career.

The process of finding a new web developer job coming from a non-IT degree or work experience will not be handed to you on a silver platter, you need to go out there, find it, and then take it.

Thank you Batch Five (5) Day Class, we really appreciate you all!


It’s Simple But Never Easy: Batch 5 Day Class Capstone Project 3

Introduction

The fifth batch of the day class of the Tuitt Coding Bootcamp presented their third capstone project on the 15th of November 2017, three days before their last day on the twelve-week full stack web development bootcamp.

These projects were critical enough to determine who will pass the bootcamp and attend the culmination program plus the second Tuitt mixer – a special event allowing the coding bootcamp alumni to socialize and create a network of like-minded-people, career-shifters, and web developers.

This is the pioneer batch occupying the thirty seats of Tuitt’s Caswyn building training center. They started with that number but only the dedicated and the determined-enough will receive their certificates of completion.

Minimum Requirements

To quantify the performance and skillset acquired by the campers whole throughout the process, the instructors created this baseline of their projects created.

Front-End Development

Half of the total rating of this project will come from the front-end side.

All of the technologies learnt by the campers crafting their capstone project 1 will be needed here such HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap (or other CSS frameworks), jQuery, fundamentals of web design, ideation and discovery.

Back-End Development

The other half of the total rating will come from the backend side.

It will require the campers to create their web applications using the Laravel framework – an amazing full-stack framework crafted for PHP web developers.

The CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete) functionality learned from the second capstone project should be implemented here as well, excluding the user authentication and authorization – these functionalities and several more can be made and customized efficiently using Laravel.

Projects Line-Up

Wewil

Wewil, Created by Mon

BookApp

BookApp, Created by Christopher

Amistad

Amistad, Created by Edwin

Journalator

Journalator, Created by Mart

Pearl Drv

Pearl Drv, Created by Jhun

Hygge

Hygge, Created by DJ

My Postcard

My Postcard, Created by John Paul

Median

Median, Created by Lester

Ememe

Ememe, Created by Emerson

PurpleKnapp

PurpleKnapp, Created by Julie

Scheduler

Scheduler, Created by Braile

CSPIII

CSPIII, Created by Jhories

Dog Talk

Dog Talk, Created by Daniel

CityHoops

CityHoops, Created by Charles

9Laughs

9Laughs, Created by Dominic

MordeBlog

MordeBlog, Created by Francis

Litrato

Litrato, Created by Hannah

MyPC

MyPC, Created by Bernard

Noob@LOL

Noob@LOL, Created by Kenneth Sze

Hyper Mega Gunpla Blog

Hyper Mega Gunpla Blog, Created by John Kenneth

Balitangina, Created by Florentino

The Hotel

The Hotel, Created by Ed

Travel Philippines

Travel Philippines, Created by Paulo

Kainta-Yo

Kainta-Yo, Created by Jeremiah

Likha

Likha, Created by Jennifer

Mentor PH

Mentor PH, Created by Ken

What Comes Next

“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Doing full-time work of pushing pixels horizontally and vertically with three projects and a web developer portfolio as your external validation is just the start of our campers’ amazing and challenging life as IT professionals. Their next and ultimate goal is to land a web developer job and to help the industry in creating cool software products that matters.

Congratulations batch five day class!


One More And We’re Done: Batch 5 Day Class Capstone Project 2

The Batch 5 Day class campers of Tuitt Coding Bootcamp are now done crafting their second capstone projects.

This milestone will validate some newly acquired skill set by the campers using open-source web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and MySQL.

This 2nd project combines the actual process of front-end and back-end web development. The students were instructed to create an e-commerce web application. At this stage, it is very critical for them to comply with the minimum requirements, at the very least. Hence, this is also when they learned to work independently and put the concepts and skills they learned to the test. The students had a few struggles as they worked on their projects, but with the assistance of the boot camp mentors, they were able to address some roadblocks they encountered during the development phase.

Minimum Requirements

The minimum requirements and standard were set by the instructors and these became the criteria that the mentors used to grade the campers’ outputs.

Registration and Login with proper authentication

This includes how the developers add first-level of security to their sites, which also affects how they gain and attract subscribers.

Authorization and Admin privileges

These are the features that grant or restrict access to specific users (admin or regular user), which affects how they can navigate through certain locations, sections, or modules of the web application.

CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, and Delete) for items

These are the features needed to show the necessary functions and capabilities of their web applications. Understanding the concept of how CRUD works for applications is necessary because this is a key indicator of how well the campers mastered the fundamentals of programming.

Admin Page – Update, Delete, and Create

These are CRUD functions that are made available to the admin alone. These will allow the admin to update the details of an item, delete it from the database, and add new items.

User Page – Retrieve, Sort, Add Item to Cart

These are CRUD functions that are made available to the common user (regular user). These will allow the user to view all of the available items, sort them according to categories, and add items to their shopping cart.

Order Confirmation

This feature will allow the user (customer) of the e-commerce web application to validate the items added to the cart. This also gives the user the option to remove the item if needed, change the number of items, and confirm the order.

Optional JavaScript, jQuery, and AJAX

This option will enable the developer (camper) to explore even further for functionalities they would consider using for their project.

This is where the developer (camper) is given room to further explore the different web technologies they can use to improve the different functionalities they want to include on their website.

Progress is not achieved by luck or accident, but by working on yourself daily.

— Epictetus

Project Listing

Here are the amazing (e-commerce) web applications created by the Batch 5 day class campers. These projects were borne out of their great passion, love, and dedication to coding.

Eranaut
Eranaut

Eranaut, Created by Mon

Red Cloud Vaping
red_cloud_vaping

Red Cloud Vaping, Created by Christopher

Kwerdas
kwerdas

Kwerdas, Created by Edwin

Gamepire
gamepire

Gamepire, Created by Mart

LargeCup
large_cup

LargeCup, Created by Jhun

Yakilicious
yakilicious

Yakilicious, Created by Jonathan

DonDonuts
don_donuts

DonDonuts, Created by John Paul

Focus
focus

Focus, Created by Emerson

Polynation
polynation

Polynation, Created by DJ

SOAP (Spread Organic Agriculture Philippines)
soap

SOAP (Spread Organic Agriculture Philippines), Created by Julie

CouchPotato
couch_potato

CouchPotato, Created by Braile

PaySee
pay_see

PaySee, Created by Jhories

Health Brew
health_brew

Health Brew, Created by Ken

Dog Care
dog_care

DogCare, Created by Daniel

Foodery
foodery

Foodery, Created by Charles

Tix
tix

Tix, Created by Lester

Vapestacy
vapestacy

Vapestacy, Created by Dominic

Mad Muscle Supplement
mad_muscle_supplement

Mad Muscle Supplement, Created by Francis

Neon Searchlight
neon_searchlight

Neon Searchlight, Created by Hannah

Gundamium
gundamium

Gundamium, Created by Bernard

Pheriperficials
pheriperficials

Pheriperficials, Created by Kenneth Sze

Gunpla
gunpla

Gunpla, Created by John Kenneth

Tiangg-e
tiangg_e

Tiangg-e, Created by Florentino

Atlas
atlas

Atlas, Created by Ed

PC Robo
pc_robo

PC Robo, Created by Paulo

PhoneXpress
phone_xpress

PhoneXpress, Created by Jeremiah

House of Electronics
house_of_electronics

House of Electronics, Created by Jennifer

L’Empereur: Luggage and Bags
lempereur_luggage_and_bags

L’Empereur: Luggage and Bags, Created by Yuji

Amat Victoria Curam (Victory Loves Preparation)

— From the movie “The Mechanic”

One Capstone Project More

Now, there’s only one more major project to accomplish before these campers can complete the training that Tuitt designed for them. Their respective web developer portfolios were deployed and now displays their first two capstone projects. The Philippine I.T. Industry could definitely welcome these budding web developers. In a span of two months, they have become self-sufficient and are definitely on their way to becoming Junior Web Developers.

Good job, Batch 5 Day Class!