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Take a Code-Vacation

Blend Travel and education,together.

Can you really learn how to build a website in 7 days? Yes. In fact, we think you can not only learn to build a website from the ground up, but also take in a surf lesson, hike the rain forest, and make a new set of awesome friends from around the world. Here is a sneak peak into our Web Development course and some of the optional activities and excursions that will be available each afternoon on Code-vacation.

Day 1 - Welcome!

We’ll pick you up from the airport, and travel to the resort together. After checking in, you can sip on a cold beverage or explore the property with your fellow Codecationers until the rest of the group arrives. That evening, we’ll host a welcome reception to get to know one another, make introductions, and get ready for the week ahead.

Day 2 - First lines of code!

What will you learn? Basics of web developer tools (Sublime Text 3) Introduction to HTML and CSS What will you be able to do that you couldn't the day before? Install the necessary developer tools (Sublime Text 3) Create a basic mobile website layout, change colors, text and spacing Get your first website up on the web (it didn’t even take a full 7 days! After class: You just built a mobile website in one day, what can’t you do!? Time to give surfing a try.

Day 3 - Create content

What will you learn? Advanced CSS: CSS Box Model, CSS Layout, CSS Centering What will you be able to do that you couldn't the day before? Have full control of the position of each element on your web page After class: Work out all your surfing kinks with some beach yoga

Day 4 - Get Responsive

What will you learn? CSS Media Queries HTML Form Elements What will you be able to do that you couldn't the day before? Create web pages that are optimized for larger screens (tablets and desktop computers). After class: Venture off the beaten path to learn about sustainable agriculture and ecotourism in Costa Rica

Day 5 - Make it look nice

What will you learn? Multi-column layouts Setting up a domain name What will you be able to do that you couldn't the day before? Better style your web pages Do some basic calculations with JavaScript After class: Too much sun? Escape to the shade with a zip line tour through the rain forest.

Day 6 - Get fancy with JavaScript

What will you learn? Introduction to JavaScript What will you be able to do that you couldn't the day before? Do basic calculations with JavaScript Manipulate HTML and CSS using JavaScript Respond to events on your web pages (click, focus, submit) After class: Celebrate the week with final sunset cruise and dinner

Day 7 - It's not goodbye, it's see you later.

We’ll make sure you and your 20 new best friends get to the airport on time, and send you off with all the resources, connections, and tools you need to continue your journey as a budding Web Developer. We can't wait to see you do with your skills back home, and hope you come back for round 2 soon!

 
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I've never written a line of code in my life. Is this for me?

YES! Code-Vacations attract professionals, students (over 18), entrepreneurs, and curious individuals from all over the world. Our boot camps are designed for true beginners. You'll receive a course orientation a few weeks prior to your trip to ensure that everyone arrives on the same page. We keep our classes small so there is ample time to ask questions and receive feedback.

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