We provide intensive courses teaching you job-ready skills for the new economy. Our first course is a web development bootcamp with 12 weeks of on-site instruction, ongoing job placement support, and 12 weeks of online post-graduation professional development. Apply to Metis if you are ready to get your hands dirty by learning new technologies, solving real-life problems, and making products.
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Leave fully qualified for an entry-level development job. Placement programs are available to all graduates.
After the bootcamp, get 12 more weeks of online training and professional development with Learn Prime.
Contribute to open-source, hands-on projects with a community of peers. Rewards are earned—not given.
This bootcamp runs in-person for 12 weeks, Monday through Friday. It is preceded by online pre-work and followed by 12 more weeks of online post-graduation training and support.
If you are a woman, part of a underrepresented minority group*, or a veteran or member of the U.S. military, you will be automatically eligible to receive a $2000 scholarship toward your Metis tuition.
Why? The story is a familiar and unfortunate one:
Women make up less than one-third of all employees in the tech sector. Tech companies employ an average of 12.33 percent female engineers. Women contribute to just 1.2 percent of open source software.1
Only four percent of people in software development, application and systems jobs are African-American and five percent are Hispanic or Latino.2
Women of color represent less than three percent of the people in technology fields.3
As a country, we need to reverse these trends and create more avenues for talented individuals from underrepresented demographic groups and communities to help drive our future economic growth. This scholarship is a step toward supporting a more diverse workforce. Scholarship funds are applied to Metis tuition only and are not transferable.
Scholarship eligibility is subject to validation. Metis has sole discretion in the award of the Scholarship and the right to revoke the Scholarship offer for prospective applicants at any time.
* Underrepresented minority groups include African Americans, Mexican-Americans, Native Americans (American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians), Hispanic and Latino Americans, Pacific Islanders, and mainland Puerto Ricans.
Matt, a developer at thoughtbot, first started programming in Qbasic at the age of twelve, kindling his love for the craft.
By sixteen he was running his own Apache server from his home computer with PHP and MySQL and started doing professional web development at nineteen. In 2005 he immediately jumped into Ruby on Rails and has been immersed in Rails development for the past eight years. During that time, he's been the instructor of numerous introductory and intermediate Rails courses and has taught hundreds of developers from around the world. He has also played a mentorship role in both the apprentice.io program as well as for Learn Prime, where he has been providing one on one guidance for aspiring developers. Coming from a long line of teachers he once vowed never to become a teacher, but found that sharing the ability of programming with others is something he loves being involved in.
Josh, a developer at thoughtbot, is focused on crafting smart and easy to use applications and helping others to do the same.
Before joining thoughtbot, he worked on Rails applications for Major League Gaming. At thoughtbot he has built numerous Rails applications, and is the instructor of the Intro to Ruby on Rails workshop, and has been both a participant and a mentor in the apprentice.io program. In his spare time he enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, and good IPAs. Josh graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Computer Science.
Laura, a recent developer bootcamp graduate, is passionate about bringing more people into technology and making things happen.
Before joining Metis, she worked in Operations, Project Management, International Relations, and had a brief stint as a magazine editor. She was also freelancing as a Rails developer after completing a programming bootcamp. She is a member of Women Who Code and is very committed to the cause. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, reading, robots, and wondering about the universe. Laura graduated from ITESM as an Engineer in Information Systems.
We are committed to helping you find a job after graduation. That process begins with our Hiring Day.
Here are some of the companies you might meet:
We strive, we sweat, we swear.
We go the extra mile.
We stage, we fail.
We try again. Get it right.
We learn. Connect. Come together.
Welcome to Metis.
Jason is the Co-Founder of Metis and the Vice President of Strategy at Kaplan Test Prep, where he helps Kaplan launch new businesses.
For almost 20 years, Jason has worked in education. From founding a nonprofit organization in New Orleans to working at global companies such as McKinsey & Company, Scholastic, and now Kaplan, where he has been since 2007, Jason has sought opportunities to work with exceptional teams on developing and marketing new products. He has been married for 10 years and has two kids. He is teammates with Bernardo not only in the launch of Metis, but also as participants in the Tough Mudder and Super Spartan.contact
Bernardo is the Co-Founder of Metis and the Chief Digital Officer at Kaplan Test Prep, where he leads the Digital Team and Innovation.
Bernardo spent many years as a computer scientist working in parallel computing and geophysical simulations. He taught at the University of Colorado and then became a consultant and later an entrepreneur, building two web startups that he took to profitability and sold. After spending several years in Latin America, he returned to New York and joined Kaplan to continue his passion for digital products, startups and education. He has been married for 19 years and has three kids. He is teammates with Jason not only in the launch of Metis, but also as participants in the Tough Mudder and Super Spartan.contact
Chad is the founder and CEO of thoughtbot, a software development firm that specializes in building great applications with Ruby on Rails and who are the creators of paperclip, shoulda, factory_girl and Airbrake, and who have been teaching Ruby on Rails development for over 4 years.
thoughtbot now has offices in Boston, San Francisco, New York City, Stockholm, Denver, Philadelphia, Austin, and Raleigh. Chad is co-author of Rails AntiPatterns (Addison-Wesley) and Pro Active Record: Databases with Ruby and Rails (APress), and has presented at various conferences around the world. To follow along with Chad and the rest of the thoughtbot team’s ideas on development, design, technology, and business, visit their blog at Giant Robots Smashing into other Giant Robots.
Aaron Shapiro is CEO of Huge, where he helps companies reimagine how they interact with their customers and manage their businesses in the digital economy.
Since 2005, Aaron has grown the firm from a small startup into a full-service interactive agency. Aaron is the author of Users, Not Customers and is a regular commentator about the impact of digital technology on businesses and the economy. In 2011, he was included as one of New York’s leading tech influencers in Crain’s New York Business’ "40 Under 40" list. Prior to Huge, Aaron spent more than a decade as a technology entrepreneur, venture capitalist and management consultant. He also served as CEO of Silverpop, a leading email marketing company.
After studying engineering at Dartmouth College, Dan Gonzalez taught high school physics in both urban and prep school settings, including Milton Academy outside of Boston.
Dan has been with Manhattan Prep for the past 9 years. Before becoming President of the company in 2011, he worked as an instructor, instructor trainer, and curriculum designer. Through an uncompromising focus on teacher quality, Manhattan Prep has grown from a small boutique to a national leader in test prep, serving thousands of students each year. Dan lives in New York City.
Rob took Slashdot from his bedroom to the height of internet success from 1997 to 2011, going from 0 to millions of users and serving billions and billions of pages along the way.
Rob doesn't want to brag, but since this is about experience and goals, Slashdot pioneered social media and dramatically advanced discourse on-line, and in the process made the internet a better place. After 14 years of wearing “every hat imaginable” at Slashdot, Rob is currently employed as Chief Strategist and Editor-at-Large at Trove, working to reinvent the way the internet gets social news.
Larry Rudman received his BA from Yale in 1989, and as a member of the first Teach for America class received a first-hand education in teaching in Brooklyn middle schools. He then pursued his doctorate in Human Development and Psychology at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, but left before completing his dissertation.
Previously employed by educational software company Sunburst Technology, Larry has been with Kaplan for the past eight years, overseeing asset development and leading the Learning Sciences Team. He was appointed VP of Instructional Design and Research in November 2013, and continues to work closely with top-flight international researchers.
Our name Metis is inspired by the Greek goddess associated with wisdom and good counsel. We believe that the combination of collaboration and practice leads to better learning. Metis offers comprehensive courses in digital practices, designed to teach the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly digital world. Classes focus on real-world problems; work is hands-on, team-driven, and led by digital experts and industry leaders. Over the course of an intensive Metis class, students gain a fundamental understanding of the digital space that will enable them to begin, change, or improve their careers.