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A Code School

and developer co-op

The next NYC Bootcamp begins Jan. 6th, 2015, with pre-work beginning in November.

App Factory #5



Learn by doing

The Story

About Us

App Factory was started to bring new and exciting opportunities to dreamers.
In the Spring of 2012, a product manager and developer started App Factory bootcamps as a part-time training program for aspiring web and app developers.
5 bootcamps, over 100 coders, dozens of apps, 2 online portals, 1 book and loads of fun later, App Factory is broadening its offering for both entrepreneurs and job seekers in technology.

The Next Session of Bootcamps runs January 6th -> April 2nd, 2015
with Pre-work assignments beginining November 15th, 2014.


Our Culture

It's simple: learn by doing
Our culture centers around combining artistry and engineering through learning to develop innovative products.
During App Factory bootcamps, achievement isn't gained by passing a test or memorizing the most. Merit is awarded to "shippers":
Developers and artists who ship code to app stores and the web.

The Works

our portfolio

We are proud of the dozens of apps and sites built by our bootcamp students and alumni! Here is a mini-showcase of apps and services we've shipped over the years.

Bill Gates

“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.”

Fred Brooks

“Nine people can’t make a baby in a month.” (regarding the addition of more programmers to get a project completed faster)

Martin Golding

"Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live."

Our Program

All selected students from our program undergo intense training either on weekdays or on Saturdays. We pair students into groups based on skills and personality. We teach you the following, in this order:

Quickly building beautiful, responsive landing pages

We cover the basics of HTML5, CSS3, HAML, Bootstrap and jQuery to deploy landing pages with their own domain names.

Working on an Agile team using Git

We work in groups to demonstrate how to share and manage code-bases on OpenShift, Heroku, and GitHub.

Designing and Building Databases w/ SQL/NoSQL

We examine MongoDB (NoSQL) with Node.js chat apps. We explore MYSQL with PHP beta sign-up web apps. Then, we examine SQLite and PostgreSQL with Rails apps.

Using 3rd Party Services and APIs

We dive into using jQuery and Zepto plugins for advanced user-experience offerings in our web applications and Wordpress pages, along with back-end APIs like Stripe and PayPal to process payments.

Building Web Apps with Ruby on Rails and PHP

We build simple, yet rebust applications based on repositories selected from GitHub to learn to read and write elegant code.

Building iPhone and Android Apps with Angular and Ionic

We use the Ionic and Angular frameworks to rapidly prototype and develop iPhone and Android apps for release by the end of the bootcamp.

Pricing Table

We have 3 primary offerings for our app development school and co-op. Additionally, we have specialized, more focused seminars and courses for our alumni.

Newbies Weekday Intensive

$3,450 / 3 months

3 Days / week (9 hours)

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Best Offering for those seeking jobs at the conclusion of the camp

More Intensive than the Weekend


Newbies Saturday Intensive

$2,450/ 3 months

5 hours each Saturday

2pm -> 7pm

Best Offering for Professionals with Full-time Jobs

Less Intensive than the Weekday course. Students release simpler applications.


Alumni Co-Op


For Alumni and Experienced Developers Only

Take Advantage of Career Service Resources

Help bootcamp students build their apps, and improve your own skills

Free access to specialty seminars from our partners


Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.

The Contact

Let's talk

Whether you are applying to an upcoming bootcamp or have questions about partnering with our organization, please send a personalized, detailed message to