First off, I (@sheriffderek) went to a bunch of interesting schools. Then from 2010 to now I read hundreds of books, built hundreds of websites, worked in a lot of different roles, took tons of classes - and taught a lot of people how to design and program things. So - 10 years of making things all-day - every day / on top of an art-school background. A few more people got involved and well:
This was our technique:
We figured out what the onesingle most important thing we could teach you in 2 hours would be.
Then... We figured out what the NEXT one single most important thing we could teach you in 2 hours would be...
and we did that until the student knew more than most Jr. Developers - and we found that magic point when we'd be proud to actually hire the student.
Pretty basic design strategy. But it was really effective.Feel free to copy us!
It's also a lot more than just a written set of "stuff." The information is all out there already - so, it's not like you can steal it. It's HOW you teach it that matters.
It's a long video... because there's a lot to explain...
and you can see some some real examples of our teaching style on our site.
There are a lot of great options out there. Are you interested in a more holistic path? Do you want to learn the entire design and development process? Check out what we're doing - and we're always up to talk about it and explain how we're different.