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Software Engineer Curriculum

For young people ages 13+, 14-22 recommended

What is a software engineer?

Introduction

All of the applications that you enjoy using at home and at work are coded into existence by software engineers. They play a large role in making it possible for us to interact with all applications, from websites you visit to the apps that are downloaded to your phone, even to the software that makes the phone work in the first place. Basically, they are pretty important when it comes to anything that has a digital interface (which includes your computers, the screens in your cars, smart tv’s and more).

Software Engineers are one of the main team members of these product teams. The other two main members are usually Product Managers and Product Designers. 

How much they make

The average salary of an entry level software engineer is around $80,000/year and after a couple years of experience can go up to an average of $130,000/year. 

The goal of this curriculum is to help your child start early to get ahead of the curve.

Students will develop
3 applications

A mobile app

A fully functional design that is clickable and can preview on the phone. 

A web app

Students have the choice in the types of app they want to build (i.e. social media, web3, ecommerce, etc…)

An app of their choice

Students are free to use the experience they’ve gotten from building the mobile app and web app and build one of their own choice.

How it works

Designed to with the goal of helping teens land that paid opportunity.

Computational Thinking

Teens learn how to think like software engineers, solve problems within their software applications, and communicate their code to team members. 

Professional Portfolio

Employers will always look at a candidates portfolio before their resume to see whether the candidate has the capabilities to do the job.

Interviewing & Applying

Helping students prepare for the series of interviews that candidates go through after the initial conversation usually with a recruiter.

Computational Thinking

Teens learn how to think like software engineers, solve problems within their software applications, and communicate their code to team members. 

Professional Portfolio

Employers will always look at a candidates portfolio before their resume to see whether the candidate has the capabilities to do the job.

Interviewing & Applying

Helping students prepare for the series of interviews that candidates go through after the initial conversation usually with a recruiter.

10 main phases of
the curriculum

Professional Development
1
Build a game in Roblox
2
Fully functional website
3
Fully functional mobile app
4
Build an app of choice
5
Building a portfolio
6
Data & Algorithms Certificate
7
Portfolio is built
8
Interview Ready
9
Land a paid opportunity
10

The journey

PHASE 1

Professional Development

  • Create a LinkedIn
  • Software engineer career opportunities & growth tracks
  • Importance of solving real problems

PHASE 2

Build a game in Roblox

  • Introduction to computer science
  • Foundational principles
  • Game development

PHASE 3

Fully functional website

  • Creating a website optimized for desktop view, tablet view, and mobile view
  • Website will be accessible live

PHASE 4

Fully functional mobile app

  • Develop a mobile app for the Android play store
  • Testing your app on your phone
  • Mobile app certificate

PHASE 5

Fully functional web app

  • Learn how to take payments in an application
  • Web app proficiency certificate
  • Typescript/Javascript certificate

PHASE 6

Build an app of your choice

  • Build a Mobile app,  a Web app, or a Website
  • MERN stack certificate
  • Communicating code certificate

PHASE 7

Data & Algorithms Certificate

  • Necessary understanding of this will enable students to write more optimized and efficient computer programs and software applications

PHASE 8

Portfolio is Built

  • Putting together professional portfolio at  (yourchild’sname.com)
  • Portfolio will communicate to employers the 3 large apps student built during the program

PHASE 9

Interview Ready

  • Resume is polished
  • LinkedIn is polished
  • Portfolio is ready & GitHub portfolio is ready too
  • Digital tools used in corporations
  • Ready to answer interview questions
  • Soft skills certificate

PHASE 10

Land a paid opportunity

  • Applying
  • Guidance before and after interviews
  • Getting the offer

PHASE 8

Portfolio is Built

  • Putting together professional portfolio at  (yourchild’sname.com)
  • Portfolio will communicate to employers the 3 large apps student built during the program

PHASE 6

Interview Ready

  • Resume is polished
  • LinkedIn is polished
  • Portfolio is ready & GitHub portfolio is ready too
  • Digital tools used in corporations
  • Ready to answer interview questions
  • Soft skills certificate

PHASE 1

Professional Development

  • Create a LinkedIn
  • Software engineer career opportunities & growth tracks
  • Importance of solving real problems

PHASE 2

Build a game in Roblox

  • Introduction to computer science
  • Foundational principles
  • Game development 

PHASE 3

Fully functional website

  • Creating a website optimized for desktop view, tablet view, and mobile view
  • Website will be accessible live

PHASE 4

Fully functional mobile app

  • Develop a mobile app for the android play store
  • Testing your app on your phone
  • Mobile app certificate

PHASE 5

Fully functional web app

  • Learn how to take payments in an application
  • Web app proficiency certificate
  • Typescript/Javascript certificate

PHASE 6

Build an app of your choice

  • Build a Mobile app, a Web app, or a Website
  • MERN stack certificate
  • Communicating code certificate

PHASE 7

Data & Algorithms Certificate

  • Necessary understanding of this will enable students to write more optimized and efficient computer programs and software applications

PHASE 8

Portfolio is Built

  • Putting together professional portfolio at (yourchild’sname.com)
  • Portfolio will communicate to employers the 3 large apps student built during the program

PHASE 9

Interview Ready

  • Resume is polished
  • LinkedIn is polished
  • Portfolio is ready & GitHub portfolio is ready too
  • Digital tools used in corporations
  • Ready to answer interview questions
  • Soft skills certificate

PHASE 10

Land a paid opportunity

  • Applying
  • Guidance before and after interviews
  • Getting the offer

Help your teen
become a software
engineer

Questions? Email info@logolife.org

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