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Professional Development for Aspiring Software Engineers

6 Weeks


Cohort-based Course

Elevate your programming skills and jump start your career as a software developer.

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Course overview

Unlock your potential to break into the tech industry in just 6 weeks!

Learn to develop software by mastering practical knowledge and best practices like developing and managing projects, writing clean and efficient code, communicating effectively with team members, and more. You'll also have fun alongside a community of like-minded students developing an application collaboratively. See the syllabus below for more info.

This course is designed for people who know how to code and have worked on a few projects but need to know the next step to be job-ready.

Enroll now and take the first step towards unlocking your potential and breaking into the industry.

Who is this course for


Self-taught programmers who are looking to land their first job or internship


Recent graduates and coding bootcamp alumni looking to improve their programming skills

What you’ll get out of this course

Programming Projects Blueprint and Hands-On Learning

From week one, you’ll learn about the types of programming projects that showcase competency and help you stand out from the competition. You’ll also be working on a project for the duration of the course and learning to build software collaboratively.

Software Development Workflow

You’ll learn best practices and workflows used in the industry. By the end of the course, you will know how to use tools like JIRA, GitHub Actions, and more, giving you an edge in the job market.

Build an Online Presence

We will learn how to showcase your competence with a well-crafted web portfolio and establish an impactful online presence on platforms like GitHub and LinkedIn. These will help you stand out to recruiters and increase your chances of getting noticed.

Resumes and Job Applications

We will review what a proper software engineering resume looks like and cover job search strategies.

Acing Technical Interviews

You’ll learn the ins and outs of technical interviews, why they are structured the way they are, and how to best prepare for them.

This course includes

10 interactive live sessions

Lifetime access to course materials

In-depth lessons

Direct access to instructor

Projects to apply learnings

Guided feedback & reflection

Private community of peers

Course certificate upon completion

Maven Satisfaction Guarantee

This course is backed by Maven’s guarantee. You can receive a full refund within 14 days after the course ends, provided you meet the completion criteria in our refund policy.

Course syllabus

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    Meet your instructor

    Uma Abu

    Uma Abu

    Software Engineering Tech Lead at Microsoft, Educator, and Content Creator

    Uma Abu is a Software Engineering Tech Lead at Microsoft. In this role, he leads a team of software engineers to deliver key features to automate Microsoft’s network.

    He is also a co-founder and CTO of Candoor, a company aimed at helping Blacks, LatinX, Indigenous, and other underserved college students & young professionals to connect with leading professionals (Through booking 1-on-1 conversations) whom they look up to to empower the next generation. He designed and developed the initial product prototype and led rapid updates and development of the product.

    Uma is passionate about learning how things work. He enjoys learning new technologies to apply to his work and personal projects. He is also passionate about sharing software engineering skills with others through his social media and YouTube channel. Uma has a Bachelor’s Degree in Software Engineering from Iowa State University.

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    Course schedule

    6-8 hours per week
    • Mondays & Wednesdays

      5:00pm - 6:30pm PST

      We will have live lectures on Mondays and Wednesdays.

    • Weekly Time Commitment

      8 hours per week

      This time will be used to work on the programming project.

    Free resource

    Programming Projects that show coding competency

    This is a list of programming projects that, if worked on, will teach you the technologies and processes used in applications we use every day. They will also show competency to future employers.

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    Active hands-on learning

    This course builds on live workshops and hands-on projects

    Interactive and project-based

    You’ll be interacting with other learners through breakout rooms and project teams

    Learn with a cohort of peers

    Join a community of like-minded people who want to learn and grow alongside you

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