DaVinci Coders’ New 1,000 Hours of Code Program

Huge Demand

Between 2010 and 2011, the number of ads for Ruby on Rails programmers increased 35.8% and the demand continues to rise. This is one of the most vibrant, rewarding and exciting job fields on the planet to get into right now!

In the programming world, we’ve calculated that it generally takes 1,000 hours of programming to get hired for an entry-level position. To put this in working terms, if you spend eighty-four 12-hour days, you’ll be able to complete your initial 1,000-hours in less than three months.

At DaVinci Coders, our focus is on helping you make it through your first 1,000 hours. You can do it in 84 days, or you can spread it out over a longer period of time.


For people wishing to become proficient in programming, this will require a 30-40 hour commitment outside of class. Industry experts will be available as Coaches, with scheduled hours of when they'll be on-site and available for questions. In addition, Students will have 24-7 access to the DaVinci Institute co-working facilities.

You're only in class around 10 hours per week, but in the end, it’s up to you to complete the 1,000 hours and gain the proficiency that employers are looking for. This can be done either through multiple classes or by finishing up on your own. We currently offer 3 course options (see below).

Training Programs

Building the Toolbelt of a Junior Ruby on Rails Developer

  • 13 Week Program
  • Class Schedule: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • This section is geared for people who work during the day. Some previous programming experience is suggested for this night class. Please contact us to determine if this class would be a good fit.

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Is it time to reboot your life?

Here is the application to set the ball rolling for your entry into the DaVinci Coders Ruby on Rails Training Program. There are five main questions that you can answer as short or as long as you like. Upon submission you will be notified whether you are accepted for an interview within three days. Applicants are interviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, with an 16-person max capacity per class.

  • The cost of the Building the Toolbelt of a Junior Ruby on Rails Engineer class is $6,000.

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WIA Workforce Program Funding

DaVinci Coders is now part of the WIA Workforce Program. WIA Programs are federally-funded and designed to help job seekers prepare for employment, find and keep a job, and increase earnings.

Through this program students may qualify for financial assistance that can cover some or all of their tuition costs, depending on their level of qualification. For more info click below.

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Creator of the Ruby Programming Language

Interview between Yukihiro Matsumoto, creator of the Ruby programming language and Thomas Frey.

Matz Interview – In this exclusive video, DaVinci Institute Executive Director, Thomas Frey takes a few minutes to discuss the Ruby programming language and the DaVinci Coders Ruby on Rails Training Program with the Ruby programming creator, Yukihiro Matsumoto.

Upcoming Events, Workshops and Bootcamps


In addition to our next classes starting on February 2nd, DaVinci Coders hosts a number of other workshops, boot camps, and networking events. Many of these are free events.

DaVinci Coders MeetUp Page

Business Training

At DaVinci Coders, in addition to our outstanding Training Programs, we offer custom designed programmer training classes that can be held in our facility or yours. While we specialize in Ruby on Rails, our expert instructors are well versed in dozens of other languages and deliver polished material while working interactively through labs and exercises with each class.

This is not a "one size fits all" or lecture training. If you have a specific type of project that you’re working on, we can mesh the training with that project. In addition, we take the time to understand what is unique to each situation and work with you to apply our knowledge and experience to determine how your team can apply them most proserously and effectively.

To find out how we can help you, please call Nancy or Deb at 303-666-4133.