Generative AI can be a valuable tool for developers to increase the efficiency of their work, but it cannot replace programmers’ job entirely. AI can automate certain tasks and generate code suggestions, but it cannot replicate the unique expertise, creativity, and critical thinking of programmers, nor the valuable mentorship, guidance, and learning opportunities that come from working with experienced programmers. Programmers play an important role in interpreting customer needs, solving problems, making decisions, along with designing and testing reliable softwares. This will allow their work not only to remain essential for successful software development, but with incorporating AI tools they can create more innovative software systems and strengthen their role in the sector as well.
The applications process has been designed to reveal this. In addition to strong motivation, you will need solid analytical thinking, as well as, quick problem-solving and learning abilities. These competences are measured by the performance shown during solving online games. For us to assume that a candidate will be able to master the curriculum at an increased pace, a benchmark score has to be reached in these games.
Yes, having tried programming of any kind (e.g. on an online course or on a Green Fox Academy workshop) or having a degree in any field.
Although there is a four-step selection process that should prevent this, it can happen that you change your mind. Therefore there is a trial period and money-back guarantee, meaning that during the first two weeks of the zeroth homework, the first 7 days of the mentor-assisted course in the case of the super-intensive course, or the first 14 days of the part-time course, both you and we can decide not to proceed together. In this case only the administrative costs will be required from you.
English is the default language of the IT industry. Our course materials and any online help are also in English. Moreover our students present their projects in English.
You can find more information about the state subsidy here (in Hungarian).
You can apply the upcoming course by default, but we can make an exception if justified.
No, unfortunately, because the application process requires a significant investment of energy from both the sides of the applicant and our admissions team.
No, but we shall mention that our oldest student was 55 years old thus far, and it was more difficult for him to prove that he is able to cope with a junior position. In our experience it is entirely for you to consider if you are going to be able to handle a new career in a junior position after years of experience in another field.
We will let you know more than 30 days prior to the course's start. So if you are employed, you will have to quit your job only given that you got into the program. The application process lasts for appr. 2 weeks and you will receive your results within a few days of completing each step.
Yes, however, you have to wait half a year, because we believe that this much time is needed for further preparation.
They start appr. every 3-4 months, depending on interest.
Online courses are doable from anywhere in the world, you only have to consider the time difference. On-campus courses take place in Budapest and Prague.
Not in case of full-time courses, because for becoming a junior developer in only a couple of months you will have to study and concentrate hard. Classes take place from 9 AM to 6 PM, followed by homework. It would be both physically and mentally impossible to fully participate beside another school or job. If you would like to become a developer beside working we recommend you our online part-time course.
You can take 2 days off without notice. You can take 5 additional days off, if you have a child under the age of three. You have 3 more days of sick leave that must be verified by a doctor’s note. Of course, in case of a sudden health issue, we will do our best to find an alternative solution.
Students use their own laptops. Preferably it should have at least a dual core processor and 8 GB of memory, however 16 GB is recommended. You must have a 64-bit operating system, but it can be Microsoft Windows, Linux, or Mac OS. Some specializations may require a certain operating system: Windows is recommended for .net and required for C++ and the Dev Boards module.
Online courses happen remotely, you can do them from home. However, you have to attend on-campus courses in person. Only 10% of the time is taken up by lectures, the remaining 90% consist of individual and group work led by our mentors.
The full-time course goes on every weekday from 9 AM to 6 PM, followed by individual preparation and practicing. You can calculate with approximately 50-60 hours a week. The part-time course takes up about 20 hours a week, 3 hours each on two weeknights and a whole weekend day, complemented by individual preparation and practicing.
This is the shortest amount of time, within which you can acquire the level of expertise required for entering the IT labor market. Also we try to minimize the time that you have to spend without income.
The biggest difference is in the methodology: you learn the curriculum through assigned tasks with our mentor's support, and the theory behind is mostly learnt at home through educational videos. During our course, you will spend the same amount of time practicing as you would at a university.
About 30 years.
The goal of the four-step application process is to ensure that accepted applicants are going to be able to graduate. However it has happened in the past that someone did not finish. This is typically due to a sudden work opportunity, other personal reasons, or failing exams repeatedly.
Our students became developers coming from a variety of backgrounds: lawyers, athletes, musicians and engineers have all attended our courses. It is also not uncommon that people wish to combine their existing qualifications with software development. You can read the stories of our students on our blog.
According to the research of IVSZ (Association of IT, Telco and Electronics Companies) approximately 44,000 IT professionals are missing from the labor market only in Hungary. So your chances are high. This is also supported by the fact that 90% of our students found a job in IT. However, finding placement could take several months, therefore we update the above rate 6 months after the end of each cohort. Nevertheless, best students are hired right after the course.
Absolutely not, in our experience. Companies are interested in what you can do, your openness and ability to learn new things.
Yes, we give you a '100% placement guarantee', which ensures that if you cannot find a job within six months after successful graduation per the terms detailed in your Adult Education Agreement, we refund 100% of your tuition or waive it entirely if you chose post-payment.