Career Path Registration

1. Selected Career Path

Backend Career Path

As a typical backend developer, you will develop the backend of web and mobile applications, even desktop applications, using web application tools, frameworks, libraries, protocols, and a manageable number of other related technologies. Often, you will work directly with frontend developers and database administrators and DevOps engineers, or you yourself will work with the database and take care of DevOps, depending on the project and the company you work for.

You will rarely, if ever, work with designers, unless you are a fullstack developer or working for a small company or for yourself.

You will create APIs, work directly with the database, create user authentication, implement proprietary algorithms and strategies, implement security measures for the web app and user data, fix all sorts of familiar and unfamiliar bugs, create real-time applications, and much more. Notice that the backend does not involve any UIUX development.

Prerequisites

  • Competent problem-solving skills
  • Skillful use of the computer and the either Windows, Linux, or Mac
  • If you complete the frontend career path before you take the backend career path, you can skip the entire Becoming a JavaScript Expert course and the Git, Command Line, and GitHub course

Areas of Specialization Available

You can choose one of the areas of specialization below, which you will get to select when you fill out the application:

  • Node Stack: Node, JavaScript, MongoDB, APIs, and more
  • Blockchain and Node: Blockchain along with the Node Stack described above
  • Python Stack: Python, PostgreSQL, and more, path to AI
  • AI, Machine Learning: Mathematics for AI engineers, Machine Learning, big data, data mining, data analysis

What You will Learn in the Node Specialization

Typically, we teach you just about everything you should know to become confident and proficient in your career path. We aren't aware of any other similar program, to our knowledge, that does this. For example, you will learn:

  • Backend JavaScript Web App Development
  • Node.js Stack
  • Database Fundamentals and Admin
  • MongoDB or PostgreSQL
  • Backend Web Application Development
  • Principles of Backend Development, or Art of Backend Development
  • APIs
  • Real-Time Communication
  • Authentication
  • Intro to DevOps
  • Building and Deploying a Real-World App

We focus on the following three core technical skills:

  • Problem-Solving: You will learn from the basics how to solve logic and algorithm problems, and you will learn how to become a skilled problem-solver. You yourself will even solve scores, possibly, hundreds of problems.
  • Programming: We expect you to graduate with confidence and expertise in the programming language or languages you need to master to excel in this backend career path. Specifically, you will learn much of the entire JavaScript language—the important JavaScript concepts relevant to backend development. We expect you to become a confident and formidable JavaScript engineer by the time you graduate. You also have the option to learn Python.
  • Domain Proficiency: For backend engineering, we teach you the tools, techniques, and technologies used by professional backend developers and we expect you to be skilled in those technologies and tools.

Projects You Build

You will develop the following:

  • Your portfolio, which will showcase your work, your Evidential Degree
  • More than a half a dozen projects, some of them pure JavaScript projects
  • One sophisticated real-world web app that will be used to solve real problems. This project will be your Pinnacle Project, your graduation project, which you will start developing before you graduate. You won't complete the project before graduation. This project must meet the following requirements:
    • It must be significant in scope; it can't be a simple UI component or a portfolio-like website.
    • It must advance humanity in some regard.
    • If it is a for-profit (that is, not a nonprofit and not an open-source project), it must have the potential to help you gain some ind of long-term benefit.

Your Pinnacle Project can be an AI Humanity or Bov Academy project. For more on this, you may contact Nathan Plummer, NathanP@BovAcademy.

Jobs You May Qualify For: Backend Engineer, Software Engineer, Backend Developer, JavaScript Backend Developer, JavaScript Developer, Advanced JavaScript Developer, Node.js Developer, MongoDB (or PostgreSQL) Developer

Career Path Start Date

TBD, Likely Sometime in 2019*

* Important Note: When the students of our current cohorts complete CP4, the backend career path, we will begin to admit new students to the career path.

You may apply now for one of expected limited spots.

Subscription Plans

Basic

$250 /month
  • Access to your career path resources *
  • Access to our question-and-answer (QA) platform, similar to StackOverflow
  • Help from assistant instructors via QA
  • Instructor feedback and code review on team projects and final project

Pro

$350 /month
  • Everything offered in Basic
  • Custom portfolio and custom team projects (each helps with real experience and increased starting salary) created by Richard Bovell and designed by Sam Chittenden
  • Opportunity to build a consequential AI Humanity project
  • Instructor feedback and code review on project all project assignments

Premium

$600 /month
  • Everything offered in Pro
  • Opportunity to build a significant real-world paid project for assignments. Some student can make over $3,000 for a project, depending on the project
  • Custom real-world Pinnacle Project (significant in scope, advances humanity, and potential for long-term financial success) created by Richard Bovell and designed by Sam Chittenden
  • Instructor review and feedback on all assignments—exercises, articles, answers, projects, hackathon projects, real-world projects, and graduation project

* Important Note: Bov Academy does not give students all of the chapters and courses at once.
Students work on one chapter at a time. When they complete a chapter, they submit it and request the next chapter in the course. A student can request a maximum of three chapters at once and must complete and submit them before requesting more chapters. We recommend students work on one chapter at a time.

2. Registration Details

Career Path Registration

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Area of Specialization

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Do you want to work for Bov Academy or AI Humanity AI Humanity is a new organization, currently in the early stages of research and development, that aims to eradicate global poverty and bring prosperity to the unprosperous, an estimated 65% of the global population. Students and graduates of Bov Academy largely make up the core AI Humanity team. AI Humanity while you are a student and after you graduate? *


Would you like to work as an ambassador for Bov Academy after you graduate? *

An ambassador duties include travels to different parts of the world to instruct and inspire a new generation of programmers, among other duties.

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Subscription Plans

Plan Details:

  • Access to your career path resources *
  • Access to our question-and-answer (QA) platform, similar to StackOverflow
  • Help from assistant instructors via QA
  • Instructor feedback and code review on team projects and final project

Plan Details:

  • * Important Notes:
    You get 25% discount along with no additional payments even if you don't complete your path within the 7 months. If you study for the recommended 28 hours a week and submit your assignments reliably and keep up with the coursework, you won't be required to pay for any additional months after the 7 months, even if you don't complete the program within 7 months. Condition
    If you cancel at any time before the end of the seven months, you will be billed the full monthly tuition for each month you stay in the program.
  • Access to your career path resources *
  • Access to our question-and-answer (QA) platform, similar to StackOverflow
  • Help from assistant instructors via QA
  • Instructor feedback and code review on team projects and final project

Plan Details:

  • Everything offered in Basic
  • Custom portfolio and custom team projects (each helps with real experience and increased starting salary) created by Richard Bovell and designed by Sam Chittenden
  • Opportunity to build a consequential AI Humanity project
  • Instructor feedback and code review on project all project assignments

Plan Details:

  • * Important Notes:
    You get 25% discount along with no additional payments even if you don't complete your path within the 7 months. If you study for the recommended 28 hours a week and submit your assignments reliably and keep up with the coursework, you won't be required to pay for any additional months after the 7 months, even if you don't complete the program within 7 months. Condition
    If you cancel at any time before the end of the seven months, you will be billed the full monthly tuition for each month you stay in the program.
  • Everything offered in Basic
  • Custom portfolio and custom team projects (each helps with real experience and increased starting salary) created by Richard Bovell and designed by Sam Chittenden
  • Opportunity to build a consequential AI Humanity project
  • Instructor feedback and code review on project all project assignments

Plan Details:

  • Everything offered in Pro
  • Opportunity to build a significant real-world paid project for assignments. Some student can make over $3,000 for a project, depending on the project
  • Custom real-world Pinnacle Project (significant in scope, advances humanity, and potential for long-term financial success) created by Richard Bovell and designed by Sam Chittenden
  • Instructor review and feedback on all assignments—exercises, articles, answers, projects, hackathon projects, real-world projects, and graduation project

Plan Details:

  • * Important Notes:
    You get 25% discount along with no additional payments even if you don't complete your path within the 7 months. If you study for the recommended 28 hours a week and submit your assignments reliably and keep up with the coursework, you won't be required to pay for any additional months after the 7 months, even if you don't complete the program within 7 months. Condition
    If you cancel at any time before the end of the seven months, you will be billed the full monthly tuition for each month you stay in the program.
  • Everything offered in Pro
  • Opportunity to build a significant real-world paid project for assignments. Some student can make over $3,000 for a project, depending on the project
  • Custom real-world Pinnacle Project (significant in scope, advances humanity, and potential for long-term financial success) created by Richard Bovell and designed by Sam Chittenden
  • Instructor review and feedback on all assignments—exercises, articles, answers, projects, hackathon projects, real-world projects, and graduation project

Payment and Terms of Service Agreement

If you are accepted into the program, the first payment for the Career Path (depending on the subscription plan selected) will be due upon enrollment. Check the details in the acceptance email when you receive it.

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1. About Me
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2. Portfolio and Featured Projects
3. Pinnacle Project

Choose the type of Your Pinnacle Project: *

Choose the revenue model of Your Pinnacle Project: *

Is your Pinnacle Project a team project? *

MailChimp Subscribe Form

If you want a MailChimp subscribe form at the end of your thesis page, to collect emails of users and collaborators, as shown in the thesis page screenshot on QA, provide a MailChimp API key and listID for the MailChimp account you want subscribers added to:

Thesis submission date: N/A

Thesis approved: No

4. Upload Your Photos to Dropbox

Don't upload your photo if you have already sent it, whether via GitHub or DropBox.

Photo Dimensions

Remember your photo must be in portrait view if the spot you have chosen shows a portrait photo. Similarly, send a landscape photo if your spot requires a landscape view. And send a wide landscape photo if your spot takes up the entire width of the layout.

Crop Your Photos/GIF:

  • Portrait photos should be 480px wide by 640px high.
  • Landscape photos should be 961px wide by 640px high.
  • Wide landscape photos should be 1926px wide by 640px high.

If you cannot crop your photos to the exact dimensions above, we will do it for you, but you should do it if you can.

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5. Career Path Progress
Select All the Chapters You Have Completed *

Important Notice: A Course Is Considered Complete Only if You Have Completed All the Required Chapters (Shown Below) of that Course.

If you have completed a chapter (i.e., completed the entire chapter, including 100% of the exercises and assignments) and submitted the chapter but it has not yet been graded complete, you can consider it complete for now and check it off below.

Currently, we listed courses up to Course 13. We will add the others as students advance in the program.

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6. Graduation date
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