Students spend an average of 7 to 10 hours on Thinkful coursework each week.
Thinkful mentors guide students in weekly, one-on-one sessions and daily office hours.
With small classes, students get personal attention from mentors and peers to prevent them from getting stuck.
Darrell has been developing software for fifteen years. His first program solved quadratic equations on his TI-83, and was built to illustrate how easy cheating had become once students were allowed to use calculators during tests. More recently, he worked as a quant for a hedge fund in New York, was the founder of Perpetually, and is now the co-founder and CEO of Thinkful.
Dan started coding as he entered the Thiel Fellowship two years ago. He quickly learned his interest lied on the front-end, and suddenly was spending weeks at a time studying typography and responsive design. Dan helped about a half-dozen startups build initial products as part of the team at the development shop Elm City Labs, and is now the co-founder and President of Thinkful.
Jack Dawson has been programming for seven years, and has a passion for creating unique user experiences. Over the years he has worked for multiple software companies including some in the educational arena, building and integrating learning management systems. When Jack is not behind the screen, he spends his time in the mountains, recently completing a section hike of the Pacific Crest Trail covering over 600 miles in the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Dan has been a professional technologist and entrepreneur for over 10 years. Having founded two companies, including his current consultancy, bluefocus, he has held positions ranging from lead developer to VP of Software Development at a number of NYC metro based startups. Particularly passionate about early stage projects, Dan considers himself a professional idea builder above all. In his spare time, he enjoys taking things apart with his 21 month old daughter and cooking.
We believe that the best way to learn is through apprenticeship. We provide curricula to structure your learning and mentorship to accelerate it. That combination – self-directed, online learning and frequent, one-on-one help – sets Thinkful apart.
You can’t raise your hand for a question during an online tutorial or video. With Thinkful, we're there to help.
Thinkful students spend most of their time building because we believe that's the best way to learn. If you come with projects you want to work on, we'll fit them into the curriculum; otherwise, we'll help you find ideas you're excited about.
Thinkful was founded by Dan Friedman and Darrell Silver in 2012 in New York City. We're actively hiring mentors, writers and developers who share our mission to dramatically improve career advancement through workplace training.
We don't hire for domain expertise. Rather, like our students, Thinkful team members must have the curiosity, enthusiasm and grit to learn quickly on the job.
Thinkful may not be your last job, but we want to make it the one you're most proud of. Contact us to learn more.
As a venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Peter has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past decade. Peter’s first start-up was PayPal, which he co-founded in 1998, and led as Chairman and CEO. Peter’s tenure culminated in PayPal’s sale to eBay for $1.5 billion in 2002. After the eBay acquisition, Peter founded Clarium Capital Management, a global macro hedge fund. Peter also helped launch Palantir Technologies, an analytical software company, and serves as the chairman of that company’s board.
RRE Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm headquartered in New York City. Since their founding in 1994 they have sought out and partnered with extraordinary entrepreneurs who seek to disrupt and transform industries.
Quotidian Ventures is a seed to early-stage investment fund that invests in great visionaries building global companies whose services they want to incorporate into everyday life.
At the end of the course, Thinkful students apply to use our employer network. Accepted students complete a skills assessment to get matched and introduced to our network of exciting prospective employers.
Our students build a job-ready portfolio and learn how to showcase their work to employers. We offer students in our employer network program feedback on their resume and interview prep.
Many of our students have no intention of becoming full-time developers but find tremendous value in understanding the tools and fundamentals of front-end development, whether it’s to build their own personal projects or spark their curiosity.
"Thinkful found me a job I love. They helped me discover what I want to do."