Qwasar Oakland

Qwasar training programs in Oakland, CA, the heart of tech talent diversity.

We're proud to be part of the Oakland community and to have 2 programs running with various cohorts and options. Apply, join us, or come visit!

***Please note: during Coronavirus movement and gathering restrictions, our Oakland campus is closed and all programs have moved online.

Software Engineer Program

Upcoming start dates:

April 14 for Tuesday-Thursday part-time program

April 11 for Saturday part-time program

Full Stack Developer Program

Upcoming start dates:

April 14 for Tuesday-Thursday part-time program

April 11 for Saturday part-time program

DevOps Engineer Program

Upcoming start dates:

April 14 for Tuesday-Thursday part-time program

April 11 for Saturday part-time program

AI / Machine Learning Engineer Program

Upcoming start dates:

April 14 for Tuesday-Thursday part-time program

April 11 for Saturday part-time program

Jr Software Engineer Fellows Program

Upcoming start dates:

April 14 for Tuesday-Thursday part-time program

April 11 for Saturday part-time program

Part-Time Program Costs

Part-Time Programs
  • Software Engineer Program
  • Full Stack Developer Program
  • DevOps/Cloud Engineer Program
  • AI/Machine Learning Engineer Program
  • Jr Software Engineer Fellows Program

Cost: $100/month

Minimum 6 month commitment.

6 Month Commitment

Participants are required to commit to a minimum of 6 months in the program. Excluding exceptional life circumstances, participants who leave earlier than 6 months will still be required to pay the remainder of their 6-month commitment term.

Option to Cancel

You will have up to 1 week to cancel your commitment to our programs. This allows you to try the program and if it’s not for you, to have your money refunded.

Direct Entry Available

Already have coding and programming experience? You can apply for “direct entry” to our programs in Oakland, meaning that you skip curriculum in which you’re already competent.

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Software Engineer Program

For those who want to become software engineers: an intensive and highly challenging program that trains engineers to Silicon Valley standards.

Options:

  • Part-time in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time
  • Part-time in-person on Saturdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time

Full Stack Developer Program

For those who want to become full stack developers with a strong background in both front-end and back-end technologies, languages, and frameworks.

Options:

  • Part-time in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time
  • Part-time in-person on Saturdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time
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DevOps/Cloud Engineer Program

For those who want to become DevOps or Cloud engineers (high demand for both) and who want to focus on specific technologies with less intensive pure software engineering and more operations, networking, and cloud.

Options:

  • Part-time in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time
  • Part-time in-person on Saturdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time

AI/Machine Learning Engineer Program

For those who want to become AI or Machine Learning engineers: an intensive, algorithm-focused and highly challenging program that trains engineers to Silicon Valley standards.

Options:

  • Part-time in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time
  • Part-time in-person on Saturdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time
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Jr Software Engineer Fellows Program

We give you the experience, skills, and technical portfolio to bridge the gap to an entry-level engineer or developer position. Previous coding experience required. Great for CS graduates, bootcamp grads, or anyone wanting to up their skills.

Options:

  • Part-time in-person on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time
  • Part-time in-person on Saturdays (9a-5p) and remote the rest of the time

Got questions? Want to visit?

Contact us with your questions, to set up a call, or to come and visit our programs. Fill out the contact form and Jennifer will reply to you directly.

What Sets Us Apart From Other Programs

Silicon Valley Skill Level

We train you to the skill level that Silicon Valley expects, which is much higher than bootcamps or CS degrees. We’ve been doing it for years and we’re confident that our methods work. We built programs where 95% of participants got employed at Tier 1 & 2 tech companies as software engineers.

Experience that Counts

With our learning-by-doing approach, you get experience that helps your to prepare for your next job as a software engineer, whether that’s entry-level or higher.

Strong Community

Our Oakland location boasts a strong, rooted culture in learning, excellence, and a love of coding. You’ll become a better engineer and interviewee when you’re part of our community.

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Learning by Doing

Our programs are entirely active learning. Coding and acing technical interviews are like sports or music: you need to practice, not sit in a classroom. You need to learn by doing, practicing, and correcting what's not working. Our program brings the workplace and the job application process into a learning environment.