Claris App Developer Program
Learn to develop stylish apps using the Claris FileMaker app development platform. Join a thriving app development community and finish in 8-9 months.
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How job descriptions line up with our program’s curriculum
Experience building and developing applications in Claris FileMaker, familiarity with the software development cycle, turn tech specs into an app architecture and basic design
Rebuild a database, build an app interface using the Claris platform, build a real-world app based on a client or non-profit project in Claris
Problem solving, creativity, strong written and verbal communication, get-it-done attitude
Structured problem solving, creativity, strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills, get-it-done attitude
Program Options Available
Full-time and part-time programs available remotely.
Remote Part-time Weekday
(minimum 3 months)
9 March 2021
4 May 2021
13 Jul 2021
Remote Part-time Saturdays
(minimum 3 months)
9 January 2021
6 March 2021
8 May 2021
17 Jul 2021
- Join a specific cohort
- Virtual meetings 1-3x per day
- Learn in a community
- 100% hands-on learning
- Accountability & motivation
- Live coding sessions
- Interviews with in-industry Claris developerrr
- Minimum 3-month commitment for each program option
Claris App Developer Program Curriculum
What you’ll cover throughout your learning journey. Direct entry to Seasons is available.
Basic software engineering principles, variables, functions, loop statements, if statements, basic algorithms and data structures.
Cover fundamental computer programming concepts and learn the basics of C. Build a solid foundation in back-end programming including pointers, arrays, strings, algorithms, hash data structures, software architecture, blockchain basics and more.
Focus on back-end and front-end tools, languages and databases; build multiple apps and projects using the Claris platform
React, jQuery, Claris app development platform, AWS/GCP
Learners join our Technical Interview Preparation Program as they begin working on some of their final projects in the app development track. Learners do 40+ technical interviews to prepare for job applications.
Claris FileMaker Platform & Community
Claris International Inc. is the creator of the world’s leading rapid, low-code development platform, offering a suite of services that empower problem solvers to drive digital transformation in businesses large and small. The company has more than 1.3 million active users globally across SMBs and the Fortune 500. Claris is an Apple subsidiary headquartered in California with operations worldwide, including London, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Beijing, and Sydney. Claris also has a thriving community for support and learning with more than 50,000 developers, and 1,400 global Partners providing powerful solutions to customers around the world.
Take a quick overview tour of the Claris platform to discover what it looks like and what it can do.
CUSTOMERS USING CLARIS
Check out some use cases and customer stories of apps built for companies using the Claris platform.
CUSTOM APPS HELP SMALL BUSINESSES
Check out Pins USA who’ve had their own app for over a decade and serve big-name brands making their pins or souvenirs.
THE CLARIS COMMUNITY
Becoming a Claris developer means joining the Claris community. Discover the people behind the community, forums, events, and so much more.
YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Learning Top Skills is Tough
Learning skills is like learning a sport, a musical instrument, or cooking: it takes time, learning by doing, trial and error, and lost of practice. NBA players don’t get good by watching lectures or videos. Skills-based learning at Qwasar is TOUGH.
DO NOT GIVE UP
The key to our programs is to not give up. No matter how difficult the problem is in front of you, do not give up. Great engineers do not give up but instead apply structured problem solving.
EARN A DOUBLE CERTIFICATE
After your hard work and upon completing the program, learners will earn both a certificate from Qwasar Silicon Valley for the Claris App Developer Program as well as a Claris Deverloper certificate from Claris, an Apple subsidiary.
How Learning Works
What you will be doing throughout the program.
Each season has a series of projects to complete that last 1 day to up to 3 months. These are problems and challenges to build software based on certain requirements and restrictions.
One example of a project would be to build a task-management software with tags, permissions, and a basic user interface.
Each week, participants will have 1-5 coding exercises to complete. These are accessed through our software and your code is auto-graded to ensure it’s is up to speed and functioning. This is part of the learning process. We have over 800 exercises in our library with thousands of test cases!
We use role play to develop soft skills such as job negotiations or conflict resolution. We also use role play in technical interview practice where participants will both be the interviewee and the interviewer. This dual-sided perspective is unique to our program & helps build better interviewees.
Our system is gamified, meaning that you will earn and spend “Qpoints.” As you complete peer code reviews, you earn points and as you submit your projects for review, you will spend Qpoints.
What to Expect
At Qwasar, you are responsible for your learning, just as you would be responsible for your work in a job. Problem-based learning involves finding, trying, and building solutions. With no single source of truth and no answers provided, it’s up to you to figure out how to make your code work, when and how to ask for help, and how to successfully build software in a team.
DIVERSITY IN TECH
Mentors & Diversity-focused Cohorts
Part of this program includes a special focus on personal growth and development and aims to get more minorities and people of color into the tech industry. Low-code app development is a great way to start your career and get into well paying jobs without a computer science degree.
COHORTS FOR WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND PEOPLE OF COLOR
We are building cohorts for women, minorities, and people of color. If you are interested in joining one of these cohorts, please indicate your interest in the Comments section of the application form OR contact Jennifer by email (jennifer (at) qwasar.io). These cohorts are totally optional – you can apply and join the general community, but we also want to offer a different learning experience for those who would like like-minded cohort members.
Towards the second half of this program, you will be paired with a mentor who is a volunteer from the tech industry. We work with various non-profits and organizations for volunteers who want to support people pursuing a career in the tech industry, especially those who learn the Claris platform. Learners will meet with their mentors virtually once a month to check-in on their work, progress, and career preparations such as resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and technical interviews.
What Sets Us Apart
Silicon Valley Standards
We train to standards set by Silicon Valley for full stack developers. This means the level is much higher than that of bootcamps, and higher than that of CS degrees. Your specialty is being an elite developer at a world-renown level.
Technical Skills & Knowledge
Thanks to the depth and breadth of our program curriculum, you acquire a level of technical skills and knowledge that learners in other programs or bootcamps simply never acquire.
Strong Back-end Skills
The vast majority of bootcamps don’t cover data structures or algorithms. CS degrees don’t cover hands-on application of theory or actually developing software architecture. We cover both and your strong back-end skills and experience with databases, data structures, and algorithms will set you apart from other candidates.
Depth of Technical Portfolio
Learners develop a technical portfolio that has depth and shows the extent of their technical skills and ability to handle databases, deployments, and development. Neither bootcamps nor CS degrees offer this.
Our entire program is designed to make you a great candidate. During the final Season, you will complete 40 technical interviews, gaining experience and practice for real technical interviews.
Strong Software Foundations
You gain strong foundations with advanced algorithms and data structures as well as databases and coding norms.
Strong Technical Portfolio
Thanks to our deep project-based learning approach, you naturally generate a technical portfolio that shows what you can do.
Proven Soft Skills & Problem Solving
Employers want people with strong, structured problem solving skills. We help you develop such skills and how to think when approaching problems and team projects.
Confidence in Interviewing
Because you practice so many interviews and have a strong foundational base in data structures and C programming, you can have confidence when you go into technical interviews.
To apply to our Software Engineering Program, expect the following steps:
Step 1: Submit your application online
Step 2: We review your application.
Step 3: You will be invited to schedule a virtual interview.
Step 4: Following the interview, if accepted, you will be invited to enroll.
Step 5: You will receive an email with a link to the enrollment form.
Step 6: You complete the enrollment form.
Following a successful application and enrollment, you will be expected to attend orientation, virtually of course!
Trial Learning Day
Join us for a taste of what learning is like at Qwasar. Experience project-based learning and get a tour of our program and platform.
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