Make it Real is a virtual program to train Web Developers in Latin America. The program is self-paced with online mentors and a community of students that share the same goal.

We have built a learning platform and designed programming challenges that are automatically evaluated to give the student immediate feedback and to develop the most important skill for a programmer: searching for solutions by himself/herself and working with other programmers.

When a student finishes a challenge, there's a discussion page where we show our "official" solution, we reinforce concepts and show alternatives. Students have the option to add comments as well.

We have developed a gamification system where students receive points for each completed challenge and badges when they reach a milestone on each of the modules of the program. There are 9 levels that allow the student to follow his/her progress.

We have created a profile page for each student that shows his/her achievements and progress. Th...
Make it Real is a virtual program to train Web Developers in Latin America. The program is self-paced with online mentors and a community of students that share the same goal.

We have built a learning platform and designed programming challenges that are automatically evaluated to give the student immediate feedback and to develop the most important skill for a programmer: searching for solutions by himself/herself and working with other programmers.

When a student finishes a challenge, there's a discussion page where we show our "official" solution, we reinforce concepts and show alternatives. Students have the option to add comments as well.

We have developed a gamification system where students receive points for each completed challenge and badges when they reach a milestone on each of the modules of the program. There are 9 levels that allow the student to follow his/her progress.

We have created a profile page for each student that shows his/her achievements and progress. This is going to become part of their CV with the code they have actually written during the program.

Every week each student meets a mentor to talk about their progress, solve doubts and get help with any issue he/she have had. However, students can ask questions anytime through Slack .

Maybe the most valuable aspect of the program is the community that we have built. Slack is our meeting point where we talk about programming, we answer questions, we publish job offers and students coordinate pair-programming sessions.

The program is targeted to people that have already started by they own, or studied (or are studying) a technical career like Computer Science, System Engineering, Electronic Engineering and the like, and want to learn new technologies or accelerate their learning process.
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