What is Sourcery Academy?
For the past 10 years, Devbridge has made custom software for Fortune 500 companies around the world. This year, we're opening our doors to share our processes and practices with people looking to grow their product management skills.
Sourcery Academy for Product Managers was created to teach practical product management skills you can use everyday. This four-week course will provide hands-on, real-world experience and insight from Devbridge employees and leadership.
Sourcery Academy isn't a certification program. We believe the best way to learn is by doing. That's why we've created a curriculum that puts you in the driver's seat. You'll build your knowledge through first-hand experience, working alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry.
What will you learn?
The course covers the entire product lifecycle with an emphasis on teaching practical skills and techniques you can use everyday. Each topic includes a mix of presentations, discussions, real-world scenarios, and activities designed to help you perfect your skills.
Who should apply?
Ideal candidates are looking for practical, hands-on learning that will propel them to their first role in product management—either at Devbridge or elsewhere. An understanding of technology is a must, but applicants don't need to be coders, designers, or testers. We're looking for energetic people who love working with others to solve complex problems—whether it's a piece of software, a puzzle, or Legos!
Schedule and cost
Sourcery Academy will run for four weeks from April 10 - May 8, 2018. Classes will take place each Tuesday and Thursday from 6 - 9 p.m. at our Chicago office. Devbridge is located at 343 W. Erie St. Suite 600, Chicago, Illinois. Food and drink will be provided for each class, allowing us to make the most of the time we have for each session.
At the conclusion of the four-week course, all students will receive a recognition award for completing the course, and top students may even receive job offers! We intentionally keep our student fees low to encourage participation. This year, the cost is $300 per student, which covers class materials, food and drinks, and awards. Scholarships are available, depending on need.
Due to the unique, hands-on nature of our training program, we will only have room for 15 students. If your application is selected, you will first be invited to participate in an on-site interview at our office. After a subsequent review, formal invitations will be sent out to selected Sourcery Academy students. You can use the form below to submit your application. Applications are due March 2, 2018. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
- March 2, 2018: Applications due
- March 14, 2018: Invites sent to selected candidates for on-site interviews
- March 30, 2018: Formal invitations sent to selected students
- April 4, 2018: Non-refundable payment due
- April 10, 2018: Sourcery Academy begins!