Software school for smart people

Smart Factory is a school for designers, engineers, and website owners who want to expand their skills to meet the growing demand for web and mobile experts.

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Intro to Ruby on Rails

Rapidly develop reliable, secure, and scalable web applications with the industry-leading Ruby on Rails platform. Learn how to choose the right components and patterns for your project.

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Mobile App Design

Design native mobile applications that are beautiful, compelling, and clear. Discover how to creatively work inside (and outside!) the constraints and established patterns on iOS and Android.

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Intro to iOS

Tap into your talent, broaden your skills, and learn how to craft solid mobile apps for iOS. Discover and experiment with the techniques and fundamentals that will turn you into an iOS developer.

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Intro to Android

Learn the ins-and-outs of native Android development to build robust, elegant apps. Discover how to transform an idea into a functioning mobile application.

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SEO and Social

This half-day workshop is for marketers, bloggers, business owners, non-profits, startups, or anybody who is involved in the operation, design, or maintenance of a website. It demystifies the core technical concepts of search engine optimization (SEO) and social media strategy so you can turn your website into a powerful asset. No programming or design experience is needed, but basic knowledge of HTML can help.

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The Mentors

Courses are taught by industry experts who live and breathe this stuff on a daily basis and are the brains and power behind hundreds of successful products.

Mike Bollinger

Mike Bollinger

Mobile App Design

Jeff Lin

Jeff Lin

SEO and Social

Sam Kirchmeier

Sam Kirchmeier

Intro to iOS

Joe Slag

Joe Slag

Intro to Ruby on Rails

Adam May

Adam May

Intro to iOS

Tom Brice

Tom Brice

Intro Ruby on Rails

Nate Kadlac

Nate Kadlac

Mobile App Design

Benjamin Gramlich

Benjamin Gramlich

Intro to Android

Daniel Lew

Daniel Lew

Intro to Android

The Students

A Smart Factory student is one who knows how much they don’t know, and has the drive to close that gap. We’re looking for students who are willing to invest in themselves not only for professional growth, but also for personal satisfaction. Students who complete our courses will rapidly expand their skill set and help drive their organizations forward when they go to work the next day.