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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Fundraising Hacks

Have an awesome tech startup but don’t know the first steps to approaching a potential investor for funding? Know the fundraising game before you play! This session will give you some proven tips and hacker tricks for approaching friends and family, angels investors, VCs or strategic investors for fundraising.

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Responsive Design

With countless internet-enabled electronic devices on the market, users are accessing the web in more ways than we can test. Learn defensive design techniques that enable websites to respond to any physical device so that all users have a good experience, whether they are on their smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer, or anything in between.

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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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Password Management

In this workshop we'll change your life by teaching you how to use a password management app called 1Password. You'll learn the basics of strong password generation, automated log-ins, and mobile device synchronization so you will always have access to your accounts when you need it.

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Android Wear

Leverage existing Android knowledge to extend and enhance existing applications for Android Wear. Design and create wearable apps that run directly on the wearable device or sync data between Android Wear and handhelds.

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SEO

This half-day search engine optimization 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) 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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iOS Swift

Leverage existing iOS/Objective-C expertise to learn Swift, Apple's new programming language.

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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 Password Management

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

Brian Yencho

Brian Yencho

Android Wear

Ryan Broshar

Ryan Broshar

Fundraising Hacks

Pete Jones

Pete Jones

Responsive Design

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.