Welcome to Ubiqum!

We hope you make the most out of this experience. On the first day, you will be a bit overwhelmed with the course details, tools that you have to use and our methodology. But don’t worry, here you have a general guide to help you.

Methodology

Ubiqum is by no means a traditional school or university. We believe that a story-centered curriculum is a lot more effective than regular classes and that learning-by-doing is the way to go. We try to bring you close to a real tech work environment, where you have projects, goals and deadlines. To achieve it, we use the agile methodology to organize our work and your deliverables. This is what it means in practice:

Stand-ups

Every morning you, your mentor and your colleagues will get together to share an update of your current status. You will basically be asked to answer 3 questions:

  • What did you do yesterday?
  • What is your plan for today?
  • Do you have any blockers?

Spikes and Workshops

Throughout the course, we have several workshops planned, in order to cover the most important concepts. On the other hand, a spike is when your cohort is not understanding a concept, so a group discussion is created and led by the mentor.

Tools

These are the tools that make up our tech stack:

Ubiqum platform

That’s where you will find your tasks, instructions and deliveries. Click here

Slack

That’s our communication tool. Create an account and communicate to your mentor once you have it. Don’t forget to include a nice pic! Click here

Trello

That’s how we keep track of projects, following the agile methodology. You will be responsible for creating boards and managing your own priorities. Create an account and share your first board with your mentor. Click here

These are the main tools:

Gmail account

Mentors will book sessions through google calendar invitations. Also, we use Google drive to save reports and as a  general repository.

General rules

  • Keep the volume of your voice low, there are many students and we all have to respect each other.
  • Leave the spaces you use clean, as you would like to find them yourself, this includes not leaving dirty dishes or cups.
  • All the students must use the mentor calendly to make appointments with them.
  • Working hours are from 9:00 to 17:00 from Monday to Friday.
  • Mentors have lunch at 14:00 (This time can change depending on the city and how hungry the mentors are)
  • You can send your suggestions or comments by sending an email to daniel@ubiqum.com

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