You know this, but let’s make sure it’s incredibly clear: learning any skill takes practice, time, and dedication. This may seem boring and we get it: it’s hard to motivate yourself to take on an entirely new ability. But when we talk about programming, we believe we don't have to follow the traditional, boring, and highly technical path.
HTML is the structure of the web page and its content
CSS offers styles for the content of the web page
But how can we make the learning process more dynamic, especially for those who want to learn to program and don’t have a technical background?
This project consists of creating a game where students can conceptualize, develop, and release a game they created in just three weeks.
Since 2019, when Ironhack’s inaugural Web Development Bootcamp in Lisbon took place, we have witnessed the creation of strategy, RPG, adventure, platform, and many more games:
Game development instead of the typical web application was chosen because this method gives a playful aspect to the project development and substantially increases its complexity.
Making a game from scratch is not easy, but we believe that by exposing students to this challenge, they further develop their skills and it’s always gratifying to see the students' creativity and innovative ideas at the end of each first module.
After the presentations, students play the games designed by the students, which brings a practical and immediate purpose to the project.
Learning to program doesn't have to be boring and repetitive; innovation in education is possible and combining technical skills and creativity can considerably boost the learning and acquisition of technical skills. And people with or without training in the area can enter the job market as web developers much faster with the methodology of learning by doing.