TechMind

TechMind

Speak with programmers in their language!

If you are a project manager, recruiter, or product manager, you have to communicate with developers, dive into their work, or just smile and nod. TechMind course will help you quickly learn the basics and understand the whole development process. In two months you will learn the terminology, best practices, and how to communicate with technical specialists in their language.

April 29

start of the course

19 practical

video lectures

7 online

Q&A sessions

7 practical

homework assignments

April 29
start of the course
19 practical
video lectures
7 online
Q&A sessions
7 practical
homework assignments

Who needs this course?

If you are a project manager, recruiter, or product manager, you have to communicate with developers, dive into their work, or just smile and nod. TechMind course will help you quickly learn the basics and understand the whole development process. In two months you will learn the terminology, best practices, and how to communicate with technical specialists in their language.

Project manager

Project Manager

sales

Sales Manager

UI : UX Designer

UI / UX designer

middle business analyst

Business Analyst

account manager

IT Recruiters

Кто хочет стать РМ

IT Rookies

Product manager

Product Manager

Add these skills to your resume:

  • Understand which architecture, framework, and team to choose for the project.

  • Analyze requirements, write specifications, and create basic product prototypes.

  • Work with API documentation and Git.

  • Know how projects of different types are developed, from internal company software to client web projects.

  • Understand and take into account the specifics of mobile development.

  • See the difference between relational and non-relational databases and guide customers to the right solutions.

  • Build an effective testing process.

  • Work with analytics and support the project after release.

What will you learn?

What will you learn?

Add these skills to your resume:

  • Understand which architecture, framework, and team to choose for the project.
  • Analyze requirements, write specifications, and create basic product prototypes.
  • Work with API documentation and Git.
  • Know how projects of different types are developed, from internal company software to client web projects.
  • Understand and take into account the specifics of mobile development.
  • See the difference between relational and non-relational databases and guide customers to the right solutions.
  • Build an effective testing process.
  • Work with analytics and support the project after release.

The Course Program

What is development

In this review lecture we will decompose the whole process of software development by example. Beginners will get a framework of knowledge for the upcoming lectures, and experienced professionals will structure their knowledge and understand how the architecture of software applications is built.

After the lecture, you will understand the basic stages of development and learn what decisions programmers have to make and what those depend on. We will also give examples of questions for the technical interview and explain why they are asked.

What the development consists of: terminology

This class will teach you about the main programming languages currently used for writing web, desktop, mobile applications, and Gamedev. You will learn what autotests and scripts for the system are written in. You will finally find out why developers are always talking about APIs and how often they actually use them.




After the class, you will feel confident in discussions about what programming language to choose and when to abandon self-written solutions in favor of frameworks.

What the development consists of: API, the choosing a programming language, and working with the design

During the lecture you will see how the API works in practice: the speaker will show how to send the most popular requests, what results to expect, and why. You will also get the speaker's advice on the choice of programming languages and productive work between programmers and designers.

After the lesson, you will practice working with API queries and understand how to organize communication between programmers and designers in your company.

Types of developers. Will Full-stack replace everyone?

At the lesson, you will learn when it is more effective to hire one developer instead of four highly specialized ones and accelerate the development process manyfold. We will also tell you why Full-stack is no cure-all and analyze the peculiarities of this direction.



After the session, you will understand when you should and when you should not hire Front-end, Back-end, Mobile, Embedded, Full-stack engineers and on which projects they will fit perfectly into the processes.

Q&A session on "What the development consists of”

Front-end components

In this overview session, we'll review Front-end development techniques. You will learn what web pages consist of, what terminology is important for a manager to know to ask proper questions to webmasters, and how to explain to a customer what type of layout their application needs.

After the class, you will have the basic knowledge and will be ready to dive deeper into the common frameworks and the process of building a project.

Front-end - frameworks and process parsing

At the lesson, we will tell you how to choose a framework depending on the type of the project, show you by example how the code on preprocessors works, how libraries are connected and requests are sent to the back-end. You'll understand which tasks you shouldn't outsource to front-end developers to build a productive process of interaction with these specialists.

After the class, you will learn to speak to Front-end developers in their language and understand what they base their decisions on.

Q&A session on "Front-end"

Back-end - choosing a programming language and databases

At this lecture, we cover how to collect all the important information and ask the client the right questions to choose the right programming language and technology for Back-end development. We study what databases exist and when to use which. We analyze in detail the relational and non-relational types of repositories with examples.

After the lesson, you'll understand what information Back-end developers expect from you and get the guideline to understand the choice of technology and convey this choice to the client.

Back-end - analysis of the solution design process

At the lesson, you will analyze the competencies of Back-end developers and form a clear view of what to expect from each specialist. We will walk through the main stages of back-end development and talk about the main reference points that are important and need to be controlled by a manager.


After the class, you will be able to evaluate what kind of Back-end developer your team needs so as not to burden Junior with Senior-level tasks. You will also dive deeper into the details of the process and learn how to build the right development process.

Back-end - programming approaches and architecture choices

In this lecture, you will learn what is so special about object-oriented programming and what it is based on. You will learn about the basic architecture patterns and the advantages and disadvantages of monolith and microservices.

After the class, you'll practice in your homework the selection of technologies for the Back-end part of the project.

Q&A session on "Back-end"

How to choose a technology stack for a project

At the session, you will learn what applications can be ordered from your outsourcing company, from which technologies your team will choose. You will level up your expertise in the intricacies of web, mobile, Machine Learning, embedded and cloud applications, and get practical advice from the speaker.

After the session, you will only need the name of the project type to understand whether your company can provide expertise in this area and who you should turn to for an assessment.

Deploying applications + information security

At this lecture, you'll learn what web hosts can store sites and get practical advice on what to look for when choosing one. In addition, we'll analyze the subtleties of CI/CD and what the difference between them is in terms of the organization of the process. We will talk about the main types of vulnerabilities and give tips on how to protect against them.

After the class, you will be able to participate in discussions about choosing a hosting service and make sure that your team has taken all the necessary information security measures.

Version Control - Working with Git

This lecture will give you an in-depth look at what version control is and how it is implemented. You'll understand how version control systems differ and what you need to consider when choosing one. We'll also go over the basics of Git and do a demo on how to use Git using the example of GitHub.

After the session, you'll do your homework to figure out how to make and save changes using a version control system so that nothing gets broken or lost.

DevOps: automation of code delivery to customers

At this lecture, we will analyze typical problems and tasks of a DevOps engineer. You will understand how to monitor the server load, what is the basis for scaling decisions, what solutions are worth and not worth overpaying for, and most importantly, you will be able to have a constructive dialogue about CI/CD in the course of the project.

During the session, you'll create a simple hello-world program in Python and link it to Git branches right away, as instructed by the speaker.

Q&A session on: "Git, application deployment, DevOps"

Documentation

In this lecture, you will see what kind of documentation you need as a manager and what developers can't do without. You will also learn how and when to write documentation and what tools will help you do it optimally. We'll go over how a manager can use documentation to work more effectively.

After the class, you'll learn how to write terms of reference using a User Story method.

Project analytics

This lecture will show you how to work with web and mobile application analytics: we will review the main tools for measuring the traffic, engagement, and conversions, and will learn how to work with external and internal users. You will also get practical tips on working with Legacy projects, reporting, and employee growth.

After the class, you'll get an off-the-shelf list of tools, broken down by category, so you can apply exactly what you need at your client's request. You will no longer be afraid of Legacy projects, will understand how to control the project progress and what developers will thank you for as a manager.

Q&A session on "Project documentation and analytics"

Testing - basic terminology

At this lecture, you will learn key information on testing theory, understand how to do testing in real projects, learn what types of testing are appropriate for different customer requests, and get practical tips on testing requirements.

After the class, you'll understand the problems the testers are telling you about, why it takes so much time to test, and consider the specifics of the process ahead of time.

Testing - system approach techniques

In the class, you will study the classification of testing approaches and go deeper into the peculiarities of a tester's work. We will explain why specialists build so many diagrams and will use examples to understand what test-design techniques are appropriate for different types of tasks.

After the class, you will understand what you should pay attention to when managing a testing team and how to make sure that testing is performed correctly.

Q&A session on "Testing"

Mobile - the process of application development

At this lecture, you will learn about the features a manager must take into account when creating solutions for mobile, and what technologies and practices exist on the market for developing cross-platform and native apps. We will talk about all the preparatory stages necessary to work efficiently.

After the class, you'll understand what additional information about the limitations mobile developers expect from you and learn how to consider the design requirements and monetization model before the first line of code is written.

Mobile - application development, release, and analytics

At this lecture, you'll analyze best practices in the development, support, and analytics of mobile applications and learn where to store data and how to protect it. We'll break down the process of testing in mobile and find out what chatbots are programmed with, and how.

After the lesson, you will be tested on the example of real-world project tasks and form a complete understanding of how mobile development works.

Q&A session on "Mobile"

Speakers and mentors

Павел Устинов P

Pavel Ustinov | Speaker

Project Manager Officer at Solar Digital

Has 15 years of experience in IT. Is currently engaged in the development of mobile applications, websites, and blockchain systems.

Has 15 years of experience in IT. Is currently engaged in the development of mobile applications, websites, and blockchain systems. Also did system integration. Pavel is able to program in C#, JS, MooTools, PHP, jQuerry. Leads his own online game project in the MMORPG genre. Has more than 10 years of experience teaching.

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Denis Shamatazhi | Speaker

Product/Project Manager with 5+ years of experience in IT

Denis is a Project/Product manager with over 5 years of experience. He specializes in product company management, development team building, process optimization, and scaling.

Denis is a Project/Product manager with over 5 years of experience. He specializes in product company management, development team building, process optimization, and scaling. Came into management from programming on mobile platforms. Denis is adept at, and a big supporter of XP and Scrum.

Леонид Неугодников - IAMPM L

Leonid Neugodnikov | Speaker

Software Engineer | Tech Lead at a US-based startup

Leonid has more than 5 years of experience in web development. He’s worked on more than 10 projects, acted as a backend and full-stack developer, later held the position of a Tech Lead.

Leonid has more than 5 years of experience in web development. He’s worked on more than 10 projects, acted as a backend and full-stack developer, later held the position of a Tech Lead. Big fan of the TDD approach. Leonid believes it's necessary to automate everything that can be automated.

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Alexander Maistrenko | Speaker

Chief Technology Officer at Foxtrot

Previously CTO at Serpstat. Alexander has over 10 years of experience in IT. He’s worked in small web studios and large international companies.

Previously CTO at Serpstat. Alexander has over 10 years of experience in IT. He’s worked in small web studios and large international companies. Php expert, is also skilful in javascript and lua, python, and java. He has built SOA applications based on SOLID, DRY, DIE, KISS, YAGNI, CQRS, and DDD principles.

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Yuri Malyi | Speaker

Head of Quality Assurance Stream at Kyivstar

Has been in IT for 14+ years. 8 years of experience as a QA manager / Head of QA in international companies. Is expert in effective process organization, auditing, improvement, and unification.

Has been in IT for 14+ years. 8 years of experience as a QA manager / Head of QA in international companies. Is expert in effective process organization, auditing, improvement, and unification. Yuri is a certified Scrum Master, mentor in the implementation of Agile and effective reporting. Speaker at
QA / Agile / PM conferences.

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Pavels Kovtuns | Speaker

Senior Software Engineer at Playgon Interactive

More than 6 years of experience in software development. Planned projects, optimized processes and built architectures from scratch at Ericsson, Aviva Insurance and SwissRe

6+ years of experience in development, 4 of which worked in consulting companies, which made it possible to work with various clients: Ericsson, Aviva Insurance and SwissRe. A lot of experience with project planning, process optimization and building architecture from scratch

What you'll get

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Understanding of how projects are developed "under the hood"

We'll go over all the basic terms and practices of development so that once you finish the course, you can understand what developers do and how to help them.

Нужные навыки

Advantage on a technical interview

We'll help you build an understanding of the technicalities so that you'll no longer lose out to ex-QA manager wannabes.

Практика

Practice

Homework assignments will allow you to reinforce the theory and develop basic technical skills. Graduates of the course say that mentioning TechMind's homework assignments in your resume increases the chances of reaching a job interview.

Общение

Simplicity of narration

Our mentors present complex topics using clear examples and vivid images that are easy to remember and use later.

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6+3 opinions instead of one

The speakers and mentors of the course will share their knowledge of how development works in different companies and tell you how to effectively lead developers by controlling what you don't fully understand.

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Tips 24/7

You’ll have access to a dedicated Telegram chat where you can ask speakers and mentors for help not only during the course, but also long after. Now in any difficult situation you will be able to get an outsider's view.

We help with employment

  • Recommendations for improving your resume and portfolio
  • Assistance in creating and improving a cover letter
  • Preparation for interviews and test taking
  • Personal career counseling
  • Assistance in finding relevant job vacancies
  • Internships and special offers from partner companies
  • Recommendation letter from speakers and mentors for the best students

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    Frequently asked questions

    What if the course gives information that is easily googled?

    Usually, the difficulty is not in googling the information, but in understanding the point at which you need to google. Let’s say you heard the word “polymorphism”. Googled it. You learned that it is one of the principles of object-oriented programming, along with encapsulation and inheritance. But is googling these 3 terms enough to understand what the object-oriented approach is all about? The answer is no. You need to understand what the word “object” means and how these principles are implemented in practice. Otherwise, developers will politely tell you that it’s not your business and will continue speaking in their language. 

     

    Techmind gives you consistent and structured information about each stage of development in the terms and at the level where you are ready to perceive and apply it.

    How are the classes conducted?

    • As the course progresses, we send you video recordings of the lectures, and each block is followed by an online Q&A session where students ask questions on all the topics of interest and learn from the speakers.
    • The theory is supported by examples and real cases from the lecturer’s experience. Teachers cover the topics using vivid images that are easy to remember for later use in your work.
    • We provide only current knowledge that is highly valued in the marketplace.
    • You get access to a dedicated Telegram chat where you can always ask for advice and get help.

    Why should I choose this course?

    If you work in IT, you have to communicate with technical specialists and be able to understand them. The success of the project you are working on depends on how deeply you understand the process of creating IT products, understand what the project architecture is, and can properly ask questions to technical specialists.

     

    In addition to highly practical topics that are important for writing requirements and tasks, the course also covers basic principles, such as OOP, using simple metaphors (cats and dogs), to help you form an understanding and provide the ground for more systematic knowledge.

    Will the course help me consider technical nuances during project decision-making?

    We break down the technical intricacies and limitations that a particular technology stack can impose, so that you don’t have to Google every question from the client and the team’s answer and then figure out who’s right and who’s wrong.

    Will the course information be enough for me to understand technical specialists on a job interview?

    In the course, we will explain what developers and testers do, consolidate the understanding of theory in practice, so you will leave with a full understanding of what questions will show the level of competence of these professionals and what questions you should expect from them.

    How are practical lessons of the course conducted?

    After the class, you get a practical assignment to work on your knowledge. The assignments may vary, so each task takes at least 3+ days to complete. You then send the finished work to your instructors and mentors for review and they give you their feedback. If you choose a package without the homework check, you will only get practical tasks at video lectures.

    What does a personal consultation with teachers provide?

    A personal consultation will allow you to get answers to any questions and benefit from the experience of the best experts who are ready to help you develop your own project or get a dream job. If you go to the course in order to solve a specific task – personal communication with the speaker will help you achieve your goal as quickly as possible.

    Will I get a certificate?

    Yes, we will give you a certificate of completion. It will be available in an online format for you to attach it to LinkedIn. Also, if you complete all of your homework and pass the exam, you may receive a certificate with honors.

    Can I pay tuition in installments?

    Yes, you can by prior arrangement with the course organizers. The terms of division of payments are discussed individually for each case.

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