• Tech for Non Tech


    Level up your career in a world driven by digital.
     

    Tech for Non-Tech is a programme designed specifically to help non-technical people deepen their understanding in concepts and processes of web development and IT, as well as how to work amazingly with developers.

     

    Run by New Zealand’s leading school for immersive, industry based web development. #JoinTheFuture

     

    Next WELLINGTON course Monday 30th May or Monday 4th July ($599 + gst).

     

    AUCKLAND 16th May and 18th May ($429 + gst)

     

    Read about Tech for Non Tech on Medium

     

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    Tech for Non Tech Auckland will take place on 16th May and 18th May at Industry Connect.

     

     

    Call Kate on 0211791488 for more information

  • Learn more about the basics of technology

    If you have a non-technical background but work with software and technical teams, or if you are interested in how technology can help your organisation innovate, this programme is for you.

    Language and concepts

    Gain working literacy of technical language

    You'll walk away more confident in your ability to understand terminology, and the way tech teams and tech businesses work. Look at actual code, understand the nature and complexity of programming and web development.

    Tech/Non Tech relationships

    Meaningfully contribute to technical projects by understanding processes. 

    Developers don’t create software - teams create software. You'll develop a nuanced understanding of how to work well with technical people. 

  • Questions and Concepts

    We'll help you gain a foot hold into the world behind the internet.

    What's inside the magic black box?

    Get a working picture of technical languages and processes. Learn your forks from your servers, know your databases from your APIs. Figure out what coding languages should be used for your next project.

     

    Why do technical projects take ten times longer than they’re meant to?

    Understand technical product planning and life cycle, technical debt, and the strings behind the buttons you push.

    What is the optimal way of working with programmers and tech teams?

    Learn to work well with your technical colleagues with engineering empathy. Get inside tech culture and why autonomy, mastery and purpose are so important to technical folk.

    What do I need to know about proposing and undertaking a tech project?

    Understand information architecture, web development economics, progressive enhancement. Deeply understand behaviour driven development and user testing. Learn more about bugs.

    What is happening in the world of tech?

    Understand the war between coding languages and what this means about technical people and projects. Get a grasp on what the digital future might hold and ensure you won't be left behind.

  • Testimonials from participants

    We let the results speak for themselves.

     

    "Learn key concepts that will enable communication with developers."

    Business growth manager, Wellington

    "If you work with developers, and are not a developer, you must attend this course!"

    Innovation specialist, Wellington

    "A jargon busting course to help me speak the same language as the developers."

    Tech Service Company CEO, Wellington

     

    "An opportunity to start navigating across the technical divide and learn tools to help you understand complex technology in a simple way"

    Product manager, Wellington

  • Who is it for?

    If your career touches technology but you're not a web developer this course will help you level up.

    Project managers

    Digital content managers

    HR and recruitment

    Small business owners

    Entrepreneurs

    User testers

    Product owners

    Business analysts

  • Learn from people who do

    This programme is led by the teaching team at Enspiral Dev Academy. You'll learn from our experienced web developers, facilitators and agile coaches

    Kate Beecroft

    Kate is the programme manager for T4NT. She works with Mix and JV to give a non technical perspective on what professionals need to know. She also handles bookings and all of the things! Call her with any questions you might have about the course, 0211791488.

    Mix Irving

    Mix Irving is an internationalisation developer, mentors, facilitator, community support ninja for Loomio In the past he was a learning advisor and the Head of Physics and Statistics at Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti.

     

    Joshua Vial

    Founder of Enspiral and Enspiral Dev Academy Joshua Vial spends a lot of his time theorizing about the problems of the cosmos (and the web) and interpreting them in a way that others can understand. He is an entrepreneur with a passion for business, technology and social change.

  • The Blog

    Insights from participants who have taken the course.

  • Enspiral Dev Academy

    Learn to build the internet in 18 weeks.

    Dev Academy is an intensive web development bootcamp. It was started in 2014 by a passionate team of technologists who share a vision. To grow Wellington into the tech capital of the South Pacific. Over 90 developers have graduated and the majority placed with New Zealand's leading tech companies.

  • We offer in-house Tech For Non-Tech training for groups over 12

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  • NZTE Capability Voucher - 50 percent off

     

    Members of the NZTE Regional Business Network in CHCH, WLG and AKL will receive 50 percent off the Tech for Non Tech workshop cost. Enspiral Dev Academy is an accredited provider of the NZTE Capability Development Voucher scheme. Small and medium sized businesses can qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that deliver significant benefit for the company and for the wider New Zealand economy.

     

    Call Kate at Dev Academy(0211791488) if you're a part of the NZTE