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This application is Part One of a Two-Step process of finding out if the front end course is a good fit for you. We're looking for aptitude, interest and motivation. It's a short application but please take it seriously: be thoughtful and honest.
All Part One applications will be reviewed and replied to within 48  hours. 

* 1. Are you age 18 or older?

* 2. Have you visited course descriptions on our website? 

* 3. Did you know there's a student FAQ on our site, with massive detail on how this program works?

* 4. Where in the Capital Region do you live?

* 5. Are you currently employed?

* 6. What is your level of experience with coding/computer science? (all that apply - and tell us more in the comment box please :)

* 7. What made you first realize you were interested in learning to code?

* 8. How well do these descriptions apply to you?

  Exactly Sorta Nope
I like design and marketing  - need some web design skills
Interested in applications - like building the functions to make a website work
Project manager/owner - want to be able to work with developers and do some coding myself
Not sure - just love computers and want to be part of the industry

* 9. What is the next number in this sequence?

      5   12   26   54   110   222   446   __

* 11. Reading comprehension:

Anyone who’s tried to watch a popular show like Game of Thrones online has probably had moments where everything pauses and you’re stuck watching a spinning wheel or blinking dots as the streaming service struggles to handle viewer demand.  Peer5, one of the startups in the current class at incubator Y Combinator, is working to solve this problem. They have already signed up customers like Premier League football, Sony and DailyMotion, to help them deliver video all over the world.

CEO Hadar Weiss compared traditional, centralized content delivery infrastructure to a highway: “At 3 a.m., there’s no problem, you can drive 70 miles per hour and everything works well. At 3 p.m., the 101 is like a parking lot. What Peer5 does is, we add lanes. Even if you have a rush hour you can still drive." Peer5's approach doesn't replace traditional, centralized delivery infrastructure, which is provided by companies like Akamai - but adds an intelligent layer to the mesh network.  

While existing technology can handle issues like security, Peer5 software knows which users should be connected because they’re watching the same program and are near each other. 

(please check each TRUE statement)

* 12. You've been given the rest of the day off from work. It's 2:00 PM on a Tuesday afternoon. Your daily social and financial responsibilities to friends and family have already been taken care of, save for dinner, which will be served at 5:00 PM. You've decided to work on a personal project. What are you working on?

* 13. List all the things the following drawing reminds you of, delineated by commas (e.g. box, envelope, house).
      List as many as you can.

* 14. Tell us how to contact you:

* 15. Please share a telephone number, if you would like us to be able to interview you.

* 16. Why do you want to take this class?

* 17. How did you hear about Albany Can Code?

* 18. Anything else you would like to tell us?