IMAD students build cool apps!
More than 400 course toppers from IMAD have built exciting apps. Here's a peek
Why we created IMAD?
IMAD (Introduction to Modern Application Development) is a MOOC on how to build web/mobile applications offered by Hasura, under it's banner Hasura Education. IMAD is offered in partnership with IIT Madras.
If you just want to experience the joy of building an app, or have dreams of finding a job at one of the hottest tech companies or actually building one or just understand the app world that you cannot escape, you have come to the right place!
We believe building technology can be both fun and empowering. We also think one can never be too young or too old to learn new things, and that applies to technology as well!
What is IMAD?
By the end of this 8-week course, you would have learnt about the Internet & the fundamentals of app-development while actually building your own web-application. On successful completion of the course, students will be eligible for an IIT Madras certification. Course toppers will also have the opportunity to take part in an 8-week product development internship at Hasura.
Please look through the FAQ section for the required reading materials prior to starting the course.
IMAD was first offered in September 2016. It has been taken by over 250,000 students! Watch the feedback videos above from students who took IMAD.
Read what our students have to say
"I have taken several courses with Udacity in the past. The difference I felt was the way IMAD focused on the practical sessions. That gave me the opportunity to visualise all of that was being taught, and that helped immensely. Special thanks to Tanmai and team for that as well.”
"Can you learn web development from home with two pre-schoolers in tow and actually build your own profile/blog app from scratch? With IMAD, apparently you can."
"I’m relatively a newbie when it comes to front-end development. Through IMAD I was able to learn of frameworks like bootstrap and jquery. I have however watched some on-line course material from a few sites, and IMAD with its practical sessions is really a league of its own."
"First of all, before I begin my IMAD story, I would like to appreciate the tremendous efforts and guidance put forth for setting up this course. To me, it looked like I was part of the IMAD team working from home. We had been a TEAM because I believe we had respect, trust and care for each other in helping us learn."
About the Organisers
IMAD is brought you by Hasura, in partnership with IIT Madras
A Platform to Build & Deploy App Backends, Fast.
Hasura is a batteries included platform for building and deploying powerful backends. Hasura comes with instant APIs for data, auth & file handling (powered by Postgres). Hasura also lets you deploy your custom code written in any language/framework.
Apps built on Hasura are built on some of the most cutting edge technologies today adopted by tech giants like Amazon, Pokemon-Go, Netflix, SoundCloud & Flipkart. We abstract these tools to help set up a sophisticated architecture in a few clicks.
One of India's premier engineers institutes
Indian Institute of Technology Madras is a public engineering and research institute located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and is one of India's most prestigious universities.
They also offer online courses as a part of NPTEL and provide certification for those who complete the course and write an offline exam for the same.
A blend of theory & practice
1.Introduction to the Internet
What really happens when you connect to a website via your browser? What is a client and a server? Understand the basics of networking and common network protocols.
2.Building a web application
Build a basic but complete application. You will deploy your own server & write a web application.
Learn the how & why of modelling data for your application using databases. How do databases work? Make the previous web application "dynamic" by serving content from your database.
4.Performance & security
Analyse performance and learn how to measure things on the web. How do you ensure security of your applications? We will also teach you how to 'hack' into applications. Learn about cookies, sessions & the need for encryption.
5.Build a mobile application
Finally, we will take a deep dive into building mobile applications!
Highlights of the Course
It's for anyone, anywhere!
And it's free!
You don’t need to be a tech geek to take the course. Anyone, from any background, can take the course.
If you are in Business Development/Marketing or Managerial roles, the theory classes will help you communicate better with your tech teams.
The course condenses technical jargon into easy and comprehensible language
The course strives for the right balance between theory & practice -- build an application quickly, but also ensure that it never breaks.
You can plan your study schedule around a time-table of your choice.
In a few weeks, you would have built your own application.
You can take the course even from the comfort of your home.
IMAD encourages you to build a network to learn the material, clarify doubts, and make contacts. Learning in groups is always fun.
A peer to peer discussion forum will be available to all students -- this will naturally encourage debate and discussion.
The course will have graded assignments, and a final test -- this will help you keep focused through the course.
In addition, anyone who completes the course can get a certificate from IIT Madras!
Get to know your faculty!
Tanmai Gopal is the co-founder of Hasura, a core-tech startup. He is also a technology advisor to several early stage startups and is a passionate advocate for real-world programming education. Although from a computer vision background his focus over the last few years has increasingly been on cloud infrastructure, functional programming and relevant software engineering practices. He holds a Bachelors cum Masters degree from IIT Madras in CSE.
Faculty, IIT Madras
Dr. Gaurav Raina is a faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Madras. He is also a visiting research fellow in the Statistical Laboratory at Cambridge University. His interests span from performance modelling of large scale systems like the Internet and transportation networks, to financial technologies. He also played a role in the development of the Immediate Payment Service (IMPS) banking standard in India.
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