New members are accepted at the start of every fall semester as engineering, design, or product fellows. The Fellowship application is only open to freshmen and sophomores.
All majors are welcome and no experience is required to apply; however, success will come to those with an interest and passion to build products as innovative solutions to problems in society.
Membership in TPEO will give you the skills and experience you need to build tech products that change the world and requires a high time commitment because of our educational curriculum, project assignments, and intense, hands-on learning experience. Non-members are free to sit in on our education curriculum, just know that we go fast.
TPEO Fellows are immersed in a rigorous, semester-long bootcamp teaching the practical and fundamental skills of engineering, design, and product through a fast-paced curriculum and an assigned software project where fellows will work on small, cross-functional teams to deliver a technology product that solves problems in the Austin community(i.e. Dell Medical School, UT Student Government, and more).
Fellows are given close mentorship, practical skills, tech knowledge, incredible opportunities to work with local startups and Austin institutions, and a tight-knit community of friends 🌈.
Learn the full-stack of software engineering and everything you need to build the next big thing: front-end app user interfaces for web, iOS, and Android; back-end infrastructure with server management, REST APIs, and deployment with AWS/Azure/GCP; database design/querying using SQL and document-based NoSQL (and more 😏)
Learn how to design software user experiences by conducting user research, using information architecture, and understanding human computer interaction. Also, learn to visually design user interfaces with motion design, visual design, interaction design, typography, and color in prototypes, wireframes, and mockups.
Learn the "business side" of tech and how to develop products by identifying problems, validating user and business needs through running MVP experiments, speaking to stakeholders, creating user personas, designing metric-backed experiments, writing software specifications, creating wireframe prototypes, and understanding the technology and design process behind building modern software.