No. Whilst we do have some applicants that have limited experience/training in web development, previous experience is not required for the Academy Program, nor are we specifically seeking participants with this background.
The fact of the matter is, if you already have the experience/training necessary, you wouldn't need the Academy Program.
That said, you do need to be comfortable using a computer. If you are not quite comfortable using your operating system, keyboard shortcuts, typing, you will have a hard time during the course. We added some links below to get you started using Ubuntu / MacOS and a free online typing course as well. Feel free to expand your knowledge beyond these resources by searching online for useful info.
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