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Makers Year - Launch Your Project in 2015

New Year's resolution? Let's launch your project in 2015! Get help from expert mentors and resources from community leaders to launch your project in 2015.

Code

Code

Learn to code and get code help for your project from 2000+ expert mentors on Codementor.

Design

Design

Learn to design like a pro and make your product look amazing with design help.

Marketing

Marketing

If you build it, will they come? Learn about marketing and PR from industry thought leaders.

Operations

Operations

Get exclusive resources for devops and business operations from industry leaders.

Resources for Code, Design, Marketing, and More

Sign up for exclusive deals and offers from our partners. We are here to provide all the help you need to launch your project successfully: code, design, marketing, PR, hosting, game design and more.

Code Code
Codementor

Codementor

Need help with code? Codementor connects you with expert developers for live 1:1 help via screen sharing, video and chat. Build projects faster with on-demand live help from Codementor's 2000+ vetted experts including O'Reilly book authors, creators of popular projects, and engineers at top tech companies.

Makers Year Offer: Get free Codementor credit for the year 2015

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Design Design
Design Lab

Designlab

Code is just half the equation. Learn to design like a pro with Designlab and make your product look amazing with mentors. Designlab's mentor-driven online courses teach you the design skills you need to create stunning web and mobile products: UX, UI, and more.

Makers Year Offer: discount for mentor-driven design courses

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UXPin

UXPin

UXPin helps you get your design right with a suite of UX design tools built by UX designers. Design is eating the world and experience is the product of the future. With UXPin's tools and free tutorials for Makers Year, you can design prototypes faster and discuss design concepts easier.

Makers Year Offer: 2 months free for everyone + life-time free license for the most upvoted project on Makers Year

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Marketing Marketing
Moz

Moz

Moz is a vibrant online marketing community that provides marketing analytics software and resources for SEO & inbound marketing. Learn all about online marketing and discover important events in your industry. Have a tough question? Get an answer from industry experts and other community members.

Makers Year Offer: 2 months free

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PressFriendly

PressFriendly

PressFriendly helps you get press by teaching you how to manage outbound PR and working as a virtual agency. We take the institutional knowledge of a PR practitioner and turn it into a dead-simple software service that just works. PressFriendly also connects you to the reporters most likely to write about your project.

Makers Year Offer: discount for PressFriendly Premium Plans

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Operations More Resources
Digital Ocean

DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean is a platform created for developers who need to launch and scale their applications quickly. Additionally, DigitalOcean provides the perfect environment for developers to play around on the command line and learn more about customizing their own servers.

DigitalOcean is a proud partner of Makers Year with exclusive offers for developers participating #MakersYear.

Makers Year Offer: $50 free hosting credit

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Make School

Make School

Learn how to make your own iOS game with MakeSchool! Over 1 million students have used MakeSchool’s online tutorials. MakeSchool’s Online Academy course is a mix of text-based online tutorials, peer-to-peer support, lecture/speaker videos, and on-demand Codementor support. You’ll learn to build iPhone games by working through our tutorials on graded projects and work on your own game using our 17,000 free art assets.

Makers Year Offer: Enroll in Online Academy - $99 free

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Codeanywhere

Codeanywhere

Your code, anywhere. Codeanywhere helps you set up your code development environments in seconds on the cloud. Codeanywhere is a collaboration platform for developers. Enabling them to share their files, folders or entire development environments to collaborate together in realtime.

Makers Year Offer: $100 free credit from Codeanywhere

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Office Hours with Expert Mentors

1:1 With David Cohen: What Do Investors Look for in Startup Projects?

How do I turn my project into a successful startup? What does it take to get into Techstars? David Cohen, founder of Techstars, is joining us for a small group office hours session to answer your questions and offer personal feedback on your project.

David Cohen, Founder & Managing Partner at Techstars

PR for Startups: How to Get Traction

Learn the key concepts of where PR fits in startup marketing, how to create a newsworthy event, where to find the right reporters, how to pitch reporters, and more.

Joel Andren - Co-founder, CEO, PressFriendly

Best Practices in iOS Development & Game Architecture

Benjamin Encz has scaled enterprise iOS apps, written the official documentation for Cocos2D and taught iOS game development to hundreds of developers. Meet with him for a session about game architecture or best practices in iOS development.

Benjamin Encz, Author of Official Cocos2D Documentation

How to get into Y Combinator

After successfully helping dozens of aspiring entrepreneurs with their YC applications and interviews, Ashu will give you feedback on your pitch or tips for your YC application.

Ashu Desai, Founder MakeSchool (Y Combinator W'12)

How to get into Techstars

Ari Newman is part of the investment team at Bullet Time Ventures, (Techstars' early stage venture fund) where he does his best to thoughtfully leverage more than a decade of experience on the entrepreneur's side of the table. Ari is joining us to answer your questions about Techstars and offer personal feedback on your Techstars application.

Ari Newman, Investor at Techstars / Bullet Time Ventures

UX Design for Startups

Marcin Treder is the CEO of UXPin and a design enthusiast that literally lives for creating the best user experience possible. Marcin has written various eBooks including "UX Design for Startups" as well as tons of articles for Smashing Magazine, Design Modo, UX Magazine and others), blogging (Marcin.is) and tweeting (@uxpin, @marcintreder).

Marcin Treder, CEO of UXPin

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