Lesson Weekend

When working remotely, the daily schedule for full-time students will usually look like the following.

Note: Instructors may vary the schedule at their discretion. Information you receive from instructors via standup, Discord, or elsewhere takes precedence over the schedule here.

Class Days


Log onto Discord and join the standup video call for your class. Your instructor will share the link for standup with you. It may take a little time to enter the video call as instructors get set up.


Morning all-hands standup begins. We expect every student to be present in the video standup link at 8:15. Standup often includes important announcements and instructions as well as discussion about key concepts, so it's important to attend.


After your all-hands standup with your instructor, you will separate into dev teams for your own morning standup. Everyone in the group will take a moment to answer each of the following:

  1. What did you work on yesterday or over the weekend?
  2. What are you working on today?
  3. What blocks are you facing? Is anything standing in your way?

9:10 - 12:00

After standup, pair with someone in your dev team and spend the morning coding with your pair via VS Code.

12:00 - 1:00

Break for lunch. Get away from your computer, eat some food, rest your eyes, and go outside if possible. There may occasionally be lunch speakers. Attendance is optional for lunch presentations.

1:00 - 4:30

Continue working with your pair.


The day will end with a retrospective in your dev team. Use this time to show what you worked on, discuss your struggles, give a shout-out, talk what you want to do better tomorrow, share what you enjoyed the most, and so on.

Friday Independent Projects

On Fridays, you will work on independent projects that cover that week's lessons. This weekly project is required of all students and will be reviewed by instructors.

Students must submit their code review projects before 5pm on Friday.

For more details on code reviews: see here.

Friday Surveys

Every Friday, you'll be prompted to complete a survey after you complete your independent project. At Epicodus, we value student feedback and ask you to share your insight before leaving for the day. The survey is designed to take just a few minutes, so please share your thoughts. Your feedback is instrumental in helping us make the Epicodus experience better for current and future students.

Lesson 7 of 14
Last updated March 22, 2021