April 3rd - April 26th (4 WEEKs)
Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Workbar Cambridge, 45 Prospect Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
This course is designed and optimized for complete beginners to coding. We don't require you to have any prior experience, but at the end of the 4 weeks you will be code literate. You will learn to use conditional logic, arrays, loops, objects, functions, and closures. In later classes, you'll apply your knowledge by adding features to a live full-stack web application.
We truly believe we've created the most effective curriculum for teaching beginner-level coding that exists. Most coding schools don't focus on this level, but for us it's our entire focus. You'll be immersed in a hands-on approach to learning, and you'll be writing code with us from day one. Rather than lecturing you, we'll show you brief demos and then give you opportunities to apply new concepts through challenges.
We maintain a 5:1 ratio of teachers to students at all times, and all of our instructors have worked as professional software engineers. Surprisingly, you don't see this at a lot of coding schools. We'll also bring in alumni guests from immersive bootcamps to chat about what it was like to pivot into software engineering. If that's a path you're considering, you'll have ample opportunities to ask all your questions and hear first-hand from people who have made the journey.
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AJ currently works as a Senior Software Engineer at Google on tools that aid developers in building the best mobile apps. He received a B.S. in computer science and engineering from the University of Connecticut. AJ has always been passionate about software. In high school he founded a freelance web development company that allowed him to experiment with a wide range of technologies and learn about the business side of software. When AJ is not playing with the latest technology you can usually find him at Meetups giving tech talks or teaching others through his involvement with Girls Who Code.
Kurt Mansperger received a B.S. in computer engineering and finance. He has worked as a technical consultant, management consultant, and architect over the past ten years at Deloitte Consulting and Twin Technologies. His projects have largely involved implementing large scale, enterprise applications for clients ranging from State Governments to Fidelity Investments to LogMeIn. Having a strong technical foundation and development background has helped him to excel in his career and become invaluable to his team and clients. He has a passion for helping others navigate complexity and overcome their fears.
Tuition & Guarantees
You pay: $1,499
RedEEM Credits: UP TO $1,499
Partnerships with coding schools allow us to offer discounts of up to $1,499 toward their tuition. For example, if you join Startup Institute's full-time program after completing First Step Coding, you'll receive a $1,499 discount from Startup Institute, effectively making First Step Coding free! See the Partners section for more details.
If you are unhappy with this course for any reason, you are eligible for a full refund between the 3rd and 4th class. We ask you to wait until the 3rd class to make sure you've given this a fair shot. Coding isn't rocket science, but it takes commitment and practice, much like learning to play an instrument.
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We are the only coding school that focuses exclusively on diversified bootcamp prep.
We will never allow a special relationship with a bootcamp to influence our decision in recommending them to you.
No Sugar Coating
If you ask for it, we'll give you an honest assessment of your coding abilities and learning curve at the end of the course.
We'll always tell you the full truth about career prospects, hiring expectations, and any statistics we share.