Bootcamp Prep: Introduction to Coding in JavaScript



This course is designed for complete beginners to coding. At the end of the four 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 primarily use JavaScript, but the focus is on algorithmic thinking and core concepts that are applicable across JavaScript, Python, Ruby, C#, Java, Swift, and the majority of today's popular programming languages. If you're considering a career change, this course makes for an excellent prep for applying to bootcamps, but many people in non-coding roles (managers, product managers, project managers, QA analysts) also find code literacy to be incredibly valuable for improving communication with their technical co-workers.

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.



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.

Upcoming Courses in New York


25 Broadway, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10004

June 5th - June 28th

Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30PM - 9:30PM

  • No Class on August 16th

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July 31st - August 23rd

Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30PM - 9:30PM

  • Applications must be submitted by July 12th

4 Seats Left

September 7th - October 3rd

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30PM - 9:30PM

  • Applications must be submitted by August 16th

5 Seats Left

Tuition & Benefits

You pay: $2,000

RedEEM Credits: UP TO $1,500

Partnerships with coding schools allow us to offer discounts of up to $1,500 toward their tuition. For example, if you join Startup Institute's full-time program after completing First Step Coding, you'll receive a $1,500 tuition credit toward Startup Institute. See the Partners page for our growing list of partner programs.

Unbiased Guidance

  • 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.