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.



Sarmad Bokhari is a software engineer at High Tail, specializing in front-end development. As someone who made his own major life pivot from studying law to studying software engineering with Maker Square (now part of Hack Reactor), Sarmad is very passionate about the bootcamp space and always open to sharing what he learned from his experience. In addition to his work at First Step Coding, Sarmad is also very active on Code Mentor.

Upcoming Courses in Silicon VAlley


75 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA, 95113

June 5th - July 5th

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

  • No class on July 3rd

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July 19th - August 14th

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

  • Applications must be submitted by July 10th

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September 6th - October 2nd

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

  • Applications must be submitted by August 16th

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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 Rithm School's full-time program after completing First Step Coding, you'll receive a $1,500 tuition credit toward Rithm School. 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.