Bootcamp Prep: Introduction to Coding in JavaScript


Mondays & Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

75 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA



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 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. 

Tuition & Guarantees

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 discount from Startup Institute. 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.

Limited Seats Available

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.