Code Fellows Announces One-Day Workshop in Chicago to Help People Explore Coding

“Code 101” Course Establishes Path to a Career as a Software Developer

CHICAGO--()--Code Fellows, the software development trade school that has produced over 500 working professional developers, today announced the launch of a one-day workshop that is intended to give anyone with an interest in coding an inside look at the software development trade and to help them decide if code school is the right path for them.

“This workshop is for those who want to know what it’s really like to have a coding career,” said Dave Parker, CEO of Code Fellows. “It’s also for those who are on the fence about code school – either because they’re uncertain about the code school learning environment, or they feel like they’re not ready from a skills standpoint. We’re giving people an opportunity to put a toe in the water without the large financial or personal time commitment and get a better understanding for the rigors of code school – as well as the outcomes.”

Those attending the 12-hour workshop will discover how websites are built and deployed, and will learn how to code a webpage using industry-standard tools and professional coding practices. The program will also offer students a practical look at the Code Fellows learning experience.

The workshop, called “Code 101: Intro to Software Development & Careers in Tech,” will take place Saturday, November 21st at 1871 in Chicago. The class size will be limited to 50 students – so as to replicate a normal Code Fellows class setting. To enroll, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/code-101-intro-to-software-development-careers-in-tech-tickets-19317389833

Students who have an interest in pursuing training beyond “Code 101” will have an option to take the “Code 201: Foundations of Software Development” course – which prepares them for an internship at a tech company, or for Code Fellows’ “Code 301: Intermediate Software Development” course. The “Code 301” course takes students beyond HTML, CSS and JavaScript syntax and teaches students how to launch a web app, collaborate on projects, use advanced frameworks and libraries, and work with basic algorithms and data structures. It also serves as a prerequisite for Code Fellows’ “Code 401: Advanced Software Development” course – which prepares students to become professional developers.

Since its launch in 2013, Code Fellows has graduated over 500 students from its intensive 10-week program. A total of 81% of Code Fellows graduates receive a job offer within three months of graduating. The average starting salary for a Code Fellows graduate is $71,000 per year, with a top reported salary of $155,000 per year. Most students land jobs as web developers, mobile developers, front-end UI/UX designers, or design technologists. Some are also pursuing careers in Data Science, Machine Learning, DevOps, and other back-end and data-heavy fields.

“We look forward to giving people a better understanding of code school and helping them decide if a career in software development is something that they really want to pursue,” Parker said. “There’s really no better way to try it out.”

About Code Fellows

Code Fellows is a two-year-old code school headquartered in Seattle that helps students advance their careers by guaranteeing high-paying job offers after successful completion of its intensive “Code 401” course. Its staff, students, and alumni are passionate about helping individuals, communities, and organizations thrive by providing world-class technical education, career coaching, and job placement services. To learn more about Code Fellows, visit www.codefellows.org.

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Release Summary

Code Fellows has announced a one-day "Code 101" workshop on November 21st at 1871 in Chicago to help people explore a career in coding - and establish a path to becoming a professional developer.

Contacts

Tailwind PR
Jeff Pecor, 206-948-1482
jeff@tailwindpr.com