Thousands of people have improved their lives by learning how to code. You can too!
Ten days is the a perfect amount of time to learn
a new skill. We start on Friday evening and finish the next Sunday, meaning
only one week away from the office. A three-step release cycle ensures
that you've learnt a new skill
Or do you want more? Why not commit to 100 Days
Diving is one of the most magical sports on the planet. We always see the beautiful stretching out. The silence. The immence concentration. And then... the jump. What we did not see, is the months, even years it took to prepare for that one moment.
You are here now and we don't know your story (yet). But somewhere in your life seeds were planted. People told you that you were talented (or not). You were promised beautiful things in life. Some of these promises came true and others did not. Hundreds of event in your life, big and small, have brought you to this moment. You were promised a beautiful career. And now you are here. Just like the diver. And the question is: are you ready?Apply here!
The people behind Days of Code is the core of what we are: Each person is an industry expert in his/her field. We are 100% dedicated to bringing you the best education we can.
After completing a M.A. in physics, Meghann taught herself everything necessary to become a Data Scientist and has been working in the field ever since. In her role as a co-organizer for a local data science meetup group, Meghann loves to bring what she's learned to others transitioning into Data Science or looking to hone their skills. This experience and desire to create spaces for sharing knowledge makes Meghann the perfect syllabus creator for our Data Science track.
Chantal moved to the US with her husband and two suitcases after winning the greencard lottery. One of these suitcases contained a "stroopwafel" iron - a machine used to bake delicious Dutch cookies. Chantal is an inspiration to all who meet her - she has managed to build the Stroopclub into a very successfull business in a little over two years. We're very lucky to have such an astute and determined entrepreneur to help with creating the syllabus for the 10 Dasy of Code Entrepreneurship track.
Youssef holds a BSc in Computer Engineering and has gained broad experience in software development in various roles. With over a decade of experience in Ruby on Rails, Youssef's company develops high quality customized software for its clients. Youssef has astonishing ideas about the world and the position of minorities in it and is brave enough to talk openly about this. Over the past three years Youssef has become an integral part of Austin's tech community and it's an honor to have him as part of our team!
With a Bachelor's degree in communcation and several years experience in the field, Karin is more than competent to lead our communication strategy for Days of Code. She has a keen mind and amazing ability to distill information into what is the core, the main message. The greatest thing about having Karin on our team is that she brings a creative energy with her which makes the team click together happy and determined.
Chu-Ting has completed a bachelors degree in Library and Information Science and is currently studying towards an M.S. Information Studies at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information. Originally from Taiwan, she decided to complete her graduate degree in the US out of a great curiosity and interest in people. She has a sharp eye for detail and is able to point out where the pain lies for the user with a glance. Her research in UX design makes her the perfect person to think about and implement UX strategies at Days of Code.
Cindy completed her studies in Graphic Design in the Netherlands in 2006. She has been working in the field ever since, supplying her clients with a cup of creativity . With remarkable efficiency and professionalism Cindy creates and designs extrodinary products exceeding all expectations. Perhaps her greatest talend is that Cindy never loses the person in her designs: Each project is aimed at and produced for an individual. We are honored to have Cindy as part of our team!
Zeny has a bachelor's degree in communication and a remarkable talent for communication with a twist: Visual communication through social media. A guru at social media, she understands how to bring her clients' branding and PR to the 21st centuary. In the blink of an eye she is able to gather Instagram and Facebook followers. But what goes on behind the scenes is breathtaking: Zeny thinks about every click, every link and each hashtag, making sure branding is and remains at the core of all her communication. We are lucky to have such a creative and talented communication expert as part of our team!
Muriel is originally from South African and holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering. She has a passion for education and some refreshing ideas about how industry and learning should strenghten each other. Days of Code started out as a hobby-project in 2015 and she's been working on the project full-time since 2016. Muriel's ability to gather talented and enthusiastic people is her greatest strength. With dedication she has lead Days of Code through many challenges (some greater than others), never once losing faith in its vision.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science and has a rare talent for strategic event organization. In her work, Ashley thinks about the end goal rather than getting lost in the details. She is incredibly efficcient - being able to communicate strategy to her team, gaining input and getting everyone on-board in a single meeting. Her outlook on life is wholistic: Ashley believes in a better future for all, yet is not naive about the road which will lead us there. With Ashley's experience with ATX hack for change, she is an invauable member of our team, our compass, keeping us going the right way.
Abbey holds a PhD in Science and is a self-taught programmer. To Abbey being able to code offers one a great freedom in life. To her this means being able to live where you choose and doing meaningful work, like using Twitter to detect natural disasters or investigating radiation with mobile phone cameras. When she is not working, she can mostly be found dancing tango. Abbey has much experience in education and we're honored to have her as a part of our team!
Candi is an extrodinary and talented photographer. She is able to capture not only the moment, but also the character of those being photographt in a single great shot. A genius at finding beauty in simplicity, portraits is one of her greatest strengths. Candi is able to make the shyest model feel at ease with her gentle character and great sense of humor. It is a great privelege to have Candi as part of our team!
We are currently looking for mentors, speakers and technical assistants.
Commitment: Our amazing volunteers allow us to offer this education tuition free to participants. We are currently looking for mentors and speakers with skills in basic HTML& CSS, React, Angular, Ruby on Rails and Python.
Why join? Volunteering at Days of Code will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. There is something beautiful in seeing a person's face light up when they understand something new. We promise that every hour you contribute will be used efficiently
Employer Benefits: If your employer agrees to give you time off work for volunteering, your company automatically becomes a Days of Code Partner, entitling you to partnership discount when recruiting Days of Code graduates.Join us!
Meghann has a M.A. in physics and works as a Data Scientist. She will be mentoring for the Data Science track at 10 Days of Code.
Youssef has a BS in Computer engineering and the founder of Bear & Giraffe. He will be mentoring for the Web Development track at 10 Days of Code.
Natasha is a skilled developer with skills in both front- and Backend engineering. We're happy to have Natasha as a volunteer for 10 Days of Code!
Ryan holds a M.A. and is the founder of Booster Stage. It's a real honor to have him as a volunteer for 10 Days of Code!
Mateo has a B.A. in Economics & Latin American Studies and is currently working as a Front End Engineer at the City of Austin. It's great to have Mateo as a volunteer for 10 Days of Code!
Iona has a M.S. in Petroleum Engineering and currently works as a Software Engineer. It's great to have Iona as a volunteer for 10 Days of Code!
Lee has a PhD in Physical and Theoretical Chemistry and educated Data Scientist. We are happy to have Lee as a volunteer for 10 Days of Code!
Happiness has a B.S. in Public Relations and is currently working as an IT Business Systems Analyst at the City of Austin. It's great to have Happiness as a volunteer for 10 Days of Code!
Life as a back end developer is never dull. A back end developer is able to design and build web applications. This is a website which can process data, for example a blog or recipes website where users can upload their own websites. You will learn all the inns and outs of Ruby on Rails.
Data Science is definitely the new sexy! With so much data available everywhere, the sky is the limit. Being able to process and analyze data has so many applications. You could predict the prices of property in the future, or analyze electricity consumption to tell a user when their fridge is broken. You will learn to process large sets of data using Python. Concepts such as machine learning and neural networks will become every day tools for you.
Days of Code strives to offer a high quality education at affordable prices. The costs for 10 and 100 days of code are:
We try to combine a bunch of things (including volunteers, using existing online materials and charging a placement fee) to enable us to offer you a great education without you paying. That doesn't mean that your education is free though, just that we won't charge you.
We select students based on three criteria: Ability, Attitude and Commitment. Our application process is simple: Four easy steps and your in! The process is the same for ten than for 100 Days of Code, only the time commitment for pre-work is different. Students who are still doubting if a career in technology is the right thing for them are strongly encouraged to attend 10 Days of Code first.
We are using a rolling application process: students apply and are continuously accepted based on our selection criteria. This means that the earlier you enroll, the larger your chances of getting accepted: once all spots are filled, enrollment closes. We strongly encourage 10 Days of Code applicants to sign up no later than December 15th
You will be assigned pre-work based on your ability and experience. Don't worry if you are a complete beginner, we will make sure that your assignment is suited to you. You will never feel overwhelmed, just make sure to dedicate the time required for your pre-work, which is:
Once you've completed your pre-work, you'll schedule an interview with our student recruiter. You will talk through your pre-work and figure out a great project for you to work on. This is not a technical interview - you've already proven your ability and commitment by completing the pre-work.
Successful applicants can now enroll in the course. This involves nothing more than a few forms. After this you can get excited about attending 10 Days of Code (February 9th to 18th, 2018) or 100 Days of Code (June 1st to August 31st 2018).