We are now in both Chicago and San Francisco! Apply now for the Fall, which begins on October 11th in both locations.

Registration closes on September 1, 2015.


You can learn to become a job-ready web developer in 12 weeks, with no previous computer programming experience required. And you don’t even have to quit your current job while you’re enrolled in this program.

This training program in web development will transform you from a total newbie into a professional software engineer. By the end of the 12 weeks, you’ll be able to land an entry level or apprenticeship position in web programming. And we’ll help you get there.

As you may know, there are a number of other “code bootcamps” out there, coming in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We’re different in three major ways:

1) Most other training programs require you to give up everything else you’re doing in life (like your job), and commit 40 to 100 (!) hours a week to your training. While that’s nice in theory, that’s pretty difficult for most people to pull off. We allow you to keep your job while you’re training, as our classes are conducted on Sundays and weeknights.

2) The current mainstream “code bootcamp” model is to skimp on instruction, claiming that the best way to learn to code is by way of hands-on experience. The students are provided with reading material and are expected to teach themselves how to code, while the “teachers” assume more of a guide role by helping out students who get stuck or have questions. We believe that to go from 0 to 60 in just a few months, you need plenty of high quality instruction in conjunction with lots of hands-on experience to effectively learn and absorb so much material at such a fast rate. Now, our instruction does not consist of boring lectures, but of interactive discussion interspersed with hands-on exercises so that the students can immediately practice what they’ve just learned. The curriculum is created and maintained by experts in education in addition to development.

3) After the course is complete, each student is offered a six week part time internship so that they can immediately put their skills to use. Students will be paid to work on real projects during this time, which will give them real world experience and the ability to expand their personal portfolios further. During this optional phase, students will also receive hands-on training from an expert developer who will guide them in development best practices.

The specifics of the program are as follows:

The Fall course will officially begin on October 11th and conclude on January 24th. The first 3 weeks will consist of pre-work which you can do from home. This will prepare you immensely for the 12 weeks of in-class instruction starting November 1st. Jay Wengrow will be available during this time to help and answer any questions you may have.

Starting November 1st, classes will be held on Sunday from 9 AM – 5 PM, and on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6 PM – 9:30 PM. Because this program is designed for working people, there is no extra homework outside of class.

Our Chicago branch is located at 1871, the iconic tech hub in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. Our San Francisco branch is located at TechSpace in Union Square, in the heart of the downtown area.

You will get a solid grasp on the following technologies: Ruby, Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, SQL, and Git. We will also teach you to code according to industry best practices, including Agile, Test Driven Development, and Service Oriented Architecture (APIs). API development is huge nowadays, and most bootcamps ignore it and just teach you “vanilla” Rails. You don’t want to apply for a job and discover that your skills are out of date.

During the second half of the program, we will help you with the job search process. In addition to the portfolio of projects you will be building to show off your work, we will connect you to our growing network of recruiters and businesses who are seeking fresh technical talent. We will also help you optimize your resume and LinkedIn and Github profiles to make sure they’re in line with what employers are looking for.

Although you need no previous programming experience, there will be three weeks of introductory work which is part of the 12 weeks of course work as mentioned above. This will help all students speed up the learning process and make sure that everyone starts out on the same page.

Tuition is $11,500 for all locations.

You can begin the application process by filling out the short form below. We’ll follow up with you shortly and set up an interview so we can learn more about you and make sure this program is right for you. We are looking for students who demonstrate dedication and the ability to work hard, because there will be plenty of work and exercises that need to be completed in a timely manner so you don’t fall behind. We’ll help you every step of the way, but this program will nonetheless demand your focus and diligence.

If you have any questions about our program, please reach out to us by filling out the form below and we’ll get back to you in short order.

Please check out our brochure to see even more details about Anyone Can Learn To Code.

"I had never done any programming before meeting Jay, but he was able to teach me the skills I needed to land my first gig as a Rails developer. He has a knack for explaining the most technical concepts in a simple, down-to-earth way, and was very enjoyable to learn from."

-Yedidya Weiner

I just finished up this bootcamp and it was awesome! I've been wanting to build a soccer web app for a long time and I finally did! I feel empowered to make....anything. The best part is I now have a job as a web developer. Jay is a great teacher and really takes the time to make sure everyone understands the material and is successful. If you are looking for a bootcamp (and particularly a part time bootcamp) this is it!

-Trevor Jones

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