1. The cost for the entire 12 week program is just $250. This is a huge deal considering the fact that most programming bootcamps can cost anywhere from $4000-$20,000 for the same amount of time. In order to keep costs low and the program lean, the tuition will go towards paying for instructors’ salaries and rental space. Those who want to secure a seat can do so with a $50 deposit upon registration.
2. The program is part-time and meets on Saturdays and Sundays. For women who work traditional office hours, go to school full-time, or have demanding family obligations, the schedule flexibility is gold. Most bootcamps are full-time, requiring those who are employed to choose either to quit their jobs in order to learn, or risk losing valuable time off set aside for sick, vacation, or maternity leave.
3. The program is operating in most major cities with the intention to expand. I found out about Codecademy Labs when I went to the Dev Bootcamp Chicago location for a meetup this past weekend. In addition to Chicago, the program is also offered in Detroit, Miami, Los Angeles, and New York. Since these 5 cities have the most concentrated populations of women of color, I would say the program is situated where it needs to be.
Low cost, flexible, and accessible– all of these meet my checklist for getting an Our Code shoutout!
The next labs cycle starts in early December. To register and secure your spot in the program, click here to go the Codecademy Labs site.