Welcome to Code Immersion
We're a personalized coding immersion program in New York City.
Let’s talk about you.
You are at least 16 years old. You identify as a women. You are able to relocate to New York City for a minimum of two weeks. You have written fewer than 1000 lines of code.
You are a positive community member. You enjoy working independently. You’re introspective. You’re open minded. You have a bright outlook.
Ok, now let me tell you about us.
Our program allows you to explore and develop a passion for coding. You learn what you want to accomplish your own goals, at your own pace, and your own terms. One possible path is getting a job as a software engineer after our program.
However, that’s just one of many possible paths.
You could apply your new skills to roles in product, design, consulting, or management. These days, every industry is integrated with technology, so knowing how to code is a super power wherever you go. If you're looking to get a job after the program, our staff can help you get where you want to go.
What makes our program special is that it’s personalized.
There’s no fixed curriculum, lectures, assignments or outcomes. Your experience here will be very different from every other students’.
Here’s how it works.
You meet with mentors regularly to discuss your goals, passions, and ideas. You mentors will help you decide which topics are right for you to learn now, and which can be put off for later. They will help you set reasonable goals and check in with you multiple times a week to help you meet them.
Let’s say you start on a Monday.
At 10am you’ll meet with your Staff Mentor to discuss what you are hoping to learn and work on for the week. At the end of your first day, you’ll set aside 15 minutes to reflect on your progress in your journal.
Tuesday through Friday
You’ll meet with your Peer Mentor every morning to discuss the previous day’s progress and current day’s intentions. At the end of each day, you spend 15 minutes reflecting in your journal.
Your Staff Mentor will be keeping up with your journal, so they can ensure you’re on a good path. If he or she senses you could use a nudge in the right direction, they’ll reach out and help you course-correct.
You’ll meet with your Staff Mentor to review your progress from the past week: what went well, what could be improved upon, and what surprised you. You’ll also discuss where you’re looking to go next week.
The rest of the time
You’ll be programming on projects of your own choice and design. This means you’ll be building websites, apps, games, and other ideas you dream up. As you progress, your projects will become gradually more and more complex.
When you need help
You have a few resources you can turn to: staff members, other students, community slack channels, and pair programming.
There’s a 1:5 staff-to-student ratio
You will always have someone to go to when you need guidance. Each staff member is well versed in a number of programming languages and is trained in our Socratic-based teaching method.
Wednesday night dinners
Wednesday night dinners are great opportunities to meet programmers throughout NYC who we bring in for your conversational pleasure and edification. Come speak, learn, eat, and be merry!
Friday night demos
On Friday nights, we give you demo time to show off the fruits of your labor from the week, and see what your fellow students have been up to. We encourage you to invite your friends and family so they can marvel at your computer wizardry.
Before you know it you’ll be a badass programmer
You'll be slinging hundreds of lines to code into Github each week. All those hours of coding, debugging, iterating, revising and journaling will have paid off.
So you’re in?