We teach beginners how to create web and mobile applications.
Code Chicago is a series of hands-on, 12-week mobile Android, iOS and web (Ruby on Rails) programming courses held at the innovation center, Blue1647, where every participant will work with one another and join in the spirit of collaboration and learning. It is this aspect of education that we trust would resonate most with our members — and that with an open atmosphere where no question is off limits, we see interesting and inspiring thinking about how to embrace the openness of the web and mobile platform as an opportunity palette — and to really push what might seem conventionally possible with a web browser, and a mobile device having an internet connection. Our sessions are relaxed, and our members in attendance leave being able to approach problems from multiple perspectives and skill-sets — not accepting simple technical limitations as barriers to executing on a vision. At the end of a course, students will have a strong understanding on logic and basic programming syntax and structure as well as will have designed, implemented, and deployed functional web or mobile applications.
The courses are structured to emphasize group collaboration, which is at the very heart of most modern project developments. It’s not only about Ruby on Rails, Android and iOS programming, it’s also about learning to think critically to solve problems and develop team-building skills, which will be invaluable in your future workplace. Our goal is to familiarize you with the intricacies of these programming platforms, while at the same time, fostering inspirational thinking, which will create future opportunities for you. Code Chicago is not stodgy or static; we are seeking to actively push the boundaries in new and unexpected ways, and we want you to participate. We teach beginners how to create web, gaming, and mobile applications.
City of Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel
"I congratulate the founders of Blue1647 on an innovative, exciting venture. The technology sector in Chicago is a growing, crucial area that will have an enormous impact on the City's economy in the future. I am pleased that organizations like Blue1647 are focused on improving the diversity of the sector and ensuring that as our economy grows it reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the city's people."
Our Code Chicago curriculum was designed by industry practitioners within the tech community.
We don’t use conventional letter grading – just results.
Apply to Code Chicago
Applications are reviewed on a rolling-basis.
We're focused on increasing the diversity of thought in tech, and do our best to help make this affordable for everyone, so we're including tuition discounts on the program.
We're devoted toward helping to develop relevant coding skills while lowering financial barriers for those wanting relevant in-person instruction. In addition to providing talented individuals with technical guidance, you qualify for a $500 scholarship if you're female, a veteran of the U.S. Military, or from an ethnic minority group underrepresented in the software engineering field (African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander).
We hope this will enlarge the market of people that can affect change and solve problems in our communities, but also come out with cool apps that solve everyday problems for everyone.
Teaching Mentors & Curriculum Architects.
Work in teams with other students like you in a collaborative coworking space!
Where to find Us.
1647 S. Blue Island Ave. Chicago IL.
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