a tech camp for moms


our goal

MotherCoders is helping women with college degrees and work experience get on a career development track that leverages their unique skills, experiences, and passions. Whether it’s earning a degree or certificate, diving deeper into a specific programming language, acquiring a particular skill-set to move into a certain role, or starting a new business, our technology orientation program enables our students to gain enough skills, knowledge, and community support to confidently take the next step toward a new career in technology.

 

our approach

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build technical skills

Learn to build and launch a simple site of using HTML, CSS, and Javascript, picking up basic skills in user experience design, web design, and design thinking along the way.

 

build industry knowledge

To help you discover where you might thrive best, we provide students with an overview of the technology landscape that includes coverage of trends and issues affecting the marketplace. Each cohort also visits a tech company together at the end of their program session to meet and talk to al tech team. Companies that have hosted our moms include AirBnB, Lyft, and Captricity.

 

build a NETWORk of support

Having a web of community support is critical to success. That's why we help you connect with peers and industry professionals who can help you push through challenges that will inevitable arise. Technologists from the field regularly visit our classes to serve guest presenters and mentors so you can gain the latest industry knowledge, as well as insight into potential career paths and job opportunities.


WHO WE SERVE

Prisca Ekkens, Visual Designer,  Class of Fall 2014

Prisca Ekkens, Visual Designer,  Class of Fall 2014

WORKING MOMS

MotherCoders is a convenient solution for women seeking technical skills for career advancement or a switch into a technical role.

Carmen Echauri - Software Engineer, Class of Fall 2014

Carmen Echauri - Software Engineer, Class of Fall 2014

Re-entering Moms

MotherCodes offers a supportive environment for women in need of tech skills and a peer and professional network for workforce re-entry.

Sysamone Phaphon - Startup Founder, Class of Fall 2016

Sysamone Phaphon - Startup Founder, Class of Fall 2016

entrepreneuR Moms

MotherCoders helps women with startups or startup ideas build foundational tech skills that enable them to accelerate their ventures.


Class schedule

Saturday Classes - Classes take place every Saturday for 8 weeks from 10:00am-4:00pm. (Kid drop off begins at 9:30am) There will be a break between weeks 4 and 5, plus a class field trip to a local company to meet with a tech team, which will take place on a Friday.

Weekday Classes - Classes take place every Monday and Wednesday for 8 weeks from 10am-1pm. (Kid drop off begins at 9:30am) There will be a class field trip to a local company to meet with a tech team, which will take place on a Friday.


ON-SITE CHILDCARE

We realize how difficult it can be to find affordable, dependable, and high-quality childcare. That's why MotherCoders is committed to providing it on site so our students can learn without worry. However, certain conditions do dictate which age groups we are able to accommodate at each site. (For example, some facilities can only accommodate kids between 3-36 months, some are set up for K-8, while others can serve youth age 14 and up.) Because child safety is of the highest concern to us, MotherCoders won't offer on-site childcare unless we can provide the same level of care that we'd give to our own kids. 


COST

With on-site childcare: $3,000. Without on-site childcare: $2,500. (Lunch will be provided at each class session.)

*The per student cost for delivering our program is approximately $7,300. We depend on the generosity of a community of donors to help us meet our funding gap.


Still wondering if MotherCoders is right for you?

Read our Student FAQ here.