We are thrilled to be working with Women.NYC and Google to bring MotherCoders to New York City!
Our Spring 2019 classes are currently full. Please fill out the survey form if you’re interested in applying to future sessions.
What You’ll Learn
MotherCoders is a tech training program that’s designed by moms, for moms.
Our goal is to help mothers gain the skills, knowledge, and community support to confidently take the next step (or 2 or 3) in their advancement toward a career in tech. We do this through a combination of reading materials, and online and in-class coding exercises. In addition, tech professionals visit our classrooms to deliver workshops and guest lectures to provide the latest and greatest from the field. Each cohort also visits a tech company to learn how tech teams work together to reach their business goals.
Please check out o class syllabus for more details.
For our Spring 2019 class sessions, we’ve partnered with Sitters Studio to provide on-site childcare. Sitters Studio is a unique arts-based babysitting agency, headquartered in New York City and woman-owned, that provides families with artistic caregivers and creative childcare solutions.
You are eligible for our program if you meet the following qualifications:
You are a resident of New York City.
You identify as woman in a way that's significant to you. (All mothers — whether cis, trans, queer, or gender-non-conforming — are encouraged to apply.)
You are at least 21 years old.
You have a bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of work experience.
You are currently caring for at least 1 child 17 years old or younger in your household. (All mothers — whether legal guardians, birth mothers, stepmothers, adoptive, or foster parents — are encouraged to apply.)
You will be able to attend in person all 9 class sessions. (There will be a 1-week break between weeks 4 and 5.)
Curious about the rationale behind these requirements? Check out our Student FAQ.
The cost for our 9-week training program is $4,500 with on-site childcare and $4,000 without. We offer full and partial scholarships to mothers facing financial hardship.
What to Expect
MotherCoders is a tech training program that was designed by moms, for moms.
Our goal is to help women with kids gain the skills, knowledge, and community support needed to confidently take the next step (or 2 or 3) toward a career in tech.
Homework - Students are expected to read articles, watch videos, and complete online coding exercises outside of class. In-class time will be devoted to workshops and panel discussions delivered by guest speakers, and office-hour style coding workshops for reviewing key concepts and troubleshooting coding projects. Please expect to do 6-8 hours of homework outside of class each week.
Website - Each student is required to build a website, either a portfolio-style site demonstrating technical ability to potential employers, or a prototype of a product idea. Student will have an opportunity to showcase their website on Demo Day, a celebration at the end of the course for friends, family, potential employers, and the community at-large.