We are thrilled to be working with Women.NYC and Google to bring MotherCoders to New York City!

 
 
 
 
 

Class Sessions

Spring 2019 - Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Location: Brooklyn Public Library - Macon Branch, located at 361 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11233

  • Dates: February 12 - April 11 (field trip on Friday, April 12)

  • Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm

  • Lunch and on-site childcare provided

Spring 2019 - Saturdays

  • Location: Brooklyn Public Library - Bushwick Branch, located at 340 Bushwick Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206

  • Dates: February 9 - April 6 (field trip on Friday, April 12)

  • Time: 10:30am - 4:30pm

  • Lunch and on-site childcare provided

 

On-site Childcare

During class time, free, on-site childcare will be provided by Sitters Studio, a unique arts-based babysitting agency, headquartered in New York City, that provides families with artistic caregivers and creative childcare solutions.


Eligibility

You are eligible for our program if you meet the following qualifications:

  1. You are a resident of New York City.

  2. 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.)

  3. You are at least 21 years old.

  4. You have a bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of work experience.

  5. 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.)

  6. 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.


Program Cost: Free

Thanks to the generosity of Google NYC, the program cost will be waived.*

*Tuition is normally $4,500 with on-site childcare and $4,000 without.


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.

Completion Requirements

  1. 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.

  2. 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.