Moms Can Code School
Complete a Beginner Web Developer Portfolio
In this 12-week online course, you'll work remotely with students across the country to build projects, experience what it's like to work with a fully remote team, and learn new coding skills.
During Weeks 1-8, students work with on projects with their peers in groups, meet with mentors during scheduled Office Hours, and are joined by mentors & guest lecturers for LIVE webinars.
Through Project-Based Learning, students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Here are some examples of the projects you'll work on in Moms Can Code School during Weeks 1-8.
Small Business Website
Contributing to Open-Source
Web Accessibility Audit
In the final weeks of our Moms Can Code School, students work in teams of 3-4 to create innovative solutions for challenges faced by our country's most vulnerable populations and people in need. Recent projects include developing resources for individuals to find affordable housing, find care for their elderly family members, and help nonprofits find potential funding opportunities.
In the final weeks of the program, students work in teams to develop a prototype using Human-Centered Design Thinking & Agile Methods.
Research & Brainstorm
The first stage of the Design Thinking process is to understand the problem you are trying to solve to understand the needs of the user. During this time, students learn how to research real-life challenges and share their findings to identify possible solutions.
User Surveys & Planning
Before jumping in to build a possible solution, students must test their assumptions made about their users by designing a survey and sharing it online to obtain a statistically relevant sample size.
Building & Testing
During this stage of the process, students work remotely in teams to build a scaled-down version of a product and share it with users to receive feedback before their presentations at the Student Showcase.
In the final week before their Student Showcase, students create a product walkthrough and prepare to present their findings to a LIVE online audience.
At the end of our programs, students present their findings to viewers LIVE online. We invite our mentors, alumni, guest lecturers, and the Moms Can & Co. network to each Student Showcase.
Here is one of our Cohort 1 teams presenting their final project in April 2019.
Meet the Mentors
Learn From Industry Experts
Our mentors are hand-picked and go through an on-boarding process to prepare for the program. They are volunteers who believe in your potential and are giving their time to see you succeed.
Software Engineer at Square
Angel Investor & Startup Advisor
Engineering Manager at Riot Games
Interested in mentoring? Reach out today!
Schedule an Interview
Schedule a time to meet with one of our staff members here.
During the interview, you'll be asked about your past experiences, skills you're looking to broaden, and what your goals are.
Join the Roster
If we determine that Moms Can Code School is the best fit for you, we'll invite you to join the roster.
You'll be invited to complete the Pre-work before the next cohort begins and pay a $149 fee.
Upon completion of the Pre-work, you'll receive a $149 credit towards Registration. If you're not able to complete the Pre-work by the deadline, you won't be eligible for a refund but you'll continue to have access to the Progate Plus learning platform through June 2020 ($20/month value).
You'll need to complete these before starting the program.
Upon completing the required Pre-work, you'll be invited to complete registration by making a one-time payment or enrolling in a 3-month payment plan. The first payment must be made before the start of the cohort.
Why Choose Us
"I chose to register for Moms Can Code School because I wanted to finally do something for myself. I'd been working in tech editing/content QA for almost 20 years. I fell into this job initially because it was easy and I was good at it but stuck with it for so long because it fit into my life, or my family's life. I've always wanted to do more, to actually put some of the things that I've read about into practice, but life always got into the way - or at least that's what I always told myself. I was tired of making excuses and wanted to start moving forward."
Nicole Spoto (Cohort 1)
Meg Kozak (Cohort 1)
"I decided to change careers and graduated from an NYC boot camp in 2017. Afterward, without much support, I got discouraged during the job hunt and feelings of being an imposter took over. I stopped coding.
Much to my delight, I found Moms Can & Co. on Twitter. I found my inspiration to start coding again by deciding to join Moms Can Code School's first cohort.
Unlike my boot camp experience, I gained remote technology skills, project management experience and reestablished my coding habit once again. I learned how to build an MVP using the Design Thinking Process and working within an Agile environment.
I was a part of a wonderful team of talented females. We were supported by many fantastic technology mentors that volunteered their time.
I highly recommend this program."
We do not have any scholarships available at this time.
Upon completing the Pre-work for this program, you'll be invited to complete the registration process by making a one-time payment or enrolling in a 3-month payment plan. The first payment must be made before the start of the program.
3 Monthly Payments
Can I complete this program even if I am working full-time or stay-at-home full-time?
Is it an adjustment? Yes.
But we've had full-time working moms, single moms, and stay-at-home moms with no childcare successfully work on the assignments and complete the program.
What is the required time commitment?
Students report an average of 20 hours per week during the cohort.
The required pre-work to register takes approximately 27 hours to complete.
How can I apply for financial aid?
If there are scholarships available for a cohort, you'll see a note that says so under Registration Fees.
Do you have international programs?
Anyone can participate in our online programs. Our Student Success Manager, Wendy, lives in Brussels!
How do you support students after Moms Can Code School ends?
Alumni are welcome to join our private Moms Can & Co. Network for continued support and resources at no additional cost after completing the program.
Will you help me find a remote job?
We share remote job opportunities via our weekly email newsletter. If you're looking for a remote job, we suggest being extra proactive during the program to connect with and receive feedback on work from the mentors and guest speakers.
Our Roadmap to Remote program helps you prepare for the remote job application process.
Do I need to have previous coding experience?
We encourage you to join the inaugural What the Tech?! cohort to learn the basics and receive more hands-on instruction.
Are you a coding bootcamp?
No. While we do offer open office hours with staff and industry mentors and invite guest speakers to give lectures, we don't offer live coding instruction.
The aim of this program is to help students complete a beginner web developer portfolio and simulate a real-life remote work environment.
Why is there a registration process & why isn't this free?
We've offered a lot of free and really low cost programs in the past. Each of those programs only saw one person finish.
Our registration process ensures that you’re entering a vetted space where you can feel confident you’ll be amongst like-minded and committed students.
Our fees also ensure that our staff show up to support you on a regular basis. And it shows you value their time as well.
Still have questions?