We started in 2013 as Seattle’s first code school, with a class of 20 aspiring software developers. A lot has changed since that first cohort—we’ve expanded our curriculum to include courses that range from beginner to advanced; moved to a bigger, brighter campus in the heart of Seattle; went fully virtual, added new curriculum in operations and cybersecurity; launched Powered by Code Fellows, built out our robust Career Transition Services Program; and much more.
Over 2000 students have graduated from our program and joined over 800 companies across the globe.
“Our first course was made up of people from all kinds of backgrounds—dancers, bartenders, IT pros, folks from the gaming industry. Our theory was that a few intensive weeks of classes could have them job-ready. We knew we had hit something big when two students received job offers on the last day of class… Before they had technically even graduated!"
— Brook Riggio
Co-Founder & VP of Education
A lot has changed since the first class of 20 students! We’re grateful for the instructors, students, teaching assistants, partners and support staff who have made it all possible.
Code Fellows was born from and operates in the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish and Duwamish people, the native inhabitants of the Seattle area. We acknowledge with humble gratitude the contributions of these communities, past and present, in caring for the land and waters.
We focus on technology skills for a better life, for a better community, and for a better world.
We guide people from all backgrounds to change their lives through fast-paced, career-focused education. We shape passionate learners with immersive training to meet industry needs and improve diversity.
We receive and give feedback to fuel personal, professional, and community growth through iterative self-improvement. We are focused on progress, open to challenge, willing to fail, and above all committed to the good of the collective.
We celebrate differences and encourage curiosity to understand the people and perspectives around us. We accept people as they are and embrace the characteristics that make us all unique.
We are here because we want to be. Student success fuels our commitment to our craft. To us, this is more than a job—we put our heart and soul into what we create.
We pursue the delivery of excellent experiences. Customer feedback informs our priorities and every day we strive to produce better outcomes. We take action on things big and small and hold ourselves to a high standard.
We believe in our students—sometimes even before they believe in themselves. We equip individuals, companies, and communities to impact the world around them, revealing their latent superpowers. By instilling confidence, desire, and self-determination in the populations we serve, we get to be part of how tech reshapes our world.
We are on a global mission to change the hearts and minds of an industry, as well as the lives of our students. Remarkable change happens at the intersection of individual determination and a supportive community. We will settle for nothing less.
We seek the holistic well-being of our students, our partner companies, and the tech industry at large. Feedback is a gift: so we present candid feedback, delivered kindly and clearly. We do well by doing good.
We are committed to growing our collective skills, education, and expertise to maximize our impact on the lives of students and the industry. Recognizing that knowledge is power, we strive to help students master their own craft.
Every decision at Code Fellows is made with the customer in mind. We align with our customers' short- and long-term goals, and we support their dreams. We actively work to understand each person’s perspective, so that each customer interaction is positive.
We challenge the status quo. The industry needs a more inclusive and collaborative approach in tech to influence the products that serve our increasingly diverse world. We are here to equip and prepare the talent needed to push the industry forward.
We deal in the hopes and dreams of our students.
There is a way for the hero (our student) to achieve greatness. We believe:
There is a way to follow the plan. We believe:
It will have a great impact on the world at large:
Want to get involved? We're always looking for great people to join our team and help us bring life-changing training to more people around the world.