6 Companies That Teach People How To Code

In our heavily digitized age, coding has become an essential skill in an increasing number of industries. If you want to understand and master the programming languages that are structuring so much of life and work in the 21st century, check out the companies included here, which devote themselves to teaching coding to generations young and old. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

6 Companies Teaching People Coding

Name Highlights
Fullstack Academy Immersive coding school with campuses in New York City and Chicago, with a program centered on fullstack JavaScript and emerging technologies
Let's Start Coding Creates electronic kits and online lessons that teach computer coding to kids
Le Wagon Operates in multiple global cities, offering courses in web development and data science
Flatiron School Teaches programs in software engineering, data science, UX/UI design, and cybersecurity analytics
Codesters Combines an online coding platform for students, a powerful learning management system for teachers, and built-out coding lessons for the classroom
Zip Code Wilmington Coaches everyday, motivated people from diverse backgrounds into skilled, professional developers

Fullstack's Coding Bootcamp Curriculum

  1. Java
  2. C
  3. Python
  4. PHP
  5. Swift

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In Depth

From any age, young to old, learning to code is an essential skill in the twenty-first century. But choosing what language to learn and where to study can be a difficult and daunting task. In no particular order, here are six companies that specialize in code education.

First up, at #1, we have Fullstack Academy. This company is an award-winning, immersive coding school based in New York City. Backed by Y Combinator, co-founders David Yang and Nimit Maru leveraged their experience at Yahoo and Gilt Groupe to create a program centered on fullstack JavaScript and emerging technologies. Graduates have gone on to work at companies including Google, Dropbox, and Venmo.

Fullstack Academy has campuses in both New York and Chicago. In January 2016, the organization launched Grace Hopper Academy, the first all-women coding boot camp in New York City, and the first in the country to offer a deferred tuition model. This all-women's training school lowers the barrier to entry by enabling women to attend boot camp now and pay later, once they've gotten full-time, in field work.

Fullstack Academy has campuses in both New York and Chicago.

Next up, at #2, is Let's Start Coding. This company creates electronic kits and online lessons that teach computer coding to kids. It focuses on the fundamentals of typed programming, using the same languages found in professional environments all over the world. With step-by-step lessons, learners are exposed to the fundamentals that apply to all typed software languages without focusing on the peculiarities of any single one.

As participants complete challenges, they learn about the fundamentals of typed code, like variables, functions, and loops. A kit from Let's Start Coding contains customizable electronics, such as LED lights, speakers, buttons, and sensors. Through its online examples and projects, kids learn to manipulate these physical gadgets with code, building creations like a four note piano or sound-sensitive LEDs. Kids and parents can use the kits at home with an internet-connected Windows, Mac, or Chromebook computer.

Coming in at #3 is Le Wagon. This company is a coding school based out of thirty-eight cities in twenty countries around the world. It offers courses in web development both full and part-time as well as a full-time course in data science. Le Wagon's coding boot camp teaches students web stack. Participants learn the core concepts of object-oriented programming, and structure their software following design patterns.

This company is a coding school based out of thirty-eight cities in twenty countries around the world.

Le Wagon's data science course gives learners the skills needed to launch their career in nine weeks. Students finish the course knowing how to explore, clean, and transform information into actionable insights, and how to implement machine learning models from start to finish in a production environment, working in teams. At the completion of the program, students will know how to build an app that answers their users' needs, and to follow the workflow to collaborate with other developers, designers and managers.

Now for #4, Flatiron School. This company is based in New York City, with campuses in the United States and the United Kingdom as well as online classes. It teaches programs in Software Engineering, Data Science, UX/UI Design, and Cybersecurity Analytics. It also publishes articles discussing the future of the industry and updates to its programs.

Flatiron School offers diversity scholarships through its programs The Women Take Tech Initiative, Access, and NexTech 100. Graduates from this company work at hundreds of companies spanning media, government, e-commerce, software and others. Flatiron also shares personal stories from graduates discussing their experiences with the program.

Flatiron also shares personal stories from graduates discussing their experiences with the program.

Entering the list at #5 is Codesters. This company is a classroom-friendly platform teaching Python, that integrates code into core academic classes. Students learn to code by creating projects where each lesson is structured as a project for them to build. Students learn the core concepts of programming, then reinforce their coding skills through standard aligned math lessons where they create simulations and games for statistics, probability, and geometry. The learning language, Python, is taught through graphics, animation, interactivity, and the drag to type toolkit.

Codesters allows teachers to bring coding into their classrooms. Instructors monitor each student's progress on their dashboard in order to see which children are struggling and where. Educators are able to see the actual code a student submitted and provide immediate feedback about mistakes they might be making.

And finally, #6 on our list is Zip Code. Delaware's first non-profit coding school, this company coaches everyday, motivated people from diverse backgrounds into skilled, professional software developers. Located in Wilmington, Zip Code offers a twelve week training program in Java.

Located in Wilmington, Zip Code offers a twelve week training program in Java.

During the program students learn the ins and outs of software development from a Java point of view. Zip Code will focus on object-oriented programming and the basics of computer science. Zip Code learners are trained by teachers and mentors with experience in the field. Following the in-class training, area companies hire select graduates for direct hire jobs and paid, twenty-six-week apprenticeships.