Look Who’s Learning to Code Next Week in Seattle

Seattle missionThe Seattle training organization called Code Fellows teaches Ruby on Rails, Python, JavaScript, and more, guaranteeing a $60,000 job offer to some grads, or their money back. Next week, however, the students in one of its training camps will be an atypical audience: homeless women and their kids.

Held at a Christian organization tackling hunger, homelessness, and mental health issues, the classes will start August 12, in the morning. They’re free to the women and their kids.

Students at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission will learn basic programming skills, as an entree to future classes, jobs, or just a hobby. (The $60k job guarantee will not be in effect.) Graduates of next week’s program could choose a future Code Fellows class; some are two months’ long, women-only, and include scholarships to defray costs.