Our Story

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 virutal, added new curriculum in operations and cybersecurity; launched Powered by Code Fellows , built out our robust Career Transition Services Program; and much more.

Over 1500 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.

Our Belief

At Code Fellows, we believe in you. Who you are, where you are, as you are. Your hopes and dreams are our hopes and dreams; your doubts and fears are our doubts and fears—and we’re here to remind you how powerful you are.

Tech isn’t just for the elite. It’s not just for the white, the male, the wealthy, the privileged, the college-educated. It’s for all of us: the second-lifer who wants to learn a new skill; the veteran looking for an opportunity to translate their military grit into a different career; the bright young woman looking to shatter the paradigm and make the industry a better place; the wrong-turn taker looking for a second chance and a brighter future.

It’s hard work, but you’re a hard worker. And when the going gets tough—because it will—you’ve got us. A welcoming community of people who know exactly what you’re going through because we’ve been there before. A welcoming community that has one job: to help you unlock your potential.

Because technology needs you. You are strong, you are capable, you can learn to code—and you can change your life. We believe in you. Do you?

Our Mission & Vision

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 focus on technology skills for a better life, for a better community, and for a better world.

We’ve watched as time and again, our students' lives are changed by immersive training combined with specialized curriculum taught by passionate instructors.

By providing an alternative path to great jobs, students have a clear, fast, attainable way to start new careers and opportunities.

Our success is measured through lives changed and communities impacted. For us, it’s all about our students.

Get Involved

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.