Transform lives through programming literacy
“Mastery is a mountain without a top” – Zen Proverb. We believe in continuously refining and adapting our teaching methods and curriculum in order to deliver the best developer training in the industry.
We don't evaluate individuals by their past experience or background. Instead, we only see the person for who they aspire to become and the drive to make their dreams a reality. And unlike most bootcamps, we don’t kick anyone out of our program.
We see our students as extraordinary people, and we are committed to empowering them with the skills to make a difference in their lives and the world.
Coding Dojo’s founder, Michael Choi, served as partner and CEO of several successful startups including a real estate lead-gen company called Zurple. It was a high-growth startup and Michael was struggling to find qualified developers so he created a training program of his own. Not only did he believe this to be more pragmatic and efficient, but Michael also loved to teach.
After continuous refinement within several growing startups, Michael decided to roll out his developer curriculum to the public. Before this official release, the curriculum was already three years old, tested against 2000+ users, and proven to be an effective learning framework.
At the start of 2012, Michael held Coding Dojo’s first “coding bootcamp,” which was a term lesscommon at this time, in Mountain View, CA–the heart of Silicon Valley. The first bootcamp covered two full stacks in 9-weeks: LAMP and Ruby on Rails. Over time, Michael and his team continued to refine the course material, and within months, this former internal program turned from a 9-week course to a 14-week programming bootcamp.
In 2014, Michael brought on Richard Wang as CEO so he could go back to his roots and follow his passion for teaching. With Richard on-board, Coding Dojo has expanded its curriculum to multiple locations in Silicon Valley, Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago and more.
Today, Coding Dojo is the only school in the world to teach three full stacks of software development in 14 weeks: an ability only acquirable through years of refinement and only enabled by a staff of seasoned web developers through decades of programming experience. Our commitment to quality has produced a polished curriculum and well-rounded course structure, which we continue to improve with every new cohort. Given the rapid growth of technology, we believe that our school must act likewise: to be adaptive, versatile, and most of all highly relevant.