Citrusy Sweet: Coding Dojo Opening 2019 in Orange County, Costa Mesa

With over forty miles of glistening coastline, almost 300 sunny days out of the year, AND a burgeoning tech scene — it’s not too hard to guess why Coding Dojo is opening its 10th location in the ‘citrusy’ heart of Southern California: Orange County.

Our Coding Dojo Orange County campus will open in just a few short weeks in Costa Mesa, CA with the very first cohort starting Jan. 22. Lead instructor Daniel — Danny for short — Rivera, is so excited to start teaching at our newest campus, “The potential is huge.”

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Orange County is second in the country for diversity when it comes to tech — and that’s a span of aerospace to software to startups, there’s a really great start-up community there and it’s growing,” explains Danny. “I love that we’re very diverse so we can apply that diversity to our students and be able to better serve them.  

With five of our Alumni already holding engineering positions at the Internet of Things company TensorIot, Coding Dojo roots have already begun to grow deep in OC. Moreover, prominent companies in the tech industry like Mophie, Blizzard, and Mavenlink are all headquartered in OC.

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“One of the most popular companies, Blizzard Entertainment, we actually already have some alumni there,” remarks Danny. “And being in the heart of this tech-centric region will only bring more opportunities for our graduates to land positions at these prominent companies.”

The new campus is notable in and of itself — a space Coding Dojo will share with the Los Angeles Chargers, where students will be able to catch views of football team’s practice field.

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“The building we’re in is called The Hive,” explains Danny. “It’s state of the art, and up to the ‘tech-standard’ so to speak. There are gyms, a coffee shop, and outside patio with ping-pong tables and beautiful courtyard.  When it was being remodeled a year ago, they wanted to make it very forward-thinking; they ended up installing bikes you can ride around for a day and bring them back. The amenities are definitely great.”

Ultimately, Coding Dojo is most excited for the prospect of serving a new diverse set of students, in a new region, where opportunities are waiting to happen. “I’m so excited to email everyone on our list and let them know that we’re opening!” exclaimed Danny.

Course dates are set for January and February, and they’re filling up fast. To join Coding Dojo at our state-of-the-art OC Campus this winter season, apply right away!
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