Creating Diversity in Technology: Coding Bootcamps for Women

Wanted: More Female Coders

Women are a hugely underrepresented group in technology, and a number of programming bootcamps want to do something about that. Below is a list of the different coding bootcamps that have different financial incentives to get women into coding, and some additional resources.


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Coding Schools with Sweet Deals for Women

MakerSquare

MakerSquare is giving a full ride (a $16,920 tuition waiver) to a limited number of women and underrepresented minorities for its full stack JavaScript coding bootcamp.

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Grace Hopper Academy

Grace Hopper Academy is an women only immersive software engineering school for women with no upfront tuition cost, and a total cost of 22.5% of graduates' first year’s salary.

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Codeup

Codeup teaches a full stack PHP coding bootcamp and gives out two $5,000 scholarships to women for every cohort. For Codeup's front end coding bootcamp there are two $1,000 scholarships for women.

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Coding Dojo

Coding Dojo provides a unique experience for students to learn three different stacks over 14 weeks; students can choose from LAMP stack, MEAN stack, Ruby on Rails, Python and Swift. Furthermore, Coding Dojo Awards up to $2,500 for its Female Developer Scholarship, which is intended for aspiring female computer programmers who require financial assistance to launch their careers.

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Bloc

Every month Bloc is awarding two $2500 scholarships Girl Develop It (GDI) members to be applied towards Bloc's flagship Web Developer Track program! Bloc teaches a number of different coding bootcamps, including the Full Stack Web Developer Track, Rails Web Development Course, Frontend Web Development Course, UX/UI Design Course, Android Development Course, and the iOS Development Course.

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The Mobile Makers Academy

There is a possibility of receiving an average of $1,000 off your tuition to The Mobile Makers Academy. Women can apply for this scholarship, which aims to create diversity in the technology workforce.

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Coding House

Coding House, a full immersion live-in coding bootcamp focused on JavaScript, is offering a 100% scholarship to our full immersion live-in coding bootcamp in order to #ChangeTheRatio, since less than a third of all programmers are women.

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Metis

One of most-excellent Boston's programming bootcamps, Metis offers a steep $2,000 tuition reduction to women in order to help create diversity in the programming world.

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Recurse Center

Recurse is currently providing grants to people who identify as women (cis or trans), Black, Latino/a, Native American, and Pacific Islander. Since the Recurse Center charges no tuition, the grants are intended to be used for living expenses during the three months of your batch: You can use your grant for housing, food, childcare, or anything else you need during your time here. Each grant is for between $500 and $7,000.

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Additional Resources

Girls in Tech
Women in Technology
Girl Develop It
Girls Who Code
Code Liberation
Code and Cupcakes
Codess
Women in Technology, UK
Steminist
National Center for Women & Information Technology
She's Geeky
Anita Borg Institute

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