Our Program



Ada Developers Academy is dedicated to increase the number of underrepresented skilled software developers while redefining and reinventing the way we prepare individuals to be successful in information technology careers. With an intensive, inclusive, and positive learning community, we aim to directly address both the information technology labor shortage in Washington and the lack of diverse experience, thought, and background in the software industry.


Ada Developers Academy’s mission is to diversify Tech by providing women and people of non-binary gender the skills, experience, and community support to become professional software developers who contribute to changing the world with software.

Our Program

Our highly immersive, tuition-free program combines classroom training and a paid, learning internship to teach our students both how to write code (practical tools and computer science fundamentals) and how to be a software developer (leadership, inclusivity, and career). Our core values are building and contributing to a supportive community; creating and advocating for inclusivity; and teaching and practicing lifelong learning, all within Tech.


Ada Developers Academy is designed to be an inclusive, positive learning environment for all students, regardless of sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, education, age, race, or religion. All women (cis and trans*) and people with non-binary gender who feel a part of women's community are encouraged to apply.

Ada Lovelace

At Ada, we teach you more than How to Code. We teach you How to be a Developer

Ada Developers Academy teaches full-stack web development. Students learn Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, and HTML/CSS.

Students learn how to work on agile development teams, using pair programming, scrum, and test-driven development.

Ada Developers Academy is a community of people dedicated to our students success in our program and in the industry.

Meet the Team

  • Cynthia Tee Cynthia Tee Executive Director
  • Cedrick Jones Cedrick Jones Program Manager
  • Alexandra Holien Alexandra Holien Director of Business Development
  • Kari Bancroft Kari Bancroft Director of Education & Technology
    • Dan Roberts Dan Roberts Lead Instructor
    • Chris McAnally Chris McAnally Instructor
    • Jamie Pilgrim Jamie Pilgirm Instructor
    • Dee Del Rosario Dee Del Rosario Instructor
    • Shruti Van Wicklen Shruti Van Wicklen CS Fundamentals Instructor
    • Susan Evans Susan Evans Jumpstart Instructor
    • Brooks Kindle Brooks Kindle Jumpstart Instructor
    • Charles Ellis Charles Ellis Instructional Assistant
    • Sarah Ervin Sarah Ervin Student Counselor & Diversity Trainer
    • Korica Simon Korica Simon Program Coordinator

Fiscal Sponsor

Ada Developers Academy is fiscally sponsored by Third Sector New England, an organization dedicated to providing management and leadership resources that help strengthen nonprofits for a deeper impact on the communities they serve. Ada was originally incubated as a project of the Technology Alliance.