Learn to Code Online
Our Digital campus creates an online community unlike any other. If you need the flexibility to thrive in a remote learning setting, our Digital campus is 100% virtual. The campus offers access to a dedicated resource hub, weekly roundtable discussions, and peer-to-peer Slack channels enabling a safe learning space for students to collaborate.
Graduate with Industry Experience
A typical day caters to a variety of learning styles and consists of reading, watching videos before class, and small group activity-based learning. You’ll graduate with problem-solving skills, industry experience, a capstone project for your portfolio, and the confidence to learn the programming languages across the industry.
Programs Offered Digital
Ada Core Program
Digital online (6 months)
In the digital classroom, students learn by doing, and our Instructors are the guides in the process. Classes are online, 6 hours a day and 5 days a week.
9:30 am – 3 pm PST/EST
Digital or In-person (5 months)
Students receive opportunities to work on engineering teams to complete their training. In addition, they increase their chances of employment with our corporate partners after internship. Each student receives a $20/hr stipend during this time.
Who You Could Work With:
Ada Build Live
Coding for Beginners
Free, 8-week virtual series for beginners to learn Python and coding fundamentals. Women, Black, Indigenous American, Native Alaskan, Latine, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander prospective students are encouraged to apply.
Ready to Start Your Coding Journey?
Ada Core program cohorts start twice a year, in September and March. The application window opens approximately six months prior to the start of the cohort for about a three-week duration. Next open enrollment starts in August 2022 for classes starting in March 2023.
Are you ready to start your Ada journey?
Meet Our Team
Program Director, Digital
Student Success Coach, Digital
Frequently Asked Questions
Who does Ada serve?
Ada’s mission is to prepare women and gender expansive adults to be software developers while advocating for inclusive and equitable work environments. We primarily serve and address the needs of Black, Latine, Indigenous Americans, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, LGBTQIA+, and low-income people.
Who is included in “gender-expansive”?
Ada uses a national reference for the term “gender-expansive” individuals (also sometimes called non-binary, non-conforming or genderqueer) and Transgender provided by GLAAD: https://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender
Who is considered low-income?
Anyone with an individual annual income of less than the following:
- Seattle Low Income is below $50k
- National Low Income is below $45k
How much does the program cost?
The program is tuition-free.
Students have various living expenses they need to pay while in the program. We offer 0%-interest loans through our lending partners. Read more about financial support options here.
I don’t have any experience coding. Can I still apply?
Ada’s Core Program is not for beginners. Students need to understand foundational concepts such as using loops, lists, and dictionaries. Make sure you take some time looking into free resources – there’s a ton available! Once you get a handle on the fundamentals, expand your knowledge through the Ada Build program for beginners. This is a great start to see if coding is for you!
I would like to apply to the program. Where do I get started?
Our application opens six months before the cohort begins and remains open for approximately three weeks. The application will be accessible on our website once opened. You can expect to submit a resume, short answer essays, and data challenge responses.
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What time zone will the classes be in?
Classes are offered both in Pacific and Eastern time zones. Core hours are 9:30 am – 3 pm PST/EST
Is the curriculum the same across campus options?
Yes. The content in each classroom is the same.
Is there loan and grant assistance for Digital Campus?
Ada has a 0% interest loan with no credit checks that are available to students during their time in the program. Learn more
Is childcare available as a student?
Childcare is only available on the Seattle campus.
Do you assist with transportation?
Unfortunately, Ada does not assist with transportation needs.
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