Process

The application process includes 4 parts: online application, code challenge, technical interview, and in-person/virtual interview. All phases after the application are by invitation only.

Each part of the application process is designed to evaluate an applicant’s desire to enter the Tech industry, passion for Ada’s mission, and readiness to thrive in the program.


You will:

  • Submit a resume
  • Answer 6-7 short essay questions (200-250 words maximum)
  • Analyze a large data set and answer questions about it

We are looking for:

  • Demonstrated interest in coding and time spent self-learning
  • Clear desire to join Ada that goes beyond receiving a technical education
  • Commitment and/or involvement with community/volunteer activities
  • Ability to learn something new in order to accomplish a given task
  • Grit and determination to enter Tech
  • Demonstrated ability to persist through setbacks and learn from mistakes
  • Ability to clearly communicate thought process, assumptions, and conclusions

Step 2: Code Challenge

You will:

We are looking for:

  • Ability to self-learn and apply material quickly
  • Demonstrated grasp of coding fundamentals to confirm your readiness to start at Ada


If your code meets our technical bar:

  • You will be invited to participate in a 30-minute video interview to further discuss your code.

We are looking for:

  • Ability to clearly discuss your code in terms of control flow and thought process


You will:

  • Participate in an in-person or virtual interview

We are looking for:

  • Passion for Ada’s mission and software development
  • Aptitude for learning and excelling in Ada’s collaborative and inclusive focused program
  • The drive and ambition to thrive at Ada


To view a timeline for the next cohort, please go to our timeline page.

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