There’s no better way to understand what it’s like to pursue tech later in life or to switch your career than to speak with those who have been through the process — from surviving a coding bootcamp to getting their first job in tech.
Are you thinking about transitioning into tech? Our very own Founder, Katrina Walker, knows a thing or two about this.
Katrina was in your shoes before she transitioned into tech from a varied career in Psychology, Social Work and Circus Arts. Her lived experience of the tech industry’s chronic gender disparity led her to create her very own tech school for women, trans, and non-binary individuals.
Baker, Teacher, Firefighter, Full-time Mum, Nail Artist… These are just some of our grads’ professions before they landed a career in coding.
DURING THIS FREE 90 MINUTE VIRTUAL PANEL SESSION, CODEOP GRADUATES WILL SHARE THEIR PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF:
Transitioning to tech later in life
Getting the best from a Bootcamp
How to land that first job in tech
Register for this exciting and insightful event and learn more about our women+ community.
Meet the CodeOp community
Life at CodeOp
CodeOp was founded in 2018 to help solve the gender disparity problem in the tech space. We’re the first international tech school for women, transgender, and non-binary individuals (women+) who want to transition to, or upskill in tech.
From over 70 countries worldwide, aged 18-45, highschool graduates to post-doctoral studies, our students are changing the culture of tech.
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Above and beyond. I was blown away at the amount and intensity of the material they teach you. Even with the part-time full-stack program, it was difficult, especially when juggling a full-time job. Despite the workload, I was in awe at how warm and welcoming the community was from day one.
For me, doing a bootcamp at CodeOp made me feel that a transition to tech was absolutely the right thing to do. The content of the course is quite intense but really complete. Not only that, but the instructors are great and super supportive, and the diversity really contributes with a nice environment that help us to thrive and learn.
I was worried as I started the CopeOp Product Manager Bootcamp in April, I wasn't sure that I would make it to the end. But after that first class, I was sold. The instructor made sure that she was available for one on one's to make sure that you could go over concepts that you were having issues with. I was also able to take what I was learning and apply it to my day to day work outside of class. CodeOp created an environment that went beyond teaching skills, fostered a sense of community and collaboration.
I've been 10 years unemployed (as a stay-at-home mom) and I wanted to come back to the tech industry, but my confidence levels were a bit low. I searched for academies focused on bringing women and other minorities into tech because I needed some encouragement, not just training. And I get the encouragement I needed and much more! The Data Analytics course makes me feel now super confident to restart my career.
I specifically liked the depth of the course material and the fact that I can always re-watch my classes for reference as I put my skills to practice. The quality of course contents is excellent and well-coordinated, the entire CodeOp community is vey friendly and helpful; the communication and feedback between the leaners, instructors and alumni is timely and excellent!
If you start with zero coding experience like I did, you might feel a bit lost at first, but everything starts making sense in the project phase when building web applications. Moreover, CodeOp offers comprehensive career guidance vis-à-vis the tech industry's hiring process, which helps to understand better what the job market looks like and what to expect in your technical interview.
The way CodeOp has supported me (and still continues to support me) has been amazing. I always felt comfortable asking questions and making mistakes. What I really loved was their personal approach. If you want to be challenged, you can get more difficult assignments. If you're struggling with a certain topic, you'll get more 1 on 1 support.
The CEO and all the teachers are amazing. I checked out other bootcamps, what they can offer and honestly think CodeOp's curriculum is the best. They offer really good workshops also during the bootcamp. I finished my course remotely because of COVID-19 and they were so well-prepared for the fast change. I highly reccomend the school.
Two weeks after graduation, I've managed to secure a software engineering internship due to the job support they have provided post-bootcamp. The instructor and staff are genuinely encouraging in the students' learning and progress. I would highly recommend CodeOp to anyone!