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We’re excited to announce that we are working with the University of Notre Dame to put on a Web Development Coding Boot Camp, primarily targeting the university’s non-computer science majors! The boot camp is a part of the University’s Winter Session offerings, a series of engaging skills and career development opportunities that Notre Dame students can capitalize on during their winter break.

What is a boot camp?

Traditionally, coding boot camps are intensive training programs for software development. This course, in particular, is for students who have zero (or limited) prior coding/programming experience. …


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We tend to prioritize placing our students in paid-internships because of the affirmation and support that these types of internships provide.

Over the years, our team’s helped many of our Code School students to earn their first internships in tech. The types of internships vary. For instance, one of our student’s first internships was building online college courses when she was only 16 years old and still in high school! We’ve helped other students to earn their first freelance jobs building websites to support the growing technology needs of small businesses in their area. …


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One of the classes that we offer in our after-school coding program is Web Development. In the class, participants learn text-based coding languages, code their own websites, and learn key developer concepts like wireframing and how to use a text-editor.

Participants build fun projects like the About Me Project (a personal bio page about the coder)or a Choose Your Own Adventure Game (CYOA). Our advanced participants build web applications to solve problems that they care about such as ED.iana, a web app aimed at helping middle schoolers find local colleges that foster their unique interests and goals. …


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This Fall, we’re offering a new coding course as a part of our virtual, after-school coding program. The course is called Next Level Coding and it’s a program for teens (ages 13–18) looking to grow their existing coding skills by building larger-scale projects, individually or as a team, with the help of a coding instructor. It’s being taught by a series of developers and software-engineers to offer different perspectives as well as a variety of skills. …


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We love our coding instructors for their personalities, skills, and their love for code that they bring to our classes! Outlined below is an overview of the talented individuals who are leading our virtual coding sessions this Fall for ages 7–18. Being virtual, you can join us from anywhere in the world! 🌎

Next Level Coding Course with Dipack.


The perfect program for our aspiring young coders, Ages 7–12!

Many of our participants’ parents/guardians have varying levels of coding experience themselves but ALL are looking for the best course to enroll their students in. If your child is between the ages of 7–12, we think that Scratch is a great place to get started.

Visual coding is real coding because of the skills that you learn.

Scratch is a block-based coding language. Code is the language that computers use and it allows people to use the language to relay instructions to the computer. There are hundreds of coding languages out there and Scratch is one of them. Through Scratch, our team teaches participants how to use visual elements to learn…


Code with us from anywhere. Ages 7–18.

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South Bend Code School’s mission has always been to make technology education equitable, accessible, and effective for students in our programs. We feel that education is an experience that must accommodate students from all walks of life.

With the pandemic, we have decided to make a shift to the way we pursue our mission by creating a virtual coding program. We feel this the safest option and it will allow us to ensure the health and safety of all of our students and instructors. …


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Our team played Minecraft this summer and it taught me a lot about why playing this video game is great for teaching kids how to code.

Here’s how it all started.

My name’s Alex Sejdinaj and I’m the co-founder of South Bend Code School.

As a team, we’re always looking for fun and effective ways to teach kids how to code. We’ve found that the key to getting kids interested in coding is finding the right motivation. This year, in particular, we started hearing a lot of the kids in our after-school programs talking about Minecraft. …


Thank You Community Foundation of Elkhart County.

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Thanks to the support of the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, our coding program in Elkhart has the opportunity to help even more kids and teens with the addition of more full and partial scholarships to our program’s participants and additional equipment to support our Elkhart location starting this Fall!

South Bend Code School // Elkhart launched in 2018 as an after-school coding program for ages 7–18. Kids and teens learn tech skills in Python, 3D Game Development, Scratch Coding, Web Development, and more.

It has been widely known for some time that there is a large problem in our…


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Venues Parks and Arts and South Bend Code School partnered this fall to offer coding and technology skills development to participants ages 7–18 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and Charles Black Center.

The after-school program is a 4 week class being taught at each community center.

Participants ages 7–12 learn key coding concepts by building personal projects using Scratch.

South Bend Code School

Ages 7–18 learn the power of coding by programming their own projects, games, platforms and websites! 🚀

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