Become a developer
Become a developer
A flexible and powerful way to improve your career

CodeSquad Bootcamp Summary

Cost: Free

2024 Schedule

  • Part-Time | Remote
  • 3 weeks self-paced: Nov 20 - Dec 10
  • 24 weeks live classes: Jan 8 - Jun 29
  • Monday-Wednesday 6:30PM -9:00PM EST
  • Saturday 9:00AM-2:00PM EST

Skills taught

Learn JavaScript, React, HTML & CSS to create dynamic websites. Integrate back-end frameworks including Node & Express along with database technology (MongoDB, Mongoose) to build complete web applications. Job-ready skills integrated throughout.

Info Sessions

The deadline to apply to our 2024 Bootcamp has passed. Applications for 2025 will open in August 2024.

Apply to CodeSquad

Requirements to apply

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • U.S. citizenship or immigrant authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Commitment to complete all coursework, attend remote classes, and uphold community norms
  • In-person career & networking events occur in or near Boston, MA; attendance is optional but encouraged

Who should apply?

At CodeSquad, we believe that anyone with a curious mind can become a software developer. Do you like to solve puzzles? Would you like to build websites and apps? Our free, intensive, learn-to-code bootcamp can teach you both front-end web design skills and server-side development. Plus, we will help you become job ready for a new role in software.

Pre-requisite skills

  • Basic computer skills
  • Time management & organization skills
  • Effective communication
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Problem-solving skills & creativity
  • Self-learning ability

Application process

Complete our Interest Form.

The deadline to apply to our 2024 Bootcamp has passed. By September 30, 2023 we will post a signup form to receive information about our 2025 Bootcamp.

Complete the Application between July 26 and September 5, 2023.
The deadline to apply to our 2024 Bootcamp has passed. We will review applications that have already been submitted on a rolling basis and send out invites to our HTML Mini Course.
Complete the Mini Course between September 14 and October 2, 2023. These brief lessons on Google Classroom will guide you through coding basic HTML pages to complete a coding challenge.
We'll review mini-course submissions and send invites to virtual interviews.
Complete a half hour interview with a staff member.
Find out if you've been accepted to the program when we send out final decision emails.
Accept your spot in the bootcamp by November 15, 2023 and attend Orientation on November 20.
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CodeSquad's results

Our successes

With the skills gained in our program, CodeSquad graduates have found jobs throughout the software development field, with titles including Software Engineer, Application Developer, and even Chief Information Officer. During the program, you will hear from CodeSquad graduates, volunteers, and experts in the tech industry about their experiences, and they will share their tips and tricks to getting your first job in web development.

What jobs could I get?

  • Software Engineer
  • Full-Stack Developer
  • Application Developer
  • Front-End Developer
  • Mobile Developer
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Freelance Web Developer

Our grads have found software jobs at companies including:

NBC Universal logo NBC Universal logo UnitedHealth logo Liberty Mutual logo Capital One logo 617 Media Group logo Embark logo Athena Health logo Rapid7 logo

CodeSquad's Curriculum

Program Highlights

  • 3-week, self-paced pre-course
  • 24-week program (virtual via Zoom)
  • 20 students per cohort
  • Weekly check-ins with assigned mentor
  • 4:1 student to teacher ratio
  • Office hours available for 1:1 help
  • Hands-on learning every lesson
  • Classwork, homework, & quizzes
  • Course project, personalized feedback & personal project
  • Regular panels with industry professionals
  • Monthly, performance-based stipend
  • Job readiness & career coaching
  • Project Night showcase with industry professionals

2024 Program Timeline

Mini Course

September 2023: 3 weeks

Learn coding basics, create a webpage to submit as part of your application, and see what it's like to learn from our Teaching Fellows through self-paced, guided video lessons on Google Classroom. Open office hours available for additional instruction.


November 2023: 3 weeks

Once accepted to the program, you'll complete a few more units of additional pre-work so we can jump right into coding when live lessons start.


January 2024 - June 2024: 24 weeks

Learn how to build a full-stack web application from our talented Teaching Fellows in hands-on lessons Monday-Wednesday from 6:30PM-9:00PM EST and Saturdays from 9:00AM-2:00PM EST via Zoom. Get support via weekly check-ins with your mentor, open office hours, and 1:1 tutoring sessions as needed.

Job Readiness

January 2024 - June 2024: 24 weeks

Throughout the bootcamp, learn about the career specializations within web development you'll be prepared to pursue post-graduation. Learn from industry professionals, get guidance on soft-skills, prepare for interviews, build your resume, and more.

Project Night

June 2024

Showcase the full-stack personal project you'll build throughout the bootcamp to industry professionals interested in hiring you as a web developer.

Career Support

June 2024 - December 2024 & beyond

Work with support staff after graduation as you pursue a career in web development. Get support around interview prep, continue learning and coding in supportive groups, and connect with the vast network of web developers and hiring managers connected to CodeSquad.

Languages, tools, & frameworks taught


HyperText Markup Language is the language that the web is written in. Web browsers translate HTML into the content displayed on your screen. It's a cornerstone technology of the web.


Cascading stylesheets is the language used to style and customize the appearance of the HTML delivered to your browser. It's a cornerstone technology of the web.


A programming language that allows developers to add interactivity and functionality to web pages. Used by more that 97% of websites, it's another cornerstone technology of the web.


A JavaScript library for building user interfaces.

Visual Studio Code
Visual Studio Code

A free text editor from Microsoft. VS Code is a great option for developers because it's made for writing code. It can recognize the language or framework you're using, spot errors, and autocomplete common coding syntax.

Command Line Interface
Command Line Interface

The Command Line sends commands directly to your computer without using a mouse. Anything you can do by clicking buttons on your computer can be done through the Command Line, and then some. The Command Line doesn't use a graphical user interface.


A software program that's used to track changes in documents and sets of files. It's an industry standard for web developers, and this version control system allows seamless teamwork.


A cloud-based hosting service for Git repositories. Another industry standard, GitHub allows web developers free storage of coding projects and makes it easy to see and control versions.


Node Package Manager is a directory of code packages for the Node.js runtime environment. Think of a node package as pre-written code that simplifies the tasks that are commonly required when developing full-stack web apps.


Node is a runtime environment for the back-end of web apps that allows JavaScript code to execute outside of the browser. Before Node, back-end programming had to be done in a different language other than JavaScript.


Express is a framework for Node.js. Think of it like a control system for Node. It's a bunch of code that has done much of the complex work in Node that programmers would have to write from scratch without it.


Embedded JavaScript templating is a templating engine for Node.js. It allows programmers to create reusable templates for page layouts, easily embed JavaScript into the layout, and bring in data stored in the database.


A NoSQL database program that stores data in a non-relational format, giving developers more flexibility in how data is designed and stored.


A library of code that simplifies working with MongoDB and Express applications. We'll implement CRUD to Create database entries, Read data stored in the database, Update data, and Delete data.


The process of verifying a user's identity, giving the program the ability to restrict or allow access to certain parts of the site. We'll implement OAuth 2.0 to allow users to sign in with other accounts like Google or Twitter.