Hello Code & Hello Code 2.0


Interested in coding but don’t know where to start? Don’t currently have the ability to participate in a full-time boot camp or degree program? Do Space®’s Hello Code program will introduce you to coding through HTML and CSS over the course of a month.  Whether an aspiring artist showcasing work, a parent rejoining the workforce, or a community leader organizing a neighborhood, Hello Code can help you accomplish your goals. We will be running a rolling application for Hello Code in 2020. This means you can apply for any or all of the Hello Code sessions for the year. The Winter 2020 Cohort of Hello Code starts on February 2, 2020 and runs until March 1, 2020.  All applicants will be notified via email no later than January 23rd.
Hello Code Application Link

The 2020 Hello Code 2.0 runs from March 15 – May 17. Applications for Hello Code 2 are open now. Hello Code 2 is an eight-week course requiring coding experience that explores JavaScript and dynamic and responsive web applications. All applicants must complete a basic coding challenge to be considered. More information provided on the application.
Hello Code 2 Application Link (coding experience required)

HELLO CODE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Hello Code for me?
Hello Code is a commitment to learning how to create a website over the course of five weekly meetups. You should apply to Hello Code if you are serious about learning to code and live in the Omaha metro area. Whether you are interested in changing careers, contributing to community projects, or enhancing your existing job skills, learning how to code can help you boost your ability to connect with other people.

What kind of person should apply?

  • You have a “whatever it takes” work ethic.
  • You identify problems and work to solve them.
  • You move quickly and hustle to find ways to overcome obstacles.
  • You feel comfortable with computers and want to learn more.
  • You enjoy meeting and working with new people.

How Much Will it Cost?
Nothing! Like all Do Space programs, Hello Code is offered FREE to the public.

What computer skills do I need?
You should feel comfortable using your computer. You should be accustomed to typing, using a mouse, navigating the internet, and using email and other programs. You do not need any previous coding experience.

What do I need?

  • A Do Space membership (it’s free!)
  • Must be 19 years or older
  • Access to a computer and the internet (this can be at home, at Do Space, or any other location)
  • An email address
  • Agree to adhere to the Do Space behavioral policy and code of conduct
  • Attend five in-person meetings during the course of your session
  • Commit to completing the assigned online work set by your instructor between each meeting

How much work should I expect?
Learning computer programming is like learning to speak a new language; it requires lots of practice and patience. Each session of Hello Code will consist of five weekly in-person meetings. These meetings are required and will take place on Sundays between 10:00AM and 12:00PM. Between each meeting, you will complete learning exercises set by your instructor. Each week may require more or less work depending on the material.

How will participants be selected?

  • We will select participants most likely to benefit from our program as explained in the paragraph on why you want to learn code on the online application form.
  • We will prioritize teaching beginners comfortable with technology, but without formal computer programming experience.
  • We will strive to create an inclusive and diverse group of participants.

When will I find out if I am selected for Hello Code?

Notices of acceptance will be sent out via email.

Click here for the Hello Code Application.

How do I sign up for Hello Code 2?

Click here for the Hello Code 2 Application.

The Hello Code 2 application will close on Monday, March 2nd at 12PM (Noon). All applicants must complete a basic coding challenge to be considered. Please see the application for more information.