Hello Code

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Interested in computer programming 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 computer programming 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.


Is Hello Code for me?

Hello Code is a commitment to learning how to program over the course of four 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 computer programming can help open doors to new opportunities.

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 confident with 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
  • Have 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 four 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 four weekly in-person meetings. These meetings are required and will take place Sunday mornings from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. 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 consider all eligible participants who have completed the online application form by September 20th for our October Session.
  • We will select participants most likely to benefit from our program based on applicant response to the question on why you want to learn code in 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 on September 24 for our October Session.