Gain confidence in a world of technology

Code180 helps non-technical professionals, employees, and students learn how to code in 180 minutes so that they can be more knowledgeable about tech in their careers


"I've been wanting to get into coding but had no idea where to start. Code180 made coding and programming actually accessible for me, and got me excited about new projects and new functions to add to the basic app we created during the course."
- Madi M.

Making Coding Education Accessible


"Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn."

- Stephen Hawking


Code180 helps absolute beginners learn the fundamentals of web development and computer programming in 180 minutes. The workshop focuses on the eight elements common to all programming langauges, and uses web development and javascript as a vehicle for teaching these broader programming principles. Workshop participants develop and deploy to the web their own mobile web application. A Certificate of Completion is awarded at the end of the workshop.

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"Fast paced course. Lots of great info and hands on learning to better understand how to code. I feel like I got more out of the three hours for this course than the eleven weeks I spent learning programming through a university. Well worth the time. Thank you."

- Trever K.


“To be prepared for the demands of the 21st century—and to take advantage of its opportunities—it is essential that more of our students today learn basic computer programming skills, no matter what field of work they want to pursue.”

- Todd Park

"Very informative for a three hour course. I've taken multiple programming classes at [university] in C#, Python, Java, and HTML. This course was able to sum a lot of the same things I learned in an entire semester."
- Tyson E.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of Code180?
Code180 helps non-technical professionals, employees, and students become more capable in the 21st century by helping them become more confident, competent, and conversant in tech markets, at tech companies, and in industries that are increasingly being dominated by tech. Code180 is also a great starting point for anyone interested in a career as a professional developer.
Do I need any prior coding experience?
Code180 is designed for absolute beginners. You do not need any prior coding experience.
Do I need a particular type of computer?
Any standard PC or Mac will work great. Chromebooks, however, will not work for the course. (Chromebooks are not suitable because the course requires students to download and install Sublime Text, a free, industry-standard code editor.)
Will I need to download anything onto my computer?
You will need to have the Google Chrome web browser downloaded and installed on your computer for the workshop. You will also need to download and install a free, industry-standard code editor called Sublime Text from
How long will it take me to complete the course?
Code180 is designed to be completed in 180 minutes. You can do this in a single session or multiple sessions; whatever works best for you. The online course allows for as much time as you need to understand the content and complete the web development project.
Can I view the course on my phone?
Yes. The Code180 Workshop is mobile-friendly and works great on your phone. Hands-on coding portions of the workshop will need to be completed on your computer.
What programming language will I learn?
Code180 focuses on the eight elements common to all programming languages. Code180 uses web development and javascript for teaching broader programming principles.
Is their an age requirement?
Code180 is designed for participants ages 16 and up.
What if i get stuck or need help?
Code180 support is available by emailing [email protected].

"Code180 does a great job giving an easy to follow overview on how to code. Coding doesn't seem scary anymore."
- Arnold P.


"Learning to write programs stretches your mind, helps you think better, and creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains."

- Bill Gates

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