Frequently asked questions from future engineers

What does your company do?

We are a community of developers who help people to learn how to code and find a job or start their own company. If you join our network, we will support you from day 1 to the day of your first technical interview.

What courses can I take through CodeDoor?

Our network offers a wide range of potential classes and courses. Most of our students learn data analysis and web and mobile development.

What is the process of signing up?

The first step is applying online. If accepted, we’ll ask you to join our community.

Which prior knowledge do I need?

You will not need any coding experience. You will need sufficient English language skills to follow the lessons.

How does the process look like from start to finish if I am a beginner?
Part 1: Learn the basics (4-6 Weeks)

The first weeks are dedicated to learning the basics and find out if coding in general and with CodeDoor's network specifically is right for you. You get access to our community of fellow students and experienced tutors who will accompany you on your way. The goal is to gather all the knowledge you need to pass the Coding Challenge! If you are an experienced developer already, you can skip this part.

Part 2: Conduct Coding Challenges (2 Weeks)

We want to make sure you know enough to keep up with the pace of our partners later on, that is why we designed the Coding Challenges. If you don't pass a challenge in the first run, don't worry - you will get helpful feedback on what to improve.

Part 3: Choosing your path

Passing the Challenge is a huge step - you proved that you are capable of teaching yourself, searching online for solutions, asking for help and getting through bugfixing - the day to day business of every developer! Now it's time to discuss the next step with your regional coordinator: In which area do you want to deepen your knowledge? Which of our partners is the right one for you?

Part 4: Master your skills to get job ready

If you are granted a scholarship you will have our full support for any courses that will help you become an excellent developer! We will match you with a company and your curriculum will be tailored to the needs of the company. You keep learning alongside other students and with the help of your tutors in the meetings and through slack. We can also try to help you to land a job at one of the companies in our network (that's optional, of course).

How much does it cost be part of the CodeDoor network as a student?

If you belong to an underrepresented group CodeDoor is free of charge. For all others its on a case by case basis.

Is is possible to join CodeDoor while working/studying?

Yes. We recommend in the beginning to learn at least 10h per week. After the Coding Challenges you should use more hours to study per week, if possible even up to 9h per day, 5 to 6 days a week.

Do I have to live in a certain country to participate?

Yes. We have major clusters in basically all larger cities in Germany, some in the UK, Sweden and Canada. We also offer trainings remotely. Please just apply. We have students from around the world. We will let you know if we can support you. Currently, there are some countries where we can't accept students from.

I do not want to be mached with a company - can I still apply?

Of course - the matching is optional.

Do I have to participate in an offline class?

To keep momentum and morale up, we highly recommend joining our office hours (online and offline).

I am employed and want to change careers. Can I still partcipate?

Yes, of course.

Does CodeDoor support junior and seniors devs to get a job?

Yes. We have a very large network of companies who are happy to meet developers from the CodeDoor community.

My question is not listed here. How can I reach you?

Please send us an email at hello at codedoor. org

What types of companies do you work with?

We work with a lot of companies, from large ones like Apple, Google, Salesforce and BASF, to startups such as Repl.it and Carvolution.