The Starter League is an immersive, beginner-friendly school in Chicago. We built this school for one reason - to teach you how to solve problems you care about with technology. If you’re sick of not being able to act on your ideas or want a career change, this school is for you.
They've gone on to become programmers, designers, and startup founders - now it’s your turn.
Marina tried to learn how to code on her own, but knew The Starter League could give her the instruction and change she needed. She took the Web Development class and built two web applications. She now works at Braintree as a product designer. Learn more about Marina's story.
As a project manager with no technical skills, Amanda felt disconnected from her software team. She took the Web Development class and found a love for making software. Amanda apprenticed at Snapsheet and after 3 months got hired full-time. Learn more about Amanda's story.
She wanted to improve the feedback process in small to-mid-sized companies, but didn't have the technical skills to make her idea real. During the Web Development class, she built her prototype and now is the CEO of Know Your Company, a product started by Basecamp.
She wanted to change her future career options, so she quit her job and joined Starter School. 9 months later, she is the founder of Make Her Smile, a service that helps customers select great gifts for people they care about.
Sick of making training presentations, Chance came from North Carolina in search of a set of skills that would prepare him for the rest of his life. After Starter School, Chance is back in North Carolina as a professional software developer.
Working as a customer sales rep at a Chicago logistics company, John wanted a change. By the end of Starter School, he had built two applications and started working on freelance projects. Now he is a User Interface designer at the Chicago-based startup, Nextpoint.
After working with the Hurricane Sandy relief effort, Abby moved from New York to Chicago in search of a new career. Using her newfound development and design skills, Abby was able to land a job as a UX consultant at Solstice Mobile.
Coming to The Starter League gave Kendra the chance to solve a problem she cared about. She is now a co-founder of The Licorice Project, a startup focused on changing the breast cancer experience for patients, survivors, and everyone who supports them.
A theatre major in college, Katie experienced many problems with auditions. While at Starter School, Katie built CastMate, a service that makes the casting & audition process more efficient. She now works as a software developer at LaunchPad Lab, a Starter League alumni company.
Last summer, he was a college dropout in search of programming bootcamps to attend. Garrett found Starter School and flew from New York to learn how to build web apps. Now he works in Chicago as a software engineer at Hard Hat Hub.
You can learn how to build a dynamic web application in our immersive web development class by day. You could also start with an evening front-end or design class. If you're ready to go all in you can apply for multiple classes at a discount.
Craft web applications that are beautiful, helpful, and clear. Discover the powerful combination of fine typography and excellent copywriting.
In 11 weeks, you’ll be able to take a design and translate it into HTML and CSS for the web. You'll learn how to customize your site with fonts, images, audio, video and get it online.
Learn how to craft an optimal user experience for your web application with research, simple visualization techniques, and rapid prototyping.
Every member of our team has started where you are right now. That's why we're best equipped to help you accomplish your goals.