Make your ideas come alive! Learn how to combine programming, robotics and physical sensors to build exciting projects. For ages 10 to 13.
Learn the science of design to craft an optimal user experience for your web application through research, testing, and validation.
Take the ideas in your head and make them real on the web. Learn how to build functional web applications with Ruby on Rails in three months.
Make the front-end of your web application functional and elegant by translating your design from concept to reality with HTML and CSS.
Craft web applications that are beautiful, helpful, and clear. Discover the powerful combination of fine typography and excellent copywriting.
We've launched a full-time, nine-month program where you’ll learn everything you need to build the back-end, design the front-end, and bring your product to market.Join Starter School
Greg moved from China to attend The Starter League. Now he's the founder of his own consulting company 3binary.
Scott is a lawyer. He noticed the inefficiencies he faced at work, and decided to fix them with WarRoom.
Nate came into The Starter League as an idea guy. He learned enough to bootstrap his startup LeaseMaid.
We’re working with Basecamp to train and empower aspiring problem solvers.
Over the past decade, they’ve taught thousands how to build successful web applications.
Joining their expertise with our immersive training creates a perfect storm for starter education.
Mig Reyes is one of the lead designers at Basecamp. He also teaches Visual Design at The Starter League.
Basecamp will host events and workshops in their classroom throughout the quarter.
Team members from Basecamp will serve as mentors and advisors for students.
Basecamp is helping us build web apps to improve learning outcomes at The Starter League and beyond.
Raghu is an experienced starter and was one of our first students. Now his mission is to share the skills he gained with other aspiring builders. Learn more about Raghu by watching his TEDx talk.
Sandy has been building websites for as long as there has been a Web. He practices a holistic approach to the craft of web design. When he's not designing, he's writing puzzles.
Arjun is a former high school teacher who brings research experience in human-computer interaction together with practical experience from the classroom. He teaches Web Development at The Starter League.
“If flying 8,167 miles across the world (yes, I checked my Expedia ticket) to pursue a passion isn’t hungry, foolish and crazy, then I don’t know what is.”
– Luis Vega, Manila, Philippines
“The challenge with online tutorials for me was that I couldn’t ask for further explanation from someone with more knowledge than myself to explain something. If I don’t understand a principle about what we are learning I can simply ask for it to be explained.”
– Matt Duff, Provo, Utah
“There were students here at 9:30 last Friday working. Have a question? 35 people probably want to help you figure it out. Can’t say it enough, it’s awesome.”
– Geoff Massanek, Raleigh, North Carolina
We are located in Chicago's new 50,000 sq ft. startup hub located inside the Merchandise Mart. 1871 is a co-working center for Chicago's brightest digital designers, engineers and entrepreneurs.
Located in 1871, students have 24/7 access, 2 classrooms, Intelligentsia, phone and conference rooms, and plenty of open co-working space. Bring a toothbrush, you might not be leaving for awhile.
Located in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood, the Basecamp office offers a unique and inspiring learning environment where they will host workshops, lectures and events throughout the quarter.
We believe having the motivation to build something you care about is the best way to learn. Being a starter means you have a penchant to make the world a better place through technology, design and business.
This is our primary acceptance criteria for The Starter League. You need to be driven by a problem you want to solve or an idea you want to make real, but also have the tenacity to persist when times get tough.
The Starter League is comprised of mothers, lawyers, MBAs, CEOs, realtors, teachers, engineers, journalists and much more. Our diversity and emphasis on working with others is what makes our program special.
Practical, applicable, hands-on learning is at the core of our teaching philosophy. You won’t find any fluff in our programs, we’ll teach you what's necessary to take the next step towards actualizing your idea.
Rather than begging around town in search of a “maker co-founder”, put yourself through the fire and flames to prototype your ideas. With The Starter League you’ll realize you have what it takes to ship an MVP yourself.
Our people and our programs come first. We aren’t looking to scale to 20 cities and pump out cubicle workers. We’re committed to creating the best learning experience you’ve ever had, we won’t compromise that for anything.
Entrepreneurs, developers and designers are volunteering their time to mentor you. Learning requires support, and thanks to our mentors, everyone in The Starter League can pair one-to-one with a mentor from a passionate community of industry professionals and initiated Starter League members.
The wealth of knowledge and experience from our mentors is vast. Outside of our dedicated mentors who meet with students individually, we have at-large mentors and alumni who assist our students in entrepreneurship, law, and many other domains.
Neal is the co-founder and CEO of The Starter League (formerly Code Academy), his sworn purpose is to solve meaningful problems through technology, and empower everyone he can. Learn more about Neal directly by reaching out to him through twitter...@nealsales.
Co-founder of The Starter League with Neal, Mike likes designing products with purpose, and motivating others to exceed their potential. Learn more about why he and Neal decided to create a school teaching people how to code in his interview with Tastytrade.
Jason is the co-founder and President of Basecamp. Jason believes there’s real value and beauty in the basics. Jason co-wrote Rework and Getting Real, and is invited to speak around the world on entrepreneurship, design, management, and software.
David is a partner of Basecamp. He created Ruby on Rails, the framework used to build Basecamp's apps and thousands of popular sites. He's worked in the fields of game journalism, marketing, design, and development.