Learning to program requires constant learning and overcoming roadblocks. We are looking for people who are deeply interested in software, have a high capacity to learn, and are smart and intellectually curious. Oh, and tenacious.
Contrary to popular belief, a high aptitude in math is not required. Many great programmers don’t come from a math or science background, and we see great success for many different types of background including languages and music. And no, you don’t need a college degree.
Code Platoon Selection Standards
We are looking for students that are:
- Hardworking & Committed. We need to know you’re in it for the long haul. For four months you will need to be fully dedicated to the program, putting in 12 to 14 hour days, 6 or 7 days a week.
- Based in Chicago. The collaborative learning model requires full participation. Students are expected to attend classes in person and to be on-site for all coursework.
- Passionate & Learning. Applicants need to show evidence that they’ve done some initial legwork. Roughly 60-100 hours of pre-work covering computing basics is required.
The pre-work helps students ramp up on computing basic and introduces some of the tools we will use throughout the program. The pre-work is required.