Welcome to CodeSLO

Who We Are

and why you want to be our friend

We’re Central Coast People

We love the Central Coast! What’s not to love about our amazing scenery, our vibrant culture or our perfect weather? It’s our goal to help strengthen the local economy by building the most important part of our growing tech industry: the talent base!

We’re Coders and Web Developers

Web development is what makes the Internet go, and it’s part of a red-hot job market for coders in general. Web Development is a complex combination of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other technologies, but we know what it takes to make all of it work together, and we love sharing that knowledge with anyone who wants to learn.

We’re Teachers and Students

At CodeSLO we bring experienced developers together with beginners so that we can learn from each other and build awesome stuff. Our program has a strong online component, but we meet in person regularly as well. The only thing more fun than coding is coding with friends!

What We Do

and why we do it
We teach people to code, free of charge

We are trying to create a positive impact on the local community by helping to train new coders to fill the jobs created by the growing tech industry here on the Central Coast. In 2016, via a partnership with Free Code Camp, we are going to take a group of smart, dedicated individuals from zero to professional level, full-stack developers. You don’t need to know anything about programming to start. We don’t care if you’ve never written a line of HTML in your life. If you have a laptop and you know how to download a file from the Internet, you know enough to get started.

  • Create clean, readable markup

  • Make Your Content Beautiful

  • Go from websites to web applications

  • We teach the technologies, skills and frameworks that development companies are looking for right now.

Our Mentors

You won't be alone on your journey, our mentors will be with you every step of the way

Matt West

Mentor, Founder, Organizer
A self-taught developer, Matt founded CodeSLO when he realized there wasn’t another group like it on the Central Coast. He is a former karate teacher and combatives instructor for the California National Guard. The lessons he teaches here are slightly less painful.

Rich Jolissaint

Mentor, Professional Developer, JavaScript and Node Guru
Rich is a professional Node.JS developer with over 20 years of experience. He’s been a member of CodeSLO from the first meet, and is very active in the local development community.

Kristen Hazard

Organizer for our Women in Code group, Professional Developer, Suntoucher
Kristen’s Women in Code events are some of our most popular. She is the president of Suntoucher Development and knows the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed in this industry.

Cameron Zaas

Mentor, Professional Developer, Coding Challenge Slayer
Cameron started out as a member in our group, where his ability to quickly and efficiently demolish our coding challenges caught the attention of the other mentors. He works as software developer for Etna Interactive.

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