Who We Are
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
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
The goal of CodeSLO is to grow the development community of the Central Coast. We do this by offering free classes in web development to anyone who wants to learn. We offer multiple classes per month and each class has an emphasis on hands-on, practical learning where students build projects, solve coding challenges, and more.
CodeSLO has worked with many local organizations including Central Coast New Tech High, the SLO Country School District, and Cal Poly. Our efforts are funded by donations from local industry leaders.
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.
There has never been a better time for learning web development online. The number of free resources for doing so is incredible. In fact, the sheer amount of material and sources available has become a problem in itself. Where should you go? What should you learn? What order should you learn it in? What are Read more about The Best Resources for Learning Web Development Online[…]
Part Seven of our Intro to Code series dealt with loops and arrays and ended up being a pretty quick class. Arrays and loops aren’t terribly hard to understand and, for those who have been doing our suggested homework, last night wasn’t the first time you’d seen them, but being able to work comfortably with Read more about Intro to Code Part VII – Arrays and Loops[…]
In Part Four of our Intro to Code series, we worked with two important technologies: Git, and the CSS rules that allow for responsive design. Git is version control software and making good use of version control can seriously save your backside in a coding project. What version control does is to allow you to Read more about Intro to Code Part IV – Responsive Design Workshop[…]
For part three of our Intro to Code series, we’ll be getting our hands dirty. Today’s class will be almost entirely dedicated to one project: cloning the Google homepage using the CSS skills we’ve been developing over the last couple of weeks. Now don’t worry, your page doesn’t have to be functional, it just needs Read more about Intro to Code Part Three – CSS Challenge Workshop[…]
As promised, we’re going to publish a blog post on each of our twelve Intro to Code classes, and this one covers the second class, which was all about CSS. If you haven’t seen our post about our first class, you can find that one here. CSS is one of those “a minute to learn Read more about Intro to Code Part Two, CSS[…]
Our Intro to Code series at CodeSLO is a twelve-part class that meets in person twice per month for two hours. Most of the classes are already full to capacity but don’t be afraid to jump on the waitlist. People’s plan change and spots can and will open up between now and when the class Read more about What If You Missed the First Class?[…]