Welcome to Free Code Camp. We're an open source community that helps you learn to code, then practice by building projects for nonprofits.
Free Code Camp is a proven path to your first software developer job. Companies have hired thousands of people like you who have learned to code through Free Code Camp.
There are thousands of software developer jobs currently going unfilled, and the demand for coders grows every year.
We have hundreds of optional coding challenges that will teach you fundamental web development technologies like HTML5, Node.js and databases.
We believe humans learn best by doing. So you'll spend most of your time actually building projects. We'll give you a list of specifications (agile user stories), and you'll figure out how to build apps that fulfill those specifications.
Our curriculum is divided into 4 certifications. These certifications are standardized, and instantly verifiable by your freelance clients and future employers. Like everything else at Free Code Camp, these certifications are free. We recommend doing them in order, but you are free to jump around. The first three certifications take 400 hours each, and the final certification takes 800 hours, and involves building real-life projects for nonprofits.
To earn our Data Visualization Certification, you'll build 10 projects using React, Sass and D3.js.
To earn our Back End Development Certification, you'll build 10 projects using Node.js, Express, and MongoDB. You'll use Git and Heroku to deploy them to the cloud.
After you complete all three of these certificates, you'll team up with another camper and use agile software development methodologies to build two real-life projects for nonprofits. You'll also add functionality to two legacy code nonprofit projects. By the time you finish, you'll have a portfolio of real apps that people use every day.