5 free coding classes offered in Birmingham this summer for kids, teens and adults

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Are you interested in learning how to code? Then check out this guide to five free coding classes offered this summer in Birmingham. 

Birmingham Can Code Summer Boot Camp

Are you a student in Birmingham who’s interested in learning to code? Then check out Birmingham Can Code Summer Boot Camp. (Don’t worry, we promise this bootcamp is totally fun!)

Birmingham Can Code is a new initiative led by the City of Birmingham in conjunction with Birmingham City Schools and Lawson State Community College.

Through Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum, Lawson State College will offer four three-week long bootcamps. Classes will cover everything from helping students explore basic coding concepts to building fully-functional apps. Sounds pretty awesome, huh?

Devices will be provided, so leave your laptops, iPads and other devices at home.

Lunch will also be provided by Lawson State Community College, so there’s no need to brown bag it.


  • High School Boot Camp 1 – June 18-21, 2018
  • Middle School Boot Camp 1 – June 25-28, 2018
  • High School Boot Camp 2 – July 9-12, 2018
  • Middle School Boot Camp 2 – July 16-19, 2018

Where: Lawson State Community College. ACATT Building, 1st Floor. 3060 Wilson Rd. SW, Birmingham, AL 34221
All classes – 9am-2pm 
Free to any Birmingham City Schools middle or high school students.
Registration required. Space is limited, so be sure to register before it’s too late!

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Coding Workshop – K-2nd Grade

Think your child is too young to code? No way! Come on, your little one most likely mastered using your iPhone before they turned two.

Designed specifically for ages Kindergarten-2nd grade, this coding workshop offers students a series of fun and interactive exercises on the Scratch Platform where they will learn to design, implement and test their own animations, stories and games.

(No reading experience required.)

When: June 18-20, 2018
Where: Homewood Public Library. 1721 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209
Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm
Contact: 205.332.6600
Online registration is required.

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Girls Who Code

Calling all girls – this class is for you!

Girls Who Code is a national club geared toward empowering girls in the world of computer science. Be sure to bring your own laptop and show ’em how you rock the tech world!

When: Tues., June 5, 2018
Where: Homewood Public Library. 1721 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood, AL 35209
Time: 4pm-5:30pm
Contact: 205.332.6600
Ages: Girls, 4th grade and up
No registration required.

Free Coding Workshop

Become a coder when you join the TrueCoders team in Birmingham. During this workshop, you’ll learn coding fundamentals and the basics of software development with C#.

This class is for beginners who have no experience in C#.

Prep your laptop for class by loading it with Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition.

When: Tues. July 10, 2018
Where: MOXY. 2213 1st Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35233
Time: 3pm-6pm
Contact: 205.777.4444
Registration required.

Intro to Coding – CODE CO-OP

Want to learn how to get into the field of coding? Then check out this opportunity from Code Co-Op.

Code Co-Op is offering a help and hack night focused on connecting people with better opportunities through collaboration and conversation.

No, this is not a coding class. Instead, it is an opportunity to talk with other people in the community and get help jumpstarting your learning process or with a programming lesson/personal project you’ve been working on.

Come prepared with your laptop, notebook/pen and the drive to learn.

When: June 26, 2018
Where: Innovation Depot Inc. 1500 1st Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Time: 6pm-8pm
Registration required.

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