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SheCodes Basics

Learn to Code as a Beginner

SheCodes Basics is great for coding beginners and is 100% online. Youโ€™ll learn some coding basics in just 1 week full-time or 3 weeks part-time. Itโ€™s ideal for anyone who doesnโ€™t yet know if theyโ€™d like to pursue a career in tech. If you decide to continue your coding journey after finishing this workshop, you can upgrade to an advanced SheCodes workshop at a later time. Read on for more details.
Highly recommended See 75,976 reviews
SheCodes Basics

Learn to Code as a Beginner

SheCodes Basics is great for coding beginners and is 100% online. Youโ€™ll learn some coding basics in just 1 week full-time or 3 weeks part-time. Itโ€™s ideal for anyone who doesnโ€™t yet know if theyโ€™d like to pursue a career in tech. If you decide to continue your coding journey after finishing this workshop, you can upgrade to an advanced SheCodes workshop at a later time. Read on for more details.
Highly recommended See 75,976 reviews

Highly recommended by 100,000+ women

Employees from these organizations highly recommend SheCodes.

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๐ŸŽฏ Mission

Women currently hold 25% of coding jobs and earn 30% less money than men. SheCodes is here to help bridge the gender gap in the programming industry.

SheCodes Workshops have an overall completion rate of 92%, whereas other typical online courses have an average completion rate of 4% ๐Ÿ™€
SheCodes Basics is an introduction to front-end development and development tools. It is designed for complete beginners. During the workshop, you will spend about 5 hours per week completing coding work. There will be live technical support to help you along the way.

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You'll learn the basics of HTML and how to create an HTML page.

You'll learn how to style an HTML page with CSS and how to target certain design elements in your code.

You'll learn the workings of JavaScript and how to animate certain elements of your code.

Popular coding technologies
You'll become familiar with using popular coding technologies such as Visual Studio Code.

๐Ÿ›  Projects

After the workshop, youโ€™ll build a landing page using everything you learned. Youโ€™ll also take part in a project showcase - where you can share ideas, get feedback, and check out what other students have built.
JavaScript JavaScript
Editor Editor
Example of final project you will code

๐Ÿ“– How it works

To this day, SheCodes workshops have taught over 100,000 women how to code. We provide a mix of live support, pre-recorded lessons, and homework to offer the highest quality online workshop possible. See whatโ€™s included in this SheCodes workshop by watching the video below!

1๏ธ. Interactive Online Platform Easily find all of the workshop material and exercises in one central location.

2๏ธ. Captivating Lessons Enjoy high-quality lessons to review old material and learn new material. You can watch lesson videos whenever is convenient for you!

3๏ธ. Homework and Project Review Get feedback from experts that will help you sharpen your skills and build projects that are ready to showcase to future employers.


Meet Matt Delac, your instructor!

Matt Delac is a software engineer with 10+ years of experience who has worked with companies such as

Originally from ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, he started a company in ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Silicon Valley with funding from Y Combinator (#1 startup accelerator worldwide), has a Masters degree in computer engineering from ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada, worked as a full-stack engineer in ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia and has taught 100,000+ students how to code (online and offline) through SheCodes. His workshop rating average is ๐ŸŒŸ 4.9/5.

Heโ€™s also the founder and engineer behind UpLabs, a successful design marketplace with over 2 million monthly visitors, mostly automated with code he wrote.

See Matt's LinkedIn Profile

What graduates say about Matt

Caitlin Auvil, SheCodes Alumni

โ€œThe instruction Matt gives for each lesson made this experience top notch! I was able to follow each lesson easily with Matt's clear descriptions. If you're thinking about dipping your toes into coding, this is the best place to start!โ€

Christina Campbell, SheCodes Alumni

โ€œSheCodes Basics has been such an amazing experience!! Matt makes coding so much fun and easy to learn!! I can't wait to learn more in SheCodes Plus! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ปโ€

Destinie Tucker, SheCodes Alumni

โ€œMatt is an excellent instructor! The workshops are explained very well and the challenges are fun. Prior to the course, I knew some HTML, but I was unfamiliar with CSS and JS. Now, I feel much more confident with HTML & enjoy using and experimenting with all 3 coding languages. Thank you so much Matt and the SheCodes team!โ€

What graduates say about Matt



Only $99, one time payment

Including access to lessons, challenges, documentation, and the exclusive course live chat support where you can ask for help and chat with other learners.


1 Certificate

At the end of the workshop, you will receive 1 Verified Course Certificate from SheCodes verifying that you have completed each portion of the workshop.

SheCodes Certificate

You can share your Workshop Certificates in the Certifications section of your LinkedIn profile, on printed resumes, CVs, or other documents.

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Breakdown of a typical week

Here is an example of a typical week during SheCodes Basics

1. Lessons You will watch lesson videos and read through detailed documentation at your own convenience.

You will be able to ask questions on Slack as you complete each portion of the workshop.

Duration: 2-3 hours

2. Coding challenges Each lesson has coding challenges you'll need to complete. While working on them, you will have access to technical support and once completed, you will have access to a suggested solution.

Unlike other courses, our workshops are much more focused on doing rather than just listening.

Duration: 3 hours

3. Homework You will submit homework each week. There will be deadlines for homework to be submitted in order for you to move on to the next part of the workshop.

You can ask questions and get help from the instructors and other students on Slack.

Duration: 2 hours



What Alumni think of SheCodes

5/5 - Highly recommended

What a fantastic workshop! The introductory course is laid out really well and Matt explains topics very clearly, especially to those with no coding experience. The challenges and homework assignments are fun and creative and help reinforce the skills learned in each lesson. The support team is awesome too; they have been very helpful along the way!! Thank you so much, I honestly didn't think coding could be so much fun!

5/5 - Highly recommended

If you're interested or even slightly interested in coding, SheCodes 3-week workshop is hands down the best! Not only did I learn so much about about the tech industry and how to develop websites, I also had fun too! I can't wait to learn more and continue with a coding career!

5/5 - Highly recommended

I highly recommend SheCodes to anyone who wants to learn how to code. The basic workshop was a lot of fun! I learned a lot and I am now eager to learn more about coding. The lessons they designed were divided per topic and each topic had its own practice or "challenges". So you will learn coding step-by-step. It was rewarding to see the developments in the different challenges that I completed because they looked better than the ones before. I got to be creative in how I wanted the page to look and add interactions for anyone who viewed the page. I am very happy that I took the SheCodes workshop!


Workshop Curriculum

We provide suggested weekly deadlines, each lesson comes with a coding challenge. Each learning week ends with a homework.

Workshop Week 1

๐ŸŽ’ Lessons and challenges
- Workshop Week 1 Overview
- Your instructor
- HTML Elements
- HTML Attributes
- Developer tools
- Coding editor
- Prettier
- Slack
- CSS Selectors
- HTML Classes
- VS Code Tips
- CSS Properties
- CSS Colors
- Color palettes
- CSS Positioning
- CSS Spacing
- CSS Borders
- CSS Pseudo-selectors
- Default CSS Styling
- HTML Container Elements
- Workshop Week 1 Summary

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Homework
- Workshop Week 1 Homework

Workshop Week 2

๐ŸŽ’ Lessons and challenges
- Workshop Week 2 Overview
- JavaScript in the Browser
- JavaScript Variables
- JavaScript in HTML
- JavaScript If Statements
- JavaScript If Else statements
- JavaScript Logical operators
- JavaScript Functions
- JavaScript Selectors
- JavaScript Events
- JavaScript Refactoring
- Workshop Week 2 Summary

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Homework
- Workshop JavaScript Homework

Workshop Week 3

๐ŸŽ’ Lessons and challenges
- Project Overview
- Project - HTML
- Project - CSS
- Project - JavaScript
- Project - Finishing touches
- Project Summary

๐Ÿ™€ Real-life Project
- SheCodes Final Project


What's included

We provide everything you need to succeed

๐Ÿ’ฌ Access to an exclusive Slack chat

Chat with instructors and other students. Ask questions and get help during the workshop. You can also use this Slack chat as a resource after completing the workshop.

๐Ÿ’ป Interactive Online platform

Easily access all workshop materials and complete homework assignments in one place.

๐Ÿ”ด Course Preparation

You will receive all of the necessary tools to set you up for success. Weโ€™ll provide you with all of the materials you need to prepare for your new coding workshop.

๐Ÿ“ฎ Video Updates

We update lesson videos whenever it's needed to be sure that our students can always access the most recent information.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Lesson documentation

Each lesson comes with detailed documentation and recommended resources.

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป Coding Challenges

Complete challenges throughout the workshop to reinforce your new coding knowledge.

๐Ÿ“ฆ Projects

Develop advanced final projects that can be added to a development portfolio. This will help you showcase your new coding skills to potential employers!

๐ŸŽ– Project Showcase

Join other students from the workshop in a project showcase - where you can share ideas, get feedback, and check out what other students in your class have built. This will be good practice for when you present your projects to future potential employers.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Homework review

Get feedback for each homework assignment you complete so you can more easily track your progress throughout the workshop.

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ Project review

Receive feedback from an expert to make improvements to your final project.

๐ŸŽ“ Online Profile

After completing the workshop and all associated assignments, youโ€™ll get an online profile created for you on the SheCodes site. This is a great perk that can help potential employers find you.

๐Ÿ”– Verified Certificate

Youโ€™ll receive official certificates upon workshop completion to verify that youโ€™ve successfully graduated from a SheCodes workshop.


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions, reach out to us at [email protected]

You will gain a solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You will also become familiar with Visual Studio Code, the developer console, and other popular coding technologies.

No, weโ€™ll start from scratch assuming youโ€™ve never coded before. If you already have some knowledge, youโ€™ll still learn a lot!

The workshops are taught by SheCodes founder, Matt Delac. He is a full stack engineer with over 10 years of experience in the field of development.

You'll gain access to all of the workshop materials on the start date of your workshop. We recommend that you complete the workshop at the suggested pace.

Youโ€™ll be able to access the workshop materials for life! Your access will never expire.

After completing a workshop, including all assignments and the final project, you will receive a verified course completion certificate and a Coder Profile on our website. Coder Profiles present the skills youโ€™ve learned in a workshop and also have a link to your LinkedIn page. This is a helpful tool for future potential employers to find you.

Yes, definitely! But you'll only be considered an official SheCodes alumni if you have completed all of the course work.You can find instructions for adding your certificate to your LinkedIn profile in the โ€˜Certificateโ€™ section of your course dashboard.

Coding skills in the job market today may help you get a job, a promotion, or a raise - and may even prevent job loss in the future. Even if you donโ€™t want to get a job in the tech industry, simply knowing how to read and understand code will be a big benefit you gain in any field because youโ€™ll be able to provide constructive insight when speaking with developers. Youโ€™ll be better equipped to ask technical questions and developers will be able to provide more detailed explanations of technical issues.

Yes, the workshop is completely online. Youโ€™ll need a computer and internet connection to complete it.

Yes! You can watch the lesson videos whenever is convenient for you. Keep in mind that youโ€™ll have homework deadlines, so just make sure you watch the designated weekly lesson videos in time to complete your homework.

No, there are no live classes.

Yes! You will gain access to your course materials on the start date; however, itโ€™s not mandatory for you to begin your course on the start date exactly. Just make sure you try and respect the weekly deadlines.

Yes, you can complete the course work when itโ€™s convenient for you throughout each week - just try to respect the weekly deadlines.

Yes, absolutely! Itโ€™s totally fine if you finish the workshop at a quicker pace than is suggested.

Yes, definitely! It's possible to upgrade to an advanced workshop or package after you've finished the basic workshop. Just keep in mind that upgrading is a bit more expensive than paying for a workshop package initially.

You can upgrade to an advanced workshop by going to your course dashboard and selecting your desired workshop. You'll then be directed to a payment page.

You can enroll in the next portion of your SheCodes workshop package (such as SheCodes Plus) from your course dashboard. Just select the start date that works best for you.

Yes, you'll learn a lot even in our beginner coding workshops because coding has changed quite a bit over the past few years.

You will need to install some programs; however, all are free, you won't have to purchase any programs or software during SheCodes.

Yes, youโ€™ll be sent a list of software youโ€™ll need to download - but donโ€™t worry, everything is free and easy to download.

No, as your payment is covering logistics, we won't be able to process any refunds. You can read more about refunds in our Terms of Use.

No, there is no age requirement to join the workshops.

Youโ€™ll need a laptop or desktop computer to complete the workshop. You'll also need to make sure that your device is able to download the necessary free software for the course. You cannot use iPads, tablets, or smartphones to complete the workshops; however, maybe you can borrow a laptop or computer from someone if necessary.

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