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The Slow Path for Serious Beginners to a Career in Software Development
Our program is about slowly building up proficiency in fundamentals, while at the same time exposing you to new workflows and practices. This requires a long, deliberate, and sometimes circular path to learning. Don't rush, take it slow, follow the path, and you'll be transformed. This is the slow path to mastery.
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Finding this program was one of the best things that happened to me when I decided to switch to web development as a career.

Our Teaching Philosophy

  • Fundamentals first, fundamentals throughout
  • A focus on learning things that don't change
  • Learn slowly and deliberately
  • Learn to proficiency, not just awareness
  • Learn to understand problems, not solutions
  • Learn in a circular fashion

Our students love us, and if you are committed to building a career in software development, you will too

  • Liam
    Liam Brady
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Joined: May, 2015
    Graduated: May, 2016
    Currently: Software Engineer at FutureLearn

    Before starting at Launch School, I would have accepted any software development position, but Launch School put me in the position that I could actually choose where I wanted to work.

  • Vince
    Vincent DeVendra
    Boston, MA, USA
    Joined: Jun, 2015
    Graduated: Apr, 2016
    Currently: Software Engineer at PatientsLikeMe

    I'm proof positive that if you trust the process and convert all your ambition and passion for writing great code into many hours of hard work, there's likely a great career out there with your name on it.

  • Perry
    Perry Carbone
    New York, NY, USA
    Joined: Jun, 2015
    Graduated: Apr, 2016
    Currently: Software Engineer at BeenVerified

    After being out in the community and speaking with several similarly-situated folks I can confidently say that this program is at the very top of the list. Make no mistake about it, this is where it’s at.

  • Toni
    Toni Cesarek
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Joined: Jan, 2015
    Graduated: Feb, 2016
    Currently: Backend developer at Sportradar

    I still can't believe that I went from a job that was basically shuffling papers to a job that lets me build an app for Olympic games.

A Serious Program That’s Designed to Land You a Job — Guaranteed

Graph Work hard through the
rigorous curriculum
24 Get support around the clock from Instructors and TAs around the world
Online Pass all the assessments

Finish all courses and you'll be job ready. Participate in our Capstone Mentoring program and we'll guarantee it.

Our graduates have been hired by industry leading companies and some of the most competitive startups

  • Intel
  • Hp
  • Etrade
  • Living social
  • Seeking alpha
  • Zurb
  • Chargify
  • Teamsnap

Start now for free. When you’re ready for the real courses, it’s just


We’ll tell you how to start, and whether our program can help you. You should really read this.