Omaha Code School

Become a Web Developer Novice to Hirable in 12 Intense Weeks

Build a job-ready skill set

800 hours of hyper-relevant training. Not just how to code, but how to work well.

Develop a portfolio

2-4 impressive projects - both individual and in collaboration with other students.

Meet the industry

Field trips, guest speakers, exclusive job fair & drop-ins from community leaders.

Omaha Code School is special.

98% Placement Rate / 15% Promotion Rate

Sumeet's Summer 2014 students.

The Spring 2016 class will be our fifth in Omaha (sixth overall). Our graduates are already becoming leaders in the industry and work at some of the most exciting companies in Omaha and beyond.

You'll build lasting products.

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In addition to class projects, our students will build real, live products for sharing with the world. We teach industry-standard methodologies to prepare our students to hit the ground running in their future jobs.

It takes more than coding know-how to teach this kind of course. We've spent months fine-tuning our curriculum, improving our instructional techniques, and learning what Omaha's employers value. We're proud to offer the best educational experience around.

The Program

We turn beginners into hireable web developers in 12 weeks. That means you learn much, much more than "how to code". You'll learn how to think like a software engineer. And you will build real products using ultramodern technologies that you often teach yourself as you go, like you would in the workplace. Sumeet Jain, Lead Instructor

You will learn all of the following and much, much more.

  • Ruby on Rails

    One of the best ways to build modern web applications. Learn it — and how it works.

  • HTML5 & CSS

    Master semantic markup and efficient style to build elegant interfaces for any device.

  • JavaScript Fundamentals

    Learn the behavioral layer to add dynamism and personality to your applications.

  • Test Driven Development

    Understand and practice this respected methodology for creating robust and maintainable code.

  • Agile Development

    Become an adaptable and compassionate developer who can iterate quickly.

  • Git and Version Control

    Manage your code versions and collaborate with other programmers (and non-programmers!).

  • Cutting-Edge Technologies

    jQuery, CoffeeScript, SASS, HAML, Jekyll, WordPress, and other forms of magic.

  • Deployment

    Learn and practice different ways to ship your application.

  • Pair-Programming

    Develop the ability to communicate and interpret complex ideas clearly and develop an eye for detail.

  • Design

    It's not just coding. Our graduates are the best front-end developers around. We're serious about design.

  • Soft Skills

    Become an effective, independent, and kind web developer. Learn presentation and interview skills.

  • Career Preparation

    Build an impressive portfolio and résumé. Practice real programming interview questions. Meet employers and other leaders in the Silicon Prairie.

Program Overview

4-Week Prep Curriculum

If you're admitted, we'll provide you with a detailed self-learning curriculum for you to finish on your own schedule at home. You'll watch videos, read tutorials, and practice basic exercises. We hit the ground running on Day 1 of the in-class curriculum, so this Prep Curriculum is vital.

Weeks 1-6

The first half of the course is a rigorous survey of web development. You'll learn the tools of the trade, practice good techniques, and build at least one real web application you can show off to your friends and family.

You will also frequently learn from guest speakers and mentors, who will share insights about coding, design, and the industry in general. By the end of Week 6, you will have a solid foundation for web development and a growing appreciation for the non-technical parts of the business as well.

Weeks 7-12

The rest of the course is a deep-dive into building production-caliber web applications. You'll focus on completing a more ambtious project in a group - as well as collaborate on real, live products that you can share with the world.


By graduation, you'll have an impressive portfolio of work on GitHub, solid experience you can show off on your résumé, technical interview experience, and you'll have made valuable connections in the community.

We'll host a events like demo days, exclusive job fairs, and guide you through your job search.

A Typical Day

1. Breakfast

Gather in the common area over bagels and coffee before class begins.

2. Live Coding

We will start the day's project together, coding on the projector. Shout out questions and explore variations - it's highly interactive.

3. Work

Hack individually or pair-program on projects. Get help from the instructors when you get stuck.

4. Lunch

Sometimes we provide lunch and a guest speaker.

5. Learn & Code

Just like in the morning, we will introduce new concepts and help you work through challenging projects that reinforce understanding.

6. Evening

The school stays open! No two evenings are alike. Whether it's a meetup, mock interviews, guest lecture, hackathon, or party - something interesting will be happening. Class officially ends at 5pm, but many students work into the night.


Tuition - $7,500

We're committed to finding ways for anyone to attend our course. View our tuition support options to learn more.

January 25 - April 15, 2016

All-day, every weekday.

The work and pace are intense. But you'll enjoy the work more than ever, and we have lots of sponsored events and other fun to keep it fresh.


We're located in the beautiful 13th Street corridor - next to the Donut Stop.

1258 S. 13th Street
Omaha, NE 68108

Who We Are

  • Sumeet Jain Educator

    Sumeet Jain
  • Andrew Ek Educator

    Andrew Ek
  • Beth Haubert Director of Operations

    Beth Haubert
  • Rahul Gupta Director of Outcomes

    Rahul Gupta
  • Stef Monge Wellness Mentor

    Stef Monge

Omaha Code School is proud to be supported by the Greater Omaha Chamber.

Here are just a few of the companies where our students have found work after graduation:

  • Volano
  • Lemonly
  • Flywheel
  • Bwb
  • Es
  • Autodesk
  • Ng
  • Blugiant
  • Mutual
  • Racenote
  • Agape_red
  • Lumosity


  • Omaha Code School: Highlander April 28, 2015

    We are excited to be partnering with 75 North to launch Omaha Code School: Highlander – North Omaha's first intensive coding camp for high schoolers. Read »

  • Safe & Inclusive Events February 23, 2015

    On February 22, 2015, attendees of Startup Weekend Nebraska reported three violations of our code of conduct. This post provides brief descriptions of each instance and the manner in which they were/are being handled by the event organizers. Read »

  • 100% August 7, 2014

    As of two weeks ago, 100% of our Spring 2014 graduates have found jobs. Read on for more about our outcomes and growth. Read »

  • Andrew Ek Joins the Brigade August 1, 2014

    We're so excited to be announcing our newest team-member, Andrew Ek. Read »

  • Beth Haubert Joins the Brigade July 21, 2014

    This summer is especially bright, as Beth joins our team as Director of Operations. Read »

  • Why You Should Hire Our Students May 8, 2014

    Here are a few reasons why our students are the best junior developers you're likely to meet. Read »

  • Mentorship and Social Good Feb 28, 2014

    For every on-site hour a mentor spends helping our students, we'll split a $10 donation to Hello World Foundation in support of the CoderDojo movement, and The Ada Initiative, which supports women in open technology and culture. We will also match every $10 donation above with another $10 for minority scholarships next session. Read »

  • Scholarships Feb 20, 2014

    We are delighted to announce the granting of $14,500 in scholarships for our inaugural class's students - and a fund of over $10k from GitHub for women attending our next class. Read »

  • Values Feb 17, 2014

    Among other things, Omaha Code School values giving, openness, and health. Read »

  • Six Ways You Can Help Jan 9, 2014

    Here are 6 ways anyone from the community can help the students of Omaha Code School. Read »

  • How You Can Help – Employers Jan 6, 2014

    Want to lend a hand with Omaha Code School? We'd love to have your support! Here is how employers can help us out. Read »

  • Supporting Employers Dec 11, 2013

    As part of our preparation for Omaha Code School, we are building a channel for our graduates to find jobs. Of course, this channel works both ways: It’s also for employers to find talent. For employers who might be interested in hiring our graduates, we strongly encourage becoming one of our Supporting Employers. Read »

  • Building Talent in the Prairie Dec 5, 2013

    Omaha Code School will be a valuable piece of a larger movement towards building talent and encouraging entrepreneurship in the Silicon Prairie. It will take cooperation and a coordinated effort to fully realize the stored potential here. Read »