Best Coding Bootcamp Cleveland Columbus Ohio

Championing Social Equity Through Technology Education

The highest quality in-person and online coding bootcamps for adult career-changers. We prepare you and help you start a new career as a software developer in just 14 weeks full-time or 22 weeks part-time!


  • Unparalleled commitment to student success.
  • Culturally inclusive learning community.
  • Modern tech learning experiences.
  • Problem- project-based approach to learning.
  • Stella's Story

    Full-Time Coding Bootcamp Graduate Sees the Big Picture in “How Things Work”

    Stella Law entered We Can Code IT from an unusual trajectory. With her master’s degree in Art Policy and Administration from The Ohio State University, she had been working in nonprofit fundraising for 12 years. Stella was certified at the professional level in Raiser’s Edge fundraising software and always interested in understanding it on a deeper level. Losing her job due to COVID-19 cutbacks, she took the leap and enrolled in the 14-week Full Stack Java course.

  • Best Coding Bootcamp Graduate Story

    Coding Bootcamp Graduate Lands Job and Works Her Way Up To Senior Developer 

    Austen started WCCI Coding Bootcamp, and quickly realized that WCCI was the right place for her.  “Everyone had really good energy. There were a lot of women in the room which was really encouraging. I felt very comfortable, and I wasn’t intimidated.”

  • Best Coding Bootcamp Part-Time Remote Graduate Success Story

    Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Graduate Happy to Break into Tech Field

    Rhonda Smith had previous education in web and digital media skills but had never received the support she needed to launch a new career. Attracted to the We Can Code IT focus on welcoming and encouraging women and people of color in the tech field, she signed on for the 16-week full-stack Java development course. Even before finishing, she was hired by one of Cleveland’s leading software development companies. 

  • 6 year anniversary

    We Can Code IT Celebrates Six Years!

    We Can Code IT Celebrates Six Years of Championing Social Equity Through Technology. Six years ago today We Can Code IT held its first coding bootcamp session. Our first cohort taught us many things and set the foundation for the core values we've created at We Can Code IT today.

  • Coding Bootcamp Graduate Kelli Valverde

    Cleveland Coding Bootcamp Graduate Starts New Career at The Cleveland Orchestra

    Coding bootcamp graduate Kelli Valverde was determined to evolve in her career and manifest the success she wanted. She had a budding interest in software development and web design after a ten-year career as a graphic designer. Kelli decided We Can Code IT was the place to find the support she needed in taking her career to the next level. Her decision would pay off when just months after graduating, she would achieve her goal by landing a full-time UX/QA Designer position with The Cleveland Orchestra. Learn more about her journey to achievement, and how our program helped prepare her for her new role.

  • Cleveland Bootcamp Graduate Finds His Niche in Software Development

    We Can Code IT graduate Josh Yang was working his first adult job as a Client Services Representative when his boss pointed out his capabilities in software development. After attending our coding bootcamp Josh has gained confidence in his coding and interpersonal skills. Using the networking strategies he learned at our bootcamp, Josh was able to secure a fulfilling role. Learn more about Josh’s journey from an apprehensive student to a confident software developer.


We Can Code IT is committed to providing diverse students the most advanced software development instruction and job support leading you to a new career defined by you in software development, web development, and related positions.

  • Unparalleled Commitment to Your Success – we care about the environment you want to work in! Over the past 3 years, including during COVID, 89%+ of our career-seeking graduates start careers within 6 months of graduation!

  • Inclusive and Diverse – we started because our founder, a developer with over 20 years of professional software development experience, wanted others like her to feel invited to the tech party. We welcome diverse perspectives. We welcome those who like I.T. but don’t feel like they belong in a traditional environment.

  • Modern, agile approach to tech AND education – Our instructors attend the Korda Institute to learn how to best teach in a problem/project-based way. Unlike other coding bootcamps, our instructors know how to teach and facilitate, not just shoe-gaze and write code. You’ll learn modern, employable skills You’ll learn how to learn. You’ll get support all along the way.


We Can Code IT  champions social equity through technology with a focus on industry-driven software development education.

We believe that women, People of Color, and other diverse individuals can enjoy a career in software development and related industries by being invited to the table. We utilize the best educational methods, and teach you to become a lifelong learner. We teach you how to fish, we don’t just give you a fish. We believe that learning practical modern software development techniques, with a focus on test-driven development from day 1, you will learn development depthfully in a way that doesn’t just help you start your career, but that supports your career for a lifetime.

We are committed to providing you the best modern educational experience in industry-driven web and software development.

We are committed to helping you start your new career in software development and related fields, driven by your needs, not our placement numbers.

Staff and Students at We Can Code IT must uphold our values. To give you an understanding of what our culture is like, read the values below, noting what each looks like and doesn’t look like.

Be the best at what we do

Looks Like

  • Unparalleled commitment to student success
  • Modern tech education
  • Culturally inclusive learning environment
  • Project-and problem-based teaching methodologies

Doesn’t Look Like

  • Holding yourself to another organization’s standards
  • Ignoring our mission
  • Settling for mediocrity

Own your own stuff
( Accountability, Transparency, Communication)

Looks Like

  • Sharing progress, good and bad
  • Saying, “I’m Sorry”
  • Meeting your goals & obligations

Doesn’t Look Like

  • Pointing fingers
  • Ignoring your responsibilities
  • Being a jerk

Embrace agility

Looks Like

  • Thinking outside the box
  • Adapt, change, evaluate
  • Growth mindset

Doesn’t Look Like

  • “We’ve always done it that way.”
  • Fear of taking smart risks
  • Resisting positive change

We mean business

Looks Like

  • Quality first
  • Do your best work
  • Priority-minded
  • Grit, determinition, and focus

Doesn’t Look Like

  • Sucking
  • Individual over team
  • Maintaining the status quo
  • Workplace drama and gossip

Do the right thing

Looks Like

  • Helping others
  • Choose with your values
  • Keep our mission in mind

Doesn’t Look Like

  • Going with easy over right
  • “Not my job”
  • Being a superstar instead of a teammate

Strive to understand

Looks Like

  • Actively listening before responding
  • Asking Questions
  • Assuming the best

Doesn’t Look Like

  • Jumping to conclusions
  • Shutting down
  • Saying intentionally hurtful things

Champion Diversity & Inclusion

Looks Like

  • Understanding and challenging your biases
  • Giving equal attention to those who are different
  • Supporting those who might have different needs than your own

Doesn’t Look Like

  • Using derogatory statements or words
  • Judging someone based on their differences
  • Making assumptions about backgrounds, knowledge & experiences




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