Changing the face of the Seattle Tech industry. Tuition-free developer training + paid internship.
Ada Developers Academy (Ada), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks, is an intensive developer training program for women and gender diverse people with little software development experience.
In one year, students are taught programming techniques and best practices to enable them to become junior developers. The program consists of two distinct parts, six months in the classroom, and five months of internship at local sponsor companies, where students refine their skills working on real-world code.
Ada is more than a coding boot camp, so we accept students who want more than a coding education.
Through our admissions process, we are looking for applicants who demonstrate the following qualities:
- Investment in social justice, diversity, and inclusion
- Passion for software development
- Aptitude for learning
- Composure under stress
- Ability to work well with others
Ada's admissions process consists of four parts. Submitting the initial application (instructions are on this page) is the first part. Following that there is a coding challenge, a technical interview about that challenge, and finally an in-person panel interview. All parts after the initial application submission are by invitation only.
For more details on Ada's Target Student and Admissions Process, please check out our main Admissions Page.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Legal authorization to work in the United States
- Full-time participation for duration of the program
Below is the timeline for Ada's Cohort 12, which begins in August 2019.
|February 15, 2019||Application for admissions opens at noon PST.|
|March 11, 2019||Only applications submitted by 6 pm PST will be considered.|
|March - May, 2019||Phase 2 and 3 interviews take place, by invite only.|
|May 28, 2019||Decision release.|
|July 2019||Jump Start Live sessions for admitted students begins.|
|August 5, 2019||Class instruction begins.|
|February 2020||Internship begins.|
There are a few parts to your application: uploading your resume, answering 4-5 short essay questions, analyzing a large data set and answering questions about it, and (optionally) providing personal information so Ada can work to ensure a diverse student population.
Before You Begin
Please note that you cannot save progress in your application. We recommend working on it outside of the application website and using copy/paste to insert your responses when you are ready.
Application Deadline: Monday, March 11, 6pm PST
Please upload an up-to-date resume. Make sure to include any relevant programming experience, classes, or activities.
Each essay has a target word count of 250. Please note, if you are a re-applicant, you must answer all essay questions.
For the technical challenge you will need to explore and analyze a large data set which is provided by Ada. There are five questions to answer, which increase in difficulty and ambiguity. While getting the correct answer is possible for most questions, our reviewers assess your answers based on your explanation of your process and any logical deductions or assumptions you made during your analysis.
For all questions we ask that you keep your explanation concise (under 700 words per question) as our reviewers have a large number of applications to process.
Detailed instructions, along with the questions are available here.
Ada is committed to bringing a diverse set of students to our industry partners, which means having a diverse student population. Please only share what you feel comfortable sharing.