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Ada Developers Academy

Vision

Ada Developers Academy is designed to increase the number of underrepresented skilled software developers while redefining and reinventing the way we prepare individuals to be successful in information technology careers. With an intensive, inclusive, and positive learning community, they aim to directly address both the information technology labor shortage in Washington and the lack of diverse experience, thought, and background in the software industry.

Mission

Ada Developers Academy’s mission is to diversify Tech by providing women and gender diverse people the skills, experience, and community support to become professional software developers who contribute to changing the world with software.

The Program

The highly immersive, tuition-free program combines classroom training and a paid, learning internship to teach students both how to write code (practical tools and computer science fundamentals) and how to be a software developer (leadership, inclusivity, and career). Ada's core values are building and contributing to a supportive community; creating and advocating for inclusivity; and teaching and practicing lifelong learning, all within Tech.

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