How it works


Over the course of 9 weeks, Coderisers learn the principles of computer programming and software development with a heavy emphasis on creating web applications. They also have weekly opportunities to engage with tech entrepreneurs and engineers from Colombia and from the U.S.

During the first half of the program, students focus on learning the basic tools needed build their very own web application. The second half of the program provides students an opportunity to develop a web application of their own, simulating real world context. At the end of the program, Coderisers participate in a Demo Day presentation, where they pitch their web application to the local tech community, family and friends.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program, Coderisers are able to:

  • Identify and understand web technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, Node.js, and databases

  • Explain and teach other students what they have learned

  • Know how to learn

  • Understand that failure is part of the learning process

  • Understand the benefits of Open Source software and how to contribute to it

  • Identify problems in their communities and propose software-aided solutions

Coderise Activities and Events

  • Team building activities

  • Meetups with the tech startup and software programming community in Medellín

  • Demo Day Presentations - Coderise student web applications

Mentors of Coderise

Each Sunday, there will be fireside chats with various Coderise mentors, successful professionals from the tech world. These will share their experiences, their trajectory throughout various initiatives, and will be able to talk one-on-one with Coderise students.[Read a bit more on mentors here.]

Coderise Program Calendar Dates

The Coderise program spans 9 weeks, and usually takes place Tuesdays and Thusdays afterschool from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sunday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.