Code Excursion

A female coding community

About Code Excursion

Code Excursion is a female tech community where women learn programming and about new technologies. The focus of Code Excursion is to learn in a helpful, passionate and including community with a bunch of cheerful, curious and supporting girls who start the journey of becoming a web developer together.

Background

The seed to Code Excursion came the summer of 2017 when Louise and Corina had been trying to learn coding for a long time without much success. They both felt like they were missing a safe and inspiring space to learn. To fix this problem they created Code Excursion!

Since Corina moved back to Switzerland, Code Excursion exists in Zurich and Stockholm. The Events & Camps are mainly in English.

Now

Code Excursion Sweden

At the moment we have front-end developer web courses in Stockholm. These courses are 12 weeks long and you will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap and Github. Furthermore, we hold workshops about code related topics which are open for more girls.

Code Excursion Switzerland

Code Excursion Switzerland is about to kickoff with the first group of women learning front-end web development in Zurich. Especially exciting is that in April 2019 they are planning a coding camp in Portugal! 26 women will learn about front-end programming, go surfing, do yoga, enjoy the wonderful Bukubaki accommodation and food as well as build up an awesome network of inspiring women. Want to know more? Head over here!
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Future

In fall of 2018 we will start new groups in Zurich and Stockholm. If you are interested in joining, follow us to make sure you get the information earlier than others! We are also planning to create our own digital course, a mentorship program and more coding camps where we combine programming and outdoor activities like the coding camp..

Who We Are

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Louise Serenhov

Co-founder Sweden

I am a student in Stockholm with a big passion for personal development, entrepreneurship and nature. Besides that, camping, hiking and biking makes my day :) I discovered coding when our startup suddenly stood without a developer and to my surprise I'm hooked. I value relations high and always try my best to see challenging situations as empowering.

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Corina Schedler

Co-founder Switzerland

I am a creative, cheerful and natureloving person who loves to learn something new every day. I am currently participating in a Front End Web Developer course by Google & Udacity and starting Code Excursion Zurich. In 2017, I started coding on my own and I realised quite quickly that I would learn so much faster if I had a bunch of supporting women around me.

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Caroline Hårdhammar

Co-founder Sweden

I am an industrial engineer who loves to work where people, tech & design meet. As an IT-consultant, I got interested in UX but to understand the whole process of developing digital products and services, I wanted to learn how to program. I like learning, so I am taking astronomy - and interaction design classes. Also, I love skiing, curling, surfing and dogs!

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Céline Nauer

Co-founder Switzerland

As a physics student and artificial intelligence enthusiast, I love staying on top of the latest technologies. That is why I currently work in a AI project in Zurich and will start a master in machine learning in September 2018. I learnt some coding languages in school and enjoy being active, surfing and practising yoga so it was only natual I co-founded Code Excursion Switzerland

Here are some

Words from previous students!

"Code Excursion isn't just another coding course. It's more of a community where you get to meet other motivated and curious girls, learn to code together, help each other out if you get stuck somewhere."

"Code Excursion was an AMAZING experience! Always such a welcoming and supporting atmosphere - no pressure, no judgement. You get to be yourself and learn at your own pace. It was great that we met on a regular basis. Very motivating in itself, but it was always something I looked forward to towards the end of a busy week."

"I got a deeper understanding of programming as whole, pretty secure with basic front-end, some backend. Last not least, is the friendships that i hope to continue with."

"I loved it, was really a highlight of my week and felt so blessed to be a part of it. Sometimes it feel like there wasn't enough time, sometimes it felt like I was too tired :-D but it was great having the flexiblity to be there and to meet other inspiring women. "

Do you want to support us?

If you want to support Code Excursion during our weekly meetings, talk about something tech-related, help-out as a mentor or teacher or sponsor this awesome thing, let us know! We are also super happy to read from you, for questions or if you just say want to say hi.