Codam is a tuition-free full-time, 3.5-year programming school in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Modeled on Ecole 42 in Paris and pioneered by tech entrepreneur and TomTom founder, Corinne VigreuxCodam’s, Codam’s mission is to create an open-minded learning environment in which people, cultures and ideas come together, with the aim of taking computer science education to a higher level.
Students learn through game-based tutorials and peer-to-peer teaching.
The program is broken into 5 sections: Introduction to programming, basics of programming, first internship, mastering programming and digital literacy, and the final internship. Students are expected to reach specific milestones within a certain time. While projects have a recommended deadline, there are no hard-set class schedules, and students can develop skills at their own pace.
Applicants need not have prior coding experience, but must be between 18 and 30 years old.