Begins October 24th and ends the week of May 22nd. Sign ups close in April.
**Sign ups for the first cycle close on Saturday 10/23 at 11:59 PM PT. However, students can still sign up for the second cycle of Form and Function until November 28th at 11:59 PM PT**
Form and Function is a free, online, weekly after-school program for curious middle school students who want to learn to code their very own websites! Participants will learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript -- no previous coding experience necessary.


Students will attend class weekly and progress through our multiple homeroom levels. Each homeroom in the program takes 4 weeks to complete, and students who complete all homerooms will have the ability to create websites and online games.

New students are welcome to sign up at anytime, but they will begin class at the start of each new 4-week cycle. For example, if a participant signs up on January 3rd and the next 4-week cycle begins on January 15th, the participant will be told to join on the 15th.

Previous coding experience is welcome but by no means necessary. No matter your starting ability, we will find the right challenge for you!

  • 6-8th grade
  • Year-Long
    Signup anytime; join at the beginning of the nearest 4-week cycle
  • HTML, CSS, JavaScript
    Participants learn the fundamentals of web development through homerooms organized by experience level.
  • Weekly
    Students are expected to attend weekly or follow the curriculum asychronously to stay on track

Each week, students will...

  • Learn to code their homeroom project
  • Work through our curriculum, available here
  • Work one-on-one with live instructors
  • Interact with our demos to dive into concepts
  • Gain a deeper understanding of programming and web design

Scheduling

Students will attend one of the three weekly sessions:


  • Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 to 8:30 pm ET
  • Wednesday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 to 8:30 pm ET
  • Friday from 4:30 to 5:30 pm PT / 7:30 to 8:30 pm ET

The last week of the program will be the week of the 22nd of May.

Form and Function will be closed for:


  • The week of November 21st for Thanksgiving
  • The weeks of December 19th and December 26th
  • The week of March 20th for Spring Break

Online and Free -- Join From Anywhere!

FAQs

Are there any additional costs or fees?

We believe everyone should be able to learn to code without worrying about the cost. However, we would appreciate donations. Anything helps, even just $5!

Can I join part-way through the year?

Definitely! Our program is designed to have ongoing enrollment, but we will send the zoom link to join once the next cycle starts.

Do you need previous coding experience?

No! We welcome everyone from those who have never coded before to those who are already advanced coders. Form and Function has projects for every ability. Our goal is for students to have fun while working on projects and lessons individually tailored to their level.

What if my child is in 5th grade but really wants to attend?

We love children who have a passion for coding! However, our program is designed for a particular age range. To discuss your individual situation, please email info@bitbybitcoding.org.

What type of computer will my child need and do they need to download any software?

Any type of computer is fine, though ideally not a Chromebook. Sometimes, parental controls do not allow for students to code using the tools that they need access to. To check if you have this problem, right-click on any webpage and select “Inspect.” If nothing opens, the parental controls on the computer may be too tight. (This is done to prevent kids from hacking into things, but it also prevents them from using the developer’s console, which is essential to their ability to code properly.) Also, we prefer if you do not use a tablet, but tablets will suffice if they are the last resort. On their first day of the program, they will create a free CodeSandbox account that does not require downloading any software. The login, however, requires that your child has either a Google or GitHub account.

What online platform will the camp use? Are the meetings recorded?

Form and Function will meet in a password-protected Zoom classroom. We do not record the Zoom meetings as we value you and your child’s safety and privacy.

Is there a difference between the Monday, Wednesday, and Friday class?

No! We offer the same program on three different days.

What if I have more questions?

We would love to hear from you! Email us at info@bitbybitcoding.org.

Student Testimonials

Form & Function was amazing!! I loved to code with great helpers and teachers! Every week, coming back, it felt like there was something BIG, something NEW to learn. :)

Anvie

The classes are very helpful and fun. They made me love to code and very excited to have a future in coding and programming.

Angel

This program was amazing! It taught me many basic coding skills that I would not have learned, and the volunteers were amazing too. They dedicated so much time to make sure I understand what was taught and that I had no problems. They also helped me with my own projects too!

Samuel

I really like your coding program throughout the year. It really helped my coding skills and I learned the basic of 3 whole coding languages! In only the last 9 months!! The teachers are just fantastic and have a great sense of humor, as well as the ability to make the class interesting and let everyone participate.

Sprihi

I think form and function is great. The teachers are fun and I felt like I could ask them anything. I went to other coding classes too, but this is the best one by a mile. All the teachers aren't just great - they're really smart. I learned a lot from this and I enjoyed coming here. I hope there is going to be form and function next year too! I would definitely come.

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