Trainings are offered
July through November

All trainings are cohorts of 5 people.
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Trainings are offered to community members at $20 per training hour.
Payment plans are available.

Scholarships available for POC who identify as
trans, non-binary, GNC, femme, and/or a person with a disability.


Trainings Offered

Jul 13–14

Code Your Projects: HTML + CSS

Learn HTML + CSS essentials, the building blocks of the web, and how to apply them to your digital projects.

Two 3-Hour Sessions

Community Rate: $120 per person


July 31

Design Community Technologies:
Building An Understanding

Learn how to design community-centered tech through field research and idea generation.

You will gain skills to:

  • build data through conversations

  • identify problem-sets, goals, and audiences for any type of project

  • test hypotheses using very simple methods

  • present findings and ideas in easy and compelling ways

One 3-hour sEssion

Community Rate: $60 per person


Aug 3–4

Code Your Projects: Javascript Intensive I

An intensive intro into the programming language of the web! Learn fundamental concepts, techniques and start practicing.

TWO 6-hour Sessions

Community Rate: $240 per person


Aug 10–11

Code Your Projects: Javascript Intensive II

A deeper dive into Javascript. Learn how to integrate programming into real-world digital projects. (Level 1 training required to enroll)

TWO 6-hour Sessions

Community Rate: $240 per person


Aug 21

Design Community Technologies:
Drawing Ideas

Learn how to design community-centered tech through organizing data and drawing ideas.

You will gain skills to:

  • draw a “map” to guide several project ideas

  • gather existing examples to serve as “lightning demos” for your project

  • create simple sketches using simple exercises

  • create simple storyboards to communicate your rich project ideas

One 3-hour sEssion

Community Rate: $60 per person


Sep 7–8

Code Your Projects: CSS Intensive I

An intensive intro to CSS, the design language of the web. Learn how to translate designs into websites that work on multiple screen sizes.

TWO 6-hour Sessions

Community Rate: $240 per person


Sep 21–22

Code Your Projects: CSS Intensive II

Practice integrating CSS to code complex layouts for your web projects. (Level 1 training required to enroll)

TWO 6-hour Sessions

Community Rate: $240 per person


Sep 25

Design Community Technologies:
Hacking Together Prototypes

Learn how to design community-centered tech through hacking together prototypes.

You will gain skills to:

  • create simple paper prototypes

  • build simple interactive prototypes using free online software and platforms

  • organize and run simple user tests and interviews

  • pull all your work together into a simple but elegant presentation

One 3-hour sEssion

Community Rate: $60 per person


Oct 14, 16, 18

Code Your Projects: HTML + CSS

Learn HTML + CSS essentials, the building blocks of the web, and how to apply them to your digital projects.

Three 2-Hour Sessions

Community Rate: $120 per person


Oct 23

Design Community Technologies:
Leveling Up Designs

Learn how to level up your community-centered tech prototypes through simple design tricks.

You will gain the skills to:

  • find and work with free fonts

  • understand simple typography best practices

  • find and use design inspiration from anywhere

  • put together simple style guides to help keep your project consistent

One 3-hour sEssion

Community Rate: $60 per person


Nov 2, 3, 9, & 10

Prototype + Test Ideas: Design Intensive

Collaborate with a team of other community members to validate an idea for a much needed solution within our communities.

During this hands-on training, you will work together to identify an idea, bring it to life through design and prototyping, put it in front of the community to validate, and determine a strategy for moving forward. Inspired by the Design Sprint methodology.

Four 6-hour Sessions (OVER TWO WEEKENDS)

Community Rate: $480 per person

 
 

 

Are you an organization wanting trainings for your teams?

Color Coded offers Trainings for Organizations. We work with you to design the right training for your team. All trainings take place at your site!

 

Contribute to the #WeGotYou Fund — One full #LevelUpLA scholarship is valued at $120 for our intro trainings and $480 for our intensive trainings. You can also fund individual hours of training at donation increments of $20.


“What happens in PoC spaces? Anything we want—and this is the beauty of them. We can be sources for our own nourishment and resilience.”

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