About Codesmith

Come help us redefine how software engineering can be taught!

Our Mission

The heart of Codesmith is the Software Engineering Immersive, a program in Los Angeles and New York City where engineers build compelling open-source projects and develop expertise in computer science, fullstack JavaScript and machine learning.

We're committed to distrupting software engineering education whether that be in our weekly workshops in LA/NY/Online, our online free JavaScript learning journey - CSX, our advanced machine learning Codesmith graduate course, or our core 12 week software engineering residency program.

Codesmith LA & NY Team Members

Chad Troutwine
Chad Troutwine
Co-founder & Chairman
Brandon Mizuno
Brandon Mizuno
Director of Engineering
Eric Kirsten
Eric Kirsten
Entrepenuer in Residence
Alex Zai
Alex Zai
Technical Advisor
Schno Mozingo
Schno Mozingo
Senior Software Engineer & Technical Lead
Ryan Smith
Ryan Smith
Senior Software Engineer & Technical Lead
Haley Godtfredsen
Haley Godtfredsen
Sr. Outreach & Project Manager
Jenny Mith
Jenny Mith
Business Development & Outreach Manager
Mircea Ilie
Mircea Ilie
Advisor to the CEO
Kristopher Bowles
Kristopher Bowles
Software Engineer
Jonathan Perera
Jonathan Perera
Software Engineer
Samantha Salley
Samantha Salley
Software Engineer
Gordon Farquharson
Gordon Farquharson
Software Engineer
Jacqueline Chang
Jacqueline Chang
Software Engineer
Chris Li
Chris Li
Software Engineer

The Codesmith Scholarship Board

Codesmith is a need-blind program. The challenge should be getting prepared for the technical interviews and admissions process, not financing the program if you are accepted. Accordingly, we have financial aid in a scholarship fund offering $100,000+ in additional support annually.

The scholarships are available to people from non-traditional backgrounds in technology and are based on candidates commitment to the core values of Codesmith, notably a commitment to supporting your community with the skills learned here.

In light of this we have a Scholarship Board who advise on candidate selection and advocate for greater diversity in technology. We are grateful for their commitment to this mission. The Board represents leaders from across technology and software engineering.

Curriculum Advisory Board

The Codesmith program is most successful when it pushes Residents to encounter technical challenges faced by some of the most significant companies in the country including Google, LinkedIn and Uber.

The Curriculum Advisory Board members provide this ongoing insight and mentorship to ensure Residents face these challenges and are always pushed to work on groundbreaking technology.

Board members also join us as speakers and for intimate dinner discussions at Codesmith.

Advisory Board Members

Christine Carrillo
Christine Carrillo
CEO @ JOANY
Gavin Doughtie
Gavin Doughtie
Sr. Software Engineer @ Google
Chike Aguh
Chike Aguh
CEO @ EveryoneOn
Lauren Cardenas
Lauren Cardenas
Career Program Manager @ the Posse Foundation
Brian Holt
Brian Holt
Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft

Our Drive

To develop the most exceptional group of software engineers - technically brilliant, incredible collaborators, passionate about building, and supportive of their community.

The impact can be extraordinary - a generation of engineers working at the world's best companies who are ready to build great products. We need people to help create this generation of engineers and to be at its core.

Locations

We have two offices - one in Los Angeles, CA in Playa Vista and one in NY, New York in SoHo.

Our West Coast headquarters, based in YouTube’s former LA space in Playa Vista, is a quick 10 minutes from the beach, a short drive to the popular areas of Venice, Santa Monica and Culver City, and is located right in the middle of LA's 'Silicon Beach'.

Our East Coast headquarters is based NY's bustling SoHo neighborhood in lower Manhattan which is known for its trendy shops, galleries, and amazing food. We're a block away from the subway and just a short ride from Manhattan's greatest attractions.

What we're looking for

We're building a team of exceptional people, who hold their engineering opinions strongly but who ultimately put the product (and thus our users) above everything else.

We have 7 applications for every student that is admitted. But we do it with just 2 team members working on outreach. How? Incredible people who totally own what they're doing, who understand where Codesmith is going and have the ability to invent and execute on great ideas.

We're looking for applicants who have pushed something to an extraordinary level - it might be your academic success, sports, a company, an organization - something that's required drive and ingenuity to succeed at.

We also want to see that you're driven and ambitious but put the deeper mission first and are great fun to hang out with.

Team Perks

  • Team retreats every 7 weeks
  • Opportunity to work from LA or NY headquarters
  • Monthly education stipend
  • Health insurance stipend
  • Team lunches and drinks
  • Beautiful office spaces
  • Relocation assistance
  • Paid vacation

Open Positions

Check out our current job openings here.