Hello Code

Interested in coding but don’t know where to start? Don’t currently have the ability to participate in a full-time boot camp or degree program? Do Space’s Hello Code program will introduce you to three different programming languages brought to you throughout the year. Sections will consist of an HTML and CSS cohort, a Javascript cohort, and a C# cohort.  Whether you are an aspiring artist showcasing work, a parent rejoining the workforce, or a community leader organizing a neighborhood event, Hello Code can help you accomplish your goals.

Applications are currently open for HTML and will close on January 26th.



See the course descriptions and what will be covered for each of the three programming languages below to help you choose the best session of Hello Code for your needs:

Hello Code: HTML & CSS
Hello Code: HTML & CSS will introduce you to coding through HTML and CSS over the course of five weeks. In addition to learning to code by using the tutorials assigned through online instruction, students will undertake a session-long project to build their own website. The website does not need to be hosted but can instead be built in a local environment or online development environment.

 We will use the online code editor Glitch to create and host our websites. We cover:
  • HTML Basics
  • CSS Basics
  • Web Forms, Navigation
  • Responsive Design Basics
The workplace value from this course will be learning the basics of how websites are constructed and understanding what goes into a responsive web design.


Hello Code: Javascript
Are you interested in learning the basics of JavaScript and don’t know where to start?
In this class, we’ll be exploring how we can use JavaScript in:

  • Form validation
  • CSS style and class manipulation
  • Creating and using tabs

Along the way, we’ll learn about variables, data types, and arrays. This class is for the absolute beginner in JavaScript, but some knowledge of HTML and CSS is helpful.


Hello Code: C#

This course will focus on learning the basics of the C# programming language. We will look at:
  • variables
  • collecting input
  • data types
  • conditionals
  • loops
  • methods
  • classes and more. 
No prior coding experience is required.


Is Hello Code for me?
Hello Code is a commitment to learning new programming languages over the course of five weekly meetups. You should apply to Hello Code if you are serious about learning to code and live in the Omaha metro area. Whether you are interested in changing careers, contributing to community projects, or enhancing your existing job skills, learning how to code can help you boost your ability to connect with other people.

What kind of person should apply?

  • You have a “whatever it takes” work ethic.
  • You identify problems and work to solve them.
  • You move quickly and hustle to find ways to overcome obstacles.
  • You feel comfortable with computers and want to learn more.
  • You enjoy meeting and working with new people.

How Much Will it Cost?
Nothing! Like all Do Space programs, all Hello Code sections are offered FREE to the public.

What computer skills do I need?
You should feel comfortable using your computer. You should be accustomed to typing, using a mouse, navigating the internet, and using email and other programs. You do not need any previous coding experience.

What do I need?

  • A Do Space membership (it’s free!)
  • Must be 19 years or older
  • Access to a computer and the internet (this can be at home, at Do Space, or any other location)
  • An email address
  • Agree to adhere to the Do Space behavioral policy and code of conduct
  • Attend five in-person meetings during the course of your session
  • Commit to completing the assigned online work set by your instructor between each meeting

How much work should I expect?
Learning computer programming is like learning to speak a new language; it requires lots of practice and patience. Each session of Hello Code will consist of five weekly in-person meetings. These meetings are required and will take place on Sundays between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM. Between each meeting, you will complete learning exercises set by your instructor. Each week may require more or less work, depending on the material.

How will participants be selected?

  • We will select participants most likely to benefit from our program, as explained in the paragraph on why you want to learn code on the online application form.
  • We will prioritize teaching beginners comfortable with technology but without formal computer programming experience.
  • We will strive to create an inclusive and diverse group of participants.

When will I find out if I am selected for Hello Code?

Notices of acceptance will be sent out via email no later than Tuesday, January 31.

Click here for the Hello Code Application.