Though not quite Silicon Valley, Seattle still has an incredibly deep tech legacy. We all know about Amazon and the vast number of tech companies in the surrounding area, including Microsoft, Nintendo, Expedia, and many more. At Flatiron School, we’re excited to enrich Seattle’s tech scene. Whether you’re new to code or a Microsoft and Amazon vet, here are the best places to learn how to code for free in Seattle.

SeattleJS Hackers

SeattleJS Hackers has over 2,000 members on Meetup with weekly events covering a range of topics. There are bi-weekly coding sessions, weekly community hack nights, and informative panels with guest speakers. The group promotes an inclusive and safe coding environment that’s open to all skill levels. SeattleJS Hackers has also compiled resources to help coders and they maintain an active Slack channel.

She’s Coding

This meetup empowers women and non-binary individuals to be a part of the tech industry. She’s Coding hosts weekly meetups where members can get help on coding projects, gain advice for technical interviews, and develop their presentation skills. There are also hosted events with guest speakers. As a non-profit organization, She’s Coding provides informational resources for women currently in, or interested in, tech and a mentorship program.

Operation Code: Seattle

Operation Code is a non-profit working with the military community to learn code and start a career in tech. Flatiron School previously partnered with Operation Code for a scholarship and believe strongly in their work. Operation Code: Seattle hosts monthly meetups and is open to all levels of coders. If you’ve been curious about a career in tech and a member of the military community, we recommend attending one of their events.

Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy)

As the great name states, this meetup is for anyone interested in Python. Whether you’re just starting out with Python or you’re a Python veteran looking to achieve their career goals, PuPPy has an event for you. There are regular programming nights, coding interview practice sessions, and informative talks. PuPPy also hosts programming nights in Bellevue for members who can’t make it to Seattle.

Flatiron School

We love Seattle’s vibrant and inclusive tech community, which is why we’re excited to host regular meetups. All events are free, usually include snacks, and open to all levels of coders. You can expect informational panels, Q&As with guest speakers, women in tech events, and community coding nights. You don’t have to be enrolled in one of our bootcamps to attend and we promise there’s no hard sell to sign up at our meetups. Attend, feel empowered, and learn more about code and tech.

Flatiron School wants to foster a vibrant global tech community and we’re excited to host events in Seattle. We hope to see you at one soon!

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