Helping Chicago's Youth Discover Code

a network of awesome events and clubs

The closing ceremony at a Codeathon


24 hours of awesome

Codeathons bring together the community in an incredible way. You have 24 hours to create a project according to a theme. During this time, we'll help you learn coding through various workshops and activities.

The Chicago Young Developers Meetup

Join us bi-weekly in downtown Chicago for a general coding gathering. All levels are welcome! This is a great place to learn and practice for the Codeathons. Each meetup has a workshop on a specific theme and then everyone breaks up to work in teams on different projects.


We help schools start coding clubs. Join our network and we'll give you resources and assistance.

Messing with Mindstorms at Northside's coding club