Join a live remote coding bootcamp from Chicago.

There is enormous demand for technology talent from a thriving business community in Chicago. At Tech Elevator, we empower our Chicago coding bootcamp students by teaching them the technical skills and professional mindset needed to make a big career change.

Coding Bootcamp Chicago, IL | Tech Elevator
3,000+
TECH ELEVATOR GRADUATES
90%
JOB PLACEMENT
+$24k
AVG. SALARY INCREASE
750+
HIRING PARTNERS

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Learn to code in Chicago through our National Live Remote program.

We’re excited to be supporting reskillers in Chicago with access to Tech Elevator’s National Live Remote program. You’ll gain valuable tech skills under the guidance of our experienced instructors, and at the same time we’ll help ready you for a career in tech through our nationally-recognized job placement program. And while you’re learning, we’re continuing to build a community of hiring partners who are looking to hire great developer talent in Chicago. Through our Live Remote learning format, you’ll receive all the elements that contribute to our top-rated student experience and industry-leading outcomes, all from the safety of your home.

Peggy Kachevas

Campus Director

Peggy Kachevas oversees our National Live Remote students! She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She interned with Sherwin-Williams, and upon graduation, entered a full-time career in IT recruiting and staffing with Kforce and Pomeroy. Today at Tech Elevator, Peggy is excited to be part of such a fantastic organization that creates a long-lasting impact on students' lives and within various communities and job markets.

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Peggy Kachevas

Sarah Breen

Pathway Director

Sarah has spent her career in careers! Starting in HR, Sarah fulfilled full life-cycle recruitment for a behavioral healthcare agency. Early on into this role, she took over the college internship program and found her love of working with students on developing themselves professionally. Working across all majors in higher ed, she has taught career development courses, created employer connections, and worked 1:1 with students on defining and meeting their own specific goals. Sarah loves being a member of the Tech Elevator team as she recognizes the potential of technology in our society and how beneficial a career in the rapidly growing field of technology can be!

Sarah Breen

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Martha Loskota   |   2020 Graduate   |   Online

I was a Draftsman and now I'm a Software Developer at JP Morgan Chase.

"I can't imagine a better live remote learning experience than I'm getting right now at Tech Elevator. Classes aren't just a daily video that students ‘watch-and-email-in-with-questions’ experience. We have live, in-person instruction by video conference so we can ask questions or make comments at any time, slides to take notes from, daily quizzes to check everyone's understanding and feelings, code-along examples, and tutorials. On top of that, instructors are available to answer questions via video-link with screen sharing abilities during normal office hours, as well as often being willing to answer questions after hours. I can't emphasize enough that everyone at Tech Elevator has gone above & beyond. All of this extends to Pathway events and job searching as well. I was so impressed with our recent remote interviews, where we were connected to companies hiring through our virtual classroom technologies. After having seven wonderful interviews, I felt great about my job search. There's no way that I would have been able to get to this point on my own and I am so thankful for all of Tech Elevator's staff for giving me emotional support, tangible skills, and a major leg-up in this live remote environment!"
Martha Loskota
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We will help you land a job in tech.

Not only is Chicago a hub for some of the world’s biggest tech companies, including Google, Facebook, and Twitter, but software developers are the top tech occupation in the city booming with tech growth. All throughout the city you’ll find startups, incubators, accelerators, and established corporations eager to hire top tech talent to stay in the region.

Chicago is home to large employers in a wide range of industries, including financial services, healthcare, government, and aviation – all driven by technology and in need of quality tech talent. We’re proud to have alumni building web applications, designing websites, and solving challenging problems at some of Chicago’s top companies.

Connected to the Chicago Community

We are a community-driven organization. Tech Elevator believes in “elevating people, companies, and communities” and a big part of our mission is to play a role in making the communities we serve better.

We do that by giving away free learn to code programming to the tech community through industry-relevant events and expert online resources, in addition to creating a more accessible onramp to careers in tech. We also work to partner with local Chicago organizations who share our values and we seek to engage our students and Alumni with the tech community. Tech Elevator cares about the people we impact and cultivate meaningful relationships to understand the technology needs of our community so that we can be an engine of economic growth for the people and places we support.

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Ben Strubel   |   2021 Graduate   |   Online

I was an Acquisition Associate and now I'm a Technology Development Program Associate at Optum.

"Joining the Tech Elevator family has changed my life. Finishing the program was one of the hardest things I have ever accomplished, and I could not have done it without my classmates and instructors. Tech Elevator helped me land me my dream job and taught me the fundamentals to be successful in the tech world. Tech Elevator helped set me up with an amazing job and taught me the fundamentals needed for an amazing career in tech. I would have never believed how far this program would take me and I am so grateful for my instructors and peers that helped me through every step of the way.”
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  • What development skills will I learn at Tech Elevator?

    You will learn either the Java or C# language, depending on your bootcamp selection. By the time you graduate, you will be able to create dynamic, database-backed web applications. This will give you the foundational skills to hit the ground running as a junior web application developer.

    Specific technologies you will learn include:

    • Java/C# (.NET)

    • HTML

    • CSS

    • JavaScript

    • SQL

    You can view our school catalog for more information.

  • Who teaches at Tech Elevator?

    Our instructors are industry professionals with an average of 20 years working as software developers. They’re passionate about helping students start their careers in tech, and are invested in their success. Stop by an Open House to meet an instructor – either remotely or at a campus.

    Learn more about our instructors in this video.

  • Why do you offer Java and C#?

    We founded Tech Elevator as a demand-driven program designed to get you into a great career in programming. Java and C# are both widely used in software development, with a consistently large number of job openings in a variety of industries worldwide.

    These two languages are excellent foundations which can act as a springboard to other languages you learn as you continue to build your career.

  • Should I choose Java or C#?

    Both are great languages to know, but depending on your job focus, certain industries tend to use one language more than the other. As a good starting point, research types of jobs you’re interested in and check out the requirements listed in the job description. If there are certain companies you’re targeting, they may prefer one technology over the other and some basic research will give you the answer. We’re happy to talk through this more if you have questions.

  • What’s a typical day like in the bootcamp?

    Most mornings consist of lectures and learning, and lots of fresh coffee. After we break for lunch, you get to test your skills with hands-on practice. This could consist of group work, headphones-on solo work, tutoring sessions or pairing programming assignments.

    The best way to learn is to do, so you’ll literally be coding from day one.

  • How can I prepare before bootcamp begins?

    Once you’ve been accepted into Tech Elevator, we’ll be reaching out to you for best ways to prepare with exercises recommended by our instructors. In the meantime, Stanford’s Computer Science 101 is a great place to start. It’s free and can be accessed here.

  • Can I really be a developer in 14 to 30 weeks (depending on the program I choose)?

    Yes, you can. Our goal is to teach you how to be a developer, not just how to write code. That means you’re solving problems and thinking through solutions like a developer as you continue to practice and grow in your career. After 14 or 30 weeks, you’ll have confidence to start your career as a junior developer with the foundational code skills that will have you making an impact from your first day on the job.

    Beyond the hard skills you’ll also become a well-rounded job candidate after taking advantage of our Pathway Program™, focusing on career development skills to help land your next job.

  • What if I can’t keep up with curriculum?

    In addition to your instructor in the classroom, each cohort has dedicated instructors who support extra work outside of the classroom. That means you can schedule tutoring sessions as much as you need to, ensuring you’re understanding concepts and implementing coding.

    Remember, your cohort lead and instructors have a pretty good pulse on how you’re keeping up and will work with you if you feel like you’re getting behind or struggling in any way.

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