Coding is the language of the future. Become literate with Athena Digital Design.
Our mission is to champion and inspire Barnard women on their journey into coding literacy through web development. Participants will begin by learning the fundamentals of web design so they can be competitive in the new economy.
The Athena Digital Design Agency (ADDA) is made up of three entities - Academy, Agency, and Student Advisory board.
This upcoming Fall 2017, ADDA is offering the following classes:
This class is perfect for students who would like to learn the basics of web development! Students will successfully complete several websites by the completion of this course. NO CODING EXPERIENCE or computer science background will be required for participation. Applications open only to Barnard students.
Introduction to Design for Web Developers Course
ADDA Fall 2017 Course Application Deadlines:
Early-bird deadline: 4/24 (first ten applicants get guarantee admissions)
Regular deadline: 5/21
Agency. Once a Barnard student has successfully finished the final project and graduated from our HTML/CSS course, she can apply to work for the Agency. Agency members can attend workshops which can help them develop more skills to meet clients' website need. They can then be matched with clients and get paid!
Student Advisory Board. Members of the Student Advisory Board take on leadership positions on the agency startup team in various capacities. If a Barnard student has already taken an ADDA course and is not graduating this year, she can apply to join the Student Advisory Board. Once the student has successfully become a student advisory board member, the student can join one (or more) of the 5 core teams: finance team, marketing team, education team, recruitment team, and operation team.
SAB Application: https://adda2.typeform.com/to/r27hmu
ADDA Fall 2017 Schedule
Class Info Session: September 7, Thursday, 730-830pm, Diana LL104
Class Orientation: September 14, Thursday, 730-830pm, Diana LL104
HTML/CSS Section A Class: Wednesdays from September 27th thru November 29th, 630-830pm, Diana LL104: Instructor: Adam Driggers
HTML/CSS Section B Class: Thursdays from September 28th thru November 30th, 630-830pm, Diana LL104: Instructor: Adam Driggers
Introduction to Design for Web Developers Course: Thursdays from September 28th thru November 30th, 7-9pm, Milbank 222: Instructor Ben Duvall
ADDA Info Session|Graduation on Friday, December 1st from 4:30-6pm, Diana LL103
Note: Classes will not be held during Thanksgiving Break (11/22-11/23)
Applications for Spring 2018 TBD
We encourage students interested in learning more and staying in touch to sign up to join the mailing list here:
The latest in a long tradition of Barnard startups.
Inspired by student-run businesses, Barnard Bartending Agency & Barnard Babysitting, Barnard students will be trained to develop websites, in order to provide these services, for hire, to the community.
- Once successfully through Phase I of our custom web design & development training (8-10 weeks), students will have the opportunity to apply to the Athena Digital Design Agency, which connects local businesses and organizations with students to help build or maintain their web sites.
- Athena Digital Design will be a student-run business, advised and funded through Entrepreneurs@Athena, a project of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies.
- NO CODING EXPERIENCE or computer science background will be required for participation and applications will be open to ALL Barnard students.
Interested in hiring Barnard students to develop, design or maintain your web presence? Learn more at: www.AthenaDigitalDesign.com
Press Coverage for Athena Digital Design (formerly Barnard Codes):
Barnard College Press Release, June 2014
Press for our Partner, SkillCrush: