Athena Digital Design Agency (ADDA)

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. 

Academy. Educate and train Barnard students custom web design & development for 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 websites. ADDA offers HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Introduction and Design for Web Developers classes.

HTML/CSS Course

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. Spring 2019 Application: https://adda2.typeform.com/to/EDYZQy

 

JavaScript Course

This class is for students to learn to develop their own interactive games and web applications. This class is recommended for students who have already taken the ADDA HTML/CSS course, or have equivalent coding experience. Python and other functional programming languages are not required, and will not be taught. Spring 2019 Application: https://adda2.typeform.com/to/Gu10xH

 

Agency. Once a Barnard student has successfully finished the final project and graduated from our HTML/CSS course, they 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! Spring 2019 Application: https://adda2.typeform.com/to/RRRQ1B

 

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, they 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, Marketing, Agency, Academy, Admissions, and Operations. Spring 2019 Application: https://adda2.typeform.com/to/N5V4i8

 

Key Application Deadlines for Spring 2019:
Early-bird deadline: 12/7/2018 (first 10 applicants will receive guaranteed admission AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ADMISSIONS TEAM)
Regular deadline: 12/28/2018

 

ADDA Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Class Orientation: Thursday, September 20, 730-830pm, Diana 504

Classes:
HTML/CSS Section A Class: Tuesdays from September 25th thru November 27th, 6:30-8:30pm, Diana 504: Instructor: Carey Tan

JavaScript Class: Wednesdays from September 26th thru November 28th, 6:30-8:30pm, Diana LL104: Instructor Adam Driggers

HTML/CSS Section B Class: Thursdays from September 27th thru November 29th, 6:30-8:30pm, Diana 504: Instructor: Adam Driggers

ADDA Info Session|Graduation on Friday, November 30th from 4:30-6pm, Altschul Hall, 202 Lehman Auditorium

Note:

  • Tuesday class will not meet on November 6, 2018 
  • Wednesday class will not meet on Novmeber 21, 2018
  • Thursday class will not meet on November 22, 2018

 

ADDA Spring 2019 Class Schedule

Class Orientation: Thursday, January 31, 730-830pm, Diana LL103

Classes:
HTML/CSS Section A Class: Tuesdays from February 5th thru April 16th, 6:30-8:30pm, Diana 504: Instructor: Carey Tan

JavaScript Class: Wednesdays from February 6th thru April 17th, 6:30-8:30pm, Diana LL104: Instructor Adam Driggers

HTML/CSS Section B Class: Thursdays from February 7th thru April 18th, 6:30-8:30pm, Diana 504: Instructor: Adam Driggers

ADDA Info Session|Graduation on Friday, April 26th from 4:30-6pm, Altschul Hall, 202 Lehman Auditorium

Note: Classes will not meet during spring break, March 19, 20, 21.

 

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: