Athena Digital Design

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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.


Applications to apply for admission into the 4th cohort of our introductory HTML/CSS course, teaching the foundation of web development, beginning Fall 2015 are NOW CLOSED

Members of the Student Advisory Board take on a leadership position on the agency startup team in various capacities ranging from project management, finance, marketing, and more. No coding knowledge is required and SAB members take the ADDA class with the rest of the cohort in the Fall. Applications for admission into the student advisory board are now closed

ADDA 2015-2016 Schedule

Orientation on September 15th, 2015 
Class begins on September 22nd, 2015
Applications for Spring 2016 open by November 17th, 2015
Last Wednesday Class on November 18th, 2015 
Last Tuesday Class on November 24th, 2015 
ADDA Info session on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015  
Graduation on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 
Applications close on December 16th, 2015
Orientation on February 2nd, 2016 
Class begins on February 9th, 2016 
Fall 2016 applications opens on April 11th, 2016
Last Tuesday Class on April 12th, 2016 
Last Wednesday Class on April 13th, 2016 
ADDA Info session on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 
Graduation on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 
Fall 2016 applications close on June 1st, 2016

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:


Press Coverage for Athena Digital Design (formerly Barnard Codes):

Barnard College Press Release, June 2014

Press for our Partner, SkillCrush: