Code Writers’ Workshop

Image Jake Brussel Faria
Code Writers’ Workshop

Over five weeks in the Code Writers’ Workshop we’ll develop individual web projects (new or existing) with support and feedback from the group. Along the way we’ll consider the questions that bubble up every time we commit text to document. What’s a website? Are these good tools? How should people interact with this? Should people interact with this? And — when we want to have a crisis — is this even a good idea?

With the help of some short texts, working sessions and conversation, we’ll work on these questions and our projects with the aim of making progress on both.

While this workshop has no specific requirements and stands as an invitation for code writers of all kinds and skill levels, the focus of the course will be on the web with the expectation of some proficiency in HTML and CSS and at least a passing familiarity with JavaScript. If you already feel comfortable with the material covered by Intro to Coding for Designers this is the workshop for you.


5 Weeks
Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30pm EST / 3:30 – 6:30pm PST
April 22 – May 20

Artwork by Sam Jaramillo



Instructor Bio

Jake is a designer and developer working in New York. No matter how hard he tries he can't stop making websites.



Week 1: Concepts
Sketching concepts and scoping projects.

Week 2: Picking Tools
Selecting tools and coding prototypes.

Week 3: Next Steps
Developing projects and reconsidering decisions.

Week 4: The Thick of It
Building out projects.

Week 5: What's Next?
Polishing up and considering what might be missing.




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We are offering a number of free, need-based scholarships to this course.

Index scholarships are designed to benefit underrepresented groups, BIPOC members of our community, and those for whom the class price is not accessible. These need-based scholarships will go to the candidates who best demonstrate why they should be chosen for the free spot to our class based on the following criteria:

The selected applicants:

  • Belong to groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the graphic design and creative industries
  • Do not have jobs that would pay for these courses as professional development
  • Cannot independently afford the class at list price
  • Share our value of intentional community

    The number of selected applicants chosen is subject to the discretion of Index and the instructor, but every course will select at least one.

    Apply here