Volunteer to run a local group
If you can't see a local group for your city on our list and you'd like to make one for your area, please contact us with this two-minute form so that we can get you set up - we'll reply to you on the very next business day to give you what you need to get started.
We'll give you guidance on how to run a local group well and we'll help you to market it to other Codecademy users!
What's involved with being a group leader?
Essentially, it's up to you. Group leaders work with Codecademy to start and/or maintaining a local community of people learning to code. They own a local Facebook group and host occasional events of their choosing.
Local group events can involve anything as small and casual as a monthly study session in a café or as large as a meetup with dozens of attendees and a formal agenda – what you'd run would be up to you, and there is no formal commitment in becoming a local group leader. At its most basic level, local group leaders have a Facebook group for their cities and we suggest that they run a small, casual group study session every month - after all, if you're learning to code, why not do it as a group?
Typically, after as few as three sessions, there's more of a sense of community in your group and you may already have found someone willing to help you to run these sessions or maybe even take over the group someday.
What do we look for in group leaders?
Particularly if your city has not yet had a local study group, we look for someone with the drive that it takes to get one going. Just by volunteering, they demonstrate that drive! We have a section of this forum for local community leaders to share best practices and receive support, but it takes a passionate volunteer to take those resources and build something great. Making a great community, though fun, is not easy – we're here to help as many of you as possible to make or join local coding communities!
Making existing groups official
Contact us if you already have a group but you want support and publicity from Codecademy for it!
The Bottom Line
We want to empower you to foster a study group or community in your area, and make that process as smooth and as easy as possible - let us know how we can best do so!