Become an Innovator

Mission Bit provides free after-school coding courses, workshops, and summer bootcamps to high school students from underserved and underrepresented communities.

Mission Bit student

We offer our students a field trip to a Bay Area tech company, career and college advising related to the technology field, and an opportunity to showcase their group projects to a large community of supporters during our Demo Day event at the end of the term.

Our program’s inclusive community fosters positive relationships between students, their peers, and our experienced classroom leaders. Mission Bit brings like-minded individuals together to form long-lasting meaningful connections and gives students all the tools they need to succeed in the tech industry.

Summer 2020 Workshops

Learn something new and get hands-on experience with our workshops.

Networking 101

This workshop is for youth looking to develop their skills in networking. Learn how to create a personal brand that represents your best self when meeting and communicating with potential colleagues and mentors. Come prepared to meet with peers and practice your new networking skills.

When: July 15th 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Who: 16 - 24 year olds

Online

  • Networking
  • Career Preparation
Coding with p5.js

Join our workshop to learn about p5.js, a fun Javascript library made accessible to everyone, especially beginners! In this workshop, we’ll explore the basics of text-based coding and specific elements of p5.js while getting creative with individual projects.

Taught by Mission Bit Student Ambassadors.

When: July 20th 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Who: 7th - 12th graders

Online

  • p5.js
  • Javascript
Beginner Web Design Workshop

This is a beginner workshop where students will be able to build a portfolio with HTML and CSS. No web design or coding experience necessary.

When: July 22nd 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Who: 7th - 12th graders

Online

  • Web Design
  • HTML
  • CSS
Hack Your Window with Scratch

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll combine art and technology to create and code our own interactive stories with Scratch. We’ll be exploring the “Hack Your Window” challenge to build projects that let you creatively reimagine your surroundings through the lens of Mission Bit’s values. We’ll begin with a quick intro to creative coding and Scratch, plan our ideas together, then spend time creating our projects and experimenting with code. We’ll end by sharing ideas and questions and resources to continue learning more. Beginner coders welcome! (Hack Your Window idea and photo credit to HackArt.)

When: August 12nd 4 PM - 5:30 PM

Who: 7th - 12th graders

Online

  • Scratch
  • Block Coding

Summer 2020 Bootcamps

Spend 6 weeks learning how to develop websites or games.
Registration deadline: Thursday, May 14, 2020, 8:00 PM PDT

Web Design Bootcamp

This course allows students to explore website design techniques using HTML, CSS, and design thinking. Students will learn about user experience and user interfaces to make creative and thoughtful websites. This class is suitable for beginners.

Meets: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30am - 2:30pm

Dates: June 15th - July 25th

Online (SF Students)

  • Web Design
  • HTML
  • CSS
Unity Game Design Bootcamp

This course opens up the world of gaming and places it at our students’ fingertips. Students will learn about the Unity platform, how to write scripts in C#, and make awesome games in 3D. This class is suitable for beginners.

Meets: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30am - 2:30pm

Dates: June 15th - July 25th

Online

  • Unity
  • C#
Web Design Bootcamp

This course allows students to explore website design techniques using HTML, CSS, and design thinking. Students will learn about user experience and user interfaces to make creative and thoughtful websites. This class is suitable for beginners.

Meets: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:30am - 2:30pm

Dates: June 15th - July 25th

Online (Oakland Students)

  • Web Design
  • HTML
  • CSS

Frequently Asked Questions

Mission Bit has a selective admissions process, but we highly encourage all interested students to apply! We seek to create a strong learning community with committed young people who bring a variety of perspectives to the classroom. To be considered for admissions, students are required to take part in a Student Admissions Phone Screening that will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. Please provide accurate email information for the screening.
The registration deadline is Thursday, May 14, 2020, 8:00 PM PDT.
Demo Day is the culminating event of the term, where students showcase their final projects to friends, family, and the Mission Bit community. This event is required for students. Friends and family are strongly encouraged to attend, so mark your calendar for Saturday, July 25, 2020!
Due to COVID-19, we will be doing remote programming until the end of the summer.
Our Fall and Spring courses are 2-hour classes twice a week after school, running for 11 weeks. During the summer, we run intensive introductory and advanced courses that are 3 days a week for 6 weeks.
Any Bay Area high school student or 8th grade middle school student is encouraged to apply to our programs. There are no GPA requirements.
All our classes are taught at an introductory level and provide a solid foundation for beginners. Our Web Design class focuses on design and learning how users experience websites while our Unity Game Design class focuses more on creating engaging gameplay for video games.
Most of our classes are taught by college students and software engineers who are passionate about computer science education.
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Games and websites created by Mission Bit students

Dinosaur Game screenshot
Operation Peach screenshot
Veggie Jump screenshot

Our supporters

San Francisco Black Firefighters AssociationCity College of San FranciscoFacebookGateway High SchoolHack ReactorJyveKapor CenterLeadership High SchoolOakland Unified School DistrictSilicon Valley BankSan Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce DevelopmentSan Francisco Unified School DistrictUberUnitySan Francisco FoundationGolden State Warriors Foundation
San Francisco Black Firefighters AssociationCity College of San FranciscoFacebookGateway High SchoolHack ReactorJyveKapor CenterLeadership High SchoolOakland Unified School DistrictSilicon Valley BankSan Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce DevelopmentSan Francisco Unified School DistrictUberUnitySan Francisco FoundationGolden State Warriors Foundation