An Online Class with Laura Klein & Alex Cowan

You'll go from idea to code, rounding out your creative capabilities.

Why are most startups founded by engineers? They know how to bring their ideas to life. After this course, so will you.




You'll create working software with HTML, CSS, and Javascript.

Coding for Designers, Managers, & Entrepreneurs

“‘This is one of the best courses I have taken [online] and I have taken over 25-30...”
“This is by far one of the best courses I have taken [online]! … Alex is well-spoken, and he is clearly a leader in this field...” 

Laura and Alex have delivered classes at UVA Darden, Stanford, and UCL as well as over 130,000 class sessions online. You'll be working with them live.


Laura fell in love with technology when she saw her first user research session over 20 years ago. She’s written two books about products. She’s currently the VP, Product at Business Talent Group and works as a coach and adviser to product teams and startups.

Alex has been an entrepreneur (5x) and an intrapreneur (1x). Currently faculty at UVA Darden, he’s focused on software and product design in digital. He also teaches online, where his courses have been delivered over 130,000 times.


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A Coding Class for the Work You Do

You’re going to learn how to build and deploy functioning applications in HTML, CSS, and JS. You’ll leave the course with the creative confidence to code where you want to. Rather than an abbreviated ‘CS101’ class, this course is built from the ground up with you in mind- the interdisciplinary superstar!

A Coding Class on Your Schedule

This course is designed around a workload of about 6 hours. Our online sessions are in the evening, Eastern Time in the US (GMT-5). You’ll be supported by a Darden instructor as well as a team of TA’s monitoring help forums and available in office hours.

A Coding Class for You

Do you work with software developers but not as a coder? Would you like to build more prototypes and fewer PowerPoints? Edit web pages yourself? Better understand what on earth the developers are talking about? If so, this class is for you.

Meet the Instructors

“It might sound strange, but there are only a few good courses that really deal with agile development. This course is definitely one of them.”

What People are Saying About Laura and Alex

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The Details

When is the class?
TBD! Let us know if you're interested by registering above.

What will I learn how to do?
Great question! You'll learn how to go from idea to code, building focused applications in HTML, CSS, and Javascript. 

You can find a working version of the syllabus here: Syllabus.

How will I learn how to do that?
Another great question! We'll use a combination of case studies where you modify starter code and projects where you'll work from a design brief building code. We'll also discuss some industry readings to give you additional perspective on what you're doing and how it fits into the bigger picture of what you'll do post-class.

What if I have more questions?
Email us! We'd love to hear your questions:

Just for fun…
Below are a couple of examples of the kind of portfolio entry you'll create at the end of class!

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