Earn your Coda Doctorate

Up-level your skills with an immersive 5-week program.

One of the things that excites me most about Coda is that docs are only limited by our imagination.

Each doc starts as a blank canvas. And I’ve seen makers turn this space into everything from
. But a universe of opportunity can also be intimidating, especially without a linear, one-size-fits all approach to building foundational skills.

So, when we started thinking about what a Coda certification could look like, we turned to one of our values—right vs. familiar—which guides us to go with the right solution rather than what’s been done in the past.

Certifications, reimagined.
Tech certifications aren’t new, but a few things never sit right with me:
They can be super expensive.
They can feel unattainable or unapproachable.
The word certification feels stuffy.

So when I was designing a program for Coda, I had a few non-negotiable items:
The program is
The program fits into anyone’s schedule.
The program centers on community and creativity.

All of these thoughts went into the creation of what we’re calling the Coda Doctorate Program (pun most definitely intended).


What exactly is the Coda Doctorate Program?
The Coda Doctorate is a self-paced learning program designed to support motivated makers in growing their doc building skills.

Logistically, it’s a six-week, asynchronous learning program with live elements. We’ve built a blend for self-paced learning through video lessons, workbook exercises, weekly virtual office hours, and a full community for conversations and support. There may also be some special guest stars in these office grab your autograph books.

Course curriculum
We’ve reimagined the process of building a doc, using app design principles to uncover the potential to be skilled Coda makers. Here’s what you can expect:
Week 1 -
Doc interface design
The program begins with a deep dive into user interface design principles to ensure every doc you build is pleasing to look at and delightful to use.
Week 2
- Doc database design
The best Coda docs are intentionally designed from the ground up. This week, we focus on organizing your data to keep your docs optimized and streamlined.
Week 3
- The Coda formula language
Let’s do some formula fitness, exploring how they work and how to troubleshoot issues.
Week 4
- Doc user experience design
We return to the user to ensure that our docs are perfectly built for everyone — no matter how they access and interact with the doc.
Week 5
- Capstone project
The program closes with a flex of our creativity: a doc built for the Gallery.
Week 6 -
Peer Review
You’ll work receive feedback from your peers and publish your doc.


We can’t wait to learn with you.
A certification is great, but community is better. Built on a cohort model, we can connect and support each other during and after the program. We’ll also celebrate our graduates with a special published doc to raise awareness about (and show off) their skills. We all get better when we work together and share our special skills and insights.

What are you waiting for?
Get all the details and apply
. I hope to see you there!

Q1 Cohort
Applications due -
January 13, 2022
Applicants notified -
January 14, 2022
Cohort begins -
January 17, 2022
Q2 Cohort
Applications due -
March 25, 2022
Applicants notified -
March 29, 2022
Cohort begins -
April 4, 2022

Want to see what others have done with their Doctorate?
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