Advanced Coding Bootcamp in Tokyo


Our upcoming classes:

January 8, 2018
April 9, 2018
July 9, 2018 Summer School

Spaces are limited to 8


Give yourself 12 weeks.

We are Japan's only advanced software engineering immersive focused on developing the next generation of tech leaders.

Master Computer Science Fundamentals

Master Computer Science Fundamentals

Master Computer Science Fundamentals

Grow Your Silicon Vallet Mindset

Grow Your Silicon Valley Mindset

Explore the latest Technologies

Explore the Latest Technologies

Gain Career and Leadership Guidance

Gain Career and Leadership Guidance

Build Production-Grade Web Applications

Build Production-Grade Web Applications

Join a Robust and Supportive Community

Join a Robust and Supportive Community


program DETAILS


Our 12-week immersive program is full-time and on-site at our offices in Moto-Azabu behind Roppongi Hills.

Class times are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and students should allocate at least 15 additional hours of homework time outside of class hours.
Optional after hours lightning talks with industry leaders will also be offered.

All accepted students are expected to complete provided pre-immersive curriculum on their own before classes begin.

Our teaching languages are JavaScript and English.


Hard skills and a mindset for success



Language Agnostic

English and JavaScript are our teaching languages, but they are not your limits.

We teach our students to be language agnostic and able to adapt in any situation.

Computer Science Essentials

Algorithmic thinking, abstraction, data structures, and programming patterns will form the foundation upon which you build.


Node and Server-Side Concepts

JavaScript is the leader in next-generation back-end engineering. Build robust and scalable servers with NodeJS and ExpressJS and master API design and creation.


Understand relational and non-relational databases, master schema design, and build your own with popular databases such as Postgres and Redis.

Authentication & Security

Attack hackers are everywhere. Learn how to keep your apps safe from cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks through the usage of OAuth, sessions, and cookies.

Framework Philosophy

We do not teach frameworks. Frameworks come and go. Architectural principles do not.

We use popular frameworks and libraries such as React/Redux and Backbone to see these methodologies in action.

Advanced Client-Side

We go beyond just simple HTML5 and CSS3. We deep dive into the underbelly of the front-end, covering concurrency models and event loops, ajax, HTTP protocols, and other innovations that have made the internet so powerful.

Tools and Systems

A software engineer is nothing without their tools for building and deploying: Webpack, Grunt, Heroku, Amazon Web Services, and continuous integration.

Coding Best Practices

Being able to develop with efficiency, speed and style is what sets masters apart. We embrace agile methodologies, scrum-driven workflows, and careful code reviews.


Grow your

Silicon Valley MINDSET


Talent and intelligence can only bring you so far. We believe a positive, growth-oriented mindset takes you the rest of the way and carries you through life's challenges.

Through pair programming and group projects, career coaching, and mentorship, we foster a collaborative atmosphere of empathy, helping overcome imposter syndrome, building confidence, and expanding your limits.


Energy-packed, exciting, and challenging

Daily Schedule

Every day is going to be different, but here is an example of what your day will look like.

  • breakfast with the class
  • algorithms brain teaser
  • rajio-taiso
  • fundamentals lecture by the lead instructor on databases


  • pair programming on the sprint creating an app


  • lunch time with your classmates
  • continue working on your program with your pair
  • check-ins with instructors
  • follow-up lecture by the lead instructor


  • short presentations by classmates
  • code review another pair's work


  • lectures by industry leaders, visionaries, and super engineers
  • technical workshops on a variety of topics

after hours



Join the Vanguard

Get empowered to lead the charge in moving software forward. We connect you to the broader software and start-up world through our partnerships with tech and business leaders in Japan, Silicon Valley, and beyond.



Be Globally Competitive

Throughout the program, you will work with our instructors to receive interview coaching and practice, polish your internet presence and resume, build a portfolio of projects, and ensure you are prepared for an international job market.



Forge Your Own Career

We help you find a more meaningful and impactful career path through tech.  We are here to help you create your vision and see it become reality, whether it is through a job promotion, greater technical autonomy, a career transition, or an entrepreneurial pursuit.



Our immersive is ¥1,030,000 JPY.

Funding options are available for accepted students.


the CORE Team


Kani Munidasa

Co-Founder & CEO

An engineer by trade and a maker at heart, Kani has maneuvered through the tech landscape over the years. As an executive at EMC/Dell, Greenplum, and Pivotal Labs, he has helped industry leaders transform the way they build software, drive customer success, innovate and disrupt businesses in multiple geographies. 

Through his multi-cultural background and experience graduating from and working at a renowned Silicon Valley bootcamp, he co-founded Code Chrysalis with a firm belief that programming and a Silicon Valley mindset can transcend cultures, languages, professions, and age. 


Yan Fan

Co-Founder & CTO

Yan started coding when she became disillusioned by her job in commodities trading while living in Singapore. Since then, Yan has worked as a developer at Ayasdi, an instructor for prep programming course run by a leading Silicon Valley bootcamp, and CTO of a coding bootcamp in Jordan.

Yan holds degrees in Economics, Arabic, and Chinese from Dartmouth College. She likes the use of the Oxford comma and prefers spaces over tabs.

Kumiko Haraguchi

Educational Software Engineer

Kumiko was previously a front-end engineer at a Shibuya development shop and graduated from our first cohort where she saw her skills turn full-stack. She's passionate about understanding web standards deeply, education, and fluffy animals.

She has had a diverse range of careers and jobs spanning from hospitality to systems engineering before finding her true calling in coding. She comes from the Aichi prefecture and hopes you can all visit.


Tomonori murakami

Educational Software Engineer

A versatile software engineer with over a decade of experience working in Japanese technology firms big and small. He was recently a corporate officer at Eviry, where he designed and developed a successful online video platform.



Co-CKO (Chief Kawaii Officer)

Hailing from San Francisco, Hana saw the aftermath of the dot-com bust and the subsequent resurgence of Silicon Valley as a tech boom town. She enjoys long walks, frozen pizza crusts, and being the center of attention.

Hana is also an avid traveler and has been all over the US, Europe, and Japan.


Co-CKO (Chief Kawaii Officer)

At less than two years old, Meow is Code Chrysalis's youngest team member. Although a relative newcomer to tech, Meow is becoming a pro at standing on keyboards and swiping on iPads. She enjoys chin scratches and dislikes cats.


the Extended Team


Dan Fiore

Software Engineer, Stanford University

Dan found his passion for programming early in childhood and he’s been at the keyboard ever since. He graduated with a Computer Science degree from Union College, graduated from a Silicon Valley coding bootcamp, and has over 10 years of Software Engineering experience and 5 years of Course Development experience, working in both private industry and university, most recently for Stanford University. Dan is excited about the possibilities of fusing education and technology, and enjoys sharing his knowledge of programming with others.

Rohan Pethiyagoda

Senior Backend Engineer, Stealth Startup

Rohan Pethiyagoda is a software engineer in San Francisco working primarily with back-end technologies and distributed systems. He graduated from the University of Cambridge (UK) in 2010 and has since worked in various technical capacities in industry, strategy consulting, and, at a series of Silicon Valley startups. When he's not experimenting with his own online startup ventures, he leads the back-end team for a location-based social app, currently in stealth mode. He graduated from renowned Silicon Valley bootcamp in 2014 and has mentored several aspiring engineers from their first lines of code through to their current positions as engineers working across the stack in Fortune 100 companies. 


Bianca gandolfo

Bianca Gandolfo is a semi-nomadic JavaScript Enthusiast based out of Sayulita, Mexico and Berkeley, California. She is a JS Developer for Bitovi where she works on the Open Source team. She is interested in how "real world" data structures and algorithms work together to build frontend frameworks and tools. In her free time, she writes curriculum and teaches various topics in the JavaScript ecosystem. Her work can be found on websites like Frontend Masters and Pluralsight or with in-person schools such as Hack Reactor (USA), Laboratoria (Peru, Mexico, Chile), CodeWorks (Spain), Girl Develop It (USA), Telegraph Academy (USA) and more. When she isn't coding, writing or teaching, you can find her wiping out on a surfboard or confidently speaking broken Spanish.

Richard Kho

React & React Native Guru

Richard Kho is a software engineer in San Francisco. He currently works for Capital One writing front-end applications in React and Angular and is the author of the technical book React Native by Example. He has taught algorithms to software engineers at a renowned Silicon Valley bootcamp and mentors aspiring software engineers in his free time.


Rewon Child

Machine Learning Engineer, Baidu AI Labs

Rewon works at Baidu's Silicon Valley AI Lab, where he focuses on improving state of the art in machine learning for speech recognition and natural language processing. He previously worked at the startup Enlitic, where he worked to apply deep learning algorithms to medical imaging. During his undergraduate study at Yale, he used natural language processing techniques in the study of government and spent several years doing research in Japan and China. In addition to his current work on speech recognition, he works on language learning applications using machine learning and serves as technical advisor for several startups.

Fang Chen

iOS Engineer, TextNow

Fang is a Swift, Objective-C, and iOS developer. A self-taught programmer, Fang started doing iOS development when the iPhone was still in its infancy. He is currently an iOS Foundation Engineer at TextNow, a company focused on creating the most exceptional and affordable phone service. He was previously engineer #2 at SmartSpot, a Y-Combinator-backed start-up. He was also a contributor to MyActivityPal, Everest and other companies and early stage products in Silicon Valley.


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THE advisors


MasaYasu Morita


Masayasu holds degrees from UC Berkeley, Harvard University, and Cambridge University. Upon his return to Japan, he became founding board members of ALC PRESS INC., which he took public in 2006. That same year Masayasu founded Hitomedia, Inc., an incubator dedicated to the growth of people where he currently serves as CEO.

In addition, Masayasu serves as director in various other local and global companies and NPO’s. Masayasu is also an author and teaches at several universities.

Shu Uesugi

Software Engineering Leader

Shu was most recently a technical lead at EdSurge, an edtech startup in Silicon Valley which connects edtech buyers/sellers to improve learning outcomes for K-20 learners. He also writes a popular Japanese blog covering education, innovation and silicon valley. Previously, he was a product designer at Quora and a software engineer at Palantir. He holds Masters in Human-Computer Interaction and B.S. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.


Danny Burkes

Senior Director, Pivotal Labs

At Pivotal Labs, Danny is responsible for bringing the talent and experience of an amazing team of designers, product managers, and developers to transform the way that clients build software.  More than just building great products, Pivotal Labs builds high-functioning teams, helping great companies become great software companies.

Danny joined Pivotal Labs as a developer in April, 2010, then progressed through various roles including Engineering Manager, Associate Director, and Director of the San Francisco practice, one of the largest Pivotal Labs locations.  In August 2015, Danny relocated to Tokyo with his family to lead the founding team of Pivotal Labs Tokyo.  In March 2017, Danny took managing responsibility for all of the Pivotal Labs practices in the Asia Pacific and Japan region. 

Kristin Hayden

Chief Partner Office, IGNITE National; Co-Founder, VisionVenture

Kristin is a social entrepreneur, public speaker, visionary and investor in youth. Kristin is currently the Chief Partnership Officer at IGNITE National, building a national movement to inspire young women to run for public office. She is also the Co-Founder of VisionVenture, that exists to inspire, equip, accelerate and invest in change-makers' Visions.

She is an Ashoka fellow and Impact HUB Ambassador and currently based in San Francisco.


Dr. Robert E. Cole

Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

Professor Cole is Professor Emeritus of the Haas School of Business and Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley. He served first as Omron Prof. of Technology Management and more recently as as Visiting Researcher, Institute of Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness at Doshisha University in Kyoto Japan from 2004 to the present.

Dr. Cole has researched and published extensively in the fields of organizational change, quality and knowledge management mostly related to the Japanese and U.S. auto industries. Since 1990, his research has focused on the hi-tech sector and has published a number of articles and books on the Japanese IT & software industry.


Yo Umeda

Co-founder, Present Agency Inc.

Yo Umeda is a founding partner of Present Agency Inc. and is a creative director, art director and designer with over twenty years of experience in the industry. He has led campaigns for numerous iconic brands such as Apple, Nike, Adidas, and Sony. Formerly the Creative Director at TBWA Media Arts Lab, Yo was entrusted with the the responsibility of overseeing various global campaigns for Apple, including the iPhone 5 global launch campaign. He also built the agency’s international creative department, later managing the entire APAC team of over 80 creatives in 5 offices across the globe.

He is the proud father of two young daughters.

Tomomi Imura

Developer Evangelist & Advocate

Tomomi is an avid open web & open technology advocate, full-stack engineer, speaker. She is also a writer at various technical articles for Net Magazine, Tuts Plus, Smashing Magazine,, etc. also in Japanese for HTML5 Experts, as well as a technical editor for O’Reilly Media and Packt Publishing.

Previously, she worked in the mobile industry for years, including with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to improve mobile web technologies.


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We look forward to hearing from you!

Our offices are located in Moto-Azabu, right behind Roppongi Hills.


〒106-0046 B2 Vort Moto-Azabu 3-1-35 Moto-Azabu Minato Ku Tokyo