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
Grow Your Silicon Valley Mindset
Explore the Latest Technologies
Gain Career and Leadership Guidance
Build Production-Grade Web Applications
Join a Robust and Supportive Community
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.
Hard skills and a mindset for success
WHAT WE TEACH
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
- 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
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
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.
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.
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.
the Extended Team
Are you ready?
Partners Across Industries
Companies that support our mission and work with us
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Questions? Just want to say konnichi-wa?
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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