The Collab Lab

Gain practical experience by working remotely on real world projects with other early career developers.

The Collab Lab is…

Collab Lab gave me agile team experience I didn’t get through my coding bootcamp. I honestly don’t think I would have landed that first job offer without being able to talk about my experience with pair programming and resolving merge conflicts. Beyond that, I made some great friends! ~Caitlyn Greffly, Associate Software Engineer at Zapproved


Over time, we will build out a range of different projects. The first project on offer has the following characteristics:

Project type:
Mobile web app (PWA)
Tech stack:
React, Firebase, Netlify
Team size:
4 developers
Project duration:
40 hours per developer (5 hours/week over 8 weeks)

Join us!

Successful Collab Lab participants come in having already learned basic web development and programming concepts. We don’t teach coding; we teach collaboration! You don’t need a ton of experience, but you should have completed the equivalent of a coding bootcamp where you’ve learned (at a minimum) basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and have completed a project or two in React.

Learn more about applying to participate in a Collab Lab cohort.

Note: We currently are only running cohorts in North American time zones. We hope to expand to Europe/Africa in late 2020. If you’re in another part of the world, we encourage you to apply, but know that it could be several months before we’re able to run a cohort in your part of the world.

Our eleventh and twelfth cohorts will kick off on October 4, 2020. Applications will be open from September 6 – 12 and applicants will be notified of their status the following week.

Our mentors are professional web developers and engineering leaders. Project or product management skills are helpful, though not strictly required. Mentors work in pairs to guide cohorts and we do our best to ensure complimentary skills among the mentors on the team.

Learn more about becoming a mentor for The Collab Lab.

Get in touch!

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Want to support The Collab Lab? Consider becoming a sponsor! Info on tiers for monthly giving is on our GitHub Sponsors page. ❤️