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!

We are currently accepting applications to participate in Collab Lab. Please fill out the application that best fits you.

Note: We currently are only running cohorts in North American time zones. We hope to expand to Europe/Africa in the next few months. 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.

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.

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

Participants and mentors for the eighth cohort have been selected. Congratulations to them! If you’re interested in participating in the future, please fill out an application. We expect the ninth cohort to kick off June of 2020.

Follow @_collab_lab on Twitter to get in touch and keep up on the latest news about the program.

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