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Learning to Code in Paradise

I just got back from an amazing 10-day coding retreat in Sayulita, Mexico with The Institute of Code. Institute of Code hosts all-inclusive retreats with the aim to teach students how to code and they definitely succeed in doing so.

There is a method to IOC’s madness because they take care of everything so you can focus on learning. When I say everything, I mean it. We had three meals a day plus lots of snacks and everything was so yummy and healthy. If this wasn’t enough, we had mentors who helped us learn in a short period of time, but also had fun with us when class was over.

Another perk or learning with IOC is meeting and making new friends from all over the world. I love meeting and learning about new people so this was definitely a great bonus. We had so many incredibly unique experiences while staying in Sayulita like releasing baby sea turtles, Temezcal rituals, catamaran sunset cruises, yoga and so many more. Being in this type of environment really does allow you the space to learn something difficult while also being stress free. For someone like me, who stresses a lot in school like situations, this type of environment was perfect and allowed me the chance to relax.

While coding is a skill that you’ll never be done learning, I feel like I have a strong foundation thanks to IOC.


The Institute of Code hosts retreats year round in Bali and Sayulita so be sure to check them out if you’re interested and feel free to ask me any questions you might have.

CNN’s piece about the Institute of Code, see if you can spot me! Hint: I’m floating on the flamingo in one part

Comments (2)

  • What an awesome experience and a great way to learn the coding language! Love all the amazing pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful time!

    • It really was a great experience!

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