Programming interests you, but you're a beginner?
This training is designed for complete beginners like you. It aims to provide you with a genuine understanding of programming and help you assess whether you should continue investing effort and resources in this direction.

The first step towards professional realization

Starts on
January 21, 2024

1 month


100% understandable

Fully funded by the Academy

First step towards professional realization


Especially for complete beginners


Opportunity for advancement with the next module


Weekly meetings with the lecturer, daily consultations, and support in a chat group.

What will you learn?

By the end of the training, you will have acquired knowledge of basic principles in programming and will have solved tasks.

You will learn:

  • How computers work,
  • How programs are created,
  • What types and variables are,
  • Conditional expressions and loops,
  • An overview of arrays and functions in programming.
  • Upon completing the module, you will be able to enroll in the next one immediately because you will have the necessary foundation.

The idea of Jumpstart is to understand firsthand what programmers actually do and whether you like it. It also prepares you for the next modules of our mentorship program – in the Unlock Java module, you will study the Java language in depth, and in the third module, Java Mastery Projects, we will focus on practice and writing many projects to fully prepare you for the start of your career as a programmer. We will assist you in meeting with suitable companies after completing the third module of our mentorship program.

  1. How a computer works. What is a computer program
  2. Number systems
  3. Types
  4. Variables
  5. Operators
  6. Conditional expressions
  7. Loops
  8. Introduction to arrays
  9. Introduction to methods (functions)

Is this module right for you?

Do you have an interest in information technology? Are you aiming to forge a path towards a more secure and prestigious future? Is programming intriguing to you, but you’ve never attempted it? Are you pondering whether it’s the right fit for you and if you’re up for the challenge?

You’re in the right place. Our mentorship program from 0 to IT career comprises 3 modules:

  • Introductory Java Jumpstart: This module allows you to explore if programming resonates with you. It spans 1 month.
  • Basic Unlock Java: Over 8 weeks, you’ll delve deep into the Java language, building upon the robust foundation from Jumpstart.
  • Core Java Mastery Projects: A 6-month journey where you’ll predominantly focus on project development, mastering the extensive Java Spring BOOT framework, and acquiring additional technologies necessary to launch your dream career as a Java programmer.

Upon completing the third module of the program, we’ll connect you with suitable companies to kickstart your career as a Junior. The Java Jumpstart module will provide you with a comprehensive insight into the world of programming. You’ll ascertain if it resonates with you and if it aligns with your aspirations. This will enable you to make an informed decision about continuing your development in this direction, as we’ll provide you with a firsthand view of what it’s like “behind the scenes”.

How to maximize the benefits from the training?


Dedicate time at least 3-4 times a week.

Watch the videos, solve the tasks and tests included in the training. This way, you’ll make progress and know how you’re doing.


Once a week, the group will meet for a Q&A session with the Lecturer on Zoom. These meetings are highly recommended. Ask questions in the Slack group if something is unclear. There, you’ll receive support from our team – professionals with years of experience.


The academy funds the course for people seeking a career in the IT sphere, so we expect you to be committed and to take seriously the opportunity to change your life.

How will the training proceed?

The module encompasses video lessons, supplementary materials covering theory, tasks, and tests. You’ll have the flexibility to study at your convenience, whether during or outside of working hours. Furthermore, you’ll engage with tasks and tests according to your schedule. Access to the training materials lasts for 45 calendar days after enrollment. Throughout the training, you’ll have access to a Slack group where you can interact with experienced programmers for guidance and assistance.

Is prior knowledge required?

No, prior knowledge in the field is not necessary. The training is designed to provide you with the foundational knowledge in an ideal environment with focused support. Through the program, you’ll determine whether programming aligns with your interests and whether pursuing it further to establish it as your profession is worthwhile.

Frequently Asked Questions

The module is specially designed for complete beginners who want to start a career in the IT sector. It is suitable for people with zero experience who want to get acquainted with programming. Java Jumpstart is the first step of Code Academy’s specialized mentorship program with the Java language.

To start working as a Junior Developer, you need to successfully complete our entire mentorship program, which includes 3 modules: Java Jumpstart, Unlock Java, and Java Mastery Projects. After completing this module, you will be fully prepared to start working as a Junior programmer, and we will connect you with companies to realize your potential.

Yes, after completing the Java Jumpstart module, you will have the opportunity to download your electronic certificate for a fee of 80 BGN.

Once a week, you will have a meeting with the Lecturer on Zoom. You will be in contact with our entire team and receive guidance and support in the module’s Slack group.

If you decide that programming is not your thing, you are not obligated to continue with the next steps of the program.

Daniela has over 6 years of experience as a programmer with various technologies in diverse projects, including installers, replication servers, and cloud services. In recent years, she has been developing Cloud Services using Java and Spring. Daniela loves to teach because it gives her the opportunity, by sharing her knowledge and experience, to help her students start a successful IT career.

Dimitar is a programmer with many years of practice and experience in developing communication systems, software, and databases. He started his career at the Institute of Computer and Communication Systems at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. He has participated in international and Bulgarian projects and has conducted exercises at the Technical University of Sofia. He has been involved in the development of billing systems, fiscal devices, VoIP, digital television, pharmacy and warehouse software, games, and many others. Dimitar uses C, C++, Python, Perl, JavaScript, HTML, PHP, PL/SQL, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MS SQL, Delphi. Dimitar is a fountain of technical knowledge. He will support you during the time allocated for self-study, whenever you have a question or a situation you’re not sure how to approach.

Katya has extensive experience in organizing and conducting business training for skills and training trainers. She is a specialist in communication, teamwork, management, and sales. Katya will provide you with valuable guidance on how best to present your work, how to organize and prioritize your tasks, and how to communicate with colleagues effortlessly. These skills are just as key to your successful career as mastering programming technologies.

Stela is a coach with over fifteen years of experience in training and developing personnel at various hierarchical levels. She specializes in training for the formation and improvement of communication skills and team development. With her assistance, you will master the ability to communicate effectively with management and colleagues and ask the right questions. These skills will be extremely beneficial when you embark on your journey as a programmer. Stela is certified as a coach for group psychodynamic training.
Alexander has over 20 years of experience in information technology. He has successfully completed more than 25 projects based on Java, JavaScript, SQL, Pl/SQL, and Python technologies. Currently, he works as a consultant in Quality Assurance and Information Security for leading financial institutions in Europe. He is certified in ISTQB Advanced Level, SCRUM Master, PRINCE2, and ISO27001 ISMS Information Security Lead Auditor.

Anastas is a programmer with over thirty years of practice. He has participated in the development of many projects for telecoms, financial institutions, games, and other business systems. He spent two years of his career as a university lecturer. Today, he prefers to program in C++, but he has extensive experience with Java, Python, C, Pro*C, PL, and PL SQL. For him, every programming language is just another expressive tool that helps him get the job done. Anastas has the ability to convey even the most complex material in an understandable language. For him, there are no secrets in programming, and he will gladly guide you through your first steps in the training.

Valentin is a Java programmer with over 20 years of experience, specializing in Java & SPRING. He has contributed to numerous diverse projects throughout his career. Teaching is one of his greatest passions, and he has successfully guided the course for the profession of Back-end Junior Developer with a Java profile in the first season of CODE ACADEMY. Valentin has earned the affection of students with his genuine style and clear teaching approach.

Elena is a programmer with almost seven years of professional experience. She completed her higher education at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski,” specializing in “Information Systems” and earning a Bachelor’s degree. During her studies, Elena served as an assistant lecturer for over a year in Programming Fundamentals & OOP in C++. Presently, she is a member of the teaching team for the elective course “Development of Front-End Web” at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” In addition to teaching and programming, design is a passion she enjoys during her free time.

Having worked on numerous projects over the years, Elena is eager to share her knowledge with those who are just embarking on a similar path.

Ivo is a software engineer with over eight years of professional experience. He completed his higher education at the Technical University of Sofia, specializing in “Computer and Software Engineering” and earning a Bachelor’s degree. He has been leading and training teams of programmers for more than 5 years. Ivo has worked on numerous large projects in the fields of Blockchain, Fintech, and Real Estate. Currently, he manages a company that focuses on software development and provides software consulting services. He has a passion for high speeds, and you can often find him at the track, whether racing go-karts or driving his personal car.

Peter is a programmer with over 9 years of experience. He describes himself as an unconventional software engineer. His experience is entirely centered around Python, going through various software projects along his journey. He started working in the sector as a joke during his preparation for a state exam in Finance. Since then, he believes that the most beautiful thing about the programmer’s profession is that you can learn every day and the more you learn, the more you realize that there is still much to learn. Solving business problems through software solutions is what makes him smile every day. He shares that when he received an offer to lead a course at Code Academy, he did not even think about it; he agreed to take on the challenge immediately. “It’s extremely important to accumulate knowledge, but it’s even more important to share it with people who are interested in it.”
Svetlana is a Java and Spring specialist, with additional proficiency in C, C++, VB, JS, HTML, CSS, and SQL languages. She possesses over 5 years of professional experience in developing various projects. “I love teaching because, by assisting young colleagues in enhancing their software development skills, I can better organize and systematize my own knowledge. This way, we grow together!” she says. With over 10 years of experience as a lecturer, she currently leads the Spring Boot module and teaches at TU Sofia, the university where she earned her bachelor’s degree in “Computer Systems and Technologies.”

Stefan is a software architect with over nine years of practical experience as a programmer. He has excellent knowledge of a wide range of technologies, including Java and Spring. Stefan is inspiring and loves teaching, which he has also engaged in as an honored assistant at TU Sofia. In his free time, he reads, swims, and plays computer games. From him, you can draw the entire wellspring of knowledge needed for your career realization.

Yo has over 12 years of experience in project management and team leadership. Among her projects, the Code Academy initiative is undoubtedly her favorite. She considers her encounter with programming and the people who are or want to become programmers as a pivotal moment in her career. Due to the lack of a more suitable comparison, she describes this moment as love at first sight 😊 For her, there is nothing more satisfying than seeing the students in the academy achieve their goals of professional realization after completing their training. And she devotes herself wholeheartedly to this cause.

Ani is an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual. She has an economic background, but her passion lies in dynamic work in the field of human resources. She enjoys communicating with awake and educated people, and her goal is to facilitate their entry into the IT sector by encouraging their progress and success. She is the person who will walk alongside you during your training and lend a helping hand when needed. Your success is her mission.

Galia has a background in finance and has had a long-standing friendship with numbers, but she has always been drawn to working with people, and communication is her forte. She has been working with the academy team on various projects for 12 years and sees the Code Academy project as a personal cause. She is inspired by the opportunity to support anyone who wishes to change their life and become a programmer. She is always ready to help with motivation for those who have lost confidence and need a friendly shoulder and support.

Vanya is a mentor in our program. She has been working as a programmer for three years with Java + Spring, Golang, TypeScript + Angular. Passing on her knowledge to newcomers in the field is her calling. In her free time, she reads books and helps homeless animals. She has three adopted dogs. Vanya will always be there for you to help you successfully deal with the bugs in the code you write.

Nadezhda is one of the babies of Code Academy. She is a graduate of one of our first groups and now she is already a mid-level developer with 4 years of experience as a programmer. Her technologies are Java and Spring. She loves folk dances and is generally a very artistic person. Nadezhda will guide you through the Jumpstart module and will be your mentor in the advanced modules. She will make sure that you learn to write quality code, adhere to conventions, and you will always see her by your side – with a wide smile.
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