Learn to code this summer with BizStream Academy

2 hours a day, 3 days a week, for 2 weeks in BizStream's fun (and air-conditioned) office: BizStream Academy is a free summer code introduction in West Michigan. Learn useful web development skills from passionate mentors in a friendly, helpful environment. Get a mentor who will work with you to improve your code. Leave with new skills, a website you built yourself, and some super awesome swag. 


Harness the power of HTML to create the structure for all web pages.


Make your website look amazing with CSS. Learn Responsive techniques to so your website can be appreciated on all devices.


Learn how to use JavaScript (with the help of jQuery) to make your pages delightfully interactive.

Meet Your Mentors

Alli Treman

Alli taught herself HTML at age 12 and now she is the fearless leader of BizStream Academy. She used to build websites for the United States Congress, now she builds them for BizStream. (BizStream is way more fun.)

Mark Schmidt

Mark, BizStream Co-Founder, created BizStream Academy in 2012 because he believes gaining practical experiences is the most valuable trait someone going into the workforce can obtain. Now he works with returning students mentoring their SQL and Kentico skills.

Ansel Pineiro

Ansel is a former BizStream Academy graduate turned mentor! BizStream Academy not only provided Ansel with the skills needed for his new career, but also a feline friend: Ansel rescued his cat, Callisto, during his academy commute.

Chris Hamm

Chris is a BizStream Academy success story. While he was looking for a way to switch careers into coding he stumbled upon BizStream Academy. He's super excited to come back to BizStream Academy as a mentor!

Shelby Tieche

Hey, y'all. Shelby, recently returning to the mitten from Texas, got into programming by creating her own MySpace layouts as a teenager. Then she took her skills to the next level at Michigan State. Not only is she a BizStream Academy mentor, but she's also a leader for Grand Rapids Girl Develop It chapter.

Stephanie Hofman

Stephanie learned to code in college after taking an intro to HTML/CSS course. She loves JavaScript, particulary the jQuery library. But more than that, she loves watermelon. Like, really loves watermelon.

What Our Students Are Saying

"When I started BizStream Academy, I had nearly zero experience with HTML, CSS, and jQuery. The curriculum is fast paced, but not overwhelming. BizStream does a wonderful job of providing all the necessary tools and resources in order to help you succeed. However, you must put in the time and effort. BizStream Academy really has opened so many doors for me. I'm able to do things and work on projects today that I never thought I would be able to do. I would absolutely recommend BizStream Academy to ANYONE who is thinking of pursuing a career in Web Development."

Brad Summer 2013

"I had a great time last year learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. BizStream did an awesome job running the classes. The Mentors always made sure no one was left behind. I would highly recommend attending these courses if you are at all interested in website design/development or even if you just want to create a website for yourself or your business."

Dustin Summer 2014

"I am a cat and even I was able to learn how to make websites at BizStream Academy! Now I do all Alli's work for her so she can sit around. Don't worry, she pays me in catnip."

Sashimi Summer 2014

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Summer 2016 sessions are finished

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to sign-up for BizStream Academy

BizStream Academy is a free program. Part of BizStream's mission is to give back to the community. By investing in you, we're helping to create a future community that's loaded with smart, highly-skilled nerds. It will make life better for all of us.

What do I need to attend BizStream Academy?

All you need is transportation to and from BizStream (located in Allendale, Michigan) and your own laptop. (If you do not have your own laptop and would like to attend, please let us know.)

What is BizStream Academy?

BizStream Academy is a place for those interested in technology. Here, you learn about programming in an interactive and hands-on environment. BizStream believes in giving back to the community and created this free program to share our knowledge and enthusiasm for technology with the next generation of programmers, web developers, and designers.

Where is BizStream Academy located?

BizStream Academy is located at BizStream's Allendale, Michigan, office. Feel free to stop by and visit! Get directions here.

Who is BizStream?

The BizStream team is passionate about the web and technologies surrounding the web. It's our duty to make the web a better place by using our talents to help businesses of all kinds. Visit BizStream.com to learn more.

Who is the ideal student for BizStream Academy?

BizStream Academy candidates should be self-motivated and driven with a passion for technology. Success in this kind of environment requires focus, discipline, and enthusiasm. You don't have to know any programming (that's what you're coming to learn!) but you should have a basic understanding of computers: how folders work, how to copy and paste, and how to surf the web are important skills for starting out.

What can I do to support BizStream Academy?

BizStream Academy is a free program that runs using donated time, tools, and resources. To make BizStream Academy best as it can be, we rely on donations to our 501c3 nonprofit. Support our programs here.

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