Code Montana

What is CodeMontana?


Montana & Coding?

We have more high paying programming jobs in Montana than computer science graduates, check out these numbers. The software development industry provides great opportunity for Montanans. If that’s not reason enough, here are more reasons.


Why should high schoolers learn to code?

Coding is a foundational skill that can be used in many professions. Programming is creative, teaches critical reasoning, enhances problem solving, and is fun! Coding is used in many professions: research, design, user experience, entrepreneurship, and music are just a few.


MT students can start now!

Any Montana middle or high school student (public, private, or home school) that’s a resident can sign up now. Learn at your own pace; there’s no cost for Montana residents.
Plus, now high school juniors and seniors can earn college credit through CodeMontana! Click the box below for more information.



Earn a CodeMontana Scholarship worth $4000!

We offer a $4000 scholarship to students who are entering the Computer Science and/or Software Engineering program at Montana Tech for the first time as a freshman, have completed the CodeMontana course, and have an ACT math score of 24 or greater. Click here for more information about the scholarship and how to apply.

First scholarships awarded on March 1, 2020. Will continue awarding scholarships until all 20 are gone.


Learn more with an outreach visit!

The Computer Science Outreach Coordinator at Montana Tech will visit Montana high schools to provide a fun, interactive coding demo. Click here for more information or to schedule a visit.

For Parents:

  • Expose your kids to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) subjects as possible career paths.
  • Help your kids learn critical reasoning and other foundational skills that are powerful in any profession.

For Students:

  • Learn about hardware and software.
  • Find areas in the technology field that interest you and could be possible career paths.

Our vision with CodeMontana is to give every Montana Student the opportunity to learn about the areas of hardware and software technology that interest them.
CodeMontana was founded by Rob Irizarry and Greg Gianforte in 2013.
CodeMontana is currently administered through the Computer Science Department at Montana Tech with funding obtained from the Gianforte Family Foundation.