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Coding Dojo was named a Seattle 10 company this year and came up with this cocktail napkin design, describing its business. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota)

Coding Dojo is expanding.

The Bellevue, Wash.-based 14-week developer bootcamp is opening two new campuses in California: one in Berkeley and another in Orange County.

Coding Dojo CEO Richard Wang.

Coding Dojo is now operating educational centers in five states across eight U.S. campuses that total about 90,000 square feet combined — up 3X since March. It already has offices both in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, but Coding Dojo CEO Richard Wang said that it was time to “double-down.”

“The greater Silicon Valley is obviously the world’s top tech hotspot, and Los Angeles has the third highest average tech employee salary at more than $105,000,” Wang said in a statement. “Given that obvious demand for talent it makes sense to have multiple campuses in these locations to train the next wave of developers.”

At more than 12,000 square feet, the Orange County campus will open March 20. The Berkeley campus will occupy more than 15,000 square feet and open April 17.

A typical Coding Dojo location is around 7,000 square feet, so the new spaces are certainly larger than normal. It will allow Coding Dojo to accommodate twice the number of students at once.

Coding Dojo, honored as a Seattle 10 company this year, currently employs 90 people. More than 2,000 students have graduated from its programs. The company hopes to double the number of in-person students next year.

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