Published August 31, 2023 by Vedika Dayal

This article is a deep dive into Codebase, a student org that aims to make the software industry more accessible by bridging the gap between classes and practical experience. Every semester, they build projects for non-profits and high growth tech companies, empowering students to work with real industry clients. They’ve partnered with a range of companies, from growing startups like Nuro and Ginger to clients as large as Atlassian, as well as local nonprofits like the Berkeley Food Pantry.

For this piece, we were joined by Isabel Li ‘24, a CS major and president of Codebase. In our conversation, we talked to Isabel about their experience coming from New Zealand to the Bay Area, their interest in using using technology to support activism, their journey into Codebase, and how Codebase changed their life.

Codebase at Berkeley

Activism, Art, and Beyond

Isabel’s Journey Through Codebase

Coding @ Cal