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About Us

Established in the summer of 2016,  AlbanyCanCode is a non profit that develops non-traditional talent and advocates for a vibrant, inclusive tech talent pipeline in our region. We design and deliver workforce training courses and hands-on K12 coding programs, in alignment with the needs of employers, educators, talent and the community in general.

The mission is to shift mindset about who can work in technology, remove cultural and economic barriers to joining the tech workforce, and establish and promote pathways to tech careers throughout the region.

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Get ready for Spring 2021 - New Year, New Skills!

Longtime code colleagues Jamal and Matina, working on lesson plans for their JavaScript class

Calling all aspiring technologists to check out our courses!  If you have an interest in working with web technologies, and the focus and patience to practice coding skills, now is the time to find out more. We are currently accepting applications for our Spring 2021 classes. Read on to find out what we’re offering! 

Front End Web Development is structured around tutorials, assignments, and individual and group projects to give students hands-on practice building the pieces of code that determine how an online experience feels, and connect the user experience into the data-crunching processes of the back end.  Through lecture and individual assignments, students will establish solid foundations in key tools of front end developers: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and collaborative workplace/version control tool GitHub.

Our JavaScript Frameworks course picks up where our JavaScript Fundamentals class ends. This course is designed as an intermediate-level course, and requires a mastery of the fundamentals of JavaScript prior to entry. JSX and Virtual DOM are covered and practiced, then the curriculum dives into components in React.js and other currently popular frameworks.

We are also bringing back our Python for Data Analytics class. Python is a very popular programming language, with applications in science and data analysis as well as web programming. This course focuses on the uses of the language in data science, which is a highly marketable skill. Because of the intuitiveness of the language and syntax, Python is also one of the more accessible languages, so this course is appropriate for students with varying degrees of familiarity with coding.

We’re also adding a new class for Spring 2021! Our Microsoft PowerPlatform & Microsoft Azure* course focuses on the fundamentals of both services, gearing students towards certifications in both platforms. Students will learn how to leverage Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft Power Automate, and Microsoft Power BI to help solve business challenges and answer business questions. In the second half of the course, the course will focus on cloud concepts, and the knowledge to plan, price, and administer Azure cloud services.

Spring courses are scheduled to begin the week of February 1, 2021. All of our spring classes will be meeting digitally, using AlbanyCanCode’s digital platform. Classes will continue to meet at the regularly scheduled times, with students joining through video conferencing. Students will be provided login information and given the opportunity to participate in test sessions prior to the first day of class to familiarize themselves with the platform and Microsoft Teams. Please be assured we will continue to provide 1-on-1 and small group support for classes.

Not seeing the right class for you? Fill out our information sheet and let us know what you’d like to see! We’ll add you to our mailing list and get in touch with you as soon as we have what you’re looking for.

*Microsoft PowerPlatform & Microsoft Azure is an independent course and is neither affiliated with, nor authorized, sponsored by Microsoft. 

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