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We’re changing the mindset about technology in our region, and who can be a technologist. You can help.

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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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.

It’s time to apply for Fall 2020 classes! 

AlbanyCanCode is pleased to announce registration is now open for Fall2020 Classes! We are currently accepting applications for Front End Web Development, JavaScript Fundamentals, and Automated Web and Security Testing.

One of our most popular classes, 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 Fundamentals course is designed as an intermediate-level class focused on learning all of the many features of modern JavaScript. This course teaches the fundamentals of JavaScript, building a solid foundation to stand on before learning front-end web frameworks – like React, Redux, Vue.js and Angular. Students will explore how to make applications come alive in the browser, how to communicate with a remote server, and finally, how to organize their code.

Automated Web & Security Testing covers to foundational skills to automate quality assurance testing for websites and applications. Alongside that, students will learn cybersecurity concepts, allowing them to identify and assess potential website vulnerabilities and exploits and learn about what attacks look like on the back end to assist with prevention and mitigation. Students will be working from a virtual machine to test what these exploits look like to learn how to recognize how to prevent them. The skills and habits practiced in the course are part of the foundation for a career in Web Testing or Cybersecurity.

At this time, the courses are scheduled to begin the week of September 14th. 

All of our fall 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.

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