We are accepting applications for our Fall 2019 cohort.


Need local talent? We’ve got a track record for spotting talent, and matching them to positions that fit. We need your input and support!


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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.



Applications Open for Aspiring Web Developers and Testers

Longtime code colleagues Jamal and Matina, working on lesson plans for the Fall 2018 JS class

Calling all aspiring technologists to check out our Fall 2019 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 and apply.

JavsScript for the New Back End – our newest class – gives students the toolkit for a career in full-stack web development. JS is the language of the web, used to make the pages that are “drawn” in HTML and CSS interactive and dynamic. The class will feature extensive practice using Github while learning JavaScript fundamentals (functional programming and callbacks), JSX, React components, and other technologies.

The JavaScript class instructor team of Matina Patsos and Jamal Taylor are software developers at local firms (Deep Blue Communications and Cengage Learning respectively.) They are excited about sharing the skills they use every day with local students.  Jamal is a US Navy veteran,  Albany Can Code alumnus, and huge fan of React.js. Matina is Jamal’s coding mentor from his days at Deep Blue.

Applicants to the JS class should be committed to a career in software, and have some practice with learning computer languages.

The Front End Web Development class, which is designed for a students newer to coding.  Applicants should be passionate about web and mobile design, and motivated to build webpages that are visually appealing and functionally engaging.

We also plan to offer again, the Automated Web Testing class at HVCC. It is well suited to those who are interested in the processes of software development: testers need to understand the context for web testing work – why and in what way automated testing is done. A basic grasp of how the web works, a detail oriented mind, and the communication skills of a problem solver are key traits of successful automated testers.

More information on each course and links to apply to each course are on this site.


We’re finding, skilling up overlooked talent, connecting them to technology jobs and changing lives. We’re educating K12 and community to change mindset about who can work in technology.  Your donation can help.