AlbanyCanCode opens registration for spring 2021 courses
Staff report
Nov 23, 2020
ALBANY, N.Y. — AlbanyCanCode, a nonprofit organization creating a new generation of software
coders in New York, announced Thursday the opening of registration for its spring 2021 courses,
which include the first-ever class in Microsoft PowerPlatform and Microsoft Azure.
All courses will be available to students from any region, with remote instruction continuing in the
new year.
In addition to the inaugural Microsoft class, AlbanyCanCode is offering courses in Front-End Web
Development and JavaScript Frameworks. Courses begin the week of Feb. 1, 2021, and are held
two nights per week, three hours per session, for 12 weeks.
Meanwhile, KingstonCanCode, which launched its initial course this fall, will host its second class,
Python for Data Analytics, in the spring.
“We’re excited to offer a full complement of courses, and to make them available to students in
any region, at a time when the business world is rapidly transitioning to a digital and online
environment,” Annmarie Lanesey, founder and CEO of AlbanyCanCode and KingstonCanCode said.
“We have learned through the pandemic that virtual learning is effective, and recent hires of our
graduates to remote positions demonstrate growing job opportunities for our students,” Lanesey
added.
AlbanyCanCode is excited to offer its first-ever course in Microsoft PowerPlatform and Microsoft
Azure, which is focused on the fundamentals of both services and gears students toward 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. The course will also cover cloud concepts, and the planning, pricing, and
administration of Azure cloud services. The course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays in
partnership with SUNY Schenectady County Community College.
The Front-End Web Development course, which teaches technical skills necessary for user
interface (UI) development and wire framing, will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays in partnership
with Capital Region BOCES.
In JavaScript Frameworks, held Mondays and Wednesdays in partnership with SUNY Adirondack,
students will take a more advanced dive into the dominant scripting tool for front-end web
development. This course represents the more advanced of AlbanyCanCode’s two courses
focusing on JavaScript.
All classes run from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m.
KingstonCanCode will offer a course in Python for Data Analytics, held Tuesdays and Thursdays in
partnership with SUNY Ulster. In this course, students will learn the foundation of Python, with an
additional focus on using the popular programming language for collecting, analyzing, and
visualizing data. More information and registration for KingstonCanCode is available here.
AlbanyCanCode is committed to the mission of making the opportunity of a career in tech
available to all people, and full-tuition scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals
and veterans. For more information, contact Rachel Sheridan, operations manager, at (518) 238-
6808 ext. 701 or rachel@albanycancode.org.
More than 250 people have graduated from AlbanyCanCode and KingstonCanCode classes since
its launch in 2016.