News

21 Jun

First All-Girls Summer Coding Camp for Albany Students

AT&T and the Capital Region STEM Hub have partnered to provide a free opportunity for middle school students in the City School District of Albany.  Free two-week STEM camp designed to close the tech gender and diversity gaps The region’s first All Girls Summer Coding Camp is an initiative to encourage more women to enter the field of technology; an industry that...

18 Jan

AlbanyCanCode ‘Class of Fall 2018’ Graduation

Students and friends of AlbanyCanCode gathered on Thursday, January 17th, 2019 at the SEFCU Headquarters – Dora Maxwell Center for the graduation ceremony of our Fall 2018 Class. We celebrated the hard work of our new graduating Front End Web Development and Javascript Frameworks classes. In addition, they also presented the projects they had been developing for local organizations! It...

17 Jan

Laptop Lending Library

We found that several of our new students were in need of laptops for class. We are determined to make sure that doesn’t stand in the way of their learning! So we have launched the AlbanyCanCode Laptop Lending Library.  We have been fortunate to have one donated that’s ready to be prepared for student use, but we still are in...

12 Nov

AlbanyCanCode is growing again

Imagine what 100+ new coders could do for the tech sector in the Capital Region. That’s how many people AlbanyCanCode has graduated in the last two years. We’ve gone from one course in 2016 to 5 in 2018 and we’re covering more technologies than ever before. And now, as we look ahead to 2019, we are expanding again. This spring we...

15 Oct

Employer Roundtable Fall 2018

Our Employer Roundtable on 10-15-18 was a success. Thank you to everyone who attended our morning. Your input on the in-demand skills and talent is crucial to building future programs. We were pleased to announce that we will be creating an Employer Portal to better place AlbanyCanCode graduates in jobs. Thank you to the Center for...

31 Jan

The little bootcamp that could – student success stories

2016-2017: 23 graduates, 10 lives transformed A year ago we had one workforce program: our pilot 12-week course at SCCC, begun in October 2016, graduated January 2017. From that Fall 2016 cohort of nine, by mid-2017 three had springboarded from limo service, barback, and unemployed status to dream jobs: front end developer, data analyst, digitally empowered business owner. The two who found full time...

26 Jan

Recruiting now – for the classes that are so much more than classes

As we recruit students to start learning with us in March, I’m reflecting on something: we call these workforce programs “classes.”  Hmm. A class is a series of materials, lectures, labs, so the student gains knowledge and skills. Albany Can Code is a lot more than a class. It’s a whole program that mentors, advocates for, and guides our students so...