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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...

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...

12 Jan

Our founder honored as a technology disrupter

Annmarie Lanesey, Albany Can Code founder and board chair, was named by the Albany Business Review as one of six Cap Region Technology Disrupters. Pretty good profile for a tiny non-profit startup! Props to the other honorees: Danielle Merfeld, CTO, GE Renewable Energy; Guha and Karthik Bala, Founders of Vicarious Visions and now, Velan Ventures; Tony Civitella, Transfinder Founder and CEO; Deb Leach, Senior Director,...

08 Sep

What the * do we mean by non-traditional talent?

3 Pieces of the talent training pie We’re all about finding, skilling up & empowering non-traditional talent for regional jobs in technology.  Our regional economy could really use a more vibrant, expert, and inclusive talent pipeline.  It’s a comprehensive thing:  a shift in mindset about who can work in technology, and how we spot and train talent in practical ways. Q. So...

09 Jun

AlbanyCanCode Turns One

Our jam-packed journey – which now features a large, diverse, and expanding cast of characters as well as a growing list of workforce, educational and community development projects  – officially began on June 9, 2016, when I handed a paper form to register a NYS non for profit corporation across a glass divider and into the hands of a government...