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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...

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...