• CodeSquad builds a pipeline of talent...

    ...and secures a stable career for low-income students

    Companies turn to CodeSquad to build their pipeline of entry-level web and mobile developers. CodeSquad students learn valuable skills for a new career path. As companies and interns work together, workplace diversity can increase, and product development can improve.

     

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  • We empower students to build their future with technology

    CodeSquad helps low-income young adults become successful web developers. After our intensive training program, CodeSquad places these talented young people in internships at local businesses.  Through the CodeSquad program, students and business partners build skills, build businesses, and build a better community.

  • The right resource for your business need

    CodeSquad works with businesses to energize their talent pipeline, lower recruiting costs and improve product development.

    Energize your intern program with CodeSquad students

    CodeSquad students are trained in full-stack web development, effective business communication, and leadership. We work with business partners to identify promising internship opportunities, then place the right students in the best-fit position. We also help guide the intern as they learn your corporate culture and goals, through ongoing training, check-ins and mentoring.

     

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  • Become a CodeSquad technology professional

    Our free, 9-12 month intensive training program empowers low-income young adults to become successful software developers.  After an initial training period, graduates are placed with area businesses for a paid internship.  Are you ready to reach your full potential?  Get in touch!

     

    Please note that CodeSquad does not discriminate on the basis of race, cultural heritage, religion, political beliefs, disabilities or sexual orientation.

  • CodeSquad People

    Andrew is a business and nonprofit leader with over 12 years experience in website architecture, business development and social entrepreneurship. Andrew has built websites that showcase deep video content, drive new revenue and solidify brands. In 2009, he was nominated for an Emmy Award for a website project built for PBS Frontline. He has worked in Brazil, Mexico, Rwanda and the US, speaks four languages, and has a master's degree from Harvard Kennedy School.

    Leslie Swanson

    Leslie Swanson is President and CEO of eXalt Solutions, a leading cloud platform for B2B sales. She has founded three startups: Vigilant Networks, a network monitoring company sold to Gen-Tek; Expert Views, a CAE/CAD/CAM database company sold to RR Donnelley; and eXalt Solutions. Leslie has a passion for metadata and rules-based software and has won numerous patents in network monitoring and data management. One of the earliest adopters of outsourcing for business processes (BPO), Leslie is excited about the future of robotic process automation and artificial intelligence within the enterprise. After 30 years in technology, Leslie is committed to growing diversity in the tech sector. Her favorite charity is CodeSquad.

    Luis Castro

    Luis has 15 years of experience in media and entertainment, with a focus on cultivating diverse creative talent and executives. He most recently served as Acting Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, where he oversaw a $30 million agency responsible for promoting film, television and theatre production in New York. Prior to that he ran major talent and artist-support initiatives for HBO in Los Angeles and Time Warner in New York. Earlier in his career, working at the NYC Partnership, he built public-private alliances between leading New York corporations, the public school system, and community groups.

    Steve Gluckman

    Steve has worked in technology and online learning for more than 20 years, and built and sold companies in the federal government, legal and professional services markets. Currently CEO of online learning firm LearnVibe, Steve also wrote a popular book on the subject and is a regular speaker at e-learning conferences and meetings. Early in his career, Steve created a successful educational coding project in the Washington, DC area.  He now serves on the advisory boards of multiple for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

  • The Opportunity

    "Software is eating the world."

    So companies need lots of software developers, and pay them well

    So coding schools are spreading

    ...but many people cannot access this opportunity

    Public schools are only just starting to teach computing

    And it's getting worse: automation and big data will eliminate more low-skill jobs

    • Jobs in transportation, logistics, and administrative support - 47% of US jobs - are at high risk of automation.  Says one report: "...legal writing and truck driving will soon be automated, while persuading, for instance, will not." (p.4)
    • Global urbanization, accelerating technological change, an aging population and "quicker and thicker" trade will imperil low-skill workers, says the same report.  Here's a good summary and a review from a Yale think tank.

    Here's the good news: "opportunity youth" increase loyalty and diversity

    ...and coding schools have (a few) more women than traditional CS departments

    Women make up 36% of students in coding schools, versus only 14% of Computer Science majors in traditional universities, according to a recent demographic study from the Course Report.

    Meanwhile, government aims to support nonprofit and private-sector tech education

    Boston needs computer programming to develop its workforce

  • Contact CodeSquad

    Get in touch!  Let us know what interests you.