Hello, World from Code Career Academy!

Monday, 12 September 2016
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  • Jeff Ammons
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Hello, World from Code Career Academy!

The time has come to take the wraps off of what I've been working on this year!

Code Career Academy is an immersive code school in Lawrenceville, GA where I teach Full-Stack Web Development using both the Microsoft stack and Node.js and the MEAN stack.

Whew! That sure is a mouthful. So what does it mean? (No pun intended.)

An immersive school is often called a code bootcamp. The idea is that you strip away everything but the bare essentials of programming and prepare students for entry level programming jobs.

There are several coding bootcamps in the Atlanta Metro area, but none in Gwinnett. Gwinnett has a population of nearly 900,000 so I realized it would be a great place to start a school.

The other thing missing from most of the bootcamps in our area is Microsoft's .Net.

The bulk of the schools teach Ruby on Rails, which is an awesome stack to work in and used by a large percentage of the startups in places like Midtown and Buckhead.

The only problem with Ruby on Rails is that the overall number of jobs in our area is far lower the number of jobs in .Net or Java.

If you are a beginner trying to break into a career in programming I'd advise playing the numbers!

Career Builder is a great resource for checking out the number of jobs in your area. If you check on Ruby on Rails jobs for the Atlanta area you will usually find couple of dozen listed.

If you search for .Net related jobs, you will usually find between 150 and 200 jobs.

For a beginner that's a pretty simple equation!

If you want to learn more about our first classes which start in October and December of 2016 and January of 2017, check out Now Accepting Applications for Fall/Winter 2016/2017 Classes!