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Code Labs: A no-cost adult training program led by tech professionals
June 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Code Labs is an adult software development training program launched from Cape Girardeau, Missouri to train individuals with no prior coding experience on the necessary skills to start an occupation in the tech-industry. Led by local professional software developers and partnering with local tech employers, everyone selected into the program is provided a full-ride scholarship. Individuals interested in joining the program are welcome as well as any local tech employers in search of talent.
This workshop will discuss:
- The application and selection process
- Information on upcoming crash courses for preparation
- Details of the full Code Labs program
- Code Lab success stories
Co-founder of Codefi Executive Director of Codefi Foundation on Rural Innovation
15+ years working in and alongside tech startups and SME’s. Most recently I’ve focused my efforts on regions and communities start and grow their tech-based economies. Codefi was founded by tech entrepreneurs who partner with private and public groups to deploy an innovation ecosystem to train tech workers and entrepreneurs, build and attract software-focused companies, and create community spaces to expand the tech-based economy in rural communities. Starting as a pilot in Cape Girardeau, Missouri in late 2014, we’ve supported the launch of 80 startups who have raised $40 million in equity investments and created nearly 300 jobs. We’ve trained over 400 adults how to code and have introduced computer programming to thousands of 5th-8th grade students across the nation.