Careers in Code

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Careers in Code set out six months ago with the goal of helping alleviate poverty in the Central New York area and help provide area tech employers with more local talent. The program was run by Hack Upstate, funded by the Alliance for Economic Inclusion, and targeted women and minorities.

The coding boot camp graduated 11 students last week, all now with the skills needed to get a job in Syracuse’s growing tech sector. The graduation highlighted the work of the participants and the program as a whole.


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Hack Upstate officially launched its coding bootcamp aimed at women and minorities in Syracuse Thursday evening. They’re hoping the camp will help its students find employment in Syracuse’s growing tech community . At Careers in Code kick off event, it wasn’t just students. Local business representatives with job opportunities were also in the room.


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 When two engineers noticed a lack of collaboration between Upstate New York’s tech communities, they created Hack Upstate to bring technologists together. Since their launch in 2013 they’ve created a community of people who are trying to advance Upstate’s technology economy.