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Albany <can code> was established in the summer of 2016 to serve two key stakeholder groups: local employers of software and IT professionals, and local folks who have the aptitude to work in software but lack local options for training.

Our initial 12-week course in Front End Web Development attracted more than 80 applicants. A majority of the ten final students were income-qualified for a full grant of the $1,500 tuition. Following course completion in late January 2017, nearly half of our students have now been hired or are in the process of interviewing for internships at area software employers.

By Fall 2016 we felt a need to respond to tremendous interest from our area K-12 educators. It’s logical that introduction of coding principles and practices throughout our region’s school systems will only make our local talent pipeline more inclusive and more expert.

Through 2018, worked with numerous partners to build a community in which our software talent pipeline can grow.

In 2020 we expanded outside of Albany for the first time with Kingston <can code>. Today, we’re reaching communities outside of the Capital Region, and have transitioned to simply being known as <can code> Communities. We hope you’ll join us as we help more communities become CanCode Communities!

We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit supported by grants, sponsorships, and income earned for workforce and K-12 programs, curriculum and program development.

our vision

A vibrant, inclusive, talent-fueled tech sector across New York State and beyond.

Help us make the vision a reality.