March 8, 2018
Software Development Bootcamp Columbus Ohio

Jamie’s future is looking bright after attending We Can Code IT’s software development bootcamp

Before We Can Code IT, Jamie worked as a customer service representative, now she has a software development position at Chase!
March 7, 2018
FlexCode Hybrid Coding Bootcamp

New Hybrid FlexCode™ Bootcamp Removes Barriers for Adult Career-Changers

New Hybrid FlexCode™ Bootcamp Removes Barriers for Adult Career-Changers Computer coding skills can open doors to a challenging and lucrative career in the ever-growing software development industry. But traditional coding bootcamps are often not a viable option for people with a full-time job or family responsibilities – a demographic that often includes women and minorities. That’s why We Can Code IT, a coding bootcamp with locations in Cleveland and Columbus, developed an innovative solution with its new “hybrid” bootcamp. Named FlexCode™, it offers a mix of online and in-person classes for greater flexibility, lower expenses, and a more effective learning model.
February 19, 2018
We Can Code IT Event

Upcoming Events and Cavs Ticket Giveaways!

Upcoming Admissions Events with Special Cleveland Cavalier Ticket Giveaways We’re excited to announce that we will be giving 20 pairs of Cleveland Cavalier tickets away at our upcoming Cleveland Admissions Open House and Class Shadow events!
February 9, 2018
Google LGBTQ Tech Summit Lesbians Who Tech

Sharon Combines her Social Sciences and Art Background with Tech to Become a Front-end Developer

Coding Bootcamp Grad Combines Social Sciences and Art Background with Tech to Become a Front-end Developer Sharon was working several small jobs and in graduate school when she found out about We Can Code IT. With her passion for helping others, she wanted to learn to code so she could make an even stronger impact. Last June, we shared Sharon’s experience at the 4th Annual LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit + Fellowship at Google in Washington D.C. After working in consulting for a few months after graduation, Sharon landed a new job as a UX/Front-end Developer at Findaway!  
February 8, 2018
Coding Bootcamp Graduate Meaghan Rea

Meaghan Goes from Stay at Home Mom to Senior UX Designer

Columbus Coding Bootcamp Grad Goes from Stay at Home Mom to Senior UX Designer Meaghan was burnt out on NYC and her job, so she moved to Columbus, OH to be closer to her family. With a graphic design background, she was always interested in software development but was often discouraged on how to begin. After attending an Admissions Open House and finding out she qualified for a grant, she decided to take the plunge and dive deep into learning to code at We Can Code IT. Find out about Meaghan’s journey through coding bootcamp, how she proved that a stay at home mom can learn to code in only a few months, and her new Senior UX Designer position at Assurex Health!  
January 3, 2018

We Can Code IT Commits to Join the Council of Integrity in Results Reporting in 2018

Cleveland and Columbus Coding Bootcamp Pledges to Join CIRR in 2018 Here at We Can Code IT, we believe in providing our prospective students with all the information they need to make an informed decision about whether our software development bootcamp is right for them. This is why we’re excited to announce our provisional membership in the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR). What is CIRR? The coding bootcamp industry is growing because students and employers need the skills bootcamps provide. In order to stay strong, schools need to deliver the skills that yield long-term professional opportunity. Clear, simple, validated reporting is how we know the system is working. The CIRR standard goes beyond a single “placement rate” percentage and provides a simple table to report all of the different outcomes our graduates have, including full-time employment, part-time and contract, entrepreneurs, and so on. It also goes beyond a single average salary statistic and gives us a format to report income brackets for our graduates, as well as common job titles. CIRR is different from most other reporting formats because it reports on every student who enrolled in our classes, making it completely transparent. We’re committing to publishing all our hiring statistics and student outcomes data in the CIRR format, by December 20, 2018. Joining CIRR is a process that takes time, We Can Code IT is working hard to gather the proper documentation so that we can make sure we report accurate numbers. We’re hopeful that the CIRR standards pave the way for all higher education institutions to eventually begin reporting their outcomes data in a transparent, comparable format. Unlike a standard school or other coding bootcamp, We Can Code IT takes pride in delivering engaging, personalized, and immersive experiences to bring your strengths to the forefront. Our innovative approach to technology education has given our students the confidence they need to know they can succeed as software developers, web developers, programmers, and analysts. We want our students to be successful. That’s why each campus has a Student Success Coach who dedicates over 25 hours of career consultation to each program and weekly 1-on-1 individual meetings with students. Learn what We Can Code IT graduates are doing now on our student stories page.

“After the We Can Code IT on-site training at University Hospitals, we embraced Agile software development methodology with tremendous success. On a project that was not going well, we were able to develop 1-week iterations where we did a mini-planning session on Monday, committed to stories for the week and then completely tested them by the end of the week. Our teams have really enjoyed moving to a more structured Agile environment with much more collaboration.”

– Andy Laytin, Manager, IT Development, SQL DBAs Architecture, University Hospitals

It takes 6 to 9 months to bring a new developer up to speed. In IT, recruiting top talent is super competitive. So it makes sense to train your internal talent pool, right? A great idea, but most companies find cross-training employees is time-consuming and demands training expertise they don’t always have.  We can help you with this process by applying our assessment tools.  These will help you find out which employees would be best for cross-training as well as which canidates are most adept to join your company.

When growth or turnover hits your IT team, research shows it costs a business about 20% of an employee’s salary to hire and train new talent. If a developer is paid in the neighborhood of $80–$120K —the hiring and training process costs your business up to $24K.*