Code Fellows Launches Advanced Programmer Training in Chicago’s 1871
“Chicago is just beginning to mature as a tech center, so the demand for elite talent will only continue to rise”
The first Chicago-based Development Accelerator course will take place May 11 – July 3 and will be held at 1871, located in The Merchandise Mart. Nick Moran, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Moran Capital Partners in Chicago, will help Code Fellows spearhead its expansion in this Midwest tech hub.
“Chicago is home to some of the most well-known technology companies like Groupon, Orbitz and Cars.com – but it continues to expand and develop, yielding new, lucrative career opportunities to top programming talent,” said Kristin Smith, CEO of Code Fellows. “We hope to play a pivotal role in Chicago’s technology community by fostering the critical development of the area’s brightest programming minds, and helping the city’s most innovative companies connect with them.”
“Code Fellows will serve as an important part of Chicago’s startup ecosystem by cultivating professional programming talent that can sustain the city’s growth as a tech epicenter,” said 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman. “We’re excited to be a part of the organization’s launch in Chicago, and we look forward to seeing them thrive as part of our tech community.”
Code Fellows – which launched in Seattle in January 2013, then expanded into Portland in September 2014 – has graduated 340 software engineers from its full-time Development Accelerator program with an average starting salary of $75,600 per year. The top reported salary offer for a Code Fellows graduate has been $155,000 per year.
Code Fellows will also be hosting two individual Open House events at 1871 on Thursday, March 12th at 6:30 pm CDT, and on April 16th at 6:30 pm CDT. To learn more, or to apply, visit www.CodeFellows.org.
About Code Fellows
Code Fellows is a Seattle-based digital trade school that guarantees high-paying job offers after successful completion of its Development Accelerators. Their staff, students, and alumni are passionate about helping individuals, communities, and organizations thrive by providing world-class technical education, career coaching, and job placement services. To learn more about Code Fellows, visit www.codefellows.org.
1871 is the home of more than 325 early-stage, high-growth digital startups. Located in The Merchandise Mart, this 75,000 square foot facility is also the headquarters of nationally recognized accelerators, Techstars Chicago and Impact Engine; half a dozen industry-specific incubators in key areas such as real estate, education technology and the Internet of Everything; several emerging tech talent schools (The Starter League and the Startup Institute), and the state’s leading technology advocate, the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition. It is the second home to Chicago-based VCs, Pritzker Group, MATH Ventures, Hyde Park Angels, OCA Ventures, OurCrowd and Chicago Ventures, as well as satellite offices for Northwestern University, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, Loyola University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and DeVry. 1871 has fast become recognized as the hub for the city’s entrepreneurial/technology ecosystem and has been featured in TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business among other top media. 1871 is the flagship project of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.