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Codeup Opens Third Tech Accelerator Campus in Downtown Houston
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Codeup Opens Third Tech Accelerator Campus in Downtown Houston

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Codeup, a tech career boot camp accelerator based in San Antonio, is expanding again. Codeup has announced its newest campus located in downtown Houston in the Novel Coworking building at 720 Rusk Street. Michael Girdley, Jason Straughan, and Chris Turner opened Codeup in 2013, offering its 20-week coding boot camp-style workforce development program for aspiring software developers. Since launching, the company has grown from its roots as a boot camp into a local institution focused on meeting demand for talent in San Antonio’s growing technology ecosystem. "In Houston, the demand for tech talent is high, the population is vast and diverse, and Texas still has the 10th largest economy in the world," Codeup CEO Jason Straughan wrote in a company blog po...
Codeup Opens Second Tech Accelerator Campus in Downtown Dallas
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Codeup Opens Second Tech Accelerator Campus in Downtown Dallas

It's official —  Codeup, a tech career boot camp accelerator based in San Antonio has signed a lease on its new campus location in downtown Dallas two blocks from John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza at 701 Commerce Street. Michael Girdley, Jason Straughan, and Chris Turner opened Codeup in 2013, offering its 20-week coding boot camp-style workforce development program for aspiring software developers. Since launching, the company has grown from its roots as a boot camp into a local institution focused on meeting demand for talent in San Antonio’s growing technology ecosystem. "We have refined our curriculum, built our team, expanded our partnership network, and built a brand people can trust," Jason Straughan, Codeup CEO wrote in a company blog post Friday. "Many of our competitors have c...
Big Data Analytics Startup Quickpath Scaling as Machine Learning-Powered AI Demand Grows
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Big Data Analytics Startup Quickpath Scaling as Machine Learning-Powered AI Demand Grows

When you use Amazon Alexa, Siri, or Google, you can thank machine learning (ML) powering the artificial intelligence (AI) for the targeted ads, personalized content, song recommendations, and more that you get in personalized services. That exploding demand for big data-driven enterprise applications is what is fueling Quickpath's rapid growth.  The San Antonio big data analytics software startup uses its cloud-based software application program interface, or API, to help businesses lacking the specialized AI expertise to connect the different datasets that fuel machine learning AI. The proprietary Quickpath platform debuted in late 2018 for midmarket and enterprise companies implementing ML hardware and software packages.  "We wanted to make it 10 times easier for companies to acces...
Plus One Robotics, Codeup Finalists on Best Companies to Work in San Antonio List
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Plus One Robotics, Codeup Finalists on Best Companies to Work in San Antonio List

Working at a startup can be a unique experience. Startup founders expect more of their employees who often work on every aspect of developing a new company.  Because creativity and innovation help grow a new business, startup employees often have opportunities to try new approaches and learn the most current skills. This year, the San Antonio Business Journal (SABJ) list of Best Places to Work includes two prominent companies in San Antonio's startup community — Plus One Robotics and Codeup. SABJ partners with Quantum Workplace to survey employees at nominated companies, which must have at least 10 full-time employees based in the Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Atascosa, Bandera, or Kendall counties to be eligible for inclusion on the list. Companies are grouped by size. The two st...
Codeup Launches Data Science Program to Meet Demand in San Antonio
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Codeup Launches Data Science Program to Meet Demand in San Antonio

San Antonio-based career accelerator Codeup announced Monday it would offer a new data science training program. Codeup plans for two cohorts in 2019. The inaugural class begins Feb. 4, 2019, with 25 available slots. Codeup recently expanded its space on the third and sixth floors in the downtown Vogue Building at 600 Navarro St. to accommodate growth and make room for the new program. Michael Girdley, Jason Straughan, and Chris Turner opened Codeup in 2013, offering its 18-week coding boot camp-style workforce development program for aspiring software developers. Since launching, the company has grown from its roots as a boot camp into a local institution focused on meeting demand for talent in San Antonio's growing technology ecosystem. "Codeup is building a data science program in...
Startups Share Best Practices for Hiring Interns
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Startups Share Best Practices for Hiring Interns

Memorial Day isn’t just the unofficial start of the summer season. It signals the beginning of summer internships for many college students, especially entrepreneurially minded ones. One source of interns for San Antonio companies comes from Trinity University’s Students + Startups program. Various startup companies in downtown San Antonio are in the process of onboarding 61 interns for the summer, program director Luis Martinez said. Thanks to a grant from the 80/20 Foundation and in partnership with Geekdom, a downtown co-working space, students receive a $4,000 stipend and one hour of class credit in exchange for 10 weeks of full-time experience working at a startup. Programs like Trinity’s makes using inexpensive—or unpaid interns from other sources—an attractive option for cash-...