Education Initiative Tweaks Classes Based on Student Feedback
Charleston Digital Corridor Release
Charleston, South Carolina – September 5, 2012 - The Charleston Digital Corridor is pleased to announce the Fall 2012 schedule for CODEcamp – the year-round, collaborative education program with software companies in the Digital Corridor. CODEcamp teaches computer code classes in current and emerging mobile, social media and web-based technologies. Fall classes start September 17th, 2012 and are held at the Digital Corridor’s Flagship2 co-working/business incubator facility in downtown Charleston.
CODEcamp, which graduated fifty students from the initial summer offering, is a part of the Digital Corridor’s overall workforce development strategy seeking to expand and enhance the technical skills of individuals desiring to participate in Charleston’s rapidly growing technology sector.
Primary enhancements to CODEcamp for the fall classes include shortening the course duration from twelve to four weeks, increasing the classroom instruction from 1.5 to 2.5 hours and scheduling day and evening classes. “It is imperative that we take the feedback from students who participated in the initial CODEcamp offerings and implement their suggestions to enhance the program,” said Charleston Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade.
With several companies in the Charleston Digital Corridor posting strong business growth, as evidenced by their recent ranking on the 2012 Inc. Magazine Fastest Growing Private Companies list, the demand for highly skilled professionals in Charleston is unprecedented. “The Digital Corridor’s ability to successfully leverage the technical skills and passion of instructors from its member companies to develop individuals seeking to participate in Charleston’s growing knowledge economy is a forward thinking model for twenty-first century economic development,” said Charleston Mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
CODEcamp’s fall 2012 course offerings include Web Basics, Ruby on Rails, JQuery, Amazon Web Services, PHP, NodeJS and Clojure. For more information or to register, please visit www.CharlestonCodes.com.
CODEcamp is an independent, augmentative education program conceived in collaboration with software companies in the Digital Corridor to teach a limited number of classes in current and emerging development technologies. To learn more, visit www.CharlestonCodes.com.
About the Charleston Digital Corridor
The Digital Corridor is a creative initiative to attract, nurture and promote Charleston's knowledge economy through a combination of technology-enabled initiatives and business incentives, private business support and member-driven programming. To learn more, visit www.charlestondigitalcorridor.com.