Transform your career with Hack Upstate.

Careers in Code is a coding bootcamp that teaches computer programming to women and people of color to help combat poverty in Central NY. We provide students with the technical skills they need to obtain internships and entry level software development jobs with local employers after 24 weeks of instruction.

Poverty throughout Central NY is rising at an accelerated rate and stifling our region's economic potential.

There are few opportunities for women and people of color to advance in concentrated areas of extreme poverty.

Many Central and Upstate NY employers struggle to find local software developers.

Hear What Our Community Is Saying About Careers In Code


"Careers in Code has opened up possibilities for my future. It has given me a solid foundation of full-stack coding skills, as well as an introduction to people in the Syracuse tech community. I’m excited to continue growing those skills and connections to the community."

DOUG ROUSSIN, Cohort 3 Graduate

Kelly Corey

"Applying for Careers in Code was one of the best decisions I've made in my entire life! ..."

KELLY COREY, Cohort I Graduate

Joey Buzcek

"... There was a wealth of data collected that will positively influence future cohorts, allowing this program to evolve organically along with the wants and needs of both this area and in the technology field in general."

JOEY BUCZEK, Cohort I Instructor


View our outcomes.

91%Graduation Rate
72%Placement Rate
56%Salary Increase
$45,490Average Starting Salary

Graduate Outcomes You Can Trust


As a CIRR certified school, we fully offer transparent results. CIRR is the industry standard for placement stats and we are commited to publishing trustworthy graduate outcomes.

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A Curriculum Informed by Local Employers

We partner with local employers to develop and provide feedback on our curriculum.


Transform your career. The average salary for coding bootcamp graduates according to the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting is $53,273.


Calling all Central NY software developers. We want to hire you! Join us in our mission to combat poverty and train our region's next crop of software developers.


Now more than ever software developers are critical to the growth and sustainability of your company and our local economy. We want to help you grow locally!