Transform your career with Hack Upstate.

Careers in Code is a coding bootcamp that teaches computer programming to women and minorities 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 minorities to advance in concentrated areas of extreme poverty.

Many Central NY employers struggle to find local software developers.

Doug Crescenzi

"...The reason coding bootcamps have proven effective over the years is because they provide vocational training at a fraction of the cost of a college degree."


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


Graduate Outcomes You Can Trust

We graduated 11 students on August 22, 2019. 7 of 11 of our graduates have been placed in in-field internships, entry level positions, or consulting arrangements with an average salary increase of ~56%.

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.


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!