A Letter to You

Dear You,

If you're reading this right now, you've probably gotten to look around our site a bit and wanted to know a bit more about the people that run this place. We decided the best thing to do was to write you a little letter, mostly to say thank you. We want to say thank you, not so much for having an interest in our school (though of course, we appreciate your visit), but more because we want to recognize you for considering something challenging and difficult as a way to improve your position in life.

It may not seem like a big deal, but believe it or not, most people don't even look far outside of their current comfort zone, let alone start learning a brand new skill that takes hard work and plenty of dedication. Austin Coding Academy was born out of frustration. We were frustrated that we had our liberal arts degrees and weren't using them. We were frustrated that tech seemed like such an amazing world, but without knowing how to code it seemed like we would always be on the outside. We were frustrated that the only ways to learn how to code were to either teach ourselves online (we're pretty awful at self-teaching; kudos if you can) or pay $15,000 and give up 3 months of work to go to an intensive bootcamp. It seemed ridiculous that their weren't better options.

What if there were classes that were at night so you didn't have to quit your day job or take on extra debt that covered everything the full time bootcamps covered? What if you could meet with other students on the weekends to help push you? What if you had instructors that were full time developers during the day that would bring their expertise to class at night? What if you could get help at any time with a group chat feature? With all of these "What Ifs" we figured there were probably a few other people that felt like us. And so, Austin Coding Academy was born.

Each year, we continue to grow, both in numbers of students as well as quality of education. We are committed to providing the absolute best coding education available while still maintaining affordable tuition. Providing affordable, accessible coding education isn't enough. We also believe that students need to develop outside of technology as well, which is why in class we also focus on important values like integrity, mental and physical health, job readiness, and a fearlessness of failure.

We want to spread these values and we select students that we feel embody them. If this sounds like you, we'd love to work together.

Chris and Luke, Cofounders