Cultivating tech talent to support our growing ecosystem
Fueling Our Future - Update, progress and impact
Emerging Digital Academy is North Dakota’s first (and only) immersive coding bootcamp focused on accelerating the technology community. The Full Stack Engineering program is an immersive 20-week course that teaches not just the concepts of coding and software design, but how to use cutting-edge software tools to build modern web apps. No prior software development experience is required to participate in the program.
“The curriculum is designed to emulate the on-the-job training experience that an entry level developer would receive in the first few months at work. Students will create connections to their fellow classmates, guest speakers, and local employers that they will be able to call upon throughout their career,” says Blaine Booher, Program Director at Emerging Digital Academy.
Since the program’s inception in April 2020, the program has graduated eight cohorts with 55 graduates.
- Classroom graduation rate of 89%
- 95% of graduates find an opportunity in the field within six months of graduation
- 2x average salary increase
- 13 local nonprofits impacted by student projects since April 2020
- 45+ companies with direct involvement with the program
You can also find photos of graduations and client project presentations on our Flickr here.