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Coder Camps Accelerates Growth by Appointing New Leadership Team

Coder Camps Accelerates Growth by Appointing New Leadership Team

Programming boot camp opens new Phoenix campus and relaunches

Scottsdale, Az. – December 13, 2016 – To support employers’ growing need for qualified software engineers and rising student appetite for accelerated technical training, national programming boot camp Coder Camps has appointed a new leadership team. The award-winning educator has also opened a new campus in Phoenix and relaunched

Chris Coleman has been hired as Chief Operations Officer. Directing the school’s growth trajectory and day to day decisions, Coleman is also a skilled programmer with 15 years of experience hiring and leading award-winning software engineering teams for HealthTrio, Mindplay and 3M. He is a University of Arizona graduate and former educator in the school’s computer science program.

“Coder Camps was founded in 2013 with a mission to educate and prepare students for a rewarding career in software engineering,” said Chris Coleman, chief operations officer, Coder Camps. “As the demand for accelerated learning in technology increases, our new leadership team is well prepared to take Coder Camps to the next level.  We are supplementing our proven instructional team with an employer-centric point of view and a respected pedigree from higher education.”

David Weems is now Vice President of Operations. Weems joins Coder Camps from Education Management Corporation with previous roles at Globe University where he was Campus Director and Grand Canyon University where he was Director, Finance Counseling Operations and Assistant Vice President of Online Operations.

Jonathan Crowley has joined Coder Camps as Chief Financial Officer. Crowley previously led business development for CMG, Inc. where he provided strategic capital leadership and team management to start-up organizations. He currently studies at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business and is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and Western New England College.

John Thomas is the new Director of Education after a 20 year career escalating to top roles in software development, database administration and information security. He has directed start-up environments, most recently as Chief Technology Officer, and led development teams for well-established brands including AAA, Apple, AT&T, Frito-Lay, GoDaddy, HP and PepsiCo. He has extensive programming knowledge, team management expertise and a long-running passion for mentoring rising software engineers.

Coder Camps has also opened a new campus in Phoenix. Located at 8444 N. 90thStreet Suite 110 in Scottsdale, the Phoenix campus is one of four Coder Camps’ locations, joining Houston, Seattle and San Diego. 12-week immersive onsite and online classes for full-stack .NET and JavaScript are offered now and additional courses are launching Q1 2017 with continued course expansion planned for throughout the year.

“A typical boot camp education provides 480 hours of course time and we don’t have an hour to waste,” Coleman said. “A traditional linear curriculum is not effective in this field; it’s imperative that students learn to explore and evaluate technology.  Software engineering is about creating solutions, so we are giving our students a learning platform which requires they determine the technology and tooling best suited to their solution.”

Coder Camps is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and by the Texas Workforce Commission. More information about Coder Camps’ programs including the school’s career services partner, Codigo can be found on the newly relaunched


About Coder Camps

Coder Camps is a national programming boot camp with campuses currently located in Houston, Phoenix and Seattle. The award-winning educator offers full and part-time classes both online and onsite and programming languages taught include .NET and JavaScript. Through the Coder For Life program, students can remain current in their skills by taking additional classes, in any language, for free after they graduate. It’s continuing education for free, for life. For more, go to
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