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Awesome Inc. launching fifth season of Web Developer Bootcamp to help beginners get job-ready

Awesome Inc, the hi-tech incubator and computer coding school that provides programming courses for kids and adults in Kentucky is launching its fifth session of their Web Developer Bootcamp in order to move people into careers they love.

The goal of the competitive program is to take Bootcamp enrollees from beginner to job-ready, junior-level developers in 12-weeks. There are hundreds of open jobs for computer programmers in Kentucky, where junior developers often receive starting salaries well above the average Kentucky salary of $41,000. Tuition for the 12-week program is $11,500, far less than the cost for comparable training at the college level.

Awesome Inc CEO Brian Raney said, “We’re excited to continue to fill the gap in the technology sector across the state of Kentucky. We’ve had a lot of companies in the area come to us saying they can’t find enough developers to fill positions they have open. We spent a great deal of time working with tech companies and tailored our curriculum to fulfill their needs.”

With over 500 hours of hands-on training, Bootcamp students gain experience while building projects using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, PHP, GitHub, Agile, and more. Awesome Inc’s past students and interns have gotten jobs at companies like Facebook, Nymbl Systems, Google, Schedule It, CBS Interactive and Fusioncorp.

Awesome Inc U Bootcamp faculty have included Nick Such, Matt Smith, and Janine Hempy. Nick Such has served as the director of the Awesome Inc U technical training program since its launch in 2013. He co-founded Awesome Inc and two other software-based startup companies. Nick is a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s Mechanical Engineering program. Matt Smith is a partner at APAX Software, a Lexington-based custom software solutions company. Since 2007, APAX has built web and mobile applications for clients like Keeneland, the University of Kentucky, MobileServe, and Bullard. Matt is a graduate of the University of Kentucky’s Electrical Engineering program. Janine has more than a decade of software development experience including roles with KET and Consolo Services Group. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a degree in mathematics.

Awesome Inc is hosting an Informational Open House on July 11, where instructors and graduates of the program will discuss their Bootcamp experience and answer questions. It begins at 6 p.m. at 348 East Main Street; dinner will be provided. Applications for the next session, which will begin in September, will be accepted until Friday, July 13th.

Based in Lexington, Awesome Inc exists to help grow the Kentucky startup and tech community. Awesome Inc is also the founder of the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. To find out more, go to www.awesomeincu.com

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