Announcing Careers in Code’s Spring 2024 Cohort!

Hack Upstate
3 min readFeb 13, 2024


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.

We are excited to announce that Cohort 6 of Careers in Code is now accepting applications!

Cohort 5 (2023)

Careers in Code is a coding bootcamp geared toward women and minorities in Central NY. For the history of Careers in Code and our mission check out our website!

Our sixth cohort will launch this Spring in partnership with the Alliance for Economic Inclusion and Onondaga County. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue working with AEI and Onondaga County this year.

We’re so incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to continue to work with our amazing partners in pursuit of training more software developers here in Central and Upstate NY.

How to Apply

Applicant Criteria

Applicants for cohort 5 must meet the following criteria:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Current resident of Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Oswego or Onondaga County
  • New York State residency
  • A woman, person of color, or underrepresented individual. All applicants are considered, so we encourage you to apply.
  • Currently living at or around the federal poverty line or be in a situation where the pandemic has affected your employment status or financial situation

Admissions Process

You can review the admissions process that details how to apply and what to expect next. We will be actively reviewing applications submitted to us.

Click here to take the first step and submit your written application today for our Spring, 2024 cohort!

While we review applications, prospective students can visit our website to learn more about the program.

We’d also encourage you to join the Hack Upstate slack and the slack to connect with our awesome developer communities!

Get Involved

We’re seeking individuals to help support our Spring cohort!


Let us know about yours or start one!

Advisory Committee

Help review and shape our curriculum, connect students to opportunities, and more!

Guest Speakers

Share your achievements with our students!

Mock Interviews

Help us get our students ready for the job search

Please visit our website here for more information on how to get involved!

Thank You

Since day one our mission has been to unite and facilitate collaboration among the greater Upstate New York technology community. To date, we’ve built a growing network of thousands of Upstate New York technologists and we have facilitated dozens of job placements. Launching Careers in Code in 2019 has enabled us to take our efforts to the next level.

Careers in Code has generated profoundly rich and life changing opportunities for women and minorities from Central New York’s un- and underemployed. Not only that, it has helped to offset the current talent shortage our region faces when it comes to hiring software developers and engineers. We’re excited to train more software developers in 2023.

We thank the Alliance for Economic Inclusion, Onondaga County, Syracuse Surge, LeMoyne College’s ERIE 21 Initiative, CenterStateCEO, the City of Syracuse, Commonspace, and the Hack Upstate community for this incredible opportunity. We’re confident Careers in Code will continue to move the needle when it comes to addressing poverty in our region.

We’d love to hear from our community to help inform the best virtual experience possible for our students. If you have any questions, thoughts, feedback, or ideas, please reach out to us at