On October 25 Rahul Gupta and Beth Haubert led an evening round table discussion at the Omaha Code School on diversity in tech and creating safe and inclusive events. Joe Gerstandt, who was slated to lead the dialogue, was unable to attend. Over 20 people attended the event, mostly current code school students and local event organizers. The idea for a conversation started as a Twitter conversation about increasing diversity at local tech events. However, the evening was primarily driven by recent incidents that occurred during the recent Startup Weekend event.Read More
While the Silicon Prairie may span across several states, include vastly different types of companies and entrepreneurs with diverse backgrounds (and football rivalries), supportive communities are one factor that tie them all together. Whether you’re in Omaha or Des Moines, Kansas City or Cedar Rapids, you’ll find people who really care about helping their fellow entrepreneur thrive…Read More
Omaha Code School is looking for employers to meet with its students during a job fair Oct. 3. Instructor Sumeet Jain said he wants quality employers to come to the job fair to take a look at the developer students with an aim of getting them hired.Read More
Omaha Code School grew up somewhat an orphan.
Cousins Sumeet Jain and Rahul Gupta had the idea and put it together so quickly that one of Omaha’s first code schools didn’t even have time to find a home…Read More
The Omaha startup scene has branded itself as a collaborative community with a one-for-all, all-for-one mentality.
And though Omaha is no stranger to networking socials, hackathons and other events connecting professionals, friends Corey Spitzer, founder and developer at Riff Labs, and Sumeet Jain, founder of dev shop Big Wheel Brigade and Omaha Code School, observed those events seldom help businesses with major breakthroughs.Read More
Omaha Code School has found a new school house.
Co-founder and instructor Sumeet Jain has moved the school from the temporary space in Midtown Crossing and moved to 1258 S. 13th St., a building formerly occupied by nonprofit inCOMMON.
Most Omahans will know the area for its proximity to the Bohemian Cafe and Donut Stop. It’s a half mile south of the Old Market.Read More
They haven’t mastered programming in 12 weeks, but 13 Omaha Code School students have learned enough to be ready for the real world, says instructor Sumeet Jain.
It was the first batch of students to go through the city’s first coding school, and while there were no caps and gowns, Friday’s graduation ceremony was full of pomp and circumstance.
Students demoed their projects, Hello Holiday co-founder Megan Hunt gave a commencement address and students received diplomas.Read More
Omaha Code School is ready for round two.
Applications opened Thursday for its second class, which will run from July 28 through Oct. 17. The first class of developers is set to finish in a month, May 16.
“We want to be a benefit to the community year round,” Code School instructor Sumeet Jain said. “We’re going to need a lot more than 13 graduates [to fill the need for developers in the community].” …Read More
Omaha Code School begins in four days, but students got a big surprise Thursday when the school announced $14,500 in scholarships.
The scholarships will help offset the $6,000 in individual tuition for the program’s 14 students…Read More