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September 4, 2015

Anyone Can Learn To Code Expands to San Francisco

By Jay Wengrow, CEO of Actualize

We are extremely excited to announce the upcoming expansion of Anyone Can Learn to Code to all our West Coast friends! We will be offering our signature part-time coding bootcamp to interested applicants in the San Francisco area starting October 11, 2015. Our part-time bootcamp model allows students an opportunity to learn web development while still working a daytime job.

The program will follow the same curriculum as ACLTC Chicago, which teaches students the fundamentals of Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, SQL and Git. Classes will be held Monday-Thursday from 6pm-9:30pm, and Sunday from 9am-5pm. Similarly to ACLTC Chicago, all learning will be done inside the classroom, which means no extra homework assignments outside of class hours.

We are also pleased to announce that our San Francisco class will be taught by one of our very own ACLTC program alum, Mark Richardson. Mark taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for a number of years abroad, and fell in love with teaching. When he came back to the States, he wanted to earn a good living, but also do something he really enjoyed. He started to build simple websites on his own because the idea of building websites seemed exciting, fun, and meaningful, but he also wanted to learn more – how to build real dynamic web applications. Mark started attending Meetups hosted by ACLTC and soon signed up for the next ACLTC cohort. After the bootcamp, Mark got a job as a full-time developer, and now, has been given the opportunity to combine his two loves: teaching and developing.

According to our CEO, Jay Wengrow, “Mark’s background in education and skill as a developer made him the perfect choice to lead our next location. He is an experienced teacher and has that rare ability to connect to students and break down complex concepts into digestible details.”

If you’d like more information on this course or on our Chicago course, please see our website at, or email us at

San Francisco Class Details:
Location: TechSpace in San Francisco
Start Date: October 11, 2015
Application Deadline: September 1, 2015
Type: Part-Time
Class Size: 15-20
Length: 12 weeks
Programs: Ruby on Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, SQL and Git
Instructor: Mark Richardson

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