Celebrating 3 year anniversary and 500 community members

Dear #HudsonValleyCanCode friends!

I would like to celebrate Three Years of our initiative.

It all started in December 2016 when a group of coding enthusiasts met at the Newburgh Armory and decided to create a series of meetups, introductory and advanced classes on a variety of coding topics.

The first series followed in January 2017 – Object Oriented Programming using Java.

Since that time enthusiasts and participants from three states – New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut enjoyed our events. New York State was represented by 7 Counties: Orange, Dutchess, Westchester, Sullivan, Columbia, Greene, Ulster as well as New York City. 

Meetups and classes covered topics for beginners and advanced coders:

  • Python series for beginners
  • Open Data / Big Data
  • React – A JavaScript Framework
  • Digital Ocean and public clouds
  • Introduction to PHP
  • UI/UX for developers
  • JavaScript and JQuery
  • Mobile App development for iOS and Android
  • Information Architecture for website developers
  • Web Development 
  • Web Design
  • WordPress
  • Object Oriented Programming with Java
  • Agile 
  • Job Search for developers and IT professionals
  • InfoSecurity
  • Security for WebApp development
  • SEO – search engine optimization
  • Scratch and Python for #GirslWhoCode in Newburgh

And the largest coding series — the Web Development Boot Camp consisting of 6 individual courses: Information architecture, Web Dev1, Web Dev 2, Web Dev 3, JavaScript, SEO — 25 weeks of instructor led classes plus office hours / projects. In 2020 we started the fifth cohort of the bootcamp, successfully finishing 4 cohorts in 2017-2019.

I want to thank Open Hub for driving the initiative, the mentors who contributed their knowledge to the classes,  and 500 community members for support, bringing new ideas, and stepping up to mentor new classes and events. 

Congratulations and thank you!

Dmitry Pavlov

Solutions Architect, GE Healthcare Digital