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About the Academy

Scores of coding bootcamps and training programs have arisen that try to lay the foundation for a successful programming career in a few weeks or months. The reality is, however, no bootcamp can replace apprenticing under a craftsman on real projects. Over the years RoleModel has trained many apprentices that have gone on to become leading craftsmen. Do you have what it takes to be next?

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I've seen multiple apprentices transformed into amazing software developers at RoleModel. Ken knows how to make software, he knows how the business world works, and he knows how to teach.

Duff O’Melia


Ken has been training and mentoring software craftsmen for decades. His unique approach immerses the novices in real world problems that provide the opportunity to achieve specific goals to achieve a broad understanding of the craft.

Daniel Steinberg

Dim Sum Thinking

This is the type of solid program that will create the software craftsmen of tomorrow. You can skip directly to learning solid, proven practices at the hands of software masters.

Jared Richardson

Agile Artisans

The Academy Is Now Looking for Boot Camp Graduates

Submission deadline is September 1, 2015

The Craftsmanship Academy has become a "graduate opportunity" for Coding Boot Camp graduates. Boot Camp graduates (or those expecting to graduate before October 1, 2015) can apply. Continue Reading »