The Tech Academy is a code school that was founded in 2014 by Erik Gross and Jack Stanley. Their Software Developer Boot Camp is available online in full and they have campuses in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington. Students can attend in-person or study online from home.

Erik Gross has been working as a senior-level software developer for many years. In 2012, he began training junior-level software developers as a side activity under the name “Prosper I.T. Academy.” At this time, the boot camp was basically a tutoring service with very few students. Concurrently, Erik was a working software developer, dedicating only a portion of his time to Prosper I.T. Academy. Prosper I.T. Academy delivered a .NET Boot Camp - focusing on C# and Microsoft’s .NET Framework.

Erik Gross and Jack Stanley had been friends for many years and successfully worked on several projects together. Jack had fifteen years of executive and managerial experience, with training in many areas, including: legal, HR, marketing, sales, personnel, management, quality control, public relations, teaching and curriculum development. Jack made up for any lack of administrative skill on Erik’s part.

Knowing that Erik could utilize Jack’s experience to take the school to the next level, he offered Jack a partnership. Jack came aboard and the rest is history.

One of first actions taken was changing the name of the school to The Tech Academy. They also immediately took action to put together a thorough curriculum that could turn the average student into an entry-level software developer. The result was the Software Developer Boot Camp.

Many people contributed to the curriculum, including several individuals with degrees in Computer Science and the head of George Fox University’s Computer Science Department: Dr. Brent Wilson.

Since then the school has grown ​from a small class with four students in Beaverton, Oregon, to what it is today: A successful code school ​with multiple campuses, hundreds of ​employed graduates, and a program that can be taken online from anywhere in the world.

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Established 2014


We have been training junior developers for years. We have hundreds of graduates who are now working in the technology industry


Students move through our self-paced boot camp on a schedule that works for them. Full-time and part-time study schedules are allowed.

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