The Tech Academy is a code school co-founded by Jack Stanley and Erik Gross. Their program, the Software Developer Boot Camp, can be taken online from anywhere in the world.

Erik has been involved in technology since the 1980s. He worked in the Navy as a nuclear reactor operator and taught classes there in computer science, nuclear physics, advanced mathematics, and other subjects. It was during his time in the service that he discovered his love for teaching others.

Several years ago, Erik established his own software development company called Prosper I.T. Consulting. As he began obtaining more and more contracts, he discovered a need for junior-level programmers to assist him on these projects. Erik observed a lack of available talent and so began personally training individuals on the side to work with him.

Our Milestones

  • 2012 FEB
    Prosper I.T. Consulting

    Erik established his own software development company called Prosper I.T. Consulting and trained individuals to work with him.

  • 2013 Aug
    Prosper I.T. Academy was formed

    Between 2012 and the end of 2013, Erik trained entry-level developers at Prosper I.T. Academy and did this simultaneously to software development.

  • 2014 JULY
    Prosper I.T. Academy became “The Tech Academy”.

    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 based in downtown Portland with hundreds of students and a program that can be taken online from anywhere in the world.

"What sets us apart from other code schools is our thorough curriculum and high success rate of graduates."

Our Graduates Work At Here is a list of companies that have hired some of our graduates:

Estd. 2013


Our program is self paced. We are open weekdays, weeknights and weekends. You are on a schedule that fits your life.

Open Enrollment

We offer open enrollment, which means you can start anytime. We allow students to start our program at a time and date that is best for you.

Open 7 days

What Employers Are Saying

Graphic Products

“Our newest UI Designer is excelling in her role and is even being trained to handle more senior level development in the future. It is clear that The Tech Academy produces qualified, capable individuals who are ready to enter the workforce and hit the ground running.”


"We have been fortunate to get an excellent UI Designer. He excels in his role and has been an integral part of our upgrade to version 5.0 of our software. Exterro is a legal software company and we offer a challenging work environment with leading-edge technology. The Tech Academy produced a qualified and professional developer."

Cook Security Group

“Nic has been great since he started, he's willing to jump into whatever we throw at him and figure it out. We do a lot of software development with a 3rd party vendor, and he is able to act as an excellent point of communication between us and our developers, by effectively articulating our requests to the development team.”


“From the very first interview to the current day, it is apparent that our new .Net developer was prepared for the real experience of professional development. They were more prepared day 1 with more of the fundamentals than most people with more academically focused training.”

The Courses are self-paced and students who study 40 hours a week typically complete the program in 15 weeks.

Mr. Danny Condon

The Tech Academy is an opportunity for students who are focused on improving themselves, disciplined in managing their time and who are driven to overcome challenges. It's a great place to learn software development at your own pace as well as gaining experience working on team with the live-project.

Mr. Michael Allen