About San Antonio’s First Coding Bootcamp | Codeup

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Our Story

Codeup’s story begins as many startups do: with a problem that needed solving.

In late 2013, Codeup’s three co-founders – Michael Girdley, Jason Straughan, and Chris Turner – noticed many of their fellow programmers and entrepreneurs were having a tough time finding quality software developers to grow their businesses. After some brainstorming and researching, the trio decided to open San Antonio’s first coding career accelerator with the mission of changing people’s lives through immersive software development education.

The three co-founders rounded up a dedicated group of instructors and staff members and created a space in San Antonio where people can learn programming in a supportive, creative environment.

The Codeup team hopes to make their corner of the world a little better by solving a big, meaningful problem for the community and the country — one person at a time.

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Meet The Codeup Team

Michael Girdley


Jason Straughan


Kay Jones


Phillip Hernandez

Vice President of Product

Dylan McNally

Director of Operations

Yumi Jeon

Marketing Associate

Dimitri Antoniou

Operations Manager

Zach Gulde

Curriculum Developer

Ryan Orsinger


Crystal Poenisch

Digital Marketing + Community

Fernando Mendoza


Luis Montealegre


Justin Reich


Our Employer Partners

  • Akimbo
  • Blonde Creative
  • BoldBrush
  • Brooksource
  • City of San Antonio
  • Classy Llama
  • Comsite
  • Conspire
  • Copingo
  • D.E. Web Works
  • Deacon Recruiting
  • Decypher
  • Denim Group
  • Digett
  • Epicom
  • Filepicker
  • First Option Staffing
  • Flashscan 3D
  • Geekbus
  • Giles Parscale
  • Globalscape
  • GoMedigap
  • Greenhouse
  • Greenlight
  • GROK Interactive
  • HeavyHeavy
  • Image Freedom
  • Integrity Digital Solutions
  • Kaeppel Consulting
  • KForce
  • Knockout Gaming
  • Koddi
  • Labatt Food Service
  • LanternCRM
  • Liquid Networx
  • Luna Data Solutions Inc.
  • MCG
  • Motek
  • Mozido
  • ParLevel
  • Pedigo Staffing Services
  • Peer1 Hosting
  • Poetic
  • Pressable
  • PRG
  • Promoter.io
  • Robert Half Technology
  • Roughneck Graphics
  • Rug Studio
  • SeatSmart
  • Server Monkey
  • Silotech
  • Simple Rounds
  • SimplyCast
  • Sporty Bird
  • Stabilitas
  • Storific
  • Study on Board
  • Sweb
  • tekRESCUSE
  • Tidal
  • Toolbox Studios
  • Trabian
  • Transporter.io
  • True Ability
  • Turner Logic
  • VND
  • Vuepoint
  • Whole Foods
  • Wickley Interactive
  • Y&L Consulting

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600 Navarro St., #350
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 802-7289