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Millions of Texans feel lost in their career while thousands of companies struggle to find the tech talent they need. Codeup provides full-time courses and job placement services that turn non-techies into employed tech professionals.


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Jason Straughan, CEO

Jason Straughan, CEO

Jason Straughan is the co-founder and CEO of Codeup. He's the former CEO of Grok Interactive and continues to serve as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of San Antonio's Tech Bloc, is an active member in Vistage, a former board member of LaunchSA, a long-time member of Geekdom, and a TechStars Mentor. A life-long programmer, he fell in love with computers in elementary school and has been hooked ever since.

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Stephen Noteboom, COO

Stephen Noteboom, COO

Stephen Noteboom is a proud New Jersey transplant turned Texan with nearly 25 years of business/technology leadership experience. He has a passion for building and impacting change. He earned a BA in Economics from Bucknell University (Go Bison) and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin (Hook ‘em). Stephen has held several technology and business leadership roles with Accenture, HEB, Mobius Partners, and Quickpath, where he helped build and scale technology services organizations. Stephen is a life-long learner and attributes his success to the training, mentorship, and experience generously offered by others throughout his career. He has hired Codeup graduates and seen firsthand the value they contribute to a company’s success and growth!

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Dimitri Antoniou, VP of Strategic Initiatives

Dimitri Antoniou, VP of Strategic Initiatives

Dimitri Antoniou leads Strategic Initiatives with Codeup, focusing on M&A, product development, and new market expansions. He joined Codeup as part of the Venture for America fellowship after graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania. Over the years with Codeup, he’s worked with more than 1,000 career transitioners learning to code, facilitated Admissions & Operations, built a Data Science program, led the company expansion to Dallas, been the office DJ, and even learned how to code for himself!

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Marty Sixkiller, VP of Delivery

Marty Sixkiller, VP of Delivery

Marty Sixkiller is the Vice President of Delivery at Codeup, leading their instructional staff, program staff, and students. Prior to Codeup, he served as Director of Engineering Engagement and Director of the San Antonio Development Center within HEB. Before that, he served as a Senior User Experience Manager at Rackspace. He spent 24 years in the animation industry as a self-taught animator, with 17 of those years in the feature animation industry at DreamWorks Animation. He has over 20 feature-length animation film credits to his name, which includes the Academy Award®-winning ‘Shrek’. His passion around leadership and educational opportunities, along with his creativity, put him in the right place on the Codeup staff!

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Founder Photos and Date Established_

Codeup was founded in November of 2013 by Chris Turner, Michael Girdley, and Jason Straughan. For birthday and anniversary purposes, Codeup uses the start date of our first cohort, which began on February 4th, 2014. In February 2021, Codeup celebrated 7 years in the business.

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