A 12-week coding school is launching this fall in Mount Pleasant to train future software developers for in-demand computer programmer jobs in the Lowcountry.
Students will attend classes full-time at the Jack Russell Software Coding School Boot Camp to become junior-level, professional software developers.
The coding school is a part of the new Jack Russell Software Innovation Center, which operates out of a 2,000-square-foot space at 710 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite 203, in Mount Pleasant.
Moorestown, N.J.-based Tabula Rasa HealthCare Inc., which acquired Jack Russell Software in 2010, launched the center to create technologies geared toward solving health care problems. Tabula’s cloud-based software applications use data to recommend medication regimens to improve patient outcomes, a news release said.
Coding Boot Camp information
The Jack Russell Software Innovation Center will train developers and give them a place to collaborate on new technologies, according to Wilson, who also serves as its executive vice president and chief technology innovation officer.
The coding boot camp is the first of several training programs planned. Other initiatives include hackathons, where students learn to develop computer programs; labs, where students learn how to apply technology; and open source projects, where students create new software.
The coding school was created to “help bridge a gap between the developer talent available in the healthcare industry and the needed talent expertise in the market,” according to its website. “Technology continues to accelerate at a rapid speed, and it has fostered an insatiable demand for leading-edge technology business products.”
“We believe this (coding) training program will become the Innovation Center’s flagship program that helps raise the talent in the community,” Wilson said.