iCode Opens in Goodyear

GOODYEAR, AZ – Kids and teens in Goodyear can now take a “byte” out of the world of coding.

As the technology industry continues to grow and power the everyday lives of Americans, there is often still a gap in the average curricula of today’s schools when it comes to teaching coding and computer science skills to children. Well, not any longer for kids and teens in Goodyear at Valor Preparatory Academy.

iCode, a national computer science education franchise, announced today that it is opening a new location in Goodyear. Online classes are currently available for students K-12. The Goodyear iCode opened its brick-and-mortar location in summer 2020 with its after school programs starting September 8, located at 13185 W Thomas Rd Building 2.

“I have always had a passion for the digital education space,” said Chase Eskelsen, the digital education expert who is bringing the iCode location to the area. “Adding iCode’s unique way of teaching children to code to Valor Preparatory Academy just seemed like a natural next step. We’re eager to bring these digital coding opportunities to both our students during the day and other children in the community throughout the afternoon and evening.”

With Eskelsen’s decade of experience and currently the COO for Verano Learning Partners, a not-for-profit education entity, and launching Valor Preparatory Academy, a 6-12 grade school with an award-winning digital curriculum, he is well equipped to operate the new location. The location will offer STEAM-based computer science education through proprietary curricula and a signature BELT program. The progressive BELT program graduates students to more advanced levels of coding and is built to keep students motivated to continue developing their skills similar to how belts function in the martial arts. With a convenient class schedule catering to any family’s schedule, after-school, online, summer and holiday programs will all be held at iCode Goodyear.

“We’re thrilled that Chase has opened his online classes to students in the Goodyear area,” said Abid Abedi, founder and CEO of iCode. “Now, students can have the opportunity to learn often overlooked skills that can benefit them for a future in tech. With custom programs built for every experience level, we’re looking forward to seeing how the kids and teens at Chase’s location develop their skills.”

iCode differentiates itself in the fast-growing computer science education industry with its state-of-the-art facilities and proprietary curricula. Through its robust menu of offerings and several classrooms in each location, the brand is able to serve students of all skill levels with programs that teach students how to build games, apps, websites, and work with robotics. iCode also offers the unique iSports professional gaming league with competitions taking place after school, once per week for a five-week period. In addition to the tactical abilities coding education offers, students benefit from developing soft skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving.

Today’s announcement follows an eventful year for the brand, with openings in Meridian, Idaho; Pittsburgh; Bellevue, Washington; Moorestown and Bridgewater, New Jersey; The Colony, Sugarland and Murphy, Texas; and Goodyear, Arizona.

For more information on the new Goodyear iCode location, visit https://icodeschool.com/goodyear114/.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

About iCode
iCode, a national computer science education franchise offering after school and summer programs, equips children with the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s technological environment. Committed to quality and providing in-depth learning experiences, the brand’s proprietary curricula and several unique technology education programs set it apart in the fast-growing coding education space.

iCode’s franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to break into the booming technology industry with multiple revenue streams. Now franchising and with prime markets available, iCode is seeking qualified franchise candidates across the United States.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

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iCode Opens in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH – Kids and teens in Pittsburgh can now take a “byte” out of the world of coding.

As the technology industry continues to grow and power the everyday lives of Americans, there is often still a gap in the average curricula of today’s schools when it comes to teaching coding and computer science skills to children. Well, not any longer for kids and teens in Pittsburgh.

iCode, a national computer science education franchise, announced today that it is opening a new location in Pittsburgh. Online classes are currently available for students K-12. The Pittsburgh iCode will open its brick-and-mortar location in the coming months.

“We’re excited to be offering online classes so soon to kids in our area,” said Felix Matathias, the experienced software engineering manager who is bringing the iCode location to the area. “Kids have been out of classrooms for so long – this will be a nice way to keep them engaged and productive over the summer.”

With Matathias’ diverse background in software engineering, self-driving technology and nuclear physics, he is well equipped to operate the new location. The location will offer STEAM-based computer science education through proprietary curricula and a signature BELT program. The progressive BELT program graduates students to more advanced levels of coding and is built to keep students motivated to continue developing their skills, similar to how belts function in the martial arts. With a convenient class schedule catering to any family’s schedule, after-school, online, summer and holiday programs will all be held at iCode Pittsburgh.

In addition to offering iCode services to families in the Pittsburgh market, iCode of Pittsburgh and its owners are seeking to connect with local schools and youth programs to explore potential online learning partnerships.

“We’re thrilled that Felix has opened his online classes to students in the Pittsburgh area,” said Abid Abedi, founder and CEO of iCode. “Now, students can have the opportunity to learn often overlooked skills that can benefit them for a future in tech. With custom programs built for every experience level, we’re looking forward to seeing how the kids and teens at Felix’s location develop their skills.”

iCode differentiates itself in the fast-growing computer science education industry with its state-of-the-art facilities and proprietary curricula. Through its robust menu of offerings and several classrooms in each location, the brand is able to serve students of all skill levels with programs that teach students how to build games, apps, websites, and work with robotics. iCode also offers the unique iSports professional gaming league with competitions taking place after school, once per week for a five-week period. In addition to the tactical abilities coding education offers, students benefit from developing soft skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving.

Today’s announcement follows an eventful year for the brand, with upcoming openings in Boise, Idaho; Pittsburgh; Bellevue, Washington; Moorestown and Bridgewater, New Jersey; The Colony, Sugarland, Leander and Murphy, Texas; Troy, Michigan; and Goodyear, Arizona.

For more information on the new Pittsburgh iCode location, visit https://icodeschool.com/pittsburgh120/.

Local schools and youth programs seeking more information on partnership opportunities should reach out to iCode of Pittsburgh’s co-owner Vanessa Torres Lautenbach at vanessa.torres@icodeschool.com.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

About iCode

iCode, a national computer science education franchise offering after school and summer programs, equips children with the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s technological environment. Committed to quality and providing in-depth learning experiences, the brand’s proprietary curricula and several unique technology education programs set it apart in the fast-growing coding education space.

iCode’s franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to break into the booming technology industry with multiple revenue streams. Now franchising and with prime markets available, iCode is seeking qualified franchise candidates across the United States.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

iCode Opens in Boise Area

BOISE, Idaho – Kids and teens in Boise and Treasure Valley can now take a “byte” out of the world of coding.

As the technology industry continues to grow and power the everyday lives of Americans, there is often still a gap in the average curricula of today’s schools when it comes to teaching coding and computer science skills to children. Well, not any longer for kids and teens in Boise and surrounding areas.

iCode, a national computer science education franchise, announced today that it is opening a new location in Boise. Online classes are currently available for students K-12. iCode of Boise will open its brick-and-mortar location in the early fall in Harris Ranch.

“I am so excited to be offering in-person, hybrid, and online education program to the young students of Boise and Treasure Valley,” said Stephania Moore, the former Registered Nurse, who is bringing the iCode location to the area. “Our summer program is a great outlet for kids to stay academically involved during the months between school years’.”

With Stephania’s experience as a Registered Nurse and background in Organization Performance and Workplace Learning, she is well equipped to operate the new location. The location will offer STEAM-based computer science education through proprietary curricula and a signature BELT program. The progressive BELT program graduates students to more advanced levels of coding and is built to keep students motivated to continue developing their skills similar to how belts function in the martial arts. With a convenient class schedule catering to any family’s schedule, after-school, online, summer and holiday programs will all be held at iCode of Boise.

“We’re thrilled that Stephania has opened her online classes to students in the Boise area,” said Abid Abedi, founder and CEO of iCode. “Now, students can have the opportunity to learn often overlooked skills that can benefit them for a future in tech. With custom programs built for every experience level, we’re looking forward to seeing how the kids and teens at Stephania’s location develop their skills.”

iCode differentiates itself in the fast-growing computer science education industry with its state-of-the-art facilities and proprietary curricula. Through its robust menu of offerings and several classrooms in each location, the brand is able to serve students of all skill levels with programs that teach students how to build games, apps, websites, and work with robotics. iCode also offers the unique iSports professional gaming league with competitions taking place after school, once per week for a five-week period. In addition to the tactical abilities coding education offers, students benefit from developing soft skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving.

Today’s announcement follows an eventful year for the brand, with upcoming openings in Pittsburgh; Bellevue, Washington; Moorestown and Bridgewater, New Jersey; The Colony, Sugarland and Murphy, Texas; and Goodyear, Arizona.

For more information on the new Boise iCode location, visit https://icodeschool.com/boise121/.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

About iCode

iCode, a national computer science education franchise offering after school and summer programs, equips children with the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s technological environment. Committed to quality and providing in-depth learning experiences, the brand’s proprietary curricula and several unique technology education programs set it apart in the fast-growing coding education space.

iCode’s franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to break into the booming technology industry with multiple revenue streams. Now franchising and with prime markets available, iCode is seeking qualified franchise candidates across the United States.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

iCode Opens in Metro Detroit

TROY, Mich. – Kids and teens in Troy can now take a “byte” out of the world of coding.

As the technology industry continues to grow and power the everyday lives of Americans, there is often still a gap in the average curricula of today’s schools when it comes to teaching coding and computer science skills to children. Well, not any longer for kids and teens in metro Detroit.

iCode, a national computer science education franchise, announced today that it is opening a new location in Troy. Online classes are currently available for students K-12. The Troy iCode will open its brick-and-mortar location in spring 2021.

“I am so excited to bring technology-based education courses to the students of metro Detroit, said Pratheep, owner of iCode in Troy. “I believe coding is an essential skill for the future. Our classes offer a unique skillset that is not taught on a fundamental level in traditional schools.”

With Pratheep’s background in engineering, business ownership and experience as a lawyer, he is well equipped to operate the new location. The location will offer STEAM-based computer science education through proprietary curricula and a signature BELT program. The progressive BELT program graduates students to more advanced levels of coding and is built to keep students motivated to continue developing their skills similar to how belts function in the martial arts. With a convenient class schedule catering to any family’s schedule, after-school, online, summer and holiday programs will all be held at iCode Troy.

“We’re thrilled that Pratheep and Andrea have opened their online classes to students in the Troy area,” said Abid Abedi, founder and CEO of iCode. “Now, students can have the opportunity to learn often overlooked skills that can benefit them for a future in tech. With custom programs built for every experience level, we’re looking forward to seeing how the kids and teens at Pratheep and Andrea’s location develop their skills.”

iCode differentiates itself in the fast-growing computer science education industry with its state-of-the-art facilities and proprietary curricula. Through its robust menu of offerings and several classrooms in each location, the brand is able to serve students of all skill levels with programs that teach students how to build games, apps, websites, and work with robotics. iCode also offers the unique iSports professional gaming league with competitions taking place after school, once per week for a five-week period. In addition to the tactical abilities coding education offers, students benefit from developing soft skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving.

Today’s announcement follows an eventful year for the brand, with upcoming openings in Meridian, Idaho; Pittsburgh; Bellevue, Washington; Moorestown and Bridgewater, New Jersey; The Colony, Sugarland and Murphy, Texas; and Goodyear, Arizona.

For more information on the new Troy iCode location, visit https://icodeschool.com/troy123/.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

About iCode

iCode, a national computer science education franchise offering after school and summer programs, equips children with the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s technological environment. Committed to quality and providing in-depth learning experiences, the brand’s proprietary curricula and several unique technology education programs set it apart in the fast-growing coding education space.

iCode’s franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to break into the booming technology industry with multiple revenue streams. Now franchising and with prime markets available, iCode is seeking qualified franchise candidates across the United States.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

iCode Opens in Somerset County

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. – Kids and teens in Bridgewater can now take a “byte” out of the world of coding.

As the technology industry continues to grow and power the everyday lives of Americans, there is often still a gap in the average curricula of today’s schools when it comes to teaching coding and computer science skills to children. Well, not any longer for kids and teens in Bridgewater.

iCode, a national computer science education franchise, announced today that it is opening a new location in Bridgewater. Online classes are currently available for students K-12. The Bridgewater iCode will open its brick-and-mortar location in early 2021.

“We are so excited to bring a business and technology based education system to the youth of Bridgewater, said Kalash Keote, the enterprise technology architect who is bringing the iCode location to the area. “Our summer camps and programs teach a unique skillset that will be carried out through a student’s life.”

With Kalash Keote and Sangeeta Gupta’s combined experience in enterprise technology architecture, enterprise cloud and engineering, they are well equipped to operate the new location. The location will offer STEAM-based computer science education through proprietary curricula and a signature BELT program. The progressive BELT program graduates students to more advanced levels of coding and is built to keep students motivated to continue developing their skills similar to how belts function in the martial arts. With a convenient class schedule catering to any family’s schedule, after-school, online, summer and holiday programs will all be held at iCode Bridgewater.

“We’re thrilled that Kalash and Sangeeta have opened their online classes to students in the Bridgewater area,” said Abid Abedi, founder and CEO of iCode. “Now, students can have the opportunity to learn often overlooked skills that can benefit them for a future in tech. With custom programs built for every experience level, we’re looking forward to seeing how the kids and teens at Kalash and Sangeeta’s location develop their skills.”

iCode differentiates itself in the fast-growing computer science education industry with its state-of-the-art facilities and proprietary curricula. Through its robust menu of offerings and several classrooms in each location, the brand is able to serve students of all skill levels with programs that teach students how to build games, apps, websites, and work with robotics. iCode also offers the unique iSports professional gaming league with competitions taking place after school, once per week for a five-week period. In addition to the tactical abilities coding education offers, students benefit from developing soft skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving.

Today’s announcement follows an eventful year for the brand, with upcoming openings in Meridian, Idaho; Pittsburgh; Bellevue, Washington; Moorestown, New Jersey; The Colony, Sugarland and Murphy, Texas; and Goodyear, Arizona.

For more information on the new Bridgewater iCode location, visit https://icodeschool.com/bridgewater118/.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

About iCode

iCode, a national computer science education franchise offering after school and summer programs, equips children with the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s technological environment. Committed to quality and providing in-depth learning experiences, the brand’s proprietary curricula and several unique technology education programs set it apart in the fast-growing coding education space.

iCode’s franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to break into the booming technology industry with multiple revenue streams. Now franchising and with prime markets available, iCode is seeking qualified franchise candidates across the United States.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

iCode Ramps Up National Franchise Growth

ADDISON, Texas – iCode, a national computer science education franchise offering after school and summer programs, announced today a strategic franchise growth initiative that is set to grow the brand’s footprint across the United States. With 10 franchise locations open today and another 10 locations set to open in the near-term, iCode plans to ink agreements representing between 50 and 60 new locations in the next 12 months.

Founded by serial technology entrepreneur Abid Abedi in 2015, iCode leads the fast-growing computer science education space through its commitment to world-class proprietary curricula that immerses students in a hands-on learning environment. The schools offer STEAM-based education and a signature belt program (similar to how belts function in the martial arts) to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, preparing them for the workforce of the future.

“I started iCode after identifying a significant gap in the market for truly exceptional computer science education for children,” said Abedi, CEO and brand visionary. “We are leading the way in excellence when it comes to teaching children the skills they’ll need for the jobs of tomorrow—and we’re not slowing down.”

iCode differentiates itself in the fast-growing computer science education industry with its state-of-the-art facilities and proprietary curricula. Through its robust menu of offerings, including popular summer camps and gaming leagues, the brand has built a business that supports multiple revenue streams. With four classrooms in each center, multiple programs can be taught at one time, which is unique in the coding education space. As it plugs into franchise growth, iCode is equipped with a thorough support structure and exceptional leadership. The brand’s executive team brings high-voltage experience from blue-chip technology and franchise brands like GNC, Huawei, Sprint and Gold’s Gym.

“The iCode franchise opportunity offers an attractive way for ambitious entrepreneurs to break into the booming technology industry,” added Mike Meyers, COO of iCode and former CEO of GNC, the world’s leading specialty retailer of health and wellness products. “There’s incredible opportunity to grow our winning model through franchising with talented teams and individuals across the country.”

As it grows through franchising, iCode is seeking dynamic and qualified candidates who share iCode’s commitment to providing a well-rounded education to children. iCode franchisees should be relationship builders and excel at project management. Experience in the technology industry is not required as all franchisees will go through the necessary training to perform at a high level.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

About iCode

iCode, a national computer science education franchise offering after school and summer programs, equips children with the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s technological environment. Committed to quality and providing in-depth learning experiences, the brand’s proprietary curricula and several unique technology education programs set it apart in the fast-growing coding education space.

iCode’s franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to break into the booming technology industry with multiple revenue streams. Now franchising and with prime markets available, iCode is seeking qualified franchise candidates across the United States.

For more information on the iCode franchise opportunity, visit https://icodefranchise.com.

2nd Annual iCodeHack Hackathon, Geared to 3rd-12th Grades, Kicks Off April 1 in Plano

PLANO – DFW students compete to solve challenges in areas of education, environment and healthcare, using computing skills, critical thinking to boost confidence. iCode4Kids, a nonprofit committed to providing children with opportunities in computing and STEAM education, announced that the second annual iCodeHack hackathon will take place on April 1, 2017, at the SMU-in-Plano campus, 5236 Tennyson …

‘Pragmatic Programmer’ Dave Thomas to be Guest Speaker at iCode Inc. 2nd Anniversary Celebration

DALLAS – May 19, 2017iCode., offering after-school, weekend and summer programs that provide science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education to students in first through 12th grades, today announced that Dave Thomas, best-selling author, software developer and consultant, one of the original creators of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, and member of the iCode Advisory Board, will be the guest speaker at iCode’s 2nd Anniversary Celebration, taking place Friday, May 26, at the iCode Frisco campus.

Thomas is a best-selling author of numerous influential books, articles and videos on computer programming. He is co-author with Andy Hunt of The Pragmatic Programmer, and responsible for the popularity of the Ruby programming language and the Rails framework, which have changed the face of the programming industry. Thomas also serves as an adjunct professor of computer science at Southern Methodist University and recently joined the iCode Advisory Board. He studied at the Imperial College London and moved to the United States in 1993. He currently lives in North Dallas.

“I became interested in computer programming education because I was so distressed about how programming skills are taught,” said Thomas. “All too often the magic and excitement are taken away, to be replaced with rote learning and tedium.”

He went on to say that programs such as iCode, which focus on growing local computer talent, are not only good for the United States, but also good for the students who are gaining the necessary skills for a rewarding career.
“I really respect the people who run iCode and I like the fact that the program is solid. It’s not just teaching at the surface level, but teaching kids to be real programmers,” he added.

iCode’s courses use agile approaches to provide computer science and robotics instruction in a fun and creative environment. Students not only receive coding instruction, but also learn how to work in a cooperative environment, using critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

“Critical thinking is a pivotal element in all the lessons we teach at iCode,” said Abid Abedi, co-founder and CEO of iCode. “We want to help prepare students to contribute and stand out among the growing number of workers seeking employment in our increasingly global economy.”

As part of the anniversary celebration, approximately 65 iCode students will receive certificates of completion to mark their accomplishments over the past year. Before taking the stage, students will write out what they hope to accomplish at iCode in the coming year and make their predictions for the next “up-and-coming” technology. These goals and predictions will be placed into a time capsule to be opened a year from now.

For more information about iCode, its Summer Boot Camps and other programs, visit icodeschool.com.

About iCode Inc.

Based in Dallas, iCode. was founded in April 2015 and provides instruction in an exciting and unique learning environment that resembles a high-tech campus. iCode offers after-school, weekend and summer programs in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) courses in computer programming, robotics, and innovation for students from first through 12th grades. Its courses use agile approaches to teach students the latest in robotics and embedded technologies. iCode students not only control and play with artificial intelligence technology, they actually learn how it works. iCode also offers adult boot camps to help adult learners obtain new technology skills for the workplace. For more information about offerings and enrollment, visit iCodeschool.com. 

Media Contact for iCode

Linda Graham
The Power Group
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214-498-6313

20 “Future Engineers” Walk the Graduation Stage and Celebrate iCode’s First Anniversary

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DALLAS – iCode, an after-school and weekend program that offers science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education to students in first through 12th grade, celebrated its one year anniversary on Friday, May 20th, with a graduation ceremony and night of fun to commemorate iCode’s growth over the past year. Twenty students ranging in age from 8 …

iCode Turns One: Elementary & Middle School “Future Engineers” Celebrate First Anniversary & Graduation

DALLAS –  iCode, an after-school and weekend program that offers science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) education to students in first through 12th grade will celebrate its first anniversary with a special graduation ceremony, cake smash, time capsule burial, and more. Similar to martial arts, students’ mastery is represented by the color of their “belt,” or in this …