A Carmel-based training program for web and app developers is expanding into a rural area for the first time. The Eleven Fifty Coding Academy has announced its first Rushville class. Organizers say the effort can help bridge a technology gap in rural communities. Editor's Note: Eleven Fifty Coding Academy Founder Scott Jones is chairman of Grow INdiana Media Ventures LLC, the parent of Inside INdiana Business.

March 25, 2015

News Release

Rushville, Ind. — The first class of the Eleven Fifty Coding Academy – in Rushville was announced today by the City of Rushville – Mayor’s Office, Rush County Chamber of Commerce and Rush County Economic & Community Development Corporation, in cooperation with Rush Memorial Hospital, Rush County Schools with sponsorship by RushShelby Energy, and Rush County Partners for Progress.

Mayor Mike Pavey said, “Rushville is pleased that these organizations have come together to bring a new opportunity to the people of Rushville and the surrounding area.”

The class, Introduction to Computer Programming Weekend, is open to the public for individuals of all ages. It will provide an overview of the dominant programming languages and tools as well as the basics of object-oriented programming. The course will be hands-on with a low student-instructor ratio.

“Technology can provide a way to develop a new industry and higher paying jobs in our community. We welcome Eleven Fifty Coding Academy to Rushville and look forward to a continued partnership,” said David Willkie, Rush County Chamber of Commerce Member.

The class will be held the weekend of April 18-19 from 9am-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday at Rush Memorial Hospital – Kenneth L. Earnest Family Conference Center, 110 E. 13th Street, Rushville. Attendance is required for both days.

Based in Indianapolis and founded by Scott Jones, Eleven Fifty Coding Academy is a nonprofit organization that uses immersive training to teach students the tools to code computer applications (apps) for mobile devices.

Eleven Fifty President John Qualls said, “We are excited by the opportunity that Rushville presents. Technology development is lacking in rural areas of our country and Rush County can help bridge that gap.”

To register, contact Sandy Fussner, Rush County Chamber of Commerce at rushcountychamber@gmail.com or by calling (765) 932-2880. A laptop computer is recommended for the class, but not required.

Source: Rush County Chamber of Commerce

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