About Us 2018-08-24T17:01:48+00:00

We talk tech. And we talk L&D.
Together, we help you deliver world-class learning programs that meet your business objectives and are loved by your engineers.

“Good engineers like to solve problems, so if they don’t feel like they’re being challenged, that’s an issue. Beyond compensation, they want the opportunity to learn new things and to grow within their career. And if they don’t feel like they’re growing in their roles, they leave.”

Kelby Zorgdrager, Founder at Developer Academy™

This Past Year In Review:

Who We Are

At the Developer Academy, we’ve spent over 15 years gathering a group of industry experts, all of whom have fully committed to do technical training differently than the norm. Through years of experience, testing, data collection, and creating custom training programs for our partners, we’ve formed what we believe, to be a game-changing platform for our clients.

Every member of our expert team has a deep understanding of their own respective tech stacks, is very active in their technology space offering support to others, and giving back to their communities. All so that our clients receive the best training solutions in the world today.

At our core, we believe that professional development, when done properly, is the golden ticket for technology companies to thrive in today’s marketplace and attract and retain their developers.

What We Do

In its simplest form, we train developers. You’ve probably heard hundreds of people say they do the same. But, no one has developed a proven, immersive developer training program like we have. As former developers ourselves, we know that one size fits all off-the-shelf training doesn’t always deliver the results you need

Our methodology examines the business drivers, the skill gaps, technology roadmap, and productivity objectives to create a client-focused, project-centric, customized productivity program. Using this proven model, the Developer Academy approach provides a just-for-you continuous learning approach, allowing you to stay ahead of the technology curve by transforming your teams faster. We call this accelerated innovation.

In the end, we’re data geeks. We focus on exactly what your team needs to learn, how they want to learn, and when is best for them.

Over the past few years, we have designed, developed, and executed internal Developer Academies for a number of organizations including Bank of America (Countrywide), University of Colorado, Intuit, Yahoo!, Northwestern Mutual, American Express, VMWare, Salesforce, Macy’s, and Starbucks.

And let’s be honest – how cool would it be to have a {insert your company name} Developer Academy? Your own program that gets the best tech talent to walk through your doors and stay.

Why Choose Us?

Your Success. Guaranteed.

Our programs work, guaranteed. We’re so confident in our programs and our ability to deliver a quality solution that if we miss the mark for any reason, we;’ll give you your money back, no questions asked.

98% of Students Love Our Solutions.

At the end of each module of the program, our team prepares a report and shares it with your team. This report shows progress, concerns, and areas of improvement for each participant. Our team will then work with you to determine any needed enhancements or changes in strategies.

White Glove Service

With so many moving parts, sometimes delivering a world class learning experience can feel a lot like herding cats. And no one has the time or patience to herd cats. That’s why when you partner with us, you’ll have a dedicated program coordinator – your own personal concierge of training – that will make rolling out the learning experience easy and straightforward.

Why We’re Different

Nearly all software development training available today is designed with a “one size fits all” mindset. Whether these solutions are delivered in a classroom, online, or by downloaded content, they don’t take into account your team’s unique learning needs. Don’t feel sorry for the other guys; get a solution that actually helps your people do their jobs better.

Project Focused.

Other companies, with their off-the-shelf commodity training options, are focused on what they offer—not what your team needs. Our learning solutions are focused on your people, project, and productivity goals. When you work with our team, it’s all about you and your team.

Beyond Customization. Personalization.

Developers learn best when the training solutions are relevant to them. That’s why we customize every learning solution we deliver to the backgrounds of the students, their roles, the project they are working on, and the development and production platforms they use.

How long have we been doing this?

We’ve been improving the capabilities of software development organizations through the delivery of highly customized learning solutions for over 15 years. And we’ve been proving what works time and again with our data.

Empowerment Values

Being hungry is our mindset, and we go the extra mile to achieve success.

We act with integrity and honesty, and do what we say we are going to do.

We innovate curiously and balance being fluid with planning ahead, always seeking to learn and grow.

We win as a team, and we communicate with openness and contribute to our shared success in a supportive manner.

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