Our History

In 2013, expert software developers came together to create The Software Guild in Akron, Ohio. The Software Guild was modeled after medieval guilds, where skilled masters passed on their training to apprentices in a rigorous, hands-on process that produced more talented craftspeople.

Academic program management company The Learning House, Inc. acquired The Software Craftsmanship Guild in 2015 and brought Rachel McGalliard on to manage operations, allowing us to expand our reach and provide services to people in other parts of the country, like Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

In 2018, The Software Guild joined Wiley Education Services. As a global learning company, Wiley helps people and organizations gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. The Software Guild, a Wiley brand is pleased to offer multiple languages in multiple locations and a part-time online program

What Sets Us Apart?


The Software Guild is proud to be recognized as a Best Bootcamp by Course Report and SwitchUp, two leading authorities on coding education. Our proven curriculum, demonstrated student outcomes, and satisfied alumni network all contribute to help us earn these distinctions.

  • Cours Report's Best Bootcamp of 2018 Badge
  • Cours Report's Best Bootcamp of 2019 Badge
  • SwitchUp's Best Coding Bootcamp Award 2020 Winner - 4 years running
  • SwitchUp's Best Online Bootcamp Award 2020 Winner - 2 years running
  • SwitchUp's Best Coding Bootcamp Award 2020 Winner - Minneapolis

Our Culture

At The Software Guild, we focus hard on learning and career development. The curriculum is rigorous and demanding, but it ensures that you understand the wide range of concepts you’re learning thoroughly. Projects are never purely academic; the capstone project helps you build a portfolio that you can show to prospective employers. But it’s not all work; we host regular game nights, and apprentices form close bonds that lead them to participate in social activities outside the classroom. Every Guildie is a Guildie for life.

Career Support

We’re invested in the success of our apprentices at The Software Guild. We provide career prep and access to our employer network to help ensure success, and we make sure that every skill we teach is practical and relevant to the modern workforce.

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Test Yourself

Not sure if software development is for you? Try our online Introduction to Web Development course. Apprentices for beginner-level bootcamps .NET/C# and Java are required to take this course, because it helps prepare you for your time as an apprentice by teaching you the basics of Git, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Projects you complete in this course will be discussed during the first weeks of the Java and .NET/C# cohorts.

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How to Apply

Filling out our application form is the first step on your road to becoming a junior developer or advancing to a master-level skill set. A member of our enrollment team will reach out to ask you additional questions and answer any questions you may have.

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