Our History

In 2013, Eric Ward and Eric Wise came together to create The Software Craftsmanship Guild in Akron, Ohio. The Software Craftsmanship Guild was modeled after medieval guilds, where skilled masters passed on their training to apprentices in a rigorous, hands-on process that produced more master craftsmen.

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. Now, we are pleased to offer multiple languages in multiple locations and a part-time online program.

At The Software Guild, we use time-honored training methods to help apprentices become masters of software development.

Eric Wise Software Guild Co-Founder and Chief Academic Officer

What Sets Us Apart?

Cours Report's Best Bootcamp of 2017 Badge
SwitchUp's Best Bootcamp Award 2017 Winner - 2 Years Running Badge

The Software Guild is proud to be recognized as a Best Bootcamp of 2017 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.

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 free 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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