The goal of LaunchCode is to put junior developers in a position to readily gain experience to where they can fill open jobs at St. Louis companies. LaunchCode maintains the best way to achieve this is through a combination of pair programming and mentorship. In pair programming, two developers work at one computer and talk through their work while one of them types at the keyboard. This process allows the developers to share skills and quickly learn from each other.
As St. Louis becomes more well-known as a technology hub, the demand for local computer programmers is growing and there is a lack of experienced talent. LaunchCode is intended to address this challenge by providing tangible experience to a local pool of novice programmers.
Connectria, the largest private managed hosting company in the St. Louis region, is one of a hundred companies that have joined LaunchCode. On September 23rd, LaunchCode will host an event in St. Louis that will pair programmers with tech companies who have open positions.
Rusty Putzler, Connectria Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer noted, “Connectria is proud to be a participant in the LaunchCode initiative. As a growing managed hosting company, we are continually looking to hire and retain top technology talent. LaunchCode provides Connectria a vehicle for cultivating local talent that benefits the St. Louis community at-large as well as potential employment candidates for Connectria.”
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