Who we are

We’re help­ing to build mean­ing­ful tech careers for all

Momen­tum was found­ed in 2017 to pro­vide cod­ing school train­ing focused on the needs of the mod­ern work­place. We are guid­ed by the belief that edu­ca­tion cre­ates oppor­tu­ni­ty and that knowl­edge has no bounds. We give career chang­ers the soft­ware devel­op­er skills and sup­port they need to start mean­ing­ful careers in tech­nol­o­gy and see our role as a cat­a­lyst for pos­i­tive life change.

We offer full-time immer­sive soft­ware devel­op­er course to help career chang­ers learn to code in Durham and beyond, part-time class­es for those curi­ous about devel­op­ing soft­ware skills, and cus­tomized employ­ee train­ing for orga­ni­za­tions. Momen­tum cours­es pair best-in-class upskill train­ing with 1‑on‑1 career ser­vices to ensure that our grad­u­ates seam­less­ly start high demand tech jobs whether they’re seek­ing Durham tech jobs or jobs in tech in their hometown.

The Momen­tum com­mu­ni­ty makes this Durham cod­ing school spe­cial. Our grad­u­ates, hir­ing part­ners, and men­tors share our vision of inclu­siv­i­ty and are invest­ed in sup­port­ing our stu­dents’ careers in tech­nol­o­gy. We wel­come any­one who feels stuck in the wrong career and craves mean­ing­ful, high demand tech jobs to join us.

Momen­tum is based in Durham, NC and in response to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, we now offer our Momen­tum cours­es in live, vir­tu­al expe­ri­ences. We are also proud part­ners of Momentum@Morehouse,​the first cod­ing boot­camp and con­tin­u­ing tech­nol­o­gy edu­ca­tion pro­gram for More­house Col­lege, locat­ed in Atlanta, Geor­gia, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Oppor­tu­ni­ty Hub.

Our team

Our team of experts are here for you

We’re innovators in the coding school industry, experts in our fields, and lifelong learners. Here, people-first is our way of work, in and out of the office. We find ways to serve our community. And we’ve made it our business to help others succeed. We’re passionate people ready to make work meaningful for you.
A photograph of Jessica Mitsch

CEO and Co-Founder

With extensive experience in tech talent and economic development, Jessica plays an integral role in growing and developing transformative tech education locally and beyond. Jessica has been at the forefront of the ed tech industry as an executive, spokesperson, and pioneer in the coding school movement.
A photograph of Clinton Dreisbach

CTO and Co-Founder

With over 20 years of experience in the tech industry as a software developer, Clinton has dedicated the last 6 years to preparing others to join the industry by teaching and mentoring. His large network of former students excel at companies such IBM, Oracle, GitHub, Intuit, Pendo and Duke. Clinton uses his industry experience to continuously build relevant curriculum that prepares students for long-term careers in technology. All of his experience working in a range of industries means the highest quality training is delivered in Momentum courses. Watch Clinton speak at DjangoCon US 2016​.
A photograph of Katie Dunn

Director of Career Development

An experienced career services and university admissions professional who also spent 5 years working in tech in the Triangle. Katie enjoys coaching motivated students through their job search and building relationships with companies that hire engineering talent. She is also the founder of Back to Business, an initiative to help professional women return to the workforce after taking a career break, and the host of the job search podcast ​Get a Job, Here’s How,​ now available on Apple Podcasts.
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