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Eleven Fifty Academy is for people, not profit.

We believe in developing you, the whole you.

That’s why our coding academy programs are designed to help you discover and develop your strengths.

We believe a new educational alternative is the solution to the growing tech skills gap. 

Our accelerated learning programs develop polished professionals in weeks not years.

We believe our job isn’t done until graduates find theirs.

As a coding academy, we partner with employers to craft our curriculum and we measure our success by the placement and progression of our students.

Eleven Fifty is an Indianapolis Coding Academy focused on people, not profit.

Our coding academy is for…

As a coding academy, Eleven Fifty teaches intro to coding and other coding programs.


You’re looking for a different path to start your career. You want something that works for you. You want to be career ready in weeks, not spend years in a classroom.

Coding academy courses at Eleven Fifty walk students through software and app coding.


You’re tired of your current path. You want a career you feel fulfilled in, feel actualized in. You want to know that you have the tools and skills to build something.

The coding courses at Eleven Fifty Coding Academy focus on developing polished programmers.


You’re tired of watching your peers get ahead while you stay exactly where you are. You want to develop new skills. You want to stay competitive and grow your coding knowledge.

Eleven Fifty Academy’s Vision, Mission, & Values

The vision of Eleven Fifty Coding Academy is focused on actualizing students.


All individuals with the interest and undiscovered passion for technology will be fully actualized.

The coding academy mission at Eleven Fifty is about closing the tech skills gap.


Eleven Fifty Academy Exists to help close the nation’s growing technology skills gap through its mission of creating an ecosystem of coding talent that benefits the individual, their employer, and their community.

The values, as a coding academy, at Eleven Fifty are focused on created versatile coders.



Respect and foster the growth of all people regardless of their disposition in life, physical or intellectual abilities.


Acquire and refine knowledge & skills through relevant instruction, shared experiences, self-direction, and practice.


Instill disciplines that positively impact perceptions, behaviors, decisions, and attitudes.


Be genuine, transparent, and authentic in everything you do.


Drive excellence in all efforts, experiences, and interactions.


Work as a group and utilize combined strengths to achieve a shared vision.


Laugh and smile along the journey.

Eleven Fifty Academy is a proud member of the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR).


Meet our leadership team.

Our leadership team includes tech entrepreneurs, pioneering engineers, a former marine sergeant turned Taekwondo black belt, education experts and community outreach specialists. They are supported and guided by a venerable board of advisors that counts among their membership a diverse group of industry leaders.

John Qualls


John has over 20+ years of experience in entrepreneur in high tech and finance sectors. Additionally, while serving in the USMC, his core responsibilities were programming and training. As of the start of 2017, John has served as the President for two years.

Robert Alcorn


Bob has over 30+ years in leading companies in the technology space, including as CIO for a Fortune 500 multi-national corporation. In these leadership roles, he was responsible for development and providing training leadership to the entire enterprise. As of the start of 2017, Bob has served as the COO for over a year.

Jennifer Aikins


Jenn has over 20+ years of training and development experience in the public education, high tech, government, and utility sectors. She led global training teams to deliver training for over 100+ companies, which included launching an industry certification. As of the start of 2017, Jenn has served in her role for over a year.

Brent Shopp


Brent Shopp is the Co-Founder of Avancos and is currently serving as the Director, Career Services for Eleven Fifty Academy. At Avancos he oversaw delivery and strategy for all of the service lines globally. As one of the architects of Avancos’ Advanced Insight Talent Intelligence product, Brent is constantly striving to create new methods and technologies that will allow companies to make better strategic Business, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Planning decisions. In today’s data driven world, the volume, speed (both structured and unstructured), and accuracy of data provides the world with an unprecedented opportunity to make more informed strategic decisions.

Brent has more than nineteen years of experience in strategic Business Solutions Consulting, Talent Acquisition and Human Capital Consulting. With this proven experience and expertise, he has been able to leverage and create innovative sourcing and competitive intelligence methodologies that are seamless within the talent acquisition life cycle. By aligning talent acquisition effort with the demand of the organization, companies can achieve their goals faster and in a more strategic manner.

Heavily involved in the Sales Process, he was tasked with identifying and creating custom business solutions for prospective clients. At Eleven Fifty Academy, he builds relationships with companies that can best leverage the talent that Eleven Fifty Academy is developing. Through networking and leveraging subject matter expertise, Brent is responsible for generating new opportunities and solving strategic business issues.

Having earned his Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, he is anavid supporter of innovative technologies and growth. Always looking for new ideas and concepts, Brent is a continuous learner, using MOOC’s and Peer Groups to constantly increase his awareness. An active member in the local tech start-up community, he also is very involved with the Indianapolis Chapter of the PKD Foundation (Polycystic Kidney Disease). Brent can be reached at

Tonya Hanshew


Tonya serves as the Director of Employer Advocacy at Eleven Fifty Academy. She is a proven Information Technology solutions executive with over 19 years of progressive experience in business development, client relationship management, and proposal management. She has held key roles in business and technology consulting firms across the country, and also serves as a Board Member for Women & Hi Tech.

Scott Jones

Scott A. Jones


Veteran early-stage entrepreneur, inventor, strategist, and venture capitalist. CEO, Chairman, and/or Director of many companies, participated in raising more than $200 million of capital, with collective returns of over $5 billion for investors.

Doug Gilmore

Doug Gilmore


Currently, CIO at Stonegate Mortgage Corporation. 20+ years of experience in information security and information technology leadership within a multi-industry capacity, whose passion is building high performance technology teams that deliver results.

Don Aquiano


Currently, Managing Partner at Allos Ventures. Venture capitalist that has managed investments in software and services companies, like Aprimo andKnowlagent. Don is the chairman of the advisory board for Indiana University’s School of Informatics and Computing, serves on the advisory boards of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centers for IU and Ball State, and teaches the Entrepreneurship capstone course at Purdue University.

Andrew Thomas


Currently, Owner at AndrewGroup, Inc. Started PC Solutions, which grew to 25 employees and reached the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Top 10 list of Indiana computer companies. Andy anticipated the Internet’s impact on the desktop and refocused his business efforts on providing system and network support. AndrewGroup, the parent company of AllThingsIT, draws on the full breadth of Andy’s experience to provide support for tomorrow’s needs and today’s technology. Andrew was also a former Indiana State House Representative.

John Thornburgh


Currently, Attorney, Senior Partner at Ice Miller LLP. Focused on representation of private equity funds and funds-of funds of all types, and working on alternative investments for professional investors, including public and private pension funds, and angel investors. John also regularly work with middle-market companies on their general corporate and financing issues.

Axia Technology Partners

Axia Technology Partners is a leading national provider of converged IP solutions with industry-leading services including nation-wide VoIP, the Kerauno Unified Communications platform, Business Internet, and Managed Services. Our clients include municipal governments, banks, credit unions, hospitals, schools and universities, manufacturers, and SMBs across the country. For more information visit

Bitwise Solutions

A Full Service Indianapolis Web Development and Web Strategy Consulting Firm Bitwise Solutions was founded over two decades ago as an Indianapolis Web Development and Web Design firm establishing a history of partnering with clients to provide internet based technology solutions with proven measurable results.

As digital technology is expanding, new opportunities are continually being created. We have built our business on being a custom web development firm utilizing best practices and web standards to ensure that our client’s websites are built to function exactly as they should. Not only do we excel in custom web development and web design, but we also feature in-house digital marketing and creative services for a more complete experience for our clients.

Do it Best Corp.

Do it Best Corp. is the only US-based, member-owned, comprehensive and fully integrated hardware, lumber and building materials buying cooperative in the home improvement industry. With annual sales of $3 billion, Do it Best Corp. is the second largest industry co-op, serving more than 3,800 member locations in 55 countries.


Founded in 1998, Healthx helps payers reduce costs and successfully compete in the changing world of healthcare by delivering the leading member engagement and provider collaboration solution. As an innovator in cloud-based technology, Healthx supports over 170 payers representing 20 million members and 600,000 providers. We work with our customers to achieve their business objectives by driving online portal and mobile app utilization to reduce administrative costs, drive greater ROI and improve health outcomes. We have integrated the Healthx platform with over 150 third party applications, customized into a seamless user experience across the healthcare ecosystem. Healthx is a proven and trusted partner, led by healthcare and technology experts passionate about improving the healthcare experience for everyone.


When you are judged by your technology, you need solutions that deliver under tough circumstances. iLAB’s revolutionary iTEST methodology provides the most thorough approach to independent software quality assurance in the industry, enabling our clients to quickly and efficiently bring to market software solutions they can trust.

Indiana Public Retirement System

With approximately $29.9 billion in assets under management at fiscal year-end 2015, the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) is among the largest 100 pension systems in the United States. The system serves the needs of approximately 450,000 members and retirees representing more than 1,100 employers including public universities, school corporations, municipalities and state agencies.

Kegley & Associates

Kegley & Associates works with Organizations utilizing information management capability to improve healthcare delivery by first reviewing current operations and practices, then recommending opportunities for further advancement. Our focus will be on Healthcare IT and helping with the enablement of Healthcare Information to become actionable. As different healthcare leaders use information in different ways, we provide an understanding of client needs and sensitivities. We become part of your team, blending our resources as either visible or invisible partners.


Lilly unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

T2 Systems

Founded in 1994, T2 Systems is a technology-based parking systems provider. With its quality products and services, thought leadership and strong customer relationships, T2 Systems’ unified solutions are trusted by over 1,000 organizations in North America. Headquartered in Indianapolis, T2 has offices throughout the United States and Canada. Visit for more information.

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