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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. At Eleven Fifty Academy, it’s not just about developing the coding skills. We work with our students to develop the soft skills that employers are looking for in employees.

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

Our immersive learning programs develop polished entry-level professionals in weeks not years. We understand you’re looking to launch or change your career now. Results shouldn’t take years or cost you tens of thousands of dollars. We’re the coding academy focused on you.

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. With our internship and apprenticeship programs, you gain real-world and hands-on experiences and set yourself up for future employment success.

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.


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 is proud to be named to the Course Report Top Coding Schools of 2018 List. Through our immersive approach in the classroom, we’ve helped aspiring programers transform their technical interests and passions into careers relevant to the modern workforce.

Eleven Fifty Academy’s Vision, Mission, & Values

Through our coding academy visions, mission, and values, we’re driving real change in the technology industry. Our alternative path for career launchers and changers allows us to help individuals, employers, and communities keep up with today’s growing technology demands.

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


All individuals find a life worth doing

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


Eleven Fifty Academy transforms the lives of individuals and communities. We enable this transformation through:

• Discovery of Purpose

• Development of Values

• Immersive, Job Ready Skills Development

• Thoughtful Community Programs

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



We believe in fostering a culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are leveraged.


We believe in acquiring and refining knowledge and skills that lead to continuous self-improvement. 


We believe in serving others through aspirational interactions that positively influence perceptions, behaviors, decisions, and attitudes.


We believe in being genuine, transparent, and authentic in every encounter we have.


We believe in driving and delivering excellence in our efforts, experiences, and interactions.


We believe in working as one together in utilizing our combined strengths to achieve a shared vision.


We believe in the positive power of laughing and smiling 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.

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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.

John Qualls


John has more than 20 years of experience as an 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 2018, John has served as the President for three years.

Abi Tambasco


Abi has 20 years of sales and recruiting experience, ten of which were spent in higher education specializing in admission, IT, and management. She excels at finding and placing talent in career-enhancing positions. Abi also brings 3 years of operations and management experience in food/hospitality. As of April 2018, Abi serves as the Director of Career Services.

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Shawn Gardner 


Shawn has more than 20 years of strategic experience and leadership in the both the Active Army and the National Guard, where he served two combat tours and several roles. His leadership, dedication and strategic thinking have won him many awards and decorations to include the Bronze Star and Ranger Tab.

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.

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Don Aquilano


Currently, Managing Partner at Allos Ventures. Venture capitalist that has managed investments in software and services companies, like Aprimo and Knowlagent. 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.


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John Thornburgh

John Thornburgh


Currently, Attorney, Senior Partner at Ice Miller LLP. Focused on representation of private equity funds and funds of all types, and working on alternative investments for professional investors, including public and private pension funds, and angel investors. John also regularly works 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.

Indy Women In Tech

Indy Women In Tech’s mission is to inspire women and girls of all ages to pursue STEM related employment in Indiana by exposing them to experiences and career opportunities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as well as provide the necessary financial support, training, and education.


Our partner instructors help us provide a well-rounded curriculum for our students by teaching additional relevant skills for launching, changing, or enhancing careers. Our partners instruct students on how to be the most successful professionals they can be by providing the knowledge and skills needed to make educated decisions about their careers.

Want to learn more about Eleven Fifty? Contact our team.

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