Traverse City Coding Community

Looking to innovate, lead, or investing in tech?

  • Traverse City’s evolving tech hub centers on software development

  • tccodes is building coding talent and expanding capacities.

Developing solutions remotely or part of a local team?

  • Connect and learn with other area software professionals at tccodes technical workshops or social events.

Investigating coding as a career?

  • Attend tccodes community sessions providing hands-on coding experiences and access to our talent development initiative.

tccodes session speaker

about us.

We’re working hard to create a thriving and connected tccodes learning community. So far, we’ve…
  1. Created a network of over 200 individuals and 28 companies
  2. Delivered 25 training events and workshops
  3. Implemented cloud services enabling hands-on learning experiences for professionals
  4. Trained over 100 learners in topics ranging from the basics to the newest cloud technologies.
And we’re expanding and extending in 2020, offering virtual sessions in these unique times! Check out our events page for details and register at





Tuesday, January 14, 2020

RESTful APIs with Python – A Study Group

Keith E. Kelly

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Front-End Developer Crash Course: Part 1 – HTML/CSS

Justin Gauthier

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Onion Architecture with TDD – Getting Started

Ryan Beaver

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

RESTful APIs with Python – A Study Group

Keith E. Kelly

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Understanding Git: A Mental Model

Joe Gibson

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Front-End Developer Crash Course: Part 2

Justin Gauthier

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Best practices for healthy code, products, and teams

Dan Hellem

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Building Systems with Microservices

Derek Smith

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Intro to User Experience Design

Jason Amor

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

teclado’s 30 Days of Python (online learning group)

Keith E. Kelly

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Software Security and Design Principles (20F Virtual)

Jacob Holcomb

Tuesday, April 30, 2020

Feature Flagging: Best Practices and Implementation (20F Virtual)

Nolan Earl



 Keith E. Kellytccodes Program Manager20Fathoms
 Michelle CordanoTalent Development – IT Sector StrategiesMichigan Depart of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO)
 Lauren BigelowExecutive Director20Fathoms
Employer Advisors
 Derek SmithCTO & Co-founderNaveego, Inc.
 Greg TerrellCEOLooUQ Incorporated
 Karin ChungRecruiter Hagerty
 Ryan BeaverVice President of OperationsEmphasys Software
 Erin ClaudioNew developer candidate 
 Justin GauthierLead Developerbrightly
 Roxy ScrivenerNew developer candidate 
 Shirl MartinDirector, Business Development and OperationsAlliance Business Products, LLC 


30 Days of Python with teclado

So, you’re sequestered – what a great time to commit to professional development! How about learning to code with Python, the fastest growing and possibly the most popular programming language? 20Fathoms and tccodes are delivering new virtual services, and we’re excited about this opportunity to support and extend teclado’s “30 days of Python” project. We’ve been using their content for prior workshops, and Jose Salvatierra, the instructor, is exceptional!

What to expect from teclado?

teclado is providing a series of blog posts designed to guide you through the fundamentals of Python coding. They’re adding exercises and projects to make sure you have a solid understanding and ability to use the basics. Content starts on April 1, but you’ll be able to catch up if you’re late. The training series is free! See the blog link above to sign up for notifications.

What to expect from 20Fathoms and tccodes?

20Fathoms is looking for new ways to support our tech hub community and working to provide more virtual support. This series from teclado is just in time! Our goal is to provide free wrap-around services to help extend the experience and support our learners. Keith will provide the following instructional support to the group.

  • Assist with installation of coding resources. We’ll be standardizing on Visual Studio Code development.
  • Support through virtual office hours three days a week.
  • Deliver video conference sessions enabling participants to review solutions and discuss.

How to get started?

  1. Sign up for the teclado “30 Days of Python” at
  2. View Jose’s series introduction on YouTube at
  3. To participate in the related 20Fathoms learning group, enroll at
  4. Install Visual Studio Code with Python support. See detailed at We’ll also review during the first tccodes session.

Look for more details to be posted here!