Who am I?

I am a father and husband that loves to cook food with fire and prefers clean code over a clean desk. I'd describe myself as a LEGO building, code writing, barbecuing, Disney World enthusiast that loves entrepreneurship.

There's something about creating the future that excites me.

I am the CEO of Codeup, a career accelerator that trains software development to students with little to no prior programming experience in 18 weeks with a 90% job placement rate.

Need my bio for media or other purposes? You can find it here: Jason Straughan's Bio.

What is this blog about?

I think this blog is about business, food, travel, and tech. We'll see.

Around the Web

You can find me on several popular web platforms including: Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Angel Co, Github, and YouTube. I almost never check my DMs on any of these platforms, so the best way to contact me directly is to email me at jdstraughan at gmail dot com.


From local meetups to the red dot on the TEDx stage, I enjoy speaking on topics ranging from managing software projects to disrupting eduction. If you would like to book me for a conference or event for your organization please fill out this form.

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