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 22 weeks with a 99% 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.

Recent Speaking Events

  • Dallas Startup Week - 2020 - Navigating Imposter Syndrome and Limiting Beliefs - Dallas, Texas
  • JSConf EU - 2019 - Berlin, Germany
  • JSConf Colombia - 2018 - Medellin, Colombia
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - Vistas from Texas: An Economic Outlook - 2018 - Innovative Ways to Teach High-Tech Skills - San Antonio, TX
  • Revolution Conf - 2018 - Teaching Programming to Kids, by a 12 Year Old - Virgina Beach, VA
  • Geekdom Pre-Accelerator - 2018 - Focusing on Your Minimal Viable Product - San Antonio, TX
  • Revolution Conf - 2017 - Optimizing the Software Development Life Cycle - Virgina Beach, VA
  • InnoTech Conference - 2017 - The Future of Cloud Programming is Serverless and Concurrent - San Antonio, TX
  • San Antonio Entrepreneur Week (saew) - 2017 - From Programming to Building Businesses: A Developer’s Journey to Entrepreneurship - San Antonio, TX
  • TEDx San Antonio - 2016 - Praise be the Pioneers: How These Entrepreneurs Change Communities - San Antonio, TX
  • Startup Grind - 2016 - Interview of Jason Straughan by Michael Girdley for Startup Grind San Antonio
  • Revolution Conf - 2016 - Happy Developers are Better Developers - Virgina Beach, VA

Open Source Projects / Fun Stuff