CodeStack is Moving to Downtown Stockton

The SJCOE agrees to purchase building in Downtown Stockton to relocate coding department, including CodeStack Academy.

The San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE) is pleased to announce an agreement to purchase two properties in Downtown Stockton to be the new headquarters for CodeStack, the SJCOE's software engineering department.


The department provides software and coding services to more than 5,000 school districts nationwide and operates CodeStack Academy, Stockton’s first immersive, accelerated software engineering school.


"Downtown Stockton is the ideal home for our CodeStack department," said San Joaquin County Superintendent of Schools Troy Brown, Ed.D. "By offering CodeStack Academy, community workshops, and networking opportunities -- CodeStack is building a technology hub in the heart of the city and county where technology and innovation can thrive."


CodeStack will be housed in a 15,000 square-foot building at 201 N. California St., which was built in 1923 and was known as the State Hotel. The first floor of the three-story building will include classroom space, and the top two floors will hold enough office space to allow room for the department to grow. Also purchased was the adjacent 0.46-acre-lot, which will be used for parking. The San Joaquin Regional Transit District's Downtown Transit Center is directly across Channel Street from the building, providing convenient access to public transportation. The purchase agreement was approved at the May 18, 2022, meeting of the San Joaquin County Board of Education.


In addition to developing and maintaining applications used by school districts -- such as the education job-posting site EDJOIN and the SEIS (Special Education Information Systems) records management system -- SJCOE software engineers and multi-media staff at CodeStack also provide services to several statewide agencies, including the California Department of Education, the California Department of Health Care Services, the California Governor's Office, and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.


Created in 2002 to develop innovative software solutions for SJCOE departments and programs, SJCOE's software engineering department now includes a nationwide profile, a media/marketing department, and a staff of 82. In 2018, it added CodeStack Academy to provide affordable and immersive coding instruction for students while creating a tech-savvy workforce to meet the growing demand for tech workers in the region.


Students at CodeStack Academy prepare for real-world jobs by working on websites and mobile apps for iHub San Joaquin, United Way of San Joaquin, Stockton Scholars, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office, HealthForce Partners Northern San Joaquin Valley, and others, including the Stockton Mayor’s Office.


“I am pleased to welcome CodeStack to Downtown Stockton. CodeStack is a direct pipeline for livable wage tech jobs through innovative educational programming," Stockton Mayor Kevin Lincoln said. "This move will benefit the growth and daily operations of CodeStack and is a positive investment into education, workforce development, and economic development in the heart of our city. We are proud to partner with CodeStack and the San Joaquin County Office of Education.”


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Posted: 6/3/2022