Charles Ashley III is President & Founder of Cultivating Coders, a New Mexico based company that provides technical training and curriculum in web and mobile application development to K-12 schools in tribal, rural and overlooked urban areas that lack resources in coding and computer science education. Prior to his current role, Charles was a Marketing & Strategy Consultant for several clients including Harmonix Technologies, VARA Wines and DeVry University. He previously served as Film Liaison & Marketing Manager for Bernalillo County’s Economic Development Department in New Mexico and was Manager of Marketing for CNM’s STEMulus Center. Charles currently sits on the US Eagle Federal Credit Union Advisory Board, Learning Alliance and has served on variety of boards such as New Mexico AIDS Services, Albuquerque Youth Basketball League Board, Mayor Berry’s Albuquerque Deep Dive Council for Arts & Culture and Mayor Keller’s Education Transition Team.
Our Mission: Cultivating Coders is on a mission to build a pipeline of talented coders poised to solve local problems and advance along career pathways. Our core expertise is providing rigorous technology training and workforce preparation services to underserved communities. Incorporated in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2015, we’re blazing trails from rural America to inner-city neighborhoods by taking computer science camps to young people in overlooked communities.