Mined Minds

Software Development Training & Consultancy


Mined Minds believes anyone can have a successful career in software development, and that a community working together towards common goals can change the economic driving force behind the local economy. We intend to seed the growth of technology hubs within the coal towns located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The information revolution can be the fuel to drive these areas into the future.

Mined Minds Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a supply of talented technology professionals by providing computer programming training to local residents that would like to start a career within software development. We offer the training at no cost to qualifying individuals, and currently run classes in Waynesburg PA and Charleston WV.

Mined Minds Consulting offers a range of affordable and high quality business and software development consultancy services. We help local companies and government to achieve their goals, as well as working as an outsourcing partner for national and international firms.

You can read about our approach to bringing the technology industry to coal towns in recent articles published in PBS NewsHour, CNN, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and the Observer-Reporter.



  • We'll be holding informational sessions for our Charleston WV training course on Friday, August 5th at 5 pm, and Saturday, August 6th at 1 pm. Join us at South Charleston Library (312 4th Ave, South Charleston) to find out more.
  • New month and new office space - very exciting!
  • JULY 2016

  • Honored to be featured in a PBS NewsHour article.
  • We're excited to announce details of our first course in West Virginia! The 4-month course will start on August 16th, with on-site training every Tuesday at BridgeValley Community and Technical College, South Charleston. Join us for informational sessions at South Charleston Library (312 4th Ave, South Charleston) on Tuesday, July 26th at 6:30 pm, and Wednesday, July 27th at 10 am.
  • Full house for our first informational session, so we will be holding another on Thursday, July 14th, at 5:30 pm. More details on our Facebook page.
  • PRESS RELEASE: CCAC partners with Mined Minds Foundation to pave the way for new programming careers in Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • We will be holding an informational session for our new training courses on Sunday, July 10th, at 2 pm. Join us at 145 W High St, Waynesburg PA 15370, to find out what is involved, the careers that you can expect at the end, and how to apply.
  • JUNE 2016

  • Sign-up is now open for our next full-time course, run in conjunction with Community College of Allegheny County. The course starts August 1st, and will run from our Waynesburg PA office.
  • Renovations have begun on the new Mined Minds office space - opening July 2016!
  • MAY 2016

  • Mined Minds Foundation has received its official 501(c)(3) non-profit status. We can now accept contributions to help us with our mission of providing training, eduaction, and job-placement support for displaced, dislocated, and disadvantaged workers that would like to start a career within the technology industry.
  • APRIL 2016

  • Check out the CNN article about what we are doing at Mined Minds!
  • We're excited to announce to be working with Kiva, "a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty".
  • MARCH 2016

  • Check out the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about the work that we are doing within the coal towns of Pennslyvania.
  • support

    Mined Minds Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, bringing software development education, training, and job placement services to coal towns of Pennslyvania and West Virginia. Please consider supporting our work so that we can bring new career opportunities to more people in need.

    Connect with Us

    Twitter Facebook