Fargo, ND – Emerging Digital Academy (EDA) will begin in-person instruction, starting on August 9th, for the first time since its launch in April 2020. This change comes from the decline of COVID-19 cases in the state of North Dakota, as well as the relaxation of official restrictions on gatherings and the expiration of mask mandates. 


The program has graduated 31 students with the virtual platform and is excited to see the impact grow now that students will be able to meet in-person. 


“At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, EDA made the decision to operate our program entirely in a virtual setting. This works because software development is a natural fit for remote work. We have been able to safely run the program in a virtual environment for our first 4 cohorts,” shared Blaine Booher, Program Director of Emerging Digital Academy. “While remote work has offered flexibility in a time of uncertainty and works well for professional work, we are looking forward to an increased student experience and direct support that in-person learning offers”


Starting in August, EDA will be transitioning back to an in-person classroom for the immersive portion of the full-stack program. The in-person environment will allow for higher interaction between instructors, students, and staff, and help strengthen the social component of software development.


Applications are still being accepted for Erlang until June 11th, with the program beginning on June 28th virtually, and of course, in-person instruction beginning on August 9th. To apply, visit www.emergingacademy.org.

Darby Njos

Darby is the Creative Manager at Emerging Prairie. She loves bringing her experiences in media, design, and photography to Emerging Prairie! Darby graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Photojournalism and Advertising and a minor in Graphic Communications.