Charles L. Ashley III

President, Cultivating Coders


A Problem Worth Solving

Empowering communities traditionally overlooked through code. We're heavily focused on the Native American communities in New Mexico (primarily the four corners area). Our mission for 2017 and beyond is to provide the same opportunities to areas like Yuma, AZ., Savannah, GA., El Centro, CA., and along with the various cities in NM that are suffering from high unemployment rates and lack of diversity in the technology job sector.

Speaker Bio

Charles L. Ashley III was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Las Vegas, NV. He received his Bachelors in Science in Business Administration from Adams State University (Alamosa, Colorado).

After graduation and a two year stint as a Senior Academic Counselor at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Charles relocated to Albuquerque where he was hired to create and manage the Bernalillo County Film Office where he served as the County's Film Liaison and Marketing Manager for 6 years. After his time at Bernalillo County, Charles spent 4 years as a Marketing & Strategy Consultant for Harmonix Technologies, VARA Wines and Devry University to name a few and a short stint as Manager of Marketing for CNM's STEMulus Center.

In 2015 Charles founded Cultivating Coders where he's currently serving as President.