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Accelebrate, Inc.
Industry Training
Founded Atlanta, Georgia, United States (2002 (2002))
Founder Steven Heckler
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Area served
North America
  • IT training
  • IT consulting

Accelebrate is an American IT training and consulting company based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company provides on-site and online instructor-led IT training courses throughout North America and Europe.[1] Accelebrate has provided training for University of Alabama, Compuware, Coventry Health Care, MasterCard, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, and Tyson Foods and has worked in partnership with Merit Network.[2][3]


Accelebrate was founded in 2002 by Steven Heckler. While the company's official headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia the company sends instructors throughout North America and Europe for their on-site courses. Since 2007, Accelebrate has offered online courses. Since the company's founding, Accelebrate has sponsored and hosted user groups throughout the US.[4][5] The company has also provided trainings at ESRI's International Developer Summit.[6]


Accelebrate offers instructor-led courses in online and on-site formats. The company's clients include corporations, government agencies, or NGOs, who seek training for IT teams, notably in preparation for system changes and/or technology upgrades. Unlike notable competitors such as Udacity and Codecademy, Accelebrate focuses only on courses led by instructors rather than MOOCs.

Accelebrate's model for providing instructors involves having few "on staff" instructors; instructors are chosen based on industry experience, notable work, and student evaluations. Notable instructors to have taught for Accelebrate include Priscilla Walmsley, John Paxton, Eric Ladd, Kevin Ruse, Daniela Trapani, Ann Weber, and Oz Rugless.[citation needed]


Notable competitors for Accelebrate include:


  1. ^ "Accelebrate Inc at Dun & Bradstreet". Dun & Bradstreet. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  2. ^ "Testimonials". Accelebrate Inc. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Merit Network Presents the Essentials of Java Application Development". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Midwest Geeks". DeveloperFusion. Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  5. ^ "DC .Net User Group". Retrieved 2014-05-22. 
  6. ^ "Pressummit Hands-on Training". ESRI. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 

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