New Location!

Jacksonville's Historic Springfield District

Grand Opening: March 21, 2020

6pm to 8pm

Beer/Wine, Food, Fun

We've Moved

To the hottest and fastest growing suburb of Jacksonville

We started our Coding Bootcamp in 2018 by renting space at the University of North Florida and now we're getting our own space in a beautifully renovated building in the heart of Historic Springfield.

We've become hugely popular and successful and need a new place to call home because we've outgrown our university space. Introducing 1501 Main St. N in the Historic Springfield District of Jacksonville. Poised to explode as the coolest neighborhood Jacksonville has ever seen with Jax Code anchoring the community.

Historic Springfield District, Jacksonville, FL

The hottest place to work and live

This neighborhood located just north of Downtown offers awesome historic experiences along with its hip new restaurants, breweries and public art.

Springfield is an up-and-coming residential area known for its Historic District with late-19th- and early-20th-century houses, explorable via bike tours. The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum shows original scientific and cultural documents in a neoclassical former church near Henry J. Klutho Park, which has tennis courts. The neighborhood is also home to an emerging craft brewery scene.

Established in 1869, and located adjacent to the north of Downtown Jacksonville, Springfield is the oldest neighborhood in Jacksonville and offers a variety of experiences for visitors and residents alike! This historic neighborhood is filled with restored mansions (and bungalows), hip restaurants, locally owned shops, some of the city's oldest parks, craft breweries and tons of southern charm with majestic oaks providing protective shade and a beautiful visual along its residential streets.

Springfield is the most bikeable neighborhood in Jacksonville’s urban core. Springfield continues to be one of the most connected and easily bike-able neighborhoods in the Urban Core.

You’ll find a variety of fantastic and award winning dining options in Springfield, including 1748 Bakehouse, 1 Foxy Lady Café & Catering, Crispy’s Springfield Gallery, Fred Cotton’s Landmark BBQ, Hola Mexican Restaurant, Icecapade Frozen Treats, The Cookbook Restaurant, Uptown Kitchen & Bar, and Wafaa N Mike’s Café .

For delicious coffee, don’t miss Social Grounds Coffee Company. When you’re ready to switch to beer, don’t miss Springfield’s breweries: Hyperion Brewing Company, Main & Six Brewing Company, and Strings Sports Brewery. If you’re looking for a truly local experience, Shantytown Pub is Springfield’s favorite dive bars.

Springfield is home to some of Jacksonville’s favorite annual events!

Held each year in November, Jacksonville PorchFest is a music festival held on the welcoming front porches of Historic Springfield. This family-friendly, free event features musicians from a wide variety of genres and draws over 10,000 people to the neighborhood. PorchFest brings important attention to Springfield’s historic architecture and ongoing revitalization and highlights the breadth of musical talent in Jacksonville. Proceeds from the event are dedicated to SPAR’s arts programming and education fund.

There are two annual Home Tours in Springfield. The Spring Tour of Homes is held in May and is produced by SPAR. This tour has showcased the unique character of the community for over 40 years. Held in December, the Historic Springfield Holiday Tour of Homes is produced by Springfield Improvement Association and Archives (SIAA) and features beautiful historic homes that are decked out for the holidays.

Dr. Stephen Fitzmeyer, M.D.

Jax Code Founder and CEO

Jax Code Academy was founded by Dr. Stephen Fitzmeyer, a Physician Informaticist and expert in web development. He currently serves as the CEO and Lead Instructor of Jax Code Academy.

His education and training include an M.D. degree with two postdocs in Informatics, one as the Ruth L. Kirschstein NIH NRSA Informatics Fellows at Boston Medical Center and the other as an Advanced Medical Informatics Fellow at the Boston VA Healthcare system. Dr. Fitzmeyer founded MD Idea Lab, a digital health and informatics incubator at the Venture Development Center located at the University of Massachusetts on the Boston campus.

As a specialist in Web Development, Clinical Informatics, and Health IT, with over 35 years of experience, Dr. Fitzmeyer has built hundreds of web-based applications for clients including MIT, UF Medical School, Treatment Scores, Boston College, Boston Children’s Museum, Houghton Mifflin Interactive (Curious George and The Polar Express), ZDNet, WGBH/PBS and NOVA.

Recent Highlights

  • Founder, Jax Code Academy, 2018
  • Third place winner, MIT Hacking Medicine Miami Dade College, February 2016
  • First place winner, Brigham & Women’s Hospital Hackathon - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Prize, September 2014
  • First place winner MIT’s Grand Hackfest – Hospital IT Track, March 2014
  • Founder, MD Idea Lab @ UMass Boston, a digital health incubator; featured in the Boston Globe Newspaper, 2013 Launch Article at Boston Globe
Yuri Ostrovsky (left), founder and chief executive of Momedx, talked about his patient discharge program with Dr. Stephen Fitzmeyer, founder and CEO of Jax Code.