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Finding a good coding bootcamp is no easy task. While many schools and courses are available today, Flatiron School offers some unique benefits. Those living in or near Atlanta have the unique opportunity to attend courses at Flatiron School’s Atlanta campus. Let’s take a look at what you might find there.

 

Flatiron School Overview

 

Flatiron School was started in 2012 by Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum, with their first campus opening in NYC’s Flatiron district which, as you might guess, is where the name comes from. The school has since expanded to include online courses and ten in-person campuses around the world.

 

Flatiron School Atlanta Campus
The campus is as trendy as it is accommodating. 

 

Atlanta has a rapidly growing tech industry, so much so that it’s been dubbed ‘the silicon valley of the south.’ With 16 different coding schools between Atlanta and Lawrenceville, it’s not hard to see why.

 

Flatiron School’s Atlanta campus is located at the WeWork Colony Square coworking space, at the corner of 14th and Peachtree. This trendy coworking space features easy public transportation, a wellness room, and parking space. It features a mix of comfortable working spaces from couches to desks, along with a classroom for the course. The Atlanta campus also provides coffee and tea. 

 

As a bonus, students who attend at this location will become members of the WeWork Community, an active business network that spans from Atlanta to Singapore. 

 

Local Offerings

 

Flatiron School’s Atlanta campus offers its flagship software engineering full-time immersive course with a 15-week time to completion, along with free events like: ‘How to Ace Your Technical Interview’ practice session and a two-hour ‘Coding for Beginners’ workshop.

 

Flagship Bootcamp

 

  • Flatiron School Software Engineering – 15 Weeks – $10,000
    This full-time, in-person bootcamp teaches students full-stack software engineering with both JavaScript and Ruby on Rails, and with frameworks like React and Redux. The course is designed to give students job-ready web developer skills, and it includes group and individual projects that students can then add to their portfolio after graduating. 

Flatiron School’s bootcamp isn’t easy. It’s described as an “immersive course” and designed to pack as much information in a 15-week window as possible. Attendees’ weekdays will be jam-packed with lessons and homework; though, for many this is a pro rather than a con, as some learners are looking for a strict schedule and challenging studies to help them achieve more.

 

Other Events

 

Flatiron School’s Atlanta campus has a number of open-to-the-public events, here are a few available at time of writing:

 

  • How to Ace Your Technical Interview – 2 Hours
    This event is free and open to the public (parking is validated on a first-come, first-serve basis). Here Flatiron School instructors and students will roam for two hours helping attendees with coding problems and tech career questions.

 

  • Coding for Beginners Workshop – 2 Hours
    This free introductory course provides a short introduction to web programming for code newbies and novices, teaching the basics of HTML, CSS, and a bit of JavaScript. 

 

Flatiron School’s free events are a good way to get introduced to both code and the school itself. Getting to see the campus, meet students and teachers, and experience the teaching methodology of the school will provide a good starting point to see if the school will be a good fit for you. They also provide some help with bootcamp prep for potential students. 

 

Admissions Process

 

The Flatiron School application process is simple. The process starts with an online application, followed up by a non-technical interview. This interview is just to get to know the student and to make sure that they will be a good fit for the program. Following this is a technical interview, which exists to make sure the student knows enough about code to start the course without being lost. If that interview is successful, all that’s left is to reserve a spot with a deposit, depending on how the student plans to pay for tuition. 

 

Finance Options

 

Students have many options for paying tuition, including Income Share Agreements (also called ISAs) that allow students to pay for the course after they’re earning income as well as student loans that allow for monthly payments. In these cases, attendees still need to pay a relatively small $500 deposit before their start date. In any case, Flatiron School offers a money-back guarantee, where if a student does not receive a job offer six months after their job search start date, they are refunded their tuition in full (see terms)

 

Outcomes

 

93% of Flatiron School’s job-seeking on-campus graduates included in their comprehensive and independently verified 2019 Jobs Report accepted job offers, including full-time salaried roles, full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, and freelance roles, and part-time roles with an average salary of $74,566. Graduates from Flatiron School now work at prestigious companies, including Google, Apple, Cisco, and NASA.

 

Flatiron School provides reliable job search guidance, with dedicated career coaches providing technical interview questions prep and resume reviews. The school also has an extensive alumni and employer network, helping create an effective graduate placement program. 

 

Conclusion

 

Atlanta has a lot to offer anyone in the tech field, including those just starting down their new career path, and Flatiron School’s Atlanta campus has many benefits for potential students. In any case, it’s worth a visit to take a campus tour or attend an upcoming free workshop to find out if it’s the right school for you.

 

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