Flatiron School was founded in 2012 by Adam Enbar, a venture capitalist with a passion for education, and Avi Flombaum, a self-taught computer programmer committed to helping his students learn and love code.
Adam and Avi came together with a shared mission: to create an alternative education model that provided students with the 21st century tech skills necessary to succeed in a booming tech world, with success tied directly to getting students jobs as software engineers.
Alongside a scrappy community of students eager for a new way of learning, Adam and Avi launched Flatiron School – an accelerated programming school in a small, second-floor walk-up in the Flatiron District of Manhattan that inspired a coding bootcamp industry.
And we’ve proven that this model can work – with nearly all job-seeking graduates across our programs beginning fulfilling careers at leading companies like Google, Apple, Black Rock, and even NASA.
Our commitment to expand accessibility and diversity in classrooms and boardrooms doesn’t stop there. We’ve pushed to increase access to our transformative education by offering scholarships and fellowship programs for underrepresented groups in tech through partnerships with organizations like Facebook, Operation Code, SeatGeek and Out in Tech.
In 2015, we took our classroom online with Learn.co, our proprietary, gamified online learning platform, expanding access to our programs to people around the world. Now, those previously excluded from the bootcamp model, like people holding full-time jobs, parents balancing packed schedules, students hundreds of miles from the nearest tech hub can now change careers through access to our online programs.
Education should be the best investment you make in your future—and at Flatiron School, we’re committed to helping you learn the skills you need to change yours for the better.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode
- How Flatiron School arrived at the Live & Flex curriculum redesign model
- Why someone should looking to change careers choose a school such as Flatiron School (coding bootcamp) versus going to a traditional four-year college
- How corporations are getting involved in the upskilling equation
- How Flatiron School’s curriculum transfers to a corporate reskilling program
- Do large organizations understand the need to offer reskilling options to their workforces?
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