Education used to be the best investment one could make. It can be again.
It’s that shared belief that brought together a venture capitalist with a passion for education and a self-taught technologist bent on helping his students reinvent themselves as programmers. In 2012, Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum partnered to create an alternative to an education industry leaving a wide skills gap in a booming tech world. Alongside a scrappy community of students ready for a new way to learn, they launched Flatiron School – an accelerated programming school that inspired a coding bootcamp industry.
As we’ve proven that this model can work – with nearly all job-seeking students across our programs starting fulfilling careers at companies including Google, Apple, even NASA – we’ve pushed to expand accessibility to this transformative education, offering scholarships and fellowship programs for underrepresented groups in tech. In 2015, we took our classroom online with Learn.co, bringing the ability to change your career through code to those previously left out of the bootcamp model – people holding full-time jobs, parents balancing packed schedules, students hundreds of miles from the nearest tech hub.
Technology has the potential to reshape the way we learn – and we’re just getting started.
We aim high. There’s no plan too ambitious. For us, it’s not enough to teach people how to code – we want to change their lives. It’s not enough to bring this transformative experience to a select few – we hope to use our technology to make education accessible to all, regardless of background. We’re building for the whole world.
How? Flatiron creates an education platform that allows people across the globe to learn to code.
Innovation happens at the intersection of technology and creativity. At Flatiron, we study technology and inspire creativity by seeking a diversity of perspective, informed by race, gender, life experience, and passion. We are PhDs and college dropouts; poets and analysts; athletes and activists. And together, we are greater than the sum of our parts.
How? Flatiron School collaborates with the White House and other institutions to find new ways to bring diversity to tech.
We are all beginners. At Flatiron School, we learn with intent. We find the minimum bar and greatly exceed it. We see errors as opportunities and believe that grit can bring talent to its knees.
How? Flatiron developers, instructors, and students never stop learning and challenge themselves to present at tech conferences around the world.
To match the pace of technology, we move fast. This means embracing change, not running from it, and thriving in ambiguity. We jump across department lines and actively look for problems to solve. Put simply: we get sh*t done.
How? Our employees jump at the chance to grow and reshape their roles – marketers have become developers; developers have become instructors.
We aim to actively radiate positivity. To improve the world around us in every capacity. To leave every interaction, big or small, better. We find what to love in every pursuit and leverage our passion as a force to motivate others.
How? With passionate instructors and inspiring guest speakers, we make tech a more welcoming space and breed optimism for the future.
A supermodel and entrepreneur, Karlie Kloss believes that at its core, coding is about creativity. She launched Kode With Klossy to teach women the skills they need to shape the future.
Katia launched the digital-first subscription pioneer Birchbox with a commitment to shift the paradigm of the beauty industry. Most recently, Birchbox partnered with Flatiron School to launch the Women Take Tech Initiative.
After working in investment banking and founding Catalyst Partners, Hope acts as a consultant, analyzing and investing in consumer industries, and sits on the board for Girls Who Code, Pencils of Promise, and The Future Project.
Prior to heading the Product team at Goldman Sachs, Oren worked as a Product Manager at Google and led research and development in the Israeli Defense Force.
In 2017, Flatiron School joined WeWork – a partner who shares our mission to enable passionate people to learn the skills they need to pursue careers and lives they love. As part of WeWork, we look forward to working together to expand our in-person and online programs and further increase accessibility to our transformative education.