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Software Engineering
in Chicago

Become a professional developer at our Chicago coding bootcamp — and don't pay tuition until you get hired. We just need a refundable deposit (see details here).

Upcoming

Program Dates

Chicago

Aug 26, 2019 - Dec 6, 2019

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Oct 7, 2019 - Jan 24, 2020

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Nov 18, 2019 - Mar 6, 2020

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Learn software engineering at the most comprehensive coding course in Chicago

Flatiron School brings together seasoned instructors, a modern curriculum, verified jobs outcomes, and an inclusive student community that fuels an authentic and open learning environment. Learn what makes us different here — or schedule a chat with admissions.

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15 Weeks to a New Career

With Flatiron School, you’ll learn full-stack development with both Ruby on Rails and Javascript. Our unique rigorous, modern curriculum trains you to think and build like a seasoned developer. Our grads are able to quickly and easily adapt to any development environment.

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The WeWork Classroom

Studying inside our WeWork campuses, you’ll learn to code while becoming a part of the dynamic, bustling WeWork community of start-ups, entrepreneurs, and students. Plus, enjoy WeWork’s amenities: high-speed WiFi, 24/7 building access, craft beer, and conference rooms — plus fruit water and micro-brewed coffee.

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Successful Graduates

Graduate with a new job you love. Our proven job search framework features 1:1 sessions with a dedicated career coach, a robust employer pipeline, résumé review, interview prep, and more. We’re committed to helping you secure a career in software engineering — with our Money-Back Guarantee (see details).

What you'll learn: full-stack web development

Over 15 intense weeks on campus at Flatiron School, you’ll think and build like a software engineer. In each three-week module, you’ll develop key skills that build upon one another through interactive labs, lectures, and close collaboration — shipping code and showcasing your expertise through comprehensive Portfolio Projects.

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Object-Oriented Programming

Get comfortable with object-oriented programming and Object Relational Mappers.

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SQL

Dive into the fundamentals of programming, starting with SQL.

Navigate tech's top opportunities with the help of our Career Coaching team

We wrote the book on how to get a job after a bootcamp — literally. After more than five years working with passionate students and helping them land fulfilling careers in tech, we’ve got a keen understanding of what goes into getting that first developer job.

Individual Career Coaching
Individual career coaching

During your job search, you’ll meet weekly with your dedicated career coach. Coaches help with everything from résumé review to interview prep, and help you tell your story to get the job you want.

Money-Back Guarantee
Money-back guarantee

Change careers with confidence thanks to our Money-Back Guarantee. If you graduate, follow our job search process, and don’t secure a job within 6 months, we’ll refund your tuition in full (see details).

Vast Employer Network
Vast employer network

We’ve built relationships with hiring managers at top companies across the nation, creating a robust employer pipeline for Flatiron School grads. Our Employer Partnerships team is constantly evangelizing our grads and helping you get in the door.

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Proven job-search framework

Through 1:1 guidance from our Career Coaching team and our tried-and-true job-search framework, you’ll gain the skills and support you need to launch your career.

Your day at Flatiron School

Every day is unique at Flatiron School, and our curriculum team and instructors develop new lessons that build off past cohorts. But structured, consistent learning is also crucial to student success. Below is a sample of what you can expect on a daily basis in a Flatiron School classroom.

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Student-led discussion

Your day begins with an open discussion when you can ask questions, review new skills, and program materials from the day before to ensure you’re up to speed.

10am

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Lecture

Learn key concepts from your expert instructor through interactive exercises and collaborative discussion.

1pm

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Pair-programming exercises

Work together with a partner to build your strategic and tactical coding skills and learn from one another.

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Labs & mini projects

Self-led labs let you explore your own coding projects based on the material from lecture. Learn from professors, then immediately put what you learned into action. Making things is the best way to learn things.

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Homework

You’ll end the day reviewing concepts and strategizing the next steps in your personal projects.

Where our graduates work

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Meet your instructors

Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level and to practice lifelong learning. Experience as a developer alone doesn’t necessarily make an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding not only great engineers, but deeply committed and experienced teachers.

Graham Troyer-Joy
Lead Instructor

Graham has 10 years' experience in the software industry, working from the back end to the front, from startups to a big history museum. A self-taught developer, he began teaching at Dev Bootcamp and still loves introducing beginners to the wonders of code.

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Rishi Tirumala
Lead Instructor

A longtime developer, Rishi has worked all over the stack. At his previous company, Rishi introduced and maintained a summer internship program, and he brings that experience to Flatiron School.

Tim Campbell
Tim Campbell
Lead Instructor

A bootcamp grad, Tim fell in love with programming – and volunteering to teach people code. He has worked freelance and in startups developing on the front and back end.

Find the right tuition plan for you

Loan

Finance for as low as

$

380/mo

Dedicated to making our programs more accessible, we offer competitive financing options through Skills Fund and Climb, two industry-leading accelerated learning financing companies.

Pay Upfront

Full Tuition

$

15,000

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Income Share Agreement

With an Income Share Agreement, you pay nothing toward your tuition until after you’ve graduated and accepted your first job offer. You don’t pay until you’re earning income. All we need is a refundable deposit before class begins to lock in your seat.

Join us on campus

Program Dates
Cohort Start DateStatus
Aug 26, 2019Dec 6, 2019Closing Soon
Oct 7, 2019Jan 24, 2020Open
Nov 18, 2019Mar 6, 2020Open
Jan 6, 2020Apr 17, 2020Open
Feb 17, 2020May 29, 2020Open

What the application process looks like

Aptitude for software engineering stems from an innate curiosity about the world and how people interact with it. We don’t admit students, we craft a class: a lawyer, journalist, and pro athlete will approach solutions differently, creating a richer learning environment for everyone involved. All you need is passion and an open mind.

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Step 1 → Apply

Submit your application. Share a bit about yourself and what’s driving you to start a career in code.

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Step 2 → Admissions interview

Speak with an Admissions Advisor in a non-technical interview. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. Nothing technical — just a friendly conversation.

What do we look for in a student?

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Step 3 → Technical review

The technical review assesses your basic grip of coding and how it interacts with us in our daily lives. Demonstrate interest by completing steps on Learn.co, our learning platform.

What is a Technical Review?

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Step 4 → Admissions decision

Receive your acceptance decision from Admissions. This usually happens within four business days.

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Step 5 → Prework

If accepted, you'll begin course pre-work to prepare for the first day of class.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I attend Flatiron School's Software Engineering immersive course?

Students can attend Flatiron School’s flagship coding bootcamp at our NYC campus (11 Broadway), our Washington, D.C. campus located in WeWork White House (1440 G St NW), Houston (708 Main Street), Atlanta (1175 Peachtree St NE), Seattle (1411 4th Ave), Chicago, Austin (316 W 12th St), Denver (2420 17th St) or our London campus located in WeWork Finsbury Pavement (131 Finsbury Pavement). To compare program dates by location, you can toggle between campuses via the “Location” dropdown at the top of the page or in the side menu.

Is there a deadline to apply?

Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis, so we continue to accept new applications until the course is filled. So, no deadline to apply — but the sooner you get your application in, the faster we can prioritize it. Our classes fill up well in advance of the start date, so we recommend applying at least 8 weeks before your desired start date. This allows 2–3 weeks for the application process and accounts for time to complete the required 100 hours of pre-work.

How do I know I’m learning? What happens if I fall behind?

Our modular structure means you’ll know that you’re gaining the competencies to become a software engineer — and it gives us the opportunity to see who might need more mentorship to get there. Because our curriculum builds cumulatively, each module concludes with a 1:1 instructor review to check in on your progress and make sure you’ve gained a strong understanding before we add more concepts on top of it in the next module. If you don’t pass the review, you’ll receive additional direct mentorship to solidify your understanding and take it again. If you don’t pass this time, you’ll have the opportunity to repeat the full three-week module at no extra cost. You can repeat a module once; if you don’t pass the second time through, you will be asked to leave the program for a partial refund. Partial refunds are determined based on the number of weeks in the program.  For more information contact admissions@flatironschool.com.

What is the schedule like?

Students are on campus for 15 weeks Monday – Friday from 9am – 6pm. Our campus is open 24/7 to students, and we often find them working hard at all hours to finish homework and projects. Students do find it extremely difficult to have any other commitments during their studies such as a part-time job.

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