Overview

The most comprehensive software development bootcamp ever created

Effective learning comes not with sitting in a classroom and listening to an instructor, but comes with learning with others in an interactive environment. Since 2012, we’ve provided the type of environment that ensures that students — from all backgrounds — have the instruction and support they need to reinvent their careers.

Verified Outcomes

We’ve led the industry on outcomes, backing up our employment rate for job-seeking students with independently-verified jobs reports, rising to the strictest standards for transparency.

Uncompromising Education

Our 15-week modular program is the most robust you’ll find, giving our students the added breadth and depth needed to become well-rounded, modern software engineers.

Exceptional Community

Flatiron classes are carefully crafted to bring the best out of students. Cohorts are both highly selective and deliberately diverse to inspire the creativity necessary to shine in this field.

Passionate Instructors

Knowing how to code doesn’t mean you know how to teach. With experience in the field and the classroom, our instructors are unparalleled. Simply put: students learn from the best.

Curriculum & Program Experience

Become a versatile software engineer

Being a software engineer requires more than knowing how to code or build a web app. Over 15 intense weeks in person at Flatiron School’s Finsbury Pavement campus, students are immersed in the processes and culture of being an engineer. From developing coding mastery to gaining an understanding of how products are designed and managed, students graduate ready to join the tech industry.

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Students see what goes into managing product teams, learning how to plan design sprints and create roadmaps that stick, and study prototyping and agile project management techniques

Module 1: Programming Fundamentals

Weeks 1-3

After diving into HTML5 & CSS, students get comfortable with object-oriented programming, learning to read websites with Ruby and save data to a database with SQL and Object Relational Mappers.

Module 2: Web Frameworks

Weeks 4-6

Students learn two key Ruby frameworks, first mastering the fundamentals of web programming with Sinatra before experiencing how quickly they can build incredible apps with Rails.

Module 3: JavaScript

Weeks 7-9

Students gain a thorough understanding of JavaScript and functional programming — crucial for front-end devs — and start to build their own version of React before moving onto the framework itself.

Module 4: Front-end Frameworks

Weeks 10-12

Students learn to build productive, scalable front-ends with React and Redux, creating slick, functional, reactive code with Redux as a state manager and Rails as the back-end JSON API.

Code Challenges

    Each curriculum module concludes with a Code Challenge meant to bring together students’ learnings and demonstrate them in their portfolios. Code Challenges give students an opportunity to ensure they’ve mastered key concepts before progressing and to get direct feedback on their work from instructors. If students need additional support, they receive additional direct mentorship, and, if necessary, they’ll have the opportunity to repeat a module at no extra cost.

    No piece of software is built by one person. Product Series gives students a chance to look beyond the command line and see how code fits into a larger product or organization. This guest speaker series lets students hear from some of the best entrepreneurs and builders in the field to learn what it takes to go from prototype to product adoption. Exact topics vary by guest speaker – sample talks included below.

    Finding Product-Market Fit

    Alexandra Stried | CPO, Ellevest

    Building a great product requires understanding its users. Students learned about conducting user research, defining a value proposition, and leveraging data to drive user behavior.

    UX & Design

    Sabrina Majeed & Tom Harmon | Product Design Managers, Buzzfeed

    Students delved into User Experience, learning how to bridge physical and digital experiences and develop data-driven, habit-forming UX design strategies.

    Business Fundamentals

    Oren Mor | Head of Product, Goldman Sachs

    Students explored the business factors that surround product, learning about business models, KPI tracking, and product management for startups and enterprises.

    Workflows

    Dasmer Singh | Product Manager, Venmo

    Students saw what goes into managing product teams, learning how to plan design sprints and create roadmaps that stick, and how teams use prototyping and agile project management techniques.

    After completing four curriculum modules focused on group projects, students work with instructors to come up with solo project concepts and spend three full weeks building truly sophisticated applications on their own. Students receive plenty of instructor feedback along the way while diving deep into various advanced technologies needed to bring their concepts to life. Technical “concentrations” vary by project – sample technologies included below.

    Databases

    Students go deep into NoSQL databases like Mongo and gain a better understanding of working with databases at scale.

    Performance

    Students focus on design patterns and use performance-monitoring tools to take a data-driven approach to increasing application performance.

    Front-end Frameworks

    Students take a deeper dive into React and develop advanced HTML & CSS skills, including SASS and D3.

    Mobile Apps with React Native

    Our world is mobile and our platform is the Web. React Native allows students to build complex native mobile apps using web-based technologies.

    Pre-work

    Our program moves quickly and Flatiron’s passionate students embrace that challenge. While no experience is necessary to apply, we require students to complete a 100-hour Introductory Programming course before joining our program. This pre-work ensures students come in prepared and are able to keep pace with the class.

    Note: while no prior coding knowledge is required to apply, it’s helpful to explore our free courses before interviewing with us. The pre-work for accepted students covers key topics taken from our more rigorous Certificate Courses (included in the program tuition).

    Postgrad Support

    CAREER SERVICES

    Alumni can always reach out to our Career Services team for a check-in or advice on résumé edits, a new job search, a salary negotiation, and more.

    ALUMNI COMMUNITY

    Graduates join an active network of successful software engineers. For Flatiron alumni, engaging with our community doesn’t stop at graduation.

    “It’s not that Flatiron has secret information that others do not. It’s how they comprehensively impart the information in the lessons and then drop you into labs where you have to code your way out of situations. It challenges you to independently apply the information you’ve been learning. This deepens the retention of information and develops your creative problem solving.”

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    Jesse B via Course Report

    Portfolios

    Graduate with a robust coding portfolio

    Flatiron students don’t just ship code; they become developers. Students build advanced Portfolio Projects to demonstrate their technical skills and creativity (previous projects have won prestigious tech awards, become MVPs for startups, and been presented at the White House) and immerse themselves in the technical community.

    Join the developer community

    Active Github Profile

    GitHub is the modern software engineer’s resume. Students push every line of code they write at Flatiron School to GitHub through our proprietary platform, Learn.co, giving them an extensive profile to show employers and fellow engineers.

    Robust Blog

    All Flatiron students maintain technical blogs to show they can not only write code, but also communicate how that code works – an essential skill for software engineers. (Explore our community’s blog posts in Learn Magazine.)

    Technical Presentation

    Students build their credibility as engineers and immerse themselves in the technical community by attending — and challenging themselves to present — at technical Meetups and conferences.

    Build amazing things

    Comprehensive instruction from passionate engineers
    Instructors

    Comprehensive instruction from passionate engineers

    A good curriculum doesn’t necessarily mean good education. Our practiced instructors pair the curriculum we’ve refined over 5+ years of instruction with an emphasis on personal connection and learning.

    Teaching code is a craft. Our students learn from the best instructors in the industry.

    Career Services

    Work with our Career Services team → get a job

    London’s tech industry is growing fast. The seasoned team behind our student success stories is dedicated to coaching and guiding students toward a long tech career.

    Money-Back Guarantee

    Flatiron students change careers with confidence thanks to our money-back guarantee: you’ll receive a job offer within six months, or we’ll refund your full tuition. (See eligibility terms.)

    Dedicated Career Coaching

    Career coaches mentor our students through an effective job search via resume review, mock interviews, and strategies for building a job opportunity pipeline and getting a foot in the door at top-choice companies.

    A Proven Job Search Framework

    After years of helping students get hired, we’ve developed a proven framework for leading a successful job search. Nearly every single student who has followed these guidelines has been hired.

    Admissions

    What the admissions process is like

    Students don’t learn in a vacuum, which is why we cultivate a caring and collaborative environment on our London campus. In our experience, that’s the best way to learn.

    Application process

    What we look for

    1. Apply

    Submit a written application. Tell us about yourself and why you want to join our community.

    Passion

    Above all, we love code. We bring together people who see it as a craft and want to be great at it — not just for their careers or as a means to an end, but as an end in and of itself.

    2. Admissions Interview

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

    Aptitude

    Flatiron students are smart. Aptitude for programming is represented as much in math majors as in piano players. But it’s the rare combination of creativity and analytical ability that makes our students truly shine.

    3. Technical Review

    After writing and submitting some code on Learn.co, you’ll attend a live coding session with an instructor to discuss it and see how it can be improved. You’ll then be notified of your status within 48 hours.

    Culture

    We don’t admit students. We craft a class. A lawyer, journalist, and pro-athlete will do more interesting things together than three of any one background.

    Application process

    What we look for

    Program Dates

    Cohorts begin every three weeks. Please note: if accepted, there are over 100 hours of pre-work to complete before joining us on campus for the immersive.

    Questions?

    Talk with our admissions team – they’re here to help.

    Tuition, Financing & Scholarships

    Find the right tuition plan for you

    Pay Upfront
    Full tuition
    10,000

    Don’t pay tuition until you get a job. We just need a refundable £1,000 deposit, which can be split over two payments, before you start.

    Alumni

    Meet the next generation of technologists

    FAQ

    You have questions; we have answers

    • Where can I attend Flatiron School's Immersive Software Engineering Bootcamp?

      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), 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 by which to apply?

      Admissions are conducted on a rolling basis, so we continue to accept new applications until the course is filled. Therefore, there is no deadline to apply by – though the sooner you get your application in, the better we are able to prioritize it. Because our classes fill up well in advance of the start date, we recommend applying at least 8 weeks before your desired course date. This allows us 2-3 weeks to conduct the application process and accounts for time to complete the mandatory 100 hours of pre-work, which most students report takes at least 3 weeks.

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

      Our modular structure means you’ll always 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 find it extremely difficult to have any other commitments during their studies such as a part-time job.

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