A no-cost education opening doors for New Yorkers
The NYC Web Development Fellowship at Flatiron School – our no-cost, full-time, 19-week, in-person immersive training program – was developed in direct response to industry feedback from some of the city’s largest tech employers. Offered in partnership with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, this program is designed to equip unemployed and underemployed New Yorkers with the in-demand skills necessary to launch careers in web development and software engineering.
You could be enrolled in Flatiron School’s Software Engineering Program at no cost if you’re a New York City resident making less than $50,000. The Tech Talent Pipeline’s NYC Web Development Fellowship is designed to break down economic barriers by empowering 75 New Yorkers with the in-demand skills to launch rewarding, life-changing careers in tech.
Founded in NYC, Flatiron School is invested in our hometown and its residents — and we’re honored to be chosen as New York City’s partner. Thousands of our grads have already changed their lives by launching careers with amazing potential for growth. We can only imagine how far the participants of the Web Development Fellowship will go.
Be at least 18 years old
Be a New York City resident
Be authorized to work in the United States
Be unemployed, or earn $50,000 or less if currently employed
Meet all selective service requirements (see https://www.sss.gov/)
Have no paid professional web development experience
Be available for all sessions of the course, including attending in-person sessions throughout the duration of the course
Not be related to any Flatiron School, WeWork, WDC, NYC TTP, or NYC Department of Small Business Services employees (see additional details in the FAQs below)
Not be a current Flatiron School student (see additional details in the FAQs below)
What you'll learn: full-stack web development
Over 19 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.
Pre-work covers the fundamentals of Ruby and some CSS and HTML basics. This gives all students baseline knowledge so we can hit the ground running on day one. We dive into Ruby in Mod 1 so it’s really important that folks have a basic understanding of how it works.
Get comfortable with object-oriented programming and Object Relational Mappers.
Dive into the fundamentals of programming, starting with SQL.
Work with two Ruby tools, mastering the fundamentals of web programming.
You’ll be exposed to design patterns in web applications and introduces architectural patterns, template rendering, and application environments.
Create complex, functional web applications from scratch to build your own databases and integrate front-end design skills.
Learn to build productive, scalable front-ends with React.
Create slick, functional, reactive code with Redux as a state manager.
At the conclusion of each program module, you’ll build advanced portfolio projects on a team to demonstrate both your new technical skills and your creativity.
After completing four curriculum modules focused on group projects, collaborate with your instructors to conceive a solo project and spend three weeks building it. You’ll receive plenty of instructor feedback along the way while diving deep into the various advanced technologies and/or techniques needed to bring your concept to life.
Our Career Coaching team helped more than 1,200 students launch careers as software engineers. Before you graduate, you’ll work 1:1 with a dedicated Career Coach to develop your employer pipeline, conduct outreach, review and refine your online presence, and prepare for interviews.
For Flatiron School alumni, the journey doesn’t stop at graduation. You’ll join an active network of successful software engineers and the WeWork global community. You’ll network, connect, and collaborate with Flatiron School grads with access to our events and network wherever you go.
Don’t just land a job, launch a career
Whether they’re leveraging their backgrounds to make a bigger impact in their current industries or diving into brand new territory, our students thrive at some of the biggest names in tech.
Meet Scarlett, who reminds us that no matter how many times you fall and how exhausted you might feel — there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Meet Edward, who graduated from Flatiron School and built Rent the Runway's return app using React.
Meet Christine, who had no previous tech experience and, five years later, is a thriving fullstack engineer in financial services.
Our New York grads land jobs in tech
Our 2020 Jobs Report is proof that aspiring software engineers in New York are attending Flatiron School and launching promising new careers.
For job-seeking Manhattan campus graduates included in the 2020 Jobs Report including full-time salaried roles, full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, and freelance roles, and part-time roles during the reporting period (see our Jobs Report).
For job-seeking Manhattan students who accepted full-time salaried jobs during the reporting period and disclosed their compensation. The average starting salary for students who took full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, or freelance roles and disclosed compensation was $32/hr. Average pay for a part-time role was $25/hr (see our Jobs Report).
Where we're located
The Web Development Fellowship is exclusively at our campus in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Meet the New York team
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Jelani began his career in the nonprofit sector. After rising through the marketing and fundraising ranks, he decided to switch gears and begin working in the startup world. After helping a few smaller startups, he joined Flatiron School in February 2019.
David is a quantitative methodologist specialized in education research. He worked for the New York City DoE as a teacher and researcher, and earned his doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
With a background in computer science and foreign languages, Michelle enjoys helping students develop and grow their problem solving and tech skills. When not teaching, you can find her singing her heart out or doing macro photography.