The best coding bootcamps are extremely selective. In this free prep course, you’ll learn the programming fundamentals to ace bootcamp admissions and start your journey toward promising career in tech. Plus, Bootcamp Prep students who apply to Flatiron are fast-tracked through our own admissions process as priority applicants.
This full 75+ hour online prep course – a $3,000 value – is 100% free. No credit card required; no trial period or expiration date, so you can set your schedule and learn at your own pace.
Our on-demand team of Technical Coaches is ready to help you get unstuck when you need help – broadening your understanding by helping you find a solution to a lesson, not solving it for you.
This course is the best way to experience Flatiron’s curriculum, community, and culture firsthand – and to explore whether you’re passionate about pursuing code as a career.
This course is the most efficient way to get real hands-on experience with the programming fundamentals and interview tactics you’ll need to get into the top coding bootcamps.
Units: Debugging, Variables and Arrays, Methods, Command Line Applications, Logic and Conditionals, Loops and Iteration, Object Orientation
Ruby was designed to make programmers happy. It’s expressive, accessible, and reads like English, allowing new programmers to focus on its underlying logic rather than syntax. Even beginners can start building right away.
Units: Pre-interview Research, Phone and Video Interviews, Non-Technical Interview Questions, Approaching Code Challenges
Our Interview Prep Curriculum comes straight from the Career Services team behind our near-perfect student employment rate and includes many of the same practices we use to turn our grads into “no-brainer tech hires.”
Our team of on-demand Technical Coaches is standing by, ready to help you break through tough concepts when you get stuck.
At Flatiron School, students learn by building. Bootcamp Prep students come away from the course with the beginnings of an impressive code portfolio to demonstrate their proficiency to coding bootcamp admissions teams.
Playing off an old gaming cheat code, students learn how to trigger an alert via certain keystrokes.
Students build a full dynamic game from scratch, programming a ship controlled by your arrow keys and animating falling rocks to avoid or else… *boom*.
Built with: Event Listeners, HTML5 DOM Updates, First-Class Functions
Students first build a two-player game of Tic Tac Toe before creating a simple AI – allowing them to play against the computer.
Built with: Ruby, jQuery
“The best way to learn to code? Start building something today. There’s only so much you can get out of reading and watching videos about these concepts without actually doing some coding yourself. Beyond that, your greatest asset will be loving what you’re learning. Learning to program is hard, but if you’re driven to work at it every day, to put what you’re learning into practice every chance you get, you’ll find the skills becoming second nature.”
Learn.co, the proprietary learning platform that powers the Flatiron online experience, is the world’s most sophisticated product for learning code. Students on Learn.co interact with a worldwide community of students and instructors and harness real developer tools to truly learn by doing.
Learning is most effective when it’s social. Learn.co makes online learning a more dynamic, human experience with tools to connect, code, and collaborate with fellow students and instructors in real-time – including video study groups, peer-pairing, and the ability to “friend” others in the program.
You can’t learn real skills without real tools. Learn.co utilizes the same tools and workflows that professional developers employ on the job, including a real development environment, a Git-based workflow, and the ubiquitous practice of Test-Driven Development.
We ensure that students always get the most relevant technical skills by embracing an open-source curriculum – a living course of study featuring thousands of updates a year to reflect industry trends and student feedback.
“I loved the labs, even the hard ones. I got totally obsessed with trying to solve them and if felt so good when I did. They are like small logic puzzles so if you’re the type of person who enjoys solving puzzles or logic problems, you’ll probably get hooked as well. I was also very impressed with the instructors. I got stuck a few times and there is someone available to help until 1am. Everyone I spoke with was super nice, helpful and direct.” Read more
“The lessons were clearly laid out and easy to understand. There was also a ton of support available to me that I utilized, both from fellow learners, as well as Flatiron staff. The lessons and labs directly correlated to the types of labs that were presented to me for [Flatiron’s] technical interview and I am positive they were the key to my success. It also provided me with a good idea about whether or not the Flatiron School was right for me and something I wanted to pursue further.” Read more
“The Prep course is awesome! The most amazing thing is its real world development feeling. I would strongly encourage to take this course for getting into the world of Software engineering or development. This course is really good for getting selected into any competitive coding bootcamp including Flatiron School.” Read more
“Some other courses are show-and-tells where you complete an exercise, think you know something, and move on, regardless of if you learned anything. Flatiron really made me think about what I had to code and what tools I would have to use to solve the problem. The course gave me a great sense of why certain problems are approached certain ways. Additionally, the read along lessons had well written, practical analogies and even made me LOL a few times.” Read more
While making progress in our free courses is the best way to strengthen your application to our Online Web Developer Program and NYC Software Engineering Immersive, finishing the full Bootcamp Prep course is not required to apply. This free course is meant to help you gauge whether you want to pursue a lifelong programming career, and whether you can successfully learn to code through our teaching techniques and technology.
Our admissions team primarily wants to see consistency in how you’re preparing. You’re encouraged to apply for our Online Web Developer Program or NYC Software Engineering Immersive as soon as you feel ready to commit your time and energy to an immersive program. (Note: It’s important to understand that your initial application and interview is a way to for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us, and includes no technical questions.)
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