Coding bootcamp Flatiron School opens up branch in Chicago

By November 18, 2018

The New York-based Flatiron School, part of the WeWork umbrella, is opening up shop in Chicago.

The coding bootcamp that has campuses all over the world, including its headquarters in New York City where it was founded in 2012, should start offering classes next spring, according to the Chicago Business Journal.

“We’re excited to announce our first campus in the Midwest and join Chicago’s ever-growing tech community,” said Flatiron’s Co-Founder and CEO Adam Enbar in a statement. “Home to so many established and growing companies, Chicago is an epicenter for top tech talent. Bringing our campus to Chicago means that employers won’t have to look too far to find the best and brightest talent.”

The school will be located in the River North section of Chicago where WeWork already has its city offices. The coding school offers classes in design, data science and software engineering.

Flatiron has recently raised $14.5 million in funding from investors.

“Chicago is a tech powerhouse, but more Chicagoans and local companies need skilled designers, software engineers and data scientists to ensure we continue to grow,” said Aaron Fazulak, Designation’s CEO and the director of design education at Flatiron, in a statement. “Having taught design in Chicago since 2013, we know Flatiron School’s Chicago campus will help people succeed in careers they love and bolster the future of our city.”

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