The first classes of the new Flatiron School, co-founded by Avi Flombaum, started last month, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The New York-based computer coding boot camp set up shop in August in Atlanta’s Colony Square.
The school is the first Atlanta or Southeastern location and the fifth outside of Manhattan. It also operates in Brooklyn, Houston, Washington, D.C., and London, the Business Chronicle reported. Before the Flatiron School built its campus here, Atlanta students took online classes.
The Flatiron School partnered with Atlanta-based Opportunity Hub to offer annual scholarships of $1 million for students of color across the country.
“Atlanta hosts a budding tech community with a variety of businesses, from thriving startups like Calendly and MailChimp to established companies like Coca-Cola and Delta,” CEO Adam Enbar told the Business Chronicle.