NYC-based coding school Flatiron School has plans to open a D.C. location in early 2018, a spokesperson tells DC Inno.
The news comes two weeks after co-working giant WeWork acquired the coding school for an undisclosed price. Flatiron had raised more than $14 million since its founding in 2012. In the acquisition announcement, WeWork said members would now be able to access Flatiron’s courses both in-person and virtually.
Now, WeWork is taking the opportunity to capitalize on one of its largest markets: Washington, D.C. With two locations opening this summer, the co-working company now has 10 locations in the D.C. metro area, including new spots on H Street NE and in Navy Yard.
“We’re honored to have the opportunity to impact more students’ lives and continue shaping the future of education by expanding Flatiron School’s on-campus offerings beyond New York,” said Adam Enbar, Flatiron School co-founder and CEO, in a statement. “We’re thrilled to call Washington, D.C — a top emerging tech hub — home to our next campus.”
Flatiron and WeWork are entering the coding school market at an interesting time, both locally and nationwide. In October, The Iron Yard closed its doors after the entire company announced its shutdown in July. Launch Academy started its women-only coding bootcamp program in October in Dupont Circle, with plans to start in-person instruction in December. Dev Bootcamp — which has locations in Chicago, Seattle, San Diego, Austin, Texas and New York — is closing up after its last cohort in December.