I'm Avi Flombaum and I’m the founder of Flatiron School, a coding bootcamp with online and in-person (NYC) courses designed to deliver outcomes based coding education. Some things that I care about (a lot) are: programming in general, entrepreneurship, and lifelong learning. In this AMA, ask me about things like: why you should learn to code and how it can help your career, founding and funding 3 companies, creating sustainable growth strategies, building a product that people are obsessed with, how to start learning code (this free Intro To programming course from Flatiron School is a good place to start), and disrupting higher education.
And, here’s a bit more about me and how I got to where I am: I started learning to code when I was 11. Fast forward a few years and I was studying Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin when a hedge fund recruited me to be the CTO, so I dropped out because my education was getting in the way of my education. After 4 years writing predictive investment software, I started DesignerPages.com, an application that helps tens of thousands of interior designers and architects find and manage over 250,000 design products, which I grew to over a million dollars in revenue over 3 years then left to start teaching programming. Over the course of a year, I taught a dozen students how to code and got them jobs, which deeply inspired me about code’s ability to change a person’s life and provide them with a profitable creative expression. So, I started Flatiron School. To date, we’ve helped thousands of people learn to code and find employment as programmers. With an average placement rate of 99% and starting salaries of $74,000, Flatiron School is committed to actually delivering you an ROI on your education (we publish a verified Jobs Report every year to prove it.)
You can connect with me on Twitter at @AviFlombaum and learn more about Flatiron School at FlatironSchool.com.
I’ll be live on July 7th starting 930 AM PT for one and a half hours and will answer as many questions as possible!
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