Atlanta Coding Schools Meet Demand For More Programmers

Software developers and programmers are in high demand in Atlanta, and a growing number of schools…

Georgia (Jan 25, 2016) — Software developers and programmers are in high demand in Atlanta, and a growing number of schools are expanding to address the shortage felt in Atlanta's growing tech industry.


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One of Atlanta's popular private coding schools, The Iron Yard, is opening a second location in Sandy Springs in March. The school has worked with more than 185 students since it first opened a branch in downtown Atlanta in 2014.  Atlanta will be the first city to have a second branch of the boot camp nearby. …

Associate professor Humayun Zafar teaches cybersecurity and directs the mobile app development center at Kennesaw State University.

"Everyone seems to agree that there is a shortfall," Zafar said. "Everyone says we need more STEM majors. We've got good universities here. Problem is, folks who graduate from here don't end up staying here. There's a lot of firms out there that are competing for a limited pool."

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit