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Learn to Code at These 10 Southern Bootcamps

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Last week, Greenville, SC-based programming school The Iron Yard announced plans to shutter operations after its summer courses wrap up. The news came as a bit of a surprise to folks who have followed their success. Since launching in 2013, the Iron Yard became one of the nation’s largest coding bootcamps, counting 15 campuses (including Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Nashville) and nearly 100 employees. The school also inked partnerships with the White House and launched their own seed stage investment firm.

While we’re certainly sad to see the Iron Yard go, its closure isn’t the end of the road for prospective developers around the South. As our region’s tech ecosystem has continued to grow, so too has the number of coding bootcamps. So whether you’re looking for a career change, ready to learn a new skill, or just curious about software development in the South, check out these 10 coding bootcamps:

Coder Foundry

  • Locations: Charlotte and Triad, NC
  • What you’ll learn: Coder Foundry offers 18-week and accelerated 12-week full-stack immersive programming classes, focused on 3-4 web and mobile development portfolio projects. They also offer an online Intro to Web Development course, a 3-week C# mobile development course, and job placement services to program grads.

Hack Reactor

  • Location: Austin, TX
  • What you’ll learn: Students can participate in either the on-site or remote 16-week immersive course, which covers CS and full Stack Javascript development. Hack Reactor also offers a nine-month, part-time remote course for prospective developers with full-time jobs, and a unique “Telegraph Track,” which provides 70+ hours of mentorship to help underrepresented software engineers navigate tech careers.


  • Location: Miami, FL
  • What you’ll learn: Wyncode offers a 10-week, full-time and 12-week, part-time immersive web development course that covers HTML, CSS, Javascript, Ruby, and Rails. They also teach a UX/UI design fundamentals bootcamp and a 10-week digital marketing fundamentals course. All “Wyncoders” get access to job support resources during and after their program, as well.

Tech Talent South

  • Locations: 11 locations around the South, including Atlanta, Raleigh, and Charlotte
  • What you’ll learn: Tech Talent South offers everything from game development, newsletter, and UX design workshops to an 8-week full-time immersion course. Their full-time program covers popular languages like HTML, CSS, and Ruby, as well as APIs and domain modeling.

General Assembly

  • Locations: Atlanta, Austin, Washington, D.C.
  • What you’ll learn: This international program offers both online and on-site courses in web development, design, data, and marketing. Prospective developers can choose from an array of coding bootcamps, including 12-week, full-time immersive web development, 10-week, part-time front end development, 10-week, part-time Javascript development, 12-week, full-time iOS development (a course built with Uber Engineering and Tumblr) or 12-week, full-time Android development (built with Google Developers).

Charleston Code Camp

  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • What you’ll learn: Charleston CODEcamp offers an 8-week Intro to Web Development course, a part-time program covering HTML/CSS and Javascript. The organization also hosts a series of workshops, including intro courses on WordPress, iOS and Android, and one-day classes on JS frameworks, agile scrum, and responsive design.  


  • Locations: Houston and Atlanta
  • What you’ll learn: The top-rated coding program in Georgia and Texas, DigitalCrafts hosts a 16-week, full-time immersive bootcamp and a 24-week, part-time course. Each program covers front and back-end web development, full stack Javascript and Python, and rotating electives on topics like CS+, UI design, and iOS mobile development.  

Nashville Software School

  • Location: Nashville
  • What you’ll learn: NSS offers a six-month, full-time immersion and a 12-month, part-time intensive covering front and back-end web development, HTML/CSS, and Javascript. Each course has a specific focus, whether it’s Ruby on Rails, C#, .Net, or Node.JS. They also offer a 3-week web development jumpstart and a series of professional development courses for working software engineers.

JRS Coding School

  • Location: Charleston, SC
  • What you’ll learn: Students at JRS Coding School participate in a 12-week immersive bootcamp focused on full stack, front and back-end web development with Javascript. The program also covers concepts like agile workflow and software lifecycle training to prep students for software development careers.

Austin Coding Academy

  • Location: Austin
  • What you’ll learn: Austin Coding Academy offers multiple 10-week, part-time courses, including introductory web development, full stack Javascript, and full stack C# and .Net. These courses also cover agile development, design thinking, build processes, testing, and debugging.

Have you participated in one of these Southern coding bootcamps? Know of others we should add to the list? Let us know on Twitter!

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