A tech talent survey released by CBRE in 2019 found that in the five years before, nearly 32,000 tech jobs were created in Atlanta—second only to San Francisco during that time. The city was ranked No. 17 on Cushman & Wakefield’s list of the top 25 tech cities in the nation in 2019, due to its investment funding, tech-qualified workforce and growth in entrepreneurship.
Education resources in the area include Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, the University of Georgia and Kennesaw State University. Startup clubs Atlanta Tech Village, the Switchyards Downtown Club and the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) all contribute to the city’s can-do, will-do technology attitude.
And in terms of lifestyle factors, it costs much less to live in Atlanta than in cities home to its tech peers on the West Coast.
What Will You Learn?
There are many types of bootcamps. You can zero in on bootcamps that focus on specific languages or aspects of coding, or you can go all in with bootcamps that include front-end, back-end and full-stack development.
How do I Find the Right Coding Bootcamp in Atlanta?
It can be difficult when there are so many choices. Some guidelines include:
First, decide what you want to learn. Do you want to be a full-stack developer, work on the back end of apps or simply be able to write code for a basic site?
Then figure out whether you want to go full time or use a flex program that allows you to go part time. Also consider whether the ability to go to camp online is important to you.
Visit camp websites to compare curricula, faculty members, duration of programs, costs (some offer scholarships and help with financing) and career coaching/job assistance/mentoring opportunities. Read FAQs, chat with online representatives and download bootcamp brochures.
As you narrow your options, read reviews from former students. Their experiences will help you better understand which bootcamp is for you.
Tech Companies in Atlanta
Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Delta Airlines and UPS top the list of Fortune 500 companies based in Atlanta.
But it’s also a technology hub. A sampling of tech companies in Atlanta:
AllConnect (comparison data for utilities)
Aware Software (wireless technology)
Blacc Spot Media (smart communication solutions)
Cotiviti (health care organization solutions)
Cox Automotive (digital marketing and software tools)
Cricket Wireless (wireless access)
Ebix (business infrastructure software)
Fiserv (point-of-sale technologies)
Global Payments (payment-processing technology)
iMedX (health-tech storage software)
Kabbage (financial lending platform)
KMS Technology (software engineering, offshore design and testing services)