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Dean Baker Predicts Atlanta Will Be a Hot Market for Tech Professionals

In an interview with WABE on January 22, Dean Nelson Baker discussed the high demand for coders in Atlanta.

Atlanta Coding Schools Meet Demand For More Programmers

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.

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. "With nearly 3,000 programming jobs coming online in the Atlanta metro area in last 90 days -- 800 of which are for junior-level programmers -- the city's demand for tech talent speaks for itself," said Atlanta campus director Lindsey Owings. "The combination of demand for tech talent and interest from prospective students made it an easy decision. Our new location is in close proximity to the growing number of companies in the northern Atlanta area, increasing convenience for both our students and our hiring partners."

By Tashnim Shamma

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