Training the Next Generation of Diverse Engineers

The next cohort starts early Spring 2018 in Oakland, CA and Seattle, WA.

About Floodgate Academy

Floodgate Academy is a training program designed to solve the lack of diversity in the technology industry by creating a pipeline of technically proficient engineers from underrepresented communities.

Through challenging curriculum based on real world scenarios and partnering with forward thinking technical organizations, Floodgate will provide students with an unmatched experience that builds a proper foundation for a long lasting career in tech.

The Floodgate Advantage

Serving the Underserved

We believe world class job skills training should be accessible to all. Every detail of our program is tailored to our audience to ensure success in the tech industry.

Focus on Learning

Floodgate wants to create an environment optimal for skills acquisition. We provide our students equipment, connectivity, food, and transportation while they are enrolled.

On the Job Experience

Work experience is crucial to the success of our students. Before graduation, our students will have a total of 6 months of on the job training.

Depth + Breadth

Teaching dev ops is a massive challenge. At Floodgate, our students learn the latest techniques and tools for service delivery in the classroom via lectures, guided simulations, and corporate partner lead post mortem analysis.

Our Program

Floodgate Academy offers a year long intensive technical training program. Students spend a total of 6 months in class and 6 months on the job training at a partner company. Floodgate Academy gives our students the proper balance between classwork and practical application to ensure our students are prepared to contribute immediately upon hire.


3 months

On the Job Training

3 months

Advanced Topics

3 months

On the Job Training

3 months