Founded in Lisbon in 2015, this Portuguese-born social impact startup is focused on reprogramming lives through the empowering teaching of code.
Strongly committed to snatching talented minds out of unemployment && || dead-end jobs, they currently host... Read More a regular 14-week intensive && immersive full-time full-stack programming bootcamps in 4 different campus within the Portuguese territory (Lisbon, Oporto, Fundão && Terceira Island).
Their regular programming bootcamps welcome n00bs of all ages (over 18) && backgrounds - graduates or not - as long as they are willing to fully and passionately commit to becoming professional - and happily employed - junior full-stack software developers within a very short period of time. Students are guided throughout the course by a team of instructors who have themselves formerly been pupils at the bootcamp. Their teaching methods are peculiar && their passion for clean code is only surpassed by their love for amazingly talented people that society has disregarded.
In each one of their campuses, different financing/sponsorship solutions are offered to help talented candidates that cannot advance the bootcamp's fee. Its specific terms and conditions are listed on their site's FAQs.
Develop a full-stack programmer's mindset that will allow you to switch freely between back-end && front-end like a bo$$. Use the freshest production techniques in software development, in a uniquely creative and disruptive environment that is both highly stimulating and uncannily informal. Become fluent in programming best practices as you boost your mad development skills using the coolest frameworks available to mankind. And, above all, learn to learn! (Which is, basically, the most useful skill that can ever be taught to a programmer!)
Pros: - Life changing bootcamp. - Short period of time (14 weeks). - Approach to lots of technologies (mainly around Java and bit of frontend) - Many people to support you. Cons: - Price - Location (not the best area of lisbon to reach)
Pros --> Interesting culture overall, knowledgeable and friendly team of Master and Padawans, interesting events, they condesate a lot of content into 3 months, it's both good and bad, but with the right commitment its doable. Cons --> Very very expensive... Read More course, the price you pay for the course its not represented in equipement, pc's with diferent versions, IDE's with diferent versions, outdated computers that are very very slow, everything was a chore to make on those pc's, some subjects are skipped that should be taught while some subjects that aren't that important are talked in detail. Overall it's an interesting course/experience where you learn a lot if you start to fall behind theres not much you can do especially towards the end of the bootcamp, but somethings are lacking that's not shown on the ads so do be careful.
I had a great experience at AC, really great syllabus, great environment, great teachers. It’s only 14 weeks but it feels like 14 months, with the amount of information we learn and the connections we make with our classmates. 10/10 would recommend! *****... Read More
"Great place to start over and learn the fundamentals to start a career in IT."
In the pros, I loved the experience, the environment and the way the subjects are approached. Every step we take, we have to think about it alone before solving it, and that really helps to get in the "mindset of a programmer". The placement team does... Read More an amazing job, and keep a close relationship with all the students. In the negative side, i think that as the name of this bootcamp is growing, more people are being attracted to its results, leading to bigger classes.
This bootcamp was the best decision I could make in my life. It completely changed my life. I went from a broke and unsatisfied Personal Trainer to a a happy FullStack Software Developer in 3 months. The 14 intense weeks (super intense) made me confident... Read More in my ability to code and better yet, in my ability to face any challenge that will come during my new career. Oh, and I was offered a job 2 weeks before the bootcamp ended! If you want to become a software developer, sign up and get ready because it will be an awesome ride!
It was an amazing experience at bootcamp, at all levels, the MC's, the placemente team, all my mates, I learn a lot there, at programming and I've learned how to learn. It really change my life for better. Our codebreaks at fridays were all of it, AWESOME!... Read More
There were fourteen weeks of learning. We've seen everything a software engineer is expected to know to start a career. We had the support of our colleagues and the best teacher this school has ever had, aka Raquel, to not give up in the frustrating moments... Read More that are always present in such an intensive bootcamp. I'm sure I would make the same choice again. Another very important factor is that at the end of the bootcamp, we have a team that constantly helps us find the best company for our first professional experience.
After being dissatisfied with the current teaching ways of college I searched long and wide for an alternative, until I found about Academia de Código. It's a great place to start your programmer career as you learn not only how to code but to think like... Read More a true programmer! I highly recommend!
This bootcamp changed my life, it was a hell of decision, but right now I'm grateful that I have made it. It was a incredibly challenging journey that happened in a blink. I learned a lot and made me to go out of my comfort zone, today I can say that... Read More able to take any challenge, professional or even personal. The class is amazing and we start to create a brotherhood since the first week. The course is hard, I'm not gonna lie, but that is what make us ready to get a job as programmer. I would like to thank all my colleges, teachers and our placement team.
An incredible experience. A super intense bootcamp with very complete content, with teachers with fantastic teaching skills and a huge level of support, both during the bootcamp to get the most knowledge possible and at the end of the bootcamp in order... Read More to get a job as quickly as possible. In short, the best teaching experience I've ever had.