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Altcademy

Courses: Back-end Web Development, Coding 101, Front-end Web Development, Full-stack Web Development

Locations

Online

About Altcademy

Altcademy is a 100% online education institute offering affordable intensive programs to help students become software developers. Their web development syllabus covers back-end and front-end technologies, including JavaScript, jQuery, HTML, CSS, React,... Read More

Altcademy's programs are designed for self-study and they provide support through chat rooms and 1-on-1 coached office hours (live video conference). Altcademy was founded by a team of programmers who believe empowering people with programming skills can transform their lives and shape a better future.

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Courses

Back-end Web Development

  • Cost: $750
  • Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails and build multiple back-end API applications in 8 - 16 weeks. You will meet via live video chat with your mentor in sessions called Office Hours. During Office Hours, your mentor will check on your progress and answer any question you may have. In addition, there are private chat rooms where you can talk to your classmates and your mentor.

The schedule is designed for 10 hours of work per week but can be self adjusted. The program is conducted 100% online.

Subjects: PostgreSQL, Command Line, Heroku, Ruby, JSON, MVC, API, Ruby on Rails, Algorithms, Database Design, Data Structures

Coding 101

  • Cost: Free
Locations: Online
Course Description:

This 5-day course is designed for beginners. This is for someone who knows nothing about coding. This course is non-technical. You don’t need to know anything about programming. By the end of Day 5, you will learn enough to feel comfortable with coding.

Front-end Web Development

  • Cost: $750
  • Duration: 20 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

In 10 - 20 weeks, you will learn HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, AJAX, jQuery, Git and build multiple front-end projects. You will meet via live video chat with your mentor in sessions called Office Hours. During Office Hours, your mentor will check on your progress and answer any question you may have. In addition, there are private chat rooms where you can talk to your classmates and your mentor.

The schedule is designed for 10 hours of work per week but can be self adjusted. The program is conducted 100% online.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, Bootstrap, AJAX, JSON, Algorithms, JavaScript

Full-stack Web Development

  • Cost: $1,045
  • Duration: 40 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Learn Full-stack Web Development in 21 - 42 weeks. Topics include React, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript ES6, AJAX, jQuery, Git, Ruby, Ruby on Rails. You will build multiple front-end, back-end, and full-stack projects.

You will meet via live video chat with your mentor in sessions called Office Hours. During Office Hours, your mentor will check on your progress and answer any question you may have. In addition, there are private chat rooms where you can talk to your classmates and your mentor.

The schedule is designed for 10 hours of work per week but can be self adjusted. The program is conducted 100% online.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, PostgreSQL, Bootstrap, Command Line, Heroku, Responsive Design, Ruby, AJAX, Functional Programming, JSON, MVC, Ruby on Rails, React.js, Algorithms, Database Design, JavaScript, Data Structures

Altcademy Reviews

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4.9/5

(127 reviews)
    4/26/2020
  • Megan D
  • Coding 101
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Focus on how to think like a programmer sets Altcademy apart"

The way Altcademy teaches coding concepts is different from other free courses I've taken. Rather than beginning with looking at code or a specific language, they focus on getting you to think like a programmer through different fun (and challenging!)... Read More

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    4/17/2020
  • Desiree Dahlson
  • Coding 101
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Learn to THINK Like A Programmer!"

Altcademy's Coding 101 was a great intro course to coding. It introduces the topic in an easy-to-understand way with real-life examples that further your understanding. It begins to teach you how to THINK like a programmer, something no other course has... Read More

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    4/13/2020
  • Kalisha Irish
  • Coding 101
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Coding 101"

I have recently been intrigued by coding with absolutely no knowledge of it. This is a great introduction course filled with tools and activities to get you started and eager to learn more. I appreciate the well thought out problems. It doesn't take up... Read More

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    3/19/2020
  • Cherry Lo
  • Coding 101
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Increasing interest towards coding with Coding 101"

Coding 101 gives a general picture of what coding is and how coding works for beginners. It is interesting that the assignment can allow beginners to have a trial on how to write a program. Together with the interaction with tutors, a better understanding... Read More

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    3/18/2020
  • Cynthia Molina
  • Coding 101
  • Graduated: 2020

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"I enjoyed the coding 101 course because it taught me that with the right support, anyone can learn to be an effective full stack developer. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do this."

I enjoyed the coding 101 course because it taught me that with the right support, anyone can learn to be an effective full stack developer. And you don’t have to spend a lot of money to do this. I definitely want to take the full stack web developer course... Read More

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    3/18/2020
  • Fernanda
  • Graduated: 2020

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"The program is really detailed, the content is well thought through with a well defined structure, with each lecture smoothly leading into the next."

I took the Full Stack Program Online. And my experience has been fantastic, the modules are very well done. At the end of each module you must carry out a project and some are a bit challenging. For support, you have the opportunity to book time with... Read More

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    3/11/2020
  • Glen
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Fullstack program"

"This is my 4th month into the full-stack program and I am currently at the end of the dynamic web development course which teaches you how to build interactive front-ends with HTML and JavaScript. I have to build a simple game to complete this course.... Read More

The program provides lots of handson experience through exercises and projects. I have built at least 10 websites by now. Some of them are following tutorials and some of them are built completely on my own according to assignment goals. I got detailed feedback on all my assignments for bugs and improvements. This is a really good learning experience and good for building up confidence. There is a mentor that you can contact for help and guidance, this is very useful and worth every penny.

I don't have much to complain about the program really. But one thing I would mention is that I found it hard to stay focused early on, since you are always learning on your own. It took me at least a good two weeks to find my rymthm. So if you are thinking of signing up, you need to make sure you can learn in solitude, and have a study plan. My advice is that you need to be able to dedicate fixed timeslots on 3 to 4 days a week for studying and build a habit."

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    3/6/2020
  • Harry Zheng
  • Coding 101
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Fun course"

Coding 101 is a fun little course that teaches you the very basics of programming. You will learn about binary numbers, loops, conditions, and try to use them in a maze solving game. This has got me wanting to learn more programming. Everyone should do... Read More

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    3/4/2020
  • Olivia Soares Hillis
  • Coding 101
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Mind opening"

Coding 101 made me finally realize that coding is not this scary monster I always thought it was. Coding is learnable and actually super exciting to be learned! The lessons are fun and well explained. It was the push I needed to have the courage to take... Read More

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    2/14/2020
  • Emily
  • Full-stack Web Development
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Good alternative if you are on a budget"

The reason I chose Altcademy is because they are cheap. Cheap compared to most bootcamps.

The main concern I had before I made a decision to enrol is whether I will be learning less things due to the price difference. After some research, I realised most... Read More

As for the learning experience, I would say I am happy for what I paid for. The program is self paced, but they do give you a study schedule to help you plan. There isn't any hand holding, but there is definitely a lot of hands on experience with assignments and projects. There is a chatroom where you can discuss with other students. My mentors are experienced enough to answer most of my questions and they seem qualified based on their linkedin profile.

I think the most valuable thing this program offers is the mentorship support. Having a dedicated person who you can go to for help makes learning much easier. I can't really compare the experience with the more expensive bootcamps because I don't know what they are like. But if you are not able to shell out 10k, my guess is this could be a good alternative.

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Altcademy's average rating is 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 127 review(s).

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