At arol.dev we train talented individuals to become software engineers leading the industry. Our absolute priority is quality and helping the students reach their personal objectives, while leveraging their individual skills and traits. Here students... Read More are taught an industry-driven syllabus by software engineers with years of experience coming from top tech companies. Through implementing an immersive, hands-on, structured, and mental health-focused program, our objective is to change the current education paradigm and shift it towards a more modular, agile, and customized experience. Additionally during the program we provide one-on-one mentorship sessions, career facilitation and lifetime career update sessions and wisdom pills to enrich your learning experience.
Our team is lead by the founder Arol Viñolas, who also teaches employees at organisations such as the United Nations, Typeform and Hotjar. That allows us to have a very hands-on and always updated program to meet the current industry demand. The processes and teaching methodologies at arol.dev involve industry best-practices to make the experience the closest to an actual developer job. Additionally we place a big focus on developing the soft skills of our students, and on having a mental health-balanced experience, thanks to our partnership with Headspace. Other proud partnerships our students benefit from are Github for Education and Figma Design. We are based in the iconic Diagonal One tower on the coast of Barcelona and offer on-campus, remote or hybrid education models. Our alumni and mentees work at top tech companies all over the world. We are proud to be teaching talented people who come from diverse backgrounds and skill sets, with or without previous coding experience, and who are determined to change their lives.
While the industry is in high-demand for skilled professionals, universities provide a very time-consuming and academic experience, while coding bootcamps lack quality and provide “one size fits all” programs. We are here to break that model. This is why we don’t give inflated numbers and empty promises, we deliver and you can see it for yourself - feel free to ask our alumni or challenge us with a tough question. Learn more, get to know alumni stories and book a call with the founder on our website and let’s discover your potential together.
Duration of course (how many weeks): 12 Weeks Total Course duration (+ 4 weeks of preparation course before the main program).
I worked as a Sales Manager for many years, but I eventually grew tired because there was no room for growth. I didn't have the chance to learn anything new, and the daily routine became too much to bear. That's why, at the age of 39, I decided to make... Read More a big career change and become a software engineer. I had been teaching myself to code in the afternoons, and I realized that I loved it. I thought it might be tough to start at my age, but it turned out to be the opposite. I reached out to several coding bootcamps and spoke with their representatives, but I didn't find the right fit until I talked to the CEO of Arol.Dev. It was a fantastic experience, and I knew instantly that this was the place for me. So, I enrolled in their program. I have to say it wasn't easy at all. It required a lot of commitment and hard work, but it was definitely worth it. The team at Arol.Dev was amazing, the instructors were great, and the guidance I received was invaluable. After completing the program, I wasted no time and started applying for jobs with the support from the team of Arol.dev. Surprisingly, just two months later, I had two job offers on the table. I began a new position as a Software Engineer at the largest and most prestigious company in my country. It's hard to put into words how fulfilling and happy I feel. This decision was one of the best I've ever made in my life.
"A cutting-edge curriculum led by a friendly team, focused on software engineering fundamentals and applying them in real-world coding projects"
Switching careers in my mid-30s was not an easy decision, and yet I’m very happy to say that attending the arol.dev bootcamp ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve made professionally. Olga (CEO) and Arol (CTO) have crafted a unique program that,... Read More based on my experience both remotely and in person, provides a well balanced blend of practical and fundamental learning taught by very experienced staff. The course has a collaborative nature and project oriented approach, which allows you to really apply your skills as you grow, while also building real-world projects. The junior section is primarily focused on learning fundamentals and practicing with warm-ups, lectures, group live coding sessions, and pair programming sessions where you work with a partner and/or a mentor. I found the mix of these different learning styles very beneficial, as it helps you to process the information in a variety of contexts, and enables flexibility so you can tailor sessions to address your questions. Structured sessions with classmates and mentors were also very motivating, as you grow together while having the opportunity to gain a better understanding of any areas you’re struggling with. Meanwhile, the senior section of the course gives you the opportunity to really customize your learning and gain real-world experience, as you’ll plan out and build real applications, both solo and with your classmates as a team. This gives you a sense of perspective about the industry and latest tech as you solve practical challenges building more complex projects. It also gives you real applications and experience that you can demonstrate and share on your résumé. Arol and Olga also provide lessons on topics ranging from leveraging your personal strengths to creating a strong résumé, as well as host mock interview practice sessions with engineers working in the industry, all of which I found incredibly useful and insightful. The entire program is very holistic in its approach, helping you to fine-tune and sharpen your skills not only as an engineer, but as a professional. As a bonus, I also found all of the staff, mentors, and my classmates to be incredibly friendly, kind, smart and hard working. A hidden strength of the program is how it lends itself to working together, which enhances the collaborative nature and motivational benefits of learning and growing together as a team. The content is also growing and always adapting to stay up to date with the current trends, and I can attest from my experience when getting hired that the curriculum is teaching the right material. I had an amazing experience with arol.dev, built a network of amazing like-minded engineers as well as friends, and I would highly recommend the program if you are serious about a career in software development.
"Real-World learning and challenges and yet, the nicest environment."
As an ex-freelance web developer, I thought I had a pretty good handle on web development. But after taking Arol.dev’s software engineering course, I realised that there were still so many plot holes and internals that I was missing. The program provided... Read More the response to all of my questions and gave me a better understanding of the engineer part that goes into adding software functionality. The instructors were not only seasoned software engineers, but also great at teaching complex technical concepts in a way that was easy to understand. The personalised attention in small class sizes helped me to fill in the gaps in my knowledge, and I appreciated the emphasis on real-world examples that gave me insight into how the industry works beyond my usual community. What really stood out to me was the program’s focus on building strong fundamentals, which has been invaluable in my professional life. If you’re looking to improve your software engineering skills, regardless of your background. Another huge benefit I see is the soft skills’ treatment, I used to see those as innate “talents” but today I see it like “trainable” skills and that change of mindset made a big change in my life in general. I highly recommend Arol.dev’s comprehensive, supportive, and yet demanding program.
"Learned software developer fundamentals in a friendly environment"
Arol.dev thought me the fundamentals of becoming a software developer together with soft skills that will help when working in a team. They have a solid amount of experience and knowledge to learn from and are always striving to improve the resources... Read More they have. They offer personalised advice to help you work on your weakness and make the most of your strengths. They foster a warm and friendly environment which helps a lot for the team projects in the latter part of the course.
"Intense, extensive, and fully customized to your specific needs."
I highly recommend the course, the material is adapted to your level as part of the program, the classes are small so if you get stuck somebody can quickly help you out. The instructors are primarily seasoned software engineers and great at teaching as... Read More well. Most of the time you will be coding, although in the beginning there is more of a focus on making sure you get good fundamentals for becoming a software engineer. The program is quite intense even if it can be adapted - something I would keep in mind when signing up, you need the time and be willing to put in the effort.
TL:DR. A true life experience. Syllabus beyond any other full stack bootcamps and staff make it really personalized for you. I know if you are reading this message that you already looked for info and reviews on several places, so I'll tell you what make... Read More this program special. 1. Syllabus: Focused not on web dev but software engineer, really important. You study important concepts that will make you shine from other bootcamps students. Algorithms and data structures, testing (real important), system design, automation, typescript + the BE-FE skills. 2. You are not money, you are a person. The founders and teachers treat you incredibly well and encourage you to give the best from you, even enhance soft skills that will help you in the future more than the coding skills. The support is the best and I can tell you that will be personalized for you. When get graduated from this school you will feel ready and with confidence in yourself for create any product.
The content students spend throughout the course is complete and with quality. Students access to it through different experiences on exercises, while pair programming or self-working. A good part of it is that, there will always be a teacher ready to... Read More help students when they are blocked. Although it is not an easy experience, it is completely worth it.