All programs use Agile software development techniques, provide experience working in team roles, and teach the application life cycle with mobile & cloud applications. Students will master these skills with the help of experienced instructors guiding them through hands on, real world projects and daily individual and paired programming exercises.
Coder for Life: Coder Camps i...
Your path to a rewarding career in software engineering and web development starts with Coding From Scratch. This introductory series of courses teach the basic fundamentals of web development for ...Read more
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||10 students|
|Commitment||50 hours in class/wk|
The Full-Stack Web Development program prepares graduates to excel as Full-Stack Web Developers. These sought-after, entry-level professionals make important contributions across all areas of web a...Read more
|Location||Phoenix, Seattle, Online|
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||11 students|
|Commitment||50 hours in class/wk|
Many people think these boot camps are a golden ticket, they are not. Before I even showed up in Seattle, I had no unreasonable expectations.I am a self-paced learner, I had studied extensively before I showed up. I won’t go over career placement/counseling because I never expected a magic way into a job. You are the only person that can get you a job, network, build and be persistent. I only expected the following.
1. A chance to code full time and get financing for the tuition, cost of living and gas.
2. A environment where I could meet others like myself.
3. A place to stay late and code when cramming to finish projects.
4. A instructor to help me when I needed it.
5. A good resume project to leave camp with.
6. A place to find community even after graduation.
Hi Nicholas! My name is Steve Bishop and I am the new lead instructor for the Redmond Washington campus. I can appreciate the disappointment in your experience and I am sorry to hear it was not what you had hoped for. Your expectations were reasonable and I am sorry to hear we could not meet them. I would like to let you know that we are re-launching the Redmond campus with some new personnel, including me as the new instructor of the .NET full stack courses. We would like to invite you to come back and visit with us to give us some feedback on the changes.
Pros: With only 200 coding "camps" to choose from this one must be in the top 99.5 percent ... If at least one other camp is no better than this one.
Cons: High pressure sales fed by leads in pay per click ad campaigns, selling the program on credit although terms of credit are not discolosed prior to application. Whatever lenders underwrite this class would likely underwrite others. I guess they don't want us shopping around.
Vague claims about job placement should be a red flag. As other reviewers said, for some reason they are eager to sell .NET regardless a prospects' interest.
Followup after a sales call suggested frustration masked by a thin film of arrogance. Most people with a minimum of sales training would likely recognize the techniques used to sell this $11,000 ...Read more
Amazing company, amazing people, fully dedicated to the success of the student. I have not found one person, staff or student, who wasn't willing to help and offer encouragement. I spent 30 years in a completely unrelated (non-technical) industry and I am over 50 with no formal computer training so I really didn't think I would fit in. Didn't matter. The people at Coder Camps are not interested in your lack of experience, they are only interested in your success. In 30 years of employment I have not come across a group of people more interested in the success of their customer, the student. While the coursework is grueling and requires an immense amount of dedication, the environment on campus is friendly and even fun and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Coder Camps...Read more
Attending Coder Camps renewed my love of coding and reawakened my desire to and enjoyment of learning new things.
The in-class instruction taught me the basics which gave me the confidence to explore further on my own.
The homework challenged me to apply what we learned in class and to solve problems.
Coder Camps gave me back my confidence to take on whatever new programming language or framework that I might have to take on.
I attended the course throughout October and November and had a blast. Don't get me wrong though, the course is tough! This was a full time learning experience for me and I would do it all over again. I not only learned a valuable life skill but I will keen Learning due to the Coder for Life benefit. No one else offers that and that's why I chose Coder Camps. From the mentors to the COO everyone cares about your success and will help however possible.
When I first contacted Coder Camps I was immediately impressed with Jason Jones who broke down the course in a concise and clear manner with the utmost zest! Since I joined the program he has consistently reached out to me on a regular basis to make sure everything is going well and darn well makes things happen if they are not!!!
I joined the Full Stack .NET C# course and since have been introduced to the latest C# .NET CORE technology as well as many of the other most popular web technologies out there. They are constantly evolving with the latest technologies which is a must in today's rapidly changing programming world.
I would like to give special props to a few other individuals: Nick Suwyn who is one of the most knowledgeable programmers I have met over the ...
The instructors here at Coder Camps are very clearly knowledgeable in their field. one instructor in particular, Nick Suwyn, always has an answer for you, or another perspective if you don't immediately understand the issue, and will make sure you understand the concepts before you leave the premises.
I attended the Phoenix Full Stack .Net course last fall, and I graduated in February. The class was very intense to say the least! This is a course for people who serious about really making a change in their lives, and wanting to break into the Tech industry. The Curriculum is very fast paced, and there is ZERO room for any sort of laziness. I personally had made the decision to do this knowing that my dedication and attitude were going to be everything in how successful I was going to be. During the instructional phase a few of my classmates and I would spend sometimes upwards of 5 hours after class working on our homework, and helping each other stay up to speed with the pace of the class. There were also several times on the weekends where we would meet up to work on the coursework...Read more
I'll admit I was nervous about such an accelerated program but the staff at Coder Camps helped me every step of the way. The course was challenging and there were moments I wasn't sure it would click with me but the team kept encouraging me and pushing me harder. The moment the light bulb came on was such a rewarding experience. I've been interviewing with several employers thanks to the career services director. I would highly recommend Coder Camps and I've already referred several friends and family members.
Find something else don't try with them. they are focusing getting your money(have you enrolled somehow ) and leave you alone on your way. the worst part is definitely their `Carrier support` no help, no support nothing serious.
Here is how their carrier support works !
1- `here is a sample Resume please you it. ,
2- we will send you resume to some agencies(not sure if they really sends).
3- and even worst `do a search on linkedin with this keywords `junior .net developer & junior fullstack developer`
(and they said, they have hiring partners,I sent my resume to the all companies listed on their web sites .( seems none of them real. only one recruiter responded. ) not only for me, it was same for all attendees in my class, none of us got response .
in short, poor quality, no ...
Coder Camps focuses on the sale, with high pressure selling to sign up. If you are looking at online, they will not provide you with any examples and you just have to "take their word for it".
There isn't a receptionist or anyone in to greet you or a chime to let someone know that you are there. I started the coding from scratch prerequestite. I was sitting in the reception area while they were discussing financial matters with me, because there was no other place to talk to a potential student. Very unprofessional
The instruction was poor and the assessments were not clear. I have enough expieerice to know that my code was correct. The first assessment kept on saying "wrong". The instruction said to put "Hello World" on the page, but failed to mention that the quotes should be l...Read more
I was recommended to attend Coder Camps by a friend who graduated. I was told that .NET is in demand but it's definitely not. I talked to some recruiters mid-way through the program, and they told me that the .NET demand is temporary.
The program itself is actually decent, and the head instructors are pretty cool. But there's definitely a lot of lying about job placement and such from management. I ended up leaving with a good amount of knowledge, but not quite worth the amount I paid. I'd be willing to recommend Coder Camps, but only after they get their act together and start being honest.
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I agree. Totally read the reviews that appear to be genuine. .Net is definitely in demand but most (corporate) companies are going to want a degree of some sort if not comp sci. If you don't have one ruby, python, and java are going to be friendlier for getting the jobs because almost every start-up uses one or the other. Research is key but this boot camp didn't do a great job of explaining c#. Most people in my camp went to other boot camps right afterwards. Read the reviews and do your research. Find a camp that pays you or at least makes you pay after you get the job. Coder Camps recently hired a career services manager (wasn't the case when I went through) and she is actively contacting recruiters on LinkedIn. If the demand was extremely high as most boot camps would lead you to ...Read more
Hello, What location did you go? Did you have any coding experience prior their coding from scratch? Thanks. Read more
Please read the honest reviews. This camp is the worst. David Graham copied a business plan and got started as soon the general knowledge of coding boot camps gained momentum. This camp will always be a copy and therefore never as good as the originals. My camp was taught by a student who graduated in a cohort prior and he was the definition of nerd. Really arrogant and condescending and never wanted to answer more than two questions from the class. Save your money and just do freecodecamp.com and get a degree in any field and you should have no trouble finding employment.
I would say It is wise to get around 9 weeks preparation prior the bootcamp. I think bootcamps are pretty even these days. The think about .NET is the demand; the demand is so high right now, it is such a nice skill to have. You can always do it again right? They have a program coder for life; which you can always redo the camp. I am preparing myself to their .NET bootcamp in Seattle(November 7).
ASP.NET demand in Houston is pretty high right now, it's quickly dropping but it was high enough for me to pick this bootcamp. I had high expectations going in: the instructors seemed brilliant, the curriculum looked good, and it was only 10 minutes from my house! But boy was I wrong... The instructors are pretty darn brilliant, but the owner isn't. This place was falling apart, the curriculum was slow and out of date, and we had very little freedom for our projects. I left after two weeks, and was able to get a full refund. I will be attending another bootcamp instead.
Be careful, from the time I started this bootcamp, the representative at the time quoted me at almost $13k stating that the next troop would be charged $15k and that it's best to sign up now. I look at the website pricing again today out of curiosity, and it seems that nothing has changed about the curriculum, but now they've lowered their price to $12k.
Other than the pricing, don't expect this bootcamp to care about your career. Simply put, the barrier to entrance is very low so they can get numerous students to sign up for a loan and reel in the bucks. All that I have to show for my $13k is a cookie cutter app that I barely made, and a puzzling mind because the TA nor the instructor didn't think teaching the fundamentals was important to learning the frameworks. The problem with ...Read more
The teacher was very knowledgeable, cared about student learning and progress and definitely took time to answer questions. I was online, but our class was delivered with in person students. The teaching method made sure everyone was included, during class time... Unfortunately, there was no offline office hours given. I know that the in person people were able to ask questions of the teacher and other staff members, but, knowing the value of expert advice and feedback, I'd think the program would find a way to create a similar experience for offline students.
I graduated from the program, I learned much and am very confident in my skills. I think I can do most things I need to and am equipped to quickly learn other skills and languages in the future. However, for me, I'm not sure the...
Pros: My instructor was amazing. Stephen Walther is a professional developer who worked at Microsoft on the ASP .NET team, has written books, and knows his stuff. I learned a lot. I had almost no experience with code development. It was intense, and frustrating but very rewarding. The other students were great. It was a very supportive class and a positive atmosphere.
Cons: My first complaint was having a class with both in person students and remote students. The flow of the class was....strange....and often very distracting with students who were joining the class via the internet. We wasted a lot of time fixing technical difficulties and dealing with communication challenges.
Secondly, after the first few weeks when the class works on the team project, there was little to n...Read more
Before attending Coder Camps, I was an Executive Chef, but underemployed and working long hours. I never saw my family. I decided that a career change was in order, so I quit my job, moved back in with my grandparents and began to teach myself to code. Several months later I went to Coder Camps.
I’m so, so happy that I did – I accepted a job offer that was almost double my previous salary four days before hiring day. I am currently employed as a Software Engineer, with a great salary.
Here are things that I loved about Coder Camps:
The location is great. Yes it is in an outdoor mall, but the walkability was fantastic, and the student housing is about 1000 feet away from camp. We were just down the street from Microsoft, which means I got to go to an Azure workshop there...Read more
***Switchup Full Disclosure: This reviewer works or has worked for this School.*** Before coming to the Coder Camps Greater Seattle (Redmond, WA) location, I also had a chance to go through the curriculum down at Houston.
Starting day 1, right away, our main instructor, Nick, a senior developer who specialized in the .NET framework for 13 years, guided us and taught us the prac...Read more
Dan Do, even though he's a stand up kind of guy, is not a software engineer. I know him personally because I went to this camp. He's the director of this camp and did not attend it - he attended the one in Houston, and eventually was hired to start this location. Shady.
I have been at Coder Camps for a month now and it is an amazing experience. It is easy to immerse yourself in the home-like atmosphere and get lost in code without outside distractions. The staff and fellow campers make for a truly once in a lifetime experience.
I graduated from the third Troop to come out of Coder Camps back in November of 2013. Less than a month later I had an amazing job working as a web developer for an awesome security company in my hometown, Nashville, TN. Enough said. End of review.
Just kidding... here's some details and a tip or two for those that are considering attending a bootcamp like Coder Camps.
First off, this is not a college! And that's a good thing. Been there, done that. This is an intense computer programming camp that gets you ready for a job in web development in 9-12 weeks. Did I mention it's intense? It is, and if you don't really like to learn, or work your ass off, and aren't able to ditch the 9-5 mentality... don't bother going. Let someone else have the spot and change their life forever.
Coder Camps is hands down the best programming bootcamp out there to learn .NET and web development. Can I honestly say this? Not really, I only attended this particular camp and I can't really fairly compare it to any others.
What I can say is this: Attending this camp was truly a wonderful experience.and was one of the best decisions I every made. The camp counselors are extremely knowledgeable and more than willing to assist and answer any questions you may have. These guys truly put in an amazing amount of effort in ensuring each and every camper is successful. Preparing for a career as a junior level developer in such a short amount of time is no easy task and everyone knows it. They are constantly evaluating and refining this camp. I'm sure anyone going through now will be even...Read more
I learned soo much with my time here and (even though it was A LOT of work), I think I really got a lot out of camp. One thing I recommend is that you
plan to devote ALL your free time at the camp (while your here) and do your best to free yourself of any distractions. The counselors here are eager to help and for the most part are available to help the stragglers.
Coder Camps has been an awesome experience. I have been able to learn more here in two weeks than I have programming for the 8 months before I arrived. The new facility is great, the counselors are all very knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. The best thing about camp is the peer resource. If you can't hack it, someone around you probably can! And are more than willing to help. I understand when you pay a lot of money for something people can get funky about things, and feel like something is not fair about what they get for the money.
But the fact is, if you do what they ask, and give a 110% effort, you will become an amazing developer, and make great money. The benefit of camp far outweighs the cost. I have friends that are Comp. Sci. majors and cannot program as well as I can a...Read more
Gave opportunity to work on real-life applications that you can show to future employers.
Structured learning approach.
Access to experience developers.
An environment that sets the tone to focus and learn.
Chance to build networks, contacts, friendships, etc.
I wished for more senior developers.
Overall, it was life changing. You get what you put it in because all the resources are pretty much there. First, I went from a minimum wage job to making more than $50k/yr. Lastly, I acquired a skill that has an unlimited potential to not only better my life but also the lives of others.
If you are considering a programming boot camp, use some beginner tools online to see if you actu...Read more
Hello everyone! I've been holding off on this review until I finished camp. I still have two days to go but due to a transportation situation, I may not be able to make those days to say goodbye to everyone :(. Now to the review.
First I want to be clear, this is my experience at camp. I can not and will not speak for any other persons experience whether positive or negative.
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