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Codesmith

Courses: CS Prep, CSX, Full Stack Software Engineering Immersive Program, Full-time Remote Software Engineering Immersive, JavaScript for Beginners, Part-time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

Locations

Online, Los Angeles, NYC, Temporarily Online

About Codesmith

At the core of Codesmith is a selective, need-blind, 12-week program teaching Software Engineering and Machine Learning with locations in LA and NY. Codesmith also offers a variety of other resources from part-time, online, prep programs, to free weekly... Read More

Focusing largely on computer science and full stack JavaScript, this program enables Codesmith students (known as residents) to build compelling open-source projects and ultimately move on to positions as leading software engineers. Courses emphasize the most valuable contemporary technologies, including React, Redux, Node, DevOps, build tools, and machine learning.

Codesmith residents become engineers through a deep understanding of advanced JavaScript practices, fundamental computer science concepts (such as algorithms & data structures), and object oriented & functional programming. The curriculum drives Residents to develop strong problem-solving ability and technical communication skills, the most valued capacities in a software engineer.

In addition to its core curriculum, Codesmith offers an extensive hiring support program that guides students through white-boarding, advanced technical interview practice, resume and profile development, and interview and networking strategies. Support continues after graduation with bi-weekly check-ins and, after offers, negotiation support. Overall, 25% of graduates receive offers for Senior Engineer positions and above, and about 70% receive offers for Mid-level Engineer. The vast majority of graduates earn over $110,000 annually in their first job after the program (LA median starting salary: $117,500 ; NY median starting salary: $112,500 ; third-party audited & CIRR-member).

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Job Outcomes

$119,850
Average in-field starting salary
91%
Employment rate in-field
95%
On-time graduation rate
Employment Breakdown
Employed in Paid in-field positions 91%
Full-Time Employee 91%
Full-Time Apprenticeship, Internship or Contact Position 0%
Hired by school in-field 0%
Employed in other positions 0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation 0%
Short-term contract or part-time position 0%
Not Employed 8%
Unemployed and still seeking a job 8%
Unemployed and not seeking a job 0%
Non-reporting 1%

This bootcamp uses the CIRR methodology. All CIRR members use a standardized, one-page format. To ensure complete accuracy, CIRR reports account for each enrolled student. You can compare outcomes with other CIRR members side-by-side. Learn more about CIRR.

Courses

CS Prep

  • Cost: $875
  • Duration: 2 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

CS Prep is a structured program that teaches core JavaScript concepts and engineering best practices. CS Prep will help you develop a deep, yet intuitive understanding of JavaScript and prepare you for your Codesmith technical interview or for interviews for other software engineering roles. CS Prep is a 2-week remote course that includes live online instruction, daily problem-solving workshops, office hours with engineering mentors, and extensive technical interview practice.

Subjects: JavaScript

CSX

  • Cost: Free
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Developed by Codesmith, CSX is a free JavaScript learning platform with a variety of video courses and coding challenges from beginner to advanced levels. The platform has a Slack community (CodesmithX) with 5000+ members. Engineers from around the world join this engaging group to find pair programming partners, ask JavaScript questions to mentors and connect with the supportive Codesmith community.

Duration: Self-Paced

Subjects: JavaScript

Full Stack Software Engineering Immersive Program

  • Cost: $19,350
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Los Angeles, NYC
Course Description:

Codesmith is a Full Stack Software Engineering Immersion Program based in Los Angeles, CA and New York City. We prepare our graduates for roles at the leading tech companies around the country. Codesmith's program goes above and beyond a regular coding bootcamp. Every Codesmith graduate is trained in computer science, object-oriented programming, front end development with React and Angular, backend development with Node, distributed systems, mobile and hardware engineering with JavaScript. To prepare you for your application and to experience the Codesmith community & teaching style, attend JavaScript: The Hard Parts or CS Prep.

Subjects: Linux, CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Scrum, Python, Machine Learning, React.js, SQL, Algorithms, AngularJS, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript, DevOps, Data Structures, Front-End Web Development, Mobile Security

Full-time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

  • Cost: $19,350
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Temporarily Online
Course Description:

Full-time Remote Software Engineering Immersive brings Codesmith's first-rate curriculum to a completely remote setting allowing for the driven engineers not located in Los Angeles or New York City to advance their careers in three months. The program teaches fullstack JavaScript and computer science to prepare you for mid and senior-level software engineering roles. The expertly designed curriculum and supportive community immerses you in modern web technologies, such as React and Node.js, and encourages you to tackle unique and unfamiliar problems to prepare you for the ever-changing tech landscape. Codesmith offers an extensive hiring support program that guides students through the hiring process, including interview strategies, portfolio development, and post-graduation check-ins. By the end of the 12-week program, you will be an autonomous engineer, ready to make an impact on innovative tech companies worldwide.

Subjects: Linux, CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Scrum, Python, Machine Learning, React.js, SQL, Algorithms, AngularJS, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript, DevOps, Data Structures, Front-End Web Development, Mobile Security

JavaScript for Beginners

  • Cost: $325
  • Duration: 2 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

JavaScript for Beginners is a 12-hour remote program consisting of two consecutive Saturday sessions. The program is designed for those with no previous coding experience and will teach JavaScript fundamentals, as well as provide a broader context to how coding works. The program offers students a launching point to continue their JavaScript studies, prepare for our more advanced programs, and build a future in software engineering.

Subjects: JavaScript

Part-time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

  • Cost: $19,350
  • Duration: 38 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The Part-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive Program teaches fullstack JavaScript and computer science to prepare students for mid and senior-level software engineering roles. The expertly designed curriculum and supportive community immerses students in modern web technologies, such as React and Node.js, and encourages them to tackle unique and unfamiliar problems to prepare them for the ever-changing tech landscape. Codesmith offers an extensive hiring support program that guides students through the hiring process, including interview strategies, portfolio development, and post-graduation check-ins. By the end of the program, students become autonomous engineers, ready to make an impact at innovative tech companies worldwide.

Subjects: Linux, CSS, Git, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Scrum, Python, Machine Learning, React.js, SQL, Algorithms, AngularJS, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript, DevOps, Data Structures, Front-End Web Development, Mobile Security

Codesmith Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.92/5

(288 reviews)
    4/18/2021
  • Zac Haluza | Software Engineer
  • Full Stack Software Engineering Immersive Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Solid bootcamp experience with a great community"

A quick overview of my experience: I attended Codesmith from Febuary-May 2020, worked as a fellow until August, and started my first engineering role at the end of August, after applying to jobs for 1-2 months. (If you don't feel like reading the whole... Read More

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    4/7/2021
  • Justin Jaeger | Software Engineer
  • Full Stack Software Engineering Immersive Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Can't imagine a better program"

What's brilliant about Codesmith is they don't just teach you languages and frameworks. About a third of the program is dedicated to actually building an open source developer tool that other engineers can actually use that will impress potential employers.... Read More

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    3/30/2021
  • Brian Grosso
  • CS Prep
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Amazing culture, content, and people!"

Codesmith is the best bootcamp for 1 major reason and then a bunch of others - the biggst thing is the focus on building engineers > technicians. You are actively encouraged NOT to look up code blocks on stack overflow but instead use documentation, pair... Read More

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    3/30/2021
  • Carlos Botero-Vargas | Software Engineer
  • CS Prep
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Amazing program, results speak for themselves!"

Codesmith is an environment where knowledge is built upon hard work, indeed, but most importantly, kindness. In all my time there I never received but words of encouragement, inspiration, and guidance. Every instructor and volunteer seem fully committed... Read More

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    3/30/2021
  • Junie
  • CS Prep
  • Graduated: 2021

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Job Support

"CS Prep"

As someone who has only been coding for a little over a month, this course was very challenging. I was overwhelmed at times, but the support I got from the instructor and classmates were extraordinary. My instructor Sophie was incredibly responsive and... Read More

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    3/23/2021
  • Catherine L.
  • CS Prep
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Great course if you're planning on committing to the Codesmith Immersive"

Pros: - Great Curriculum: CS Prep teaches you the Hard Parts of Javascript and prepares you for the technical interview of the Codesmith Immersive. It provides a great starting point for students to understand the field of software engineering, as you... Read More

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    3/18/2021
  • Dave
  • CS Prep
  • Graduated: 2021

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"CS Prep"

Before joining CS Prep I was under the impression that I was decent at JS, but I clearly didn't know what I didn't know. My instructor (Shout out to Matt) was awesome and honest. He didn't make up something on the spot, if there was something he didn't... Read More

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    3/18/2021
  • Anchi Teng
  • CS Prep
  • Graduated: 2021

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Job Support

"Recommend CodeSmith CS Prep"

I attended CodeSmith CS Prep 2 weeks program. The program is structured very well. The instructor is knowledgeable and knows how to guide learners to build up their own coding logics step by step. CodeSmith provides a supportive platform so I can get... Read More

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    3/3/2021
  • Anonymous | Full Stack Software Engineer
  • Full Stack Software Engineering Immersive Program
  • Graduated: 2021

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"Intense, in-depth curriculum with great post-grad hiring support."

I spent about 3 months preparing and studying to get into this program, and it was absolutely worth it. You'll be paired up amongst other prospective and seasoned engineers who're all ready to truly hit the ground running. Once the program is over, you'll... Read More

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    2/12/2021
  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Full Stack Software Engineering Immersive Program
  • Graduated: 2020

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"Changed my life!"

Codesmith is a great program for those who are ready to put in the work to become a software engineer. Codesmith's way of instruction can feel rough at times, but because they push their students out of their comfort zone, that's why Codesmith is so successful.... Read More

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Codesmith's average rating is 4.92 out of 5.0 based on 288 review(s).

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