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About Codesmith

Location: Online, NYC

Codesmith’s Software Engineering Immersive program is an advanced residency designed to help individuals launch a meaningful, high-level career in Software Engineering. Codesmith offers full-time (13-week) and part-time (38-week) remote software engineering... Read More

Courses

Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

Cost: $20,925
Duration: 13 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The 13-week Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive Program (offered in Pacific, Central, and Eastern time) is an advanced residency designed to help individuals launch a meaningful, high-level career in software engineering. The expertly designed curriculum teaches full-stack JavaScript and computer science, and is immersed in modern web technologies, such as React and Node.js. The rigorous curriculum is continuously adapted to focus on the most relevant and in-demand technologies. Codesmith offers an extensive career support program that guides students through the hiring process, including interview strategies, portfolio development, and post-graduation check-ins. Plus, the supportive Codesmith community encourages learners to tackle unique and unfamiliar problems, important when preparing for the ever-changing tech landscape. By the end of the 13-week Immersive, you will be an autonomous engineer, ready to make an impact on innovative tech companies worldwide.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Docker, Scrum, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, Machine Learning, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript, AWS, Data Structures, Web Development

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Docker, Scrum, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, Machine Learning, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript, AWS, Data Structures, Web Development

Part-Time Software Engineering Immersive

Cost: $20,925
Duration: 38 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

The 38-week Part-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive Program (offered in Pacific time) is an advanced residency designed to help individuals launch a meaningful, high-level career in software engineering. While the Full-Time Immersive is an excellent option for someone looking to start a new career on an accelerated timeline, to better accommodate future engineers with different professional commitments or personal responsibilities, Codesmith offers the Part-Time Remote Immersive. The expertly designed curriculum teaches full stack JavaScript and computer science, and is immersed in modern web technologies, such as React and Node.js. The rigorous curriculum is the same as the full-time program, and is continuously adapted to focus on the most relevant and in-demand technologies. Codesmith offers an extensive career support program that guides students through the hiring process, including interview strategies, portfolio development, and post-graduation check-ins. Plus, the supportive Codesmith community encourages learners to tackle unique and unfamiliar problems, important when preparing for the ever-changing tech landscape. By the end of the program, you will be an autonomous engineer, ready to make an impact on innovative tech companies worldwide.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Docker, Scrum, Python, Machine Learning, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript, AWS, Data Structures, Front-End Web Development

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Docker, Scrum, Python, Machine Learning, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript, AWS, Data Structures, Front-End Web Development

CS Prep

Cost: $925
Duration: 2 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

CS Prep is a 2-week live-online part-time program that builds your core JavaScript knowledge, improves your technical communication, and develops your engineering toolkit so you can solve real-world problems. The program includes daily problem-solving workshops and a passionate coding community to help you prepare for top coding bootcamps, such as Codesmith's selective Software Engineering Immersive programs.

Subjects:
JavaScript

Subjects:
JavaScript

JavaScript for Beginners

Cost: $350
Duration: 2 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

JavaScript for Beginners is a part-time, remote program consisting of two consecutive Saturday sessions. The program is designed to be your introduction to coding, so no prior experience is required. The curriculum for JavaScript for Beginners is carefully constructed to give both a broad introduction to 'what programming is' as well as cover important JavaScript concepts so you'll be able to solve challenges and build projects with confidence. The program offers learners a launching point to continue their JavaScript studies, prepare for CS Prep, and build a future in software engineering.

Subjects:
JavaScript

Subjects:
JavaScript

NYC Onsite Immersive

Cost: $20,925
Duration: 13 weeks
Locations: NYC
In-person Only
Course Description:

The 13-week Full-Time NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive Program is an advanced residency designed to help individuals launch a meaningful, high-level career in software engineering. The expertly designed curriculum teaches full stack JavaScript and computer science, and is immersed in modern web technologies, such as React and Node.js. The rigorous curriculum is continuously adapted to focus on the most relevant and in-demand technologies. Codesmith offers an extensive career support program that guides students through the hiring process, including interview strategies, portfolio development, and post-graduation check-ins. Plus, the supportive Codesmith community encourages learners to tackle unique and unfamiliar problems, important when preparing for the ever-changing tech landscape. By the end of the 13-week Immersive, you will be an autonomous engineer, ready to make an impact on innovative tech companies worldwide.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Docker, Scrum, Python, Machine Learning, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript, AWS, Data Structures, Front-End Web Development

Subjects:
React.js, Node.js, JavaScript

Codesmith Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.92/5 (344 reviews)

Cherie Zhong
Graduated: 2020

5/14/2024

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Full-Time Software Engineering Immersive

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"Positive experience"

I had done the full time program in March of 2020 at the start of the pandemic and am now several years into my career as a software engineer. Without Codesmith, I would not have been able to make my pivot into the technical side of coding after being... Read More

Jonah
Software Developer | Graduated: 2019

5/14/2024

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Full-Time Software Engineering Immersive

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"A Rewarding Choce"

As many other have noted, Codesmith’s 12-week course is both an extremely challenging and extremely rewarding journey. The aspect that made it possible was the unbelievable assistance from the community. The unflagging support from both the staff and... Read More

The structured pace is fast, but at no point did I feel left behind because there is always someone willing to review curriculum material. The onus of mastery falls on the initiative of the student (additional long hours or weekend work), but Codesmith mentors and teachers do an amazing job of making themselves available.

The production project portion of the program forces students to think outside the box and interact with their team in a similar way that they might in the real world. The graphQL migration tool my team built was a crucial learning experience and huge talking point during my job search and interviews.

With so many bootcamp options available, it can be difficult to gauge the flavor of each and whether a course might be right for you. Codesmith’s CS Prep and free CSX course is a great way to get a sense of the culture and curriculum. I would heartily recommend Codesmith to someone looking to level-up in fullstack development and it was one of the best educational/career decisions I’ve ever made.

*Caveat that the above review reflects my experience in 2019

Anonymous
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

5/14/2024

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Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

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"Best Decision I Ever Made"

After the burnout of working in hospital administration/fundraising during COVID, I knew I wanted to pivot to something different after my 10+ year career. I had briefly floated the idea of attending a coding bootcamp before, but the timing just was never... Read More

Anonymous
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2023

5/11/2024

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Full-time Remote Software Engineering Immersive (deprecated)

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"Best investment for your future"

Joining Codesmith was one of the best decisions I've made. The bootcamp really dives deep into JavaScript and front-end development with a curriculum that's both challenging and incredibly rewarding. The instructors were not just knowledgeable—they were... Read More

Anonymous
Senior Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

5/10/2024

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Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

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"Really just the best"

Codesmith is super intense, but seriously was the one thing that got me where I am today—a senior software engineer at a successful start-up. It doesn't just teach you the most important technologies you'll need to know, but also teaches you how to think,... Read More

Go for it!

Anonymous
Software Developer | Graduated: 2022

5/10/2024

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Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

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"Not perfect but probably the best option"

I knew I wanted to go the boot camp route so did a ton of research on which was the "best," and Codesmith always seemed to pop up at the top of the list. The clearest difference between them and others is the final project. Codesmith puts a lot of emphasis... Read More

Maureen Onchiri
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

5/7/2024

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Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

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"The Harvard of Bootcamps"

Choosing to enroll in Codesmith in 2021 was one of the most pivotal decisions of my life. After comparing Codesmith's outcomes on CIRR.org to other bootcamps, it was evident that this program was leagues ahead - I like to call it the Harvard of bootcamps... Read More

Moreover, Codesmith's commitment to accessibility through scholarships speaks to their dedication to fostering diversity and inclusivity within the tech industry. I was fortunate enough to qualify for one of these scholarships, which not only made it possible for me to become a software engineer, but also reaffirmed Codesmith's ethos of empowering individuals from all walks of life.

Fast forward to the present, and I find myself once again navigating the job market following a layoff. The Codesmith hiring team has offered guidance at every turn, even for alumni. From resume reviews to mock interviews, and even negotiations, the support I've received has been unparalleled. Thanks to their assistance, I've successfully secured not one, but three offers—a testament to the effectiveness of the resources and mentorship provided by Codesmith.

I cannot speak highly enough of Codesmith. My experience has been nothing short of transformative, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such a remarkable community. I've already recommended Codesmith to friends and family members, all of whom have returned with glowing reviews of their own. If you're considering a career in software engineering, I wholeheartedly recommend Codesmith.

Maureen Onchiri
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2021

5/7/2024

Course
Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

Overall

Curriculum

Job Support

"The Harvard of Bootcamps"

Choosing to enroll in Codesmith in 2021 was one of the most pivotal decisions of my life. After comparing Codesmith's outcomes on CIRR.org to other bootcamps, it was evident that this program was leagues ahead - I like to call it the Harvard of bootcamps... Read More

Moreover, Codesmith's commitment to accessibility through scholarships speaks to their dedication to fostering diversity and inclusivity within the tech industry. I was fortunate enough to qualify for one of these scholarships, which not only made it possible for me to become a software engineer, but also reaffirmed Codesmith's ethos of empowering individuals from all walks of life.

Fast forward to the present, and I find myself once again navigating the job market following a layoff. The Codesmith hiring team has offered guidance at every turn, even for alumni. From resume reviews to mock interviews, and even negotiations, the support I've received has been unparalleled. Thanks to their assistance, I've successfully secured not one, but three offers—a testament to the effectiveness of the resources and mentorship provided by Codesmith.

I cannot speak highly enough of Codesmith. My experience has been nothing short of transformative, and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of such a remarkable community. I've already recommended Codesmith to friends and family members, all of whom have returned with glowing reviews of their own. If you're considering a career in software engineering, I wholeheartedly recommend Codesmith.

Esther Witbeck
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2023

5/2/2024

Course
Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive

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Job Support

"Shines in its post-graduation support"

In short, I credit Codesmith with my pivoting from a non-tech role to a software position. It isn't perfect, nor is the curriculum as exhaustive as I would have liked, but the selection of material is solid and the post-graduation support was stellar.... Read More

I attended the remote full time program. Day-to-day activities were built around working through introductory modules (basically partially-premade code with an explanatory blurb and pointers to documentation) with one or two other students, followed by discussion and going over a working example. Activity is relentless, which is 1) good news for learning and 2) exhausting. The latter half of the program is centered around work on an 'Open Source Product' (ostensibly actively maintained and of a high technical caliber; in practice, maybe a little more of a proof-of-concept exhibition, depending) with a 4-5 person team. There's really a lovely sense of community that builds from going through all this with the rest of your cohort, and that sense (and enthusiasm) is what manages to hold the whole thing together.

Instructors tended to be sourced from the pool of previous students. As a result, we couldn't always rely on confident answers or responses coming from deep expertise. The program's emphasis on keeping with a current and relevant curriculum does, however, mean there are plenty of strong anchors for students to begin researching on their own and with others. After all, this is the skill Codesmith seeks to instill; once on the job, it's up to the engineer to find the answer, be it through familiar documentation, Google, or trial and error.

No three month program, no matter how intensive, is going to bring anyone up to the level of an undergraduate degree. Instead, Codesmith is focused on providing its students with the hands-on skills and gumption typical CS students might lack. I'm appreciative of how much the curriculum pointed us to industry standards. It may not be enough for, say, lower-level programming, but it's certainly enough to get projects off the ground and eventually up to a quality people will pay attention to. The curriculum is also focused on making sure its students are able to speak about their work in a compelling and informed way, which turns out to a be a crucial part of standing out when looking for a job. The goal is to output the kind of people you'd like to work with, and that goes a long way.

What makes me feel the most positively about the experience is the support provided for alumni. Codesmith invests in its network and offers it up to you (to the level that you're willing to engage). The program will set you up with other motivated alumni for accountability meetings, provide you with resume and interview guidance, and host networking events--all of which is provided indefinitely after graduation. Once you've left Codesmith's hyper-structured days, the job search seems exhausting and ten times as difficult in comparison. The extra support is a godsend.

As with most things, you get out of it what you put in. Bootcamp attendance is not a guarantee of employment, and it's still possible to struggle with the material once the 3 months end. Unsurprisingly, the strongest graduates were those who had studied previously--I recommend doing the same so that students can get the most out of the process of building a project and self teaching.

Given the worsening market conditions, I've heard many tales of 6+ (or even 12+) month job searches (mine was 7). Sometimes the job search is unlucky or outright hostile. But Codesmith continues to produce working software engineers and keep its alumni network running. I'm glad I made the decision to attend.

Anonymous
Staff Software Engineer | Graduated: 2019

5/1/2024

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Full-Time Software Engineering Immersive

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"Codesmith changed my life"

Being at the age of 36, I've made three best decisions in my life so far - and Codesmith was one of them.
On summer 2018 the restaurant where I was working as a bartender got caught on fire (true story). I was devastated because I really enjoyed working... Read More

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