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Coding House is a 12 week (2.5 online and 9.5 in our facility) software development boot camp that teaches one how to code and, more specifically, how to become a self-reliant developer. We teach t...Read more
|Subjects||Node.js, HTML, AngularJS, Mobile|
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||10 students|
|Commitment||72 hours in class/wk|
These documents capture real reviews of Coding House, courtesy of the
BUREAU FOR PRIVATE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Fined $50k for operating illegally. http://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/actions/cit_1617026.pdf
Pending administrative hearing:
Fingers crossed this place is shutdown for good.
My name is Sam Robertson, I’m a full stack developer at Revolution Messaging. Ever heard of Bernie Sanders? That was the company that helped drive the donation platform and I get to be a part of its’ future. I graduated from PennState in PA in 2015 with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and decided that I wanted to do something different. I love my degree, a hard science will always help you along the way, but I chose to go to Coding House to get the knowledge and experience I needed to get the kind of job I wanted. Fun fact, I have a D in MATLAB programming from my junior year of college. Turns out you need the right push and right interest to move you along. I now work from home for my company and could not be happier with my decision.
Coding House is 90% your effort, 10% on t...Read more
I had read both the good and bad reviews online but I still wanted to come out here over various other bootcamps I had thoroughly researched because of its unique all-inclusive, all-immersive package deal of room and board and instruction right downstairs, and also because of its scholarship opportunities for women. My review below is solely based off my personal experience as a student of the February cohort this year.
1. The live-in, full-immersion aspect seals the deal. You can roll out of bed and walk downstairs for class if you wanted to, or you can get up earlier and have that much more time to finish up homework before the day instead of wasting it away commuting.
2. It's hard to say exactly what Coding House will be like for prospective students, because with each...Read more
The first half of the program is ~7 weeks of intense study and work. When I say intense, I mean REALLY intense. Frameworks are piled on to you one after another, and there is no way to fully understand everything you are being shown. Class is from 9-6, six days a week, with nightly projects that lasted me until 1am. Usually I’d spend at least half of Sunday reviewing concepts. There is one main instructor and guest lectures. There are usually 3-4 mentors each day from 9am-midnight who you can go to for help. These mentors are students who are in the second half of the program.
The second half is ~7 weeks you work on large group projects. Most of your day is dedicated to building portfolio pieces. This is where the intense cramming from the first 7 weeks coalesces...Read more
It worked for me!
I just read one persons review (I was in the same cohort) and yes they had some problems but I learned more in a shorter period of time then I have ever learned before. I now have a great job making really great money in SF. There is still a lot for me to learn when it comes to coding but now I know how to learn it.
I worked my butt off during the program and it was hard. The instructor in the first half of the program was great. He was very enthusiastic and was good at breaking down problems into chunks so we could get it. If you're not a hard worker or are not sure if coding is your thing, then this is definitely the wrong place for you.
If you like living in crowded houses with carbon monoxide alarms going off constantly, classes being unplanned, dinner served up to two hours late, and witnessing fights between the founder and his employees and wife, then Coding House is for you. I spent months here because after asking for my money back so I could leave early and teach myself, I was told no. A lot of people stay here because they come from other countries and states. They have the option to stay here, try to get a job and get out, or face going back home where there just aren't developers or a Silicon Valley experience. You can learn at Coding House but I encourage you to save your money, teach yourself and stay away from this toxic camp.
“Coding House” is not a deceptive title, Coding House is a house. An actual house. Actually it’s two houses. The first half of the program takes place in “CH1”, which reminds me of the house from the Brady Bunch, but with a different staircase. Besides the stairs, the other noticeable difference between the Brady’s house and CH1 is the “classroom” where the living room should be. I’m using quotes because the classroom is not a lecture hall or a computer lab. It’s a living room. There is a stage-like platform at one end and a dozen rows of monitor-laden tables that face the stage. I can honestly say though, I gained more useful knowledge in that living room in four months than I did in four years inside the classrooms at my college (but I got a degree in Environmental Studies… from a ...Read more
In the months before I got my Ph.D. I had been seriously considering enrolling in an undergraduate program in computer science once I finished. My degree is in an interdisciplinary hybrid of computer and biological sciences, Functional Genomics, but even though I created a novel algorithm for analyzing brain wave data, I had done so in a vacuum - I’d never worked with software developers, I had no experience of how software development was actually done, and I wanted to change that to be able to fully participate in exciting possibilities that we could be facing in coming years.
There is considerable evidence indicating that we are heading towards a future replete with personal biological data and web-based tools for analyzing and interpreting these data, following a 21st century ve...Read more
My Coding House experience has been generally positive, with a few rough spots that were all quickly fixed. I applied to Coding House on their website and got an interview invite a few days later. Since I was close by, I got invited for an in - person interview. The house seemed nice, and there was a friendly, collaborative atmosphere, and the TAs as well as students knew the material well. The one complaint I had at the time was that the whole house was a bit cramped. It was a residential house, and there were around 25 people living in it. In the new (Resident) house where you go for the second half of the program, is a bit more spacious.
After another round of interviews, which involved a live coding exercise, I was accepted into the program. The pre work covers the front ...Read more
My time at Coding House has been probably the single greatest investment in my career I’ve ever made. I’ve learned more relevant and functional knowledge in a nine week program and 8 weeks as a Resident than I could have learned in a year of moderately devoted self-education. This is not to say there weren’t any difficult times or seemingly insurmountable challenges during that time, quite the contrary, in fact. Daily, I was bombarded with new information at a rate, that at times, was impossible to keep up with. I came in with very minimal programming experience, and as such, my first three weeks were extremely difficult. To that end, I would say, if you choose any coding bootcamp to attend, do yourself a favor and learn as much as you possibly can before starting.
The curriculum fo...Read more
From stepping through the front door at Coding House I was made to feel welcome in my new home. Sarah, always friendly and hospitable, greeted me and gave me a tour, took any dietary requests and put me at ease.
The provision of both food and accommodation is particularly ideal for those who are new to the Bay Area, or even (like me), new to the country.
Packed days of gaining relevant employable skills hand-in-hand with building a portfolio of projects kept us busy until late in the evening. The live-in TAs got to know us really well and were able to provide tailored support even at the most unsociable hours.
Coding House really was an intellectual bootcamp. There were overwhelming moments when I didn’t know how I’d be able to grasp all the new concepts. Nevertheless, with t...Read more
My experience at Coding House was not without its obstacles. Coming into an intensive coding bootcamp with limited background in the field was not an easy transition. However the live-in nature of Coding House allowed me to adapt quickly, soon dreaming about coding became thinking in code. Everyday during the course consists of constant hard work, both assigned and independent, however with the passion and enthusiasm for coding felt between the students, it is easy to stay positive and motivated throughout.
The instruction is clear and verbose covering many topics quickly while building on your knowledge to fully round out your education and cement a solid foundation needed to excel in the job market. While projects are assigned almost daily, there is endless room for creative explo...
I recently completed the Coding House program and have been actively interviewing for four weeks. I had three offers this morning from different companies - all six figures and above (yes - $100,000+). I am accepting one of those now. I also turned down several other opportunities because they didn’t fit my career interest. This didn’t happen by chance and it certainly would not have been possible without the exceptional program I attended at Coding House.
For complete transparency I graduated college with a business degree, worked in the software industry (project management/account management side) for 5+ years, and completed multiple online certifications for various programming languages. I am telling you this not to brag (because this experience doesn’t mean anything) but to de...Read more
All of the reviews on this site are fake. Anyone who ACTUALLY was in the program will know what nonsense these reviews are.
Not to mention look at the dates, it's so obvious this is damage control. This program is a complete SCAM and the owners are basically criminals, just trying to scam and steal from people who don't know any better.
Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance, the 5 Ps model I go by, and Coding House has provided me with all of that. When I first came to Coding House, I was like any other typical 4 year CS college student with tons of book knowledge, but unable to perform when asked to do it simply because I didn’t know how. I was fed up with following the typical CS track in school and blindly sending out resumes and hope for the best. So I made a decision and that landed me in Coding House, a short 12-week boot camp with an extraordinary
First, Coding House provided structure, and that meant we had a routine schedule where from morning to afternoon it was either a workshop to learn a new tool(s), language, framework, or go over a project we built. Next we would have...Read more
To anyone who wants to create a bright future in the programming world, the best strategy to acquire all the knowledge necessary is definitely by being fully immersed in it. Coding House has definitely done that for me. There is no other place in the Silicon Valley where you can learn all the latest, and most relevant frameworks while getting access to the biggest technology companies in the world, all this without worrying about where to live. In my case, coming from Stockholm Sweden, where I was residing for the past 7 years, it was a no-brainer that Coding House was the way to go.
A little bit about my background, I’m originally from Togo West-Africa and I immigrated to the United States 16 years ago. I’m also a US Navy veteran with 8 years in the service, and I worked in all ki...Read more
My name is Jose and I was in the cohort that started in January 2015 and ended April 2015. Before attending Coding House my only experience with programming was with iOS and some tutorials and courses from Treehouse. I decided to attend Coding House after deciding I wanted to make a career out of web development.
I applied to Coding House because I wanted to move to Silicon Valley and Coding House seemed to be the full package for my needs: housing, food and coding. As soon as I got to the house I felt at home, everyone at the house was very welcoming and helped me settle in. I am very grateful with Nick for really caring for the wellbeing and success of all of the students.
Coding House is not really for everyone, this program is intense and it covers in two months what other boo...Read more
In the interest of full disclosure, I currently work on a project on which members of the Coding House staff are advisors, so I am still related to Coding House in a business sense, but I think this is nearly inevitable in the highly inter-related field of technology.
My name is Richard and in October of 2014 I was a Shift Supervisor at Starbucks. I graduated from Coding House in December of 2014, now (January 2015) I am a fulltime software developer and making roughly 3-4x what I was at Starbucks, and of course, I’m only getting started. By March I will have completely paid off the expenses of Coding House and everything from there on out will be pure profit. It is with this in mind that I endorse Coding House, because for any flaws the fledgling bootcamp may have, it actually works...Read more
Last year, after many years of running the rat race, I decided to set upon a new trajectory. For me that meant my job search was now going to be a career search. And for me that meant being able to act upon and materialize all the “wouldn't it be cool if there was a..” ideas that were constantly popping up in my head every so often. Being able to design all those phone apps that I had come to use and find handy.
Like many others making the change, I had heard of various coding schools that had popped up the last couple of years and, fortunate to be living in the Bay Area, be at the epicenter as most were founded here. Searching around, many seemed narrow in their scope of frameworks and languages, putting all their eggs into one technological basket so to say. Given how rapid t...Read more
Coding House: Fresh Start
Hello world, my name is Phillip Wright, and I am a Coding House graduate. Let me tell you a little bit about my experience. Like many other high school graduates, I tried the college route. I played sports and I went to class, and I found that this lifestyle did not work for my learning needs. So I decided to take a break. This break, before I knew it, stretched into four long years, with no increase in pay, though my work ethic showed that I deserved to make more money. I was lucky enough to encounter a friend who told me about Coding House, and the opportunities that I could gain from attending, so I decided to take a leap of faith. With a baby on the way.
The first difference between the collegiate experience and what I experience...Read more