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About Constructor Labs

Constructor Labs is a JavaScript focused bootcamp located in London. Their intensive 12 week program will teach students everything they need to get their first job. Not only does Constructor Labs specialize in teaching the most in-demand programming... Read More

Upon finishing the technical part of the course, Constructor Labs provides students with full career support, including online profile creation, resume writing, and interview training.

The JavaScript course is written and taught by Dmitri Grabov, an experienced teacher and developer with over 15 years coding experience. He has written applications for Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Sainsbury's, Lloyds Bank, Badoo, Osper and other companies. In addition, Dmitri is a regular teacher and mentor at organizations such as Codebar and Code Your Future.

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5.0/5

(9 reviews)
    4/23/2019
  • Luke Sikuade | Full Stack Developer
  • Fullstack Web Development with JavaScript
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Amazing"

Learnt so much from this course! The staff are lovely and understanding and the material they cover is all highly relevant to modern web dev.

Heartily recommend this course to anyone seeking a job/ pursuing an interest in software development.

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    4/22/2019
  • Anonymous | Junior Javascript Developer
  • Fullstack Web Development with JavaScript
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Learnt so much from excellent teachers"

Dmitri and Jim are amazing teachers. I had no coding experience before and now know javascript and can keep teaching myself. I found work right away.

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    7/1/2018
  • Anna | Software Engineer
  • Fullstack Web Development with JavaScript
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Comprehensive syllabus, teaching in-demand skills. Excellent all round."

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Constructor Labs is a perfect course for those who are passionate about coding and want to move to Software Developments as a career. It introduces concepts essential in Full Stack environment in a comprehensive manner. It also gives students... Read More

Job prospects:
There is a shortage of React/Redux developers; many organisations want to use these technologies to provide their users with excellent experience. As such, Constructor Labs graduates will be in high demand and shouldn't find it too difficult to land their first job. Within 6 weeks of graduation (and 4 weeks of active job searching), I had two offers (I was headhunted for one, and applied directly to the other).

Course content:
The Constructor Labs website has the syllabus, so rather than listing everything here again, I will say that I found the course content to be progressive (concepts build upon one another) and comprehensive (introduces all key parts of Full Stack).

The course is fast-paced but offers strong support and coaching if someone is struggling with a particular concept. It is also reactive; weekly retrospectives can trigger schedule changes and extra sessions to recap concepts that many find confusing.

Every Friday the students are given a challenge to complete over the weekend. The challenges vary from week to week and rely on the knowledge acquired so far during the course. What is worth noting that although everyone receives the same set of core specifications, the implementation depends on the individual. As such, the projects differ from one another (rather than being the same from following the same step-by-step instructions) and enable students to learn from each other (someone might use fancy effects, someone else have a D3 graph…).

There are two group projects: a short one (1 week) and a long one (2 weeks). The objective of both is to, in a small group (4-5 students), make an app / website from scratch. The students put into practice what they have learned so far, and get some practice with modern development techniques and practices such as Agile, Kanban, XP, stand-ups, MVP, pair-programming (each team picks what works best for them). The long project is presented to a small audience at the end of the course.

Help with job search:
Throughout the course we had visits from developers from local organisations; they talked about the work they have done recently, and what sort of work one can expect from their organisation (eg consultancy vs FT).
We were given a lot of support with writing our CVs and cover letters.
We were also given a list of opportunities and contacts for various organisations across London.

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    5/10/2018
  • Eugene | Software engineer
  • Fullstack Web Development with JavaScript
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Great program, awesome experience"

I attended the first Constructor Labs cohort and my overall experience was extremely positive. The program itself is quite intense, but the outcomes are truly amazing. Syllabus created by Dmitri was designed to expose students to most of the popular javascript... Read More

Dmitri and his teaching stuff are absolutely great people with very strong technical skills and experiences that provide great mentorships. The career support is awesome. I was given help with my resume and advice on preparing for interviews.
I would strongly recommend Constructor Labs to anyone passionate about becoming a full stack software developer and willing to put in the effort to make it happen.

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    5/10/2018
  • Olena
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Attention! Best coding bootcamp in London!"

This immersive course will be good for beginners and people with non-tech background. For those, who are interested in building full-stack applications from scratch, deep understanding how it works and implementing those skills for getting first developer... Read More

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    3/28/2018
  • Mathilde | Software Engineer
  • Fullstack Web Development with JavaScript
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Excellent full stack coding bootcamp!"

The great thing about Constructor Labs is that it makes coding accessible for anyone regardless of background if you enjoy problem solving and have a keen interest in learning to code. It's been intense and challenging but I've learnt more in the last... Read More

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    3/14/2018
  • Alastair Ayliffe | Financial Director
  • Fullstack Web Development with JavaScript
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Amazing!"

I'm really happy with how we've progressed through the course. We've had a balanced mix of lectures, pair programming, working solo, team builds and relevant talks from industry experts (who are hiring)...

On joining, I was keen to (1) be able to build... Read More

I'd thoroughly recommend!

Thanks,

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    3/13/2018
  • Scott Martin
  • Fullstack Web Development with JavaScript
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Contemporary Web development skills in a supportive learning environment for all"

Constructor Labs offers an excellent three-month course in full-stack web development with JavaScript. As the curriculum progresses, students are taken through the concepts and fundamentals of vanilla JavaScript, providing them with a solid foundation... Read More

The course leader, Dmitri, is an excellent teacher who goes out of his way to support the individual learning requirements of students on the course, who represent a wide range of personal backgrounds and learning levels. I'm somewhat out of the ordinary among the first cohort, having previously been a web developer some years ago in a very different technology environment and taking this course to bring myself up to speed with the state of the field in 2018 before returning to it as a career. As such, my prior professional experience gives me the perspective to see that Dmitri's course design and teaching philosophy are absolutely the right way to kickstart a development career for the students, with an extensive grounding in industry practice and realistic, no-nonsense, but welcoming and thoroughly enthusiastic outlook. I really can't recommend Constructor Labs any more highly.

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    2/25/2018
  • Andrew F
  • Graduated: 2017

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"A superb course with industry focus"

I was originally pursuing a career outside of software engineering but later realised how interested and passionate I was about technology, specifically software. Because of this I looked into ways of re-skilling in software development. Whilst looking... Read More

The course has a very open and supportive culture, fostered by both Dmitri and his teaching staff. It encourages curiosity and makes one feel very comfortable querying concepts they aren't familiar with. The class size is just right and there is a feeling of closeness between the cohort - we're not just a number!

In terms of content, Constructor Labs most impressed me with the incorporation of the latest industry trends. The curriculum is "in touch" with the industry and is focussed on teaching the most sought after technologies and development methods - no short-cuts or quick fixes. This "real" industry touch is really inspiring as a student, as you have a great insight into what to expect from the industry when you graduate and more importantly you feel equipped for the challenge. This is further enhanced by regular visits from professional software engineers who share their experiences and tips.

In summary, I've personally really enjoyed my time at Constructor Labs and couldn't recommend it enough to any aspiring software engineer!

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Constructor Labs's average rating is 5.0 out of 5.0 based on 9 review(s).

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