About Founders and Coders
Founders and Coders is a UK-based non-profit organization and global developer community. Their tuition-free, peer-led web development training in London helps students from all backgrounds break into tech and make a social impact. They also work with... Read More
Founders and Coders' training program is designed for people who are serious about a career in web development, are self-motivated, prepared to work long hours, and committed to collaborative working. In addition to the coding bootcamp, they run Tech for Better, an app development program for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. With support from Intersticia, Founders and Coders designs, tests, and builds new digital services using developers in London and Gaza. This program provides an opportunity for student and graduate developers to gain experience, improve their employability, and work on projects that make a real difference. Participating organizations finish the process with a working mobile web app.
Founders and Coders' London program, based at Space4 in Finsbury Park, supports itself by operating an in-house employment agency. Their hiring partners are companies committed to ongoing professional development and providing mentorship to junior developers who are starting their journey into engineering.
Founders and Coders Reviews
Average Ratings (All Programs)
Student Submitted Reviews
"Life-changing educational experience surrounded by inspiring people"
I had an amazing experience at Founders & Coders. Undoubtedly, it was a challenge to absorb so much information and to learn so many new things in such a short space of time, but I think more than just the hard skills that you learn in the place, what... Read More
"Everything I hope for and more!"
Founders and Coders (FAC) have a list of prerequisites which at first might seem daunting to a beginner but it helps whittle down the list of candidates that are truly committed to becoming a Software Developer. FAC will be there to help support you at... Read More
"The most incredible life changing and enjoyable thing you can do"
Founders and Coders is a truly amazing experience and education. A brilliant programme in how to code with a focus on building projects so you actually learn what you're doing and then compound that by teaching others. It is also the kindest community... Read More
"A one of a kind community"
I've rarely worked with more interesting and passionate people. The staff team and current students are actively involved in supporting applicants to complete the tough pre-course material, and graduate volunteers lead on delivering the curriculum. The... Read More
"Great experience with amazing people"
Founders and Coders is much more than a bootcamp.
My experience with it was great and am really happy I went through it.
Beside the fact that in 16 weeks you will be able to get a job as a software developer, u will be part of
a great community where everyone... Read More
"Worthwhile bootcamp to springboard you into coding"
Founders and Coders is a coding bootcamp that is the perfect springboard to jump into the world of coding.
What sets FAC apart from the other bootcamps is the level of support. Since the prerequisites that need to be completed before applying are tough... Read More
Over the four month course, I have learnt more than any other four months of my life. It is an intense learning environment, one where it is best if you do not have anything else going on on the side. You need to be ready to be immersed in the bootcamp. Although at times it was mildly stressful, it was definitely worth it.
FAC has completely turned my career around. I managed to find a job in a small start up in a great place in London within half a month of finishing the course, where I’ve now been for about nine months and having a great time.
I would highly recommend FAC, it was so so worthwhile.
"Incredible bootcamp to get into the tech industry"
The curriculum is open source, mostly based on contributions from previous alumni, and is improved after each cohort based on Agile principles. There is a course facilitator that oversees the process, whilst for the first eight weeks there are mentors from the previous cohort to coordinate the self learning.
I would highly recommend the course - it teaches you the technical as well as the personal skills required to become a software developer. Being able to learn in a safe environment, with support from your peers and the mentors, was invaluable. Although it was intense, and a lot of information to take in, it was definitely a rewarding experience. Our cohort also became a close knit group that still meet quite often as well!
Founders and Coders provided me with the groundwork to pursue my career in the tech industry, and I will always be grateful that I was welcomed into such an amazing community.
"Not free, not a bootcamp"
To summarise it in a few words: a sheer waste of time.
The course is simply not properly taught and I would have better used my money on some udemy classes. At least they are done by professionals, not by improvised mentors that just finished the same... Read More
Reporting problems is more or less meaningless, they are just blinded by their own political views (read: radical feminism in its most dogmatic form) and as long as they make sure that you donate (because you have to, they put it on paper - it is not free, that is just another lie!) and do not ruin their image, they are fine with things as they are.
And I do not say that without evidence: our cohort was a major shipwreck (lot of people not finishing it due to poor selection process, just to get a class going and get some funding, I would say), but still on twitter they keep celebrating the alleged "success" of the campus without any speck of shame.
Oh, no, wait: if you object and complain too much, you can forget to work in their small projects for a very cheap pay. Well, thanks, but no thanks.
Avoid this trap, don't repeat my mistake!
"Amazing fullstack coding course!"
An amazing experience, I couldn’t recommend it enough.
Firstly for the sense of community whilst learning. Students are expected to support fellow students during the course, and you also contribute through hosting meetups for new coders and through mentoring.... Read More
The course material was fresh and current, largely because Founders & Coders is based on an iterative model - each cohort of students feeds back on the syllabus and the experience as a whole, so the course is updated & improved each time. As a student the learning is mostly focused on ‘learning by doing’ (workshops and coding challenges, as well as a weekly group project). Don’t expect to be spoon fed, but do expect to learn valuable skills for a developer, i.e. *how* to learn new skills, how to research new technonlogies, and how to work in a team.
Another point of difference from other bootcamps is that for your final project you work with a real client, usually a charity. This is great on your CV as employers appreciate candidates with client experience, and of course it’s fantastic to help out a charity by solving a real-world problem with your newly-learned tech skills!
"A course like no other"
I am a graduate of Founders and Coders and I can honestly say it is one of the best things I have been a part of.
The curriculum is ever evolving determined by current trends in tech. Topics during our cohort included accessibility, Node, Express, relational... Read More
Not only do you come out with these skills; you also become part of the Founders and Coders community. This was the main selling point for my decision to attend Founders and Coders. All alumni and students go above and beyond to ensure everyone feels welcome, and are more than willing to help out when asked.
One last (and in my opinion the most important) thing about Founders and Coders; it prides itself in diversity and accessibility. My cohort was made up of 75% women. All in our cohort come from a variety of professional backgrounds and are of varying ages. It’s also free.
A truly remarkable boot camp that I would recommend to all without hesitation.