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About Fullstack Academy

Location: Online, NYC, Chicago

Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most reputable tech bootcamp providers in the nation.

Founded in 2012, Fullstack Academy has created immersive programs for web development, cybersecurity, data analytics, DevOps, and product management.... Read More

Fullstack Academy's web development bootcamp is JavaScript based and covers coding basics, front-end development, backend development, state management, and more. The cyber bootcamp covers encryption, networking, system architecture, cryptography, risk detection, and more. In the data analytics bootcamp, students will learn data visualizations, data-collection systems, Excel, Python, SQL, and more. Students who study product management with Fullstack Academy will explore interface (UI)/user experience (UX), product design, and marketing.

Fullstack Academy also offers the Grace Hopper Program, an immersive software engineering course for women and non-binary students, in addition to partnerships with leading universities nationwide.

In addition to being beginner-friendly, many bootcamps offered by Fullstack Academy have flexible scheduling options to allow students to balance career development and other commitments.

All Fullstack Academy bootcamps include career and job search support to help students land jobs in some of the fast-growing fields. Graduates of Fullstack Academy have been hired by Google, Facebook, Fortune 100 firms, startups, and more.

Courses

Bootcamp Prep in a Month

Cost: $100
Locations: Online, NYC, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

**NOTE: Prep In a Month courses are best for folks who have some previous experience with programming.** Fullstack Academy’s Bootcamp Prep courses are $100 and will prepare you for the full-time software engineering programs at both Fullstack and Grace Hopper, plus Fullstack’s part-time Flex program.

These courses teach the fundamentals of programming and show you how to use JavaScript to solve real-world coding problems. Best of all, they’re taught by working developers who once graduated from one of Fullstack’s programs so you can really get a feel for the environment we foster and the smart, driven, and generous people our community is made up of.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Bootcamp Prep in a Week

Cost: $100
Locations: Online, NYC, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

**NOTE: Prep In a Week courses are best for folks who have some previous experience with programming.** Fullstack Academy’s Bootcamp Prep courses are $100 and will prepare you for the full-time software engineering programs at both Fullstack and Grace Hopper (our all-women’s school), plus Fullstack’s part-time Flex program.

These courses teach the fundamentals of programming and show you how to use JavaScript to solve real-world coding problems, and best of all? They’re taught by working developers who once graduated from one of Fullstack’s programs so you can really get a feel for the environment we foster and the smart, driven, and generous people our community is made up of.

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Cyber On-Ramp

Cost: Free
Locations: Online
Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of the command line through short, digestible video lectures. Then you’ll use Fullstack’s CyberLab platform to hone your new technical skills while working through a Capture the Flag game, a special kind of cybersecurity game designed to challenge participants to solve computer security problems by solving puzzles. Finally, through a list of carefully curated resources, we’ll introduce you to some important cybersecurity topics so that you can understand some of the common language, concepts and tools used in the industry.

Flex (Part-Time) Immersive

Cost: $15,980
Duration: 26 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago, NYC
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Using the same curriculum as the immersive full-time option, Fullstack’s Flex Immersive is a part-time option that allows students to continue working while transitioning (or advancing) their careers. Flex offers an opportunity to complete the rigorous Fullstack immersive program over a six-month time period while keeping a full-time job. Students attend class in-person two nights per week and one night on weekends. Each month will have one immersive weekend, where Flex students come to campus both Saturday and Sunday. The other three weekends will consist of remote work that does not require live attendance. These remote weekends will utilize learning tools that work well in that format: video lectures and workshop reviews, solo coding workshops, and even pair-programming with classmates using virtual collaboration tools. This remote work will be self-paced—completed by a deadline, but on the student’s schedule.

Subjects:
PostgreSQL, React.js, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp (Full-Time)

Cost: $17,910
Duration: 17 weeks
Locations: NYC
In-person Only
Course Description:

The Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp is a full-time, 17-week training program that prepares students to get cyber security jobs as pen testers and SOC analysts after graduation. Operated by Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running coding bootcamps in the nation, the Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp is part of New York City’s $100-million-dollar Cyber NYC initiative, which aims to transform the City of New York into a global cyber hub. In keeping with this mission, the City is sponsoring 24 low-income New Yorkers to attend the first cohort of the Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp tuition-free. Head to the web page for eligibility information.

Subjects:
Social Media Marketing, A/B Testing, Digital Marketing, Cyber Security

Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp (Part-Time)

Cost: $15,980
Duration: 26 weeks
Locations: NYC
In-person Only
Course Description:

The Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp is built to take you from cybersecurity novice to in-demand cybersecurity professional in just 26 weeks of part-time study. Operated by Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running coding bootcamps in the nation, the Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp is part of New York City’s $100-million-dollar Cyber NYC initiative, which aims to transform the City of New York into a global cyber hub. Head to the web page for eligibility information.

Hacking 101

Cost: Free
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Hacking 101 is a video-based course providing an introduction to the cybersecurity industry so you can learn what it’s really like to work in cybersecurity and decide whether it's a good path for you. This course is self-paced and takes approximately 6 hours to complete.

Software Engineering Immersive

Cost: $17,910
Duration: 17 weeks
Locations: Online, NYC, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Fullstack Academy’s flagship course, the Full-Time Software Engineering Immersive is a 13-week career accelerator. Through an advanced curriculum and project-based structure, students learn today’s cutting-edge development technologies. The Fullstack Immersive prepares graduates for software engineer roles at top-tier technology companies. Our JavaScript-driven curriculum immerses you in the latest web technologies such as Node.js, React.js, and Postgres. You bring the energy, curiosity, and dedication—we’ll provide a world-class school for becoming an expert software developer.

Subjects:
PostgreSQL, React.js, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Summer of Code

Cost: $16,910
Duration: 13 weeks
Locations: NYC, Chicago
In-person Only
Course Description:

Summer of Code is a coding education program uniquely designed for ambitious college students seeking to supplement their traditional education by learning real-world skills and building a portfolio of impressive projects. You bring the energy, curiosity and fierce dedication—we’ll provide a world-class school for becoming an expert level coder in one summer.

Web Development Fellowship at Fullstack Academy

Cost: Free
Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: NYC
In-person Only
Course Description:

In partnership with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, the NYC Web Development Fellowship will award eligible NYC residents tuition-free admission to Fullstack’s award-winning Software Engineering program. This curriculum has been proven successful—Fullstack graduates are now working at companies like Google, Venmo, Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn, as well as hundreds of innovative small- and mid-size tech companies. Learn more about the fellowship as well as eligibility requirements on the Fullstack website: https://www.fullstackacademy.com/nyc-fellowship

Subjects:
CSS, HTML, React.js, Node.js, Express.js, JavaScript

Fullstack Academy Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.86/5 (152 reviews)

Chris Kang
Graduated: 2020

2/11/2020

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Software Engineering Immersive

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"Bet on yourself"

Fullstack Academy played a very special role in my life at a time (around 40 years old) when I was finally daring to face down deeply ingrained fears and negative thought patterns about my ability to learn challenging new concepts and skills, and bet... Read More

I attended the immersive program, which is so well structured and paced, relevant/current, and meticulously and lovingly crafted; the instructors are masterful and clearly passionate and invested in the success of the students (love to Finn, Collin, and Priti); and the student community is so intelligent, growth-oriented, warm, and supportive (coming from someone who usually has trouble fitting in), that there's no question this was a critical turning point in my life. Fullstack's career counseling- and especially, their Chicago lead, Holly- is the best I've engaged with anywhere in my life, and I've just accepted a software development role at a company I'm truly excited to work for.

I could ramble for a long time, but here are some subtle things of note:
- They have an actual 'No Assholes' sign, no assholes were encountered in my time there
- They have an entire lecture dedicated to unconscious bias, and I watched them make good on it with poise and grace when a contentious situation arose
- They demonstrate and fluently integrate a deep understanding of the learning process, including concepts like psychological safety and a hierarchy of activities that solidify knowledge acquisition (if you've always felt teaching is the best way to learn- you're in good company)
- I normally get icky vibes from CEOs (and I've met many), but when one of the co-founders, David Yang, came to do a Q&A with my cohort toward the end of our time there, he was so transparent, and took the time to truly consider and reply authentically, evenly, and without pretense to every question (even some challenging ones about company management), that the last piece of the puzzle snapped into place- this is a program founded and built by a group of people who have a deep, abiding love of technology and of learning, and faith in the potential of both of these things to change individual lives and the world.

Anonymous
Graduated: 2019

2/4/2020

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"Changed my life!"

This is my review of The Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy according to my experience:

The curriculum was fast-paced and challenging but not insurmountable. At times, I felt insecure, doubtful, and overwhelmed, but 17 weeks later I graduated a... Read More

The level of support I received at GH was second to none. After lectures, students put their learning into practice through independent labs or pair programming workshops. Admittedly, I didn't enjoy pair programming at first; it was a foreign concept that brought me considerable anxiety. But with each new workshop, I quickly came to see how much my colleagues wanted me to succeed. I had pair programming partners who were stronger coders yet walked through each step with me, ensuring I understood what we were doing and how parts connected into a whole. I had pair programming partners who were on par with me and high-fived our way into debugging and building small features or apps. I had pair programming partners who had trouble understanding concepts and whom I, in turn, was able to walk through the workshop with, ensuring they understood what we were doing and how parts connected into a whole. You see, the level of support I received turned into support I couldn't help but to pay forward, and that was the unique beauty of our cohort. Everyone wanted everyone to succeed.

We'd spend after-hours on campus, helping each other step through new challenges, not simply telling someone the answer but instead asking pointed questions to help them arrive at their conclusion. We'd come alongside one another (figuratively and quite literally), huddling around the monitors with support. One rockstar in our cohort who had a strong command of the coursework hosted several events to help others comprehend the material as well.

Fellows also surrounded us with support. Though we're assigned one fellow, I felt like the lot of them were championing me and cheering me on. They were always willing to help me, even after a long day of help tickets among all their other responsibilities.

Instructors were spectacular, even going as far as to hosting additional lectures during lunch to help us in areas where we might have been weak. They had great metaphors, demonstrations, live demos, and more. They asked challenging questions during our project code reviews, giving us a taste of what we'd surely experience during interviews. They pushed us but never doubted us. And they were available to run through additional mock technical interviews if we asked.

All in all, I could wax poetic about the camaraderie, the amount of love we truly have for each other (I mean, where else will an entire room stop to applaud and cheer one group's victorious debugging when *everyone* is stressed and racing the clock to get their group projects working??), the Slack channels that are still live and well, and the friendships I've formed. But space is limited. So I'll leave with this: your experience is what you make of it. And our cohort decisively made our experience one of love, respect, friendship, and support. When I landed a job within a month of graduation (thank you, Hiring Day), the responses from my peers blew me away. I'm excited to see where we all end up and I'm certain we're more than equipped to go far because of the training and network of support we received at GH.

Special shout to career services. Yasmin was very helpful during my negotiation process like the rockstar she is. :)

Jennie
Graduated: 2019

2/3/2020

Course
Software Engineering Immersive

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"Exceeded my (high) expectations"

When I started looking at software engineering bootcamps, I prioritized finding one with a challenging curriculum. Fullstack’s rigorous application process and focus on “productive struggle” during Bootcamp Prep made it my top choice, and the hands-on,... Read More

Fullstack’s curriculum requires hard work, especially for those like me without a programming background. Students have to pass checkpoints in Foundations (4-week online course) to make it to Junior Phase (6-week on-site lectures / workshops), and there’s a similar checkpoint before the project-based Senior phase begins. Having access to fellows and instructors through help tickets and office hours helped me grasp important concepts for homework and looming tests. In Junior Phase, we had the additional benefit of weekly learning lunches led by fellows who answered questions on course content and their experiences at Fullstack.

Relationships with fellows and instructors deepened in Senior Phase: fellows advised us on our projects and instructors led code reviews. The Chicago campus instructors, Collin, Finn, and Priti, gave practical advice when we hit technical snags and encouraged us to learn beyond the curriculum. They held retrospectives for feedback after each project and seemed intune with our needs. (We received an impromptu lecture on React hooks, for instance, after they saw our interest in the topic.)

Chicago also has an amazing career success lead, Holly, who coaches students through resume and LinkedIn updates, technical interviews, and job offers. Holly brought in great companies for Launch Day, where local companies watch capstone project presentations and conduct interviews. Launch Day interviews can lead to job offers, and did for me.

I would only tweak one thing: while the team does a great job of teaching algorithms and data structures during Senior Phase, seeing those exercises earlier on would have been beneficial.

Overall, however, I would recommend Fullstack’s program for its rigorous coursework and excellent support from instructors, fellows, and career success team.

Lerena Holloway
Graduated: 2019

11/11/2019

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Software Engineering Immersive

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"This program will Upgrade you!"

I attended the Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy of Code and I have to say, it was one of the best moves in my entry to Software Engineering career. I went in knowing only a little about Front-End development, Beginner Python, and a little bit... Read More

I knew that I wanted to take my coding skills to the next level, so after researching and hearing from other people I had reached out to who had also completed Fullstack, I chose to give it a try. Coming in, I was a bit intimidated, afraid for what would happen...would I be able to keep up? What if I failed? I had heard that the intensity of the course was very high and that a lot of new information would be thrown at me. I chose to go forth, courageously and make the investment. I am thoroughly glad that I did not let fear of the unknown stop me.

The program was highly structured and regimented. The system was so detailed it became easy to pinpoint areas where there was a block in my understanding; coming from the military, I really appreciated such an organized platform. This level of structure along with the immense support from the staff and fellows made it possible to tackle really hard subjects in such a short period of time. It was far from easy, but attending Fullstack helped me to realize my own ability in learning new technologies in a matter of 2 weeks and really possessing the aptitude to create projects that I never believed I could have created a year ago. This is just the tip of the iceberg of what makes Fullstack a top choice!

Ani Kerr
Graduated: 2019

10/31/2019

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Software Engineering Immersive

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"Life-changing"

I graduated from Fullstack Academy 2 months ago. It was a great experience. My cohort was a diverse group of like-minded people who were eager to learn. It is as intense as you would expect, so make sure you have a good foundation before starting. The... Read More

As for the curriculum, I was told more than once during my job search that the skills I had stood out from the majority of bootcamp grads. One interviewer was surprised I had only learned React a few months ago. I put this down to the quality of teaching I received. I would highly recommend Fullstack Academy to anyone serious about attending a coding program and making a career change.

Alvin Tang
Graduated: 2019

10/18/2019

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"Lifechanger"

I'll start with the cons. There aren't many, but they're important if you're considering Fullstack or any bootcamp. Cons Fullstack is growing temendously, but as it grows it seems like the acceptance and graduation requirements are getting more lenient... Read More

Tarek Hassan
Graduated: 2018

10/12/2019

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Software Engineering Immersive

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"It was more than Amazing"

I was quite rusty before attending the program. I had no confidence when I apply for a job.
Taking this course was a whole new experience it was really immersive and full of learn by doing materials.
Pros:
-short videos to the point which made me feel excited... Read More

Michal Janek
Graduated: 2017

10/11/2019

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Software Engineering Immersive

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"What happened to me after Full-Stack Developer Degree"

The overall course was great, it started with basics and at a relatively mediocre pace went through all necessary parts of a Full Stack Development.
I actually got a position after an interview for a Full Stack Developer and most of the topics discussed... Read More

Amanda Nelson
Graduated: 2019

9/30/2019

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Software Engineering Immersive

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"Great bootcamp :)"

I had been eyeing doing a bootcamp for about 5 years, so I think my perception of them was from the earlier days. I honestly expected a more intense experience with more committed peers. A big surprise to me was that Saturdays are optional (and only a... Read More

The curriculum is split between 3 phases - Foundations (remote, vanilla JS), Junior Phase (learning the stack and how to put together a full web app), and Senior Phase (building 3 full projects). I found myself with lots of free time during the junior phase. I was disappointed that when I asked fellows or instructors for ideas on what else to work on, they mostly just told me to relax and have fun.

Ok, that's the bad out of the way.

The good - Fullstack ultimately gave me what I paid for. The ability to get a job as a software engineer. I graduated 3 weeks ago and have already had 4 offers and accepted 1 at my top choice company. I felt very prepared for my interviews (although I think part of that was my exposure to the tech scene in my previous job). Learning React is key as I think that's one of the main things that set me apart from just CS grads and every company I interviewed with uses React. I was able to go from theater producer to account manager to software engineer and I don't think I could have done it nearly as fast without Fullstack. I will also say that Collin the instructor is fantastic. Eager to teach, knows everything, and great at explaining the underlying concepts behind the frameworks. I was very, very thankful for his code reviews and guidance.

Suggestions to Fullstack - Please don't ignore students if they are bored/ahead. I really appreciated the extra workshops that started being available to me towards the end of Junior phase. If a student asked me what else they should work on, I would tell them to build a simple CRUD app. Then I would say re-do it using React Hooks instead of Redux. Then I would say use GraphQL.

Suggestions to Students

- Pick your capstone project carefully, but not in the way you think. I was very focused on the actual product and wanted it to be cool, but I am so so thankful that we ended up using new technology and went through struggles and learnings I could talk to. This came up in all my interviews. Several said they brought me in because they liked how well I could communicate in my Youtube video and one had me give a 15 minute presentation on a challenging project to a room full of people. If you don't know how everything in your app works, ask your teammates to talk you through the code AND their decision making process. This was super important for interviews.

- This is something not everyone can control, but I think my exposure to the tech industry and how software is built was invaluable. The people in my class who had similar backgrounds really stood out and seemed to grasp the bigger picture much much better. So if you can work in the field before doing a bootcamp, I highly highly recommend it. I had no technical experience before landing a job as an account manager so I do think this could be an option for lots of people.

- And go to the optional Saturdays and do the optional workshops! They were my favorite workshops and the most beneficial.

I think Fullstack is a top tier bootcamp and I am very grateful for all that it gave me.

Elizabeth Silverstein
Graduated: 2019

9/30/2019

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"Best people, best program"

Simply put, Fullstack's curriculum can help you change the trajectory of your life. After years working in non-profit and for-profit sector, I was ready to pursue my interest in coding. I choose fullstack because of its emphasis on a challenging curriculum... Read More

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