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Kickstart Coding

Online, Oakland

About Kickstart Coding

Location: Online, Oakland

Keep your day job and save money as you kickstart your coding career. In intensive, part-time classes you collaborate on projects to learn the most in-demand tech like Python and React from the top instructors at Kickstart Coding.

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The instructors combine their engineering experience at top companies like Facebook and Salesforce with experience and passion for teaching, providing students the tools to accelerate or change their careers. Python and React.js are taught in rigorous full stack classes that push your limits as an individual as well as your capacity to collaborate in a team. By the end of both courses in our immersive, inclusive curriculum, students have built a total of 4 open-ended portfolio-defining projects, contributed as a software professional to open source code, and learned how to build web apps from start to finish using the best stacks to learn for 2018 and beyond.

Kickstart coding makes the entire experience easy and seamless. You don't even need a laptop: We hook you up with a ready-to-go dev laptop on Day 1 at no additional cost. Students find it the most attractive coding bootcamp for serious learners with real-life responsibilities, or to focus on building up skills in the the cutting edge tech that Bay Area companies require the most.


Custom-Paced Bootcamp Program

Cost: $299
Locations: Online
Course Description:

For Everyone
》 Open to beginners - Curriculum designed to teach from the ground up.
》 Affordable - Accessible rates at 50% the cost of comparable online bootcamps.
》 Flexible - We create customized plans for each student based on your availability.
》 Keep things personal - We only accept a few students at a time to maintain schedules.

Creative Learning
》 Practical, fun lessons - Modules have lectures and activities that teach you how to create parts of functional applications.
》 1:1 coaching - Industry professionals help answer questions and mentor.
》 Open-ended projects - Instructor guidance helps turn your ideas into web applications.
》 Handouts - Printable cheat sheets and quizzes to make sure you retain knowledge.
》 Fundamentals first - Learn core principles: HTTP implementation over TCP, MVC, Object Oriented Programming, and Asynchronicity.

Kickstart Fundamentals | Beginner level. - HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Bash, Git, Python, Object Oriented Programming, Pipenv, Jinja, Static site generation

Kickstart Backend | Introductory level. - APIs, Django, Heroku, TCP, HTTP implementation, Sqlite, ORM, Postgres SQL, Multi-page apps, TDD, unit tests

Kickstart Frontend | Intermediate level. - Advanced CSS, JavaScript (ECMAScript 6+), React.js, Node.js, NPM, Vanilla JS & DOM Manipulation, Webpack, React Router, Redux

Kickstart Career | Advanced level.- Async & functional programming, Algorithms, DevOps, Mock whiteboard interviews, Job Search

Tuition: $299/month

CSS, Git, HTML, PostgreSQL, Bootstrap, Heroku, Bash, NPM, TCP/IP, Test-Driven Development (TDD), API, Python, Object Oriented Programming (OOP), Redux, React.js, Django, Algorithms, Node.js, JavaScript, DevOps, Back-End Web Development, Front-End Web Development

Kickstart Full Stack Program

Cost: $4,200
Duration: 16 weeks
Locations: Oakland
In-person Only
Course Description:

Truly the most in-demand tech: Python, Django, JavaScript, React, HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Bash, Git, SQL, whiteboarding, interview coaching, and more.

Filled with portfolio-building projects, the classes benefit a range of experience levels. The classes have an innovative part-time schedule, which can provide the same or better experience you'd get from a “bootcamp”, for less than $5,000.

Kickstart Backend is a rigorous Python class on backend web development and core programming concepts including OOP and MVC. Kickstart Frontend starts right after Backend ends, and it is a cutting-edge crash course on modern JavaScript practices and React JS. For those seeking a career change, it also provides extra time for coaching to help the students become competitive candidate in the Bay Area tech industry. The instructional staff truly cares about you: They combine their coding experience at top companies like Facebook and Salesforce with their lifelong passion for teaching.

The full-stack program consists of 2 sequential 8 week part-time courses: Kickstart Backend and Kickstart Frontend. While they can be taken individually, to learn a full-stack they can be taken seamlessly one after the other, offering a large discount on the second course.

CSS, Git, HTML, PostgreSQL, Heroku, Bash, NPM, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Career Coaching, Collaboration, Python, React.js, SQL, Django, Algorithms, Node.js, JavaScript, Data Visualization

Kickstart Coding Reviews

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5.0/5 (15 reviews)

Matthew Tucker
Freelance Software Developer | Graduated: 2018


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"Tried a few bootcamps and this one stuck!"

I came into this bootcamp knowing very little about coding, I left confident and energized. I tried to teach myself JavaScript through an online course and attended a bootcamp starter course for Ruby. Both of these attempts eventually fizzled with no... Read More

What a great decision!

As a person new to coding, I appreciated how the instructors gave background computer science concepts before teaching a skill. Each week had a challenging assignment that built upon the last. I felt both frustration and accomplishment (which is coding in a nutshell). They went very quickly through the material but at the end I felt prepared for the career into which I expected to transition. Before this course I was daunted by this field, after, I have the tools I need to solve any computer science problem in front of me. I highly recommend this course for people transitioning into this field, you will succeed.

Errin M.
Junior Frontend Developer & Web Designer | Graduated: 2018


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"I went from zero tech experience to Junior Developer in 4 months."

I come from a zero-tech background. I wanted to build an app. Michael said he could teach me that, so I signed up.

I’m not going to lie. This bootcamp was hard. For a tech newbie with a full-time job and family, the time commitment is intense. I was often... Read More

But I came out the other end as a web developer – with a new job. That hadn’t even been my goal, and you couldn’t find anybody more surprised than me!

I couldn’t have afforded the time or money to take a traditional bootcamp. I never would have tried. Kickstart Coding made it possible for me to learn these skills, and it’s no exaggeration to say that it changed the trajectory of my career, and possibly my life. Michael is an excellent and engaging teacher, as are TA’s Maddy and Mark, and I owe them a debt of gratitude.

5 stars for Kickstart – well worth your money.

Maria-Soledad Musial
Web Developer | Graduated: 2018


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"Newbies and experienced coders both benefit from Kickstart Coding"

My husband and I decided to take this bootcamp course together. He has been a web developer, mostly learned on his own over several years, currently has a freelance business; I, on the other hand, am changing careers--TOTAL newbie, never coded before.... Read More

Cindy Dovinh
Sales Manager | Graduated: 2018


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"Kickstart Coding delivered on commitment to value, education, and passion."

Kickstart Coding could not have been more aptly named and the schedule/format of the class could not have fit my needs better.
With my full-time, non-tech job demanding a minimum of 50-60 hrs per week, I still looked forward to every class (2 weekday... Read More

William Patten
Data Analyst | Graduated: 2018


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"Single Best Part Time Bootcamp"

I had a really great experience with Kickstart Coding, I can't recommend it highly enough. Kickstart Coding is the brainchild of Michael Bethencourt who came from a career in software engineering to pursue his passion for teaching. He clearly loves what... Read More

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