****Rithm’s full-stack web development program is currently being conducted remotely throughout 2020.****
The Rithm team aims to take independent and thoughtful students and turn them into confident and creative full-stack developers. Class sizes are limited... Read More 12-16 students to ensure an intimate and focused learning community.
Rithm School has a team of experienced instructors with years of experience both teaching and writing curriculum. Rithm School works closely with partner companies to ensure that the curriculum is top quality and relevant, enabling graduates to hit the ground running from day one. With a small student to teacher ratio and experienced instructors, students can move faster and cover more material than in other bootcamps.
Rithm School is committed to student success both during and after the program. Students can choose a deferred tuition option, and if you not learning at the pace necessary to be successful during the first six weeks of the program, Rithm offers a full refund and the opportunity to apply for a later class.
****Web Development Program is currently being conducted remotely throughout 2020.****
What you'll be doing on any given day may vary, but you'll typically be coding for a majority of the day, both alone and in pairs. Instructors will lecture on more conceptual topics in the morning and afternoon, but we encourage you to spend as much time as possible coding while instructors are available. In the later afternoon and evenings, you'll have material to read, watch, and review in order to solidify your understanding and prepare for the next day.
Students can expect to be prepared as a professional web developer by contributing to real-world projects or open source, gain a deep understanding of the industry's conventions and best practices, and master the technical skills you need to succeed in the workforce.
Hands-down the best decision I’ve made in my career. Prior to Rithm, I’d dabbled with software engineering on nights and weekends. However, Rithm really helped to take me from a hobbyist to a confident professional! Huge shout out to Elie, Joel, Spencer,... Read More Zach and the rest of the Rithm staff that help make this an awesome and rewarding experience. #ThankYou!
"Fantastic Bootcamp with Quality Instructors, Curriculum and Company Project"
Rithm is a fantastic bootcamp, you will not be disappointed! Curriculum: The program is well through out and the curriculum is constantly being improved and updated with sought after skills/knowledge/experience. Class sizes are limited to allow you to... Read More have more one on one interactions and feedback from instructors. All of the exercises are relevant and validated to ensure that they are appropriately challenging for students. During the sprints, we worked on technically challenging and interesting projects that were fantastic on my resume. I even presented one of them during a final round interview which really impressed the Engineering Manager I was interviewing with. The company project is a game changer! Being able to work in a professional code base, learning the work flow and then being able to speak to it in your resume/interview really puts you a step above the competition. One small note, I was nervous about being cold called in class but it really kept me on my toes and helped to make sure I was always paying attention. Instructors: Fantastic! Instructors have real experience and are able to give you insights into how technology is applied in a professional setting. You are given thorough feedback on your code (especially from your weekly assessments) that will help to improve your skills. You are also matched with an advisor throughout the program who you will meet with regularly to help you with technical challenges, career questions, or anything else you may need help with. With small class sizes, you get a lot of attention and help whenever you need it. Job Assistance: The job search preparation is thorough! There is one week focused on technical interviews (including practice whiteboarding, answering technical knowledge questions, and recruiter phone screens). There's another week focused on other job search related topics (ex. cold applying vs. getting a referral, negotiating, how to create a job search schedule, etc.) Alumni: Top notch! You are matched with a buddy as you get closer to job searching and your buddy can be an invaluable resource for your interviewing preparation. I'm incredibly impressed by the community developed by the alumni network who are willing to provide advice, help and/or refer you to interesting roles. When I was searching for a bootcamp, I almost didn't believe how amazing Rithm is due to the relatively few reviews and all the 5 stars. I cold emailed some alumni and they were more than willing to chat with me about their experiences. Now, as an alumni myself, I can validate that this is truly an amazing experience.
After deciding to change career trajectories completely and become a developer during the pandemic I researched tons of programs and educational options to come to the conclusion that Rithm would be the optimal and highest quality fit for my needs. It... Read More has been one of the best decisions of my life. The Rithm educational experience begins well before enrollment and even acceptance into the program. Rithm has tons of extraordinarily high quality free materials for learning programming, offers workshops and feedback, and goes to great lengths to make sure you’re prepared before applying. They also will not accept you until you’ve actually developed some basic ability and imprinted useful patterns that will serve you during the program. After being accepted you must also complete extensive precourse work which I truly appreciated and definitely helped to immerse me fully into a focused developer mindset The program was very intense, but I felt supported the entire time by the entire staff, my mentor Matt, and the other students. There was not much time for anything other than rest between in class time, take home assignments, and studying, but this was a wonderful thing as it forces one to truly engage and become symbiotic with the material. The teaching prepares one for technical roles while also giving a nuanced perspective on possibilities within programming. Though Joel and Ellie were not regular instructors in my cohort, I have met them through outcomes hours and a hackathon where the quality of their teaching shows that Rithm is a premier educational program offering the most excellent instruction from teachers who truly care and are passionate. I’ll always miss Matt though, and feel honored to have had him as my instructor. Within four months of graduating I was hired as a software engineer at a company I love. The job application process was somewhat grueling, but Zach and the other instructors did a great job of supporting us and giving us the inspiration and skills necessary to succeed. If you are focused, work smart and efficiently, and don’t give up you can make it as a software engineer too. Believe me, my background was in a completely unrelated field and I had no experience before Rithm. It’s hard to fathom still that I’m a fully employed and confident engineer and in good portion it’s thanks to Rithm.
"Classical Musician/Teacher --> Rithm School: Best Decision Ever"
I have virtually nothing but great things to say about Rithm. I did a fair amount of research ahead of time trying to figure out the best program to choose. In the end I was deciding between Hack Reactor, Rithm, and Flatiron and (after a lengthy pros... Read More and cons list) chose Rithm because of its class size, language/frameworks it focused on, company projects, and alumni I spoke to. Having worked my way through the program as the second "pandemic" cohort (so we were virtual), I can say I could't be happier with my decision. Between the level of instruction, preparedness of the lectures, order in which material is presented, and small class sizes (mine was very small given the start of the pandemic at ~12 I believe), I was able to understand the material presented, easily pursue my areas of confusion, and even dive into material beyond the curriculum. The instructors truly care about whether you understand the material and are willing to spending time with you on an individual basis or provide detailed feedback on weekend projects. The community is also fantastic during and after the program. Though I have not attended other bootcamps, I would easily recommend this bootcamp to anyone interested in participating in a bootcamp. Things to consider that could possibly change my glowing recommendation: - They will cold call on you during class - this was fantastic to make sure I was engaged but obviously not for everyone - It is more expensive than other bootcamps - given their financial options, this still feels like a no brainer but something to consider - I loved the two instructors I had, but I spent very little time with the other instructors - I've heard they have quite a high bar for instructors and have heard nothing but good things from other alum - I spent time in class (~9am - ~5pm), time outside of class reviewing (probably another ~2 - 4 hours of the day), and then ~10 hours between Saturday and Sunday working on our weekend project/reviewing material. I think this is true in any bootcamp but fully committing to the 4 month program ultimately makes the most of the program
Rithm’s curriculum is a mix of tools that you will need as a web developer. Explaining how the internet works and how to build websites as well as write back end code. The instructors were all very nice and willing to help when I needed it. My cohort... Read More was awesome and I consider a lot of my fellow students as friends now. Be aware that Rithm is a rigorous program, so be prepared to work, but you will also learn a lot!
I was nervous about applying for a bootcamp and switching careers, but the entire process for Rithm made me feel more confident. This is a tough course, they cover a lot of material and topics in the span of a couple months. It is a full time commitment,... Read More even after the lectures are finished. They change their curriculum depending on the current environment, which is good for keeping up to date. I believe that in order to make good use of what you learned you have to put effort into understanding the material and topics. I started with almost no prior knowledge about coding, but I felt confident near the end. They also help with job searches post-grad and have check ins to help you stay on track.