****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.
"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.
"I learned so much and am on a new career trajectory"
I have hesitated learning a trade due to costs, but this was worth it! Rithm school teaches students how to learn, along with the skills necessary to compete in the developer workforce. I am so happy to have a job in tech and know that I will continue... Read More to do software development for the rest of my life!
I decided to stop taking classes at my college due to the lack of infrastructure and the poor transition/execution to 100% remote classes. I wanted to challenge myself, learn applicable material, and feel like I was getting my money's worth. Deciding... Read More to enroll and go to Rithm School was one of the best decisions I've made in my adult life. I got everything I wasn't getting in a traditional college and so much more. Rithm School offered me so much that other Bootcamps seem to lack, from the small class sizes and strong alumni community, the internships working with real-world codebases presenting new challenges and frameworks, to the constantly evolving course material and emphasis on learning how to 'learn' on the fly. If I could go back and start the course over again I would do it, I made friends, mentors, and future coworkers all while gaining the skills to feel prepared for my first programming job. Online, in person, or hybrid, Rithm School offers a top-tier education lead by demanding, compassionate and experienced instructors that will prepare you for the real world and give you a leg up amongst a sea of other Bootcamp grads. The school is worth every penny and I would recommend it to anyone looking to take the leap of faith into programming.
Attending Rithm School was one of the best decisions of my life! Like all bootcamps, it wasn't 100% perfect, but to me, the drawbacks are completely outweighed by the benefits. Here is an honest review of Rithm based on my (REMOTE) experience: Environment/Culture:... Read More Pros: - SUPER collaborative and tons of pair programming experience. It really helped me improve my technical communication, and it was a great way to connect with my classmates. - I thought that the cold calling during lectures would be scary, but the instructors make you feel comfortable so even if you don't know the answer to a question it's not a big deal. - Everyone in my cohort was supportive, friendly, and a delight to work with. Even after graduation, many of us stay in touch regularly through weekly Zoom meet-ups. We all want to help each other succeed! - Zoom + Slack === a near-perfect virtual experience. - Rithm has a strict "anti-burnout" culture, unlike the big bootcamps like Codesmith, Hack Reactor, App Academy, etc. In my opinion, this made learning much more efficient and enjoyable. Cons: - Although the remote environment was as good as I think it could've been, it would've been extra awesome to attend Rithm in person! Instructors: Pros: - The instructors are super knowledgeable and friendly - I always felt comfortable asking questions. Due to the small class size, they were usually very quick to hop into our Zoom breakout rooms when we needed help. - You get assigned one instructor to meet with 1-on-1 every other week. This is a great opportunity to get your code reviewed in more detail, do mock coding interviews, or just chat about random stuff. Cons - Some instructors are more prepared to help with certain topics than others, so the time it takes you to get "un-stuck" may differ depending on who joins your breakout room. Curriculum: Pros: - The curriculum was extremely up-to-date and relevant, and I loved the emphasis on testing, documentation, security, and fundamentals of how the web works. - If you find yourself with extra time, there are PLENTY of "further study" materials that will push you to learn and practice with more advanced topics. - By the end, you'll have built tons of mini projects and a few big ones! Project-based learning is highly useful for solidifying topics that you cover in lectures. Cons: - They would probably need an extra week or two to fit this in, but more of a focus on CSS/accessibility or DSA would have been nice. - "What you put in is what you get out". You do have to meet the minimum requirement of passing the weekend assignments, but you can also learn way more if you put in extra time to ask instructors more questions and/or do the optional "further study". This isn't really a drawback, but just something to keep in mind - knowledge won't just be handed to you, you have to put in the work to make it the best experience possible. Company projects: Pros: - Company projects set Rithm apart from all of the other bootcamps. No other bootcamp that I've heard of does this. It is basically a mini-internship. - You get to work on a team to build some cool things in a complex codebase! By the end I had great real-world experience for my resume and I was a much more confident engineer. Cons: - Instructors are busy during this time preparing for the upcoming cohorts, etc., so they are sometimes spread pretty thin depending on the size of the team (my team was on the larger side with 6 people) and the complexity of the project. It usually wasn't an issue, but sometimes it took a while to get help when I was stuck. - Some of the company projects aren't with actual companies - one of the projects in my cohort was an open-source project. Still a really cool experience, but just a bit misleading. Outcomes and Job Support: Pros: - I got a job at a company I'm really excited about only 3 weeks after graduating! Although a big part of it was luck (I was referred by a friend in my cohort), I owe a lot of my success in the interviews to Zach (the career coach) who helped me prepare for interviewing and negotiation, and the whole Rithm experience for training me to be a skillful and confident software engineer! - After graduating, Zach was always available to answer questions and meet with us regularly. He even found time during his busy day to meet with me right before I had a scary negotiation phone call! You can tell that he loves his job and is passionate about helping us find HIGH QUALITY jobs. - It's been a little over a month since graduation and at least 5 out of the 16 people in my cohort have gotten job offers already! (4 have accepted offers). 1 person went to grad school, so it's more like 5/15 people. - The alumni network keeps growing and is filled with supportive and successful engineers that want to help Rithm grads land great jobs! Cons: - I can't really think of any significant areas of improvement here! If anything, perhaps a few more mock technical interviews would have been useful. * I will also add that they regularly had us fill out feedback surveys. Rithm is continuously improving their curriculum and experience based on the feedback - they truly care about providing you with the best learning experience possible! TLDR: If you're debating between Rithm and the other top bootcamps, choose Rithm for the small class sizes, excellent curriculum, company projects, and overall great learning environment and culture!! You won't regret it.
Rithm is an incredible bootcamp and I had a great experience! The material is very relevant and constantly updating to keep up with the technology trends in the industry. I always felt the work we were doing or the concepts we were learning were highly... Read More practical tools that we would need in the job, and now that I'm in the workforce, I see just how true that is. The work is definitely challenging, but the guidance from the instructors was excellent and the small cohort size made it very easy to ask questions and get hands on assistance with any concept, or project. Frankly, I sought out Rithm because I knew it would push me, and that's exactly what I got. Leaving the bootcamp, I felt fully prepared for both the interview and job search process along with whatever job would come my way. Zach (the Career Coach) did a great job of getting us ready for the job search and was always available for questions and assistance after the bootcamp ended. Overall, Rithm School is a great community of instructors, students, and alumni who genuinely care about getting you prepared for and educated in this industry.
I thought after reading so many glowing reviews that Rithm wouldn't live up to the hype, but it really is as incredible as others say! I received an offer at my dream company, The New York Times, 3 weeks after graduating from Rithm, which I truly don't... Read More think would have happened if I hadn't attended Rithm (side note: this was really fast and I do think part of it was definitely luck, but part of it was also attending a bootcamp that gave me the skills and confidence to succeed in an interview just a few weeks after graduating). Below is a quick summary of my experience: Why I chose Rithm (& would chose it again!!): 1. Small class size & collaborative culture - my class was 10 people with 2 instructors and 1 TA. With pair programming, cold calls, and a great classroom atmosphere, I was able to feel really close to everyone in the program even though it was all remote. Everyone at Rithm is talented and motivated while being caring and pushing others to grow as developers. I was amazed by how often my peers would share tips throughout the program or job openings after the program, and it really felt like everyone wanted each other to succeed as much as themselves. 2. INCREDIBLE instructors - I studied engineering at a good university and have been taught by great professors, but somehow Elie & Joel (& Brit as the TA) exceeded my previous experiences. They were patient, funny, caring, and so talented, and I would join the program again just to be taught by them. The instructors at Rithm are deeply invested in your learning and growth and even check-up on you once the program ends. 3. Curriculum - In addition to what you read online about the curriculum (Python & JS, company projects, etc), I thought Rithm also did a great job of stressing what it means to be a professional developer. During code reviews, the instructors would not only comment on the logic of our code but also on documentation and testing. There is also cold-calling during lectures which terrified me at first, but has improved my ability to speak on technical topics. When I was interviewing for jobs, this proved incredibly useful and has given me confidence starting my first full-time job. 4. Job support - Two weeks at Rithm are dedicated to interviewing and applying for jobs, and I never felt alone in the job search process. Zach (the career coach) is so helpful throughout the entire process, from figuring out when to start applying to reading over your negotiation email. In summary, Rithm is expensive but worth it. I can't think of a negative aspect to write in this review, and I think that says something about how Rithm really has it figured out!