Sabio was founded by tech industry innovators, and today is taught exclusively by experts from companies like Stack Overflow, Fox, Gamefly, TMZ and UCLA.
Unlike many other bootcamps, Sabio's instructors go through an intensive vetting process. This ensures... Read More
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"Sabio...SO Nice I did it twice"
Sabio is intense, and it's not easy but totally worth the effort you put into it. That being said you will get out what you put in; focus on learning and mastering the material and you'll be fine! I went through the program in 2015 and landed and new,... Read More
"Challenging/Risky/Rewarding: A Glimpse Into My Transition to Tech"
Exactly one year and three days ago, I started Sabio. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. It was tough trying to absorb so much new material in so little time, but by week six, I felt much more comfortable.
I had studied the... Read More
I read, and read, and read the Sabio reviews on Course Report and SwitchUp, giving equal weight to good and bad reviews. I also listened to almost all, if not all, alumni podcast interviews. I read these months before enrolling, during the cohort, and still read them now and then.
Pleeease do your research and assess possible outcomes before enrolling in a bootcamp. Find the patterns. See where alumni are working now, if they had prior experience with technology, if they have a degree, if their degree is in STEM. It seemed to me that those with a STEM degree found jobs sooner, then people with a degree, and then those without a degree. This is not to say you need a degree as plenty of alumni have jobs without one. I hold a B.A. from UC Berkeley and found work after three months, but more on that later.
When I finally went to an info session, Gregorio and Liliana recommended I go on Codecademy and get familiar with JavaScrip, jQuery, HTML, and CSS. This was not a requirement for PreWork but recommended. It proved helpful for PreWork. Some people skipped Codecademy and struggled as a result. During PreWork, I learned how to use jQuery, how to build forms, and how to use Bootstrap, among other things. I had homework assignments, and an instructor would go over them each Saturday. At the end of PreWork, I took an assessment. If you do not pass, you can retake it in one month. The instructor always did their best to answer all questions we had. For cohort, all instructors are permanent instructors; they are not students or recent alumni that were hired after the cohort ended.
Once the cohort starts, you will be in a work environment the entire time. Every day there will be a standup meeting where you mention blockers, updates from yesterday, and what you will accomplish for that day. If you have questions, you are encouraged to ask the rest of your team first or browse the internet. Still stuck? That is when you reach out to the lead developers, the instructors. Most of the time, you will not receive a snippet of code as your answer. They will give suggestions on how to move forward. Only when you are absolutely stuck, you will get an instructor/lead to provide you with a code solution, as has been the case at my current job. Again, please keep in mind you will not be in a classroom setting and that you will be teaching yourself most of the time. It is up to you to rewatch videos, take notes from lectures, and put in the time to absorb the material. Bootcamps are not magic carpets. You have to be disciplined and put in those long, 12-hour days. For me, it was challenging to adapt to this style of learning. I had to learn a new way of learning, but it has been useful. If you want a career in technology, you will have to teach yourself new technologies continually.
You will likely spend the first four weeks learning ReactJS, then will begin learning C#, .Net, and SQL. If you have no prior experience, as I did, your world will likely flip upside down each time you have to learn something new. Just keep asking questions and stay disciplined. There are hardly any lectures, and while I wish there were more at the beginning, I’m glad there weren’t many now. Chances are you will not learn much watching lectures or videos. Most of the learning will probably start when you start coding and implementing what you learn in the lectures and videos.
By week six, you will have learned about most of the technologies you need to build the project that you will start working on during the cohort. An entrepreneur will come in and share their vision of the project. Developers can ask any questions they have. Some entrepreneurs will be on campus every weekend, and others you will only see when they present their vision to you, when the project is halfway done, and on demo day. Each developer will have user stories/tickets/cards (tasks) assigned to them. Once they finish their task, they will check in with their project lead to see what task they will take on next. This project will go live a few weeks before the cohort ends, and the entrepreneur will be able to use it. You are building a project that will have users.
In the last two weeks in the cohort, we focused on personal projects and interview prep. For the personal project, we learned Redux, how to incorporate a 3rd-Party API, and worked on a web scraper. We received plenty of interview questions for React, Redux, C#, and SQL, likely over 100 total questions. I did use these to study for interviews, but I also used other questions I found online. The instructors will revise 2-3 drafts of your resume to help you be a competitive applicant.
The job search was tough. I sent 1500+ applications. Get ready for technical trivia, sometimes up to 25 minutes of it. I went through several phone screenings, eventually made it to manager screenings often, and interviewed on-site with three different employers before I finally received an offer.
Income is probably the main factor at play for those of you reading this. Here’s my data: Before Sabio: ~50K | After Sabio: 70K+. Sometimes I still glance around the office as I work and think about how surreal it is. Yes, I worked hard, yes, you are ready to work after Sabio (though you will still have much to learn) but remember someone has to hire you. Keep working until that happens.
As I looked for work, I reached out to alumni (that I did not know) and instructors for advice through messages and phone calls. They always answered my questions, and some alumni even checked up on me several months later. It’s nice to know that I can always reach out to the Sabio community if I need to do so. Some cohort peers, you will never hear from again, others, you will remain in touch with long after finishing the program.
For those on the fence regarding enrolling in the program: I can’t recommend or not recommend it simply because I believe you should seek information and decide for yourself. It’s a risk and can be costly, but if you are willing to accept the risk, believe in yourself, and are in it for the long run, this is a good program for you. Would I do it again? Absolutely.
"Code until your eyes roll into the back of your head. Then Code some more"
I don't have a base line for code bootcamps, as this is the only one I've been to. So feel free to continue your research about coding bootcamps.
I guess I'll tell my quick story as a snapshot of progression from the beginning and the end.
In my cohort,... Read More
At the end of the bootcamp, I have at least 700+ hours of React and JS experience. Which still makes a person very, very junior, but at this point and time I was able to create web pages, UI components on the fly. The only critique I would have is I wished we spent time early in the program working on some algorithms. We kind of did more at the end, but this boot camp placed more emphasis on creating content with React. This class also spent a bit of time with learning and the git process. Basically enough to understand a flow of git.
The one outstanding point is this company will help you get a job position. They helped me, and I appreciate it.
I would recommend this place if a person wants to learn web development. I would continue researching other camps if a person wants to learn UNITY or data science.
"Excellent Staff + Great Curriculum + Long Hours = Life Changing Results"
I finished my Cohort in Feb 2020, and waited until now to write my review because I wanted to let the dust settle and to be clear about my opinion before penning a review.
Bottom Line Up Front: Sabio gave me the confidence in my skills set to bill what... Read More
Sabio is not easy, but it is made exponentially easier if you have a background (even a slim one) in development. When I started Sabio I was finishing up a year long internship in development. I knew that I wanted to stay in the workforce instead of going back to school but I didn't have the confidence in my code or my knowledge to competitively apply for developer jobs. Sabio fixed that. While I believe that Sabio's curriculum is excellent and well worth the program, the best benefit is the relationships. The leadership at Sabio wants you to succeed. Having come from other for profit education experiences, I was skeptical about the job search portion of the program. I had heard the pitches before from for profit schools, and seen them not deliver. But Sabio changed my mind. My salary is now 2.5 times what is was before Sabio. The Icing on the cake is that I can still message the CEO and CTO with questions like "How much salary should I be asking for?", "Am I really worth that?" and "Is my code actually good enough to get though the white-boarding at X, Y or Z company?" and they love it.
That said, you get out of Sabio what you put into Sabio. If you're coding 12 hours a day, asking questions, taking code-review critique, and studying your butt off, Sabio can change your life. If your want to do the minimum, you'll get the minimum. So before you start Sabio, make sure your hungry to learn, and willing to hustle. When you do that, the program that Gregorio and Liliana have built will change your life.
"Amazing place to study"
If you really feel like making a change in your life and thatyou want to get commited to make it work come to Sabio. Liliana and Gregorio are really nice and they are always willing to help and to listen to you, sometimes you are going to feel that this... Read More
"Take the leap"
Just completed my cohort at Sabio this month and I must say that I have no regrets. I was hesitant at first but glad I took the leap. The coding boot camp is definitely challenging but you are given all the tools necessary to be successful in the boot... Read More
"Prework Program Review - I was impressed."
The level of engagement from both the company and the other students seriously impressed me. Almost daily I had a message from Silvia asking me how I was getting along with the studying and feedback I gave was seriously considered. The slack channel also... Read More
The course itself was challenging but after completing it and passing the assessment I feel that I am well prepared to enter the boot camp.
"Great Online Course"
I love that we can take this program remotely. Instructors are very knowledgeable and patient. You must be willing to give 100% if you want to pass this course and have a passion for the study. Staff are very supportive and willing to answer any questions... Read More
"Not worth the debt"
I was part of C60 sabio, when signing up with Sabio there were statistics of how great their program was and how they helped a substantial amount of graduates find jobs once the cohort was completed.
Unfortunately for my cohort and myself this wasn’t... Read More
Our instructor for the cohort was seemingly pushed out near the end of our time which left us with hardly any help for job prospects and assistance. Since our instructor who had worked with us on a daily basis was gone, there was nobody left who could truly speak for us with potential employers.
I have since found employment in a field unrelated to coding but sadly am still left with $20,000 of student loan debt that was used to fund a course that ended up offering no value to me in my career.
Recently, Sabio sent a survey to track where recent cohort grad were in their professional lives so they could use people working full time in marketing. I requested to not be part of their marketing as their course did not help me and have since been removed from their slack channel that was promised to stay open for alumni as an extra resource.
They now have a program in place that requires no money upfront but instead they will take a portion of your salary once fully employed. Lucky for those new students who want to take the risk but for me and many of my cohort members, Sabio left us in debt with no help to actually find a coding career.
"Actually Prepares You For A Real Job"
Not only was the training at Sabio able to help me get my new job as a software engineer, I'm realizing the smooth transition that the Sabio training has provided into my new position. Coming from a digital marketing background, I had some technical experience... Read More