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SoftStack Factory - CLOSED

San Diego

About SoftStack Factory

Location: San Diego

Please note: This school is closed and is no longer accepting students. The SwitchUp team no longer monitors this page for updates, but historical information is available for reference.

SoftStack Factory is a non-profit, part-time, 24-week full-stack web and mobile development immersion bootcamp in San Diego, California. The four-phase immersive program focuses on applying an immersion bootcamp model with on-the-job-training to teach... Read More

The part-time evening program is a 4 phase program: Phase 1 is the qualifier phase which is 4 weeks, this stage allows both the student and Softstack Factory to be mutually evaluated. Once qualified and based on availability we currently offer 3 more phases that provide young adults an opportunity to learn skill sets that can assist in entering the Digital Economy.

Classes are offered during the evenings twice a week allowing students the chance to carry on with their daily activities while immersing in follow-on study materials during the rest of their free time. The program is almost free, only requiring a small $125 donation for the qualifying phase, a $250 donation for phases 2 and 4 and a $125 donation for phase 3.


SoftStack Factory: 4 Phase Program

Cost: $750
Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: San Diego
In-person Only
Course Description:

The SoftStack Factory bootcamp consists of a total of 24 weeks of part time classes, where the students will spend an average of 4-6 hours a day on course work, meet two times a week as a group for 4 hours, dedicated to the learning of a complete technology stack, best practices regarding technology and corporate etiquette. The bootcamp focuses on web and mobile application development, first learning web development skills which then can be applied towards creating hybrid mobile applications that delivers native apps and backend services that can be used by both application methods. During the course, students will take advantage of open source, free or almost free tools to create software in a factory like manner.

The current SoftStack Factory bootcamp offering is in the form of one 4 week qualifier session and 3 additional courses, which total 24 weeks.

Phase one is an "Intro to Javascript and HTML" that consists of 4 weeks of assessment projects and a final test to qualify for the follow on step.

Phase two is a “JavaScript MEAN Stack Spin-Up” course. This is an 8 week introductory course focused on learning the basic skills to program. Students focus on learning Javascript as their primary programing language, HTML5 and CSS, they also learn Angular a MVC framework, NodeJS and StrongLoop framework to create backends to support the web applications and web services.

Phase three is a “Hybrid Mobile Application Development with Ionic" a 4 week course, Ionic mobile framework allows you to create hybrid mobile application expanding on the knowledge gained in phase two.

Phase four, the "Real World Project," is an 8 week course where you will use the previous skills learned and then the students will learn project oriented skills and complete a team project. This allows students to focus on more advanced skills and teamwork as the students work on a real world project with other students and mentors.

In order to graduate the courses, students will be expected to complete projects and quizzes that will put to practice all the skills they learned. Classes must be completed satisfactorily to receive a certificate of completion.

CSS, Git, HTML, Mobile, MongoDB, Networking, AngularJS, Node.js, JavaScript

SoftStack Factory Reviews

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4.67/5 (3 reviews)

Shaun Montante
Software Developer | Graduated: 2017


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"Softstack Factory Cohort October 2017"

I was recommended by a co worker Gerardo Soto and started with Softstack Factory in October 2017. I was excited to finally move forward with my passion in software development. The process was easy and the level of knowledge the instructors had made it... Read More

Graduated: 2018




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I started Softstack in September of 2018 not knowing anything about programming and left with a new skill six months later. Of course programming is a never ending career. There is always so much to be learned, but Softstack introduced me to a world I... Read More

Data Analyst | Graduated: 2017


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"Invested Instructors"

After completing SoftStack at the end of 2017, I can see that the experience has positively affected my career. My cohort took place during program shifts and development. What I saw was a program that really matured and improved and continues to do so.... Read More

Personally, I have gone on to work at Qualcomm as a data analyst. The exposure I received to databases, SQL, HTML and JavaScript has bolstered my integration at my new job. A year has passed and I'm still finding new ways to use skills gained at SoftStack. In addition, I’m still in touch with some members of my cohort, and enjoy the network that we developed.

I think if you come here with the goals to learn how to learn, gain applicable development skills rapidly, and participate in a community, SoftStack will deliver what you're looking for.

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