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Turing School of Software and Design

Courses: Back End Engineering, Front End Engineering, +-5 more.
Front End Engineering

Locations

Denver, +-6 more.
Denver.

About Turing School of Software and Design

Turing School of Software and Design's mission is to unlock human potential by training a diverse, inclusive student body to succeed in high-fulfillment technical careers. Their vision is a world powered by technology where the people building it represent... Read More

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Job Outcomes

$75,000
Average in-field starting salary
81%
Employment rate in-field
60%
On-time graduation rate
Employment Breakdown
Employed in Paid in-field positions 81%
Full-Time Employee 76%
Full-Time Apprenticeship, Internship or Contact Position 2%
Hired by school in-field 2%
Employed in other positions 0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation 3%
Short-term contract or part-time position 0%
Not Employed 9%
Unemployed and still seeking a job 9%
Unemployed and not seeking a job 3%
Non-reporting 8%

This bootcamp uses the CIRR methodology. All CIRR members use a standardized, one-page format. To ensure complete accuracy, CIRR reports account for each enrolled student. You can compare outcomes with other CIRR members side-by-side. Learn more about CIRR.

Courses

Back End Engineering

  • Cost: $20,000 - $20,000
  • Duration: 28 weeks
Locations: Denver
Course Description:

Moving from the basics of object-oriented programming and data structures to building database-backed web applications in Sinatra and Ruby on Rails, our Back-End Engineering program provides the fundamental skills to launch your career in software development.

The seven-month program includes:

Object-Oriented Programming with Ruby
Web Applications with Ruby
Professional Rails Applications
Client-Side Development with JavaScript

Subjects: Ruby on Rails, JavaScript

Front End Engineering

  • Cost: $20,000 - $20,000
  • Duration: 28 weeks
Locations: Denver
Course Description:

Our front-end program provides the necessary skills to build a career in front-end development. From UX/UI principles to strong foundations on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, our curriculum provides the tools to build desktop, mobile and web apps.

The seven-month program includes:

Fundamental Web Technologies
Web Development with JavaScript
Professional Client-Side Development
Desktop and Mobile Applications with Web Technologies

Subjects: CSS, HTML, JavaScript

Turing School of Software and Design Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.86/5

(57 reviews)
    11/27/2020
  • Anonymous | Software Engineer
  • Back End Engineering
  • Graduated: 2020

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"One bootcamp to rule them all"

Attending Turing was the best decision I have ever made. My life has improved drastically since going through the program and I am extremely happy with my career as a software engineer. As many people say, it was challenging on a lot of different levels,... Read More

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    3/13/2019
  • Tim Joo | Software Engineer
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Life Changing Decision"

TL;DR: Turing is a fantastic choice that is extremely challenging but ultimately very rewarding. Be prepared, don't underestimate anything about the process and you'll be happy with the end result.

I consider attending Turing one of the best decision I've... Read More

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    1/28/2019
  • Aram | Full Stack Software Engineer
  • Graduated: 2017

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"One of the hardest, most rewarding things I've ever done"

Making the choice to go through Turing's program was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It's hard. That's no joke. But it's also a very good program. I did a lot of research into options when I was making this decision, and there were a number... Read More

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    1/24/2019
  • Gray Smith | Software Developer
  • Front End Engineering
  • Graduated: 2018

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"A ton of hard work, a lot of fun, and an amazing new career!"

I very much enjoyed my time at Turing and got an amazing new job a little more than a month out from graduating. I considered several different bootcamps and the thing that sold me on Turing was the staff and the commitment to excellence. Turing isn’t... Read More

Turing also has a very good reputation with employers because their graduates are actually job ready. Turing is very hard especially if you’ve never done any previous programming (most students haven’t so its normal). Prep work before starting is crucial to your success in the program in my opinion. They are currently working on Module 0 to help students prepare. As hard as it is, Turing is a lot of fun! The projects are awesome and you will make some really good friends. The camaraderie in the basement is infectious. The teachers are also excellent and very committed to the students.

You will get a job after Turing and a lot of graduates are making really good money right out of school. However, you have to work hard for it and make sure all your ducks are in a row (networking, projects, personal site, interview skills, LinkedIn). The alumni network is strong and the career services people are great. They will help you with all this stuff if you put in the work.

I would highly recommend Turing to anyone who is interested in programming as a career. If you’re not sure, go check out a ‘Try Turing’. If you like it, sign up for the program and start preparing right away! 10/10 would enroll again.

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    1/23/2019
  • Mike Schutte | Solutions Engineer @ Clinc
  • Back End Engineering
  • Graduated: 2017

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"THE option if you are serious about becoming a professional software developer"

I had the luxury of going through Turing as a white guy with a master's degree and a history of being affirmed in the STEM field. I highlight this to say that my perspective on the challenge of Turing is pretty pure to the work and curriculum itself and... Read More

That being said, Turing is *really* hard. It really is non stop work for seven months for at least 60 hours a day (and a mellow day at that). The Turing difference is that you develop insane endurance for problem solving and spending all day thinking like a programmer.

I went through the back-end program covering Ruby and Ruby on Rails, but the curriculum and instructors pave a road for students that leads them to a place of very generalizable knowledge that applies to many contexts in software development (almost two years out from graduation, I work on a completely different stack).

Turing helped me completely alter my life trajectory in terms of opportunity and fulfillment. If you want to see what coding is like or if you even like it, don't apply yet. It's not a kiddie pool! If you are serious about wanting to become a professional software developer, it is the only slam-dunk option in my mind.

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    1/23/2019
  • Mason | QA Test Automation Engineer
  • Back End Engineering
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Paid off with a life changing career swap"

To preface, I was installing commercial washers and dryers right before starting Turing, I left that job to start the program. I was very unprepared and had done very little before coding before my first day of class. However, I quickly found that by... Read More

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    1/23/2019
  • Josh Thompson | Software Developer
  • Back End Engineering
  • Graduated: 2017

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"I went to college, and years later, Turing. Turing was 1/6th the time, 1/3rd the cost, and 10x more valuable"

I graduated from college in 2011 with a major in Political Science and a minor in "International Studies", whatever that is.

I have never, ever used the "skills" I gained in college. No one has ever asked to look at my resume, or asked me about my college... Read More

The skills I gained in Turing, on the other hand, are extremely relevant. I'm now a software developer, and I'm about 1.5 years into my first job.

I suspect my entire working career will fall into two categories:

Pre-Turing
Post-Turing

I'm feeling really good about my post-Turing career. I enjoy the work I do every day, and I'm well paid. I have significant growth opportunity in my career, and I have a healthy work-life balance. I can spend time with my wife and family, friends, etc.

I appreciate what Turing does every day, and contribute time (and money!) to their efforts. I mentor students, I donate to the school, I refer many friends to Turing. To date, FOUR of my friends have gone through the program, and all are equally thrilled with it.

After I finished Turing, I paid off the $15k I owed for Turing, and the $15k I had left in student loans, in less than a year. Now all the extra income just goes straight to savings.

I wrote up a bit about my experience here: https://josh.works/turing-retrospective

I think Turing is a great use of time and money. I strongly suggest you do the work of setting yourself up for success at Turing, across financial and emotional domains. Take out a loan if necessary, but don't try to work a job while in Turing.

Plan on putting your regular life on hold while at Turing. Work hard to get through the prework, and then some. Work hard, and sleep at least eight hours a day. When you're done, do what they say to get a job, and you'll get a job. Your life will be changed.

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    1/23/2019
  • Ryan Harrington
  • Front End Engineering
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Transformational Experience"

Turing was more rigorous than my four years of college combined. The difference I've experienced leaving college with a business major vs leaving Turing is when you walk into interviews you can prove that you can do the job or you can translate what you... Read More

If you choose to go this route, be prepared to work very hard, learn constantly, be confused, sandwich successes with many mistakes, work with others, ask questions, grow professionally, and build cool things. Attending Turing will open doors you never considered possible. No one attends Turing alone. You will have tremendous support from outstanding staff, your peers, and an extensive alumni network who all want to see you succeed. Turing has my highest recommendation.

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    1/23/2019
  • Dan Alvarez | Software Engineer
  • Front End Engineering
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Prepares you for more than Code!"

When I applied at Turing, I was working for the state and in restaurants. I was never paid enough, always living paycheck to paycheck, and often I felt I worked for under qualified or incompetant managers. Initially, I had no strong desire to be a developer,... Read More

I can only speak to my own experiences as coding bootcamps are different to everyone. Some people have a hard time with the fast pace nature of bootcamps, some people thrive. I loved every second of Turing. Even the times I got so frustrated I had to go for a walk and not talk to anyone. I found that I really enjoyed the logic that went into coding. I loved all the problem solving. I also loved that no matter how clever or quick I was at solving a problem, there was always a better, 'cleaner' way of writing my solution, or even a completely different solution. It really reignited my passion for learning. Although I had originally got into coding for a better career, I found myself going to bed thinking about code and wanting to talk about it to everyone. I finally found something I was passionate about! However that was only the beginning!

The thing that makes Turing standout from all other bootcamps or even most colleges, is the culture development, professional development and the fact the school is a NONPROFIT! The culture development taught at Turing opened my eyes to things I never had thought about before. I am a 30+ year old Latino American, and here is a boot-camp teaching me about micro-aggressions, diversity issues in tech, and pronoun preferences. I had always thought myself an open minded individual, and yet Turing was showing me so much more. Turing's approach was that old social norms sometimes offend people today, taking 10 seconds to say something differently may be the difference between coming off as an asshole vs someone with basic human respect.

There is also a mentor program where Turing sets you up with a mentor who is already working in the tech industry and is there for advice and help with the process. Not to mention the random people Turing will pair you with in whatever endeavors you decide to take on. On multiple occasions Turing has put me in direct contact with professionals in the tech industry who happen to be a friend of the school. And these people are willing to help students even though it means giving up their free time (and knowing me, probably giving up their patience).

For professional development, Turing actually takes time away from coding lessons to have resume prep, cold outreach prep, interview prep, technical interview prep, code challenge prep and, more importantly, sessions to have students write down what they are looking for in a job. I had never done this before, I was always of the mindset that I needed a job for money and that I should not expect anything else from them. Turing taught me to think about what is important to me at my job. Things like benefits, PTO, salary were things I already prioritized, but to think about 'does the office have a window?', 'is there heat and a/c?', 'are there free snacks or coffee provided in the office?', etc... These other subjects had never occurred to me.

A huge part to think about is that Turing is a nonprofit, which means the more students attend, the more money is poured back into the school, whether that be facility salaries, equipment, getting speakers to come and give talks, setting up networking events for the students, etc.. Turing is not concerned with making sure your check cashes, they are concerned with whether or not you are a good fit for coding and especially Turing.

I completely understand most people's hesitation to boot camps, as they are costly both in time and money and currently they are not looked on as favorably as a 4 year school. However Turing teaches you more than what you need to know to be a good coder and a good person. I finally get paid above a livable wage. I actually enjoy what I do! I am more aware of the demographics at my company especially in management and have joined a diversity council to help the company with initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion. I mentor students who go through Turing currently, I was able to help get one of my mentees hired onto my team. In short, I have never experienced anything like Turing, and it changed my life for the better.

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    1/23/2019
  • Kathleen Yruegas
  • Back End Engineering
  • Graduated: 2019

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"Best Decision Ever, But Difficult"

8 months ago, I was working as a financial aid officer at a small school and I was bored out of my mind. Career growth was small and I knew I wanted to do something that challenged me and elevated my current level of living. Through a lot of research... Read More

The work load is intense. I spent the better of 50-70 hours per week working on projects and studying. Stress levels were high, work-life balance was very very hard to maintain and most of us really didn't have much of a life outside of Turing. We were in it together though and the support amoung my classmates and the staff was amazing. The friends I made over those 7 months will be my friends forever, no doubt! I have a family and kids and juggling those responsibilites with school was very very difficult. But holy crap I learned so much!!! More than I thought I was capable of! I didn't have a background in software, just some exploring here and there, but I can now create full web apps! I surpassed all expectations I had of myself and Turing surpassed all expectations I had of the school. The community is amazing, there is tons of support and resources if someone is needing technical help, emotional help, job search help, etc. The mentor and alumni community is strong and they are almost always willing to help however they can.

From my graduating cohort of 16 people in the Back End program, one of us had a job offer at graduation. Many have had multiple interviews and are progressing in the job search. Turing has great support in this area and if you do the things they tell you, you will be successful! I have since gotten a job offer and have almost doubled my income as compared to pre-Turing. I have a career now that I am proud of and know will allow me to achieve a better life for myself and my family.

If I had to do it again, I would in a heartbeat. Those 7 months were emotionally strenuous, stress levels were crazy, I cried many a time, but Turing helps you push through, dig in, and learn how to code. The program is extremely immersive as it needs to be to teach you so much in such a short period of time. The in-person structure was key for me. Having that community and accountability was the reason for my success. We did individual and group projects which allowed us to learn more from our peers and to build our collaborative skills as well. (Read: great for employement!!!)

I could go on forever about why Turing was so great, but if you really want to see what it's like, talk to an alumni, attend a Try Turing event, or attend some sort of information event.

I would absolutely recommend Turing, but one who might attend should be aware of the time commitment. If you have questions, you can find any Turing alumni on LinkedIn and they will most likely be happy to talk to you about the program!

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Turing School of Software and Design's average rating is 4.86 out of 5.0 based on 57 review(s).

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