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UT Austin Boot Camps

Courses: Data Analytics and Visualization Boot Camp, Full-Stack Web Development (Online) Part-Time, Full-Time Coding Boot Camp, Part-Time Coding Boot Camp, Part-Time Cybersecurity Boot Camp, Part-Time UX/UI Boot Camp, Part-Time, Data Analytics and Visualization Boot Camp (Online), +2 more.
Part-Time, Digital Marketing Boot Camp, Part-Time, Product Management Boot Camp

Locations

Online, Austin, +-6 more.
Austin.

About UT Austin Boot Camps

UT Austin Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development courses, 24-week, part-time Data Analytics, UX/UI Design, and Cybersecurity courses, and 18-week, part-time Digital Marketing and Project Management courses in Austin... Read More

The data science curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience, with in-person and online options.

The UX/UI program provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.

The cybersecurity program offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The digital marketing program covers highly relevant skills, training you in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. You will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Keyword Planner, LinkedIn Campaign Manager, and Facebook Insights.

The product management curriculum teaches in-demand product management skills, starting with the essentials. Learners will master the tools to set themselves apart and deliver great products via roadmap development, backlog management, product life cycle management, A/B testing, and data analysis.

The boot camp curricula are designed with the most in-demand market needs in mind. The school empowers expert instructors and TAs to deliver a dynamic learning experience. Students will enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all learners will complete a pre-course tutorial. As the bootcamps are part-time, they are designed for working professionals and learners who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and 1:1 career coaching. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Professional Education and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development, data analytics and visualization, UX/UI Design, Cybersecurity, Digital Marketing, or Product Management.

UT Austin Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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Courses

Data Analytics and Visualization Boot Camp

  • Cost: $11,500 - $11,500
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Austin
Course Description:

Students will learn the fundamental and specialized skills necessary to land a job or advance in the booming field of data science. The curriculum includes Python, JavaScript, Advanced Excel, SQL Databases and more. This Boot Camp provides a hands-on, classroom learning experience, where students conduct robust analytics on a host of real-world problems.

The program offers career-planning assistance, including industry speakers and company-led events, resume, LinkedIn and portfolio support, and interview preparation. Graduates receive a certificate in Data Analytics and Visualization from UT Austin, showcasing their accomplishments to future employers, access to a network of Boot Camp employer partners and a strong professional portfolio of projects that demonstrate your mastery of the skills learned.

Full-Stack Web Development (Online) Part-Time

  • Cost: $11,995 - $11,995
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Learn to code wherever you are. The full-stack, online boot camp curriculum includes HTML/CSS, Advanced JavaScript, Ruby, Code IDEs, Git/GitHub, Database Modelling, Complex Database Relationships, and more. Through hands-on projects and lessons, learners will complete the coding boot camp in 24 weeks over the course of a self-paced learning path. Learners receive support from a variety of channels, ensuring they are never alone throughout their boot camp journey, whether online or in-person.

UT Austin’s online coding boot camp gives you the opportunity to “think like a developer.” In addition to learning many of the most in-demand languages and creating your own personal portfolio, you will also partake in an 8-week Agile Team Project that mimics a real-world environment. Students are assigned a piece of the full project (division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment of adaptation of plans) and then finalize the project together with the assistance of an industry leader who has on average 5-7 years of experience as a software engineer. At the end of this online coding program, you will receive a certificate from the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Professional Education, helping you stand out to employers.

Subjects: CSS, Git, HTML, Ruby, Agile, Object Oriented Programming (OOP), JavaScript

Full-Time Coding Boot Camp

  • Cost: $12,495 - $12,495
  • Duration: 12 weeks
Locations: Austin
Course Description:

Learn to Code: Full Time (Austin 12 Weeks)

What You Will Learn

Students in our program will learn to be a full-stack developer, gaining the skills to become proficient in frontend and backend technologies. You will learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and Node.js, as well as PHP frameworks like Laravel, and database systems such as MySQL and MongoDB.
Students are given the opportunity to participate in experiential learning opportunities with employers providing access to new employment opportunities.

Students have access to career coaching, recruitment support, and an engaged network of hiring partners.

What Graduates Receive

Access to a large number of employers looking to hire Coding Boot Camp graduates.
A certificate from UT Austin, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
A robust portfolio of projects to demonstrate your working knowledge of web development.

Subjects: Design Principles, CSS, HTML, jQuery, MySQL, Node.js, JavaScript

Part-Time Coding Boot Camp

  • Cost: $11,995 - $11,995
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Austin
Course Description:

Learn to Code: Part Time

What You Will Learn:
Students in our program will learn to be a full-stack developer, gaining the skills to become proficient in frontend and backend technologies. You will learn Javascript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, Responsive Design, Bootstrap, React.js, Node.js, MongoDB, PHP frameworks like Laravel, MySQL, Heroku, Security and Session Storage, and User Authentication. Students are given the opportunity to participate in experiential learning opportunities with employers providing access to new employment opportunities. Students have access to career coaching, recruitment support, and an engaged network of hiring partners.

What Graduates Receive:
Access to a large number of employers looking to hire Coding Boot Camp graduates.
A certificate from UT Austin, showcasing your accomplishments to future employers.
A robust portfolio of projects to demonstrate your working knowledge of web development.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Bootstrap, Heroku, Responsive Design, User Authentication, Security and Session Storage, Node.js, JavaScript, Laravel

Part-Time Cybersecurity Boot Camp

  • Cost: $12,495 - $12,495
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Austin
Course Description:

At The Cybersecurity Boot Camp, students get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. They will also learn the methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.

Subjects: Linux, Security and Session Storage, Bash, Networking, Python, Cyber Security

Part-Time UX/UI Boot Camp

  • Cost: $11,500 - $11,500
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Austin
Course Description:

UT Austin UX/UI Boot Camp is a part-time, UX/UI course where you’ll learn both the theory and tools used by modern designers. Get hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing using Photoshop and Illustrator, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web design with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more. Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and class times.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, Illustrator, jQuery, Photoshop, Bootstrap, JavaScript

Part-Time, Data Analytics and Visualization Boot Camp (Online)

  • Cost: $11,500 - $11,500
  • Duration: 24 weeks
Locations: Online
Course Description:

Learn data analytics wherever you are through an innovative format that blends engaging content to work through on your own schedule and live, interactive online classes led by expert instructors. The curriculum teaches the most relevant tools and technologies including programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, databases, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, Git/GitHub, and more. Build a comprehensive portfolio of projects and earn a certificate from UT Austin.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Python, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Hadoop, JavaScript, Data Visualization, Data Science, Excel

Part-Time, Digital Marketing Boot Camp

  • Cost: $11,500 - $11,500
  • Duration: 18 weeks
Locations: Austin
Course Description:

The UT Austin Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Customer Relationship Management software (CRMs), MailChimp, HTML/CSS, and more.

Subjects: CSS, HTML, SEO, JavaScript, Wordpress

Part-Time, Product Management Boot Camp

  • Cost: $11,995 - $11,995
  • Duration: 18 weeks
Locations: Online, Austin
Course Description:

Gain in-demand product management skills like market analysis, value proposition creation, roadmap development, rapid prototyping, SQL, and data visualization. Through hands-on training, learn how to define a target audience, communicate with stakeholders, write effective user stories, build wireframes, and more.

Subjects: Design Principles, Product Mgmt, Scrum, Agile, Data Analytics, SQL, Data Visualization, Data Structures

UT Austin Boot Camps Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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3.89/5

(9 reviews)
    11/30/2018
  • Meg Gallagher | Current Coding Student
  • Part-Time Coding Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2018

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"Lackluster Teachers, Little Support"

I'm 2/3 of the way through Trilogy's full stack web development bootcamp, meeting part-time over 24 weeks. While this is branded as UT, it is clear that it is only "UT" in terms of where it holds it's classes, so that in itself is a bit misleading. Our... Read More

The "Student Success Advisor" is a joke. He will "check in" with you but don't expect to get support when a real issue arises. Due to the cancelled classes, our course schedule online has been very off, and constantly confuses students and teachers alike. He has been asked at least 5 times to fix it, and he has not. He has been asked for access to additional resources, and has promised to provide them, and after over a month, has still not fulfilled his promise.

I took out a substantial loan for this program, and due to the nature of this program (not counting as a degree seeking educational program) I did not qualify for student assistance or student loans, and therefore had to take out a personal loan for $8,000 with an interest rate of 11%. This experience has been very lack-luster for me, and many of my fellow classmates feel the same. I am extremely hesitant to ever recommend Trilogy Education Services for coding bootcamps, and more seriously question why the University of Texas would put their highly reputed name on a mediocre at best external education service program.

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Official Response from UT Austin Boot Camps

Thank you for your feedback, Meg. As you noted, the UT Austin Center for Professional Education has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer UT Austin Coding Boot Camp. UT Austin is deeply involved in the curriculum, instructor selection,... Read More

We regret your cohort has undergone unexpected changes in instructors and understand that this has greatly impacted your experience. We know not all teaching styles will resonate with every individual and adjusting to new teaching methods can be difficult. We hope you are enjoying your current instructor and are truly benefiting from his valuable instructional guidance.

While our curriculum is regularly updated based on market demand, we want individuals to graduate with the necessary skills to quickly learn new frameworks and languages on their own, especially as the technical job market is always changing. Apart from one project work day we had to host remotely due to WiFi issues on campus, classes have been rescheduled and corrected. As of last week, all issues relating to BCS have been resolved. Our team is continually updating our course material and instructional support to ensure students have the best learning experience possible, so we truly appreciate your input.

This is a challenging course, and as such we offer several means of support. Our instructors hold office hours before and after each class to provide 1:1 support, along with weekly walk-throughs to reinforce prior concepts and expand upon upcoming topics. We do our best to accommodate requests for any students who may require supplementary assistance through our free tutoring network. All classes are also recorded so that individuals can access and refer back to any lesson they need to further review the material. We will continue working with you to provide any additional support.

We sincerely care about each one of our students and as you near the end of your course, we would welcome any other suggestions you may have to further improve your experience. If you would like, please reach out to us directly at (512) 387-5789. We wish you all the best as you continue to work hard towards completing the program. — UT Austin Boot Camps Team

    5/4/2018
  • Anonymous | Web Developer
  • Full-Time Coding Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Great program if you have external resources"

The first half of the course was front-end heavy (html, css, jQuery) and I felt like this section had great course materials that were thorough. However, the second half of the class was not as strong. Some of the course materials, especially for React,... Read More

One of the reasons I chose the UT course over other local bootcamps was the fact that they advertised tech companies that they were affiliated with. They presented this as if we would get contacts from these companies but I reached out to one company who had no idea they were still being used in the bootcamp's marketing. We didn't have career support until the last few weeks of the course when a new career counselor was hired and even then we only received a couple leads for positions that could not be found on the basic job posting search engines. We had a resume workshop with information that seemed out-dated and wasn't specific to resumes for tech positions. The TAs were great and were extremely helpful throughout the course and even after.

We received feedback on our first couple homework assignments but code reviews would have been extremely helpful for the later material. This course gave me a good foundation for front-end coding but I had to rely heavily on external sources for the rest of the material.

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Official Response from UT Austin Boot Camps

Hello Anonymous,

We first want to congratulate you on your dedication to this rigorous program! We hope you’re proud of all of the hard work you put into completing this course, and all that you have accomplished with your skills. Thank you for taking... Read More

The Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin is a data-driven program. Based on market conditions, we actively adjust the curriculum to best serve the long-term needs of our students and equip them with in-demand skills. We understand you would have liked to spend more time focusing on React or PHP. We do our best to communicate to students that because we cover a full-stack, topics are introduced at a higher level in class, after which students are expected to dive in and continue gaining a deeper understanding outside of class. Our program prides itself on teaching how to learn, providing a strong foundation students can use to master additional programming languages post-graduation. This helps individuals learn how to problem-solve and self-teach, a key skill needed in a developer’s career. However, we are constantly working on improving our curriculum to ensure students are learning the most valuable technologies, and it is our goal to ensure that our materials are current and accurate—so we truly appreciate you sharing this feedback. We're glad to hear that you found your TAs to be adept and helpful throughout your time in the program.

Our professional development services are built on the principle of empowerment, and our career services team strives to be clear about expectations. While we do not secure direct employment for our students, we empower them the best we can with the necessary tools and support for entering the job market, including resume support, portfolio reviews, 1:1 coaching, and technical interview training. Some examples of previous companies who have attended tech panels or demo days for past cohorts include Apex Systems, Cisco, Google, and Charles Schwab. Our career services offering is frequently updated to improve our ability to equip students for the job search, and with that, our relationships with various companies can also change over time. We do apologize if the employer component of our career services was unclear prior to your starting the program. We know job seeking is hard and often a full-time job in itself, which is why we encourage students to submit a large number of quality applications on a weekly basis to maximize their professional networking and increase the possibilities of securing a well-matched position. -UT Austin Boot Camps

    8/28/2017
  • James Hornung
  • Full-Time Coding Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Absolutely Fantastic!"

I was a graduate from the first cohort at the University of Texas and could not be more pleased with the experience. As my skills and experience level have expanded, I have developed an even deeper appreciation for this bootcamp.

What distinguishes this... Read More

Anything else? Yes. All bootcamps are focused on providing a "practical and applicable" skillset, but this curriculum insists that students understand what is happening on a fundamental level. The focus is on not just developing skills that are applicable today, but building a skillset that sets you up for success in two, five, ten years.

Is it easy? Ha! Come in expecting to work. This is a challenging program. The pace is fast. The workload is heavy. Expectations are high. But hey, if it was easy everyone would do it. If you are willing to work, there is a support system that will get you to the finish line!

Why did you choose this program? Two reasons. Number one, I'm a sucker for the University of Texas brand. In this day and age of Trump University and fly by night "job training programs" I wanted something that I knew was going to be there, and not some charleton that was going to cash my check and dissapear. I knew the University of Texas would demand nothing but the highest standards.

Number two, the part time aspect. I was not in a position to drop 10k+ on a bootcamp program, quit my job, wait three months and hope there was an income waiting for me at the end. This program provided me with the opportunity to keep my job while studying and job searching. Was that easy? No, but if it was easy everyone would do it.

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Official Response from UT Austin Boot Camps

Congratulations on completing the program, James! We really appreciate your review. Our team is very passionate about helping our students succeed, and feedback like this makes our hard work worthwhile.

We’re glad you liked the curriculum. It is intended... Read More

It’s fantastic that offering the program through the UT Austin Center for Professional Education, was a deciding factor for you. We’re proud to offer students the ability to showcase their knowledge and skills to potential employers with a certificate from a trusted educational institution.

The part-time schedule was designed for working professionals just like you, so we’re happy to hear that it allowed you to complete the program while maintaining your career. We hope you’re proud of all of the hard work you put into completing this program. We wish you nothing but the best moving forward.

    8/28/2017
  • Shawn
  • Full-Time Coding Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2017

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"Great course for new and experienced coders"

this course had a great curriculum that could benefit new coders but also experienced ones. You cover a wide range of topics but the biggest benefit is graduating from the course with a strong understanding of the underlying concepts of web development.... Read More

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Official Response from UT Austin Boot Camps

Thank you so much for sharing your review, Shawn! We are thrilled that you thought highly of the program and curriculum, and that it successfully helped you learn the fundamental concepts for web development. As you noted, our curriculum is designed to... Read More

We are also happy to know that you had a great experience with our instructors—we love our instructional team and admire their dedication to helping students succeed. Thank you again for taking the time to post your feedback. Congratulations on all of your hard work in the program! We wish you the best as you move forward. -UT Austin Boot Camps

    6/23/2017
  • An Huynh | Web Developer
  • Master of Science in Information, Risk, and Operations Management with a focus on Business Analytics
  • Graduated: 2016

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"A life-changing experience"

Female, late 20s, UT at Austin Coding Bootcamp, 6-month part-time program.
Searched for jobs for three months. Over 180 applications filled (not counting those "one-click-apply" job offers on linkedIn...)
Found a 3- month internship (worked for free),... Read More

Pros:
Great instructional staff. Shoutout to Josh Madewell, Stephanie Denny, Jedd Fenner.
Super thorough curriculum with a dash of comp-sci builds a fantastic foundation to ground trainings you learn on the job later.
Got the great University of Texas at Austin name on your resume.
One-on-one time with staff in person, online-video, and via slack.
Weekly webinars gave one hour trainings on new technologies as well as interviewed devs, and previous students which boosted moral.

Cons:
UTCB isn't totally run by UT, its run by Trilogy under UT's consent of usage rights.
I experienced high changes in TA staff, and employment specialist staff.
Had to go out of my way and ask for career advice from TAs and teachers to receive support that the employment counselor could not give. Plus, instructors where the dev engineers so they actually had inside knowledge when the counselors weren't really devs.

All-in-all:
Two thumbs up if you are a go-getting person that is really interested in learning or very motivated to change your career.
This program provides you with all the necessary on-the-job trainings, access to the latest technologies, a thorough curriculum, and great instructional staff. If you are the type that would put your tuition to use like i was (stay late after class, coming in early, making TAs and teachers to work with you one-on-one, and a networking-monster) then this program can become much more then just a certificate but become a life-long network of friends, mentors, and lead to new perspectives. The world is your oyster, and so is this program. If you can show up, shut up and code, then great. If not...then get your head straight first and come prepared to learn and network. Everyone I came into contact experienced hitting a wall, or having a melt-down (as did i...) but once you get over that, things start getting easier...so if you hang in there you WILL do phenomenal. Good luck to you and your career endeavors.

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Official Response from UT Austin Boot Camps

Congratulations on your full-time position, An! We’re so glad that you had such a positive experience with this program, and that you were able to take advantage of the many resources we provide to our students. We love hearing that you have developed... Read More

As you mention, UT Austin chose to collaborate with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to develop The Coding Boot Camp. TES is the leading continuing education program manager in the U.S., and has partnered with over 25 top universities to support their efforts. This partnership allows us to tap into TES’ proven framework for helping students learn about the latest technologies in an environment that fosters lifelong learning.

Congratulations on completing the boot camp, and on all of your success. We’re wishing you the best of luck as you move forward in your career.
-UT Austin Boot Camps

    2/13/2017
  • Anonymous | application developer
  • Part-Time Coding Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2016

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"look elsewhere"

it is extremely difficult to articulate how bad this bootcamp actually is. it is not for a lack of words or vocabulary, but it is difficult to get past the feelings of being cheated, scammed and otherwise disappointed. i originally wrote an extremely... Read More

1. instruction & guidance : the main thing i wanted/expected from this course was instruction in what is modern web development and its best practices. what i got was a clueless instructor who clearly does not know what modern web development is. the curriculum is developed (and the course is run) by a company named trilogy. it really has nothing to do with UT Austin but rather is sold on UT Austin's reputation. do not be deceived. the instructor basically read powerpoint slides to us in class and made it excruciatingly clear that he did not prepare before class one bit. what made things worse is that the instructor fumbled through every single lecture and could not answer questions intelligently or accurately. it was frustrating and infuriating to say the least. i was hoping for someone to tell me more than what i could find on youtube or blogposts. what i got instead was a joke of an instructor reading slides… not teaching. want some examples of the poor instruction and guidance? gladly…
- 3 weeks in i asked the instructor why we use parentheses on some javascript methods and not others, such as 'length.' he said i can add them to length, as in lenght(), and it will work. i was immediately given an error as length() is not valid.
- i didn't get any of my javascript homework graded until about half-way through the course. so much for feedback. and when it was graded, my feedback consisted of "you should comment your code." but nothing in terms of actual javascript best practices, language proficiency, or content mastery. the last of my homework assignments that was graded (which was due oct. 29 2016) was graded on nov 26, 2016. there were 5 more assignments due after that, none of which were looked at by any instructor, TA, or employee of trilogy.
- a couple weeks before our final project was due (which was a MERN project - mongodb, expressjs, reactjs, and nodejs) all instruction was over. we had not been instructed, however, in how to actually write a full MERN app or deploy it. in class, we used Heroku for deploying and hosting our apps. so one of my team members asked a TA (the resident ReactJS expert) how to successfully deploy our app. the TA responded with “I don’t know. I don’t deploy to Heroku. If you get an error I would see what the problem is and just fix it." starting to see the picture? feels like nobody cared once they had my money.
2. career assistance: wow. this was the exact opposite of everything i was sold on. the majority of visits we had were from recruitment companies. anyone can get with these people. just join linkedin. they'll contact you like crazy. or fill out a form at any of their websites. it was an embarrassment that they had recruiters come to class. and it was insulting because, in essence, they (the recruiters) came to sell their services. i thought that was what i was paying for… for the course to actively help in career advice and search. what i was initially told was that they had a bunch of companies as partners who would come out to meet us and give us a chance to present ourselves to them. and that couldn't be further from the truth. our career assistance 'guru' was anything but. i found out last month that my family and i have to relocate out of state, so i asked our career assistance 'guru' if she knew if any of the companies coming to our 'demo day' hire remote workers. her response was for me to search craigslist. craigslist… that was the response. i have a screenshot of the slack conversation to prove it, if you really want to see it. craigslist. i paid money for this? you shouldn't.
3. curriculum: that was the only decent thing but it could use some updating. and it would be better if they hired actual web developers to teach it. otherwise, it's as good as codeacademy.

DO NOT waste your time and money on this awful program. i feel cheated and robbed so please learn from my mistake. if you really are interested in joining a bootcamp, my suggestion would be to seek out 'graduates' and instructors and talk to/email them; ask if you could sit in on a class to evaluate the program; join http://freecodecamp.com/ and follow it to the letter. you'll get as good, if not better, instruction than this terrible bootcamp.

please understand that i put a ridiculous amount of hours and a lot of hard work into the program. and i really did learn quite a bit. but i learned DESPITE this program. not because of it. they did let us know on the first day of class that we are expected to put in a lot of time outside of the program. so i was prepared to do just that. i just didn't expect to or think i'd have to teach myself everything.

the only two things that kept this experience from being 100% suck:

1. i met a few great people with whom i hope to continue coding and collaborating.
2. one TA, Alex Girodano. if trilogy wises up, they will hire him to be an instructor and possibly make themselves look good. because right now, i will tell everyone to steer clear of trilogy and the coding bootcamp at UT Austin. a total rip-off.

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Official Response from UT Austin Boot Camps

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for taking the time to share your personal experience. We regret that your experience was not what you expected, but we thank you for your feedback as we view each review as an opportunity for self evaluation. We know that completing... Read More

As you note, UT Austin has partnered with Trilogy Education Services, a continuing education program manager that provides a proven and innovative curriculum in use across more than 20 top universities nationwide. This partnership allows our students to learn about the latest technologies in an environment that fosters lifelong learning. It is an evolving curriculum informed by employers in our network from across the country.

We understand that you chose UT Coding Boot Camp for expert guidance in navigating the daunting task of learning modern web development in in an accelerated environment. We strive to provide strong and supportive guidance in our classes but it is clear your instructor did not deliver that for you. Instructors at the UT Coding Boot Camp are assessed extensively prior to being hired and are required to have a minimum five years of real world experience. If we receive feedback from students indicating a concern with an instructor, we work to quickly remedy that with additional training and support as needed. We understand that instructors and students are not always a perfect match, but we do take any concerns raised very seriously.

We are also disappointed to hear that your career service experience failed to meet your expectations. Throughout the program, we work to prepare students for their job search through interview coaching, technical interview training, resume building, cultivating an online presence, employer events and opportunities to network with local employers. Despite your relocation, our program doesn’t end at graduation and we will work to support you even after your move. If you are willing to work with us, we will show you how to uncover opportunities in your new home town and connect you to employers through our networks wherever possible.

We are happy to hear that you had a good experience with our TA, Alex, who was, like you, a graduate of one of the boot camps in the Trilogy university network. It is also good to hear that you have made lasting connections in the program. We love seeing the collaboration that develops between students throughout the course.

Again, despite your relocating out of the Austin area, I would love for you to reach out to me directly (Brett) so that I may connect you with a career director in our network to assist you as you continue your search. Please call me at 512-387-1914.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to speaking with you soon!

-The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin

    10/26/2016
  • Adam Camacho | Graduate
  • Full-Time Coding Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2016

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"More valuable than many college degrees"

Here's the TLDR, I would absolutely recommend attending this boot camp, with the caveat that you have to be realistic about time management. If you don't have to work while you attend, or if you work but have minimal commitments to loved ones, then you... Read More

Here's the full review.

About Me: I had been teaching myself to code on and off for almost two years before starting the boot camp, and as soon as I heard of it, which was a day or two after it was launched, I applied and was accepted. The prior coding experience I had due to my self-study was tremendously helpful, so I would advise you to have as much self-study as possible before applying, but it is definitely not necessary to succeed, as several of the students that have already landed jobs did not have prior self study. Today was the last day of class and I'm glad to say that the future looks very bright.

Overall Experience: I felt privileged to attend the boot camp with the folks that I was lucky enough to have as my classmates. It seemed like everyone in the class, including the TA's and the instructor, had an interesting story and was an overachiever in one way or another. We had a Fulbright Scholar, a CPA, and a national skee ball champ, just for starters. It was an eclectic bunch and I'm really thankful to have met these folks and gotten to work with them. I'm actually quite curious as to what they'll be investing their energies into in 5 or 10 years.

Instructors: The instructor and the TA's for the course were great, they all really knew their stuff. Also, they always arrived early to class and left late, so we had a ton of time to pick their brains on anything. They were always available for me to reach out to, not only on class content, but also on bigger-picture topics like career advice, and I really appreciated that. All my instructors actually worked full time jobs as web developers in addition to their roles in the boot camp, so they had their fingers on the pulse of the web development scene in Austin. They're really good people...it's hard to convey this, but it's more than a job to them. For reference, I was in the Tuesday/Thursday class with Roger Le as the instructor and Jedd Fenner, Josh Madewell, and Allen Wes as the TA's, but on Saturdays the classes joined together into one large class, and I was lucky to have Holly Springsteen and Rob Daly as TA's then as well. For brevity's sake, I'll just say that if you get the chance to learn under any of these folks, rest assured that you're in good hands.

Curriculum: The curriculum is focused on the MERN stack, for which there's a strong market in Austin right now, but it's very flexible to the market's needs, and changes were made to the course's curriculum as we were going through it. When you think about that, it's really amazing, no college course I've ever been to has been responsive in real-time to the needs of the market, and that's one of the things that sets this course apart from a college course. Through this course, in addition to learning web development, you'll also become extremely confident in your ability to learn anything, which is an invaluable skill in today's economy as it allows you to chart your own path.

Job Assistance: This boot camp does not come with a job guarantee. That said, several students landed well-paying jobs before we even graduated. Two girls landed what could be described as their respective dream jobs. For the most part, career services consists of help with polishing up your resume and cover letter, introductions here and there based on your interests and background, and requiring you to apply to a certain amount of jobs per week once the course finishes. We also have industry speakers come to class on Saturday mornings and share what it's like to work at their companies. I started the application process about a week ago and I already had an interview, which I can directly attribute to my cover letter, resume, and my portfolio and the contents thereof, all of which have been substantially improved due to my having attended the boot camp and my having taken advantage of career services. I'll say this, having completed the boot camp, as I read job descriptions I find myself reading requirements and thinking, "Hey, I can do that!" And if I can't do that, I think, "Hey, I can learn that!" It's pretty swell.

I hope this helped you make a more informed decision, and if you have the time to invest into yourself, don't hesitate, enroll in the course!

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Official Response from UT Austin Boot Camps

Thanks, Adam! Your thoughtful and detailed review is much appreciated and will be very helpful to prospective bootcamp students. Our entire staff - Instructors, TAs, Student Success Manager and Career Director - are all so passionate about education and... Read More

    10/18/2016
  • Jimmie Jackson
  • Full-Time Coding Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2016

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"I can't thank the people behind The Coding Bootcamp enough"

ABOUT ME: Just to put my experience into perspective, I came from a varied background in sales, freelance photography and videography. I loathed going into my sales job every day and wanted a career change but wasn't exactly sure how to go about it or... Read More

INTERVIEW: After applying, I went through a couple of phone interviews. I was asked about my background, why I want to get into coding, and was asked to solve a couple of fairly difficult problem-solving questions. Honestly, I feel like I barely made the cut. After two phone interviews though, I was accepted!

CURRICULUM: Starting out, we learned the basics: HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The overall curriculum focused on the MERN stack (MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js). Over the course of 6 months, we learned all sorts of other frameworks, libraries and languages too, such as Bootstrap, jQuery, and MySQL. We briefly touched on a few languages such as PHP, Ruby, and Python. The only reason I gave the curriculum a 4 star rating is because I thought we should have focused more on React and PHP, and become more "specialized" in a few areas as opposed to knowing a little about a lot. We were the very first cohort however, and their material will become even more focused and streamlined I feel as more people go through the course. I am extremely impressed at how flexible the curriculum is. It's all based on what the local companies are hiring for, and the whole team has a fantastic sense of what those are.

CLASS: One of the things I liked most about participating in a bootcamp was just how diverse the other students are. Almost everybody is there for the same reason: a career change. I believe that because of our varied backgrounds, bootcamp grads have a more well-rounded approach to development and can draw from past experiences in other fields to help achieve goals and work on teams with other developers. My background in sales has certainly helped me, whether I like to admit it or not. Just to give you an idea of how diverse my cohort was... we had a former opera singer, a Spanish teacher, a skee ball champion, an American Sign Language interpretor, a warehouse salesman... the list goes on.

INSTRUCTORS/TA's: I was in the Monday/Wednesday class taught by Jim McCoy, with Holly Springsteen and Rob Daly. Jim really made the course for me. He is hilarious in a no-filter kind of way, extremely intelligent and definitely cares about seeing us succeed. Holly and Rob gave up a lot of their evenings and weekends for 6 months to see us succeed, and they are equally as intelligent and helpful. I firmly believe that all of their effort was crucial to our success as a class.

CAREER SERVICES: Jeremy Bergeron and Candace Salim are the two I'm most familiar with behind Career Services, but I'm sure there were several other people behind-the-scenes that did a ton of work for us as well. Jeremy is a great guy, and his passion for landing us jobs is obvious. They helped us in optimizing resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and interview techniques, and would usually bring in a speaker each Saturday to talk about various topics. One of the best things we did was mock interviews with employees from local well-known companies, followed up by a panel discussion. I used a few of the interview techniques we talked about that day, and I strongly believe that because of the things I learned then, I was able to actually receive an offer and accept it - on my very first tech interview! The dev team I interviewed with was super impressed by the questions I asked and how well I handled the whiteboard interview, and the entire team behind this bootcamp was essential to that experience.

OTHER: The pace of the class was sometimes too fast, but it's because there's SO much material that could be covered. They constantly asked for feedback from us, and would often adjust the pace based on how we responded. Aside from the pace, one important thing I discovered is that with a lot of companies, there is a sort of stigma surrounding bootcamp graduates. What I mean by that, is that a lot of people will enter a bootcamp just for the sake of making more money. While that part is great, you have to be able to convey that you actually enjoy coding. One way of doing that is by delving into passion projects on the side or learning new technologies just for the sake of learning. I did that as much as my schedule would allow, and I believe it was ultimately another reason I was able to land a job with a great company.

OVERALL EXPERIENCE: I was fortunate to be one of the students who got accepted into a full-time web developer role before graduation, and I can't thank the people behind The Coding Bootcamp enough. I'm now not dreading going in to work, I am doing work that I actually enjoy with awesome and intelligent coworkers, and making more money than ever on top of that. As long as you go in with realistic expectations, you understand your strengths and weaknesses as a student, and have an actual passion for coding, I believe that the curriculum and staff behind The Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin will almost certainly land you a new job.

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Official Response from UT Austin Boot Camps

Jimmie - it has been an absolutely pleasure watching you learn and grow and we could not be more proud of your success. Thank you for your detailed review. It made everyone's day! Wishing you all the best.

    10/17/2016
  • Anonymous
  • Full-Time Coding Boot Camp
  • Graduated: 2016

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"Best investment I've made in my skillset"

Pros:
1. They teach you how to learn so it doesn't matter what language you're working in, you have the tools to understand how to build in it.
2. They start from square 1 and guide you through core concepts - you can be a total beginner & learn
3. Career... Read More

Cons:
1. You will lose 20 hours per week outside of class to studying in class exercises & homework - if you're working, say goodbye to your social life.
2. I wish they would have spent more time on vanilla javascript & react.

Overall:
I've never made such a quick turn around on an investment in myself - if you put in the time, you will have a very pleasing ROI.
Remember, you get out what you put in, and so you have to be prepared to try harder than you ever have in any other learning environment - it's not easy, but it's quite satisfying.

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Official Response from UT Austin Boot Camps

Thanks so much for your kind words and thanks for the feedback on the curriculum! It really makes us proud to see our students graduate from the program coming away with strong opinions about technology. We'll be taking your feedback and using it to tweak... Read More

Good luck with your future career pursuits. We know you'll become a professional development rockstar in no time.

UT Austin Boot Camps's average rating is 3.89 out of 5.0 based on 9 review(s).

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