I am considering a coding bootcamp in Europe because I would like to continue my career in an European country. Can anyone recommend a good coding bootcamp / has an overview of the coding bootcamps there?
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I was in the same situation half a year ago. I spent days googling around because I really wanted to know everything before taking such an important decision. What I found out:
1) UK coding bootcamps (Makers Academy etc):
+ good reputation and graduate placement
- competitive admission
- extremely expensive
2) France / Spain / Belgium (Codeworks, Barcelona Code School etc):
+ easy to get accepted
- very unclear statistics on graduate placement
- tough communication
Note: among these is also a bootcamp called Le Wagon, which has great reviews but they focus on providing education to entrepreneurs, dont have any job support & its quite short (9 weeks only), so personally I dont find them fitting into the coding bootcamp category.
3) Germany, Switzerland area (Spiced etc) :
+ decent statistics on graduate placement but the companies are mostly corporate (personally - im not very interested in this career path but it could be a + for someone else)
- quite expensive
4) Romania & Netherlands (Jademy etc):
Several bootcamps there but all focusing on Java for some reason. That was not my interest but if its yours i recommend looking this way.
5) Poland, Czech Republic (Coding Bootcamp Praha etc.)
+ good price
+ good statistics on graduate placement, both these have booming local tech markets so might be due to this
+ good reputation
I went for the Prague one in the end and loved both the programme as well as the city. I am sure there are some other bootcamps that I forgot but hope this helps!
The European coding ecosystem is growing indeed, and it’s great to see coding bootcamps open all over the place – cool list you’ve just put up!
I just wanted to clarify an important point though: you mention Le Wagon as being focused on entrepreneurs, but it’s way more than that (maybe it's why it has been rated top rated school worldwide on [Switchup](https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/le-wagon) and [Coursereport](https://www.coursereport.com/schools/le-wagon#/reviews) :)). Actually, Le Wagon’s program is also aimed to providing core programming knowledge to individuals who want to turn to tech jobs. Some alumni from Le Wagon are now working at [Trainline](https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafaelmillan/), [Algolia](https://www.linkedin.com/in/aoifemcdaid/), [Aircall](https://www.linkedin.com/in/thomasdscmps/), [Car2Go](https://www.linkedin.com/in/rogeran81/), [PipeDrive](https://www.linkedin.com/in/ricardo-serr%C3%A3o-99135383/), [Drivy](https://www.linkedin.com/in/jean-anquetil-4996a590/), [JobTeaser](https://www.linkedin.com/in/marinastarkova/), [Code&Co](https://www.linkedin.com/in/sey1000c/)… For a quick view, you can find all the stats on [Le Wagon's Linkedin](https://www.linkedin.com/school/5046700/alumni/?keywords=developer), or some inspiring alumni stories [right here](https://www.lewagon.com/alumni).
When it comes to job support, Le Wagon’s talent manager Tatiana and local drivers are fully dedicated to helping alumni find tech jobs after the program. With more than 80 partnerships with tech companies, you can be sure that students get the most support to get wherever they want when they finish Le Wagon!
Finally, 9 weeks can seem short, but as it turns out, it is perfectly adapted for students who want to learn the foundations of programming. It depends on your objective, but [some alumni are now working with Node.js](https://www.lewagon.com/stories/2017-02-24-christos-dimitroulas-developer-headstartapp)) or React.js. They came to Le Wagon to learn the core concepts right and then, they were able to learn new languages and libraries / frameworks on their own after the bootcamp.
I hope that this reply helped gathering trustful information on European coding bootcamps :)
Hi! There are many coding bootcamps in Europe and there isn't an absolute "best" choice. Each person might have a different background and goals.
On the other hand, I think it’s amazing that there are lighter programs out there, since they might be a better fit if you’re exploring the coding space and are not considering a career in tech yet.
We teach 100% in English, have a strong pre-coure, run classes 11 hrs per day, 6 days per week, for 3 months, with top-tier instructors and a curriculum that will challenge your learning limits.
You can find some metrics here: https://codeworks.me/faq
To be honest, it’s quite challenging to get admitted into these programs. Our acceptance rate for example is currently around 2.5%, but if you’re motivated and looking for excellence you should try!
You can find more info about the program here: https://codeworks.me/program