I come to this website to avoid people from suffer what me and fellow students went through at Data4you or Coding Bootcamp Praha....
We were going to receive help from this school to find accommodation in Prague, we did NOT...
We were going to code everyday...and we watched slides entire day from 10 to 5pm...
we were supposed to start at 9 but..started at 10 everyday...
lunch was supposed to be 30 minutes..but took 1 hour and half....
we were supposed to find a job after...nobody find nothing..not even for free..
they were supposed to correct our code, my batch finished 1 month ago and still waiting....
we were insulted, threatened....
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Hi everyone, I was a student at the last batch of Coding Bootcamp Praha and I feel I should correct the above points.
The above comment was posted by a person called Raul who has been posting negative reviews on a number of companies in his past. He was actually studying with us at the bootcamp because he is fairly good at pretending to be other people - he even boasted about being accepted to the programme because he asked a friend who is a programmer to do the interview for him !!
His behaviour was shocking throughout the programme - he was insulting the other students, the staff and the instructors. Towards the end of the programme he found it normal to show up at the class wearing underwear and t-shirt only (nope, I am not joking). The managers tried their best to speak with him many many many times but to no avail, he always promised to behave better but only to show another outrageous behaviour the day after :-( in the end, he was expelled from the programme because he physically threatened another student, thus the managers had no other way if they wanted to keep the class safe. Thus, I believe the above post is Raul's revenge because it has nothing to do with reality. To correct his points:
- The accommodation is provided to students who are interested, i applied in time and got a room and it was all perfect. As far as i know Raul only applied for accommodation after the programme started, at which point of course all rooms were full. Grow up, man.
- The classes start sharp at 9am, if the student is late, the instructors try their best to get them back on track but of course they have to focus on the entire class as well. Many of the instructors were happy to meet with us before the class (thank you, Honza!!!!) and after the class (Honza & everyone else thx!!) and I utilized this in full.
- The lunch is every day 12-1. For me that was ideal but I noticed Raul sometimes took two hours. It's his personal choice but why does he expect the bootcamp to be a kindergarden, I have no clue.
- The bootcamp accepts 16 students for each batch, its easy to check this on their website. The founder told me they chose this number because you cannot do pair programming if you have an odd number of students.
- Everyone from my batch who searched for a job, found a job in the field within two months after the bootcamp. There were some people who wanted to set up their startups and some who wanted to travel and take more time off before applying. Myself, I got accepted to my current job already before graduating from the bootcamp. I owe big thanks to the team because i found the job through their partner HR recruitment company and they truly got me ready for the interview.
It makes me sad to see that this person who has caused to many of us a big trouble, is allowed to make lies and spread his hateful madeup ideas. Myself - as well as other students from my batch - are very grateful to the bootcamp for helping us change our lives. I apologise if this comment is too long.
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That is so sad to hear. Unfortunately, it's one I've heard many times before. People are opening bootcamps all over the place these days because they think it will be much easier to run than it actually is. For anyone who is interested in becoming a software engineer, one key thing I would recommend is do your research, and talk to students. Websites can be misleading, and often only show a facade of a school, highlighting only the good parts of their program, or sometimes things about their program that don't even exist.
I almost attended a bootcamp in Chicago, and it might have been a good experience, but I was lucky enough to find an alternative to bootcamps... Holberton.
I found out about this school just as it was accepting students for its first batch. I took a risk and jumped on the bandwagon early on in the game. But it's really paid off. The school is really taking off, and the students are doing really well transitioning into the industry.