My background is- 15 years IT professional in Software industry. Working as Project Manager and Senior System Analyst. See the need of Data Science training in Analysis tasks. Please let me know your inputs on my questions.Regards
Please don't waste your money on a 5-day class that costs $3000. Even if they give you a "certification", it will be completely worthless.
If you are serious about making a transition, check out our bootcamp. It is the first online data science bootcamp for working professionals (www.k2datascience.com).
For reference, the other in-person bootcamps are a 12 week full time commitment and cost over $15,000.September 02, 2016
Data Science Dojo here... Since we are the only 5-day bootcamp for $3000 out there, it is safe to assume that the question is directed at us.
No. While we have been offering the bootcamp globally (9 countries and counting), we do not plan to offer the bootcamp in the Bay Area in near future. In US we regularly offer bootcamps in Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC and Austin. New York and Bay Area have been offered in the past but no bootcamps are planned in near future.
Outside of the US, Toronto, Amsterdam, Singapore, Paris and Barcelona are offered frequently. We plan to go to Sydney and Dubai in the next three months.
Yes. You will be getting a certificate of completion at the end of the bootcamp. The market value of the certificate is going to be determined by ...September 02, 2016
I am Dr. Rhut Virani from India.
I have done my bachelors and masters in dentistry but have always felt the need and urge to learn software programming.
Now after being in dental field since last 4-5 years now I have decided to switch carriers and join programming.
For that I am thinking of coming to USA and joining a coding bootcamp , but don't know the consequences and disadvantages of joining them.
Also what will be future prospects of me as an Indian joining the bootcamps. Is it possible and feasible to get a programming carrier in USA after these bootcamps for an international student like me.
Dr. Rhut K Virani
Hi, Rhut. I think you could be successful with this plan, but I think your biggest challenge will be the VISA. Since the vast majority of bootcamps are non-accredited I don't know if you can get an education visa. Once you are done you will be at a disadvantage getting a job because you will need a work visa and a company to sponsor you.
I know ZERO about the dental industry, but I wonder if you might start by finding work here as a dentist first, then start your career change?
The other option is to start your own company. You might be able to come up with a dentistry related idea.
Just brain-storming here.
Good luck either way!August 29, 2016
As a beginner you have tons of options!
That would actually fit right in to my program at Code Career Academy.
For immediate info check out http://codecareeracademy.com/fall-winter-2016-2017/.
I offer an a la carte option that is more expensive than the full price listed on the site, but if you knew for sure you wanted to do the whole program you could pay the full price, then I'd let you split up the class over 2 years (saves money over the literal a la carte price).
Email me if you would like more info.
Code Career Academy
Hi. I found your program while searching for a bootcamp for data analysis careers. Two questions.
1. I live in Virginia. Do I need to relocate to attend your program?
2. Is there any pre-requisite requirements(e.g. math/science background, etc.) to attend your program?
NYC Data Science Academy only offers an in-person bootcamp in New York City. You will need to quit your job and pay for living expenses of 3 months or longer in NYC.
I work at the first online data science bootcamp for working professionals. Check out our curriculum: www.k2datascience.com
A good applicant will have experience with programming or be able to self-study the basics for our technical assessment. Applicants should have also taken a college level statistics & probability course, and review any topics that may be unfamiliar now.August 24, 2016
The greatest thing about freecodecamp (aside from being free!) is that you can start at any time and work at your own pace. Definitely check it out at https://www.freecodecamp.com---and be sure to leave a review of your experience at https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/free-code-campAugust 18, 2016
You'll have to research the options in your area, but I can tell you how I do part-time at my school. I hold classes four days a week for two hours each (M-Th) and the from 8 am until 12 pm on Saturday. There are office hours on top of that and mandatory code reviews.
My program is 16-18 weeks (depending on whether or not you take the pre-course) and I break the main section into 4 classes that are 4 weeks long each. I leave a gap week of office hours at the end of each class (so they are really 5 weeks long) so that you can finish your projects.
I think that gives a good balance of lecture time and project time. My goal is not to teach you everything in 16-18 weeks, but rather to teach you to master a reasonable amount that you can build on after the bootcamp ends. I use the ...August 13, 2016
There are some great coding bootcamps in/near vancouver--check out:
1) CodeCore Bootcamp https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/codecore-bootcamp
2) Lighthouse Labs https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/lighthouse-labs
3) Brain Station https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/brainstation
4) Red Academy https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/red-academy
SwitchUp doesn't offer classes, they are simply here to help bring transparency to & information about the coding bootcamp industry, but check out those places list above! Lighthouse Labs and Brainstation both have some great student reviews! Hope this helps
August 11, 2016
At this point I'm pretty sure the Iron Yard is a full time only program. That means unless your job is in the evenings and on weekends, you wouldn't be able to work and attend classes. There are some bootcamps that offer a part-time option. I don't know which city you are in, but here in the Atlanta area I offer a part-time option at my school, Code Career Academy (http://codecareeracademy.com/fall-winter-2016-2017/). I believe that Tech Talent South also offers a part-time option as does General Assembly.
Hope this helps.
Code Career Academy
That’s a great question. Before I jump into a simple yes or no, let me ask you this: What are your goals for attending a code bootcamp?
Our full-time courses are meant to help people begin completely new careers as software developers in 12 weeks. We believe that in order to be successful as new developers in such a short time period, students really need to learn in an immersive environment and focus completely on learning. That’s one of the reasons we worked so hard to offer cost-of-living loans—so that our students can get the absolute most of the experience (more information on cost-of-living loans here: https://www.theironyard.com/courses/tuition#financing).
We’ve put a lot of thought, research and years of experience into our immersive learning experience, ...August 11, 2016
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Again, reach out to us directly with any questions!August 03, 2016
Isn't RocketU closed?
They say it is here:
Please take down the entry if it no longer exists.
Yes, Rocket U has closed and is no longer accepting students. Thank you for helping keep our community relevant and up to date!
July 31, 2016
Also, check out this from Launch Academy! Looks like they are now offerign a free intro course!July 30, 2016
Could you be a bit more specific? Are you looking just to "try out" coding to see if it is right for you, or are you looking for bootcamps that allow you to try 2 weeks before making the commitment? Are you interested in something online, or in person (i.e. limited to a city/state?)?
If it is the online route, then you have a ton of options. Treehouse offers 1-2 weeks free intro, while sites sunch as freecodecamp, codecademy, coursera, youtube, and many more are all free.
If you are looking to check out a bootcamp/curriculum, I suggest you reach out any bootcamps yo have in mind. Many have pre-work, or would be happy to talk to you about their curriculums.July 30, 2016