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
Sadly there are no Data Science bootcamps in or near the Chicago area. Most of them are located in NYC or SF, with some popping up in Austin / Denver / Seattle.
Maybe you should check out Peaks Academy (www.peaksacademy.com). They are a newly launched Data Science bootcamp. They are fully remote and have a part-time schedule. The target demographic is working professionals who can commit time during nights and weekends, but do not want to quit their job and do an in-person bootcamp.July 23, 2016
Metis, which runs data science bootcamps in New York and San Francisco, just expanded to Chicago. Our first Chicago bootcamp begins in January 2017, which I realize falls outside your window, but perhaps your schedule has changed since the question was posted. You can learn more about our Chicago data science bootcamp at our upcoming open house on November 10. http://www.meetup.com/Metis-Chicago-Data-Science/events/234275827/July 23, 2016
Data Science Dojo here...
We have a bootcamp scheduled in Chicago from Oct 3rd - 7th. You can find a detailed schedule of all of our upcoming bootcamps here:
Depending upon your situation, you may want to consider Data Science for Social Good based out of Chicago. Rayid Ghani, the Director of the program is highly respected in the data science community. They are one of the very few high quality data science bootcamps out there.July 23, 2016
Because of the general nature of the tech industry, such a transition might prove diffecult. Not that it cannot be done, but if you are coming from a completely different field it might be all but impossible to get an entry-level job. As one article puts it: " learning the skills you need to get into the tech industry is no day at the beach." And it's not. I've heard many developers say it takes about 5 years to get out of the "beginner" faze and into the intermediate.
Check out the links below for more in depth reads. Hope this helps! Good luck!July 19, 2016
You are never too old to code. Age, whether it be younger or older will always come with it's unique set of challenges. With age come maturity, and that's something that the younger couders may lack. The older you are, the more life experiences you have to bring to the table and that is also a huge benefit. The tech industry is looking for dievery, not to fill a quota, but because diversity in people brings diversity in thought. We have to be able to come up with unique solutions to the problems of tomorrow, and age diversity may be a huge key. At Holberton school we celebrate diversity in all of its forms. We have no age cap, and hope to attract students from all walks of life. We honestly believe that this is the best way to carve a path for th next generation of software ...July 19, 2016
The job market as a whole is shifting toward Node and React and away from Angular 1.x and Rails. Many of the major Silicon Valley companies such as Facebook, Instagram, Uber and AirBnB use React and will be around for a long time. For a more complete list of companies using React, check here: https://github.com/facebook/react/wiki/Sites-Using-React.
This is not to suggest other stacks are not good for your career. There is still plenty of Rails and Angular work to be found. The question is, where do you sit relative to the labor pool for Rails and Angular? Almost every bootcamp in the US teaches Rails and Angular has been around for five years. In order for you - a beginner - to be competitive in that market, you will need several years of training to catch up.
Conversely, React is ...July 18, 2016
One thing I tell potential students is to go to one of the various job search sites like Career Builder and put in their zip code and search for different technologies. See how many jobs are listed in YOUR area for each technology. You'd be surprised at how regional some of these things can be.
I agree with Dan that long term you will have to shoot ahead of the curve to pick the technology that will be common later, but since you are going the bootcamp route, you also have to be mindful of what's in demand now. Since bootcamps are short, you want to make sure you don't shoot too far ahead at first.
The next thing you need to consider is whether you want to work for start-ups or established companies. Both can be great careers, but the advice I give is different ...July 18, 2016
The discussion of the stack and language is a red herring. You select this specific service by results. In most cases that result is a JOB. Once you have a JOB you can jump from stack to stack at will, if you want.
Once you have transition into a job as a software developer you will have a much better perspective on everything else that people might want to talk to you about.
Here is a guide to help you flesh out the real important stuff and identify the camps trying to push silly stuff:
July 18, 2016
There are a few super important things to keep in mind when looking for the right chode school. First of all, there is no such thing as the 'perfect' code school - you have to find the perfect one for you. You have to decide on how long you are willing to commit, how much money you want to spend, and if you want to focus on a specific framework or focus on getting a firm foundation in computer science. Once you have some of those things sorted out, you can start to make some headway. I decided to do a career change about a year ago. I wanted to learn software engineering and didn’t really know where to start. I stumbled upon Holberton School, and started to go through the application process. As I was going through it, I realized that this was the perfect school for ...July 18, 2016