Curious to see if there are any that have gone before me that have found characteristics of programs that were or would have been especially helpful.
Startup Institute isn't just for women, but the male: female ratio is good, as is age diversity—my cohort included people ages 22-61. The program is geared toward career changers, so it helps you to position yourself in the market and network into the tech industry while building skills. www.startupinstitute.comNovember 17, 2015
Hello, I am 44 and have been on "sabbatical" from Web development for 12 years. Right now I want to switch to something else so am looking for a Data Science Bootcamp. I consider myself new to that industry. My requirements are mainly that it be Online, I'd like it self paced, but my experience tells me that its better if its intensive and you have to push yourself. I'd probably like to see that some of the mentors/teachers on the bootcamp be women that have moved fast in their careers. Not sure what else.. Anyone else have ideas? Thanks.November 17, 2015
We Can Code IT, a 5-star rated coding boot camp in Cleveland, very much welcomes women in tech! http://bootcamp.wecancodeit.org.November 17, 2015
Our bootcamp would fit the bill if you are interested in Data Science (www.k2datascience.com). We believe strongly in tackling the gender imbalance of the technlogy industry. Our head of curriculum and one of our teaching assistants are women. We also offer 1 half-tuition scholarship specifically for female applicants each cohort (www.k2datascience.com/edith).
Check out our syllabus and reach out if you have any questions.November 17, 2015
I am, personally, wary of any school or institution that targets a specific type of person. The very problem with the tech industry is there there are too many people in the room that all think the same way. You are going to run into that exact same problem at a code school or bootcamp if you have only older females, or only minorities, or only young kids right out of high school. If you are looking for a school that targets a specific group, you will be limiting you experience by limiting the type of people you are learning with. That being said, I do believe that there are schools out there that are great for all sorts of diversity reasons. I attended Holberton school in SF, and it’s making some waves when it comes to attracting myriad students. The school does not ...November 17, 2015
I disagree that focusing on women or People of Color specifically is the wrong way to go. Let me explain:
As CEO of We Can Code IT, I've been a women in tech, a software engineer, information architect, Scrum Master, CIO, and more as I've made my way through this white male dominated industry. If you have ever experienced being a woman in tech or an outsider at all, you will know that there are specific challenges you will face in your career that the typical coder won't. We Can Code IT not only has phenomenal instructors who are savvy in both their skill, but in emotional intelligence. Our staff and instructors provide not only mentorship, but our Career Difference (tm) program is integrated into our coding program so that students learn about Impostor Syndrome, managing ...
Yes, Kaplan, Inc. d/b/a Metis, a data science training/bootcamp business with operations in NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET), a U.S. Department of Education nationally recognized agency. For more info on Metis, visit www.thisismetis.com.November 13, 2015
Holberton is not yet accredited, but we hope to be soon! For now, if you complete the two year full-stack softwar engineering program, you will recieve a certificate of software engineering.November 13, 2015
I have been coding since i was 14, now in my senior year of high-school . I am exploring options on what to do after i graduate to further progress my passion with coding.
Most coding bootcamps and code schools vary in their requirements. Most do require you to be 18 years or older, simply for the sake of signing legal documents. Beyond that, it totally depends on the expectations the school or bootcamp has on its participants. Some have very high expectations of the students, and thus require that come in with some experience, from formal education or self taught. The reason being, if you want to train people in the timeframe of a few months, you sort of need students to have an idea of what is going on.
I attended a code school in San Francisco, Holberton school, that did not require any previous experience. One of the reasons they could do that successfully is because it’s a two year program. Two years is still not a long time, but it does allow ...October 11, 2015
I believe that whomever is 16 or above is able to attend. But I am reading that you are exploring options on what to do after you graduate to further progress your passion with coding. Maybe, you would like to consider taking a mentor-based online Full-Stack Web Developer course, like the one offered by Tech Carer Booster (https://www.techcareerbooster.com). The Mentorship is the most important ingredient because it constantly evaluates you and gives you feedback about your progress and how you can improve your skills. Nevertheless, sign up is free and you can browse their content, and paying for the course the whole amount in advance is not an issue, since you pay only for the content you take only when you take it. It is a pay-as-you-go scheme.
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I believe that everyone who wants to know how to code better should have an opportunity to learn, not depending on previous experience, age, country of residence and other factors. Upscale Academy intensive courses will cover proficiency in core coding skills need to become a confident full-stack developer.
We aim to ensure and guarantee your future success, we bring together talented instructors around the world from time to time and they include many who have worked at some of the world’s top tech start-up companies to instruct and challenge our students to find solutions to the problems around them.
If you are on stage of choosing or changing your career, I would highly encourage you to apply to Upscale Academy bootcamp and get a very great start ...October 11, 2015
At Beach Coders Academy in El Segundo, CA, we've trained students as young as when you began coding, at 13-14. Of course, the parents enroll the students and handle the paperwork, but we've found that its really rewarding for young people who have the aptitude to interact with older "kids" in a class and share the coding education experience. What's more is many people today are finding out what you probably already know, which is that a high school grad should know how to read and write english, do basic to advanced math and some science but nowadays should also know how to code! So many parents opt to provide this core skill to their kids by adding a part time coding bootcamp experience like Beach Coders to their activity schedule.October 11, 2015
I was recently accepted to MakerSquare and was just curious if anyone knows if its placement, student skillset, etc. is comparable to HackReactor. It seems that it should be in theory but it hasn't been said outright.
I'm wondering if Omaha Coding School has gotten support from the VA to offer veterans the opportunity to go to the school and take advantage of the BAH for bills and living expenses.
Looking to become a front end developer/web designer and the skills desired vary greatly from company to company. Some seem to want a front-and-back end developer, some want UX/UI, some want app developers, and some want traditional front end designers. It's tough when similar job titles call for such variety in skill sets. So what's the best thing to do? Get a degree in computer science? or attend a full-stack bootcamp? I already have a graphic design background, but that doesn't include web design. Thanks!
Definitely, if your goal is to be a web developer whether a front or a backend, join a programming bootcamp. CS degrees, do not teach web development on any sort of profeasional level. Just a class or two.October 01, 2015
If you want to be a front-end developer / web designer, look at high-rated coding bootcamps on this website. Also, most full-time programs are only 12 weeks, not 24 weeks. Most of their graduates take on titles such as front-end developer or full-stack developer.
The bootcamps usually are not deep enough or specialized enough for graduates to be back-end developers, devops engineers, software engineers or UI/UX designers, though many graduates will eventually gain practical experience into those fields.October 01, 2015
If you want to focus on front-end web development, I wouldn't worry about getting a computer science degree. You will end up spending a lot of time and money learning theory that you won't need to be a front-end developer. If you want to become a good developer, you need to spend time on projects, and build things.
Regarding hiring, most companies don't care where you went to school so long as you can code. There are a few acceptions to this rule, but I don't think you should base your education on the acceptions. Most companies want to see if you can get stuff done, and how and where you learned how to do that shouldn't matter.
I studied software engineering at a school called Holberton in San Francisco, and the students here have not had a problem ...October 01, 2015
No IQ / personality tests are not common.
There is usually a behavioral phone interview and a technical assessment. The phone interview is to get to know the applicant better as a person and learn their motivations for changing careers. The assessment is to test logic and basic programming skills.September 20, 2015
Most schools do not do a IQ test, although it’s not unheard of. Coding schools and bootcamps are at an interesting crossroads in terms of disrupting the education system. Most do not require pre requisites for application, but still need to suss out the applicant to try and decide who will be successful in the program and who will not. And by successful, I specifically mean that code schools have to find students who have the passion and the grit to stick it out. Programming is hard, it takes a lot of brainpower, and you don’t want to sign a bunch of students up for a program that they won't be able to finish. That being said, schools have to get creative in how they find the right candidates. I’m not convinced that IQ tests are the best way to do it, but maybe ...September 20, 2015
Good luck finding that out. I read that Galvanize's published salary and placement data is only for the San Francisco location, but they continue to use it as a marketing gimmick for all their other locations.August 31, 2015
I am going to be a senior in High School and would like to attend a coding bootcamp, in order to become a web developer. How is the job market in Barcelona? Will I be hired without a college degree? Thank you!
Hi! Congratulations on senior year! That was definiteely my favorite year :) Awesome that you're already looking into coding bootcamps. I asked our Manager at Ironhack Barcelona to answer this question and here is his response! Feel free to e-mail them if you have any questions: email@example.com
"Barcelona is one of the most prominent startup ecosystems in southern Europe.
Despite that the tech scene is still developing, it has attracted a lot of entrepreneurs willing to start their companies in such a great environment. During the last few years lots of tech companies have populated the city and gathered around prominent areas like 22@, which is now a landmark for the tech community.
This has led to the development of a rich ecosystem with plenty of ...
I've completed Americorps and have a scholarship to use at a Title IV institution. I'm wondering if any bootcamps are able to take my scholarship money.
Our bootcamp does not discriminate based on age. Some other coding schools are known to do this. We actually like older, experienced applicants since we are in the data science space.
Check out K2 Data Science (www.k2datascience). The first online data science bootcamp for working professionals.August 10, 2015
My cohort at Startup Institute (summer 2014) had students ranging from recent college grads to 52 years old. There were five people in our group who were 40 or over, and they fit right in with the group and also, I think, found a lot of value in the program.August 10, 2015
I imagine most bootcamps are age-friendly, but I can only speak first-hand about DigitalCrafts in Atlanta (http://www.digitalcrafts.com). Our current immersive cohort has 40% of students over the age of 36, with the average age coming out to 31.5. People often ask me, "what's the average student like at a code school?" The literal answer is a ~30 year old male with an undergrad degree trying to switch careers into tech. The reality that we see is such a wide range of individuals that calculating an "average" is almost misleading. Our students come from all over but one thing they all share is a strong motivation to learn something new and exciting and a whole lot of time in a room together (~714 hours in a 16 week period). Best of luck in your search, MaxAugust 10, 2015
I think it’s interesting how some bootcamps put age caps on who they will accept as applicants, as if there was an age cap to learning. I left my previous job to start a career in software engineering at age 27, and even then people thought I was late in the game. An even more stark contrast is the story of how my dad got into the tech world. He used to be the CEO of a family business. When he sold the business, he started to build a new career for himself. He started by teaching high school math, which then turned into teaching computer science. The school eventually asked him if he could teach app development. Since he had zero experience with app development, and iOS, he attended a bootcamp, and within a few months was teaching his high school kids how to build apps. ...August 10, 2015
General Assembly - they teach front and back end which may be great in job market but also may be overwhelming in class. 3 months is a short amount of time.
Iron Yard - focuses on front end only but I feel that will be a narrow skill set in the marketplace.