Has anyone taken, been part, completed the Full-Time Web Development Career Path at Thinkful. I'm referring to their Full-Time (10-6:30 - M-F) option, not the Part-Time curriculum? I'm strongly considering this as a option, however I have my concerns with the job placement let alone cost of the program. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I'm a management consultant with business master degree, working primarily with high-tech clients or on digital projects.
Instead of doing an MBA, I'm considering conducting a full-time programming and a full-time data science bootcamp. I feel that the knowledge gained in these bootcamps would be much more useful in the next decades.
I would also highlight that I don't want to change career at this point and become a software engineer. I would like to serve my Clients better with this knowledge and maybe later start my own tech business.
As I haven't heard of anyone else doing bootcamps for such reasons, I would be glad to hear your thoughts: does it make sense, would you recommend it?
Gaining knowledge/skills that will further your career is never a bad idea. That said, attending a coding bootcamp is quite a commitment, both time-wise and financially.
I would recommend checking out online resources, like Treehouse, Freecodecamp.com, & Coursera. That way, you can work at your own pace & get basic foundation/skills!June 05, 2016
You should definitely not pursue a full-time coding bootcamp. I know a Venture Capitalist that took time off and completed one as well as a retired Doctor who was just bored, but your case is different.
Checkout Thinkful or look at the flexible part-time bootcamps. Thinkful has short-form courses so you can just concentrate on a few subjects and get help from a mentor. Whereas the flexible bootcamps will give you access to their curriculum and allow you to complete it over 24-36 weeks.
A strong foundation in programming and app development will definitely help with your work as a management consultant. If you decide you want to become a software engineer in 10 years, at least you will have a decent amount of domain knowledge and the transition will not be as difficult.June 05, 2016
I decided to attend a software engineering school to change career, but I think there are a lot of other reasons why bootcamps or coding schools are useful. The school I attended, Holberton School, focuses a lot on learning how to learn. That skill is useful in so many other areas other than just programming. I remember when I was in elementary school, having to physically go to the library to look up information in the encyclopedia - today it is completely different. Knowledge had to be physically attained, today it’s a different story. We are bombarded with knowledge, and it’s not long ascertaining it that is the problem, it’s parsing through it and finding the good information. Learning how to parse information is one of the key principles my school was founded on. ...June 05, 2016
Why the programming bootcamp CodeCore ia not as popular as LightHouse labs?!! Although it is way way much better, has better and stronger curriculum, better engineers and even longer program 12 weeks? Where are CodeCore graduates wokring?
I am form India and wish to do the coding bootcamp. Is it possible for me to acquire a work visa after the completion of the camp?
The average cost of a bootcamp falls between 10-20,000 USD. But it is important not to rely on cost alone when selecting a bootcamp. Research the curriculum, school reviews, length of the course, and especially the job potential for the language/skills you will be learning.
Also, be sure to "get your feet wet" with all the online resources available. Coding is awesome, but make sure that it is something you are really passionate about before you attend a bootcamp. Hope this helps!April 05, 2016
I'm not quite sure there is an average cost for bootcamps and code schools. It depends on quite a few things, the length of the program, the curriculum, time commitment, location, popularity/success of the program. There are some programs that require a fee up front, some that provide you with a living stipend, some that have deferred tuition and others that are free.
I attended a school in SF, Holberton, that took the defered tution model, making it much more accessale to studetns that maybe had not had access to this type of quality education before.
April 05, 2016
I am a female..I have earned masters degree in computer sciences.i am doing job in a multinational company as an IT Analyst...i wana become software developer so i need to know..which one course is suitable for me
You can checkou the various full-time coding bootcamps on this website. Most of them will prepare you to become a front-end developer or full-stack developer at a technology company. Either a start-up or corporations such as American Express.
If you are interested in becoming a Data Scientist, 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.January 22, 2016
Hi! To choose the best option, you need to understand your motivation. If you want to get a job in a startup or big company or you want to launch your idea pretty quickly, you should consider attending full-time bootcamps. If you want to add efficiency to your workplace or not sure if you want to quit your job yet - you should choose part-time bootcamp.
To pass the admission, you need to apply first. This can be done via bootcamp website application forms. On this stage you wouldn't need any deep specific knowledge, just leave your email and phone, and admission manager will reach you out. After this step, most of the bootcamps will send you over materials to prepare for their entrance test. The final stage is a technical interview, which is btw optional for ...January 22, 2016
Hi there - If you're interested in doing an international course, CodingNomads (http://codingnomads.co) offers coding bootcamps around the world for much cheaper than similar US bootcamps. We also offer scholarships for women in an effort to diversify the industry.
Our bootcamps teach Java + SQL + AWS which would build on your computer science degree. These frameworks are used by most multinational companies across all industry sectors to build server side applications, “big data” processing, e-commerce platforms, financial trading platforms, web applications, Android applications, etc. The courses are taught in English so the ability to understand and communicate complex engineering terminology is a firm requirement, but otherwise we accept ...
I am interested in a coding bootcamp program in the Phoenix area. RockIT looked like a great option but their phone goes straight to voicemail and my email inquiries have not been returned. The site is up but looks as though it hasn't been updated since summer 2015.
What other options are there in the Phoenix area? I am not interested in an online only course.
I attended one of their information sessions in the past and I wasn't very impressed with the answers they gave me (at the time they were running their first paying cohort). A couple of the people I talked to were in sales and they did not know anything about basic programming lingo. The sales people couldn't tell me if the classes are for absolute beginners or for people who have some programming experience but want to accelerate their learning. I'm not sure what happened to RockIT. I can only assume they couldn't get enough interested students to continue the program.January 14, 2016
I've worked for about 10+ years in non-tech jobs that did not play to my strengths. I've also earned academic degrees that were interesting but so far not fruitful. I'd like to identify whether analytics or customer insights analysis is a good direction for me to follow? It's an interest area I've explored a bit but my questions are:
How do I figure out if it's a good fit for me? And if it's a good fit for me, which tech skill(s) should I pick up first? What's a good place to begin?
If you have some free time on nights and weekends, I highly recommend you check out Udacity.
Here is a link to the Data Analyst Nanodegree: https://www.udacity.com/course/data-analyst-nanodegree--nd002
You can do the individual courses at your own pace and for free. If you complete those 5-7 courses, you will have a decent understanding of the data analysis field and whether you find that type of work interesting. You will probably need a basic understanding of the Python programming language. So check out their intro course or go over to Codeacademy.
If you find you want to dig deeper, 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 ...January 08, 2016
I have suggestions for a few books you can read to gauge your interest in the analytics and consumer insights area. The first book is my own, called "Numbersense: how to use big data to your advantage" (McGraw Hill). This book covers a wide range of examples of how data analyses impact our lives; I have a full section of the book dedicated to marketing case studies - since I spent 15 years in marketing analytics myself. Another book that is good is Ian Ayres' "Supercrunchers". Also, I'd recommend reading Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog as well as Michael Lewis' Moneyball. If you enjoy these books, it's a good indication that this field is made for you.
Everyone asks about technical skills but most hiring managers in this field care more ...January 08, 2016
There are a ton of online resources and courses for learning. Skillcrush, Udemy, Treehouse, Codecademy, Freecodecamp (to name a few) are all great! Plus, more and more bootcamps are offering online courses (check out these bootcamps http://bit.ly/29P7lfq).
The best part is, most offer free intros so you can try out the course and make sure it is what you want. Some are 100% free (Freecodecamp, Codecademy), and many offer a certificate. The most important thing to remember about online learning is that it takes strong self-motivation and follow-through.
The online bootcamp courses are awesome because they offer one-on-one meetings with mentors, real-person code reviews, a "community" of fellow coders etc, to help make sure you stay on track! ...December 30, 2015
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.