Hello! I am interested to find out if Hack Reactor is suiting me. I am looking for some solid programing education which would allow me to take off new career path in case I manage to finish the course. I plan to study only remotely and hence wonder if in that case Hack Reactor is worth the money or it is better to evaluate other bootcamps as well. I am not sure if my target is only web development but I would definitely need to know that as well.
By the way - is there a good coding bootcamp in Zurich, Switzerland?
I am always a bit hesitant when it comes to remote software engineering programs. I think they teach you quite a lot, but they are missing one key benefit of attending a school in person, networking. The best way to get a job in this industry it to have strong networks of people that already work in the industry. Whether you decide to go with a remote course or an in-person one, make sure to find the time to build your network. Work with others on projects and learn how to collaborate on a large project. These are skills that you will need to know in the industry but are not necessary a focus at a lot of schools.
I attended a school in SF, Holberton, that had both a focus on the tech skills and the soft skills, and I see how the students have had an easier time ...May 08, 2017
If possible, we recommend that you take the in-person course. A Bootcamp is quite heavy and the fact of being in class together with the instructors helps a lot. There are many schools with courses between 8 and 12 weeks.
Thanks for your question. We are Propulsion Academy (www.propulsionacademy.com) and the coding bootcamp you are looking for in Zurich. Our Full-Stack program is 12 weeks long and in-class (https://propulsionacademy.com/full-stack-immersive/). Please feel free to get in contact with us directly (email@example.com). We'd be more than happy to tell you about our program.
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 am from India and I used to have my own restaurant. I used to keep a track of my orders and what customer's likes and dislikes, so I used to maintain a whole data sheet. From there I got to know what data can do for business.I did a research on data science. I am very curious to learn data science.But I m from a different background (non tech).I did management I have studied python , inferential and descriptive statistics and Intro to data science form Udacity (Pre-requisites for data science) I have 6 years of experience working as a business analyst in risk management.I have hands on experience on SQL. Am I the suitable candidate for data science? I applied for the post graduate in one of the universities in India but wasn't able to fulfill their eligible criteria. They were ...
I have a decision I must make and am not around the right people to help me make it. I am very interested in hearing from either people who have been in my situation (long-term unemployed AND over 50 years old OR from someone who hires people).
Last week I applied for and got accepted ...
You are in a bit of a tricky situation. I attended a School in SF that teaches full-stack software engineering and we have had students from 18-58 pass through our doors. Being older can give you some challenges, but that doesn't mean you can't make software engineering your career at your current age. My biggest concern for you is your current savings. Although Chicago is not as expensive as SF, $3,500 is not going to last very long, not to mention that you have to factor in transit from Italy as well.
You do have an advantage, which is the fact that you have some previous experience in the tech industry, but bootcamps seem to be the most effective for students that have some current knowledge of the industry and want to gain a new specific skill.
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I read all your references and it looks like you have a good curriculum and experience as well. The bootcamp would serve to update you and bring you back to the job market. Here at school, we received many job offers for our students and none of them specifies age. Because there is more demand than programmers, this is not a common issue to take into account. You can also work as a freelancer later. First of all, you need to like programming, doing something that you really enjoy.
As for location, as you are in Italy, I suggest you bootcamp in Europe. There are several excellent schools and so it would be easier for you to fund the course as well. Some schools offer scholarships for women and the unemployed, this also lowers the value of the investment. Others allow you to ...July 25, 2017
I am trying to decide on a "Bootcamp Prep" course and am at a crossroads. I know there are many free options online, but I have learned that I need the structure, accountability, etc. of a classroom environment to succeed. I was a remote student with Bloc's Software Engineering track and found that it just wasn't right for me, so I am approaching my learning from a different angle. Currently, I am between First Step Coding and App Academy's Bootcamp Prep courses. If anyone has any knowledge/experience, could you please share?
If you are really looking to become a software engineer, and want the structure of a program but break free from traditional education models, you may want to look into a program like Holberton. It gives you enough structure to keep you accountable, and does it all in a project based enviorment. This gives you the practical skills to understand foundatinal concepts of computer science from the ground up. I too needed structure and dealines, but I didn't want to learn in a traditional format. I was also a complete beginner when I joined Holberton, and since Holberton is a two-year school, and not a bootcamp, it allowed me to have time to nail down the foundamentals of CS. https://www.holbertonschool.comOctober 13, 2017
Our Data Science Career Track (get a data science job or your money back) offers scholarships for military veterans -- just ping our staff are you're applying :)July 20, 2017
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
There's really not one answer to this question, I'm afraid.
Can you clarify a bit?
Where do you want to attend a bootcamp? There are plenty of good bootcamps in a number of cities, so it would help answer your question if you specify where you want to study?
Are you interested in a women's only program, or did you just mean good for women as well as men?
I'm in the Atlanta area and although I don't teach Ruby (I teach Node.js and Microsoft ASP), I know there are several good schools here for Ruby.
If you can answer my questions above, I think you'll have a better chance of getting relavant answers.
Good luck finding the right school for you!
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The previous response was reasonable - where are you based? Are you only interested in women only bootcamps, or is it a general question about which bootcamp would be best for a woman to attend?
If you're based in Europe, I can speak for Makers Academy - we're specifically committed to trying to move the needle on the "women in tech" problem. We actually focus on diversity in general (which includes, but is not limited to women), but I will focus on women specifically, since this is what you asked!
Our most recent cohort, which graduated a few days ago, was over 50% women. This is something we're super proud of, and has taken a lot of work. We've recently worked with Thoughtworks to provide subsidised places for 6 women, and will be doing more ...October 08, 2016
Are you looking for a program specifically designed for women? If so, what is it about a program like this that is specific to a single gender? I am a female working in the tech industry, and I am always a little weary of things that target themselves specifically for women. Instead of limiting the type of person in the room, maybe we can focus on opening up the room to all sorts of people.
That being said, there some places that focus on women, Grace Hopper is one that comes to mind, in New York. One of their goals is to close the gap between men and women in the tech industry, and that’s a pretty noble goal. I attended a school in San Francisco that didn’t necessarily focus on getting more women in the tech industry, but to make education accessible, and that inherently ...October 08, 2016
The best is always difficult to say. So as with all too difficult questions, i'll answer a simpler one: What is a good bootcamp for women. And i would like to say that definately ours (https://webdev.camp) is.
What you ask, makes a bootcamp good for women? I think above all two things:
1. The camp has either courses for women, or is especially interested in diversity. Tick.
2. The camp is open to a diverse range of beginnners in general. This speaks of a more open mindset and general willingness to explain basics, go slower, not push so much and generally not make students feel stupid. Tick.
I am the course director of Web Dev Camp, and have been in the business for over 20 years. I am very glad there is open talk about diversity nowadays. Not that starting a discussion ...October 08, 2016
Here is a recently generated list of UK bootcamps, http://www.techworld.com/picture-gallery/careers/coding-courses-bootcamps-in-uk-3629316/. I hope this is helpful.
You can always take a remote course with Code Ninja. We offer remote RAMP, and have a soon to be announced remote Immersion program. If you have more questions, please be in touch.June 05, 2017
Does it have to be in London?
The living cost here in Barcelona is around 700 - 1000 euros per month and we also have such a great weather! ;)
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Check out this list of London Coding Bootcamps: https://www.switchup.org/all-courses-and-bootcamps?location=29&subject=4June 05, 2017
I am taking a gap year between high school and college. I want to do a 12-week intensive coding academy. I live outside NYC and would prefer full-time on campus classes. Any recommendations?
Okay, so it's not 12 weeks, and it's not in New York, but you might want to check out Holberton in San Francisco. If you want to get into software engineering, it's the place to be. They teach full-stack software engineering in a fast paced project based environment. Just a warning though, you might get hooked on software engineering and not return to traditional education once you've tasted the forbidden fruit.August 26, 2017
Hey! I've been an Account Exec (sales) for my entire career, and have recently been interested in pursuing a Sales Engineer career path, likely with a SaaS company, which is what my background is in. Curious if, to flesh out the technical side of my knowledge-base, there's a recommended lesson plan/course. Understanding it would depend on the employer and their specific specialties, I'm wondering if there's some base knowledge of certain languages/APIs that would be a good start.
Thanks for any insight!
I've come to this site from time to time, and it's always the same. I would like to just look at the new bootcamps. Is there a way to do that?
Yes! A 2014 Macbook will work great. Just make sure you are running on the most current operating system, have a current version of Chrome, and download all the software you'll need for your course (and remember to do your prework!). :) Best of luck in class!June 13, 2017