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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 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 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 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 ...
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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!
Code Career Academy
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
Check out this list of London Coding Bootcamps: https://www.switchup.org/all-courses-and-bootcamps?location=29&subject=4June 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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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
I want to get into IT security and was thinking of taking the in person immersive Evolve security Academy but I worry if I fall behind. I do have some basic computer and network knowledge, but no programming.
What are the other added cost beyond the $10,000? Along with passing the course I also am curious if you have a job placement service.
Also, when would this class start in Chicago?
Thanks for your interest in Evolve Security Academy! We have a lengthy admissions process to set expectations and assess your technical background. Our number one pre-requisite is people who are passionate and have the right attitude and aptitude to immerse themselves into cyber security. We find it easier to teach green people who are smart and passionate about learning, than people with loads of technical experience "on paper" who don't but forth the effort needed to be successful in this high paced training environment. Basic computer science, networking and linux knowledge make you a stronger candidate. There are no other costs beyond the $10,000 in tuition. We do offer placement services but job placement is not guaranteed. Our Winter 2017 Cohort begins ...July 24, 2017
Before considering a bootcamp, spend some time playing around with creating your own websites. You can start off with using frameworks like bootstrap, but don't let frameworks like that become a crutch for you. Make sure to ween yourself off of them. Frameworks come and go, and if all you know is a framework or two, you will find yourlsef drowing the moment that framework fades away.
I thought about signing up for a bootcamp to learn iOS app development. I ...March 18, 2017
BrainStation is a tech education school with locations in Toronto, Vancouver, Costa Rica, and New York in addition to Online offerings.
We have a variety of courses in Web Development depending on your preferred time commitment. If you aren’t ready to dive into a full or part-time bootcamp, I would recommend taking one of our weekend workshops - a crash course which will give you a basic understanding of web development languages.
Here is a bit about our other course offerings:
Web Development Full Time
10 week full-time web development program where you learn both front and back end languages. This program is available both on campus and online depending on your needs. From a content perspective, BrainStation focuses on all of the material you would need to ...March 18, 2017
I work full-time and have worked with Access before as an end-user. The job I'm on now did not use Access, but I recommended it for tracking the information required for our job. Now that we have Access and I was able to work with an IT professional it get it up and running I would like to learn the coding of the program to keep it up and running, instead of having to call the IT professional who is in another country. So my question is, for someone in my position where would you recommend I start?
Please disregard the 2 previous answers. The people from those bootcamps did not read your question and probably do not have a tentative grasp of computer programming fundamentals.
Development on Microsoft Access requires use of Visual Basic for Applications (commonly shortened as VBA). If you are interested in self-studying, I would recommend grabbing this $20 book of Amazon: Microsoft Access 2010 VBA Macro Programming
I cannot recommend a specific Microsoft Access training course, but any local community college or IT training center may have classes. Be wary as they may be charging a high price tag for going through a book like that.September 27, 2016
Hello! You can start with our Introduction to Programming course: https://rmotr.com/introduction-to-python-programming
Please contact us at email@example.com and we can give you more advice.
Cheers!September 27, 2016
If you are open to any language, we offer a 4-week Introduction to C# Programming course at Coderversity.com. The instruction is held in a virtual classroom, and it is a weekend course - which should work well with your schedule.
Visit http://www.coderversity.com/learn-csharp for more information.September 27, 2016
The best bootcamp for you to choose is going to be a bit dependent on what you are interested in, and how much tech experience you already have. If have some experience under your belt, and you are looking to gain specific skills, then something like bloc might be right up your alley.
I know that in my case, I needed something with a bit more structure and foundations. I couldn't find anything that fit that bill whereI was from either. I ended up moving from the midwest to San Francisco to attend a school here that would give me the foundations and fundamentals that I needed to start to build my career in software engineering. I attended Holberton. Although it is a strictly on-site school for the moment, and probably is not what you are looking for specifically, ...June 30, 2017
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.
July 25, 2017
In Brussels, the most affordable bootcamp can be found at Elium Academy. The early-bird price for the 3-months bootcamp is €3000. Two different tracks are proposed: "full stack web developer" and "growth hacker". The academy also offers to work on entrepreneurial soft skills. Weekly presentations are given on different topics and a mentor supports students who have a personal entrepreneurial project.
More info on:October 24, 2016
If by affordable you don't mean free with extremely hard selection processes like ecole 42; or focused on unemployed or exclusively under 26 audiences like Simplon, I only know 2: www.codingbootcamp.cz and www.elium.academy
The last one is a 12 week bootcamp in Prague with the cost of approximately 2500 euros in ...October 24, 2016
Affordability is a tough question. There are lots of options, at a range of prices, but more important is the outcome you desire...
Are you looking to get a job afterwards? Will you have to pay rent soon? An option to consider would be Makers Academy Remote. It's a Remote version of Makers Academy, Europe's #1 Bootcamp, and is half the price of the face to face course.
If employability is a key factor in your decision, then Makers Academy are streets ahead of the pack in that regard. We have designed our business model with the sole intention of aligning our interests with our students interests, and we're the only bootcamp in Europe (and one of the few in the world) still getting paid a fee by companies hiring our students.
For more info, visit ...October 24, 2016
Web Dev Camp is very reasonably priced ( http://webdev.camp/ ) , especially as it includes food and accommodation.
Also it is a unique experience in the finnish nature, and a very focus learning experience due to thte lack of distraction.
If you qualify you can apply for a scholorship of 25 or even 50%. The basic price of 8400€ is very affordable compared to many other schools, especially as it includes accommodation & food.October 24, 2016
One of the best full stack software engineering schools I know of is in France. 42 is funded by a French billionaire, so it's completely free to anyone who makes it through the piscine (meaning swimming pool). The first month is designed as a sort of sink or swim approach to software engineering. If you manage to stay afloat, you are assessed and either accepted or denied into the program at that time. Once you are in, the program is super flexible, it should take anywhere from 3-5 years to graduate, and you can go at your own pace. It’s super cool and unique opportunity if you can make it through that first month. I am currently going to a school in San Francisco (Holberton School) that is founded by someone who is good friends at 42, and so I hear about it all ...October 24, 2016
Both Hackbright Academy and Grace Hopper Academy are great schools. But to answer this question well, I think I need a bit more information. Choosing a programming school is a big step in becoming a software engineer, and I recommend you don't take this decision lightly.
There are a few things you might want to think about to help you make your big decision.
1) Cost. Education is not cheap these days, but you will find a variety of price ranges out there. Don't take the price at face value. Some of the more expensive schools are worth the money, and some of the more affordable options may not offer the quality education for which you are looking.
2) Location. You want to go to a school in the area in which you want to work. Hopefully, if the school ...