Berkeley Coding Bootcamps

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Last Updated: October 23, 2019

Located on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay in northern California, Berkeley is home to the oldest University of California campus. Not only does the University draw in over 40,000 students, it’s also a significant driver in the city’s relatively new tech scene. Back in 2012, the University launched Berkeley SkyDeck, a tech incubator and accelerator designed to actively nurture entrepreneurship in the industry...ReadMore

Within a 5 block radius of UC Berkeley, hundreds of startups have started their operations within the last 8 years. Startups coming out of the University are continuing to gain more attention and visibility to investors in the wider Bay Area. In 2016, Berkeley based companies received over $400 million dollars across more than 77 deals. Beyond investors, other entrepreneurs have noted the buzz surrounding the area and have chosen to move their operations to the city.

With the city acting as a hub for numerous startups on the verge of breaking out, there are numerous opportunities for an up-and-coming tech professional. If a career in tech in the Berkeley area interests you, you might want to consider some of the educational training opportunities the city offers. To learn more about web development, local bootcamps such as Coding Dojo and Berkeley Boot Camps offer programs on the subject. Data science and analytics are also popular subjects, and covering those areas can be found at UC Berkeley Data Science, as well as Berkeley Boot Camps.

Learn More: Switchup has compiled hundreds of verified alumni reviews that range from 1 to 5 stars for these courses. Our comprehensive guide to Coding Bootcamps in Berkeley will help you kick-start your research. Be sure to check out all the individual reviews, photos, and community discussions before making your decision.

1. Nucamp

Locations: Online, Albuquerque, Athens, Atlanta, Aurora, Austin +86 More
Courses: Full Stack Web and Mobile App Development, Web Development Fundamentals, Front End Web and Mobile Development
Subjects: Angular, Bootstrap, CSS, Express.js, HTML +9 More
Available Online
Flexible Classes
Available Online
Flexible Classes

Nucamp is a night and weekend coding bootcamp located in under-served communities across the state of Washington. Nucamp offers a hybrid learning experience where students learn Web Development online during the week and meet in person on the weekends for with 10 other students and their Instructor.... Read More

Prospective students should have a working knowledge of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. To apply, one must fill out an online form and quiz to assess knowledge and interest. The course is capped at 12 students. Students will work in smaller teams of two to four to collaborate throughout the course and receive important feedback. Students will be capable of taking a project from its inception to developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and move it to a large-scale implementation.

2. Berkeley Boot Camps

3.33/5 (3 Reviews)
Locations: Online, Belmont, Berkeley, San Francisco
Courses: Full-Time, Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp, Part-Time, Data Analytics and Visualization Boot Camp, Part-Time, UX/UI Boot Camp, +7 More
Subjects: Agile, AJAX, Algorithms, Blockchain, Bootstrap +34 More

Berkeley Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time courses in web development; 24-week, part-time courses in data analytics, UX/UI, cybersecurity and financial technology (FinTech), and 18-week, part-time digital marketing and technology project management courses in San Francisco, Berkeley,... Read More

The data analytics curriculum covers a broad array of technologies like programming in Excel, Python, fundamental statistics, JavaScript, SQL, Databases and Tableau, with in-person and online options.

The UX/UI program provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery and more.

The cybersecurity program offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The digital marketing curriculum covers highly relevant skills, training you in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. You will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager and Wordpress.

The FinTech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more, with both in-person and online options.

The technology project management program takes a multidisciplinary approach to developing in-demand technical, leadership and business management skills. The curriculum covers requirements documentation, test plans, traditional, agile and hybrid methodologies, scrum frameworks, resource planning and more.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll in the bootcamps, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Berkeley Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and individuals who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skill set.

Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 mentor support, soft skills training and more. Upon program completion, graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from Berkeley Extension, and will build a portfolio of projects in our web development, data analytics, UX/UI, digital marketing, financial technology or technical project management programs and gain skills applicable to industry certifications in our cybersecurity program.

Berkeley Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

3. UC Berkeley Data Science

Locations: Berkeley
Courses: Data Science
Subjects: Business, Data Science, Data Structures, Python

Designed for data science professionals, the University of California - Berkeley School of Information's Online Master of Information and Data Science prepares students to derive insights from real-world data sets, using the latest tools and analytical methods to interpret and communication findings... Read More

4. iD Tech

Locations: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Bellevue +59 More
Courses: Coding Camps for Teens, Coding Camps for Kids & Teens
Subjects: A/B Testing, Algorithms, Android, Artificial Intelligence (AI), C# +8 More

Students ages 7-18 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity, and more! Held at 150+ locations nationwide, including Stanford, NYU, and many others.

This summer, kids and teens can... Read More

Programs include:
iD Tech Camps:
For ages 7-17, iD Tech Camps is our flagship program offering courses for every interest—coding, game development, robotics, and design. Weeklong camps, with day and overnight options.

iD Coding & Engineering Academy:
For ages 13-18, iD Coding & Engineering Academy is an immersive, teen-only experience. Students choose from intensive courses in machine learning, cryptography, game programming with C++, robotics
engineering, and more. 2-week, overnight sessions.

iD Game Design & Development Academy
For ages 13-18, iD Game Design & Development Academy offers an immersive, teen-only experience. Students take on the role of a 3D modeler, gameplay programmer, or level designer, learn the full cycle
of game production, and discover how to turn a love of gaming into a lucrative career. 2-week, overnight sessions.

Alexa Café:
An all-girls program for ages 10-15. Alexa Café offers a unique blend of tech, entrepreneurship, and social activism—all set in a stylish setting! Code an app for charity, design a mobile game, engineer wearable electronics, and more. Weeklong camps with day and overnight sessions.

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Berkeley Coding Bootcamps received an average 3.00 of 5 based on 393 reviews.

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