Silicon Valley Coding Bootcamps

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By: The SwitchUp Team
Last Updated: October 23, 2019

This San Francisco Bay Area is known as the global center for innovation, high tech, and social media. Encompassing several cities, Silicon Valley is home to several of the world’s largest tech-based companies, including the headquarters of 39 Fortune 1000 businesses...ReadMore

The Valley has the largest concentration of high-tech workers of any metropolitan area, accounting for over 25% of the workers in the private sector, and offering hundreds of thousands of high-tech jobs. Of the 39 Fortune 1000 high technology companies headquartered in the area, some of the most popular and recognizable include Adobe Systems, Apple Inc., eBay, Facebook, Netflix, Electronic Arts, Tesla Inc., and Hewlett Packard Enterprises. For startups, the area is a perfect mixture of deep-pocketed investors, strong networks of experts, a risk-taking culture, and notable educational institutions, all of which help them grow and flourish.

If you’re looking at leaping into the center of tech universe, you might also be interested in what immersive education and training programs are available in the area. 42 is a software engineering bootcamp with operations in both the Valley and Paris, France, and offers courses that cover data science, AI, web development, and other subjects at no cost to the student. Insight Data Science is a post-doctoral training fellowship that bridges the gap between academia and data science, covering data science, AI, and data engineering.

Learn More: SwitchUp has compiled hundreds of verified alumni reviews that range from 1 to 5 stars for these courses. Our comprehensive guide to Silicon Valley will help you kick start your research. Be sure to checkout all the individual reviews, photos, and community discussions before making your decision.

1. 42 School

Locations: Silicon Valley +-4 More
Courses: 42 Program @ 42 Silicon Valley, Intensive Basic Training @ 42 Silicon Valley, +-1 More
Subjects: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence (AI), C, C++, Data Science +6 More

42 is an innovative software engineering school that offers multiple computer programming, coding, and software engineering programs for free. Their goal is to provide access to education, change diversity in the workforce, eliminate student loan debt, and create real pathways to the workforce.

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42 trains students for the digital world, asking that they arrive with 21st-century skills and are prepared for today's workplace. 42 uses a project-based and problem-based learning along with peer-correction (like code review) to foster a tight-knit learning environment. Students learn soft skills, creativity, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, and how to work in teams. They have to give and receive correction, defend their code, and adhere to norms.

At 42 students control what, how, and when they learn, as well as select their own experience points, levels, and correction points. Curriculum is mastery-based, meaning that students don't advance to the next level until they've displayed mastery of the current level's skillset.

2. Insight Data Science

4.86/5 (7 Reviews)
Locations: Boston, NYC, Seattle, Silicon Valley +-1 More
Courses: Data Science Fellowship, +-2 More
Subjects: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science +-3 More

Insight Data Science is an intensive seven-week post-doctoral training Fellowship bridging the gap between academia and data science in Silicon Valley, New York, Boston, and Seattle. The program is also available online. In the past five years, Insight has grown to over 1,000 alumni working at over 800... Read More

3. iD Tech

Locations: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Bellevue +59 More
Courses: Coding Camps for Teens, Coding Camps for Kids & Teens, +-1 More
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.

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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.

Start Your Career with a Top-Rated Bootcamp

Silicon Valley Coding Bootcamps received an average 3.00 of 5 based on 17 reviews.

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Flexible Classes

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GI Bill

Approved to accept GI Bill funds according to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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