The 21 Best Data Science Bootcamps

Course Report's Top Schools of 2020

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By: The Course Report Team

Last Update: 8/19/2020

As the leading authority on data science bootcamps, the team at Course Report has been researching, tracking, and sharing updates on the data bootcamp industry since 2013. Each year, we use our knowledge and expertise to curate a list of the top data science bootcamps and data analysis bootcamps around the world. Put simply, these are the data science schools we would recommend to our own family and friends.

These bootcamps teach students the skills to become a data scientist or data analyst by teaching either Python and/or R, and covering skills like data visualization, machine learning, big data, natural language processing and more.

Many data science bootcamps have rigorous admissions processes and require applicants to have a degree in STEM. Some of these programs are actually data science fellowships, which require a post-graduate degree (like a PhD), and are free for students transitioning from academia into industry.

To be considered for this list of top data bootcamps, schools must meet the following criteria:

  • Offer an immersive (20+ hours) data science or data analytics program
  • Be instructor or mentor led
  • Follow curriculum with a focus on R and/or Python
  • Provide career assistance
  • Graduated at least one cohort of students and be rated at least ★★★★ by alumni
  • Other attributes we value when choosing the top data science bootcamps are a selective application process, reputable instructors and mentors, a commitment to diversity, transparent student outcomes, and scholarships or innovative payment plans.

This list is not a ranking, but rather data science programs are listed alphabetically. Remember, there is no ultimate “best data science boot camp” – the best data program for you depends on your own learning style, career goals, availability, etc. No matter how many accolades a school has, make sure you do your research: read reviews, talk to alumni, take an intro course, and ask about job outcomes data.

Wondering where to start? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Data Science Bootcamps, featuring answers to our most frequently asked questions. This list includes data science bootcamps only – for more, check out our list of Best Coding Bootcamps and Best Online Bootcamps.

When data courses stand out in certain areas, we award them the following Badges of Honor:

A school has 15+ data science reviews with a 4.5-star rating

A school has recently published their Data Science student job outcomes

A school has been operating for 6+ years, and offered their data science bootcamp for 2+ years

The bootcamps in the Rising Stars category have stood out to us because they have a solid curriculum and shown growth over the last year, but still need more data science alumni reviews.

The 21 Best Data Science Bootcamps:


  • Avg Rating: 4.66 (552 reviews)

    Vancouver, Toronto, New York City, and 1 more...36 Courses


    BrainStation offers full-time and part-time courses in data science, design, development, marketing, and product in New York City, London, Toronto, Vancouver, and through an Online Live platform. BrainStation’s goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and brands to succeed in the digital age by offering diploma programs, certification courses, and training options across the full digital product lifecycle. BrainStation provides a collaborative, project-based learning experience, with curriculum updated on a daily basis to ensure professionals gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in their careers.

    Brainstation Data Science course

    This was my third course with Brainstation and the second I've taken through the Online Live platform. I've always enjoyed that the instructors have industry ex ( more)

    Review By: Tabrina Loch-Williams
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  • Avg Rating: 4.92 (139 reviews)

    Chicago, Dallas, Washington, and 2 more...4 CoursesGuarantees Job


    Coding Temple offers 10-week, full-stack coding bootcamps and data science bootcamps with campuses in Chicago, Boston, and live online. The Full Stack Web Development bootcamp focuses on ASP.NET, C#, MVC, JavaScript, JQuery and more. The Python + Data Science bootcamp covers Python, SQL, React, JQuery, Numpy, and more. Students will also learn best practices including Test Driven Development and Agile Development and how to develop industry standard application and get hands on experience with partnered clients. Coding Temple also offers weekend workshops on specific topics. 

    Support Engineer

    As a professional with over 6 years of business-side experience, and a first-generation American, Coding Temple has been a great bridge for me to break into IT ( more)

    Review By: Aaron A.
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  • Avg Rating: 4.73 (56 reviews)

    Dallas, Online4 Courses


    Colaberry offers instructor-led remote, on-campus (Dallas, TX) and self-paced training in data analytics, data science, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence. Colaberry courses are designed from the ground-up to focus on the latest tools and approaches to working with data, and on developing integral human skills, including communication, teamwork, time management, and critical thinking, to assure long-term professional success in the field. Colaberry’s teaching methodology incorporates a learn-by-doing approach, hands-on workshops, and the award-winning technology platform Refactored for online synchronous and asynchronous learning. 

    Excellent Data Analytics Course

    Going into this course I was apprehensive; the thought of having to learn a completely different coding language was daunting. As I went through the course, I i ( more)

    Review By: Jesus Flores
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  • Avg Rating: 4.65 (20 reviews)

    Berlin1 Course


    Data Science Retreat is a 3-month, full-time, immersive program for advanced data science and machine learning based in Berlin, Germany. DSR's rigorous bootcamp is taught in English and covers data science, business analysis, software engineering, communication, and career coaching. Founded in 2014, DSR provides state-of-the-art data science education and practical coaching to individuals, while also enabling businesses to identify and access untapped talent in a future-proof way. Participants get to work with real-world data and practical problems in order to develop a portfolio project, demonstrating that they can own a business problem, solve it, and communicate why their results are definitive. 

    Long-term perspective of a graduate after almost six years

    I attended (and graduated) from the very first batch of Data Science Retreat (DSR) which took place in Berlin from the beginning of May to end of July 2014 .Sin ( more)

    Review By: Alex
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  • Avg Rating: 5.0 (20 reviews)

    Dallas5 Courses


    Divergence Academy is a 12-week full-time data science bootcamp in Addison, Texas. The program has a focus on Python, and also covers statistical modeling, the UNIX/LINUX command line, machine learning, web scraping, databases, collaborative coding, working in the cloud, visualization tools, distributed algorithm frameworks such as Hadoop, and system architectures. Students will complete multiple data science projects throughout the bootcamp which can be used to demonstrate abilities to employers.

    Data Nerd

    These guys are more than teachers they are professionals who became teachers. Very smart people. ( more)

    Review By: Al Sosa
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  • Avg Rating: 4.66 (476 reviews)

    Seattle, Chicago, Houston, and 6 more...7 Courses


    Flatiron School offers immersive on-campus and online programs in software engineering, data science, and cybersecurity in NYC, San Francisco, Washington DC, Houston, Austin, Seattle, Chicago, Denver, and Online. Flatiron School’s immersive courses aim to launch students into fulfilling careers as software engineers, and data scientists through rigorous, market-aligned curricula, and the support of seasoned instructors and personal career coaches. Through test-driven labs and portfolio projects, Flatiron School teaches students to think and build like software engineers and data scientists.

    Full-time online data science bootcamp

    Overall, I had a fantastic experience with Flatiron School. The program enabled me to get a data science job that ticked all my boxes. I was able to make a dram ( more)

    Review By: JK
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  • Avg Rating: 4.47 (181 reviews)

    Boulder, San Jose, Seattle, and 6 more...2 Courses


    Galvanize offers a 13-week full-time and a 26-week part-time data science bootcamp, as well as Hack Reactor's 12-week JavaScript coding bootcamp in Austin, Boulder, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and New York City. The data science bootcamp covers Python, SQL, and Hadoop. The software engineering bootcamp covers full stack JavaScript including AngulaJS, Node.js, and Express.js.

    Exceeded all my expectations - DSI

    Joined the free prep course in January 2020, as a complete noob. Had a great chat with an enrollment officer than decided to enroll in premium prep and never lo ( more)

    Review By: Lester Rodriguez
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  • Avg Rating: 4.28 (482 reviews)

    Sydney, Seattle, Chicago, and 29 more...18 Courses


    General Assembly offers short and long courses in web and mobile development, product management, data science and more, online and in-person, across 15 campuses in 4 continents. Focusing on the most relevant and in-demand skills across data, design, business, and technology, General Assembly is confronting a skills gap and providing access to opportunities in tech. General Assembly offers a breadth of different course offerings and classes range from full-time immersive courses for learners that want to switch to a new career, to part-time courses for learners that are looking to improve their career trajectory by acquiring a new skill set, and mentor-led online circuits for a more flexible way to acquire foundational skills.

    A good investment

    I have always been interested in learning more about data analysis, but finding a suitable program was a challenge. I was recommended to attend a series of webi ( more)

    Review By: Ahmed Ali
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  • Avg Rating: 4.9 (275 reviews)

    Mumbai2 Courses


    GreyAtom School of Data Science offers a part-time, 24-week and full-time, 14-week full stack data science engineering course in Mumbai, India. The course covers core and advanced data science concepts, teaching Python, Hadoop, Django, WebDriver, PostgreSQL, Mongodb, and more. Students will learn by doing, utilizing real-world industry data sets and completing four data science projects throughout the course with guidance from industry-experienced instructors.

    Nice experience

    If there is one thing that I always keep in mind when opting for a Data Science Program is being assured of the mentor: student ratio. If the number of students ( more)

    Review By: Ishita Vora
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  • Avg Rating: 4.6 (120 reviews)

    Cape Town, London, Johannesburg, and 1 more...4 Courses


    HyperionDev offers 6-month, part-time and full-time tech bootcamps in software engineering, data science, web development, and mobile development, available online and in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa. Students learn part-time (about 8 hours per week), work in a 1:1 mentor relationship, and engage in a tailored course and coding exercises based on their career track of choice. The software engineering bootcamp covers Python, Java, object-oriented programming, and machine learning; the web development bootcamp covers full stack JavaScript with Node.js, MongoDB and Express; the data science bootcamp covers Python programming, machine learning, and data science libraries; and the mobile development bootcamp covers Java and Android concepts. HyperionDev, a division of CoGrammar founded in 2014, has the ambition to scale human-led education in programming. With the belief that machines can't match human developers, HyperionDev believes that learning to code is best achieved by having a coding educator review your code daily.

    Great support and mentors

    The HyperionDev Data Science Bootcamp is quite an intense and immersive Bootcamp. The curriculum covers a large array of areas related to Data Science, and the ( more)

    Review By: Jeandre Verster
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  • Avg Rating: 4.99 (1789 reviews)

    Brussels, Paris, Bordeaux, and 36 more...4 Courses


    Le Wagon offers 9-week full-time and 24-week part-time courses in Web Development and Data Science at 40 campuses across the world. The 24-week part-time course meets on weekday evenings and Saturdays. With a community of students with various backgrounds (engineers, journalists, architects, designers, etc.), applicants join an exciting tech community. All the students of Le Wagon share the same technical background and apply industry best practices. This mix between diversity & technical expertise makes the community unique.

    London Data Science Bootcamp

    Before Le Wagon I was a graduate engineer, looking to boost my skill set whilst searching for a job. I decided the Le wagon data science bootcamp would be a gre ( more)

    Review By: Henry Hall
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  • Avg Rating: 4.87 (115 reviews)

    Online8 Courses


    Metis offers data science and analytics training via live online immersive bootcamps & courses, part-time bootcamp prep courses, and corporate training programs. The Metis Data Science & Analytics Bootcamps provide specialized curriculums with real-time instruction and interaction with classmates in an online classroom. Designed and taught by industry practitioners, the programs cover Python, algorithms, linear regression, machine learning, NLP, databases, interactive data visualization, and much more. Graduates will be comfortable designing, implementing, and communicating the results of data science or analytics projects, while grasping the fundamentals of their specific career path. The curriculum is delivered through project-based, hands-on, collaborative learning, resulting in a portfolio of projects at the end of the bootcamp that can be leveraged during the interview process.  


    For me, the highlight of the Metis bootcamp was having top notch instructors who enjoy the material and are dedicated to sharing their data science knowledge. I ( more)

    Review By: fw192020
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  • Avg Rating: 4.84 (316 reviews)

    New York City, Online10 Courses


    NYC Data Science Academy offers 12-week data science bootcamps in New York City. In these programs, students learn beginner and intermediate levels of Data Science with R, Python, Hadoop, Spark, Github, and SQL as well as popular and useful R and Python packages like XgBoost, Caret, dplyr, ggplot2, Pandas, scikit-learn, and more. Once the learning foundation has been set, students work on multiple projects through the bootcamp. The program distinguishes itself by balancing intensive lectures with real world project work, and by the breadth of its curriculum. Throughout the program students work alone and in teams to create at least four projects that are showcased to employers through multiple channels; private on-campus hiring partner events, student blogs, meetups, and filmed presentations. 

    Amazing Staff

    I was not sure what to expect before I enrolled. The pace is fast, the program is demanding. You need all your ability and energy for this course. The staff is ( more)

    Review By: Karoly Lajko
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  • Avg Rating: 4.76 (85 reviews)

    Online3 CoursesGuarantees Job


    Practicum by Yandex offers 6 to 10-month online courses in coding-related fields. Students can choose to join one of three programs: Data Scientist, Data Analyst, and Web Developer. Each course includes full access to the online, interactive platform, professional courses with real-life projects, tutor support from an experienced developer, and code reviews. Students graduate with a professional certificate and a portfolio to show potential employers. While in the program, students receive 24/7 support from code reviewers and community managers. Yandex is one of the largest IT companies in Europe.

    Data Scientist Introduction course

    I just started the full data scientist course by Practicum. Before that, I did the introduction course and that went really well! The course was difficult but, ( more)

    Review By: Justice DelCore
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  • Avg Rating: 4.88 (17 reviews)

    New York City1 Course


    Principal Analytics Prep offers a 12-week, full-time and 12-week part-time data specialist bootcamps in New York City. The data bootcamps cover Python, R, statistical reasoning, machine learning, SQL, data visualization, and more. Seeking to assemble small classes of highly motivated individuals who have a promising future in the data science and business analytics, Principal Analytics Prep wants to give students a solid launchpad for their new career. The 12-week Certified Data Specialist immersion program is a full-throttle educational experience, featuring full days of lectures, occasional guest speakers, social activities and career counseling sessions. Instructors are industry veterans from large and small companies, a variety of industries, and a mix of academic backgrounds.

    Vote Yes for Principal Analytics Prep

    I have completed the Summer 2019 cohort and recommend Principal Analytics Prep for a thorough immersion into the various competencies needed to be a data scienc ( more)

    Review By: RJ Hardeman, MSLIS
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  • Avg Rating: 4.98 (63 reviews)

    Zurich, Munich, Online4 Courses


    Propulsion Academy offers 12-week full-time bootcamps in full stack software development and data science in Zurich, Switzerland. The Full Stack Software Development program covers JavaScript, React.js, Docker, Python, Django, and more. The Data Science bootcamp covers R, Python, Machine Learning, natural language processing, and deep learning. Students participate in immersive, practical, and hands-on experience. Propulsion Academy aims to give students the chance to become programmers no matter their stage in life and is focused on democratizing IT education to enhance Switzerland as an important technology hub within Europe. Classes are hosted at Technopark Zürich.

    Worth the money

    I did quite a bit research before investing in this option for my career change. My main focus was on the return on investment. There are many ways you can meas ( more)

    Review By: Seth Dow
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  • Avg Rating: 4.93 (50 reviews)

    London, Online2 Courses


    Science to Data Science offers both a 5-week data science workshop in London training analytical PhDs, and a 5-week online data science course for both PhDs and MScs. Both courses teach the skills needed to transition from a scientific background to become a successful data scientist, such as Python, R, Hadoop, SQL, and machine learning. Fellows accepted into the program will learn via hands-on projects, and work in groups to complete real-life big data problems. The curriculum also includes 30 hours of lectures on topics such as professional development and business skills, designed to help students achieve their goals after the program. For those attending the campus-based program, housing in London is included. 


    The S2DS boot camp is probably quite different from other offerings. First of all, it is £800 for the virtual version compared to many thousands of dollars for ( more)

    Review By: Emanuel Blei
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  • Avg Rating: 4.64 (740 reviews)

    Online10 CoursesGuarantees Job


    Springboard is an online coding school offering online, flexible, mentor-led courses including the Data Science Career Track, UX Design Career Track, and Machine Learning Career Track (all offer job guarantees). While learning cutting-edge digital skills entirely online, students receive teaching and mentorship from industry experts. Springboard offers a number of self-paced, mentor-led workshops, plus a full Data Science Career Track program. The Data Science Career Track includes a deferred tuition option, so students can enroll for a small deposit and finish paying after starting a job. In all of Springboard’s self-paced courses, students develop job-ready skills that display industry-worthy capstone and portfolio projects. Throughout the entire process, students receive support from their industry mentor, as well as Springboard's resident advisors and the larger student/alumni community. Springboard combines expert-curated curricula with one-on-one mentorship. Springboard has served thousands of students from around the world.

    Exceeded Expectations!!!!

    After researching online for almost 2 months, I finally zeroed down on Springboard. I have never had a pleasant experience with online studies, however Springbo ( more)

    Review By: Ashish Castelino
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  • Avg Rating: 4.37 (32 reviews)

    New York City, Washington, San Francisco, and 2 more...7 Courses


    The Data Incubator offers an intensive full-time, 8-week Data Science Fellowship in NYC, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and online. The Data Incubator is a Cornell Tech-funded training and placement organization leading the charge on data science education. The course accepts applicants who have advanced degrees in STEM and equips them with the final skills to be self-sufficient, productive contributors to data science. 

    Great way to hone your skills and position yourself as a Data Scientist in the industry

    The application process can be daunting and intimidating, however, each step has its reasons. This makes each cohort learn and progress in a homogeneous pace, w ( more)

    Review By: Andres Gonzalez Casabianca
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  • Avg Rating: 4.82 (23 reviews)

    Irvine, Los Angeles3 Courses


    The Dev Masters offers a 12-week, full-time course in data science in Irvine, California. Their data science bootcamp, Mastering Applied Data Science, is designed to cover the gap between academic learning and technical demand in the job market.

    software engineer

    I am attending 12-week data science lab program. It is very good. It is not  only just a course for learning but a program helping me solving problem and findin ( more)

    Review By: Jieli Chen
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  • Avg Rating: 4.57 (650 reviews)

    Online13 CoursesGuarantees Job


    Thinkful is an online bootcamp that offers online, fast-paced, career-ready programs in Software Engineering, Data Science, Data Analytics, UX/UI Design, Product Management, Digital Marketing, and Technical Project Management. These programs are offered in part-time and full-time formats. All courses include personal mentor meetings, a custom-built curriculum, and mentor-hosted Q&A sessions with industry professionals. Students are expected to commit 20-25 hours per week in the part-time course, and up to 60 hours in the full-time option. 

    Strong focus on coding/ML skills and constant, critical supervision

    What's incredible about Thinkful's process is what a strong emphasis there is on becoming a really strong coder, in SQL and particularly in Python. I spent abou ( more)

    Review By: Kristian Canler
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Rising Stars of 2020


  • Avg Rating: 4.68 (39 reviews)

    San Antonio, Dallas3 CoursesGuarantees Job


    Codeup is an immersive 22-week, in-person full stack web development, and data science career accelerator in San Antonio, Dallas, and Houston. The Full Stack Web Development Java program covers HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Java, Spring, and MySQL. The Data Science Program covers Python, SQL, data visualization, data analytics, data wrangling, and statistics. Codeup guarantees all graduates a job offer within six months of graduation.

    Excellence in Data Science

    Codeup is world-class in the three primary criteria one should consider when evaluating a technical school. The instructors are seasoned data scientists with ex ( more)

    Review By: Alec Hartman
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  • Avg Rating: 4.34 (88 reviews)

    Online2 CoursesGuarantees Job


    Lambda School is an online coding bootcamp that teaches both a full-time, 9-month program and a part-time, 18-month program. This immersive online school is dedicated to teaching the most cutting-edge and in-demand technologies focused around JavaScript. Students will learn front end, back end, mobile, and neural network technologies. Their online classroom experience is the same as any physical classroom, live students, live instructors, full interaction, pair programming, and frequent code reviews. Their online, immersive format allows you to be connected to instructors at all times, chat with other students, or have someone instantly jump in to see your code.

    Data Science Programs Needs Checks and Balances

    Before you continue reading I must state that one should be suspicious of the predominantly positive ratings about Lambda School on this platform because it is ( more)

    Review By: Mountain Scott
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  • Avg Rating: 4.45 (93 reviews)

    Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and 4 more...10 Courses


    Lighthouse Labs is a Canadian bootcamp that teaches web development and data science. The bootcamps have small class sizes, a 1:8 teacher to student ratio, and a mentor community of over 40 full-time developers. The web development program covers JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Node.JS, software architecture, and responsive design, as well as computer science and software engineering concepts. The Data Science bootcamp teaches Python, SQL, machine learning, and deep learning. 

    Great class

    I learned the fundamentals of python and R. The course was very informative and the exercises were useful. ( more)

    Review By: Marshé Hutchinson
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  • Avg Rating: 5.0 (28 reviews)

    Online, Cape Town, Johannesburg, and 7 more...12 Courses


    School of IT offers both online and in person bootcamps from its campuses in Cape Town and Somerset West, South Africa. Bootcamps include Full Stack Software Development, Mobile App Development, Digital Marketing, CyberSecurity, and Data Science. Students may choose to complete the bootcamps in 12-weeks (full time) or 24-weeks (part time). All bootcamps come with courseware, including ebooks, certain software programs, and additional resources. 

  • Avg Rating: 4.64 (58 reviews)

    Hamburg, Cologne, Berlin5 Courses


    SPICED Academy offers full-time, 12-week coding bootcamps and data science bootcamps in Berlin, Germany. The Full Stack Web Development program covers JavaScript, HTML, CSS, jQuery, MV Frameworks, NodeJS, and SQL. The data science bootcamp teaches data analysis in Python, machine learning, data visualization, SQL, noSQL, data infrastructure, and GitHub. Students will learn vital skills like effective communication, problem-solving, and self-awareness.

    Outstanding teacher in a pleasant environment

    I also attended the first Data Science cohort and I can fully support the positive comments made below by Konstantin. The course at SPICED Academy was very valu ( more)

    Review By: Marcus
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  • Avg Rating: 4.95 (67 reviews)

    Lisbon, Madrid, Brussels, and 8 more...2 Courses


    Wild Code School is a 5-month, European training program teaching in-demand digital skills through a blended learning approach. Wild Code School was created to train digital professionals to adapt to the changing work environment. The teaching style uses a combination of e-learning, in-class training, and hands-on projects where students master agile project management methods and other collaborative tools. Students are taught web development languages and application frameworks that vary from program to program. For example: PHP/Symfony, JavaScript, AngularJS, Vue.js, React or Java and Android.

    Super expérience ! un formateur et un campus manager au top, super enrichissant et une bonne équipe.

    Une expérience unique, tant professionnellement qu'humainement. La Wild Code School m'a apporté les compétences que je souhaitais acquérir et a su tenir toutes ( more)

    Review By: Khadidja
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