4 Best Coding Bootcamps in Orlando
5Graduate - Course: Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time - Orlando
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Says: Transformative and ExcitingThis review will be long and easy to dismiss after the first couple of sentences for lack of time, but I promise that this will be the rawest and most truthful ... Read MoreThis review will be long and easy to dismiss after the first couple of sentences for lack of time, but I promise that this will be the rawest and most truthful review you will read on this page.... Read Less
After a lifetime of trauma, pain, and abusing alcohol I went into rehab in South Dakota to treat my alcoholism and start a new life. Upon graduating from the rehabilitation program I pursued my lifelong dream of moving to Florida. There, I met my husband, and together we brought my beautiful, intelligent, spicey daughter into the world. My previous education and passion had brought me into the world of Veterinary medicine as a Veterinary Technician where I found myself exhausted and overwhelmed, unable to enjoy time with family. I quickly realized that to enjoy watching my daughter grow I needed a change. A passing, "What if?" brought me to the homepage of the University of Central Florida as I read about these "boot camps" I had been hearing about. Before the end of the day, I was on the phone giggling and swapping stories with an admissions counselor for the University. An important thing to note, I have severe clinical social anxiety and it's very hard for me to hold a conversation longer than 10 minutes; I had signed up for a phone call with this counselor, chickened out, and canceled. By the end of the hour, my phone rang with a call from this counselor, eager to bring me into the wonderful world of the University of Central Florida's full-stack coding boot camp. Without her, this story would have ended here. I thank God every day now for that woman.
If you're still with me, you might be asking if I'm ever going to get to the review of the boot camp itself. We're there, folks- thanks for hanging in there. My boot camp began with the pre-work. This was a class to prepare me for the boot camp itself. I was crying by the end of it. My submission comment for the last activity in the boot camp was, "I have no idea what I'm doing :(". I walked into the boot camp on day one defeated, broken, and pessimistic about my capabilities. But I was coming up on 9 months of sobriety at that point and knew that if I committed to believing in myself, I could get through this. Within minutes, we were off to the races. We met our Student Success Manager, Barbara Murphy. She radiated confidence- I could see in the webcam of each of my classmates that we were scooting closer and closer to the computer as Barbara prepared us for greatness. Then, she passed us off to our professor, JW Dinsmore.
Professor Dinsmore can be best described as the King of Hype. As royalty myself, being the Queen of Pessimism and Self Doubt, I was excited within seconds of him talking to get started. I can't discredit his ability to be realistic, however. He cautioned us that this would be the hardest thing we would do in our lives, and he wasn't wrong. I was hesitant at first about how one professor could handle teaching a two-year degree in three months, especially with approximately 55 other students. John came well equipped, though, with some amazing developers at his side in the form of teacher's assistants. Seth Wooten, Ross McWey, Donaldson Roessling, and Mark Elliott took us under their wing and guided us through the program's highs and lows with all the faith in the world that each of us could come out of this boot camp as complete rockstars and ready to jump into the industry of full stack developing. And we did.
While attending the bootcamp I experienced a number of hardships. I lost my home, moved across the state, was hit by two hurricanes, developed a seizure disorder, gone to the hospital and multiple occassions, and only have a roof over my family's head because of the selflessness of my in-laws. All of my belongings are currently in a storage unit and we're living out of a suitcase. Internet access has been difficult to maintain and I fell extremely behind in my coursework. Through all of this, my professor, TA's, and student success manager have supported me as I raced like The Flash through my coursework to catch up. With my social anxiety, I was finding it difficult to ask for help and they noticed me falling behind and suffering in silence and proactively sought to help me. Finding that kind of help in continuing education over remote learning is critical, essential, and life changing. Without their support and the help of my fellow classmates, this life changing opportunity would have fallen through my fingers and I would have had to return to the long suffering business of Veterinary Medicine. (Off topic, folks, but please be kind to your veterinary professionals. The suicide rate in that industry is the number one in the world and seven times the rate of it's succeeder for a reason. If you're still reading at this point, thank you, and please consider sending those amazing people flowers, healthy food, and caffeine.)
I truly can't describe the transition each of my classmates and I went through from day one at the boot camp to now, a week before the presentation day of our final projects. A day one activity, for example, was changing the main header to read, "Student Bio". I'm now working on building my react portfolio and trying to add the game "Duck Hunt" to it. We're all sharing our portfolios with each other and amazed at the creativity, skill, and talent that shows in each portfolio. As God is a witness because I've said it in my prayers for their success if I had Elon Musk's fortune to build a programming company I would hire every single one of my classmates. There aren't enough adjectives in the English language to describe them. They're artists, engineers, teachers, postal workers, Uber drivers, anime enthusiasts, comedians, and family. Our cohort is strong and laced with friendship, respect, and comradery. And now they can add one more adjective to them- developers. God bless, classmates. This was a wild, exciting ride and I'm so grateful I got to do it with all of you as Knights from the University of Central Florida.
5Graduate - Austin
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Says: Learn DevOps with NucampNucamp's "Backend, SQL, and DevOps with Python" online bootcamp is an excellent learning platform for aspiring developers. The course content is well-structured ... Read MoreNucamp's "Backend, SQL, and DevOps with Python" online bootcamp is an excellent learning platform for aspiring developers. The course content is well-structured, easy-to-follow, and the instructors are knowledgeable and supportive. The bootcamp provides a hands-on learning experience and prepares you for real-world projects. I met and worked with dozens of other highly-motivated developers and formed friendships and a professional network that will continue to grow. I highly recommend Nucamp!... Read Less
- University of Central Florida Cyber Defense Professional Certificate is a live online, part-time, 40-week cybersecurity bootcamp. Bootcamp students will beco... Read MoreUniversity of Central Florida Cyber Defense Professional Certificate is a live online, part-time, 40-week cybersecurity bootcamp. Bootcamp students will become proficient in security programming as well as learning the basics of offensive and defensive cybersecurity. The bootcamp is a hands-on learning experience where students are immersed in real-world simulation labs. Read MoreHector Salva
1Student - Orlando
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Says: RUN AWAY!!!I can not say this enough DO NOT take this course, it is terribly over priced and you can get the same and even better teaching for $10-$20 courses on udemy. TH ... Read MoreI can not say this enough DO NOT take this course, it is terribly over priced and you can get the same and even better teaching for $10-$20 courses on udemy. THIS COURSE HAS HAD A SEVERE NEGATIVE IMPACT ON MY LIFE, I AM IN DEBT WITH NOTHING TO SHOW FOR IT.... Read Less
- 130Reviews5Courses4Geeks Academy is a coding bootcamp offering part-time and full-time coding software engineering and AI/machine learning bootcamps in Miami and Orlando, Toro... Read More4Geeks Academy is a coding bootcamp offering part-time and full-time coding software engineering and AI/machine learning bootcamps in Miami and Orlando, Toronto, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, and Remote/Online. 4Geeks Academy provides a blended education model leveraging two proven formats: part-time training and flipped classroom. Read MoreMIREYA DE LA CORTE RIOS
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Says: It's time for changeYou have to dedicate many hours, but the result is worth it. I recommend the academy to those who want to belong to the world of programming and do not know whe ... Read MoreYou have to dedicate many hours, but the result is worth it. I recommend the academy to those who want to belong to the world of programming and do not know where to start.... Read Less
You get a solid base that allows you to get a new job. The most important thing is that you don't stop learning.