5 Best Coding Bootcamps in San Diego
5Student - Course: Full Stack Flex - Part-Time - San Diego
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Says: UCSD Extended Studies Full-Stack Development BootcampReview of UCSD Extended Studies Full-Stack Development BootcampBy Noah SullivanIn the past three months, I have gone from a novice with no experience in computReview of UCSD Extended Studies Full-Stack Development Bootcamp
By Noah Sullivan
In the past three months, I have gone from a novice with no experience in computer programming, to someone who studies and works on computer programs for over 20 hours a week.
This may seem like a lot, but really it has been a life-changing decision for myself and my career. The bootcamp experience is something that I am proud to be a part of.
Not only do you get educated on a high-level learning subject by one of the best Universities in the world, but the education has an incredible amount of real-life applications.
I have only been through half of the program at the time of writing this review, and I have already developed, and deployed a website for the public to use with my fellow students:
Not only that, but the variety of programming languages and types of coding, such as Front-end, backend, ORM, OOP, Node.js, express, SQL, etc. make it a seriously beneficial program, professionally and personally.
I am now taking more classes offered through UC Extensions due to the positive experience I have had with this course.
I highly encourage other people to take this program, and explore all the benefits which it has to offer.
5Student - Course: Full Time Web Developer Bootcamp - San Diego
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Says: LEARN: The most well-rounded and experienced bootcamp in the San Diego areaWhen deciding on which coding bootcamp there are several key factors when need to consider, and in this review, I will explain those key factors and how LEARN AWhen deciding on which coding bootcamp there are several key factors when need to consider, and in this review, I will explain those key factors and how LEARN Academy proved to be the best professional educational decision for my goals.
Overall, there are plenty more points to speak about when speaking about LEARN but at the end of the day after three months of classroom instruction, I was successfully contributing to an agile development team at a tech company in San Diego. The process to prepare for the bootcamp, take the bootcamp, and perform at your internship is INTENSE. The skills to learn to code is like learning a foreign language you constantly need to have a growth mindset and practice, practice, practice. 10 months after my bootcamp I am still growing and learning each day and that never changes. You must have it within yourself to persevere, be a self-starter, and make many many many personal, financial, and family sacrifices to have a chance at getting a junior developer position in 2021. With that being said LEARN is the most well-rounded and experienced resource available in the San Diego area to place your faith in to prepare you for a successful life-changing career pivot.
- In-person vs. online: I started my LEARN Academy cohort in February 2020 and for better or worse was able to experience both the in-class and online (Zoom - remote) version of LEARN Academy as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In an ideal world, one should attend the in-person experience in order to further solidify friendships within your cohort, the teamwork aspect of being able to discuss code in-person with a whiteboard, and just the general fun of being able to walk around the classroom with a Kombucha in your hand and see what your peers are code. Nonetheless halfway through my bootcamp, we pivoted to remote and we didn’t skip a beat. I feel that all aspects of the curriculum were maintained and we were even able to quickly start utilizing important digital tools more heavily (Git, Slack, VS Code Liveshare) that are fundamental for remote dev work in the future anyway. Overall “in-person” I feel is ideal for learning, but LEARN was super successful in replicating the “in-person” experience online.
- Internship: The internship is a TREMENDOUS value add for choosing LEARN Academy. I had the opportunity to join a company and work alongside 5 developers at a fast-growing startup in San Diego (keep in mind I started to learn to code just 15 weeks prior). My internship was extended and I continued to work for 10 months at the same company gaining practical coding experience every day. I was hired as a contract worker with no benefits, but nonetheless, it was an invaluable experience to work on actual production code. The internship is guaranteed for 4 weeks but I would say ⅓ of my cohort was asked to extend for 1 or more months and they were also paid for their extensions and were able to put actual development work on their resumes.
- Quality of teaching instruction: During my course, I had three daily instructors committed to my cohort ~6 to 1 student to teacher ratio (they pivot the number of instructors based on class size). All in all the teachers I had were able to meet me at my learning level and explain complex concepts into more easily digestible content. They were ALWAYS available to answer questions and held office hours. Like most things in life you get what you put in, so make sure you ask questions all the time and ASK for help when you need it. We also had an excellent Professional Development week, led by the Career Services Manager, and in addition, had access to other developers at several of the dev agencies that were in the same building. If my instructors didn’t immediately know the answer to my question or debug my problem they were able to get back to me with my answer in a timely manner. In addition, we had various guest speakers and panels (from the SD tech scene) which made class each week super interesting.
- Facilities: LEARN Academy classroom was GORGEOUS in Union Co-work near Petco Park in downtown SD. Unfortunately, I could only attend for 8 weeks due to COVID but the surrounding made you feel like a true web developer in the chic industrial glass-lined classroom. Also the free Kombucha, coffee, tea, and beer (after hours) wasn’t too bad! They also have two main classrooms so we were frequently able to do check-out (sharing what you learned) at the end of the day and learn what the other cohort who started before us was working on that day.
- Community: The LEARN Academy Community is the most vibrant tech career pivoter/bootcamp community in San Diego hands-down. Pre-COVID LEARN held bi-monthly meetups in its classrooms, celebratory cohort get-togethers, project demo days, and evening guest speakers. Now the community of course has shifted remote, but the online Slack community is also super active. On Day 1 you are welcomed into the Slack group and tons of people who were in your shoes starting the bootcamp who now have fancy developer jobs in the San Diego area (and beyond) are willing to help answer your questions and refer you to positions. Once you are a LEARN alum you enter a network of tech leaders at major tech companies throughout San Diego/California and beyond. One additional thing (which I think they still do), is if you want they pair you with another LEARN grad to serve as your Mentor. To this day (Jan 2021) I still meet with my Mentor each week and he has been an invaluable resource post bootcamp for skill development, motivation, and job search help..
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Says: Nucamp is AWESOME!I enrolled into Nucamp because the courses seemed to be inline with what I wanted to learn to become a Back End Software Engineer. Going through this first courI enrolled into Nucamp because the courses seemed to be inline with what I wanted to learn to become a Back End Software Engineer. Going through this first course, I firmly believe this has been the best thing for me! I'm extremely happy I decided to enroll into this bootcamp and can't wait to utilize what I learn to a future Software Engineering role!
- 286Reviews6CoursesLearningFuze is a coding bootcamp that offers full-time and part-time web development and data science bootcamps in-person at their Irvine, California campus... Learn more about LearningFuze.LearningFuze is a coding bootcamp that offers full-time and part-time web development and data science bootcamps in-person at their Irvine, California campus and online. Students are taught by experienced instructors who have all held professional engineering careers, and receive support throughout the course, including problem-solving skills, essential workplace and interviewing skills, and mindset training. Learn more about LearningFuze.Sarah You
5Graduate - Irvine
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Says: HIGHLY recommend, effective software engineering career kickstarterIf you're reading these reviews, it's likely you're in the process of doing your due diligence researching all the bootcamp options to start/transition your carIf you're reading these reviews, it's likely you're in the process of doing your due diligence researching all the bootcamp options to start/transition your career as a programmer. I was in your shoes in January of 2023, and currently, in Sept 2023, I am a junior software engineer, thanks to LearningFuze. Anyone can share what the course consists of and LFZ website provides all the information you need to feel assured that you're really in good hands. Therefore, I'll share my personal background and experience to add more context to why LFZ is probably the best choice for a coding BootCamp.
I graduated with a degree in communications and began my career in marketing for a few years. I then decided to transition to software development and looked around at bootcamps and asked my surroundings about their experience with other bootcamps (codesmith, hack reactor, to name a few). Their experience there was great, however, I chose LFZ because they had an in-person course available which I knew personally would be a huge advantage because I engage better in a forced environment. Bootcamp and career change is a huge commitment of time, energy, and money, so I wanted to push myself rather than just choose what is comfortable (since I was able to commute the distance). Being in-person, I was able to create many lasting friendships, network more effectively, and take in the material much better because I didn't have to spend as much excess time and energy required when interacting in an online class setting.
Looking back, now that I am coding professionally, LearningFuze truly prepared me to know how to read and understand life cycles of languages, enough that even when I am no longer actively learning with materials, homework, and projects, I am able to ask the right questions, figure out what the issue is, and essentially know how to use various tools and languages on my own.
LearningFuze teaches you ways to keep learning on your own without guidance as you graduate. Yes, there is tons of material they cover that prepares you with the fundamentals of programming. Yes, you are placed in a setting similar to real-life dev environment to familiarize you with what it's like to really work in the field. Yes, You will be ready to start a junior position. I think personally, the biggest takeaway was that currently at work, I'm able to read a line of code, understand what's happening, and what I need to do next to address a bug, problem, or build something. This skill, is what LearningFuze provided me with, and I can take it with me any dev job and succeed regardless of what language a company uses, because it's not simply a tool they teach you, LearningFuze truly builds you into a developer.
- 4Reviews6CoursesThe University of San Diego Tech Bootcamps offer full-time and part-time online training programs in AI & machine learning, coding, cybersecurity, DevOps... Learn more about University of San Diego Tech Bootcamps by Fullstack Academy.The University of San Diego Tech Bootcamps offer full-time and part-time online training programs in AI machine learning, coding, cybersecurity, DevOps or product management. These bootcamps are taught live online by industry-experienced instructors and are powered by Fullstack Academy. Learn more about University of San Diego Tech Bootcamps by Fullstack Academy.balrebyc
5Graduate - Online
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Says: Everything you need to start a career in CybersecurityI graduated from the 2010-USD-CYB-PT cohort and could not have had a better experience. The coursework was clearly laid out and the class sessions were a perfecI graduated from the 2010-USD-CYB-PT cohort and could not have had a better experience. The coursework was clearly laid out and the class sessions were a perfect complement to the pre-work. The Instructor and Instructional Associate provided real world examples and applied industry experience to better prepare the students for the Cybersecurity field. On top of covering a large range of topics (Programming, Linux, Windows, Red Team, Blue Team etc.), the student success and career success teams were absolutely phenomenal in ensuring student success as well connecting graduates to relevant work experience and networking. If the students are willing to follow the guidance of the Fullstack team and put in the effort, there is no doubt that they will come out of the bootcamp with the capability to start their career in the Cybersecurity field. If there were a way to add more Windows OS related content, that would be my only suggestion in order to build a larger scope of understanding.