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UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps

Avg Rating:4.74 ( 28 reviews )

UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development courses, and a 24-week, part-time data science and cybersecurity courses at the University City Center in San Diego. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Java, jQuery, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git. The data science curriculum includes programming in Excel, fundamental statistics, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau and more. The cybersecurity course provides hands-on training in IT networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. As the programs are part-time, UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and students who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or looking to gain a new skillset.

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, high-impact career events, workshops, virtual tech panels, mock interviews, and one-on-one career coaching. Upon program completion, students will receive an Award of Completion from UC San Diego Extension and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development or data science, or have skills applicable to cybersecurity certifications.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    At the Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension, students get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security, throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks.
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  • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time

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    - This program is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Students will gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, and more. Applicants do not need experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Throughout the course, students will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing them to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
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  • Full-Stack Flex - Full-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
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    The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension is a 12-week, full-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
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  • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
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    $10,500
    Class size
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    Location
    San Diego
    The Coding Boot Camp at UC San Diego Extension is a 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
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    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
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3 Scholarships

  • $500 UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

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    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (San Diego)
    • Full-Stack Flex - Full-Time (San Diego)
  • $500 UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

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    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Data Science and Visualization - Part-Time (San Diego)
  • $500 UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (San Diego)

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  • Izzy  User Photo
    Izzy • Web Development Instructor • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I loved this program. I had Chris Stead as my teacher and the man really knows his stuff, and he taught well. The price was $9500 for part time, but there is no job guarantee. I actually ended up getting a job though as a web development teacher, and I hope to get a better job in the future in time. My only gripe is I wish they gave me a teaser of what the class was like before I took it. Like maybe a demo of the instructor because if my teacher wasn't good, I would be stuck and you can't refund the deposit so that's minus $2500 if you refund on the first day. Thankfully, my teacher was awesome and it was worth every penny. You really need to put your hours in though. Most of the students I talked to were not putting enough time into the class. I feel like maybe 20-30% of the class can get a job immediately after the program. The rest may need a few months of self study because the market is quite saturated right now, and there are so many technologies to learn that you can't cover in a six month bootcamp. I also wish we didn't spend so much time on handlebars. Maybe if we spent some time with Angular or Aws that would have been nice. Heroku and handlebars aren't really competitive.
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Sep 06 2019
    We appreciate your review, Izzy! It's great to hear you enjoyed the program and benefited from our instructional support - we also think Chris is pretty amazing. We're always working to optimize our curriculum to ensure it's in line with industry demands, so we truly appreciate your feedback. Congratulations on graduating and best of luck moving forward!
  • Great Exepreince
    - 8/9/2019
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    Luke Graham • Web Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Challenging and fast paced.  I feel accomplished after completion.  Great teachers and TAs who were very supportive.  I appreciated alternating teachers with a different class every other Saturday to broaden our perspective on the material

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Aug 09 2019
    Amazing, Luke! We're thrilled you benefited from the support of our instructional team and felt proud of your accomplishments upon successfully completing the program. Congratulations on graduating and all the best in your coding endeavors!
  • Rami Wehbe  User Photo
    Rami Wehbe • Instrcutional Assistant • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Hello Everybody,

    Its never too late to change! A very brief period can have a huge impact on your futures. Trilogy is offering an amazing opportunity to enable our generation to adapt to the job market evolution. For me, and after six months only, I can confidently say "I am a full stack web developer", where I used to say "I don't know anything about web design". 

    Catch the train! And don't stay hanging to drain ...

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, May 24 2019
    Thank you for your review, Rami! We're happy to hear our program had a significant impact and that you were able to successfully learn the fundamentals of full-stack web development. Congratulations on graduating and best of luck in your future endeavors!
  • Leeland Clenista  User Photo
    Leeland Clenista • Software Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Hello,

    My name is Leeland and I am a graduate of the April 2018 cohort for the part time full stack flex program. This program prepared me technically and mentally for my career jump from a restaurant manager to a software engineer. I had no prior experience with coding and I was taught the necessary tools in order to apply to developer positions. The curriculum is top notch and involves a modern tech stack. They go through the MERN stack and there are multiple full stack applications that are built throughout the program. It is crazy to believe that I went from creating a static html page to buidling a React app. The best part about the program is how invested the instructional team are to your success. My instructor prepared us with knowledge and best practices that will be relevant in our job hunt. The TAs are also very knowlegeable and willing to help when you get stuck (Trust me, I got stuck a lot). I believe that those who continue grinding out and work hard will succeed in this program. I had no relevant experience, but I was able to land a job a little over halfway through the boot camp. The instructional team helped me by asking mock interview questions as well as white board questions. It is great that we learn modern technologies, but the difference with this program is that they teach you how to learn and solve problems with code. "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teacha man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." could never be so true! I would highly recommend this program to anyone trying to make a career switch!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Feb 06 2019
    Thank you for your review, Leeland! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the course curriculum and found our entire instructional team to be so knowledgeable. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you continued success in all your future endeavors.
  • Highly Recommended
    - 11/13/2017
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    Novia Lim • Web Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    A well designed and challenging program. Be prepared to work really hard if you want to maximise your investment and you will not be disappointed. I have learned so much in these 24 weeks compared to trying to learn coding on my own. The level of support that I've gotten from my cohort and teaching staff is top notch. 

    All 3 projects that I've developed during the course are ready to be shown to employers by the end of the program. You will get to learn from scratch to building industry ready full stack projects that will value-add to your portfolio.

    Coming from an IT background with around 10 years of data analytics experience, I've never worked as a developer professionally but always wanted to pursue a career in coding. I've landed myself a full-time position as a front-end web developer one month after graduation and this will not be possible without this excellent course.

    I'll take the course again in a heartbeat!!! Keep up the good job!!

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Nov 14 2017
    Congratulations on your new position as a front-end web developer, Novia! We're glad that you enjoyed your experience with our program. We love hearing that our curriculum, instructors, and TAs helped you to learn many valuable web development skills and that you were able to add value to your portfolio with the projects you completed in this course.

    We hope you're proud of all the hard work you put into this program. We're cheering you on as you move forward in your career.
  • Joseph "Goose" Aranez  User Photo
    Joseph "Goose" Aranez • Full Stack Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Hello! my name is Goose and I'm a recent graduate from UCSD extension's coding bootcamp  last September 2017. My focus was to learn and challenge my self to become a full stack engineer.  The bootcamp provided me with all the tools and knowledge that I needed to know to achieve my goal of becoming a full stack engineer.  Coming from a CS background with some techincal  profesional experiences in software development, I  still learned tons of professional used technologies and challenged me to think differently.  I tried almost everything to learn how to be a full stack, from online youtube videos, books, udemy classes but I felt that I was copying code instead of learning how to use the concepts.  UCSD extension's coding bootcamp forced me to not only know the syntax and technology but also the proper use of it through homework challenges and projects.  For me my favorite are the projects that we had to start from scratch.  Rather than just copying sample codes, we had to start from ground zero to a working MVP web application. They also thought us how to research and think differently in terms of Computer Science in what algorithm to use and smarter solutions to a problem.  UCSD coding bootcamp also offered career help.  From one on one practice interviews, whiteboarding, up to job search and advice.  When I had trouble finding a job and being intimidated with job descriptions, the career councilor helped me alot from resume revamp , accepting an offer, up to negotiating a pay.  I am now starting a full stack career this November with an awesome starting pay.  Thanks again UCSD extension coding bootcamp.  I hope someday I can be a TA or instructor with my professional experience.  

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Nov 10 2017
    Hi Goose,

    Congratulations on beginning a new career as a full stack web developer! We're thrilled to hear that you learned so many valuable skills, and had an overall positive experience with this course.

    We love hearing that you were able to take advantage of our career services during the program, and we commend you for all of the hard work you put into completing this course. We hope you're proud of all that you have accomplished, we're wishing you continued success as you move forward in your career.
  • Awesome Course
    - 8/8/2017
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    I got a ton out of this course, I'll try to highlight some of the best and worst things.

     

    Pros:

    1. Top tier instructors. These guys know their stuff and are always extremely helpful. They even began to take pride in us and our coding towards the end lol.

    2. TA's have your back. I remember before the class started someone asked something like "how patient are you guys if I can't learn fast enough?" a TA replied "I can stare at a wall for 12 hours and not get bored". This is true.

    3. The career support throughout the class is optional, but you'd have to be insane not to opt in. They will teach you skills that will help your career. Even if you aren't looking for a job, you need to take advantage of this knowledge and support. You don't need to wait until the end of the course to start testing your career skills. I was receiving job offers before the class was even over. If you feel ready, tell your career instructor and they will happily point you in the right direction.

    4. The class content was amazing. They don't just teach you content, they train you to use your resources to be able to teach yourself. In my opionion this is what being a developer is all about.

    5. Academic support. There is an entire group of people dedicated to helping you if you ever start to feel behind, all you have to do is ask. I never took advantage of this perk but I know a few people who got private tutoring sessions.

    Cons:

    1. The cost. This isn't a cheap course. I was able to justify the cost by thinking of the salary potential. I got a promotion at my work as a result of this course. Because of this I didn't take advantage of the post-course job assistance.

    2. The time. You can't get the benefits without effort. You need to dedicate not only time but also a ton of frustrated learning hours. Hang in there.

     

    If you have the time, money, and dedication, this course will teach you skills that you can use for the rest of your career. You get out what you put in so jump in with both feet and be ready to work hard.

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Aug 11 2017
    Congratulations on your promotion, Will! Thank you for providing this detailed review, you make several good points about our program, that are helpful to future students. We’re so glad that you had such a positive experience with this course. 

    We select our instructors and TAs carefully, to ensure that our students receive the support and attention they require in order to be successful in this program, so it’s excellent to hear that our team is working hard to meet our students’ needs.

    We’re thrilled that you benefited from our career services, and enjoyed the curriculum. This course does cover a wide range of topics in a short time period, so we do provide student support in the form of tutoring, office hours, and more, because we strive to provide all of our students with every opportunity for success. 

    As you mention, this program does require a commitment to learning the material, and may require many hours of studying and practice outside of class. We hope you’re proud of all of the hard work you put into completing this program. We wish you continued success moving forward.

  • Minhtuyen Mai  User Photo
    Minhtuyen Mai • Web, Social Media, Graphics, Outreach Specialist • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    As a nerd, I've always wanted to learn how to code seriously. There are many coding boot camps in San Diego, but I find this one to be the right price point and a bit cheaper than most (about 2k-3k). It's also part-time during the evening so it fits my busy schedule.
     

    I've already had a Bachelor's and Master's degree in education policy, so I wanted coding to add to my skill set and not just a second Bachelor's in Computer Science.
    The boot camp was a great experience. They really found instructors and TAs who are masters at their coding and software development craft. The most important thing is that there were really patient with me while I attempt to learn some of the basics of HTML/CSS/Javascript. They didn't make me feel stupid at all! 

    I was also able to find employment due to this program. I can do things like tinker with a github account and know what the heck folks are saying on StackOverflow and other coding help forums. 

    I also wrote more about my experience here: https://medium.com/@minhtuyen/ucsd-coding-boot-camp-projects-63e3127d4f88

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Aug 07 2017
    Hi Minhtuyen,

    Thank you so much for sharing your review, and congratulations on your new employment! It’s wonderful that you had such a positive experience with this program and that the price point, schedule, and curriculum filled your needs.  Our instructors and TAs work hard to support our students as they take on the challenges of this program, so it's wonderful that they provided you with the help you needed in order to be successful in the course.

    We loved reading more about your experience on Medium. We’re thrilled to that you have formed lasting connections with students from your cohort, and that you are continuing to work together after the program. We hope you're proud of all of the hard work you put into completing this course, we wish you nothing but the best moving forward.

  • Greg Lee Review
    - 8/1/2017
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    I thought the bootcamp was overall good. I feel that I learned a lot, and in fact I am going to be TAing for the next session. My only piece of feedback, and something I plan on bringing to my session, is that there should be a little more stratified challenges. I get that it is difficult to cater to each individual student's skill set, however, I think it would be beneficial to the students on both ends of the spectrum to have a little bit of bonus material, to challenge the students who are excelling and to reinforce concepts for students who are struggling. 

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Wednesday, Aug 02 2017
    Congratulations on becoming a boot camp TA, Gregory! We’re glad that you learned a lot from this program, and we really appreciate your feedback. We realize that not all students learn the course material at the same pace, so we’re thrilled to have you join our staff with your first-hand experience of the student perspective.  We can’t wait to see what you will bring to our program.
  • Great Course
    - 5/31/2019
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    I am a 2018 graduate of the UC San Diego Extension Data Science and Visualization Bootcamp. This course is great if you want to jumpstart a career in programming or just expand your skillset. The curriculum is well designed and updated regularly to keep up with the current technologies used in the industry. The bootcamp is fast paced and could be difficult to keep up with if you are completely new to programming. Although not necessary,  I would recommend taking a little time to learn some coding fundamentals before starting the course. You'll need 20 hours a week to study at minimum. The more you put into it the more you’ll get out. Everyone on the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. The structure of the class and the opportunity to work with other students on group projects were invaluable to my coding experience.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Jun 03 2019
    Thanks so much, Alan! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the curriculum and found the group projects to be invaluable in your learning experience. We also agree that the more you put into the program, the more you’ll get out. Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp and best of luck moving forward!
  • Kevin Lee • Web Developer & Instructional Assistant • Graduate
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    I've taken this course from May - November 2018 part-time, and I must say, it has changed my life completely. From barely having much coding knowledge, this bootcamp has taught me ins and outs of becoming a web developer and provided clear instructions and career services to achieve my goals. I've also gotten a chance to work as a TA for this bootcamp, and I realized that this course constantly changes to provide students with the most current technologies and tools, which is awesome! If you are looking for a career change to tech, or trying to improve on web development knowledge, this course is definitely a great choice.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, May 31 2019
    Way to go, Kevin! Our team is passionate about enabling student success, so we're thrilled to hear our program had such a profound impact. We're glad you were able to learn full-stack skills and appreciate you returning to TA for us. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review!
  • Full Stack Course
    - 5/30/2019
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    I came in with zero programming knowledge and experience. I was a part of a full time cohort which really benefitted my learning process. If you have the time to spend outside of class to supplement the main lecture I believe that you will be successful. I am very happy with my decision to take the plunge and change careers.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, May 31 2019
    Amazing, David! We're happy to hear you successfully learned the fundamentals of full-stack web development and chose our program to make a significant career change. Thank you for your review, we wish you continued success in your future endeavors!
  • Brian Lee • UI Engineer • Graduate
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    I have been a teaching assistant for the program since February 2019. The program exposes students with the latest web technologies and effectively prepares them for the Job Market in San Diego. Upon graduating from the program, I have been able to secure a full-time job within 4 months. The career services and teaching staff team has been instrumental in my success in the program. I believe that the true value of the program comes from the dedicated support staff. Coding is hard for someone with no prior experience. I was only able to make through the rigorous program due to the support not only during class but also post-graduation support. Continuous support and consistent number to students returning to contribute to the UC San Diego Extension Boot Camp have helped build an invaluable community and network of support. Ultimately, if a student dedicates themselves, they will find success through the program.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, May 31 2019
    Thank you, Brian! We're thrilled our entire team was instrumental in your success. Great advice for prospective learners—it's crucial to dedicate yourself to the program and put in the work in order to be successful. Congratulations on graduating, we appreciate you returning as a TA! All the best on your new career path.
  • Kevin Castro • Software Engineer • Student
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    I loved taking the course.  I think the course has enough breadth and depth for the time allotted, and helps jump-start a career in web development.  Since the program's parent company operates nationwide, its easy to get the educational support you need at a time that suits you; you get both the benefit of a tested and up-to-date curriculum of a MOOC as well as the region-specificity of a local boot camp.  This is crucial in helping land your first job nearby to gain experience.  Overall, I had a great time and learned enough to start working in the industry!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, May 24 2019
    Way to go, Kevin! We're thrilled you enjoyed the course and benefited from the course material. Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp and thank you for your review! We wish you all the best as you continue on your new career path.
  • Tyler • Administrative Assistant • Graduate
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    This is a program that will truly challenge you and learn more about coding as well as other ways of learning.

    These instructors and TAs truly do care about these students, they are patient, kind, and knowledgeable about a plethora of all things coding. I would recommend this to anyone who is curious about learning code.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Tuesday, May 21 2019
    We appreciate you sharing your experience, Tyler! We're happy to hear you felt challenged and supported by our entire instructional team. Congratulations on successfully completing the boot camp and thank you for your recommendation! We're rooting you on in all that you do.
  • Tony Goodwin • Student
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    This was one of the most challenging academic endeavors I have ever set forth to accomplish. The full-time flex web development course was so well thought out and the instructors where very knowledgeable. I thought I was in over my head at first but the teacher assistants and the course instructor instilled confidence and empowered me and everyone in my class to make it thru the heavy course curriculum. With them we all succeeded and are now proud to say with confidence that we are full stack web developers ready for what every challenge we have to face in the future. I highly recommend this boot camp for those looking to find a career in web development or even if to further your existing knowledge on all criteria taught in this course. 

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, May 08 2019
    Thank you, Tony! We're thrilled you found our instructional team to be encouraging and knowledgeable. Congratulations on successfully completing the course, we appreciate your recommendation! We're rooting you on and wish you nothing but the best moving forward.
  • Great bootcamp
    - 5/7/2019
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    Our instructor, Travis, did a great job getting us prepared for a job in web development.  I enjoyed the class and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking to get into this career.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, May 08 2019
    Amazing, Brian! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the program and our instructional support. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review! 
  • Farhad Omidvar • Business Analyst • Graduate
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    Hello,

    My name is Farhad, I recently graduated from UCSD Data Science and Visualization Bootcamp in December 2018.This program was a great experience. The curriculum is well designed that covers variety of tools and technology that is being used in this field, it is quite impressive to look at the list of topics that was covered in 6 months.

    My background is chemical engineering and I started this course with almost no coding experience, and after six month I am able to create website with data visualizations and analysis, also was able to switch my career right after graduating and started new job as a Business Analyst which it was my main goal.

    The Instructional team we had were very nice, experienced and very knowledgeable, they provided a great support, and made the whole program fun and pleasant which I believe that's where it makes a difference between this program and similar online programs, beside this, being in the class and working alongside other students and TAs gave me great opportunity for networking and learning more and more.

    I highly recommend this program for anyone who wants to enter to this field or boost their career and willing to works hard in and after class.

     

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Feb 15 2019
    Thank you for sharing your program experience, Farhad! We're happy to hear you benefited from our instructional team and enjoyed collaborating with other classmates. Congratulations on graduating and embarking on an exciting new career path! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
  • Rami Wehbe • Instructional Assistant • Student
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    This course provides an extremely efficient and practical way to make coding techniques very handy. Web development is a fresh domain that is evolving very fast. It is difficult to keep up with all the technologies out there. With this porgram, it gives you means to start up and it trains you to look for the right information and utilize available resources. 

    I had an amazing experience with this course and I highly recommend this course whoever feels they want to stay in track of web dev technologies

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Friday, Feb 15 2019
    Way to go, Rami! We're constantly tailoring our curriculum with the most in-demand market needs, so we're glad you enjoyed the course material. Congratulations on graduating, we truly appreciate your review! We're cheering you on as you go forward.
  • John
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    The Full-time Coding Boot Camp at the UCSD Extension is a great value for the education that I received. In just 3 months, I was exposed to and gained an incredible breadth of knowledge on subjects including HTML, CSS, CSS Frameworks, Javascrtip, Node, MySql, MongoDB, and React. If you are looking for a fast way to jump start a career in web development, you will be hard pressed to find a better value for your time and money. If you are looking to be challenged every day to break out of your comfort zone and tackle difficult concepts in a fast paced environment, this program is for you.

    I cannot overstate what an excellent experience it was to be a student in the Full-time Coding Boot Camp at UCSD Extension.

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Thursday, Mar 15 2018
    Thank you for your review, John! It’s great to hear you were positively challenged during your time at the boot camp and learned a wide set of new skills. We hope you are enjoying a fulfilling career change as you move into the web development industry, and we look forward to seeing what you achieve as you continue putting your skills into use and tapping into new opportunities. Good luck!

  • coderSandDawg • Project Manager (current) • Student
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    Overall this course was exactly what I expected: an overview of full stack programming, introducing me to best development practices in real-world situations, pair-programming, and building applications. As I finish up the bootcamp I feel overwhelmed by how much I don’t know, and how much I want to go back and re-learn, but I have those tools to make it happen. I know a little about a lot of different programming concepts and languages. That’s okay; I knew I would feel something like this when I started. I feel empowered to keep doing development, and I am proud of my accomplishments in the course.

    FAQs

    -- Program length: 6 months for the part-time program for people who want to keep their day jobs (they also have a full time program that meets every day – not sure if it’s wise to have a job during that)

    -- Days: M/W/Sa or T/R/Sa (they combine the classes on Saturdays – cool if your main instructor sucks, bad if you really like your main instructor like I did)

    -- Homework: Every week – due on Saturdays. By the time you get to the backend these H.W.s can easily take 4/5 hours on non-class days, plus 1-2 hours on class days resulting in about 15-20 hours per assignment JUST on H.W. alone. That does include a lot of trial and error, as well as poking around on the inerwebs for answers.

    -- Projects: These are fun, but can be highly stressful. They always let us pick our groups which I think is important. If you are an introvert, that’s okay, just be sure to make at least one friend you can buddy up with. Just be as normal as you can be…but that’s a life skill in general that you should have before joining any class.

    -- Instructors: One main instructor (who was so awesome two of my classmates are working at his company now! He let our class know about the open positions and helped with mock interviews…wow!) and two TA’s (junior to mid-level programmers who had 1-several years in the field, but still junior to our main instructor. Overall very helpful and fun to hang out with).

    --Cost: $8500 one lump sum, $9500 if paid monthly. Deposit required before you get your pre-work.

    -- Pass rate: I’d say about 60-75% of my class completed the course. We had a lot of people drop right around our 2nd project when we started to get knee-deep in backend material.

    My main qualm with this program is the pre-work didn’t manage people’s expectations properly, and there was just a little too much emphasis on “building stuff” and not on the concepts. The pre-work was easy, and I wish it had prepared me on a more conceptual level, rather than just producing websites and games. I had coded before and I chose a bootcamp to accelerate and guide my learning, rather than me trying to figure it out on my own. I understand people in my class may have never coded before, but I think letting those people into a bootcamp is risky. Without the necessary fundamentals it’s easy to drop the course because you get so frustrated. You need those concepts when working with the back end, and heck, even portions of the front end. I also wish that our homework wasn’t so focused on building games but included a bit more on the concepts. Plus, it’s just killer building a an entire website every week on a concept you learned Tuesday or Thursday, and it’s due Saturday. If you aren’t working, or have a part-time job, then it is manageable, but if you are working full time like me, it’s tough and you have to sacrifice. I was able to get through the class but just consuming as much info as possible and spitting it back out in a H.W. and worrying about understanding it later. But hey, how much can you truly learn in 6 months? You can learn a lot, but it takes a while to be good at something, let alone be a master. Which brings me to my next point…

    If you want a job following this Bootcamp you better be prepared to work your toosh off and go full speed for the entire course. It is possible to get a new job, but you really do need to have coded prior to this course, even if it’s just HTML/CSS and a little bit of JS. If you do want to get a job, they have career services… but it’s my other big qualm with this program. They hold it over your head like a stupid carrot the entire program, which is okay because it’s a way to hold people accountable, but turns out it’s really not all it’s cracked up to be. I chose this bootcamp over others because of the career services. They had promises of one on one help with your resume, pitch, cover letter, even interview prep and it’s really just a bunch of people who are an online career team who you never get to meet in person and get feedback from via Google docs. I know of other students who arranged a phone call for help but it was only so helpful. I just want people to have their expectations managed, because I am disappointed for sure. Either way, you will need to keep practicing after the class. I fully expected this, but I think some people truly think they can be making 80K/year coding at a startup or Google the day after you graduate. In reality you need to focus on the bootcamp during the duration, and then hit the ground running afterwards building projects, going-over concepts you don’t understand and honing in on your strengths. You can’t be good at everything, but there will be topics you enjoy more than others. What I did love about this course is we covered so many different languages and tools I discovered a love of working with databases. Who knew? I honestly would have never known how intuitive DB’s are for me if I hadn’t taken this class. I think I would have shyed away from stuff because it looked “scary,” but you don’t get a choice in this class haha. That, my friend, is a very good thing however, especially if you want to be a web dev. You have to face “scary” stuff every day!

    Overall this is program money well spent, and the experience is worth it. I made good friends and great professional connections through this course. Doing an in-person course is so beneficial because just when you feel alone, helpless and/or overwhelmed, there is someone else who feels the same way, but there is also someone who can help. Having that support is priceless, and having these skills are too!

    Overall this course was exactly what I expected: an overview of full stack programming, introducing me to best development practices in real-world situations, pair-programming, and building applications. As I finish up the bootcamp I feel overwhelmed by how much I don’t know, and how much I want to go back and re-learn, but I have those tools to make it happen. I know a little about a lot of different programming concepts and languages. That’s okay; I knew I would feel something like this when I started. I feel empowered to keep doing development, and I am proud of my accomplishments in the course.

    FAQs

    -- Program length: 6 months for the part-time program for people who want to keep their day jobs (they also have a full time program that meets every day – not sure if it’s wise to have a job during that)

    -- Days: M/W/Sa or T/R/Sa (they combine the classes on Saturdays – cool if your main instructor sucks, bad if you really like your main instructor like I did)

    -- Homework: Every week – due on Saturdays. By the time you get to the backend these H.W.s can easily take 4/5 hours on non-class days, plus 1-2 hours on class days resulting in about 15-20 hours per assignment JUST on H.W. alone. That does include a lot of trial and error, as well as poking around on the inerwebs for answers.

    -- Projects: These are fun, but can be highly stressful. They always let us pick our groups which I think is important. If you are an introvert, that’s okay, just be sure to make at least one friend you can buddy up with. Just be as normal as you can be…but that’s a life skill in general that you should have before joining any class.

    -- Instructors: One main instructor (who was so awesome two of my classmates are working at his company now! He let our class know about the open positions and helped with mock interviews…wow!) and two TA’s (junior to mid-level programmers who had 1-several years in the field, but still junior to our main instructor. Overall very helpful and fun to hang out with).

    --Cost: $8500 one lump sum, $9500 if paid monthly. Deposit required before you get your pre-work.

    -- Pass rate: I’d say about 60-75% of my class completed the course. We had a lot of people drop right around our 2nd project when we started to get knee-deep in backend material.

     

    My main qualm with this program is the pre-work didn’t manage people’s expectations properly, and there was just a little too much emphasis on “building stuff” and not on the concepts. The pre-work was easy, and I wish it had prepared me on a more conceptual level, rather than just producing websites and games. I had coded before and I chose a bootcamp to accelerate and guide my learning, rather than me trying to figure it out on my own. I understand people in my class may have never coded before, but I think letting those people into a bootcamp is risky. Without the necessary fundamentals it’s easy to drop the course because you get so frustrated. You need those concepts when working with the back end, and heck, even portions of the front end. I also wish that our homework wasn’t so focused on building games but included a bit more on the concepts. Plus, it’s just killer building a an entire website every week on a concept you learned Tuesday or Thursday, and it’s due Saturday. If you aren’t working, or have a part-time job, then it is manageable, but if you are working full time like me, it’s tough and you have to sacrifice. I was able to get through the class but just consuming as much info as possible and spitting it back out in a H.W. and worrying about understanding it later. But hey, how much can you truly learn in 6 months? You can learn a lot, but it takes a while to be good at something, let alone be a master. Which brings me to my next point…

     

    If you want a job following this Bootcamp you better be prepared to work your toosh off and go full speed for the entire course. It is possible to get a new job, but you really do need to have coded prior to this course, even if it’s just HTML/CSS and a little bit of JS. If you do want to get a job, they have career services… but it’s my other big qualm with this program. They hold it over your head like a stupid carrot the entire program, which is okay because it’s a way to hold people accountable, but turns out it’s really not all it’s cracked up to be. I chose this bootcamp over others because of the career services. They had promises of one on one help with your resume, pitch, cover letter, even interview prep and it’s really just a bunch of people who are an online career team who you never get to meet in person and get feedback from via Google docs. I know of other students who arranged a phone call for help but it was only so helpful. I just want people to have their expectations managed, because I am disappointed for sure. Either way, you will need to keep practicing after the class. I fully expected this, but I think some people truly think they can be making 80K/year coding at a startup or Google the day after you graduate. In reality you need to focus on the bootcamp during the duration, and then hit the ground running afterwards building projects, going-over concepts you don’t understand and honing in on your strengths. You can’t be good at everything, but there will be topics you enjoy more than others. What I did love about this course is we covered so many different languages and tools I discovered a love of working with databases. Who knew? I honestly would have never known how intuitive DB’s are for me if I hadn’t taken this class. I think I would have shyed away from stuff because it looked “scary,” but you don’t get a choice in this class haha. That, my friend, is a very good thing however, especially if you want to be a web dev. You have to face “scary” stuff every day!

     

    Overall this is program money well spent, and the experience is worth it. I made good friends and great professional connections through this course. Doing an in-person course is so beneficial because just when you feel alone, helpless and/or overwhelmed, there is someone else who feels the same way, but there is also someone who can help. Having that support is priceless, and having these skills are too!

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Thursday, Feb 15 2018
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, coderSandDawg! We're glad to hear that you had an overall positive experience with our program, and applaud you for all of your hard work throughout the experience.

    Congratulations on completing the course, we wish you the very best of luck as you move forward in your career.
  • Great Opportunity
    - 1/11/2018
    David Hollingsworth • Graduate
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    This bootcamp exceeded all of my expectations. Be prepared for a lot of work, you'll be working at a very fast pace with a new project almost every week. This is not a spoon-fed program, they teach you the basics and teach you to constantly dig deeper and learn more (You will have to spend a lot of time out of class researching how to do many of your projects) which is essential to being a good developer.

    Career services is very active and involved, willing to reach out to companies you are talking to and to new prospects, letting hiring managers know where your skills and interests lie and getting the ball rolling towards a job.

    If you are willing to put in a lot of time and effort, you will learn a lot and be well prepared to enter the workforce.

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Feb 05 2018
    Congratulations on completing the program, David! We're glad that you had an overall positive experience with this course. As you mention, this boot camp does require students to dedicate significant time and effort to learning web development so we applaud you for all of your hard work.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We wish you the very best of luck in all your future endeavors. 
  • Unemployed Dev • Unemployed Developer • Graduate
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    The more I learn about web development the more I despise and regret attending this boot camp. I could have learned all of this on my own and in a much more effective way. As a developer, I can't let others make the wrong choice and end up like many of us UCSD graduates.

    First the numbers. There isn't any! How many students get jobs after the course? With my class about 3 of 25 got positions. You don't see numbers posted anywhere. A great boot camp is transparent with the numbers.

    The quality of the material, similar to the free online version of Codecademy.

    Teacher and TA's are great, the only positive note on the course. They really help you out.

    Job placement. Still looking for work, graduate in mid-2017.

    An alternative, stick to freecodecamp.com and become a self-taught developer. Don't let your education be in the hands of somebody other than yourself. Stick to a roadmap of either becoming a front-end developer or back-end and gradually work your way to full stack. 

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Jan 22 2018
    We're sorry to hear that your experience with our program was not an overall positive one. Our course structure includes in-class lectures where our instructors teach market-driven front-end and back-end technologies, but a crucial aspect of our program is the lab work and hands-on learning that allows our students to apply their knowledge on real-world projects.

    We make it a point to emphasize throughout the program that while we will not secure direct employment for students, our career services will empower students with the necessary tools and support they need in order to become a competitive job seeker in today's market. We understand that your cohort did receive career support in the form of resume and portfolio reviews, social media profile assistance, technical interview coaching, and guest speaking events with companies like Creative Circle, Mindtouch, Amazon Fresh, and more. Were these services helpful?

    While we understand that not all students require career support services, many students from your cohort were able to secure new employment opportunities with companies like Hewlett-Packard, Zeeto, LeaseLabs, Victorise, Sphere, Piper Networks, ThoughtSTEM and Millennium Health after completing the boot camp.

    We'd love the opportunity to speak with you to see if we can provide you with any further career support at this time in order to best equip you for success. Please contact me directly at (858) 519-8997 to discuss your needs.


  • Very good program
    - 10/2/2017
    Andy
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    I am very satisfied with the 6 months program

    - Syllabus is great. The course schedule are all well designed. The program covers most commonly used technologies like JavaScript, jQuery, AJAX, Node, Express, React, MongoDB, MySQL, etc. The whole process is done step by step, so all students (no matter if he/she has previous web development experience or not) start from the basic HTML, CSS and JavaScript and use it as the foundation of learning more fancy stuff like Node and React. This is very important because students not only know how to use handy packages like Node and React, but also know what is under the hood and reason for switching to these framework from plain JavaScript.

    - There are weekly assignments and three group projects. Weekly assignments push students to spend time outside the classroom on the topics covered in the classroom. Group projects not only provide a chance of integrating things learned in the classroom, but also expose students to real world teamwork environment (merging conflict in GitHub and something like that)

    - Instructors and TAs are all very nice. They can be easily contacted through Slack (IM used in the program) and they are happy to answer questions. Lectures are well prepared.

    - Some career support like they provide tips on resumes, do mock interviews, etc., are offered. In the program, a few guests from companies like Amazon, GoPro and a few other local start-ups are invited for tech talks or sharing recruitment information.

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Oct 09 2017
    Congratulations on completing the boot camp, Andy! Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review, as insights like these are helpful to future students. 

    It’s wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the curriculum and class schedule, and found your instructors and TAs to be helpful. We’re glad that you had such a positive experience with this program, and we hope you’re proud of all the hard work you put into learning these valuable new skills. We’re wishing you all the best in your future endeavors. 
  • Grant Evans • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Overall, I am 100% satisfied with the bootcamp. I’ll give some background about myself to kind of put my experience into perspective. I ended up landing a great job due to the bootcamp, but I believe my background in engineering played a large role as well.

     

    I’ve been coding on a regular basis since around 2011, but it was only with Matlab and VBA. I had tried learning to code real languages (Java, Python, etc) several times, only to get to the point where I understand syntax and how to write a few functions, then lose motivation.. I also tried learning web development on my own, but got to the same point. I was lacking two things:

    1.A deep understanding of how all of the languages work together (front end vs back end). I didn’t understand the benefits or even the purpose of each language. I was missing a huge piece of the puzzle.

    2.Real projects that I could put my name on and show off on my resume. No employer was going to take me seriously by just having some codeacademy and treehouse tutorials under my belt.

     

    I was growing more and more unenthused about my job, and I knew that coding was my passion. Upon hearing about the UCSD Extension Bootcamp, I think I was enrolled within 24 hours. The main selling points for me were:

    1.I didn’t have to quit my job

    2.Purpose of the bootcamp was to build your github/portfolio

    3.Career assistance once the course was over

     

    I’ll take a page out of Will’s post and discuss pros/cons separately.

     

    Pros:

    Projects: The 3 group projects in the course were probably the best things to come out of the bootcamp for me. Literally every single interview I had I was asked to go into lots of detail about each of the projects. The fact that they were coded from the ground up, team projects, version controlled with git, and were deployed. This the full cycle of a real life software (except for testing).

     

    Instructors: Both George Morgan and Brandon Lyon were amazing instructors that I learned a lot from. George has been teaching for many, many years and it shows. He was comparable to (and better than) many professors in the Engineering school at UCSD. The way he would explain difficult concepts was incredibly insightful because of the way he could break it down into simpler high level explanations. I learned an insane amount of information from George about anything and everything coding. He was really accessible before and after class and was always willing to answer broader/off-topic questions about other languages or technologies. Brandon, although having a different teaching style, was a very good professor as well. He helped us learn on our own (valuable skill) by reading docs and doing your own research, which is like the real world.

     

    TAs: Can’t say enough good things about these guys except they probably weren’t paid enough. They were all super helpful and ready on slack all the time.

     

    In class exercises: The in class exercises were exceptional. They broke down difficult concepts/technologies into small chunks where we would complete smaller sections of an app piece by piece. These were probably the most valuable tool for me as they taught proper coding practices on top of learning the content itself.

     

    Career support: Although I landed this job on my own, I learned a TON from Stacey. Her workshops and the guests she brought in throughout the course were really valuable. After the course ended, the constant feed of job leads were also nice coming from the Trilogy recruiter.

     

    Cons:

    The curriculum changed throughout the course. Initially we were supposed to spend a couple weeks on other languages such as Java, Ruby, Python, and PHP. I was pretty excited to go through other languages to help me get a better understanding of all of the different languages. I wanted to get a bit of practice with them also, even if we weren’t going to get a lot. However, all of these lectures were scrapped (I think there were 6 total) because the class wanted to focus on ReactJS more. At the time I was incredibly disappointed in this because I wanted some experience with object oriented languages. But after the class ended I dedicated my time to learning object oriented languages and object oriented design, so looking back it’s not as big of a deal to me.

     

    Homeworks:

    I think the first 3 homeworks were pretty difficult and they forced us to do a lot of learning outside of class to complete them. However, I’m sure they got a lot of complaints because from there on the homeworks were pretty much copy/pastes from the in-class exercises. They didn’t require much time or effort to complete.

     

    Pace:

    I feel like the overall pace of the classes were pretty slow. I feel like I could have spent 30 mins to an hour looking at the in-class exercises and got the same information as the 3 hour lecture. Obviously when we were learning a new technology it was great to be in class to get a high level understanding of the technology, but many lectures provided minimal value.

     

    Overall, I got exactly what I wanted out of the bootcamp. I would take it again if I were to do it over.

    Response From: Eric Johnson of UC San Diego Extension Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Sep 22 2017
    Hi Grant,

    Congratulations on your new job! We’re overjoyed to hear that you had such a constructive and positive experience with our program. We love helping students develop their passion for web development, so it’s excellent to hear that this program provided you with the structure, guidance, and resources you needed to realize your goal of entering this exciting career field.

    It’s terrific that your instructor, TAs, and the career services team provided you with the support you needed for successful in this program. We’re constantly updating our curriculum based on student feedback, so we thank you for sharing your thoughts on the course topics.

    Thank you so much for this review. We understand this course can be challenging, and we hope you’re proud of all the hard work you put into completing the program. Know that we’re wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavors.