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Ada Developers Academy

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Aptly named after the first programmer, Ada Lovelace, the Ada Developers Academy is a women-only coding bootcamp in downtown Seattle. The full-stack web development bootcamp consists of six months of training followed by five months of paid internship. Ada's purpose is to bring greater diversity to the technology sector by equipping women and gender-diverse students with the support, skills, and experience needed to become professional software engineers that contribu...

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  • ZVS
    ZVS
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    Jun 18, 2022
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    I have waited a long time to write this review because I didn't want it to reflect badly on me while I applied to other bootcamps.  But my 1:1 interview was so disheartening I thought I should finally write it now that I've attended another bootcamp, graduated, gotten an apprenticeship, and finally have a contract extension offer.

    The application process from start to the first 1:1 interview was about 2 months, and the overall process took 3 months.  I applied in March of 2020 and...
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  • Joanna Rives
    Joanna Rives
    Software Engineer 1 • Graduate • Software Development Intensive • Seattle
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    Aug 03, 2017
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    Expectations Meet Reality

    Ada Developers Academy ( ADA ) delivers what it says it does. You will receive a top notch education in programming, computer science fundamentals, and preparation for whiteboard style interviewing. You will not be charged tuition and you will receive a stipend at the end of each month of your internship that is the equivalent of 35 hours a week at $15 an hour. Taxes will not be taken out of your check as your role is that of a contractor. Most of your class will have job offers befo...

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  • Bobby Spencer
    Bobby Spencer
    Student • Software Development Intensive • Seattle
    Apr 25, 2022
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    It sounds like Ada used to be a high-quality school that genuinely cared about its students, but it’s gone downhill fast. I wish I could give negative stars for all the gaslighting and wokewashing. I feel so bad for all the women and gender diverse folks who were hoping for a compassionate school that could help them succeed, but left feeling used and borderline traumatized. Their are tons of people supposedly there to advocate for the students, but when it comes down to it, the bottomli...
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Development Intensive • Seattle
    Apr 12, 2016
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    Life changing.

    It's hard to imagine where I would be right now if I hadn't been lucky enough to be accepted to and subsequently complete Ada. The year in the program could be brutal, particularly the classroom period, although the internship certainly came with its own challenges too. But the payoff has been huge in so many ways—intellectually (the job I have now is 1000x more interesting and enjoyable to me than any past job I've had, hands down), financially (I make in the low 90s—not a figure I think ...

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  • Ying
    Anonymous
    Graduate • Software Development Intensive • Seattle
    Nov 28, 2023
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    Opaque non-meritocratic placements

    I graduated from a recent Ada cohort in year 2023. The curriculum was decent but basic, deep diving felt like it was almost discouraged by some of the instructors, and Thursdays at Ada were a joke. My classmates were "diverse" in that it was about 45% Asians and 45% white people, while the only 3 black people in my cohort's class were all half white.

    While it offers a USP that very few other bootcamps do aka the guaranteed internship, please be aware that as of 2023, internship pl...
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Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated January 30, 2020
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Imogen Crispe
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Updated March 29, 2018
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Lauren Stewart
Lauren Stewart
Updated March 10, 2021
Women make up only 24% of the tech workforce, and this number could shrink to 22% over the next 10 years . The US isn t just lacking women in tech, there s a general shortage of tech talent universities only graduate about 52% of the technology workforce needed to satisfy a growing job market. Without alternative education funnels like coding bootcamps, which are particularly conducive to women, (the result of lower cost and flexibility) we won t meet those requirements. To measure ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated February 18, 2020
For some students, the traditional 12-week, full-time coding bootcamp may not seem like enough time to acquire the skills that employers want. As the coding bootcamp industry has evolved, longer coding bootcamps such as Turing, Galvanize, C4Q, Ada Developers Academy, Learner's Guild, CODE University, Holberton School, Make School, We Think Code, and 42 have emerged with courses ranging from 6 months to 5 years. These schools emphasize computer science concepts, offer ...
Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated March 23, 2017
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Imogen Crispe
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Updated August 31, 2016
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Harry Hantel
Harry Hantel
Updated July 01, 2015
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Updated May 16, 2024
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Liz Eggleston
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Updated February 07, 2020
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Updated October 02, 2014
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3.0
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4.2
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3.6
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How much does Ada Developers Academy cost?

Ada Developers Academy costs around $0.

What courses does Ada Developers Academy teach?

Ada Developers Academy offers courses like Software Development Intensive.

Where does Ada Developers Academy have campuses?

Ada Developers Academy has an in-person campus in Seattle.

Is Ada Developers Academy worth it?

Ada Developers Academy hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 5 Ada Developers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Ada Developers Academy on Course Report - you should start there!

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We let alumni answer that question. 5 Ada Developers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Ada Developers Academy and rate their overall experience a 3.0 out of 5.

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You can read 5 reviews of Ada Developers Academy on Course Report! Ada Developers Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Ada Developers Academy and rate their overall experience a 3.0 out of 5.

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While bootcamps must be approved to operate, accreditation is relatively rare. Ada Developers Academy doesn't yet share information about their accreditation status.

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