Ada Developers Academy
Ada’s coding bootcamp aims to admit students who demonstrate a personal investment in inclusion, social justice, and diversity. Accepted applicants must also show a passion for application development, learning aptitude, determination, stress-coping skills, and the ability to work well with others. The full-stack web development bootcamp is intended for students who know enough about software programming to have completed their Jump Start curriculum but have not been able to study it in depth. Ada features a unique 3 phase application process which starts with submitting a resume and answering 4-5 short essay questions. It then progresses to a coding challenge. The final step to admission is participation in an in-person or virtual panel interview.
Ada Developer Academy offers free tuition to all students. Students must cover their cost of living during the initial six months, but receive a stipend during the final internship phase. Students are also required to have a late model MacBook laptop which is updated to the latest version of the operating system. Past hiring partners include Nordstrom, Amazon, Zillow, Moz, and many other top branded companies.
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Deposit 0 Financing
Ada offers a low-interest loan that students can apply for to cover living expenses.
Scholarship Tuition is free and some additional scholarships are available
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Placement Test No Interview Yes
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- Expectations Meet Reality- 8/3/2017Joanna Rives • Software Engineer 1 • Graduate • Course: Software Development Intensive • Campus: Seattle • Verified via GitHub
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 before the cohort ends, but not all, often for reasons not under ADA's ( or the Adies' ) control. You will graduate ready to enter the job market as a junior developer. You will think that you should feel more skilled and experienced once you reach that point but you won't ( what you hope to feel like usually takes 5 years of experience and work to achieve ). You will have a strong network of graduates to lean on and the support of ADA during future job searches and dealing with the challenges that the tech industry brings.
Teaching will usually be spot on, but there will be missteps and errors along the way. You will be doing more independent study than you anticipate. Your instructors ( 2 per 24 students, 1 floating instructor, 1 Jumpstart instructor, a dedicated Computer Science Fundamentals instructor, and an outstanding student counselor ) are supportive, committed to the mission of ADA, and eager for you to succeed, but they are human. Things more very fast and you have to advocate for yourself and your classmates. Sometimes tutoring is available, sometimes not. If you start to fall behind you need to recognize it quickly and get assistance immediately. You may have to go outside of ADA to do that.
You will receive education and training about social justice, including the concerns and challenges of women of color and non-binary individuals. You will be personally be challenged. You will learn things you didn't know about yourself, and didn't necessarily want to know. You will learn that there is difference between ADA and the Adies alumnix. It was the alumnix who made the commitment to "no woman left behind". Students have been expelled from ADA. Not all of us got in on our first try. Some were admitted on their 5th try. There is some Redshirting. You will form some of the strongest friendships of your life, but you won't like everyone. Lateral aggression is minimal, bullying almost non-existent. ADA was worth it, the Adies especially so. But it is hard. The process hurts. It hurts alot. But it was worth it. Eyes open, keep your expectations in check, and it will be amazing. You will be amazing. Apply.