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.
Recent Ada Developers Academy Reviews: Rating 5.0
Recent Ada Developers Academy News
- January 2020 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup
- March 2018 Coding Bootcamp News Podcast
- Data Dive: Gender in Coding Bootcamps
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
Ada Developers Academy Reviews
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- Life changing.- 4/12/2016Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Software Development Intensive • Campus: Seattle
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 I would've ever come close to reaching in my pre-Ada field), and community (the women I met through Ada are some of the smartest, most interesting women I've met and they're a wonderful network to have, both friendship and career-wise). And all of that for $0 tuition, and a chance to get a foot in the door interning with some big names in Seattle tech.
Getting to this point wasn't always smooth sailing, and Ada is an imperfect organization. The staff is very small, while the undertaking of what Ada is trying to do is absolutely enormous and always growing. Things fall through the cracks, and sometimes I think they bite off more than they can chew. They've shown themselves to be open to feedback and the curriculum and program is ever evolving based on that. Sometimes it's amazing to recall just how young the organization is—only about 2.5 years old.
At the end of the day, I would do it all over again without even the slightest bit of hesitation. I can't say the year was exactly "fun" (it had its moments), but it was so, so very worth it. Which is why if you get accepted (acceptance rates have been around 8% but I think they're working on trying to ease that at least a little) and can possibly swing it, DO IT. The year will be hard, draining, and stressful (technologically and emotionally), but you will amaze yourself with the things you learn while changing your life's trajectory utterly and completely.