The program has no pre-requisites and is designed for beginners to learn from scratch. Students can enroll and start the course at any time.
Career Path students receive resume guidance, networking tips, and technical interview preparation. Altcademy works with partners in Silicon Valley to keep up-to-date with the latest technology trends. The quality of graduates is the only measure of success. Altcademy aims to go the extra mile to ensure students get the best out of their programs.
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Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $650 Class size 20 Location OnlineLearn Ruby and Ruby on Rails and build multiple back-end API applications in 16 weeks. You will meet via live video chat weekly with your Coach in sessions called Office Hours. During Office Hours, your Coach will check on your progress and answer any question you may have. In addition, there are private chat rooms where you can talk to your classmates and your Coach. The curriculum is scheduled for 1 hour of work on Monday to Friday and 5 hours on Saturday. The course is conducted completely online.
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Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost N/A Class size N/A Location OnlineThis 5-day free course is designed for beginners. This is for someone who knows nothing about coding. This course is non-technical. You don’t need to know anything about programming. By the end of Day 5, you will learn enough to feel comfortable with coding.
Minimum Skill Level No prerequisites required. Placement Test No Interview No Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $950 Class size 20 Location OnlineLearn Full-stack Web Development in 36 weeks. You will meet via live video chat weekly with your Coach in sessions called Office Hours. During Office Hours, your Coach will check on your progress and answer any question you may have. In addition, there are private chat rooms where you can talk to your classmates and your Coach. The curriculum is scheduled for 1 hour of work on Monday to Friday and 5 hours on Saturday. The course is conducted completely online.
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- How learning coding should be- 4/7/2021Tyler Russell • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full-stack Web Development • Campus: Online • Verified via GitHubI have been learning to code for a while before I joined Altcademy, my criteria for selecting a program is online, flexible schedule, mentorship, affordability. If you tried to learn to code before, you know there isn't a lack of free or extremely cheap material. But what you get for free, will usually lack structure, quality, and mentorship. Altcademy hits all the right spots, at a reasonable price point. The curriculum is text based, easy to follow, and code along. There are hundreds of exercises to practice on their platform. Projects are marked by experienced mentors and useful feedbacks is given. There is a slack channel and a q&a platform to get help from. Other students are friendly, and conversations, though sparse, are usually about coding and course content. This has been a wonderful experience, and I would like to specifically thank my mentors David and Harry for their patience and guidance.
- Affordable and solid curriculum- 3/13/2021Arthur LACHAT • Graduate • Course: Full-stack Web Development • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInMy path : Full stack Web Development option Immersive Path ( without career guidance and portfolio building)
My Background: Used C++ at uni, Python(Flask). Math major uni. Love tech and things related to the web.
My Experience :
- Price : Affordable, while working i could've go for a more expensive bootcamp I decided that since you can learn everything that bootcamp offer for free a cheaper price would be better. it's either cheap or free, except for the alumni network expensive bootcamp aren't worth your money in terms of curriculum. You can pay monthly and have 2 different option a cheaper one without the career guidance. If you're not sure about how to land the job and build your portfolio I recommend you to take the personalized path. Altcademy mix a good pricing and an overall very good program so why spending more when you can have it for cheaper.
Full stack Web Development is composed of different modules from html,CSS, Vanilla JS, JQuery, React, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Full stack Rails + React.
Plenty of exercises and assignments to do. Nothing fancy but it's solid and well written with clear explanations. The curriculum is overall well updated but Hooks are missing for the React part. You'll learn to build stuff from scratch and it's very rewarding. The big advantages of a curriculum is that you simply have to follow it without thinking what to learn next.
Each topics are brought in a very gentle manners till you have enough knowledge to understand what you are doing. I found great that you spent some time with vanilla JS and JQuery before to jump directly to React.
The assignments are all very cool to do and bring you definitely some knowledge and new skills.
Even I'm not a fan of Ruby the advantage to learn Rails is that you'll grasp how the MVC pattern works so you can jump to another framework without much difficulties.
Since I picked the option without the mentoring face to face I had less interactions with the mentors. Both are knowledgeable, kind and will help you during your studies and assignments. Altcademy use Slack with different channels depending the topic. It's not very active and there isn't many exchange between students but it's mostly due to the students who aren't talkative.
Mentors are reactive and will always reply in a short amount of time. Since it's online you'll be alone at home but they can motivate you. The hardest part for some peoples is the feeling to feel lonely when doing remote programs but you'll always get their help very fast and with good explanations.
- Job Support: Since I don't have the option for that I can't review it but you'll be in good hands for sure !
- Interface/UI: Simple, clean. Very easy to navigate in your program. That's the job of an UI, I like it a lot!
Overview: An affordable bootcamp with flexible learning(remote), a solid curriculum, good mentors. If you decide to go through a bootcamp you won't be mistaken. Before to choose Altcademy I was in another bootcamp which I left, so I can confidently say that Altcademy is a good investment.
- Mind opening- 3/4/2020Olivia Hillis • Student • Course: Coding 101 • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInCoding 101 made me finally realize that coding is not this scary monster I always thought it was. Coding is learnable and actually super exciting to be learned! The lessons are fun and well explained. It was the push I needed to have the courage to take a full coding course. 100% recommend!
- codinng 101- 1/8/2018coinmaster4you • Student • Course: Coding 101 • Campus: Online • Verified via GitHub
- Student-centered learning!- 6/19/2017Michelle S Lee • Student • Campus: Online • Verified via GitHub
The best thing about this program is how committed and helpful the mentors are! Students are given personal attention and contsantly provided with critical personal feedback on their work. The 1 to 1 mentor and student set up also allows for the curriculum to be wondefully flexible under the recommendation of the mentors and needs of the student. I've struggled to learn programming myself through other online courses and this mentorship really makes a world of a difference.
The curriculum itself is also well structured and makes use of the best freely available online resources. It also is more relevant and applicable than other courses I have taken before on programming.
- Good software course- 4/15/2021Surafel • Graduate • Course: Back-end Web Development • Campus: OnlineThis course helped me have a good understanding on the software development. The curriculum is designed to give you the best learning experience. Organization of the course are Great! Assignments and labs are to really make sure we fully understood the information.
- Jesse Whitmore • Graduate • Course: Full-stack Web Development • Campus: OnlineMy experience with Altcademy has been nothing but exceptional. The program will give you a head to toe anatomy of web development. You will learn enough to fend for yourself in the future. The content is written with beginners in mind. Concepts are explained in clean, concise manners. Exercises and projects are there to reinforce your learning. You can contact a mentor when you get stuck, they are seasoned engineers and will resolve your issues very quickly. By graduation, you would have completed a dozen projects, and a custom capstone portfolio project. They will review your resume, linkedin profile, and give you tips on job search, but no career services is provided. Take this course, you won't regret it.
A word of advice for beginners. Programming is hard, really hard, and anyone who tells you that you can go from zero to hero in three months is not being completely honest. The truth is learning web development up to a decent junior level competency from no prior knowledge is going to take at least eight to ten months, and you are just scratching the surface. This is not discouragement though, hard things can be very rewarding, both financially and mentally. Learning how to code definitely helped me become a clearer thinker. You know that feeling of brain fog? After a month of coding, I never had that feeling again. Everything is crisp, sharp, suddenly I see the world in ultra high def. It's a wonderful sensation.
- Really good experience- 4/1/2021Kim Lee • Student • Course: Full-stack Web Development • Campus: OnlineAltcademy is amazing! I've just completed the first two courses of the fullstack program and it was incredible. Their curriculum style is easy to learn and the assignments are very challenging. I always thought that coding would be too hard for me, but now I know I can do it as long as I put in the time. My mentor is helpful and knowledgable, feedbacks on my assignments are very useful and in depth. Highly recommend their programs.
- Take this if you're a PM- 3/25/2021Kimberly M. • PM • Graduate • Course: Full-stack Web Development • Campus: OnlineI work as a PM and my company was kind enough to sponsor this course. My primary reason for learning web dev is to have better understanding of the technical side of things. This benefits me greatly since I can now estimate project turnaround times much more realistically and communications with engineers improved. Besides, building fullstack web apps from scratch is really fun and challenging. If you work in web based tech companies and want better understanding of how things work, this course is highly recommended.
- The best program in town- 3/15/2021Meghan • Frontend Web Developer, Startup Founder • Graduate • Course: Front-end Web Development • Campus: OnlineI signed up for the fullstack program but decided to stop after completing all the frontend modules since I want to start looking for a job sooner. If you read the reviews, you would already know the curriculum is well written, the mentors are amazing, and the price is super affordable. It is all true. Before joining this program, I had been learning and doing some frontend development for my small online business. I can tell you from my personal experience that having a structured program and a mentor is 10x more efficient than learning on your own. If you want to learn web development, this is for you.