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Altcademy

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Altcademy

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Altcademy (formerly Hack Pacific) is an education institute offering intensive online programming courses. Courses cover back and front end technologies including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Node.js, React, React Native and Ruby on Rails. The school was founded to meet the huge demand for programmers in the Asia startup community. It is aimed at beginners with no experience, and has a selection of online courses that help students become software developers. Students can choose between an Immersive Path that includes all curriculum materials, online chat, and a Q&A database, or a Personalized Career Path, that includes additional 1-1 mentorship, career guidance, interview prep, and more.

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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    • Back-end Web Development

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      Rails, Ruby
      In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$650
      Class size20
      LocationOnline
      Learn 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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    • Coding 101

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      In PersonPart Time1 Hours/week
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      This 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.
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    • Front-end Web Development

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      CSS, Front End, HTML, JavaScript, Git, jQuery
      In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$650
      Class size20
      LocationOnline
      In 20 weeks, you will learn HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, Git and build multiple front-end projects. 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 of work on Saturday. The course is conducted completely online.
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo prerequisites required.
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    • Full-stack Web Development

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      CSS, Front End, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Rails, Ruby, SQL
      In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week
      Start Date Rolling Start Date
      Cost$950
      Class size20
      LocationOnline
      Learn 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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    • Tyler Russell  User Photo
      Tyler Russell • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      I 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.
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      Arthur LACHAT • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      My 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. 

      - Curriculum: 
      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. 

      - Mentors/Social: 
      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
      - 3/4/2020
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      Olivia Hillis • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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      Coding 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
      - 1/8/2018
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      Gave me great insight in coding. I had some html knowledge beforehand, but it was still very eye opening course on how you attack problems with as a coder or programer

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      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.

    • Sam • Student
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      Altcademy is on the cutting edge of teaching people to code, moving forward this model will make all others obsolete. This program has surpassed all of my expectations. The curriculum is deep, yet straightforward and easy to understand. There are so many exercises and assignments to help solidify the concepts. The most enjoyable part is the support I am getting from my mentor, oftentimes helping me break through mind blocks that last for hours. This is an amazing program.
    • Alberto
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      The most efficient and thought-out coding curriculum for HTML and CSS that I have seen. I am very confident in my ability to use bootstrap and design fully responsive, beautiful web pages. I am so excited to dive into the next section! Cannot recommend Altcademy enough.
    • Viktorija • Graduate
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      Coding 101 is a good introduction into a programmer's mindset and how the course might support you if you choose this pathway. It provides several opportunities to think and reflect, has interesting information about coders' thinking, and also allows to dabble with a bit of code in a fun exercise. 
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      I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn the basics of coding! I had no prior knowledge of computers or programming, but this course was really interesting and useful in laying out the basics. It's a short course, but it's packed with a lot of useful information for someone like me.
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      Coding 101 was a great introduction to coding. It walks you through the basics in an easy to comprehend way that is perfect even if you have no previous knowledge. The material is engaging and motivates you to dive deeper into coding and explore this fascinating field.
    • Excellent program
      - 4/23/2022
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      I already knew some HTML and CSS from some free coding courses on Codecademy, but the depth of knowledge in web development from Altcademy is a complete game changer. I learned how to create responsive websites from scratch. Learned to build full stack MVC projects with Rails and React. Handle image upload and storage on AWS S3. Integrate stripe checkout for payments. I learned computer science algorithms for job interviews. Built a capstone project for my portfolio. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn web development and want to change career. If you are just learning on your own without a mentor, and is struggling, really consider joining a program that includes mentoring such as this one.
    • Abdul • Graduate
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      I loved my time at Altcademy. The curriculum and teaching style is top-notch. The fact that I can learn completely online from the comfort of my home is a game changer. My mentor is patient, knowledgeable, and will custom schedule my exercises according to my pace so I get the most out of each day. The program is recommended for absolute beginners, but you can still get good results if you have some prior programming experience. I found the program to be very in-depth and thorough, but at the same time, gentle. I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you, Altcademy!

    Thanks!