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.
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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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- 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!
- 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.
- Great place to start- 11/30/2020Beth Madison • Graduate • Course: Coding 101 • Campus: OnlineThe Coding 101 course is a great place to start learning about the basics of coding. They use easy to understand examples to explain common coding concepts. There are also hands on exercises that turn out to be challenging but fun. Anyone thinking of learning how to code should start with this course.
- Good as part of a larger syllabus- 11/16/2020Gabriel • Student • Course: Full-stack Web Development • Campus: OnlineI am using this program as part of my wider syllabus to learn web development. Altcademy's course is the only component that is paid. The rest of my syllabus consists of free materials and courses you can find online.
The reason I decided to include a paid program like Altcademy is because I want to have a dedicated mentor that can help me. Altcademy's mentor support provides this at a reasonable price.
The program itself is pretty good. The curriculum is well thought out and builds up logically. However as with most paid programs, it is not able to cover all the details. And that is why I am using other resources to drill down more.
If you have no experience with programming at all, this is a good program to get you started on the right foot.
- Coding 101 Course- 4/27/2020Zakiyia J
The program provides lots of handson experience through exercises and projects. I have built at least 10 websites by now. Some of them are following tutorials and some of them are built completely on my own according to assignment goals. I got detailed feedback on all my assignments for bugs and improvements. This is a really good learning experience and good for building up confidence. There is a mentor that you can contact for help and guidance, this is very useful and worth every penny.
I don't have much to complain about the program really. But one thing I would mention is that I found it hard to stay focused early on, since you are always learning on your own. It took me at least a good two weeks to find my rymthm. So if you are thinking of signing up, you need to make sure you can learn in solitude, and have a study plan. My advice is that you need to be able to dedicate fixed timeslots on 3 to 4 days a week for studying and build a habit.
- Fun course- 3/6/2020Harry Zheng • Graduate • Course: Coding 101 • Campus: OnlineCoding 101 is a fun little course that teaches you the very basics of programming. You will learn about binary numbers, loops, conditions, and try to use them in a maze solving game. This has got me wanting to learn more programming. Everyone should do it, it's free!
- Good alternative if you are on a budget- 2/14/2020Emily • Student • Course: Full-stack Web Development • Campus: OnlineThe reason I chose Altcademy is because they are cheap. Cheap compared to most bootcamps.
The main concern I had before I made a decision to enrol is whether I will be learning less things due to the price difference. After some research, I realised most web development bootcamp's syllabus are very similar, the frontend is almost always the same: HTML, CSS, JS, React/Angular/Vue. The backend is either Node or Rails. And they all have some CS data structure and algorithms. So there is not much difference in the topics that you will learn whether it's a 15k program or a 1k program.
As for the learning experience, I would say I am happy for what I paid for. The program is self paced, but they do give you a study schedule to help you plan. There isn't any hand holding, but there is definitely a lot of hands on experience with assignments and projects. There is a chatroom where you can discuss with other students. My mentors are experienced enough to answer most of my questions and they seem qualified based on their linkedin profile.
I think the most valuable thing this program offers is the mentorship support. Having a dedicated person who you can go to for help makes learning much easier. I can't really compare the experience with the more expensive bootcamps because I don't know what they are like. But if you are not able to shell out 10k or more, my guess is this could be a good alternative.
- Good program- 2/8/2020India Costa • UI/UX • Graduate • Course: Front-end Web Development • Campus: OnlineThe curriculum covers most fundamental concepts in frontend web development and is enough to get you prepared for some entry level roles. Especially if you have some experience with other roles in tech. If they could add some classes on automated testing, it would make the curriculum more complete. The content is mostly text based and easy to follow, with lots of exercises and walkthroughs. Mentors were very helpful and usually responded within the same day I asked them questions. I thoroughly enjoyed the program.
- Take Coding 101, don't miss out!- 1/17/2020Patricia Duggan • Graduate • Course: Coding 101 • Campus: Online
Fantastic starter course for anyone who is interested in learning about programming. The course is divided into 5 days and covers basic concepts such as what is coding, binary numbers, programming structures, how to solve complex problems, and actual coding exercises. I had a great time solving the maze exercise and will continue to take more free coding courses because of this.
- Lovely intro to coding- 1/16/2020Annie Oneal • Graduate • Course: Coding 101 • Campus: Online
This is a short and sweet intro to coding course and it's free. Everyday it will teach you a new concept and ask you to complete assignments. It also serves as a preview of their platform and paid programs. It was an eye opening experience for someone who has zero idea about coding. Definitely recommend.
- Exactly what a coding course should be- 12/30/2019Charlie Wong • QA Engineer • Student • Course: Full-stack Web Development • Campus: Online
If you are looking for a good web development program with support, and finding a job is not your priority, then this is the right program for you. As it won't cost you an arm and a leg, but still provides an education that is robust, practical, and comparable to other popular platforms.