Barcelona Code School
Barcelona Code School wants students from all levels to feel comfortable when they arrive and prevent them from falling behind. Additionally, students will receive CV assistance to help them apply for their dream careers. They will also have access to the alumni network during the course and once they graduate to communicate with other members in the tech community. The school believes in life-long career support and assists students both before and after the course is completed.
Because an intensive, coding bootcamp can be overwhelming, Barcelona Code School organizes optional evening and weekend activities for students to provide brief physical and mental breaks. Activities include paddle boarding, rock climbing, and yoga. Nonetheless, they remind students to keep their studies as their main priority in order to succeed.
Recent Barcelona Code School Reviews: Rating 4.6
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In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week9 Weeks
Minimum Skill Level Beginners Prep Work Yes, beginner-friendly intro to HTML, CSS, JS Placement Test No Interview Yes
OnlinePart Time30 Hours/week9 Weeks
Deposit 100% is paid upon registration
Deposit 580€ Scholarship Students over 40 Single parents Women in tech
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Prep Work Yes Placement Test No Interview Yes
Barcelona Code School Reviews
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One of the best decisions I made this year was to take this course.
Having allready been a front-end developer for around 10 years, with a focus on aesthetics, It was time to take the leap into the full stack and I'm so glad I did it here.
I allready have a job so I decided to take the part time 16 week course. There is alot of great content, but you do have to dedicate time to it. Just because its part time it doesn't really make it any less intense. I spent alot of evenings and weekends working away. However, if you are a busy person, the course timings allows you to take things at your own pace.
George and Stefano are really, really good teachers. I was lucky enough to get to attend at the school in person for 1 week and everyone was very welcoming.
The 1-1's every week are so valuable. If you take the course I encourage you to book one in every week, wether its to check in, get help on a question or improve a task you are currently doing.
They make it clear that you can contact them anytime on Slack, but you don't really realise that until you start doing it. They are quick to respond, always happy and helpful.
I'm proud of the time spent doing this course and I encourage anyone else considering it, to take the leap, you are in good hands.
I live in Barcelon and did some research, after careful thought, this was the course I chose and I couldn't be happier.
- Go for it!- 5/24/2019Mariangel • Junior Front End Dev • Student • Campus: Barcelona • Verified via LinkedIn
Just finished BCS, must say there were some challenging days, but looking back time really flies and it's amazing how much you can learn in only 9 weeks!
The course is very hands on, you have 1h break to clear your head and disconnect but apart from that it's full on 8h coding.
Teachers are great, George is a true programmer who helps you understand the code, even if it's the fifth time he has to explain it. Stefano is great, full of energy and always available to help with any doubt or helping you see the light when you have no idea what is wrong with your code!
The school is in a great location, I would say it's one of the only schools not in the 22@ district which is great, since it is very centric and well communicated. It's a small school, which makes it homey with a nice terrace to chill and have lunch. Groups are small and you can get a lot more one on one with the teachers.
Coding is a never ending learning experience, I do feel that I have yet much to learn, but a Bootcamp will definitely get you on the right track and momentum. I feel confident to search for a job and start my career.
Recommendations: STUDY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN BEFORE YOU START !!!!!!
I've started this bootcamp because I was interested in the stack being used. The full stack and React Native was very appealing.
Before starting, be prepared to study. REALLY. Study after hours, weekends, nights...
The beggining will be hard if you, like me, did not prepare with time with the pre course provided. Once you get going, the professors will be very happy to help. You will need to ask questions and be ready to think once you receive your answer. The answer will probably make you think more. This is good. Direct answers will not prepare you to learn how to think properly.
The material provided is properly written although I feel like a little more in depth information could be added. This is not really a problem because more in depth information is provided during the lectures. The material is mostly a basis for the lecture and not an encyclopedia.
The school is fun and the staff is very helpful. The after course help finding a job seems to be effective. For me it is working fine with several interviews being offered.
I really recommend the school. Just keep in mind that you need to be prepared to actually study hard.
I ` ve been thinking about following a bootcamp for a while and finally did it. It has been a great decision to
follow the full-stack course at BCS.
The technologies we've learnt were the latest like React or React Native.
The instructors and the team were affables and they know what they are talking about.When you get stucked there are
always willing to help and actually resolve your doubts.
Response From: George of Barcelona Code SchoolTitle: InstructorWednesday, Mar 13 2019Hi Stefano,
Glad to hear that you've enjoyed the course and the outcome.
The course motto really caught my attention. It seemed a bit too much, but definitely very bold
It was intense, fast and I only noticed how much I had learned in the last week when I was writing the code for my first Mobile App.
Now, as a Junior Developer they are helping me with all that I need to find an internship/job.
I'm grateful for the awesome job that George, Antonello and Margarita did and continuing doing.
I attended the bootcamp from January to March 2019. It was a great experience where I learn from experienced people but I also had fun.
Before starting I didn't know how the course would be but it surprised me how much I learn in just 9 weeks.
What motivated me to choose the school was the curriculum they offer with the possibility to learn not only about web apps but also mobile apps.
If you are starting the bootcamp you should know that it is a tough course because you learn a lot in such a short time and you have to work hard doing all the projects and exercises but then you will be happy with all you achieve.
Sometimes when we learn new things I was concerned because it was too much information to work with and I felt like I didn't understand the point but then in the practice time I realised that I got all the concepts and I was able to work with it. Also we had a great support from the teachers.
We attended different activities as a group and we were invited to 4YFN and Mobile Congress which was a huge experience.
George, Antonello and Margarita had done a really good job!
I chose Barcelona Code School because they had a focus on REACT and REACT-native. (I live in Barcelona) I wanted to learn these because they are the IN-DEMAND skills right now in Boston (my previous home) – plus I knew they were pretty cool. I had tried to teach myself REACT too, so I had a start, but there’s nothing like having a teacher. The other code camps say they have a one evening special workshop in REACT if people are interested, but how could that be enough? The course is taught all in English and the teachers were very helpful in answering all my questions so that I understood the concepts and techniques.
I had been thinking about code school for many years, but the cost of any code school seemed high. I tried to teach myself, and plodded along, sometimes getting blocked for days on what I knew were stupid problems that could be solved by someone with understanding in 5 seconds. Then this year, I watched some kids graduating from university and realized that they hadn’t tried to ‘teach themselves BIOLOGY’. You could do it, but it would take 100 times longer. Teachers are important! So I finally decided to enroll. I wish I had done code camp 5 years ago. I would have been working all these years making up the tuition cost in a month or 2 (I was in the USA).
Barcelona Code School was perfect for me in that it wasn’t too long and wasn’t too expensive. (AND ladies – there are scholarships and fundraisers for women out there—www.f6s.com/futurefunded).
Plus, I love having access to the videos and class notes, so I can go back and look things up and review. (Which I needed to do to take lots of job application technical tests)
After the course was done, the school sent my name out to recruiters and I got LOTS of calls. I have had many interviews – and have some good possibilities. I am currently in serious talks with 3 excellent companies.
So, I am very happy with my decision to go to BCS.
I was afraid to start the course because I thought that it was going to be too hard for me, but they make it really easy to try and learn as much as possible, if you get stuck on something, they will explain again everything in a different way to make sure you really understand the topic/exercise.
I did have experience with html/css before, but I really think that you can finished the course without previous knowledge if you take time on the materials they send you before starting,
It was by far the best decision what I made. It brought me a different point of view on how to approach a problem not only code-wise but also in life.
George and Stefano were awesome and patient teachers and I’m very grateful being a part of the BCS and made friends for life. I would highly recommend ”this” course but I do want to ”state” take your time ”for each” of the chapters of the pre-course it well definitely save you a lot frustration, ”else” you’ll find out😜.
The course itself is intense, I found myself frustrated alot of the time, now looking back at those days I find them funny, but I truly remember days where I felt really discouraged and blocked, not because of a problem with the curriculum or instructors, but simply because of the number of new concepts I was trying to wrap my head around, but the further we went into the course, the less frustration I felt, and the more excited I became about adding more and more skills to my portfolio.
Frustration will be there regardless, but the instructors at BCS did a genuinly amazing job guiding me through it, especially when I think back at it now. At first I was a bit annoyed that my answers weren't being answered like I wanted them to be, and this will probably happen to you as well, but again, the farther we got into the course, the more I understood that I was asking the wrong questions somewhat, and the answers I was getting weren't the necessarily the ones that would solve my problem at the time, but they were the answers that would make me go on to be the best coder I can be.
So in a way, the most beneficial help my insturctors gave me was: knowing when to tell me how to fix a problem and push through the frustration and at other times knowing when to give me a small hint and let me go research a problem all on my own without making it too easy.
I would say that the course definitly changed my way of thinking, and this became more apparent in the period after the course, where the training wheels fell of so to speak, and I started coding on my own, something that seemed like a real challenge when I was still attending the class, but the good research habits I learned during the course, and my instructors always being ready to give detailed and fast help even until now have made a seemless transition.
This course will taught me how to approach coding problems in a really efficient and productive way, it allowed me to explore more of my creativity simply because I have so many more tools at my disposal now and it has aided me greatly in a professional sense as it has afforded me many new opportunities. I would recommend it to anyone trying to open new doors in their professional careers, or trying to find new avenues to express their creativity and individuality