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London, Miami, New York City, Online, Toronto, Vancouver

BrainStation

Avg Rating:4.7 ( 1162 reviews )

BrainStation offers full-time and part-time courses in data science, design, development, marketing, cyber security and product in New York City, Miami, London, Toronto, Vancouver, and through an Online Live platform. BrainStation’s goal is to empower individuals, businesses, and brands to succeed in the digital age by offering diploma programs, certification courses, and training options across the full digital product lifecycle. BrainStation provides a collaborative, project-based learning experience, with curriculum updated on a daily basis to ensure professionals gain the skills and experience needed to succeed in their careers.

BrainStation’s class structure combines engaging, in-person instruction with interactive online content and a hands-on, project-based curriculum. To account for different learning styles and schedules, BrainStation offers a variety of flexible learning options, including Online Live. Powered by Synapse, a data-driven learning platform, Online Live learning lets students attend live lectures, collaborate with fellow professionals, and receive immediate, real-time feedback from instructors – from anywhere in the world. Whether students are looking for career transformation or professional development, BrainStation has a learning option, with full-time diploma programs, part-time certificate courses, and specialized skills training.

Established in 2012, BrainStation has worked with over 400+ instructors from the most innovative companies, developing cutting-edge, real-world digital education that has empowered more than 100,000 professionals and some of the largest organizations in the world.

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  • Data Analytics

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    Excel, SQL, Data Analytics , Data Visualization
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLondon, Toronto, Vancouver, New York City
    Led by experienced data professionals, BrainStation’s Data Analytics Certificate Course will teach you data analysis, how to work with industry tools and complex datasets, and help you develop essential data skills and knowledge. To complete this course and showcase your new skills, you’ll complete a detailed, final portfolio project based on a data set of your choosing.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Analytics Online

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    Excel, SQL, Data Analytics , Data Visualization
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Led by experienced data professionals, BrainStation’s Data Analytics Certificate Course will teach you data analysis, how to work with industry tools and complex datasets, and help you develop essential data skills and knowledge. To complete this course and showcase your new skills, you’ll complete a detailed, final portfolio project based on a data set of your choosing.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science

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    Data Structures, Machine Learning, Python, Data Science
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, New York City, Toronto, London
    Taught by data professionals working in the industry, BrainStation's Data Science Certificate Course is built on a project-based learning model, enabling students to use data analysis, modelling, coding in Python, and more in order to solve real analytical problems. By the end of the course, professionals will learn how to make data-driven predictions, present results in a data visualization, and have a comprehensive understanding of how data science plays a role in exciting fields including artificial intelligence and machine learning.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Bootcamp

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationLondon, New York City, Vancouver, Toronto
    Prepare for a career as a Data Scientist. BrainStation's full-time Data Science Bootcamp is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and help you launch a new career in data. The curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning the most in-demand data science skills, techniques, and tools. Learning from Educators with experience in the field, you will develop and work on real-world data problems, building a standout portfolio of completed projects. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with programming.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Bootcamp Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Prepare for a career as a Data Scientist. BrainStation's full-time Data Science Bootcamp is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and help you launch a new career in data. The curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning the most in-demand data science skills, techniques, and tools. Learning from Educators with experience in the field, you will develop and work on real-world data problems, building a standout portfolio of completed projects. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available. Income Share Agreements (ISAs).
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelPrior experience with programming.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Online

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    Data Structures, Machine Learning, Python
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Taught by data professionals working in the industry, BrainStation's Data Science Certificate Course is built on a project-based learning model, enabling students to use data analysis, modelling, coding in Python, and more in order to solve real analytical problems. By the end of the course, professionals will learn how to make data-driven predictions, present results in a data visualization, and have a comprehensive understanding of how data science plays a role in exciting fields including artificial intelligence and machine learning.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelIntermediate
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Design Thinking

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    Design
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, New York City, Vancouver
    BrainStation's Design Thinking Certificate Course provides students with the skills to implement the design thinking process as a problem-solving framework. You will learn the systematic process of design thinking, adopting a user-centric approach while prototyping, testing, and iterating solutions that provide a competitive advantage.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Design Thinking Online

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    Design
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Design Thinking Certificate Course provides students with the skills to implement the design thinking process as a problem-solving framework. You will learn the systematic process of design thinking, adopting a user-centric approach while prototyping, testing, and iterating solutions that provide a competitive advantage.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing

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    Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, SEO
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, New York City, London
    BrainStation's Digital Marketing Certificate Course is designed for professionals looking to develop and enhance their skills with the latest digital marketing techniques and concepts applicable to roles in marketing management, advertising, branding, and more. You will learn to develop and execute on comprehensive online marketing strategies, including search marketing, social media, and email campaigns, to receive a certificate in digital marketing.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Digital Marketing Bootcamp

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, Vancouver
    BrainStation's full-time Digital Marketing Bootcamp is designed to transform your skillset, providing hands-on experience with real-world marketing strategies and techniques to prepare you for a new marketing career. The Digital Marketing Bootcamp is comprehensive and project-based, ensuring you have direct experience with content development and management, social media marketing, search engine marketing, advanced analytics and reporting, and more. At the end of each module, you will apply new skills to complete a real-world project, culminating in a final portfolio piece, which will allow you to develop in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a cutting-edge digital marketing strategy. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your marketing portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing Bootcamp Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's full-time Digital Marketing Bootcamp is designed to transform your skillset, providing hands-on experience with real-world marketing strategies and techniques to prepare you for a new marketing career. The Digital Marketing Bootcamp is comprehensive and project-based, ensuring you have direct experience with content development and management, social media marketing, search engine marketing, advanced analytics and reporting, and more. At the end of each module, you will apply new skills to complete a real-world project, culminating in a final portfolio piece, which will allow you to develop in-depth knowledge of all aspects of a cutting-edge digital marketing strategy. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your marketing portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, 12, or 24 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Digital Marketing Certificate Course is designed for professionals looking to develop and enhance their skills with the latest digital marketing techniques and concepts applicable to roles in marketing management, advertising, branding, and more. You will learn to develop and execute on comprehensive online marketing strategies, including search marketing, social media, and email campaigns, to receive a certificate in digital marketing.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Product Leadership

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    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, New York City, Toronto
    BrainStation’s Digital Leadership & Innovation Certificate Course is designed to demystify the latest technologies and trends while teaching the frameworks used by leading companies around the world to drive innovation. Taught by experienced digital leaders with a track record of success in digital transformation, this course empowers new and future business leaders to harness technology and drive digital transformation in their business.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Product Leadership Online

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    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation’s Digital Leadership & Innovation Certificate Course is designed to demystify the latest technologies and trends while teaching the frameworks used by leading companies around the world to drive innovation. Taught by experienced digital leaders with a track record of success in digital transformation, this course empowers new and future business leaders to harness technology and drive digital transformation in their business.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Product Management

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    Design, Product Management, Agile, Scrum
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, Vancouver, New York City, London
    Led by experienced product professionals, BrainStation’s Product Management Certificate Course is designed to introduce the very latest product management concepts and techniques. You’ll gain essential product management knowledge, learning to define a customer-centric product strategy, how to apply Lean methodologies and Agile development practices, and more. You will also explore efficient wireframing and prototyping, and how to bring products to market as a Product Manager.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Product Management Online

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    Design, Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking, Product Management
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Led by experienced product professionals, BrainStation’s Product Management Certificate Course is designed to introduce the very latest product management concepts and techniques. You’ll gain essential product management knowledge, learning to define a customer-centric product strategy, how to apply Lean methodologies and Agile development practices, and more. You will also explore efficient wireframing and prototyping, and how to bring products to market as a Product Manager.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3 or 6 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipMerit Scholarship, Women in Development Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Entrepreneur in Technology Scholarship, Scholarship for Non-Profit Employees
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPrep Course is available. It provides introductory material, quizzes and exposure to custom portal.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python

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    Algorithms, Data Science, Data Structures, Data Visualization, Python
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, New York City, Vancouver, London
    One of the most widely used programming languages, Python is the language of choice among Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Back-End Developers. BrainStation's Python Certificate Course uses a project-based learning model to provide hands-on experience using Python to solve complex data problems. Taught by industry experts, you’ll learn to apply Python to clean, analyze, and manipulate data, and explore the Python ecosystem of essential libraries, dictionaries, and scripts.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Python Online

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    Algorithms, Data Science, Data Structures, Data Visualization, Python
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    One of the most widely used programming languages, Python is the language of choice among Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Back-End Developers. BrainStation's Python Certificate Course uses a project-based learning model to provide hands-on experience using Python to solve complex data problems. Taught by industry experts, you’ll learn to apply Python to clean, analyze, and manipulate data, and explore the Python ecosystem of essential libraries, dictionaries, and scripts.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    Tuition PlansFinancing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Search Engine Marketing

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    SEM, Digital Marketing, SEO
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, Toronto, New York City
    BrainStation’s Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Certificate Course is designed to introduce advanced SEM and analytics skills. Taught by professionals currently working in the industry, the course uses a collaborative, project-based learning model that mimics what Search Engine Marketers experience in the field. You’ll learn how to best target your customers, uncover unique insights, and optimize your digital presence.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Search Engine Marketing Online

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    SEM, Digital Marketing, SEO
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation’s Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Certificate Course is designed to introduce advanced SEM and analytics skills. Taught by professionals currently working in the industry, the course uses a collaborative, project-based learning model that mimics what Search Engine Marketers experience in the field. You’ll learn how to best target your customers, uncover unique insights, and optimize your digital presence.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Social Media Marketing

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    Social Media Marketing, Design, Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver, New York City, Toronto
    BrainStation's Social Media Marketing Certificate Course is designed to introduce key social media concepts, tools, and best practices. Taught by industry-leading professionals, the course uses a project-based learning model that mimics what Social Media Marketers experience in the field. You’ll gain hands-on experience with social media management platforms, building measurable, end-to-end social campaigns, and optimizing performance.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Social Media Marketing Online

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    Social Media Marketing, Design, Digital Marketing, Growth Hacking
    OnlinePart Time3 Hours/week5 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$2,450
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's Social Media Marketing Certificate Course is designed to introduce key social media concepts, tools, and best practices. Taught by industry-leading professionals, the course uses a project-based learning model that mimics what Social Media Marketers experience in the field. You’ll gain hands-on experience with social media management platforms, building measurable, end-to-end social campaigns, and optimizing performance.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Experience Design

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time3 Hours/week10 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$3,250
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationToronto, New York City, Vancouver, London
    BrainStation’s User Experience (UX) Design Certificate Course was designed to give professionals the skills required to improve the user experience of their product or digital properties. Taught by industry leaders, discover the UX design process and learn best practices for conducting research, creating wireframes, and applying user-centered design principles to create experience-focused digital solutions.
    Financing
    Deposit$150
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities

    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • User Experience Design Bootcamp

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    Design, User Experience Design
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, London, Miami, Vancouver, Toronto
    BrainStation's full-time User Experience Design Bootcamp is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and help you launch a new career in design. The curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning cutting-edge UX/UI design concepts, skills, and tools. Learning from Educators with experience in the field, you will build an impressive portfolio of completed projects and work on a fully realized mobile app. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your design portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design Bootcamp Online

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    Design, User Experience Design
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    BrainStation's full-time User Experience Design Bootcamp is an immersive, project-based learning experience, designed to transform your skillset and help you launch a new career in design. The curriculum is challenging, comprehensive, and constantly updated, ensuring you are always learning cutting-edge UX/UI design concepts, skills, and tools. Learning from Educators with experience in the field, you will build an impressive portfolio of completed projects and work on a fully realized mobile app. BrainStation’s Career Success team will help you refine your design portfolio, connect with industry professionals, and prepare for the career search and interview process. Before graduating, celebrate everything you’ve learned and accomplished at Demo Day, where you’ll showcase your final project to BrainStation’s hiring partners and alumni.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Financing options available through flexible payment plans and scholarship opportunities. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    Tuition Plans3, 6, or 12 months of interest free payments handled internally at BrainStation. Extended Third Party tuition financing available.
    ScholarshipWomen in Technology Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, University and College Scholarship, Not-For-Profit Scholarship, Veterans Scholarship, Entrepreneurship Scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner.
    Prep WorkProspective bootcamp students will need to fill out an online application, submit a digital admissions challenge, and complete a video interview with BrainStation’s Admissions team.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • User Experience Design Bootcamp Online

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    User Experience Design, Design
    OnlinePart Time13 Hours/week35 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
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    If you’re considering to pay $10,000 to invest in your education and change careers, you might as well know what you are actually getting with that money. My goal in this review is to be as thorough and objective as possible, so as to give you, oh prospective student, a clear understanding of what you are honestly signing up for. I do not think emotionally charged reviews like “this is the best decision of my life” or “this totally isn’t worth it” really answer your doubts or questions or help you in your decision process. I’ll write this in an advice format, giving you 10 pieces of advice. 
     
    1. CourseReport reviews are skewed
    First off, I’d like to mention how I joined. I joined Wyncode as opposed to any other bootcamp in the country (yes I looked at and considered over 60 different ones, either online or local) because of the CourseReport Reviews. Looking back, the hype of the reviews here was not a true representative of the actual bootcamp experience. What disappointed me more was the politics that are being played on wyncode’s coursereport.
     
    Politics? What? Really? What do you mean? I know you’d ask. You see, some of the rave reviews that wyncode has are by wyncode employees(TA’s or campus director, etc.) themselves. Alberto, Henry, Kyra, Tim, Diego are all names you can see down here that are employees. Besides Diego, I didn’t see anyone else mention that they have actually been PAID by wyncode for some services. That’s not an authentic student review then. In any other company or review, that is a condition for integrity. 
     
    The other part of the politics is that if a negative review is left, if it has any negative words, it is automatically flagged for deletion. In terms of statistics, that means you are deleting all the negatively skewed reviews and thus giving a greater impression of how much greater you really are. This in statistics is shunned upon and makes ratings like 4.7/5 utterly unreliable. 
     
    You want more? I’ve noticed after negative reviews are left on here for Wyncode, usually I see another wyncode employee posting another positive review so that’s the last thing that people see on the page and probably also to bring back up the rating. Why else would Kyra Fillmore, a Wyncode TA (who’s pretty awesome but nevertheless did not put the disclosure) write a review on 3/9/2016 (Link Here: https://www.coursereport.com/schools/wyncode#/reviews/review/2938), almost 9 FULL months after she finished with her Wyncode bootcamp? Why is Diego and Tim’s review (both who are wyncode employees) right before hers? Yup look at the review right before the one Tim posted and you’ll see why: there is a negative review that needs to be balanced. Exactly. I don’t appreciate that. I want students. I want integrity.
     
     
    2. 90% job rate, really now? 
    Even if an education or experience isn’t as good as it seemed at least on paper or based on reviews, if they can give you a job within few months, it is still a good decision as you can pay off the $10,000 very soon and get your money back and upgrade your career. Unfortunately, Wyncode can’t deliver on this rate.
     
    First, let’s talk about the rate. I wish I knew before that 90% isn’t 90% of all students, it’s 90% of those finishing 80% of their homework (plus I believe those who are actually job-hunting). Some people survive through the 9 weeks, not able to finish the homework except with survival skills, and come out convinced they don’t want to be developers. I don’t think anyone feels competent to use the term full-stack web developer for themselves when they are out.   
     
    On top of that, I actually did the math for Cohort 7 of Miami. After 3 months, 22 out of 30 were hired, some it seems just as part-time employees at Wyncode or elsewhere so even that number needs to be more thoroughly answered. 22/30 is around a 73% placement rate, definitely not a 90% rate. The issue with these placement rates in any bootcamp is that right now they are not thoroughly regulated, so anyone can make up their own criteria and use it as a marketing ploy. 
     
    On top of that, from the 3 cohorts that have graduated in March 2016, only around 10 out of around 65 students have been hired (part-time or full-time or as interns) after a month. I personally only know of 1 that got a solid full-time position that was announced at Wyncode. It seems the Miami market is saturating with developers and there is not enough jobs to go for everyone. I’m interested to see how their rate is adapted based on that in this next upcoming year, the slope seems to get steeper and steeper. 
     
    3. Wyncode’s Strength: Team & Culture
    Wyncode’s team is pretty awesome, they are all very nonjudgemental and all-embracing. That adds to the pressure of why no one wants to mention the other things I have mentioned in a review, they as well as I and everyone still know the team for being awesome, caring, and a big huge family. 
     
    Jo and Juha are the founders and are very down to earth, and usually they hire campus directors that also have good energy. Rita is the hiring director and also someone willing to go out of her way to help you or advise you in whatever you need. The team is solid and culture is great. And for soft skills, you'll learn things on how to present and salary negotiate and meet other great developers or CEO's and all that will help get your feet more wet in getting more successful in the industry. The soft-skill and people exposure is also a great plus. 
     
    4.  Wyncode’s Weaknesses is its core fucntions: Job Placement and Curriculum   
     
    People join wyncode not for the soft skills but to learn to code and get a job. And unfortunately those are wyncode's weaknesses. I have already mentioned the issue with job placement above. The only way Wyncode will able to reconcile is if Miami’s market gets hotter or if they start getting connections for hiring outside of south florida. The job assistance you get is basically you having to email and call everyone that you can and hustle desperately to try to find someone to finally consider you and hire you. It's not an easy or enjoyable or streamlined process. It's bootstrapped just like how Wyncode started. Hustle your way to the top. 
     
    Curriculum-wise, remember, you are paying the same 10,000 for 9 weeks instead of the standard 12 weeks of education, so you already are getting less education. If I did the due diligence of reading 3 books, one on ruby, one on rails, and one on front-end development (html css javascript) I would have learnt more than what I did at wyncode. But wyncode gave me the confidence to see that I can build useful things and can actually hang and use those books. Bootcamps are helpful to start your programming journey, especially for those ready to spend their life in the code. 
     
    For me personally, the curriculum was what I was most disappointed in. I paid to learn to code, but constantly felt out of pace with the teaching. Sometimes I would learn something in class and the homework would ask questions completely different from what we were taught. The frustration kept adding and I considered quitting many times. The curriculum isn’t well thought out. It’s not polished. It’s not like that college class that gets 10/10 reviews every single time for being so clear and so well-designed. It’s the standard bootcamp education of lecture presentations and then disconnected homework that people have to google to keep up to understand. As one student said, “Did I really just pay $10,000 to use external resources to learn the material I’m supposed to be learning?” Yes, you did. The sad part for me was that this was one element in wyncode that could be so much better if they actually put more thought into it, but they need an educational designer for that. The job hunting part is also them trying to play with market trends and is harder to navigate.  
     
    After some complaining and after some drop-outs in our class and after 6 weeks of being behind and admitting that I can’t learn these things except after the cohort finishes, the main curriculum was finally over, so then worked with my team on our final project as best I could. In terms of the promises, the main mastery you get at wyncode if you can keep up is Ruby on Rails. Javascript is only briefly touched on, so if you’re into website making and more the external user experience, you’re better off with another front-end specific bootcamp. I didn’t realize how big the distinction was and that I could even do that till after I joined.  The ending and the pitch day is always a high and a memorable experience, you are on the spotlight and everyone is cheering you on. 
     
    Part of the gimmick I didn't appreciate and that was used is a false promise that you’re going to go out and have so much fun in the 9 weeks. Like when you read Wyncode’s description saying "expect weekly activities like yoga, cross fit, sailing and go-karting”? Or that miami beach’s cohort will actually go to the beach? Lie. Beyond eating out twice, they have one go-karting event somewhere in the 9 weeks and that’s it. And you can ask the Miami Beach cohort if they actually went. This for me is also important for integrity. If you are only going out once, just say it and stick to your word, nothing wrong with that! But don’t make things seem so much greater than they actually are.  
     
    5.  Conclusion:
    Wyncode is still the best option in Florida so if you must stay in Florida, and you have already decided on a bootcamp, then I should say that Wyncode culture and education wise is still in my opinion, the best option out there. There is IronHack, 4geeks, and now NYDCA in the area too, but Wyncode is the dominant force and rightfully so. But you may end up hating development or not getting a job at all in development, and hate the education for the first 6 weeks especially, and then forget everything by the time you keep job hunting in the months after you graduate rendering your money useless, so be prepared for those disappointments. 
     
    Also don’t consider online options. I’ve come to terms with local and physical bootcamps being the best way. Wyncode’s curriculum is much better than bloc.io’s curriculum, that I have personally compared. But when an ex-Wyncoder said that after he graduated then he considered joining App Academy to actually feel more like he can feel like he is a coder, that raises some questions.    
     
    So anyhow, now time for my last paragraph of advice. If you must join wyncode, only join the wynwood campus, otherwise prepare to be disappointed and sell your education short. Wynwood, the Miami campus, is the original campus. The main teacher who designed the curriculum for wyncode, Ed Toro is there. Ft. Lauderdale (Alvaro) is famous for having a teacher that made simple mistakes while teaching. I’ve heard Auston is good as a teacher but also goes at his own pace and is not a teacher as much as a great programmer. Plus, I’ve seen that when employees are rated really high, they are stolen to the main Wynwood campus. For me, I’m still happy I joined, I don’t have a job, but the experience was good, although it wasn’t the rosy Disney movie that CourseReport reviews may have made it seem. For those who kept up and got jobs, you’ll get great reviews you see here. Then there is a great number that are just trying to find a job and disheartened and don’t want to write a review. And then there are those who had high expectations because of coursereport but got shocked when they came and so wrote the negative reviews you see on here. Hope this review helped, good luck on your career journey!  
    Response From: Matt Campbell of BrainStation
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    Thursday, Apr 28 2016
    Hi Anonymous,

    We appreciate your review of Wyncode and the time you spent to provide what you felt was an objective and honest assessment of the Wyncode curriculum and experience. I wanted to take the time to address some of the points you made in your post.

    As far as the positive reviews and when they are posted, many of our alumni are passionate about the program and want to rush to our defense when they feel that the organization's reputation is at stake. We have no control over that. When we ask for a review after students have completed the program and started the job search, we don't ask for a positive review.

    Some of our graduates work as part-time TAs, but all of those mentioned are also working in full-time positions. Their roles as TAs with Wyncode is a way for them to give back, and not their sole means of income. As far as placement statistics, we take our integrity seriously and will be auditing and releasing all of our placement stats within the next couple of months. We are currently working with NESTA and we plan to join the other coding bootcamp in the country with audited stats. Our published rates may drop substantially, but our definition of job placement will be clear and vetted by an independent third party. You are welcome to view those transparent metrics once the audit is complete.

    At Wyncode, we stress the importance of students leaning into the discomfort that comes with learning a new skill. More comfort comes with time and experience, but even then, learning how to code is a lifelong journey, and there is always room to grow at every level in the industry. Wyncode provides a foundation to land an entry level job and a focus on the skills and mindset necessary to continue learning and achieve success afterward.

    As far as activities during the course, we’re very clear about expectations at our orientation. Although we are about an inclusive and fun environment, we’re straightforward about the demands of the curriculum. Activities outside of the classroom vary depending on cohort makeup and location. At Wyncode, we stress that you get out of the program what you put into it. We provide the resources necessary to navigate the curriculum successfully and ensure that students are provided with a solid foundation to start their careers as developers.

    At Wyncode, we are advocates for student outcomes. We pride ourselves on being supportive and providing guidance. Currently, there is no way to hack and make the job hunt process streamlined in the current market. Wyncode Academy does not control the hiring practices of our hiring partners. The job hunt is also normally a very lonely process with little to no feedback; besides the support we offer through weekly sessions with our Director of Hiring Partnerships and other graduates seeking work, Wyncode also has Wynterviews we hold at the end of the curriculum for companies interested in hiring Wyncode students and networking events that we promote throughout the Wyncode experience. Many of our competitors don't provide job placement support to the extent that we do. We're committed to influencing the factors that are under our control, but are also honest and realistic about our locus of control. 

    Wyncode has always framed itself as a portal of opportunity, and we strive to empower our students to harness opportunities to build their careers as developers. We work to continually iterate and innovate our curriculum and processes. We appreciate your feedback and we continue to take steps towards improving the Wyncode experience and broadening our impact in the South Florida tech scene. Thank you for providing your feedback, and hopefully, we'll be able to support you in the future.

    Best,

    Matt Campbell, Director of Admissions at Wyncode Academy



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    I had heard a lot of great news about Wyncode before signing up, and I'm really glad I made the leap of faith! The tremendous amount of support provided is incredible. The instructors are very knowledgeable, helpful, and approachable. I always felt like I had a village supporting me. On top of that Wyncode introduced me to the fast growing Miami tech community. I've met CEO's, CTO's, entrepreneurs, developers, VC's, angel investors, Facebook executives, Google executives, the head of the eMerge America's conference, and the list goes on. I really feel like I'm a part of something bigger. Not only do I know several members of the community by name, but Wyncode also did a great job of putting me in front several great companies through their interview process. The director of hiring partnerships, Rita, is amazing! She really hustles! She helped me get several interviews as well as helped me negotiate my salary. Every step of the way you can tell Wyncode cares. 

    I come from a traditional education backgroud and having graduated from one of the top universities in the country (with loads of debt)- the results from 9 weeks, compared to 4 years are astonishing. My first job after Wyncode gave me a higher salary than I could attain with my college degree. 

    Now all that being said-Straight up-Wyncode is really hard, no one is going to put in the work for you. No one is going to spend the endless hours staying up late coding for you. No one is going to fill out dozens and dozens of applications for you. No one is going to make phone calls, or drag you out of bed to go to networking events. No one, not Wyncode, not Harvard, no one but YOU. That's the key difference between successful people and people who make excuses- If you expect a hand out, then reconsider Wyncode, in fact, reconsider your approach to success. 

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    Honestly not worth it. Teaching yourself will save you money and emotional distress. the program is underdeveloped. There are great resources online you can use that are equivalent, if not better, to the wyncode program. Wyncode is very misleading in how they portray themselves. Job assistance is sitting around and talking about what you did that week. Basically a group therapy session about unemployment. The job search is daunting and the best advice we get is to HUSTLE. There are not many connections you can make through wyncode. The cohort i participated in had wynterviews with companies that are not even hiring... best advice is to go somewhere else or self teach. 

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    Did you ever watch The Truman Show? Well, that's Wyncode.  They will promise you everything and anything you want to hear, a starting salary of $60,000-$70,000, endless demand, ect ect.  They will promise you 93% employment rate after graduation, these are their numbers, good luck!  Btw, if you can't find a job they will hire you as a Teaching Assistant, for 4 hours a few times a week, and pay you a little more than minimum wage. But hey, you are employed and in the 93%!
    Oh, and forget about the yoga, kayaking, jogging outings they promise.  These are plain and simple LIES.
    The founders Juha and Johanna Mikkola will buy you with fist bumps, smiles, endless "your're awesome, you hustled, you're amazing" and a whole lot of one on one PR (and they're good at it!) and whoops, you coughed up $10,000, with if your lucky, 15% interest rate or more.  I wasn't so lucky.  One more thing, their online ratings are good because very often they raffle a free iWatch for whomever gives them good ratings.
    Rita Rovira, the Director of Hiring Partnerships is also not innocent.  She will sweet talk the hell out of you.  She can certainly talk the talk, walking the walk? That's a different story... Don't get me wrong, I'm not one of those bitter individuals who wants to take revenge.  I did have a good time, made great friends, and the teaching staff are awesome.  I just want you to make an educated decision and know what to expect because everything you learn there can be learned online for $30 or even free.

    Response From: Matt Campbell of BrainStation
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    Monday, Apr 11 2016
    Hi Anonymous,

    We’re sorry to hear that your Wyncode experience wasn’t what you had expected. Wyncode is committed to student outcomes and I wanted to make sure we addressed the concerns raised in your review.

    Wyncode does not promise a starting salary of $60,000-$70,000 upon leaving the program. Those numbers are national averages for the industry. Our website or marketing materials do not guarantee jobs due to the fact that we are licensed by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education which forbids us from doing so. What we do offer is an experience that serves as a foundation to work as a junior developer after the program. With many opportunities to grow and gain experience in your career afterward, the likelihood of earning these numbers within a few years after graduating from Wyncode is high. 

    In terms of employment rate, we currently maintain a 90% job placement rate for graduates within three months of completing the program. Wyncode promises to support students in the planning, strategizing and execution when it comes to the job search and we’re very transparent about the level of work it takes not only during the program but after the program to succeed. Wyncode does not promise jobs, but the technical acumen, focus on soft skills and support necessary to land a job. Ultimately, the onus is on each individual to put in the effort necessary to land a job after the program. Assuming you were in one of our most recent cohorts, you still have an opportunity to be considered within the 3-month window that we measure placement.

    Team building activities vary from cohort to cohort and you certainly experienced that during your time in the program, with go-karting, a social event at a nearby restaurant, and the post-Pitch Day celebration. We do stress a positive culture based on community and collaboration, but a student’s number one responsibility is gaining the technical acumen necessary to work as a junior developer at the conclusion of the program. Activities outside of this purpose are extra and variable depending on the cohort makeup, and individuals present in each group. 

    Working as a teaching assistant is not considered within our job placement rates if that is their only role. Currently, Wyncode is connecting with a third party to audit our job placement rates from the very beginning and we want to be completely transparent about graduate outcomes. In fact, there is a vetting process to work as a TA at Wyncode that includes a rigorous technical assessment that ensures only the best are brought on for the role. Out of our 250 graduates, we currently have five individuals on our full-time staff. We focus on hiring only the best individuals for our team. Hiring graduates to boost our overall job placement rate is not a viable business or financial strategy. The majority of those who TA with Wyncode have already attained full-time roles.

    The interest rates for the loans offered to Wyncode’s students are determined by our financing partners. Wyncode offers loans through the top companies in our industry and they determine rates on a number of factors. For example, the financing partner utilized the most by our students, Climb, offers fixed monthly interest rates starting at 5% with an average of 9% and a cap at 15%. Climb also offers the option to apply with a cosigner to lower that rate. Besides Climb, we also have the option for students to apply to Pave or Skills Fund to finance the cost of their education.

    The Apple Watch raffle was an initiative by Course Report, Wyncode was not involved. Furthermore, Wyncode does not ask graduates to complete a good review on Course Report, we simply ask that graduates complete a review period. Whether that review is good or not is out of our control, we simply value the feedback and appreciate the insight offered by past students to inform prospective students of Wyncode about the experience.

    In terms of Rita’s support as Director of Hiring Partnerships, her role is as a liaison for our hiring partners. Her job is to keep them engaged and interacting with Wyncode students while bringing on more hiring partners. Based on the fact that to date we have had 26 companies hire multiple Wyncode graduates, 69 companies hire at least one Wyncode graduate, and four companies hiring 5 or more graduates, Rita is certainly walking the walk. Rita’s role is one of support, she’s a coach and an emotional pillar for graduates of Wyncode, but ultimately the only person who can secure a role is the graduate themselves. 

    I understand the frustration that might come with the job search, but it’s clear that you had a good time, made good friends, and thought the teaching staff was awesome. If that was the case, your ratings should have reflected that. Wyncode is a project-based learning environment that offers much more than the free tutorials one could find online. Our curriculum is continually improved based on not only student feedback, but also suggestions from hiring partners. With that in mind, we would love to speak about some of your concerns personally, and are open to offering the support necessary to secure your first role after the program.

    Best,

    Matt Campbell, Director of Admissions at Wyncode Academy

  • Great Choice
    - 4/8/2016
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    Like most people I spent a long time looking up reviews and trying to find out if going to a coding bootcamp was the right choice for me. After months of deliberating on where to go and if I could afford it, I decided to attend Wyncode. One of biggest factors in my decision was the positive reviews the school had. This was a great decision! Between instructors and TAs, I was able to be challenged while receiving the right balance of help and being pushed to struggle on my own. The atmosphere is fantastic and everyone is motivated and encouraging. Overall this was the right choice for me and allowing me to break into a field I enjoy every day.

  • Amazing Experience
    - 3/25/2016
    Sara Hincapie • Student
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    Wyncode has been one of the best experiences of my life. I attended cohort 8 in Wynwood.

    The classes are held in the Lab Miami. The place is outstanding. A lot of tech startups and businesses and also like minded people interested in tech, development and entrepreneurship. There are daily events in the lab, most of them which you can attend for free. Another thing I want to point out is free coffee/tea/energy drinks and kind bars 24/7. 

    The Lead Instructor is Ed Toro. He is amazing. He is kind and friendly and as a developer ninja, he knows EVERYTHINg. His lessons are the best. He makes it easier to understand difficult topics and complex problems and he makes sure everyone gets what he is saying. I will be forever thankful for everything I learnt from him.

    Ed is not the only instructor, we had two other instructors (The amazing Tim and Joe) that went above and beyond to help us understand topics and hard homework. We also had Bryce as a guest lecturer, he is another developer Ninja and his lectures were also fun and helpful. It didn't stop there. We had an average of two  T.A.s a day including Saturdays and Sundays. They were mostly Wyncode alums and several senior developers. The T.As were especially helpful with homework. They never give you the answer  but they guide you on the right direction and they give great advice on the Miami Tech ecosystem and what to expect after pitch day. 

    Matt and Sean were also a great help for me. Matt is in charge of the campus and he is amazing at it. Everything is organized and ready for us. I reached out to Matt several times to ask him questions and he always had an answer or a solution. I don't know how he does it!

    Sean A.K.A Superman was not as often at the Lab but he was a slack away, always giving suggestions and was always open to questions from us. 

    The Curriculum is very good, roughly  two weeks of Ruby, one week on CSS & HTML , one of javascript,  three weeks on rails and two on the final project.

    The lessons start at 10.a.m. We have a morning and an afternoon lesson. Sometimes we have hacking sessions or live coding. Two or three times a week we have guest speakers and on Fridays, we have a soft skill workshop with Rita Rovira. 

    The job assistance is very good. Rita is on top of things and after a lot of interviews and Wynterviews  got hired two weeks after graduating. 

    I came to Wyncode without knowing what a command line was. 9 weeks later I have all the skills that I need to start my journey as a developer. 

    Thank you Jo and Juha, you are great and have an amazing thing going on. You are not only building the future of tech in South Florida, you are building the most supportive and amazing community that I have ever been 

     

     

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    Wyncode helped me change life paths and get back to following my passion of computers and development! The whole experience was great! From the TAs to our teacher (Damon, the man!) to the supporting staff to General Provision (our space) it really made my Wyncode experience unforgettable. I did have a background in tech but decided to take on Wyncode because I wanted a kick-start into the tech world (mainly just a job). We had "wyn"terviews throughout the cohort and that's where I met my current employer, Modernizing Medicine. I absolutely LOVE it here and I would have never had the chance without the valuable information and skills I learned at Wyncode. Thank you!

  • Pat • Graduate
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    Wyncode was fundamental in my growth as a programmer. By commiting to the course and following through with that commitment, I was given the opportunity to build a programming foundation that has helped me land a job that I love.

    Wyncode has grown and changed for the better through each cohort, mainly due to its ability to take students feedback through retrospectives each week. This allows students to feel like they are able to constructively criticize certain aspects in the course they don't feel are working and provide insight as to how Wyncode could improve. You get out of Wyncode what you put into it, and you are given the opportunity to get A LOT out of it. The instructors and TAs are there for you and are consistently willing to lend an ear to help if needed. I have made many lasting friendships as well as great connections through Wyncode.

    If you are interested in learning to code, Wyncode is the perfect place to start your programming journey! 

  • Santiago Quintana • Intern at CareCloud • Graduate
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    First the obvious:

    Wyncode is a wonderful team with great support. There was never a time (say, 3 am) when I couldn't jump into Slack, contact a TA or Instructor, and get my doubts resolved. The lectures were fantastic, the content broad and well thought out, and the team receptive. The program provides enough content to begin knowing next to nothing and finish with enough skills to launch a career in web development. But more importantly, they have well thought out pointers to go off-road and learn on your own. The content they provide in the space of nine weeks is astounding, but the program's greatest virtue is the number of resources they make available to students to learn to learn. Their career support after the nine weeks was a major part of me getting hired by a major SoFlo tech company one week after classes ended—a company that I came into contact with through the Wynterviews they set up for the students. Wyncode is a group of motivated, driven developers and developers-to-be—but more than that they are a fantastic network to be a part of. 

    Which leads me to the less obvious part:

    Wyncode was more than a transformation in my professional life; it was nine weeks of intense personal growth. Being surrounded by talented, intelligent, fun, and supportive people for 12 hours every day (including weekends) not only honed my skills as a developer but as a human being. Knowing RoR and JS is important, but knowing how to be part of a team, how to interact in the professional space, how to approach independent learning, and how to get involved and make a change in the local community is just as critical both for getting a job as for being a successful developer. The friends I made at Wyncode will stay with me for the rest of my career; I know we will grow as developers together. Furthermore, there are hundreds of wyncoders already working in SoFlo tech that I know I can reach out to for help and advice.

    I graduated Wyncode and now I know to value my work, to recognize my intelligence and skill, to reach out to the WynFam, to try hard and to ask for help, to think through problems and implement solutions—software-wise and life-wise.

    Wyncode is an amazing experience for those willing to take a plunge into a new career and trust their own capacity to learn and create.

    10/10 would recommend ;)

     

     

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    Basically our cohort did not receive the same education Miami did. With the amount of time wasted in lectures to our learning space ( very small and dusty and the bathrooms are quite unsanitary) I feel that wyncode should give those at ft.lauderdale some of our money back. A lot of us are very angry about this but its hard to say this in our retro. I have talked to staff individually and expressed my concerns and still there was no change in the lectures. Our instructor Alvaro is a very intelligent and caring guy. He would however get thrown off during the session and then spend almost an hour trying to fix an error. Sometimes we would still have troubles in the second lecture of the day. This is definitely the #1 complaint from most of us.

    I did make some great friendships and I enjoyed going out with my teammates and working in my group. It was a lot of hard work but All in all I do not recommend wyncode from my experience.

  • Miami
    - 3/18/2016
    West • Professional Service Manager • Graduate
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    Wyncode is a terrific program for facilitating and accelerating a career transition into coding. You come out of the program with enough knowledge and ability to create static websites and web apps, and enough projects on your github to sit for job interviews with confidence. After leaving Wyncode, I felt like I had a foundation for learning how to code, and I was able to get a job offer coding within a few months of completing the program.

    The career placement service after Wyncode is very useful as well. Wyncode's network in South Florida is vast, and their head of placement, Rita, does a magnificant job facilitating and assisting with your job hunt when you've completed your program.

    I personally found the curriculum challenging to master while I was in the program and it was a very intense 9 weeks. I observed that the people who got the most out of the program 1) put the most into it, and 2) had come into the program with the most experience coding beforehand.

    That being said, it is possible to begin Wyncode with very little knoweldge of coding before starting, and come out with the skills you need to get a job. So, don't let a lack of knowledge dissuade you, but do know that doing as much learning about code as you can before starting Wyncode will definitely be an asset once you start.

    Finally, the people who work at Wyncode are very much so invested in your success. Everyone who works there is upbeat, positive, and dedicated to helping facilitate your transformation into a successful programmer.

    I couldn't recommend Wyncode more.

  • Keith Tang • ScrumMaster/ Software Developer • Graduate
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    I am a graduate from the last Wyncode Cohort. I am not an employee of Wyncode and I am not a TA.

    I had struggle though the course like all of the students.  I have also questioned the value of the $10,000 investment like everyone else.

     

    But I can honestly say that it was the best investment I have made for myself. There is just Nooooo way for me to acquire that much of updated and market relevant knowledge in that short period of time and in that kind of supportive environment.

     

    How do you justify the value when beside the basic lettures, you have..

     Top quality instructors, the supportive staff, the guided curriculum, the space, the guest speakers, the soft skill, lean management, agile approach, etc. plus 

     - All the extra information provided to you for tech meetups,  hackathons, (there'll be at least a few activities a week); the immersion to the tech scene of south Florida. The entire process of arranged hiring partners for interviews.  They arrange hiring managers, CTO's, CEO's looking to hire students straight out of the cohort, these hiring partners are already sold about who you are, you don't have to prove to them how hard working you are or how much of a fast learner you are, or the awkward fact that 9 weeks ago, you did not know anything about programming and now you want to be a develop. The school already helped you overcome that hurdle and that is a huge one.  That alone is worth massive amount of time for job applications, and self marketing and blind luck. 

     

    And the most valuable part of all is the like minded, hard driven individuals just like you that you would meet and work together. They will be someone you can count on far into the future.

     

    This course is designed to be intimidating, and overload your capacity. It is up to you to retain as much as you can by working as hard as you can. There is no way you can learn all the thing they have expose you to. It can get extremely frustrating at times and many of us find that we were not given enough hand holding. But it is knowledge that you can only gain by doing and coding.  No amount of lecture can make you a coder if you don't code or go through a few build from scratch processes.

     

    My advise is, if you have 2-4 years of time, you can take the college computer science route, and pay at least $23K for Miami Dade College or a lot more in any other Florida University. You'd come out with more solid understand of computer language but still lack relevant skills, relevant knowledge like Ruby, Rails, Git, Heroku deployment, building api's, hackng fackbook Oauth, they just don't teach you those in class.  It takes months and years of exposure to the coding world to learn all these everyday tricks and tools.

     

     Or you can spend god knows how long in front of a computer taking online courses or watching youtube, but definitely not able to get a job because you are just an hobbist.

     

    Or go to Wyncode, pour your heart and soul to learning as much as you can, where you can stand a good chance of getting a coding job. And in 2-4 years, you will a full fled senior developer and earning a very respectable income. 

     

    Just remember, it is no a guarantee, but it is definitely not a pie -in-sky lie. The tech job future is very real and it is entirely up to you to achieve it

     

    I would also advise not write a review here if you are current student, on your last day of rushing to finish your project. I am sure you are highly stressed and lack of sleep.  You did a great job tonight showing the app that you have built, be proud of how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go. But don't forget to enjoy the journey.

     

    I can spend twice the time and money and still wouldn't be able to be where I am today.

     

    I am now working as a full time developer now and there is just no way I am get this job without Wyncode.

     

Thanks!