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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 collaborat...

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  • Anonymous
    Systems Analyst • Applicant • Intro to Web Development • Vancouver
    Sep 19, 2016
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    Horrible Experience

    I signed up for the part-time class in NYC.

    They cancelled the class 4 business days before the start date of the class.

    Or as they put it "Unfortunately we've had to delay the start of our part-time courses, and we don't have an official start date posted yet."

    I couldn't sign up with another institution due to the fact that all fall classes had passed their admission deadlines. 

    Didn't...

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    BrainStation of BrainStation

    Student Experience Team

    Dec 06, 2018

    Hi there, 

    We appreciate you leaving a review, and apologize that your class was cancelled. This is a very rare occurrence for us and not something that we take lightly. Unfortunately, there are rare instances when this is unavoidable, and our Learning Advisor team always provides a full refund to students, saves a spot in the next cohort if you would still like to take the class, and also offers a Learning Credit for future events, panel discussions, or workshops.

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us directly at contact@brainstation.io so that a member of our team can discuss your experience further. 
  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Web Development Intensive - Wyncode • Miami
    Sep 15, 2016
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    Not worth the 10k

     

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    First, let me say, that I met a lot of cool people who I still keep in touch with and who I had a lot of fun with.  But like a previous reviewer stated, I did not sign up to make friends, I signed up to learn to code and acquire a set of skills that would make me employable. That however did not happen.

    With that out of the way, one of my first issues with Wyncode is with integrity. It seems like they will say anything to get you to signup and give the...

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    Matt Campbell of BrainStation

    Director of Admissions at Wyncode Academy

    Sep 16, 2016

    We’re very sorry to hear you feel the skills you learned at Wyncode haven’t landed you a job as a developer. 

    A top Miami accounting firm recently completed an independent audit of the job placement outcomes for all students graduating in 2014 and 2015. This report will go live next week and will be accompanied by a web application displaying interactive graphs representing the audited statistics for the 168 job-seeking graduates during that period.

    The job report will show that 97% of job seeking graduates during that period were placed 120+ days after graduation. While we had 188 Wyncoders graduate during that time, only 168 graduates were considered job seeking, defined as actively looking for a role in the 90 days following graduation. Of the 163 graduates who obtained work after graduation, 137 graduates, or 84%, obtained a technical role. A technical role is defined as working as part of, or directly with, an engineering team. Our marketing will be updated to reflect these audited statistics.

    We do not promise that graduates will make a starting salary of $75,000 in South Florida. The statistic posted in our FAQ is a nationwide average, sourced from a recruiting firm that has since updated their site. While we have graduates working throughout U.S. and the world, most of them remain in the region. Our audited average salary statistic will be available in the report next week. 

    Because we are licensed by the Florida Department of Education, if you are concerned about our marketing practices, you’re welcome to contact the Commission for Independent Education at 1-888-224-6684.

    Our admissions process starts with an interview and requires a code challenge. For the third quarter of 2016, only around 40% of the students we interviewed were accepted.

    We believe that an older person can learn to code, but we are also transparent during the admissions process about the challenges that they may face getting employment after the program. 

    We also inform prospective students about what to expect from the program and, due to the rigor of the course, we do not admit students after the start date.

    The Wyncode curriculum is iterated continuously, and the extra week we’ve recently added to the course will allow us to go even deeper into all the topics you mention, including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and SQL. We’ve also improved on our homework assignments, and are connecting our lectures, homework, and projects to clear objectives to ensure that students are progressing through the program effectively.

    We don’t claim that the topics we’re teaching aren’t available to learn online - cheaply, even for free. Wyncode’s value stems from a structured environment that provides a great foundation for a career in web technology. We teach best practices, we immerse you into a technology work culture, and we connect you to the South Florida tech ecosystem, introducing you to the influencers and hiring partners in this region.

    Damon Davison taught three cohorts for Wyncode. We’re proud of the work he did, but he decided to return to his previous gig as a developer. Our current head instructor in Fort Lauderdale, Auston Bunsen, is a senior developer, former CTO of two companies, and has taught three cohorts with tremendous success. He has also done significant work iterating our curriculum and processes as we look to improve going forward.

    We continue to host Wynterviews, which introduce Wyncoders to companies looking for hires. In addition, we now offer twice weekly WynWork sessions that allow all Wyncoders to get job placement help. We provide this service to all Wyncode alumni for free, and we will continue to do so for as long as we can. We’ll support not only your first job, but your second and third after graduating from the program. We’re extremely proud of the job support we offer, from tips and advice, to personal introductions and direct contact with hundreds of local hiring partners.

    If you are one of the two students in your cohort still seeking employment, we invite you to join us at the next WynWork session so that we may assist you as well.

  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Sep 06, 2016
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    Happy I went, still didn't learn enough to be confident as a designer or developer

    For those newly in development, Wyncode helps support people to launch into new careers, especially if you're a south florida local. It was definitely a fun and memorable experience! Still though a price tag that costs an arm and a leg of $10,000 which was SOOOO MUCHH for me, I would probably expect similar education for $5K or something... in terms of actual content, didn't feel like a full-on developer or designer and so much to learn still so a bit bummed out for that but maybe I had to...

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  • Anonymous
    Digital Marketing • Toronto
    Aug 30, 2016
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    Expensive & Disappointing

    For the amount of money paid for this course, the quality of teaching was really underwhelming. Industry experts are awesome but that doesn't make them good educators. Brainstation needs to do a better job of training and equipping the industry experts to teach an effective class. I walked away feeling very disappointed and without a goog grasp of Digital Marketing, and I know many/most in my class felt the same. For the final presentations reps from the companies we were presenting on wer...

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    BrainStation of BrainStation

    Student Experience Team

    Dec 11, 2018

    Hi there, 

    We appreciate your feedback. 

    The reason that all of our instructors are industry professionals working in the field they are teaching is to ensure that our students are gaining the most relevant skills and real-world insights possible. All instructors are vetted and go through an extensive hiring process to ensure that they are the right fit for the subject matter and can bring a unique industry perspective to the classroom. 

    Please don’t hesitate to reach out to contact@brainstation.io so that a member of our team can try to improve what appears to be a negative experience with our course. 

  • Anonymous
    Academic Operations & Digital Media Manager • Graduate • Product Management • Toronto
    Aug 22, 2016
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    Thinking Outside of the Box with Product Management

    As someone who has just recently stepped into the world of product management, BrainStation's 10-week long part-time course kicked things into high gear for me. Starting from the basic fundamentals of what it is to work in the industry, I found very quickly that so much of what I had done and have been doing in my role as Academic Operations & Digital Media Manager at an e-learning start up was translatable.

    The course content is well put together, practical and current with ...

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  • Anonymous
    Marketing Manager • Student • Product Management • Toronto
    Aug 16, 2016
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    Product Management - Summer 2016

    The product management course at BrainStation is a must-take for anyone looking to transition into a more product-focused role. The small class size makes it easy for students to dive deeper into the material and have meaningful discussions with each other. I really appreciate how the students all come from diverse industries as well. The instructor is super approachable and spends time answering your questions, while providing relevant anectotes from his experience as a product manager.

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Full-Time Web Development Program • Toronto
    Jun 03, 2016
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    Web Development Immersive

    The curriculum is a work in progress.  Things we were supposed to learn were never covered and not replaced by anything else.  We were promised files containing the solutions to many of the challenges, but many were never delivered.  The deployment lessons we were promised near the end of the course still haven’t been added to the online portal.  

    Some of the challenges used starter code provided by other people from Konrad Group which didn’t work and actually prevented us from c...

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    BrainStation of BrainStation

    Student Experience Team

    Dec 11, 2018

    Hi there, 

    We appreciate your feedback. There have been changes made to our full-time programs over the years. We are constantly iterating and improving content with the help of some of the most innovative organizations in the world, and our full-time Web Development program is now a designated diploma program designed to give students the real-world programming and development skills they need to be successful in the field. 

    Our full-time diploma programs are immersive, challenging, and fast-paced to replicate the experience of working in a professional web development setting. Our educators and TA’s are there to offer support, extra help, guidance, and real-world insights to students - ultimately preparing them for a career in development. 

    The full-time programs do bring in guest speakers, but they come from a range of organizations–just last week there were three guest speakers brought in from IBM. The full-time programs try to bring in professionals from innovative technology companies, and many of these organizations host tech tours for the students as well. 

    Our career support program is a chance for full-time students to get help with resumes, cover letters, attend networking events, present their projects to hiring partners, and participate in mock-interviews. Career support is ongoing, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our student experience team at contact@brainstation.io to see how we can offer continued support. We would also like to hear from you to talk more about your experience and to help improve it. 
  • Pio
    Graduate • Full Stack Web Development - Wyncode • Miami
    Oct 20, 2018
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    Incredible Experience

    I started Wyncode in early August of this year. I can honestly say I've never learned so much from a school in such a short amount of time. Before starting the course, I had never had any programming experience. My background is in music and I was skeptical about how much could really be taught about a subject in just 10 weeks. This school is doing a great service by teaching these skills, and the instructors they have on staff are so articulate and thorough that they make the material eas...

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  • Amy C
    Data Science • New York City
    Jun 19, 2018
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    Great experience

    I enrolled in BrainStation Data Science part time course to learn Python. It was a great experience. Instructor Colin and Ahmed were very resourceful and helpful. 

    Course material covers a broad area of Python. I found the first three classes are a bit challenging since I had no expericence in Programming, and most of my classmates had some computer science background. After some crushing learning time by my own, I was more comfortable in the next couple of classes. 

    The pr...

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BrainStation costs around $16,500. On the lower end, some BrainStation courses like Social Media Marketing Online cost $2,450.

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BrainStation has in-person campuses in London, Miami, New York City, Toronto and Vancouver. BrainStation also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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