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Byte Academy

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Byte Academy

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Byte Academy is an industry-focused coding school with remote and onsite courses in New York City and Bangalore, India. Its offerings include Full Stack Python development, FinTech (financial technology), Data Science, Blockchain and Quant-Algos. Full-time onsite programs consist of 14 weeks; part-time programs are 24 weeks, 2 evenings per week and remote courses have flexible scheduling options. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Byte Academy is one of the few dedicated FinTech bootcamps, which includes a blockchain curriculum. The curriculum in Byte Academy's full stack Python program includes JavaScript and front-end languages so that students are equipped to build full web applications.

Curricula for all of Byte Academy's courses are project-heavy with a strong emphasis on teamwork, career services and job placement, including a Tuition-Refund Program.

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  • Blockchain (Part-Time)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationBangalore
    Featured in Bloomberg, Byte Academy's blockchain program is available in Full-Time (14 week), Part-Time (24 weeks/2 evenings per week) and full-time summer (8, 12, 14 week) options. The course is in conjunction with Byte's core fullstack software development curriculum, particularly Python and JavaScript, so that students will be able to develop blockchain web applications by the time they graduate. Sections of the course include: blockchain platforms, keys and addresses, cryptocurrency, assets and tokenization, smart contracts and development, solidity, dAPPs (decentralized applications), regulatory environment, security, trustless networks and more. Ethereum, Bitcoin, Stellar and other blockchains will be covered. Students will create their own cryptocurrency and build their own blockchain. For details and full list of topics please see http://byteacademy.co/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Blockchain-Syllabus-3.18.pdf
    Financing
    Deposit$500
    Financing
    Available through Climb CreditPlease contact info@byteacademy.co regarding financial aid.
    Tuition PlansFinancing options available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo programming background is required but there will be an interview and assessment.
    Prep WorkOnline pre-work (www.bytedev.co)
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science (Full-Time)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class size6
    LocationNew York City
    Our Data Science Bootcamp teaches important Data Science Concepts together with full stack development utilizing Python as the programming language. Technology instruction covers basic data structures and algorithms, object oriented programming concepts, Python, and JavaScript. Students will work on a number of data science projects including a final project in their area of interest.
    Financing
    Deposit$500 refundable deposit to secure your spot.
    Financing
    Available through Climb CreditGet pre-approved for a loan


    Tuition PlansIncome sharing agreements (ISAs) available. Pay a small amount upfront & the rest when you get a job.
    ScholarshipWomen and Veterans scholarships (Houston)
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work4 weeks of prep-work
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • FinTech (Part-Time)

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Django, CSS, Front End, SQL, Python
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationBangalore
    Our Part-Time Fintech 24 week program teaches full stack development and introduces students to basic concepts across several areas of finance. Technology instruction covers basic data structures and algorithms, object oriented programming concepts, Python, and JavaScript. Finance instruction covers an introduction to Fixed Income Markets, Equity Valuation, Options, Futures and Swaps, and Asset Management. Please see www.byteacademy.co for more information.
    Financing
    DepositINR 5000
    Financing
    Offered on an individual basis. Please contact info.in@byteacademy.co for more information.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work4 weeks of prep-work
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Python Bootcamp (Full-Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,950
    Class size10
    LocationOnline, Bangalore, New York City
    Our software development course teaches languages, frameworks, and computer science fundamentals that you need to land a career in web development over a 14 (full-time) or 24 week (part-time) period. The curriculum places heavy emphasis on teamwork, peer programming, and projects to showcase to employers. Curriculum emphasizes Python, a coding language based on the foundational structure of networked programming. We provide instruction in other front and backend languages including JavaScript, HTML/HTML5, CSS/CSS3. Career services, such as instruction in public speaking, resume review, self branding and hiring events are woven into the program and provided for life. Some students also do their assigned projects for real employers. Students may choose an industry focus as part of the bootcamp. Popular concentrations include finance, blockchain and medicine
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through Climb CreditGet pre-approved for a loan

    Tuition PlansIncome sharing agreements (ISA) available to pay only $500 upfront
    ScholarshipAvailable for Women & Veterans
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work4 weeks of prep-work
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Python Bootcamp (Part-Time)

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Our Python Bootcamp teaches full stack development utilizing Python as the programming language. Technology instruction covers basic data structures and algorithms, object oriented programming concepts, Python, and JavaScript. Students are encouraged to work on final projects in their area of interest Students may choose an industry focus such as finance, blockchain or medicine during the program.
    Financing
    Deposit$500
    Financing
    Available through Climb CreditGet pre-approved for a loan


    Tuition PlansPay only $500 upfront with income sharing agreements
    Refund / GuaranteeTuition refund if not hired within 6 months of graduation
    Scholarship$1000 to Promote Women In Technology & Veterans
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work4 weeks of prep-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Python Foundation

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    Linux, Data Analytics , Data Structures, Algorithms, Python
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$100
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Python Foundation part-time introductory course teaches fundamentals of Python, the highest paid coding language for recent bootcamp grads.* No pre-requisites are required. If you want to continue learning, you will have the skillset to begin Python Fullstack, FinTech or Blockchain bootcamps. The Foundation Course cost would apply to tuition provided you pass the final assessment. Sample topics: - Introduction to Software Engineering in the Python Programming Language including variables, data structures and more - Fundamentals of Writing Software and System Operation including working in Linux, MacOS or Windows; Git, GitHub and Best Practices - Computer Science including introduction to algorithms and “Big O” notation There will be project work and a skill assessment at the end. For more course details, please see https://byteacademy.co/courses/python-foundation/
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Tuition PlansIf you decide to take the more immersive bootcamp programs, the Python Foundation cost would apply to your tuition.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelFor beginners
    Prep WorkNo prep work.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

1 Scholarship

  • $300 Byte Academy India Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Byte Academy scholarship for $300 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants to Byte Academy. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.  Scholarship is only valid for full-time courses.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Data Science (Full-Time) (Bangalore)
    • Full Stack Python Bootcamp (Full-Time) (Bangalore)
  • Vinay • Ex Banker , exploring startups • Student
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    Coming from Banking & Finance background my objective of joining the course was to understand the tech side & develop holistic perspective of Fintech sector. 

    Attending class & assignments after a long gap was not an easy task, but was made easy due to the program structure of foundation followed by full stack. 

    The course content is industry aligned, faculties knowledgable & helpful. The greater emphasis on hands on assignment has helped me learn the nuances faced during application development.

    Lastly, the peer learning was also of great help as whenever I got stuck during practise sessions, they were first point of call followed by instructors. 

     

     

  • sandeep • software developer • Graduate
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    hi!this is sandeep i joined byte academy for full stack web development,and i found this bootcamp very well managed and awesome through its curriculum.Moreover the experience i gained from this bootcamp is Top notch

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    I am part of the Python Full stack Bootcamp. It's been an intensive couple of weeks since I started it off. The first phase covers a lot of basics in Python such as data models, data structures, modules, file operations etc. These foundation concepts have helped me understand the language from a better standpoint. 

    The Byte academy has developed a highly effective curriculum. The assignments and hands-on sessions during the class help a lot in understanding how to write effective codes. These further in aid in solving a lot of challenges on Hackerank and similar website. 

    Our instructor has been very patient in breaking up every concept into its simplest form and explaining it in a detailed manner, with a lot of real-world examples for better understanding. It also acts as a great source to learn about the current industry trends and learn the skills expected of us.

    The classroom sessions are highly interactive. The place as a whole has a very conducive environment to study, with a number of T.A's always around to help. 

    Overall it has been an amazing experience and definitely a steep learning curve in such a small duration.  

    I'm yet to get to the job assistance process and would love to rate it after that.

     

  • best to study
    - 4/16/2018
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    Really good cohorts and instructors and staffs.
    It is in the heart of Manhattan but very quiet. It's so good place to concentrate to the programing because is in an beautiful office building.

    Selected and small cohort sizes was great for me. I could ask instructors and cohorts whenever I wanted to ask questions.They told me fun and importance of data science and are now my best friends.

    I really appriciate byte family. 

    I think contents is not so different wherever you learn, what is importance is its enviroment and cohorts to learn with.So the byte will be one of the best place.

  • A.Reyes • Graduate
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    After, graduating from college, I felt that I didn’t have the hands on experience that a lot of companies are seeking. Byte Academy not only gave me the full stack development skills; they also gave me the finance education that allowed me to find and thrive in the FinTech industry. Upon leaving the bootcamp I found a position as an python developer in a startup company, called Enso Financial in the fintech industry. After, the company saw a successful acquisition, I left the company to work at one of the world's leading investing banks JPMorgan Chase & Co. For anyone thinking about learning to code, they should learn the basic and see if they truly enjoy it. And know that programming isn’t a solo act, it takes a team. Thats why learning programming in a group setting works the best. While attending byte I did not only learn to program but also build friendships that followed me through out my career dis far. 

  • Isaac
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    Course: Summer Full Time - Python Full Stack - Phase 1

    As coding becomes ever more important of a skill to learn, the options of places to learn them have also expanded. Searching for a course which focuses on Python and exciting applications, Byte Academy's Curriculum stood out to me by far as the most exciting, beneficial and lucrative. 

    I'm sure that many Bootcamps have a more textbook and Lecture style way of teaching. Where they teach their students the theory and after the course let them apply what they learnt. The issue with this is that it doesn't propel you for any of the real world issues that you will face through your career and not to forget can be extremely boring. Byte provides you with an extremely hands-on course which keeps you stimulated from beginning to end. The project-based learning means you will come up the course with a full portfolio and give you a real feel for what a programming role will be like. This balance between learning and application, I feel will trump any other coding course, in regards to teaching style. No day was dull and everyone has constant optimism and ambition to learn a lot.

    Thom and Billy, my intructors where fantastic and really added to the great experience. The small cohorts really allowed you to have alot of facetime and make sure that you are never stuck for too long. You work in small teams and have the real flexibility to work on what you want. My course was Pure Python and I think that's their flagship course.I can't speak for any of the specialisation courses.

    The admissions and Career team really helped to make sure that you feel comfortable throught the programmme. Byte really understand what is needed to a get a great job. I'm currently interning as a Data Scientist at Facebook. I can genuinely say that the learning which Byte Academy provided me with, was pinnacle to receiving an offer.

    The location was great and put you in the centre of Manhattan, I enjoyed trying a new restaurant every day and exploring what New York has to offer.

    Thank you Byte Academy for providing me with one the best summers I have ever had!

     

     

  • Roie Z • Student
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    I attended byte academy over the summer of 2017 as part of the summer bootcamp and i have to say Im glad i did!
    Located in the heart of Manhattan in an amazing office building , byte academy from the get-go  gave off a real professional and academic feel to it, which i felt added hugely to the whole experience, as it gave me a true kick of inspiration and drive to hopefully turn the skills learnt from the course, into a job which would place me in a location very similar.

    One of the biggest selling points for me of the course was the small cohort sizes, which was filled with very bright, like minded individuals  that came from a wide variety of different backgrounds, which in turn meant that due to the small number of us we all got to know each other really well . Consequently this made collaborating on different problems and projects very enjoyable,  and everyone was happy to bounce ideas off one another and constantly challenge each other to come up with more efficient, or drastically different methods of  tackling diffrent problems. Furthermore, as the cohort sizes were small it also meant that we had more personal contact time with the instructors and they were almost always available for help.

    This brings me onto THE selling point of the program, the instructors.  Byte academy is lucky to have one of the nicest collection of employee's i have ever come across, all which are very happy to take out time out their day to help you with whatever you need. The attitudes and energy of the entire team at byte is one of the key reasons which i think differentiates byte academy from all other programs. A special mention has to go out to the main teacher of our Cohort, Tom, who went above and beyond of what was required of him, staying after hours to help explain or debug things we were having issues with, and to top it all off doing all of it with a smile. 

    All in all i think that byte has constructed an amazing course, which is structured in a way which constantly pushes and challenges you, yet leaves room for you to to shape it into what you want out of it. If your thinking about enrolling, i personally cant recommend enough that you do,  as you will get out of it what byte promised and more.

    *After reading what some of the other reviewers have had to say i feel like some of the negative points mentioned should be taken with a pinch of salt. While i cant comment for what byte was like in the past, i can say that i got the feeling that byte is a company which is constantly striving to improve, and i know that lots of the shortfalls mentioned have now been properly revised and addressed.

  • Learned a ton
    - 6/6/2017
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    I took the bootcamp earlier this year and learned a lot. The small cohort size worked for me. Our instructors Nikhil & Jeff were very good. Nikhil is especially good on the fintech concepts - seems he has a lot of experience. 

  • Good Instructors
    - 5/17/2017
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    I graduated early this year. Our cohort had two instructors. One who worked at JP Morgan and the other at a startup. Between the two the fintech course was well covered, and I learned a lot. Would do it again any day

  • Wesley Munson • Student
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    Overall a very positive experience. I came in with next-to-nothing prior knowledge of coding and development. The course seemed to move extremely fast and I questioned whether I was retaining much. But once the project phase began and the education was put to developing applications I was amazed at how much I had learned in a short period of time. The instructors do a great job the curriculum by covering as much as possible in the limited time while still giving you time to understand it. 

    As with most startup style institutions they are constantly trying to improve and iterate the program based on student feedback. So while the changes may appear constant and excessive, I would claim that it extremely important in a quickly changing technology field. 

    At Byte Academy you will receive the equivalent experience to the amount of work and time you put into the course. They provide you with virtually everything you would need to succeed, but your success will be solely based on your own effort.

  • Solid program.
    - 12/6/2016
    Tomas E. Silva E. • Python developer • Graduate
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    It was a great experience. You have to be ready to study and work a lot. It is really what you put in what you get from the program. Byte is rapidly growing and expanding. Their instructors are very good and smart. 

    My only criticisms are:
        - I believe it is more of a full stack program than a fintech program. They have finance lectures and they are good but I did not see a connection between the coding and the finance. 
       - More emphasis on the prep work (I understand they are coming up with a new platform). The pace of a bootcamp is hard to follow and I would have liked to have more to study before starting to avoid getting lost throughout the program, hence focusing on more advanced topics.
        - I would incorporate more discipline and structure.
     
    Overall a very good experience, they still need to work on things but I believe they are heading in the right direction. The people are great, it really felt like a family and they are all willing to help you. I was happy to come every day and learn something new.
     

    TIP: Expect to stay at least 1-2 months after graduation, it it necessary to learn more specific things, line up interviews and getting further assistance.

  • Intense but good
    - 6/14/2016
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    My experience at Byte Academy was intense. I had to work hard, and probably learned the most in the short duration that I was there. It all paid off though. I was quite happy with the final project that we completed in my cohort and was able to get a great job within a month of graduating. Thanks Tom, for all your help with my final project and with preparing me for job interviews.

    I guess it is quite true that what you'll get out of Byte is what you put in. If you're ready to work hard and spend the time in learning the material, this is a great bootcamp. If you want to just sit back and listen to lectures, this is not for you.

Thanks!