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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 ...
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  • B. S.
    Anonymous
    Unemployed • Graduate • Python Fullstack Development (Full, Part-Time) • New York City
    May 11, 2017
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    Turn Around Now, do not give your money to these liars

    Just read through the anonymous reviews here- it's loud and clear.

    Skip past the 5 star reviews, they're by instructors and TAs who were once students here, but never held a job where production level code was necessary. They failed to get a job beause this place fails at preparing you for any technical role, so they come back to teach...

    Every single event and meetup is a dud and a marketing ploy. Their ciriculum for fintech and medtech is a scam and is not followed at...

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  • Anon
    Anonymous
    Developer • Graduate • Python Fullstack Development (Full, Part-Time) • New York City
    May 04, 2017
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    DO NOT ATTEND

     

    I graduated here about a year ago and am still in touch with a number of the TAs. Of all the bootcamps out there, do not go here, it is the worst one and getting even worse.   You are better off studying from a book and asking your good friend google for help.   No one here knows best practices for production code, they were all noob students at this bootcamp at one point if that counts for anything. It's the blind leadi...
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  • Andrew Kolansky
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    FinTech (Full-Time) • New York City
    May 03, 2017
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    Don't Expect to Learn Anything Practical, or Land a Job.

    After graduation and Interviewing for development roles it becomes very clear how little relevant experience Byte Academy gives you.

    You will quickly realize that almost nothing they teach you is used in real world development.

    The core moto of this bootcamp is to teach python, and It fails even at that. 

    They dont teach you how to test code, debug code, or how real production python should look and feel. 

    I would say this bootcamp may be good for so...

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  • Alexander Potashnik
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    Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Apr 13, 2017
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    Quick Breakdown

    First I would like to state that I enjoyed my experience at Byte Academy very much.

    The curriculum has proved useful for my ability to understand programming, computer science topics, and web development. Byte Academy is strong in the full stack development department, focusing on Python, SQL, HTML, Javascript, and CSS. If you are interested in these languages, you will definitely not regret attending Byte. The curriculum is extensive which is good for self-starters and highly mo...

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  • name
    Anonymous
    Graduate • Python Fullstack Development (Full, Part-Time) • New York City
    Feb 20, 2017
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    Unorganized, FinTech/MedTech tracks DO NOT EXIST

    pros: 

    • some good teachers here, really know their stuff
    • convenient location in midtown
    • one of the only places that teaches python
    • small cohorts of ~5 students
    • somewhat cheaper than other bootcamps

    cons: 

    • bu...
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  • Wes
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    Graduate • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Jan 20, 2017
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    Great place

    I learn a great deal from this place. I came in with a finance background but very limited technology experience. The people in my cohort were quite different. A couple had no work experience. Others had over 5 years of experience Overall, I think all of us enjoyed our time here. The small cohorts do help. I don't think I ever had to wait for long to get helped by someone.

    I also learned a ton from the events these people hold in the evenings. I attended presentations from entrep...

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  • Anthony
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    Student • Python Fullstack Development (Full, Part-Time) • New York City
    Jan 20, 2017
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    Contrasting viewpoint

    My experience at Byt Academy has been quite different from some of the reviews that I've now read on this site. Classes are small. Instructors are ready to help. However, there is no easy way to learn coding without putting in the hours. I had to put in a lot of time, and it was worthwhile in the end. I was always able to get help from the TA's and the instructors whenever I had any problems.

    The program is not easy. Every day there are new topics, so to get the most out of it, y...

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  • Anonymous
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    Graduate • Python Fullstack Development (Full, Part-Time) • New York City
    Jan 12, 2017
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    Worst Decision I've Ever Made

    Okay, first off don't believe anything they tell you! I fell for their scams and lies. They lied about everything! They have no connections and cannot get you a job. The stats they have on their pamphlets are complete lies. I was told 98% of their graduates have landed a job with 78k+ salaries. THAT WAS A LIE KAI !  While I attended, ever so often they printed new pamphlets that showed their stats decreasing: salaries decreasing, fewer students landing a job, new courses they've supposedly...

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  • anonymous
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    Graduate • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Dec 22, 2016
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    What it really is.

    The people there are amazing, but here are my real insights and opinions about the program that are shared among a lot of people, at this point I feel ripped off:

    1. Intructors: GREAT! This is the best part, except for one or two who need to be more professional and have more discipline. 

    2. Listen carefully: THIS IS NOT A FINTECH BOOTCAMP! Let me repeat it, so you know this. THIS IS NOT A FINTECH BOOTCAMP! This is, to me, the major scam! They hold finance lecture going...

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    Rak Chugh of Byte Academy

    Campus Director

    Jan 06, 2017

    Thanks for your feedback. We strive to continuously improve our program. We've made a number of changes in the past few months. Some that may be relevant to mention here include:

    i) Our Fintech program has been completely revamped as a result of the feedback from our hiring partners and from students. Fintech graduates are required to complete at least two of their three final projects in an area of Fintech. Our instructors work with each project team to ensure that there is adequate understanding on the financial concepts but also on the user interface, software architecture and design specifications for these Fintech projects.

    ii) On the employment front, we have started a tuition refund guarantee program if someone is unable to get a job within six months of graduation. Full details on our website www.byteacademy.co.

  • Taka
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    Graduate • Python Fullstack Development (Full, Part-Time) • New York City
    Dec 05, 2016
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    Worth my investment

    First off, I want to say that if you are an individual looking to go through a bootcamp and graduate without a CS degree you will have to work extremely hard in order to find that job. Saying that I have learned a lot from all the instructors here. Each instructor has insight on different technologies and methodologies and were all willing to help when needed. Jenna, director of career services has developed different strategies and advice to help me find a job. 

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  • Student's parent
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    Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Nov 15, 2016
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    no employment help

    My son, a rising senior economics and math major at a top liberal arts college took the course this past summer. He was diligent, sailed through with a lot of work and did an awesome final project. He learned to code but if you really need a job after taking this course, I'd like to be very clear, Byte Academy offers ZERO employment support. They don't provide leads, introductions, they have no lists of potential jobs, they offer no guidance on places to apply. They don't know you anymore ...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Apr 17, 2016
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    This place is a scam

    There is no fintech content at all in the fintech course. The Python/Django content is outdated, bad explained and won't help you to get a job. There is no job assistance, they will give you a list of web sites with job lists and good luck. There is so much waste of time with pointless meetings, etc. The place is a mess.
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FAQs

How much does Byte Academy cost?

Byte Academy costs around $14,950. On the lower end, some Byte Academy courses like Python Foundation cost $100.

What courses does Byte Academy teach?

Byte Academy offers courses like Blockchain (Part-Time), Data Science (Full-Time), FinTech (Part-Time), Full Stack Python Bootcamp (Full-Time) and 2 more.

Where does Byte Academy have campuses?

Byte Academy has in-person campuses in Bangalore and New York City. Byte Academy also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

Is Byte Academy worth it?

Byte Academy hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 72 Byte Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Byte Academy on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Byte Academy legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 72 Byte Academy alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Byte Academy and rate their overall experience a 3.99 out of 5.

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