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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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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Apr 17, 2016
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    Greedy, incompetent, messy

    Unlike most of the students, I actually graduated from here. They let people in without any coding experience whatsoever so that they can charge these unprepared students thousands of dollars even if they have to drop out on their first week. That's how this place makes a lot of money. The other way is to hire "instructors" straight from Ruby bootcamps and use previous students as TA's. No one here has real world experience as a professional Python/Django engineer. This is a big red flag t...

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  • Anonymous
    associate software engineer • Graduate • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Apr 17, 2016
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    not recommended

    The FinTech part is just few hours on the second month where they will explain a bit of financial terminology and that's is all! There is nothing of FinTech at all.

    The Python/Django program was created by an recent graduate from a Ruby/Rails bootcamp, not anyone with real knowledge or experience in Python nor Django. The is so many things missing or wrong in that curriculum that you are better doing some Python online classes for free on Edx or Udacity.

    The job assista...

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  • Anonymous
    software engineer • Graduate • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Apr 07, 2016
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    Worse bootcamp

    Lets start with the curriculum that was made by recent Ruby graduate students that got hired to develop a Python/Django curriculum. It is not just outdated but a lot of times show techniques that is plain wrong. NO ONE USES/KNOW DJANGO IN THERE. The place is a lie! None of the instructors has professional experience with Django so don't expect to learn market standard techniques.

    The office is dirty, messy and loud and the place where the "classes" should happen is all the time h...

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    Graduate • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Mar 19, 2016
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    Great experience!

    Thank you Byte Academy! I can code now. Started from the scratch. I spent four great months at Byte. Hey guys we should organize an Alumni association.

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Jan 29, 2016
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    You can do better

    This may be good given some time to grow.  In the meantime, this is a waste of money and time.  The good reviews are from staff, or have been requested by their marketing person.  They send out emails with incentives asking people to leave 5 star reviews on different sites.

    You will get a brief "lesson" each day that does not actually teach you anything.  The projects are the same you would find if you did your own online search or used books.  The resources are much the same.  T...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Python Fullstack Development (Full, Part-Time) • New York City
    Jan 07, 2016
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    Great Experience...so far.

    This is being written for the benefit of those considering Byte as a coding bootcamp school.  TL;DR: It’s a fantastic program with dedicated, knowledgeable instructors, focusing on an industry (Finance and Banking) that is ripe for change. It is tough but you will learn a lot.


    As I am in the middle of the three-month Byte program, I can only speak to my experiences and observations regarding the first half of the course. I expect to report on the whole ex...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Dec 26, 2015
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    Waste of your money

    I chose Byte academy because it was the only bootcamp in NYC teaching Python. I quickly realized none of their instructors are competent in teaching it; all their teachers are hired straight from either their own bootcamp or Ruby bootcamps and they have zero real life work experience in what they teach. Typical day at Byte consists of a 15 to 30 min lecture in the morning and after that you are on your own. That was okay though, since especially in the Django part our instructor was so bad...

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    Richard of Byte Academy

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    Feb 29, 2016

    Byte Academy is dedicated to the success of its students. We have many
    full time instructors and most of them work with students until well past
    normal business hours and view the success of their students with pride.
    Assuming this anonymous poster is who we think it is, the instructor who taught
    the specific cohort has since left the school.

     We frequently poll our students to ensure that the quality of our
    education is very good, and that we keep improving it from month to month. So
    do expect changes for the better every month.

     We have excellent job placement rates for active job seekers. The
    time it takes for most students to find a job varies from 1-3 months after
    graduation while some exceptional students have job offers (or at least
    employers have already given indication of interest to hire) before their
    official graduation date. We advise students on their resume, social media
    presence, LinkedIn, job resources, and absolutely offer career counseling. In
    the past we did not chase down our students to work on the aforementioned items
    with us. If we felt they were well positioned to find a job without any
    career counseling, we let them help themselves. We are now doing a better job
    of chasing our students. However, we can only help if students avail of our
    services. Some students have taken the option of working on their job search
    without our help.

     The Fintech curriculum is tailored to the interests and strengths
    of each cohort. Fintech is an incredibly broad subject. The “second four week
    period” (Phase 2) is when you learn about financial concepts so that students
    can decide if they want to pursue a Fintech project. After learning the
    concepts, if anyone is interested in building a Fintech project, which this
    anonymous poster elected not to, our finance instructors (not consultant) would
    work with the student in helping build a fantastic fintech related final
    project in Phase 3. 
  • Anonymous
    Student • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Nov 06, 2015
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    Great experience

    I worked in Finance for a number of years before coming to Byte Academy, and had no experience in coding. Byte Academy was exactly what I was looking for. I can now create web applications for trading purposes. Python is a great language for this. Lots of individualized attention, relaxed atmosphere. Also, lots of events by all sorts of companies presenting in the evenings. I would highly recommend.

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • New York City
    Jul 09, 2015
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    Great Program

    Loved it.  Chose it because it taught Python and was less than Fullstack & Dev; however felt like it was a "private school" bootcamp in the end with small classes and extremely accomodating, receptive instructors and staff.  Definitely a place where committment is valued.

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  • Anonymous
    New York City
    Jun 30, 2015
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    Amazing Experience

    The benefits of attending Byte Academy were obvious to me when I applied.  Nowhere else could I receive an education in both Python and FinTech, nor could my girlfriend get a $2,000 scholarship here just because she is a girl! I knew attending Byte Academy would be a great career decision, but I never realized just how enjoyable the 12 weeks at the boot camp would be.  First off, Byte Academy is in a fantastic location.  Located literally one block from Grand Central, I could e...

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  • Anonymous
    New York City
    Jun 30, 2015
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    Great Class!

    Attending Byte Academy is the best investment I have ever made.  Byte Academy is ahead of the curve as far as coding classes and boot camps go.  Byte Academy does this by teaching Python, the most current and universal coding language, as well as teaching its students all about Fin-Tech.  The final project is so immersive and current that regardless of your experience, after 12 weeks at Byte Academy, you will have the knowledge and confidence to appeal to any employer that you ...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Fintech Immersive • New York City
    Jun 29, 2015
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    LOVED Byte Academy

    I had such a great experience here - from the instructors, to the students and, of course the curriculum!  There is emphasis on stimulating real world situations in the classroom - which I found very valuable.  The finance mini course was great and really supplemented my Python training.  I took advantage of the career help here and am currently deciding between two dream offers..

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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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