Code Chrysalis is a 12-week, full-time advanced software engineering bootcamp in Tokyo, Japan. Code Chrysalis has a rigorous, industry-aligned curriculum, career placement support and mentorship to transform students into autonomous, full-stack software engineers. In an effort to maximize learning during the program, all accepted students are expected to complete a provided pre-immersive curriculum before the on-site class begins.
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While teaching English for many years in Japan and working on some technical projects at my school, I discovered that I love programming. I wanted to change careers. I spent many months preparing on my own for interviewing for software engineering positions in Japan. When the time came, I discovered that I was *almost* ready. In the interviews that I had, I was able to hold my own, but I was missing the spark to inspire a job offer.
It was clear that I needed more experience with modern web technologies and software engineering skills. I explored the available coding bootcamps in Tokyo and came across Code Chrysalis. I was immediately attracted to their cool application process, which required submitting code and subsequently doing pair programming with the CTO. From the moment I met Yan and Kani (the co-founders), it was obvious that they knew what they were doing. I knew that the financial cost of attending the school and being a full-time student was going to be an investment, rather than a risk.
During the course, we covered so many software engineering skills. Algorithms, pair programming, back-end web servers, reactive front-end frameworks, databases, NoSQL, Agile software development, whiteboarding, and more. We even covered other professional skills like interpersonal communication, presentations, interview preparation, and making a super polished resume.
To me, the most valuable skill that I learned was how to go from "not knowing how to do something" to "being able to do that thing well". For the whole duration of the course, you are pushed to learn new things. Not through knowledge transfer from the teachers, but through repetitive practice. After learning so many new things hands-on, I feel comfortable and confident continuing to learn new difficult things throughout my career.
The job preparation part of the course paid off really well for me. One of the guest lecturers at the course was a CTO at a company in Tokyo. He also attended a few meetups during my time at Code Chrysalis. After the course, he offered me an interview, and eventually a position at his company. It's going really well.
It's not often that working adults get the opportunity to spend 3 months learning something new full-time. During my time at Code Chrysalis, I didn't take for granted for one moment that I was doing something rare, special, and important. Code Chrysalis helped me to make a huge positive change in my life. If you challenge yourself, put in sincere effort, and have an open mind, you can do the same.
Code Chrysalis tells you not just engineering but presentation, networking and mindset.
As to software engineering, you can learn fundamentals, frontend and backend to be a full stack software engineer. When you learn each element, you need to understand the concept, implement example applications, and explain what you have understood through pair programming. Staffs help you to do so, but they won't give everything you need. You need to google for anything you need, which is necessary for any engineer.
As an engineer, you also need to tell your opinion, explain what you are implementing clearly. In Code Chrysalis, you can have a lot of opportunities like lightning talk, presentation and something like speaking about anything in front of people. You can exchange many feedbacks for improving yourself by staffs and classmates.
You can get many job searching helps like how to write your resume, practicing interviews including technique. I can ask them even after my graduation. If you have or acheive a lot of skills, you need to show them. You can know how to show your ability better way.
It's not for beginners but if you have passion of learning software skills I think you can make it until the end of this course.
In my case, I have an experience of programming for about 6 years so actually, I focused on getting communication skills in English. But I learned modern software development skills a lot such as TDD, Heroku CI, GraphQL and so on.
The reason why I put rate 4 in "Overall Experience" and "Curriculum" is that I felt easy in the beginning of this course but it was getting more difficult.
I traveled from Iran to join this bootcamp, It was totally great experience!☺️
The good point about this bootcamp is that they teach you how to learn fast.
You will experience extreme programming, Agile and so many other stuffs. It's like working in a real company. You'll learn pair programming, TDD, team work.
It's not like that you join this bootcamp and just improve your coding skills, you also learn about soft skills which you should be aware of for having better quality of working experience.
It's completely international group and they also accept international students and if you join the bootcamp from another country they try their best to help you and support you!
I totally recommend it to anyone with codeing experience.
In my pint of view, people who wants to join them should defanately consider the location! Tokyo is really nice city which is really worth visiting☺️👌🏻
(Note: My company supported me during the program and I'm still working at the same company, that explains why I set the "Job support" to not applicable.)
Before going through this program, I had already been working as an DevOps engineer on a totally different technology stack.
And this program gave me a new set of skills that I'm pretty sure I'll benefit a lot in my career.
Here are some good points.
- An opportunity to learn something I always wanted to learn, and build some projects I always wanted to build.
- Some very good practice in modern software engineering industry and some good habitat of communication. Pair programming, giving feedback are the ones I personally value the most.
And there are some low-level topics(like operating system, TCP/IP and etc) not covered very well.
But I think the staff team have made the hard trade off since the time is quite limited, and it's unrealistic to expect that you can learn everything about computer science and software engineering during three months.
Make the right expectation and I believe one can learn enough skills to prepare oneself as a software engineer.
Code Chrysalis provided us with much more than a regular full-stack bootcamp will probably do. I was able to acquire all the backend skills (I was a frontend developer) that I was hoping to learn, but also there were great opportunities that I didn't expect to have before the course. I'll mention 3 of them.
(1) Learn how to learn - You get to learn how to learn new things and how to solve problems by yourself. Asking others for answers is easy but it doesn't help you to grow as an engineer.
(2) TDD & CI・CD - You get to learn TDD throughout the course, and CI/CD using Heroku pipeline in team projects. Experience these modern development technics was pretty amazing for me.
(3) Real world activities - We were so lucky to have so many activities including a lean startup methodology workshop at Pivotal Japan, an interview with a foodbank NPO, guest talks about UX, the cultural differences between Japanese and American in a business setting etc, a collaboration project with RakutenMap. Can't name all...
If you like challenges, want to learn modern technics and enjoy to expand your knowledge outside of the technology, this course is highly recommended:)
I came into this program with a strong computer science background but weak web development experience. This course as purported goes back-to-front covering all the messy details of creating a modern web app framework to completion. The second half of the course is dedicated to creating individual and collaborative full stack projects in an Agile workflow. Instructor quality is high and selected students are friendly and passionate. Worth every penny.
Intense but rewarding course. Not for beginners. I was a backend engineer and I joined because I wanted to be a full-stack developer. Learned a lot and really appreicate all the help and opportunities the company and the instructors offered us. The location of the classroom is in downtown Tokyo, so very convenient. The course is taught in English. Outside of tech the personal branding and carer planning parts of the course was also extremely useful. If you're looking to go hard and acrquire advanced skillsets, consider taking this course.
I have experience with the Foundations course, and have also sat in on the Immersive and worked with the graduates of that program. Code Chrysalis is an amazing bootcamp -- they do a fantastic job of preparing students for professional work in software engineering -- and they provide both the Foundations and Immersive courses, so people of all entry levels can achieve that career transformation.
The staff is kind and helpful too, with students and the community. Tons of free public events for the Tokyo tech scene too. Love it.
code chrysalis was a very good experiance for me , instead of learning coding and other things i really liked learning about important skills that a computer engineer should know about it
if you are confuse or you thing your skills aren't enough i think is a good idea to try it
Very immersive course ( with a lot of homework ) and enough fundamentals and practical skills you can achieve to be a professional software engineer. Instructors and curriculum provide not just programming skills but soft skills such as presentation, communication and team building which are very important to be a great engineer.
In my case, I didn't have any professional background and that is why every day is so challenging. But thanks to their intensive support, I could manage to get through it and I had got very confident as an engineer at the end.
They also provide curriculum and support for career planning and job searching. That helped me get a very good job opportunity even though I did not have any professional background. I really appreciate all the help they gave us.
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