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CodeCore Bootcamp

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CodeCore Bootcamp

Avg Rating:4.68 ( 56 reviews )

CodeCore offers an intensive, 12-week developer bootcamp in Vancouver. CodeCore is one of Western Canada's first developer schools, and is taught by seasoned industry experts. The program culminates in a hiring day attended by Vancouver's top technology companies.

CodeCore is designed for novice programmers and is ideal for entrepreneurs without a "technical co-founder", designers who want to expand their skill set, and professionals looking to transition into a web development career. CodeCore students will master HTML5 & CSS, JavaScript and JavaScript frameworks, jQuery, software architecture and object oriented development, Ruby on Rails, popular APIs, design and user experience, and development methodologies.During the program and after graduation, CodeCore provides ongoing career resources and networking opportunities exposing graduates to Vancouver's top recruiters and technology companies.

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  • Programming Fundamentals

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    HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Front End
    In PersonPart Time5 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$950
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationVancouver
    Start with the basics then dive deep with hands-on training and guidance. Learn how to make more by making a web application which stores information and interacts with your visitors by learning part-time in 5 weeks. This course covers an introduction to programming fundamentals starting with brief theory on programming basics and building websites. It is structured to give you a strong foundation to utilize programming in your career. At the end of the course, students will be able to create simple applications using JavaScript and Firebase. HTML & CSS Basics Students will learn the basics of styling using HTML & CSS including: tags, typography, navigation, form creation, classes & IDs, as well as a brief intro of Bootstrap. JavaScript & jQuery Basics Students will learn programming fundamentals using JavaScript covering: variables, functions, flow control, arrays, objects, interaction with webpages, and integrating jQuery. Firebase Basics Students will learn how to persist, store, and retrieve data using Firebase, as well as simple user authentication.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBasic Computer Knowledge
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Web Development Bootcamp

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, Rails, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, Ruby, Scrum, SQL
    In PersonFull Time30 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$9,000
    Class size15
    LocationVancouver
    The CodeCore Bootcamp curriculum was developed by our team of industry veterans, who continuously consult with our corporate Hiring Partners to review, update and optimize our program. We teach not just the fundamentals of coding and programming languages, but also offer real-world training in software architecture and development methodologies and processes. Graduates come away with the tools and understanding to communicate and work effectively with teams in a fast-paced development environment.
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    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Tuition PlansPay full $9000 amount up front or Pay the partial amount of $4000 up-front which is followed by 8 Monthly payment amount: $725. A credit check is required for this option and a deposit may be required to reserve your place.
    Refund / GuaranteeAll refunds will be processed as per PTIB policy.
    ScholarshipFemale? Boom! You've just received a $500 scholarship grant towards your full-time bootcamp enrolment. One small way CodeCore is working to encouraging diversity in a male-dominated workplace. We can suggest more funding programs applicable to you.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelWe would ask you to write our admissions test which makes us sure that you are on the same level as you. If you couldn't crack the test then you can join our Fundamentals program for free.
    Prep WorkAfter you crack the exam, then we will have a little chat to get a better idea about your goals and issue your acceptance letter.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Bob • Application Support Analyst • Graduate
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    So, you want to learn to code, but you don't know where to start? Try CodeCore!
    This is my story: I had lost my job and I wanted to do something different and earn more, obviously. Aside from having installed several flavours of Linux, I had no coding experience whatsoever and since I needed some kind of structure to learn, learning only through online tutorials was not my favourite option, although I tried that too. So, I started to look for a course where I could learn the basics of coding and see if I really liked it. I went to Lighthouse Labs and to CodeCore. The first school looked nice, but I was totally disappointed when I was told that in order to be accepted, I would have to pass an interview where people would decide if I had "the right attitude" for the industry. That made me feel very uncomfortable: it was like if wanting to learn was not good enough! I had already planned to go to CodeCore the same day and so I did. My experience there was completely different. I had absolutely no obstacles to enrol and everything flowed easily since the beginning. One of the things that really makes CodeCore different is that if Tam (the leading instructor), another team member or TA know a resource or have a contact who can help you in something, they will never hesitate to offer you some help. From the best possible technical advice to actual job search support and contacts, the variety of resources that CodeCore offers has no match. In other words: they really want to see their students succeed and you can feel it. For me, that is simply wonderful! To finish, I just want to say that after attending the Fundamentals and the Bootcamp, CodeCore helped me get a job in a company that is at the forefront of the online payments world. I am not officially a developer yet, but I will become one in a few months. This is perfect for me, because I still have time to learn more before getting the full responsibility of a developer. And if that wasn't good enough, I am earning several thousand dollars more than in my previous job, so at the end of the day, this has been one of the best investments in my life, not only from a financial point of view, but also from a personal and professional perspective: I became part of the CodeCore community and it also got me into the Vancouver Tech world.

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    In today's day and age there is almost no technology that can not be self taught if given enough time. The value of CodeCore is not merely that you are taught how the develop web applications, but your energy is carefully guided and focused to learn how to develop web applications without waisting time on learning the wrong technologies and methodologies. 

    CodeCore's excellent instructors, TA's and well designed course materials prepared me for employment in the industry and allowed me to be a productive member of our development team from the get go.

  • Daniel • Rails Developer • Graduate
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    I was looking to get into web development, and I was applying for University to do computer science. After seeing the local bootcamps, I decided it would be worth taking the course and trying to go directly into the workforce instead. I had no prior experience, and started with the fundamentals course to learn the basics of Ruby, HTML, and CSS. I went through the fundamentals and felt confident, so I quit my dead end job, and took the full bootcamp. It was hard, there's a lot to learn and it's hard to absorb everything in 8 weeks, but I also found it incredibly rewarding to create an entire web application from scratch. A month after I'd finished the bootcamp I had two job offers to choose from. 

    It's hard work, especially if you don't have previous computer science experience. I'd suggest that if you're thinking about it making a career switch to start messing around on your own first, do the suggested codecademy courses (Ruby, and HTML/CSS). Come into Codecore and talk to Tam or Bronwin, they're really approachable and helped validate the ideas behind what I wanted to build, and that Codecore would help get me where I wanted to go.

    Once you finish the bootcamp, it's still hard work. But I feel like it's given me more control over my career, more options, oppourtunity, and room to grow. Codecore has also been an amazing support after I finished the bootcamp. I come back to the school just to work on projects and hang out with other developers. They do a good job of kicking your butt and getting you out to networking events, and whenever I mention that I'm interested in a local company Tam offers to give me an introduction. Codecore's been a huge networking asset, and it's always interesting to talk to graduates and hear about what they're working on, or who they're working with.

    To be a great web developer you have to constantly learn, push, and grow. Does that sound good to you?

  • Jason • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I was looking for a career change. I did a lot of research before chosing a bootcamp. Why I chose this one was I needed hands on training. I need someone to walk me through everything. Years ago in university I made websites before CSS was invented, but stopped after graduating, and found a real world corporate job. So I had some experience with coding, but programming, creating functions and methods etc, sounded very intimidating. The people at codecore provided me with guidance, training and leadership. 

    Some people are really smart, no matter which bootcamp they would choose, they would end up the same. Me not so much, I definitely needed patient and knowledgeable teachers. All the TAs at codecore were saints, they never got frustrated with me or impatient. Eventhough I asked same thing over and over again. Most of the TAs at codecore had impressive credentials and well known in the community.

    Birds of a feather flock together... Its weird, like minded people find each other. Most people in my class had similar stories and background. We were all looking for something different and wanted change. We all got along, there were good vibes all over. I got the same feeling when I met other previous graduates and current students. 

    If you work hard, it is worth it. It is so cliche, but really do "get out what you put in." The only thing I wish I had was more time. There is a lot absorb in just 8 weeks. Also, there are more topics I would have loved to get more teaching in, such as javascript. Anyways, I fully recommend this course.

  • Anonymous
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    I enrolled in the bootcamp with very little coding or development experience. My goal was to get a developer job straight out of the bootcamp, which I did!

    Tam and the instructors are phenomenal. The TAs are amazing and available every afternoon/evening for help with homework. All the knowledge and support you need is at CodeCore, it's up to you to show up and do the work! 

    The BEST part about CodeCore is the community. Everyone looks out for each other and you will make many new friends. There are always networking events and people helping you find work. 

    If you want to be a Rails developer you should absolutely do the bootcamp! Do yourself a favor and do the required/suggested prep material to set you up for bootcamp.

  • Mike Martinson • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I came to CodeCore committed to switching careers to get started in software development and unsure what to expect in terms of pace and rigour. I had spend a number of months before the course learning from online courses and guides, but was moving to Vancouver to be closer to opportunities and wanted make it easier to find a position developing software by rounding out my skill set and making some connections with local developers.

    I was very impressed by the teaching style and personal committment to the success of the students that I saw from the lead instructor Tam, which is what had initially drawn me to Codecore over the other comparable alternatives. The course material is culumative and the pace was relentless for many students who were not coming in with a high level of preparation. Tam was careful to arrange for extra help sessions for students needing them and was also helpful in providing stretch exercises to other students to keep everyone engaged.

    In addition to the general high quality of the daytime sessions, I found much of the value in the program to come from the less structured evening sessions with teaching assistance who teach part time and work daily as industry professionals. Their alternative perspectives on topics were intersting and having more one on one time than during the day allowed them to jump a bit deeper into some of the topics that might have been compressed during the main curriculum in order to have time to cover everything.

    Codecore helped me during after the bootcamp to make connections with some local companies, one of which I interviewed and started working for the week after the program finished. Transitioning into the workplace I found that Codecore had set me up the basic skills I needed to get started and helped point me down the further learning paths I need to become a fully proficient professional.

    For anyone willing to put in the required hard work, the Codecore bootcamp is easily the most focused, ambitious and supportive program I have seen for people looking to transition into a rewarding career.

  • Halfdan Hem • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I attended CodeCore Bootcamp in October 2014, and I can honestly say that it gave me all the tools I needed to succeed in transitioning to a developer career.

    I did a good amount of prepwork, as directed by the staff at CodeCore, and it definitively helped.

    CodeCore provides TA hours every day, which if you are willing to stay and work will help you immensely, TA staff is friendly and very knowledgeable.

    Attending a CodeCore bootcamp will also help you get connected with industry professionals as these are around CodeCore every day of the week.

     

    I would recommend CodeCore wholeheartedly for anyone looking for excellent teaching, TA-ing and chance of getting a job as a developer!

  • Anonymous • Business owner • Student
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    I may have come in with large expectations. I may not be the typical case. For me, viewing  across-the-board, 5 star reviews doesn't really tell the full story. The T.A's in the class can potentially be helpful when you can acquire help. That isn't always often enough. I did go in with some computer skills, minor coding previously and an intention to learn. Come the exam at the end, I wasn't prepared for the material. Neither was about 75% of the class I would assume, who didn't show up to write the exam. I had windows, and a prerequisite of the course should be having a Mac. I was unable to do the final due to my operating system, as well as almost a full class I sat in for.

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    If you are serious about wanting to become a web developer, then CodeCore is your answer. Its definately not easy, and requires a lot of commitment, but if you take the cohort you can definately get to where you need. Even if everything dosnt sink in all the way after taking the cohort, you can come back and re-take the course again, or sit in on some classes you think you need a bit more help with - what other place offers that ? 

    You can leave here confident in your abilities - weather you have no previous knowledge in any computer related field or you have a background (even a degree ) in computer sciences. Bottom Line - you will be challenged, and you will leave a complete, confident web developer. 

     

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I have quit my job as a cook to join the Ruby on Rails Bootcamp and it is one of the best decisions I have made.

    Tam is an awesome instructor. He explains everything very clearly. There's a lot of TA's to help you with assignments and personal projects.

    One of the best qualities of CodeCore apart from the awesome instructors is CodeCore is not just a bootcamp, it's a community of developers. Past and current students are all approachable for any questions that you may have.

  • Changed my life
    - 7/17/2015
    Leah Huyghe • Web Developer
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    I loved the CodeCore Bootcamp! I did their fundmentals course too, which really set me off on the right foot for the first few weeks. 

    Tam is a really great instructor and there's lots of awesome TA's around if you ever get stuck. I continue to recommend CodeCore to people who tell me they're interested in learning programming.

    - Leah, Cohort 8

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