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Codesmith

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Codesmith is a coding school redefining the way software engineering is taught. Codesmith offers full-time (13-week) and part-time (38-week) remote software engineering immersive programs as well as a full-time NYC Onsite program. Codesmith focuses on concepts and technologies such as full-stack JavaScript, computer science, machine learning, Dev Ops, React, and more. The immersives are advanced residencies designed to help individuals launch meaningful, high-level ca...
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  • Jessica Davila
    Sr. Full Stack Engineer • Graduate • New York City
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    Dec 05, 2023
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    Codesmith is an excellent program

    Codesmith is unlike any other educational program that I've experienced. The community that Codesmith fosters is invaluable. Whether you're a resident or an Alum there is always support and guidance available to you.  
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  • J.E.
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Jun 21, 2023
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    Grit, Grind, and an Amazing Experience

    Pre Codesmith Profession
    Prior to attending Codesmith, I pursued a career as a healthcare professional, investing seven years of my life to earn an advanced degree. However, upon venturing into the real world, I was taken aback by the rapid pace at which healthcare companies exhaust their professionals for the sake of financial gains. Overbooking, subpar care quality, inadequate compensation, and stymied long-term growth opportunities left me dis...
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  • Thomas Harper
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate
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    May 30, 2023
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    Transformed my life and career

    Codesmith was better than I could have possibly imagined. It has skyrocketed my career and income! Now I am doing work I am more passionate about and getting paid WAY more. Totally amazing. And I was already a software engineer before joining Codesmith.
    The community is incredible, really supportive and I feel I have some friends for life even though the course I did was remote.
    The instructors are passionate and genuinely care about the ...
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  • J.R.
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    May 12, 2023
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    Codesmith - Truly Amazing Experience!

    After dedicating 12 years of my life to nursing, I made a decision to pivot my career and pursue my true passion - technology. The experience provided by the full-time immersive  proved to be both challenging yet immensely fulfilling. It pushed me beyond my limits and helped me realize my true potential, showing that with  determination, I had the potential to be a talented engineer.

    For those who are considering a career shift to technology, I highly recommend  Codesm...
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  • Patrick Reid
    Senior Solutions Architect • Graduate • Global Part-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Mar 06, 2023
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    Best decision of my life!

    Going to Codesmith was one of the best decisions I have ever made! As I am writing this I just finished my first day as a software engineer making 3 times more than I have ever made! So I can tell you that Codesmith really does what they say it does.

    The tuition alone is worth it for Codesmith's hiring program. They help you hone a resume that you can be proud of! They teach you how to reach out and get interviews even in a horrible job market. And they provide continued support a...
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  • Maxwell Shick
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Dec 05, 2022
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    Codesmith Can Change Your Life

    This is a long review, but I know how intense this process can be for those of you looking at attending a bootcamp. It has now been about a year since I decided to attend a bootcamp to change careers. I looked everywhere online when I settled on going to a bootcamp; I read every review, I watched every video on Youtube, I even messaged alumni of different bootcamps on LinkedIn, and eventually, I found my way to Codesmith. For the last 3 months since the program, I’ve considered myself lu...
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  • Kendall Lu
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Nov 21, 2022
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    Hiring support still amazing 3 years later!

    I've been working as an engineer in the industry for over 3 years now. Whenever I needed help/advice with negotiating my salary Eric Kirsten has ALWAYS been there for me. I've been able to negotiate upwards of 15K on my first job acceptance, and 15% pay bumps every year after (thanks to Eric's advice). Not only that, as of my latest job hunt I was able to negotiate over 15K just on the base (not including bonuses and pay bumps)! Eric is an absolute gem of a resource, his advice has alrea...
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  • Trevor
    Trevor
    Frontend Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Aug 18, 2022
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    If you are looking for a robust program to launch your career, you've come to the right place

    I chose Codesmith because I perceived it to be the most rigorous program out there with regards to curriculum, portfolio, and job support, and it absolutely delivered on these promises. Here's a breakdown of how each manifested:

    Curriculum: the first part of the program is built around hard learning, challenges, and pair programming. Most units are taught over the course of a few days, which start with lectures and then continue with challenges meant to push you...
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  • Jose Cervino
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jul 21, 2022
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    Rigorous & Worth It

    I got into Codesmith with 2 months of studying while working full-time, pulling 80+ hour 7-day weeks & attending every Hard Parts workshop they had. At one point I stood outside a packed workshop room with my ear against the glass just to catch bits and pieces of what was being taught. I got in. It wasn't an easy full-time immersive experience - a lot of personal mistakes & challenges, but I came out on top. I slept on the couch just to dedicate the 1.5 hour commute time into the...
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  • Ryan
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Jun 09, 2022
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    On Codesmith's Immersive Program

    Prior to joining Codesmith's LA Immersive Program, I'd had some experience with programming, having taken a few intro computer science courses in college and tinkered around with JavaScript and Python through youtube tutorials. As coding became a passion of mine, I decided to try and apply for a software engineer role, but found it immensely difficult as I found the technical assessments to be out of my range of skill and a lot of companies were hesitant to hire a person without a techni...
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  • Jake
    Software Engineer II • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jun 04, 2022
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    Life changing

    Two years ago, I went to a very well known bootcamp right before the pandemic hit. The experience was ok as far as learning about coding, but to be honest the way in which they prepared us to actually get a job was extremely lackluster, to put it kindly. I struggled greatly and felt totally rudderless and not sure how I was ever going to crack into the industry.  Fall of 2021, I ran into a friend who had recently finished Codesmith and got an amazing job...
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  • Yanming Yu
    Yanming Yu
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    May 25, 2022
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    Thought it was a scam at first.

    2019 I knew I wanted to make a career change. I remember reading this reddit post calling codesmith a scam. It deterred me away but my curiosity had me investigate their free hard parts workshop and finding alumni to get their take. Their CSX platform was excellent, hard parts was fun and mostly importantly majority of the alumni I talked to has great things to say about the program. No one said the program was perfect and had issues with some parts of the program but never the whole pro...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
94%
Graduation Rate
$127,500
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96% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 4% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 301 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field80.1%
Full-time employee77.4%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.7%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance1.7%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.3%
Not seeking in-field employment0.3%
Employed out-of-field0.3%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field19.6%
Could not contact0.0%
salary breakdown
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Imogen Crispe
Imogen Crispe
Updated November 30, 2018
In the last week at Codesmith , students take part in Hiring Day, where employers visit the campus looking to hire new software engineers. Students interview with employers and show off their final projects. We visited Codesmith s New York City campus and spoke to one student about his experience at Codesmith, what he built after 12 weeks, and how his ambitions have changed after Codesmith! Find out if Codesmith was worth it for Reynolds Colon. Name Reynolds Colon Graduated November ...
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Liz Eggleston
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Updated July 13, 2023
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Lauren Stewart
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Updated June 26, 2018
Even after Brittany Miltenberger earned a bachelor s degree in computer science and worked professionally in software (QA, Release Engineering, and Front End Web Development), she felt she needed to go to coding bootcamp to learn more advanced, full-stack web development skills and technologies. She chose Codesmith in Los Angeles, because she thought it would be a challenge and enrolled in the two-week Live Online CS Prep course to prepare for the technical interview. Find ...
Imogen Crispe
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Updated March 30, 2018
The Codesmith team understands that the best way for people to learn is alongside a community. So when they launched Codesmith CSX, a free online learning platform to prepare people for coding bootcamps, user interaction was front and center. Codesmith Senior Product Manager Haley Godtfredsen tells us all about the CSX curriculum, how to navigate the online platform, how users can take part in weekly pair programming sessions, and she gives us a demo of a CSX coding challenge! ...
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Updated June 12, 2023
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Liz Eggleston
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Updated November 29, 2017
Daniel King was a Physics teacher for six years when he started attending Codesmith s JavaScript The Hard Parts workshops, and he was hooked. Since graduating from Codesmith just one year ago, Daniel has continued to grow into his new career as a software engineer. We talk about the community and mentorship that Daniel found at Codesmith, the principles of engineering that help him continue to grow as a developer after graduation, and how he landed his new job as a Web Solutions ...
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Updated January 08, 2021
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Codesmith Alumni Reviews Summary

Overall Experience
4.9
Instructors
4.9
Curriculum
4.9
Job Assistance
4.9
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Codesmith is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. For more information visit: https://codesmith.io/regulatory-information
FAQs

How much does Codesmith cost?

Codesmith costs around $20,925. On the lower end, some Codesmith courses like JavaScript for Beginners cost $350.

Where does Codesmith have campuses?

Codesmith has in-person campuses in New York City. Codesmith also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

Is Codesmith worth it?

The data says yes! Codesmith reports a median salary of $133,281 and 82% of Codesmith alumni are employed. Codesmith hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 544 Codesmith alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Codesmith on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Codesmith legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 544 Codesmith alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Codesmith and rate their overall experience a 4.89 out of 5.

Does Codesmith offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Codesmith offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

Can I read Codesmith reviews?

You can read 544 reviews of Codesmith on Course Report! Codesmith alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Codesmith and rate their overall experience a 4.89 out of 5.

Is Codesmith accredited?

Codesmith is approved to operate by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. For more information visit: https://codesmith.io/regulatory-information

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