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Codesmith

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Codesmith offers full-time (12-week) and part-time (38-week) remote immersive software engineering programs, as well as their full-time NYC Onsite Immersive. Codesmith is a selective, need-blind program focusing largely on computer science and full-stack JavaScript, with an emphasis on technologies like React, Redux, Node, build tools, DevOps and machine learning. This program enables Codesmith students (known as Residents) to build open-source projects, with the a...

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  • Jinhee
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
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    Oct 18, 2021
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    Software Engineer

    I considered many other bootcamps like fullstack academy, general assembly, etc. but then codesmith hiring outcome came to my attention as codesmith's hiring outcome was the best among bootcamps out there. After going through 12-weeks of program and now getting a job, I can see why codesmith has the best hiring outcome and I am really glad that I decided to go with codesmith. It provides the best curriculum for people who want to be engineers and how to think and code like mid to senior-...
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  • Jehovany Cruz
    Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Oct 11, 2021
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    You won't regret it! Take the leap of faith.

    Codesmith was such a great experience for me. I was stuck at a deadend job for way too long and needed to make a change. I found codesmith through a friend of mine who did the program in 2019. This help make my decision to make the leap of faith alot easier because I saw he completed the program and got a great job. Knowing someone first hand helped me put me at ease.

    To practice to get into Codesmith they have great free workshops call Javascript the easy parts (intro free classe...
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  • Geo
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
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    Oct 05, 2021
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    Best investment I've made

    I’ve waited to make this review because I wanted to be in the right mindset. That being said, I’ve obtained more value from Codesmith than my years as an engineer in college. Sad.. but very true. I am sitting here almost 3 months into my job with an income 3x more than what it was before I joined Codesmith. 

    They will give you the skills to be successful and competitive in the job market. I’ve taken everything they have taught me - especially the nontechnical stuff such as communi...
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  • Timeo
    Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Sep 17, 2021
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    Great Quality

    I had the opportunity to attend the full-time immersive remotely and also work as a fellow. Overall - Codesmith does a good job of setting up great conditions prior to enrollment (JS Fundamentals) & reinforces good developer practices and mindsets that leads to incredible outcomes. The process, overall, did work out as we were taught! 
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  • Graham
    GraphQL Full Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-time Software Engineering Immersive - Conducted online in PT, CT & ET and in-person in NYC • Online
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    Sep 15, 2021
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    Incredible Community!

    I graduated from Codesmith in June, was hired on as an Engineering Fellow by Codesmith for a three-month contract and am now preparing to end my Fellowship and move on to a full-time job as a GraphQL Full Stack Engineer with LexisNexis. From the first time I set foot into one of Codesmith's free public online workshops, I was impressed with their teaching style, pedagogy and above all empathy. They built a positive, ego-free environment where people worked hard at a difficult thing to be...
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  • Kelly Cuevas
    Educator • Student • New York City
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    Aug 25, 2021
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    Student

    After working on Codesmith's free JavaScript lessons through CSX and attending a few free workshops, I was ecstatic to win a free weekend intensive of "JavaScript for Beginners" (JSB). My instructor was Sophie, and I can't say enough about the whole experience. Sophie was kind, patient, and knowledgable. As an educator with 23 years of experience, I appreciate the methodical way Codesmith breaks concepts down and gives you ample opportunities to practice and apply what you learned before...
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  • Jordan
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Online
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    Aug 24, 2021
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    Software Engineer

    Codesmith is a tier above many other bootcamps for one simple reason: They don’t just show you what to learn. They show you how. They encourage hard-learning and how to overcome  the very same roadblocks software engineers face on a day-to-day basis. Their fellowship program offers residents a way to connect with recent grads who understand the struggle / learning process.
     
    Also, the culture of the program is truly special. Let’s be honest-doing the kind of menta...
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  • Prince
    Student • Graduate • CS Prep • Online
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    Aug 03, 2021
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    Great Prep Class

    The CS Prep class has been invaluable in preparing me to pass the technical interview for the Codesmith immersive program. It was a great opportunity to experience the teaching style of Codesmith programs as well. Big shout out to my instructor, Matt for being so helpful.
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  • Rob
    Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Jul 29, 2021
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    Amazing

    If you're looking for a career change over to software engineering, then definitely consider Codesmith.

    After attending, I gained the confidence and competence to build a full stack application, understand dev ops, and system design.

    There are two main components that make Codesmith work: the production project and career support.

    Of course, the lectures, exercises, algorithm practice all matter in terms of building the foundation of your competence as an engineer, b...
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  • Wayne Wilcox
    Software Developer, JPMorgan • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Jun 23, 2021
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    Software Developer

    Choosing to learn a new skill was the best decision I made in 2020. It got me through a lot, and I got a great job. I have Codesmith to thank for that. The program taught me things I didn't even know that I needed to know. They pursue hard learning with empathy and all the understanding and open-mindedness in the world.  For the program, I applied myself vigorously, and I got back so much more confidence in my knowledge because of that.  They teach you an entire stack, so focusing and de...
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  • Evan K.
    Software Engineer • Student • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
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    Jun 02, 2021
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    Persistence is Key

    (Disclaimer: As far as I know, the program is virtual-only at this point. I was in an on-site program pre-pandemic so some of this might not apply)

    A big reason I decided to invest my time, energy, and money (lots of money) into Codesmith was because I subscribed to the same philosophy of hard learning. Everyone is going to have a different experience in this bootcamp, and some of those experiences might have negative aspects. But for better or worse, Codesmith pushes you to be de...
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  • Luis
    Software Engineer (Front-End) • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
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    May 15, 2021
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    The most honest review I can give about Codesmith

    As someone who has never worked a full time job in the US, I have to say that going to Codesmith is the best decision I have ever made in my life. I got a freelance offer of $55/hr within 2.5 months of graduation, which I left in a month after because the codebase had way too much technical debt. Within another 2-3 months, I landed 2 other offers - 1 from an acquired start-up with TC at around 120-130k and 1 from a tech unicorn with TC around 140-180k - and I ended up taking the latter b...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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100% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 92 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field83.1%
Full-time employee82.0%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance1.1%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment0.0%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field16.9%
Could not contact0.0%
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Jess Feldman
Published November 10, 2022
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Published February 17, 2022
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Published December 08, 2021
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Published October 13, 2021
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Published July 01, 2021
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How much does Codesmith cost?

Codesmith costs around $19,950. On the lower end, some Codesmith courses like JavaScript for Beginners cost $325.

Where does Codesmith have campuses?

Codesmith has in-person campuses in Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland and Seattle. Codesmith also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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