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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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  • Jordan
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • 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 • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • 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, but the meat of...
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  • Wayne Wilcox
    Software Developer, JPMorgan • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • 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 • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • 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 • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • 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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  • Michael Colley
    Data Scientist • Graduate
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    May 13, 2021
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    CSPrep a rocketbooster for learning beginner to Intermediate JS concepts

    I attended CS Prep to help level up ahead of my technical interview for the Full-time immersive course at Codesmith. Honestly, I was quite blown away by how much I managed to learn in those two weeks. Self-teaching JavaScript is a slow process but with the help of Matt and Greg ( the course leaders), I was able to get my head around some concepts that I was having a hard time committing to permanent memory like Closure and Recursion.  For the money, I think it's good value and is really ...
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  • Brian
    Brian
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Apr 18, 2021
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    Great program, mediocre instructors

    My experience at Codesmith was a solid 3.5/5, but I would definitely round up to a 4. The community is probably one of the best parts. Everyone is super friendly and supportive. The staff are probably a bit overworked, but you can tell that they genuinely want the best for all of the students. I was a happy student and I ended up finding employment.

    I will be separating my review into pros and cons, as follows:

    Pros:
    • Strong, supportive commun...
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  • Zac Haluza
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Apr 17, 2021
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    Solid bootcamp experience with a great community

    A quick overview of my experience: I attended Codesmith from Febuary-May 2020, worked as a fellow until August, and started my first engineering role at the end of August, after applying to jobs for 1-2 months.

    (If you don't feel like reading the whole thing, scroll down to the
    Conclusion section at the very bottom)

    I was drawn to Codesmith because I already had a little under a year of self-taught experience with HTML, CSS, and...
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  • Tony S
    Tony S
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Apr 12, 2021
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    Software Engineer

    I want to start off my review with a quick preface. If you are looking for an easy way into the world of software or web development then this most likely won't be a good fit for you. It takes a tremendous amount of work throughout. Before the program, during the program, and after the program (where some would say that this is where the real work starts). Your mileage may vary depending on your initial experience and innate affinity for coding and problem solving, but there is simply no...
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  • Spencer Wyman
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Apr 11, 2021
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    Engineering Maturity

    My Codesmith story pretty different from most, but it has the same happy ending.

    I come from a more technical background than a lot of people who come to Codesmith. I studied mathematics in college, taught math and science professionally, and was already comfortable with the basics of coding. To top it all off, I wasn't even very interested in web development, I wanted to work in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and was looking for a way to enter into that field.
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  • Justin
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Apr 07, 2021
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    Can't imagine a better program

    What's brilliant about Codesmith is they don't just teach you languages and frameworks. About a third of the program is dedicated to actually building an open source developer tool that other engineers can actually use that will impress potential employers. This is a step beyond where most programs leave you and is critical to their graduates' success -- it gives you a huge leg up and something fascinating and deep to talk about in an interview.

    I came in from a completely differe...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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Graduation Rate
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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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Updated December 05, 2023
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Updated November 10, 2023
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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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