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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...

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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
    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
    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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  • Brian Grosso
    Graduate • CS Prep • Online
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    Mar 31, 2021
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    Invaluable Approach and Culture!!!

    I participated in CSPrep, the two week part-time pre-bootcamp prep program, and am eagerly preparing for the bootcamp itself.  Codesmith is incredible for a few reasons.  First their approach which involves building a complete, rock-solid foundation including understanding what is going on under the hood with the javascript engine using diagramming of the callstack, thread of execution, execution context, and memory, and precise technical language is great.  Second, instruction is intera...
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  • Carlos Botero-Vargas
    Software Engineer • Graduate • CS Prep • Online
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    Mar 30, 2021
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    Amazing program, results speak for themselves!

    Codesmith is an environment where knowledge is built upon hard work, indeed, but most importantly, kindness. In all my time there I never received but words of encouragement, inspiration, and guidance. Every instructor and volunteer seem fully committed to you understanding  why  code works the way it does, not simply gimmicks or fancy tricks.
    The curriculum is filtered  through best practices, truly modern approach, and updated technical background, so you hit the ground running on y...
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  • Mario
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Mar 30, 2021
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    Changes Lives - Literally.

    The best investment I ever made, the people in my cohort alone are worth the money spent. Now imagine that, coupled with the intense immersive curriculum and the power house instructors, AND the leader of CS - Will S is an actual human being that's so down to earth, real, extremely helpful, and actually cares. 

    This is a no brainer, it's the real deal, I landed a role shortly after graduating and I got more than what I was asking for. When does that ever happen in life?! 

    I...
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  • Catherine L.
    Graduate • CS Prep • Online
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    Mar 23, 2021
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    Great course if you're planning on committing to the Codesmith Immersive

    Pros:
    - Great Curriculum: CS Prep teaches you the Hard Parts of Javascript and prepares you for the technical interview of the Codesmith Immersive. It provides a great starting point for students to understand the field of software engineering, as you pick up tidbits of wisdom while progressing through the course. Their supporting materials were also organized and helpful. 
    - Community: My cohort had an amazing community. Many of the students would constantly talk and joke through ...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

83%
Employment Rate
95%
Graduation Rate
$116,500
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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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Recent Codesmith News

Jess Feldman
Updated March 30, 2023
Course Report March 2023 Coding Bootcamp News Roundup Happy Women s History Month! This March on International Women s Day, we hosted a live Q&A with four bootcamp alumnae to hear about their career changes into tech and their tips for other women considering pivoting into tech. Layoffs at big tech companies continued through March, but despite this turbulence, IT hiring predictions for Q2 2023 are looking strong. The popular veterans benefit, VET TEC will wrap up at the ...
Jess Feldman
Updated March 09, 2023
While Li enjoyed the clinical side of her career as a dietician, she was burned out from managing the underpaid and overworked lifestyle of working in a hospital. Answering her lifelong interest in tech, Li sought an immersive, online coding school to prepare her to successfully change careers. Li shares her tips about how to prepare for Codesmith and what she wishes she knew before her first day of the immersive program. Plus, find out how Li has adapted to her new life as a remote ...
Jess Feldman
Updated January 03, 2023
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Jess Feldman
Updated November 10, 2022
Cam studied accounting in college but decided to make a career shift during the pandemic. Following his interest in tech, Cam chose Codesmith to future-proof his career and learn software engineering. After graduating from Codesmith in 2020 and working as a Software Engineer at Google, Cam and one of his classmates launched their own decentralized audio-visual curation community called heds . Cam shares how he pivoted from accounting to software engineering to tech entrepreneurship ...
Jess Feldman
Updated October 19, 2022
Learning to think like a software engineer is only the first step in becoming a software engineer; landing that first job after a coding bootcamp is a feat all its own! Not only does Codesmith boast a dedicated Career Support Team, but they also bring their alumni back as Career Support Engineers to help existing students navigate their job search. Watch Annie and Cara as they weigh in on how bootcamp graduates should decide which software engineering role is best for them. Meet ...
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Updated August 01, 2022
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Jess Feldman
Updated July 13, 2022
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Nat Davis
Updated January 19, 2023
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Jess Feldman
Updated February 21, 2022
Over 1,200 tech bootcamp graduates wrote a Verified review for their school on Course Report and went into the draw to win a 500 Amazon gift card! Jordan, a graduate of Codesmith , wrote a Verified review of his bootcamp experience and won our latest sweepstakes! Jordan shares his advice for future bootcampers and how Codesmith helped him land a job as a Software Engineer at NPR! Want to win 500 in our next Reviews Sweepstakes? Write a Verified review of your coding bootcamp experience ...
Liz Eggleston
Updated February 24, 2022
In this Live Alumni Q&A, the panel answered real questions from the audience like How these 6 bootcamp grads did their research and why they chose bootcamps like General Assembly, Tech Elevator, Springboard, NYC Data Science Academy, Code Fellows, and Codesmith. What were your favorite free resources to prep for a bootcamp? Any tips that you can give future bootcampers about where to look for scholarships and funding ? Having gone through the tech interview process, any ...

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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 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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