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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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  • Jamin
    Jamin
    JavaScript - The Hard Parts: Codesmith Prep • Los Angeles
    Jul 20, 2017
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    JS the Hard Parts!!

    Codesmith is an amazing community of passionate, like-minded, software engineers.  Kudos to Will, the visionary leader, who is orchestrating this life changing movement in the Los Angeles and now New York area.  JS the Hard Parts Prep is a another example of the Codesmith organization giving back and creating opportunity for those aspiring to grow more in this field or considering coding bootcamp.  

    I have been a part of the Codesmith community a...

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  • Andre
    Andre
    FullStack Engineer • JavaScript - The Hard Parts: Codesmith Prep • Los Angeles
    Jul 11, 2017
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    A truly fantastic program

    Codesmith provides great programs that not only focus on coding, but the necessary communication skills to be successful and get hired as a Software Engineer. Every program I have attended has shown how important CodeSmith considers communication. Many programs have centered around the correct way to  express highly technical concepts in a clear and concise manner utilizing proper parlance.

    From my observations, the cornerstone of CodeSmith...

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  • Mary
    Mary
    Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    Jul 09, 2017
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    Simply Life Changing

    My life has changed so much since I started Codesmith. I can confidently say that I grew more in the past 3 months than I had in the past few years. Before Codesmith started, I was incredibly anxious. I was worried that I would’t be able to keep up with such an intense program. Being on the other side of that, I feel confident in my ability to pick up new things. Not knowing something is no longer scary. I know that I can figure it out, and that has been so empowering. One of the reasons f...

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  • Tom
    Tom
    Software Engineer • JavaScript - The Hard Parts: Codesmith Prep • Los Angeles
    Jun 29, 2017
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    Learn the Fundamentals

    This course teaches the most fundamental principles of JavaScript that any aspiring engineer or seasoned veteran should know.  It is done via three 2 hour workshops.  It also helps prepare junior developers for CodeSmith's Residency program (not a bootcamp).

    There is tremendous value in the course material and pair programming excersizes - you'll learn what goes on under the hood of JavaScript and learn techniques for just-in-time learning (a necessity of our industry).

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  • Curtis
    Curtis
    Graduate • Los Angeles
    Jun 28, 2017
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    Codesmith far exceeded my expectations

    Are you stuck in a career that you aren't passionate about? Are you thinking about making a career change? Are you skeptical that a 12-week immersive coding bootcamp can transform you into a software engineer that is capable of being hired after graduation? Well, until I made the best decision of my life by attending Codesmith, so was I.

    I had no prior experience in Computer Science aside from a basic computer class in high school. I even failed my first interview at Codesmith af...

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  • Steven Meads
    Steven Meads
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    Jun 27, 2017
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    Codesmith: The Top Gun For Software Engineers

    Prior to Codesmith, I was enrolled in an online program. While the online program was a great start towards accomplishing my goal of becoming a software engineer, the program was missing something. After several months of the online program, I discovered Codesmith through one of their meetups, Build With Code. I immediately realized what I was missing was a community of like-minded software engineers. Long sto...

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  • Star
    Star
    Student • JavaScript - The Hard Parts: Codesmith Prep • Los Angeles
    Jun 27, 2017
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    From nothing to Something...

    Wow! Did I get my butt kicked. I went into Framework not knowing absolutely anything....so green...so unbelievably green. And I have to say this was sooo challenging for me. I had one week to do the precourse work and then I dove head first into Javascript in Framework.

    For 4 weeks I went through the course pretty behind compared to everyone else... The course moves fast. But I never felt so inspired at the same time in my "not knowing".  And both instructors T...

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  • George Norberg
    George Norberg
    Technical Lead • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    Jun 23, 2017
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    The best program out there

    Codesmith is hands down the best software engineering immersive program around. Do some research and you'll quickly find that only a handful of these coding immersives are legit -- Codesmith is one of them. The quality of students is astounding, as seen in their projects reaching thousands of Github stars and being featured at Google I/O. It also has the best outcomes salary-wise compared to its competitors given that LA cost of living is far less expensive than SF and NY. 

    I cam...

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  • Jamin
    Jamin
    Software Engineer • Graduate • JavaScript - The Hard Parts: Codesmith Prep • Los Angeles
    Jun 23, 2017
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    Worth the time Investment!!

    Codesmith is an amazing community of passionate, like-minded, software engineers.  Kudos to Will, the visionary leader, who is orchestrating this life changing movement in the Los Angeles and now New York area.  JS the Hard Parts Prep is a another example of the Codesmith organization giving back and creating opportunity for those aspiring to grow more in this field or considering coding bootcamp.  

    I have been a part of the Codesmith community a...

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  • Vinnie King
    Vinnie King
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    Jun 09, 2017
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    Seasoned Engineer!

    Codesmith was pretty great and I now I am a Software Engineer that can build mostly anything web related that I can think of. One of the main benifits are the people, like everyone else says. They are really sharp and usually really kind. Naturally, learning from these people around you makes you sharper and makes coding for 14 hours per day alot easier. 

    The focus on new Javascript frameworks is really important since basically every front end role out there loves React and Angu...

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  • Anto Afarian
    Anto Afarian
    Full Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    May 23, 2017
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    My Codesmith Experience

    Hello all,

    My name is Anto Afarian, and I'm very happy with my Codesmith experience. I loved meeting other Software Engineers and building projects! These are some of the experiences I had throughout the course that I thought were worth mentioning:

    • Algorithm challenges- We did so many algorithm challenges that solving them became more of a puzzle or activity than something that would intimidate you. Once you see enough of them, there are patter...
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  • Mike M
    Mike M
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    May 16, 2017
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    Top Instruction + Wildly Smart/Friendly People + Hard Work

    Codesmith was a life changer for me. You will be exposed to the most in-demand technologies out there but you will not be hand-held. If you want to be a high level professional in 3 months you should expect to put in some work. 

    What Codesmith offers is a system to help you rapidly approach your potential in this field. It’s intense but there is so much information that you need to have a grasp of. A very valuable thing you will learn here is programming fundam...

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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

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Employment 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 March 19, 2024
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Codesmith Alumni Reviews Summary

Overall Experience
4.9
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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. 557 Codesmith alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Codesmith on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Codesmith legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 557 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 557 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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