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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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  • David
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Los Angeles
    May 17, 2016
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    I am a recent graduate of the Codesmith program (cohort 5). Coming into the program I had a basic grasp of JavaScript and was able to write some code, but did not have an in-depth understanding of the language. However, I now consider myself to be very well versed in the language and am confident in my ability to write web applications, solve algorithms, and learn new languages. These are the abilities that Codesmith helped me to obtain.

     

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  • Jared F.
    Graduate • Los Angeles
    May 10, 2016
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    The Best Bootcamp: 3 reasons why

    Codesmith is providing its students the highest-quality education in cutting edge technologies.

     

    Why should you go to this bootcamp instead of another bootcamp?

    1. The community: Codesmith has a strong committment to community; they host the LA React meetup that brings in developers from all over. They host Nodeschool LA where people come to learn Node.js for free. Industry professionals from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Yelp and LinkedIn come by for...

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  • Susan T.
    UI Engineer • Student • Los Angeles
    Apr 18, 2016
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    Exceeded my expectations

    I am a graduate of Codesmith’s 3rd cohort that ran from Oct 2015 - Jan 2016. I also worked as an engineering fellow after graduation until April 2016. As of May 2016, I’ll be employed with an e-commerce startup in Marina del Rey as a UI Engineer. 

     

    Going to a bootcamp was a huge decision for me and one that I spent a lot of time agonizing over. I knew that I wanted an advanced level program like Hack Reactor, but the catch was that I needed to stay i...

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  • James B
    Graduate • Los Angeles
    Mar 22, 2016
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    great curriculum, awesome culture

    I am a recent graduate and current fellow at Codesmith. Deciding to attend Codesmith was one of the best, if not the best, decisions of my life! I went from knowing minimal jQuery programming to truly being able to build anything I can think of (seriously). Even though they focus on Node, React, Angular, Databases, JS Fundamentals etc., what they are really teaching you are the tools needed to go and learn any technology in an extremely efficient manner. For example, my group's final...

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  • Brian G.
    Software Developer • Los Angeles
    Feb 26, 2016
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    Codesmith === Awesome //true

    Back in January 2015 I decided to move from NYC to LA. I was a consultant for the world's largest technology consulting firm and really wasn't feeling it. After struggling to learn Web Dev on my own for the longest time, I decided to quit my six-figure job, move across the country and enroll in Codesmith. I was part of Cohort 3 running from Oct '15 to Jan '16. 

      Needless to say Codesmith changed my life, but it wasn't easy! Anything worthwhile should...
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  • Bryan T
    Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    Feb 24, 2016
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    In Just 3 Months!

    Codesmith has transformed my career path in the course of 3 months.  It is truly an immersive program, dedicated to teaching fullstack web development.  The program is very challenging, in terms of pace and substance, which includes teaching fundamental computer science concepts, Angular and React frameworks, using Node to implement a backend, creating and managing a database, and much more.  There is also quite a bit of support for graduates which consists of additional lectures on variou...

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  • Demian Martinez
    Jan 01, 2016
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    Great environment. Extremely welcoming.

    Originally posted on Yelp : Link 

    I first heard about Codesmith as my big brother picked up an interest in becoming a software engineer. My brother decided that he wanted to jump straight into JavaScript and we learned about Codesmith while looking for local meetups.

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  • Anshu Siripurapu
    Student • Los Angeles
    Dec 14, 2015
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    A transformative experiene

    This review was originally posted on Yelp, available here: Anshu S.'s review of Codesmith

    If I had to choose a word to describe my experience at Codesmith it would be: transformative. I first heard about the program by reading the CTO, Will Sentance's answer to a question on Quora: <...

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  • Michael Smith
    Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    Dec 01, 2015
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    Codesmith LA - Professional Academy Review

    I was part of Codesmith's 2nd cohort that went from late June to the end of September in 2015. During that time I've met, worked with, and befriended several intelligent, hardworking, awesome people. I can honestly say that, having gone here, I've changed my life for the better.

    I didn't have much of a coding background at all before coming here, but after my 3+ months at Codesmith I feel confident and happy in my abilities. Before applying, be aware that this is ...

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    Nov 30, 2015
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    second chance at programming

    Codesmith has transformed my life in such a short amount of time. I knew I wanted to be a web programmer and I was going to teach myself JavaScript over this past summer. On my own I probably would have still been trying to learn the fundamentals, not creating projects to reinforce my knowledge in different frameworks and libraries. Codesmith didn’t teach me to program by giving me the syntax to a function, but they explained the process of a function and how its variable store works...

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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
    Nov 27, 2015
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    A Computer Science student's experience with Codesmith

    I had just graduated from college with a B.S. in computer science when I stumbled upon Codesmith. Looking to get some web development experience, I decided to take the course and am very happy I did so.

    As many people will tell you, there is a gap between industry expectations and what you learn through computer science classes and projects. This is a gap that can be largely filled by experience, and Codesmith does just that. At Codesmith, you receive a balance of computer scienc...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Los Angeles
    Nov 26, 2015
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    Great Overall Experience!!

    I am a recent graduate of Codesmith, and it was an incredibly rewarding experience. I came to Codesmith looking to make a career change, and the experience was way more than I expected.  

    Codesmith teaches you to be a full-stack developer, and you are challenged constantly throughout the process.  You build a deeper understanding of data structures, algorithms and fundamental javascript concepts with daily hack hours. There are lectures daily on ...

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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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Updated March 09, 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 ...
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Updated October 19, 2022
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Updated July 13, 2022
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Jess Feldman
Updated February 21, 2022
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Liz Eggleston
Updated February 24, 2022
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Updated December 08, 2021
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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 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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