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Codesmith

Average Rating4.89
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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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  • 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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  • Angel
    Angel
    Graduate • CS Prep • Online
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    Mar 18, 2021
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    Recommend CodeSmith

    I attended CodeSmith CS Prep 2 weeks program. The program is structured very well. The instructor is knowledgeable and knows how to guide learners to build up their own coding logics step by step. CodeSmith provides a supportive platform so I can get much help when I need it. I will definitely recommend this program and pursue to join their engineer immersive programs.
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  • Harry Clifford
    Backend SWE II • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Mar 11, 2021
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    Learning: The Hard Parts

    I, like many others who attended Codesmith, was hooked the first time I attended JS: the hard parts. The approach to learning CS was the exact opposite of the dusty, archaic book-learning of computer concepts I experienced in college. It was not long before I signed up for the immersive program. I won't mince words: this program is spectacular. Attending the CS immersive was a highly formative process in which I learned how to learn. Codesmith is not a program where you can turn...
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  • Garrett Lee
    Garrett Lee
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Feb 04, 2021
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    Exceptional Culture and Results

    Codesmith's immersive program was an unforgettable experience.  Not being given the answers to everything is quite uncomfortable, and can be quite overwhelming at times, but couldn't think of a better group of people to go through it with.  The level of commitment and empathy shown by everyone from the instructors, to the residents, and hiring support made it all the more worthwhile.  
        
    The CIRR data speaks for itself, it's just whether or not you choose to believe it.  I'll ad...
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  • Kailee
    Student • CS Prep • Online
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    Feb 02, 2021
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    Really enjoyed CS Prep!

    I enrolled in CS Prep with the intention of preparing for one of the immersives at Codesmith later this year. I wasn't sure what to expect going in but it was a great experience overall. The whole class (~30 people) was super supportive and encouraging of everyone. Our instructor, Sophie, was really knowledgable and seemed really invested in helping students and making sure they succeeded in the curriculum. I will add that going in I was surprised by how much pairing there was (every day...
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  • Yong-Nicholas Kim
    Fullstack Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jan 20, 2021
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    Life changing learning & support

    I attended Codesmith after graduating from another bootcamp bc I didn't feel prepared to find a job at the level I wanted. As w/any endeavor, it's up to you how much you want to invest in your future, in time, energy, commitment, and community. Codesmith provided everything I could have asked for, and so much more. They don't just help you, they support you, for a lifetime. I found a great job after graduating, as did all of my classmates. Even more, having graduated 2 years ago, I recen...
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  • Chai
    Chai
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jan 06, 2021
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    Just Attend CodeSmith

    Bio:
    I am a degreeless self-taught engineer who started in 2019 and landed a front end web developer role in 6 months.
    About a year later, I was stuck in a company I wasn't happy with and was not growing as a marketable engineer.

    I had two choices to make:
    1. Go back to school and get a computer science degree. (Solid route, but takes a long time)
    2. Attend a boot camp. (Pricey and does not guarantee a job)

    Why did I choose CodeSmith over a CS ...
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  • Alex Young
    Software Engineer • Graduate • New York City
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    Dec 28, 2020
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    Positive review from Alum

    Codesmith is an excellent program for anyone looking to start a career in software engineering. Codesmith’s outcomes (success of a program’s graduates in the job market) are unmatched by other bootcamps largely due to the following: curriculum, emphasis on communication skills, hiring program, and culture.
    Curriculum: almost all the concepts Codesmith teaches are important for a job in software engineering. As a student, I learned both ends of the stack as well t...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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Graduation Rate
$127,500
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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%
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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. 581 Codesmith alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Codesmith on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Codesmith legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 581 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.

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You can read 581 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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