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Codesmith

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Codesmith offers full-time (12-week) and part-time (38-week) remote immersive software engineering programs, as well as their full-time NYC Onsite Immersive. Codesmith is a selective, need-blind program focusing largely on computer science and full-stack JavaScript, with an emphasis on technologies like React, Redux, Node, build tools, DevOps and machine learning. This program enables Codesmith students (known as Residents) to build open-source projects, with the a...

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  • Garrett Lee
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • 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 • Software Engineering Immersive Program • 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
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • 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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  • Midori
    Software Engineer • Graduate • New York City
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    Dec 18, 2020
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    Codesmith helped me land a job when college didn't lol

     I'm writing this review about one week into my first full-time job ever as a mid-level SWE, where I've been learning something new basically every hour but without feeling overwhelmed or lost. I am comfortable asking questions to my boss and senior software engineers without feeling like a fraud and offering opinions in discussions and standups. Both of these things are because Codesmith helped me learn how to learn and how to do it with confidence.

    Why + how Codesmith is able to...
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  • Winford
    Software Engineer II • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Dec 09, 2020
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    Run in the Right Direction

    If you are like me, you are probably skeptical about bootcamps and their outcomes. 
    I’m writing this review after accepting a mid-level software engineer position at a well-known company within 3 months of graduating. I also had to turn down several onsites and offers at other well-known companies. All this at the backdrop of a global pandemic and lockdown ( remote learning ). I say this not as a testament of my luck but through the lens of someone who has seen t...
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  • Jennifer
    SDE II • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Dec 09, 2020
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    By far the best software immersive program out there

    Codesmith has been, by far, the most rewarding experience of my life. Met amazing people who have become lifelong friends, and was able to leverage the hiring support to receive multiple FAANG offers in less than two months after graduating as a mid-level software engineer. The hiring support, including Uncle Eric, has been phenomenal - and far surpasses any type of hiring support or negotiation help you'll see at any other software immersive program or bootcamp in the country. You'll le...
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  • Brianna
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
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    Dec 04, 2020
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    Challenging and Rewarding

    After reviewing many coding schools and their outcomes, Codesmith seemed like the ivy league of bootcamps. Coming from a completely non technical background, I knew it would be hard to get in and even harder when I got there, but I hoped the outcome would be worth it. Bootcamps are definitely a quick way to get you on a different track, but not without extensive amounts of hard work. I studied JavaScript basics through Codesmith's CSX platform for about 2 months and took their 2 week CSP...
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  • Taylor
    Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Dec 04, 2020
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    Amazing experience!

    I had a really wonderful experience at Codesmith. My cohort was amazing and I felt very supported by the staff throughout the immersive. I ended up with my first offer 6 weeks into the job search and was able to sign an offer with a base salary within the range reported on CIRR. I feel that Codesmith provides you with all of the knowledge and experience you need to succeed as a software engineer, but it is an extremely challenging and intense program and you'll probably have to work hard...
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  • Ben
    Backend Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Dec 02, 2020
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    Supportive and Challenging

    It was reading these very same online reviews where I first learned of Codesmith. After seeing their outcomes on CIRR and attending a handful of free JavaScript -- The Hard Parts workshops, I chose Codesmith over other programs for what seemed like the exceptionally detailed attention they paid to the quality of their teaching and hiring program.

    My experience was consistent with that initial sense; it was clear that the entire team had thought critically about how people learn an...
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  • Taylor Davis
    Student • CS Prep • Online
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    Nov 25, 2020
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    CS Prep

    I entered into Codesmith's CS Prep program with basically 0 formal experience with coding. I had done some self-study, but found i needed more of a structure. Though the program is only 2 weeks long, it definitely covers a large basis needed to start your coding journey. That coupled with lots of pair programing, and an awesome group project at the end, I actually feel like I understand why people love coding so much. Definitely would recommend taking the CS Prep program for anyone who i...
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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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Jess Feldman
Published 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...
Jess Feldman
Published October 19, 2022
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Jess Feldman
Published August 01, 2022
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Jess Feldman
Published July 13, 2022
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Nat Davis
Published March 22, 2022
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Jess Feldman
Published February 21, 2022
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Liz Eggleston
Published February 17, 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 wh...
Jess Feldman
Published December 08, 2021
When software engineer Minchan immigrated to the United States, he enlisted in the US Army and spent four years working in logistics and software management. After leaving the service, he realized he needed an immersive bootcamp like Codesmith to ratchet up his software engineering career. Here’s how the supportive community, hands-on learning, and job-relevant curriculum gave Minchan the tec...
Liz Eggleston
Published October 13, 2021
If you’re researching coding bootcamps, then you’re undoubtedly thinking about what your career might look like after a bootcamp. Some bootcamp graduates work for huge banks or tech giants; others may begin their career at a startup and move into a leadership position – it really runs the gamut and the company you choose to work for after a bootcamp depends on your personal goals. Today, w...
Jess Feldman
Published July 01, 2021
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How much does Codesmith cost?

Codesmith costs around $19,950. On the lower end, some Codesmith courses like JavaScript for Beginners cost $325.

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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