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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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  • Anonymous
    Software engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Nov 07, 2020
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    Great

    Codesmith was great. I graduated in August and accepted a job offer for well above the advertised average salary in October. 
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
    Oct 30, 2020
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    Software Engineer

    Coming from a non-technical background, I did my fair share of research of what bootcamps were out there before finally selecting Codesmith. I had heard great things about its community and how they really emphasize empathetic engineering as a culture and this couldn't have been more true. I truly felt welcomed and never once did I feel judged if I started to feel like I was falling behind. Another great thing about Codesmith is their hiring program. They don't just teach you the skills ...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • JavaScript - The Hard Parts: Codesmith Prep • Los Angeles
    Oct 27, 2020
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    CSPrep

    A preparatory program for the main boot camp that Codesmith offers; mainly to help those attending to pass the technical interview portion of the application process for the main boot camp (passing the technical interview is not guaranteed).
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
    Oct 25, 2020
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    Life changing, massive growth!

    I took a while to enroll because I was skeptical about the outcomes. Let me tell you, it’s real. When I had no choice but to change my life, I took the leap and it was the best decision yet. Everything, from the admissions process, curriculum, to the job search has been dissected at every detail to provide the best results. There’s a lot of science behind this, so it’s not magic. It would take forever to explain how, but just trust the process and you will find yourself like a new born. ...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
    Aug 26, 2020
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    Good Luck!

     TL;DR - I am glad I went to Codesmith.  When I decided to go to a coding bootcamp, I didn’t know which one to pick from these two: Hack Reactor and Codesmith. They seemed equally good in different ways. HR has been around longer than CS, so I had a good number of engineer friends vouching for HR. (I actually almost went to Hack Reactor, and I’m so glad I did not!) At that time, I simply chose Codesmith because I had a more pleasant interaction with the CS admission...
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Student • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
    Aug 25, 2020
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    Codesmith Software Engineering Immersive

    Probably like you, I did extensive research when reviewing the options for coding programs in LA, including Hack Reactor and GA. I considered a lot of things, and made endless Pros and Cons lists, so the review is separated in sections that might be of interest to you.
    Community and SupportThis was my number one reason for attending Codesmith. From attending the weekly lectures open to the public and reaching out to Co...
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
    Aug 10, 2020
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    Worth every penny

    I spent nearly a year researching various bootcamps before deciding to go with Codesmith and I don't regret it at all. What first attracted my attention were the noticeably higher admissions standards and graduate salaries than all of the other options I found. My main hang-ups were the cost and the fact that I was going to have to quit my (decent IT) job to attend. Eventually I just decided I didn't want to compromise and wanted to completely go for it if this was what I wanted to do. I...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
    Aug 04, 2020
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    Best bootcamp out there

    PROS- The tech stack. All of the technologies the program focuses on are the major ones you'll encounter in the job search.- Your cohort mates. Everyone goes through the same interview process to get in, so there's a bar that's already established when you start. Definitely different skill levels, but I was very satisfied with the skill level of my mates.- The learning style. At CS we didn't just watch tutorials and build small apps. You were always worki...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Jul 31, 2020
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    Worth it

    I wasn't too sure what to expect when it came to attending a coding bootcamp. However after coming through the program, Codesmith was well worth it. You can talk about the constantly kept up to date curriculum or the high quality of instructors, but the main strength of Codesmith isn't captured in the numerical value of a review. They teach what it means to be a better engineer, which hinges largely on learning how to work well with others ( because at the end of the day,  no one wants t...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Jul 23, 2020
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    Thank you for helping me get into Google

    Codesmith was an amazing place to learn and grow as an software engineer. Everyone was as hopeful as they could be. The real learning though happens when you search for the job. The best part of the program is the friends and connections you make within the program.
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    Phillip Troutman of Codesmith

    Director of Instruction and Curriculum

    Aug 13, 2020

    Hey! So glad to read this review and to hear about your positive experience transitioning into software engineering especially from a structural engineering background. As you said, the job search requires a lot of work and learning, so congrats again on landing your new role at Google a few weeks back! Feel free to Slack me back if you think there’s anything we can do to better help students successfully land software engineering roles as you did. 

    -Phil
  • Anonymous
    Applicant • Free Remote Pair Programming Session • Online
    Jul 23, 2020
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    Pair programming workshops

     Based on my own experience with the pair programming workshops that are offered to the public:

    Issues:
    -Mis-pairing (i.e. two programmers may be looking for help with different topics, yet be assigned together, and, on top of that, be assigned to a topic that neither of them knows how to approach).  

    -How we are assigned to topics to practice
    Background: To determine how we are paired,  we are shown a list of tech skills, and then each pro...
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Jul 22, 2020
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    Expensive but successful

    Attending Codesmith helped me successfully transition my career in software engineering within two months of graduation. However, the bootcamp emphasizes a "teach yourself" approach, where the 1st half of the program contains very high level lectures on PRN and MRN tech stack and hands-on units that are meant to help you learn the tech stack. However, there is very little guidance on how to actually implement the different technologies and framework and many of us ended up resorting to a...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

83%
Employment Rate
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Graduation 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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Published February 17, 2022
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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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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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