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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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  • Michael Gower
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    Senior Full Stack Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Mar 12, 2021
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    New York Cohort 22

    My experience at Codesmith was invaluable, and I was able to land a senior role less than two months after finishing the program. The codesmith community is one of a kind. The outcomes are a result of dedicated engineers and community which develops thinkers instead of technicians. With special credit to Eric who taught me how to negotiate for a salary I could write home about. Codesmith is one of a kind.

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  • LAGrad2019
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    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
    Mar 06, 2021
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    Codesmith is Awesome

    I attended Codesmith a couple years ago, graduated in Jan 2019. Prior software experience before attending Codesmith - part-time JS / CSS / HTML / bash self-study for about 6 months => some JS The Hard Parts sessions => CS Prep. Upon graduating, I landed a role as a Senior Full Stack Engineer at a large company that has been a great experience for me over the past couple years. 
    I felt compelled to write this review because I wanted to bring some attention ...
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  • Anonymous
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Feb 17, 2021
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    Incredible Program that delivers on its promises

    Codesmith is an incredible program that delivers on its promises.  The below points are in no particular order but all incredibly valid.
    1) The hours are long.  You are truly immersed in code.
    2) They want you to fail (but they will help you overcome those failures).  The point is to learn by doing and understanding the process and then overcoming the frustrations.
    3) They emphasize an empathetic engineer.  The goal is to be not only a knowledgeable engineer but also one that kn...
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  • Anthony
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    Student • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Feb 13, 2021
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    Full Stack Immersive Program

    Codesmith is a great program for those who are ready to put in the work to become a software engineer. Codesmith's way of instruction can feel rough at times, but because they push their students out of their comfort zone, that's why Codesmith is so successful. Their approach to the job hunt is amazing and I encourage you to go through the program and see it for yourself.

    A lot of what you're paying for at codesmith is invaluable. Personally, I loved that they put me in a mindset ...
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  • Serena Kuo
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    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
    Feb 03, 2021
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    Incredible Growth Experience

    Codesmith teaches its residents how to take on any new software technologies quickly and efficiently - not through memorizing syntax, but understanding the logic and how the code works under the hood. Its curriculum facilitates deep dives into central techs, eloquent communication, empathy, and engineering mature products. Its emphasis on collaborative workflows allows residents to work effectively as teammates, ideate exciting, marketable applications, iterate on features, bridge differ...
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  • Andy
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    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
    Jan 31, 2021
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    Not Perfect, But Worth It

    At the beginning of 2020, I had never written a line of code in my life and could not tell you the difference between Java and Javascript. A little under a year later, I'm at $170k annual base comp for my first software engineering job.

    Long story short, I was let go from my non-programming job at the beginning of COVID and started looking into a career pivot into software engineering. From dipping my toes into the space and attempting to self-teach, I quickly realized what a grea...
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  • Denys Dekhtiarenko
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    Fullstack Engineer • Graduate
    Jan 19, 2021
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    It pays back your hard work.

    A little about my background:
    - Unfinished BS degree
    - I moved to the US and worked in an unrelated field for 5 years
    - 0 prior coding experience, I simply watched a YouTube video about bootcamps and decided to give it a shot.

    Fast forward to one month after the graduation: Mid-level role at an amazing company, with the salary higher than Codesmith' advertised average. It took exactly one year from my first line of code(to see if I even like it) following some silly tutor...
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  • Patrick
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    Student • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Dec 18, 2020
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    Life Changing

    Summary: its most likely going to be the hardest thing you've done in your life. None of it is easy. Getting in to Codesmith is hard, graduating Codesmith is hard (the 75+ hour weeks are no joke). Getting HIRED after Codesmith is going to be even HARDER. Seriously, getting a mid-level engineering role is hard. Don't expect to graduate and easily get hired. That said, I did get hired 10 weeks after graduation with a mid-...
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  • Linda
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    Front End Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Dec 15, 2020
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    A smart investment

    Quick summary: I have no technical background, I studied about 500 hours before being accepted into Codesmith, and 4 months after graduating I landed a full time role with a great company, with a 150% higher salary than my previous job, and high career satisfaction.

    Fiscally speaking, investing in Codesmith's immersive engineering program is worthwhile just for the guidance on salary negotiation, but it's a lot more than that.

    The immersive program environment r...
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  • Steve
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    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Dec 09, 2020
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    Front end developer

    It's what you make it. I only went to Codesmith, so I don't have any other bootcamps to compare it to. But I had no technical background and I started coding in January 2020, did the bootcamp June - August 2020, and had a job by the end of the year. If you do what they say (which isn't easy because it's hard work) the experience and outcome that I had should be achievable.
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  • Tom Lutz
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    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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  • Grace
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    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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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%
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Recent Codesmith News

Jess Feldman
Jess Feldman
Updated December 05, 2023
Software engineers do so much more than write code — they are leaders, problem solvers, and decision makers who drive company strategy. Codesmith prepares their graduates for this type of modern software engineering and leadership in the tech industry. We talked to Codesmith alums Kelsey Graner, Abby Chao, and Darryl Amour to discuss their journeys into software engineering, leadership in their roles, and how they are paying it forward to the next generation of aspiring ...
Jess Feldman
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Updated November 10, 2023
Simon Grigenas was looking for the in-person benefits of networking and hands-on, experiential learning from a rigorous coding bootcamp. He confidently landed at Codesmith's full-time Software Engineering Immersive program in-person at their NYC campus. Simon, who moved from Canada to NYC for the Immersive, gets real about what it was like to learn in-person with Codesmith, and how he made the most of his time in NYC. Find out how his Codesmith experience helped him land ...
Jess Feldman
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Updated June 09, 2023
Parker went from being interested in coding to attending Codesmith and becoming a software engineer in less than a year! He shares what it was like landing his first tech role after graduating from a bootcamp and what he learned going into his second tech role with more experience and confidence in what he wanted from a job. Interviews are as much about you determining if the company is a good fit for you as they are about the company determining if you are a good fit for them! Plus, Parker ...
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Jess Feldman
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Updated December 27, 2023
As a response to the COVID pandemic in 2020, most in-person bootcamps quickly transitioned to online or remote classrooms. In 2024, hybrid classrooms and immersive online learning continue to be popular, but in-person bootcamp options are available again. If you ve been waiting for an in-person classroom to start your career change, then here are the 32 in-person coding bootcamps with campuses in the U.S. 3 Reasons to Go to In-Person Coding Bootcamp In-person learning may ...
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Updated March 09, 2023
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Jess Feldman
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Updated January 03, 2023
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Jess Feldman
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Updated November 10, 2022
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Jess Feldman
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Updated October 19, 2022
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Updated July 13, 2022
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Codesmith Alumni Reviews Summary

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

Is Codesmith legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 544 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 544 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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