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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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  • Adam
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    Apr 26, 2024
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    The Codesmith method works

    Could not recommend Codesmith highly enough. There is no way I would have been able to be as successful in interviews and at my current job so quickly without going through the program. In addition to a vast amount of technical knowledge, you learn how to collaborate with engineers of all backgrounds and experience levels, which is crucial, especially working in lead and management-level positions. You get out of the program what you put into it, so it's not a "sit back and relax" type o...
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  • Benjamin Hergenroeder
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    Full Stack Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Apr 25, 2024
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    Real World Preparation

    The curriculum at Codesmith is extremely well-rounded, and introduces you to all of the parts needed to develop and deploy a full stack application from scratch. While there is a broad range of technologies covered, Codesmith encourages students to specialize in one area, becoming a T-shaped engineer (good at all, great at one). This lends itself to the best part of the curriculum: the focus on working in teams to build projects. Much of the program is devoted to building full stack appl...
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  • Lucas Taffo
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Apr 23, 2024
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    Codesmith taught me everything I needed to know to get a job

    Codesmith did a fantastic job of preparing me for my first job as a software engineer. As someone who did not have a background that was even remotely technical, it took me a couple of months to get a high paying job. Granted, this was during a very hot job market, but I was able to make an impact at my new job from day one. I attribute that to what I learned at Codesmith. I talk to new grads on a monthly basis, and I think Codesmith has done a good job of adjusting their guidance and in...
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  • Julia Cook
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Apr 19, 2024
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    Codesmith was the best decision

    Transitioning from a non-technical background to software engineering was a daunting decision for me. The fear of regretting such a significant career change, coupled with the financial investment and uncertainties surrounding immersive programs, made me hesitant. However, in 2020, I took the leap and enrolled in the full-time remote Codesmith immersive, a decision I now cherish as one of the best I've made.
    My journey with Codesmith began with their free JSX cou...
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  • Willem Rosenthal
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    Software Engineer III • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Apr 18, 2024
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    An incredible program

    Codesmith is one of the best decisions I ever made.  Not only does their unique approach to teaching engineering truly set them apart, but the folks I met along the way have become some of my most important friendships. Learning to code is tough, and the environment they foster and the standard of excellence they promote is second to none, allowing their students to grow and learn in ways most of my classmates doubted were even possible. Many of my classmates were c...
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  • Jane Doe
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    Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Apr 17, 2024
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    Worth it if you’re willing to work hard

    I didn’t love every aspect of my Codesmith experience but I will say if you are to do a bootcamp, Codesmith is your best bet.

    Starting with the positives: The support and community is top-notch. Everyone from instructors to TAs to alumni to support staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and battle imposter syndrome. It’s cheesy and borderline cult-like but as much as people rag on it, everyone feels safe, supported, and seen. The emphasis on projects is where you get y...
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  • Nicholas Suzuki
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Apr 17, 2024
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    Happy, I am employed as a software Engineer

    I initially started looking into a career change after not being happy with my previous career trajectory and consulting with a friend that was in the industry.  After doing some initial research into another program, I noticed that Codesmith had superior analytics in regards to job placement and salary.  It's very important to do your due diligence because you are spending big money so you want to make sure that those funds aren't being wasted. 

    Once I knew that CodeSmith would b...
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  • Chris P
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    Graduate • Los Angeles
    Apr 14, 2024
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    Codesmith changed my life

    Codesmith changed my life.  Before Codesmith, I was working a dead end customer service job.  I came into the program having studied for about 2 months to get into it, and then after the 3 month program, I was able to land a SWE position in less than a month, more than tripling my total compensation from before.  In talking to some current students and even some of my cohortmates, it's tempting to think that you know better than Codesmith... but from my perspective, it's like why would I...
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  • Tarik Bensalem
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    Software Support Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Mar 22, 2024
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    Life Changing

    I attended Codesmith mid-last year, despite everything I heard and read about the market. All in all, between studying for and attending the program, and Job hunting I managed to land a job in just over a year. The entire process has been quite literally life-changing, I make nearly 4x what I made prior.

    Is it easy?
    No. The bar of entry is high, the program requires your entire undivided attention, and the job hunt is more difficult than both of those combined.

    Is the ma...
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  • Hunter Shaw
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Jan 18, 2024
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    Life Changing Experience

    Before Codesmith, I was working on switching out of the medical field through self-learning but I quickly realized that a reliable bootcamp is a much better option. Having done research for months, I decided to go with Codesmith and the decision has been the best one I've ever made. The education I received at Codesmith in the short 3 months I was there made me a stronger dev than I could've become in 3 years of self-learning. I truly owe all of my professional success to the program and...
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  • ww
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    Senior Solutions Architect • Graduate • Full-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
    Nov 17, 2023
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    Life-changing decision

    If you are wondering if you should attend a bootcamp for career switch, then I do not have the answer for you. However, if you have already decided to go to a bootcamp, but not sure whether or not Codesmith should be the choice, then my answer is absolutely yes.

    I was a school teacher before I became a caregiver to my 2 children. One day I was thinking, you know what, maybe I can become a software engineer. So I started to shop around bootcamps online and discovered Codesmith. To ...
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  • Anna Ivakhnik
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    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
    Aug 27, 2023
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    Highly challenging and rewarding. Thrilled with Results.

    The curriculum and schedule was super challenging, I was consistently reassured and supported by staff, for the first time started to feel comfortable enough to ask questions, met friends for life, gained a real sense of confidence, so overall, I would highly recommend. The part that blew me away was the support, advice, encouragement and hand holding that I received during the job search process, specifically Eric.  I was able to negotiate a ~20% higher base and more senior ...
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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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Jess Feldman
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Updated July 11, 2024
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Updated March 19, 2024
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Updated December 05, 2023
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Updated November 10, 2023
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Updated June 09, 2023
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Updated October 19, 2022
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Codesmith Alumni Reviews Summary

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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. 586 Codesmith alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Codesmith on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Codesmith legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 586 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 586 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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