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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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  • Travis
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Nov 10, 2020
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    Codesmith is the Real Deal

    Everything about my Codesmith experience was exceptional- from the instructors to my peers to the technology, I found Codesmith to be worth every penny.
    Some Background: I learned Python when I was younger, but I came to Codesmith with a Bachelors of Music and a year in the music industry under my belt.  When COVID-19 became our new reality, I was searching for alternatives to performing, and learned JavaScript as I researched bootcamps.  After ...
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  • Sam
    Database Marketing Manager • CS Prep • Online
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    Nov 04, 2020
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    CS Prep

    Some context on me for reference:
    I aim to transition into the tech field for software development/engineering; I am working full-time in a somewhat connected position within an unrelated field, so I am aiming for the part-time remote intensive (PTRI) for now given current situations with COVID.

     I enjoyed CS Prep and would recommend it to others. That said, this course requires foundational knowledge of JavaScript. Some exposure to functions/execution context, callbacks/higher...
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  • Sheila
    Graduate • CS Prep • Online
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    Oct 28, 2020
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    CS Prep

    Save yourself the time and energy I spent on researching bootcamps, and choose Codesmith. Before choosing Codesmith, I attended in person information sessions at every bootcamp available in NYC on Javascript, Python, Java, Ruby, Android, and iOS at Flatiron School, General Assembly, Fullstack Academy, Grace Hopper, Pursuit, Hack Reactor, and Galvanize. Codesmith stood out in the CIRR report with the highest salary post graduation because they elevate you to qualify for mid level to senio...
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  • Danny
    IT Guy aspiring to become a developer • Applicant • CS Prep • Online
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    Oct 08, 2020
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    CSPrep

    After taking the CSPrep course, I have become even founder of the Codesmith path. I started knowing nothing and worked my way up through their csx program to prepare for the 2-week CSPrep course. The content taught was rather good, but what I found most valuable are the ideas they instill - instead of just teaching the code, this course also taught me how to become more well-rounded as an engineer, including being able to efficiently communicate with peers and how to get past a block in ...
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  • Joe Kinney
    Aspiring Software Developer • Student • CS Prep • Online
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    Oct 06, 2020
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    Challenging, comprehensive and fun

    Codesmith's online CS Prep course is a must take for aspiring software engineers who come from non-technical or non-programming backgrounds that are looking to apply for the full-time programs.

    After majoring in math in undergrad and working in finance for 5 years, I decided to take the leap and pursuing Codesmith due to the quality of the curriculum and the stellar outcomes. Very quickly, I realized that passing the technical interview was a major challenge and milest...
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  • Stephanie b
    CS Prep • Online
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    Oct 02, 2020
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    CS Prep

    I just finished attending CS Prep I must say I learned so much in such a short amount of time! The course itself was only two weeks and it can feel like it going definitely a little too fast but you are given all the recording of the classes to go over as many times as you heart desires!  My instructor Matt was great, he was so caring and really wants you to succeed! I would message him with all my concerns and struggles. He would would write back with resources.  I recommend this course...
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  • Alfred Sta Iglesia
    Student • JavaScript for Beginners • Online
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    Sep 30, 2020
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    A Great Introduction!

    I'm trying to enter the industry so I was looking for the right boot camp to enter and wanted to get my JS knowledge to a respectable level. Running into and watching Codesmith's YouTube videos and subsequently joining some of their free workshops - I truly appreciated the teaching style they utilize which goes into greater depth in explaining what exactly is happening with our code. It really meshed with how I like to learn.

    I had been immersing myself with hours upon hours of Yo...
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  • Tommy
    Senior Frontend Developer • Student • Software Engineering Immersive Program • New York City
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    Sep 28, 2020
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    Better Software Engineer

    I already had several years of experience coding but always wanted to fill any gaps in my knowledge of Javascript and React. I initially visited some NYC bootcamps, but found them to be too basic. But when I sat in on a free Node.js workshop by Will Sentence I was impressed. I always thought Node.js was a hard topic, but Will broke it down into easy to understand concepts. I also learned so much from "the javascript the hard parts lectures" that I decided it was worth it to quit my job a...
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  • Brad Morgan
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
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    Sep 25, 2020
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    Worth the Effort

    The program is intense but definitely worth it.  There is a lot of information given in a short period of time but there is a strong, supportive network of people around that all help each other.  
    Starting out, you build on fundamentals like algorithms and data structures and grow from there, learning all of the core technologies you'll be working with on the job.  

    That knowledge is solidified by working on solo and group projects, ultimately building a project that brings al...
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  • Randy Reyes
    Front-End Software Engineer • Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
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    Sep 17, 2020
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    Hyperbolic Time Chamber

    Before Codesmith, I was working in front-end web development (HTML and CSS) for about 4 years. There was a point where I decided to bring my JavaScript game up to the next level and researched extensively around for a bootcamp that aligned with my goals. When I attended a free Codesmith workshop, I knew that it would be the right choice for me. What hooked me in is their emphasis on technical communication, under-the-hood understanding, and cultu...
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  • Alexander
    Graduate • Software Engineering Immersive Program • Los Angeles
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    Sep 14, 2020
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    Honest Review

    I was skeptical of Codesmith's advertisements and actually interviewed at 5 other programs. I started attending JSHP Lectures at night and eventually graduated from the program. TLDR: The process works, the results as advertised are true, and what you learn is truly incredible. The hiring program alone is worth the entire tuition. I had a phone call with the hiring team (Eric) and was able to negotiate a higher salary- the difference in salary is enough to pay for the entire tuition of t...
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  • Ashley
    Part-Time Remote Immersive Cohort II • Graduate • CS Prep • Online
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    Aug 20, 2020
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    CSPrep Grad

    Review of CS Prep course
    I'm writing this review because it wold have helped out a lot when deciding whether or not to take the prep course.

    So, I took the CS Prep course right before the onset of COVID19 lockdowns with the goal of getting into Codesmith right after. The program was designed to prepare you for the immersive and to allow you to pass the technical interview, and that's exactly what it did! Looking back, I didn't really need to take CSP...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
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$116,500
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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...
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Published October 19, 2022
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Jess Feldman
Published February 21, 2022
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Liz Eggleston
Published February 17, 2022
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Jess Feldman
Published December 08, 2021
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Liz Eggleston
Published October 13, 2021
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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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