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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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  • 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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  • Jason
    Software Engineer II • Graduate
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    Aug 04, 2020
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    Software Engineer Immersive Program

    Just a little blurb about bootcamps and bootcamp reviews in general: No review or seminar you attend will give you a full and accurate understanding of how great a bootcamp actually is. When I did my own extensive research when choosing a bootcamp, I attended many info sessions, looked at many webpages, and read many a review.

    What Codesmith does differently, and what pulled me in, was attending one of their many free, public weekly workshops. Meant for just anyone interested in l...
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    Chelsea of Codesmith

    Director of Programs

    Aug 12, 2020

    Hey Jason - thanks so much for sharing all this information on your Codesmith experience. I am so happy for you and so excited to see what you accomplish at PayPal! 
  • Jonathon Gonzalwz
    Back End Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jul 30, 2020
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    Worth it!

    Just got a job. Job search is tough but wouldnt be able to do it without Codesmith
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    Annie of Codesmith

    Hiring Support Program Manager

    Aug 12, 2020

    Hey Jonathon- can't wait to hear about your work at Chopra Global.  We're lucky to have you as part of this community! 
  • Duane McFarlane
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jul 21, 2020
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    Amazing Experience

    I was accepted into Codesmith for the July 2019 cohort (cohort 13). When I decided to attend a bootcamp, I chose Codesmith because of their weekly workshops on Thursdays "JavaScript: The Hard Parts." The people and the way they dive under the hood of these JS concepts sold me instantly. I've never heard of execution context etc before that. The instructors are not only incredibly knowledgable, but incredibly patient and passionate about teaching. From day 1 I knew it was the right choice...
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  • Angie Changpagne
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Jul 17, 2020
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    The Future Of Cutting Edge Education

    Codesmith is the cutting edge of what education ought to be. Prior to this, I had a Computer Engineering and Economics background, though in reality at University I had very little idea of what I really wanted to do, with both an entrepreneurial spirit and also liking the technical side and hands-on work. I needed a way to master and apply these goals. I soon realized that Codesmith was my proof of concept;  it gave me drive and focus and you w...
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    Annie of Codesmith

    Hiring Support Program Manager

    Aug 12, 2020

    Hey Angie- it was such a pleasure working with you and I can't wait to get updates on how your role is going! Glad to have you as a mentor for future Codesmithers entering the field. 
  • Jimmy
    Software Engineer
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    Jul 16, 2020
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    Software Engineer

    I am a recent graduate and I can confidently say that Codesmith is an amazing immersive program that teaches you how to become an amazing engineer. 

    The immersive program itself is a combination of hard computer science, pragmatism, and an empathetic community. It teaches you to be patient with yourself, to cuddle with the struggle, and to power through hurdles so that you can gain a deeper understanding of what Codesmith calls "the Hard Parts." It's a blend of pair programming an...
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  • A Chao
    Senior Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jul 16, 2020
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    Worth every penny

    The experience going through the Software Engineering Immersive program is extremely difficult. The hours are long, you're being pushed to grow in so many more ways than just coding and technical ability. But that's what makes it a unique bootcamp amongst all the others. 

    Of course, Codesmith teaches all the technical stuff, but its true value comes in teaching you how to learn on your own. The course is structured so that you run into blocks, and learn as you push through them. T...
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  • James Scaggs
    CS Prep • Online
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    Jul 16, 2020
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    CS Prep worked for me 👍

    Before CS Prep I would watch a solution video in CSX or FreeCodeCamp and understand the solution but would always have trouble coming up with the right 'idea/approach' to a problem on my own. 

    I had already worked my way through most of CSX, often times getting stuck on some of the harder problems in the closures and higher order function sections. When I say stuck I'm talking like trying multiple different approaches to the same problem for an hour or so for a day and having to c...
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  • Faraz
    Student • JavaScript for Beginners • Online
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    Jul 04, 2020
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    Beginner JS Course

    I attended the Beginner JS Course through CodeSmith. Overall, the experience was really good. Typically, the workshop spans over 2 weeks, however, this particular session was crammed over a weekend. It was intense. I think it gave a flavor for how the immersive program would feel like. 

    I'm familiar with some of the basic aspects of JS like loops and functions. During the course, I was able to ask detailed/ specific questions. I like how the lectures are designed. Each student wil...
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  • Alexandria
    Graduate • JavaScript for Beginners • Online
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    Jul 03, 2020
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    Great course for beginners!

    Prior to this course I had just starting coding a few days earlier. This course was a special course that was from Saturday to Sunday, instead of Saturday to Saturday. The information provided was very helpful. It is an interactive course which is necessary for learning tech. One thing I really appreciate about Codesmith is that they strongly encourage us to work with others and provide several opportunities for us to do that in this course. It can be daunting at first but being able to ...
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  • Greg
    Student • JavaScript for Beginners • Online
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    Jun 30, 2020
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    Perfect Introductory Course for Anyone Starting from Scratch

    I started this course knowing next to nothing about coding besides a few small lessons (ie what a variable is). This class goes over all of that and more, providing a foundation for more advanced courses. More importantly, this course gives a great taste of what coding is like and whether it may be the right path for you. The final assignment is a fun group project where you create a text-based game. I got really into it and along with my partner ended up creating one that was pretty adv...
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  • Garrett
    Graduate • JavaScript for Beginners • Online
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    Jun 30, 2020
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    JavaScript for Beginners (JSB)

    I was part of the first JSB cohort that ran over one weekend. The schedule was Saturday and Sunday (9 AM/PST-3 PM/PST) and Monday(6 PM/PST: Group Presentations). 

    The Curriculum was great I feel it prepared me to tackle the problems presented during and after class, and even if I didn't get it right on my first attempt I had the tools to take a different approach.  The pair programming really helps to alleviate the imposter syndrome that I was facing trying to learn in isolation. ...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

83%
Employment Rate
95%
Graduation Rate
$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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Codesmith costs around $20,925. On the lower end, some Codesmith courses like JavaScript for Beginners cost $350.

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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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