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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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  • Francesca Norelli
    Graduate • CS Prep • Online
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    Jun 24, 2020
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    CS Prep

    It was such an excellent experience going through the course. They cover fundamentals & advanced Javascript topics, CS fundamentals(recursion, closures, asynchronous javascript, callbacks & higher-order functions, algorithms, etc.), CS fundamentals, pair-programming, coding challenges, video recordings, slides of all lectures so you can review, helpful recourses, the slack community where someone is always there to answer questions. The Codesmith community is so supportive and re...
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  • Ashley Austin
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Jun 24, 2020
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    Trust The Process

    Overall I can truly say that I enjoyed my experience at Codesmith. I attended every easy/hard parts workshops, JSB, CS Prep, and the Immersive. The supportive community within Codesmith is what kept me coming back for me.  In the famous words of Schno, "Research, Parse, Implement". These are the words that you will live by everyday. I love that Codesmith implemented the "hard learning" technique because it encourage me to dive deeper into the docs. On the other hand, If I had to construc...
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  • Robb Eastman
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Jun 01, 2020
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    No regrets

    I was skeptical that Codesmith could deliver what it promised—the software engineering job I wanted—after only three months.  And yet two months out from graduation, I received an offer to join the front-end web team at a great company as a software engineer (where I remain happily employed).  I had practiced law for eight years prior to deciding to become a software engineer, and had never coded prior to 2019 - my background was very “non-technical”.  Codesmith distinguishes itself from...
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  • Edwin Lin
    Software Developer In Test • Graduate
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    May 16, 2020
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    More than doubled my expectation

    If all you're looking to do is learn how to code, Codesmith teaches that for free with their Hard Parts workshop and CSX community. I can attest to that, since I attended the free programs for almost 3 months before entering the immersive program. And in fact, that was all I needed to get the job I have now.

    But without going through the program, there's no way I would have even gotten to the interview, let alone ask for the ridiculous salary I'm earning now.

    The value pros...
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    Annie of Codesmith

    Hiring Support Program Manager

    Aug 12, 2020

    Hey Edwin - it's such a pleasure having you as part of the alumni community and serving advice to future Codesmith grads in their job search! Hope you're enjoying your role at Mastercard! 
  • yena
    Graduate • JavaScript for Beginners • Online
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    May 14, 2020
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    CodeSmith JSB(JavaScript for Beginners) Review from a Student with no background in Computer Science


    (Personal Back Ground Information - if you just want the review, then you can skip this part :D)

    To start off, my background was actually in Business and Marketing. However, I was interested in coding when I started my own business during my senior year in college. It was a professor evaluation website. Of course, I made the website by hiring an engineer, but it was a very good opportunity for me even though  I was just giving them directions. I very...
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  • Frank
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    May 13, 2020
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    CS Prep

    I had been doing a lot of work on my own and felt like I was cutting through frozen butter. I was making progress but every step took a lot of work and I had some bruises on my forehead from my desk. CS Prep gave me a glowing hot knife. I have a much better foundation and toolset for moving forward. It's hard to know what you don't know but CS Prep and my cohort helped shine a light on the foundations. 

    The pair-programming we did was also fantastic. I learned the most from these ...
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  • Timothy Mai
    Full-Stack Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    May 08, 2020
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    Excellent, challenging, life-changing

    First off, the immersive program at Codesmith is not for beginners - you should already have a strong understanding of JavaScript fundamentals before starting. Codesmith then builds on that foundation with an  intense and extremely rigorous curriculum - you will learn a ton of industry-relevant technologies and skills (Codesmith continually updates its education based on what's most relevant in the field). In particular, Codesmith is selective with its students, so you end up surrounded ...
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  • K. Ahluwalia
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    May 06, 2020
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    Codesmith Graduate

    Going to Codesmith has been the best decision of my entire life. I have only graduated 1 month ago and have already landed a dream job that normally requires 5 years of experience. It gives you all the necessary skills and confidence to completely change your field to software engineering regardless of what your were originally doing in life. The knowledge and overall approaches gained by attending Codesmiths 3 month immersive is, in my opinion, as good as 3 years of of experience in the...
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    Annie of Codesmith

    Hiring Support Program Manager

    Aug 12, 2020

    Hey Deep - it was such an amazing journey to see you grow as a software engineer throughout your time at Codesmith, and it's no surprise that you're working in a senior role at Bloomberg these days. We're so lucky to have you as part of our alumni community to share your story! 
  • Just Noah.
    Software Engineer. • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Apr 23, 2020
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    On why Codesmith.

    Hi.

    The simplest way to convey the distance I’ve had to travel to get to where I am now would be to describe my onboarding process. After filling out the highest level of education I’ve completed with “middle school”, I finished it with my new title: Software Engineer III. Now, half a year in, I’m drowning at work under the endless influx of topics to learn and explore, I go to sleep with the last vestiges of code still lingering in my head, and I love every moment of it.

    B...
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  • Tim J
    Software Development Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Apr 14, 2020
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    Offer from Microsoft, thanks to Codesmith

    As a person who already had a technical background, I was hesitant to join the program in the beginning. However, after finishing everything and going through the curriculum, I never regret my decision! The skills that you learn at Codesmith are what market is actually looking for, which will place you at a position where you are actually getting a lot of interview requests. They also update the curriculum every cohort to follow the fast-changing tech industry standard. What makes the Co...
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  • Kevin Nam
    Software Engineer - Frontend • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Apr 09, 2020
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    My Experience

    Codesmith is the best coding immersive program available. Third party (CIRR) reports show that Codesmith graduates have the highest median annual base salary compared to all other coding immersive programs. The instructors, staff, and curriculum are all amazing. However, the rich career development program and hiring support are what allows Codesmith to stand out.  Prior to Codesmith, I was in the United States Marine Corps with zero experience in programming. As I ...
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  • Steve
    Student • Global Part-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Apr 08, 2020
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    Challenging, rewarding, and fun!

    Currently enrolled in their Part Time Remote Immersive (PTRI) course, so I can give my impressions so far for those interested in this new course.

    Overall Experience:
    Challenging, rewarding, and fun!  The coursework can be difficult and you will run into blocks (many times), but you get a ton of support when needed, even outside of class hours.  You will be trying to learn a ton of material in a short amount of time, and at times you may feel overwhelmed.  That said, even with ...
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Codesmith Alumni Outcomes

83%
Employment Rate
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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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Published February 21, 2022
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Published February 17, 2022
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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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