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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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  • Matt
    Student • Global Part-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Apr 06, 2020
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    So Far So Good!

         I’m currently enrolled in the new Part Time Remote Immersive and even though it’s a new program, it delivers. It’s tough to give a full 360 degree picture because I’m still in the first leg of the journey, but so far, it’s exactly what I expected. I chose Codesmith because I didn’t want to be spoon-fed information and spit out the other side of an assembly line as a cookie cutter coder. I wanted to learn about being an engineer. That means working through blocks, learning how to lea...
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  • Veronica
    Student • Global Part-Time Remote Software Engineering Immersive • Online
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    Apr 04, 2020
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    Part Time Remote Intensive

    I stumbled upon the PTRI program while looking for a bootcamp and almost immediately fell in love with their block-driven approach and supportive community. I considered going to the on-site program in NYC, but like many people was not able to quit my job for months to do that. 

    The PTRI program is not easy, but the 3 hours a night are doable even if you work full-time. The instructors and other staff are top-notch - super supportive, responsive, and they make you feel like you be...
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  • Kwadwo Asamoah
    Frontend Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Feb 19, 2020
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    I am proud of where I am today and am grateful for Codesmith.

    I graduated with a degree in Graphic Design but I felt unprepared for actually finding work/ furthering a career in Design in a meaningful and stable way. For that and several other reasons I decided give programming a go. I enrolled into two other programming schools before attending Codesmith (Call me nuts). Here are somethings I have to say...
    1- Codesmith is one of a kind. I don't think there are any other programs out there that can help an ...
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  • David Neuhaus
    Senior Software Engineer • Student • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Feb 07, 2020
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    Changed my Life

    Five years ago, I quit my job to go to a (different) web dev bootcamp. It got me my first developer job, but that experience doesn't compare to what I got out of Codesmith. Several years and two jobs later I found myself unable to find my next opportunity. I was over-qualified for Jr roles and under-qualified for Sr ones because even after my on the job experience, my actual  core programming knowledge base was sorely lacking.
    Codesmith changed that and I couldn't be more grateful. Af...
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  • Rudo Hengst
    Graduate • Online
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    Jan 30, 2020
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    CS Prep

    If you are looking at Codesmith's Software Engineering Immersive Program, but feel that you are not quite ready yet, CS Prep might be exactly what you are looking for. I was in that position a few weeks ago, in which I was familiar with some Javascript fundamentals but did not feel that I could pass the entrance interviews due to a complete lack of technical communication. I had done coding challenges by myself, but never really had the chance to communicate this to anyone else. 

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  • Winford
    Student • CS Prep • Online
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    Jan 24, 2020
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    CS Prep @ CodeSmith

    I have to admit, I’m usually skeptical about online bootcamps. When I decided I wanted to learn Javascript, I did everything I could to learn for free and in a self-paced manner. I took online courses, some live classes, meetups, study guides, and bootcamp prep exercises from Full Stack Academy, Hack Reactor, the whole 9 yards. I did this for about 3 months part time.  I will admit that these resources were a great introduction into learning Javascript, but up to a certain poin...

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  • Ben Ray
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jan 23, 2020
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    Big 4 CPA to Software Engineer

     

    Hey, so most of the other 300 reviews here are going to give you a great overview and tell you what it's all about. I want this review to help tell you that it's all true. I'm just a more skeptical person by nature so even taking this plunge into software engineering boot camps was a crazy idea but I felt that it was the right path for my life. 
     

    I originally got into Hack Reactor SF but in final review I wanted to look over my options one last time. I came acro...

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  • Kendall
    Front End Software Engineer • Graduate • Los Angeles
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    Jan 22, 2020
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    Codesmith Review from a Student with no background in Computer Science

    To start off, my background was actually in Finance. I went to college down in southern california and really didn't see myself pursueing the tech field; due to some personal circumstances, I made the abrupt decision to pursue the software engineering industry. The choice of going to Codesmith actually stemmed from a friend referring me to this bootcamp, he had only good things to say about this bootcamp. 

    With that, I begain studying for Codesmith about 1.5 months before the app...

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  • Will R.
    Full-Stack Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Jan 02, 2020
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    Career-Changing and Life-Changing (Truly)

    Enrolling in Codesmith last summer was a risk I was nervous about, but it has already paid off in so many ways. I received a job abroad with a competitive salary, and was actively interviewing in NYC for jobs over $130,000. I was in a career in which I felt stagnant and not mentally stimulated. I was always good at math and science growing up, but in college I found media/journalism and decided to give that a shot for 10 years. I loved it for a period but needed a change.

    After d...

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  • Rachel Kim
    Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • Los Angeles
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    Dec 21, 2019
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    Software Engineer

    I just got an offer that I will be accepting as my first Software Engineer role outside of Codesmith and I'm still in shock at how things worked out the way it did! I was a student in the Software Engineering Immersive Program back in May-August and had the privilege of becoming a fellow from August-November.

    Many people were sharing how the job search will be difficult around the time I end fellowship but I am here to say that if you put in the hard work, you can get a job regar...

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  • Daniel Nagano-Gerace
    Backend Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Dec 15, 2019
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    Dead End Job to Codesmith to Backend Engineer of $100 Million Company

    TLDR: Started researching how to improve my career in March and April 2019. Attended Codesmith from June to August. Currently writing/managing code in distributed systems handling over 20,000 concurrent requests a second, contributing server code for data worth millions. And I've made lifelong friends along the way.

    Why Codesmith?: No other program puts so much emphasis on cultural fit. To attend Codesmith, you must show extreme empathy, willingn...

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  • Camera Walrond
    Software Engineer • Graduate • NYC Onsite Software Engineering Immersive • New York City
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    Dec 13, 2019
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    One of the best decisions I've ever made

    My time at Codesmith was an invaluable experience in my journey to becoming a software engineer. When I initially decided to switch careers, I knew I wanted to attend an immersive program in order to accelerate my progress. I did tons of research on the full time programs available to me in my area (NYC). Many seemed promising, but as I learned more about each program and attended their public events it became clear to me that Codesmith was one a different level. When I attende...

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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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