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Codify Academy

Hybrid (Online & In-person), San Francisco

Codify Academy

Avg Rating:4.44 ( 74 reviews )

Codify Academy is a part-time front end development bootcamp in San Francisco. It is a 16-week course, over weekends, featuring a combination of classroom learning and projects that carry over outside of class. The program is designed for people with no prior programming experience.  Students will collaborate with other students and instructors and build up their personal portfolio over the course of the program. Codify Academy's course covers HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and related tools. They also offer a Job Placement program

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  • Front End Development

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    AngularJS, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Front End
    In PersonPart Time18 Hours/week16 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,000
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSan Francisco, Hybrid (Online & In-person)
    In 16 weeks, we're going to transform you into a fully fledged front end developer with a great portfolio, no matter your starting point. You'll be able to manipulate websites and online tools like a pro. We'll also help you find a job in your prefered sector when you're finished with the course.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

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  • Codify Academy
    - 2/22/2018
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    My experience was overall good. I really had to fight to get hired in the bay area especially since I had no previous experience. I know Codify is fairly new and there are some issues that should be addressed like, an equal amount of great instructors(They have a few awesome teachers) and more help with job placement. I choose Codify because it is one of the less-expensive coding schools in the bay area and true you can learn on your own for free, Codify definitely give me the tools and support to land a job.

     
     
     
     
  • BPPE
    - 6/5/2019
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    https://www.bppe.ca.gov/enforcement/actions/citation_codify.pdf

    Codify Academy is a programming boot camp started by the Brody Brothers , one of whom had to flee the state of New York for the same fraudulent activities they engage in the Bay Area. They are currently under a $25,000 fine by the Bureau of post-secondary Education to cease and desist all their business activities for operating an institution without State approval. Yes, the Brody brothers are very  personable but they also pilfer their educational materials from the  public domain and training for the most part consists in  watching YouTube videos. Beware these folks, enroll at your own risk but do yourself a favor and check them out under the Bureau of Post Secondary Education website.

  • Waste of money
    - 8/1/2018
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    Codify provides students with in insufficient material to completely prepare students for a full time developer role. The curriculum never touches on data structures or any algorithms which many junior developer roles require knowledge of and test during technical interviews. The weekly projects given are also too simple and aren't great projects to add to an online portfolio to impress recruiters. Many of the mentors/TA's there have little to no experience as a full time developer. There were many times during my classes where the lead mentor would have to google simple css/js questions asked by students. The job support is also mostly moral as you will not find many connections with real developers through Codify. They suggest using a template to create your online portfolio when you should have enough skills at the end of a bootcamp to code one from scratch. I realized while in the program that most of the students who attended the program were many months removed and still without full time developer positions.

     

     

  • Nathan L. • Graduate
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    In a nutshell: great front-end bootcamp if you have personal responsibility and commit to doing the work and studying & learning from the coursework.

    This is a part-time course (1 day a week for 3hrs in class, the rest at home), teaching you the fundamentals of front-end web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Vue.js and more. You will come away armed with the experience, tools and knowledge to build functional, responsive modern websites and a complete portfolio of projects to show off to employers.

     

    The mentors are friendly, very helpful and want to help you succeed. Additionally, the team works to ensure the material being taught is up-to-date, with new videos & guides constantly being created.

  • A Real Review
    - 10/11/2017
    Joshua • Front-End Developer • Graduate
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    Background: Before joining the bootcamp, I had experience in creating basic websites with HTML and CSS. I took this course hoping that I would learn JavaScript as I failed to understand it via self-study.

    Codify Academy (CA) is a 16-week part time coding bootcamp. They focus on teaching front-end development (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) and is a cheaper option among the many coding bootcamps available. CA's classes are part hands on and mostly self learning. Basically, how much work and time you put in is what you will get out of this bootcamp, which is essential no matter which bootcamp you take. I recommend learning the basics of HTML/CSS/JavaScript via Codecademy or some other free online course to see if this is something that you are actually intreseted in. Programming can be fun and exciting but at the same time really really frustrating, and if you are not ready for the struggle that comes with learning to code you may have a disappointing experience.

    The curriculum is fast paced, especially since it is a part-time course. 4 weeks HTML and CSS, 1 week Bootstrap (CSS Framework), 1 week jQuery (JavaScript Library), 8 weeks JavaScript, and 1 week Angular (JavaScript Framework). The last week is job prep and graduation. From most of the other classes that I have seen a lot of people stop doing the homework or just stop coming in general. This did not happen in my class so it's a case by case basis. I think the reason for this is not being prepared for how much work and time you will have to put in on your own. 

    The teachers (mentors) are for the most part pretty good. Most of them are previous students who have graduated and some of them have previously or are still working as professional developers. With saying that, the information that is taught in general, is going to be the same no matter who is teaching. The only difference between the mentors is their teaching style.

    Job placement is lower than I expected compared to what was stated when signing up but a lot of that again is mostly due to the effort of the individual student. The front-end development market is very very competative and it's going to take a lot of grit to keep pushing until you get a job. The awesome thing about that is once you finally get a job... You're in!

    I applied to about 25 different places. Most of them didn't reply, a few sent denial emails based off lack of real world experience and received one response that led to an interview. I didn't get the job unforetunately though sometimes previous Codify graduates who have been hired ask Codify for a few students that would fit a role at there company. This was my situation, I had an interview and received a job as a front-end developer at Streamlabs.

    TLDR: Codify is a great Front-end development bootcamp for the price. If you want to learn more you will have to pay triple the amount of Codify's cost for a different bootcamp. With Codify you will come out able to start thinking like a programmer but only after you put in the time and effort to get there. Mentors are great and are almost always available to help. If you need a career change Codify is an exellent chocie!

  • Bill Hoang • Graduate
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    I saw Codify Academy's ad on Facebook and I called the number then scheduled an appointment. I interviewed with Matt and was touched by how down to Earth he is. I felt from the moment I spoke with Matt that these guys were genuinely out to help people step into a new world of coding. 

    When I signed up and started Codify I thought I was just going to get some Mentors that just teaches me how to code but I was wrong. Codify offered me a lot more then just that, the Academy offered me a "NETWORK" of people to help me out in anyway I needed. 

    I remember I went to one of the open office hours and I was having a hard time with the pre-work. I didn't know what HTML tags were, didn't know how CSS worked, Codify gave me a insight of what programming can do. I had sat down with Chris, not only did he helped me out but he also had a personal conversation with me about life. I still remember the conversation like it was yesterday.

    I was in Isaac's class, he had the ability to include students that felt left out in class. He always had a smile on his face no matter how tough the situation. One of the best traits about Isaac was that he had the ability to draw in his students and make them want to engage in class activities. 

    In conclusion Codify Academy has taught me a lot of things about life and about coding. Codify has a huge network of support for its students. It doesn't matter if you graduated this year, couple years ago, or just getting started, Codify always welcome everyone with open arms. Codify will forever hold a pace in my heart no matter where I go and end up at. I have met a lot of amazing people there and will continue on to do so. 

    If you're hesitate to sign up, don't be. I would say see Codify for yourself, you can read all the reviews and draw up SOMEONE ELSE EXPERINCE but you won't really know how you'd feel about it unless you try it out for yourself. I was really nervous and skeptical myself but in the end I'm glad I took that step forward and went to Codify Academy. I encourage who ever is reading this to give it a try.

  • I'm a developer!
    - 7/27/2017
    Andy Nguyen • Graduate
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    Codify Academy is an amazing coding bootcamp. You will learn a lot about Front End development and how to get from point A to point B in just a few months.

    Their Front End program is really straight forward, simple, easy to learn, and great mentors.

    I definitely recommend codify academy for anyone who wants to get into the coding industry. You will learn a lot and be able to absorb different type of languages.

    When I first started out I was really rusty with html and css but I didn't give up. After the 4th month, I started to realize that I am coding like a real developer like I've been doing it for years. 

     

    Thank you Matt & Issac

     

    -Andy

  • Tiffany • UI/UX Engineer • Graduate
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    My dive into development was tough to say the least. Like a lot of beginners I struggled with self teaching and was deterred by my lack of a computer science degree. Words couldn't describe my relief at finding Codify Academy, they offered the structure and discipline I was missing and put me on track to becoming the developer/designer I am today. Like many other San Franciscans I lacked the resources and ability to enroll myself in a FT bootcamp in the city. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I wanted to be a front end developer but at the time there was no bootcamp that offered exactly what I needed; Until I found Codify Academy. Their part time program and guaranteed financing are what brought me to where I am today. 

    I was lucky enough to have Brian Jenney as my instructor and he was fantastic. It was great to be taught by someone who had been exactly where I was, he understood the struggle of becoming a developer from the ground up (without the aid of a computer science background) and he was able to break down concepts for us in a truly digestible way. Were there a lot of drop outs in my class? ABSOLUTELY. We went from a class of 15 or so to maybe 3 or 4 people at the end. But that is a testament to the incredible challenge becoming a developer is and not to the integrity of the program. Coding is hard as hell! If anyone could it, everyone would. The curriculum they offer isn't necessarily about originality or a revolutionary way to learn code, that's just silly, they offer the necessary structure it takes to utilize online resources. And that's what being a developer is all about, knowing how to take the infinite amount of knowledge available on the web and applying it to your own stack. 

    It's tough from start to finish but you absolutely get out of it what you put in. I started my journey with Codify in October 2016, graduated February 2017, moved to New York City March 2017, and thanks to the skills I took away from Codify Academy, was employed by the fist Week of April '17. I now work as a UI/UX Engineer in Manhattan and couldn't describe how excited I am for the future of my career - all thanks to the amazing program that the Brody brothers put together. 10/10 would suggest.

  • Student
    - 7/25/2017
    Rita • Student and Mentor • Graduate
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    I absolutely loved my journey with Codify and it helped me reach my goal. I started Codify as a Student and loved it so much that I decided to become a Student Mentor after my course ended. 
    We got a lot of cool projects to work on , which helped me gain hands on experience and I could showcase all these awesome projects in my portfolio. The classes are very interactive and a lot of fun! Just within a week after my course ended, I had three offer letters. They gave me proper guidance to crack the interviews and also helped me choose the job. 
    The best part about Codify is that you keep connected even after your course gets over. It's like you become a part of the Codify family. They have so many workshops and 'magic hours' open for current and alumni students which helps one stay updated with the latest technologies and brush up ones coding skills. 
    I would highly recommend Codify to anyone who's wanting to learn how to code and want to make a career in Front end Development.

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    I’ve entered the program without any coding background. I've always been interested in this but, I had no idea where to start. One day my friend told me: “You should try Front-End, it’s in demand and it’s fun and interesting”.  I saw Codify ad on Facebook and called them right away. 16 exciting weeks of learning - and I graduated! I’ve learned basic skills that are essential in becoming a web developer. They teach you how to learn on your own, because coding is a none-stop learning process and you have to continue your learning after the graduation. If you think you are losing motivation to continue, all the mentors are very helpful and always there to inspire and motivate. It takes a lot of dedication, and be ready to sacrifice all of your free time. Hard work pays off! I’m glad I’ve chosen Codify and would definitely recommend it to anyone who has an interest in that area, and someone, who’s looking for a change. Thanks to Mat, Sam and Chris, you are great!

  • Billy F • Web Developer • Graduate
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    Codify Academy is a great place to start learning web development with no prior knowledge or experience. Before enrolling as a student I had some programming experience through college and a little knowledge of JavaScript but wasn't sure how to apply any of these skills. Codify helped with putting my foot in the door and introducing me to tools that I could learn plus add to my skillset. The first day jumpstarts you right into building your first web page and the classes thereafter guide you along for how to style your page, add functionality, and use best practices. I guarantee if you put the time and the effort into following the class materials, building the projects that are assigned, and dedicating 10-15 hours a week to learning and practicing on your own, you will not only be proficient in front end development but gain a better understanding of how the web works, a problem solving mindset, and the most efficient way of how to go about building web pages and web applications for a variety of projects. Also, if you are ever stuck on something or have a hard time grapsing a certain concept, reach out to any of the mentors, TA's or former students. They will gladly help you with whatever problem you need to solve, question you have, or guide you along the best path for your project.

  • It was Awesome!
    - 7/8/2017
    George Franco • Graduate
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    I just finished this course and the experience has been fantastic. Before I joined Codify I researched different bootcamps and I needed a school that was flexible to my work schedule and Codify delivered. I was offered all the tools needed to succeed. Everything we need is made available to us and me having absolutely no prior coding experience before, to now I feel a whole lot more confident of my abilities and have a plethora of projects finished and my portfolio that is looking very snazzy! I am amazed of what is possible now and it is all thanks to Codify Academy!