Recent Codify Academy Reviews: Rating 4.44
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Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $6,000 Class size N/A Location San 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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Codify Academy Reviews
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- Review- 12/16/2016Anonymous • Student • Campus: San Francisco
- Codify Front End Course- 12/11/2016Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Front End Development • Campus: San Francisco
- Codify is run by three brothers who started out as programmers themselves, so they have great hands-on experience.
- Price-point for course is relatively inexpensive compared to other bootcamps
- All textbooks are included in the price, as well as your first domain/hosting service for a year (where you will showcase your portfolio of sites/apps you build)
- They hold weekday evening workshops every once in a while and will often provide a meal then, as well as snacks (fresh fruit) during regular weekly meetings
- I would really like to give these guys a few more stars but I really can't . To start off, Codify is misleading and tells potential students that they are "ready to be hired" at the end of the 16 weeks. In reality, when applying for positions and talking to people actually working in the industry, they're feedback has often been that there were quite a few things missing in terms of experience and projects to get hired at an entry-level position.
- In a class of 10-12 students that graduated in June (6 months later), there is currently 1 person I know of who has gotten a developer job, post-course completion. Many more folks, from my group and others who have actually gone on to take on other types of jobs because they couldn't break into the developer field with their Codify training.
- They sometimes teach different things to different classes, so you don't know if you're getting everything you need.
- They often say "please let me know if you have any questions" but it will often take them a week or longer to answer emails/questions (and some go unanswered all together). I was sometimes "ping-ponged" back and forth between one instructor and another before someone actually answered a question, and at times when they did so, they could be rude and passive-aggressive about it, instead of being encouraging and helping me learn. Not cool.
- When I signed up for the course, I opted to work with one of their suggested partners WeFinance (a startup that does crowd funding campaigns by having the campaign owner ask for loans that will be repaid on an agreed-upon schedule). When I initially got in contact with Codify Academy, I was told the course would last 12 weeks. I signed up with WeFinance and determined a pay-back schedule keeping this in mind, as well as how long they said a student usually takes to get a job (2-6 months).
As it turns out, when I thought I was in my last week, the instructor informed me, laughing non-chalantly that there was actually another month left in the course. Of course, this wreaked havoc with my crowd-funding campaign. Did not receive any acknowledgment, apology or help with this, either.
- Their "job prep" is a workshop where students go through a checklist for technical questions and then they mock-interview each other. They also give anecdotes of previous students who have been successful at presenting "value" to companies they want to work for. All things you can learn on your own, online.
Conclusion: I absolutely learned some front end code while at Codify, but that's also because I have had the experience of teaching and facilitating; so I have a pretty good idea of how/where to fill in the gaps of their teaching style for myself.
If you already have some experience with coding and/or you feel very confident about your ability to teach yourself when needed and find a job, you'll be ok with Codify. However, for the majority of folks, especially those with no programming background, it's well-worth it to spend a bit more and get a better education, elsewhere.