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Coding Bootcamp Praha

Prague, Prague

Coding Bootcamp Praha

Avg Rating:4.78 ( 74 reviews )

Coding Bootcamp Praha is a full-time, 12-week, full-stack web development bootcamp in Prague, Czech Republic. The syllabus features HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React, PHP, Bootstrap, Laravel, and MySQL. The course is aimed at career changers who want to get hired as web developers or develop a startup MVP. The emphasis is on understanding the best practices, learning by doing, and solving real-world problems. Throughout the bootcamp, students learn to cooperate in teams using Git and create 7 main projects, and a number of challenges and exercises. Coding Bootcamp Praha is international with 60% European and international students and it is taught fully in English.

To apply, candidates should fill out the online application form. A member of the Coding Bootcamp Praha team will then reach out to schedule an interview to discuss a candidate's experience and expectations. Every admitted student is invited to the online learning environment where they get access to pre-bootcamp study materials.

The bootcamp provides intense career support to help students find jobs in the industry through individual and group sessions starting from week 1. Coding Bootcamp Praha offers a job guarantee, and most graduates who are awarded a Certificate of Completion are employed within 2 months after graduation. Some Coding Bootcamp Praha alumni also develop MVPs of their startup projects during the bootcamp. The highlight event of the bootcamp is Demo Day, where students showcase their Final Project, a result of six-weeks of intense team cooperation. Alumni are encouraged to keep in touch after graduation at alumni events, activities and social media groups.

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    • Fullstack Web Development Programme

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      MySQL, HTML, Git, PHP, JavaScript, User Experience Design, CSS, React.js, SEO, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End
      In PersonFull Time35 Hours/week11 Weeks
      Start Date
      January 13, 2020
      Cost
      3,700
      Class size
      18
      Location
      Prague
      The fullstack web development bootcamp is a life-changing experience, are you ready for it? Coding Bootcamp Praha provides you with a coding family - before, during and after the programme. Our students come from all walks of life and all across the world - our alumni come from more than 30 countries. You will all be learning intensely and going through the same challenges for 12 weeks and leave with friends for life. How to successfully change careers and become a programmer? The most important is to switch the way you think. The bootcamp empowers you to transition into the software development mindset in three phases - The Coder, The Programmer and The Developer. Thanks to our passionate instructors and mentors you learn how to create fullstack web application in JavaScript and PHP. We teach you step by step how to combine the frontend and backend technologies, from the basics of HTML and CSS through advanced frameworks and libraries, including React and Laravel. Through project work you learn how to set up the best user interfaces, create secure, robust and scalable applications, store big amounts of data in databases and become a Git master. We carefully selected the hottest tech stack to give you the best advantage for getting a job. But technology is fast-moving and ever-changing, thus our teaching method gets you ready to learn any new language or tool in your future career.
      Financing
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      Financing
      Discover more in our FAQ how to pay in One or Three Instalments. 
      Refund / Guarantee
      We do offer Job guarantee. Check: https://www.codingbootcamp.cz/blog/alumni-stories/job-guarantee
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      Minimum Skill Level
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      Prep Work
      Minimum 60 hours of online preparation
      Placement Test
      No
      Interview
      Yes
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      January 13, 2020 - Prague
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    • Dang An  User Photo
      Dang An • Software Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      Hi everyone, I will try to sum up my experience at the Coding Bootcamp Praha, how I chose it, and how it went for me during and after the programme. I did a lot of research before choosing this particular bootcamp and chose it based on the great reviews and because no other bootcamp was so friendly and helpful when asking them tons of questions about their programme. They even gave me a personal tour through the campus because unfortunately I was not able to attend any scheduled info session. The staff is really nice and took the time to thoroughly go through what I was signing up for.

      Before enrolling I tried to learn on my own a lot of the front end aspects of coding and while I made some progress I definitely struggled to put it properly into anything project-wise. I realised I needed more structure and guidance if I wanted to succeed at a career change. Before the bootcamp I worked in back office job in a bank and despite it was decently paid and a stable job I knew I could not do this for the rest of my life – I was missing the opportunity to create and to be intellectually challenged. 

      Coding Bootcamp Praha was truly one of the best decisions I have made for myself and my career. The programme emphasizes community, collaboration and persistence over competition and natural-born talent and that’s exactly the type of environment I feel good at – doing my best, pushing myself as much as I can but not feeling bad when others are faster.

      Each day at the bootcamp starts with a programming exercise to warm up your brain and I loved doing something practical right from the morning. It follows with the demo of the new materials and after lunch you have time to do exercises, sometimes individually and mostly in pairs or teams. 

      In terms of the level of challenge, I suppose that this is really individual, so I can only speak for myself - for me, it was challenging, but manageable. All of the instructors are knowledgeable and are helpful throughout the 12 weeks. Considering that they know so much, it is pretty awesome that they are all really humble and down to earth. 

      The final piece of puzzle was finding a job and I found one after meeting an HR person from my current employer at the Demo Day, which is the final event of the bootcamp. From my batch it was bit more than half students going into frontend (mostly JavaScript / React), and the rest into fullstack / backend (mostly PHP/Laravel or other PHP frameworks such as Symfony or different other backend languages, eg. Python). I didn’t keep track of everyone after the bootcamp, so this is just a rough number. Cause it;s definitely true what they tell you during the bootcamp – the bootcamp is intense but the first few months in your new job even more so! 

      Overall, my experience at the Coding Bootcamp Praha was awesome, I highly recommend this bootcamp to all the people who want to learn web development!

    • Honest opinion
      - 10/9/2019
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      Artjom Dzug • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      To all who are considering taking this course:
      I started the Bootcamp and didn't finish it, because i got offered a job full time 2 weeks before the demo day. I had to choose, stay till the end or take the job. And i don't regret my decision . I currently work with Java for BackEnd and Javascript for FrontEnd.

      CONS:
      - What they teach there is mostly JavaScript and PHP+Laravel. While Javascript is a really good subject to learn, php and laravel is completely useless, the only useful thing was GET, POST methods there and also VMC model in laravel. That is it. In my opinion spending on PHP and Laravel that much time is just a poor program planing, but the main teacher is a PHP developer which explains it.
      - Only 1 Week on React.JS, which again, doesn't make sense if this Bootcamp is targeting to make a "ready to work" person. 
      - Group projects are good, but, it lacks project management. What i mean by that is, i really had troubles because i was always in a group where the person just wants to do things his way. Sure you can change the group, but who can guarantee that this will not repeat again in the next one?
      - They dont help you find a job at all. They just pretend that they do, but in the end, it's all up to you.
      - No one cares if you passed this bootcamp,  got a certificate or both.
      - The main teaches is the only one who actually teaches and helps. Others are just giving an assignment or pretending to explain.
      - Exams are to easy. 

      PROS:
      - The overall experience is really good. You learn, struggle and try with people like you.
      - When working on a group project, If you get a good group, where you can work together as a team, then the knowledge and experience you gain.
      - Besides PHP and Laravel, the program is really good.

      Conclusion:
      If you are the type of person who can't learn by himself(like me) then definitely try it. But be aware, they don't teach you like in school, they just help you learn. Don't get me wrong, they do present with information and topics, but it's not even close to enough. Its just basic things that you MUST know. In the end, if you will not practice or dig deeper into what you learned, then it's just a waste of time.

    • Elizabeth Phillips  User Photo
      Elizabeth Phillips • Software Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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      I attended the Coding Bootcamp Praha last year after thinking about joining a coding bootcamp for about a year. I came across an article comparing various bootcamps & I went for this because they already have been on the market for a while, they have great reviews and their graduates work at cool tech companies. But that was just the start. 

      I was excited to get accepted and resigned from my job the very same day. Afterwards I had about three free months before my batch started and I tried to learn as much as I could from the pre-bootcamp study materials as well as any resources I found myself. When the bootcamp started I was glad that I did this. 

      I really enjoyed getting to know my classmates and we had a lot of fun together studying as well as just hanging out. We studied a lot together also during the weekends and it was great to spend an intense Saturday learning stuff and then going out together for dinner. 

      My biggest thanks go to the instructors who were all extremely helpful, experienced, and knew how to help us efficiently. They all were creating a really nice positive atmosphere and cheering us up when we started being tired. 

      My best advice to anyone who thinks about this journey is not to compare yourself to anyone else! I wasn’t the fastest at my batch to understand every new concept but that really didn’t matter in the bigger picture. It took me six weeks after the bootcamp to find the right job and start and Im really happy that I did this career switch.

      I highly recommend Coding Bootcamp Praha to anyone interested in starting a career as a web developer.

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      I had been teaching english in Prague for a few years but needed a career change. I met a graduate of the course randomly and she told me how she had found a job quickly after completing the course. I jumped at the opporunity to sign up as I was desperate to get into a carreer with room to grow. Following the course I was getting plenty of interviews and offers. My visa situation was the only barriar to many of them, although I was able to find a company that would sponser an employee card for me. I am now happily and gainfully employed in a job that will take me much further than anything I have done previously, I am very happy and grateful to have found Coding Bootcamp Prague. 

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Thursday, Jan 31 2019
      Hi Sean, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
    • Dina Christoforou  User Photo
      Dina Christoforou • Software Dev • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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      Coding Bootcamp Praha's instructors are definitely what secures their program's reputation as a five-star coding bootcamp experience and sets them apart from other programs. The mentors are well educated, experienced software engineers and very good at teaching others. I had a fantastic time at the bootcamp, I learnt much more than I ever could imagine (partly because I had no idea how much is there to learn :) ) and I met a great crowd of people.

      My advice for the bootcamp? Be disciplined, do the work, be on time and be courageous. Also, make sure you do the pre-bootcamp studies - they are there for a reason! Finally, it's easy to fall into the trap that the field is so vast and you might start feeling that if you know only 5% it's not ever enough. Also, if you are not 18 anymore, you might also think that you are too old to learn all this - at least that's how I felt few times. If you ever feel down, talk to the other students, talk to the staff - they are extremely nice and supportive and it might be a cliche but if you feel you are not the only one, it really helps.

      Finding a job in Prague has proved to be much easier than in my home country so I stayed in the Czech Republic after the program. It's a lovely country and with so many opportunities in the tech environment right now, so it was an easy choice despite I never lived abroad before. Good luck whatever you decide to do!

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Thursday, Jan 31 2019
      Hi Dina, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
    • Enrique Calvo  User Photo
      Enrique Calvo • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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      I have graduated from the Coding Bootcamp Praha in the last batch on 13/07/2018 and I can truly say that if you want to change your career and be a web developer this is your place.
       
      I came from a business and economic background but I have always been interested in the technologic and the programming stuff. I think I never gave myself enough time to go further with that before this Bootcamp. I saw in the Coding Bootcamp Praha the opportunity to change my career and learn from scratch the coding skills. During these 12 weeks, you'll really learn how to think like a web developer.
       
      My programming knowledge before the Bootcamp:
       
      I just had very basic knowledge of HTML and CSS and I tried a bit of JavaScript. I did the recommended free online programming courses before the Bootcamp. Quite basic but enough to realize the most important concepts. And that I like programming! This is more important than the basic knowledge. During the Bootcamp you can learn it all (if you study a lot) even if you arrive just with a basic knowledge. But you need to make sure that you really like it! The hardest thing is dedicating more than 8 hours per day to something that you don't like it. So If you are sure that you enjoy it everything is gonna be alright.
       
      The organization and the instructors:
       
      The environment is very welcoming. From the beginning they organise some activities, like a welcome party, to try that everyone feels comfortable there. They really understand that almost everyone comes from a non-technological background and what we need is to learn as fast as possible. They have created a very good environment. It's awesome how people coming from different parts all over the world can work and learn together.
      In the Bootcamp, you start from the beginning with HTML, CSS and Git. But sooner than you expect you are learning JavaScript and PHP and the different frameworks and libraries. The instructors are all experts in the different areas but they also know how to teach the basics. Every instructor there is very willing to help. You can text them any time even if it's out of the class hours and they reply to you as soon as they can. An attitude that is precious to find these days.
       
      The Jobs:
       
      Something that surprised me before starting the Bootcamp is that their students hiring rate is 90%, once I have finished it doesn't surprise me any more. You have HR workshops during all Bootcamp. They give you advice about the tech market and how you can get a job. They also provide a workshop with an expert from a recruitment agency to help you with your CV and LinkedIn profile. In the Demo Day, one of the speakers said literally that he needs two backend developers asap. It's surprisingly easy to get a job after this Bootcamp.
       
      The Hackathon and the Demo Day:
       
      After every two weeks, you have the Friday Hackathon! That means in teams you'll great a new web project from scratch. Definitely, it's one of my favourite parts of the Bootcamp. You can try in a real project the things that you were learning during the previous 2 weeks. Also, we had a Hackathon hosting by Kiwi.com. That was awesome. We had experts from one of the most important Czech startup helping us and showing us how to create something similar to their website. In the Demo Day, we presented a big team project that we started to develop in the half of the Bootcamp. It's the perfect final for these 12 weeks, with some good talks and projects. But the Demo Day is also a great day to do networking and try to find a job if you don't have it yet.
      If you are thinking of going for a coding bootcamp, I strongly recommend the Coding Bootcamp Praha.
      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Wednesday, Aug 15 2018
      Hi Enrique, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
    • Petra Zámečníková  User Photo
      Petra Zámečníková • Software developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      Hey there, I have graduated from the Coding Bootcamp Praha about a half a year ago and have worked as a software developer since February 2018. I have been asked a number of times about my experience - by my new colleagues, by random encounters at events or even by strangers who found me on LinkedIn. So, I have decided to share my story here (to save myself a bit of time :-D ). What do I get asked mostly:

      What did I do before and how much I knew?
      I worked as a customer support manager in a corporate environment for several years. Before I studied communications and management at a university. I guess I have always likes computers and figuring out stuff on my own but being a girl I have never considered IT to be the path for me. None of my girlfriends were interested in this area so not really having anyone to share my passion with probably made me choose more generalist study fields. I liked that one third of my batch were girls because I finally felt more normal haha. In terms of my previous knowledge - I have studied on various online platforms on and off for about two years and learnt HTML and CSS and played with JavaScript. But since i had a fulltime job I sometimes managed to study every evening for a week and then I had a two month break. After this repeated few times I decided i need a more structured approach.

      Why did I go for CBP and not another bootcamp?
      Im from the Czech Rep and there arent any other coding bootcamps - just short courses on one topic, workshops or studying computer science at a uni. So i got pretty excited when i learnt that there is a coding bootcamp in my country too. I learnt about the coding bootcamps concept from an American friend, so i first actually researched there. I checked the taught languages, the instructors and i attended an intro workshop that the CBP organised - all that was great for me & ofc the location was perfect for me too. There were many foreign students in my batch - US and Europe mostly but also other countries, we had a lot of fun also outside the bootcamp.

      Was it hard / how much did I study?
      I studied a lot, almost every evening, on Wednesday afternoons, most of the weekends… i think that programming is hard, its a different way to think and its so easy to frustrate yourself when things dont work. But its also very rewarding once you start getting a grasp of things - i never had a feeling like that in any of my past jobs. I think that was the moment i realised this is really the right field for me. In general, i realised i have to try and try again, get help and try more - thats really the only way to learn anything at all i believe. I liked the instructors a lot, they are the reason why i managed to make it happen so big thanks to all of them!

      How are the days organized?
      On a normal day you start with a guided exercise, followed by a lecture on the new topics and in the afternoon you implement new concepts into exercises or projects. In the second half you work a lot of your final project, so the schedule is sometimes bit different. In the last two weeks you work fulltime on your project within your team - i felt the final project was where i learnt the most because it combined it all together.

      Did I get any help with finding a job?
      There are HR workshops and individual sessions or you can just ask Jana or Honza pretty much anytime for help. For the hackathons we also got extra mentors who are senior developers from the partner companies, so i also used that to ask about what they expect from juniors & how to get hired. I had a LOT of questions and I got help and guidance anytime I needed, many thanks for that.

       

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Wednesday, Aug 15 2018
      Hi Petra, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
    • David Danquah Adjei   User Photo
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      As a person from an economics and finance background, when I decided to venture into the IT world I was a bit skeptical about my own decision. I ended up deciding on Coding Bootcamp Praha and wow.. I haven't regretted that decision ever since. 

      The course content is rich and the teachers are very professional and helpful in all situations. The course is designed to help you build confidence in every programming language listed. The bi-weekly hackathons also help simulate an actual working enviroment and gives students the opportunity to practice what they study. 

      What makes this school special is the extra mile they go to provide students with HR support and advice with regards to future employment opportunities; trips to actual IT firms to see how it works in the real world etc. 

      I am so happy I am a graduate of Coding Bootcamp Praha; I went there with zero knowledge of programming and I am now full of some good skills and knowledge and I have just launched my IT career. I look forward to the future and I urge anyone who's in doubt not to hesitate. 

       

       

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Friday, May 18 2018
      Hi David, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
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      Why is Coding Bootcamp Praha the best value-for-money bootcamp you can get?

      - It's 12 weeks rather than 9 or 10 weeks like most bootcamps. So you have 3 weeks longer to learn how to program and you spend more time working on your final project than other bootcamps. The final project is imo pretty important because it's the biggest project you're working on during the 12 weeks and you can use it as a visiting card for job interviews (you will work on the final project for 6 weeks, of which 4 weeks after class and 2 weeks fulltime).

      - It teaches in-demand languages like Javascript and PHP.  When you don’t know anything about programming, it's difficult to know which bootcamp suits you best. A fair amount of bootcamps teach Ruby on Rails, but RoR is relatively specific, and after having talked to some developers it became clear that it’s better learn something other than Ruby.

      - It's at least half the price of whatever other bootcamp you're comparing it to, anywhere in the world!

       

      What I really liked about the bootcamp:

      -  Great teachers: the teachers are really great at teaching. They are fun, and you can ask them anything (some of them even reply in weekends when you're stuck on an assignment…;)).

      - Understanding the basics of front- and backend: every two weeks you get taught another subject. First HTML/CSS/Bootstrap, then Javascript/jquery, then PHP, then Laravel, then React, and then two more weeks on your final project. Before starting the bootcamp, I thought that everyone who takes a bootcamp comes out like a programming wizkid. This is not the case: the bootcamp is set up to teach you all the basics and show you what full stack web development is about. Going through these blocks allows you to better decide whether programming is really your thing and which aspects you like about it for a future job (more frontend, or more backend).

      - Individual programming: From Monday to Friday you work on assignments by yourself as you go through the class content (no pair programming), which means you really get to understand how it works yourself. This at least worked well for me.

      - Teamwork during hackathons: every two weeks there is a hackathon on one topic (eg Javascript, PHP, Laravel etc). This is the time to work in teams and a good moment to experience how programming works in the real world (because you’ll always have to work with others, one way or another)

      - Exams force you to revise: every two weeks there is an exam. It's great to be forced to go through all the stuff you've learned from the two previous weeks, because if else you just forget immediately.

      - Final project to deep dive: the final project allows you to focus on one topic, and if you really like what you're creating it helps tremendously in communicating your enthusiasm in job interviews.

       

      Other remarks:

      - I was really skeptical that anyone would hire me after just 3 months of a coding bootcamp, but I never had such an easy jobhunt (this is in Amsterdam, it took me 3 weeks). I only started applying once the bootcamp was done because I wanted to send along my portfolio projects with my applications. It's clear that there is a shortage of developers in the market, and if you give everything during these 3 months then it's pretty much guaranteed that you will be able to find a job.

      - The bootcamp was really hard work. During the 12 weeks, I studied 7 days per week, for 9-10 hours per day (in the weekend it was 7-8 hours per day). I took max 3 Sundays off in 3 months. During the day from 9 to 5, you learn a lot of new concepts and do some exercises. However, the evenings are there to really digest what you’ve learned in class and apply it yourself. You won’t be able to make it until the end if you don’t study in the evenings. It was really intense, but looking at the outcome, very worth it.

      - When picking a bootcamp, think about the group size that suits you. During my research I was looking at large bootcamps (40 students) because I thought it would be such a great team vibe. However, I chose for Coding Bootcamp Praha which only takes 16 students max. My batch had only 11 students, and I was really happy with the small size, as you get more attention. Also, it’s sometimes stressful when doing an assignment to see that others are already finished while you’re still stuck, so with less people you should be less stressed ;-).

       

      Are there any negatives?

      One of the reasons why I chose Coding Bootcamp Praha was its duration, 12 weeks instead of 9/10 weeks. The downside of this extended period is that it does get tiresome after around week 9. However, if you make sure that you pick a final project that really excites you, you will be able to keep yourself motivated until demo day!

       

      All in all, Coding Bootcamp Praha is the best value for money bootcamp you can get: get taught full stack web development by great teachers, learn in-demand languages, and get more than enough exposure to all sorts of different programming challenges. And all of this for the fraction of the price of what you would pay for any other bootcamp. Don’t hesitate, just apply, you will not regret this!

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Friday, May 18 2018
      Hi Mireille, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
    • Karel Dlouhý  User Photo
      Karel Dlouhý • Fintech Startup Founder • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I applied for the bootcamp because I want to combine my finance background with tech and develop a new solution. I had only a little experience with HTML and CSS and when I searched the online options I felt overwhelmed - what is important? Where to start and what to spend time on? I learnt bits and pieces here and there but I needed more - I enjoy being around people and that's why I applied for the coding bootcamp. I was happy to find out that there is a high-ranked coding bootcamp right in my own city.

      How was my experience? The curriculum is ambitious but if you follow the advice and are fully commited it is very much doable. All the new concepts start falling together like puzzle pieces. I found it great working with people from many different countries and doing the daily exercises or creating projects at the regular hackathons. Learning these concepts on my own would have taken me number of years or maybe forever because you simply hit a wall sooner than later if you don't learn from others who are more experienced. I loved the instructors who were really helpful anytime I needed guidance.

      Already when I applied I knew that I want to develop my own startup project and it was awesome that I managed to find two other people who we worked with on it as a part of our final project. I pitched the result of our final project to an investor one week after the bootcamp and I got my first financing. 

      I most certainly recommend this bootcamp to anyone who wants to learn programming!

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Friday, May 18 2018
      Hi Karel, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
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      Yusuf Balik • Web Development Analyst • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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      Dear future bootcampers, here is a summary of my experience at the Coding Bootcamp Praha.

      A bit about me:
      I have applied for the bootcamp after working in a corporate environment in marketing for a number of years and increasingly feeling stuck in that role. I always felt that I would like to automate many tasks / set up integrations for the work I have been doing/ simply make things more efficient. The thing was that every time I volunteered for such innovation to take place, I was congratulated but then the task got moved to the IT department, got chewed and then a version of it appeared. I found this frustrating that I cannot really create it myself or at least clearly explain what the feature should do and be able to discuss with the programming team. So I started learning on my own here and there and finally I decided to go for a fast-track education, a coding bootcamp.

      About the bootcamp:
      Simply impressive. Everything from before the bootcamp, throughout the bootcamp and also after the bootcamp was perfectly organised and efficient. I have never learnt so much in such a short period of time! I loved how the things started falling into places in my brain, how I could start developing on my own, how I understood how projects are developed… I enjoyed the hackathons,  the team work and getting mentored by experienced and friendly mentors. The tech stack that they teach is the hot on the market, I received several job offers and got contacted by many HR recruiters since my graduation. I moved to the US after the bootcamp and started working in web development 35 days after my bootcamp graduation.

      I never thought that it is possible to change a life and go for a completely different career path when you have already worked for a number of years. I am very happy that I was wrong about that :-) If you are thinking of going for a coding bootcamp, I recommend Coding Bootcamp Praha.

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Friday, Jan 26 2018
      Hi Yusuf, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
    • Jan Černý  User Photo
      Jan Černý • Startup Founder • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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      Hi everyone, I have graduated from the Coding Bootcamp Praha in 2017. My background is in law & finance and I was searching for a bootcamp because I wanted develop a startup idea I had in my mind for quite a while. I came across the coding bootcamp concept when I was at a startup conference in the US and got really excited. I have researched a number of bootcamps but unfortunately most of them were not affordable for me as a beginning entrepreneur. I got really happy when I finally came across a coding bootcamp (in my own country :-D ), which provided me with an excellent education at a reasonable price. So that’s a little background to how I got accepted to the Coding Bootcamp Praha and now about my experience there! 

      The staff at the bootcamp is friendly and dedicated to helping students before, during and also after the programme. The instructors emphasize that their goal is not teaching syntax but making you think like a software engineer. I did not understand this at first but really appreciate this now - once you get the programming way of thinking under you skin, only then you can really start developing. I am now working on my own website app and keep going back to the bootcamp materials almost every day. The staff at the bootcamp is a mix of experienced programmers who teach you during the bootcamp hours and the managers who help you with getting a job and teaching you how to present yourself. There were many career workshops during my batch and I had the opportunity to meet a number of interesting companies. Many of my former colleagues are now working at one of these, however, myself I wanted to give it a shot and develop my product right after my graduation. I keep in touch with the founders who have provided me with a lot of startup advice, so I got an unexpected extra bonus out of the programme :-D

      What would I recommend to anyone who thinks of applying? Stay focused, buy a lot of coffee and enjoy the best 12 weeks ever!

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Friday, Jan 26 2018
      Hi Jan, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
    • David Healy  User Photo
      David Healy • JavaScript Programmer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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      Coding Bootcamp Praha is a 12-week fullstack web development programme, based in Prague, Czech Republic. I'm going to review my experience there in several sections, to describe my experience there for anyone interested in attending the bootcamp. I got contacted by many prospective students on LinkedIn that asked about my experience, so I decided to summarise it all here:

      Why did I choose to study at a bootcamp?

      I have worked as a business analyst for a number of years, which helped me build a solid foundation for understanding business development and the industry trends. I have always enjoyed continuing my studies in various areas using platforms such as Udemy. What I had realized in my job and through my studies is that rather sooner than later my skillset would become obsolete. The analytical tasks that I had been doing would become automated in a near future and because I have a finance background only, I started worrying about my employability. This was the trigger for me to start looking for ways of how to broaden my tech skills.

      Secondly, I realized that what I missed most in my job was the ability to see a real result behind my work - to see any real improvement that I contributed to.

      I took several online courses and started learning HTML, CSS and a bit of JavaScript and I truly enjoyed the feeling that I created something through solving problems step by step. After several months of self-study I felt that my progress is not so steep anymore and that I have not learnt enough to be actually able to build a web app on my own because I missed too many linkages. This was the time when I started looking for a coding bootcamp and found the Coding Bootcamp Praha.

      Why did I go for the Coding Bootcamp Praha specifically?​

      - The syllabus teaches fullstack, their learning is designed around project work and hackathons, which I felt would suit my way of learning.

      - The class size of 16 people is smaller in comparison with most bootcamps, so I hoped for a lot of personal attention

      - The bootcamp is run by a NGO, which enables the price to be kept at a very friendly level. As I financed the bootcamp myself, this was an important factor for me.

      - I got in touch with a number of alumni on LinkedIn and they all got a job right after the programme and felt very happy with the bootcamp experience.

      - I had a professional experience whenever I contacted the bootcamp and I liked the fact that I am in touch directly with the management team who could answer any technical questions - regarding the syllabus - that I had. I contacted several other bootcamps in the past and this was never the case.

      What was my experience with the team?​

      The bootcamp syllabus has been designed by a number of senior programmers and I have learnt so much from their experience. They are great at what they do and very friendly at the same time. I got help whenever I needed and I have become so much better at thinking about programming as a mindset rather than a skill only.

      The syllabus is divided into three phases - Coder (the basics setup, frontend etc), Programmer (backend, frameworks, libraries) and Developer (developing a fullstack web app as a team project) and it was great to see how much has my knowledge grown day by day. At the beginning of the bootcamp I could never imagine that I would have developed a final project of such complexity that we have done in our team. The backend of our project was in Laravel and we combined it with React, so right after graduation I could showcase two of the top technologies to the employers and be reasonably competent in these.

      I also had a lot of fun developing the smaller projects during the one day hackathons that are part of the programme as it just pushes you to create something real within one day only.

      What was the career support?

      I used to be a guy who believed that LinkedIn is not really necessary and in CV it is enough to include few titles in any order :) Ok, I might be exaggerating a little but I owe a big thanks to both Jana and Honza for all the help and advice. The founders organise a number of extra workshops to help you market yourself - career workshops, CV/LinkedIn checks, job application case studies, meetings with recruiters etc. The team was always there for me, even at a short notice. You could see that they really know how to advise people who are switching careers or those who wanted to set up startup projects. I do have a startup idea in mind that I would like to develop longterm (hopefully!) and I enjoyed discussing it with the founders who have worked in the startup environment for a long time.

      What did I know before applying?

      As for my coding experience, I did online courses - codeacademy, coursera, udemy and freecodecamp but always only the frontend. I learned a bit of JavaScript through that and that helped me a lot. I did some of this before applying and then after I got accepted I got the structured suggestions from the bootcamp regarding what I should study before joining the bootcamp. I spent about 80 hours on the pre-bootcamp preparation.

      Can you get a job immediately after graduation?

      Yes, I am the example of that. I work mostly using JavaScript and React and I am very happy so far. I have kept in touch with most of my class and all have found jobs quickly, many of them stayed in Prague. I find it pretty cool that the bootcamp offers career assistance also after you graduate, so you do not need to stress yourself with job application and just focus on your studies.

      Should you go for it?

      I do not think that anyone can answer this question for you. Think about why you are applying. Is it because you really want to learn web dev and are ready to give it your 100%? Then, definitely go for it!

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Tuesday, Nov 28 2017
      Hi David, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
    • Gabriel Moreau  User Photo
      Gabriel Moreau • Javascript Programmer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      The teaching method is great, you spend about 20% time absorbing new concepts and 80% programming. Whatever new materials you learn, you are expected to put these into practice right away - through in-class daily exercises, weekly challenges, project work or hackathons. There were five hackathons in my batch, a full day coding events where we created a small project from scratch into a working product. It put together approximately the previous two weeks of new materials and it was great fun working on a project within constrained time limit in a team. In general, I appreciated all the team work because it helped learn how Git works and I am so grateful for that in my current job (JavaScript programmer).

      The atmosphere in the bootcamp has been very motivating and that’s what I believe got me through the “valley of despair” (just google it if you haven’t heard this before ;) ). The bootcamp is small, it only accepted 16 students to each batch, which results in an almost family feeling. We studied together with the other students, we hanged out together, we helped each other out when we could. The founders of the bootcamp are present every day and take care of the HR side of the bootcamp intensely. You will go through a number of HR workshops and one-to-one sessions to smooth your career transition and land a job. I appreciated that the help does not end with the bootcamp but you can ask them anytime after the bootcamp too. That was great for me because I preferred to focus on my studies during the bootcamp and only searched for a job after I graduated.

      I really enjoyed being taught by the bootcamp instructors. They are all senior programmers who dedicate part of their week to teach. I think it is important that they do not lose track of the current development and they can bring fresh examples and insights from their real world projects. All of them very helpful, they were happy to stay after the teaching hours when I needed extra help and I always felt that I can ask any question anytime.

      The bootcamp has been running for 1.5 years now and the local market seems to be very hungry for new employees, which results in a great placement rate of the bootcamp graduates. None of the people who worked hard during the bootcamp had issues finding a relevant job afterwards. Here might be the caveat for some - do not think that programming is easy, do not come to the bootcamp thinking that you will study during the bootcamp hours only, do not underestimate the workload. But if you keep a positive attitude and work hard, you will make it and it will be a very rewarding feeling.

      Before signing up I read the reviews and asked a number of questions to the admission team. I also contacted few alumni on LinkedIn. I got a really positive impression from all of these. Once I arrived in Prague I was surprised to see how many alumni still keep in close touch with the bootcamp - they show up for the Welcome Party, for drinks during the bootcamp, some mentored us as an extra practice in their free time... There was an Alumni Party and I found it very helpful to see the paths that the alumni took after their graduations. I guess this was one of the most important moments - that Im not just kidding myself but that I can actually become a programmer upon completing the bootcamp!

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Tuesday, Nov 28 2017
      Hi Gabriel, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
    • Petr Prochazka  User Photo
      Petr Prochazka • React / JavaScript Dev • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      I got curious about the programme when I was scrolling through meetups happening in Prague and I came across the open class that Coding Bootcamp Praha regularly organises. We tried several languages at the workshop and I got so excited that I decided to attend the next full-time bootcamp. I prefer to learn in an environment where I enjoy the people around me and that’s exactly what I got for the 12 weeks. 

      I enjoyed learning a variety of technologies and decided to focus on the Javascript / React development. This is what I appreciated a lot that the instructors showed us a variety of languages, frameworks and libraries but we had certain space to specialise in whatever we preferred. For example, I know now how to connect React with Laravel, a php framework, but within my team project I focused on the React side. I believe however that knowing both frontend and backend development will be a great asset for my future career. 

      I would like to thank all the instructors for dedicating their time and for patiently solving any problem I had (even when I made the same mistake several times :-) ) They are wonderful bunch of people, all very experienced and always willing to help. I also would like to thank the managers for all the help with my CV, LinkedIn, and tips how to do my job search and build a network. They went out of their way anytime I needed them and I enjoyed all the extra career workshops they organised for us with other companies.

      I am now working part-time on a React project and part-time I am developing my own idea that I started already during the bootcamp. Good luck to everyone who is thinking on going on this path!

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Tuesday, Nov 28 2017
      Hi Petr, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
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      Francis Smith • PHP Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      Hi everyone, I am Francis and I graduated this year from the Coding Bootcamp Praha. I would consider myself an advanced beginner before the programme, by which I mean that I took several on-line classes and attended an HTML/CSS intro workshop.

      The reasons why I chose Coding Bootcamp Praha was based on:

      - It's truly full-stack (unlike many programmes that focus much more on the front end or I found them too simplified / not providing the entire picture).

      - It teaches PHP, which is the language of the web, and which provides a great pool of job opportunities (unlike a sexy but minor Ruby). Since the majority of web apps is built using php, this gives much more chance to juniors who at the beginning of their career are more of code-adjusters as opposed to code-writers (I was told this by a friend of mine who is a programmer and I would like to pass it on to others as I profited from it myself.)

      - I found the staff very helpful and they tried their best to answer all the questions I had.

      - The bootcamp helps to find accommodation. I did not want to stay in a shared flat (the bootcamp accommodation) so they helped me to find a studio nearby.

      - It is based in Prague and I always wanted to spend some time there. Now it has actually become my home for some time!

      GOALS

      My goal was to get a junior web dev job. Or, bit more modestly I was hoping to learn as much as I could so that I can keep on learning and getting a job in the field was like a distant dream.

      Originally, I thought I could never get a job in Prague but a completely new world of opportunities opened up for me while I was there. I am now working as a php developer for a mid-size agency here in Prague and I love every minute of it. But if you expect that once you graduate from the bootcamp that you are an expert in everything, then consider other career options. I keep working super hard each day but because I truly like to keep learning, it does not feel like "a job" - definitely not in the sense of the word as when I worked in a law firm in the past. The bootcamp is the stepping stone but at the end of the day it's all about you - you have to want it & do everything you can to make it happen!

      INSTRUCTORS

      The most helpful people ever. I appreciated how each of them were there always for us, each thinking in their own unique way, which has provided me with various perspectives and approaches to tackling new challenges. They often stayed hours after the classes, figuring out our projects. It was the students who in the end called it a day as several of the instructors looked like they would keep coding with us all night :-)

      FELLOW STUDENTS

      The programme is open to what they call motivated beginners, which was fantastic for me and I made the best progress I believe I could. However, that also meant that few other students realized that programming is too difficult for them / they cannot be bothered to study so much (I literally studied all evenings and weekends for 12 weeks and I also did several weeks of pre-bootcamp preparation). Thus, unfortunately there were three students (friends who knew other before) who failed the exams and blamed everything on the instructors / staff / even other students (!), tried to harass people outside of the class, and you can also see them posting crazy-style totally madeup multiple reviews here. They verbally attacked several of us who posted our certificates on Linkedin. So that would be the only negative experience for me but I guess that programming simply is not for everyone. On the bright side, I made several good friends whom we keep in touch and share both career tips as well drinks together.

      GRADING

      There is a number of exams, projects and challenges. The exams and projects are graded but if you fail you can also submit the challenge instead and / or re-take the exam. The exams are stemming out of the materials and I did not have issues passing these (but that doesnt mean I got 100% :-) ). Some other students found the exams tough but I do not think there was anyone who did not pass a re-take as long as they studied hard enough. Here I would like to make a warning - being in Prague is great but it is also very tricky for many of us who come from countries where beer is not so cheap. Think about it - its just 12 weeks, slow down and simply do not party during that time. You will have all your life afterwards for that...

      To sum up - I came with a wish and I left with a job. Take some online classes beforehand to figure out whether you really feel passionate about programming and if you do then I hope you will have as great time at Coding Bootcamp Praha as I did.

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Tuesday, Nov 28 2017
      Hi Francis, it has been such a pleasure having you at the bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding.
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      Atena • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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      A little background and context on this review: I attended CBP, or DATA4YOU, in their April 2017 term. I left about 6 weeks into the course. Before I left, 2 other students had left, and as of writing this, 1 other student has left and during the last bit of class, there were roughly 3-4 students on a regular basis attending class from a class that originally had 16 (from what my classmates tell me). Why? well, we'll get into the bad, and the ugly soon, however, as the title suggests, let's first start with the good.

      - Location: Prague is a fantastic city. The city is experiencing a boom in the tech industry because of the low costs of living and low costs of labor (I'll get back to the cost of labor later).

      - Students: The people coming here, for the most part, are fascinating and nice people. I've made numerous friends who stayed in the course. I am still a part of their class chat groups, and even when they made a new chat after I was left, I was still added. I believe both the students that left and the students that have remained have a bright future ahead of them.

      - Price: The price is incredibly affordable, the majority of the students all picked this course because of the price-point and location. There is a saying though that goes, "you get what you pay for". This course is a perfect example of that.

      - Instructors: Of the 4 instructors. One is truly an expert that knows what he is talking about and even takes into consideration feedback from the students and acts upon it. Another is truly a gem and a nice human being, however, he clearly looks like he does not want to be there, is constantly talking down about the students, and has a watch-me-code approach to his teaching. The other two know how to code, and they can work in their fields. Let's leave it at that as I have absolutely nothing against them.

      - Low Barrier Of Entry: They said the maximum class size is 15, there were 16 students. One I know for a fact applied after the deadline was still accepted. His coding experience: zero. However, before being accepted, I asked if what the level of knowledge the students would be at, and the founder said that they are looking for people who already have some coding experience since it is an intensive course. So if you have ZERO coding experience, according to them, you shouldn't be getting in, yet, in the course, there were not one, not two, but multiple people who had zero experience with code. Then there were people who have been taking courses on their own for over a year. You can't possibly have a balanced teaching method with people positioned so dramatically different. If you know zero code, then it's not a bad idea to consider here but you can find more established places within a similar price range.

      I think the "Low Barrier Of Entry", is a good transition for getting into the bad.

      - Daily Structure: The suggested overview of a typical day in class provided on their website is not even 1% close to the actual typical day. The majority of the days consisted of theory and lectures with some small exercises, essentially what you can get from Youtube and Freecodecamp. During the 6 weeks, I was there, there were about 4/5-morning stand-ups, during these morning stand-ups we suggested more coding. One instructor took this into consideration. He gave us a small project: connect the file to a database. This was something we had done previously with another instructor, yet it took roughly 2 hours for the entire class to pull it off (myself included). It was a small piece of code that took literally 5 minutes. However, 99% of the course had no idea what he was asking as, during the other instructor's class, all we did is watch him code. It was the day some people finally felt liberated that they had actually learned something. A learn by doing method is the best approach to teaching, and this style is unfortunately not what you will receive here.

      - Housing: On the website, it states that there is housing they will provide you or help you with the search. Firstly, the housing is only for 3 students, so good luck. The housing is also in an apartment run by the parents of the founders. So you are paying the founders for a small room, in a small apartment. Now, if you were not one of the 3 to get housing, the way the founders will "help" you find housing is suggesting Airbnb and other similar websites. A couple minutes spent on these you'll see that housing near theBootcampp will run you roughly $1000USD a month. Some found cheaper, some found more expensive places. The general tone around housing seemed to be, "I was running out of time so I just took whatever I could". The general sentiment from one of the founders seemed to be, "Let's not get dramatic, it all worked out didn't it?"

      - Cost Of Labor + Job Assistance: The average salary of a junior web dev in Czech is ~ 25,000- ~ 35,000CZK. That's ~ $1000 USD - ~ $1500USD per month. As the coding school is new, it still doesn't have enough notoriety within the community in Prague. There are a few worthwhile companies to work for in the area, and three of the top coders in the class (which btw was the most advanced batch they've ever had) applied to one of those companies and just recently got rejected. The type of Job Assistance they provided was bringing a nice man from a startup that lists jobs to tell us to put our resume on his website. 

      - The Branding: Is it "Coding Bootcamp Praha", is it "Data 4 You", the lack of UI/UX understanding on the website itself should be enough to deter people. 

      Now, onto the ugly.

      - The Founders: {redacted due to GDPR claims} This really explains why the structure of the course feels completely out of touch of how to turn people into real coders.

      - {redacted due to GDPR claims} Originally the plan was to create a coding Bootcamp for young kids, and it was to be called Data 4 Youth, then I imagine they realized the money wasn't enough there and they changed it to Data 4 You. Overall, all my interactions with {redacted due to GDPR claims} felt very ingenuine and awkward. A sentiment shared amongst many students was that {redacted due to GDPR claims} was extremely passive aggressive and condescending. If you would like specifics you are more than welcome to contact me on LinkedIn. 

      - The Way They Treat Students: During standups, when we said we wanted to code more, the founder's response would be, "It doesn't work that way". When we presented our ideas for capstone projects, the founder said things like, "This would never work in the Czech market", and "Why would you do something other people already have?". When one student told the founder, "I know exactly who I want to work with", the founder responded with, "You don't get to work with people you enjoy drinking with". One instructor very aggressively verbally fought with another student in the class. Another instructor sent me messages about how one student has horrible coding skills. The tests received no feedback, nor did the weekly challenges. This lack of attention significantly reduced the classes overall morale and participation. I began to not take any of the assignments seriously since none of the instructors did either.

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      I would not recommend this bootcamp to anyone who is above basic zero knowledge. Pay the extra amount, go to another bootcamp. If money is the real issue. Watch youtube or find free courses online. Honestly.

      This was probably my biggest lesson and takeaway here: follow your gut instinct. I didn't have a good feeling about this place from the get-go, the branding, the website, the weird interview. But I went because I wanted to be a developer and I loved the price. 

      If you are insistent that you want to go, you will meet lovely classmates, and enjoy a beautiful city. However, be prepared to be underwhelmed. If you are not an EU resident or long-term visa holder. Also, take into consideration that you will have to leave the EU right after your course. How to solve this issue: look into what the Czech government requires from your specific country to grant you a long-term visa. Get all of your paperwork ready, and bring it with you. Data 4 You will not tell you this and will not help you out with this. Right now, one student is scrambling to get their papers into check otherwise he will have to leave for three months, then come back and try to apply for jobs. Anywhere you want to work in the EU more likely than not they want an in person interview. Get your papers in check otherwise, you're going to get a headache.

      Final word, I don't think Data 4 You/Coding Bootcamp Praha, will last. I can break down and tear apart all of the positive reviews, both here, and on other sources and tell you exactly why it that specific person gave them a positive review (or show you how that review is fake) as I spoke to almost all of the alumni myself. But I won't, and I just hope this review is enough to save someone time, money, and stress. If you want to be a programmer, PAY for a well-established place, OR self-learn for free. Don't pay two people who aren't even programmers and expect them to provide a proper course and structure.

      As always, I wish the instructors all the best, I wish the students a bright future (they are honestly a talented bunch), and I wish the founders, some luck.

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Friday, Jul 14 2017
      Dear Atena, Tim and Zaine, 

      We are addressing your statements in one comment as you have applied together as a part of - what you stated to be - a startup team. We are sorry that the bootcamp has not fulfilled your expectations, however, the rest of the students from your batch are now either happy in their new jobs as junior web developers or developing the startups projects that they kicked off during the bootcamp. There is a number of positive reviews from them on this very page and we regularly meetup at the Alumni Events we organise.

      The bootcamp is very intense and we discourage our students from taking on any other obligations and not to travel during the bootcamp. Unfortunately, you have not paid any attention to the recommendations of our instructors and mentors, which resulted in failed exams and unsubmitted project work. 

      All three of you have left the bootcamp during the Weeks 3-6, Zaine (Week 3), Atena (Week 5), Tim (Week 6) without letting anyone know, including the students that you were supposed to work with on team projects. We never experienced this type of behaviour - in any of the batches before or after.

      We are not sure why you decided to post a number of false statements here but please note that anyone can check the facts on our website or contact Kristy, our Bootcamp Counsellor. If anyone feels that they could benefit from more details and context of these reviews, feel free to email Kristy at kristy@data4you.cz

      We wish you all the best in your future and if you ever decided that you want to take a career switch seriously, our door is always open for you.
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      Rutger Beerens • Freelance Web Developer and IT Consultant • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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      Participating in the Coding Bootcamp Prague early 2017 was one of the best decisions of my life. It’s like pushing the fast forward button in learning to code. In twelve weeks I managed to master all the necessary skills to code and launch my own web applications and those of others. The curriculum, the study atmosphere, the course structure and the professional staff all contribute to making this bootcamp one of the best coding schools on the planet. The program is incredibly intensive, but for those who struggle there are sufficient opportunities  to receive additional personal support and catch up. I would recommend the Coding Bootcamp Prague to anyone who is looking for an professional, effective and unforgettable experience that will kickstart a new career in software development.

      Response From: Kristy of Coding Bootcamp Praha
      Title: Bootcamp Counsellor
      Friday, Jul 21 2017
      Hi Rutger, it has been such a pleasure having you at bootcamp. We are happy that we helped you reach your goals and we wish you the very best for your future. Keep in touch and #happycoding. 
    • Lukas Pospisil • Backend Dev • Graduate
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      I spent a while visiting bootcamps before committing to the Coding Bootcamp Praha. A number of other bootcamps did not look very serious because many did not seem to have a very qualified teaching staff. All my friends who are in tech working as software engineers advised me that the quality of instructors should be my number #1 concern when making my decision. I was really impressed when I met the Coding Bootcamp Praha at one their info sessions, everyone was very professional, experienced but also friendly and happy to answer all of my questions. 

      During the program I got help anytime I needed, everyone was there for me and the entire community is very supportive. The syllabus is carefully thought-through – it is challenging but perfectly manageable. I got tons of personal supprt both from the instructors as well as the managers. When you ask for it, they are always there for you. All the instructors bring a unique and positive experience to the classes.

      I came in not knowing much coding – just HTML, CSS and the basics of JavaScript. Coding Bootcamp Praha provides a prebootcamp course to get you up to speed with the basics for the 12 week program. I found the prebootcamp classes very helpful.

      The support to get hired is provided throughout the full programme, starting already in week 1. I found the advice very helpful and my process to get hired was smooth - and received a couple of offers soon after graduating. Throughout the program I realised Im more interested towards backend & databases, so in the end I decided for a backend job offer. 

      If you have any questions about my experience, I’d be happy to answer these on my email – but please if you do get in touch, make your questions clear, thx guys! ;-) Here’s my email: lukyn.pospisil@gmail.com

    • Boris Koudelka • Programmer
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      It was a real pleasure to be a part of this bootcamp. It was challenging but great time - we learnt a lot, had to troubleshoots a lot, had to work a lot but I also met amazing people with whom I studied, helped each other out and shared tons of jokes on the bootcamp Slack :) I don’t think I ever thought it is possible to learn so much in just three months but here I am developing in a new job & continuing to learn tons!

    • Stephanie Kazazis • Frontend Software Developer • Graduate
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      The daily support and coaching through the programme is great, as much as the constant feedback received. From day one the experience exceeded my already high expectations. I found a job as a front-end developer (JavaScript & React) within two weeks after the bootcamp finished. My lessons learnt there is to not be afraid to fail - you might need to go through a bunch of interviews before you find the right opportunity and not every company needs to be a match - for both sides! Also, be open about your knowledge and don’t pretend you know everything that you don’t - just show you really want to learn. For me this was one of the most useful advice from the job recruiting workshops because in all my previous jobs it was rather different approach to interviews.

      I wanted to be prepared as much as I could before going for a coding bootcamp. However, when I look back I realise I was always just scratching the surface - first with HTML & CSS on CodeAcademy, then JS on Freecodecamp, Python on Udemy and some other courses and workshops I attended as a prep for the bootcamp. It was only when we started developing at the bootcamp that I started to see a bigger picture of web development. This moment was really important for me - and the other classmates - as we realised that we need to approach our learning journey with patience and humidity.

      I had an incredible time developing the Final Project with a team of great people from three different countries and all very motivated and excited to create something great (or at least as good as possible within 6 weeks :) ). We worked really hard together, helping each other, adjusting and re-adjusting until the very end. I learnt so much through this experience - both in terms of my programming skills as well as my team work skills. If you’re like me a few months ago, you might actually be intimidated by this final project - but keep in mind that the team is always there to support you, the mentors are eager to help and you are never stuck alone! So make use of all the support that is there & be bold!

      The Coding Bootcamp Praha was the right choice for me & I hope to stay in touch for the years to come.

    • Sofia Kozlová • Software Developer • Graduate
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      The programme has a solid syllabus written by software engineers with decades of experience. The whole team is there to teach you and help you at every step of the journey, I always felt that everyone really cared whether we succeed or not and how to maximise our chances.

      The skillset you gain is the most sought after on the market whether you decide to go more on the JavaScript/Node.js/React path or the PHP/Laravel path. Actually in my experience what mattered most was they I really learned to think like a developer and I know how to approach problems…during my first job interview towards the end of the bootcamp I got a task to solve and I only managed to draw a database model and described what I would do next. I thought I totally failed but actually got accepted because that’s what the companies seem to appreciate most - someone who knows something but most importantly is excited to learn and is good at communication (&asks for help in a meaningful way, if needed).

      Im really grateful that the bootcamp got me ready not only at the technical level but also boosted my confidence and taught me how to approach interviews. Thank you for everything!

    • Eduard Demir • Software Developer • Graduate
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      I first came across the Coding Bootcamp Praha at their Learn to Code workshop at a local co-working centre when I was visiting Prague on holidays. Going to the workshop helped me so much at making my decision as I got a preview of their teaching, met the team, and the local tech environment.

      The bootcamp was an amazing journey for me as I joined the course without any background in computer science and yet I was able to change my career within five months. I quit my job six weeks before the bootcamp and focused on the pre-bootcamp studies and I started in a new job two weeks after the Demo Day.

      What makes this bootcamp so powerful is the community of the instructors, mentors, the non-technical staff, and the other students. Since my background is in humanities I was scared that I couldn’t keep up with the pace and other students but with so much support from the mentors and fellow students, I quickly realised that I can do (almost :) ) anything if I push myself enough.

      The bootcamp really cares about your personal growth, Jana and Jan are there to help you with any of your concerns regarding job hunting and changing career. They help your polishing your interviewing skills There are also external recruitment experts that you can consult with. Out of my batch more than 50% of the students had a job offer (front end / back end) at the time of our graduation and the other students only focused heavily on job hunting in the weeks after the bootcamp.

      I would like to say big thanks to the entire team and to anyone who is thinking about the Coding  Bootcamp Praha - if you have the opportunity and are accepted, then go for it and enjoy it as much as I did!

    • Johanna • Frontend Developer • Graduate
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      I came across coding in many shapes and forms throughout my professional experience when I was helping to develop projects in a number of countries around the world. But my role was mostly business dev, administrative, marketing or sales, so I only managed to learn bits and pieces on the go. Ultimately, I realised I’d love to learn much more. I wasn’t 100% sure in the beginning whether I want to switch careers but at the age of 34 I felt its now or never if I want to really learn skills from a brand new field. I know people learn at much later ages too but that was simply my feeling at that point. While working long distance in Thailand, I came across a past graduate of the Coding Bootcamp Praha who was on holidays there. And this total coincidence changed my life! I did more research, read great reviews from past graduates & also saw the bootcamp received several awards, including one from the MIT. I applied, got in, packed my bags & I’ve lived in Prague since!

      The environment at the Coding Bootcamp Praha is great and everyone is very positive. People have different backgrounds and experience, so I had many interesting debates with my classmates. The bootcamp is oriented on helping you change career and learn as much as you so that you can excel at your interviews. I would never be able to learn so much in three months on my own – and probably not even in one year because the guidance and support you get is just incredible. I think the bootcamp helped unlock a hidden potential I probably always had but because I never explored this side of me, it might have always stayed hidden. I particularly enjoyed all the teamwork and working on the Final Project – it made me feel really proud seeing all the work we managed to do, I could not ask for a better team. I got a job with a company I started chatting with at the Demo Day and it went great for me since then.

      I definitely recommend this bootcamp to anyone who wants to learn coding in a challenging, yet friendly and fun atmosphere. 

    • Andreas Mayer • Graduate
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      My journey towards programming started with taking online classes, I have done the intro courses to a number of languages, however, I never made it past the beginnings. From my previous learning experience of any subject I know I learn best in a classroom setting because I really enjoy interacting with others. Also, it simply gets the best out of me :)

      The small class size made the instructors available to us anytime. All of them are skilled software engineers that were able to help us with any problem – big or small. I appreciate that the instructors were also guiding us to be able to troubleshoot on our own and step by step I saw how Im getting better at understanding problems myself.

      Regarding the course, I definitely recommend starting the pre-bootcamp work as soon as you receive it and make sure you understand each topic well. During the bootcamp make sure that you prioritise well and that you create a good study schedule. I felt this was different for different students – most of us studied together majority of the time but others preferred to have more individual path. So find whatever works for you and give it your best.

      I felt everyone from the bootcamp was really looking out for their students' best interests. The team helps you get ready for interviews and you get a chance to meet a number of tech companies in person. I found a job I liked in week 10 of my batch and started working right after graduating. Coding Bootcamp Praha was a great experience for me and one of the best decisions I have ever made.

    Thanks!