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Coding Dojo

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Founded in 2012, Coding Dojo is a global technology education company that offers three full stack coding bootcamps, full-stack part-time programs, as well as courses on data science and other emerging technologies. Coding Dojo has campuses in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Jose, and online worldwide. Students can choose to learn one, two, or three of the industry’s most in-demand web development languages, including Python, MERN, Java or .NET Core. An online option is also available for students who don’t have access to campuses. In addition to an extensive curriculum, students collaborate with peers, join interactive lectures with their instructors, work with career services, and have access to Assistant Instructors during lab sessions. Students experience building dynamic web applications, solving job-relevant problems, learning to think like true software engineers, and discovering how to become a self-sufficient developer.

To apply, candidates need to apply, schedule an interview with admissions, and pay a deposit to secure their placement once accepted.

Since 2012, Coding Dojo has endeavored to help individuals from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels transform into professional developers who go on to be hired by startups and companies like Amazon, Apple, Expedia, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, DocuSign and Skytap. Coding Dojo also offers career services, including one-on-one sessions with a career advisor, open forums with industry leaders, and comprehensive job preparation.

Coding Dojo provides scholarships for Career Re-Invention, Women in Tech, Military, Diversity, and Fresh Start to qualifying students. Coding Dojo welcomes Veterans to all programs and accepts the GI Bill at the Burbank and San Jose campuses. 

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  • Cybersecurity Online Part-Time Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$16,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    After completing Coding Dojo’s Cybersecurity program, students are mission-ready to identify, assess, report, and mitigate technology and information security risks. Gain hands-on experience with a host of popular tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, and more within a sandbox environment. Learn skills applicable to certifications such as the CompTIA Security+, CySA+ , Network+, Linux+, Server+, Cloud+, and certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and receive vouchers for the Security+ and CySA+ exams. Benefit from a comprehensive set of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position. Cover the latest real-world deployment of cybersecurity management practices, including defensive and offensive tactics, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and event & incident management.
    Financing
    Deposit1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare.


    Tuition Plans$1000 deposit to secure your seat in the cohort. Pay in full and early registration discounts are available. Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous IT or coding experience is required. All students should have basic problem-solving skills and a good understanding of navigating their computers.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Science Online Part-Time Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$10,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This Data Science bootcamp is a deep dive into the fundamentals of data science and machine learning in Python. Throughout the course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire data science process from end-to-end, including data prep, data analysis and visualization, as well as how to properly apply machine learning algorithms to various situations or tasks. This course was designed to prepare you for the real world. Each week, you’ll tackle interview-style questions and weekly exercises as you learn new topics, so that you are building the skills needed to land a new job as you learn the topics themselves. What You’ll Get: • Learn the end-to-end data science process including data prep, data analysis, visualization, as well as use cases for both machine learning and deep learning algorithms • Walk away with a work applicable understanding of the Data Science process and how to use the methodologies and tools to solve real-world problems in business and academia • Learn how to retrieve and manipulate data using Python and SQL • An understanding of the importance of Machine Learning and future growth of the industry • A deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different Machine Learning algorithms • A portfolio of projects to showcase to employers Eligibility: • No 4 year degree required • No previous coding experience required - really!
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare
    Tuition Plans$1000 deposit to secure your seat in the cohort. Pay in full and early registration discounts are available.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly!
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Development Online Full-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$16,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Our Online Full-Time Immersive Bootcamp is a remote learning alternative that provides online access to our in-depth three-stack curriculum—complete with live support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students interested in web development who cannot attend our on-campus programs, this online bootcamp is a full-time immersive experience in which you will master the fundamentals of web and software development, and 3 full stacks - Python, MERN, and Java or C# - over 14 weeks, learning valuable skills for a career in tech. Based on our 2019 outcomes report, 89.1% of our alumni land a job in 180 days after graduating. They also receive an average salary of $72,345 per year. Your Career Starts From Day 1 Our in-depth three-stack program is complete with hands-on learning, robust support from our instructional staff, our industry-tested learning platform, and more - so you are both challenged and supported throughout the journey. Integrated into every step of the program is our career services experience. You'll have unlimited, lifetime access to our career services team, who have successfully placed thousands of graduates nationwide. Our grads often say that Coding Dojo is the most rewarding, yet difficult thing they’ve ever done. We’re deeply proud every day of our 8000+ grads, and we hope to count you among them. Live Instruction Start each day with live algorithms, discussion sessions, and a group activity. Open Lab Hours Lab hours are often where the learning really happens! This is where you can work in groups or solo to create assignments and connect with instructors. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support TA’s are available from 2pm to 7pm PST, Monday through Friday, to line up with when most students are tackling assignments. 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our Discord community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams.
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare

    Tuition Plans$1000 deposit to secure your seat in the cohort. Pay in full and early registration discounts are available.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Development Online Part-Time Accelerated

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    CSS, Django, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Python, Algorithms, Front End, GitHub, Java, MongoDB, MVC, Node.js, React.js, SQL
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week16 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Our Part-Time Accelerated course is a flexible alternative that provides online access to our in-depth curriculum—complete with real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students who cannot attend our on-campus programs, or commit to a full-time course, you'll learn the skills needed to become a self-sufficient developer. Time commitment is 2-4 hours a week in lectures and optional office hours, plus 20-30 hours of self-study. Our graduates have an 89.1% placement rate within 6 months of graduation & an average starting salary of $72,345. Choose Your Own Adventure With the accelerated program, you choose your own adventure based on your professional goals and your other commitments. Take the complete curriculum over 32 weeks, or choose to only take 1 or 2 stacks. Live Instruction Lectures are always delivered live so you can ask questions and interact with your cohort. Office Hours Need more help understanding a concept? Join your instructor or teacher assistants in our office hours for your class. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support Seven Days a Week TA’s are available from 11am to 8pm PST Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturdays, and 8am-2pm on Sundays, so you have support 7 days a week All times in PST 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our MatterMost community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams. Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Flask, Ajax, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js, Advanced Javascript, Socket.IO, Bower, Java 8, JSP, SpringMVC
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare
    Tuition Plans$1000 deposit to secure your seat in the cohort. Pay in full and early registration discounts are available.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous IT or coding experience is required. All students should have basic problem-solving skills and a good understanding of navigating their computers.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Development Online Part-Time Flex

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    CSS, Front End, Git, GitHub, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL, Python, SQL
    OnlinePart Time12 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$8,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Live Instruction. Career Services. 10-15 hours a week. Our Flex program is unique in the bootcamp industry, in that it offers the same benefits as a full-time program but with the most manageable time commitment out there. The Flex program was designed for the busiest students (you know who you are!). Working part-time and in school? Have a family and a full-time job? Tried self-study, but can’t stay on track without some accountability and structure? Then Flex is for you. Comprehensive Curriculum Master the essentials of web fundamentals, then dive into full stack Python - one of the most popular coding languages in the world. Live Instruction Lectures are always delivered live so you can ask questions and interact with your cohort. Office Hours Need more help understanding a concept? Join your instructor or teacher assistants in our office hours for your class. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support Seven Days a Week TA’s are available from 11am to 8pm PST Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturdays, and 8am-2pm on Sundays, so you have support 7 days a week All times in PST 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our Discord community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams. We have had the privilege of helping over 8,000 students upgrade their careers & their lives. In 28 weeks, all while learning the most-indemand STEM skills, you will be working on your job search for when graduation comes and goes. Our graduates have a 89.1.9% placement rate within 6 months of graduation & an average starting salary of $72,345. Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Ajax, PostgreSQL
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000 deposit. Various payment plans available via Miashare.
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare

    Tuition Plans$1000 deposit to secure your seat in the cohort. Pay in full and early registration discounts are available.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous IT or coding experience is required. All students should have basic problem-solving skills and a good understanding of navigating their computers.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Development Onsite Full-Time Bootcamp

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$16,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationSeattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco
    Master the fundamental building blocks of web and software development alongside your peers over 14 rigorous weeks. With campuses in multiple cities, we’ve been delivering a top-tier coding education since 2012. Our unparalleled three-stack program is complete with hands-on learning, robust support from our rockstar roster of instructional staff, our industry-tested learning platform, and more - so you are both challenged and supported throughout the journey. Integrated into every step of the program is unlimited access to our career services team, who have successfully placed thousands of graduates nationwide. Our Game-Changing 3 Stack Curriculum Our curriculum covers more front-end and back-end technologies than any other full-stack program – without sacrificing depth for breadth. Not only does this mean you’ll graduate with more skills and a more robust portfolio, but you’ll be more prepared to learn the coding languages of tomorrow. With 3 Full Stacks at your fingertips, you’ll be ready for anything. We tailor our onsite curriculum in each metro area to match local hiring demand - see our website for details. Live Instruction Start each day with live algorithms, discussion sessions, and a group activity. Open Lab Hours Lab hours are often where the learning really happens! This is where you can work in groups or solo to create assignments and connect with instructors. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support TA’s are available from 2pm to 7pm PST, Monday through Friday, to line up with when most students are tackling assignments. 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our Discord community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams.
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare

    Tuition PlansUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous IT or coding experience is required. All students should have basic problem-solving skills and a good understanding of navigating their computers.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UI/UX Design Online Part-Time

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    User Experience Design, Design
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,745
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This bootcamp is a flexible, part-time program designed for working professionals who are looking to gain design skills to level up or change their career. The coursework is structured so you get a comprehensive experience in both UX and UI design processes. We’ll teach research and synthesis techniques for gathering and evaluating quantitative/qualitative data, create concepts, wireframes and prototypes for live user testing, and craft high fidelity screens and prototypes for final evaluative tests that are portfolio ready. You’ll graduate from the program with 2 solid portfolio pieces, including a live client project, which are what recruiters and hiring managers look for in new hires. Expected outcomes: • Learn best practices in User Experience, starting with research techniques and user interviews, through data synthesis, concept and prototype creation. We’ll also cover usability testing, MVP creation, wireframes and design handoffs. • Further your User Interface skills by creating moodboards, style tiles, mockups, and high fidelity screens and prototypes suitable for user testing. Create a design system for handoff that demonstrates the extensibility of your final designs. • Get the client-specific skills that are essential to working in any design environment including presenting and defending your design decisions, working in a team, giving and iterating on feedback, and building your design vocabulary and communication skills. • Graduate with two solid portfolio pieces, based on real-world projects that demonstrate your problem solving skills and critical thinking
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare
    Tuition Plans$1000 deposit to secure your seat in the cohort. Pay in full and early registration discounts are available.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly! All students should have a good understanding of navigating their computers.
    Prep Work2 weeks of pre-course work reviewing Design Setup, Process, and Roles.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
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    Coding Dojo having the best ratings for coding bootcamp in the world? 
    True?
    I say, yay, yay.
    Best of the best learning platform.
    Best of the best instructors, TA's, fellow Ninjas.
    Best of the best comunidad.
    Best of the best experience.
    10/5 would recommend.
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    I had a great time in the program and felt supported by the community. The instructors are patient and willing to take time to help you learn. I went in knowing almost nothing about coding. While the program can be difficult as it is fast paced, it is extremely rewarding and you will learn a lot in  your time there.
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    The reason why I chose Dojo over Hack Reactor and other bootcamps is because of Dojo's community. I learned that they have sports day once a week and they won't kick students out if they fail. Back then I was very depressed, so I needed a supportive school. On the learning side, Dojo is not kidding when they say they will teach you to be a full-stack developer within 3 months. Expect late nights of studying and hurdles throughout. It's critical that you study prep materials before you start. You will be tested on day 1. Even if you understand only half of it you will pass. I know because I was the worst student. Don't be afraid to ask teachers and classmates for help. The Dojo managing director told me to bug the teachers since they get paid for it.
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    I looked for a long time to find the right BootCamp.  I was leaving a career of 17 years for something I had no idea how to do. No background in tech whatsoever.  I compared tuition, reviews, Alumni access/involvement, time commitment, duration,  among other things.  I looked for at least a year and kept coming back to Coding Dojo. I made the jump last November and do not regret it one bit! Coding Dojo's instructors are all dedicated teachers who want to see you succeed.  Most, if not all of the instructors have been students at Coding Dojo themselves.  They know what you go through during the process and how difficult it can be. Mike, Seeso and Saurabh were all amazing!! If you're looking for a change, this is the place!
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    Coding Dojo's full-time online boot camp was a challenging and amazing brain-melting adventure. Their teaching style of strength through struggle, promoting self-sufficient programming habits, and working together with cohort-mates were all invaluable and integral to both my learning and overall experience. The availability and dedication of the Career Services Team was a bonus and having this resource available for life is worth it.
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    Super approachable information, presented in an easy to understand, albeit still challenging manner. Coding Dojo has great instructors and has left me feeling 100% ready to jumpstart my career as a software engineer.
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    Coding Dojo is a great bootcamp for beginners. Concepts are explained in an understandable way and the Learn platform which is the bread and butter of the bootcamp is excellent. You build on concepts slowly instead of learning the more complicated stuff right off the bat.  They also spend an hour every day going over algorithms to prep us for our job search after the bootcamp.

    My only complaints really are the other students. Algorithms are done in groups, and projects at the end of each stack are solo or group, however to practice the AGILE software development we were expected to do stand ups every day with other cohort-mates. In both the group algorithms and daily stand ups for projects, I had team members who did not contribute and that honestly does hurt the experience. However -- when I did bring this up to my instructor, she resolved it whenever it happened, whether that was moving me to a different group or making algorithm groups larger so that there'd be a higher chance of participation.

    I would recommend Coding Dojo to any beginner who is trying to break into the field.
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    The course is awesome! The teachers and TA's are awesome and very dedicated to making sure that you succeed and understand the material before you are able to pass on to the next course. If you know little to nothing about coding and are taking this course, you'll want to make sure that you take the time necessary to do the reading and practice assignments. Also, try to find a group of people to do group sessions, this also allows you to get ready for the real world as well!
    All in all, I would recommend this to anybody that is looking to get into coding and has the time to give this course 150%
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    TL:DR {
    Coding Dojo is an awesome program but not without a few rough edges. If approached with a good mindset and strong work ethic it can turn you into a very competent and self-reliant programmer. This is important and something to emphasize - Coding Dojo teaches YOU how to be a self-reliant and curious software engineer by laying a solid foundation of skills and concepts and providing a structured and vetted educational approach (rinse and repeat) to get you oriented and familiar with the terrain. It will not give you all the answers. They help teach you how to learn and be resourceful, and I found that extremely helpful. Overall, I thought it was an amazing experience, extremely valuable in helping me transition into the tech industry, and a lot of hard work - but the rewarding kind. I would certainly recommend it if you're a hard worker and serious about learning software development on an expedited timeline.}

    Long form - A bit stream of conscious:

    I chose to participate in Coding Dojo's full-time 14-week online Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp after reading reviews on Course Report, so it only makes sense to follow up with my own report.

    Overall, I had a really positive experience. "The Dojo" as it's called, is a quality program that has clearly been vetted, and it's going to give you a wide, but somewhat shallow, understanding of 3 prominent tech stacks and Web Fundamentals (full-time). I chose Python, MERN (React.js) and Java. There's A LOT of information packed into this course. More than you really have time to fully digest, thus the "shallow" perspective. It's not that the information isn't there to be absorbed, it's the amount of hours in a day and rapid pace of curriculum that somewhat limits the depth you can absorb of it. Thus, the title of my post. You will get out of it what you give, and they're not kidding when they say it can be 60 - 80 hour weeks. Not all weeks are like that, but definitely expect that to be the norm not the exception, and get yourself ready. Get your life in order and commit to the learning process by diving head first in. If you do, you will be absolutely stunned what you learn in 14 weeks. I came into the program with 0 coding experience sans some FreeCodeCamp.org (very basics), and I feel like I can now swim in the big-blue-bottomless ocean of web development. That's saying something.

    In general, the instructors can be hit and miss, some are clearly looking for their own foot hold in the industry and teaching in the mean time. It can feel like those folks are phoning it in at times. Others seem to be there because they love teaching people how to code and they've found their niche. However, I feel this split will be anywhere you go. Heck, they felt more engaged and more interesting then most of my college professors. And I will say, they all new what they were doing and/or where committed to finding an answer to your question if they didn't know it. The LEARN platform (the virtual textbook you use during the program) is PACKED with solid information and additional resources that you can explore on your own beyond the baseline curriculum. It also has some minor mistakes and incongruousness, which can be annoying, but the organization as a whole is super feedback focused. They request your participation in surveys frequently (almost annoyingly) but the saving grace is that they actually put that feedback into practice and you can see it happen before your eyes. Again, this means communicating and filling out the surveys.

    Passengers will drown on this ship - you must embrace being a crew member and take accountability for your learning. To this point, there is a good amount of self-directed learning involved. Let's be honest, you have to get into the weeds, do your own research at times, and lean into exploring what you don't know to better understand concepts or material not as thoroughly covered. Ironically, some of the things I didn't understand at first, I became the best at (SQL queries) through my own volition. However, I feel the Dojo does do a good job of framing this ahead of time. It's like riding a bike or learning to skateboard. Sure you can watch video after video of how to ride / skate. You can even have someone hold you up, but if you're not out there on your wheels exploring new terrain and trying new tricks, you'll always need the training wheels. The students who expected it to be spoon fed to them struggled with the pace of the FT curriculum, and not all of them made it out. That's a heavy bill to swallow if you don't complete, so it's worth putting in the time. On the other hand, the go getters made some really cool apps that will be awesome to show off to future employer prospects.

    And on that note, I too think the Dojo puts an appropriate amount of emphasis on career services and personal projects - after all, that's what will get you hired. The career services team was great and frequently held workshops that were relevant to the career search. The whole career services process is very regimented and well designed, and although the career services team is bogged down, they make time for you and are very resourceful as long as (** apologies for being a broken record here)  you are putting in the effort and consistently communicating with them. The project weeks themselves seem to be taking on more structure to help support students, because it was easy to take your foot off the gas and relax after intense course weeks, but like I said, these are what make you stand out in the work force, so project weeks are not the time to relax. Double down in fact. Currently, I'm ~ two weeks out from graduation (minus the holidays) and I'm on the job hunt. It's intimidating for sure, but I think the hardest part is knowing that I have the skill set but not perhaps not the shiny credentials.... yet. So it will continue to be a grind and hard work, but that's this program. I know what I learned at The Dojo will put me on to rewarding career in software development because I'm confident in what I learned. Additionally, I've felt like I've been picking up traction this past week. Career services and the resources provided by the Dojo have helped me improve my response rate. I'll try to check back in with an update on how the job search goes, but overall, the prep by the Dojo for job hunting has felt adequate and much appreciated. But, (... last time I'll say it), they aren't going to hold your hand through it. This program takes commitment and discipline. They will put the resources and structure out there for you and it will be up to you to go and get it. Be a crew member, not a passenger.

    My 3 tips of advice to any future student:
     - Get your life right to focus on school. Warn your friends and family that you won't have as much time during this period. Frame it early so it doesn't become an issue. 
    - Find a small group of friends / study partners that you can hang out with to complete assignments. Many nights my buddies and I stayed late on Zoom and helped one another. We all took our exams on time and passed w/in 1-2 tries. This is the most important tip. Find a group that you can enjoy this experience with. They will hold you accountable / allow you to vent / and make it so much more fun. 
    - Lastly, kick ass on the projects. Have a few ideas when you come in - it can be hard on the spot - or talk to other students / instructors about ideas. Google it. Maximize your time actually working and learning during project week, and try to have an MVP complete to show off during the week-end graduations. Treat it like a sprint. It will help in the long run. 

    If you found this tip helpful, give it a like. If you are really considering Coding Dojo and want to learn more, hit me up on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/dkearns11/ or twitter @TheKearnol and I'd be happy to talk more about my experience. I can also help you save $500 bucks on your admission fee by making a referral ( I benefit from it too, so don't be shy). 

    Thanks for reading, and happy coding! 

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    Sean Robison • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Coding Dojo was a great experience, I completed the full-time online course in Python/Mern/Java. Between all the instructors and TA's, the learn platform coding dojo does things right. 
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    Agustín Andrews • Startup Tech Lead • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Really recommended for people coming with no prior experience, kinda expensive but instructors really we're putting in work, very. 4 stars un curriculum cause Front end curriculum was a bit outdated by teaching jQuery but still pretty good at everything else. Recommended.
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    I came to the program with just a little bit of knowledge from Code Academy 2 years ago. (your basic HTML, CSS, JavaScript) But hadn't touched coding in since. The curriculum was structured well and the instructors were always open to questions and problem solving. 

    The pace was maybe a little slow for me at the end of the 14 weeks, but I put a lot of work in outside of class to make sure I understood the concepts and explored new concepts. 

    For most people the pace was just fine, and pushed some along. It was challenging and stimulating for those with no experience as well as those with little experience. 

    Career Services did great on helping with crafting a great resume, LinkedIn, and GitHub. The only thing that would have been better was more networking opportunities with hiring professionals. 

Coding Dojo Outcomes

* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.


80%
Graduation Rate
N/A
Employed
$72,048
Median Salary

Of the students who enroll at Coding Dojo, 80% graduated. 59% of graduates were job-seeking and N/A of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of $72,048. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 486 graduates included in this report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full Time, In-Field Employee
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Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
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Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
N/A
Employed out-of-field
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Notes & Caveats:

Audit conducted by independent, third-party firm Delivery Associates.
Please visit https://www.codingdojo.com/outcomes to download the complete report.

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