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Coding Dojo

Avg Rating:4.35 ( 345 reviews )

Coding Dojo is a unique coding bootcamp that teaches three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. Coding Dojo has campuses in has campuses in Berkeley, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Jose, Seattle, Tulsa, Tysons Corner, and online. Students can choose to learn three of the industry’s most in-demand web development languages, including Python, Ruby on Rails, MEAN, 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 receive 15 hours/day of mentored guidance, quick feedback in the evening from remote Teacher Assistants and tailored course content that accommodates both beginners and experienced developers. Students experience building advanced web applications, solving job-relevant problems and learning to think like true software engineers.

To apply, candidates answer questions via an online form, schedule an interview with a Coding Dojo staff member, then if accepted, must pay a deposit to secure their place.

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 start-ups and world-class companies like Amazon, Apple, Expedia, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, DocuSign and Skytap. For each student, Coding Dojo promises one-on-one sessions with a career advisor, open forums with industry leaders, and comprehensive job-hunting workshops.

Coding Dojo welcomes Veterans and accepts the GI Bill at selected campuses, as well as offering a Gap Year program for high school grads. Coding Dojo also provides various scholarship opportunities for qualified students.

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  • Gap Year Onsite Software Development Immersive Bootcamp

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $12,995
    Class size
    35
    Location
    Boise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Tulsa, Dallas
    Spend 6 months of your gap year with Coding Dojo and become a self-sufficient software developer with hands-on programming experience though our in-depth three-stack curriculum—complete with real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students interested in web development who are not sure what career they want to focus on, this Gap Year bootcamp is a full-time immersive experience in which you will master the fundamentals of web and software development, learn 3 full stacks - Python, MEAN, and Java, and gain valuable skills for a career in tech. Personal Growth Discover who you are as a person and what you want to do in life Boost your motivation for further academic pursuit Become more mature, independent and self-aware about your strengths and weaknesses Career Ready Mindset Build important soft skills to enhance your academic performance in college Find the right fit major and career path based on your self-discovery Gap year graduates report that their gap year had significantly added to their employability Gap Year Curriculum Full stack Development Program - 14 weeks of immersive Web Development program (HTML/CSS/Javascript), Python, MEAN, Ruby, C#/.Net. Career Services - 2 weeks of career readiness workshops (resume, cover letter, networking, Linkedin profile) Project Based Internship - 4 Weeks of project based internship to build your own portfolio (weekly check-in with a mentor) Explore A New City The Gap Year Program is available at all of our campuses. Explore living in a new city while developing your tech skills. Learn By Doing You’ll start coding from day one of the course. Dive into a fast-paced, innovative learning environment that fosters collaboration, not competition. After graduation, you’ll jump straight into the job-hunt with the support of our career services team. You Get What You Put In Students are expected to dedicate at least 70 hours/week to the program, with the most successful students dedicating 70-90 hours/week. Our students often say that Coding Dojo is the most rewarding, yet difficult thing they’ve ever done. Life During the Course In the morning you’ll start with new curriculum that will build on top of what you learned the day before. Depending on the day, your morning may include an algorithm session, lecture, group activity, or a combination of all 3. Your afternoons and nights will be spent working through course content, assignments, and projects on the new curriculum for the day, with breakout sessions available upon request.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1,000
    Financing
    Financing: Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans
    $1,000 deposit followed by 2 payments or monthly payment plans available via Skills Fund.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Deposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp, and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Scholarship
    Scholarships up to $4,000 are available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Full-time

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $14,995
    Class size
    40
    Location
    Online, Dallas
    Our Online Full-Time Immersive Bootcamp is a remote learning alternative that provides online access to our in-depth three-stack curriculum—complete with real-time 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, MEAN, and Java - over 14 weeks, learning valuable skills for a career in tech. On a national scale, 94%* of our alumni land a job in 180 days after graduating, with an average salary of $76,000 per year. Learn more at https://www.codingdojo.com/full-time-online-bootcamp Your Career Starts From Day 1 Your career as a full-stack software developer starts on your first day. Within 14 weeks we’ll turn you into a self-sufficient, well-rounded software developer who has all the critical skills to have a long, healthy career in tech. Three Full Stacks & Self-Sufficiency Our goal is to train you into a self-sufficient, versatile developer through our 3 Stack Curriculum. In 14 weeks, you’ll learn 3 in-demand stacks in the industry, have a portfolio to show, and have triple the job prospects, as every company uses a different stack. Learn By Doing You’ll start coding from day one of the course. Dive into a fast-paced, innovative learning environment that fosters collaboration, not competition. After graduation, you’ll jump straight into the job-hunt with the support of our career services team. You Get What You Put In Students are expected to dedicate at least 70 hours/week to the program, with the most successful students dedicating 70-90 hours/week. Our students often say that Coding Dojo is the most rewarding, yet difficult thing they’ve ever done. Life During the Course In the morning you’ll start with new curriculum that will build on top of what you learned the day before. Depending on the day, your morning may include an algorithm session, lecture, group activity, or a combination of all 3. Your afternoons and nights will be spent working through course content, assignments, and projects on the new curriculum for the day, with breakout sessions available upon request. Career Services We offer career support to all students and alumni to help accomplish their short and long-term career goals. Whether you're applying for your first job or you're an industry veteran, we understand that building a career is a life-long process. Participants of the program will have access to a wide range of services, such as one-on-one sessions with a career advisor, open forums with industry leaders, comprehensive job-hunting workshops, and more!
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1000
    Financing
    Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans
    $1,000 deposit followed by 2 payments or monthly payment plans available via Skills Fund.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Deposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Scholarship
    Scholarships up to $4,000 available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Online Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Part-time

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, Python, JavaScript, Django, jQuery, CSS, Algorithms
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $9,995
    Class size
    30
    Location
    Online
    Our Part-Time Online Web Development Bootcamp is a flexible evening and weekend course that teaches web fundamentals and a full Python stack — 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 in as little as 20-25 hours per week. Comprehensive Curriculum Develop projects in a vast range of technologies, starting with front-end development in Web Fundamentals. From there, dive into back-end development centers around Python and put on the finer touches with AJAX and modularization. Top it off with 4 weeks of project building and algorithms. Live Instructor Support Receive hands-on support from our instruction team through live evening classes twice a week, multiple office hours, plus evening weekend support through our chat forum. Top-Tier Platform Quickly learn the essentials of the most in-demand technologies through our online Learning Platform, which has trained thousands of Coding Dojo students. Code From Home Experience the accelerated training of our on-campus bootcamps from the comfort of your home without quitting your day job. You’re only required to dedicate at least 20 - 25 hours per week toward during the bootcamp. Career Services We offer career support to all students and alumni to help accomplish their short and long-term career goals. Whether you're applying for your first job or you're an industry veteran, we understand that building a career is a life-long process. Participants of the program will have access to a wide range of services, such as one-on-one sessions with a career advisor, open forums with industry leaders, comprehensive job-hunting workshops, and more!
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1000
    Financing
    Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund.  
    Tuition Plans
    $1,000 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $2,248.75
    Refund / Guarantee
    Deposits are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Scholarship
    Scholarships up to $4,000 available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Onsite Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Full-time

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    N/A
    Class size
    35
    Location
    Boise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Tulsa, Dallas
    Our Onsite Full-Time Immersive Bootcamp will teach you more than coding - you'll learn how to solve problems and be a self-sufficient developer. When you're fully immersed in our three full stack curriculum, you'll master the fundamental building blocks of web and software development, making you a highly valuable, desirable asset throughout your career. The 14-week course includes real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students interested in fast-tracking a successful career in tech, this onsite bootcamp is a full-time immersive experience in which you will master the fundamentals of web and software development, and 3 full stacks - Python, MEAN, and Java - over 14 weeks, learning valuable skills for a career in tech. On a national scale, 94%* of our alumni land a job in 180 days after graduating, with an average salary of $76,000 per year. Learn more at https://www.codingdojo.com/full-time-online-bootcamp Your Career Starts From Day 1 Your career as a full-stack software developer starts on your first day. Within 14 weeks we’ll turn you into a self-sufficient, well-rounded software developer who has all the critical skills to have a long, healthy career in tech. Three Full Stacks & Self-Sufficiency Our goal is to train you into a self-sufficient, versatile developer through our 3 Stack Curriculum. In 14 weeks, you’ll learn 3 in-demand stacks in the industry, have a portfolio to show, and have triple the job prospects, as every company uses a different stack. Learn By Doing You’ll start coding from day one of the course. Dive into a fast-paced, innovative learning environment that fosters collaboration, not competition. After graduation, you’ll jump straight into the job-hunt with the support of our career services team. You Get What You Put In Students are expected to dedicate at least 70 hours/week to the program, with the most successful students dedicating 70-90 hours/week. Our students often say that Coding Dojo is the most rewarding, yet difficult thing they’ve ever done. Life During the Course In the morning you’ll start with new curriculum that will build on top of what you learned the day before. Depending on the day, your morning may include an algorithm session, lecture, group activity, or a combination of all 3. Your afternoons and nights will be spent working through course content, assignments, and projects on the new curriculum for the day, with breakout sessions available upon request. Career Services We offer career support to all students and alumni to help accomplish their short and long-term career goals. Whether you're applying for your first job or you're an industry veteran, we understand that building a career is a life-long process. Participants of the program will have access to a wide range of services, such as one-on-one sessions with a career advisor, open forums with industry leaders, comprehensive job-hunting workshops, and more! *Published in February 2018, this is based upon a survey that was sent to alumni who graduated between January 2015 and October 2017. Out of the respondents, 94% are employed full time in field. 75% of alumni find jobs within 3 months.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1000
    Financing
    Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans
    $1,000 deposit followed by 2 payments or monthly payment plans available via Skills Fund.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Deposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp, and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Scholarship
    Up to $4,000 in scholarships available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes

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  • Tulsa Onsite
    - 9/7/2019
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    The program is intense. Be prepared to commit the time (80+hrs/wk) and energy. You will get out of the program what you put in. I averaged around 84hrs a week through the whole course, with some weeks being less and others much more.

    DO NOT SKIP DAYS. Don't even skip morning algorithms. Get there early, get your coffee, and get motivated.

    Your cohort is your team. They will have different backgrounds and approaches. Learn from them and they will learn from you. ALWAYS offer to trouble shoot their code if they are struggling and be welcoming to requests for help. Reading and diagnosing their code is of immense value to you and you have much to learn from the experience.

    DO NOT GET HUNG UP ON THE WHY. There are decisions language designers made about languages and modules and libraries that will not make sense, often because their reasoning is beyond the scope of your initial learning. Getting hung up on why prevents you from progressing.

    PART OF THE LEARNING IS ERRORS. You will get them. You will need to research them. This is part of the learning experience and it is VERY important to your future career. As I write this, my first software contract is for a machine learning implementation. I anticipate a lot of errors and there will be no one to tell me the answers or course material to correct my deficiencies. Which leads me to...

    THE TWENTY MINUTE RULE- Obey. Do not sit there and churn your wheels. Seek help once you've spent the time giving it a good try. You may not resolve every problem in 20 mins and that is fine. You learn something every time. Continuing your progression, during the course, is more important than solving every problem on your own.

    You will find errors in the material; you will encounter parts that are not as well-explained as you would like. Guess what. The same goes for technology documentation. While I'd love for ever part of the course to be explained in just the right way for me (and Coding Dojo should always try to improve their material), getting around these obstructions is a learning experience too. Do your part to help by giving good feedback and reporting errors when you find them. Several changes in Windows related materials were corrected post-haste when my cohort reported them and their solutions.

    On that note, GET FAMILIAR with your computer. Do not buy it three days before course start. You want to be familiar with the computer and know it will be good to work from. You may find typing for a few hours, the keyboard is uncomfortable or that it is a lemon or defective. These are not things to find out on day one or two nor something to battle continuously through the program. If you can, practice working across two screens. This is very important skill.

    MOST IMPORTANT- Your attitude. This program does not hand everything to you on a platter, much less one made of silver. You will work for your knowledge. This is good preparation for the working world. Your fellow cohort members will be like your future co-workers and your instructor will be like your leadership on a project. Learn to function in the environment.

    Good luck.

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        As cliche as it sounds you really do get out what you put in with this bootcamp. Given that, if you really want to get the most out of it, you should go into this bootcamp with at least some coding experience. If you have never coded before it’s a big risk just jumping into a bootcamp assuming that you will a) have the aptitude for it and b) enjoy it. When I joined this bootcamp I already had some coding experience: I have an engineering degree in another discipline and did some light coding when I was a kid (I believe I had a Geocities page at some point). For me this bootcamp was relatively easy but I definitely had moments where I did struggle. From what I observed from my less technically inclined peers, many of them struggled, but the ones that actually put in the full 70-90 hours a week (closer to 90) really excelled. For example, one of the students I worked with on a project had previously worked as an auto-body mechanic. He ended up taking one of the exams early because he was putting 12+ hour days, six days a week and prepared for this bootcamp weeks in advance. I would never have known he had no experience in coding before. So you really do get out what you put in.

        As to the actual content of the bootcamp, the camp is divided into sections. The first two weeks you learn HTML, CSS, javascript, Jquery, SQL and git. These are going to be the fundamentals you are going to use throughout the bootcamp. Next you start your first stack, the Python Stack which is three weeks. After Python you spend a week on projects and/or test retakes, you do this after each stack. The last two stacks are C# and MEAN which are also three weeks with a project/test retake week after. As you can see they move very quickly here, they probably only spend about two days on language fundamentals and the rest on frameworks. Because it is so fast paced, I personally feel we don’t get enough of a deep dive into each language/stack. Personally, and at least one other graduate has had this idea, I think they should only do two stacks and do a deeper dive into each stack.

        Most of your learning takes place from readings and assignments on their platform. The platform does enough to walk you through the process of creating web apps, however I wish it got more in depth as I mentioned above. After this bootcamp you really are going to have to buckle down and take a deeper dive into each stack to really understand them. Additionally, sometimes that platform is flat out wrong. For example, one of the instructors tried to do a deployment demo using the platform and he had to stop because there were to many issues with it so he said he was going to re-write that section on the platform, which he did. The platform also had videos where instructors would walk through code however most of the time I didn’t find it very helpful so I’d watch them at 2X speed. 

        The instructors are great, it is true that some of them are former students who haven’t worked in the industry before however they are still very knowledgeable (they go through a six month on the job training before they are full fledged instructors) and passionate. My only complaint about the instructors is that there were not enough of them or TAs. For example, because of some circumstances, the entire dojo only had one instructor for three cohorts for about a week. Many of us were not happy about that.

        In summary, while this bootcamp may have it’s faults, this is a great bootcamp for those who are highly motivated, can sacrifice basically almost all their waking time for 14-weeks, have at least a little previous programming experience and are independent learners.  

     
  • Great Bootcamp
    - 8/30/2019
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    Although the pacing sounds daunting at first, I was pleasantly surprised with how smooth the bootcamp went! The staff at the Oakland campus are fantastic (Vinson and David, with TAs Drue and Ray) and they always do there best to assist you throughout the program. On top of that, the program does their best to ensure you can work as comfortably as possible by providing a stocked kitchen and some fairly flexible hours for the convenience of students. Speaking of which,  it has also been wonderful working with so many other pleasant students. Overall, the atmosphere of the program is very social and supportive, which makes for a great learning environment. It was super awesome to see how easy it is to take in computer languages after you get the ball rolling (this is coming from someone with no coding experience). Even though I was green in the field, I was able to make it through, which means I’m sure you can too :).

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    I enjoyed this course thoroughly. I've learned how to apply the CS concepts that I learned in college to actual projects that I learned how to deploy. I did find the course material a bit easy, but that is because of my previous experience, as the course is designed for absolute beginners. Vinson is amazing - get ready to play sports every week and get beaten by the smartest and most athletic guy you will ever know!

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    Deciding to attend the Coding Dojo onsite bootcamp in Oakland has easily been one of the best decisions I've made. I came into the program with no programming expierence and in just 3 1/2 months I am able to do things I never thought possible. The program is hard and very rigorous but it really changes the way you approcah programming and learning in general. The way the course is designed really gives you a ton of confidence in your ablilities to learn things quickly. They give you all the tools to learn 3 full stacks (Python, MEAN, and Java) in a short period of time. This really prepares you for a fast moving tech world where in an instant you might need to learn a new language. 

    The lead instructor Vinson is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He really helps you grow as a developer by giving you the push you need to get better everyday. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable which makes the learning expierence fun and something to look forward to. The program manager David is also wonderful and does everything he can to help make the program run smoothly. 

    Overall my expierece at Coding Dojo has been amazing. The friendships and knowledge I've gained has made my time there unforgettable. I would highly recommend this program to anyone! 

  • A worthy program
    - 7/2/2019
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    learned alot at a quick pace, the environment of students around me made me feel welcome
  • Hard work pays off
    - 6/18/2019
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    I came to Coding Dojo with a background in Business Economics and no programming experience.  Joining Coding Dojo was one of the toughest, yet most rewarding experiences I’ve been through.  I’ve learned so much since Day 1 and the learning doesn’t stop.  If you put the time in it and challenge yourself, you will succeed.

     

    How did I decide on Coding Dojo?  After exploring a few different Open Houses, I felt like the instructors and staff here genuinely cared for their students.  Throughout the program, they made learning programming fun and challenged you to think differently when it came to solving problems.  Another reason why I joined Coding Dojo was because they taught 3 full stacks (Python, Java and MEAN).  This allowed me to be well-rounded on a few languages and helped me decide what stack I prefer to work with.  

     

    Coding Dojo’s career services was helpful so make sure to make use of it every way you can throughout the program and more importantly after graduation.  If you’re expecting to rely solely on Career Services to land a job, this isn’t for you.  You need to put in your part too.  As a recent graduate, I can see how easy it is to relax once the bootcamp is over.  After graduating is when the hardest part starts, searching for a job.  You need to work on your resume, portfolio, go to networking events, continue coding, etc.  It took me about 2.5 months to receive that job offer and that was one of the happiest moments of my life.  My hard work is finally getting paid off.

     

    One thing I wished Coding Dojo emphasized on more was making projects a requirement to graduate.  It would be nice to submit the projects to the instructor and have them give feedback on it.  I think this is really important because once you graduate, you need a few solid projects on your portfolio before you apply.  After graduating, I spend about 3.5 weeks working on my portfolio before actively applying for jobs.

     

    Overall, I really enjoyed my experience at Coding Dojo and built so many relationships I will cherish throughout my life.  I would not have been able to do this myself. I’m grateful for all the help and support I received from my cohorts, instructors and staffs, so thank you Coding Dojo!

  • So worth it.
    - 6/3/2019
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    Coding Dojo gave me direction when I was absolutely lost. It sounds melodramatic but it really is true. I've always struggled with academics. Reading massive textbooks, writing up essay after essay, or finding focus for busy work has never been my strong suit. It's just not how I learn. So after graduating high school and trying to force college to work for me for about a year, I finally realized I needed to look elsewhere. And I'm really glad Coding Dojo is where I ultimately decided to go. The work is hands-on and no-nonsense.

    This bootcamp is fast paced but with all the support from your fellow cohort-mates, instructors, and TAs, It's very doable if you have the drive. Their online learning platform makes for a very good reference but in my opinion the real magic happens with their instructors. You can tell they're genuinely passionate about programming and it makes the work so enjoyable. The demos and lectures are very informative and they take little breaks along the way to make sure everyone understands the material and is on the same page. The morning algorithms are also a really great feature of this bootcamp. You get used to thinking about how you can start to tackle a problem, polish it to be more efficient, and code more creatively since after you've taken a solid stab at it you get to look at different students' perspectives. Which are all skills that are definitely helpful for succeeding at an interview. And of course the sheer exposure and repetition of foundational algorithms and data structures doesn't hurt either!

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    My time at Coding Dojo was definitely incredible. A perfect mix of intense fast-paced learning and fun times with friends I made at my time there. The Dojo as we like to call it provides a great learning environment where the several hours one puts in barely feels stressful. You should do the bootcamp if you're desperate to learn a lot in 4 months and ready to sacrifice a lot on the way, paving a more knowledgeable future where everyone codes!! 

  • Great Course
    - 5/16/2019
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    Came away with what I thought I would get, knowledge of how to develop websites with three stacks.

  • Amazing Experience
    - 5/16/2019
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    I came to the bootcamp with a little bit of coding experience, that I got from online courses. I recommend that to anybody who's going to attend any coding bootcamp.


    Time in Dojo was truly amazing. Super professional instructors with experience working in big companies such as Amazon. Awesome peers from different countries and backgrounds. Information is very well structured in the curriculum, so it's easy to pick up new stuff even for non-native English speakers as myself. The only thing I didn't like is how MEAN stack was presented on the platform, but instructors helped to fill all the gaps and even more.

    Another thing which is super cool about Coding Dojo is that how they teach algorithms and data structures. Every morning you solve different problems and learn new data structures, which are essential things to pass a tech interview. These things are also very useful for people that don't have a CS degree.

     

    Lastly, job search. Coding Dojo does not place their grads into the jobs, but they provide good career services which improve your resume, LinkedIn and job hunting strategies in general. Also, they host interviews on site with many tech companies, so students and grads have a lot of extra opportunities to get jobs.

    Coding bootcamps are not easy. The more you put in, the more you get out of it. If you are focused and dedicated Coding Dojo will definitely help you to land your first job in tech!

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    My way or journey into software development ended with 12+ years in the Marine Corps incorporating the art and science of war including use of martial arts with a generalist or “one mind, any weapon” ethos.  Prior to joining the military, I studied Computer Science for two years then transferred into an Electrical/Computer Engineering degree program, graduated then went directly into the military.  In 2016 while waiting to depart the military I enrolled in a Java Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp with Skill Distillery in Denver, Colorado.  During this 4-month resident course I learned Java, Spring, MySQL, and AngularJS 1.6.  Following graduation multiple offers prompting me to relocate to Washington, DC initially for work as a software engineer enticed me with the allure of cyberwarfare–penetration testing, malware engineering, zombies/botnets, and distributed denial of service attacks.  However, though I had originally planned to work for a defense contracting company my first position as a software developer was with the Washington Post in 2017.  This posed a new challenge due to most WaPO teams using Python and ReactJS leading me to the Coding Dojo Online Full Stack Web Development Course.  During my time at WaPO I had also decided to go back to school and pursue a master’s degree in software engineering.  So in 2018 while working as a WaPO software developer, I was also taking my first grad class in Java and starting my second stack at the Dojo.  What drew me to the Coding Dojo was the multiple stacks (Ruby, Python, iOS, C#, React, ect) incorporating time tested techniques (TDD, web scalability, web security, data structures, cloud deployments, wireframes, etc) available and online curriculum allowing me to learn and use Python immediately on the job.  Having Java as a first OOP language also made it easier to pick up Python in an online setting.  Following the Python stack, I was then reintroduced to Angular but version 6 with TypeScript as part of the MEAN stack.  By this time I had successfully completed my Java class with an A and was now interviewing for my second position as a software engineer.  Without warning I receive an email from a Google Hiring manager who noticed the variety of stacks (Java, Python, MEAN) on my LinkedIn page and inquired if I was interested in a summer internship, to which I said “yes”.  Over the course of the Fall 2018 semester with some struggle I complete a second grad course, Coding Dojo’s third stack, and Google’s intern hiring process.  I end up getting recommended for a second round of interviews with Google, commit to learning all of Coding Dojo’s stacks and continue with my software engineering graduate program.

    There have been many similarities between my military experiences and path as a software engineer through the Dojo from the mindset of a ninja–first being, master the technique then the weapon (weapons/tools will likely change before the technique).  With Coding Dojo learning multiple stacks trains you to all aspects of a full stack so that you can adapt to every unique application you will inevitably encounter during your career.  Strength through struggle is a paradigm that also includes knowing your weaknesses, resources to mitigate weaknesses, and seeking self-improvement.  Equally important is being a lifelong learner because the techniques, tactics, and procedures will likely change however your effort as a software engineer will not.  Finally like any workout regiment worth its weight–exercising the eco system of hardware, networks, cloud services, security, APIs, and analytics all function to support software as the core organism.   To avoid spoiling the book, my way as a peaceful warrior (ninja with three belts) is far from over in software engineering and like most will not end until all obstacles imagined and real have been overcome.

  • Graduate
    - 5/6/2019
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    Ronald Guerrero • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    What attracted me the most to Coding Dojo was its curriculum. They taught three full stacks focused on web development in Python, Java and the MEAN framework. Being exposed to all three languages helped me build a solid foundation on a wide array of languages and decide on which language I wanted to further excel in.

    Along with that, learning a full-stack helped me decide if I preferred front-end, back-end, or full stack development. 

    These factors along with culture fit with the instructors and the campus were strong factors in my decision to attend Coding Dojo. 

    Most importantly, having this solid foundation widened my approach when it came to applying for jobs. I cannot imagine being able to have applied and interview for the number of jobs I completed without the knowledge wide array of knowledge I obtained.

    As a former student and now graduate, I have spent countless hours reading reviews and meeting other graduates from this program as well as others and employment post-graduation is everyone's concern. A majority of us graduates tend to place blame on the program but not very many of us take responsibility for our actions. It is up to us as job-candidates, to make our resumes, portfolios, projects, soft-skill and technical skills more appealing and presentable for prospective employers because there will always be competition out there and companies are not just handing out jobs. 

    As long as you put in the continuous effort and are relentless throughout the process from beginning to end, you will become a successful and employed full stack developer.

    Cheers,

    -Ron G.

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    I think this bootcamp is really what you make of it. Although the cirriculum does offer a decent amount of direction and guidance, there are a lot of opportunities for you to choose branches and projects that are relevant to your background and future plans. I was also lucky to be in a good cohort of people who were willing to put in the energy and persistence to see some results. When everyone is working hard, it also encourages you to push yourself as well, and I came out of the experience learning a lot about what I want in a career going forward.

  • What's in a name?
    - 4/26/2019
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    Was not a big fan of the name Coding Dojo.

    But this was the only boot camp that taught 3 full-stacks in 14 weeks, which is a great challenge/accomplishment that isn't lost on future employers.

    The Los Angeles campus: a friendly, inclusive environment that was professional, but still a fun place to learn.  Shared lots of laughs with my cohort and instructors in addition to some looooooong days of coding.

    Before attending the boot camp, I read somewhere that the instructors were past graduates who were unable to get jobs and didn't teach well.  This was definitely not true with my instructors.  Furthermore, one of the most important things they taught was being a self-sufficient developer; I imagine some have misinterpreted this.  They do gradually ease you into being self-sufficient.

    Coding Dojo encourages a weekly sports day and time away from the computer screens that you will be undoubtedly gazing at for a lot of the time during as well as after the boot camp.  Sports day was also great for wrecking the staff at various activities.  Again, lots of laughs.

    Bottom line: I was able to land a software developer job after graduating from Coding Dojo without any prior software experience.  Also, I have seen students with little software or technical acumen have success in the program just by showing up on time every day and being diligent.  I am extremely proud to call those people my colleagues. 

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    I've had several years of coding background, but I decided to come to Coding Dojo do learn more about web development and modern frameworks.

    The 3.5 months I stayed here was personally excellent! One thing that stood out to me the most were the instructors. Due to my coding background, I had a lot of specific questions that were sometimes unrelated to the assignments, but they never failed to deliver. They were not just teachers who knew the materials they had to teach, they were actual programmers.

    I think that coding bootcamps are what you make out of them. I came to the school with the dedication that I will only focus on learning and studying, and I was constantly with the instructors asking them any questions that came my way, and for that I believe I got much more than I paid for.

    One minor complaint I do have is that I wished we had more time on the MEAN stack. Due to the fact that we only had a month to spend on all four technologies/frameworks, coming out of the school I did not feel confident in any of the individual frameworks. After school ended, I ended up taking some courses on Udemy on some of the technologies such as Node, which helped me solidify what I've learned at Coding Dojo. The foundations I also learned from Coding Dojo also allowed me to learn afterwards at a much faster pace. I also do wish that Coding Dojo would teach us React, as I have noticed that most companies are looking for React Developers. However since we learned Angular, it was not too hard for me to pick up on it.

    As a final postive I would like to mention: one of the instructors referred me to a contracting company that worked with Apple, and I ended up getting a contracting job with them.

  • Graduate
    - 4/23/2019
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    Coding Dojo is one of the highest-rated coding boot camps in the industry to teach three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. I was surprised to find such a high-level School in Tulsa, OK. The entry process was smooth yet challenging. After an interview, I was given a link to the Algorithm platform. It consisted of a basic familiarization to learning Algorithms then a more advanced algorithm challenge. It was a mere taste of what was to come. Algorithms are a daily thing at Coding Dojo. I initially had some trouble with all the new concepts being thrown my way, but by the second month, I began to look forward to the Morning Algorithm. We would work through them in teams of two which helped with someone to bounce ideas off of. The Curriculum is fast-paced. starting after the first week of Web Fundamentals it truly becomes intense. They aren't joking about the Immersive aspect of the program. you really need to keep up. I was able to do it through coming in early and leaving late. which sounds tough, and it is, but it is fun also. I'm somewhat an introvert in social situations, but at the Dojo, I made fast friends with my Cohort and the Cohort before and after ours. Great people to network with for years to come. The Instructors are wonderful. Supplying clear instruction to guide us through mountains of information. With just enough help to get through, never outright giving the answers, but guiding us to the solution. I would recommend the program to anyone wanting to learn the ways of code!

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    My time at Coding Dojo was difficult. I struggled quite a bit at first since I had no prior experience in tech. But over time I found myself doing things that I never thought I could do before. Building apps, APIs, and learning the ins-and-outs of multiple software languages. I worked hard, spent the time to learn and understand everything I could. And that's the philosophy of the Dojo, wisdom through struggle. I highly recommend Coding Dojo to anyone. From the newbys to the people with experience in the field, you will come out a better person than when you went it. It’s been 2 months since I completed the course and I am now a working at one of the top rated software companies in Seattle as a web developer.

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    I came to bootcamp with no experience at all , i didn't even know what HTML is) An immersive 14-week long course that prepares its graduates to be highly competitive with an in-depth knowledge of the industries latest technologies, algorithms, and data structures. For more than 1000 hours taught and applied such programming skills : Front-End Fundamentals, Full Stack Python with Django, MEAN (MongoDB, Express, Angular, Node.js), C#, ASP.NET, HTML and CSS in responsive design. After graduation i found the job within a month .This course help mee a lot and I hope that will help thousand people more.

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    When I was 16, I got my first job at a collision shop in Seattle. I'm now 25 and have worked there for 8 years. I held various admin roles, became the I.T manager for our internal server infrastructure, and ultimately became the solo mechanic of the shop. I explored an option to combine computers and cars, the two things I knew I had a passion for and went to school to become a certified Tuner in high performance vehicles. Later in 2018 I was introduced to the idea of a coding boot camp that was located here in Bellevue Washington called the “Coding Dojo.” It didn’t take long for me to be confronted with a huge life decision. Not only would this add another loan to my already existing tool loan, but the recommended hours of commitment was a huge drawback. So, the question was do I risk dropping everything after 8 years with the same company (job security, income, work relationships, over 60K in tool investment, etc..) just to go do something I'm kind of interested in that has no guaranteed foreseeable future?

    Decision:

    My wife, daughter and I were living with our parents while my wife finishes school which would help ease the financial burden of my not working plus adding another loan. My decision then boiled down to what I was interested in more. Ultimately, I decided to risk it all. I applied to the Coding Dojo, I got a loan, quit my job, and walked in blindly with absolutely no expectations even despite my feeling of uncertainty. Did I make the right decision?

    Experience:

    A lesson I learned while working at my previous job that I take to heart is: "you get out what you put in." I spent everyday at the Dojo working from 8am-10pm every day. I didn’t miss one single day and showed up on almost every Saturday from 10am – 5pm. That being said, every single day introduced a new level of difficulty. Not every day did I have an instructor as a resource to go to for questions therefore, that forced me to develop the skills to read the documentation and get a deeper level of understanding. I also had to rely on my cohort students which kept my teamwork skills in tune. Not having the resource at my disposal made things super frustrating for me but, I understood why. I have an appreciation for their methods even though in the moment I’m angry and want to give up. Though despite all the frustrations and challenges, graduating makes the whole experience worth it. The Coding Dojo program teaches 3 different stacks, each being 3 weeks worth of curriculum learning and 1 week for you to create your own project with the knowledge you’ve gained. This schedule is very vigorous, and truth be told, you literally cannot learn an entire stack in 4 weeks. That’s why most coding boot camps offer just one language for 4 months. So why teach 3 different stacks at the bare minimum? The answer, Versatility…  Learning 3 stacks gives you what I believe to be the most valuable lesson of all. “Learning how to learn”. Having programmed in 3 different language gives you the ability to learn other languages quickly which ultimately makes your adaptability a super valuable attribute for a future employer.

    To go or not to go?

    If you do not have a passion for programming or you think maybe you could do it just to see if you like it, then I would highly recommend looking elsewhere to discover your interest in coding. Any boot camp program will test you on dedication, time, patience, and commitment therefore, be prepared. I can’t speak for other boot camps but the Coding Dojo gives you pre-course work to do before you start your program. Do it all, without fail. If you walk in with 0 coding practice, you will be in for a tougher time than you think. In the end, if your interested and believe you can commit the time and energy, the I wouldn’t hesitate to take the opportunity and just do it. It was a ton of fun and super rewarding.

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    I attended Coding Dojo in the Fall of 2018 in Seattle. I was a product manager for seven years at Amazon/AWS, but I wanted to switch to an SDE role because I'm more interested in technical issues and coding plays more to my strengths. I've had some background and experience in coding, having taken most requirements for a CS major in college, but at the time I was planning for a different career, while programing was just fun. I've continued to enjoy coding, and it's been a hobby over the years since, and I finally decided to pursue it as a career. In transitioning from PM to SDE, I was looking for a boot camp that would immerse me in coding, refresh some of what I'd learned in the past, and teach me new technologies/frameworks. Coding Dojo's 14-week intensive program was a good fit in timeline and topics.

    The Coding Dojo experience was great for me and has worked out very well. The instructors and teaching assistants were great. They were engaging, explained concepts well, and encouraged a lot of collaboration. It was a lot of content to cover, but they kept us motivated and pushed us along with the right combination of compassion and sternness when necessary. Aside from a few students who figured out in the first few weeks that the program wasn't for them, everyone in our cohort finished a pretty grueling curriculum, and that's a credit to the teaching staff and fellow students who all helped them along. You learn an incredible amount in those 14 weeks, and it's amazing what students are able to build after a few weeks on a new stack. Daily algorithms was one of my favorite parts, and good practice for interviewing and thinking about coding. I'm also glad that I learned 3 stacks (Java, Python, and MEAN). I primarily use Java now at work, but the others are good knowledge to be more well-rounded and draw on occasionally. I also really enjoyed getting to know and working with my fellow student. It was a great, and fun group, and Coding Dojo encourages activities and projects make it more interactive.

    I think Coding Dojo gave me all I could ask for in a 14-week intensive coding boot camp. It’s been just what I needed for my transition to a coding position. I will say that my prior experience has also been important to help me in this transition. Prior coding experience is not required for Coding Dojo, but it helps. For me it’s given me a little more depth in some areas and that has helped. Coding Dojo teaches you all they can, but there’s only so much you can cover in 14 intensive weeks. Importantly, they do emphasize learning how to help yourself and find answers in manuals and searches.

    I really enjoyed my time at Coding Dojo, and I definitely think it’s been a good choice for me.

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    I am about to deploy a beta version of a financial modeling software that will be tested at two real companies that do business globally.  It has been coded with Angular 7 and Node.js.  Development time has been around 1200 hours and is algorithm-heavy.  I was told it would cost anywhere between $250,000 to $1million to do do this by an established software development firm.

    Two rules have been broken here.  Financial modeling on Javascript (not Python!!!???).  From a full-stack perspective, Javascript made more sense and where the project is now I think it was the right call.  The extra work of building own financial libraries was also quite rewarding and fun, and that counts too!

    The second rule is that I am in my 40s.  Most famous and successful tech entrepreneurs are college dropouts not corporate dropouts with a family.  So out of courage, conviction and vision, I started my search for the best way to make the app of my dreams a reality.  

    The decision process was:  a) I have to do this myself ... b) I have to learn --fast, so immersive bootcamp ... c) it has to be good --- Coding Dojo.

    I made lots of research and chose Coding Dojo.  Having gone through their curriculum gave me the vocabulary and the technical and mental seeds that have helped me get this far with the project.  Reality will come after deployment, but I’m among friends with my beta testers and still got the juice to keep going!

    The experience at Coding Dojo was challenging, inspiring and energizing.  A few months after graduation, it feels rewarding.

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    - 4/8/2019
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    As the senior pastor of Bellevue Korean Presbyterian Church, and a faculty member of Northwest Reformed Theological Seminary, I’ve been desiring and planning to develop a online course of Christian Education Program in Korean language and Bible app. Not only learning programming language itself but I wanted to understand the whole span of the LMS: Learning Management System and developing apps from front-end to back-end, I have decided to study the process of software development at Coding Dojo.Another hand, I would like to prepare my post retired life having a part-time job or freelancer in the area of software development.

    I met amazing instructors and well developed program at Coding Dojo which is great for me, especially I have learned and being challenged for the way of teaching style of Coding Dojo, called "learn how to learn". After studying at Coding Dojo, I have tried to apply the way of teaching in my own class which is grateful.

    Thanks 

  • Review
    - 4/8/2019
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    Coding Dojo was a great experience. Most of the material was really easy to take in and the instructors and student assistance were available with lots of help. The atmosphere is really what you're paying for because most the time you can find all the help you can online. If you think you can study up on your own save the $$ and do it yourself especially if you've had coding experience. Otherwise this is a perfect place to start as long as your willing to dish out the money.

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    I truly loved my time at Coding Dojo's Seattle Campus.  I think the biggest reason is because I was "All In" and was willing to put in as much time as I could to succeed.  Throughout the entire 14-week curriculum, I pushed through all the coursework on weekdays and weekends to become as self-sufficient as I could.  Learning all three technology stacks was not only fun but rewarding.  Moving my personal needle of understanding for all the technologies gave me a great sense of pride and the end of section exams were challenging to say the least but if you put in your time and follow their mantra of “Strength Though Struggle”, you will succeed!

    Daily algorithms practice also allowed my cohort to learn how to think on our feet and explain thought processes even if the solution wasn’t immediately within our grasp.  That is a skill in and of itself.

    The Dojo Instructors genuinely cared about their students’ progress towards success in their own unique ways.  Some pushed you to find solutions on your own and others gave a little more guidance but all of them were invested in your success… very much so.

Thanks!