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Coding Dojo

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Coding Dojo is a unique coding bootcamp that teaches three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. Coding Dojo 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 size35
    LocationBoise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arlington, 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 / GuaranteeDeposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp, and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipScholarships 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 LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Online Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Full-time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,995
    Class size40
    LocationOnline, 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 / GuaranteeDeposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipScholarships 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 LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Online Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Part-time

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Django, jQuery, CSS, Algorithms, Python
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,995
    Class size30
    LocationOnline
    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 / GuaranteeDeposits are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipScholarships 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 LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Onsite Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Full-time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    CostN/A
    Class size35
    LocationBoise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arlington, 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 / GuaranteeDeposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp, and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipUp 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 LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Thanks Coding Dojo
    - 11/15/2018
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    Hi everyone, my name is Dumitru and I went thru Coding Dojo bootcamp together with my brother the same time. I want to start with the fact that if you are passionate of web developing, coding and you are not completely new to programing then Coding Dojo is for you. Coding Dojo offers some algorithms code examples, wich can be found here: http://algorithm.codingdojo.com/ you just have to enter your email and take the test, and if you pass the test then you kow for sure you are ready. I'm telling that because bootcamp is not for complete beginers. So in my case Coding Dojo did a great job, in the morning we had 1 hour of algorithms, after that we jumped directly to the platform. Coding Dojo's platform is very wel designed to teach you the newest techology on the market (they difer from location to location, I went to Chicago IL location and at that location they will teach you Python with framework Django, C# with framework ASP.Net Core 2.0, MEAN with framework Angular 5). At Coding Dojo you become full stack developer but you have to dedicate your self, you have to study full time, you can't have a job while in the bootcamp, it is a lot of material which need to be learn in a short period of time. It is a lot of strugling but as they say at Coding Dojo is rewarding. The greatest thing about Coding Dojo is that after each stack they offer you to connect with 2-3 friends and build a website, so after Coding Dojo you should have at least 3 projects. This projects are very important because the improve your knoledge and the most important is for your job interviews. During my job search I got a lot of interviews and I got a lot of questions on my projects. So if Coding Dojo asks you to do a project, do it, it will help you geting a job. About job hunting, after you finish Coding Dojo you get a diploma and next week you are going to have career service week, during that week you'll get a lot of information how to get a job, salary negociation etc. Coding Dojo is not going to look for a job for you, you have to look for a job, I got my job in 2.5 months after finishing that bootcamp, my brother 3.5 months, some of our colegs got jobs after 1.5 months. I'm working contractor for a big company (Abbott under Cognizant) my borter is also a contractor under another company for Google. My bottom line is that it is challenging to find a job, but that not only because is a bootcamp students from coledges universityes, also have a hard time find jobs.
    My opinion is that is worthit, but you have to follow the instructors tasks, they kow what is better for you.
    Thanks and good luck with your job hunt.
           

           Thanks Coding Dojo.


            Dumitru and Nick.

  • Former Student
    - 11/15/2018
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    I'm a career changer and I would love to share my experience at Coding Dojo. 

    • What did you do before Coding Dojo?
      • I was an architectural designer and an MBA student. 
    • Why did you decide to join Coding Dojo?
      • As I went through my MBA program, I realized that I want to work in the infotech industry. In order to break into the tech industry without a computer science degree was tough. Also, it didn't really make sense not to know what "coding" is since I would have to work with programmers in my future career. So, I decided to take a coding boot camp. I've researched about a few boot camp options (Hackreactor, Thinkful, and UCLA Extention program along with Coding Dojo) in terms of the ROI, proximity, and culture. Coding Dojo fits my need the best. 
    • What did you get out of Coding Dojo?
      • I grasped the overview of what coding is and how engineers think and work. At the end of the program, I was able to build prototypes myself that is a valuable skill to become a product manager. 
    • What do you do now?
      • After Coding Dojo, I worked as an associate product manager for a startup. There, I've learned how to work with cross-functional team and development process of the digital product, especially making the data-driven decisions at every given time. Now I'm a project manager at a data science consulting firm: working with data scientists to build machine learning solutions for various business problems. 
  • Web Designer
    - 11/14/2018
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    Coding Dojo was one of the best learning experiences of my life. Coming from the first cohort of a new location was a bit worrting at first, but we got lucky with the postitive and close-knit learning environment. Being a new graduate, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my career or where to start. After learning a bit of html myself, I decided a fully emmersive experience would help me grow the skills I needed to further fuel my hobby.

    I'm glad I made the investment to attend coding dojo because I absolutely love what I do. With the large amount oif flexibility and creative freedom in my craft, I enjoy creating websites and apps. If I don't entriely know how to do something, I know the way to think of the solution with the foundations that coding dojo gave me, I can problem solve at work. Even though I still don't know what industry I want to be in for the long run, the techinical and personal skills I gained at coding dojo will allow me to really go anywhere.

  • Anonymous • Developer • Graduate
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    Coding Dojo Chicago is awesome. 

    Before the Dojo I was a banker and also never completed my college degree. Zero experience in coding but I knew it was a lucrative career path.

    I decided on the dojo because I had enough saved away to make the switch and I wanted a career path that was secure and vital. Everyone wants a developer and the need for great developers is only increasing.

    I was really on the fence though. Everyone says 6 figure salary on the ads but I basically thought to myself eh...is it really going to happen to me? I took the leap of faith (backed by lots of self research) and went to the dojo.

    At the Chicago Dojo I got a great understanding of 3 different full stacks and a community of peers from the onsite that are still friends today! I even built a mobile app and launched it with people from my cohort after we graduated. We successfully had over 1k users world wide downloading and using our app which may not be a lot but it was great to get through those steps of launching a prodict into the world!

    Now I am a mobile developer making that very 6 fig salary that all the ads rave about and so this review is certainly overdue.


    SOME IMPORTANT CAVEATS:
    1. Not everyone in my cohort is a developer. Many took different paths in tech or dropped tech altogether. Some people just did not believe they could do it. It's a shame but many people for some reason just didnt have the confidence in their abilities and the stress can really psych you out of your success. Please if you take this leave the tears and self doubt at the door. Bring your A game. Listen to motivational videos if your getting stressed, whatever it is that gets you pumped for your success be sure to know what you need to bring your focus back

    2. I did NOT get a 6 fig job directly out of bootcamp! Here is the timeline I personally tooke:
    -Graduate
    -3 months learning and building out mobile app (no job and very little applying)
    -Part time Code Teaching Assistant for 3 months @ $15-20/hr (still building out mobile app on my own time with friends)
    -Land a job at a startup for $55k/yr, 3months there and the company went under!
    -Land 6 figure job (current) 

    Some people went into 75k/yr jobs right out of bootcamp but I was really passionate about building out this app and I didnt even really try to apply. Others applied really hard but never got a stable job in the industry so moved on to something else. I usually found the people who were less confident in their abilities had a harder time. The people who didnt get psyched out, or at least easily recovered from their stresses got jobs far more easily.


    So yea! zero college degree, zero code expereience, and  one Chicago Coding Dojo. Life changed!


    You can do it! You need to keep your mental toughness about you the whole way through. There is leterally no difference between me and others who took the course, actually some came in with more experience but I did find that the most confident people who came in pumped to learn and took it easy were far more successful than those who came in seemingly stressed out or believing the courseload was too daunting. 


    Best to you on your journey!

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    Overall, My time at the Dojo was enjoyable

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    After learning to code on my own, I decided to invest in a bootcamp for the structure and community. Coding Dojo is a big investment, but it was actually less costly than other bootcamps around the area. It’s also one of the few located in South Bay. 
     
    The curriculum is great — you learn three full stacks (other bootcamps focus on one). The benefit of this is that you start to see common patterns in each stack. The learning platform goes over the basics of each stack, along with assignments to complete as you progress. Once you’re done with the program, you’ll have time to fill in any gaps in your knowledge. Another benefit to Coding Dojo is you’re always welcome back to use the space. There’s a designated section for alumni and there are usually plenty of seats available. 
     
    Most of what you’ll learn will come from the platform, Google, and debugging with your cohortmates. In my opinion this is more effective than lectures because you learn how to teach yourself new concepts which makes you a better developer in the long run 🙂 It teaches you to become a self sufficient developer. 
     
    Career services is run by professional career coaches over the course of a week. You also get a one-on-one meeting with them to go over your resume in depth. 
     
    I’d recommend Coding Dojo to anyone looking to get their start in web development.  
  • Graduate
    - 11/6/2018
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    I have learned various programming languages before I attended this program. However, I have not learned anything about the frameworks that the languages until I took this program. Thanks to Coding Dojo, I have a very in-depth knowledge about Python, Java, Javascript, and the frameworks that use these languages, including Flask, Django, Spring Boot, Node, Express, etc.. 

    If you are eager to learn about computer programming and how they are used in various frameworks, then Coding Dojo is the right program for you. The program is pretty intense and fast-paced, however, since you have to complete multiple assignments everyday. Fortunately, the program has plenty of people who can help you. I have made some friends in the dojo who managed to get me through the hardest assignments and clarify things I did not know. I really appreciate their help and the people who have helped me get through the program. I hope the others will have a fun time like I did as well. 

  • Alumni
    - 11/1/2018
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    Great program. Great staff. I went to the Tysons location. The program took a TON of effort but if you have the time and can dedicate yourself, then you will be successful. Happy to have completed the program. 

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    As the title says, the course was fantastic and most of my instructors were great. However, I was told by my instructors that they would still be accessible and happy to answer any questions once we grauated the program. It's been about a month since I've graduated and I've reached out to all 4 of my instructors, several times, for a quick question or to work through some bugs and 1 got back to me and then didn't respond after that. It just seems strange and unprofessional that it hasn't been even a month and they go from helping you daily, to non-existent and impossible to get in contact with once you walk out that door on your graduation date. 

  • Student Alumni
    - 10/12/2017
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    The most important thing to keep in mind is that what you get out of the program is completely dependent on what you put in. The material you cover will help establish a strong base for exploring a software development career in Python, RoRs or MEAN, but you are going to have to put in the work, in terms of dedicated time spent on learning and solving algorithms (whiteboarding). I am not referring to some group think process, but a 1 on 1 interview practice on the whiteboard, including behavioral, logic and programming questions. Especially, in the BayArea (Silicon Valley) it is a very competitive job market for software developers. Unless you want to compete and challenge yourself to improve every day there is slim to no chance of you landing a Junior Development job straight out of the boot camp. Keep in mind some students have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, and some have a Masters in Computer Science or some other Engineering background. If you are open to relocation outside of the BayArea you will find more opportunities where the barrier to entry is a lot lower.

    In order to be successful, in the boot camp, you need to dedicate yourself to mastering the material because what you cover are the appetizers of the Software Industry. There are a ton more things to learn and master. Unless you enjoy learning something new every day and challenging yourself, do not join the boot camp. If you enjoy solving problems, fixing software programs to find out why they are not working (debugging) then join the boot camp. Posting your solutions to the programming exercises you find from the boot camp will not be enough to land a job. You will need to be creative in terms of the projects you do to include in your portfolio. Just as in any other high school, or college, teachers do have their favorite students. However, if teachers see that you are putting in the time and the effort they will make more effort to help you. However, if you leave early and come late this is a red flag for them, and they will talk to you to find out why you are not attending morning algorithms. Invest in a good pair of noise canceling over the ear headphones as at times the Dojo can be loud with people playing table tennis, a meet up happening or open house.

    Career Services is helpful in the fact it gives you perspective on all the things you need to consider in order to be ready to find a new job including Resume writing, Portfolio building, and Networking. Besides the resume, networking will be your most important tool in order to land a new job opportunity. I heard from students who applied to 300+ jobs online and had less than a 10% response rate. Talk to people while you are in the dojo, attend MeetUps at the dojo, exchange contact information. You will need to overcome the fear of being rejected. Rejection is a common part of life for most of us, but for those who have not experienced it before, it can be a bitter pill to swallow. Failing fast, and not taking rejections personally is an extremely important asset when trying to land your first development opportunity. Apply to many companies, to keep the pipeline of job applications flowing. Smaller companies will tend to get back to you faster than larger companies but that is not always the case. So take control of what is in your power. Apply strategically, and talk to your neighbor, family members, friends, and ex-colleagues. Let people know that you are doing this coding boot camp so by the time you graduate some of them might willing to help share a job lead or pass on your resume to someone in their network. I wish you the best in this challenging journey. Believe in yourself, and don't give up!

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    This program was a great introduction into the world of Web Development - the curriculum is tough, but if you put in the time it is more than worth it. I've had feedback from multiple employers during the interview process that are very happy with the exposure to so much. The instructors are great and the daily algorithm hour is a great way to get the brain juices flowing.

  • Good program
    - 9/23/2017
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    I went to the Coding Dojo after leaving a job in software sales. I took a few clases in college near the end of my major, and was always interested in coding and mobile web development. 

    The reason I selected the coding dojo was their offering of full stack development, being new to the field I reasoned that this would allow me to explore/learn different roles at once and from there I could decide where to specialize.

    If you're worried about credibility I will just say this, the program is a legit track to break into the IT field, the learning platform is very good, better than anything you will find online and comparable to a college course, but with a more steamlined syllabus.

    The standard on-site curriculum includes a 2 week intro, followed by instruction in 3 full web stacks. Each stack is taught over a period of 3-4 weeks. The first two present components of full stack web development and the third ties all of them together. The fourth week is for review or a 1 week sprint project, which can be an invaluable addition to your portfolio and an awesome learning experience in and of itself. 

    The instructors are great people, very patient, helpful and very accomodating. I would definitely recommend the on-site program vs. online, because based on my experience when you are stuck as a new developer a little assistance goes a long way.

    I would recommend this program, it will be a ton of work, for the most part you should expect to be coding 8-12 hrs a day 6-7 days a week. The good part is that the environment at their Chicago location is really awesome. A great loft space to work in, nice people, free snacks, and places nearby if you need to take a break, grab a coffee, etc. 

    Career support is good, but it will require almost the same amount of work as the program. I've seen some people get jobs weeks within graduation and others are still looking months later, but from what I observed it's largely a matter of personal choices, expectations and even a little burnout. But If you are ready to work hard, Coding Dojo will definitely help you land a job. 

    Good luck!

     

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