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Coding Dojo

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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 Arlington, Berkeley, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Jose, Seattle, Tulsa, and online. Students can choose to learn one, two, or three of the industry’s most in-demand web development languages, including Python, Ruby on Rails, 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 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. There is no coding challenge or technical assessment, but depending on the program, students may take a placement assessment to see if they need to enroll in Programming Basics (a free ramp-up course) prior to the bootcamp.

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 welcomes Veterans and accepts the GI Bill at selected campuses, and provides various scholarship opportunities for qualified students.

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  • Online Full-Time Software Development Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,995
    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 - over 14 weeks, learning valuable skills for a career in tech. Based on our 2019 outcomes report, 88.9% of our alumni land a job in 180 days after graduating. They also receive an average salary of $76,500 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 6000+ 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
    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
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Online Part-Time Data Science

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$4,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This 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
    • Monthly payments as low as $85.86 available via SkillsFund 
    Tuition PlansPay the $1000 deposit, then make a second payment due by the 1st Friday of class.
    Refund / GuaranteeAll payments are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipUp to $500 available: see our website to apply.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly!
    Prep WorkNope!
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Online Software Development Part-Time (Accelerated Pace)

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Django, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Java, Front End, MVC, SQL, Python, GitHub
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week16 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$7,995
    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 88.9% placement rate within 6 months of graduation & an average starting salary of $76,500. 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
    • $500 discount for upfront payment
    • Income Share Agreement available; payments as low as $253/month
    • Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans$1,000 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $1,498.75
    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
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Online Software Development Part-Time (Flex Pace)

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, Front End, SQL, Python, GitHub
    OnlinePart Time12 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$7,995
    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 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. We have had the privilege of helping over 6,000 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 an 88.9% placement rate within 6 months of graduation & an average starting salary of $76,500. Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Flask, Ajax, PostgreSQL
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    • $500 discount for upfront payment 
    • Income Share Agreement available; payments as low as $253/month 
    • Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund

    Tuition Plans$1,000 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $1,498.75
    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
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Onsite Full-Time Software Development Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationBoise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arlington, Dallas, San Francisco
    Master the fundamental building blocks of web and software development alongside your peers over 14 rigorous weeks. With campuses in 10 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
    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
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • It was cool
    - 7/26/2016
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    I came in to Coding Dojo not knowing what to expect. On the first day I was nervous, but with in the first five minutes I was put at ease by the friendly and welcoming instructors. 
    I was in college for four years before deciding that I wanted to do something different with my life. I chose to attend Coding Dojo because after researching many different coding boot camps, Coding Dojo appealed to me as being the most comprehensive, immersive of them all. 
    The learning platform that Coding Dojo has created is a great step-by-step way to learn new languages, and made learning three full stacks in 14 weeks as easy as it could possibly be.
    As great as the learning platform was the best part of attending classes at Coding Dojo was the instructors . They were all very knowledgeable and caring, often staying late in to the night to help with any problem that we might have.
    The other great resource during my time at Coding Dojo was the other students. Every one comes in every morning ready and eager to learn. 
    In conclusion, the reason I left college and wanted to become a web developer is so that I would never have to write another essay ever again.

  • Anonymous • Web Developer • Graduate
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    My cohort at Coding Dojo Silicon Valley began towards the end to September 2015 and concluded on the first week of January 2016. I accepted a full-time offer as a Web Developer at a digital agency on February 20th, 2016. I was very hesitant about joining a bootcamp, I knew I wanted to enroll in one eventually, but prolonged the process for a very long time because I wanted to feel perfectly prepared for this expensive decision. After completing the bootcamp, I can say with complete confidence and honesty that enrolling in Coding Dojo was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my entire life. I was hesitant, and when I talked to people about wanting to embark on this journey their eyes would often times pop out of their skulls when I told them how much the 14 week program would cost. However, I am so glad that I took the leap and am forever grateful for the challenging and fulfilling environment that Coding Dojo offered.

     
    I cannot compare my experience to other bootcamps, and I can't compare my experience to other Coding Dojo locations, but I can give you insights into my personal experience at Coding Dojo Silicon Valley. One thing that routinely stood out to me was that the instructors truly care about you, and your success. If you are willing to put in the work, your instructors, TA's and fellow students are there to catch you when you fall. I was often impressed with the patience and enthusiasm of my instructors. No question is stupid and no question was out of the scope of conversation. Want to discuss a framework that isn't in the curriculum? No problem, find an instructor and ask away.
     
    I came into the bootcamp with a good amount of experience with HTML, CSS and a tiny bit of Javascript. As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to be perfectly prepared before entering the bootcamp. I wanted to be at least have a surface level familiarity with most of the technologies that I would be using throughout the bootcamp. I think there is a fine line to walk here. I fully believe that you will get more out of any bootcamp if you have some experience with web development or programming. In my cohort, people with experience excelled, and those with zero experience had a tougher time. However, I would not prolong the application process for too long. Give yourself 2-3 months to nail down the basics and then dive into the bootcamp. You will learn more in that environment than you ever thought possible.
     
    Put simply, Coding Dojo Silicon Valley provided a really fun and positive working environment. They allowed me to come in and work on stuff before my cohort even started. And, I continued to go there every day after my cohort ended, so I could work on projects and my job search. To this day, almost a year later, I still stop by to say hello and am greeted by the friendly instructors.
  • Don't bother!
    - 7/23/2016
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    I recenty completed the online Coding Dojo bootcamp. I have some experience coding at home just from what I've learned myself (books, videos etc) so I thought I would learn faster through the Coding Dojo bootcamp, I was wrong!

    Coding Dojo works from a platform all students follow. An HTML section, a CSS section and so on. These are topped up with lectures and office hours through the week. The thing with Coding Dojo is if you are still working on an assignment after the lecture the instructor simply moves onto the the next assignment, leaving you with work pilling up. 

    We were told from the outset we would be pair programing at certain times through the course, I thought this would be great for 'real world' experience, this never happened, not even once.

    The way the assignments are explained can be a bit vague, for example a Node.js assignment might say something like "Create something like the following wireframe....", if you complete the assignment something like it the instructors will tell you you've done it wrong as it's not exactly like the wireframe. This was annoying to say the least. 

    Also trying to get help from an instructor can be like getting blood from a stone! The usual response is something along the lines of, '...keep trying and get back to me later', getting back to them later didn't yield any more help as it was usually another 'you're annoying me' type response. 

    There were also obvious errors in some of the video tutorials. In one section (the SQL section I believe) videos just ended half way through an explanation so you didn't fully understand what or why we were doing a certain thing. Video quality also varied from section to section. At times it was great, at other times it was almost a joke it was so bad!

    There were other things that made the course overall dissapointing, but one of them, maybe the least important to some was the quality of the text in assignments and reading pages. There were so many grammatical and spelling errors it was irritating, maybe I'm being too picky at this but I just couldn't get over how bad some sections were. 

    I would not recomend Coding Dojo to anyone, there are far better bootcamps out there, just keep looking.

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    Just not too long ago, it all started with the one word, "trust." But the trust that was showed back to me was outrageous. "No asshoe type of attitude allowed", but instructors were constantly late. Absent without at least telling excuses, and ahead of time. Or, if they are around, they wouldn't even be in the room they are in charge of anyways. I have to e-mail or Slack them online when they are inside the same building, doing what? I really wonder too. Then, everytime I get hands on help at last, I love how they would later go perform some conversations about how dependent people would be so unsuccessful on and on. "Nobody gets help in a real job, they all do their own research". I really wonder which job doesn't train employees and make them work without teamwork or help. Oh, I thought those instructors got their trainings before they started doing their job, but seems like they did not, never did and never will. From beginning to end, I couldn't rely on the platform, obvious enough why I ask for help... The horrible and bad quality videos, and none sense little kids instructions was so true, I've long heard about how bad that was. But when I asked the recruiter I was told it already improved, it is error-free and so self sufficient and so on. I trusted that they have a good ceo and reputation, maybe some asshoes were just picking on them. By the time I know the truth, I already wasted so much committment, time and finances. They got all the upper hand, students like us carry all the risks and they ain't got nothing to lose. They misused their power. I trusted they wanted the best for us and greatly understand our risks, nut turns out the total opposite. I told an instructor some changes must be made, if not now then do it in the future, but he likes ending our conversations like a good talk where he appreciated it, the next minute, went talkings behind me and other people back. Very silly, it was just about how we won't buy, and never will accept, and forever refuse their ingenious statement: "go-learn-how-to-learn-so-you-can-learn-and-will-learn" I looked at him and almost wanted to report him. But we are nothing but a money machine to all of them. If free online resources are good enough I wouldn't need a bootcamp, nobody would! 

    In conclusion they are killing more than one bird in one shot. Too many students and instructors need free time so some students need to drop out already please. There are too many overly competitive students, and it's too hard to teach them, it's a good excuse to blame the dumb students for making them fall behind because everyone got to be on the same page together. We learned from the prior class that there was nothing more special than apps, it is a very spendy program but no, sorry kiddo there won't be no robots involved. Even the small networking between students got to be tarnished. The more students graduated the more responsibilities they have to take care of. This startup, not open up to different cultures, their style is to turn people against each other. There were lots of asshoes in the room, I can never recommend this bootcamp unless you are just as noxious, or... plans to be. Please always keep your moral codes above everything and do not mix yourself with this deadly and vicious trap.

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    If you are interested in learning how to code this is not the place for you. Although they claim anyone can learn, it is quickly shown that is not the case. Not only you are constantly referred to Google every time you have a question, but they also teach about 2 lines of code per language which leaves you worst than what you started with. Leaving those that have no experience struggling and frustrated. I personally have attended Coding Dojo and I have to say 98% of what I've learned, I've learned from codeacademy.com, w3schools.com, udacity.com (great instructors here and a fraction of the cost), of course YouTube, and lots of Google. Again NOT worth the $10K to $13K that it cost to ultimately have to learn everything on your own anyways. So I would recommend you use the sites I mentioned above in which you will find great instructors that will guide you 100% more than the instructors that they have at Coding Dojo, which are all previous graduates (sad to say none of them have actual real life experience as programmers). Lastly the platform they use to give a basic explanation about each stack it is by far very mideocre level, meaning my 10 year old nephew could have done it. Not to mention there are many sections that the information was copied and pasted from other tech websites, so again why are they charging so much? Not sure. I wish Coding Dojo would have been more honest during their orientation night saving many of us thousands of dollars, but of course you are just a dollar sign to them. Good Luck and I hope this saves someone from losing money.

  • Mixed
    - 6/5/2016
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    Attende LA remote and on site. While the Dojo has a solid curriculum that can indeed make one job ready, your performance and mastery of the content is directly correlated with the quality of your teacher. We had a great instructor for the first stack (PHP/LAMp) but the teachers were rotated and were so so for Javasceipt and iOS. In fact a lot of students ended up dropping out due to almost 0 help or benefit from under-qualified instructors. This was quite a disappointment as many of the former students turned instructors cannot help with anything outside the scope of the coding dojo platform. In fact some can't even help with things outside of the day's/weeks work because they still haven't reviewed other content. I don't want to make it sound too negative as I did learn a lot. I just wonder how much more I would've absorbed and mastered had I been able to learn under the same instructor  for all the stacks. Also LAMP stack is becoming very useless in the job market. Even the instructors will admit it's not the stack that will help you get a job. Python would've been far more useful than PHP. 

    On a more positive note, they are becoming more flexible with scholarships and tuition and are much more affordable than other bootcamps. And they do not discriminate based on experience. Everyone is welcome. All in all I'd give the dojo a 6/10. With the right instructors it can be the best bootcamps out there.

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    Coding Dojo is basically a large scale investment for a bootcamp that will get you virtually no where. I often look at classmates from linkedin and most of them are still unemployed.

    Their method of training is cheap and wrong. You essentially spend most of your day watching prepared lectures and doing assignments. you can do all of this for around 10 bucks a course on udemys website. More over their career services is essentially useless and hence they constantly change team members all the time. 

     

    Your best bet is getting an actual degree or going to a real bootcamp 

Thanks!