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Coding Dojo

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Founded in 2012, Coding Dojo is a global technology education company that offers three full stack coding bootcamps, full-stack part-time programs, as well as courses on data science and other emerging technologies. Coding Dojo has campuses in 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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  • Cybersecurity Online Part-Time Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$16,495
    Class size24
    LocationOnline
    After completing Coding Dojo’s Cybersecurity program, students are mission-ready to identify, assess, report, and mitigate technology and information security risks. Gain hands-on experience with a host of popular tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, and more within a sandbox environment. Learn skills applicable to certifications such as the CompTIA Security+, CySA+ , Network+, Linux+, Server+, Cloud+, and certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and receive vouchers for the Security+ and CySA+ exams. Benefit from a comprehensive set of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position. Cover the latest real-world deployment of cybersecurity management practices, including defensive and offensive tactics, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and event & incident management.
    Financing
    Deposit1000
    Financing
    Financing options include loans from Ascent & Climb Credit
    Tuition Plans $1,000 deposit. Various payment plans available via Miashare.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund up to the 1st day of class. Partial refund up to halfway through curriculum.
    ScholarshipWe have a range of scholarships available. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous coding or IT experience required. Students should have basic problem solving skills and a good understanding of how to navigate their computer.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
  • Data Science Online Part-Time Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$8,995
    Class size30
    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$1,000 deposit. Various payment plans available via Miashare.
    Financing
    Financing options include loans from Ascent & Climb Credit
    Tuition Plans$1000 Deposit Various Installment plans available.
    Refund / GuaranteeAll payments are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Scholarship$500 - $1000 available for those who qualify
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly!
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Software Development Online Full-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$16,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Our Online Full-Time Immersive Bootcamp is a remote learning alternative that provides online access to our in-depth three-stack curriculum—complete with live support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students interested in web development who cannot attend our on-campus programs, this online bootcamp is a full-time immersive experience in which you will master the fundamentals of web and software development, and 3 full stacks - Python, MERN, and Java - over 14 weeks, learning valuable skills for a career in tech. Based on our 2019 outcomes report, 89.1% of our alumni land a job in 180 days after graduating. They also receive an average salary of $72,345 per year. Your Career Starts From Day 1 Our in-depth three-stack program is complete with hands-on learning, robust support from our instructional staff, our industry-tested learning platform, and more - so you are both challenged and supported throughout the journey. Integrated into every step of the program is our career services experience. You'll have unlimited, lifetime access to our career services team, who have successfully placed thousands of graduates nationwide. Our grads often say that Coding Dojo is the most rewarding, yet difficult thing they’ve ever done. We’re deeply proud every day of our 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
    Financing options include ISAs via Miashare and loans from Ascent & Climb Credit

    Tuition Plans $1,000 deposit. Various payment plans available via Miashare.
    Refund / GuaranteeDeposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 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
  • Software Development Online Part-Time Accelerated

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    CSS, Django, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Python, Algorithms, Front End, GitHub, Java, MongoDB, MVC, Node.js, React.js, SQL
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week16 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$8,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Our Part-Time Accelerated course is a flexible alternative that provides online access to our in-depth curriculum—complete with real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students who cannot attend our on-campus programs, or commit to a full-time course, you'll learn the skills needed to become a self-sufficient developer. Time commitment is 2-4 hours a week in lectures and optional office hours, plus 20-30 hours of self-study. Our graduates have an 89.1% placement rate within 6 months of graduation & an average starting salary of $72,345. Choose Your Own Adventure With the accelerated program, you choose your own adventure based on your professional goals and your other commitments. Take the complete curriculum over 32 weeks, or choose to only take 1 or 2 stacks. Live Instruction Lectures are always delivered live so you can ask questions and interact with your cohort. Office Hours Need more help understanding a concept? Join your instructor or teacher assistants in our office hours for your class. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support Seven Days a Week TA’s are available from 11am to 8pm PST Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturdays, and 8am-2pm on Sundays, so you have support 7 days a week All times in PST 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our MatterMost community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams. Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Flask, Ajax, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js, Advanced Javascript, Socket.IO, Bower, Java 8, JSP, SpringMVC
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Financing options include loans from Ascent & Climb Credit
    Tuition Plans$1,000 deposit. Various payment plans available via Miashare.
    Refund / GuaranteeDeposits are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 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
  • Software Development Online Part-Time Flex

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    CSS, Front End, Git, GitHub, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL, Python, SQL
    OnlinePart Time12 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$8,995
    Class size30
    LocationOnline
    Live Instruction. Career Services. 10-15 hours a week. Our Flex program is unique in the bootcamp industry, in that it offers the same benefits as a full-time program but with the most manageable time commitment out there. The Flex program was designed for the busiest students (you know who you are!). Working part-time and in school? Have a family and a full-time job? Tried self-study, but can’t stay on track without some accountability and structure? Then Flex is for you. Comprehensive Curriculum Master the essentials of web fundamentals, then dive into full stack Python - one of the most popular coding languages in the world. Live Instruction Lectures are always delivered live so you can ask questions and interact with your cohort. Office Hours Need more help understanding a concept? Join your instructor or teacher assistants in our office hours for your class. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support Seven Days a Week TA’s are available from 11am to 8pm PST Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturdays, and 8am-2pm on Sundays, so you have support 7 days a week All times in PST 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our Discord community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams. We have had the privilege of helping over 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 a 89.1.9% placement rate within 6 months of graduation & an average starting salary of $72,345. Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Ajax, PostgreSQL
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000 deposit. Various payment plans available via Miashare.
    Financing
    Financing options include loans from Ascent & Climb Credit

    Tuition PlansPay in full, split pay, monthly installments
    Refund / GuaranteeDeposits are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,000 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
  • Software Development Onsite Full-Time Bootcamp

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

    Tuition Plans$1,000 deposit. Various payment plans available via Miashare.
    Refund / GuaranteeDeposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp, and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipUp to $1,500 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
  • UX/UI Design Online Part-Time

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    User Experience Design, Design
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,745
    Class size27
    LocationOnline
    This bootcamp is a flexible, part-time program designed for working professionals who are looking to gain design skills to level up or change their career. The coursework is structured so you get a comprehensive experience in both UX and UI design processes. We’ll teach research and synthesis techniques for gathering and evaluating quantitative/qualitative data, create concepts, wireframes and prototypes for live user testing, and craft high fidelity screens and prototypes for final evaluative tests that are portfolio ready. You’ll graduate from the program with 2 solid portfolio pieces, including a live client project, which are what recruiters and hiring managers look for in new hires. Expected outcomes: • Learn best practices in User Experience, starting with research techniques and user interviews, through data synthesis, concept and prototype creation. We’ll also cover usability testing, MVP creation, wireframes and design handoffs. • Further your User Interface skills by creating moodboards, style tiles, mockups, and high fidelity screens and prototypes suitable for user testing. Create a design system for handoff that demonstrates the extensibility of your final designs. • Get the client-specific skills that are essential to working in any design environment including presenting and defending your design decisions, working in a team, giving and iterating on feedback, and building your design vocabulary and communication skills. • Graduate with two solid portfolio pieces, based on real-world projects that demonstrate your problem solving skills and critical thinking
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Financing options include loans from Ascent & Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPay in full or installment options available via Miashare.
    Refund / GuaranteeFull refund available until the first day of class.
    Scholarship$1000 available for those who qualify
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly!
    Prep Work2 weeks of pre-course material.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
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    it's been over six months now and I still can't seem to find one of the many developer jobs that were apparently out there when I started the bootcamp. I have three black belts, which is supposed to be the highest honor at CD, but the problem is, a lot of what they teach is now outdated and no longer in demand. Rails and swift were huge back in 2014, but now everyone and their grandmother can make iPhone apps, so those jobs are way too competitive on the west coast. The Mean stack was the one stack that I felt would be my greatest asset, yet it too is becoming less popular with react and happy being the go tos for startups. The dojo is a great stepping stone into understanding the various parts that go into development. But I didn't pay 12k for an overview. There's much that needs to be learned after the bootcamp in order to be truly competitive on the job market. In hindsight, i regret not paying the extra $6-8k to go to another bootcamp that taught one technology but thoroughly. My entire cohort is pretty much in the same position. Only about 5 have found jobs and that's because they were already working in tech before they started. I really don't understand why this company is expanding the way it is either. What's the point of filling the market with hundreds of lame coders that have your name on their CV. They need to focus on improving the platform and truly making the students job ready instead of just trying to make money by accepting anyone who applies. Sorry if this review was too negative, but I'm just being real. Don't waste your money here unless your doing this for fun or already have a job lined up. 

  • Game Changer!
    - 8/12/2016
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    Going to Coding Dojo was a game-changer for me. I was fresh out of graduate school in a degree not pertaining to technology. I was challeneged by an IT Specialist to try coding. I downloaded an app, followed the instructions and something clicked in me when the code responding to my input. I knew I wanted to code from that day. I looked for local ways to learn how to code without having to go through an entire degree again. I found the Coding Dojo and applied, got accepted and got to coding. The immersive experience was just what I needed to get my hands dirty and get the wheels of a programming mind turning. Through the many hours I spent coding, I can say that it worked. The payoff was great as long as you put in the work. The teachers were kind and helpful, and the energy of everyone trying to get throuhg the material hours on end was inspiring. I now work as a Developer and that tenacity to continue to learn technologies and languages has remained in me. Very highly reccommend. 

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    Coding dojo was a great bootcamp for me. By learning three full stacks in three months, I found that I could pick up any additional technologies easily, now that I knew how to learn them. Coding Dojo also places an emphasis on data structures and algorithms, which is very important in understanding computer science fundamentals, as well as in technical interviews. What I noticed about those who were having trouble with the course was that they were not used to the intensity of the program, and fell behind and never really caught up. If you think this may be you, study up on computer science and programming languages before you enter the bootcamp. Having a solid foundation on day 1 will be extremely helpful.

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    THE GOOD STUFF

    Their 3 stack approach.  While I was in the bootcamp I was a bit frustrated with the 3 stack approach.  Each month, you have to relearn the basic syntax of the basic data types, for loops, while loops etc...  In the end, I think this was one of the most valuable lessons.  So much of being a successful developer is having confidence in yourself, by learning 3 stacks you start to realize it isn't the language (so much) that matters but the underlying logic and practices that they all share.

    The ever evolving platform.  Coding Dojo's materials are all taught on an online platform (which you have access to for 6 months after you graduate!) that contains some of the most relevant technologies.  At first blush, it is a lazy approach that just links to some not so high quality videos that aren't always in line with the assignment you are working on.  It's frustrating, it's sometimes sloppy and it never seems enough.  However, I've come to learn that isn't because the dojo is lazy.  In actuality, it's because they are always evolving.  They are constantly adding new material at a rate the is impossible to be subject to a good edit.  But even that they aware of and improving on.  They have added the ability for students to report errors to help make it better.

    The Instructors. By in large the instructors are very knowledgeable.  But the truth is they can't know everything, it's impossible.  The good instructors aren't afraid to admit that, and the really good ones find time to spend with you to dig into it.

    THE BAD STUFF

    The Instructors.  Yeah I know.  But the truth is the instructors aren't always accessible, even during the normal working hours. I know the Dojo asks a lot of their instructors and they have duties beyond just the classroom, but their students shouldn't have to suffer for it.

    Seem to accept anyone who can pay.  I worked really hard to make sure I was ready to join an intensive bootcamp before doing so, it was vital part of my success.  This wasn't the case with everyone I met at the Dojo. I'm not sure the admissions bar for coding dojo is high enough and they let folks in who just aren't prepared for the workload and learning curve a bootcamp demands.  (I averaged 70 hour weeks and could have used more!) To the Dojo's credit, they let student who struggled in the first stack essentially start over free of charge.

    Large class size.  The average cohort size seems to hover around 25.  That's a lot for any teacher to give any one-on-one attention. 

    No feedback on assignments. You are given several assignments each day.  Some are quick and easy, others are more in depth and involved.  None of them are graded, which is a huge minus in my book.  Not even code reviews.  I know the large class size is part of the problem but they would be wise to find a way to give some feedback along the way.

    WHAT REALLY MATTER IN THE END

    Others have said it and I'll echo it.  You get out of it what you put into it.  The classes are large; help isn't already available.  But the material is awesome and you need to have faith in it. Stay humble, stay positive and be prepared to stay late.

    Don't join a bootcamp blind.  The job placements rates you see are (I'd guess across all bootcamps) misleading.  They are based on number of graduates, not number of student accepted.  Take classes (online or in person) that will get you exposed to the basics.  You really do want to be able to hit the ground running.

    The unspoken value of bootcamps is that they surround you with like-minded people. They bring in speakers from tech companies.  Get to know as many of them as possible.  Networking is HUGE.

     

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    Coding Dojo was a great experience for me. I never had any experience coding before this but I believe I learned a lot from the past few months. There were times I didnt believe in myself because it was so difficult, but things got easier as I kept pushing on. You really do have to become dedicated and motivate yourself to keep trying...you will only get out what you put in like you are told numerous times.

    Currently still looking for a job, as I have been trying to build my portfolio/resume. I'd advise others thinking of joining to study hard so you can pass your belt exams asap, giving you more time to work on projects. Also make sure to do your best on algorithms as they will be important for interviews later.

  • Great Experience
    - 7/26/2016
    Anonymous • Graduate
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    I came into the Coding Dojo bootcamp with very little prior coding experience. However, I found out that becoming a good developer is possible even if that person had totally different background. I also came from a different background and decided to change my career to Web developer after taking a basic Python course from online. One of the reasons I want to become a web developer is that I can create whatever I can think of with coding.  In order to learn more and improve my coding skills, I decided to attend a coding bootcamp.

    The reasons I chose Coding Dojo were that it offers 3 full stacks and also has a great curriculum. I gained a lot of knowledge and learned a lot from there within 14 weeks. The instructors are really helpful and knowledgeable. Their teaching strategies are really helping us to become efficient developers. Their 20 minutes rule is training us to become independent and self-sufficient developers since we have to figure out how to fix the bugs and how to improve our codes on our own by reading documents online when we work in tech industry.

    I also like their career advising since the advisor is really helpful and provides us a great source of strategies and tips in networking and interview processes.

    I really recommend Coding dojo to future web developers who are willing to learn and put a lot of efforts in order to become a self-sufficient developer. 

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    I was very nervous and scared when I came in the first morning.  I was 42 years old, a woman, and no prior experience with programming.  Computers were for checking email, getting on Facebook, and buying things on Amazon.  

    I arrived early and saw one other person sitting in the fundamental cohort area.  And it was another woman!   Or course, I chose the seat next to her and ended up sitting next to her for all three stacks.  We found each other's typos, struggled through assignments, stayed late, and laughed together.  And I imagine we will share each other's struggles and joys while going through the process of finding a job.  

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the comradery and atmosphere at the Dojo.  It is relaxed but we are still expected to learn and get through the assignments.  Anytime I was stuck on an assignment, there was always a fellow student to ask for help.  And it was very useful to try to help someone else who had a question.  It would reinforce what I had learned or if I had actually learned it.  The instructors are friendly and approachable.  They were there to help if needed but expected us to help each other and use Google first.

    I cannot believe the things we were able to learn and build during our time at the Dojo.

  • Anonymous
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    I came into the program with no prior coding experience (I knew what an html opening/closing tag was, but that's about it). I finished undergrad with a degree in Psychology (heavy on neuroscience) and a minor in dance. I was pre-law, took the LSATs, and realized that that path was not quite for me. I was interested in marketing and curious about the tech industry, so after graduating in August I began working for a tech startup in Mountain View. While marketing is definitely interesting, what I really wanted was to learn to build the app (the startup's main product was an iOS app) and work on its more technical aspects. So I talked to the CEO of my company about his experience and suggestions (he had a master's degree in CS from Stanford as well as plenty of experience in the field), took an HTML/CSS class from Codecademy, a tech/media law course from Coursera (to get familiarized with the history, economics, and legal issues of the field) and wanted to learn more. Learning online was free, however not as effective as I had hoped when it came to coding. So I did more research and found myself at Coding Dojo's open house. The rest, as they say, is history. The hours sounded intense, however the program's curriculum and approach seemed promising. So I took loans, signed up, and gave my boss a few weeks' notice. As other students have said, you get what you put into the program. The curriculum is fast-paced and there is much information to absorb in a very short span of time. However, if you give it your all, there is so much to learn! The tools and skills I have gained here over the course of the program are incredibly useful, and quite frankly more than I thought I could learn in a year, let alone a few months. The instructors are not always approachable, however your peers are a great resource! One of best aspects of this program is its flexibility. Unlike university, here the focus is learning, not earning a grade/certificate. If you don't put in the work, that is your own loss. And it is also the beauty of this program--everyone here is driven to learn and help, our goal is the same. The atmosphere is incredibly positive, everyone wants to learn and help! I struggled through a lot of the assignments, however I learned from my mistakes and was able to help others. There is career support after graduation, which is a huge plus. If you give it your all, dedicate yourself to learning, and show up every day (this is crucial), you will come away with an invaluable set of skills and connections.

     

  • It was cool
    - 7/25/2016
    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.

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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.

Coding Dojo Outcomes

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


80%
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Employed
$72,048
Median Salary

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

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Notes & Caveats:

Audit conducted by independent, third-party firm Delivery Associates.
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