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Coding Dojo

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

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

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

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

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  • Cybersecurity Online Part-Time Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$16,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    After completing Coding Dojo’s Cybersecurity program, students are mission-ready to identify, assess, report, and mitigate technology and information security risks. Gain hands-on experience with a host of popular tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, and more within a sandbox environment. Learn skills applicable to certifications such as the CompTIA Security+, CySA+ , Network+, Linux+, Server+, Cloud+, and certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and receive vouchers for the Security+ and CySA+ exams. Benefit from a comprehensive set of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position. Cover the latest real-world deployment of cybersecurity management practices, including defensive and offensive tactics, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and event & incident management.
    Financing
    Deposit1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare.


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

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$11,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This Data Science bootcamp is a deep dive into the fundamentals of data science and machine learning in Python. Throughout the course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire data science process from end-to-end, including data prep, data analysis and visualization, as well as how to properly apply machine learning algorithms to various situations or tasks. This course was designed to prepare you for the real world. Each week, you’ll tackle interview-style questions and weekly exercises as you learn new topics, so that you are building the skills needed to land a new job as you learn the topics themselves. What You’ll Get: • Learn the end-to-end data science process including data prep, data analysis, visualization, as well as use cases for both machine learning and deep learning algorithms • Walk away with a work applicable understanding of the Data Science process and how to use the methodologies and tools to solve real-world problems in business and academia • Learn how to retrieve and manipulate data using Python and SQL • An understanding of the importance of Machine Learning and future growth of the industry • A deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different Machine Learning algorithms • A portfolio of projects to showcase to employers Eligibility: • No 4 year degree required • No previous coding experience required - really!
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare
    Tuition Plans$1000 deposit to secure your seat in the cohort. Pay in full and early registration discounts are available.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly!
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Development Online Full-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$16,995
    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 or C# - over 14 weeks, learning valuable skills for a career in tech. Based on our 2019 outcomes report, 89.1% of our alumni land a job in 180 days after graduating. They also receive an average salary of $72,345 per year. Your Career Starts From Day 1 Our in-depth three-stack program is complete with hands-on learning, robust support from our instructional staff, our industry-tested learning platform, and more - so you are both challenged and supported throughout the journey. Integrated into every step of the program is our career services experience. You'll have unlimited, lifetime access to our career services team, who have successfully placed thousands of graduates nationwide. Our grads often say that Coding Dojo is the most rewarding, yet difficult thing they’ve ever done. We’re deeply proud every day of our 8000+ grads, and we hope to count you among them. Live Instruction Start each day with live algorithms, discussion sessions, and a group activity. Open Lab Hours Lab hours are often where the learning really happens! This is where you can work in groups or solo to create assignments and connect with instructors. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support TA’s are available from 2pm to 7pm PST, Monday through Friday, to line up with when most students are tackling assignments. 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our Discord community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams.
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare

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

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    CSS, Django, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Python, Algorithms, Front End, GitHub, Java, MongoDB, MVC, Node.js, React.js, SQL
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week16 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Our Part-Time Accelerated course is a flexible alternative that provides online access to our in-depth curriculum—complete with real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students who cannot attend our on-campus programs, or commit to a full-time course, you'll learn the skills needed to become a self-sufficient developer. Time commitment is 2-4 hours a week in lectures and optional office hours, plus 20-30 hours of self-study. Our graduates have an 89.1% placement rate within 6 months of graduation & an average starting salary of $72,345. Choose Your Own Adventure With the accelerated program, you choose your own adventure based on your professional goals and your other commitments. Take the complete curriculum over 32 weeks, or choose to only take 1 or 2 stacks. Live Instruction Lectures are always delivered live so you can ask questions and interact with your cohort. Office Hours Need more help understanding a concept? Join your instructor or teacher assistants in our office hours for your class. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support Seven Days a Week TA’s are available from 11am to 8pm PST Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturdays, and 8am-2pm on Sundays, so you have support 7 days a week All times in PST 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our MatterMost community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams. Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Flask, Ajax, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js, Advanced Javascript, Socket.IO, Bower, Java 8, JSP, SpringMVC
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare
    Tuition Plans$1000 deposit to secure your seat in the cohort. Pay in full and early registration discounts are available.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo previous IT or coding experience is required. All students should have basic problem-solving skills and a good understanding of navigating their computers.
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Software Development Online Part-Time Flex

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    CSS, Front End, Git, GitHub, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL, Python, SQL
    OnlinePart Time12 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$9,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Live Instruction. Career Services. 10-15 hours a week. Our Flex program is unique in the bootcamp industry, in that it offers the same benefits as a full-time program but with the most manageable time commitment out there. The Flex program was designed for the busiest students (you know who you are!). Working part-time and in school? Have a family and a full-time job? Tried self-study, but can’t stay on track without some accountability and structure? Then Flex is for you. Comprehensive Curriculum Master the essentials of web fundamentals, then dive into full stack Python - one of the most popular coding languages in the world. Live Instruction Lectures are always delivered live so you can ask questions and interact with your cohort. Office Hours Need more help understanding a concept? Join your instructor or teacher assistants in our office hours for your class. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support Seven Days a Week TA’s are available from 11am to 8pm PST Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturdays, and 8am-2pm on Sundays, so you have support 7 days a week All times in PST 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our Discord community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams. We have had the privilege of helping over 8,000 students upgrade their careers & their lives. In 28 weeks, all while learning the most-indemand STEM skills, you will be working on your job search for when graduation comes and goes. Our graduates have a 89.1.9% placement rate within 6 months of graduation & an average starting salary of $72,345. Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Ajax, PostgreSQL
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000 deposit. Various payment plans available via Miashare.
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare

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

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

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

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    User Experience Design, Design
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$13,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    This bootcamp is a flexible, part-time program designed for working professionals who are looking to gain design skills to level up or change their career. The coursework is structured so you get a comprehensive experience in both UX and UI design processes. We’ll teach research and synthesis techniques for gathering and evaluating quantitative/qualitative data, create concepts, wireframes and prototypes for live user testing, and craft high fidelity screens and prototypes for final evaluative tests that are portfolio ready. You’ll graduate from the program with 2 solid portfolio pieces, including a live client project, which are what recruiters and hiring managers look for in new hires. Expected outcomes: • Learn best practices in User Experience, starting with research techniques and user interviews, through data synthesis, concept and prototype creation. We’ll also cover usability testing, MVP creation, wireframes and design handoffs. • Further your User Interface skills by creating moodboards, style tiles, mockups, and high fidelity screens and prototypes suitable for user testing. Create a design system for handoff that demonstrates the extensibility of your final designs. • Get the client-specific skills that are essential to working in any design environment including presenting and defending your design decisions, working in a team, giving and iterating on feedback, and building your design vocabulary and communication skills. • Graduate with two solid portfolio pieces, based on real-world projects that demonstrate your problem solving skills and critical thinking
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    Various financing options are offered through Ascent, Climb Credit, and Miashare
    Tuition Plans$1000 deposit to secure your seat in the cohort. Pay in full and early registration discounts are available.
    Refund / GuaranteeUp to the first day of class, you can receive a full refund for your course. Once class starts, your refund will be prorated based on your attendance, up to halfway through the course.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $1,500 are available for veterans, women, career re-invention, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Please visit our website to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner-friendly! All students should have a good understanding of navigating their computers.
    Prep Work2 weeks of pre-course work reviewing Design Setup, Process, and Roles.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Anonymous • Student
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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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    My experience at the Dojo was an interesting one. I had very little coding experience before starting and I didn't really know what I was getting myself into. I realized that the ads and the brochures weren't lying when they said that you might have to spend 70+ hours a week at this bootcamp. I found my self immersed in the work that I was doing and I realized that I was learning more than I ever believed I was capable of learning. About a month after the bootcamp was over I was offered a position at a startup. The bootcamp experience is hard but it's well worth it if you're willing to put in the work that's necessary to be successful. 

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    Before going into this program. I had done research with different coding bootcamps and this seemed like a good fit based on reviews, location, and instructors. Although I didn't complete this boot camp, I can tell you why I dropped out. Having no previous experience with coding, I felt like I was expected to know how to do algorithms without learning the concept of it. The main instructor during the first week was not helpful and I felt as if he had no patience for students who did not know certain topics. It wasn't  just algorithms, it was also topics. I was struggling and so were other students I spoke with and we felt like we had little understanding of topics that were given but we were expected to move on to the next topic very quickly. Any beginners signing up, please be cautious of this school, it's only good for people with previous coding experience not said in their website. Remember it's still a business that wants a profit. 

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    The Coding Dojo crammed way more students into the cohort than they could handle. Then they fired every T.A and the office manager "to save costs" and the remaining instructors sometimes wouldn't even show up. I can't recomend this bootcamp. I was able to learn a lot by working really hard but in the end the management doesn't care about you, you're basically a dollar sign to them.

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    I think that Coding Dojo is on the right track for immersing new students into software development, but I'm hard pressed to recommend the school. There are a few things that they do well, while it feels that most everything else falls into a category of "irrelevant". The communication from instructors is very poor and the course material is a mixed back of inconsistent qualty (either quite decent or very poor).

    I've found that Coding Dojo has done well has to do with enrollment and preparation to start the courses. When contacted directly, I've found that the admissions staff are quick to respond and are very helpful. There are a few videos and reading materials presented to ensure that you're of the right mindset to engage in the material. You are expected to go through a preparatory course to ensure that you can at least follow the logic of what's happening in a basic program. You're provided exercises in the pre-camp work to ensure that you understand the new knowledge.

    And that's really the extent of it. Currently, Coding Dojo rellies on Slack to handle student/teacher communication. For the uninitiated, Slack is effectively a GUI chat channels, like you might see on IRC or a Skype room. You're expected to ask questions about assignments of your fellow students here before going to the professor. While I agree with this logic, the end result is that communication is very chaotically presented. If you're not sitting at your desk watching the channels, you could easily lose your space. This also means "good luck" if you're a little behind schedule on your assignments.

    Another result of Coding Dojo's almost exclusive reliance on Slack instructors are otherwise unresponsive. I think that I've had maybe one productive conversation with a instructor. Beyond that one conversation, I've barely warrented a response from them. I had once gone 48 hours without a response from an instructor to inform him that I'm struggling in a piece of course content that appeared broken. I only received a response because I contacted a member fo the admissions staff and asked him to intervene.

    In both circumstances where I've e-mailed instructors, the best that I’ve received was a canned response that could be summerized as “I’ve never seen this problem before, and I’m sorry that you’re frustrated.”

    I'll readily admit that I have successfully acquired some new skills, but it’s been a difficult journey. There are a few courses in which concepts felt poorly organized and presented, in which I've had to invest a disproportionate amount reviewing so I could organize my notes to facilitate my comprehension of new concepts. There courses that are poorly presented have a heavy reliance on informal, sometimes ambiguious use of the English language and implied assumption of shared context. That is to say that it can sometimes feel like the course’s progression follows like this: “I’m discussing points B and C now, after which I’ll make reference to point A. Here’s point E. Remember where I buried a passing reference to point D at the start of the course?”

    The in-course lectures feel like the usually feel an outline, but are generally unscripted. If the lectures were complimentary to the reading material, this would be fine. Having to transcribe material from an audio format to a text structure for later reference is tedious, frustrating, and inconductive of a learning environment. Their instructors are developers by trade, not instructors. While they are effective at developing assignments and material, their ability to communicate new concepts is in some very dire need of improvement.

    As the content is all web-based, it’s not uncommon to receive random (forced) surveys about something that they believe is relevant to what you’re doing – regardless of being at a point to accurately answer their questions. “You’re taking a survey NOW on how your job search is going – even though you’re only half way through our course and you haven’t talked to any of our career advisors.”

    So, to summarize, I do not recommend Coding Dojo. You will not be receiving your money’s worth from this school.

Coding Dojo Outcomes

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


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

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

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

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

Notes & Caveats:

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