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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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    As a recent grad of CodingDojo, this was a great tool to get me up and running with full-stack development within 3 1/2 months. Coming into the program with little experience, the course takes on a generalist approach to three full-stacks. I took Python, MERN, and Java, and each stack gets you up and running building a web app from end-to-end as fast as possible, and from there on, the sky is the limit for what you can do with fundamental groundwork they give you. I was able to leave the program with 3 full portfolio projects that, with the aid of the curriculum and guidance from the instructors, I was able to build far past what I thought would be possible for myself in with only a month of work per-stack.

    Coming out of this, I feel well prepared not only for a job in the industry, but also to continue to refine my own skills based on the groundwork already established.
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    I took the online part-time Python full-stack course at Coding Dojo, and just graduated last week. 
    I had a great learning experience through their portal and with the help of the instructors. I originally took the course to learn python for scripting in audio/visual control applications for customization. I looked around at other boot camps and settled on Coding Dojo because of their pricing, and their live teaching; many of the other camps simply gave you access to their learning portal. I had some experience with code academy, so the first few weeks of html and css were more or less review and expanding on what I knew. Michael Taylor was an amazing asset through and bumps or misunderstandings I had throughout this part of the course. Once we hit python, I had some trouble switching gears so quickly, but again, Michael was available to help where the lines weren't connecting. We then spent a month on Python and Django, getting exposure to the back-end programming. This is where things started to click more for me. All the free online courses I'd taken were solidified in my mind during this month 
    I really liked the one on one meetings, where I could compile a list of things to discuss, and then go through my list with the instructor. Their Mattermost channel also had TAs available much of the time, if I ran into anything in the moment. Drew and Matthew were great at pushing me to understand the issue instead of just giving me the answer.
    When we got to the last month, focusing on Projects and Algorithms, we switched instructors to Matthew, who was also very helpful. The change of mind going from one language to another was the hardest part. 
    We did a solo webpage project and a group one in the span of 5 weeks, which made me learn a lot of new techniques, including Bootstrap and Bulma. I think the most valuable thing I learned through this whole thing, is how to learn in this field. Much of the content can be learned from the programming languages documentation, and this camp allowed me to be in a position to understand how to do that, and what the gears of a website look like and do. 
    Even though I tried to get at least 20 hours a week in of studying and practicing, I got closer to 15 most weeks, which was enough to get me to pass, but now I'm going to go over all the optional material and reinforce everything I've learned. They give you access to the portal for another 6 months after graduating.
    The only cons were that, I came across a couple areas in the curriculum that weren't super up to date, but I know they were updating things while my camp was going on, so hopefully that's fixed. I also wish you had access to the platform for longer after graduation, since the price for the course is pretty high, but I'll get as much as I can out of these remaining months that I have access. 
    I feel like you definitely need to be a proactive learner to get the most out of this program. Having the Coding Dojo team there to guide and answer questions along the way were extremely helpful. 
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    This was a fairly intense 4-month online course that combines teacher instruction along with self-teaching. The program is well put together and the more you put into it the more you get out of it. Not being on campus, you are expected to figure some things out on your own but they have a good system for reaching out to instructors, TA's, and other students for help. The instructors are great and make sure you know they are there to help with as many 1 on 1 meetings that you need to get you through. They follow up with a great Career Services department that is very proactive in preparing you to look for a job. I would definitely recommend Coding Dojo to anyone interested in getting into programming.  
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    Great experience and awesome curriculum and material for start learning to programming. Before starting with Coding Dojo I had a bear knowledge of front-end and backend programming languages. Although I have worked on tech companies before, I didn't know how to build a web page from scratch.  After this experience, now I got tools to work as a freelance developer knowing where to start with the overwhelming documentation that is on Internet about many programming technologies. Additionally the support and orientation of instructors have been really valuable for my learning process. For sure I recommend this Academy to anyone who one to pursue a career change.
    Response From: Luke Lappala of Coding Dojo
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    We're so glad to hear about your amazing experience Samuel! Please keep in touch as you start and continue your career in coding, we love to watch our alumni grow as professionals once they leave our doors :)
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    When it came to learning all about software development, I do believe that they did a good job in training and helping you learn the basics to grow from there. Where the company completely drops you is when you are ready to graduate and move out. I have spent over a year looking and painstakingly getting rejected from jobs and internships that were highly suitable for my needs. The career counselor was fired a month into my cohort, and there was no replacement until it was too late. I was promised I would be in contact with other career coaches from the company, and so far all of them have not helped. No one was able to truly help me get a leg into the field, and have to take another course and pay more money in order to still want my future to move forward. I highly do not recommend people utilize this company as their bootcamp unless they truly help you in finding a job. 
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    you don't need any background to study in coding dojo. if you put your time and effect to study(more than 10 hours a day). you can learn enough coding knowledge to find a job.
    worth the money,worth the time.
  • Just say no
    - 4/1/2020
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    Well, they've continued to email me asking me to write a review, be careful what you wish for.

    I attended to change careers, I have my bachelor's degree worked in my field for a while, but have always wanted to get into programming and wasn't satisfied working in my field. My experience will differ from other bootcamp locations because I attended one much smaller than the Silicone Valley, Bay area, Seattle locations. So the positive side is our teacher to student ratio was actually pretty good. With that said I'll start from the beginning of my experience and yes it's long but thorough (at minimum read final thoughts or point 10 at worst).

    The interview went well it was your typical interview, I heard back not too long later I was "accepted" into the program. Of course, I was excited and ready to get started, then the start date was pushed back a few months, which made sense because it was the holiday season and not a big deal because it gave me more time to read/study. 

    HTML/CSS

    The first couple weeks are super basic HTML/CSS, use bootstrap it'll take of mobile for you and the exam for it is just replicating a static site, easy enough. However, there was not a focus on actually designing for mobile or design considerations and I'll chalk that up to the fact it's not a frontend/design bootcamp. Something I can go and learn on my own, but they could have talked about Flexbox and/or Grid. They do go over the basics of computers and how they work, so that's a plus for non-tech humans.

    PYTHON

    The first full-stack is Python, Flask, SQL - your backend, frontend, database respectfully. Our instructor was fantastic, quite knowledgeable, and you could tell she enjoyed teaching in general. So, she would be a fantastic instructor teaching anything even if she had zero knowledge of the subject. She also happened to be the person who created and wrote the Python section of the platform, which is why it was the best full-stack section of the platform (more on this later). 

    Unfortunately the majority of our class did not pass the Python stack, part of the downside to a small class (despite our instructor) is not having as many people to help others get through the parts they're struggling or stuck on. Those that did not pass still came into campus and continued to work on Python as they were backlogged to the next class starting Python.

    C#/.NET

    The next stack we had a new instructor for Microsoft's C# ASP.NET core. Admittedly I butted heads a little with the next instructor they brought in. It got off to a rough start because the first day of learning this new stack was putting the remaining students together to do some bs assignment and figure it out. Working in teams is nothing new, however, I'd prefer to first read and learn some on my own, so I can contribute to the team and not struggle on an incredibly easy (in hindsight) assignment. I think it was 2.5 -3 hours for an assignment that according to the platform should take 20 minutes and we still hadn't figured it out. So that seemed like a giant waste of time especially with the number of assignments they ask you to do. Now the biggest gripe I have is the platform itself. 

    Let me remind everyone still reading, this program costs $12K. And the platform, which I would as a student imagine it being similar to a college textbook full of all the knowledge you need to be successful in the program. Picture holding said college textbook, now randomly start ripping out chapters and pages until about half of it is left, and that is what your money buys for their platform content. 

    If you want to learn C#, I suggest reading Microsoft's documentation and going through their tutorials because what little was in the platform seemed like it was plucked right off the documentation, or take an online course.

    MEAN

    This is MongoDB (database), ExpressJS/Nodejs (backend), Angular (frontend). I won't beat a dead horse, the same thing as C# take a college textbook and rip out half the information and there's your learning platform.

    JOB ASSISTANCE

    I will talk about this from the perspective of myself and our entire class including those that didn't originally get through Python and graduated later. For those of us that graduated on-time they brought in a really great career mentor, he helped with resume writing and gave us really great advice overall. 

    Dojo brought in 4-5 different companies to interview with and I came to find out one company showed up sort of as a favor/community building because they had zero intention of hiring anyone from a bootcamp or any junior developers. Which, I'm totally cool with if I know that's the case and I can treat it like a practice interview just don't bs me. There was another company that had one guy working remotely at our location (again kind of a dead-end). One company never showed up, but I won't put that on Dojo.

    The good news was I actually landed an apprenticeship, but I know they hired me because of my prior experience and education and I just so happened to finish this programming course. They didn't even work in any of the languages we learned for the position I was hired. My other friend landed his job going outside of Dojo and leveraging his connections with the company that wasn't hiring any junior developers. The other graduate took a little longer to find a job and it ended up being with someone he met there starting their own thing. 

    As for those with us originally and graduated later, they had a different mentor come in and from hearsay was awful enough they brought in the guy who helped us. They had I believe 2 interviews and this was weeks after they graduated. One graduate went to another bootcamp because he was tired of the bs from Dojo. As of now and as far as I know, every single one of them is still looking for a developer job 9 months afterward.

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    1) It is exactly like a college course, you have assignments and you have an exam for each stack. I understand the point, but please explain how this is different than your "tYpiCAl EdUcATiOn" other than the amount of time I need to put in? The cost is pretty on point with a semester of college, so they got that right lol.

    2) Not teaching the languages our city is hiring for - supposedly they do research on the area and teach the languages in demand in your local area. Most of the jobs in my area are for Java, C, C++, weirdly the languages CS majors learn and we didn't hmmm. And a company out here, Intuit, recently started adding at the top of their developer roles something like ****Computer Science degree required****.

    3) Data dump anyone? Yes, it's cool to learn a lot of different languages, but I would have rather spent half the time and money learning one full-stack well. Not 1 in 3 weeks because the 4th week (if you pass the exam) is project week. Not a single one of us ever put together a project the entire course. I started one once and realized I bit off more than I could chew. 

    4) The instructors after Python stack had the knowledge of the coding dojo platform and no real-world experience from my recollection. Some questions I asked, were answered but didn't really address my coding problem. Or it was "Why don't you look it up and tell me what you find?"...so you're telling me you have no clue?

    5) A huge disconnect on defining what we learned e.g. yeah you learned jQuery, while maybe not widely used anymore, we used it once maybe twice. It's like telling someone you're a nurse because you've taken someone's vitals signs a few times.

    6) Not making Git a mandatory section to learn, it was provided optionally and it's really easy to learn, but it should have been mandatory.

    7) Data Structures, algorithms are every morning, but there is a huge disconnect between different data structures: what they are, how they work, and how they are implemented in real code. We did go over every data structure, but because of the pace you touched on it 1-3 times throughout the course (again Data Dump) and more complex ones are naturally towards the end. Perhaps my own fault, but the morning algorithms seemed more like an exercise in whiteboard interviewing and not understanding the data structure itself.

    8) Did I mention Data Dump? Because of how shallow the knowledge of the platform was and how fast-paced I started taking a few courses on Udemy in the same languages we "learned". And the depth of these online courses is uncomparable.

    9) Their platform is straight garbage, every stack's beginning assignments are struggling to learn these concepts and being excited you finally figured it out. Then roughly the 2nd week you learn, oh that's not how you actually do it. I'm sorry come again?! Why if we start with zero knowledge do you start by teaching us the wrong way to do something? Pretty sure we're all capable of learning the concepts while doing it the right way from the beginning...just a thought.

    10) Straight from their site "On a national scale, our alumni land a job in 180 days after graduating,"

    Sure sounds a lot better than "On a national scale, our alumni land a job in 6 Months!!"

    I'd wager 10x the $12,000 Coding Dojo tuition the least tech-savvy human could, in 6 months learn one full-stack, have more portfolio projects and land a job in their city taking online courses.

    Cost-benefit-ratio: Let’s say you take one course each for database, backend, and frontend and another tying them all together and you pay full price for each course 150$ (relatively typical cost, courses on sale can be as cheap as 10$-20$). 4 x 150$ = 600$

    600$ v. 12,000$ (more in most areas now) = 11,400$ in your pocket, you’re welcome!
    Take a few more online courses, why not take another 5 courses, now you only saved 10,650$ bummer lol.

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    Coding Dojo is an excellent resource to level-up your knowledge for full-stack software development. It empowers your to learn how to build software from scratch and deploy it live on the web. The on-site experience consist of daily morning algorithms and three intensive Full-Stacks, which helps you learn popular in-demand coding languages, frameworks, databases, and technical skills to help you break into the industry or level-up and learn coding hands on. The instructors are top notch with industry and boot camp experience to guide, challenge, and mentor you through the process. I would recommend  Coding Dojo to anyone who wants to learn software development hands on and upgrade their coding skills.! 
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    Cassandra • Student Verified via GitHub
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    What a rewarding and incredible journey it has been to earn black belts in Python, MEAN and Java at Coding Dojo! Coding Dojo is a unique coding bootcamp that teaches three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program.

    From the admissions advisors, to my instructors and also the teaching assistants who were available whenever we needed them, to my cohorts and the career specialists that have been incredibly supportive. I am a self-sufficient software developer with hands-on programming experience though the in-depth three-stack curriculum, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments, career support and much more. I feel ready and fully prepared to transition into a new phase of IT. I have the skill set to learn new languages quickly and I can create entire websites from front to back.

    Oh! and I have never been as proud of ME as I am right now...I did it! Thank you Coding Dojo!
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    This course has a natural way of increasing the will to write code and then write more code. The structure of assignments,lectures,disscusions is perfect because it helps you a lot to understand and learn programming.
    Definitely this course is the right choice to start learn programming or learn things about programming that we think we know.
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    Took the Online Part-Time Bootcamp and had the best learning experience. I found the materials very helpful and comprehensive, everything was explained in such great detail. What makes the course of a higher quality are the assignments you have which strongly help you in learning by doing. There are the required assignments which when completed give you a solid understanding of the concepts, but if you want to dig even deeper you take the numerous optional ones. Don’t panic if you get stuck. TA-s are ready to help, weekdays or weekends you can always count on someone to help with your code. The instructors are also very friendly, positive and ready to help, but most importantly they are very good at explaining the material in the lectures. This course is designed in a way that makes the learning fun, I personally spent hours of studying without feeling tired, all I felt was the joy of learning new things. But the feeling of coming up with a real project at the end of such short time and showing it to your loved ones is indescribable. Coding Dojo also teaches you team working discipline which I think is a key concept of being successful at a job or in life. If you want an organized bootcamp in which you want to start coding or level up at it, Coding Dojo is the right place to go! 
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    Being a part of Coding Dojo Bootcamp was very beneficial, and i would recommend it to anyone who is trying to get in the coding industry.The lectures, materials provided and above all the tasks we had throughout the course helped me level up in html,css,js,python..

Coding Dojo Outcomes

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


80%
Graduation Rate
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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:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

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Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
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Short-term contract, part-time position, freelance
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Employed out-of-field
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Notes & Caveats:

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