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Coding Dojo

Avg Rating:4.36 ( 336 reviews )

Coding Dojo is a unique coding bootcamp that teaches three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. Coding Dojo has campuses in has campuses in Berkeley, Boise, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Jose, Seattle, Tulsa, Tysons Corner, and online. Students can choose to learn three of the industry’s most in-demand web development languages, including Python, Ruby on Rails, MEAN, Java or .NET Core. An online option is also available for students who don’t have access to campuses. In addition to an extensive curriculum, students receive 15 hours/day of mentored guidance, quick feedback in the evening from remote Teacher Assistants and tailored course content that accommodates both beginners and experienced developers. Students experience building advanced web applications, solving job-relevant problems and learning to think like true software engineers.

To apply, candidates answer questions via an online form, schedule an interview with a Coding Dojo staff member, then if accepted, must pay a deposit to secure their place.

Since 2012, Coding Dojo has endeavored to help individuals from a variety of backgrounds and skill levels transform into professional developers who go on to be hired by start-ups and world-class companies like Amazon, Apple, Expedia, Microsoft, JPMorgan Chase, DocuSign and Skytap. For each student, Coding Dojo promises one-on-one sessions with a career advisor, open forums with industry leaders, and comprehensive job-hunting workshops.

Coding Dojo welcomes Veterans and accepts the GI Bill at selected campuses, as well as offering a Gap Year program for high school grads. Coding Dojo also provides various scholarship opportunities for qualified students.

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  • Gap Year Onsite Software Development Immersive Bootcamp

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $12,995
    Class size
    35
    Location
    Boise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Tulsa, Dallas
    Spend 6 months of your gap year with Coding Dojo and become a self-sufficient software developer with hands-on programming experience though our in-depth three-stack curriculum—complete with real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students interested in web development who are not sure what career they want to focus on, this Gap Year bootcamp is a full-time immersive experience in which you will master the fundamentals of web and software development, learn 3 full stacks - Python, MEAN, and Java, and gain valuable skills for a career in tech. Personal Growth Discover who you are as a person and what you want to do in life Boost your motivation for further academic pursuit Become more mature, independent and self-aware about your strengths and weaknesses Career Ready Mindset Build important soft skills to enhance your academic performance in college Find the right fit major and career path based on your self-discovery Gap year graduates report that their gap year had significantly added to their employability Gap Year Curriculum Full stack Development Program - 14 weeks of immersive Web Development program (HTML/CSS/Javascript), Python, MEAN, Ruby, C#/.Net. Career Services - 2 weeks of career readiness workshops (resume, cover letter, networking, Linkedin profile) Project Based Internship - 4 Weeks of project based internship to build your own portfolio (weekly check-in with a mentor) Explore A New City The Gap Year Program is available at all of our campuses. Explore living in a new city while developing your tech skills. Learn By Doing You’ll start coding from day one of the course. Dive into a fast-paced, innovative learning environment that fosters collaboration, not competition. After graduation, you’ll jump straight into the job-hunt with the support of our career services team. You Get What You Put In Students are expected to dedicate at least 70 hours/week to the program, with the most successful students dedicating 70-90 hours/week. Our students often say that Coding Dojo is the most rewarding, yet difficult thing they’ve ever done. Life During the Course In the morning you’ll start with new curriculum that will build on top of what you learned the day before. Depending on the day, your morning may include an algorithm session, lecture, group activity, or a combination of all 3. Your afternoons and nights will be spent working through course content, assignments, and projects on the new curriculum for the day, with breakout sessions available upon request.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1,000
    Financing
    Financing: Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans
    $1,000 deposit followed by 2 payments or monthly payment plans available via Skills Fund.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Deposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp, and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Scholarship
    Scholarships up to $4,000 are available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Online Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Full-time

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $14,995
    Class size
    40
    Location
    Online, Dallas
    Our Online Full-Time Immersive Bootcamp is a remote learning alternative that provides online access to our in-depth three-stack curriculum—complete with real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students interested in web development who cannot attend our on-campus programs, this online bootcamp is a full-time immersive experience in which you will master the fundamentals of web and software development, and 3 full stacks - Python, MEAN, and Java - over 14 weeks, learning valuable skills for a career in tech. On a national scale, 94%* of our alumni land a job in 180 days after graduating, with an average salary of $76,000 per year. Learn more at https://www.codingdojo.com/full-time-online-bootcamp Your Career Starts From Day 1 Your career as a full-stack software developer starts on your first day. Within 14 weeks we’ll turn you into a self-sufficient, well-rounded software developer who has all the critical skills to have a long, healthy career in tech. Three Full Stacks & Self-Sufficiency Our goal is to train you into a self-sufficient, versatile developer through our 3 Stack Curriculum. In 14 weeks, you’ll learn 3 in-demand stacks in the industry, have a portfolio to show, and have triple the job prospects, as every company uses a different stack. Learn By Doing You’ll start coding from day one of the course. Dive into a fast-paced, innovative learning environment that fosters collaboration, not competition. After graduation, you’ll jump straight into the job-hunt with the support of our career services team. You Get What You Put In Students are expected to dedicate at least 70 hours/week to the program, with the most successful students dedicating 70-90 hours/week. Our students often say that Coding Dojo is the most rewarding, yet difficult thing they’ve ever done. Life During the Course In the morning you’ll start with new curriculum that will build on top of what you learned the day before. Depending on the day, your morning may include an algorithm session, lecture, group activity, or a combination of all 3. Your afternoons and nights will be spent working through course content, assignments, and projects on the new curriculum for the day, with breakout sessions available upon request. Career Services We offer career support to all students and alumni to help accomplish their short and long-term career goals. Whether you're applying for your first job or you're an industry veteran, we understand that building a career is a life-long process. Participants of the program will have access to a wide range of services, such as one-on-one sessions with a career advisor, open forums with industry leaders, comprehensive job-hunting workshops, and more!
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1000
    Financing
    Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans
    $1,000 deposit followed by 2 payments or monthly payment plans available via Skills Fund.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Deposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Scholarship
    Scholarships up to $4,000 available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Online Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Part-time

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, Python, JavaScript, Django, jQuery, CSS, Algorithms
    OnlinePart Time20 Hours/week20 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $9,995
    Class size
    30
    Location
    Online
    Our Part-Time Online Web Development Bootcamp is a flexible evening and weekend course that teaches web fundamentals and a full Python stack — complete with real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students who cannot attend our on-campus programs, or commit to a full-time course, you'll learn the skills needed to become a self-sufficient developer in as little as 20-25 hours per week. Comprehensive Curriculum Develop projects in a vast range of technologies, starting with front-end development in Web Fundamentals. From there, dive into back-end development centers around Python and put on the finer touches with AJAX and modularization. Top it off with 4 weeks of project building and algorithms. Live Instructor Support Receive hands-on support from our instruction team through live evening classes twice a week, multiple office hours, plus evening weekend support through our chat forum. Top-Tier Platform Quickly learn the essentials of the most in-demand technologies through our online Learning Platform, which has trained thousands of Coding Dojo students. Code From Home Experience the accelerated training of our on-campus bootcamps from the comfort of your home without quitting your day job. You’re only required to dedicate at least 20 - 25 hours per week toward during the bootcamp. Career Services We offer career support to all students and alumni to help accomplish their short and long-term career goals. Whether you're applying for your first job or you're an industry veteran, we understand that building a career is a life-long process. Participants of the program will have access to a wide range of services, such as one-on-one sessions with a career advisor, open forums with industry leaders, comprehensive job-hunting workshops, and more!
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1000
    Financing
    Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund.  
    Tuition Plans
    $1,000 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $2,248.75
    Refund / Guarantee
    Deposits are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Scholarship
    Scholarships up to $4,000 available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • Onsite Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Full-time

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    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    N/A
    Class size
    35
    Location
    Boise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, Tulsa, Dallas
    Our Onsite Full-Time Immersive Bootcamp will teach you more than coding - you'll learn how to solve problems and be a self-sufficient developer. When you're fully immersed in our three full stack curriculum, you'll master the fundamental building blocks of web and software development, making you a highly valuable, desirable asset throughout your career. The 14-week course includes real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students interested in fast-tracking a successful career in tech, this onsite bootcamp is a full-time immersive experience in which you will master the fundamentals of web and software development, and 3 full stacks - Python, MEAN, and Java - over 14 weeks, learning valuable skills for a career in tech. On a national scale, 94%* of our alumni land a job in 180 days after graduating, with an average salary of $76,000 per year. Learn more at https://www.codingdojo.com/full-time-online-bootcamp Your Career Starts From Day 1 Your career as a full-stack software developer starts on your first day. Within 14 weeks we’ll turn you into a self-sufficient, well-rounded software developer who has all the critical skills to have a long, healthy career in tech. Three Full Stacks & Self-Sufficiency Our goal is to train you into a self-sufficient, versatile developer through our 3 Stack Curriculum. In 14 weeks, you’ll learn 3 in-demand stacks in the industry, have a portfolio to show, and have triple the job prospects, as every company uses a different stack. Learn By Doing You’ll start coding from day one of the course. Dive into a fast-paced, innovative learning environment that fosters collaboration, not competition. After graduation, you’ll jump straight into the job-hunt with the support of our career services team. You Get What You Put In Students are expected to dedicate at least 70 hours/week to the program, with the most successful students dedicating 70-90 hours/week. Our students often say that Coding Dojo is the most rewarding, yet difficult thing they’ve ever done. Life During the Course In the morning you’ll start with new curriculum that will build on top of what you learned the day before. Depending on the day, your morning may include an algorithm session, lecture, group activity, or a combination of all 3. Your afternoons and nights will be spent working through course content, assignments, and projects on the new curriculum for the day, with breakout sessions available upon request. Career Services We offer career support to all students and alumni to help accomplish their short and long-term career goals. Whether you're applying for your first job or you're an industry veteran, we understand that building a career is a life-long process. Participants of the program will have access to a wide range of services, such as one-on-one sessions with a career advisor, open forums with industry leaders, comprehensive job-hunting workshops, and more! *Published in February 2018, this is based upon a survey that was sent to alumni who graduated between January 2015 and October 2017. Out of the respondents, 94% are employed full time in field. 75% of alumni find jobs within 3 months.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1000
    Financing
    Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans
    $1,000 deposit followed by 2 payments or monthly payment plans available via Skills Fund.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Deposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp, and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Scholarship
    Up to $4,000 in scholarships available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes

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  • Graduate
    - 5/9/2019
    Qianye Zhang • Graduate
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    My education background is Finance and I have 2.5 years working experience in the finance industry. What made me decided to do career change is that I move to a new city where IT is the main industry. The main reason that I decided to join Coding Dojo is that it offers 3 full-stack tutorials in only 3 and a half months. Compared to other boot camps, Coding Dojo has a higher reputation. During the courses, instructors were patient and willing to help u solve any tricky problem you met. Also, they taught algorithms every day which is a great help for doing job search after graduation. 

  • Mason Brewer • Software Developer • Graduate
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    The Coding Dojo is, overall, a great bootcamp if you are looking for an immersive, web-based coding program. The instructors were very knowledgeable, but for the most part don't help a lot unless you really need it. It worked well for me because it forced me to figure stuff out on my own and work with classmates (which is their goal), but it might not be right for people who need more help than most, and I saw a few people drop out because they couldn't hack it. By far the best part is the learning platform, which I have used constantly since graduating. It has the right balance of lecture videos and do-it-yourself exercieses. I believe their job assistance is good, though I didn't actually utilize it much at all, but rather did my own job hunting with only minimal help from the learning platform.

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    As a person who didn't have any coding experience before went to Coding Dojo, I did have a suffering but good time there. It may be struggle during the studying period, but overall everything worth it. As my own experience, the more people get together to study, the more you will get. Except the coding, I also know a lot of new friends there. People are passionate, friendly. We encouraged each other to carry on when we felt depressed.  Our batch was like a big family, these people are awesome. And thanks to Coding Dojo gave us this platform to have this chance to study together and know each other. 

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    I was working as a therapist and I wasn't happy where I was in my career. I didn't enjoy it as all my other colleagues were and I felt like there was something more out there for me. I ended up quitting and took a break for 6 months trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I stumbled upon Coding Dojo and saw that I could have a new career, be a full stack software engineer in 3 months! And the pay?! Amazing. I went to the open house and everyone was incredibly friendly and informative. It was geek heaven for me! I signed up and I'm so glad that I was able to go through the course. It's extremely full of hard work but the end result is so worth it. All the instructors are so kind and patient- they really really help you through your struggles and come out the other side as a better developer. I couldn't have asked for a better support system than the one at Coding Dojo. 

  • Pete Jung • Software Developer • Graduate
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    Before I started to code, I would do a lot of manual number / data crunching on Excel, and after I started tinkering with VBA to automate my work, I decided I should learn more about coding to launch not only a career change but a chance to impact lives on a larger scale. 

    Coding Dojo supplied me with a friendly environment to delve more than 10 hours a day being able to help and ask for help. Being able to write clean, consistent code, reading through documentation, and having good testing habits are only a few of the valuable skills that I obtained from going to Coding Dojo. If I had the choice to go back in time and decide to attend or not, I would definitely attend again.

    Thank you Coding Dojo!

  • Best Decision.
    - 4/22/2019
    Grant • Graduate
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    Before I talk about this coding Bootcamp, I want to tell you a bit about myself and what I do. I am currently studying and is majored in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I had some experience in coding C++ and PLCs. You might think, "Why's an EE student studying software?". The reason is simple, it's because studying software allows me to create virtually anything, only limited by my imagination with little to none capital. This idea is what really draws me to learn to code even though I don't really enjoy coding that much.

     

    If you are a beginner like me in coding, Coding Dojo is a great place to start. Instead of jumping straight into programming Android or IOS hardware, I think, learning web development is the more versatile choice for starters since a website can be accessed in both Android and IOS as well as computers.

    Expect hard work and having to stay late if you are a beginner. This Bootcamp requires the student to be serious in the course, but don't worry if whether or not you'll be able to grasp the concepts. The onsite instructors are very helpful and you can ask them to explain difficult topics. 

    What I like best from this coding Bootcamp is its learning platform. For those who don't know, the learning platform they have in Coding Dojo is a website for students to follow through day-by-day. In that platform, they have assignments, videos explaining topics, and the best part of the platform is that they take you step-by-step for each stack. Coding Dojo has a selection of stacks you can choose from: MEAN, Python, C#, Java, Swift. Each stack takes about a month to complete, then you move onto the next one.

    Before the course begins, I had some doubts if this three-month course is going to be too tough for me since programming is not my area of interest. I was worried if I can't do it, but then I thought to myself: "If I can just go through this and tough it out just for three months, then the result would be rewarding". And so, after completing the three-month onsite course, I feel like I can create anything I want. It is honestly a really good thing to learn for everybody since coding can be applied everywhere. The future for coding looks very promising with more and more IoT devices being introduced. Going to Coding Dojo is one of the best decisions I did. It provided me with a very powerful skill that not all people have.

  • Great School
    - 4/15/2019
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    Had a great time while at the Coding Dojo.  For one, they take the GI Bill, which for me was the only way I was able to go.  The culture there is cool, laid back, yet tight knit.  The instructor staff (including teaching assistants) are very engaged, knowledgable and prepared.

    Being able to learn 3 separate languages was a really great experience.  It has given me confidence that I am able to learn any technology, as well as helped me realize which language I really enjoy working in and why.  

    I would highly encourage anyone considering a boot camp to strongly consider Coding Dojo. 

  • Dorian Latchague • Graduate
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    The Coding Dojo is an excellent way to introduce yourself to the programming world. I come from a musical background and went into their web development course with very little knowledge of programming. Yet the teachers made sure that every student would succeeded. If you come into the bootcamp with a positive attitude and you put in the hours, you will be rewarded. The triple full-stack aspect of the web development course really prepares you for the coding world, providing you with the knowledge, flexibility and independence that is vital to any good programmer. 

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    I had a really good experience with my Coding Dojo course over the past 6 months. There's a lot of information that they teach you and it gives you a solid foundation to build upon your programming skills, whether you're brand new or have some exposure already. The instructors are fantastic and engaging. Plus the instructors and TA's are always around and happy to answer any questions you might have, so the support available to you is invaluable. That's not to say it's an easy ride and all you have to do is attend; you will definitely have to put some time into it to get the best results. What you put in is what you get out, but if you're driven to learn, then you will get a lot out of this course.

  • Coding Dojo review
    - 4/11/2019
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    I completed the Coding Dojo on-site web development bootcamp in an effort to change career directions. I came into the program with a background in quality assurance testing in an IBM mainframe environment and only had some early HTML 2/3 and Java experience from the long past epoch of GeoCities pages with embedded MIDI files and too many animated GIFs so this course ended up being quite the catch-up experience for modern web standards and practices.

    The course takes a very wide and shallow approach to various web technologies including HTML and CSS, then moves on to Python, JavaScript, and lastly C#. JavaScript, Python, and C# are introduced in a general fashion for each leg of the course with students learning how to write algorithms and solving computing problems with them and then later learning how to use common frameworks with those languages. Angular and Express.js were covered for JavaScript. Django and Flask were utilized for Python. C# was used within ASP.NET MVC. Learning these languages and frameworks is done via reading materials and lectures from instructors.

    Even though the approach is wide and shallow the curriculum is aggressively paced and taking this course is effectively a full-time commitment. If you are not able to devote 40-50 hours a week to the program you probably aren't going to have a good time.

    The course also includes several "project weeks" where a theme will be presented for students to create coding projects around. There is a lot of flexibility for students to create anything they want even using technologies that aren't necessarily covered in the normal curriculum.

    I found the instructors to be friendly, helpful, and extremely knowledgeable about the technologies. One gripe is that some of the teaching material is presented in the form of videos rather than written word which I personally do not like, but video content is the direction everyone is going so I guess I should get used to it. As of this writing I'd estimate only about 15-20% of the material is in video form.

    The post bootcamp job hunting materials were also useful and based on real world experiences with useful tips on what to do and also what to avoid in resume writing, LinkedIn management, and actual interviews.

    Overall, I would recommend this course for people looking to get into web development (front or back end) and aren't really sure where to start. For the more experienced coder or someone with a specific technology in mind Coding Dojo does offer courses more focused on certain areas that may be of interest.

  • Perspective
    - 2/25/2019
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    Coding Dojo... 

    If you don't have any coding experience i encourage you to learn on your own especially if you have an idea of what languages you may or will be learning while at the bootcamp(you should).I was in the bottom half in terms of coding skills in my cohort, but the great thing about onsite learning is you have intelligent and very hard working cohort mates that are happy to help aswell as the instructors who are great too. My only regrets is that i didn't come in to the coding dojo with more of a foundtational set of skills it would of made my bootcamp time better as well as keeping my work ethic and motivation high through out the bootcamp which was like a rollercoaster. It's alot better to be ahead than to be on track or struggling to stay afloat.It relieves pressure which allows you to code more efficiently and work on projects during project week.If you're looking to be a FULLSTACK developer coding dojo is the way to go. 

  • Dedication is key!
    - 2/15/2019
    Ralph Romero • Graduate
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    I really enjoyed my time at the Seattle campus of Coding Dojo. A huge reason for that was because of the great staff and my amazing cohort! While attending this bootcamp I really understood what it meant to be a self-sufficient web developer. I came into this bootcamp having little to no experience in web development, but if you really dedicate your time to learning the curriculum and live by their mantra, "Strength through struggle" I can guarantee that you can become a great web developer.

    The staff/instructors were really great in their own ways, they were helpful, caring, and steered you in the right direction. They really care about each student and making sure that they fully understand what is going on in the curriculum, they are always there for you whenever you are stuck in your code and dont know what to do.

  • Vidisha Tindolia
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    I came to Coding Dojo with a little bit of experience in computer science. I gained a lot of knowledge and learned a lot from there within 14 weeks. The instructors are really helpful and knowledgeable.

    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 highly recommend Coding dojo to future developers who are willing to learn and put efforts.

  • Andrew • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    I recently graduated from Coding Dojo taking the full time online course with stacks in Web Fundamentals, Python, and MEAN.  For background information my first programming boot camp experience was as a resident student at Skill Distillery in Colorado with a four month boot camp focusing on Java 8 using Spring, MySQL, and AngularJS 1.5.  I also entered the bootcamp scene with a Bachelor Degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from UT in Austin with my first two years as a Computer Science Major.  I graduated from Skill Distillery's boot camp in 2017 and decided to attend another boot camp after getting a job at The Washington Post as a Software Developer because they were using Python, MongoDB, ReactJS among other technologies I had no exposure to.

    What led me to Coding Dojo is their advertisments of five full stacks, online courses, and physical location near my geographic area in Northern Virginia.  I should also note in addition to working while attending Coding Dojo's full time online course, I was also in my first year as a graduate student pursuing a Master degree in Software Engineering from George Mason University. 

    I will save a true review of my experiences and some comparative analysis of the two boot camps including online versus resident after I hopefully recieve a response from someone at Coding Dojo about taking additional stacks. I hate leaving a cliff hanger like this but since Coding Dojo advertises five stacks and partially why I chose their program, it is only fair I defer until I get the full monty.  Coding Dojo, as an alumn I have made multiple attempts in getting information in how to gain access to advertised resources, if I do not receive a response within a resonable amount of time, I will write a full review based on my own assumptions.

  • almuni
    - 1/29/2019
    Rabin Gora • Alumni • Graduate
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    I have a good experience in Coding dojo, seattle. All the instructor are very nice. they give us mission assignments to complete within a day. It was just a lot of assignments and learnings which i enjoyed a lot and gave my full commitment to complete the assignements. The TA s are very experienced over there epecially Prescott. Prescott was alwyas there to help students and we can tell he loves helping students.

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    (This is coming from someone with a CS background)

     

    Overall good experience from the coding dojo. I already knew a few programming languages prior to the bootcamp so the overall experience wasn't too difficult. 

    As for people who didn't have any coding experience, the initial phase seemed to weed out those who didn't prepare for the bootcamp effectively. I would highly recommend doing the pre-bootcamp work before the bootcamp starts if you do not have any coding experience.

    Make sure to go to algorithms in the morning, even though many people seem to think that it is not important. When interviewing, you are guaranteed to be given alogorithm questions.

    Also, make sure to invest quality time on your end-of-stack project. These projects are going to be critical for your resume so dont skip doing the projects just because they dont get graded. In my opinion, a strong project is much more important than getting a black vs a red belt.

    I have not found a job yet, but I have only started searching recently. The seattle location is currently looking to hire a recruiter to work at the dojo and help alumni, so I will be utilyzing that option once it becomes available if I need to.

  • Gilberto • Graduate
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    I came into the coding dojo with already a background in Computer Science,(I have a mscs) and a goal in mind to refocus my career towards development as well as to learn new technologies.

    I have to say I enjoyed every day I attended, the instructors were super helpful and cheerful, you can tell they like their job by the passion they demonstrate during lessons and the immediate willingness to help with any problems you may have. That being said, it is a very demanding curriculum and you're expected to not just look at the instructors for answers, but to challenge yourself to research and solve it first.

    I won't say the bootcamp is for everyone, it is meant to teach you the basics of 3 fullstacks so that you can take that knowledge and build on it on your own.

    If you're in a similar situation to mine, or if you want to learn coding but don't want to be confined to one technology, I would no questions recomend this course. If you're, however, looking for a course to teach you a particular techonoly very in depth, I don't think this would be your best bet.

  • Greg Friedlander • FE Angular Dev • Graduate
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    I highly recommend the onsite-bootcamp that Coding Dojo offers. Before I began the course, I spent years working odd jobs with no real career path. I had always been good with computers and was curious about programming. After doing some research and attending a couple of free intro classes at Coding Dojo, I decided to enroll. It has been one of the best descisions I have made.

    If you put in the time and do all the work the way you are supposed to, you will be in a great position to find a job a few months after graduating. I was easily spending 10 hours a day on campus...but it wasn't hard to maintain those hours. The curriculum was engaging and very practical. You always had the sense that you weren't learning anything you didn't need to know, and were being put in a position to master the skills employers are looking for. The instructors are all extremely knowledgeable and are always there to help. Don't be afraid to ask questions!

    Post bootcamp, Coding Dojo offered guidance throughout the job search. It is important to note that the program doesn't actual place you, but if you take their advice and learn through their experience in the field, you will be in a great position to land your first developer role. Don't expect to land something right away though. It took me almost 7 months to land my current job, but I ended in a position where I'm truly happy -- which was the whole point of the career change! You need to keep working as hard as you did during the bootcamp on your own -- building out your portfolio and sharpening your skills. If you do this, the hardwork will all be worth it. 

    If you're not prepared to work extremely hard, this is not the path for you. This is all about commitment. You have to put in the long hours and want to learn the material. No job is going to hire you just because you went to a bootcamp. You must put in the work. 

    The Dojo had a wonderful staff all around. I truly enjoyed my time there and couldn't recommend it enough to any prospective student who's seriously looking for a career change. Good luck! 

  • Sanofer • 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. 

  • Grace Jansen • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Before Coding Dojo, I was looking for a career switch. I had a degree in Chemical Engineering, but had realized that I had no passion for a career as a process engineer. I was introduced to Coding Dojo through reviews and blogs online, and decided to go for it. After 14 weeks of the program, I came out with 2 job offers, a portfolio of functioning web applications, and a new found passion and knowledge for software engineering. Coding Dojo was an intensive program that you get what you put into; the instructors were always available and amazingly knowledgable. Not only did they always assist and provide guidance for the required projects and assignments, they also aided with side projects and technology stacks and concepts that were beyond the scope of the course, but were of interest of myself and other students. I am so grateful for my experience and knowledge I have gleaned from this program.

  • Daniela Bizgu • Software Engineer 2 • Graduate
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    I am a Coding Dojo alumni, completed the program in 2017. I had the best and the most challenging time of my life. If you trust the program and the platform you’ll be amazed at what you get out of it and what you’ll know and be capable of at the end. 

    When you’re being told you’ll become a self sufficient developer, that it most certainly true.  

    One thing thought, it is challenging but I feel it’s also up to you as well at how deep you want to get into a language or tool and completing all the optional tasks, which I highly encourage.

    About the program itself, I would suggest to spend a little bit of time on focusing on test driven development and some on code quality/cleanliness but I do understand it won’t be a short program anymore.

    I never regretted picking up this Bootcamp specifically, I got out of the bootcamp knowing 3 full stacks (and I actually took the 4th optional for myself) honestly on my everyday job I am coding in all 4 languages 🤪, got pretty lucky they offered exactly these stacks.

    Thank you to all the instructors and founders and whoever supports the program! 

  • Moe • Senior Frontend Developer • Graduate
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    As many, I was very skeptical entering an online bootcamp that costs over $5000, after doing some research I found out that they allow for scholarships. I applied for the diversity Scholarship and was awarded $500 off, and they were also running a sale at that time so my total for tuition came out to $4000. Not bad taking into account the fact that they also were very flexible with my installment plan dates.

    Upon entering their started courses I was a bit overwhelmed, but was quickly helped by one of the instructors on where to find my course material, what to study, and how to properly prepare for the Python course (lots of precourse algorithms to get your mind prepared). They also had a Mattermost group where you can find live help from instructors and tutors, all of which I found as a great tool.

    The initial course was a web development fundamental course which was very easy and straight forward as I have experience in Frontend Development, and ended up passing that with 98%. The next course however was a whole new world for me as it dealt with Python, Django, Flask, Jinga2, and MySQL very heavily, none of which I had worked with prior. I must say I really enjoyed Python, as it was loosesly typed just like JavaScript, yet so powerful for a severside programming language. Passed that course fine as well. Then came the MEAN Stack course (MongoDB, Angular, Express, and Nodejs). The beginning was great and easy to pick up on if you know a bit of JavaScript, however as the course progressed I felt things started moving fast, I ended up only having weekends to do assignments which was a big regret later. Ended up passing the course on my 2nd try and got a Red belt (2nd highest belt).

    Pros: Overall my goal was to learn more about MEAN stack and be able to comfortably build fullstack applications, I gained the knowledge to do so, and then some. I am very satisfied with the results. I do wish they went over more on Object Oriented Programming on an advanced level, as that's what most employers seek these days.

    Cons: Some of the coursework moves too fast, if you don't practice prior or do your own research, you will be left behind (however there is Mattermost and instrucors to help). It's best to be prepared at all times in order to be successful with your learning goals.

  • John • Software engineer • Graduate
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    Attending Coding Dojo was a great experience for me. I wanted to get some practical experience with web development, and the curriculum and instructors were really top notch. With an emphasis on doing, I was able to to create simple websites with a small backend and database in three different tech stacks. The daily emphasis on algorithms and data structures was excellent interview preparation. The teachers were knowledgeable, talented, and very helpful. Only complaint would be that there isn’t a formal internship or employer hiring pipeline, but they do teach you how to find a job.

  • Folami F • Security Analyst • Graduate
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    If you are coming into this bootcamp with absolutely no programming experience (like I did), I highly recommend taking a few free online courses beforehand, in the languages you will learn. For a brand new person who may not be very tech savvy, it is exTREMEly challenging and frustrating. You should expect to spend at least 10 hours a day (including a weekend day) on the massive amount of coursework. Now if you have any programming experience, you may not find it to be this way.  It may be much easier for you, for it was for a couple of my classmates who had personal, not professional, experience.  Add'l words of advice:  Become strong on algorithms! Those technical interviews are important. I recommend beginning algorithm study before the bootcamp (in addition to what is in the bootcamp pre-coursework).

    DO Strong projects during project week!! Otherwise, after you have graduated you will be trying to get strong projects together. 

    Start STRONGLY looking for jobs at the beginning of your third stack. Networking is PARAMOUNT in this endeavor.

  • Nathan Diehl • Graduate
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    After a taking a winding path through life I was drawn to Coding Dojo by the lure of the programming world. It was time, I realized, to embrace a mindset oriented around strategic growth. There were a myriad of accelerated learning courses to choose from. I chose the Dojo. I set out across the counry to attend the course in person hoped the days ahead would be transformative.

    There was no way of knowing, at this point, that I would meet so many fantastic people in the months to come. There was no way of knowing how much I would walk away knowing. But that's beside the point, because I know now. 

    In four months -- too short -- we went from command line illiterates to command line innovators. We learned how the web and its Domain Name Server works (the phonebook analogy is simple, but oh so accurate). We were introduced to frontend and learned the importance of HTML, CSS, and Javascript in crafting client-side webpages. After the fundamentals were hammered into us it was time to progress to true, monolithic coding languages: Python, Java, MEAN, C#, Swift... we learned the importance of setting up our coding environments correctly. Some languages won't run without the proper sandbox. We dove into Object Oriented Programming, creating models that instantiated model managers in order to implement stored functions. We wireframed, built, and deployed full applications. 

    I can go on. The scope of information that Coding Dojo whisks its students through is vast. It's easy to feel lost in the information at hand. But clever students will realize that this is a lesson too. Few skills are more important to a programmer than the ability to parse information quickly and effectively. No matter who you are, as you go through this course you will fall into a love triangle with two omniscient programs: Google and StackOverflow. They are exponentially more intelligent and well read than you. Ask them questions. Use them as the tools they are. It's critical to your success. 

    Looking back I have nothing but a deep gratitude for the instructors and the students who, to a (wo)man, inspired me to learn more by being so hungry to learn more. Four months of eleven hour days and at the end of those days a new world entire, for each of us, built by the effort. 

    Here's to a fall in Seattle devoted to the pursuit of incremental success, strategic growth, ping pong duels and top pot feasts. Here's to instructors like Ray and Noelle, for putting in the long hours to help those struggling with new concepts and cheering us up with snippets from Hamilton. Here's to my classmates, my friends. Rachel, Evan, Franz, Andrei, the Maces...salud. And long live the Dojo. 

     

Thanks!