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Coding Dojo

Avg Rating:4.41 ( 397 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 size35
    LocationBoise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arlington, 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 / GuaranteeDeposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp, and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipScholarships 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 LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Online Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Full-time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,995
    Class size40
    LocationOnline, 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 SkillsFund

    Tuition Plans $1,000 deposit followed by 2 payments or monthly payment plans available via Skills Fund.
    Refund / GuaranteeDeposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $4,000 available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • 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 size30
    LocationOnline
    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 SkillsFund
    Tuition Plans$1,000 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $2,248.75
    Refund / GuaranteeDeposits are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipScholarships up to $4,000 available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Onsite Software Development Immersive Bootcamp - Full-time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    CostN/A
    Class size35
    LocationBoise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arlington, 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 SkillsFund

    Tuition Plans $1,000 deposit followed by 2 payments or monthly payment plans available via Skills Fund.
    Refund / GuaranteeDeposits are required to reserve your seat in the bootcamp, and are refundable until day 1 of class.
    ScholarshipUp to $4,000 in scholarships available for veterans, women, and other underrepresented groups in the technology industry. Email scholarships@codingdojo.com to learn more.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

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  • Student
    - 12/20/2019
    Mathew Ulanowski • Entrepreneur • Student
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    The course can be extremely challenging at times. that being said it is challenging because it isnt just a code along copy and paste they actually teach to help you understand how to write code. the teachers are very knowledgable about the connection between what your learning and how it is applied to the real world.

  • Robert Tokar • Seeking Entry-Level Development Work • Graduate
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    I took the Coding Dojo online course which met live online twice a week. When I graduated at the end of October, I felt like I'd just completed my first year at Hogwarts: I learned the existence of many things I hadn’t even imagined, studied hard, had my projects blow up in my face every other day, met some new great friends, faced difficult challenges with them and ultimately prevailed with the help of my magical and powerful instructors. It was challenging and rewarding and I feel like I’m becoming a more capable person who can now do some pretty cool things that I couldn’t do before. And there’s still so much more to learn! Do I think it’s perfect? No. Do I recommend it? Yes. 

    First, right up front, Coding Dojo is not easy. I was warned that the program demands a lot of study time outside of class but it was even more demanding than I expected, mainly due to my own hectic work schedule. If you are going to enroll, be sure your schedule is clear and your loved ones will be supportive and not resentful of your absence… I found the schedule to be demanding and after months of coursework, the pace felt relentless. Having someone to give you moral support and who can cut you some slack on your home and social duties is very helpful. There were definitely those in my cohort who seemed to have an easier time than I and at least one who was consistently ahead of the rest of us, so I think I may have struggled a bit more than many. I had three instructors in my coursework and I am pleased to say that every instructor and TA I worked with demonstrated a genuine desire to help me learn and succeed. There are many choices out there for learning coding and when considering which one to take, my biggest worry was that I would not get my money’s worth. The instructors and staff at CD showed me many times that they are not about grabbing my money – they were flexible when they could be and gave me every chance to succeed.

    Coding Dojo has a Learning Platform from which you get most of your information. The idea is that you read, watch videos and do assignments and then class is your chance to ask questions, build on what you’ve learned and work with a group to apply your knowledge. It’s important to keep up with the platform schedule because if you don’t, you don’t get as much out of the live class experience. The platform is nicely designed and pretty easy to navigate. The information could be a bit uneven at times… some areas went into very deep detail, others left me wanting a little more info that I found elsewhere. One of the things that impressed me about Coding Dojo is that they are constantly striving to improve the platform. If you think you’ve found an error, there’s a popup available on every page to report it. When my class told our instructor that an item could have been clearer or needed to be updated, he quickly updated the item with our recommendation right on the spot.

    Other things I liked: like a martial arts dojo, they establish a tone of respect and humility that encourages learning by enabling students to admit what they don’t know. My instructors maintained their enthusiasm and positive attitude even at the times when I felt lost and/or incredibly stupid. Coding Dojo heavily promoted the idea of students teaching each other and I was admittedly dubious at first. I thought I'd be risking getting bad info from someone who didn't know what they were talking about or wasting my time teaching someone who was behind me instead of moving myself forward. As it turns out, I was completely wrong: I learned a great deal of useful things from my fellow students and my own understanding of the material was greatly enhanced when I tried explaining it to someone else. I also found that having a study buddy helped motivate me to put in more hours at the keyboard. I also discovered that I actually enjoy working as part of a team on coding projects, something I really did not expect. 

    If I were to offer some constructive criticism, it would be to give individual feedback on our assignments. Other than the exams, I didn't get feedback on the many assignments I uploaded. I knew that they worked -- I tested them before I uploaded them -- but I would have liked to know if there was a much better way to have completed the assignment. 

    I am in the early stages of portfolio preparation and job hunting so I don't have any feedback on that part as yet. 

  • Coding Dojo Review
    - 12/10/2019
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    Prior to the bootcamp I came from a marketing background with zero coding experience. I learned more at Coding Dojo than I thought was possible in 14 weeks. I have walked away with a plethora of new skills and I am so glad that I decided to go through this immersive program! With that said if you are planning to attend the bootcamp be prepared to put other priorities in your life on hold, you need to invest a significant amount of time into the course work if you want to get through the program. 

  • Kirsten Lindblom • Graduate
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    Coding Dojo works hard to stay up to date on all the newest in the tech industry, part of that being the instructors and business team that they find the best of the best for. Ensuring a strong instruction team, they are able to provide insightful and self suffcicent material and lectures to the students. The environment that they create in the collabortive classrooms encourages students to work together and learn what its like to work as a developer in the industry. The amount of material that they are able to cover in 3 short months, along with teaching students how to be self sufficient produces some of the best learners and developers. I wouldnt take back my experience at the Dojo for anything in the world. The genuine connections that I made throughout my time in the bootcamp has changed my life, and I feel fully prepared to enter the tech industry with all the resources that are provided to help me through that process.

  • Great School
    - 11/25/2019
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    Coding Dojo was an excellent place to learn coding. I went in with no experience or knowledge, but the course platform, learning setup, and teachers were great. We always had access to help and grew very close as a cohort. Now I know three full stacks and feel like I have the tools to learn any coding language. 

  • My 2 Cents
    - 11/24/2019
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    I decided to do the full-time on-site bootcamp in Tulsa, Ok. Overall, I'm glad I did it! I just graduated so here's my perspective from fully completing the program:

    Also a quick note - I had a friend who also considered Coding Dojo, but she needed it to learn languages and technologies to apply in an engineering setting. Keep in mind is Coding Dojo prepares you for web/application development. 

    I loved that we learned three stacks as opposed to one. I feel like it gives me a great competative edge. I have the basics of all three technologies to be able to run with any of them and learn any of them more in depth. Also, a lot of job applications look for people with multiple languages, or list that as a "preferred" qualification. 

    The program is very demanding. Don't expect to work while you do the program or be able to have your normal social life. It will help a lot if the people and organizations that take up your time now understand that you will be mostly unavailable the next 3 months. 

    The program teaches the need-to-know basics. I'd say the only thing that lacks curriculum-wise is working with git and github and teaching the concepts of version control or how to work with teammates on remote repositories, which is nearly guaranteed you will need in the workplace. The curriculum does cover this, but it was not emphasized or required and you'll find that if something is not required, you probably wont touch it because you'll be so busy with what is required. However, if you stay disciplined, you can do this as you go.

    This program pushes you, and you will often feel like they ask more of you than you can possibly do. Sometimes you will be surprised what you accomplish, and sometimes you will have to be OK with not perfectly completing every assignment by the given deadline. 

    I am confident Coding Dojo will get me in the door of a career in development, however there is SO MUCH to learn that there's no way to become an expert by the end of 3 months. Expect that you will still have gaps to fill and a lot of learning in your first company.

    But no way I could have learned and accomplished all I have without Coding Dojo. I would not have been able to get where I am now if I tried to self-teach in my own time using online tutorials etc. Definitley worth it. 

  • Coding Dojo
    - 11/22/2019
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    The most important lesson I learned from Coding Dojo was that I can build anything I put my mind to it. This bootcamp helped me realize my passion in coding. I think its true when everyone says you get what you put into it. One advise I have for people who is considering joing bootcamp is do all the pre-coursework and prepare as much as you can.

  • Great experience
    - 11/22/2019
    Howard Huang • Graduate
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    This has been a great experience at the bootcamp learning to code, and I have made many friends who are willing to help one another to get thru the course. I had no experience with coding coming into this bootcamp, but I'm glad to have chosen to learn here for a career change. The instructors are super nice and helpful in assisting with the learning process. I highly recommend this bootcamp! #CodingDojoDallas
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    I attended the onsite immersive program at Coding Dojo in Orange County, where I learned 3 full-stacks (Python, C#/.NET, and MEAN). The environment is very welcoming, and having other students that you are able to learn alongside of holds you accountable and fosters an atmosphere of collaboration. The instructors are very knowledgeable and making lectures engaging and inclusive. The learning platform is designed in a way where each assignment and lesson builds off of the previous one to help solidify the concepts learned in each section. Attending a coding bootcamp is really one of those things where you get what you put in, so if you are someone who is serious about learning how to become a self-sufficient web developer, and can dedicate 60+ hours per week to learn, I would highly recommend Coding Dojo.

  • Great experience!
    - 11/22/2019
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    When I started here, I had some doubts about whether I could still cut it at 43 years old.  Three full stacks in just over three months.  I graduate today, and will be going back home to prepare for a life change.  This experience has been amazing from start to finish.  I learned from the instructors, the others in my cohort, and the ones that were here when we started.  From that, I was able to help those that followed us.  I will definitely be referring others to Coding Dojo.

  • Best in Dallas
    - 11/22/2019
    Sergio Orozco • Graduate
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    Great overall experience. The instructors are really great and truly have a passion in teaching. The course is extremely difficult but overall extremely rewarding.

  • Andres Dario Bizzarri • Graduate
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    I had a great experience at Coding Dojo. The program has a lot to teach you wether you have programming experience or not - there are many bonus challenges to take on if you get ahead of the standard curriculum. I recommend minimizing outside distractions during the length of the course - it is most rewarding when you can put in maximum effort.

    They do provide Job Assistance, but I have not begun the process with them at the time of writing this review and therefore have marked it as N/A.

  • Bootcamp resident
    - 11/1/2019
    Sean • Student
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    Overall I learned alot and the in the program. Instructors did a great job explaining the concepts in a way that that lessons could be understood. My issue was career services and interview practice were lacking at best. A few online tutorials and a webinar is not the same as in person interview practice. The career services person left shortly after I started. This is stressful because the interview process has alot of components. I had no practice for answering methodologies and advanced algorithms in a prprofessional setting.
  • Great Program!
    - 10/23/2019
    Kian Chachi • Graduate
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    I attended Coding Dojo 4 months ago and it was absolutely amazing!!! I looked around all other bootcamps in the area and ended up choosing this one based off of the fact that we would be learning 3 full-stack languages in total. Halfway through the program I got to meet an instructor who graduated from a different bootcamp, and I asked him what we all are thinking before joining a bootcamp. What are the advantages of learning only 1 language in3 months or 3 languages in 3 months. He told me he didn't learn anything important that we are missing out on at Coding Dojo, he just had more time to get comfortable with one stack / framework, at the cost of not learning multiple stacks and having the concepts reinforced in each stack.

  • Nadia N • Graduate
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    I took the bootcamp because I didn't want to spend 4 years in school to get a CS degree. Teaching myself was very hard, and mainly because I couldn't concentrate, which was one of the main reasons to come to the dojo. There is a big support from your fellow cohorts, teachers and TA's. I came in with some basic prior knowladge (how programming logic works and some html), and it helped. The program is hard, you need to put in the hours and time, but it is worth it in my opinion.

  • Nichole • Graduate
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    During my time at the Dojo I heard several people badmouth the place because it wasn't giving them what they wanted or it was inconveniencing them in some way. And in general I found that these people who spoke ill of the Dojo were expecting things to be given to them, rather than having to work for themselves or put in more effort than they wanted. And that's not what this program is about. This program is about literally immersing yourself in code. It's about putting aside all the other things in your life for 14 weeks so that you can create a better future for yourself. And if you're not ready to work, and if you're not ready to put off playing that video game or miss out on some nights out with friends or lose sleep trying to get ready for the belt exam tomorrow, then this place is not for you. 

    That said, when you DO give it your all, when you do spend your nights mulling over why that bug is happening in your code, and you go home and you whiteboard out that algorithm you weren't getting in the morning, and you find yourself saying "I'm sorry, I can't go to the movies tonight, I really have to work on this project," then you'll be surprised at the end when you look back and see the sheer mountain of knowledge you've just accumulated over a short amount of time. 

    I won't sugarcoat it. It's tough. Especially if you're walking in with zero experience. Day one thrusts you right into so much information your head will spin. But just keep going. Next thing you know it'll be 8 weeks later and you'll be looking at the newest cohort starting web fundamentals and think "God, I wish things were still as easy as web fund."

    The truly great thing about Coding Dojo is the fact that you learn 3 full stack languages. It sounds daunting, and it sounds like you can't possibly learn everything you need in such a short amount of time, but just be patient. By the time you hit stack 3 you'll have noticed how similarly each language is built, and now it's less about learning the WHY it works and more about remembering "is it console.log in this language or Console.WriteLine?"

    I walked in with some prior knowledge of code, but that prior knowledge was a drop in the bucket compared to what I learned in 14 weeks at the Dojo. It truly prepares you to not only be able to say "yeah, I can code in that language," but to be able to say "yeah, I understand the basic principles languages are built upon, so I can learn ANY language." And that, to me, is more valuable than just saying "I'm really good at one language." Because as I've experienced in the job hunt, people aren't looking for the guy who only knows one language, they want the guy who's got a broad range of experience, and that's what the Coding Dojo offers.

    All of that said, I'll be realistic.
    One, this is not for everyone. Expose yourself to a bit of coding before you start this, and if it makes any amount of sense on your own, then you'll probably do even better with an actual teacher helping you out and a platform to work from.
    Two, the platform is NOT a spoon-feeding system. Some people complain after getting in that they get lost in the material. And yes, I will concede that sometimes something just isn't explained properly or there's too big a leap in logic, but Coding Dojo has set up tons of ways for you to voice when something isn't being communicated right and the staff will actively do their part to make sure the information is coming across well. But you have to understand that there are some things purposefully omitted in order to encourage critical thinking, which is a proven way to make people learn over just giving them some knowledge to regurgitate for a test like everyone remembers doing to pass history or science. Coding Dojo wants you to learn, not recite. 
    Three, Google is your friend. Let's be realistic here, our instructors are humans. They cannot have all the answers to life's coding questions, and they cannot always be there to help you. (They do need to sleep.) And while some people may think this is a failing on the instructor's part, it's really not. In the real world you'll be faced with these situations, and you're not always going to have someone there to hold your hand. So developing your skills in finding answers on the internet now will save you a lot of time and grief later. (And unwarranted anger towards your instructors.) 

    In short, how well this program serves you is all up to you. If you're not ready to commit, you're not ready for this program. If you're not willing to engage during group algorithm sessions (which, I and my classmates can attest, the questions the Dojo gives you during these sessions ARE asked during technical interviews. So morning algorithms are the absolute best time to try and fail at these things and prepare you for interviews), then you're not ready for this program. If you're ready to commit, if you're ready to work as hard as you need to succeed, and if you're ready to learn something that will potentially change your whole life, then come to the Coding Dojo. 

  • Alumni
    - 10/17/2019
    Sara Liang • Graduate
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    I graduated from Coding Dojo since July. Their tuition is very reasonable comparing to other bootcamps, and they offer plenty of options for scholarship too. According to my classmates, for people who apply for it, we all got the scholarship(I got $1000 off and some classmates got $3000).

    Besides the tuition, the content they taught there is what I care about the most. The courses are well designed in the way of their materials and the learning platform. As for the materials, Coding Dojo makes sure the content that we learn is what job market demands most at the time for Web Development. During my study there, I saw how they make effort on improving their curriculum through meetings and students reviews. The platform is very well built by their team and easy to learn materials through videos and text, although the text sometimes is written in a not very explicit way. The materials are categorized by what you’re learning and it will automatically record where you’re currently at. That’s also where you upload your everyday assignment. Good tool for reviewing for exam.

    The course is very compact, and you need to be ready to commit your time in it. At least 70 hours per week. No kidding. But it will pay off at the end, and you will be surprised by how much you learned. Never had I learned so much through such short period of time(except exam week in college, lol). Believe that you’re capable of completing if you commit.

    The ambience of the studying is good too. Teachers and TAs are nice and from about the same generation as me(am 24). There was not much student-teacher hierarchy. There will always be someone answering your question. I used to teach myself programming at home and I always wasted time struggling with bugs.

    I had ten cohorts to start the program with me and they’re very nice people. We helped each other out. At the same time, competition was there to push us moving forward faster together. It has been 3 months that I graduated, and we still keep in touch. I know one of them is already starting a career at a cloud service company now. I think the skills your learn here is sufficient enough to get a job! As long as you keep it through(practice interview questions, build clickable project, practice algos, build a presentable portfolio, etc.).

    The career service there is what’s valuable too. You will get a one-day career training from their career coach to learn about tech interview and preparation. They will also have a mock interview set up for you from real tech company. My cohort actually get a interview-offer from people who mock-interviewed her.

    Overall it is a good program. I am thankful for the things I learned here and people I’ve met :). It’s not like it doesn’t have any cons, but the pros override all :)

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    Coding Dojo is a rewarding experience for the beginner to intermediate programmer who has a strong sense of work ethic and can fully commit to the rapid pace of learning.

    The instructors are very smart, helpful, and informative. The learning platform gives you moderate to advanced introduction to the three stacks taught from wireframes through deployment. They have a 20 minute rule that you should try to problem solve on your own before asking for help, which teaches you self-sufficiency and resourcefulness. The algorithm sessions will introduce you to the basics of the major data structures, and the learning platform will get you up to speed on creating a web app in all three stacks; however, the recommended 70-90 hour commitment a week will only be beneficial if you sumpliment the course by both deep diving into documentation for each language and beginning to work on more complex algorithms than covered by the instructors.

    That said, the job assistance currently leaves much to be desired as not every campus has a Career Services advisor, and each graduating cohort seems to receive different information and assistance. I do think this is being overhauled and will change for the better in the near future.

    One final note to prospective students: the fundamentals of front end development are covered, but you would do well to fully prep yourself in the basics of JavaScript, CSS, & HTML prior to attending as the learning curve after the fundamentals is steep (I recommend Khan Academy's free and fun intro courses). The bootcamp will cover front end frameworks (currently teaching Angular), though it is not the primary focus.

  • For the beginner
    - 10/2/2019
    Tammi • Graduate
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    With absolutely no experience in or knowledge of the tech industry, Coding Dojo opened a new door for me to head in a different direction. During my 14 weeks, I experienced a lot of frustration as I was learning to code from scratch. Despite the struggle, I always knew that I had the support and encouragement of instructors to keep moving forward. Though the nature of the program is very challenging and fast paced, as each week passed, I was impressed by how much I was learning and what I was capable of doing. Coding Dojo's curriculum allows students to learn how to learn, particularly within the tech industry. Because the industry is constantly changing, it's crucial to know how to be able to pick up new knowledge of the various technologies that already exist along with new technologies that will come to life in the future. Learning the three stacks that I did at Coding Dojo, I feel confident that I can keep pushing myself to continue honing my skills and paving my own path. I am excited to see what my future as a developer holds! 

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    This bootcamp is great for beginners to start learning how to code. I started this program with little to no experience in coding. My only experience with coding was when i changed html during the MySpace era. Through-out the curriculum, i've learned alot from building the front end to the logic of the database. I decided to do this course to open more doors for opportunities in the future. The instructor - Vinson - is very kowledgeable and helpful when we run into problems. He is also very engaging which made the learning environment very welcoming and at home. The TA - Drue - is also very helpful with my time in the bootcamp. He got many of us out of bugs and helped expand on out ideas with suggestions. The Program Manager - David - was open and willing to listen to suggestions and comments. He is on top of his job and was helpful during the bootcamp move and to help accommodate with all the roadblocks that we had. 

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    My overall experience of this course has been very positive and will suggest this to anyone who is dedicated and wants to start learning Coding for the first time. The Staff are very helpful and great working environment. 

  • Justin • Graduate
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    Coding Dojo provided a well rounded curriculum that enabled students to become immersed into a variety of technology. Due to the fast pace of the program, you are forced to learn technological concepts, methodologies, and syntax. At times, the pace can be quite ovewhelming, but the curriculum is built in a way to help reinforce past concepts ontop of new. In addition to the curriculum, I feel that the support that the instructor and the T.A provide has been of extraodinary help. They provided plenty of advice that it crucial to the development of an individual's ability to work efficienty!

  • Michael Walton • Full stack developer • Graduate
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    I’m a recent graduate of Coding Dojo and had a great overall experience during the program. I was very new to programing and I was able to transform myself in to an entry level programmer by the time of graduation. Finishing this boot camp was hardest thing I’ve done in my life so far. Please be prepared to put your hours in during the camp. The only thing I would do differently if I were to go thought this again would be to put more hours in. Also I really enjoyed working with the instructors Sadie and Min. I did get a job as a junior full stack developer before I graduated at a small company in Fremont, CA.

     

  • Yuan Xu • Junior engineer • Student
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    I got introduced to here by a friend, and I have got expreince way better than I thought. Coding Dojo has a great learning platform and a great program for me to learn web development. It took me five months to complete the classes and learned many useful programming languaegs including HTML5, CSS,Javsscript, Python, Flask, Django, SQL, C#, ASP.net and etc. Instructors are excellent, as they know what they are teaching, and they are caring for providng help even after the courses end. TA are also nice, as they are responsive in the Coding Dojo forum and they can help to resolve tricky technical questiosn. In general, a great place to get education for web development

  • Mr
    - 6/26/2019
    Silvester Jumba • Graduate
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    I had tried to learn web development by myself through some free online tutorials as well as multiple resources I had came across. While this was helpful in building some basic programming skills, I quickly learned that I needed a better learning platform that is structured and proven to produce succesful software developers. Coding dojo provided a pacakage of an environment that matched my needs to be a proficient web developer. One thing I really appreciate from the bootcamp is the way they have creately designed their curriculum so that concepts are introduced step by step with an aim of finally embeding key skills for web development. Algorithm challenges, and how difficult concepts are introduced in bits is just top notch. Tutors are very supportive and have a deep understanding of latest technologies out there. The online program that I took sets expectations from the onset. It took me a lot of hardwork and I had to put  enough time into the program, as it should, but the avalance of resources just made it easier than it could have been. The bootcamp also works to build the personality of a typical programmer able to do some research, is patient, and approaches software development from a solid perspective. By the end of the bootcamp I was able to build very interesting applications and my capacity to build more on what I know appears limitless. I am curently getting plenty of support on career development from the bootcamp and will have acess to the coding dojo community and resources as long as I need. At one point I was struggling but found a lot of encouragement from tutors, who I must say, were very patient and supportive. If you are passionate about becoming a software developer, are willing to allocate enough time for learning, and are ready to take advantage of massive resources at the bootcamp, then coding dojo would be a place that I would highly reccomend.

  • Jeremy Benedik • Associate Applications Developer • Graduate
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    I thoroughly enjoyed my time while at Coding Dojo. I moved up to Tulsa from Austin, and was looking into bootcamps there, but thought the curriculum was actually better here at the Dojo. The fact that you covered three whole stacks in the three months is well worth any of the depth lost in a bootcamp that only covered one stack. In reality over three months you just want to be prepared for a job, and most likely will have to learn more languages/frameworks whenever you find that job anyways, so having a wide breadth of information and coding languages to pull on makes learning that next language even easier.

    Past that, the instructors and community around the dojo were superb. Often alumni would come in to play a board game, help with projects, or just do some work from the office. The instructors were readily available, open to suggestions, and helpful throughout the whole process. Really enjoyed getting to work with and learn from all people associated with Coding Dojo here in Tulsa.

    My one complaint with the bootcamp would be not taking advantage of some of the advantages inherent to Tulsa specifically. There is a pretty small, but very involved developer community here with monthly meetups in all sorts of languages. I view it as a missed opportunity that more members of these organizations didn't come in regular to speak to students. Additionally it didn't feel like Coding Dojo had yet made a big splash in the hiring community here. Most interviews I went on I would have to describe what Coding Dojo was and how it prepared me. Which wouldn't have been shocking as a one off instance, but it was all but one of the 5 interviews I had in which I had to do it.

    Along with being the cheapest option of bootcamp I saw out there (some in Austin were double the price), I could not recommend Coding Dojo highly enough.

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