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Coding Dojo

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Coding Dojo is a unique coding bootcamp that teaches three full technology stacks in a single 14-week program. Coding Dojo 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
    LocationTulsa, Boise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arlington, 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 Full-Time Software Development Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,995
    Class size40
    LocationOnline
    Our Online Full-Time Immersive Bootcamp is a remote learning alternative that provides online access to our in-depth three-stack curriculum—complete with 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 / 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
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Online Part-Time Data Science

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,795
    Class size30
    LocationOnline
    The Data Science part-time program is designed to teach and apply Data Science methodologies and tools so participants can solve real-world problems in business and academia. The bootcamp introduces core Data Science principles and develops students’ skill sets to make them competitive in the workforce as Junior Data Scientists or Data Analysts. Participants will also develop Data Science solutions using the SQL, R, and Python programming languages, as well as build predictive models by leveraging statistical and machine learning processes. Hands-On Training Learn modern Data Science through hands-on assignments, projects, and mentorship from your instructors. Industry-Leading Curriculum Built by one of the top Data Scientists in the US, Isaac Faber. A Stanford-educated PhD and Chief Data Scientist for over 15 years. Job-Applicable Experience Apply predictive modeling, pattern recognition, and data visualization. Forecast business performance and trends with real-world data. Be Job-Hunt Ready By graduation or soon after, our goal is for you to have the portfolio and technical data to start applying for Data Science and Analyst roles. Subjects: Python, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, SQL, R Programming, Data Science
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    • Monthly payments as low as $85.86 available via SkillsFund 
    Tuition PlansPay the $1000 deposit, then make a second payment due by the 1st Friday of class for $1795
    Refund / GuaranteeAll payments are refundable until day 1 of class.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelRequires beginner experience in Python and entry-level experience in development or statistics
    Prep WorkYes: Python programming and linear algebra
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Online Software Development Part-Time (Accelerated Pace)

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, Django, Sinatra, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Algorithms, Node.js, Java, Front End, MVC, SQL, Python, GitHub
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week16 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$6,995
    Class size30
    LocationOnline
    Our Part-Time Accelerated program is an evening and weekend course that teaches web fundamentals as well as a full technology 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, you can choose which stack you would like to take - either Python, MERN, or Java. After successfully passing your first belt exam, you have the option to extend the program by adding on a second or third stack. By adding all three, you'll be able to take advantage of the Full-Time curriculum on a Part-Time schedule. 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. Most students dedicate at least 25 - 35 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! Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Flask, Ajax, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js, Advanced Javascript, Socket.IO, Bower, Java 8, JSP, SpringMVC
    Financing
    Deposit$1000
    Financing
    • $500 discount for upfront payment
    • Income Share Agreement available; payments as low as $253/month
    • Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund
    Tuition Plans$1,000 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $1,498.75
    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
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Online Software Development Part-Time (Flex Pace)

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, Front End, SQL, Python, GitHub
    OnlinePart Time12 Hours/week28 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$6,995
    Class size30
    LocationOnline
    Our Flex program 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 10 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 Our Flex pace was designed for the busiest students out there. It's designed for those who want to not only keep their day job, but have time left over to spend with family or to work on side projects. 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! Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Flask, Ajax, PostgreSQL
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    • $500 discount for upfront payment 
    • Income Share Agreement available; payments as low as $253/month 
    • Monthly financing plans available via Skills Fund

    Tuition Plans$1,000 deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of $1,498.75
    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
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Onsite Full-Time Software Development Immersive

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    CostN/A
    Class size35
    LocationBoise, Orange County, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Chicago, Arlington, 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 / 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
  • Great Bootcamp
    - 8/30/2019
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    Although the pacing sounds daunting at first, I was pleasantly surprised with how smooth the bootcamp went! The staff at the Oakland campus are fantastic (Vinson and David, with TAs Drue and Ray) and they always do there best to assist you throughout the program. On top of that, the program does their best to ensure you can work as comfortably as possible by providing a stocked kitchen and some fairly flexible hours for the convenience of students. Speaking of which,  it has also been wonderful working with so many other pleasant students. Overall, the atmosphere of the program is very social and supportive, which makes for a great learning environment. It was super awesome to see how easy it is to take in computer languages after you get the ball rolling (this is coming from someone with no coding experience). Even though I was green in the field, I was able to make it through, which means I’m sure you can too :).

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    I enjoyed this course thoroughly. I've learned how to apply the CS concepts that I learned in college to actual projects that I learned how to deploy. I did find the course material a bit easy, but that is because of my previous experience, as the course is designed for absolute beginners. Vinson is amazing - get ready to play sports every week and get beaten by the smartest and most athletic guy you will ever know!

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    Deciding to attend the Coding Dojo onsite bootcamp in Oakland has easily been one of the best decisions I've made. I came into the program with no programming expierence and in just 3 1/2 months I am able to do things I never thought possible. The program is hard and very rigorous but it really changes the way you approcah programming and learning in general. The way the course is designed really gives you a ton of confidence in your ablilities to learn things quickly. They give you all the tools to learn 3 full stacks (Python, MEAN, and Java) in a short period of time. This really prepares you for a fast moving tech world where in an instant you might need to learn a new language. 

    The lead instructor Vinson is one of the best teachers I've ever had. He really helps you grow as a developer by giving you the push you need to get better everyday. He is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable which makes the learning expierence fun and something to look forward to. The program manager David is also wonderful and does everything he can to help make the program run smoothly. 

    Overall my expierece at Coding Dojo has been amazing. The friendships and knowledge I've gained has made my time there unforgettable. I would highly recommend this program to anyone! 

  • A worthy program
    - 7/2/2019
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    learned alot at a quick pace, the environment of students around me made me feel welcome
  • Hard work pays off
    - 6/18/2019
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    I came to Coding Dojo with a background in Business Economics and no programming experience.  Joining Coding Dojo was one of the toughest, yet most rewarding experiences I’ve been through.  I’ve learned so much since Day 1 and the learning doesn’t stop.  If you put the time in it and challenge yourself, you will succeed.

     

    How did I decide on Coding Dojo?  After exploring a few different Open Houses, I felt like the instructors and staff here genuinely cared for their students.  Throughout the program, they made learning programming fun and challenged you to think differently when it came to solving problems.  Another reason why I joined Coding Dojo was because they taught 3 full stacks (Python, Java and MEAN).  This allowed me to be well-rounded on a few languages and helped me decide what stack I prefer to work with.  

     

    Coding Dojo’s career services was helpful so make sure to make use of it every way you can throughout the program and more importantly after graduation.  If you’re expecting to rely solely on Career Services to land a job, this isn’t for you.  You need to put in your part too.  As a recent graduate, I can see how easy it is to relax once the bootcamp is over.  After graduating is when the hardest part starts, searching for a job.  You need to work on your resume, portfolio, go to networking events, continue coding, etc.  It took me about 2.5 months to receive that job offer and that was one of the happiest moments of my life.  My hard work is finally getting paid off.

     

    One thing I wished Coding Dojo emphasized on more was making projects a requirement to graduate.  It would be nice to submit the projects to the instructor and have them give feedback on it.  I think this is really important because once you graduate, you need a few solid projects on your portfolio before you apply.  After graduating, I spend about 3.5 weeks working on my portfolio before actively applying for jobs.

     

    Overall, I really enjoyed my experience at Coding Dojo and built so many relationships I will cherish throughout my life.  I would not have been able to do this myself. I’m grateful for all the help and support I received from my cohorts, instructors and staffs, so thank you Coding Dojo!

  • So worth it.
    - 6/3/2019
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    Coding Dojo gave me direction when I was absolutely lost. It sounds melodramatic but it really is true. I've always struggled with academics. Reading massive textbooks, writing up essay after essay, or finding focus for busy work has never been my strong suit. It's just not how I learn. So after graduating high school and trying to force college to work for me for about a year, I finally realized I needed to look elsewhere. And I'm really glad Coding Dojo is where I ultimately decided to go. The work is hands-on and no-nonsense.

    This bootcamp is fast paced but with all the support from your fellow cohort-mates, instructors, and TAs, It's very doable if you have the drive. Their online learning platform makes for a very good reference but in my opinion the real magic happens with their instructors. You can tell they're genuinely passionate about programming and it makes the work so enjoyable. The demos and lectures are very informative and they take little breaks along the way to make sure everyone understands the material and is on the same page. The morning algorithms are also a really great feature of this bootcamp. You get used to thinking about how you can start to tackle a problem, polish it to be more efficient, and code more creatively since after you've taken a solid stab at it you get to look at different students' perspectives. Which are all skills that are definitely helpful for succeeding at an interview. And of course the sheer exposure and repetition of foundational algorithms and data structures doesn't hurt either!

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    My time at Coding Dojo was definitely incredible. A perfect mix of intense fast-paced learning and fun times with friends I made at my time there. The Dojo as we like to call it provides a great learning environment where the several hours one puts in barely feels stressful. You should do the bootcamp if you're desperate to learn a lot in 4 months and ready to sacrifice a lot on the way, paving a more knowledgeable future where everyone codes!! 

  • Great Course
    - 5/16/2019
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    Came away with what I thought I would get, knowledge of how to develop websites with three stacks.

  • Amazing Experience
    - 5/16/2019
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    I came to the bootcamp with a little bit of coding experience, that I got from online courses. I recommend that to anybody who's going to attend any coding bootcamp.


    Time in Dojo was truly amazing. Super professional instructors with experience working in big companies such as Amazon. Awesome peers from different countries and backgrounds. Information is very well structured in the curriculum, so it's easy to pick up new stuff even for non-native English speakers as myself. The only thing I didn't like is how MEAN stack was presented on the platform, but instructors helped to fill all the gaps and even more.

    Another thing which is super cool about Coding Dojo is that how they teach algorithms and data structures. Every morning you solve different problems and learn new data structures, which are essential things to pass a tech interview. These things are also very useful for people that don't have a CS degree.

     

    Lastly, job search. Coding Dojo does not place their grads into the jobs, but they provide good career services which improve your resume, LinkedIn and job hunting strategies in general. Also, they host interviews on site with many tech companies, so students and grads have a lot of extra opportunities to get jobs.

    Coding bootcamps are not easy. The more you put in, the more you get out of it. If you are focused and dedicated Coding Dojo will definitely help you to land your first job in tech!

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    My way or journey into software development ended with 12+ years in the Marine Corps incorporating the art and science of war including use of martial arts with a generalist or “one mind, any weapon” ethos.  Prior to joining the military, I studied Computer Science for two years then transferred into an Electrical/Computer Engineering degree program, graduated then went directly into the military.  In 2016 while waiting to depart the military I enrolled in a Java Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp with Skill Distillery in Denver, Colorado.  During this 4-month resident course I learned Java, Spring, MySQL, and AngularJS 1.6.  Following graduation multiple offers prompting me to relocate to Washington, DC initially for work as a software engineer enticed me with the allure of cyberwarfare–penetration testing, malware engineering, zombies/botnets, and distributed denial of service attacks.  However, though I had originally planned to work for a defense contracting company my first position as a software developer was with the Washington Post in 2017.  This posed a new challenge due to most WaPO teams using Python and ReactJS leading me to the Coding Dojo Online Full Stack Web Development Course.  During my time at WaPO I had also decided to go back to school and pursue a master’s degree in software engineering.  So in 2018 while working as a WaPO software developer, I was also taking my first grad class in Java and starting my second stack at the Dojo.  What drew me to the Coding Dojo was the multiple stacks (Ruby, Python, iOS, C#, React, ect) incorporating time tested techniques (TDD, web scalability, web security, data structures, cloud deployments, wireframes, etc) available and online curriculum allowing me to learn and use Python immediately on the job.  Having Java as a first OOP language also made it easier to pick up Python in an online setting.  Following the Python stack, I was then reintroduced to Angular but version 6 with TypeScript as part of the MEAN stack.  By this time I had successfully completed my Java class with an A and was now interviewing for my second position as a software engineer.  Without warning I receive an email from a Google Hiring manager who noticed the variety of stacks (Java, Python, MEAN) on my LinkedIn page and inquired if I was interested in a summer internship, to which I said “yes”.  Over the course of the Fall 2018 semester with some struggle I complete a second grad course, Coding Dojo’s third stack, and Google’s intern hiring process.  I end up getting recommended for a second round of interviews with Google, commit to learning all of Coding Dojo’s stacks and continue with my software engineering graduate program.

    There have been many similarities between my military experiences and path as a software engineer through the Dojo from the mindset of a ninja–first being, master the technique then the weapon (weapons/tools will likely change before the technique).  With Coding Dojo learning multiple stacks trains you to all aspects of a full stack so that you can adapt to every unique application you will inevitably encounter during your career.  Strength through struggle is a paradigm that also includes knowing your weaknesses, resources to mitigate weaknesses, and seeking self-improvement.  Equally important is being a lifelong learner because the techniques, tactics, and procedures will likely change however your effort as a software engineer will not.  Finally like any workout regiment worth its weight–exercising the eco system of hardware, networks, cloud services, security, APIs, and analytics all function to support software as the core organism.   To avoid spoiling the book, my way as a peaceful warrior (ninja with three belts) is far from over in software engineering and like most will not end until all obstacles imagined and real have been overcome.

  • Graduate
    - 5/6/2019
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    What attracted me the most to Coding Dojo was its curriculum. They taught three full stacks focused on web development in Python, Java and the MEAN framework. Being exposed to all three languages helped me build a solid foundation on a wide array of languages and decide on which language I wanted to further excel in.

    Along with that, learning a full-stack helped me decide if I preferred front-end, back-end, or full stack development. 

    These factors along with culture fit with the instructors and the campus were strong factors in my decision to attend Coding Dojo. 

    Most importantly, having this solid foundation widened my approach when it came to applying for jobs. I cannot imagine being able to have applied and interview for the number of jobs I completed without the knowledge wide array of knowledge I obtained.

    As a former student and now graduate, I have spent countless hours reading reviews and meeting other graduates from this program as well as others and employment post-graduation is everyone's concern. A majority of us graduates tend to place blame on the program but not very many of us take responsibility for our actions. It is up to us as job-candidates, to make our resumes, portfolios, projects, soft-skill and technical skills more appealing and presentable for prospective employers because there will always be competition out there and companies are not just handing out jobs. 

    As long as you put in the continuous effort and are relentless throughout the process from beginning to end, you will become a successful and employed full stack developer.

    Cheers,

    -Ron G.

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    I think this bootcamp is really what you make of it. Although the cirriculum does offer a decent amount of direction and guidance, there are a lot of opportunities for you to choose branches and projects that are relevant to your background and future plans. I was also lucky to be in a good cohort of people who were willing to put in the energy and persistence to see some results. When everyone is working hard, it also encourages you to push yourself as well, and I came out of the experience learning a lot about what I want in a career going forward.

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