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Coding Temple

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Coding Temple

Avg Rating:4.88 ( 86 reviews )

Coding Temple offers 10-week, full-stack coding bootcamps and data science bootcamps with campuses in Chicago, Boston, and live online. The Full Stack Web Development bootcamp focuses on ASP.NET, C#, MVC, JavaScript, JQuery and more. The Python + Data Science bootcamp covers Python, SQL, React, JQuery, Numpy, and more. Students will also learn best practices including Test Driven Development and Agile Development and how to develop industry standard application and get hands on experience with partnered clients. Coding Temple also offers weekend workshops on specific topics. 

To apply, applicants should complete an online application. They will then discuss goals and expectations with a member of the Coding Temple Admissions team, followed by an instructor interview and technical screening. Once admitted, students must complete 40 to 60 hours of pre-work before the first in-class session.

Graduates of Coding Temple's programs will have a portfolio of work including a final project to showcase to potential employers. Students receive career preparation throughout the bootcamp including resume prep, mock interviews, and exams which mimic technical challenges for job applications. Coding Temple grads will become part of a large alumni network.

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  • Full Stack Immersive Web Development

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    $11,495
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    Dallas, Washington, Chicago, Boston, Online
    Coding Temple’s 10 Week Full Stack Development Course provides a thorough primer on all of the tools and technologies required to envision, design, build, test, and deploy completely functional web applications. For the .NET course, we’ve focused on a set of mature technologies created and maintained by Microsoft, as well as several open-source libraries. The languages covered in this course consistently rank as some of the most-popular and in-demand across several different indexes. Furthermore, The Coding Temple instructors feel that the ease-of-use and capability of these development tools are some of the best available. While on campus, the average day will consist of homework review, classroom discussions, lectures, technical quizzes, and programming exercises. Some of the concepts discussed include HTTP, Databases, Libraries, Frameworks, DRY Code, Pair Programming, and Design Patterns. At the conclusion of the course, participants will gain the knowledge required to consider themselves full-stack software developers.
    Financing
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    $1,000
    Financing
    Yes
    Refund / Guarantee
    Guaranteed job within 6 months of graduation or full tuition reimbursement
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    Beginner
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    Placement Test
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  • Full-Stack Python + Data Science

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    October 7, 2019
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    $12,000
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    Dallas, Washington, Chicago, Boston, Online
    Coding Temple’s 10 Week Full Stack Development Course provides a thorough primer on all of the tools and technologies required to envision, design, build, test, and deploy completely functional web applications. The Python language is rapidly growing in popularity, being employed in web applications like YouTube, Reddit, DropBox, Survey Monkey, and Quora. Paired with the Django framework, it’s reliable, powerful, and fun to learn technology. While on campus, the average day will consist of homework review, classroom discussions, lectures, technical quizzes, and programming exercises. Some of the concepts discussed include HTTP, Databases, Libraries, Frameworks, DRY Code, Pair Programming, and Design Patterns. At the conclusion of the course, participants will gain
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1,000
    Financing
    Lending partners available - in house financing available
    Refund / Guarantee
    Guaranteed job within 6 months of graduation or full tuition reimbursement
    Scholarship
    College Student Scholarship- $500 • Veterans Scholarship- $500 • Women in Tech- $500
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Entry
    Prep Work
    Yes
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
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    October 7, 2019 - OnlineApply by October 1, 2019
  • Online Full-Stack Python + Data Science

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    Cost
    $10,995
    Class size
    5
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    Online
    Coding Temple’s 10 Week Live Full Stack Development Course provides a thorough primer on all of the tools and technologies required to envision, design, build, test, and deploy completely functional web applications. The Python language is rapidly growing in popularity, being employed in web applications like YouTube, Reddit, DropBox, Survey Monkey, and Quora. Paired with the Django framework, it’s reliable, powerful, and fun to learn technology. While on campus, the average day will consist of homework review, classroom discussions, lectures, technical quizzes, and programming exercises. Some of the concepts discussed include HTTP, Databases, Libraries, Frameworks, DRY Code, Pair Programming, and Design Patterns. At the conclusion of the course, participants will gain
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1,000
    Financing
    Lending partners available - in house financing available
    Scholarship
    College Student Scholarship- $500 • Veterans Scholarship- $500 • Women in Tech- $500
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Entry
    Prep Work
    Yes
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes

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    Dennis • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    If you're looking for a solid coding curriculum and a strong kickstart to a web development career, this is it. I'll admit that I was skeptical about what to expect out of a coding boot camp going into this course even after reading the reviews on here but after a few weeks, I felt like I was in the right place. The class size was perfect and the instructor, Connor, was patient with everyone and answered every question I had even though there were many. I heard horror stories about some of the other commercialized boot camps out there from some of the other students and was glad I picked this one. I was struck by how professional everyone was and how determined the staff was at getting all the students hired to positions that best fit them. There were some students that were less experienced programmers but the instructor was able to adapt the curriculum to their strengths and helped them create a solid final project by the final week. There were practice technical interviews at the end of the week to get us prepped for the job search. Ripal, one of the co-founders stopped in during the final week when several companies came in to interview us and offered advice and feedback on our resumes and presentations. We were encouraged to keep in touch with our fellow alumni afterwards and to check in if we have coding questions as we search for jobs. Great experience overall and I would highly recommend Coding Temple to anyone.

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    During my time at a couple tech companies, I felt kind of limited by my lack of coding knowledge and experience. To remedy this, I decided to enroll in a full-time coding bootcamp. Originally, I was going to choose General Assembly, however, I did some more research discovered that Coding Temple was a much better option.

    Coding Temple's Python & Data Science Bootcamp was worth every penny. There are a number of advantages this bootcamp has over its competitors. The class size is limited to eight people, making sure each student gets the right amount of attention. The course material is tailored to the students' needs. For example, some of us required user authentication for our applications so Connor, the instructor, made sure he went over OAuth. The course was structured in a way that allowed us to quickly understand many different languages/frameworks/tools without being overwhelmed. We would learn the Flask backend framework and gradually learn how it can be integrated with a React frontend framework. The homework we were assigned was difficult but not too difficult, allowing us to challenge ourselves and develop our coding skills outside of the class. By the end of the course, my fellow students and I were able to build full-stack web applications. My final project incorporated two different programming languages, two frameworks, numerous APIs and a number of other tools/libraries taught throughout the course. 

    Throughout the entire course, the staff was there to make sure we were taken care of. Kirsten, the one in charge of marketing, helped us keep track of the schedule, create more visible and comprehensive LinkedIn profiles and practice behavioral interviews. Ripal, one of the bootcamp's founders, overhauled our resumes to make them more relevant for coding jobs, made sure our career interests were addressed during the recruiting process and reached out to numerous companies and individuals to generate interest from recruiters. Connor, our instructor, taught the material in a way that could be easily understood, made himself available outside of class to help with our homework or projects and was very patient while working with those of us who were struggling with different parts of the curriculum. 

    If you're looking for a job after graduating from a bootcamp, Coding Temple is where it's at. I was even able to get an associate software engineer job offer weeks before graduating. Through mock interviews involving behavioral questions, coding tests and overviews of projects that I've built, I was well-prepared to talk with recruiters and interviewers. The companies and recruiting firms that Ripal bring in often already have a strong interest in Coding Temple graduates. Being able to interview with and present to representatives of these organizations in-person is a great advantage. Instead of having to drop your resume on LinkedIn and hoping for a reply, you can talk directly to those who are already interested in hiring coding bootcamp graduates.

    10/10 experience. Would recommend to anyone interested in getting into coding or looking to brush up on their existing coding skills.

  • Student
    - 6/18/2019
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    Great curriculum, will learn full stack web development. But are flexible enough to let you go in any direction. Brilliant instructor, great support. Lots of feedback and direction but like I said, they allow the right amount of flexibility.

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    As someone who has not only been employed as a developer before but also as someone who has been to a coding boot camp before (General Assembly); Coding Temple is the best and most educational experience I’ve had as a developer. This course is an enlightening experience for anyone who wants to go down the path of Software Developer and gives you back every bit of payoff for the amount of work you put into it. With a patient and experienced instructor, a steady paced curriculum, and all the bagels you could wish for Coding Temple slays the competition.

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    TLDR: this bootcamp was good for exposure to full-stack web development, not for actually gaining competency. See below for practical advice.

    Going into the bootcamp, I had about 7 months of programming experience, mainly in Python and front-end languages such as JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. I was faily proficient at coding (completed several online courses including MIT Intro to CS and Lambda schhol free JS course, read a couple of books, ~140 points on CodeWars, ~25 problems solved on CodeAbbey, etc), however now I wanted to take my abilities to the next level. I gave this course my all--I was almost always the first one to show up at class every day and the last one to leave, and spent 3+ hours outside of class every day and another 12 hours every weekend on the coursework, review, and supplementary research and learning. I really wanted to love this bootcamp, but came away feeling very disappointed.

    My main gripes: -For a bootcamp called Coding Temple, I was surprised at how little coding we actually did. They say in the marketing material there is a coding challenge every morning and homework every night. We had a morning challenge exactly 3 times in 11 weeks of the course. We had homework about 1.5 times per week. During class and while doing our portfolio projects, there was more copy/pasting of code than actually writing code yourself. -They have given thought to the curriculum, but not how to actually teach the curriculum so that students achieve understanding and competency. Class is basically an instructor doing a code demo at the front of class all day, and you're not even encouraged to code along. I would try to code along every day, but be unable to keep up after about 40 minutes. When asked to go back and let me catch up, it was always met with "I will post this to Slack in a few minutes". I'd then be able to copy/paste code from Slack to catch up, but that was useless. You learn by repitition, and watching someone code something up and then later copy/pasting their code is no way to learn how to program, in my humble opinion. -The instructor was certainly knowledgable and a very competent programmer, however was not actually a good teacher. When I asked questions, the answers were usually very verbose and confusing as though he was speaking to a computer scientist, not a more novice programmer. Sometimes you need to have things explained to you like your five (ELI5), but that was not to be. Sometimes I'd ask questions and be more confused after receiving an answer and left not really being able to form a good follow up questio, stuck at basically, "I still don't get it" which would sometimes make the instructor frustrated or angry. I'm sorry, I'm just trying to learn. -My general impression was the instructor was speeding through material, racing to the end every day so he could check a box "I covered X topic," with little regard for if or how well students were comprehending the material. I would regularly poll my classmates about how well they're understanding the material and the code being demoed, and they'd usually reply somewhere in the 20-30% range. -Almost no work on core CS fundamentals like algorithms and data-structures, which will be highly relevant when looking for a job. -I felt like I had only a little better understanding of OOP after then course vs before the course, even though this was one of the main things I hoped to improve upon during the course. -When researching various bootcamps, the organizers of this bootcamp sold me on the idea that C#/.Net stack was in high demand. Halfway through the course, I learn that this will be the last C#/.Net full-stack bootcamp they will be offering in Chicago due to lack of demand for .Net devs in Chicago.  WTF

    Good part about this bootcamp: -It was good for gaining exposure to various different web dev technologies, and learning how a web app fits together from the back-end to the front-end. You may not gain a high-level of competency with these technologies, but at least you'll learn the tools of the trade, what they're used for and get a basic understanding of them so that you can continue wokring on them later. -Learning a strongly typed programming language like C# is very valuable, and I'm glad that this is now my main programming language. -Having something tangible like a coding bootcamp on resume does help a little bit, particularly getting past initial HR screening from what I've heard.

    Advice: -If this really was the "Best Coding Bootcamp" in 2017 and 2018, then I can't recommend bootcamps. Talking with recruiters and HR people, and people from other bootcamps as well, I've found that they don't seem to think a coding bootcamp is "enough". -Becoming a programmer is all going to come down to YOU. You will have to spend an innumerable number of hours learning this stuff. A bootcamp is good in that it forces you to spend those hours for a few months, but you're still going to have to spend an incredible amount of hours continuing to learn and code to gain any degree of competency. -If you want a poor-man's version of this bootcamp that will be as good if not better than this bootcamp, do this:     -find out the curriculum to this course     -take a git course/learn git, create a github account     -get a monthly subscription to codewithmosh.com for $15/month (to be clear: I have no affliation with this site, I just find Mosh to be a good, effective teacher)     -go to the library every day at 9am, and spend 6 hours doing the Code with Mosh courses that are equivalent to the topics covered in this course. Every Day.  No exceptions.     -supplement those courses with YouTube videos, and reading on StackOverflow. Look around, there's really good courses out there if you dig a little. For example, this Scrimba course is great for React (https://scrimba.com/p/p7P5Hd/cQ726Sr)     -YOU MUST CODE ALONG WHEN DOING THESE COURSES!! If you're just going to watch the videos, don't even bother.     -push all your code/projects to github to build a portfolio. You want at least one push to github per day, every day, for three months straight. Employers look at this.     -after or while doing a Code with Mosh course, make a simple project of your own using the same technologies of the course you're following to get repitition and ingrain the skills you're covering.     -take a course on algorithms and data-structures, read a book(s) on them, etc.     -that's it. Mosh is a better teacher than you're likely to find at a bootcamp.  You just need to be disciplined and consistent.  Go on StackOverflow or an IRC channel of a given technology to ask questions.  You will need to keep learning continuously.      I have been following the above approach for the past month, and feel it is superior to what the bootcamp.  

    I have been finished with this bootcamp for almost 2 months. I have applied to 80+ jobs and attended a few networking events. I have gotten some attention from employers, having done about 20 phone screenings and a half-dozen or so coding assessments. I have had one legit interview, which I believe was the final round of the interview process. However, I've had no luck so far. I'm going to keep persevering, but my job prospects are not looking too rosy at the moment. While there are a ton of developer jobs available, there's only so many junior develper jobs that I actually qualify for and have the skills to get. Also, don't expect Coding Temple to hook you up with any jobs--they'll help with your resume and refer you to a few recruiters, but that's about it.  Still, I'm going to continue to practice and I'll get a job sooner or later (I hope).  I will update this review if/when I get a job. Otherwise, Coding Temple has a money back guarantee if you can't get a job, so perhaps I will have to test how well that guarantee actually holds up.

    Overall, I wouldn't recommend this bootcamp.  I think it'd be a good value at about $300/week, nowhere near the $1000/week price tag.

     

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    If you’re looking to really level up your career, look no further than Coding Temple Boston. This program is short, sweet and absolutely jam packed with relevant, requisite information for the aspiring engineer. Many of my peers have described the work load already, but it needs to be reiterated, you will have to work harder than you ever have, but you will be rewarded for it in time. I compare it to my hardest semester of college.

    Three things make Coding Temple stand out amongst other options in your array of potential educational investments:  Structure, Staff, and Follow-through.

     

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    Because it’s on the small end of bootcamps, the program is extremely agile. They rapidly respond to market demands for engineers and implement changes to the curriculum each cohort to maximize candidate visibility upon graduation. They utilize a well-paced curriculum delivering need-to-know concepts like language syntax, data structures, algorithms, and version control before branching out into the more exotic stuff like mobile dev, machine learning, or aws.

     

    Staff:

    A great curriculum won’t get you very far if you don’t have skilled instructors and support staff, luckily Coding Temple’s are top of the line.

    The instructor is a deft communicator that rivals the very best of my professors. He will help you not only learn the material, but command it. He knows instinctively when to help you out and also when to let you sit and struggle through something, this is rare and invaluable for you.

    The office manager/marketer/student success organizer is a remarkably kind woman who will routinely go out of her way bring students to networking events after class, host impromptu webinars on photoshop, and help you create a distinctive brand for yourself as you prepare to hit the market.

    And finally, the gentlemen that oversee the operation are dependable experts with an active presence in the area. They’re crafting the brand, again helping you after you graduate and interview with recruiters who say, “Yeah I’ve heard great things about Coding Temple!”.

     

    Follow-through:

    After graduation the team at Coding Temple was consistently available to help refine my portfolio, continue interview prep, and navigate the offers I got. They provided critical guidance and sound advice exactly when I needed it.

    Coding Temple is not just a 10 week bootcamp, It’s a program that you can and should utilize to become a better, happier version of yourself with an enviable trajectory. Take aim with Coding Temple and you’ll be well equipped to hit your mark.

  • ASP.NET Camp
    - 5/14/2019
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    So I read plenty of reviews on here and other places about this and many other bootcamps.  If you want in-depth reviews there are plenty of them out there.  I am designing this review for one purpose only, what it's like to enroll, to actually do it, and to successfully switch careers.

    Enroll:  If you have zero coding experience don't enroll.  Spend at least a month (the more the better) writing code.  Doesn't matter what language you choose (I started with Javascript) just get used to having to think through writing out code.  Once you can do that you will have enough of a foundation that you won't get knocked off your feet when you start with the pre-work.  You will feel dumb and clumsy while you get started, just practice like crazy and review stuff you don't understand.

    Bootcamp Proper:  If you didn't get comfortable thinking about/through code and didn't get through the pre-work you will get crushed.  If you did, then you will be ok, everyone in my course that did that foundational work made it through.  How difficult is it?  That's impossible for me to say.  Things that were easy for me were hard for others, and vice versa.  One thing is absolute though: it is a lot of work. 

    One of the most important things you will learn is how to teach yourself.  If you are easily frustrated and want the instructor to spell things out for you then this may not be right for you.  I will say though: every single working developer I have talked to says this is crucial to their job.  If you choose this as a career you will be reading official documentation and message board support topics for the rest of your career, because it is impossible to know everything, so teaching yourself is vital. 

    Feeling dumb and clumsy persisted throughout bootcamp, there were times when I thought I'd never figure something out... and then I would and I'd feel like a genius.  So don't get discouraged, or rather it's normal to feel discouraged, nervous, panicked.  It's an unfortunate bi-product of doing something completely new and unique that can start to feel like a mistake.  If you stick with it and resign yourself to doing whatever it takes no matter how much time and effort you need to put in, then you'll be rewarded. 

    Post Camp/Job Hunt:  Ripal was invaluable when it came to this.  However, be prepared to be overwhelmed in a whole new fashion.  Developers are so in demand and the ability to access them via LinkedIn and Indeed, etc is both a blessing and a curse.  I was inundated with job offers for positions I was not remotely qualified for, so it can be a bit of a downer.  But the strategy Ripal has honed over the years was effective.  I got a job 3 weeks after graduation.  I applied to 14 postings, heard back from 3 with no's and 3 that I am currently in process with (who knows what will happen, but I'm not waiting to find out).  Seven I have never even heard from and the 14th is the one where things moved quickly and they offered me a position.  The number of positions I was offered to interview for that were well beyond my experience level : 50+.  

    So that's the gist of what I went through.  It was intense, scary, overwhelming, but ultimately rewarding.  I now have a new career path in front of me in an industry that's only getting bigger.

    Note:  If there was a way to add more stars I would because it's impossible to learn everything you need to in such an accelerated environment.  It's more like 6 or 7 stars out of 5.  I'm still learning stuff that was only touched on in class.  

  • Python - Boston
    - 4/8/2019
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    Attending Coding Temple was a huge step for me.  I traveled all the way out from CA to get a fresh start and Coding temple had the biggest draw out of all the schools I looked into.  The Instructor for the Python course Connor was Amazing.  The work was fast paced and difficult, but he was always there to slow down if needed and stayed after class to answer all questions.  I came out of the class feeling very confident in my abilities and would 10/10 recommend this course to anyone looking into Python.  

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    I can honestly say that attending Coding Temple was one of the best decisions I have made. Prior to matriculation, I had no coding experience, as did a few other students, but by the end of the semester, especially after completing my Final Capstone Project, I felt as if had accumulated a wealth of programming tools and technologies in an astonishingly short period of time. Upon graduating, I received multiple interviewers and felt comfortable demonstrating to employers that I learned a lot and have the potential to put these tools into practice. The same can be said for anyone upon completion of the course regardless of their desired path; front-end, back-end, full-stack, data-science - you will gain proficiency in each of these areas - provided YOU put in the time and effort needed for success. Plus, I don't think that many employers were too skeptical that I attended a bootcamp rather than acquire a traditional 4-year CS degree at a university. They are gaining steam and a well-justified positive perception in the STEM community.

    One thing to reiterate though - you NEED to put in the time and effort needed to understand all concepts. That means asking questions when you have minimal understanding of a new topic, staying after class ends for extra assistance, and reviewing weekly syllabi on your own time. The instructors will always happily and promptly entertain questions on anything - be it on Python, hashing, Javascript array methods, and, of course, job searching. Follow the above recommendations: you will have good fortune searching for jobs if you do!

     

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    How long have you prepared for this? Assuming you have no coding experience, If you want to achieve your highest potential for success, do not decide you want to learn how to code, and then sign up for a bootcamp 2-3 weeks later. You need to prepare. You need to utilize as much online learning as you can, until you feel confident enough in your skills. Coding Temple is an intense  10 week program, and falling behind typically leaves you behind the entire course. That's a place you don't want to be. Request their Course Syllabus and prepare for atleast 6 months before you sign up, that way when you get there, you can work from ahead and even complete the optional assignments. This will give you the most bang for your buck because already understanding the fundamentals allows you to better comprehend the coursework, as well as learn more advanced topics that other in your cohort won't have time for!

    Our Instructor Joe was very knowledgeable and helpful. He's always available whenever you need his help. Also, Ripal, the director of business development does a pretty awesome job of connecting with potential employers for final project presentations together with interview prep, and resume writing. Above all, they're always to listen any suggestions that would make your learning successful or make them better.

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    If you want to be a programmer, you need to put in the work. Just because you go to a coding bootcamp, you that doesn't mean you'll be ready to face the challenges of software development.

    With that said, if you have the attitude that you'll do whatever it takes to succeed, Coding Temple will do everything they can to provide you with the tools for success in the work place. The curriculum is thorough (but fast, so be prepared to ask lots of questions and spent time working outside of class), the instructors are patient, and are willing to work with you outside of class, and when the course is over they check in with you periodically to help with your job search. 

     

    All in all, I am very glad I took this course and would recommend it to anyone who is serious about switching to a career in software development. 

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    I took a single day class Coding Temple offered to learn Tableau and it was amazing. Coming from someone who is not tech savvy or had no idea how to use tableau before this class, it helped me get a very good understanding of how to use it and apply it to the workforce. The instructor took his time and explained everything in detail since he knew most of us were beginners. I would go back to Coding Temple for more of these classes, they were very helpful!

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    - 6/28/2018
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    Let me preface this review by saying that I was uncertain of what to expect going in, to the say the least. With little to no coding experience, I had no way to guage the verity or weight of what online resources and other reviews claimed was true of coding boot camps. As I was looking to make a serious, professional career change into data science, I had to be sure that all the online hype about life-changing experiences was not some intricate scam. So, after weeks of research and contemplation about my next step in life, I committed to the idea and reached out to Coding Temple.

    By the time I got off the phone with Ripal, the business director, any remaining doubts I might have had were rendered moot. Needless to say, everyone at Coding Temple turned out to be equally welcoming and understanding of the needs of the incoming class. Coding Temple is set up with all of that already in mind--from the classy, comfortable working environment, to the highly detailed curriculum. Having made my way out to Chicago all the way from New Jersey for this, I could not have asked for a smoother transition.

    Now, to address the elephant in the room: Coding Temple is as close to a formal education as one can receive, comparable in quantity and quality to a semester in college, minus the diploma. As such, Coding Temple employs a more project-oriented strategy to help push their students to see the fruits of their labor. The importance of this approach cannot be overstated. This is the key that makes a lightning-fast three-month boot camp tangible for both the graduates and their potential employers.

    So, was it really all sunshine and rainbows? No, there was blood, sweat, and tears involved throughout the learning process, to be sure. But that is how one builds grit. In my opinion, if there is one thing a potential employer wants to see, after all the techicalities are said and done, it's grit. The whole experience really is what you make of it, and that kind of liberty says a lot about the slew of resources made available to you. Do come in with an open mindset, and it will practically guarantee your success; do NOT come in with an entitled mindset, or else that will almost certainly deny you it.

    All in all, "life-changing" is quite relative to one's level of expectations, so it is doubly important that one keep an open mind and let the boot camp do its magic. I came in green as a caterpillar and left having earned my wings; I absolutely believe it was life changing for me. I never would have imagined myself where I am today if it were not for all the tutelage and support of everyone at Coding Temple. I simply cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone considering this as their next step.

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    Connor • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Honestly I'm not sure where to begin, as I have so many great things to say about Coding Temple. Not only did they create a fun filled environment full of coding, they went above and beyond throughout the entire process.

    I was originally looking into taking the Python course in Boston, and ended up switching to take an earlier class in D.C., which they graciously helped me out in finding a place and getting setup in the area. I couldn't be happier with the way things panned out, as the location was great and the class went extremely well.

    The instructors here were knowledgeable and made coding an enjoyable experience. It's always tough when people are coming in at different coding levels, but it was both tough on the experienced students and easy to pickup for the students that had never coded in their life. Derek (my instructor) was wonderful and helped us every step of the way with any problem we had.

    One great thing about this bootcamp is that they made the experience fun and personable. I now have a life-long friend in Derek, and a great network through the Coding Temple program.

    For me it was easy to select Coding Temple because of the small class size, as I don't learn well when I can't ask questions. While at Coding Temple we were encouraged to ask any questions, and it wasn't frowned upon to be behind, they'd even help you get up to speed if you needed the extra help.

    Overall, I can't recommend this bootcamp enough, it was the best decision of my life, and I will be forever grateful towards the staff at Coding Temple for guiding me to what my career goals were. 

    Something to keep in mind is that, like any other bootcamp, you need to come in prepared and ready to work. I not only dedicated myself every day, but also every night to this program. To be a programmer, half the battle is applying it on your own, otherwise you forget what you just learned. Too many people think that they can just come to a bootcamp, show up, and they'll be a developer... it doesn't work like that. You need to be willing to put the effort in, and if you do, you'll get great results out of it.

    If there's one more thing I can say, it's that this company is very personable and will help you out whatever the situation, they genuinely just want to see you succeed in everything that you do, and they'll do whatever it takes to help you reach your goals. 

  • Expect to work
    - 3/5/2018
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    Nathan • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    This was a great course, it was a lot of work to learn a full stack development in 10 weeks without any previous experience in coding or programming. Derek the instructor for the course was very knowledgable and helpful in getting concepts to sink in, and assessing each students strengths and abilities. Ananya, the Python instructor, was extremely passionate about the topic, and helpful with interview prep/whiteboarding practice. Finally, upon finishing the course, Ripal was in constant contact revamping my resume as needed, putting me in touch with recruiters, and sending job postings I might have missed (including the job I ultimately landed).

    I would highly recommend, but know going in that in addition to the 6-8 hours of class a day you will need to put in at least 25 hours a week after class to get the most of the course and complete the homework assignments.

  • C# .NET Course
    - 2/22/2018
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    Declan O. • Associate Consultant • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I had a very positive experience with Coding Temple, specifically the .NET cohort. The staff are a lot of fun and incredibly knowledgeable. It was rare that I came across a question that Joe (the .NET instructor) was unable to answer. The curriculum was very relevant to today's job market as many of the jobs I came across were seeking people who were familiar with angular, javascript, .NET, etc. The single moment that made me realize how much I had truly gained from going through Coding Temple was about 3 weeks into my new job; I was sitting amongst 3 of my fellow new hires (all of whom had bachelor's degrees in computer science) when it dawned on me that there had yet to be a situation in which I had truly felt at a disadvantage compared to them. In those 3 weeks I had not once encountered a concept or topic in which I seemed to be the only one lost. This was really significant for me because prior to this realization I had been really nervous that I wouldn't be able to hold my own amongst a bunch of comp sci grads.

    Aside from the enormous amount of knowledge that you will gain throughtout the duration of the course, an additional benefit is the vast network that Ripal (co-founder, business development) has established with local tech companies and recruiters. While I found my job through a referal from a friend, almost everyone else in my cohort was able to find employment thanks to Ripal's connections and his resume/interview prep.

    The only suggestion I would make to Coding Temple would be to, if possible, throw a little bit of react instruction into the course and instead of teaching angular 1 teach angular 4 as those both seem to be really sought after skillsets right now.

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    Let me start by saying, this bootcamp is not for the faint of heart. It is FAST paced and A LOT of information to take in. But, if you are strong enough, and disciplined enough, you can learn SO MUCH in a very short period of time. By the time you leave (if you have the moxy to make it), you will be ready to take on any mid level .NET position (of which there are so many out there), and they help you find the job too! So, if you are lazy, stay where you are at sitting on the couch reading reviews, but if you think you have what it takes and can sprint for 10 weeks straight to the finish line, I would highly recommend Coding Temple. I can't speak for all the instructors, but my teacher, Joe, was more knowledgeable than any programmer I have dealt with, yet down to earth and more than willing to help when you needed it. The other instructors that I met were super cool and very friendly and I can imagine that they were as knowledgeable and helpful. When you go into week 11, should you choose to take advantage of the job placement help, and I recommend that you do, Ripal does everything he can to make you a worthy employee prospect and hook you up with the right people to get you a job fast. I just got hired only 3 and a half weeks after finishing at Coding Temple (and I have to admit, I didn't do much of the work to get the job because it was the holiday season and I had some family/life catch up to do after the course... it was all taken care of for me; I just had to show up! Imagine if you put forth effort after the class!) There were points in time through the 10 weeks where I didn't think I could do it; literally pulling at my hair and near what felt like a nervous breakdown. It is HARD. make no mistake about it. But it is totally worth it. 

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    While Attending Coding temple I learned a lot about what it really takes to be a web developer. We worked on many projects to drive home the lesson of the day. The instructors were extremely helpful when it came to answering questions about anything we were stuck on. They made sure we were ready when it came to answering interview questions, and making sure our resumes stood out to potential employers. I would recommend this program to anyone seeking an alternative to a college education.

  • .NET Developer
    - 9/25/2017
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    Paul G • Application Engineer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    With no exaggeration, Coding Temple was the best professional decision of my life.

    I completed the 10-week ASP.NET cohort. There is some assigned prework to be completed by the first day. DO THE WORK! Not only will it give you a sense of whether coding is something you enjoy doing, but it's also a courtesy to the rest of the students in your class. The pace of the class only gets faster, so if you feel that the prework is too much - the next 10 weeks will be very difficult. 

    The .NET instructor is Joe, a guy with 10+ years of software development experience. He is a complete wealth of knowledge who is happy to help with any questions or problems you have. BUT, you have to ask him! You will learn everything you need to land a job as either a front- or back-end developer. The other instructors, Derek and Joel, are also very knowledgeable and happy to help out. Ripal will create a masterful resume for you and does great work bringing in recruiters and industry professionals. Everyone is incredibly friendly and wants to get you a job!

    I can't stress this enough - you will get out of this class what you put in. If you are breezing through any particular subject, BUILD things with it. If you have difficulty, do as much research on your own as you can to find the answers before asking an instructor. W3Schools, StackOverflow, Google, and Youtube are your friends. Embrace the documentation. 

    Ultimately, I can't recommend Coding Temple enough. If you're a career changer (like me) who wants a new professional direction to pursue, Coding Temple WILL arm you with the knowledge and opportunity you need. This is an amazing investment opportunity, but the return is entirely up to you. 

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    Hi, Guys

    please understand me even if I use broken English! XD

    I just move our from South Korea 1 year ago. when I moved, I decided to become a programmer. and I study by myself for 4months and try to apply to some company!

    eh... as you know, I couldn't get any any any mail.

    I didn't know what to do, so just research for this and I found here 'Coding Temple'

    I started 2016. Dec and study really hard(hopefully I did) and it was hard! Because as you know learning programming is not easy, and I am Korean.. have a language barrier. but my wonderful teacher! 'Joe' helps me a lot. and not only him 'Derek' and 'Joel' and 'Ripal' they always find the answer and try to explain to me.

    and now, I am working company as a front developer(I am so happy about this company). 

    anyway, overall 'Coding Temple' will be a good choice for you if you want to become a programmer. but please don't forget this. you have to study a lot and prepare for the portfolio. it's not easy and the hardest thing is to apply to the company and get a job.

    but again, Don't forget this. They always help you with getting a job. 

    Are you Ready? Then let's Jump on Coding Temple and become a programmer

     

    p.s> class will move really fast. and if you don't ask to teacher he will not explain to you. because he doesn't know you understand or not. ask and ask! it will be good for you

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    I took a 10 week course, going in with zero experience, and left with a wealth of information that helped me launch a new career.  The course covers a lot and moves at a fast pace, which was great for me as I was looking to quickly move into a new profession.  My instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and has been an invaluable resource in, and out of, the classroom.  After completing the course, Coding Temple put considerable effort into helping me build a resume and to navigate the job market.  I would recomend Coding Temple to anyone that is looking to start a new career.

  • Chicago Graduate
    - 6/26/2019
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    Yes, I believe it was a good experience because it was very immersive for the 10 weeks that we were in class. Joel was very helpful throughout the course and is still available when needed to answer my questions. Ripal has done his part in helping with the resume and setting up showcase week and helping us with that along with job placement advice. I wish we did more group projects though since that is what the real world is more like, but I am not dissatisfied with that. Overall I'd give it a 9/10.

  • Chicago Graduate
    - 6/26/2019
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    I had a pretty good experience here. Building all the projects was the most helpful in understanding how web dev. works and the showcase week has been great so far. My only feedback would be that the classes should be longer for future students. We averaged a time frame from 9:30am to about 1:30. I think the course needs to be longer (perhaps go to 5pm). Also, I don't believe that we got much hw to do over the weekends. In the future, I think the students should be given extra projects or coding challenges and their code should be checked. They should also showcase their code and explain why they did it that way. Also, I had hoped that we would have a little bit more understanding of JavaScript. Nonetheless, I think there was a lot of helpful information and all the projects we've created are great.

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    IIf you’re looking to take your career to the next level, a bootcamp is the fastest, most cost effective, and efficient way of doing so. 

    I chose Coding Temple over the other boot camps out there for 2 main reasons. 

    1) Instructors and curriculum

    The instructors at this bootcamp have real industry experience. They know what they are teaching and do it well. The curriculum is intense, but if you put in the work during class and after class, it pays off. It’s designed to keep up with industry technology which is great for when you’re applying to jobs post graduation. We did coding challenges, peer coding, capstones, as well as instructor lead demos. 

    2) Job Seeking and Alumni Support

    The staff at Coding Temple takes job seeking to the next level. During my time at this bootcamp, we had recruiters from various staffing agencies come to the classroom and I was able to introduce myself and my skill set to them. Coding Temple also brings back Alumni and lets current students showcase what they’ve learned to them. This was extremely beneficial because I was able to give employed Coding Temple alumni my resume and I have been referred by them to various companies, which have lead to interviews. 

    If anyone is hesitant on even reaching out to Coding Temple, my advice is to go for it. I was able to change my career completely because of this course. You just have to put in the work. 

  • Python Full Stack
    - 4/22/2019
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    I took this course and loved the hands-on experience with the professor. It was much better than the online courses/tutorials I was using. They have these discussion classes along with the class meant to support students who need help. I finished the full stack course within 3 months and they found me a job right away. I would recommend this course to anyone interested in becoming a developer. I appreciate everything Coding Temple has done for my career!

Thanks!