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Coding Temple

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Coding Temple

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Coding Temple offers 10-week, full-stack coding bootcamps in Chicago, Boston, and live online. The Full Stack Web Development bootcamp focuses on Python, Flask, SQL, JavaScript, React, Data Structures, Algorithms, 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 Capstone 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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  • Self Paced Flex Data Analysis

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    Cost$5,000
    Class size10
    LocationOnline, Chicago
    Coding Temples Online Data Analysis program is now available with a Self Paced flexible schedule! Experience Coding Temples Award-Winning Curriculum at your own pace! Our Data Analysis program allows you the depth and breadth of tools to uncover insights from data.
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    Tuition Plans$5000 for 3 months of access $7500 for 6 months of access
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work40 Hours of Pre-Course Work
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Self Paced Flex Software Engineering

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    Cost$5,000
    Class size10
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    Coding Temples Online Software Engineering program is now available with a Self Paced flexible schedule! 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, analyze, debug and deploy completely functional web applications.
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    Tuition Plans$5000 for 3 months access $7500 for 6 months access
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep Work40 Hours of Pre-Course Work
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Full-Stack | Full-Time Online

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    Cost$14,495
    Class size14
    LocationOnline
    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. 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.
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
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    • In House Financing 
    • Deferred Payment Plans
    • Lending Partner: Ascent, Meritize, Climb, Bread
    • Income Share Agreement 
    Tuition PlansUpfront Installment Deferred (Meritize, Ascent, Climb) GI Bill In-House Financing Long Term Financing Income Share Agreement
    Refund / Guarantee100% Money Back Guarantee
    ScholarshipContinuing Education Scholarship - $500 • Equality Scholarship - $500 • Veterans Scholarship - $500 • Women in Tech - $500
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    Minimum Skill LevelEntry
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Software Engineering Full-Stack | Part-Time Online

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,495
    Class size14
    LocationOnline
    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. 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.
    Financing
    Deposit$1,000
    Financing
    Installment Plans
    Deferred Payment Plans
    Lending Partners: Affirm, Meritize, Climb, Bread
    In House Financing
    Income Share Agreement
    Tuition PlansUpfront Installment Deferred (Meritize, Ascent, Climb) Bread In-House Financing Long Term Financing
    ScholarshipCollege Student Scholarship- $500 • Veterans Scholarship- $500 • Women in Tech- $500
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelEntry
    Prep WorkYes
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
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    Note: This review is somewhat in response to the anonymous review posted on 4/2/2017, titled Disorganized and UnprofessionalRead that review if you want to know what Coding Temple is like for someone who is not genuinely interested in computer programming.

    If you are interested in computer programming, and you've taught yourself enough about the subject to know that you can see yourself doing it for a career, then you should be more than happy to fork over the $10,000 investment in Coding Temple. The experience is 100% worth it if you want to start your way on becoming a programmer, or if you already have some experience and are just looking to refine your skills, you should still do it. You'll learn a ton, and more importantly the knowledge you gain will be immediatly applicable in the real world (meaning at a job or in personal projects). 

    If, however, you are not interested in programming, but instead are interested in making money from programming, then you will, I imagine, end up very unhappy at the end of your 10 weeks and $10,000.

    My compatriot below, though his complaints are valid, should not deter any serious students from enrolling in Coding Temple. At least go down and give the place a visit. As soon as you step into main hangout space you'll be sold. While, yes, a monster TV, on-tap beer, and a ping pong (not fooseball) table seem like a recipe for distraction, it's really not that bad; and the boon of having chips, oatmeal, gronola bars, nuts, fruit snacks, coffee, and alcohol available whenever you need them is invaluable. 

    Not to mention that Joe (the .NET instructor) is a top-notch teacher, easy to talk to, and has what seems to be a bottomless wealth of knowledge about programming and the programming industry. If you have tried to teach yourself coding before and find that your brain is flooding with questions, fear not, for Joe can probably answer those questions, almost always in a non-jargony way.

    Final thing: The reviewer who gave this school such a scathing review is a good example of someone who should not do this program. That's not to say that this reviewer is wrong, but I was in his/her class at Coding Temple and know that he/she was not only not interested in programming, but in fact didn't even do the small amount of pre-work we were asked to do before the start of class. I think he/she gave some of the questions a go, but clearly did not put in the effort required to understand the basics of programming. The pre-work is designed to give even complete beginners somewhere to start, so that by the time class has started, you at least understand enough so that everything the teacher says isn't gibberish. If you don't do the pre-work, don't learn about computer programming outside of class at least a little bit, and don't actively want to do both of these just for fun and learning, then don't expect to have fun at a place called Coding Temple; you would do well to respect the warning of my former classmate. If you don't love (or like the idea of) coding 24/7, then Coding Temple is going to be a torture chamber for you.

    TL;DR You'll gain a hollistic, pragmatic understanding of computer programming, and you will get a job after (or even during) the program if you put in any amount of effort, and, most importantly, if you actually enjoy coding (or are at least interested and have done some prior research)

     

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    Those are the words that I would use to describe the experience that I had as a Full-time .NET student at Coding Temple. I can't emphasize enough how disappointed I am and was during my time as at this "school". 


    The Layout of the School
     I don't really know where to begin with my dissatisfaction with Coding Temple. I will start with the bizarre physical set-up of the school itself: it's very similar to a college frat pad, but within the pad, there are two classrooms, both are poorly insulated from sound, but the .NET classroom is especially so. You can hear literally everything from the surrounding rooms, almost down to a whisper. Outside of the classrooms, there's a living room, with a fooseball table, two couches facing a big screen TV, some video game consoles, a bar-style kitchen, and an area to play darts. While this set-up may be appealing to some people, it wasn't for me, at all. You can hear literally everything that goes on in the living room, from the classroom: you can hear other students cheering as they play fooseball, loudly speaking to each other, and the TV blaring all-day. Since the classroom is also separated by a glass window, without blinds or shades, you can also see everything, too. There were so many daily (hourly, really) instances during the lesson that one of the  students from the adjoining class, came out and made a ridiculous amount of noise. The isntructor, and the Coding Temple staff pay no attention to the fact that people are trying to learn (and mind you, paying quite a bit to do so)in the classroom, literally five feet away from them. Bottom line: if you are easily distracted (or, not even easily... absolutely anyone should expect to be distracted), this set-up will likely cripple your ability to learn.


    The Students
    I came into the program, with absolutely no experience, but I was clearly in the minority. Almost all of my classmates had some or considerably heavy exposure to computer programming. Because of the speed of the course, the depth of the subject and the careless assumption of the staff, there is essentially no learning curve: you jump right in, with very little introduction, and just do it. The program seems to clearly not be intended for students with no experience, so if you're like me, and come with no experience, you will likely sink very quickly, and have no concept of what you are doing, or how to even begin to get started. What you don't know, you may as well teach yourself, because the level of support provided is completely rushed, unsatisfactory and unuseful. 
    The issue was not only felt by me, but by a couple of others who also dropped-out of the cohort. The class started out with eight students, and after a week, there were seven, after two weeks, six, and after the third, five. The rigorous framework is not the issue, it's how it's delivered, and more realistically how absurdly disorganized the lessons are. 


    For the students that did have experience, prior to enrolling, they seemed to understand what was going on, or could grasp what was being introduced, but there seemed to be quite a few murmurs about lack of clarity, even from them. 


    Staff
    The instructor for the course is really quite intelligent, and knows the industry, inside and out. He is patient if you have a *specific* issue, but for me, he was extremely technical in his delivery, often using jargon that I had never heard, with little to no explanation, which is okay for some subjects, but for computer programming, it can be incredibly frustrating to follow or connect the dots when a teacher is unable to convert that jargon into something more user friendly for novices or early learners. Oftentimes, his lectures left a lot to the imagination; there was a lot of skipping around, random, poorly placed visual components, and complete ommission of important topics. 


    The speed was, as to be expected for a bootcamp, break-neck. We were expected to "learn" JavaScript in 2.5 days, and by learn... I mean, master. It may work for some people, but those sorts of expectations are completely unreasonable. If you can't keep up, you had better grab an energy drink, and prepare to teach yourself, at home, on your own, using a different resources (not Coding Temple's), to battle through a way to catch-up. Even then, the next day, there's something new, and if you didn't get the prior lesson before the new one, have fun putting the pieces together. The Coding Temple staff won't help you with that, either.


    The staff is, for the most part, generally pleasant, but nobody goes out of their way to be especially helpful. The teacher assistant that spent time in my course was an interesting guy: he had no interest in the subject that was being addressed, slept on his laptop during one of the days, and was not actually "present". Aside from him, once class is over, the staff goes into the living room, and hangs out, plays video games or watches TV.  So, if you need something, you have to interrupt whatever is going on, and ask for help... It feels very juvenile, uncomfortable, and unnecessary. 


    The Format
    The course is 10-weeks long, so there's definitely an element of urgency to mastering the subjects presented to you, in that short amount of time. The pace may be an issue, and could be the reason so much was omitted from the lessons. So, filling those gaps that weren't taught can be an overwhelming challenge. Most of the gaps that need be filled in should be done, outside of class, on your own. Having to fill those gaps, while also catching-up with the pace of the course, is essentially the most frustrating part of the experience. The course does an incredibly poor job covering the basics of really, anything. The instructor speaks to you, as if you already know the jargon (even if you don't), and provides nothing in the way of crash-coursing any concepts. Again, you hit the ground running, and if you want to succeed (and more importantly, get a job), and you're a beginner with no experience, this should serve as a warning to look elsewhere for a more learner-friendly bootcamp. 


    The Tuition
    The tuition is $10,000 for a full-time course, which is pretty high, but not as high as some other bootcamps. With a price tag that reaches 5-figures, you are making a sizeable investment. With an investment like that, you can only hope for a return. In my case (and possibly your case), this was just wasn't true. You are better off taking your hard-earned money and either investing it into a more reputable, stable and well-established school, or saving it and studying on your own. Coding Temple is nowhere near worth the cost of tuition. The amount of time that you put into self-teaching, while in the course, and the constant head-scratching while listening to the instructor, and of course... the endlessly loud environment, makes your investment worth nothing. Here's what you pay for: a seat in a shabby classroom, lectures that are disorganized and lacking direction or clarity, free granola bars, a place to hang-out, and resources to help you find a job (if you get that far). That's it. It doesn't seem like you are paying for an education,  you are paying for Coding Temple to provide you with networking opportunities. For some people that may be okay, but not for me... Not for $10,000. That's what networking events and LinkedIn are for.


    Take Away
    Do I regret my decision to enroll at Coding Temple? Absolutely. I can definitively say, this was one of the worst decisions I've made in my life, and I am sorely, financially regretting it. Was it worth it? To me, not at all. I really, truly, learned nothing. The one lesson that can be taken away from my time at Coding Temple is this: if something sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. In the case of Coding Temple, everything sounded great *before* enrolling, and then came crashing down once in the program. 


    Bottom line: if you would like to learn how to code, consider applying to a different bootcamp. There are many others in Chicago that are much more respected and esteemed. Coding Temple may work for people who already know how to code, and just want a place to hang out for ten-weeks and then get a job, but if you actually want to learn, and want to see true value in your investment, you may be incredibly disappointed. 

     

    Response From: Ripal Patel of Coding Temple
    Title: Campus Director
    Tuesday, May 09 2017
    We've attempted to reach out to "A." to resolve some of their concerns in an amicable manner. In the interim, we feel that it is important to acknowledge that, for several reasons, we did not meet the expectation of a student that enrolled our full-time .NET Class.
    Specifically, the Coding Temple team would like to address criticism about the level of professionalism demonstrated by our instructors, our facility, our curriculum, and our expectations of enrollees.
    One of our goals at Coding Temple is to balance the demanding pace of the course material with a relaxed learning environment.
    After several hours of intensive instruction, we often encourage students to utilize our lounge area to play games or to converse with fellow students or instructors.
    To this end, we furnish a full-size ping pong table, several video game systems, a dartboard, and board games for students to use during designated break times.
    At the time of this writing, I will note that we do not, in fact, have a fooseball table, though we may consider adding one in the future.
    We also frequently have music playing in the lounge, but actively monitor the volume so as not to distract from class activities.
    Given the construction and size of the facility, this can create noticable amount of noise.
    As such, we strongly discourage students from playing ping-pong or engaging in loud activities during lectures, and we feel that the noise levels during lectures are in line with a typical office environment.
    That said, each student will have their own subjective tolerance for ambient noise and chatter.
    We encourage all of our prospective enrollees to visit our facility prior to enrolling in our courses, which should provide a sense of the environment and pace of instruction.
    We briefly interview each prospective student to get a sense of aptitude and to undestand their expectations.
    Ultimately, we try to advise each prospective student on an appropriate way to become a software developer - in many cases, we've suggested alternate materials and courses that are aligned with their aptitide and expectations.
    As "A." points out, it is possible to teach yourself to code using freely available online tutorials, and some of our prospective enrollees may also benefit from a more traditional learning environment that moves at a more relaxed pace and spends more time on each topic.
    We ask each prospective student about prior experience with computer programming, and clearly outline the commitment of time and effort required both in and out of class by each student.
    In the case of reviewer "A.", there was a clear miscommunication on both of these issues.
    Moving forward, we've modified our enrollment process to make sure that such miscommunications do not happen in the future.
    We'll continue to examine our process for evaluating applicatants to make sure that we meet the expectations of everyone who enrolls.
    Per the organization and delivery of the material, we've spent a great deal of time creating a scaffolded curriculum that builds toward overall understanding of the concepts of full-stack web development.
    We feel that the terms, concepts, and tools covered in our provided curriculum and used during class are adequate to teach the skills required.
    As reviewer "A." points out, there is an abundance of online learning material that can be extremely helpful in supplementing the instruction and materials provided by Coding Temple,
    Students may benefit from differentiated instruction or explanation not provided by Coding Temple.
    One of the challenges of teaching web development is the constantly-evolving ecosystem of technologies.
    Our instructors are constantly updating and refining materials to keep topics relevent, and to create materials to differentiate content based on individual student aptitude.
    At the conclusion of each course we actively solicit feedback from students to understand where we can improve our course materials, and instructors put in a great deal of effort outside of instruction hours to provide the best curriculum we can.
    In conclusion, we take this sort of feedback seriously.
    We want each student to have a positive experience at Coding Temple.
    As this review clearly indicates, we did not meet the expectations of "A." in terms of learning environment, level of professionalism, or course material.
    We are attempting to address the concerns as we've outlined, and we're confident that that changes we are making will have a positive impact on the experience of our future students.
  • Tony • Software Developer/Consultant • Graduate
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    Six Months ago, I found myself on this very site reading about Coding Temple as well as other bootcamps hoping to learn more about this interesting new avenue. I had dabbled in HTML/CSS, but had nearly zero experience when it came to actual programming. I decided I wanted to change that. Before long, I was booking a visit to head down to Coding Temple's office in downtown Chicago to check it out and learn more about the programs available. 

    Right around Christmas I made the decision to go for it and signed up for the inaugural Python Full Stack course. It was a scary decision to say the least but I would do it all over again if asked. The Python course was awesome, Joel (the instructor) was knowledgable, kind, and most importantly went to great lengths to make sure all students in the class were able to comprehend the material. 

    I can't say enough great things about Joel, Coding Temple, or the Python course itself. Going into my final week, I accepted a job as a Software Developer at a very large IT consulting firm and am also comfortably handling a couple of my own projects thanks to what I learned at Coding Temple. 

    In addition, I spent a lot of time talking with Joe (the C#/.NET instructor) and sat in on a class of his as well. He is a veteran of tech through and through yet plenty amicable and comprehensive in his approach in his own right. 

    If you're like I was six months ago hoping that this might be something that could change your life for the better, give it a shot. I don't think you'll regret it.

  • Binit • IT Consultant • Graduate
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    Coding Temple gives you all the resources you need to become a successful programmer! The  instructors are from industry so you're able to get first hand experience and good one on one interaction with them. The Coding Temple campus is also a great place to learn and to network with students, alumni, and professionals. They also help students with preparing for interviews and finding your next job!

  • Graduate
    - 3/6/2017
    Eddy Lamar • Graduate
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    Coding Temple teaches coding skill sets that employers seek out. That, combined with teachers who have the patience of Mother Teresa, offer a unique opportunity for those seeking to change careers or to bolster a current career. Plus, you get to make new friends.

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    While researching coding bootcamps in Chicago, Coding Temple stood out to me because of the focus on the Microsoft .NET stack, small class sizes, and positive Course Report reviews.  I signed up for the Winter cohort after attending a Meetup, where I was able to connect with several alumni and the course instructor to get my questions answered, and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made.  As someone whose only prior experience with coding was some HTML/CSS and a single Ruby on Rails tutorial, I felt the course was really well-paced and there was a lot of individual assistance throughout.  Joe, the instructor, is incredibly knowledgeable and has a strong professional background that informs the content of the curriculum, ensuring you learn how the theory and technologies are applied in a real-life work environment.  I was very happy with the portfolio of work I put together over the session, and there were several opportunities to present projects to recruiters and practice for technical interviews.  Ripal, the business development manager, was a great resource throughout my job search, and was excellent at connecting us with contacts and positions that suited our interests.  A few weeks after graduating, I received two job offers in the industry, and I'm grateful to everyone at Coding Temple for providing an effective experience in a positive, friendly environment. 

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    I was part of the full time/full stack .net course. Since the beginning it was a challenging course but the instructors are there to answer any question you may have; the classes are small so you can get the most out of it. The thing that I loved about the course is the hands-on experience, the chance to create your own projects, so you can see what you really know and what you need to study a bit more. It was really well taught; to the point that someone who never had contact with coding could learn and comprehend it. Super friendly environment, the staff are all great people that will help you at any way they can. It was a great experience overall; definitely one the best choice I've made.

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    I took the Javascript Part-Time course in the fall, and I have to say that it was one of the best decisions. I feel like I learned more real skills that I would use working in the 10 weeks than I did in my 4 years of undergrad. Coding Temple is very focused on hands-on experience which I think was the key in learning so quickly and in-depth. They are also very good about helping find a job after you graduate which I think makes them stand out from other bootcamps. Great school and also great people that run it. 

  • Patrick Warren • Graduate
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    I found Coding Temple during my search for a career change. Programming is something I have always wanted to do, so I decided to give it a shot. Overall I had a great exerience at the Coding Temple. There is a great environment and the small class size really allows the instructor to be available whenver you need him. Joe was extremely knowledgable and professional. Ripal was very helpful with job placement. Several recruting companies came in to meet the class. I was actually able to find a job the following week of Coding Temple. I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into coding!

  • Clayton H • .NET Developer • Graduate
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    I took the full time/full stack .net course which is a 10 week class.  From start to finish I found the course extremely challenging but also rewarding, and importantly each class assignment turns into a project for your portfolio.  Most importantly though not only did I feel ready to take on the technical aspects of a job as a developer, Coding Temple leverages their resources with the tech recruiting community to help find your first position.  I graduated the course on Thursday and reported to my first full time paid developer position on Monday just 4 days later. The skills, portfolio, and recruiting prep you receive at Coding Temple I believe sets them above other competitors.  

  • C# Summer Bootcamp
    - 11/10/2016
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    Coding Temple has been a life changing experience. I took my Marketing career into the tech world. Ripal, the Director of Business Development goes above and beyond to help you get placed and extremely supportive through out the course. Coding Temple has come along way and keeps up with the ever changing tech world. I wish Coding Temple the best and hope to stay connected with the staff. 

  • Great experience!
    - 11/9/2016
    Sandip Patel • Graduate
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    Overrral the Coding Temple Bootcamp Experience was great. Joe is a great instructor to have because he helps you a lot during class and after class with your assignments/projects if help is needed. The job help is extraordinary, they get you fitted into the right job field you wish to desire as best as possible. Everything they teach at Coding Temple is in depth. There's alot of group assignments and alot of indivudual asssignments. A very friendly environment and a great place to be, I'm glad I made the decision to apply for Coding Temple and you should apply as well! You wont regret it.

Thanks!