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- Full Stack Web Development- 2/10/2020Jonas Masharqa • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHubWhen deciding on joining the bootcamp or not, I believe the most important thing to keep in mind is to really listen to the fact that you need to drop everything around you. The rest you can't really prepare for, just do it.
A big chunk of the coding part of the course is done independently, or together with your programming partner, the hand-holding phase blows over pretty quickly. If you've grasped some of the basics before starting the ITP course even that's a big plus.
The best thing about Craft Academy is that the further you delve into the bootcamp, the more it's starting to become a simulation of a workplace. By the end you know the drill of how to plan, work on, and make dynamic changes to the project as efficiently as possible. This is your selling point when graduating.
- Fast education to change fields- 1/12/2020Pia • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
This bootcamp is not for the weak, you'll be taught to be independent quickly through finding your own information och solving your problems which is something you do alot when codeing. It's a high intensity education where you get to know 2 programming languages in the course of 12 (16 if your count the part-time introduciton to programming course) weeks. The coaches support you but also make sure you stand on your own feet very quickly so prepare to not have that much hand-holding.
For me it was a great way to change careers quickly. The focus on using automated testing and SCRUM/XP was a huge selling point for me.
- Craft Academy - Full Stack Web Dev Bootcamp- 12/4/2019Sverrir Steindorsson • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
What is this?
The coaches are good people and they all want you to succeed. It's important to keep that in mind, especially when your "code" gets an ass-chewing.
I think it's important to keep in mind that this isn't just a coding bootcamp and you can learn to write code pretty much anywhere. I would say that this is a place that prepares you for a certain work environment and hopefully enables you to land on your feet once you enter the real world. That is why they put so much emphasis on the soft skills. In my case it was the "how to work as a developer" part of the bootcamp that I was after. Of course my coding also got a lot better during the process and the whole testing aspect of the bootcamp had an enormous impact on my way of thinking. Now there is no going back from writing tests. I think I would feel very weird about having a job where I write software with no tests. I would probably start writing tests as a skunkworks project.
Would I recommend the bootcamp to other people?
Short answer: Maybe
Little bit longer answer: When they say that you have to put your life on hold for a couple of months, they mean it. I had just moved to Sweden with my family a few weeks before the bootcamp started. My kid is 8 years old and he had a tough time adjusting to the whole thing so the timing, in my case, was sub-optimal. In hindsight, it was probably the wrong time to do it because I often felt like I wasn't able to fully commit and there for I didn't get as much out of it as I could have. It's difficult to come home in the evening, ignore everyone and get back to work. I was unable to do that but if we had been settled in a bit more, then I think it would have been a bit easier. Also, you NEED approval from your spouse. It's a tough process for them as well.
Would I do it again?
Yes, I would.
I also look forward to attending future Coffee'n'Code events and staying in touch with the coaches and my cohort.
- Life Changing- 9/27/2019Pedro Brás • Frontend Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
Okay, so if you're reading this you're looking for a change in your life. Maybe you want to change fields and work in tech, maybe you want to change city or country and open your horizons, or maybe you want to meet new people and create new professional and personal connections. Now you found CraftAcademy but you're a bit reluctant to spend almost 100k of your hard earned money on a new adventure. That was exactly where I was 4 months ago.
And was it worth it, you ask? Yes, it was.
Would I go throught it again? Oh yes I would.
Did it change my life? Read the review's title again.
I started the course with 0 experience in any type of coding. From the beginning of the course I had the feeling I was in waaay over my head. And the beautiful part is that that feeling hardly goes away until the last couple of weeks.
You'll be pushed behond your limits. You'll run distances you never thought you were capable of running. You'll learn so much stuff so fast you will feel desoriented.
But you'll reach a point where you'll realize that you're not that coding newbie anymore. You'll be able to code your own solutions for the milions of problems and challenges you'll face. And how rewarding that feels!
You'll learn Frontend and Backend technologies as well as our beloved Test Driven Development, always following the Agile and Scrum methodology. It's amazing how much you can learn and grow in just 12 weeks.
As a personal reference, one week before finishing the course I was already in contact with some companies in the great tech hub that is Stockholm, and they were really impressed with the skills we aquire in such a short period, being able to solve recruitment tests designed for Senior Developers. And a week after the course was over I landed my first job as a Frontend Engineer.
Apart from that, I made so many great friends in the bootcamp that I'll carry with me throughout my entire life! Shout out to the Brogrammers!
So, to sum up, don't even think twice. Just send that email, and join the course. Once you do that, just give your all, work hard and work smart and at the end you will be collecting the fruits.
Thank you to all my colleagues and all the CraftAcademy team! Noel, Faraz, Adi, Greg, Oliver and our fierce leader Thomas! You guys are the best!
- Most rewarding summer of my life- 9/24/2019Julie Ahlquist • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
Want to become a web developer in 12 weeks? The Craft Academy bootcamp is how to do so, if youre ready to bring on the challenge.
Learing by doing is the motto here. Instead of spending hours and hours reading and talking about code and concepts, you will be thrown into the deep side of the pool and then you’ll have to learn how to swim. But not only does the course prepare you with pure coding skills - by taking agile methodologies into great account, you will develop and improve many soft skills that go along with coding, but are also applicable on other aspects of life.
Test driven development and version control is the true core of Craft Academy. During these 12 weeks you will also learn how to learn new concepts, and thus feel comfortable enough to head on to other programming languages later in your career if needed. However, the course curriculum is continuously revised in order to deal with the most trending frameworks and libraries.
For anyone intrested in this adventure, I’d like to give some advices and reminders:
- Keep in mind it is a bootcamp - you’ll only do it once, so be ready to put in a great amout of work. In practical terms, don’t be afraid to cut down/out movie nights, workouts and long cooking sessions.
- Challenge yourself and stay curious - the course material is often written to guide you to a certain point in a project, and from there its your choice to go that extra mile or not.
- Are you a lone wolf? Well, you do have to work in teams/pairs 80% of the time, so you just have to put up with it.
- Prepare well - Retrospectively, I wish I had put in more effort during the introductory course prior to the bootcamp, and preferable even before that. Not because you really need to, but things will go much smoother if you do so.
- If you’re used to university stuides, you’ll soon experience that this is different, maybe not because of the written curriculum particularly, but the way of teaching. A bootcamp means it does come with a lot of mental stress and the coaches do their best to impose this on the students.
Towards the end of the bootcamp, you will be offered to attend a series of career talks to prepare you for possible job hunting, but they are also a great way to sum up what you’ve learned and then you will realize how far it is possible to go with the right guidance and hard work!
- Full Stack Developer Bootcamp- 9/24/2019Dash Lykova • Software Developer - C# .NET • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
Oh man! This bootcamp...
This bootcamp was one of the most unique, intense and nerve-wracking experiences I've ever had. And I would do it all over again!
I was a complete and total newbie when I started at Craft Academy. And when I say newbie, I mean that I could barely scroll up and down the page on my computer. I was curious about programming though and the idea of creating something out of nothing has always been appealing to me. I was at a point in my life when I really needed a change and was commited to walk the mile but still needed someone to guide me in the right direction, so learning to code on my own wasn't really an option for me personally.
I took a chance on Craft Academy fullstack developer bootcamp and boy, did it pay off!
The course material is very well thought throgh. Even when you find yourself in doubt about how is everything connected, you soon get to discover that it is and a fair amount of "Aha" moments become part of your every day experience.
This is not, by any means, an easy ride. Be prepared to invest all of your time and put your social life on hold. Be prepared to make friends with frustration, exhaustion and having your way of thinking challenged on a daily basis.
This course will teach you how to work in a team and collaborate with different people, with different backgrounds. This is the closest simulation of a real work life you will get, because most people in the industry concur that pair-programming is one of the fastest ways to learn new concepts and troubleshoot errors, so if you are a lone wolf this course might not be the best choice for you.
As far as support, I have nothing to express but my gratitude to all of the coaches. These people are dedicated, knowledgeble and commited to help each one of the students to reach their goals.
If you are looking for a way to invest in your future, I would say from experience that CA is the right place.
- Full Stack Learning - Bootcamp Style- 8/31/2019Seth NeJame • Front End Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
Craft Academy: A whirlwind, once-in-a-lifetime experience for any wouldbe programmer interested in a full-stack programming curriculum. This no-frills course is designed to get you a career in the IT realm as fast as humanly possible. It worked for me; I left this course 2 weeks early because I landed a job with a local Stockholm tech company as a Front End Developer. They weren't looking for a junior, but because I had learned so much at Craft, they brought me in anyway. Don't believe me? Check my employment details here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seth-nejame-b02039183/ .
To be clear: this is a bootcamp. This course is not for the faint of heart. This is not for people who are 'playing with the idea' of becoming a programmer. This course is for people who are hungry for knowledge. This course is for people who are ready to make a drastic change in their life. There is no handholding, there are no friendly pats on the shoulder, and there are no participation trophies when you fail. You will be challenged, you will be pushed outside your comfort zone, and you will question your sanity. But if you stay the course and graduate, as the founder says, you will have the skills necessary to reboot your life as a programmer.
Frankly, the cost of the course was a put-off for me at first, but compared to other courses I checked out in Stockholm (and also in the states), it ended up being many thousands of dollars cheaper. Combine that with the fact that the course is literally paying for itself within weeks of graduating, and the invaluable skills that I've acquired, I'm grateful I took the chance. Forgive me if this sounds like a long-winded advertisement, but I cannot overstate the value of signing up for this program. I strongly recommend CA for anyone with the money and the time to invest. . .just be sure to clear your calendar and let your friends and family know that you will be off the map for a few months.
The staff (Noel, Faraz, Oliver, Adi & Thomas) are all great guys and eager to elevate your coding chops and work tirelessly to ensure you are absorbing the knowledge you need to become a dev. Shoot them an email or give them a call and see for yourself.
- Full Stack Web Developer- 8/6/2019Basil Walakira • Mid level Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack • Campus: Pretoria • Verified via LinkedIn
Craft Academy builds holistic software engineers capable of working and growing in the software industry. I joined Craft Academy right after graduating university with very little programming knowledge and experience. During bootcamp, we built products that enabled me learn as much as possible with regards to software development best practices, version control, TDD/BDD and many more skills while adhering to industry standards. It all did not make sense while at bootcamp (I was a bit of a not so good student) but later on I have got to appreciate the opportunities attending craft academy has brought my way. The instructors are really experienced and professional too. I commend Thomas Ochman, Raoul Diffouo and the whole Craft Academy team for the great work they do and the knowledge they give us at bootcamp. Trust the process. It's surely worth it.
- Full stack web developer 3 months bootcamp- 7/22/2019Zane Neikena • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Gothenburg • Verified via GitHub
Can you learn to code in three months?
The answer is “yes”. Although worth to keep in mind that this is so much more than coding - in three months time you will learn to plan and execute design sprints, apply agile methodology in practical terms, organise work in team, work test driven way, practice pair programming, and yes - a whole lot of coding.
The cost of it is hard work under immense pressure. Non-stop grind for 3 months, a lot of frustration, some tears even - this is not an easy fix for a career change by all means. All work done during the bootcamp is very practical, simulating a real world work environment, which is tiring yet super exciting at the same time. You will learn things that you thought you could never do and gain a whole new confidence both professionally and personally.
I feel like it was 100% worth to put my life on pause for three months to experience this, and the knowledge and friendships gained are priceless. If you are curious about coding and prepared to put in the work I absolutely recommend this bootcamp!
- Full Stack Web Developer- 7/11/2019Felix Bonnier • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
High pace, intense, exhausting, frustrating, thoughtful, inspiring, and extremely rewarding learning experience!
The 12 week Craft Academy bootcamp throws you right into the basics and foundations of web development, in a case -and exercise driven approach. With the personal support from (multiple) highly knowledgable coaches - in a team setting of about 6 people - this truly is a perfect experience if you want to:
- Learn the basics (and far more than that) of multiple programming languages - both back -& front end
- Get practical (and applicable) insights into modern technical frameworks - not just theory
- Understand the benefits of web development in a team (pair)-based setting
- Understand the benefits of working in a true agile setting
- Learn how to setup a web development project, and get acquainted with all roles and stakeholders
- Get the rewarding feeling of constantly delivering new functionality - not just wait for a final exam
… and all that in 12 weeks!
I can truly recommend this course for anyone who wants to either explore a career within web development, or (like me) are curious to both demystifying the concepts of programming and web development - and enhance your knowledge tremendously in a field which you knew very little about 12 weeks ago.
Thank you to all coaches, Thomas, and all team members for a fantastic and exciting journey that I will always have use for -and feel grateful that I took part in!
- Full Stack Web Developer- 4/21/2019Per Erikjsson • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
The course is very well balanced and gives you a very nice foundation to build upon.
What it comes down to is your ability to work hard and to communicate with your coding partners. If you work hard and sleep well you're going to do fine!
If you don't have any experience at all the prep course is extremely important and should be at the highest priority. Coming to the first day of the course without knowing what the prep course covers leaves you in a very bad spot (and your pairing partner).
A tips is to try to do some coding online (there are several sites where you can try languages and solve problems) before you decide and see if you like it. If you find it stimulating and fun this course should be perfect for you!
Last thing is that you really need to understand that this course wont give you a job without you having to give your all. It's NOT a relaxed journey towards a nice job waiting for you on the other side. Go all in and collect the prize! =)
- Full Stack Web Developer- 4/19/2019Laura Reale • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Gothenburg • Verified via GitHub
I joined this bootcamp because I wanted to make a career change and because I knew two former camp students (with no prior knowledge in software development) that successfully found a job as web developers after attending CraftAcademy's bootcamp
My experience at the bootcamp was great. I learned how to code, how to pair program, how to work in a test-driven way but most importantly, I learned a method to continue my learning experience. At camp we also practice the Agile approach.
The actual bootcamp is 12-weeks, it's project-based, with week assignments, but also weekend assignments and the complexity increases steadily week by week. During every week you learn something new, building up your knowledge week by week.
My experience with the coaches was great. They are very invested in what you are doing and if you want to take on some extra-challenges, they are there for you, sometimes even during the weekend (when they are not supposed to be working). They can be tough at times, but keep in mind that that's part of the learning process.
Take this bootcamp if you want to find a job in this area, but be ready to put your personal life aside for the entire bootcamp length. You will need full support from the people around you, because you will simply have very little time to spend with them, and they need to be prepared for it. Without full commitment, it will be much harder to finish the bootcamp successfully. The more time you spend, the better outcome you'll get from it.
If you are not sure if you like coding i would advise to start by taking the prep-course.
- Full Stack Developer- 4/18/2019Amanda Gibson • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Gothenburg • Verified via GitHub
I will start by saying this was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.
The course itself covers a massive amount of information and there is so much support from the coaches. Even though we were under loads of pressure, the environment was welcoming and my fellow coursemates were amazing. Changing careers can be scary and intimidating but there's support for that as well and I think the most important thing is that after graduating I do feel that I have the skills now to actually call myself a developer.
The school offers a shorter introduction course if you're unsure if you'd like to tackle the entirety of the 3-month boot camp.
- What a ride!- 2/18/2019Jonathan C. Edwards • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via LinkedIn
I'm a week out from graduation and I'm still buzzing. Not sure if it's pure shock, excitement for the future or the feeling of creative freedom now that I have the coding tools to start this adventure. Honestly, I'm sure it's all three of those things. When I started this course, I wasn't sure what to expect. I knew it'd be hard work and I'd have to block out any social life for 3 months. What I didn't expect though was the pair programming aspect. You will NOT be doing this alone. This courses main two focuses are teamwork and testing your code. The instructors are amazing people and will give you a lot of their time and energy. They really do care and it shows. They have given me a new passion and hunger for coding. If you have an interest in coding, I definitely recommend reaching out to Craft Academy.
- From team leader to developer- 2/14/2019Johanna • Software developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Gothenburg • Verified via GitHub
I worked as a team leader for a customer service when I wanted to change my career. I have always had a technical interest, but had never coded, now after the course I work as a developer at the same employer where I worked as a team leader
Although everyone tells you that it's a tough course in a high pace, I could never imagine how tough it actually is. You put your usual life on hold for 3-4 months, but it is definitely worth it.
Something that I liked very much was that you worked in project form, you always had to develop something and the theory was minimal. If you choose to do the boot camp, you will first have a prep-course of 4 weeks. Craft says that you should spend 15-20 hours / week on this course, I would recommend everyone to do this course full-time, because it will benefit you so much during the actual bootcamp. I worked part time during the prep course, which I would not have done if I had done the bootcamp again.
- Much more than just coding- 2/13/2019Greg Kallai • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Gothenburg • Verified via GitHub
- I decided to take this course because I wanted to do something different in my life. I have worked in the consumer goods industry for almost 5 years, but always felt some kind of calling for the tech industry. So this is my background
- To be honest I joined this bootcamp because this was the only one I found in Gothenburg. I did not have much expectation, I know it is going to be hard and I hoped that I will learn how to code, but I learned so much more.
About the curriculum:
- The curricilum is well build, they teach you everything 3 times, each time covering more. In what this camp excells is that you have to do a lot of projects, some of them guided, some of them left up entirely on your team. This is the highlight of the camp this is where you can learn the most.
- Speaking of projects, you are not only going to learn coding but most importantly project management. This is when you will experience what is like to be a software developer, delivering features, and planning the days and weeks.
- Speaking of teams you will not code alone most of the time! This is essential that you will learn how to pair program, and how to work in a team of 4-5 people delivering a project.
- How are the coaches?
- They are incredibly helpful, sometimes even on weekends and evening can help you out, but also tough enough that will get you into a good habit during coding.
- Was it hard?
- You bet it was! They say that you have to code 7 days a week even in evenings and that is true. If you want to have the most out of this camp you have to give it everything you have
- Was it worth it?
- It totally did. I learned how to code, I learned how to pair program and manage projects, and I learned a lot about myself during the process. It is an experience that if you can get the chance you should have in your life
- So should I go and do it?
- Well it's really up to you. Did you felt some kind of exicetment reading through my thoughts and you can dedicate your time and resources to this camp? Do you love the idea of creating something by inputing a bunch of lines after one and other? Do you like the ever lasting circle of frustration and instant satisfaction of solving an issue, or putting that picture in the perfect position on your website? Then Hell Yeah! But if you just want to join because you think that there are good opportunities in the tech industry, than I would think twice.
I gave this camp everything I got and gone out on the other side swining. I learned to learn, to develop, work in teams, and manifest my ideas. I am very glad I took this course and knowing what I know now I would do it again!
- Aditya Naik • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
I completed Craft Academy Full Stack Developer Bootcamp in February 2019.
Perspective: Do not join merely to learn coding, instead join to become a great developer and a genuine team player.
Experience: Three months of daily learning (day/night/weekends). Cutting edge tech knowledge interlaced with project management, working and delivering under pressure, being a team member,regular presentations, iterative improvement in true AGILE manner. DO NOT expect spoon fed content, you will be treated as adult responsible for your own learning. Coding skills will improve by leaps and bounds. Coaches actually practice what they preach (hard work, constant improvement, always receptive to feedback). Always a surprise around the corner to keep you on your toes.
Recommendation: Join for expanding your thinking, horizons, knowledge of cutting edge tech and to learn more about yourself.
Warning: Say goodbye to social life if you really want to make the most of the 12 weeks.
Bottomline: It is definitely worth the time, money,energy, sweat and tears I have put in.
- No regrets- 2/11/2019Hanna Nyman • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
I graduated in february 2019 and this course was the best decision I have ever made. They teach a lot more than just programming, you will learn how to develop a project all the way from beginning to end. They will also push you out of your comfort zone a lot and they have what is called "Tech interview training", which I found extremely helpful for when I will look for a job.
They also have a prep-course where you will learn the basics of programming. I highly recommend you spending as much time as you can of going over that course and try to experiment with your code (it will help you a lot during the bootcamp if you have a good knowledge of the basics) because if you know the basics then you can focus more on the harder stuff during the bootcamp.
What you get out of this bootcamp is very much reflected on how much time you put in. Do not go in to this thinking you will learn just by signing up and showing up, you have to really sit down and code to learn it.
For me it was an awesome environment to be in every day. The coaches are extremely dedicated to you and having other students next to you that goes through the same thing was very helpful. Be prepared to work all day, 7 days a week. Tell your family and friends that you won't be available a lot during these 12 weeks, because you will literally sit and code all the time.
To anyone who wants to get a good look into programming and how the industry works, I would strongly recommend this course.
- Rupert Lion • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
Superb course for all. Fantastic coaches and a broad training schedule.
I had written a long and descriptive review, but unfortunately the login flow on CourseReport meant it was lost in the ether.... so instead (and in the interest of brevity) here are the top 10 "truths" about the Craft Academy Full Stack Developer course.
- A fantatsic all-round course - not just about coding - much more about how to be a highly effective developer in the real world
- Coaches are brilliant, work on a small student to coach ratio, and are always there to support
- Don't expect to learn "by rote" - you will need to find the answers for yourself - this mirrors real life
- This is a bootcamp. Period. Tell your friends and family you will be "off limits" for 3 months. If you aren't prepared to work 7 days a week (including evenings), then this isn't the course for you. Sure, you may get to the end, but you will severely miss out on everything the course has to offer
- It's a great overview of a range of languages and frameworks, although the "go-tos" are Ruby and Rails.
- The course is focused on building high-quality, fit for purpose software. Expect to be exposed to many best-in-class philosophies and approaches (eg agile, BDD, XP, pair programming etc).
- If you just want to learn to code then this is not the course for you. If you want to learn to be a developer with all it entails, then it almost certainly will be.
- Be prepared to collaborate. At Craft Academy, nothing is a solo sport. If you can't/won't work with others then this either isn't for you or, hopefully, this is an opportunity to learn that skill.
- This course is hard. Really hard. I've been an investment banker and a management consultant - I've spent much of my career doing 80-100 hour weeks. Whilst the actual hours probably won't quite reach that level (I'd estimate more like 70-80) the amount you will learn in those hours if exhausting.
- This course has been fun, hard, frustrating, exhilirating, rewarding and painful in equal measure. I made the right decision to do it.
"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty…" Theodore Roosevelt
If you embark on this course, you'll understand how right Teddy was - so worth doing, but no walk in the park!
- Rhoneil Gabriel • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
Intense but really rewarding. In 12 weeks I learned a lot and I can definetely see myself as a junior web developer and confident to enter the job market.
Craft Academy bootcamp will not teach you only how to code but also how to work qualitatively as a developer with the agile methodology.
The program is well thought and coaches will push you to the extent of believing that you cannot take it anymore, but this is part of the process to build you up. The support from them is continuos and you will really feel that they care about your learnings.
In 12 weeks I learned technologies and frameworks but I also learned a lot about myself and abilities. I am now exiting the bootcamp as a more confident person and If I had chance, I will do it all over again.
I highly recommend Craft Academy.
- Fullstack web development- 11/2/2018Robin Börjesson • Student • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Gothenburg • Verified via LinkedIn
This bootcamp will teach you the technologies and frameworks necessary to enter the job market with skills that allows you stand on your own. It is challenging and you will be pushed to the brink, but the coaches are there to guide you and help you in times of despair. Just remember that in the end it is you that will have to do the heavy lifting. Coaching only gets you so far.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the bootcamp. Even if I had some prior knowledge of programming I was always kept at the edge of my abilities. The curriculum is designed in a smart way and it is not until the end that you really understand the kind of transformation you will have gone through. For my part I was able to land a job at a company as a frontend developer before I even finished the camp. Just make sure to work hard and diligently, and update your portfolio as you go along.
- Full Stack Web Dev Bootcamp- 10/19/2018Tetiana Siianko • Head of Acceleration Programs • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
- Very challenging, but incredible rewarding- 10/9/2018Andreas MN • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via LinkedIn
I started this boot camp knowing next to nothing about webdevelopment and coding. The boot camp did not make me into a expert programmer, but it certainly taught me a solid foundation to stand on and to continue. I was taught the best practices for writing code, to work and collaborate as a team and test driven development of webapplications.
The coaches are very professional, helpful, capable and highly commited to your learning. They are there almost every hour of the day to help, assist and challenge you and keep pushing you forward.
I highly recommend taking this boot camp!
- The perfect environment- 9/18/2018Erik Steinman • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Developer Bootcamp • Campus: Stockholm • Verified via GitHub
Being a student at Craft Academy has been one of the most useful and important experience of my life.
This is not just a first step into programming, but you will get way deeper into programming than you can even begin to imagine. Before the Bootcamp started I really didn't know anything about coding, 12 weeks later and coding feels like such an important part of my life.
The very thing that makes Craft Academy such a great place to start your Programming-career is the whole atmosphere. You are constantly surrounded by incredibly commited coaches and other students. For me it became such an inspiring environment to be in, and I didn't just developed my skills as a programmer, but I feel like I improved a lot as a person.
You'll read a lot about the Bootcamp being super-tough, and believe me, it really is, but every single day I really did look forward to going to the office and knew that today I will learn so much new things. The tempo is obviously very high and at times it might feel a bit overwhelming with all the new stuff you are constantly being fed, but in the end you will notice how incredibly much you learnt. Really go for it whole-heartly and it will feel fun rather than tough.
The coding stuff is obviously great, that's the knowledge you're being fed, but the thing that really makes this Bootcamp stand out is the working processes. You learn working test driven from the very beginning using version control and from there it just takes on... Simulating real life-projects and the whole idea of Agile methodology and everything that comes along with it like Sprints, Scrums, Reviews and Retrospective. Those are the experiences that are unique, and that really gives you such a great workflow and preaparation for your future career.
Going to Craft Academy was one of my best decisions I've ever made.
If you have the slightest interest in coding, then this is the place to be. Craft Academy gets my biggest recommendation.
- Anonymous • Junior Developer • Graduate • Verified via GitHub
I have always wanted to be a developer so I started looking around for courses and came across Craft Academy and sent them an email, I received a response almost immiedietly.
When I joined I knew it would be hard but I was not prepared for how it was but the coaches are very supportive and it is a great learning environment
I can honestly say I am glad that I chose Craft academy as they did not just teach you how to develop an application they taught you everything from everything that goes into a project before you actually start writing the code. So when you do start job hunting you already have a good idea what to expect.