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Cultivating Coders

Albuquerque, Laguna

Cultivating Coders

Avg Rating:4.19 ( 37 reviews )

Cultivating Coders is an Albuquerque-based intensive 8-week coding bootcamp focused on web application development fundamentals and technical training. During the program, students work on projects to help local non-profit organizations in the community. Cultivating Coders aims to prepare each student to be a junior level web developer upon graduation, and has relationships with technology companies and agencies to help graduates find employment.

Cultivating Coders wants to bring coding classes to the rural, Tribal and city areas where this sort of training is not yet available, and help increase the number of minorities in the technology industry. Cultivating Coders is a registered Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act training provider.

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  • High School Summer Bootcamp

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    Start Date None scheduled
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    LocationAlbuquerque
    Full Stack Web Development (MEAN STACK), Full time course 8 weeks long. 2017 Locations: Gallup, NM; Farmington, NM; Albuquerque, NM; Clarksdale, MS Check the schedule on www.cultivatecoders.com
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    Deposit$500
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    ScholarshipScholarships available in select areas. Email info@cultivatecoders.com for more info.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBasic computer skills and proficient typing skills.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
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    Miriam • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    This 12 week bootcamp provided me with full stack development skills to continue my education in coding. I am grateful for this program in Albuquerque. The instructors are excellent and helpful even outside of the class time. I had 0 knowledge of coding going into this and was able to keep up and learn in the class and on my own. I will continue to use the skills that I have learned in my next job.

  • Amazing
    - 6/21/2019
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    Javier Solis • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I love everything that I’ve been learning. At the start of the Coding camp I was a bit lacking in know what coding is. I’m thankful that I took this opportunity. It’s been opening a new door that I thought I couldn’t find. 

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    I was in the Android Development Bootcamp that ended on the 29th of March.  All I can say is that the course poorly planned and terribly executed. I had reservations going in but I chose to believe the things Charles Ashely told us.  Ultimately he let myself and rest of the class down and this course was largely a waste of my time.

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    - 6/21/2019
    Gus • Student
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    An excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in coding.
    This course makes the intimidating concept of learning how to code outside of school accessible. Without a doubt, it requires a great deal of work and attention personally to become competent in the material, but those teaching the class were flexible to our needs which is what so many working-class adults need as they gain new skills.

    If you're looking for some help and guidance as you look towards coding as a new future for you, but know that a traditional institution isn't what you need, Cultivating Coders is a great place to get a foundation of knowledge and meet a passionate community. 

    Be ready to work outside of class hours and be unafraid to ask for a lot of help. This, in many ways, is a self-paced course. It's on you to use the resources offered to you to keep up and pursue your own interests. The team is caring and capable though, always ready to help with the small or big stuff.

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    The bootcamp was intensive and required you to be commited. Though I had heard about 'coding' didn't really know what it is was and that it entailed so many different fields (web, phone etc). The instructor required us to put the work in and be dedicated, and we  were told before not to miss any classes right in the begining. There was a local company that was interested in recruiting from our class so the focus shifted for a while on the technologies they were using in order to prepare us. The company also came in to talk about their work which I appreciated. I liked that we were given enough time in class to finish our projects and were able to get hands on help from the instructors. The curicculum is designed in such a way that you can start getting small projects on the side  by week 4 (frontend). And we were also introduced to many online job portals (I didn't know people could work completelt remotely!) and went  through sample job postings to see where we fit in.

    This bootcamp is for people who are serious and want to get employed in the industry. You get a laptop and the skills to get a job using the laptop.

    And we also got lots of snacks which was appreciated!

  • Amazing.
    - 6/21/2019
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    I had lots of fun meeting a new group of students from my area. Cultivating Coders has allowed me to expand my mindset as well as my experiences and skills. I highly recommend this boot camp to those looking for more opportunities in their community. This program helped expand my interest in computer science. The instructors I had were Dana and Kyle. Very friendly and also very helpful. We learned new material weekly and were able to create a web page after 8 weeks. Being apart of cultivating coders has opened up doors I never thought were possible. 

  • Jordan Robinson
    - 6/21/2019
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    As a working professional I was slightly apprehensive about learning to code this far into my career. However, I do thoroughly enjoy problem solving so I was up to the challenge. The coding camp was an amazing life changing experience. The curriculum was very modular and presented at smooth comfortable pace. I liked how we went into depth with topics and did not proceed until the majority of the class expressed we were comfortable to proceed.The instructors various styles and attention to each student’s needs were outstanding. The student to teacher ratio was really low allowing plenty of time for additional explanations of topics in small groups and individually. Topics were presented in a fun engaging manner and I enjoyed the blend of group and individual projects. The class comradery was very cohesive and I like how were worked in teams. Instructors encouraged us to research and problem solve as well as work together to share successes. I look forward to dev projects from the camps cohorts I have witnessed what we can build. It has transformed how I look at the web and applications and far exceeded my expectations. Homework was assigned and projects were due. Hackathons with real bounties were exciting evenings in class. Learning environment was incredible and even snacks were provided. We were introduced to a larger local dev shop and even had an introduction to internships. If you enjoy a challenge and love to problem solve I would absolutely recommend this camp.

     
  • Great Program
    - 6/21/2019
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    I had a great time and did receive work after the boot camp. Any student that doesn’t get a job or contract after this program simply isn’t trying too. The building blocks for basic web design is what’s given and that opens the door to understanding more complex systems and coding languages. This program changed my life. 

  • Bootcamp Overview
    - 6/20/2019
    Joseph Green • Graduate
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    I'm a recent attendee(for lack of a better term) who has participated in Cultivating Coder's summer bootcamp in New Mexico; I have to say,  In terms of the material we went over, it was certainly a lot to take in, and it was refreshing to know first-hand what coding is like! Although, because I have never coded in my life until this point in time, it was difficult to grasp the material, which was because either:

    -There wasn't enough time to really feel out how to formulate a line of code, or what it means, as we had brief explanations given to us about what certain parts did. The problem with this, I think, is that because in terms of coding, because there are a multitude of ways to create a functioning code, it becomes rather confusing if there is no "right way" to code. 

    -We had to ask multiple different questions, as we were anticipated for a good majority of the camp for things that we did individually, as opposed to doing things more so as a class when the people there almost had no knowledge of coding to begin with. It would be helpful, I think, if we were able to go over things as a class much more formally than what was done. Another thing would be to give the class daily assignments that they would have to do after the class, in order to get a better understanding of the material and content, but also to ensure that not everyone falls behind.

    -Not everything we were promised was given to us. Specifically, when we were told that we would be able to use Oculus Rift headsets to learn how to code in virtual reality. Though I didn't have a problem with this, all things considered when learning the general process is much more important than moving onto more advanced curriculum. Although I did anticipate that we would go through that material, regardless.

    Since I'm still new to coding, and what it entails, I take the class with strides as a hope to actually be capable of having more opportunities to learn in the near future, and to hone my skills that I've developed in the camp even further!

  • Cultivating coders
    - 6/18/2019
    Chandler Johnson • Student • Student
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    The camp exceeded any and all expectations I had going into it! The languages and projects we learned and completed all felt relevant and useful. The instructors were excellent, always quick to help and teach you how to approach a problem. I would definitely recommend anyone interested in coding to take the camp!

  • Rewarding!
    - 5/16/2017
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    If you put the work in, the results that you get out will be worth it. The Cultivating Coders full stack will build a strong foundation that you can build a career upon. Our instructor Kyle really pushed us to to be more than just coders. We worked on REAL projects that actual clients used! Never thought I would have this type of chance living out on the Res.