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DigitalCrafts

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DigitalCrafts offers a 16-week full-time and a 26-week part-time full-stack developer bootcamp in Atlanta, Houston, and Tampa. DigitalCrafts' bootcamps are intensive classroom experiences, transforming beginners into full-stack software developers trained in JavaScript, React, Node.js, Python, and more. Unique to DigitalCrafts is their elective program, where students or alumni have access to a variety of workshops and presentations as an additional perk.

DigitalCrafts’ instructors are all professional engineers with years of real-world development experience. The average class size is small, allowing for an efficient and effective learning environment where students "learn by building." In addition, students receive resume/portfolio guidance and a mock interview lesson. The admissions process consists of an online application, interview, and coding challenge. Financing and scholarships are available, and early enrollment incentives can further lower tuition for students.

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  • Full Stack Flex (Part-Time)

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Linux, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End, Scrum
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date
    December 3, 2019
    Cost
    $9,500
    Class size
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    Location
    Houston, Atlanta
    The 26-Week Full Stack Flex Program is the part-time version of our Full Stack Immersive Program, designed for working professionals, entrepreneurs, and students who prefer longer but more flexible class formats. This remote-enabled class takes place in the evenings and on Saturdays. Much like our Immersive Program, Flex students learn the ins-and-outs of both front-end and back-end web development, graduating with professional portfolios featuring full stack projects built with the technologies employers are seeking today. Our curriculum features Javascript, React, Node.js & the NERP stack, some of the most cutting-edge technologies around. These technologies are being used at companies like Google, LinkedIn, Netflix, Walmart, and PayPal. Python is an in-demand and versatile programming language widely used in both software development (Instagram, for example) & the ever-growing field of data analytics. Our curriculum is proven and our graduates have been hired at great companies like Home Depot, New York Times, Car & Driver, LiveAction, Soltech, Market America, Kredible, Piksel, Greater Sum, Narwhal Digital, RiskAlyze, Army of Bees, BridalLive, Liaison Technologies, and more.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1,000 (eligible for financing)
    Financing
    Finance with Skills Fund for as low as $192/month
    Tuition Plans
    Payment plans available.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Secure your seat early for additional discounts.
    Scholarship
    Women and Veterans automatically receive scholarships to attend our Immersive and Flex Programs. If you do not qualify, we also sponsor The Builder Scholarship awarded to applicants with inspiring stories and goals.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner or Intermediate
    Prep Work
    Pre-requisite work will be provided.
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
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    More Start Dates
    December 3, 2019 - Atlanta
  • Full Stack Immersive (Full-Time)

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    HTML, Git, Python, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Data Structures, Algorithms, Node.js, Front End
    In PersonFull Time35 Hours/week16 Weeks
    Start Date
    November 6, 2019
    Cost
    $13,950
    Class size
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    Location
    Houston, Atlanta
    This 16-week intensive program is for beginners and CS graduates alike. Students will learn the ins and outs of front-end and back-end web development, as the class moves through HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL databases, Node.js, React.js, Python, and more. Javascript, Node.js & the NERP stack encompass some of the most cutting-edge technologies today and are being used at companies like Google, LinkedIn, Netflix, Walmart, and PayPal. Python is an in-demand and versatile programming language widely used in both software development (Instagram, for example) & the ever-growing field of data analytics. Our curriculum is proven and our graduates have been hired at great companies like Home Depot, New York Times, Car & Driver, LiveAction, Soltech, Market America, Kredible, Piksel, Greater Sum, Narwhal Digital, RiskAlyze, Army of Bees, BridalLive, Liaison Technologies, and more.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1,000 (eligible for financing)
    Financing
    Finance with Skills Fund for as low as $293/month
    Tuition Plans
    Students may pay up-front or enroll in an income-share agreement. Payment plans are also available.
    Refund / Guarantee
    Secure your seat early for additional discounts.
    Scholarship
    Women and Veterans automatically receive scholarships to attend our Immersive and Flex Programs.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner or Intermediate
    Prep Work
    Pre-requisite work will be provided.
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
    More Start Dates
    November 6, 2019 - Atlanta
    January 13, 2020 - Atlanta
    November 6, 2019 - Houston
    January 13, 2020 - Houston
  • Training (Corporate)

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    Start Date
    None scheduled
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    Location
    Houston, Atlanta
    DigitalCrafts designs, builds, and executes custom enterprise training for select clients across the globe. These custom programs are built from scratch based on our client's needs which can vary across software engineering, mobile development, automated testing, and DevOps. These courses are not open to the general public and are only reserved for full-time employees of our clients.
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    Not applicable
    Financing
    Not applicable
    Tuition Plans
    Not applicable
    Refund / Guarantee
    Not applicable
    Scholarship
    Not applicable
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No

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  • A Great Exp!
    - 5/26/2018
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    Abdullah Alani • UX/UI Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I had a good experience at DigitalCrafts and gained a great deal of knowledge that I did not have despite holding a "Software Development Degree in Java" prior to joining the bootcamp.

    It is really smart that the program is not stricted to teaching students coding only, but other essential skills that every software engineer should know including: pair and team programming, interviews' practice, logic and problem solving, and also learning other technologies that are being used in the industry like github and its git commands, AWS and many other things.

    They also provided students with lots of help in finding jobs and keeping them posted on the job market. Serviced the students to have and reflect a professional image in order to land a job.

    If there is one thing that I'd like to see differently at DigitalCrafts! that would be providing another stack to teach such as .NET, C# & Angular. And that would give the enrolling students more options to choose from.

    Lastly, DigtialCrafts was probably the best choice I have ever made in my professional career as it helped me in landing my dream job on my last week of the course.

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    The course is worth the dollars required for more than just the technical knowledge that you leave with. While anyone could theoretically take the time to learn the curriculum presented in the course on their own (albeit at a slower pace than you would in the course) the extra benefits of Digital Crafts are as follows.

    1. Learning how to work with a group. You might be good at coding, but most employers want to see that you work well in a team, because on any big project your code isn't worth much if it doesn't work with everyone else's.

    2. Portfolio review. At about the two-thirds mark through the course, the student coordinator reviews your social media, Linked-In, and Github accounts, as well as your resume and any portfolio website that you may have created. This is instrumental in helping you be ready to apply for jobs.

    3. Mock interviews. If you're anything like me, even if you know how to code, you have no idea how to properly solve white-board problems while talking through your process to the interviewer watching you whilst also answering behavioral questions in a manner that best displays your talents. The mock interviews you are given access to really help you in your job search.

    4. And when you leave, on top of all the coding that you've learned, you have access to a messaging application that consistently updates with jobs that have been found by members and alumni of Digital Crafts.

    TL;DR - If you're on the fence about whether or not to take a camp like this, I had it explained to me like this: learning to code is like learning a language. Learning on your own is like trying to learn Spanish out of a textbook-- it can be done, but it will take you a while and it will be a lot harder than it would be if you moved to Mexico for half a year. Immersing yourself not only in the language but the nuances that come along with it and the culture that the language evolves in will ultimately make you more proficient than you ever could be on your own.

  • Awesome place
    - 5/25/2018
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    Great teachers. Great curriculum. High standards.

    You'll learn the best tech that people are looking for right now like Python, Javascript, React, Redux, NodeJs and Postgres.  You'll be challenged in new and exciting ways. You'll make really great friends and you'll land an awesome job. I couldn't be happier with my decision to attend DC. 

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    Digital Crafts Provides a complete course covering full stack web development. While it can get hard at times as there is a lot to cover in only 16 weeks, I left the course feeling ready to approach the job market.

  • Awesome!
    - 5/18/2018
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    I finished a Full Stack Immersive Program in May 2018 in Atlanta.

    It was an awesome experience. The stuff was very helpful and supportive. Of course, it was challenging, but the instructors were always there for me. If you're committed and ready to put some extra work after class, you'll find this bootcamp an amazing learning opportunity. Highly recommend!

    I would genuinely like to thank everyone in DigitalCrafts, but especially Jonathan Martin for answering all of my 'WHY?!'

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    If you’ve spent a good amount of time preparing for a coding bootcamp, and know exactly what you’re wanting to get out of it, then don’t think twice about signing up. Put both feet in and you won’t regret your decision. Realize that nearly any bootcamp across the country will expose you to similar technologies and that you’ll only scratch the surface of each topic. There's only so much you can cover in 3-4 months. What you’re mainly getting is the structure of everyday practice in a collaborative, supportive, and social environment.

    There were times during the program that I questioned my decision of enrolling and what value I was actually getting out of it. Most if not all that we learn is available to us online for free, but the momentum to keep going is not. Sometimes that’s all that I needed to continue pushing through roadblocks. Additionally, the opportunity to work with other classmates on projects was a valuable experience that is difficult achieve through the self-taught path.

    It can’t be stressed enough that preparation before enrolling will only multiply what you get out of the program. Additionally, don’t expect anyone to hold your hand. The lecture is barely 2-3 hours and the rest of the day you’re primarily on your own. Learning to become independent is only going to make you a stronger developer. Your level of success is strictly determined by the amount of hard work you put into it.

    Lastly, a lot of prospective students I met were concerned that they didn’t have the background appropriate for this sort of a program. I studied Anthropology & Philosophy as my undergraduate degree which has no relation to software development whatsoever. However, what every successful student at DigitalCrafts has in common is the willingness and determination to work hard and succeed.

     

    No review is complete without some feedback on the program:

    • I would make the pre-course work more challenging, and use the first month to cover more in-depth topics instead of covering the same material as pre-course work. The first three weeks were sort of redundant after having prepared for this program.

    • Incorporate daily algorithm toy problems. I believe this is covered by the CS elective, but it would still be good to warm up before the day starts with a short toy problem sprint. This would also make a great opportunity for pair programming.

    • Offer more electives that focus on UI/UX, and spend more time on GitHub, and launching/hosting our projects.

    • Help students establish coding best practices. Writing clean code is something prospective employers will look for in a candidate, so knowing the good and the bad of clean code early on would have been helpful.

    • Offer more diverse assignments. The majority of what we practiced building were to-do lists.

    • Consider changing ‘Career Week’ to ‘Career Days’ that are incorporated throughout the program. This would give us more time to polish our resumes, portfolios, etc. throughout the entire program instead of cramming it all into one week.

    • Lastly, I would encourage the instructor to be more involved in the students success. The instructor checked in with us during the first few weeks during lab hours, but throughout the rest of the program they were just made available to students for questions following lecture. I think there's a lot more to gain from having an instructor there full-time. Learn and connect with your students to understand who they are and what their professional goals are.

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    My time at DigitalCrafts was mostly interesting and fun. There were a lot of hurdles and and bumps in the road along the way but the experience gained was worth it. The curriculum is fast paced and you will have to put in a lot of hard work in order to succeed. Make sure you do the prework! There is a reason calls to do the prework is written in a lot of the reviews. Overall, my time at DigitalCrafts helped me gain friendships with my classmates and set the foundation for a career in web development.

    The job support is decent. They will review your resume and portfolio along with other facets of your online presence and give you helpful tips so that you can maximize your exposure to potential employers. However, the Houston area isn’t as in demand as other places with tech job markets. If you are willing to relocate you will have an advantage in possibly finding a job sooner so it is something to consider before starting the course.

    In closing, I would highly recommend DigitalCrafts as a way to launch your career as a Developer. Jason is easy to talk to and my instructor Azam has many years of experience and will give a lot of helpful tips on how to prepare better for the job search as well as teaching the different technologies and languages.

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    I just graduated from DigitalCrafts Atlanta full-time in-class immersive web development cohort, and I have to say it was not an easy, drop in now and then experience. It was hard. It was time-consuming. It was worth it. I haven't gotten a job offer yet, but I'm not too worried. I have every confidence that I have the skills to get a job as a developer now. I'm still finishing my portfolio.

    I can't say enough good things about the founders, Jake and Max, and the instructors, Chris, Rob, and Jonathan, and the staff, Liz and Zakia. They were fabulous and supportive and helpful every single time I needed anything. They modify the curricula with the change in the marketplace, and in response to the feedback from their classes.  They're an impressive bunch. It was an amazing experience. The class formed a tight knit group all working hard toward the same goal, and they/we still keep in touch daily on Slack. (Also, the building the school is in - Atlanta Tech Village on Piedmont Rd in the heart of Buckhead - is an amazing experience all on it's own.)

    I tried to do online classes first, and eventually admitted to myself that I needed more help. I could do an Android class, or a JavaScript class, etc., but I couldn't fit it all together and know what was needed to become a real full-stack developer, and I needed to be able to ask questions. Why is it done that way? Exactly what do I need to do on the command line to set that up?  How do those modules fit together?  I also did better with the structure of the daily deadlines in order to push myself hard enough. It was fast-paced, and we learned a ton very quickly.

    A college class would have taken too long and cost too much without teaching me the current skills I need in the work force. An online boot camp wouldn't have been enough support for me. I researched every avenue and evaluated cost/benefits very carefully. I'm glad this is what I chose, because it was exactly what I needed.

    If you don't plan on going every day, and doing the assignments after the all-day class, don't bother. And you really have to learn some basics before you can qualify to sign up, if you want to be successful. But if you want to learn the skills you need to to get a job as a developer in the current market, I think this is a great way to do it.

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    I found DigitalCrafts to fit the bill for me very well, all-in-all. The end results are these. First and foremost, I am getting interviews with companies that I'm actually, genuinely interested in working for. Secondly, I feel competent as a programmer and web-developer, and ready to grow even more. Thirdly, I know from experience now that I have the attitude, skills, and talent to go forwards and start a career for myself.

    This course required a whole lot of hard work, and if I would have given it more, it would have benefitted me even more. I'm not just saying that, either. There were nights that I stayed up really late working on projects, just to get it done, and woke up early the next morning to keep on working on it. I found myself wishing for more hours in the day to complete assignments, and to continue to take on extra work outside of class. There's plenty to learn, and I readily will tell you it was delivered very accessibly to my eyes and ears - this course has a great curriculum.

    In the months leading up to graduation, the career-readiness team helped out a lot, often recommending jobs that we could apply for, and giving us plenty of opportunities to network with recruiters. The critiques on resumes and portfolios that they gave us were invaluable, and I really found myself appreciating them and implementing them. Jason and the other campus leaders were always there to give advice, lend an ear, or work with you on finding solutions to the problems that you had.

    If you devote yourself to this class, and find that you do really well in classroom learning, I believe it will prove to be the piece you put into place on your road to becoming a developer. My only critique would be that, while I never thought it was too compressed in its curriculum, there were times where I really struggled with managing my time.

    It was really tough to balance being sociable with friends and family, or to have very much personal relaxation outside of the class. Be careful that you truly do allot as much time as you need for this course outside of classroom hours (and get enough sleep!) and you will thank yourself in the end. You should code daily, push to your Github daily, do a little extra networking/online-presence-building daily, and study for whiteboarding interviews daily. That's a tall order, yes - but if you keep to it, you'll be an A+ candidate for the right job. Come truly ready to work, and you'll go far.

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    Digital Crafts was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. They really care about your success in this field and they help you every step of the way. Although you can find alot of the information online I think that with the experience from the Digital Crafts team they are able to give you that extra leg up and an abilty to go out and learn more on your own. Im still looking for a job but with my knowledge now I feel confident enough to land a postion and continue my growth as a software developer. Also Azam is an awsome teacher if you are planning on going there definitely get Azam as your teacher you will learn so much.

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    As a recent graduate from DigitalCrafts, I've become a confident web developer. I can honestly say I'm pleased with the decision I've made in attending the boot camp. There is so much to learn and everything taught is to prepare you to go out and get that full-time developer job you've been seeking, or create and launch your own web/mobile app! As a student there I dived into the basics of Python, a programming language then went onto HTML, CSS, and then Javascript. This is all covered within 5 weeks of the cohort so you can only imagine how much more there is to learn afterward. The best thing about it is the community built within the class. You go in not knowing anyone, and come out making new friends. Another good fact is after DigitalCrafts, your fellow alumni, as well as the faculty at DigitalCrafts, are there to stay in touch with you. A big thumbs up to DigitalCrafts to help in prepping me for what's to come! 

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    Having previously worked in the banking and tech industries for many years, I felt jaded and stagnant with the career growth. I held some discussions with people around me and after some thorough introspection I decided to take a leap of faith and joined DigitalCrafts.

    Before joining DigitalCrafts, my skill set was only limited to knowing HTML and some CSS and I was quite worried if I would be able to cope and keep up with the extensive nature of the curriculum crammed into a period of 16 weeks. Now that I look back on the last 4 months, I can feel nothing but happy at my decision. As I enter the final days of the course, I am excited and confident about my skills and what lies ahead for me.

    The curriculum is designed to take a group of students with varied backgrounds and skill levels, and bring them all to a similar level of knowledge and understanding. Of course, the final outcome for each of the students depend, besides other factors, on their level of motivation, amount of hard work they are willing to put in and how effectively they utilize the tools and help available to them.

    Due to the technical nature of the topics that are covered in such a class, it is imperative that the instructor kept it lively and interactive or they risk losing the audience (students). Our instructor, Paul, has been one of the best teachers I have come across in my life. I found his method of teaching to be highly effective and helpful. I was very impressed with his depth of knowledge of not only the material being taught but as well his ability to relate the course content with real life examples and anecdotes. His love for pizza, Pink Panther, cats, funny GIFs and all-things-nerdy made the whole journey so much easier and provided the much needed comic-relief in times of stress and frustration.

    Time for some minor quibbles. The only thing I felt throughout the course was that the quality of content-slides and study material could be improved. While they are okay to follow during the lectures, they are not very helpful once you’re on your own and trying to revise or understand a particular topic. A video-recording of the lecture sessions will also go a long way in helping students to revise the course content over the weekends.

    As a word of advice for those who are in the process of deciding or about to start life as a developer, I can not stress enough on the importance of taking the preparatory course work seriously. Paying special attention to JavaScript and Python before starting the course is extremely beneficial once classes begin. Otherwise you risk playing catch up all throughout the course because the course content is quite extensive fast paced. There will also be periods where self-doubt and uncertainty are bound to creep in and when you’ll feel that you’re not good enough. It is important that you regain your focus and keep working through these periods.

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    For those of you who haven’t heard, Digital Crafts hosts intensive 16-week immersive coding bootcamps both in Houston and Atlanta.  Earlier this year I decided that it was time for a change, so I sold my business and began coding full-time in the hopes that I would be able to find a rewarding career as a web developer. 

    I had very little real coding experience to speak of staring out. Sure, I had written several blogs using Wordpress and I had played around with some rudimentary HTML, but I hadn't really done any<em> real coding </em>. So I picked up some instructional books and got to coding! I could immediately tell that I was meant to be a coder, and before I knew it, I was practicing coding eight hours a day, working on HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python.

    I started strong, but after a certain point I hit a wall, and I realized that I could do one of two things: I could continue plowing away and gaining ground little by little on my own, or I could get help. After fighting my stubborn instinct to do things on my own, I decided to turn to help. So I started exploring my options, and after spending time researching all of the local boot camps, all of my research kept pointing to Digital Crafts as the best of the best.

     

    A few months later, I found myself joining the September 2017 cohort at Digital Crafts Houston. Our instructor was Paul Bailey, a former aerospace engineer at NASA, developer extraordinaire and all-around awesome guy! Even with all of my preparation, I quickly found that I had my work cut out for me! But Paul was there for me every step of the way. The way he explained complex concepts made them more approachable for us students. He was also very patient with us(and I know I must have put that patience to the test with my endless barrage of questions!). 

    We covered a lot of material over the course of the 16-weeks, including but not limited to: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Node, Python, React.js, Redux and Django to name a few, but oh so much more! I can honestly say that I have retained the majority of what I have learned and that I am fully confident that I will achieve my goal of becoming a professional web developer…and I couldn’t have done it without Paul!

    So, to whoever is reading this, get off the fence and invest your time and money in Digital Crafts, you won’t regret it!

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    After obtaining my Bachelor's in Criminology and working several jobs in my field, I was not content. I could not see myself 30 years down the road working in some job that did not continually challenge me, bring a sense of satisfaction, and always push me learn. A good friend of mine suggested I look into programming. Thus, I began my coding journey.

    I started off with various beginner websites such as codingacademy.com and treehouse. I was hooked. So much that I decided to seriously pursue this as a career. My search for coding bootcamps began. I looked in 3: DigitalCrafts, Iron Yard, and UT's coding bootcamp here in Houston. I spoke with all 3 and visited the campuses. Choosing DigitalCrafts was the easiest decision I made. Not only were they straightforward with the entire program, but Jason was clear, transparent, and genuine throughout the entire process (and still continues to be!). The program, compared to others seemed more well-rounded (it definitely was) and it was the highest-rated bootcamp (now I understand why!).

    Paul, our instructor, was super knowledgable, incredibly helpful, and a total geek. Hands down perfect for the job. The course itself is tough. We covered a vast amount of material in 16 weeks. You'll definitely feel overwhelmed. However, it's not impossible. Power through and you'll soon find yourself programming at a level you never thought you'd ever be at. I look back now, before I started the course, a true beginner, and I think to myself how incredibly easy the first week was compared to the last 2. That just goes to show that I have come a long way. This wasn't attained easily though. Be prepared to put in the hours if you aim to not only keep up with the course but also learn the material and retain all the knowledge you gain along the way.

    With that said, I've learned so much and become a better and stronger programmer. Undoubtedly, it's all thanks DigitalCrafts. One of the best decisions I have ever made. Period.

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    Overall, it has been a great experience. The program is challenging, intensive, and covers a wide range of technologies useful in the job market. I found it so crucial to apply extra self study practices throughout the program to keep up and retain everything being taught. It can be so easy to fall behind otherwise.

    The Houston campus is still pretty new, and seems to be working the little kinks out. There's still room for improvement in the curriculum pace and structure. Career assistance didn't meet my expectations, but may be different for the Atlanta campus since there seems to be more staff at that location focused on that aspect and seem to have more company relationships established.

    Individual student success still, as expected, falls on each one’s shoulders and depends on your background, and willingness to apply themselves.

    Additional note: I did not find my cohort's elective (Computer Science) offering to be worth the additional money with other valuable programs available, nor the time to take on additional coursework with the existing load.

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    I can't rave enough about my experience at DigitalCrafts! Chris is one of the absolute best instructors I've ever had. His explanations are not only super thorough, but also very entertaining. He never hesitates exploring new topics if students are curious. He is also the most patient and non-judgmental person I've met. Even if you have the most basic question or issue in your code, he is more than happy to walk you through it and is never patronizing. Chris is also very encouraging if you're interested in branching off and learning technologies for your projects outside the React, Node, Express, PostgreSQL stack they teach during the program. He is extremely knowledgeable about a wide variety of technologies and is always eager to help you research any in the rare case he is unfamiliar with it.

     

    The admin team is super personable, supportive, and on top of everything. They get to know, and care about each of their students personally and are always happy to connect you with employers and potential opportunities.  They provide resume and portfolio reviews, invite guest speakers to recruit for their companies, organize field trips, and set you up with real client-facing work with local nonprofits for group projects.

     

    If the program offers any elective courses (after the main 9-5 sessions), I recommend taking those as well. I took the computer science fundamentals class with Tamby and it was very beneficial not only for interview prep, but also increasing my sense of confidence in my CS skills.

     

    I am so grateful to have learned all that I did during the past 4 months, and to have made lifelong friends. If you get the opportunity to study at DigitalCrafts, I highly recommend doing it. It's a lot of hard work but it will change your life for the better. 

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    DigitalCrafts' has exceeded my expectations, I couldn't have asked for a better coding bootcamp experience. As a true beginner, the amount of knowledge that I have aquired over the past 16 weeks is astounding. It has allowed me to secure a full-time job as a Software Developer before graduation. So far, 50% of my cohort has secured jobs before Demo Day!

    I chose DC due to their local, down-to-earth business model. The founders, Jake and Max, are very involved in the day to day. This lends a more personal feel to the program, and after 16 weeks, everyone here feels like family. In addition, the school is located at Atlanta Tech Village, which provides a great environment for learning and networking.

    In regards to the curriculum, the only thing that I didn't enjoy was Python. This is strictly due to a lack of interest in learning how to code in that language. However, the CS elective uses Python for coding algorithims, so the skill did end up being handy. I am front-end JavaScript focused, and this program provided more than enough opportunity to sharpen my skills.

    Choosing a software development program is a very involved decision, but the team at DC makes it easy. If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, and a program that will be highly involved, DigitalCrafts would be perfect for you. You get out what you put in, so work hard and have fun!

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    I would strongly recommend DigitalCrafts as a coding bootcamp in Atlanta! In sixteenish weeks, I learned so much more about web and app development than I thought I would, or would’ve been able to learn alone. If you want to become a software developer, this is a great program— it’s still a short amount of time for the breadth of concepts and technologies you cover, but I feel like by the end, I have a sense of how much I don’t know, and a strong foundation to help me figure out exactly what I need to keep learning.

    I think there were several times during the program where I felt a little split between priorities such as

    1) Writing job application materials and applying to jobs.

    2) Staying afloat the current curriculum in the class. After week three, we started learning two (if not more?) technologies every week.

    3) Cementing understanding of concepts from previous weeks.

    4) Going to tech events around Atlanta (shout out to Women Who Code ATL and Girl Develop It)

    We started out with eighteen people in our cohort and ended with fourteen. I think six of us out of the fourteen ended the cohort with jobs. I think it might be helpful for prospective students to know that the students who ended up dropping out of our cohort were older than the majority of the cohort (mid-to-late 20s), and left to take care of family or health. The bootcamp experience itself requires a lot of dedicated time outside class-- of which prospective students should definitely be aware. For example, in the evenings after class, especially during project periods, it wasn’t uncommon for me to be at Atlanta Tech Village from 9am to 8pm. I think my cohort also had a collectively competitive, go-getter-y attitude, which I think is why so many of us found employment before the end.

    I was also enrolled in the Computer Science Fundamentals Elective covering algorithms and data structures-- important content and Tamby was a great instructor, but I think the timing from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (after a full day at DigitalCrafts from 9am to 4pm)-- was a little too much for me. I was always really tired by the time the elective rolled around, and didn't absorb as much of the content that I wanted to.

    I personally felt that I learned most when I was writing code with other students for our group projects than I did when following along with lecture on my own. But having access to Chris Aquino, our super helpful and super-experienced lead instructor, for questions about structure/what to do next/or troubleshooting— was 100% worth the tuition. While it would be possible to learn the same things we learned at DigitalCrafts using a Udemy course or free online resources, it would be much slower going without awesome real live humans around to help troubleshoot. Certain bugs in my code that could take me hours to work through alone could take just fifteen minutes working with Chris.

    I’m super glad that I chose DigitalCrafts and I can’t wait to start my role as a junior software engineer next week!

  • No Regrets
    - 10/19/2017
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    I am an incredibly indecisive person. Before attending DigitalCrafts, I had a solid job with the federal government, where I could have potentially stayed for the rest of my career.  Even though I really enjoyed the software development courses I was completing after work, it was difficult for me to take that leap, quit my job, and start a coding bootcamp.  Given the option to go back in time, I wouldn't change a thing. For any of you in a similar situation, know that DigitalCrafts is the real deal. You will truly learn how to program. Be aware that it is not easy. You will not magically become a programmer just by attending class. You will have to sacrifice much of your free time, come in early, stay late, ask questions, and, above all else, code.

    We were the first cohort taught by our instructor, Chris Aquino. Chris is incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, and endlessly patient. I was always amazed by the time he took to answer all students' questions.  He was very thorough, often researching topics on his own time when he didn't know the answers.  Most importantly, he allowed us to explore. He never told us directly what code to write, always giving us just enough information so we could figure it out on our own. 

    I also took the CS elective taught by Tamby Kojak. It is admittedly taxing to be in class Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm (we often arrived earlier and stayed later) and take an additional course for two hours on Tuesday and Thursday nights, but it is worth it if you think you can absorb the information. Like Chris, Tamby is also a very knowledgeable, patient instructor.  Oftentimes the elective class is smaller than the general cohort, so it is nice to have more one-on-one time with the instructor and learn coding principles from the perspective of a different experienced developer.  However, if you know you'll be exhausted after class, it might be best just to study algorithms and data structures on your own time. 

    DigitalCrafts does as much as they can to assist you in your job search.  There is a dedicated staff member who reviews resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and LinkedIn pages even after graduation. Jake from DigitalCrafts often posts hot job leads and will sometimes even send out resumes directly to potential employers with whom he has connected. Students are given time to work on their portfolios, resumes, etc. during the 16 weeks. There are also various guest speakers, like HR reps from companies and other software developers, throughout the program. 

    If you've begun exploring software development and think it is the right path for you, don't hesitate, DigitalCrafts will help you make that transformation.

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    After leaving my finance job to transition into tech I was nervous about which coding school to attend. I have to honestly say in hindsight choosing DigitalCrafts was by far and large the best decision of the bunch.  My instructor Chris was one of the best teachers I have ever had across any discipline. He is incredibly smart, thoughtful, and helpful. 

    The sixteen week program was also a huge benefit. Given that I was starting from only a self-study programming background, with no formal education, the extra time spent working with Chris and my fellow classmates was crucial. I can honestly say I learned a ton during my time here. I was also fortunate to receive a job offer to be a Software Engineer in week 14 of the 16 week program., to cap off an overall excellent experience. 

  • Wonderful Program
    - 10/10/2017
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    I completed the immersive 16 week course at DigitalCrafts Atlanta location. Joining a bootcamp was one of the more difficult decisions I've made in life; however, I wouldn't take back a moment of it. I came in knowing light HTML and CSS and what a crazy journey it's been. I feel if I had learned purely on my own, I wouldn't be at the same place I am now for another year or so. And by that time, I'm sure another 10 languages would have came out and I'd be behind.

    The staff was always friendly and helpful, both before starting and during the 16 weeks (even when I asked 1000x questions). The teacher was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and able to keep the class laughing. I loved the small class size. I felt I could truly have a moment of either the TA's or teacher's time and go through concepts I was having troubles with.

    Curriculum is on point. The biggest hurdle of programming is getting down the basics. If you don't understand the basics, when the next shiny new language comes out it'll take you so much more time to learn. This course focuses heavily on the basics when starting with Python. Covering classes, functions, variables, arrays, objects, dictionaries, algorithums, clean coding, command line, syntax, making comments, and the list goes on. From there, we jumped into CSS/HTML and JavaScript. These 4 are all languages that are not going ANYWHERE anytime soon. After all the basics were down, we jumped into more niche languages and kept building upon the fundamentals.

    As far as job assistance, they have a staff member dedicated to reviewing resumes, Github profiles, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters and portfolios. She is incredibly knowledgeable and knows the tech industry very well. She does a thorough job going through spelling, grammar, links on your portfolio and more.

    Overall, DigitalCrafts was a great experience. And with every other bootcamp, you get what you put into it. Yes class is 9-4pm, but you better believe we don't only put 30 hours a week into this. Most people stayed past class and/or came in on the weekends. It's not easy, but the teachers, staff, and my classmates made it a wonderful 16 weeks.

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    Dropping everything to attend a fully-immersive 4 month coding bootcamp is an extremely risky and expensive commitment, but DigitalCrafts was worth every minute and penny. After spending a couple of years in the Account Management realm of the Advertising Industry, I found myself looking for a more technical and creative career path through web development. I spent several months researching the different programs in the Atlanta area, from General Assembly to Iron Yard, but none of those programs appealed to me as much as the Full-Stack approach that DigitalCrafts offered.

    The DigitalCrafts curriculum changes with the industry, making it a versatile program with up-to-date material. This ensures the relevancy to the students entering the industry and keeps them marketable for companies looking to hire them. The Full-Stack approach really appealed to me the most because it covers both front-end and back-end languages, allowing the students to explore both aspects of web development. This gave myself and the other students the ability to learn both sides of web development and choose which path interested them the most.

    Rob Bunch, the instructor for my cohort, was incredibly knowledgable about all the material taught in the curriculum and was passionate for each and every student throughout the entirety of the 16 week program. He adapted the pace of the course to the individual cohort and made sure every student received the help and support the needed to succeed. He kept the course engaging and entertaining, and used real life industry examples to help students relate to the material being covered.

    The founders, Max and Jake, as well as the rest of the staff, dedicated countless hours to ensuring our success in the program. Throughout the length of the course, the DigitalCrafts team offered amazing job support through project, resume, and online portfolio reviews, as well as continuously providing a wide array of part-time, full-time, and contract-to-hire opportunities through the many DigitalCrafts Slack channels.

    All in all, DigitalCrafts was an unforgettable experience. From the people I met to the confidence I gained as a new developer in the tech industry, I can’t thank the DigitalCrafts team enough for all that they provide in their Full-Stack Development program. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to get into the web development industry!

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    My decision to attend DigitalCrafts and pursue a future in Full-Stack Web Development is by far the most rewarding decision I have made in my career. I spent five years in project management before I decided to take my career in a different direction. DigitalCrafts does a great job of taking career changers from all walks of life and teaching them the skills needed to become Full-Stack Web Developers in a short amount of time.

    The founders, Max and Jake, take great care to ensure that they have the best talent teaching the class. They recognize that it is the instructors who keep students engaged and motivated throughout the 16 week program, which is not an easy feat for a classroom full of students who are completely new to the subject. I was lucky to have Rob Bunch as my instructor. Rob is incredibly knowledgeable and a highly qualified developer; he is also one of the funniest and most genuine people I have ever met. His passion for his students and their success is clear, and he keeps his students motivated to work hard and to keep learning. I found myself looking forward to each class not only for the subject material, but to interact with Rob and continue to learn from the best.

    The curriculum changes based on what is in demand in the job market. In the quick paced and ever changing world that is web development, the curriculum may change from one cohort to the next (or even mid-cohort). DigitalCrafts is not afraid to change their curriculum to stay up to speed with the current tech trends.

    The career search support has been excellent, with DigitalCrafts providing feedback on resumes, portfolios, and online profiles. Jake and Max constantly send updates on job postings in the area and will reach out to potential employers on the student's behalf to introduce DigitalCrafts.

    I truly believe that DigitalCrafts is the best coding bootcamp in Atlanta and would absolutely recommend DigitalCrafts to anyone looking to get into Full-Stack Web Development. Without a doubt, I would absolutely attend DigitalCrafts again.

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    DigitalCrafts is something special. A coding bootcamp by itself isn't anything special. There are hundreds of them. If you stand downtown in a major city and throw a rock in a random direction you'll probably hit one, or it will at least land close to one. So what makes DigitalCrafts stand out?

    1. The Founders: Jake and Max have built a strong, close-knit organization that feels organic. They have hired instructors and staff that genuinely care for the students and take pride in what they do. They are on-site and available to answer questions, resolve issues, or just chat. They are supportive and encouraging, and they will challenge you to do your best.

    2. The Staff: During my cohort two new staff members were hired, Liz and Zakia. From day one they were friendly, helpful and ethusiastic. They took interest in our projects. They gave their insights from their respective fields in order to help clarify questions about things like searching for a job. Katy wasn't on-site, but communicating with her was fast and easy. She quickly and efficiently provided several pages of feedback on my resume, portfolio, LinkedIn profile, and Github page, which were quite helpful in maximising the chance of getting interviews and ultimately landing a job.

    3. The Instructors: Rob was my instructor, and he is easily one of the best teachers I have ever had. He's smart and funny and is able to present difficult concepts in an entertaining way, yet clearly and concisely enough so that at the very least you can easily learn more about any given topic on your own and be able to learn it well. His breadth and depth of knowledge and experience are second to none and he is more than willing to share his knowledge, as well as work with you individually to work through a difficult problem. He stayed in the classroom with one student from my cohort until well past midnight helping them with a project. For our final project my partner and I wanted to use tools that weren't covered in class. Instead of insisting we use what we learned in class (which he could have easily done), he ecouraged us, gave us resources, and shared his experience with us in order to ensure we were successful.

    4. The Students: What can I say about my fellow classmates? Over the 16-week course, we laughed together, cried together, got frustrated together, and triumphed together. Note that the key word here is together. We all came from different professional and educational backgrounds; we varied in age, socioeconomic demographics, domestic profiles, country of birth, and language. Despie our outward differences, we supported and helped each other, encouraged each other, and rooted for each other. I started DigitalCrafts among 15 other classmates but graduated with 15 new friends.

    So now the question is, did I make the right decision in attending DigitalCrafts? The answer is an unequivocal "YES!"

Student Outcomes

* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.


72%
Graduation Rate
57%
Employed
$60,000
Median Salary

DigitalCrafts has an acceptance rate of 43%, of which 71% of accepted students enroll in a course. Of the students who enroll at DigitalCrafts, 72% graduate. 57% are hired in technical roles within 120 days and report an average income of $60,000.

Matriculation Information

Accepted

390

Enrolled

278

Graduated

201

Job Seeking

164


Job Seeking Graduates Placed:

32%

30 days

43%

60 days

51%

90 days

57%

120 days

66%

After 120 days


Employment Breakdown:

This chart shows the breakdown of roles for job-seeking graduates.

Notes & Caveats:

Outcomes data includes only students who enrolled in the full-time Immersive program. See our audited Student Outcomes report, which differs slightly from Course Report's approach to organizing outcomes, for detailed reporting.

Note also that we count apprenticeships, internships and contract roles as a single pool. We do not have data regarding freelance employment.

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