Elevation Academy creates transformational learning experiences that merge students' professional goals and personal callings through immersive bootcamps in coding, product management, digital marketing, growth hacking, and more. Courses are hosted at WeWork in the heart of Tel Aviv- a thriving tech city.
The Elevation Academy coding bootcamp provides immersive, 12-week training in the MEAN Stack (Mongo, Express, Angular and Node). Students are matched up with a veteran programmer as a mentor who will be an extra resource to them throughout the course. Students should expect to put in 60 to 100 hours/week for 3 months throughout the course.
Projects and hackathons are vital to the Elevation Academy approach- students participate in multiple hackathons throughout the course where to test concepts and build ideas. Students pitch ideas to classmates and form teams on Thursday, hack through the weekend, and by Saturday, are demoing your apps over a well-deserved beer.
Recent Elevation Academy Reviews: Rating 4.0
- Contingency Fee
- 20,900 NIS
- 2,090 NIS
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- Up to 8 paymentss
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- Minimum Skill Level
- No minimum skill level required. The desire to learn how to code is mandatory and an attempt to learn by yourself is recommended.
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- Prep Work
- Pre-work provided once you apply to the course.
The course will introduce you to the wild and exciting world of product management, and enable you to understand and practice what product managers do in their day-to-day life. Master the lean startup product development process to create successful, scalable, user friendly products. Understand each aspect of managing and pushing a product, from planning, prioritizing and design to measurement and goto market strategy. Regardless of which industry you come from or aim to get into, you will understand how to define, develop, and launch a product to the top.
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I was trying to write a nerdy detailed feedback on Coding Bootcamp but soon realized that I actually don't want to. I simply adore this experience - too much for being just objective! That's why the first thing I say: Coding Bootcamp at Elevation Academy is one of the most challenging, daring and rewarding adventures in my life - probably, for the following reasons.
- Intensive program with very - really very good "written lessons". Simple language, essential notions, lots of practical exercises. Other feedbacks say that new topics are covered by other authors and yield the older ones - this is true, but most are still preciously great.
- Lots of projects and teamwork. At the very beginning you don't have to get lost in lengthy documentation or for hours listen to theoretic lectures - you're provided with basic info, detailed but simple examples, and here you are - most of the time you really create stuff, guided by instructions split into small steps. A bunch of tiny visible results every day gives you the sense of achievement and supports during struggle with harder parts.
- Thursdays devoted to catch-ups in mini-groups, code reviews and cahoot. Also, your code is accurately explored all the time even in small exercises and you'll get feedback and advice at any stage.
- Hackathons. A great experience to build something in a team and maybe even use in your CV later.
- Teachers. They are smart, experienced and willing to help you. It's always tempting to blame the teacher for every time you struggle to grasp an idea, and the fact is that universal gurus are rare species. I was lucky to generally fit the approach. I appreciate moments when I was upset with not getting something and teachers reached for me by themselves offering to discuss the topic again and again until I heard the very words I missed for the full puzzle. I have some warm words to every teacher but Hadas is definitely the queen, learning from her is a special luck.
- English. Maybe not that relevant for most Israelis but crucial for me - I would never be able to absorb all that info in Hebrew.
- HRs. Start talking to you and work on your CV from the very beginning. And their advocacy in negotiating with mentors and companies is probably your only chance to push your way further after the end of the course.
- Very friendly, supportive environment. Special thank you for our 20-minute yoga breaks and planks, masteminds, happy hours and New Year champaign. Seems to me that Omer is behind of many cute inspiring things...
- We were an amazing group - try to compete if you dare!
The only good thing at this course was the teacher. Otherwise, don’t spend your money on it. It doesn’t help in job search, for many companies this is not a starting point even for entry level position. They promising, that they will help you to find a job. I never got any help from them, they asked me to send my cv. No answer since. Only my great teacher used her connection to apply for few jobs- not even in Digital Marketing! Do not bother- waste of time and money...
I spent a good time with my classmates and our main instructor Romina. We discussed a lot of marketing staff and I'm really missing that time. But I couldn't find a job after and that's why the course is useless. I've sent over 50 CV's but average requirement for even junior position is minimum 2-4 years of successful experience. And Elevation itself not helping and not giving assistance with job search. Unfortunately.
I took two courses at Elevation Academy.
The first was Coding Bootcamp. I had absolutely no technical background prior to the course and It definitely gave me the basics and necessary tools to understand the "coding world". Yeah, it was tough. But if i didn't sign up, I think it would be impossible to get the same knowledge on your own. (Probably would take much more time and frustration).
After the course, thanks to Adi that really helped all of us find some kind of job placement or internship, I got an internship at a startup. Some of my classmates found really great jobs in the field. Long story short, fast forward time, I decided to try yet something different and took a Digital Marketing course that I absolutely loved because Romina is the best teacher. Not only knowledgeable but sweet and super helpful :)
Again, having no marketing background prior to the course ultimately led me to my first marketing position in an awesome company.
So in summary,
Thanks to the school I was able to go thru a career change and "start my life" in Israel in a completely different field than I studied back home. They gave me the tools I needed to make a change. The rest really depends on you. How much time and effort you put into your studies and your attitude. You can't expect to take a course and know it all and get hired by any company but they definitely help you make the right transition.
On that note, make a decision and give your best :)
I learned about Elevation Academy because I was about to begin my professional career working with digital products, and I wanted to learn to code in a fun and effective environment. It was fun to come to class every day, and it felt like I was coming to a class to learn and code with a group of fun people. The teachers were infinitely patient which I appreciated as someone with little to no background with code. I would highly recommend Elevation Academy for anyone who wants to write code, or if you want to supplement your existing skills, which is what I did. Elevation also helped me with non-code issues like fixing up my CV and with interview tips.
My overall experience was okay at best. I came into the bootcamp with background knowledge of a few programming languages and a good foundation in computer science concepts.
On day one they told us that the basic structure of the day would be as follows: Lecture 1 starts promptly at 9am (10am on Sundays), if we are late then we would miss important information and if we are consistently late we may be asked not to come back because it's a sign of not being commited to the course. Then we would be given some kind of task/project based on the concepts in the lecture and would have time to go through the lecture in-depth on their learning application as to reinforce the lesson and give us practice actually coding it. Next was an hour break for lunch. After lunch, there would be another lecture and we would be given another task/project and time to go through the lesson. That was the basic structure of the day. On Thursday, we would have time to catch up on anything we weren't able to finish or things we wanted to add finishing touches to or just brush up on.
A few comments:
1) The lateness rule wasn't really a rule. In theory, it would've worked well and transformed the classroom into a productive work environment that encouraged promptness/professionalism and would've weeded out the people who didn't really want to be there thus making it full of people who were "code-centric" and dedicated to getting the most out of the course. In reality, the instructors were too lazy or didn't want to have to repeat themselves or give a little extra private to students who were late and missed part of the lecture. Since they didn't feel it was important to stick to it from the beginning, they created a cycle that was impossible to break and we consistently started late, which was extremely inconsiderate for those who made the course important to them and showed up on time. On top of that, they made the course feel unimportant...so why would students make lectures important if the instructors didn't?
2) The learning application which is where they posted the lessons that we would learn self-paced was a very good curriculum...until a point. The person who created most of the lessons was there for earlier cohorts but hasn't been there for a few cohorts already, so the material that has been updated/added to meet the industries new technologies must-knows wasn't written as well and more difficult to understand, making the end of course really annoying. You don't really want the most confusing lessons at the end because you walk out of the bootcamp with less confidence about being able to find a job or making it in the industry.
3) Out of the three instructors, only one had legitimate teaching skills. He was awesome. His name was Brandon. Unfortunately, he was the only one that students would want assistance from so he was spread thin and students didn't have enough time to get their questions answered in a timely manner. One of the other instructors was okay, he was just new to teaching so I'm sure he is much better at answering student questions now, but I can't say for sure. He was very nice and very skilled but he is also native hebrew speaker so as a native english speaker sometimes things definately got lost in translation and again, his teaching skills were not up to par for the price of this bootcamp. There was a third instructor - in my opinion, she shouldn't be an instructor. She is extrodinarily talented in programming, as she has 12 years of experience but the amount of mental energy I spent trying to build myself up after she crushed my confidence in actually learning difficult concepts (again, I came in with a pretty solid foundation) should've been spent honing the skills I already had and pushing me further in understanding them. Her social interactions and communication with students were difficult at best.
The delivery of the formal lectures before we studied from the learning application were alternated among the 3 instructors. You can guess which formal lectures were actually impactful and helpful for students versus ones that students were just waiting for it be over so they can learn it on their own. (much like confusing/boring lectures in universtiy that you know you will just understand better if you do it on your own).
4) Overall understanding of the administration: Don't try getting help from the admin, because they won't help you. Again, maybe they are just new to managing a bootcamp so they might be better now, but from the experience I had, they will say what you want to hear so that you don't complain anymore and they don't try very hard to work with you on something that you are not satisfied with. And if they did try to fix it, it wasn't readily noticable nor was there follow up to make sure that things were getting better.
There were some staff members who were somewhat helpful and pleasant to interact/communicate/work with but for the main purpose making sure the classroom was as productive and supportive as it could be, the administration was not helpful.
--I wrote the points with a negative connotation on purpose so that readers will understands what they are getting when they pay for this course. If the price were in check with the expectations of the students, I would've framed the review differently. Of course, you come out of the course knowing a ton more than you did before you went in but the manner in which you acquire the knowledge isn't seemless and I think require more effort on the students part than other bootcamps. It is quite expensive to pay for 33% of good instructors, 80% of well written lessons, 50% supportive administration and an uncaring environment. For this price, if you ask me, you should at the very least be getting 100% good instructors and 100% well written lessons, 100% supportive administration and environment that fosters care.
I am not pushing to not go to the bootcamp but I am pushing to question whether the value of this bootcamp is better than others and do your due diligence before commiting to this one. Are the problems portrayed in this review still present? Will I have a supportive environment for me to gain conceptual coding knowledge and push me want to keep going? Is it important that I feel that Elevation and me have a working relationship so I can get the most out of the bootcamp? How important is your learning to you?
I'm a graduate of elevation academy bootcamp (finished December 2017, cohort number 6).
I came to elevation having some programming and theoretical computer science knowledge and little to no practical knowledge- how do apps work? how do all the pieces connect?
Having previous programming experience, the course difficulty wasn't hard for me, but the volume of it was challenging- every day you would learn something new, with lessons, and hands on individual work. Now I can build apps on my own
The hackathons also taught me alot- forcing you to learn much in little time to make a product, they were a good challenge and on the other side of it all I am amazed by the path I've been through.
Also met some incredible people along the way, and everyone I know that have searched for a job after the bootcamp was hired.
Devoting three months of your life to learn code every day isnt easy- but if your'e up for it, it is worth it!
Elevation's coding bootcamp is great because you don't stop coding, which is by far the best way to learn how to code. While overwhelming at times, the bootcamp does a great job of exposing you to relevant tech with ample resources to help you get through it all.
That said, you gotta give your all, and then some, to get the most out of it.
Listen, I won't dig into details, I'll just tell you this - go and attend atleast 1-2 lessons before you you sign up. I have some academic background, and I found the frontal lessons to be disastrous.
Hopefully things will be different by the time you'll read this review.
If you're asking yourself how come most of the current reviews are positive, my answer is - Aaron was still teaching at the time. Now, Aaron is longer there, and Steven left as well.
As I said, attend 1-2 lessons before you close a deal, that's the best advice I can give you.
I had a no base at all in the coding world. I decided to trust Elevation Academy and took the leap.
I quit my job at a successful startup and enrolled to the bootcamp.
Since week 1 we started to build our toolbelt with GitHub and several tools.
The instructor was very professional and talented. I have never seen someone as devoted to teach as Aaron. There were some issues with another teacher.
The job search assistance was a bit disorganized but at the end most of our cohort found a job. We didn't focus as much in understanding the interview process.