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Elium Academy

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Elium Academy

Avg Rating:4.45 ( 23 reviews )

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Brussels

Rue de la Science 23, Brussels, 1000

We are proud to announce our partnership with Elewa Education, education experts with over 25 years of combined professional experience in competency-based education. In your 10 weeks with us, you can expect to learn the foundations you need to continue growing on your own after graduation. From our experience with students, developers, and employers we have identified a 5 key skills that are central to a successful career as a developer, yet are still accessible to beginner and intermediate programmers: Communication, Critical Thinking, Self-Directed Learning, Business Context Awareness, and Principles of Software Development. Hope to see you soon!

Course Details

Financing
  • 20% Discount for Early Payment
  • Bring a friend and you each get a 10% discount
  • Teach and Learn - take one course, stay to help with the next.
  • More info at Elewa Pricing
Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
No Experience Required. Previous self-taught or in-person coding knowledge is an bonus.
Placement Test
Yes
Prep Work
40 Hours of Pre-Course Material

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Response From: Juan David Mendieta of Elium Academy
Title: Founder
Monday, Nov 14 2016

Dear Nektarios, 

We are sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience and we really appreciate your feedback. 
At Elium we go the extra mile to provide our students a tailor made learning experience and always work hard to help each student achieve their potential. 

We are an entrepreneurial driven company, meaning we work hard to create a solid curriculum that can be implemented the lean way – by iteration, constantly improving. This means we adapt our program along the way (if needed) to best suit our students. Have a look at what current students say about the way we adapt our curriculum: http://elium.academy/students#reviews

We aim to offer high-quality bootcamps for students motivated to become entrepreneurs and/or web developers. This inherently creates divisions within the classroom and we are very aware of this. However, we see this as a strength rather than a weakness because it creates more diversity in the classroom and encourages team members with different skills to collaborate and thus contributes to a much better learning experience. 

This also means we are more flexible and adapt to our students to offer them personalized help and tutoring. In no other bootcamp will you find the kind of personalized help and attention we provide.

- Juan David Mendieta and the Elium Team

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Response From: Evan Cole of Elium Academy
Title: Instructor
Wednesday, Jan 31 2018

Dear Anonymous,

I'm sorry you had this experience with Elium Academy.  I would like to personally apologize for your experience in my class and offer you my continued support. There are, however, some points in your review I think are inaccurate or I would like to clarify.

We operate our courses similar to the Coders and Founders academy, we bring back alumni from previous courses to help teach and mentor the next class.  This approach has three main benefits for students: cost, community, relevancy. It would raise the price of tuition significantly should we hire professional developers as teachers, without an equal rise in the quality of education. What's important for a bootcamp are the skills you are taught, but more importantly how well they are taught.  Professional developers will have the skills that we teach, but it's a very rare developer that is also a good teacher and is willing to take the pay cut necessary to provide you an affordable course. 

We therefore include professionals by asking them to take on mentoring roles and to participate in design of the curriculum, especially with the selection of primary learning objectives (you can read more about this on our blog: http://elewa.education/2018/01/20/solution-design/). Instead of professionals as teachers we use experienced instructors and recent alumni, there's no one better to understand a student's situation than a recent alumni. For these reasons, we are also very excited to bring on George as our newest full-time instructor. He fits all of these criteria: he was among the best students in our last cohort and has a professional background in education.

To your portfolio comment, I'm sorry you were not able to develop your full portfolio during the bootcamp. I can confidently say that all students who worked on their portfolios and regularly engaged with our mentors have ended up with partial yet presentable portfolios. We provide you with all the tools to succeed, its you who has to use them. By now all of our engaged alumni either have completed their portfolio or have found a position as a full-time developer or intern. 

I also don't believe that completing a professional level developer portfolio in 10 weeks is a realistic goal for students entering with little to no experience, nor that it is a measure of a course's success.  Student growth should be the measure of success, and not all students who enter our course are capable of leaving with a robust portfolio. We like to make our course open to students of all levels rather than filter out students that will not boost our exit statistics. 

The claim that we did not have lectures on React is false.  We did have a short series of lectures on React, and provided a React mentor who was available to students whenever they needed.  Many students benefited from his help, one student even worked on several components for a SAAS company with him.  He will be available again for the course beginning in April. 

I'd like to conclude with the steps we are taking to make our coming course in April better than ever. We recently partnered with an organization called Elewa, providing us with solid frameworks in which we can effectively deliver 21st century education. We now have even more mentors, deeper curricula in both React and now also Angular, a stronger introductory sequence and a curriculum that is very student centered giving you the power over the direction you want to take. We also have much stronger job support  both in the corporate as startup world thanks to Elewa's strong connection with the HR industry in Belgium.  You can see more recent reviews and several portfolios on our partner's site: http://elewa.education/fullstack

I'm once again sorry for your experience, and I'm open to have a discussion over Skype or in person to go over it with you and provide you with continued support.  We can only continue to improve with constructive criticism and alumni involvement.  You know where to find me :)


Kind Regards,

Evan Cole 

Instructor at Elium/Elewa 

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