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First Step Coding

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First Step Coding offers an 8-week, part-time full-stack development course in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and online. Designed to help people figure out if they want a career in coding, students will learn the fundamentals of JavaScript, HTML, & CSS. The course starts with in-person (or online) core training lasting 4 weeks, followed by 3 weeks of front-end web-development (online). The course concludes with 1-week of mock interviews and bootc...

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  • Maria Scott
    Data Scientist • Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
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    Apr 09, 2020
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    Bootcamp Prep

    I highly recommend First Step Coding's  "Bootcamp Prep Course " as an introduction to the curriculum, and format you'll experience in a Bootcamp.
    Andy and Shlomy were great instructors.  They have both technical expertise and teaching skills. The  final “interview” with Kurt at the end of the class put me on the data science path. The material from this course gave me a good foundation to start prepping for a bootcamp.
    I just graduated from Metis' Data Science Bootcamp, and it all ...
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  • Gabriel
    Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Boston
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    Aug 26, 2019
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    Demystifying Code

    Don't know where to start? Looking to take your first step? First step coding has got your back.

    I've always been tech "savvy". I knew my way around a computer and I knew what coding was but I could not for the life of me "code". I'd tried before. I googled here and there and looked at programming subreddits but there's so many places to start that it's daunting for someone with no direction. First Step Coding helped set me on a path. Rather than showing me what...

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  • Eugene Chang
    Student • Introduction to Coding in JavaScript • Online
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    Feb 12, 2019
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    Great "First Step" into Coding

    Took an online course and learned a lot during the whole program. I recommend it for anyone whos trying to dip their toes into computer programming. 

    This course is by no means a walk in the park. It is challenging enough that you need to dedicate time towards homework and reviewing past content to grasp core concepts as classes build on top of each other.
     

     
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  • Sysamone Phaphon
    Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
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    Feb 01, 2019
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    Head of Growth & Partnerships

    It's tough to attend any in person coding program when you are a parent. Add single parent to the title and it's even more difficult to balance and find an appropriate sitter to watch your kids while you go code for a few hours. The team at First Step Coding is ridiculously accommodating and supportive. I'm a single parent of two and at times, I couldn't make the in person teachings but my instructor made sure to make himself readily available to keep me on track with the rest of the stude...

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  • Hugo Xiong
    Teacher and Entrepreneur • Applicant • Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
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    Dec 31, 2018
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    Fantastic way to get started with coding!

    This is a great course for anyone who is looking for a structured way to get started with coding. As the co-founder of an online language learning startup, I wanted to learn more about fundamental web technologies like HTML, CSS, and Javascript to better understand the technical side of product development. The First Step Coding curriculum met all my expectations. The teachers are great, the programming challenges are wonderfully paced, and the pair-programming method of learning is extrem...

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  • Matthew
    Graduate • Online
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    Oct 07, 2018
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    First Step Coding helped me build a foundation

    I had always wanted to code, but I knew next to nothing about programming languages, problem-solving, etc. After starting with a few free resources, I looked into finding reputable and structured programs that could help me to the next level. First Step Coding provided me with the opportunity to participate in some live, online classes with helpful teachers and other students also interested in starting their journeys as coders. I felt like the classes were simple to follow and the m...

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  • Austin Pratama
    Student • Student • Bootcamp Prep • Boston
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    Sep 21, 2018
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    Best First Step to Programming

    As a business student in Finance and Information Systems, I never had the confidence to enroll in a computer science class. First Step Coding gave me the fundamentals and knowledge to tackle many programming challenges as well as the confidence to apply to top bootcamps around the US. Instructors are there to help you through any problems as well as other questions you might have about programming! 

    If you are completely new programming, First Step Coding is definetely a go to! 

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  • Catherine Ferguson
    Physician • Applicant • Online
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    Jul 19, 2018
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    Great introduction to coding

    I was a complete coding newbie and really enjoyed First Step Coding! It was a good introduction to the fundamental concepts in coding. The homework and classes helped me solidify my understanding of many of the essential coding functions that I have continued to use while learning Python for data science. The instructor was always available to answer any questions and help me work through problems. I highly recommend it as your first stepping stone to a coding career

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  • Graham Cartwright
    Sales Engineer • Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Boston
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    Jul 10, 2018
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    Becoming A Code Literate Sales Rep

    As a Sales Rep in the Greater Boston Area, I’ve had a fair share of hands on experience with technical products and demonstrations in my field. So when it came time to make a switch to a more technical role, theres only so much you can teach yourself about coding from 101 websites or YouTube. Sure there are outstanding bootcamps in the area, but I wasn’t sure if that was something I was ready to invest full time or serioius money in. When I came across First Step Coding, their curriculum c...

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  • Jacob Shobin
    Student • Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Boston
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    May 25, 2018
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    First Step Coding was an amazing introduction to programming

    First Step Coding was an excellent intro course that helped solidify my interest in coding. The teachers were very encouraging and I found myself motivated to learn more about programming after each lesson. The amazing thing about First Step Coding is that it allows you to get into programming with little or no prior knowledge of how to code. Whether you're interested to learn at home by yourself or through a company, it can be stressful and hard to take that first step to learn how to cod...

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  • Sophie
    Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Boston
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    May 06, 2018
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    Great way to start your coding journey!

    I was not sure what to expect when I first signed up for this course. I had been thinking about attending a bootcamp to learn to code and to have a career change but was not sure if it would be a good fit for me. First Step Coding was an excellent way to test out the waters while keeping the current job. They have small classes (we had 5 people in mine) which was also very nice and I felt comfortable asking questions to the instructor during and in between the classroom sessions via...
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    Calli Rothberg of First Step Coding

    Student Success Manager

    Oct 10, 2018

    Congrats again on completing Launch Academy and getting hired as a developer! We hope you're loving your new career!
  • eduardo bernal
    Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
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    Apr 25, 2018
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    my code review

    First step coding was a great thing for me, they have created a great environment for entry level coders yet at the same time give you the tools that give you the capability to expand as far as you like.I felt comfortable asking the same question 3 times from 3 different angles If i really had to. My hats off to Andy and everyone for making this program a program with a great student to teacher ratio and also having the one-on-ones which are really helpful. Highly r...

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Lauren Stewart
Published July 30, 2018
Sarah Kaplan was a high school English teacher for 6 years before realizing that she was excited about the way technology could support education and wanted to transition into a more logical, problem-solving role. But because she was a beginner, Sarah didn’t dive immediately into a coding bootcamp; instead, Sarah chose to attend First Step Coding’s part-time 8-week, Bootcamp Prep course t...
Imogen Crispe
Published September 28, 2017
Need a rundown of everything that happened in the coding bootcamp industry this September? You’re in luck! We’ve collected all the most important news in this blog post and podcast. This month, we kept up with the status of the bootcamp industry, learned about how bootcamps are thriving in smaller markets, and explored different ways to pay for bootcamp. Plus, we added 7 new schools from ar...
Imogen Crispe
Published August 15, 2016
Many competitive coding bootcamps want you to have some programming knowledge in order to be accepted into their programs – whether they’re looking for past experience on your resume or require that you pass a coding challenge. For a beginner, it can be tough to get the experience that a selective bootcamp looks for in the application process. There are many ways to learn basic coding (incl...

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How much does First Step Coding cost?

First Step Coding costs around $1,999. On the lower end, some First Step Coding courses like Introduction to Coding in JavaScript cost $999.

What courses does First Step Coding teach?

First Step Coding offers courses like Bootcamp Prep, Introduction to Coding in JavaScript.

Where does First Step Coding have campuses?

First Step Coding has in-person campuses in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, San Jose and Silicon Valley. First Step Coding also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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