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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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  • Gulnara Khalitova
    Data Analyst • Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
    Jan 31, 2019
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    Start to code with First Step Coding!

    I attended the First Step Coding class in November 2018 in San Francisco. I really enjoyed it and found it very informative and helpful. We started with fairly basic coding principles but moved quickly to more advanced skills.  Our teachers were really good, very knowledgeable and knew exactly how to explain complicated concepts and topics.  FSC helped me to learn JavaScript and understand the core of the lang...

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  • Kim Kelly
    Customer Success Manager • Graduate • Introduction to Coding in JavaScript • Boston
    Jan 18, 2019
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    Very useful, no previous coding experience required

    I recently started a Customer Success position at a small tech startup and I have the opportunity to interact with the developers much more than I did at previous jobs. In this role I am put in the position to advocate for certain product enhancements and fixes that the client asks for. I decided to take the Intro to JavaScript course so I could get a better understanding of the work that the developers do and be more technically literate when discussing tasks and priorities with the Engin...

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  • Evan Hynes
    Founder, Climate.Careers • Student • Introduction to Coding in JavaScript • San Francisco
    Jan 16, 2019
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    Start off on the right foot with First Step Coding

    As someone who worked on the sales and marketing side of a boot camp, but never actually learned any programming skills myself, I was anxious about finally putting myself in the position of a student and learn how to code. I signed up for First Step Coding because I read other positive reviews online. I was thoroughly impressed by First Step. Within a short amount of time, I found myself understanding concepts that had previously been exposed to buy for whatever reason, never actually grasped...
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  • Heather
    Graphic Designer • Student • Introduction to Coding in JavaScript • San Francisco
    Jan 16, 2019
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    Worth it!

    Programming became interesting to me because I work directly with our developer and really enjoyed learning a bit more from him on how the dev was working, namely HTML and CSS. As I asked more questions he recommended that I look around for classes. That’s how I came across FSC and thought it was the perfect fit. Choosing a class came down to three main things; One; cost, two; commitment, and three; accessibility. I wanted to join a class that allowed me to “get my feet wet” so to sp...

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  • Mike
    Spanish Teacher • Student • Introduction to Coding in JavaScript • Online
    Jan 07, 2019
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    Great Beginner Support, Quick and Comprehensible Feedback, Awesome Instructors

    I had a great experience in a Java Script Crash Course through First Step Coding.  It's perfect for the aspiring coder. They are very attentive to the needs of their students and they gave great feedback throughout the course.  I would certainly recommend this program to anyone interested in coding, with or without coding experience.

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  • Jane McElduff
    Student • Introduction to Coding in JavaScript • Online
    Jan 05, 2019
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    First Step Coding teachers make the basics understandable!

    Awesome class to learn the basics of coding so you can choose a career in coding or to enhance your coding relationships and coding needs conversations.  A " must-do" if you you have any curiosity about coding. First Step Coding teachers make the basics understandable!

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  • Spencer
    Graphic Designer • Student • Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
    Dec 19, 2018
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    Great Intro to Coding!

    I'm currently in the Bootcamp prep section of First Step Coding and I couldn't be happier with my experience so far.  If you're looking to prepare yourself for a coding boot camp or just hoping to test the waters, I can't recommend First Step enough.  The teachers are very helpful and the course content covers way more than I could have learned on my own within the same period of time.  I personally think its well worth the investment! 

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  • Kevin Kang
    Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Boston
    Nov 15, 2018
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    Perfect introductory course

    This was a great introductory course to the fundamentals of coding. If you are on the fence about spending the money for a Coding Bootcamp, think about doing this program first to see if coding is for you. Another great thing about this program is, if you do learn that coding is something you are interested, they are affiliated with various top bootcamps and will provide credit towards the bootcamp tuition. The instructors are available to answer any coding questions as well as general gui...

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  • Angela Deen
    Graduate • Online
    Oct 11, 2018
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    First Step Coding: a must for beginners!

    I recently completed the Intro to Coding in JS course. I was a complete newbie before and now I feel pretty confident in basic coding. The instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful. The class is fast paced with a lot of content, so expect to put in a lot of work and time. The instructor is happy to have weekly 1 on 1 meetings to help with any of the material. I highly recommend attending First Step Coding before attending a boot camp; they teach you the necessary skills to feel confid...

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  • Vy Nguyen
    Student • Bootcamp Prep • Online
    Sep 05, 2018
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    I learned in this 4-week-course more than I ever did in college during the past four years.

    Choosing FSC was one of the best decisions that I have made and the staff was very enthusiastic in facilitating the course and setting me up to take the class. Due to some issues with my F-1 visa, I was not able to travel back to San Francisco from Vietnam in time to attend the course in-person. After discussing my visa issue with Calli, she kindly offered me the option to switch to the live-online course instead.

    The online course exceeded my expectations. At first, I was skeptica...

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  • Ferris
    Student • Bootcamp Prep • Online
    Aug 22, 2018
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    The Place To Get Your Feet Wet

    If you're someone like me who was code-curious, but unsure of committing 10K+ to a bootcamp that you may be unprepared for, then FSC is what you're looking for. The curriculum is appropriately paced for complete beginners, however, they will give you enough to chew on to decide if this is potentially a career field for you. You'll start from scratch with Javascript learning basic data types and by the end you'll have a sense of how complex algorithms are constructed, even if you can't yet ...

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  • Hasier Pastor
    Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Online
    Aug 08, 2018
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    The place to start your coding journey

    First Step Coding is a great place to start your programming journey whether you want to attend a coding bootcamp, learn some fundamental programming concepts or just want to see if web development and computer science is something you are passionate about. 
    The curriculum is top-notch and you will go from learning the fundamentals of programming in JavaScript to being able to understand the power of higher order programming, all while practicing pair programming and...

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Published July 30, 2018
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Published September 28, 2017
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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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