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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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  • Dan
    Student • Bootcamp Prep • Boston
    Oct 04, 2017
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    Great Experience!

    First Step Coding was something I stumbled upon while doing research on coding bootcamps. I am a 30 year old who works in the tech industry with zero background in tech! I wanted to enhance my basic knowledge of coding, but didn't want to commit the time and money into a real bootcamp because I wasn't sure whether or not coding was actually for me. What made First Step coding atractive was that it didn't require me to drop $15k and quit my job before deciding if I enjoyed coding.

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  • Javi
    Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • Online
    Sep 24, 2017
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    Curious about coding? Start here!

    The software development world is vast and can be pretty intimidating to those interested in giving coding a try. Poking around on your own can only get you so far. First Step Coding provides a true introduction into the fundamentals of programming and has found a unique niche with their partnerships with top bootcamps. In four quick weeks you'll know whether or not pursuing education in coding is right for you and then you'll have Andy and his awesome team on your side to help get you t...
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  • Justin M
    Website Manager • Graduate • Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
    Sep 21, 2017
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    One of the best decisions I've ever made

    There is so much to praise about this school. The teachers at First Step Coding are excellent. All the students there are passionate to learn. My core teacher, Tate Thurston, always showed up to class with a big smile on his face and never hesitated to shared his joy for computer programming. He is very knowledgeable and helped me become code literate in one month. Not only did I get all my technical questions answered, Tate helped me become a better student and...
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    Calli Rothberg of First Step Coding

    Student Success Manager

    Dec 18, 2017

    Thanks Justin! Congrats again on attending Rithm School, we knew you could do it!
  • Becky C.
    Student • Bootcamp Prep • San Francisco
    Sep 16, 2017
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    Worth it!

    I took programming courses before but I feel like I learn more in Andy's class (which is only one month) compared to several semesters of computer science courses.   Andy and Micheal were extremely knowledgeable, responsive and incredibly supportive. They often went outside the box to understand what I'm struggling with and tried their best to accommodate me. In fact, I scheduled several weekend skype office hours with the both of them. In all occ...
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    Calli Rothberg of First Step Coding

    Student Success Manager

    Dec 18, 2017

    Thanks Becky! Congrats on getting accepted to Hack Reactor, you definitely earned it!
  • Logan McBride
    Bootcamp Prep • New York City
    Sep 15, 2017
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    Well worth it!

    This course is the perfect introduction to the basics of coding languages, providing the solid foundation and good habits that will ensure you are ahead of the game when applying to Bootcamps or just learning more for a technical role. I was very happy to meet other like-minded students in the course and the instructors take the time to make sure that you understand the concepts, mentor you and help find your path. Definately worth the money!!!

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    Calli Rothberg of First Step Coding

    Student Success Manager

    Dec 18, 2017

    Thanks Logan! Congrats on attending Hack Reactor, we hope you're loving it so far!
  • Yang Zhou
    student • Bootcamp Prep • Boston
    Sep 14, 2017
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    I highly recommend it to anyone looking for professional coding organization and a everlasting mentorship

    I took the course with Kurt in Boston starting in August and from my perspective First Step Coding (FSC) is a very rewarding experience. What sets FSC aside above other coding prep courses is its instructor team and encouraging environment. All of the instructors have Coding related degrees and tremendous industry background. This definitely helps because they just simply know what is going on while writing those codes. Also, they could answer your questions from a professional view such a...

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  • Shannon
    COO • Student • Online
    Sep 14, 2017
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    Solid Intro Course

    Highly suggest this program!! Remote/night classes were easy for my busy work schedule. The instructor (Shlomy) was a solid teacher and always available via Slack/Screenhero to help with any issues on the homework assignments.   Before this course I had done some coding before in R, MatLab, and more research focused coding programs. I took this course because now I manage the development of a node.js application and wanted to understand how the product I manag...
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  • Anonymous
    linux sys admin • Student • Bootcamp Prep • Boston
    May 14, 2018
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    baby steps

    Firststepcoding took me from baby crawls to solidified real steps towards my growth and development in coding. I really enjoyed the program. The small class structure is really helpful to get you over the many hump, hurdles you will encounter. And trust me, being able to have all your questions answered instead of winging it on your own makes the learning curve that much more enjoyable. 

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Published July 30, 2018
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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.

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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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