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Founders and Coders

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Founders and Coders offers tuition-free, peer-led web development training in London, UK. Founders and Coders is a nonprofit organization and global developer community, aiming to help people from all backgrounds get into tech and make a social impact. The program consists of a 16-week full-time coding bootcamp covering JavaScript, Node.js, relational databases, and aspects of UX design and project management. As a peer-led bootcamp, students take turns delivering ...

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  • Helen Zhou
    Front End Developer • Graduate • Full-stack JavaScript • London
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    Mar 18, 2019
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    Incredible bootcamp to get into the tech industry

    Founders and Coders is a 16 week bootcamp course, that ensures you develop the skills to become a software developer. The first eight weeks are focused on learning the principles of JavaScript (that can be applied to other programming languages), as well as using popular frameworks such as React and Express. This includes two days each week of mini projects in a group of four to put what was learnt into practice. The latter eight weeks are spent working on two four-week projects, one of wh...

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  • Dragomir Ceban
    recent graduate • London
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    Feb 17, 2018
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    I became a fullstack developer in 4 months

    I've just graduated from Founders and Coders. Before enrolling on the course I was studying BSc Computing at university. Just at the end of the first year, I found out about FAC, and decided to drop off the uni as I didn't enjoy paying an arm and a leg for studying mainly in my own time, outdated tools. At that period I wasn't sure how well FAC would work for me, and now I can certainly say that it was the best decision I've ever made. I learnt so much within the last 4 months, and I'm wel...

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  • Aisha
    Student • Full-stack JavaScript • London
    Sep 28, 2021
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    Avoid

    I was involved with the organisation over 3 years as an employee, a mentor and a volunteer. They claim an outward image of being a cooperatively run organisation that implements decisions on consensus, but in reality all decisions are made behind closed doors by management. There’s huge issues with nepotism and it’s near impossible to get anything done unless you are chummy with those in charge. Many have tried. A large portion of the courses structure a...
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  • Eade
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-stack JavaScript • London
    Mar 19, 2019
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    Worthwhile bootcamp to springboard you into coding

    Founders and Coders is a coding bootcamp that is the perfect springboard to jump into the world of coding.

    What sets FAC apart from the other bootcamps is the level of support. Since the prerequisites that need to be completed before applying are tough and the course is highly selective, it has resulted in a community of people who are the best of the best. The beauty of FAC is the people who are always ready to help, and I’ve made many friends from FAC. 

    Over the four ...

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  • Haydn
    Graduate • Full-stack JavaScript • London
    Feb 27, 2019
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    👍

    You can really get a huge amount out of FAC but you need to put a lot in. The people who say that it was an incredible experience (and I think everyone on my cohort would more or less agree with them), will have put the effort in to ensure that they had such a transformative experience. There are many reasons why someone might not be able to make the necessary comittment and they are all probably really good reasons, but they should be aware that they might find they struggle with the way ...

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  • Paul
    Graduate • Full-stack JavaScript • Nazareth
    Nov 05, 2018
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    Not free, not a bootcamp

    To summarise it in a few words: a sheer waste of time.

    The course is simply not properly taught and I would have better used my money on some udemy classes. At least they are done by professionals, not by improvised mentors that just finished the same course a few weeks before us and often had no real work experience, while following an old curriculum.

    Reporting problems is more or less meaningless, they are just blinded by their own po...

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  • J
    Student • London
    Aug 01, 2018
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    It is not a proper bootcamp, technology takes too little time

    First of all, I met awesome people there, "thanks" to FAC, but I cannot deny what apparently only a couple of reviewers had the guts to say so far: this is not a proper bootcamp.

    Let me go a bit more in detail about that:

    let's start with the most crucial: 90% or more of the people mentoring you are in no shape to be instructors and some of them, I came to think, would actually struggle to ...
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  • Hannah Tucker
    Frontend Engineer • Graduate • London
    Feb 21, 2018
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    Amazing fullstack coding course!

    An amazing experience, I couldn’t recommend it enough.

    Firstly for the sense of community whilst learning. Students are expected to support fellow students during the course, and you also contribute through hosting meetups for new coders and through mentoring. There really is a sense of being 'in it together' which makes the whole thing really enjoyable!

    The course material was fresh and current, largely because Founders & Coders is based on an iterative model - eac...

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  • Natalie Seeto
    Graduate • Full-stack JavaScript • London
    Feb 18, 2018
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    A course like no other

    I am a graduate of Founders and Coders and I can honestly say it is one of the best things I have been a part of.

    The curriculum is ever evolving determined by current trends in tech. Topics during our cohort included accessibility, Node, Express, relational databases, React, authentication. We consolidated our knowledge through weekly projects, which also helped hone our skills in pair-programming, TDD, code reviews, team retrospectives and the Git work flow; all assets in the p...

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  • Becky
    Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Full-stack JavaScript • London
    Feb 18, 2018
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    An amazing 16 weeks!

    I’ve recently graduated from Founders and Coders, and I’m amazed at how much I learnt in 16 weeks. I’m definitely very prepared to be a full stack web developer.

    The course has a great balance of workshops, coding challenges, short weekly team projects and longer 3 week projects which has given me fantastic experience of working in a team and problem solving, along with a really solid grounding in the technical concepts.

    What makes Founders and Coders so special is the ...

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  • Mattia
    Software engineer • Full-stack JavaScript • London
    Dec 14, 2017
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    Not a good experience for me

    My cohort was the last one that didn't have to pay for this boot-camp so that was a big plus. Also the founder of FAC procured small contracts with real customers in London, so that we could have some real world work experience while attending the bootcamp, which was really a good thing and don't know if many bootcamps do something like that for their students. 
    So why do I give a negative review? The learning experience and the atmosphere were poor in my opinion. <...

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  • Philippa Bywater
    Graduate • Full-stack JavaScript • London
    Jun 22, 2017
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    I learnt things faster than I thought was possible!

    I've just finished Founders & Coders and would highly recommend it to anyone. It's an amazing environment to learn in, surrounded by people who are genuinely interested and excited about what they're doing. The support that you get throughout the course is really good but you are also challenged and certainly not spoon-fed. The fact that you learn to write vanilla javascript before using any framewiorks gives you a really good understanding of the language but there's also a lot of roo...

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