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Fullstack Academy

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Fullstack Academy offers full-time and part-time immersive software engineering bootcamps and cyber security bootcamps, with campuses in New York City, Chicago, and online. Fullstack's software engineering courses cover advanced JavaScript-oriented technologies and computer science topics including compiler theory, logic gates, and building an operating system. The cyber bootcamp covers encryption, networking, system architecture, cryptography, risk detection, and more. Fullstack Academy offers flexible options for college students and those who wish to continue working while learning modern tech skills. The Summer of Code program is an accelerated version of the immersive bootcamp for college students on summer break.

The full- and part-time immersives in NY and Chicago are for intermediate programmers who’ve learned the basics before applying, while the cyber and university bootcamps are specifically designed for beginners. Bootcamp Prep classes are available to help students prepare for admissions. To apply, candidates should submit an application via the website, take an online coding assessment (software engineering bootcamp) or a basic logical reasoning test (cyber bootcamp), then participate in a video interview.

Fullstack Academy programs aim to combine a cutting-edge technical curriculum with career counseling to make sure students can both do a technical job, and get a technical job. Fullstack hosts a Demo Day, which includes speed interviewing sessions, and the careers team helps students connect with the right people, interview successfully, and negotiate the best offer possible. 

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  • Bootcamp Prep in a Month

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    CSS, Express.js, Front End, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time12 Hours/week4 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$100
    Class size40
    LocationOnline, New York City, Chicago
    **NOTE: Prep In a Month courses are best for folks who have some previous experience with programming.** Fullstack Academy’s Bootcamp Prep courses are $100 and will prepare you for the full-time software engineering programs at both Fullstack and Grace Hopper, plus Fullstack’s part-time Flex program. These courses teach the fundamentals of programming and show you how to use JavaScript to solve real-world coding problems. Best of all, they’re taught by working developers who once graduated from one of Fullstack’s programs so you can really get a feel for the environment we foster and the smart, driven, and generous people our community is made up of.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced-Beginner
    Prep WorkIncludes a 10-hr prep workshop. Not required, but highly recommended to help students get the most out of class.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Bootcamp Prep in a Week

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    CSS, Express.js, Front End, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time1 Week
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$100
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline, New York City
    **NOTE: Prep In a Week courses are best for folks who have some previous experience with programming.** Fullstack Academy’s Bootcamp Prep courses are $100 and will prepare you for the full-time software engineering programs at both Fullstack and Grace Hopper (our all-women’s school), plus Fullstack’s part-time Flex program. These courses teach the fundamentals of programming and show you how to use JavaScript to solve real-world coding problems, and best of all? They’re taught by working developers who once graduated from one of Fullstack’s programs so you can really get a feel for the environment we foster and the smart, driven, and generous people our community is made up of.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced-beginners
    Prep WorkIncludes a 10-hr prep workshop. Not required, but highly recommended to help students get the most out of class.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Cyber OnRamp

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    Linux, Ethical Hacking
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$0
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Linux Command Line for Beginners. Designed to teach you the Command Line basics for cybersecurity in an online, user-friendly format.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Flex (Part-Time) Immersive

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,980
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, Online
    Fullstack’s Flex Software Immersive offers an opportunity to complete the rigorous program over a six-month time period while keeping a full-time job. Students attend class in-person two nights per week and remotely one night per week. Each month will feature one immersive weekend, where Flex students come to campus both Saturday and Sunday. The other three weekends will consist of remote work and not require live attendance. These remote weekends will utilize learning tools that work well in that format: video lectures and workshop reviews, solo coding workshops, and even pair-programming with classmates using virtual collaboration tools. This remote work will be self-paced—completed by a deadline, but on the student’s schedule.
    Financing
    Deposit$2,000 deposit upon enrollment
    Financing
    Fullstack Academy partners with SkillsFund
    Scholarship$1,000 Ada Lovelace scholarship for women $1,000 scholarship for veterans $2,000 built-in scholarship for Chicago students
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced-beginner/Intermediate programming skills
    Prep Work4-week Foundations Course
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp (Full-Time)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,980
    Class size25
    LocationNew York City
    The Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp is a full-time, in-person 17-week training program that prepares students to start lucrative cyber careers. Grads will be ready for roles like Penetration Tester, Information Technology Analyst, Security Engineer, Cybersecurity Analyst, and Cyber Threat Analyst. Students will learn the industry’s most in-demand tools, techniques and procedures like Kali Linux, Command Line, Python, Wireshark, Bash, Nmap, Metasploit, Meterpreter, Penetration Testing Methodology, Threat Modeling, Vulnerability Scanning, Splunk, Snort, and SIEMs. The Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp is the only bootcamp trusted by New York City as a partner in its $100-million-dollar Cyber NYC initiative, which aims to transform the City of New York into a global cyber hub. The Cyber Bootcamp is powered by Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful coding bootcamps in the nation. Its graduates are equipped to succeed in the professional world through Fullstack’s foundational teaching method which allows students to thrive in their first job and every job after. Cyber Bootcamp grads also gain the assistance of Fullstack’s dedicated career services team and leave as members of the Fullstack community— a supportive alumni network that can help open doors to future career opportunities.
    Financing
    Deposit*99 for a limited time (normally $2,000)
    Financing
    Fullstack Academy has a financing partnership with SkillsFund
    ScholarshipAda Lovelace Scholarship for Women, Veteran's scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkTake our introduction to the industry, Hacking 101, before you interview: https://cyber.fullstackacademy.com/prepare/hacking-101
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp (Part-Time)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$15,980
    Class size24
    LocationNew York City
    The Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp is a part-time, in-person 26-week training program that prepares students to start lucrative cyber careers. Grads will be ready for roles like Information Technology Analyst, Security Engineer, Cybersecurity Analyst, and Cyber Threat Analyst. Students will learn the industry’s most in-demand tools, techniques and procedures like Kali Linux, Command Line, Python, Wireshark, Bash, Nmap, Metasploit, Meterpreter, Penetration Testing Methodology, Threat Modeling, Vulnerability Scanning, Splunk, Snort, and SIEMs. The Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp is the only bootcamp trusted by New York City as a partner in its $100-million-dollar Cyber NYC initiative, which aims to transform the City of New York into a global cyber hub. The Cyber Bootcamp is powered by Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful coding bootcamps in the nation. Its graduates are equipped to succeed in the professional world through Fullstack’s foundational teaching method which allows students to thrive in their first job and every job after. Cyber Bootcamp grads also gain the assistance of Fullstack’s dedicated career services team and leave as members of the Fullstack community— a supportive alumni network that can help open doors to future career opportunities.
    Financing
    Deposit$500 (Normally $2,000)
    Financing
    Fullstack Academy has a financing partnership with SkillsFund
    Scholarship$2,000 Founders Scholarships available to part-time students for a limited time; Ada Lovelace Scholarship for Women; Veteran's scholarship
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkTake our introduction to the industry, Hacking 101, before you interview: https://cyber.fullstackacademy.com/prepare/hacking-101
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Fullstack Data Analytics Bootcamp (Full-Time)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,500
    Class size25
    LocationNew York City, Online
    The Data Analytics bootcamp at Fullstack Academy helps students establish foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities in the field of data analytics.There’s no experience required, so don’t let inexperience or unfamiliarity with the industry stop you from applying. Our full-time and part-time bootcamp curriculum is taught by industry-leading experts who are passionate about training the next generation of Data Analysts. Throughout the course of your training, you will learn how to use advanced Excel features, get comfortable creating data-driven presentations, and learn different programming languages and programs such as: SQL, Python, Tableau and AWS. Upon graduation, you will be ready to be hired for a professional role in Data Analytics. With the help of our career success team, you will gain the professional skills you need for your first job and every job after. Our team has built relationships with companies ranging from large to startups to agencies to ensure that we can help you make connections with the employers you want to work for. Even after you graduate, our team is available to keep you motivated, prepare you for interviews, and help you negotiate offers. With more than 600,000 job postings in the U.S. and a 21.5% projected 10-year growth rate, now is an exciting time to launch a fulfilling career in Data Analytics. Fullstack’s program will help you learn the in-demand skills you need to succeed in the field and start working in as few as 17 weeks.
    Financing
    Deposit$2,000
    Financing
    Fullstack Academy offers Income Share Agreements (ISAs) so students can learn in-demand skills now and pay tuition later. Private loans are also available through our partners Climb & Ascent. Learn more at our website.
    ScholarshipFullstack Academy offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition and provides financing options through our loan partners. Learn more: https://www.fullstackacademy.com/financing
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Fullstack Data Analytics Bootcamp (Part-Time)

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,500
    Class size24
    LocationNew York City, Online
    The Data Analytics bootcamp at Fullstack Academy helps students establish foundational knowledge, skills, and abilities in the field of data analytics.There’s no experience required, so don’t let inexperience or unfamiliarity with the industry stop you from applying. Our full-time and part-time bootcamp curriculum is taught by industry-leading experts who are passionate about training the next generation of Data Analysts. Throughout the course of your training, you will learn how to use advanced Excel features, get comfortable creating data-driven presentations, and learn different programming languages and programs such as: SQL, Python, Tableau and AWS. Upon graduation, you will be ready to be hired for a professional role in Data Analytics. With the help of our career success team, you will gain the professional skills you need for your first job and every job after. Our team has built relationships with companies ranging from large to startups to agencies to ensure that we can help you make connections with the employers you want to work for. Even after you graduate, our team is available to keep you motivated, prepare you for interviews, and help you negotiate offers. With more than 600,000 job postings in the U.S. and a 21.5% projected 10-year growth rate, now is an exciting time to launch a fulfilling career in Data Analytics. Fullstack’s program will help you learn the in-demand skills you need to succeed in the field and start working in as few as 17 weeks.
    Financing
    Deposit$2,000
    Financing
    Fullstack Academy offers Income Share Agreements (ISAs) so students can learn in-demand skills now and pay tuition later. Private loans are also available through our partners Climb & Ascent. Learn more at our website.
    ScholarshipFullstack Academy offers scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition and provides financing options through our loan partners. Learn more: https://www.fullstackacademy.com/financing
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Future Code: Diversifying the Future of Web Development in NYC at Fullstack Academy

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    OnlineFull Time
    Start Date April 18, 2022
    Cost$0
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Through a partnership with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline and NYC Small Business Services, Fullstack Academy’s Future Code: Diversifying the Future of Web Development in NYC program provides immersive online coding education to eligible New Yorkers free of cost. The program is designed to prepare New Yorkers with no previous professional web development experience for careers in web development at salaries of $65,000 or more. In 31-plus-weeks full-time, gain in-demand skills in Front-End Development, Back-End Development, and Computer Science as well as master HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge. No coding experience is required to apply. Future Code aims to increase the number of web developers in New York City, especially Black and Latino New Yorkers, by providing free training, career services, and connections to high-paying jobs. Eligibility Requirements: - This no-cost program is an opportunity offered by the City of New York. Applicants must meet the following criteria: - Current resident of New York City - Limited or no prior experience with the basics of coding and no paid professional web development or similar experience - Do not have a Computer Science degree and are not currently pursuing a Computer Science degree - Unemployed, or earn $50,000 or less if currently employed - Authorized to work in the United States - Meet federal selective service requirements - Fluent in English - Interested in gaining full-time employment as a web developer and are available to attend all sessions of the program - At least 18 years of age Special Notes: - Black and Latinx New Yorkers are strongly encouraged to apply - An advanced degree is not necessary to succeed in this training. New Yorkers with a high school degree or equivalency, associate degree, or some college experience are encouraged to apply - All New Yorkers may apply - Eligibility does not guarantee acceptance; all interested candidates must complete and be selected via a competitive application process - Future Code is a 100% remote, online program Learn more about eligibility and the Future Code application process now!
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansN/A
    ScholarshipN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-Training 7 Weeks PT
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
    More Start Dates
    April 18, 2022 - Online Apply by March 28, 2022
  • Hacking 101

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    Ethical Hacking
    OnlinePart Time
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$0
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Take our self-paced, video-based introduction to the industry to learn what it’s really like to work in cybersecurity and whether it's a good path for you.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Intro to Coding

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    CSS, HTML, JavaScript
    OnlinePart Time15 Hours/week
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$0
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Take our self-paced Intro to Coding class to learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript fundamentals.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • NYC Web Development Fellowship

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    CSS, Data Science, Express.js, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, React.js, SQL
    In PersonFull Time24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    CostN/A
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    In partnership with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, the NYC Web Development Fellowship will award eligible NYC residents tuition-free admission to Fullstack’s award-winning Software Engineering program. This curriculum has been proven successful—Fullstack graduates work at companies like Google, Venmo, Facebook, Amazon, and LinkedIn, as well as hundreds of innovative small- and mid-size tech companies. Learn more about the fellowship as well as eligibility requirements on the Fullstack website: https://www.fullstackacademy.com/nyc-fellowship
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    ScholarshipFree Tuition for Eligible NYC Residents
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelN/A
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Online Data Analyst Training Accelerator Program

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    Start Date August 01, 2022
    Cost$0
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationOnline
    Start a data analytics career in 19 weeks at no-cost with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline’s Data Analyst Training Accelerator (DATA) program at Fullstack Academy! Offered in partnership with the NYC Department of Small Business Services, DATA aims to increase diversity in the New York City tech industry by providing no-cost tech training and career services to unemployed, underemployed, or underrepresented populations with no previous experience in data analytics and is designed to create an accessible pathway for New Yorkers in the field. This program is open to eligible New York City residents only. During the DATA program, you'll gain data analytics skills, like building compelling visuals, practical coding, data modeling, dashboard creation, Python and SQL programming, cloud platform analytics, and more. You’ll also master in-demand data analytics tools, including Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, and AWS, as well as prepare for the Tableau Desktop Specialist Certification and the AWS Data Analytics Specialty Certification. The DATA curriculum, combined with our career success coaching, gives you the skills employers want and the job search support to help you launch your data analytics career. This training is an opportunity offered by the City of New York. Applicants must meet the following criteria: - Be at least 18 years of age - Be a current New York City resident - Be authorized to work in the United States - Be unemployed, or earn $45,000 or less if currently employed - Meet all selective service requirements - Have no paid professional data or marketing analyst experience - Be available for all sessions of the course, including attending in-person sessions through the duration of the course - Black, Hispanic - Latin, and members of other underrepresented populations in tech are strongly encouraged to apply. An advanced degree is not necessary to succeed in this training. New Yorkers with a high school degree or equivalency, associate degree, or some college experience are encouraged to apply. Eligibility does not guarantee acceptance; all interested candidates must complete and be selected via a competitive application process. Learn more about eligibility and the DATA program at Fullstack Academy now!
    Financing
    Deposit0
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
    More Start Dates
    August 01, 2022 - Online Apply by June 06, 2022
  • Software Engineering Immersive

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    CSS, Express.js, HTML, JavaScript, Node.js, React.js, SQL, Front End, Git, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Mobile
    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week17 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$17,910
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City, Online
    Fullstack Academy’s flagship course, the Full-Time Software Engineering Immersive is a 17-week career accelerator. Through an advanced curriculum and project-based structure, students learn today’s cutting edge development technologies. The Fullstack Immersive prepares graduates for software engineer roles at top-tier technology companies. Our JavaScript-driven curriculum immerses you in the latest web technologies such as Node.js, React.js, and postgreSQL. You bring the energy, curiosity, and dedication — we’ll provide a world-class school for becoming an expert software developer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Fullstack Academy has a financing partnership with SkillsFund
    ScholarshipThere is a $1,000 scholarship for all women+-identifying applicants and veterans. There is also a built-in $2000 scholarship for all students who enroll in the Chicago Software Engineering Immersive program.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelAdvanced-beginner/Intermediate programming skills
    Prep Work4-week remote Foundations Course precedes the 13 weeks on-campus
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Summer of Code

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    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$16,910
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationNew York City
    Summer of Code is a coding education program uniquely designed for ambitious college students seeking to supplement their traditional education by learning real world skills and building a portfolio of impressive projects. You bring the energy, curiosity and fierce dedication — we'll provide a world-class school for becoming an expert level coder in one summer.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Fullstack Academy has partnerships with Skills Fund and Upstart
    ScholarshipBuilt-in $2,000 student scholarship; $1,000 scholarship for women.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelCollege students only.
    Prep Work4-week Foundations course
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
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    Sul • Software Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I had a really really tough and great experience at the fullstack academy. the instructors are super great and intelligents. the curriculum is well organized. I would recommend it but BE PREPARE.
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    Victory • Software Development Engineer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I went to Fullstack Academy in order to keep myself accountable, and have some credibility with my resume instead of being self taught.

    The plus
    I'll keep it short, the teachers are fantastic, the curriculum is always changing to meet current technologies, and there's a robust alumni network (most of my job interviews were through referrals), and the sense of knowing that you're all in it for more or less the same reason builds a sense of comradery

    The minus
    Cost is one of the more expensive ones I know of, the class sizes are unusually large, and I feel that the TAs/mentors/helpers are overwhelmed consistently. Furthermore, while they teach you the right tech, the fact that this field requires data structures and algorithms to pass actual interviews, but only teaches those during the last month or so while you're knee deep in projects is kind of a bad format.

    The tl;dr
    The bootcamp is good, but it also has downsides. Not everywhere is perfect, The people there legitimately want you to succeed, bootcamps capitalize on a market, and they all want a slice of the pie.

    But hey, I got a job, that's worth something eh?
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    Violet • Fullstack Web Developer • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    My overall experience was pretty great.  My experience is bit different as I took the course as a Canadian resident. I had been doing a bit of freelance work with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and wanted to refine my abilities. The course was split up into 3 sections: Foundations, Junior Phase, Senior Phase. Foundations went by pretty quickly, there were no classes and it was pretty much self teaching yourself with their materials. You are able to request assistance with one of their fellows if you get stuck. Junior Phase was probably my favorite part of the course; We had daily lectures and pair programming session where you are able to work with other classmates and create a small application. Senior Phase was a lot less of the lecture structure and there we did daily mock technical interviews to prepare for the search. After that we would go to our assigned groups to complete bigger projects. I wish that the school had spent more time talking about the foundations of programming, like data structures and algos, but it is something you can pick up pretty quickly after the course.

    The instructors were really good and they REALLY cared about your education and they really wanted to be there and teach the students. I never felt that I didn't really have anyone to reach out to.

    Job assistance was really great. I was set up with a career coach that I could contact with any questions regarding employment and negotiations. After you graduate there is a career day where you can make connections with employers looking for bootcamp grads. I don't know if I'm allowed to say who was there, but there were a lot of good companies that offered competitive salaries and benefits. I was paired up with a career coach who seemed really invested in my progress during the job hunt, we met bi-weekly and setup goals. They were also there if I needed to vent about certain issues during the job search process. My career coach also sent my almost weekly e-mails with very good job opportunities and possible paid internships.

    It took me about 2 months to find a job, outside of the US, with a lot of support from my career coach. Joining this school also sets you up with their alum network who work in numerous companies. It's a good place to learn and make lifelong connections. I would definitely recommend taking this bootcamp.

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    Nicole Ieremciuc • Associate Data Scientist • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    This is a bootcamp geared towards the determined beginner - anyone who is serious about applying themselves and making a career in data analytics should consider this bootcamp. The pace is slow enough for beginners, but fast enough for those who already have some experience in other languages. I was able to use my experience with FSA as a talking point in my interviewing process, and scored a data analytics job before the cohort had finished. Well worth the time.
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    Richard Brown • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I have learned so much thanks to Fullstack Academy! I feel as if I am a brand-new person. I know what it means to "build" something in tech now and plan on doing just that and hopefully finding a career in this field. Thanks!
  • Worth it!
    - 2/14/2022
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    Frank Taylor • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    My experience with Fullstack Academy was overall very positive. I had tried to teach myself web development using online tutorials, and books. This helped somewhat, but I didn't really understand anything about collaboration and working through problems with peers until I went through this boot camp. Also, the pace at which I learned the frameworks and libraries was dramatically speed up. This was due to the teachers stripping away the fluff and teaching what was necessary to build an entire application from front to back. 

    This may be a personal preference, but in case you care about this sort of thing; Going through this camp also introduced me to a lot of like minded people working toward the same goal. This may not at seem like a huge advantage at first, but I found that there was a real benefit that came with the camaraderie of learning something as difficult as development. 

     By the end of program I felt very confidant in my skills as a developer. I'm also taking advantage of the student success team that helps with finding job openings, interview training and resume workshops. 
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    Gabriel Ytterberg • Software Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      Fullstack Academy has changed my life. I resisted going to a bootcamp for years, as I had a CS degree that I'd never used, and never thought I'd want to use. But times change, and when I got dumped out of a good startup job when the company went under due to the pandemic, I started looking for something more rewarding. I wanted to use my degree, but I needed a refresher. I looked at a few bootcamps and decided FSA seemed the most rigorous while still being short.

     The program is well designed, with lots of javascript and programming basics up front, then a focus on learning the web tech stack, and then back to CS principles towards the end while you work on your capstone project. The core curriculum is solid, though it could stand to be updated with some new technologies and updated versions (especially React and Typescript). There is a lot of pair programming, which I have mixed feelings about. The breadth of prior knowledge and experience in bootcamp participants mean sometimes you'll work with someone on your level, but more often you'll be working with someone drastically ahead or behind you in understanding. These can still be rewarding experiences, as you'll either have someone to learn from or have the opportunity to explain something to someone, which is a great way to deepen your understanding.

      The instructors are mostly awesome, people who genuinely want to be there and teach, rather than just a stopover between software development gigs. Teaching is hard, though, and there are a few who may be great developers but are still working on their teaching chops.  The good ones are amazing though, and all are putting in their best effort.

      The most rewarding part of my FSA experience was being offered a position as a "Fellow" (teaching assistant) after the program. The fellowship was a great opportunity to deepen my understanding of the material, share it with others, and work on my personal portfolio and applying to jobs while collecting a (very modest) paycheck. Working with students struggling with the program, trying hard to change their lives for the better, was very powerful. Lots of highs, and lots of lows.

      Having the fellowship on my resume, plus my CS degree, made it relatively easy to differentiate myself from other bootcamp grads and find a job making more than I'd even hoped for a first job. (Two weeks into starting the job, I still can't believe I got the offer). But the core program at Fullstack is challenging and relatively rigorous, the instructors are passionate and have real teaching skills, and the students are motivated and professional. The job assistance program, which I assumed would be an afterthought, was actually really helpful. The career services counsellors are experienced and insightful, and they really want to help you get a job. It was a pleasure working with them.

      Fullstack has changed my life for the better in ways that I never would have considered when I made the decision to apply.
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    Adam Weinberg • JavaScript Application Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    16 week full-time immersive bootcamp teaching the PERN stack (Postgres, Express, React, Node), computer science principles, and systems design. The first 4 weeks (Foundations) are self-guided online modules teaching the basics of JavaScript and object oriented programming. The next 6 weeks (Junior Phase) are held in a classroom format, with lectures, pair programming, and take-home assignments. The final 6 weeks (Senior Phase) focus on team projects and interview/job search preparation. Students are encouraged to learn/utilize different technologies in their projects than those that were taught during Junior Phase. Students will come out of the program with 2 large team projects and one individual project. 
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    Hannah • Software Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I started my coding bootcamp with Fullstack Academy in April, 2021.
    I graduated from it late July of the same year, however, due to my personal situation I went back to my old job right away.
    Even though I was working full-time and job hunting it only took 4 months for me to land a job! And I am a mother of a pre-schooler as well! My journey was very challenging with limited time I had fo myself, however, I was able to survive and achieve my goal, my dream because of Fullstack Academy. Fullstack Academy has a great curriculum, great instructors and great career coaches. By the time I graduated I was almost job ready, I reviewed everything I had learned from the bootcamp first 2 weeks after graduating. Then I was really job ready! After that I spent lots of time studying algorithms and searching and applying for jobs and even learned new tech stacks!
    In addition, throughout my entire job searching journey my career coach was very supportive, we met often to chat and check-in and I always received a great guidance every time we met. 
    My experience at Fullstack Academy was truly a blessing, attending Fullstack Academy was one of the greatest life changing decision I have made in my life!
  • Great experience!
    - 10/20/2021
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    Swan Zhao • Fullstack Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I started with Fullstack's bootcamp in a month program in February, with no prior experience, and got into their immersive software engineering program in March, finishing in late July and signed my offer as a Fullstack Developer recently in October 2021. 

    It was honestly quite difficult and in order to get the most out of the program, you do need to put in many nights and weekends but I'd say, with certainty, the more work you put in, the more you get out. There is some hand holding, but if you really want to work in software engineering as a career, a large part of that is learning how to google and how to solve problems. For those who are worried about struggling, the program leads and instructors are very flexible and will work with you and potentially allow you to do a redo. 

    The best part is the wonderful people at Fullstack--the instructors (shout outs to Orlando, Noelle, and Gary) all have real world experience and are also amazing teachers, the program lead I had (Serena) was super sweet and encouraging, and the career success team (shout out to Jolie!!!) was super helpful in answering all the questions and filling in the gaps. I found my job through a career success email blast!

    I think the structure of the program works well and you leave the program with 2-3 projects on your portfolio that employers DO care and ask about. Like another reviewer here, my only complaint would be that there could potentially be an earlier focus on doing REACTOs (learning data structures and algorithms, which are super essential to a lot of companies' interviewing processes). Overall, I had a great experience and would recommend Fullstack.
  • Cyber Bootcamp
    - 9/25/2021
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    Peter Armstrong • Risk and Compliance Analyst • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Prior to attending the Cyber Bootcamp I had no formal education in anything related to Computers.  I attended the Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp from August through the end of April.  I did it part-time, three classes per week.  The entire class participated remotely.  We broke up into groups in each class and near the end of the course, broke up into groups to complete a capstone project.  During the last half of the course I began studying for the Sec+ exam, and passed it on the day before the course ended.  Then I studied for the CySA+ during the four weeks after I graduated, and took that exam and passed it.  Then I began looking for jobs through June and July, and in the first week of August, I received an email that a company was interested in interviewing me, and three weeks and two interviews later, I had a job!  I've been working three weeks now and I enjoy it very much!
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    Nick L. • Software Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Overall, I think that Fullstack Academy is a very good coding bootcamp, and I am glad that I attended. Fullstack is considered one of the best bootcamps, and I am glad that they have a fairly strict application process, so they only let in people who have at least a decent amount of coding knowledge.

    I did a large amount of self-studying before attending Fullstack, probably more so than most other students. I am glad that I did, because then I was able to get the most out of the Fullstack instruction and experience. I thought the instructors and instruction was overall quite good, although there were a few times where I thought it could be a bit better/the instructors could explain things a bit more clearly. Again though, it's tough, because bootcamps have to cram so much material in in such a short period of time.

    This goes back to my point about preparation and self-studying before attending the bootcamp - I think it's really helpful if you have a good base of knowledge, and have at least looked a bit at the topics and technologies that will be on the syllabus, so you are not completely lost when they introduce some of the topics. In some ways, I think this is a flaw of coding bootcamps in general - it's impossible to teach someone everything they need to know to get a job in tech in 4 months or so. One will have to do a lot of studying before attending, work hard while attending, and probably work a bit after graduation to sure up knowledge/skills in some areas. And ultimately, my other point is that coding bootcamps can be great, but in the end, you can (almost) teach yourself all of this stuff. There are so many resources available online at this point that are either free or very cheap. Is this expensive bootcamp worth it? - it could be, but I would say try to self-study a lot before attending, so you get the most possible out of it.

    My other slight criticism of Fullstack Academy is that I felt that the size of the class was pretty large. I think my cohort started off being around 37-40 people. Throughout the course, a few people did end up dropping out (and then a few people were held back into the next cohort, since they didn't do that well in the "junior phase", so they didn't get to go to "senior phase"). However, even though the cohort was large, the instructors and teaching fellows nevertheless did a good job of providing individual instruction where needed.

    In the end, I have a very positive review of Fullstack Academy. Could instruction have been a bit better in a few areas? - probably, but overall it was quite good. Was the cohort size a little big? - yes, somewhat, but not outrageously big and I still felt I was able to get enough help. Can you just teach yourself most of this stuff? yes, for the most part, but Fullstack helped me to get better in a few areas, and the senior phase stuff (working on a team, career services) I thought were very valuable to me. Ultimately, I am a success story, because after graduating (and then after about 3 more months of doing a bit more self-studying and applying to jobs) I got a high-paying software engineer job at a major company.

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