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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$17,910
    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$500 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
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    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
  • 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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    JavaScript, HTML, CSS
    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
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    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
  • 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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    Josie Chen • Full-stack Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Fullstack Academy (FSA) transformed me from a beginner of almost zero coding experience to a full-time employed full-stack developer within 10 months. To clarify, the 10 months cover pre-bootcamp preparation, self-paced foundation phase, immersive junior and senior phases (the main body of FAS), and 3 months of job hunting after graduation. My program focused on web development; the curriculum covered a up-to-date set of full-stack languages and technologies, including Javascript, React, Node.js, Postgresql, and Express. On top of that, the program also strongly encouraged students to explore languages and technologies outside the curriculum through solo and team projects. In my case, my team and I also learned AWS, React Native, Xcode, among many other tools. Although there are always more new technologies to learn, the stack on FSA's curriculum turned out very useful and practical in the current market. In my case, the core technologies and tools I will use for my job are those I learned from FSA.

    Besides the tech stack, I was able to build three projects, which will constitute an important part of my resumes in the job market. Moreover,  FSA operated the program using the method of Agile software development, which is widely used in the tech industry. My classmates and I practiced pair-programming throughout the immersive phases and the pairing changed every single time to make sure most students got to work together. We also built projects starting from writing a user story, to diagraming workflow and using Github Kanban, to attending daily stand-ups and weekly code reviews, and to a final presentation. All these practices prepared me well for the real working environment.

    The instructors at FSA are AWESOME! My cohort (2009 => 20 means 2020 and 09 means September, I know, it took me a while to figure this out) started during the pandemic. As a previous teacher myself, I totally understand the difficulties to teach online. However, FSA instructors did a wonderful job. They structured their lectures in a clear way. They were knowledgable, attentive and patient. They constantly checked in on everyone and were very willing to pause and answer any questions. Additionally, they all have different personalities, and made the lectures engaging, interesting, and funny in their own ways. (Jessica Bracht, Natalie Lane, Bienvenido Rodriguez, Travis Stratton, and Finn Terdal, thank you so much for being patient and caring!)

    I also benefited from the fellow system at FSA. Every 6-7 students at FSA were assigned with a teaching fellow who usually graduated a cohort ahead. Our fellow organized group lunch every week to get together, to discuss everyone's process and struggles, to share strategies and resources, and also simply to chat and to get to know each other. My fellow Bobby Ton was super encouraging and supportive throughout the entire process. He was there to support me when my laptop broke down in the middle of the bootcamp, and he also wrote a wonderful recommendation letter for me after my graduation. (Thank you, Bobby! You are the best!)

    FAS career assistance started during our senior phase and fully kicked in after our graduation. Career advisors gave talks on every crucial steps in job hunting. They also provided one-on-one meetings to help me prepare resume, linkedIn profile, and also a pitch speech (Thank you for helping me and supporting me, Dezzi Rae Marshall). Although I found it hard to do all this while working on my senior projects, it is good to just start. After graduation, they selected and regularly send out job opportunities, job fairs, and various events related to job hunting. I found this very helpful and the two job offers I got were both from the events my career advisor recommended. Moreover, it was very convenient to book a one-on-one meeting with my career advisor to discuss literally anything about job hunting. I discussed with my career advisor to speed up my application, report my progress and figure out what's working and what's not, prepare interviews, and negotiate salary. In addition, the career advisors also reached out to FSA alumni to organized panels, pair newly graduated students with experiences alumni to provide mentorship, and they also offer meditation sessions! (Thank you so much for always being there for me throughout the job hunting process, Trent Rhodes!)

    I highly recommend FSA. As I said in my title, FSA is an awesome program that is worth your time and money. If I have to say anything for improvement, I wish the class size were smaller and there were more guidances on the Async week. Perhaps these would not have been issues if it were not for the pandemic. Oh oh, one last request, please consider adding digital accessibility into the curriculum!
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    Courtney E. • Student • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I graduated from Fullstack's Web Development Fellowship in July 2020 (shout out to WDF-2004!!!). I'm currently set to begin an internship this summer at a company that aligns well with my values and interests and will stretch my knowledge and experience of languages and tools I was exposed to at Fullstack.

    I had the privilege to begin the bootcamp prep in person with those who would be my cohort mates in January 2020 under the instruction of Sarah Zhao (who is so amazing at what she does). Post-lockdown, the program went remote but smoothly with Orlando Caraballo and Julissa Napoletano as our instructors. They provided a nice balance in the course of or class week, were very encouraging, and kept our learning fun. Retrospectives and check-ins with Oscar Robles were absolutely necessary for us as we were all experiencing the strain of being in lockdown and also the stress and trauma of social injustices happening around us. The curriculum was intense but taught us the full NERDS (Node.js, Express, React & Redux, and Databases using SQL) stack. We got to complete some fun workshops, pair program with our peers, and build some amazing projects during the senior (last) phase of the program. Those projects helped me when interviewing because I was excited to talk about what I've been able to build because of Fullstack.

    Career Success services and our Flight (post-grad) program were great and definitely instrumental in my job search success. Special thank you to Jolie Dudley, Trent Rhodes, and my remote coach Laura McClernon for being such an instrumental part in my job search and interview readiness prep. You feedback and support were invaluable.

    Overall, my experience at Fullstack was AMAZING and I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in Web Development. The Web Development Fellowship (WDF), which is in partnership with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, is quite competitive but allows you a tuition-free education with the same curriculum as a normal Fullstack student.
  • Great program!
    - 3/20/2021
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    Julia K • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I'm a recent grad from the Fullstack WDF program. It was such an intense learning experience, and the staff there seem to truly care about your success. They handled all questions from my cohort gracefully and patiently, no matter how silly or repetitive the questions were. The career service team provided us with an abundant amount of information, and made themselves available if we ever needed extra office hours to discuss our individual career goals. 

    Pros
    Extremely supportive and amazing staff. Curriculum is constantly updated, and I feel like I have a solid foundation to enter the job market.

    Cons
    It's extremely fast-paced (but hey, it's called a bootcamp for a reason), and sometimes we had to learn like 5 different technologies in one week, which seemed overwhelming at the time. I had to do Udemy courses and watch youtube videos to solidify the material. Their algorithm and data structure preparation is not as robust as I would have liked. I would have preferred to have more structured lessons on data structures, and going over solution patterns.

    Overall, I highly recommend this bootcamp. The staff are there to support you as much as they can, but at the end of the day it's up to you to dedicate the time and effort to ensure you really understand the material.  

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    Joel McGill • Software Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    This isn’t something that is easy or will fall in your lap Software Engineering is Hard! That being said there are few programs that I feel could prepare you as well as my program did!! What I love and will rave about to any one looking for a bootcamp is the resources and prep that Full stack offers prior to even taking the immersive bootcamp course. I first took a month long bootcamp prep course where they have industry folks teaching. Also where I met my teacher who referred me for my first job.  After that class they offer me a builders program which was another 4 weeks of prep work (not always offered so ask for it). They also recommended a self directed JavaScript platform called teamTreehouse (this took me 3 weeks I did on my own). Then their actual bootcamp is prefaced with a 4 week program called foundations.  Overall I got a total 12 weeks worth of preparation before actually starting the 12 week immersive course!! Trust me when I say it was an immense help to have had all that preparation. I really got a bootcamp worth of prep prior to the Bootcamp. The Bootcamp itself is well structured, focuses on JavaScript and heavily uses React on the front end and NodeJS- Sequelize on the backend. If you want to be a backend engineer this may not be the best. Most backend in my job search is Java Go or python.  However, for Front End there’s no better place. As a FullStack program you will have all the base skills needed to create websites front to back! My Teachers in the immersive program were Sarah Zhao and David Patlut some  of the Best teachers you could have!! They really teach you how to think for yourself and guide you to questions that you can ask yourself about what is happening with the code. This form of teach allows you to be able to teach yourself by understanding what questions to ask and therefore (what to google) ultimately leading to teaching yourself or having a good educated guess and being able to communicate  the ideas effectively. Pair programming is big here and will be something you will want to utilize in the workplace. Unless you are in the Grace Hopper program you will own your Job search. It will be imperative to adopt a strong LinkedIn and contact recruiters prior to applying to even get responses and cover letters are a must! Again the don’t follow up on you so be active and stay on top of emailed opportunities. Yes, resources of relevant opportunities are constantly passed along. Though the professional network of FSA is growing everyday and we look out for each other, find us on LinkedIn! I strongly would suggest anyone looking into tech to consider this program. 
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    Ryan Smith • Full Stack Engineer • Student Verified via GitHub
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    Attending Fullstack was easily the best decision I've ever made in my life. I found the curriculum and the style of teaching excellent. From the Foundations course through Senior Phase, and beyond, with career support, my expectations were surpassed at every step of the way. It's difficult to look back and think about where I stood before day one of the program, because of how rapidly I was able to grow during this time. I truly went from very little experience to feeling job-ready, as an entry level software engineer, as a result of this decision.

    I so enjoyed collaborating with many of the students in my cohort and all the instructors and teaching fellows were an absolute pleasure to work with and learn from. A couple that stand out in my mind are Noelle Laureano (instructor) and Asim Samual (fellow). Noelle created a real sense of accountability, while simultaneously bringing so much enthusiasm each and every day, to the point that it was contagious. Asim was always there for me as a fellow to help navigate the, at times, overwhelming program. He was always good for some advice, technical or not, and of course, was there to squash some bugs with me when needed!

    I've already recommended the program to a few people in my life that are looking to enter the world of development. I will continue to do so anytime I meet anyone else looking to endure this same path!
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    Dean S. Gladish • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Fullstack Academy definitely taught me so much more than what I would normally learn in your typical computer science course.  I started out as a relative newcomer to the field and they took me from knowing practically nothing to being able to pair program and do all kinds of stuff.  It’s really that type of school.  The instructors were always there to answer our questions and provided us with a massive amount of help whenever we needed it.  Fullstack Academy is a really good choice, especially if you’re looking to improve upon your existing computer science education.

  • Software Engineer
    - 10/24/2020
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    John LaTona • Software Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Attending Fullstack Academy was one of the best career decisions I ever made. I applied to Fullstack after attending another coding bootcamp that left me completely unprepared for the job market, not supported, and disillusioned. Fullstack was the boost I needed to become a full-time professional software engineer. The instructors are amazingly talented and really care about your success, the curriculum is challenging, but relevant to the skills needed for the tech job market, and their career services program is attentive, relevant, and delivers real results. 

    Before graduation they have you meet with prospective employers on what's called "launch day", it's basically several hours of speed interviewing with major employers (my launch day included face to face meetings with executives from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, and American Express, just to name a few. Every launch day has different companies in attendance however). I received three onsite invitations from launch day, and I signed with one of them for my first engineering job only a few weeks after graduation! That wouldn't have been possible if it hadn't been for the coaching you receive from career services regarding your resume, linkedin presence, and soft interviewing skills, as well as the technical skills from the faculty related to algorithms, data structures, general programming knowledge and the latest JavaScript frameworks, plus the amazing projects you get to work on and add to your portfolio. Fullstack is challenging, but extremely rewarding, and if you're not afraid of working hard in a fast-paced environment, Fullstack can change your life and help you realize your tech career dreams. Highly, highly recommended!
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    Juan • Software Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I applied to Fullstack Academy though the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline for a chance at a fellowship opportunity. With a degree in computer science and the terrible market due to the corona virus, I knew it was going to take a lot more to stand out. That and in today's age, a CS degree holds little weight compared to practical skill in today's climate. Anyway, I applied, went through a bootcamp to learn the fundamentals of JavaScript. I had to take a midterm and a final to get a shot at the actual curriculum. In the curriculum we learned advanced JS concepts, frontend and backend frameworks and in the final weeks of the program we had 3 incredible projects in our portfolio. From my experience at FS, I can say that if I could do it all over again I'd go down the bootcamp route instead of getting a degree!! Shout out to Fila, a TA at the bootcamp. He has such an amazing way of teaching and would be available on days he was off! Definitely made me want to give back to the community in a more significant way.
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    Overall I am very pleased with my experience at the Grace Hopper Program. I considered the self teaching route, but I am an impatient person and I wanted to do whatever was going to help me transition into tech fastest. I have a background in aerospace engineering and have experience coding from college, but not in web development. I feel that if I had self taught then the process probably would have taken around 2x as long, and I might not have learned the best technologies or have gotten side-tracked. Having a community of people to hold you accountable and hand-feed you the information you need to learn is valuable in and of itself.

    Being in an all women environment was something that I never experienced before. I never explicitly had any issues being in male-dominated classes, but I will say that the all female learning experience was pretty cool. This could be extra valuable for women who are apprehensive about trying to break into a male-dominated field. 

    Keep in mind that there will be a lot of self-studying AFTER graduation if you are expecting to land a job at a large tech company. The course touches on technical interviews (data structures/algorithms) but self practice is how you actually get good at these, and there's not much time during the course to study those because you are busy with projects.  
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     I attended Fullstack's Cybersecurity bootcamp between April 2020 - July 2020. I had an amazing experience and graduated with multiple interviews already lined up. The instructors were all amazing. Corey, Veer, Matt, and Frank were all dedicated to preparing us for our first job. Having accepted an offer at a major cyber security firm just weeks after graduation I can, in full confidence, say that I am grateful for the opportunity to learn from these four industry experts.
     
    One thing I loved about the bootcamp was that at the end of every week there was an open class discussion on the things that worked very well that week and things that did not. The instructors took this feedback very seriously and implemented any and all changes they could. No matter what was said, each instructor put their egos aside and took it as an opportunity to improve their craft, create a better learning environment, and better prepare their students to become cybersecurity professionals. 

    I think this mindset is what really separates Fullstack from every other bootcamp and this desire for self improvement is a mindset shared amongst every member in the Fullstack family. This mindset also trickles down to how instructors interact with their students. The instructors understand that the coursework is challenging and fast paced, but instead of giving up on students who fall behind, the instructors are more than happy to make accommodations and spend extra time helping students who need it.
     
    One piece of advice for students who do attend.. There was a heavy emphasis on certifications. Don’t feel like you need to get every cert under the sun. I would recommend getting the Sec+ and attempting OSCP during cert week, and attempting splunk during Blue Team. You can pass or fail on OSCP and splunk (it won’t make or break your job hunt), start applying to jobs right after your resume is in order. There is no need for any more certs for entry level jobs. If you want to have a job right after graduation apply to jobs 1 month before your graduation date.
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    Terrible terrible experience. I have never experienced this kind on monstrosity ever, they're ego is out of the roof. They are proud,disgusting wicked and despicable. The way I was shamed and disrepected was sick. To ruin someones life who wanted to make better of himself for a life that has given him nothing but pain and struggle how dare they, [Personal Information Redacted] will be hearing from their regulators
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    I chose Fullstack Academy for my bootcamp because of the emphasis on cultivating a positive community, the highly relevant JavaScript tech stack, and the strength of its reputation and network in NYC. It definitely lived up to my expectations in those areas. The instructors were super knowledgeable and took our learning and experience seriously. Even though COVID forced the program to be fully remote, by the end it felt like a new family. The curriculum has really nailed the balance of lecture time with solo workshops and paired programming/group work, and there's a good natural progression of building on tools and concepts that really helps a TON of skills and knowledge sink in over a pretty short time. The career success team is a real blessing- they have so much advice to share and really put their all into supporting graduates on their job search. There is so much valuable coaching on networking, professional communication, and career growth, which feels almost like you've taken a whole extra course, which you might not realize or understand the value of when you're deciding to apply to a bootcamp. Bootcamps in general have their downsides and it's no walk in the park to find a junior developer job in these times, but I was pleasantly surprised after graduation by how seriously we are taken by recruiters and companies. As far as I can compare Fullstack to other top-tier bootcamps, I think we got the best of all worlds, with the most time spent on the most relevant and desirable tech stack possible, in a fun environment that challenges you but also deliberately avoids the overly intense and cut-throat atmosphere that I have heard students in other top bootcamps can struggle with. Fullstack should be your choice if you want a positive and engaged social environment while you learn, you're ready to make use of their strong professional network after graduation, and you're going to hold yourself accountable for pushing yourself to get the most out of it without external pressures like being cut from the program if you don't keep up, which is known to happen at other bootcamps.

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