By integrating education and industry, Galvanize puts learning and working side by side. Galvanize aims to teach students the skills and concepts they need to make an impact in a new career, or improve their skills at their current gig. As well as immersive bootcamps, Galvanize also offers short courses, workshops, and events.
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Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $17,980 Class size N/A Location Phoenix, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Boulder, New York City, DenverIn just 13 weeks, you'll learn the tools, techniques, and fundamental concepts you need to know to make an impact as a data scientist. During the course of the program, you'll work through messy, real-world data sets to gain experience across the data science stack: data munging, exploration, modeling, validation, visualization, and communication.
Deposit $1,500 Financing Tuition Plans Yes, we work with lending partners. Refund / Guarantee Yes, as per contract Scholarship We offer scholarships based on merit, demonstrated financial need, and increasing participation in technology among underrepresented groups such as women, veterans, minorities, and people who identify as LGBT.
Minimum Skill Level Prior experience in coding Python, math & stats is needed. Prep Work Take Home Technical on Python & Stats challenges Placement Test Yes Interview Yes Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $1,500 Class size N/A Location Denver, Phoenix, Austin, Seattle, BoulderPython Fundamentals covers the building blocks of Python, including the basic programming skills individuals within the tech field use every day. Python can be applied in a variety of fields including data science. With the number of job postings featuring Python steadily growing, there is no better time to learn this versatile language.
Deposit N/A Refund / Guarantee 100% of your tuition for this part-time course will be applied as a discount to our Data Science Immersive.
Minimum Skill Level Desire to learn. Placement Test No Interview No Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $17,980 Class size N/A Location Phoenix, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Boulder, New York City, DenverOur Software Engineering Immersive bootcamp goes beyond teaching the most in-demand technologies. Teaching Hack Reactor’s rigorous industry-tested software engineering curriculum, our bootcamp emphasizes soft skills and brings together cutting-edge tech like React, ES6 and blockchain with computer science fundamentals. After completing this program, you’ll be prepared to understand new tech languages, libraries and frameworks.
Deposit $1,500 Financing Tuition Plans Yes, we work with lending partners. Scholarship We offer scholarships based on merit, demonstrated financial need, and increasing participation in technology among underrepresented groups such as women, veterans, minorities, and people who identify as LGBT.
Minimum Skill Level Advanced Beginner Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
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- Exceeded all my expectations - DSI- 9/27/2020Lester Rodriguez • Graduate • Course: Data Science Immersive • Campus: Austin • Verified via LinkedInJoined the free prep course in January 2020, as a complete noob. Had a great chat with an enrollment officer than decided to enroll in premium prep and never looked back. The complete experience from the enrollment officer, to the prep instructors and just overall support, was amazing. You really can't beat the price for the level of attention you get for a prep course (this would apply for any school that delivers the content the way Galvanize did and only charges $495). I was planning on using VET TEC but funding ran out before I attended the course in June but luckily they allowed me to use my 9/11 GI Bill. I was expecting the Data Science Immersive to not be as great since it got pushed to online due to COVID. I leaned into it and was pleasantly surprised that the delviery of the content was EXTREMELY seamless. The course pushes your comfort levels hard and if you're not into that kinda thing when learning then I would definitely say it's not for you, sadly. You should always be pushing your comfort when learning.
This was one of my reviews during the course....
I am always very critical of people in positions as teachers/educators/instructors. I am the dot product of many not-so-great teachers and have many times felt frustrated that the learning process was either too rigid and/or not conducive to pushing the boundaries of our own understanding, without feeling judged or looked down upon.At every turn, you've always felt approachable, although it seems like you all practice stoicism - it's hard to get a read on what you're thinking or feeling by looking at you, nonetheless, you have created the learning environment that I believe should exist for every student that goes through an education process.I know it’s not easy going through 13-weeks of teaching topics that make complete sense to you and are easy in your minds, while people look at you cluelessly wondering how to do a dot-product, yet the only moments I ever felt uncomfortable were from my own insecurities of my previous teacher/student environments. In short, your approach to teaching is a model for what every teacher/student environment should be. Keep up the amazing work and hope our paths cross many times.
The support from start to end is truly fantastic!
Just graduated so we'll see how the career search goes but I have high hopes. I'll rate after everything is said and done.
- I came into the program with a technical background and had previously done some software development - so please understand this review comes from that point of view.
I believe the data science immersive (DSI) is absolutely a worthwhile program if the fit is right. There simply is not enough time in three months to go from beginner-programmer to well-rounded data scientist. However, Galvanize does a great job at giving you as much academic load as one can handle, fantastic career services, and sufficient skills to be able to get an entry- level data science job.
I thought the staff was amazing and the content presented was usually the right balance of breadth and depth.
That said, the program caters to self-starters and problem solvers with a decent handle on Python. The students who seemed to have less success exhibited at least a couple of common traits: they struggled to write clean code quickly, they struggled with moving on before concepts were thoroughly understood or assignments were completed fully, they didn't enjoy collaborating with their peers, or they struggled with the math.
I think Galvanize tries to assess incoming students to make sure they are properly prepared and a good fit- but am not sure if this process couldn't be improved to ensure that the students in the class are the students who will get the most out of it.
If you are confident in your ability to solve problems in Python AND feel prepared to take on the math involved AND are willing to put in a lot of work both in and out of class AND are prepared to make peace with moving on from a topic before you are completely ready AND enjoy working and learning as part of a group- I am sure the program will give you a 5-star experience. The less of those things that are true, the less you will enjoy what Galvanize has to offer.
- Andrew • Student • Student • Campus: Online • Verified via LinkedInReceived a bachelor degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering from University of Texas and then served in the Marine Corps for 13 years. Decided to end my career in the Marine Corps and pursue a new career in Software Engineering/Data Science. While waiting to separate from the military was introduced to the concept of boot camps in software engineering and based on the reviews of course report and recommendations from others attended Skill DIstillery in Denver, Colorado and The Coding Dojo's online course. With this training I was able to get my first job as a software engineer at the Washington Post. While working as an engineer at the Post it was apparent that Software Engineering and Data Science are equally important. Though I could have attempted to learn Data Science over time while working, I decided to accelerate exposure to this new field by pursuing a master's degree in Data Analytics Engineering and attend Galvanize's Data Science Immersive (DSI). Over the course of two years I have applied to Galvanize's Data Science course twice (first time in San Francisco, and second time was for remote) passing both technical interviews the first time. However multiple factors are preventing attendance including the overlap of their courses with the fall and spring semester of college academic year and funding. The first time I applied and was accepted and got a scholarship for military veterans covering tuition however no funding for housing leaving me to figure out how to pay $3,000 a month while attending the DSI full time. Second time around, I decided to attend the remote DSI and was accepted, unfortunately no more scholarships for military veterans, and getting an additional loan as a graduate student also wasn't possible. My budget is already limited as a full time graduate student so finding this out six months after paying for the prep course and deposit that I was not going to secure funding was a bit of a disappointment. I was recently emailed a newsletter from Galvanize about an "Opportunity Fund" that will provide financial support for Black Americans so that they can attend their Software Engineering and Data Science courses. My response to Galvanize is this, as a Marine Corps Veteran, black American, and software engineer if you can't figure out how to get me funding for the DSI in a way that does not force me to stop or delay other academic commitments I would urge you to consider if you are helping the black community or providing lip service like many other Americans on the BLM bandwagon.
Response From: Jenna of GalvanizeTitle: Alumni RelationsWednesday, Jul 08 2020Andrew -
Thanks very much for your candid feedback and for taking the time to review our bootcamp. We value your commitment to the Galvanize Data Science program and are always looking for ways to improve.
With regards to military scholarships, Galvanize has an esteemed partnership with VET TEC, to which I assume you are referring, as well as other veteran funding options through the GI Bill etc.
VET TEC recently ran out of government funding, something completely out of our control, so while we are extremely sorry this negatively impacted your progress, it was not something we could adequately remedy at the time. That said, this program will be up and running again soon and we'd love to speak with you about how we can reengage!
You also mentioned our Opportunity Fund. This is a new fund, part of the Galvanize and K12 (our parent company) commitment to the BLM movement and our Black community members, and will be available in the coming months. We are not just speaking about helping that community, but are actively putting our time, talent, and money towards that end.
As always - you can reach out to anyone on our campus or enrollment staff for more info should you have further questions!
All the best,
Galvanize Alumni Relations
- Justin Ho • Marketing Science Analyst • Graduate • Campus: New York City • Verified via LinkedIn
I was part of the January Cohort for Data Science in Galvanize NY for 2019.
During my time at Galvanize, I found the program itself to be intensive. Everyday, I learned lots of applicable ML models for production. For our assignments, we would have to write out how the algorithm really works. Even though most of the time I didn't end up finishing the assignment, the struggle was what made my experience worth it. The fact that I didn't know the answer, made me want to learn more. Depending on how good your coding skills, you might fall behind, but the pair programming experience does help.
In terms of job prospects, I was able to speak to my career services manager every week until I found a job. The journey, like any other bootcamp experience, is extremely hard. You will be applying and networking as a full time job. At some points, you wish that you went for that master's degree, but at the end of the day, you do receive many opportunities to get that data scientist job. Companies and recruiters do take a look at your resume loaded with real world projects.
- Software Engineer- 9/15/2019Albert Lee • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Phoenix • Verified via LinkedIn
- Best Network!- 9/9/2019Keatra Nesbitt • Graduate • Course: Data Science Immersive • Campus: Austin • Verified via LinkedIn
I heard about the DS program at Galvanize through an alum and was immediately interested. I was looking to change careers but was not committed to a master’s program. I heard that Galvanize had a great Data Science program and an even better alumni network (which let’s be honest is the reason we want to choose a school - popularity).
What I like about the DS Program at Galvanize is that you learn from really smart instructors who have a lot of industry experience. They know what they are talking about!! Having a program that is relevant and current on industry trends is super important. I also liked that there were multiple projects and case studies throughout the program. The projects allowed me to explore my own interests and at the same time show off skills that I learned. The case studies were really useful to see how Data Science and business interact. We learned how important it is to make your Data Science results interesting and understandable to stakeholders who may not know any technical details.
The things that you have to be ready for in this program is the amount of information that you will learn and be accountable to understand in a short amount of time. The days are long but the weeks go by fast. You must be ready for a new challenge every day and stay confident in your ability to problem solve. The lectures are a general guideline but not always direct instructions on how to do the assignments. Thus you have to be self-motivated and willing to keep digging when you get stuck.
Since graduation I have met with my career advisor almost weekly, have had multiple meetings with employees, HR managers, recruiters, and even senior management at start-ups and big companies. I am constantly meeting more people and make connections. So if you want to you learn about Data Science, complete projects of your own, and have access to a network on people then join the Galvanize family!!
- Data Science Immersive 5/5- 2/1/2019Austin • Cognitive Consultant @ IBM • Graduate • Course: Data Science Immersive • Campus: Seattle • Verified via GitHub
I'm going to keep this review short, sweet, and to-the-point. Galvanize (Seattle) was an amazing experience for me, and, below, I've listed why.
1) The professors:
I cannot stress this enough. Galvanize Seattle has some of the best teaching instructors I've had in all my years of education. They have an uncanny ability to make complex mathematics easy to understand - an invaluable resource in any data science curriculum. Additionally, one look at their academic and industry background (Microsoft, Allstate, PhD, etc.), and you can be confident that they know what they're talking about.
Having great professors was particularly important for me because I had graduated college a year before taking this class with a degree in Entrepreneurship (yes, that's a degree!). So, as you can imagine, I didn't have a great deal of stats, programming, or math knowledge from college. Most of what I learned came from self-studying for 5 months before applying to Galvanize, and the rest came from taking the Data Science Immersive. I say all of this because, if the reader is in a similar situation, I want them to know that getting into the program and succeeding is beyond achievable - it will just take a healthy dose of effort and discipline, but you can do that! On the other hand, there were students with Masters and Ph.D.'s in my cohort, so the class is by no means all recent graduates.
2) The community:
First, the data science community. This is one of the aspects I loved most about Galvanize. Most of the students were really there to learn as much as possible and were invested in the material. This is HUGE for a productive learning environment. In fact, we have a group chat that is still considerably active for a cohort who graduated 5 months ago. This may sound like it's not a big deal, but having a support network to ask data science questions to and share machine learning blog posts is a game changer.
PRO TIP!!! After graduation, myself and a couple fellow graduates competed in a couple data science hackathons and won! This led to interviews and job offers for myself and others. In fact, I've heard that we started a movement and that subsequent cohorts have followed suit. So, no matter which bootcamp/school you choose, do hackathons!
Lastly, the Seattle Galvanize community itself is amazing. Between the community manager, career services team, events team, and receptionists, you'll never be more than 5 steps from having a great conversation with somebody.
- Data Science Immersive- 12/7/2018Jeremy • Graduate • Course: Data Science Immersive • Campus: San Francisco • Verified via LinkedIn
- Great program- 12/7/2018Scott Simontacchi • Graduate • Course: Data Science Immersive • Campus: San Francisco • Verified via LinkedIn
As a long-time math teacher, I really appreciate the amount of thought and organization put into curriculum design and feel that it really helped us all to learn a huge amount in a short period of time.
The instructors are kind and brilliant, and the cohort was really on it. I looked at a lot of other boot camps, but was so pleasantly surprised to find just how strong and mature this program is.
- So Thankful for This Experience- 11/24/2018Thomas Clukies • Software Engineer • Student • Course: Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Denver • Verified via LinkedIn
Galvanize was an incredible experience for me. The value of a 6-month in-person course is incredibly high in my opinion. Being help accountable for being there every day, 9-5, is a huge part of why I was successful in this journey. Also, being surrounded by a community of people who decided to take the same life leap as I did was also great. Immersing yourself in web-development everyday for 6 months is the best way to do it in my opinion. Not to mention you are also surrounded by resources and instructors that can help you get unstuck and teach along the way.
The style of instruction is great. There is a guided "curriculum" you have to work through to fulfill graduation requirements. But this was pretty much self-paced. Instructors keep an eye on who is keeping up and who is falling behind and offer instruction to those a little further behind in the coursework. There are regularly scheduled "break-outs" on concepts that students are struggling with and students can request these breakouts as well. The instructors are incredibly smart, helpful, and connected. They have a passion for helping students grow and learn and you can see this in their dedication and attitude.
The community feel and style of instruction is awesome at Galvanize. That being said, I believe they are moving away from this model in the recent deal with Hack Reactor. Having half (or more) of the course conducted online is a mistake in my opinion. Being there for 6 months straight and putting the rest of my life on hold was what made me successful. They also used to have open beer taps everyday after class which fostered a great community feel within the program, bringing together newer students, older students and employers within the building, but I think they have sadly moved away from this as well. It was a great experience for me, but I believe they are moving away from the system that I loved so much. :(
- Web Development Immersive - Denver- 11/9/2018Josh Levy • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Denver • Verified via GitHub
For over five years, I was a very stereotypical struggling web developer. I worked brutally long hours every day, seven days a week, desperately trying to gain the skills and experience needed to take me to the next level in my career and help me get a job as a full stack web developer.
But despite my best efforts, I was stuck in this plateu that I couldn't get away from. I had heard about Galvanize, but kept telling myself that it was only for inexperienced or brand new developers, and something like that wouldn't add value for where I was. Eventually, I decided to shadow for a day to see what it was about. After sitting in one class, I was hooked.
Less than two weeks later, I started at Galvanize in April 2018. Nothing could've ever prepared me for the experience I embarked on. I learned more than I could've ever hoped for, as well as developed the closest, life-long friends and connections I have ever developed in my life.
Less than one month after graduating, I (along with two of my classmates and closest friends who had no prior programming experience) signed the offer letter to start at not just any development job, but my dream job. I am eternally grateful to everyone at Galvanize. And I couldn't possibly give it a higher recommendation. If you want to change course in life and take on web development, attending Galvanize is an absolute must.
- Life Changing- 11/8/2018George Chios • Junior Developer • Graduate • Course: Software Engineering Immersive • Campus: Denver • Verified via GitHub
I am a graduate from the Galvanize Denver (Platte) Web Development Immersive program. This program was life changing for me coming from Audio Engineering. We were led by Kyle Coberly for the first month of Galvanize and he inspired and set a good trajectory for our cohort.
Our curriculum is different from the cohorts following us. My cohort, g90, had a drill-based grading system where you had to complete the drills at an acceptable level to be passed. The new Learn curriculum is slightly different. It seems to be designed with an approach that is a lot more problem based with projects thrown in between. Both designs do what I feel is intended. Which is to give you a broad spectrum of knowledge on development. I do, however, prefer the drill based system.
This program is designed in a way that encourages, if not demands, you to work with others. We had many groups in our cohort that would get together and study everyday. Our success and experience in the program was definitely tied to working together.
With that said this program will not teach you in depth concepts. You must search that out yourself. Which is not a bad thing. It teaches you how to learn, and how to find information on your own or collaborate with others to find a solution. In the real world that's what you are going to be doing.
The instructors in the program are very approachable. Every instructor has shaped me in some way and has gone out of their way to inspire me. They are driven and want to see you succeed.
Career services is something Galvanize offers. We worked with Chris and he gave us an amazing tool set to work with. From networking, to marketing ourselves, and interview advice, this alone made Galvanize worth it.
This program was everything I wanted. I was able to work with many intelligent individuals in a fast paced environment. I learned how to better present myself to employers. As well as be inspired by the many friends I've made and the instructors and staff that surrounded me. This course definitely lived up to the expectation of an immersive program.