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Ironhack

Avg Rating:4.89 ( 735 reviews )

Ironhack offers 9-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development, UX/UI design, and data analytics bootcamps in Miami, Florida; Madrid and Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France; Mexico City, Mexico; and Berlin, Germany. Ironhack uses a customized approach to education by allowing students to shape their experience based on personal goals. Students who graduate from the Web Development Bootcamp will be skilled in technologies like JavaScript, HTML5 and CSS3. The UX/UI program covers Design Thinking, Photoshop, Sketch, Balsamiq, InVision, and JavaScript. Data Analytics covers data wrangling/cleaning, APIs, web scraping, and intermediate topics in Git, MySQL, Python, Data visualization, Panda, and Machine Learning.

The admissions process for each program includes submitting a written application, a personal interview, and then a technical interview.

Throughout each Ironhack program, students will get help navigating career development through interview prep, enhancing digital brand presence, and networking opportunities. Students will have a chance to delve into the tech community with Ironhack events, workshops, and Meetups. With more than 1,000 graduates, Ironhack has an extensive global network of alumni and partner companies. Graduates of Ironhack will be well-positioned to find a job as a web developer or UX/UI designer upon graduation as all students have access to career services to prepare them for the job search and facilitating interviews in their city's local tech ecosystem.

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  • Data Analytics Bootcamp (Full-time)

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    Location
    Madrid, Paris
    This course enables students to become a Full Fledged Data Analyst in 9 weeks. Students will develop practical skills useful in the data industry. Ramp-up pre-work and learn intermediate topics of data analytics using Pandas and data engineering to create a data application using real datasets. You'll also learn to use Python and Business Intelligence. Through the bootcamp you will learn by doing projects combining data analytics and programming. Ironhack's Data Analytics Bootcamp is meant to help you secure a spot in the data industry. However, the most important skill that students will take away from this course is the ability to learn. Technology is fast-moving and ever-changing.
    Financing
    Deposit
    750€
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Basic programming knowledge
    Prep Work
    40-50 hours of online content that you'll have to complete in order to reach the required level at the next module.
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • UX/UI Design Bootcamp (Full-Time)

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    HTML, User Experience Design, CSS
    In PersonFull Time50 Hours/week9 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $6,500
    Class size
    16
    Location
    Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City
    This 8 week immersive course is catered to beginners with no previous design or technical experience. Students will be taught the fundamentals of User Centered Design and learn to validate ideas through user research, rapid prototyping & heuristic evaluation. The course will end with a capstone project where students will take a new product idea from validation to launch. By the end of the course, students will be ready to start a new career as a UX Designer, Freelance or turbo charge their current professional trajectory.
    Financing
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    N/A
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    None.
    Prep Work
    The Pre-work is a 40 hours self-guided content that will help you to understand basic UX/UI Design concepts and it will make you design your first works in Sketch and Flinto.
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
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  • UX/UI Design Bootcamp (Part-Time)

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    Design, Product Management, User Experience Design, CSS
    In PersonPart Time16 Hours/week26 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $7,500
    Class size
    20
    Location
    Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin, Mexico City
    The UX/UI Design Part-time course meets Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with additional online coursework over a period of 6 months. Students will be taught the fundamentals of User Centered Design and learn to validate ideas through user research, rapid prototyping & heuristic evaluation. The course will end with a capstone project where students will take a new product idea from validation to launch. By the end of the course, students will be ready to start a new career as a UX Designer, Freelance or turbo charge their current professional trajectory.
    Financing
    Deposit
    750€ or 9,000$MXN
    Financing
    Financing options available* with competitive interest rates. Skills Fund + Climb Credit
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Basic programming skills, basic algorithms and notions of object oriented programming.
    Prep Work
    40-50 hours of online content that you'll have to complete in order to reach the required level when the course begins/
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • Web Development Bootcamp (Full-time)

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    In Person
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    None scheduled
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    Location
    Amsterdam, Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City
    This course enables students to design and build full stack JavaScript web applications. Students will learn the fundamentals of programming, with a big emphasis on battle-tested patterns and best practices. By the end of the course, students will have the ability to evaluate a problem and select the optimal solution using the language/framework best suited for a project’s scope. In addition to technical skills, the course will train students in how to think like a programmer. Students will learn how to deconstruct complex problems and break them into smaller modules. However, the most important skill that students will take away from this course is the ability to learn. Technology is fast-moving and ever-changing. A good programmer has a general understanding of the various programming languages and when to use them. A great programmer understands the fundamental structure and possesses the ability to learn any new language when required.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1000
    Financing
    Monthly instalments available for 12, 24, 36 months (Quotanda)
    Scholarship
    $1,000 Scholarship for women.
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Basic programming knowledge
    Prep Work
    40-50 hours of online content that you'll have to complete in order to reach the required level at the next module.
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes
  • Web Development Bootcamp (Part-Time)

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    AngularJS, MongoDB, HTML, JavaScript, Express.js, Node.js, Front End
    In PersonFull Time13 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $12,000
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Miami, Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City
    This course enables students to design and build full stack JavaScript web applications. Students will learn the fundamentals of programming, with a big emphasis on battle-tested patterns and best practices. By the end of the course, students will have the ability to evaluate a problem and select the optimal solution using the language/framework best suited for a project’s scope. In addition to technical skills, the course will train students in how to think like a programmer. Students will learn how to deconstruct complex problems and break them into smaller modules. However, the most important skill that students will take away from this course is the ability to learn. Technology is fast-moving and ever-changing. A good programmer has a general understanding of the various programming languages and when to use them. A great programmer understands the fundamental structure and possesses the ability to learn any new language when required.
    Financing
    Deposit
    $1000
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Basic programming knowledge
    Prep Work
    40-50 hours of online content that you'll have to complete in order to reach the required level at the next module.
    Placement Test
    Yes
    Interview
    Yes

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  • Roberto Konanz  User Photo
    Roberto Konanz • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    The Web Development bootcamp at Ironhack is a very challenging yet rewarding program. I had some professional experience with front-end development before Ironhack, but was completely unfamiliar with the MERN stack. Our instructor, Niko, did a great job during the 9 weeks; answering all of our questions and helping us when we got stuck. The course is very hands-on and project oriented. You start with basic HTML/CSS and then move on to Express.js and React.js. Students build a portfolio which they later showcase to potential employers. 

    Once you graduate, Ironhack helps you find a job with their Career Services program. Daniel Brito is the man and helps you with everything; from what to wear to the interview, to how to correctly format your resume. With his guidance and a portfolio the opportunities are endless!

    If you are looking to transition into technology I recommend this program!

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    eddie chung • Full stack developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I recently completed a web dev Bootcamp in Berlin. My experience with the Bootcamp was amazing. I found the teachers, TAsa and the staff really helpful. I have learned so much in such a short period of time. I highly recommended for people who are interested in this field and looking into changing their career. (A little tip for the Bootcamp: study basic javascript, HTML, CSS as much as possible before the Bootcamp! It would really help you to learn more advanced stuff)

  • Steph Houdayer  User Photo
    Steph Houdayer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Coming from a communications background I wasn't sure a bootcamp was for me, but all the wonderful people at Ironhack proved me wrong. It was the best experience to learn fast and surrounded by motivated international people from all backgrounds (which is difficult when you learn online to be honest). The learnings were incredible and the feeling of achievement after 9 weeks was great. If you consider a bootcamp do Ironhack, if you consider a campus come to Berlin :)
  • Liran Gibor  User Photo
    Liran Gibor • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Ironhack has been a great  experience for me. I am coming from Mechanical engineering background with no experience in coding at all. The program is definitely immersive and demanding, but when you have great "Front-End"  (Instructor, TA's) , and amazing "Back-End" (Career manager, program manager and many more), your path to success as Full-Stack -Developer is guarantee.
    The curriculum also includes career workshops which include technical interviews preparation, how to build a winning resume, how to update your Linkedin profile and many more valuable information and tips that are really important for your success in this market.

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    Jack • Front-End Web Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I came to Ironhack with a little previous programming experience in both Java and JavaScript, so I knew what I was getting myself into. Ironhack's tech stack (MERN - MongoDB, Express, React, NodeJS) is modern and frequently used in the industry.

    The staff was nice and the classroom environment was good for learning. Niko, our instructor, knows his stuff. 

    The real difference, however was in the Career Services. Our Career Services manager, Brito, was excellent! He setup and managed the hiring fair with 20+ companies, some large and some small.

    Without the career services, I wouldn't be where I am today - a Front-End Web Developer at Carnival Cruise Line!

    A big thanks to Niko, Brito, Alex, Jess, Lisa, and every Ironhacker that made this bootcamp possible!

  • Ric Taglietti  User Photo
    Ric Taglietti • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I started Ironhack with very basic knowledge of web development and coding and left with a solid foundation on which I plan to continue building on. With the help of supportive staff and a well structured curriculum you will learn A LOT in two months, provided you put in the extra effort to really drill down the concepts during and after class.

    The course covers the most up to date technologies to ensure we learn skillsets the job market is searching for. The Placements Manager, Brito, did an excellent job preparing us for the job search and puts a lot of effort into getting students that first job after Ironhack. 

  • Matthew Keil  User Photo
    Matthew Keil • Full-Stack Web Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    My story is similar to many Ironhackers. I had a decent career prior to taking a long sabbatical to travel.  I taught myself the basics of coding but breaking into the development world, as a self-taught Jr Developer, can be difficult.  My time at Ironhack taught me how to polish my portfolio, create a winning LinkedIn profile and how to approach finding a job in the “real world.” It worked great! I was busy getting my development environment set up for my new job as we were trying to finish our final projects. Needless to say it was rewarding. Tiring, but rewarding. My teacher was new to teaching so I will give him a lot of slack for understanding, teaching style, preparation and professionalism. Being able to self-teach and research documentation are both important skills so learning that is critical anyhow. I’m all about self improvement and learning new skills but when it comes down to it, it’s about getting work. Ironhack delivered. As a note: The hiring network tends to be local to the school so choose a location in a market that you want to work in. The career fair that Brito put together was unbelievable. There was a feeding-frenzy of local companies (20+) looking to hire in a well orchestrated event. The companies ranged the gamut from Citrix and Royal Caribbean to small startups. Ironhack campuses are all over the world so there is bound to be a place for you to enjoy, while you get your foot in the door of the dev world. Once you get your first dvelopment job it is much easier to find another position that is in another market. Bottom line, if you do your best, know how to learn and stay focused you will both enjoy your time and end up getting work. I want to thank the whole Ironhack team and also want to thank Brito personally. He was a pleasure to work with and a HUGE help!!!

     

     

     

     

     

  • Guillermo A.  User Photo
    Guillermo A. • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Great intensive experience, the instructors were awesome, as well as the staff...the setting and the infrastructure were super. Great friends and experiences during the nine weeks it lasted. Career fair was a cool program adition after graduation.

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    - 4/5/2019
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    Samuel Bouaroua • fullstack web developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Worked as a photo editor in medias for five years before switching to code.

    Had a previous degree in Fine Arts and photography. Have no computer science degree, did online courses and tutorials for some months before going to Ironhack, out of curiosity and to be sure it's my thing.

    I wanted to get some formal code teaching and carrieer advice to go pro so I was looking into bootcamps in Paris.

    Since I am a rather skeptical person and tend not to believe comments etc.. I went to see a hackshow (student showcasing their final projects) and talked in person with graduated students who landed jobs, exceptions who didn't. Also did the same with other bootcamps and found Ironhack was the best fit for me.

    Ironhack helped me through all the necessary steps to achieve my goal to land a fulltime job as a dev.

    They helped me with financing the bootcamp, kept me on track during the prework and then put me with amazing students who all wanted to change their life like me. I met motivated and positive people to learn and work with.

    The teaching and curriculum was amazing, very rich ! I never felt bore, always found class, ressources and exercises to go deeper and challenge myself with.

    The difficulty raises progressively and teacher and assistants were very available thourgh the whole bootcamp. Pair programming garantee homogenous level between students, helped us to learn how to communicate about code and helped me to success further objectives than when coding on my own.

    Also I believe the curriculum is understandable from different levels, every one learnt, from people with no coding experience to engineers with some obvious previous experience.

    Solid carrier advice and coaching was given during all the bootcamp to assist us and get us ready to the job market which is a furnace. They made job dating sessions and put us in touch with tech job recruiters to help us with the first contacts.

    Secured a fulltime job in less than 3 weeks after graduation, would do the bootcamp  2 times in a row for the fun and the impact it had on my life !

    Ironhack helped me with 80% of the thing, 20% (or more!!) has to be self motivation and commitment to what you're doing.

    I would recommeænd it to anyone who want to get serious education, a professionnal environment to grow and push limits 🎯. 

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    Quique • UX/UI designer • Student Verified via GitHub
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    As a designer, I wanted to boost my skills in UX design. The Bootcamp did it. It was an awesome experience. It was hard, really hard, but I learn A LOT!!! And found SUPER nice people. And the staff, Ta's and teachers are simply GREAT! Highly recommended.

     

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    I have a background in Software Industry. I needed to boost my career. So I wanted to have the time to work in projects to get really deep in UX-UI. The experience wasn't only successful. Ironhack also give me a really nice place, with really nice people to share during the 10 weeks of the bootcamp. I can say that's become like a home, where I could stay comfortable and grew as a professional. 

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    nunnapat • Web Development • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    Ironhack in Miami is the best Bootcramp changing my life. I learn  JavaScript, React.js, Express.js, Node.js, MongoDB, HTML,HTML5, CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery  and i have 3 project for my portfolio. Ironhack staff they are amazing so nice and friendly every body work there they are like a familly culture and my teacher is so nice and kind his alway do his best to help me out with the part i don't understand. On career week and hiring fair is really good experience for me all the company came looking a new web devoloper they are very professional and friendly.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nunnapat/

  •  Kayla Campbell  User Photo
    Kayla Campbell • UX Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    My overall experience with Ironhack has been extremely rewarding. David fast is a wonderful teacher and mentor who is interested in his student's success past their graduation. Daniel Brito is another gem at Ironhack (one of many) who has helped me in placing me with a company post-graduation. The curriculum in general is focused on building a strong foundation in design thinking and execution. Because of the holiday season, our web-dev week was cut a bit short, this is something I was hoping we'd have the full week for. There was also no shortage of interesting and informative events hosted at Ironhack, this was great for having some extra informational sessions that gave insight into many different aspects of the creative community. Overall would recommend.

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    I have always wanted to start a career in tech but wasn't sure how to start until I found Ironhack. After months of research, I decided to do a 9-week bookcamp in UX design at Ironhack in Miami. This program gave me the tools I needed to go out there and start searching for a job as a designer. Coming from a hospitality background It wasn't easy, It was very challenging, to the point that I felt once or twice like walking out. However, I followed through the whole program and was totally worth it. The facility was amazing, open 24 hours for students with multiple different areas to work on projects and networking events. The staff was also always friendly and available to you at anytime. If you are looking for a career change or learn more about UX or even Web Development I  highly suggest considering Ironhack as your first choice. 

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    Geoffroy • Software Engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    About Me

    I worked in a tech company where I started to do basic coding (VBA). It peaked my interest, so I began learning on my own by taking courses online. I realized I loved it and needed to quit my job to learn and deep dive in it. I chose Ironhack because of the very up to date courses they have (React, Node.js). 

    The Bootcamp

    It is very intense but also very fulfilling! You learn a lot from 9 to 7pm for 9 weeks and even more during project weeks. If you want to do it, be prepared to dedicate 100% in it.

    The bootcamp is seperated in 3 modules where you have 2 weeks of lessons+exercises and 1 week of project. It is crazy what you can achieve doing in some little time!

    Teacher

    Our teacher (Nizar) was great on all aspects: very knowledgeable with great teaching skills. It was a pleasure to be in his class and he is key in the bootcamp's success.

    How they help you find a job?

    At the end of the course, there is one week of meeting with companies of all kind : startup, consulting, bigger companies,etc. It is a great first touch with people from HR and developers in the companies and a good opportunity to show your projects and settle for a next interview. Ironhack helps well to prepare for this exercise (pitch practice, CV, etc). 

    After the bootcamp

    After Ironhack, finding a job is a full-time job. You need to code everyday to keep up with what you have learned and also apply to companies, take coding tests, etc. I applied to more than 10 companies and received 2 offers. I needed also to learn extra stuff we didn't have the time to learn in class (more related to general knowledge). 

    I got hired 1 month after. Now starts a new challenge...

    Conclusion

    If you want to become a developer, start a company or just learn how to code and build applications, I strongly recommend Ironhack. But it also means hardworking and putting in a lot of energy during 9 weeks. But it is worth it!

  • Awesome experience
    - 2/17/2019
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    Régis Magnier • Support engineer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    When I was looking for a way to change my career I remember reading something like "Ironhack is a life changing experience" in a review.

    3 months later this apply to me. This experience changed my life the the way I wanted to. Every expectations I had were met and even more.

    After 9 weeks you are able to code and build an app using the MERN stack (Mongo, Express, React and Node) and learn by yourself what will make you a good developer. And also to find a job and begin your new carreer.

    Everything is put in place to help you to succeed: from the main teacher (a high skilled, always helping, pedagogue and friendly guy) to the carreer manager (a high skilled, always helping and friendly woman), the working environment (a 24/7 office with an astonishing rooftop including coffee, tea, drinks, comfortable working areas ...) ...

    I've met a lot of interesting people, made good friends, created a large and solid network and on the top of it: found the job I dreamed about.

    It's hard, it's intense (you will do nothing else but learn and code) but it is worth it. Do not hesitate to go there and meet people during an event they are organizing.

  • Chloé Hipeau-Disko  User Photo
    Chloé Hipeau-Disko • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    If you are looking for a quick and efficient way to learn web development, Ironhack is a perfect place to go to. After only few weeks, you know what JavaScript, Node.js, React.js, Express, MongoDB, Mongoose and much more are... And you don't only learn how to code but also to work in team and work with pair programming that are also good skills to have in your future. 

    The staff in Ironhack is nice and very helpful. You'll have a good environment to work in and for the days you're struggling, there is always someone caring and to whom you can speak. 

    On top of it, during a bootcamp, you meet people in a very intense moment of your life. These people have the same interest than you, so you make lots of friends and you begin your professional new life with a good network. 

    If you hesitate to enroll in Ironhack, go to meet the team and the students during an event and you will be convinced! :)

  • Corrado Passera  User Photo
    Corrado Passera • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Ironhack is something that changes you forever. I know it's hard to believe it but I'll do my best to explain my point of view.
    I joined the web development bootcamp to make a career change and it was a complete success: I went from being an engineer in another country to being a web developer in France in a matter of months!
    I already had some knowledge about the taught topics prior to the bootcamp - that helped a lot as the course is really intense - but I still needed to consolidate my skills, acquire new ones and focus full-time on coding.
    Not only did the bootcamp match those expectations, it also allowed me to land my dream job in little more than a month since graduation and it was a great investment for my future.

    The course structure is great and each module focuses on a key aspect: it helps keeping things that simple. Also the technical stack is modern and highly valuable in the job market; you learn JavaScript and then use it in the backend and in the frontend; I think it's a smart choice and you can have so much more practice using always the same language.
    If I had to highlight just one aspect of the bootcamp, it would be working on the 3 projects with other students: it really helped shaping us as developers and working with people with so diverse backgrounds - but with the same objective in life - was the greatest learning and working experience I've ever had.

    Thanks to the topics covered during classes, which were always engaging and featuring what you really need to know, we were able to progress really quickly. The instructors and teaching assistants were extremely helpful and they always strove to make everything as smooth as possible for all the students.
    Pair programming and exercises were a daily task and they allowed us to discover many topics and real life workflows in software development.
    However a lot of effort is required to stay on track: only passion and commitment will drive you through the 9 weeks, so be sure about your objectives and dreams. If it checks for you, then you'll be a perfect match.

    Also the career services were a great asset to me: I have learnt all you need in order to find the right job. We met several professionals in the sector during the whole course and the hiring fair was a blast! We met 14 companies (and some of us were hired by these very companies) in 2 days and it was the best training I could have asked for all the following interviews.

    However I think that the course materials (written lessons and exercises) still need some improvement: as technologies evolve so quickly, it's hard to keep all the materials up to date. I don't think that this issue was a limiting factor for the bootcamp at all but I'd like to be honest about it. Also a major revision of the contents is in progress, so I wouldn't worry too much about it. Moreover Ironhack keeps growing and evolving so it can only get better with time.

    On a final note, the location and the people you meet there are amazing and you'll definitely want to stick around every day.
    I hope this review can be useful to other people as I've tried to cover some of the topics that concerned me before joining the course. Finding out that such a short formation can bring so much value was the greatest surprise to me and I can't recommend it enough to people who are committed to changing their life.

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    I joined Ironhacks full-time web-development program because like most students - i was looking to make a career change and saw the great reviews that ironhack had received. The experience i had certainly lived up tot the expectations i had based on the reviews. The campus is very nice - they provide food/coffe and all the necessities in dedicating 9 hours of your day 5 days a week there. The entire staff is very helpful and friendly. They also host networking/social events for students and people within the industry.

    The ciririculum was on point as well - broken into three sections you learn everything including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Express, React, and various JavaScript libraries as well. They base the cirriculum on the current demands of companies who are hiring developers. Everything taught is relevant and practical.

    Where Ironhack excels the most is the most important part of joining an extensive program - job assistance. Daniel Brito is responsible for assisting students in the job hunt after graduation, and he goes above and beyond in doing so. In my first week he held one on ones with every student and he mentioned that if you do everything that he tells you then you will be successful in finding a job. He lived up to that promise as i was able to find a job within 2 weeks of our hiring fair. He is extremely well connected  when it comes to the tech space in south florida. Our hiring fair had many reputable companies who were actively hiring. He continues to communicate and help once the hiring fair is complete. 

    All in all - i had a fantastic experience at Ironhack, and if you are looking to be employed shortly after an extensive program, i highly recommend it. 

     

     

     

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    Alice • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I completed the UX/UI full-time program in Miami, FL in 2018.  

    I did a lot of research, soul-searching, and self-teaching prior to the program.  In general, I had a positive experience with the program, but it has its share of pros and cons, and would benefit some more than others.

    One of the best parts of the program is the classroom/workshop setting.  It was challenging to make much progress learning on my own despite having several friends who are already experienced UX designers.  The opportunity to connect with others who are also looking to break into the field, share ideas and learnings with them, and build a portfolio alongside them, was invaluable.  

    The other is the job placement support.  At the end of the program, students are able to attend a hiring fair, which is like speed-dating with companies for jobs.  That in itself is an amazing opportunity for new designers.  Additionally, the outcomes manager, Brito, is a fantastic resource.  He is well-connected in the industry within South Florida and readily available to provide guidance with your job search.  That said, if you aren't looking for a job in South Florida, then I'm not so sure that Ironhack Miami would be the best program for you -- I would definitely recommend a program that is local to wherever you want to begin your career.

    I also really appreciated the instructor, David Fast.  He is super knowledgeable and a great mentor.  I always got tons of insight whenever I had a 1:1 with him.  However, even in my class of only 11 students, this was a rare and often rushed occurence.  In one instance, I was scheduled to meet with David last, and then my meeting never happened.  I wished the program were better structured to allow all students an equal opportunity to meet with their instructor regularly.

    We also had a high churnover of TAs, and some were more helpful than others.

    The curriculum could also be improved.  It was very high-level and theoretical -- a lot of content that we could have easily read about on our own.  Sometimes we just watched a YouTube video in class -- it boggles me that I am paying tuition, commuting to class, and spending classtime to watch something I could have streamed at home.  I'd rather classtime be spent on learning "tricks of the trade", things that would boost our skills and portfolio, things that we could readily transfer to the workplace.  Not things that I could easily Google or watch on YouTube.

    The program manager, Jessica, is super personable and resourceful.  I appreciated her effort to provide opportunities for us to work with real companies for our final project.  Although I was very excited by the idea, ultimately I passed on the opportunity because the options available were limited and did not align with my learning or portfolio goals.  I know that some of my classmates had less than positive experiences working with these companies as well.  I think this is one area where, if improved, could make or break my recommendation of the program to others.

    Finally, I don't think this program is for everyone.  I think either the interview process or the pre-work or both could be a bit more rigorous to set the right expectations.  If you ask the Web Dev students why they enrolled in their program, 99% of the time they would say it's because they love coding.  But if you asked the UX students the same question, you rarely hear that it's because they love design or product.  I think Ironhack could better screen prospective students and help them be sure that this is the right step for them. 

    I hope this review helps and provides some food for thought!

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    I was a full-time student for the UX/UI Design program in Miami, FL. It was an intense program but overall a great experience. My instructor was Daveed Fast. He is a very knowledgeable and supportive person. He will always encourage you and help you. 

    To me, there were two great highlights of this program. First, Jessica, the program manager, was able to find some real life business problems (from real companies) for some of us to work on our final project. This was, without doubt, one of the best outcomes from this program. Second, the placement help. Brito, the outcomes manager, is a very well connected person in the industry. He will advise you since the beginning of the cohort, and he really goes above and beyond trying to help you land your first job.

    In my opinion, there are two things Ironhack should improve. First, they should be more strict with the pre-work, this will help new students get a better idea of the intensity of the program and it will prevent some from falling behind on the first weeks. Second, they should definitely be more thoughtful when selecting the TAs. They changed our assigned TA four times. Quick note: Snezana is without doubt the BEST TA you could get!  :) 

     

    Overall, it was a great experience and would recommend it to anyone. 

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    I first heard of Ironhack through the Uber Scholarship. I'm usually very careful when making decisions, and while doing my research on the school I found so many good reviews that it was hard to believe. But they are all true. If you have doubts about doing the Bootcamp: go for it! 

    Although it is a tough experience, the instructors and TAs are really helpful and will make sure you have all the support you need, even after the Bootcamp is over. We also had the pleasure of having the general manager (Alia) as a classmate and I could see that the school is run by awesome people that really care about its students. 

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    Rustam Samigullin • Software Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I joined IronHack on October 22nd. Today is Jan 31st and I already have a job as software developer.

    Friendly IronHack staff helps you to build several skills, not only programming. Most important ones were job hunting, interviewing skills, and of course JavaScript. These 3 can easily help you to land your first job in tech. Building provides several types of cofee, amaing roof top, BEER after 5pm if you are 21+.

    So, for just 2 months I got what I was hunting for. 

    I would recommend IronHack everyone who is looking for career change!

     

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    Maria Sabando • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I did a lot of research before joining Ironhack and while there are courses out there that teach similar content and/or the information is open sourced it is not being taught by a UX professional like David Fast. He presented the information in a clear manner and incorporated examples that resonated with the class. Most importantly at Ironhack you learn by doing, so it is not just a series of lectures but actual practical tips that you can take with you after you leave the course. For the most part I truly appreciated everything I learned from the curriculum, except for the crammed week of html/css which could have been structured better. However, the Ironhack team was open to feedback and provided some additional insights into a tool that was not originally included in the curriculum.

    Regarding job assistance, Daniel Brito does a great job at preparing the upcoming graduates for the best career outcome. He is always one slack message away to answer questions and provide guidance. However, future students, let me be clear that Brito is there to provide guidance, not hold your hand until you find a job. It is up to the graduate to find opportunities and pursue them, but rest assured that Brito will be on your corner to help you close on that future opportunity.

    Overall, Ironhack was great experience and one I would highly recommend to others!

     

     

     

     

     

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    Meishara Jaghai • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    The instructors are all very different as are their teaching styles, which is refreshing and keeps you on your toes when it comes to learning. The environment is very inviting with larger windows, a rooftop work area, and plenty of amenities. The most important skill I learned from Ironhack is that if you are always prepared and organize things seldom go wrong, but if they do you're still ahead of the game. In the course work this skill came forth to me through learning Atomic design, which made my designing easier and faster. My overall experience was encouraging and motivates me to be creative everyday!

Thanks!