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Ironhack

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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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    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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  • Miguel Ángel  User Photo
    Miguel Ángel • UX/UI Design • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Before I started this bootcamp, I was working in a TV Company , but I started to think about why people wanted certain things. I discovered UX/UI Designers, and I saw that they are a bridge between people and products. That's the reason I decided to do that bootcamp, I wanted to be that bridge.

    I liked the agile methodologies and tools we learned because it's what I needed to learn to make the most of my job. In very little time you can do so much, in a week you learn about a problem in depth, see different solutions and validate them. It's amazing what you can do with Google sprint for example, it's useful in any situation. The way we worked was all about collaboration, we were all helping each other and in the end that made all of our projects. 

    Teachers and teacher assistants were always looking out for us. They're their to test your limits and bring out your fullest potential, that's why they can be hard on you. They're hard on you because that's what you're going to experience in the real world, and I think Ironhack prepares you well for that. 

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    Jesus Antonio Martínez • RPA Developer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    It is curious how the destiny of each one is woven based on the decisions that one takes in life, good or bad, and lead us to follow paths of success or failure that in the end will always be lessons that help us to form ourselves as beings human beings, pieces or enclaves in a society. In my particular case, immigrant and with more than 17 years previous working in the commercial area in Sales of Technology, having made the decision to invest in the training of Full Stack Web Development Boot Camp in Ironhack has meant a turning point in my career. And for me it has been precisely that: an investment in the future.

    When I decided that I wanted to return to the roots of my studies (I'm an Computer Engineer) after so many years without writing a line of code, concerned only about selling products that in some cases I did not understand what they do, I started a search for a study system that I could obtain the necessary knowledge to go in search of a job in what many years ago was my livelihood and why not, my satisfaction. For this I enrolled in some basic PHP / Javascript courses with MySQL Database and an additional Oracle Database 12c course. But they were just that: basic courses. They gave me an aerial view of what Web development is in these times but they did not go deep enough to feel safe to go after a job in the development area.

    And as in social networks there is nothing hidden (we know how the algorithms that make product suggestions work, learning our tastes and posting notices of topics that we have touched or visited previously) I saw in one of these networks, an advertising of a Full Stack Web training that caught my attention because of its content. It was not a simple computer course like other ones in the market. It was really a formal study where in two and a half months a good part of the tools, frameworks, methodologies, etc., would be covered for the development of Web applications. It described how we are going to go, from the basics to making applications that from a user's point of view were as complex as making calls to API's RestFUL of spatial geolocation to create technology trending Web applications. A walk through HTML, CSS3, Bootstrap, JavaScript, JQuery, JSON, NodeJS, Express, Ajax, Axios, Angular all this with MongoDB Database, alternating with continuous development tools such as GIT and project planning as Trello. I found it a challenge and as I said initially, an investment for my return to the area that brought me so much satisfaction. Of course, I did an exhaustive search of trainings of this type in Madrid to make a comparative table and I finally decided on Ironhack because it seemed to me the most complete of all the training I saw, in addition to the fact that I am very learning in person, to be near the instructor and surrounded by people who could ask for help to clarify doubts if that were the case. For this reason, I proceeded to write via email to the contact person that appeared in the promotion. The answer was immediate and I started the procedures to be able to register for the FULL STACK WEB DEVELOPMENT BOOT CAMP - FULL TIME JUNE 2018 training. Here the journey began.

    Important to clarify that I did not have the money to do this training but here is another advantage that immediately allowed me to strengthen my decision. At Ironhack, they have two financial support institutions that could finance the training with the necessary flexibility to cover the costs. What more could I ask for!

    Now, I went through a series of questions and qualification interviews to validate if I had the capacity to do this training and that they did not represent a problem for me to enter since I had the advantage of having studied Computer Engineering 25 years ago and something was left of the programmatic thinking. I went immediately to the Pre-Work, a series of exercises and activities to soak students with certain basic knowledge and thus start from the first day to learn everything necessary to carry these two and a half months of intensive training. And that's what it is, that's why the denomination of "Boot Camp". Let's understand the concept. Here you come to work. And work hard. Every day, from Monday to Friday and including several weekends, is hard work. Beginning with the fact that two exercises (or projects) are done daily. One in the form of pair-programming, which gives us the notion of what it is to work with a team, and the other project you work individually. And some of these exercises tend to be extensive which makes it difficult to finish without staying up late (my personal recommendation for those who register: do not get up late, seek to do what possible but put a limit on working hours because fatigue accumulates day after day and every day you will see important matter that requires attention and all the senses in it). And every two weeks there will be a large project (three in total) where you can practice what you have learned in the previous weeks. For this reason, if you feel that some of the concepts were not well learned, calm that in each project will have the opportunity to resume and apply these concepts.

    It is true that many concepts are seen, but the learning methodology, being able to use continuous development tools such as GIT, working as a team in various exercises or projects, is basically what you face in real work environments. And for that they prepare you.

    Another important point to note is the support and ongoing advice on human resources issues, where you will have sessions to improve your Linkedin profile (or create it for those who have not registered) and your résumé. As an anecdote, just changing some things in my profile, I got the first day two contacts of people looking for Web developers from England. These consultancies are worth their weight in gold and should be used as much as they are part of the Ironhack program that seeks to position their students in the labour market. And believe me, its work.

    Finally, after two months and a week of continuous learning, Ironhack organizes a week called the "hiring week" where they invite a group of companies that will be validating your projects and interviewing students for possible work places to be filled with Boot Camp students. It is time to show your talents and you have a high chance of getting a job related to the topics seen. Particularly I had already gotten a job before this week so I did not attend and yet you have saved the opportunity to attend some future process if you wish.

    Finally, it must be understood that Ironhack, besides being a learning academy, is also a community. A community where events are constantly being published where you can review trends, new technologies or simply have an invitation to spend a Friday evening with friends with some beers. As a member of this community you can call to give a talk to new students about your experience, how to handle the stress of the activities, or simply accompany a new student under the figure of "buddy" in order to listen and advise how to carry The Boot Camp to these new members.

    Ironhack has been an experience, an investment that has paid off and allowed me to reinsert myself into the technical world, something that fills me with satisfaction. It was a total good experience in which a made a good friends and contacts in a web partners that for sure, is going to be maintained for years.

     

    Jesús Martínez

    www.linkedin.com/in/jesus-martinez-alvarez

     

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    Javier Martín • Web developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    It's been 2 intense months. You learn a lot and the classes are quality. The greatest success is the work in pairs since that helps you to know everyone and there is a good general atmosphere. I would repeat and recommend it

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    I've just finished the bootcamp and I am really happy. If someone ask to me about this bootcamp, I would respond inmediately: I would do it again without thinking. It is not only the course, it is the complete experience. You will share knowledge with teachers and classmates. Also the amount of networking you can do. Totally recomended for anyone who is searching, not only to change career, if you want to adquire new tech knowledge, this is the best.

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    I've recently finished the MEAN stack 9-week bootcamp in Madrid with no previous coding experience and, let me say, what a blast! There are certain things I think they don't make more of an emphasis when you sign up for the full time bootcamp, 90% of which can boil down the the following warning: it's really intense. Drop-everything-else-you're-doing intense. Self-doubt-inducing intense. This worked in my favor which is why you don't see this listed as a con but that can be unhelpful for people that are making plans to continue working/studying or that simply appreciate or thrive in a slower-paced learning environment.  

     

    Pros

    • The team, both educational and administrative, is really fun to be around and work to make sure you get that family vibe. Sometimes it feels borderline cult-like but the social outcome is nice. 
    • The student environment I found very enriching specifically because of the variety of backgrounds found among us. Our group had a number of people with experience and a few with none and which made for a great learning experience.
    • Support in the job search. Even when it's not the outcomes manager posting, there's a thread in the Slack with offers coming in at all times.

    Cons

    • Not the world's most organized or punctual bunch. 
    • We didn't touch React, which we were asked about during our hiring week so I felt that was a massive disservice to us (but did, strangely enough, have the time for an introduction to Docker the day before the presentation of our last projects). This has since been changed in the curriculum but I'm still salty about it.
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    Ryan Martin • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    In this review, I aim to provide an honest account of my experiences as a student in Ironhack’s April - June 2018 cohort in Miami, FL. I chose to wait until after I had been out of the course and in a job for a while before reflecting on my experience and evaluating how well Ironhack prepared me for what I am currently doing.
     
    My Ironhack Experience:
     
    Application:
        I did a great deal of research within a small period of time before applying, going through the interview process and leaving my previous employer to join Ironhack. Like many other students, I decided on Ironhack because of the curriculum, the reputation of Brito as an Outcomes Manager, and the reputation of their lead instructor Nizar, however, when the cohort started I learned that we would have a new instructor, Nick, an Ironhack graduate. When I registered for this course many of my classmates and I was under the impression that Nizar would be our teacher who I understood was someone with years of real world experience and was the primary reason for all the great reviews about Ironhack.
    I decided about three weeks before the cohort started to join in April which was just enough time before it was too late. The coding challenges and pre-work used the same online portal which contained their learning modules. Once I got the learning material I had to get them done within the one week I had before the cohort started so I worked that week on the online material full time to get ready for the first week. I cannot stress how important it is for you to really focus on the pre-work and understand the meaning behind what it is that you are going to be learning and do further research when necessary. If at any point you find yourself questioning whether or not this is for you, take time away from the problems you are having and come back to it with a fresh perspective. This is a habit you should try to incorporate in your learning as you are working with abstract concepts you haven’t been exposed to yet or are re-learning. It's really easy to get frustrated when you are first starting out which causes some students to drop out of the cohort before it really has time to start.
     
    Curriculum / Lectures / Projects:
        The first week is spent developing a browser game which when I initially signed up sounded like a lot of fun, and at times it was, however, I do not feel that it fits the curriculum when considering how much better the time could be spent. I would recommend spending more time to focus on the fundamentals, working collaboratively (git-flow), and more time on coding challenges/interview prep.
        Many of the examples within the modules when learning these new concepts were essentially the same which made it harder to grasp some of the concepts we were going over. A large portion of information, direction, and dependencies for the labs and lectures were out of date or not set up properly. Some learning modules were skipped altogether and a lot of time was wasted on bugs that can be avoided if the lecture notes and labs were updated or reviewed by the instructor before the lecture for the day began. I was also having a hard time grasping these concepts when I was encouraged to just copy paste what was in the modules to do my labs and my projects instead of thinking it though.
        There was a sudden change the day before the final project weeks started where our cohort was preparing to put together their individual projects for our personal portfolios and then it was announced that we would be working in groups for the last project. We were not told from the beginning that we were to take into consideration that we would be working on the final project in pairs or groups of three. We were never taught best practices dealing with version control and how to go about working with multiple people on a project at the same time. The brief overview that we had on collaborative git practices lasted less than 30 minutes and didn't even cover how to deal with merge conflicts or common errors that would come up in collaborative scenarios.
        Our instructor Nick was gone during the second to last week which was one of the most important weeks of our cohort. The majority of people in the course have been stuck on the same issue which dealt with having a login session persist across views in Angular. The only example we have to go off of was incomplete because of all of the bugs we ran into the week before Nick left and the TA’s were not able to figure out how to resolve the issue. If the Ironhack staff knew that he was going to be out during this important week that should have arranged for a substitute or have prepared the TAs to take over the curriculum for the week. The TAs would only be able to help to a certain extent until they are unsure of how to proceed due to their lack of experience and we're left to wait in line to be assisted by Nick, however that week we did not have the option so there was a great deal of lost time. My group members and I should not have been feeling the need to pay by the minute on tutoring websites like Hackhands and to make up for the lack of education we had received to get our project done in time.
     
    Learning Environment:
        I can’t speak for other cohorts, but the April 2018 cohort was fantastic. Everyone got along really well and we all still keep in touch with one another regularly post-graduation. Building.co is a fantastic workspace. Free beer, coffee, fruit, snacks, and there are plenty of good options for eating in the area. My only criticism is that Building.co can get a bit cramped at times as far as private areas for studying and meetings go, but that’s expected considering it’s a co-working space.  The TAs were incredibly helpful throughout the cohort. Shoutout to Sandra for always staying far later than she needed to help us with our projects throughout the cohort. I’m sure I speak for all of my classmates when I say that we wouldn’t have been able to achieve what we did without the support of the TAs. Brito also brought in some great guest speakers and organized a panel of alumni to come to talk to us about their post-graduate experiences.
     
    Career Week:
        Career Week is the most important week you will at Ironhack. The content during this week is crucial to your job search and should be followed to the letter if you plan on getting hired and will be applicable beyond entry-level job searches. If you haven’t heard of or really considered Career Week as a selling point for your investment in an experience at Ironhack I would highly encourage you to reconsider and look at some of the companies that Ironhack is partnered with and the companies that graduates like myself are currently working at.
    Career week is a fantastic opportunity where companies come to Ironhack in order to interview graduates in a "speed dating” fashion. You get to meet with many companies, and if you are inexperienced with interviewing like I was at the time, it may help you to get over the nervousness of being in an interview. If you've read any of the other reviews on this site or other sites about Ironhack Miami I'm sure that you have read or heard the name Daniel Brito or Brito for short. Brito is the Outcomes Manager, and it is his responsibility to work towards partnerships with companies and bring them in to meet potential graduates as candidates for entry-level jobs. He’s one of the most connected people in the Miami tech scene and has your best interests in mind. Ironhack would not be the same without his efforts. He was one of the most supportive people throughout the entire cohort and has continued to help me after graduation and reach out to me to see how my new job is going. 
     
    Post-Graduation / Job Search:
        I received my job offer from CareCloud, one of the companies that came to our hiring fair, about a month and a half after the cohort ended. However, do not place all your bets on getting a job from one of the companies that come to career week, this would be a huge mistake. Brito will be there every step of your job search from interview to offer letter as long as you follow the guidelines and strategies that he goes into detail about throughout the week. Never stop coding during your search, it’s important to keep your committing to new projects and continuing your learning so that you have something to show employers what you’ve been doing with your time since graduation. If you lose your motivation to teach yourself after the cohort is over you’re going to have a very hard time finding a good job.
     
    Overall, I would recommend Ironhack to someone looking to make a career change, however, I would also like to see many things improved as it continues to grow. I felt that my cohort was disorganized and that there was a serious lack of curriculum preparation. I did not see efforts made to improve the quality of our experience throughout the cohort's duration although we were giving them feedback every few weeks. I was not satisfied with how my education at Ironhack turned out at the time of graduation. I went through career week and then graduated lacking the confidence in my skill set necessary to get through a real technical interview. The weeks following graduation I spent all my time working on projects and learning React which I knew would help me stand out more when looking for a job while reinforcing JavaScript fundamentals and applying to jobs using Brito's advice.
     
    I am currently writing up an accompanying article for this review that I hope will fill in any other gaps for those who are looking into or graduating from Ironhack and boot camps like it which will include helpful resources that I used before, during and after my boot camp experience that helped me get my new job at CareCloud.
     
    Feel free to add me on LinkedIn or shoot me a message on the Ironhack Slack channel with any questions or comments that you may have.
     
    Best,
    Ryan Martin 
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    Roberta • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I took the Ironhack bootcamp in between working as a Business Development Manager in the Berlin startup ecosystem and starting a Master's degree in Data Science. My objective was to understand software architecture in order to work as a Product Manager, how web apps are created from scratch and to try out potentially moving fully to a job in software engineering. My experience with Ironhack was absolutely fantastic and I would do it again, anytime. 

    I will answer the questions I had when picking a bootcamp and hope this can help any future student.

    Why not do an online course ?
    What I found very special with Ironhack was how teachers and peers were an amazing motivation, something you don't get online. The teachers were available  every day until 10 pm and even on weekends, which I found incredible, everytime with a smile on their face. The teaching team also spend significant time on team building and allowing the students to get to know each other with after school events, cooking sessions, giving the whole experience a very personal touch. They were extremely helpful with every question I ever had, no matter how basic. Studying with a cohort of students and sharing a physical classroom made it much easier for me to keep it up even during hard days where the learning felt like a lot of work.

    Whats the niveau of the course and how much time do I need to spend during the course?
    I personally had some previous coding experience (Python and C++, but six years before the time of the course) and no idea about front end. There is elaborate pre-work distributed by Ironhack before the start of the physical course that allows you to prepare yourself if you feel insecure about being ready. I did not spend a lot of time on it and found that we were "caught up onto the same level" within the first days of the bootcamp. The course is intense and requires you to spend some long evenings in class, however, it is clear that everyone learns for themselves and teachers are supportive no matter what effort you make - if you keep it low for two days, you will not punished with a frown or less attention. Teachers continuously checked up on the students level of understanding and offered additional courses and catch-up sessions whenever needed. In general it does feel like the whole group goes from "0 to 100" in the two month, coding-wise.

    Does it make you job ready?
    Totally. I personally was not looking for employment after the bootcamp as I was starting a Master's degree, but nevertheless talked to many CTOs, companies etc in the course of the bootcamp and realized how "good" you get at Ironhack. Talking to my peers and seeing where (and how quickly) they got hired gives me the confidence to say, it makes you absolutely job ready.

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    For perspective: I enrolled in the full-time web development boot camp after receiving an Uber scholarship award. I graduated from Ironhack in June 2018 and went on to find a job three months later in early September. 

    When I first started the course, I had no previous experience in coding, was barely comfortable with a Mac (yes, you read that correctly), and I was WORKING (part-time). If you can avoid working, please do, because this course WILL require time outside of the 400 hours you are put through, and then some.

    I was amazed by how knowledgeable our instructor (Nick) and TA's were (I'm talking about you Sandra and Marcos!) as well as the sense of community that is evident from the day you first walk in. Aside from the facts that my cohort missed out on Nizar and that we constantly had to skip over lessons just due to the pace at which we had to learn, I can honestly say that everything is set up for you to succeed. The curriculum is constantly changing with the latest and greatest so that's a huge plus too.

    This will be hard. It will challenge you, you'll learn something new every day, and you'll have to put in a lot of work and effort outside of the classroom. But it will be worth it.

    I'll end with a final note on my experience during the job hunt and the awesomeness of Daniel Brito (the Outcomes Manager). Don't you dare go ghost on Brito during your job hunt. He's your wing-man, your therapist, your cheerleader on the sidelines and more -as long as you Slack him first. It took me three months after graduating (and A LOT of rejection) to land the job I'll be starting in a few weeks. Don't be afraid to hear no. Keep trying, and, if you're trying to land a web dev role, KEEP CODING. And even if you're not, KEEP LEARNING. Don't be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to jobs - there are other roles willing to pay you for the skills you acquired - my current role doesn't require coding, but the skill helped me land it. Brito was there throughout the entire process, constantly keeping track of my progress, and rooting for me the entire time. 

    I'm grateful to have gone through this experience because it really did change my life. I've made friendships that'll last me a lifetime and the return on my investment was better than I could've imagined. 

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    I have just finished the 9-week UX/UI Design bootcamp in Ironhack Paris, and I'm happy to say it's one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life.

    After a few years working in advertising, I wanted to dive into the digital world, working on a product that would evolve over time, and would make its user's life easier. That's why I decided to attend the UX/UI design bootcamp in Ironhack Paris, after looking for different learning options online, and getting recommendations from friends.

    During this bootcamp, you will learn the full UX/UI design process, mixing theory and actual case studies to apply your knowledge. For your final project, you will work with a real company on an actual brief (in my case a start up specialised in car logistics), which is super interesting, and gives you a sneak peek of your future professional life as a UX/UI designer.

    It is definitely an intense program, where you have to assimilate lots of knowledge in a limited amount of time. You won't be alone though: my other fellow students were really supportive of each other, and the teachers are always there to help you, challenge you in every decision you make, to push you out of your comfort zone.

    Overall, this bootcamp helped me to always challenge myself, discover new skills, to be ready for taking my career to a new level, thanks also to a career support program that helps you find the  best company to work for after the bootcamp.

    Oh and the perks: you will be in the beautiful building of WeWork in the heart of Paris (10min walk from the Champs-Elysees), with a nice rooftop to enjoy (free) beers in the evening! :-)

    Lastly, this bootcamp is quite pricey but I can assure you it is definitely worth it, if you want to switch career to become a UX/UI designer!

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    - 9/6/2018
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    Jose Maldonado • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    Graduated from Ironhack August 2018. I came in with a CS degree in my pocket, but let me tell you there was so much learn. Ironhack provided the material and mentorship to excel in the classroom, as well as provided an environment conductive to learning. It was hard, but worth it! 

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    Last Christmas I met a UX designer from San Francisco who was on vacation in Mexico City. He told me he worked at a startup that helps immigrants in the US to have access to education. In three years, that company had already helped more than 1K people. "I want to have a job like that!" I told him. I enjoyed working as a graphic designer in an advertising agency, but I wanted more. I was not fulfilled. Six months later, I was studying UX/UI design in Ironhack and I can say that this has been one of my best decisions I have made. It was difficult at first because the course is quite intense and demanding, but it's worth it. In addition, the Ironhack staff is very supportive and prepare you to be competitive and find a good job in a matter of weeks.  

    Moreover, at the hiring fair we had the opportunity to meet people from high profile companies such as Bancomer, Liverpool, Clip, Multiplica and many more.

    I will always be grateful to them for helping me achieve my goals.

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    I’ve just finished the full-time web development bootcamp with Ironhack (May-August 2018) where we learned MEAN stack development. The course covers a wide range of topics and gives you all the tools needed to start your career as a junior developer, however to get the best out of the course, it’s important to be fully invested and to know what outcomes you want from your bootcamp.

    - the negatives –
    There is a big importance on team building within the class and with the other cohorts happening at the same time, but at times this can feel a bit forced. If you’re not very social, this can be tiring.

    Scheduling/organization seems to be a bit of an issue. Some examples: having (somewhat required) career prep sessions or activities during our lunch breaks, never receiving reinforcement lessons, catching up on courses during our project weeks, etc. This probably depends a lot of the cohort and the other factors, but some things just seemed last second and/or badly timed.
     

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    The materials are good, and the staff is nice, but the stand out was our instructor, Nizar. He is truly an excellent teacher; enthusiastic and very clear in his manner of explaining (simple and complex) concepts. I could not have asked for a better instructor for the course.

    The career services were also super helpful. The Outcomes Manager, Dina, helped us with our resumes, rebranding, and explaining our background to recruiters. We got to meet with many companies, as well as recruitment sites. I most certainly feel that without the connections of Ironhack, I would not have had as much exposure to companies looking for junior developers.

    Three weeks after the bootcamp, I had three offers from very interesting companies. I can honestly say that none of that would have been possible without Ironhack.

    *For future students, a knowledge of French will be helpful. It won’t cause any problems during the course, but it can ease communication with classmates/TAs and future employers.

    I am overall super happy with the program! If you want to learn web development, join Ironhack.

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    First off, let me start this review by saying that I was a part of the full-time web dev cohort in January of 2018 and I graduated in March 2018. So this has nothing to do with any current instructor - just to be clear before I start. I waited this long to write a review because I wanted to see how I felt after the course and wait until I found a job (which I did) and how I felt at work in terms of preparation and knowledge.

    I want to start by saying that both of my TA's at the time (Sandra & Jessica) we're both incredibly amazing and super helpful throughout the entire course. If it wasn't for them I probably would not have finished the course and I would not be where I am today. Sandra knows the material so well and honestly, should have been our lead instructor. I know others in my class felt the same way.

    After extensive research and planning, I ultimately decided to attend Ironhack over other boot camps because of 3 things: The lead instructor Nizar who has a great reputation, the curriculum looked more modern and promising over other schools, and Brito also has a great reputation for job placement.

    The night before my class started we all received a message on Slack from a guy named Louis, introducing himself as our lead instructor for the entire cohort. I immediately contacted someone about it because I wasn't happy about Nizer teaching the course as that was one of my main reasons for attending Ironhack. Changing lead instructors pretty much last minute and not informing the students prior to the class beginning was a huge failure on Ironhacks part and I felt we really got screwed over. They obviously needed someone asap to teach the course because Nizar was transferring to the campus in Paris. I spoke to multiple people about the issue and no one really seemed to care. To make things shorter we were left with a subpar instructor who was previously teaching Ruby in Japan. Not being able to do anything about the situation (I already had quit my full-time job for this) I decided to give it a chance and do the class. From the first week, I could tell that there was something off about him. He did not know the material at all, he could not fix the bugs in our code, knew nothing about Angular and honestly I don't think he even knew how to code in JavaScript as he was just following along in the lessons line for line and encountering errors he could not fix, ultimately leaving us with a bunch of code and projects that don't fully work as intended. Louis became more and more unprofessional as the cohort went on, saying to students how he "didn't really want to be a programmer" & how 1 or 2 weeks before the class ended he had "already purchased a plane ticket back to Japan for his girlfriend". He would often leave in the middle of the day leaving the work for the TA's to manage and ourselves. I would ask him for help multiple times when I would get stuck and he was not able to help me or even point me in the right direction. I would go to Sandra right after and she immediately knew what was wrong with my code. When it came time for Module 3 of the course & the Angular portion of the material, he was pretty much a ghost. He knew nothing about the framework and Sandra our TA, taught the class for the entire remainder of the course, which helped everyone out a lot. During this time, he sat in the back of the room on his computer or left early. The fact that Ironhack allowed this to go on and didn't offer any sort of help or compensation for it really bothers me to this day. I quit my job dropped everything and paid good money to go there and we shouldn't have had to deal with this sort of thing. But of course business is business as usual and that's more important to them it seemed.

    Lead instructor aside, I feel the curriculum has flaws but is pretty solid as far as material. My two biggest issues with the curriculum were that the Canvas portion was WAY too long and honestly completely useless unless you're going to build browser games at work (which you probably won't). I feel like we could have used all that time to focus more on fundamentals of JavaScript which was lacking and something more realistic to prepare you for the real world. My second issue is that there were WAY too many bugs in the curriculum. Since Louis was never able to fix the bugs during the class, he would often stop that portion of the lesson and continue on to something else because of time, and leaving us with a bunch of repositories and examples that don't work. The curriculum should be reviewed, re-written, and tested thoroughly before presenting it to students so everyone can finish their lessons and in-class assignments. I would suggest hiring someone to do this if they haven't since then.

    I gave 3 stars for my overall experience because at the end of the day my classmates were all awesome and I had a really good time. The campus is great, everyone is friendly, and it's a really cool experience. My TA's were awesome and honestly, I would give 5 stars if I wasn't stuck with an awful lead instructor.

    Last but not least, Brito (Outcomes manager) is really awesome and a great guy. He helped me a lot during career week and even took time out of his day post-career week to video call me and help me out with my job search. He gave a bunch of in-person job search help sessions 2 times a month after the cohort ended and I was able to learn a lot of great techniques and special ways to get in contact with employers and was able to effectively land interviews. He was always available on slack to communicate and responded quickly. This man gets 5/5 stars and I would give him more stars if I could. Super helpful guy and Ironhack students are very lucky to have him!

    I was able to find a job a little over 2 months post-graduation and I started working as a Jr. Software Developer in June 2018. I'm still here and I really love my job. Although I did not feel ready AT ALL after the class ended because of our unfortunate circumstances, I decided to keep coding every day once the class finished and did a couple courses on Udemy to keep my knowledge fresh and continue pursuing being a developer while getting interviews. I can honestly say that if you don't continue coding once the class is done - it's over. It's tough to motivate yourself daily to put in the work but in my case, it definitely paid off and I'm super happy I pushed myself to get there. I deal with imposter syndrome every single day but I know that with time things will start to click and things will get easier. This is not an easy job at all.

    My advice to anyone who wants to take the course is to really make sure who your lead instructor is going to be and regularly ask to make sure that person is still going to be teaching so your not hit with any surprises the night before class starts. I would suggest doing some online courses on Udemy before starting the class as it will really help you progress faster. Looking back, I wish I would have been better prepared and I know what I would have done differently now that I'm done. You can't learn everything in 9 weeks! Spend a few months learning the material before you start, it will help a lot. And listen to Brito!

     

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    I graduated from Ironhack Miami's UX/UI full-time boot camp this August. This program is by far one of the most amazing opportunities I have ever found myself being a part of. After graduating college in may, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I came across user design experiences through the school General Assembly but found that they did not offer user interface which I wanted to learn. Ironhack is one of the only institutions in the country which offer both. And from what I've learned, only learning UX is not viable enough to take into the workforce, you need to learn interface as well. 

    I graduated with a bachelors in art history and had been craving to go into the creative field. At first, I was unsure about Ironhack and was scared to make a move from New York to Miami to participate in this program. But my fears were soon gone after my very first day at Ironhack. The first day, our fantastic TA's told us by the end of the nine weeks, our cohort would become not only our friends but our family. This learning environment is unlike any other I have seen throughout my schooling career. David Fast, my instructor, is a TRUE visionary. He is brilliant, driven, and cares about his students in a way I have never seen in the American school system before. The work environment is so beautiful at building co. You gain the insights of people from their vast background, and you end up growing with your classmates, and they help build you up throughout the entire course. I can go on for hours about ironhack, but all I can say is... if you can take the time to take this course... it will change your perspective, your motivations, and your life in the most wonderful way. I recommend it from the bottom of my heart. I miss ironhack so much and hopefully, one day ill have the opportunity to participate in the web dev class as well. All the best, and good luck!

     

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    I recently graduated from the Ironhack Miami, Full Time Full Stack Web Development boot camp in August 2018

    I went to Ironhack to learn, hands on and specialize myself in web development after having self studied over two years on my own.

    Was it worth it? Yes. Did I learn anything? A ton. Was it hard? Oh yes it was.

    The Ironhack curriculum and training is intensive. It will definitely require more than 400 hours in 9 weeks, on your own time, besides your class time as well, mastering the craft in becoming a full stack developer. The hours will be spent in class will also require you to work at home and complete your class assignments, especially during your project weeks.


    It is intensive, fast paced, rigorous and incredibly demanding, but everything's done for you to succeed. If you can make it through the Ironhack curriculum, you can make it through anything else tech or life throws at you with an incredible confidence knowing that you know what you know. The instructors are always present as well as the Teachers Assistants. You are not alone as your classmates are going through the same things as you, are here too, working together as one cohort, in unity, fear not, you will always get some help when needed and if your not afraid to ask.

    Of course in Tech you won't know everything there is to know when you graduate, but you'll be prepared to have an incredible kick start and keep improving a lot faster than if you didn't attend Ironhack and tried to learn on your own. There are many that can learn well on their own by self study. It's possible. With Ironhack, my newfound skills and experience are now more solidified than ever. This is a lifelong learning commitment even after graduating. Just like breathing. If you are committed to coding, you can't stop coding. Commit. Commit. Commit. It will be woth it. You are worth it.

    Your instructor Nick, is the Godfather of Code. If he can't fix it, the code doesn't exist. A gazillion thanks to Nick, all the Ta's, Brito and the Ironhack staff. An incredible life changing experience I will never forget and no longer have to hope for a better future.

    Once you've graduated, you're always an Ironhacker. If you ever need anything during your job search, Brito is the man you can call and ask for help, advice, contacts, or even just drop by for events or just to say hello. Just be sure to slack him.

    You must be willing to work hard. Not procrastinate and definitely don't hesitate Just go for it. One of the most important investments you will make in your life. This is by far, not an expense, but an incredible investment in yourself. The return is....priceless.

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    I just recently graduated from the UX/UI Design full-time bootcamp at Ironhack Miami, and I had the time of my life. It was a very difficult and extremely challenging process for me, but the amount of knowledge and hands-on experience you acquire in only 2 months is amazing. Needless to say, the bootcamp experience is really not for the weak hearted. It pushes you beyond your limits and tests you on every level to really pull out the best within each student.

    The most important skill I’ve learned during my time at Ironhack was to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s essentially the nature of the course; it forces each student to enhance their strengths, but most importantly, work on their weaknesses. There is limited time to get assignments done, so exercising better time management is essential. There are presentations and public speaking almost every week, there is the constant exercise of accepting failure and making mistakes, and the idea that perfection is your enemy (so if there are any perfectionists out there, get ready to let go of this habit guys, because everything is actually supposed to be “Agile”). I also learned that throughout any UX/UI design process, the user should always be the guide, and you really have to follow and respect the process, never jump to solutions.  

    The staff at Ironhack was very helpful and most importantly, were always positive. It really helps to be surrounded by instructors and TA’s who believe in each student’s potential, who are ready to listen when you need to vent, who provide constructive feedback, any help needed or just be uplifting with optimistic comments. I am very grateful to everyone at Ironhack who guided me throughout the cohort: my teacher, David, my TA’s Hugo and Hector, my Web Dev week instructors Sandra and Colby, as well as Brito, our super dedicated Career Resources professional! They just made my time in the cohort extremely enjoyable and meaningful.

    Also, being in such an amazing co-working environment such as Building, helped make the experience memorable. I really love it there, I always feel welcome and comfortable, like it is my home away from home. I have spent A LOT of time there, and I love the fact that students have access to the space 24/7 with the use of the fob (I didn’t want to return mine at the end of the cohort!). It is no wonder I would always tell people who asked me about the course that I would live at Building and sleep in Aventura. I cannot express enough how much I loooooved being in that space and am happy to return each time I visit. Everything about it was awesome: the classroom environment with the ability to write and ideate on the white walls, cover the glass walls with our sticky notes, the nook with the comfy couch on the 2nd floor, cafecito at 3:05 brought to us everyday by the very sweet ladies: Mercedes and Maria, and especially the rooftop with the beer on tap. It is just a great space to get inspired, work, and also to network.

    The only cons I have for the cohort, is that I wish the course were longer. I personally think 3 months would be ideal, but if not, then at least 2 weeks extra so that the students can have more time to work with the web devs and also to better prepare for the hiring week. I felt an enormous amount of pressure to get my portfolio ready and honestly didn’t feel comfortable with what I presented to perspective employers. So it is important to have either an extra week to solely focus on that or to incorporate it more throughout the cohort (weekly check-ins on the progress, time for business cards to be made). It was constantly drilled into us that “the portfolio is what will get you hired”, so quality time to work on it is essential. Students will be better prepared and most likely result in more hires right out of the hiring fair. So, win win on both ends: great for the students as well as the school. Being able to work more closely with the web dev cohort is also essential in order to better prepare for the field. It would be great to work with them in fully developing one of our projects into a functional app, for example.

    Overall, my experience at Ironhack was very positive and this was the best investment I have done for my career. I had to overcome a lot of personal difficulties and blockers along the road, but truthfully, there is nothing more fulfilling than when you overcome something that initially might seem impossible, whether that is fear of public speaking or just delivering assignments on time. I loved every minute of the cohort and will forever be a proud Ironhacker. I have made incredible friends, developed a great support system with the school, and am excited as well as ready for what is yet to come!!! Cheers!!!

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    The UX/UI Miami bootcamp was really an awesome experience, and this at different levels.
    • People I met there, my class, the teachers, the TAs, the web dev class and the staff are great. Everyone is on the same page, eager to work and bringing his skill and his good vibe to the table
    • The network it brings you is huge, it's opening you several doors and gives you a nice pit stop to boost your career
    • The content of the course is relevant and complete. David is a super pedagogue, and extremely attentive. Plus, we are working on three different projects which enable us to master the design thinking methodology at the end of the course.
    • What I learned: The complete methodology of design thinking, how to actually use the lean UX method and how to conduct proper research.
    • I feel ready to go on the market and I already had three mission offers after 3 weeks of graduation!
    • The staff was really competent, and I would like to thanks particularly Jess, Alia, Brito, and David for their work
    • Building and co, the cowering space was perfect and provides everything you need: a comfortable space to work, coffee and snack to refill at any time.
    To conclude, I would say that my experience at Ironhack was really complete, enlightening, and memorable.​
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    Being a webdev in 9 scholar weeks... not exactly. Yes, you'll be a full stack webdev, used to good practices, 9 weeks after you started the bootcamp. But you'll start the bootcamp after a 2-3 weeks (full time) prework at home. And all over the bootcamp you'll have to also do extra-work late in the evening and during the week-ends. Should I have known that, I would have set up arrangements to stay close to the school during the week to be able to provide a 100% work. Anyway, it was a huge experience. Both the admin and teaching teams are awesome, and even if having the students learn so many things in a so short time sounds like a miracle... yes, they can! So... if your motivation and your energy are strong, just do Ironhack and enjoy!

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    I chose Ironhack because of its reputation, and from talking to actual IT recruiters in Miami who said Ironhack grads come out better-prepared than those from other similar bootcamps. The coursework is more rigorous so the grads themselves are better able to transition to actual real-world developer work / transition to other languages and frameworks better; and there's more job search / career prep.

    Just be prepared to put in a ton of time and energy. The course moves fast, and it's easy to fall behind if you're not taking it seriously or are trying to keep working while attending.

    Instructional and admin staff were incredibly nice and patient with us.

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    I am a Public Accountant, 53 years old, I have taken many courses in my life, from professional pool operator supported by the NSPF; spinning instructor accedited by Reebok; short film writer; among many others, and without fear of error I can say  the Ironhack Web Development Bootcamp is the best course I have taken in my life. When I read what I could get in 9 weeks I did not believe it, I thought it was a joke or a fraud, today after living it I know that the advertising was just a bit of the reality. I learned not only about web development but also discipline and hard work; the human quality of the staff is incredible, the group of people that formed my group could not be better, today I continue with my career with new skills but above all with a new attitude towards work and with a group of elite friends ... thank you Ironhack

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    I honestly didn't know what to expect when I signed up for Ironhack. It was a pivitol moment in my life as i was trying to figure things out and I took a chance.  I had spent thousands of dollars on traditional education schooling and  really didn't know what this experience would be like. Let's just say it was one of the best decisions I  ever made.  The location, people and what the ux/ui program pushes you to do is every bit of amazing. I learned the core principles of user centered design but most importanly I learned about myself. I learned not to give up, its ok to lean on your team, and how to share and support others.  The culture at Ironhack is what really stands out, you're not just in a cohort with 20 random people form all over the world. You are with a group of  people from all different backgrounds and lifestyles and who share a common interest that somehow makes you become a family. I dont know if that was everyone before me experience or even after me but, I can say that on the first day I went to Ironhack as an individual. Nine weeks later I  graduated with a family, a network and a support system. 

    The most important thing I learned during my time at Ironhack was to trust process and that the user is the guide. I learned to let go and not lead with a solution as opposed to undstanding the problem as a whole. 

    Everyone from the staff, instructors and my classmates made this process beyond easy. My instructor David and TA's Hector and Hugo were awesome, talk about being there when you need them. I never heard no they were there the whole time  helping and guiding, so much support. Brito the outcomes manager also played a major role in the process he was more like a father, staying on us to make sure our Linkedin Profiles were on point prepping us for interviews and keeping us in the know about local meet ups and workshops. He also put together career fair ending with a hiring fair that had some pretty awesome companies like Uber and Royal Caribbean. 

    My only cons are I wish the program was longer, and I wish we worked with the web dev corhort more. I think it would better prepare us when stepping into the real world and having to have that dialog amongst peers in the work place. Also, I felt alot of pressure to put my portfolio together in the end so either allowing a week  to work soley on the portfolio after our final project or incoporating the porfolio as a weekly deliveralble to pace the students progress.

    Overall my experience was amazing and if I had the funds I would do it all again!! 

     

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    If you want to change your life and a career, Ironhack is the best option. You'll learn about the most advanced development skills in 9 weeks. At the end of the bootcamp you'll have the chance to get a job in any of the hiring partners that Ironhack has, the hiring rate is almost 100% of all the graduated students, I'm a living proof of that.

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    When I decided to change my professionnal path from psychology to UX, I had difficulty choosing from the different programs available. Ironhack Paris was a great experience and I don't regret the investment.

    By going to Ironhack in invested in myself 150%. Not only was it a leap of faith, it was the mean for me to learn differently : learn ny doing, learn with your peers, complete each other's skills. I got to learn the UX process and the different tools that come in handy when researching user problems and defining solutions. The instructors were supportive, listening.

    The strengh at Ironhack is the constant process of improving the was their courses go with student feedback every week or so. I got the understand how listening, observing people helped improving an experience and how design is not about pretty pixel, it starts with the WHY of every single pixel you design.

    The whole Ironhack experience was an intense human, those 9 weeks with the same people, day after day, from 9 am to 9 pm most days, taught me more than UX/UI, it taugh me the sense of family, the humility to admit you don't know and that someone else does, and how working together, making compromises, choosing what is best for the user (and not for you ego) makes better outcomes than working solo. 

    To conclude, I found a job not even 5 day post Hackshow, starting this september 2018 !

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    Ironhack has been one of the greatest experiences I've had in my life. I had the opportunity to attend Ironhack's UX/UI Bootcamp in Miami, FL after being awarded a scholarship by Uber which was truly life-changing.

    Ironhack Miami is located at Building.co, a co-working space in which you will have 24/7 access. There will be times that you will find yourself working late hours or staying up late to play cornhole with classmates on the rooftop terrace, a perfect outdoor space for daily stand-ups, cornhole tournaments, and meditation!

    The UX/UI curriculum is truly immersive and well thought out. They take you through each of the phases of the UX process all the way to a final working prototype, multiple times! My instructor, David Fast and the TA's Hector and Hugo were beyond helpful and knowledgeable. At Ironhack you'll also get the opportunity to meet Alia, Jess, and Alex a group of vibrant, hard-working individuals that are making sure that you are having the best experience possible.

    When it comes to getting a job, Brito, the outcomes manager is there to guide you through the job-seeking process and help you land a job! I couldn't have done it without the Ironhack team, Uber, and all the individuals that helped me along the way.

    Be ready to work hard and push yourself to take that next step in our career and keep in mind that when you join Ironhack, you are not just entering a boot camp, when you join Ironhack you become part of a family. 

    If you have any questions about the UX/UI program or about Ironhack Miami, feel free to reach out to me via LinkedIn at:

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

     

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    Gaby Pineda • UX/UI Designer • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    I did the UX/UI Bootcamp on Ironhack Barcelona and it was amazing. The teachers are well calified, the proyects were interesting and motivating and the enviroment of Ironhack is challenging, exciting and friendly. 


    I spent 9 weeks in a place where I learned a lot and I met incredible people. 


    It is a enriching experience that open doors to a new world. 

Thanks!