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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
The Lambda School Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Academy covers machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence
- $0 down
- Payment Plan
- 17% salary for 2 yrs
- Minimum Skill Level
- Basic python
- Placement Test
Computer Science Academy
A rigorous software engineering & computer science academy, for $0 until you're hired. During the six months of the Lambda Academy of Computer Science, students spend nearly as much time studying computing fundamentals and writing code as they would at most four-year programs. You'll learn the practical skills and modern languages required to become a software engineer, but also how to think abstractly and solve problems from first principles.
- Payment Plan
- 17% income for 2 yrs
- Minimum Skill Level
- Placement Test
Full-Stack Web Development (Part-Time)
Students will learn client-side development and CS fundamentals; back-end development and advanced CS concepts while also getting an introduction to mobile development. Students will participate in team projects, and career counseling.
Application Deadline:April 30, 2017
- Payment Plan
- Available in 3 payments
- Placement Test
Full-Stack Web Development (Full-Time)
Students will learn client-side development and CS fundamentals; back-end development and advanced CS concepts while also getting an introduction to mobile development. Students will participate in team projects, and career counseling. Our goal is for every student to be fully ready to become a full-stack web developer. For full-time students we offer a job placement guarantee: Get a job as a web developer or your money back.
- $1500 deposit
- Payment Plan
- Multiple payment plans available
- Placement Test
$500 LambdaSchool Scholarship
- Full-Stack Web Development (Full-Time) (Online)
$250 LambdaSchool Scholarship
Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive LambdaSchool scholarship for $250 off tuition!
Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship.
- Full-Stack Web Development (Part-Time) (Online)
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I was always fascinated by technology and naturally chose computer science in University. But, the curriculum of my university was not updated enough to actually get a job or interesting enough to get along with current technology. So, I thought of going to coding boot camp to improve upon my skills in programming and design.
I chose Lambda School from a recommendation of a good friend of mine whom I had met on Medium. I went blindfolded to Lambda School without any expectation or opinion. And, they did not disappoint me.
Prior to Lambda School, I did have a knowledge of programming and had a fair bit of experience in developing websites. They helped me hone that knowledge and improve my skills as a software developer.
ReactNative, a completely new technology is the best part of course at school. You can absolutely do anything with this tool. And, I loved it.
Teachers were also very supportive of me. Even when I asked a question about Python and Django, course not included in the package; they were happy to help me.
Mentors did ask me if I wanted help on finding jobs, but I have always been fascinated with innovation and entrepreneurship. So, I chose to start my own startup and I have few small projects on my hand. All this would not have been possible without Lambda School.
So, if you are thinking of switching career to the software developer or any other community related to programming, you should do it. But, you need to attend coding boot camp to develop the habit of hard work and productivity; it does not matter which one you attend but you need to do it.
If you happen to be interesting in lambda school or want to do something awesome after you graduate, you are welcome into my startup. You can contact me through LinkedIn and we can go on to make a better world together as a team.
LambdaSchool is top-notch in every way. The class sizes are small, the instructors are smart, and you're almost immediately thrown into a world of very top-notch code.
I ended up getting an interview at Google, and though it was certainly intimidating I was very prepared for the interview questions because of the work LambdaSchool had done beforehand. I now work at Google as a systems engineer helping support some of the Gmail and inbox clients.
I would never be there without LambdaSchool
I learnt quite a fair bit in both mini bootcamps which covered the basics and touched on some more advanced material. Great taster of the full bootcamps. What set this apart from other courses I've done is the use of slack. There was a good group of really helpful fellow students from all around the world and having this chat feature helped with instant communication and problem solving.
I have been an anti-bootcamp person for a while. (I have a fair share of friends that have taken them and came out not much better than they went in). I was doing the normal FCC/Udemy courses and just not making it anywhere. Have a problem? Go google it and have a sparatic understanding of the question or get little to no answer at all and just randomly copy and past stackoverflow posts until your tests pass or code does what you want. This is the overwhelming issue with self learning or these "pre recorded" video courses wether they are on Udemy, MOOC's, Udacity and even some of the expensive online bootcamps are just recordings being played back for you.
I took the PT bootcamp so it was mon - thur 6pm - 9pm and sat 9am - 6pm I only bring this in because when i'm talking about what was being taught at the different stages it will vary if you do the FT or PT stuff.
Now I have no personal experience with any other bootcamp but from what my friends have told me/complained about with other bootcamps I knew I made a good choice right out of the gates. We started with Data Structures, Hash Tables, Linked Lists, Graphs, Binary Trees and lookups. Now this was tough and really challenged my brain but these were things that my friends were being asked about in their interviews and had no knowledge of from their $15k bootcamps. Immediately i'm thinking awesome this is a great start. Then we start ramping up and going over how to use these data structures, manipulate and do various other things that we will need through out the course. The other amazing thing was there were coding challanges at the beginning of every class. Really helped to drive home the ideas from the first week (as you can't learn all of that stuff and remember it from just a week or 2). Then we go over React and the basics, followed with Routing and then we dive into Redux and Redux-thunk. Now this in my opinion was almost worth the whole admission amount in and of itself. I could not wrap my head around Redux or Redux-thunk. I have had this same problem before and no course, article or anything else really cleared it up for me. Since these are live classes not pre recorded I DM'd Ben and we got on a google hangout and we took 15 mins, LITERALLY 15 mins and I was able to ask direct questions and get direct answer and I was able to wrap my head around how to layout the actions, reducers and store which was HUGE. Not waisting a day or 2 trying to tie multiple articles together to try and usually only gain an entry level understanding if that, was SOOOOOO amazing and SOOOOO worth it to just ask and be taught. Along the way we were building a front end project with React to connect all of the pieces together.
Then we jumped over to node and the backend. This again was a super huge benefit to have Ben the instructor right there and he even had some guest instructors teaching stuff which was awesome too (usually people in the field). A decent amount of those guest speakers are not instructors with Ben so you will get that benefit along the way. There isn't a whole lot for me to go in here but it was awesome to build backend servers with node, express, mongoDB and mySQL. Along the way we continued to build a backend server and keep on building through out the weeks we were learning this. After we had a lot of GET/POST requests working and doing various things for us we went over how authentication works. Encrypting passwords and the right way to store the encryptions (not the passwords) and how to check if someone was authenticated and provide limited access depending on that, which we used web tokens to keep track.
The last month for us was putting all of the previous stuff together to see how you put the front end and back end together (which this again was another HUGE mind blown situation). All of the other courses I have seen or taken were either FE (react/angular/vue) or the BE (node, express, templating language) and I never understood how the pieces fit together and that opened my eyes SOOO much. After that you will never look at site the same again! This time was really really cool cuz we were doing out own thing with minimal instruction (compared to the rest of the courses) or Ben would do a video, let us know what it was gonna be about then let us choose to watch or not. This was awesome because the instructor was available for more one on one time and helping along the way.
Also for what it's worth I interviewed and received an offer 2 days after the course end while I was back home. I was able to negioate an above average salary for both that area and the area I actually live in. The fact that I could speak to CS style questions (hash tables, binary searches, linked lists and things like that) put me according to the interviewer "above the other people interviewing" and allowed me to negotiate a higher salary.
Here is the big thing, can you learn the same things and end up with the same salary as I was offered for free?? Yes you can but I have been trying for a 1.5 with FCC and various other courses and NEVER got close, let alone the CS stuff that is really hard to wrap your head around. The money spent was the best investment in myself I have ever made. I got direct access to the instructor during the lectures, a direct path to learning, a great bunch of class mates and an environment mean to help you learn. Lambda School has free options know which make this an even BETTER option if you are willing to apply yourself and work with the team at Lambda School.
I hope this was helpful and if you are serious about becoming a "developer" I think this is a great option as the knowledge taught will put you more on the software developer side of things which in most areas equates to better pay/options.
Before joining lambdaschool, I did not have any solid background in programming and I joined to improve my skills as a programmer and developer. I attended both the Mini Bootcamp and the complete full time bootcamp for web development, and I am very impressed. I think it’s one of the best in the industry.
As expected the full time course was even more organized and properly designed than the mini-bootcamp. I got to repeat some basic concepts, and learn more advanced skills required for the web development. I am very glad that I joined lambdaschool. I am in a job hunt atm, and lambdaschool team is being very helpful for the process.
I attended the bootcamp of Lambda School on Web Development and I was fully satisfied from it. At the time it felt like a scary and risky move, but I was very quickly rewarded with the feeling that it was one of the best decisions I had ever made. Teachers are knowledgeable, supportive, and committed to your success. My classmates came from a variety of backgrounds, levels of education, and professional experience; Lambda School is designed to meet anyone with the interest and desire to become a programmer where they are and help them succeed. Thank you Lambda School for changing my life. Lastly, I just want to say if you are thinking to make a career in programming then you should definitely try this course.
My classes had about 10 students in the group, and we were connected with two instructors. Teachers were live almost every time and were eager to answer any issue I had. Austin is one of the instructors I have met.
Lambdaschool is very good online bootcamp, and they have very good support. But, I had few problems with the pacing of the course and placement of the students. I felt that if the course was paced better, we could have covered a lot more than we did. Still, it was really good experience and they are working to improve your experience with every classes. I recommend lambdaschool to any beginner or experienced programmer who is looking to build connection and get a job in web development.
I enjoyed the course as a whole. The teachers were very supportive as I was back on my course. I started late than others because of the timing of my exam. The projects give you a real life feeling of working in an industry as you to projects in groups. Although the projects might seem hard to you, I suggest you take the tests and the projects seriously if you want to improve your skills. Although I started late, I was not the last student in the class. I did great and currently working as a Database Administrator for a business company.
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