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LaunchCode

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LaunchCode is a nonprofit which offers free full-time, 14-week, and part-time, 20-week immersive coding bootcamps and apprenticeships in multiple locations in the US. The programs cover programming languages and concepts like Python, Java, and web developer tools. In addition, LaunchCode provides various online and in-person resources to prepare students for a job in tech. LaunchCode's programs are free and accessible to motivated individuals who are assessed for p...

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  • Dolores
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    Nov 30, 2021
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    Incredibly Disappointing

    I completed LC101 successfully twice. I also completed Liftoff successfully. Not one single interview or apprenticeship was ever offered. I took this supposedly empowering course to better my situation. All of my original TA’s quit in the middle of the cycle, both times. I was led to believe that 80% of their graduates are placed into internships, which is very misleading. I attempted to procure a TA position for myself, figuring I would show up for every class, already a step above the ...
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  • Brian
    Associate Software Engineer • Graduate • Kansas City
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    Jul 09, 2021
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    It worked for me, but it could use some improvement

    First off, I will say I graduated and was placed into a job by LaunchCode. I am very grateful for the opportunity, and it's worked out very well for me in the 2 years since I was hired. 

    The good:
    If a classroom environment is right for you, then you will likely do well here. I learn better in a classroom, surrounded by like minded individuals. I have too many distractions at home to really focus and teach myself, though I had gotten fairly far with some Python a year or two be...
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  • Omar
    na • Graduate
    Jun 24, 2018
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    On your own

    This course is just like someone giving you full load of videos and materials, then ask you to watch and read! 

    Don't expect lots of assistance from the TAs, they are students as well.

    In the beginning you will recieve lots of support from the administration, then toward the end of the course, you are on your own!!

    It seems as if everyone disappeared! The class size shrinks into half the size of students, then what so called "Job placement assistance" are gone! 

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  • Prince
    Graduate • St. Louis
    Jul 27, 2017
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    Thankful for LaunchCode

    I attended LaunchCode's most recent immersive coding bootcamp and can speak very highly of it. Even after you graduate, they won't place you in a program until you've done a project that demonstrates knowledge of one of the languages you've learned in the camp, as well as new skills you've learned on your own. They highly encourage you to pick a language in demand in your area, and in my area the language of most demand is Java. So, I'm still working on my project and haven't gotten an int...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • St. Louis
    Jan 19, 2022
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    You get what you pay for..and its free.

    I feel like this school particularly is good for getting new techies to submit their time with no reward. Most of my linkedin buddies are still looking for jobs its been a long time. I also feel everything you can learn from them you can literally learn from youtube and google like literally. You could learn from talking to an engineer for one month its just idk. It's free education but your time costs spend it wisely. Also I don't think they pay their instructors well enough for them to...
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  • Anonymous
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    Dec 05, 2019
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    It's just a waste of time and energy.

    The course is quite bad, run by instructors with not much experience, in quite a hostile environment. I have seen many stories on their greediness. Many people who thought they were not able to make it and wanted to leave during the beginning of the program were convinced to stay and then left by themselves totally behind. I swear out of all the people of my cohort, like 90% of them wanted to leave negative feedback but they were afraid the post-job assistance would not provide anything in...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • St. Louis
    Sep 20, 2017
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    Positive Learning Environment

    I completed LaunchCode's Immersive Code Camp over the summer and I am very thankful for the skills I've built and the educators at LaunchCode. I have taken a coding class before LaunchCode, and as a woman, the other program wasn't very welcoming, this is NOT the case at LaunchCode. LaunchCode excels at inclusivity, the staff has always made me feel welcome, and the seduction team wants everyone to succeed and will do almost anything to help. Getting into the program was rigorous but the pa...

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  • Anonymous
    Apr 25, 2017
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    LaunchCode- Don't Bother

    My experience was less than, what I would consider, professional. I took the Hacker Rank test either in December or early January, filled out the application, and didn't hear anything back. The website said that I would know whether or not I was accepted into the program in March and when I didn't hear anything and wrote to them, I was told that they had extended the application deadline by a week. That's fine, but it seems like a mass email was warranted letting everyone know that we woul...

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LaunchCode has in-person campuses in Kansas City, Miami and St. Louis.

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