Montana Code School
While applicants do not need prior coding experience, successful students usually demonstrate an aptitude for clear communication, teamwork, critical thinking and accelerated learning.
Class sizes are limited to 25 students with a low student:teacher ratio, and accepted applicants must complete 40 hours of online prework before the first day of class.
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At the time that I found the Montana Code School, I was looking for a total career change. The code school allowed me to totally submerge myself into web development, without the commitment of returning to a 2 or 4 year program. You are taught the leading industry technologies, along with Agile and Lean programming methodologies.
I successfully learned the essential fundamentals of program development to propel me into the technology sector. This program assists it's students with career placement post graduation via their network of local employers; as well as, providing the proper tools to set yourself up for success with career counseling services.
You also have ample opportunities to attend local networking socials & technology related events in your community. I would highly recommend this course for anyone looking to try something new and challenging. Be ready to learn, it will be coming at you fast!
Within 30 days of graduating from Montana Code School, I landed a job working locally in Bozeman on the website of a national retailer.
Montana Code School prepped me for real-life experience in the job market. When I interviewed, the Lead Developer was impressed with my knowledge of the full stack stating, "I surprised you understand what goes into end-to-end of web development. I've known people with 5 years experience that do not have a wholistic understanding of web architecture."
MCS was tough, there is no way around that. There will be days that are frustrating, but once the concept "clicks" and you get to see your work come to fruitition it is extremely rewarding. Working in a project-based, collaborative, fully immersive environment not only accelerated the learning curve, but truly made it possible to hit the ground running post-graduation.
If you are looking for a way to jump into a web development career, this is the place to do it!
This 3-month immersive code school was a perfect fit for me. I had been introduced to coding and programming in my previous job, but really wanted a full-stack experience and education - without going back to the University for 2 years - to take to my next employer.
In the first week you build a complete end-to-end app, and the depth and breadth of what you learn and build continues to grow from there. The learning style is different from traditional schooling, in that you are exposed to a ton of new information at a rapid pace. It can be overwhelming at first, but because that information keeps coming at you, you really do absorb and integrate it in a short period of time. I was quite surprise - and pleased - with what I had learned by the half-way point.
It is also a program where you get out of it, what you put into it. The more persistent you are, and can keep yourself motivated and trying, even when it gets tough, the better you will do and the more you will learn. The instructors were awesome about wearing the counseling hats when needed, to keep us from lingering on the cliffs of dispair for very long. They did an outstanding job on both the technical and human front.
I absolutely enjoyed every moment of Montana Code School. Both instructors were great. I loved learning coding but I also enjoyed learning agile methodology and software development practices. It's a great well rounded curriculum. My cohort was great. Everyone helped each other out--instructors were very much willing to spend extra time with the students. From my experience, what you put into it is what you get out of it.
Regarding job assistance, the school has an in depth network with companies and people are very happy to make those connections for you. I would highly recommend this school!
One of the instrutors was great! The other was terrible. The school promissed to help students find jobs but no such assistance was ever given. I had to attend a second boot camp to learn skills needed in the real work foce. I would not recommend this school!
Our latest on Montana Code School
Welcome to the September News Roundup, your monthly news digest full of the most interesting articles and announcements in the bootcamp space. Do you want something considered for the next News Roundup? Submit announcements of new courses, scholarships, or open jobs at your school!
This Week on Course Report:
- Should you learn web or mobile development first? We dive into this question with advice from Atlanta's DigitalCrafts code school!
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- Mechanical-Engineer-turned-Web-Developer Kacy Ebel talks about her career change and her experience at We Can Code It's women-only bootcamp.
Aquisitions, Fundraises & Regulation
- General Assembly announced their $70MM Series D. This reporter thinks about what the fundraise could mean for their London campus.
- Hack Reactor acquired Chicago-based Mobile Makers Academy, adding iOS to their offerings. They also announced "Hack Reactor Core," the umbrella under which each school will operate autonomously.
- Inside Higher Ed reported on General Assembly's journey through regulation and expansion. Education Dive provides a nice, brief summary of the article.
- The Huffington Post reported on a letter from Jeremy Shaki and Khurram Virani (Founders of Lighthouse Labs) to parliament on code literacy, outcome-based education, and Canadian innovation through technology.
New Campuses + Courses:
- Dev Bootcamp announced they will open doors in San Diego this November.
- Montana Code School's first cohort started class September 28. (Listen to Montana Public Radio's story on the bootcamp).
- ThoughtKite will teach their first Toronto iOS bootcamp in October.
- Code Fellows has overhauled and reorganized their courses (bye bye Dev Accelerators, hello Code 401!)
- Applications for Code Platoon, a Chicago bootcamp geared towards veterans, are now open.
- Global News Canada writes about Toronto's Bitmaker Labs.
- Fortune Magazine explores women in Coding Bootcamps.
- FCW finds that coding bootcamps are 'Very empowering, very transformational.'
- A LinkedIn researcher blogged about the types of jobs reported by bootcampers on the networking site.
- Delaware Online looks back on ZipCode Wilmington's first bootcamp cohort.
- Built in Chicago: How Designation is bringing the bootcamp model to design.
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee computer coding school expands as employers show interest.
- The Street: Future Code Monkeys May Skip College and Head to Boot Camp
Have a great October!
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