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New York Code + Design Academy

New York Code + Design Academy

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The New York Code + Design Academy taught full-time and part-time courses in full-stack web development in New York City, Atlanta, Austin, Philadelphia, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Washington, DC, and Amsterdam. The coding bootcamp has a "learning by doing" attitude through which students learn HTML5, CSS3, FTP, JavaScript, jQuery, Ruby, Rails, Database Theory, ActiveRecord, Command Line, Git, and Collaborative Software Development. The full-time program is 12 weeks, and the part-time program is 24 weeks. NYCDA encourages collaborative teamwork through team exercises and immersion in the tech community, and organized guest speakers and tech meetups.

While the New York Code + Design Academy does not guarantee job placement, they provide career planning, portfolio review, demo days, and recruiting help to position students for success in the field. New York Code + Design Academy also offers part-time courses in Front-End Development, Back-End Development, and UX/UI Design.

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  • Dimitry N • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate
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    I have had some experience with web development prior to joining NYCDA Rails 101 course. The class's  curriculum is designed to engage students of all coding skill levels. The instructors and staff are super helpful. I also met my first employer at one of the Meet&Greet event hosted by NYCDA. I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is serious about learning coding and programming.

  • William Galarza • Systems Developer • Graduate
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    I'm a recent graduate of the WDI course given at the New York Code+Design Academy and I can definitely vouch for this school given the success I've obtained after graduation. The instructor truly cares for his students heavily. There was moments that truly tested my knowledge and he pulled me to the side to make sure he could teach me the topics in full depth along with some humor to keep morality and positivity going. Even the CEO takes out time from his work to have 1 on 1's with students to talk about interview techniques and how to implement them well. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't have successfully landed the position I currently have and the crazy part is that he helped me while I had moved to Orlando, fl area through emails and video chats. All of the staff truly cares for your success and I valued that more than anything!

  • Anonymous • Tech Lead • Graduate
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    NYCDA helped to make my career change possible! Prior to enrolling in the Web Development Intensive course last year, I came from the education industry and had a limited knowledge of programming. Their 12 week intensive course taught me everything from basic HTML and CSS to Git and Ruby on Rails. I was skeptical at first - the course was fast paced, challenging and required a lot of effort, but I quickly realized I had learned the technical skills to build web apps on my own. At the end of the program, I had a portfolio with a few completed apps to show employers. Through their employer showcase at the conclusion of the program, I gained several interviews and was offered a Technical Lead role at an amazing startup in NYC! 

    The WDI teacher is really great - smart and witty, which makes getting through some of the challenging topics a bit easier. The staff is super friendly and class sizes are small so you actually get individualized attention. I had a great experience, collaborated with some awesome folks and became a web developer!

  • IOS 101 At NYCDA
    - 5/7/2015
    Kenny Batista • Graduate
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    NYCDA ignited my career in the tech industry. Before coming in i had no experience at all in coding other than two weeks of self teaching myself the basics of the new IOS programming language. I was sure about what I wanted, I wanted to code and I was not going to let anything get in my way.

    I searched online for a coding school and came across The New York Code + Design academy's website, after reading the stories of their students and checking out the amazing work that they had done in class I had to chose NYCDA to help me learn coding.

    I took the IOS Development course which was for beginners. What I loved most about the class was that it was small, this was great because the teacher would help anyone who needed help. I learned a lot throughout the  8 week course and got everything that I expected. I will be uploading my first simple app to the apple app store in a week thanks to NYCDA.

    NYCDA gave me that push that I needed, I still have  a lot to learn but I feel like I could teach myself IOS and pick up everything quickly and implement it into my apps. 

    START NOW! Chose The New York Code + Design Academy to teach you how to code.

    p.s. "It is never to late or too early to start coding"

  • Daniel • Web Developer • Graduate
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    My overall experience with NYCDA was great. Last summer I enrolled in the Web Development Intensive course with out having any prior knowledge of coding. I am now a developer at a tech startup in NYC. 

    The most important thing about this course is to put in as much as you want to get out of it. The hard work will pay off, and Jeremy, Zach and everyone is always there to help if you ever need anything. My best take away from this course, was that it gave me the tools I needed to begin my career in this industry. You are not going to learn everything you need to know in 12 weeks, but you will have enough knowlege to continue to learn anything you want. 

  • Robbie • General Manager, Advertising • Graduate
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    I learened about this academy through a colleague, at which time I was entering a sales environment that required communication with developers, product managers and engineers. I decided to take Web Dev 100 to understand the basics - what different types of code there are, how they interact and how to read them when necessary. This course exceeded my expectations with excellent teachers, material and resources. The classes are fast-paced in a digestible and intimate way.

    What's even better about his course - after learning the basics of code types, building your own pages, functions etc. - is that in the second half you move to a focused area of your choice. I decided to learn more about UI/UX, and am now well versed with designers as well. 

    I took this course to understand the innerworkings and language of development, and ended up learning much more than I ever thought. While most students take this class to jumpstart a career in coding, the same knowledge has exceled my career in digital publishing in an unthinkable way. 

  • School Review
    - 10/21/2014
    Victor • Graduate
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    I decided to learn how to code in order to go in a new direction in my career.  Moving to New York City was a huge gamble for me and at the time, I was not sure which bootcamp I should attend.  The New York Code + Design Academy exceeded all of my expectations.  Having no coding experience before, I'm still surprised that I am able to build a fully functioning web application on my own.  

    For me, what made the experience unique was the culture of the school.  It felt like a private school for coding schools where the instructors and staff treat their responsibilites at a personal level.  The dedication and enthusiasm to teach and learn was contagious. I have no regrets and even plan on taking some evening courses with them!

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    This was a great experience for me, but only because I worked for it. This type of bootcamp requires you to be motivated to succeed and put in the effort. If you don't show up to class or complete your projects, you're going to struggle. If you stay on top of your work load and do what is asked of you, you are going to succeed. I loved it here and I wish it was longer so I could've learned even more. Clayton Wert was part of the Student Success Department at the Philly campus and he was great at keeping us on top of job-related materials and setting ourselves up for success down the line and I am very grateful to him and probably will continue to seek out his help in all job-related areas!

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I took this course in the beginning of the year, Dec. 2017 and I wish I hadn't. I'm not kidding, my experience was horrible. 

    Start off, the teacher Shannon was on vacation the first week so we got Brian Fountain to sub that week, cool, but then when he left and Shannon appeared, it all went down hill. 

    She was bad, knowledgeable, but a horrible teacher. Not very mature and was over-heard her FIRST day telling the school's admin, "I've never worked with a class so unprepared before." I guess she was expecting a seasoned class. 

    When confronted she simply blamed the school and left me feeling like a mistake had been made. Still, I carried on, simply because I had too. I already quit my job and made plans to stick it out.

    I would like to say things got better, but they didn't. She literally flew off the handle if you asked a question she thought you should know. I'm serious, she slammed on a student's laptop like a kid who couldn’t get the circle to go into the triangle and said things like “ Sucks to be you” when you couldn’t get your machine to do something. She was there after all to teach you code, not help you learn to use your machine.

    She absolutely hated repeating herself. Asking a question was a shot in the dark, you didn’t know if she was going to help you or hate you suddenly. Which left the class quiet and searching Google for help most of the time, or me anyway. 

    Some of the guys stormed out of class cursing and telling her to do her job. 

    So, what did NYCDA do about it. Nothing. 

    Now the good news, right into the second month we were told the school was shutting it’s doors. Awesome!

    Shannon complained more about the school, let us all know that we weren’t getting a good deal, and looked for a new a job and ride while we taught ourselves code. Don’t get me wrong she did help, but asking for help was kind of like sticking your hand into an alligators mouth and hoping it didn’t bite your arm off because of it.

    I’m actually surprised that NYCDA didn’t take action to help the class out, we complained and warned our head guy that Shannon was a mess, but what was NYCDA going to do, help us? We were only paying 10k for a three month course.

    Actually, I take that back, she told us that Brian rudely Skyped her once. Cool.

    Another thing about the place was the school, it was under construction in a rented out college where they were renovating our side of the building. Loud construction and smelly paint gave us all headaches, that lasted a little over a month.

    What the hell right? I should have left that second week, asked for my money back, and watched 'how to' videos on Youtube for three months. It sure would have been a lot cheaper, plus, the screen won't huff and puff if you ask questions. 

    Talk about bad experience. 

     

     

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I won't bore you with the details, but if you're looking for an intense bootcamp with the latest stacks, professors who know how to teach programming and will challenge you: this is NOT the bootcamp for you! The professors are mediocre at best, the networking opportunities are... non existent?, they will teach you stuff that's 2-5 years behind what companies are looking for... I could go on. 

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    I joined NYCDA after finishing my masters graduation as my masters was a management degree and I had very  little web dev experience.The instructor(Brian) was good initially and it seemed like I had joined the right place. But, then at week 3, as rails started, he bothered to teach at a pace from where there was no coming back. You cannot pickup rails without Sinatra and even when you do everyone is way ahead.

    He wanted to cover more and more types of projects. I guess his intention was good but there was no effort in making sure everyone was understanding what was going on. I had so many doubts it got overwhelming. A lot of students without a background in engineering or STEM join these courses. Students range from arts graduates, dancers, bartenders who wish to change their careers. The problem is the expectation set by non-stem graduates in understanding a language to be completely on your own is low. 

    Really need to cover concepts slowly and clearly.

  • Awful instructor
    - 5/27/2017
    Anonymous • Data analyst and marketer • Student
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    The class was poorly taught and the instructor was condescending. He would get annoyed if students asked questions. I had to supplement the course with tutoring. Plus, he didn't know certain subjects.i had asked to transfer classes, but never received a response. Now, I am out thousands of dollars.

Thanks!