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Operation Spark

Average Rating3.75
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Operation Spark offers a full-time, 13-week digital education immersion program for low-income individuals in New Orleans, Louisiana. Operation Spark runs intensive year-round bootcamps covering technologies like HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, and more. Operation Spark also offers apprenticeships and the opportunity for graduates of their programs to work in real production cycles for clients. In addition to the three-month, 700 hour, full-time Immersion program, O...

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  • Andy Nguyen
    Graduate • Immersion • New Orleans
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    Aug 10, 2018
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    Best school in Louisiana

    As a recent grad, going through the program offered at Operation Spark was the best decision I've ever made. I use to work for a small company in New Orleans as an IT desktop support, and going from the hardware side of computers to learning how to create web applications all on my own is quite a feat.

    Yes the program itself is quite difficult, thats why the program is called immersion, but being able to offer real life skills in fullstack development, I wish I had this opportunity...

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  • Alex John Sfamurri
    Student • Immersion • New Orleans
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    Aug 04, 2018
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    Current immersion student with a bachelor's in computer science

    Best decision I have ever made. While I learned a lot of different theories and even multiple languages in college, non of those classes went as in depth as Operation Spark has. They also hold you to an extremely high standard, higher than many employers will to help you become not only good on your own, but also in a group. They teach everything in what feels like blocks, that you have to get through. This is a hard, challenging course, but the instructors are there to help you, not do it fo...
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  • Anonymous
    Former student of op spark • Student • Immersion • New Orleans
    Sep 29, 2020
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    Operation spark has the right concept in mind, but has lost sight of their own mission. 

    I like another student mentioned below, finished the pre-immersion section at op spark during covid-19. I was privileged to attend op spark in person pre covid 19 and  now online. 
    When I signed up for op spark, I knew what I was getting into. A family member told me about the program in depth, and I have numerous friends who have completed the program and have jobs today.
     What was bein...
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  • Anonymous
    Student • New Orleans
    Sep 27, 2020
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    Not What It Seems

    I had high hopes when reading the Operation Spark website, going to the information session, and hearing what the non-profit organization was about. I was very excited, for someone who's coding experience did not leave the realm of Myspace. As I've gone through the program, I've been very disappointed, and do not recommend for anyone who is not a computer science major/dropout, studied  neuroscience, had coding classes in high school, or a physics major. 

    Operation Spark starts ou...
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  • Anonymous
    New Orleans
    Feb 05, 2020
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    Admirable goals / questionable methods

    First let me say that Op Spark's goal of diversifying the coding field is an admirable one. I fully support integrating more people of color into sectors of our economy which have been inaccessible to them due to either current racism, or the residual effects of past racism. I think programs like Operation Spark should exist in every impoverished community of minorities in our country. 

    I just wanted to clarify where I stand as I want to make sure that the issues I have with certa...
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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • Immersion • New Orleans
    Aug 03, 2018
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    Changed My Life

    Operation Spark changed my life. Coming from a little to none coding background, I am now proud to say that I'm a Software Developer. The instructors are passionate about every student. They teach you more than just how to code, they teach you to learn for yourself. You learn full-stack web development. From the client to the server, to the database. After going through the Immersion program I am qualified to take on any task assigned to me.

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  • Anonymous
    Student • Bootcamp • New Orleans
    Aug 03, 2018
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    Best Decision

    I just finished the 3rd week of Bootcamp class and we've already learned Higher Order Functions... I've gained an IMMENSE amount of knowledge in just a couple of weeks and know for sure that by the end of Immersion, I will have condensed about five years worth of knowledge into about 4 months.

    This person who left a one star review needs to grow up. For one, saying that children are being 'plucked out of the ghetto' is extremely racist and ignores the fact that part of Operation Sp...

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  • Anonymous
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    Jul 17, 2018
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    Negative Experience: Geared toward juvenile delinquents?

    On the surface, Operation Spark appears to be a great cause. Unlike the majority (perhaps all other) bootcamps, it is a non-profit organization, so they offer an entrance system with tiered payments so that you're not at a huge loss if you decide early on that it is not for you. Unfortunately, this and other factors might have something to do with how you'll be treated after committing at any level.

    The organization makes use of a lot of free online resources anyone can access, so ...

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The average bootcamp costs $14,142, but Operation Spark does not share pricing information. You can read a cost-comparison of other popular bootcamps!

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Operation Spark offers courses like Bootcamp, Immersion.

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Operation Spark has an in-person campus in New Orleans.

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