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Origin Code Academy

Average Rating4.35
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Origin Code Academy offers a full-time, 12-week intensive coding bootcamp based out of San Diego, California. Students have the opportunity to engage in classes focused on the intensive study of software development, career coaching, and networking. Origin Code Academy cares less about how much you know before the class, and more about how much you care and how hard you work. After applying online, there is an in-person interview. The program covers technologies li...

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  • Erik
    Student • Career • San Diego
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    Jul 25, 2018
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    My OCA Experience

    I started at Origin with only some HTML and CSS experience. So almost all of the curriculum I was not familiar with, and it was definitely eye opening and intimidating. I was also coming from a craft beer job where I was on my feet all day talking to people. Once I started to get into the rythm of things, and really get to know the teachers and other students things began to click a lot more. 

    It was not an easy road, as I was hitting "blockers" and feeling like I wasn't built to d...

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  • Kenneth Nakayama
    Implementation Engineer • Graduate • Career • San Diego
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    May 17, 2018
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    Everything they promise in the beginning came true!

    Bootcamps are a relatively new thing at the moment. It can be scary putting so much money down in hopes of graduating with the promise of a fulfilling job.  But Origin is a bootcamp that works as long as your dedicated and willing to put in the work. To explain I will try to describe my process so anyone who reads this will know what they are getting into.

    My journey at Origin started with an interview from Ryan Dalton,  He’ll ...

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  • Keegan
    Quality Assurance Engineer • Graduate • Career • San Diego
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    May 16, 2018
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    Great Deal

    When I came to Origin I was initially a little bit hesitant to sign up. I had more of a technical background than some of the people signing up and I was wondering if I would be better off taking some cheap udemy classes rather than sit in a class for three months. I knew basic python, SQL, and I had been working close to a year as a healthcare software (epic) consultant prior to joining. After completing the program I can say I learned far more here than I could realistically achieve on m...

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  • Byron Luk
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Career • San Diego
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    May 01, 2018
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    Jump started my career into software development

    I had a great experience at Origin Code Academy. If you're looking to make a career change into software development and you're serious about doing so, definitely check this place out.

    I spent 4 months working through the curriculum and after around 4 weeks of searching I received two awesome full-time job offers from two awesome companies. Origin is well connected to San Diego tech companies and they host a monthly job fair for graduates. Plus, they have a care...

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  • Cole
    Data Entry • Graduate • Career • San Diego
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    Oct 03, 2017
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    Not Worth the Money

    I am a graduate of Origin Code Academy. I attended OCA about a year ago. I went through the entire 12 weeks of the bootcamp and it was an okay experience. I say "okay" because of how expensive it was.

    They taught me alot but I was paying them north of $350 a day to teach me how to code. I thought it was an investment because in my mind I thought I was going to get hired as a developer within a week of graduation. After I graduated I was applying to jobs every day, every new devel...

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  • Mike E.
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Career • San Diego
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    Aug 10, 2017
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    OCA helped me reach my professional goals

    Origin Code Academy was one of many coding bootcamps that I considered to attend after deciding it was time to make a change professionally. My goal was to shrink the learning curve, absorb knowledge, and most importantly land a job in software engineering in the shortest time possible.

    It was important for me to understand what I was getting myself into so I stalked Origin Code Academy and its founders online, met with Jeff, Cameron, and som...

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  • Adriann Bracken
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • San Diego
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    Aug 02, 2017
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    Found a career at Origin

    I started to find an interest in basic html and css so went online to teach myself for free. I learned a lot and started to realize how much I enjoyed it but felt I hit a wall with how much more I could learn. Attending Origin is one of the greatest things I ever did, not just for the knowledge but also the people.

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  • Mike Murray
    Software Engineer • Student • San Diego
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    Apr 20, 2017
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    IT Professional who changed to software side of the house

    I heard about Origin Code Academy (OCA) as I was randomly eating in a Mexican restaurant.  I had just moved to San Diego and did not know what I was going to do for a job.  I knew I did not want to go back into the hardware side of IT / Computers, and I had just missed the deadline to apply to a 4 year school to finish my bachelor's degree.  Vowing to not return to my old type of job, I figured, "Let's try it."  I fully admit the commercial had a very informercial feel / unrealistic vibe t...

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  • Travis Golia
    C#/.NET Developer • Graduate • Career • San Diego
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    Mar 25, 2017
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    Great experience

    After many jobs focused around business management and data analytics (think Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations), I decided to take a risk by making a career change and trying out Software Development. I couldn't be happier that I decided to jumpstart this change by attending Origin.

    I was in Cohort 7, taught by Cameron Wilby. He's an amazing instructor who, despite his crazy knowledge of extremely complex subjects, is able to easily come up with analogies to help us...

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  • John Abanto
    Web Developer • Graduate • Career • San Diego
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    Mar 17, 2017
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    Took a leap of faith to pursue a previous dream...

    I grew up with the internet and went to a techincal college to pursue a tech career but didn't pan out back in the early 2000's and ended up pursuing a successful career in retial management. I found myself not happy doing what I was doing and began to look back at what I wanted to do coming out of high school, so I looked up coding and found Origin Code Academy.

    Let me tell you I had a long process before I took that leap of faith to quit my established career and try and become...

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  • Sean
    Student • San Diego
    May 25, 2018
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    BEWARE!!!

    BUYER BEWARE!!! Origin has been ordered to shut down do not give them your money. You can read the citation and order of abatement by going to the Bureau for Private and Postsecondary Education.  Not only are they operating illegally they don't teach anything and took me for $13,000.  Aside from my obvious nightmare of an experience the citation should tell you all you need to know about the shadiness of the way this company operates.  They pulled  a bait and switch on me, completely lied ...

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    Jeff Winkler of Origin Code Academy

    Founder, CEO

    Jun 11, 2018

    I wanted to clarify some of the above since it's disappointing that someone would craft a false narrative without consulting me or the State of California regarding the facts.  First, I think it's important to know that the student missed a little over 10 weeks of class in what is intended to be a 12 week class meaning he didn't graduate.  That is the core issue as to why he didn't learn how to code although he is still perfectly capable of becoming successful.  In addition to that, I told him that I was open to discussing a refund, but he told me he didn't feel comfortable talking to me about it.  The same week that he dropped out was the week that one of our recent grads got a job at Facebook up in Menlo Park as a software engineer.  Our process works, but not if you don't come to class for two and a half months within a three month timeframe.  We have a job placement process that is second to none, and we are willing to meet with students every week until they get a job, and we are really really good at getting grads jobs.  In addition, the State of California is working with all code schools to get us licensed.  We are working through the official process now and have been for the last 2 1/2 years.  Coding bootcamps are still in their infancy and the State of California's role is to protect the consumer and we share the same values.  Unfortunately, the State of California doesn't always move at the rate that technology does, but their intentions are pure and they are actively working with all of us coding bootcamps in Southern California to make rules that continue to get students jobs while protecting consumers.  I started this code school because I had a horrible experience at one that is no longer in business and can tell you that when it comes to getting grads placed, there is no one better at it than Origin.  
  • Sabrina
    Graduate • Career • San Diego
    Sep 05, 2017
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    Origin helped me become a Business Technologist!

    Origin Code Academy was a great choice for the training I needed to make a career change. I was looking for a program that allowed me to learn full-time in a classroom setting and cover a lot of curriculum in a short amount of time. Origin did just that. As a student, I had access to the classroom any time I needed. The school was in a great location in downtown San Diego. The curriculum covered a very full stack of languages and was adapted to the most marketable languages and skills for ...

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Imogen Crispe
Published August 30, 2018
We are rounding up all of the most interesting bootcamp industry news that we read and discussed at Course Report in August! This month we heard about a $43 million fundraise and a big acquisition, we saw the decline of CS degrees in the tech job market, we read about a bunch of interesting alumni who were featured in the news, we looked at how coding bootcamps can help us avoid “robogedd...
Imogen Crispe
Published June 29, 2018
  In the coding bootcamp industry in June 2018 the biggest trend we saw was coding bootcamps funneling grads into apprenticeships! We also saw two big fundraises by bootcamp-adjacent organizations, we heard about some interesting new legislation which could change how online bootcamps operate, and some bootcamp alumni launched exciting new careers. We also look at the effect bootcamps are ...
Imogen Crispe
Published January 31, 2018
  Welcome to the first News Roundup of 2018! We’re already having a busy 2018 – we published our latest outcomes and demographics report, and we’re seeing a promising focus on diversity in tech! In January we saw a significant fundraising announcement from an online bootcamp, we saw journalists exploring why employers should hire bootcamp and apprenticeship graduates, we read about communi...
Imogen Crispe
Published December 01, 2017
On the Course Report Coding Bootcamp News Roundup, we keep you up to date with the blossoming coding bootcamp industry. This November, we're covering the WeWork/Flatiron School acquisition, over $2M in funding to various bootcamps, and why tech is booming in "Heartland" cities. Of course we also look at new schools, new campuses, and our favorite pieces to work on this month for the Cours...
Imogen Crispe
Published July 25, 2017
With the closing of Dev Bootcamp (slated for December 8, 2017), you’re probably wondering what other coding bootcamp options are out there. Dev Bootcamp changed thousands of lives, and built a great reputation with employers, so we are sad to see it go. Fortunately, there are still plenty of quality coding bootcamps in the cities where Dev Bootcamp operated. Here is a list of coding bootc...
Imogen Crispe
Published December 29, 2016
  Welcome to our last monthly coding bootcamp news roundup of 2016! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to fundraising announcements, to interesting trends we’re talking about in the office. This December, we heard about a bootcamp scholarship from Uber, employers who are happily hiring bootcamp grads, investments from New York State ...
Liz Eggleston
Published September 24, 2015
One of the newest players in the bootcamp game, Origin Code Academy has set up shop in San Diego bringing a much needed source of web development training to one of California’s larger cities. With just a couple of immersive code schools to choose from, San Diegans now have access to this .NET based program. Founded by a graduate of Iron Yard Academy, Jeff Winkler decided to open up his own...
Harry Hantel
Published September 03, 2015
Welcome to the August 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! Reminder: Have you taken & shared our 2015 Student Outcomes & Demographics Survey? It takes less tha...

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