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Parsity

Average Rating4.97
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Parsity (formerly Project Shift) is a full-time and part-time, online software engineering training program. The curriculum covers the pragmatic and theoretical fundamentals of full-stack JavaScript, including HTML, CSS, NodeJS, SQL, NoSQL, React/Redux, APIs, algorithms and more. Parsity’s vision is to rebuild and redefine what it means to mentor and train new developers. In each module, students will learn objectives, pick them apart, and finish with an evaluation...

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  • Paul Stanley
    Solutions Engineer • Student • Full-time Remote Fullstack Software Engineering • Durham
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    Dec 20, 2018
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    Helped me change directions

    Pros

    • Accomplished my goal of stepping away from IT support/ops and into a JS engineering role
    • Provided a good framework in which I could code every day (including 8-12 hrs per weekend at my own pace) for three months
    • It's a small startup with hard-working staff who care about your success personally
    • Cohorts are limited to ten people, so you really get to know everyone including the instructors
    • Attempts to teach ...
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  • Zulmy Cortez
    Junior Java Developer • Graduate • Durham
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    Nov 15, 2018
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    A risk worth taking

    Over the course of my life my approach to success has been a safe and linear plan, this includes going to a traditional 4-year college, and playing by the rules made by the status quo. This approach made me skepitcal of coding schools. I knew I had to put in research to find a school that would give me a return on my investment. I had been teaching myself some Javascript and computer science principals on the side but in hindsight I was going about it the wrong way before Project Shift. Tr...

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  • Austin Stevens
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-time Remote Fullstack Software Engineering • Durham
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    Jul 27, 2018
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    An exceptional learning experience

    I find myself telling anyone who asks about Project Shift the same thing: it was the most enjoyable and engaging learning program that I've ever experienced. If you're serious about switching into a career in software development, I highly recommend Project Shift. For a time, I was skeptical about code schools, but the more I learned about this program, the more I realized that it checked off boxes that other schools couldn't. After interviewing with Aaron (the founder and one of the instr...

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  • Ashley Hardin
    Graduate • Full-time Remote Fullstack Software Engineering • Durham
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    Apr 24, 2018
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    Exceeded my expectations

    I was a member of Project Shift's first cohort and, being a former teacher, I knew the first iteration of any course was probably going to be a bumpy ride. But I did it anyway for a couple of reasons. First of all, I just really liked Aaron. Is that a dumb reason? Maybe, but it worked out. I could tell he was passionate about what he wanted to do, and I loved his enthusiasm. Secondly, I liked that the program was competative to get into and they wouldn't just accept anyone. Another bootcam...

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  • Megan Honig
    Graduate • Full-time Remote Fullstack Software Engineering • Durham
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    Apr 23, 2018
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    Hard work, definitely worth it

    I chose Project Shift for a number of reasons: I wanted to learn JavaScript, I didn't want to have to choose between front-end and back-end specializations, I liked the approach of learning big-picture concepts alongside practical skills, and I thought the selective admissions and small class size would mean getting the most out of our 12 weeks. I was definitely not disappointed. I worked hard and learned a TON. 

    Each week of the course has a different focus. Monday through Thursda...

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  • Maynard Breslow
    CEO, New Old Road Tech, Inc. • Student
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    Jul 03, 2017
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    Aaron's past bootcamp set me up

    I am so grateful that I was a part of Aaron Hayslip's very last bootcamp in Israel. While I know personal family issues were the only reason Aaron was prevented from continuing at his previous bootcamp, I am also certain he would be a success at leading the future coders of the world anywhere he is. The bootcamp I attended was Aaron's brain-child as is his new endeavor with Project Shift so I can do nothing but try to convince anyone looking to jump into the ever-growing lucrat...

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  • Nadav
    Full Stack Programmer and Team Lead • Graduate
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    Jul 01, 2017
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    Graduate of former bootcamp

    While I did not attend Project Shift, I have graduated one of Aaron's previous courses, The 2nd full stack coding bootcamp at Elevation Academy, Tel-Aviv.

    Aaron is a great teacher. His passion and drive towards teaching are immediately noticable. Charismatic and funny, yet knowledgable and serious, I truly believe any project of his is a great career-shifting oppurtinty for anyone looking to get into the programming world.

     

     

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  • Ori Levitan
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    Jun 27, 2017
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    My 5 cents

    I'll start with a disclaimer - I was never part of "Project Shift", BUT, I was part of "Elevation Academy" cohort 3 in Tel Aviv Israel that was managed by Aaron Hayslip, so I suspect the vibe of "Project Shift" will be not much different...

    The 12 weeks I've spent in the cohort were amazing time for me, very often thanks to Aaron. Whether it was a question that he would always answer (yes, even if he is busy at the moment, he would make a point of coming back with the answer lat...

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  • Danielle
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    Jun 22, 2017
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    Bootcamp grad

    I was a student in Aaron's first bootcamp academy. I was immediately blown away by his ability to make the complicated seem simple along with a dash of humor. He believes in all of his students and is dedicated to ensuring everyone's success. After the bootcamp, I was easily able to find new job opportunities based on the strength of my portfolio and the projects I worked on as a bootcamp student. 

     

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  • Elisha Kramer
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    Jun 21, 2017
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    Awesome Curriculum and Vibes!

    Aaron was my instructor when he ran this course in Tel Aviv. 

    I must say: the curriculum was well-organized and engaging.

    Yes, it's true the program is expensive. But, I see it as an investment for the future. About 4 months after completing the program Aaron ran in Tel Aviv, I got a job as a Product Manager for a promising startup company. 

    I am Super-Happy to see that Aaron is now offering this program in North Carolina. I am positive that people who are hun...

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  • Zach D
    Graduate • Full-time Remote Fullstack Software Engineering • Online
    Aug 01, 2022
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    Great way to launch a new career

    I enrolled in Parsity looking for some structure to my learning as I transitioned to software development from education. Of course, I found that structure in a curriculum and agenda of projects with deadlines. Perhaps more valuable than the structure, though, was the community. Mentors were eager to help out and just chat about programming and jobs. Group projects were actually a joy and perhaps the most valuable part of the learning experience. 

    My main critique is that I'm not ...
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  • Rich
    Eldridge • Graduate • Full-time Remote Fullstack Software Engineering • Durham
    Jun 05, 2019
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    Is it worth it? YES!!!

    I was one of the oldest members of my cohort. I am a father of two, a husband, and I have bills to pay! I spent the last ten years at a job that I was growing increasingly burnt out on, and I decided it was time for a change. I didn't make a lot of money, so I was perpetually paycheck to paycheck. As gratifying as public service was, the cons were outweighing the pros, and it was just no longer sustainable. I decided to try and teach myself code. I spent the better part of a year learning ...

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Parsity Alumni Outcomes

100%
Employment Rate
65%
Graduation Rate
$66,240
Median Salary
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100% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 14 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field100.0%
Full-time employee86.0%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position7.0%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance7.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment0.0%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field0.0%
Could not contact0.0%
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Notes and Caveats
Read the full Project Shift CIRR report here

Recent Parsity News

Liz Eggleston
Published March 16, 2020
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there!...
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Published June 29, 2017
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How much does Parsity cost?

Parsity costs around $7,900.

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Parsity offers courses like Full-time Remote Fullstack Software Engineering, Part-time Remote Fullstack Software Engineering.

Where does Parsity have campuses?

Parsity has in-person campuses in Charlotte, Durham and Raleigh. Parsity also has a remote classroom so students can learn online.

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