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Penn Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time programs in web development, and 24-week, part-time cybersecurity, data science, and financial technology (FinTech) programs in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, and online. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git, with in-person and online options.

The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The data science curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience, with in-person and online options.

The FinTech curriculum covers Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, blockchain, and more.

Applicants do not need programming experience to enroll, but once admitted, all learners will complete a pre-course tutorial. Penn Boot Camps are designed for working professionals and individuals who are actively pursuing a career change, advancement or looking to gain a new skillset.

Throughout the 12- or 24-week bootcamps, learners have access to portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and 1:1 career coaching. At the end of the program, learners receive a Certificate of Completion, showcasing their accomplishments to future employers and will also have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development, data science, or financial technology, or skills applicable to certifications in cybersecurity.

Penn Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    Cost$13,495
    Class size25
    LocationPhiladelphia
    At the Cybersecurity Boot Camp, participants get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture. The Cybersecurity Bootcamp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security, throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks.
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    DepositN/A
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    Available through Climb Credit
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analysis and Visualization (Online) - Part-Time

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    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationPhiladelphia
    Learn data analysis wherever you are through an innovative format that blends engaging content to work through on your own schedule and live, interactive online classes led by expert instructors. The curriculum teaches the most relevant tools and technologies including programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, databases, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, Git/GitHub, and more. Build a comprehensive portfolio of projects and earn a Certificate of Completion.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analysis and Visualization - Part-Time

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    Cost$13,245
    Class size25
    LocationPhiladelphia
    This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL databases, Tableau, and more. Applicants do not need experience to enroll, but once admitted, all learners will complete a pre-course tutorial. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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    Excel, Algorithms, Crypocurrency, SQL, Python, Machine Learning, Blockchain
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationPhiladelphia
    Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend classes. Gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Financial Technology - Part-Time

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    Excel, Algorithms, Crypocurrency, SQL, Python, Machine Learning, Blockchain
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$12,995
    Class size25
    LocationPhiladelphia
    Get hands-on training and instruction in financial technology and analysis using popular tools and methods including Python programming, financial libraries, machine learning algorithms, Ethereum, and blockchain. Maintain your current schedule by studying the competitive curriculum part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend classes. Gain access to career services like resume and portfolio reviews, interview training, and 1:1 coaching.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$14,495
    Class size25
    LocationPhiladelphia
    Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp is a 12-week, full-time web development program. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Participants have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Participants receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position participants for success in the field.
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    DepositN/A
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    Available through Climb Credit
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class size25
    LocationPhiladelphia
    Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development program. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Participants have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Participants receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position participants for success in the field.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Web Development (Online) Part-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class size25
    LocationPhiladelphia
    Learn to code wherever you are. The full-stack, online curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Through hands-on projects and training, participants will complete the coding program in 24 weeks via live, instructor-led lessons. Individuals receive support from a variety of channels, so participants are never alone throughout their online coding boot camp journey. Penn LPS's online coding boot camp gives you the opportunity to “think like a developer.” In addition to learning many of the most in-demand languages and creating your own personal portfolio, you will also partake in an 8-week Agile Team Project that mimics a real-world environment. Enrollees are assigned a piece of the full project (division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment of adaptation of plans) and then finalize the project together with the assistance of an industry leader who has on average 5-7 years of experience as a software engineer. At the end of this online coding program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Penn LPS, helping you stand out to employers.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

1 Scholarship

  • $500 Penn Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Penn Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Full Stack Web Development (Online) Part-Time (Philadelphia)
    • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Philadelphia)
    • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time (Philadelphia)
    • Financial Technology - Part-Time (Philadelphia)
    • Financial Technology - Part-Time (Philadelphia)
    • Data Analysis and Visualization - Part-Time (Philadelphia)
    • Data Analysis and Visualization (Online) - Part-Time (Philadelphia)
    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Philadelphia)
  • Myk D  User Photo
    Myk D • Student Verified via GitHub
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    Simply put this is one of the best investments you can make in yourself. The course teaches you real skills that employers want and need. Already, I've had employers reaching out to me to set up interviews, and I'm just at the halfway point in the course. 

    It's a ton of work, but it's an investment that has been more than worth the money I've spent on the course.

    The instructors are excellent and  the curriculum gives you the skills that are in demand right now.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 21 2019
    Thank you, Myk! Congratulations on reaching the midway point of the course. We're thrilled to hear you are happy with the curriculum and instructional support. Keep on studying, we can't wait for you to successfully finish out the program! 
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    Preston Carey • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    Bottom line, I feel very fortunate to have made the decision to join the Penn LPS Bootcamp. The topics covered in this course, and the activities and homeworks that we go through in order to learn them are many and in-depth, and I won't deny feeling unsure if I was really getting the hang of it in the beginning.

    With that said, the resources provided by the program-- a highly qualified teacher along with four dedicated TAs for each cohort along with free personalized tutoring sessions every week--  along with the attitude of students from various backgrounds with a genuine desire to learn a new field, and the experience of being in a classroom going through each step of every new language and concept in detail, convinced me that this was, at the very least, a solid introduction to a quickly developing and exciting field. 

    As a student currently enrolled in the course I have admittedly not taken much advantage of the career services aspect, which is optional, and my sense is that you get back as much as you put in.

    You will need to put in between 10-20 hours outside of class per week to complete the homeworks, which are designed to go over the material covered in that week of class, and in the process of trying to complete them you get a chance to really put what you have learned to work. 

    Overall, the experience is definitely worthwhile, both for the structure it gives you in learning a lot of what I understand to be key concepts in web development (HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, Node, SQL, etc.) as well as the support from faculty and staff if you seek it out.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 21 2019
    Way to go, Preston! We're thrilled you're enjoying the in-person classroom experience and are utilizing all the boot camp's resources. We appreciate your advice for prospective learners — you will need to put in extensive time outside of the classroom to master the material. We applaud all your hard work thus far and are rooting you on as you move forward to complete the course!
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    Lily S. • Acquisitions Assistant • Student Verified via GitHub
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    Have you ever quietly thought to yourself, “I can do more”?  This thought led me to where you are right now, scouring reviews for answers to that omnipresent question—is [a coding boot camp] worth it?  I started this program on little more than a hunch, a lot of faith, and ZERO coding experience.  Fourteen weeks ago, I didn’t know how to execute a callback in javaScript, or clone a git repository using the command line in my computer’s terminal.  Fourteen weeks ago, I would have told you, “That’s not possible.”  I’m here to tell you that 14 weeks later, it is possible, because this curriculum works—the pedagogy is solid and the academic support is outstanding.  Trilogy wants you to succeed, but the key is your motivation.

    Think about your intention before joining a coding boot camp.  You will need this during those times when you want to give up and when you doubt yourself.  Mine was stated on the outset—“I can do more.”  I needed to prove to myself that I could do it.  That meant being ruthless with how I allocated my time.  Social life? Gone.  Free time? Gone.  If you are working full-time, which I am, that means you must to allot 10 hours a week in-class, including Saturdays (say sayonara to your weekends for the next 6 months), plus 15-20+ hours minimum outside of class.  You’re probably thinking, “That’s not possible.”  I’m here to tell you that it is possible, because I am living it.

    This program teaches you how to learn these languages, but that doesn’t mean you will understand them right away.  The accelerated pace means you will have to fill in the gaps yourself.  I did this through tutoring, forming study groups, watching videos, etc.  Just keep showing up and be patient with yourself.  Understanding is delayed when you learn at lightning speed.  I’m here to tell you that you can learn something even when you don’t understand it.  Nothing is impossible. 

    Is this particular program worthwhile?   YES. 

    Is a coding boot camp worth it?  You will have to answer that for yourself.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Feb 20 2019
    Amazing, Lily! We're thrilled you're learning so much and are enjoying the curriculum. We appreciate the helpful feedback you provided for prospective students and completely agree — nothing is impossible. Keep up the great work, we can't wait to see you successfully complete the program!
  • Solid ROI
    - 2/19/2019
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    Rainer Floeter • Data/Business Analyst • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    I am in the part-time full-stack program at Penn/Trilogy and graduate in ~1.5 months.  Thus far I think its been worth it and can be a valuable asset if you want a career in tech. The MERN stack is surely in demand but outside of that marketing yourself as someone capable of diciplining yourself to learn such a large volume of information in webdev can be a great way to show what you are capable of. I have a lot of experience on the business side as a business/data analyst at JPM and have been able to show the SE's I work with on a daily basis my ability to learn compex code in a short period time. The plan is to roll-over to the SE side of the fence and this program has been a great tool to help me get there. 

    To those wanting to apply I recommend that they constantly practice javascript outside of the classroom (specifically for the MERN stack). The better you can master JavaScript whether it be through Edabit, Leetcode, etc the more you'll be able to grasp as you start using more and more javascript technologies. If I am not doing homework/review my time is spent doing practice problems.

    If you are in a place where you can afford to take a leap and prefer the in-person learning environment this is a solid program with qualified instructors, just know that you will not have any downtime for 6 months. Outside of the 10 hours in the classroom I am behind the computer 20-30 hours a week doing homework and reviewing old topics (the review is often embedded into the assignment which is great).  This is a great foundation but note that it is just that - a foundation.  Coding does not stop upon graduation and the diligence you gained needs to be harnessed when you start building upon the blocks that this bootcamp gave.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Mar 04 2019
    Thank you, Rainer! We're happy to hear you're enjoying the program and have put in so much hard work to master the curriculum. Great advice for prospective learners — these are great tips to share with others. We're looking forward to you completing the course in a few weeks and wish you all the best as you move forward!
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    I am a current student, slated to finish the bootcamp in May 2019. I have a BA in History and spent the past 10 years as an office assistant, and I decided I needed a complete 180 career change. I came into the program knowing a basic amount of HTML and CSS, and some basic concepts of programming from taking Visual Basic and Java classes in high school, 11 years ago.

    Many of my developer friends told me that all of this information is available online for free, so I should just do that instead of spending all this money on a course. However, the bootcamp provides so much more than just the information. For one, the academic support is a huge benefit to taking this in-person. Not only do you have the support of the instructor, teacher assistants, and career coaches, but you also have access to one-on-one tutoring as often as you like and a whole network of classmates going through the same thing as you.

    Aside from the academic support, the regularly scheduled assignments and projects keep you on track, whereas at-your-own-pace online courses wouldn't provide that rigorous structure. You attend classes three days per week. The in-person classes hold me to a higher standard than online courses would. This is one of the main reasons I chose an in-person bootcamp.

    There are three group project assignments, which prepare you for the real world of web development. The individual assignments are great, but knowing how to develop on a team is a very important skill in this field.

    After spending 5 months in the bootcamp, many of my friends who work in this field full-time have told me that they can tell this program is absolutely worth the investment. I'm amazed that this bootcamp has brought out skills I didn't even know I had, and in such a short amount of time!

    I am working full-time while I finish this bootcamp. It isn't a walk in the park, but it hasn't been impossible. Before the course they help you with time management strategies. For me, the bootcamp has been a roller coaster between feeling overwhelmed and feeling incredibly bright, but mostly the latter! It definitely requires determination, but if you stick to it, you will for sure get your money's worth.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Mar 04 2019
    Way to go, Shelby! Thank you for choosing our program to make a significant career change. We're thrilled you're benefiting from the in-person classroom experience and hands-on group projects. We commend all the hard work you have put in thus far, especially as you navigate the course while balancing a full-time schedule. Our entire team is rooting you on as you continue towards completing the boot camp and wish you continued success in your studies!
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    The Penn Boot Camp was a life-changing experience for me. It gave me the opportunity, the tools, and the confidence to pursue and fulfill a dream of mine. The staff was awesome, the curriculum was strong, and the relationships I've made along the way have been incredibly meaningful. If you have the desire and the determination to push yourself, I would highly recommend this program. You'll learn the in-demand skills of full-stack web development, and you'll walk away with a portfolio that is ready for any interview.

    Don't expect to skate through by just attending class. The program is intense, and you should be fully prepared to put in a lot of long nights -- but the outcome will be totally worthwhile. So make extra sure that this is something you want to pursure before committing to it.

    One area I would like to see improvement for future cohorts is around job placement -- it would be nice to see some partnerships with local businesses that allow graduates a direct line to interviews. The toughest part of this program for me was when it ended -- the stress of finding a job in the industry can be a bit overwhelming. Work with your career services team as much as possible so that you are fully prepared to hit the job market (if that is your goal) as soon as you graduate.

    Overall, the Penn Boot Camp exceeded almost all my expectations. If you are ready for a new challenge professionally, personally, and creatively, I would say go all in. Shout out to Anthony, Eric, Bernard, and the rest of the instructional staff!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Tuesday, Feb 19 2019
    Thank you for your review, Brian! We're happy to hear the program was a life-changing experience, allowing you to pursue your dreams. Our instructional staff loves what they do, so we're thrilled you felt supported along the way — we also think Anthony, Eric, and Bernard are fantastic. We're constantly looking to improve our career services curriculum, so we truly appreciate your feedback. Congratulations on completing the course, we wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors!
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    I had followed along with FreeCodeCamp prior to joining the Penn/Trilogy (PT) program, completing the front-end portion of the curriculum.  Even though FCC offered a track for back end, I felt that in order to best learn how to make a full-stack app, I needed the formality and structure of an in-person class.  PT also adverstised the use of a modern stack, MERN, so after some time, I decided to sign up.

    So far, so good.  You most assuredely will have to work outside of class to get the most out of this, and that would be true of any educational venture, so expect to be quite busy.  Now, if you do go ahead and do what I did, learning before even starting the program, you will be very well positioned to maximize your return on investment. You can come in with no knowledge of even HTML (mostly), but do yourself a favor and follow along with FreeCodeCamp/Codecademy/Lynda at least a little to orient yourself to the ways of the web.  If you had to focus on only one language beforehand, it would definitely be Javascript. Again, this isn't isn't necessary and the course is well-designed, allowing you to fairly quickly acclimate and begin immersing yourself without getting too lost too quickly. In all, if you're motivated and genuinely want to learn, you'll have no trouble getting yourself to learn on your own while following along.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Tuesday, Feb 19 2019
    Amazing, Craig! Like you said, this program will require extensive time outside of class to master the material. We're rooting you on as you continue the course and thank you for your review!
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    I'm currently enrolled in the program and graduate in May 2019. When I started self-teaching myself intro HTML, CSS, and JavaScript through free online resources at the beginning of 2018, I honestly wasn't too sure that I would join a coding bootcamp. But I'm so glad I did. It's a life-changing investment on my future and it is definitely worth it. 

    The bootcamp is pretty fast-paced, but we receive a lot of support. We meet three days per week, totalling 10 hours per week. It's recommended to spend minimum 20 hours outside of class reviewing activities, doing additional research, and completing homework and projects.We also have office hours before and after class to ask questions about homework or anything that we might need help with. We're given homework assignments weekly and three group projects as well through the course of the program.

    I've had a really amazing experience so far. Our instructor, TAs, Career Coaches and everyone involved in the program have been supportive and really care about us learning the material and succeeding as web developers.

    I would highly recommend this bootcamp! 

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Feb 18 2019
    Thank you so much, Fernanda! We appreciate you detailing the course for prospective students and are glad to hear you're benefiting from our entire boot camp team. We're rooting you on as you continue working hard to complete the program!
  • Banging review
    - 2/16/2019
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    I graduated May '18 and started the bootcamp in Oct. '18. Since the start of bootcamp, i have not regretted joining. After my graduation with my Bachelor's degree I wasnt sure as to what my passions were, or even the direction I wanted to head towards. This bootcampt gave me an even bigger sense of confidence and connections with other growing developers who share various backgrounds and personalities that made me push even further than what my 4-year degree did. It may all sound like bs but honestly, this bootcamp has been my best decisions. From the instructors to the TA's, everyone is supportive and energetic to make sure you know your stuff. 

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
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    Monday, Feb 18 2019
    Thank you for sharing with us, Hector! We're thrilled the program sparked your passion in web development and helped you form lifelong connections. We’re wishing you all the best as you move forward and successfully complete the course!
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    Stefan • Student Verified via GitHub
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    I'm currently a student about halfway through Penn's coding boot camp. So far the boot camp has been awesome. The classes cover a ton of information across many coding languages. The course will definitely help get you going with any type of developing career you plan on chasing. With that said, while the course is great, it is definitely not for the lazy type. If you expect to just attend class for 6 months and walk out knowing everything about every coding language covered, you'll be sorely mistaken. This course will require you to put the time in outside of class like they recommend.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Feb 18 2019
    Way to go, Stefan! Congratulations on reaching the midway point of the program. Like you mentioned, this course will require you to put extensive time outside of the classroom, so we applaud all your hard work. Continue studying hard — we can't wait for you to complete the boot camp and see your final project come to life!
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    Roman Verner • Lag Manager • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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    Disclaimer: I'm currently enrolled in the program and have about 10 weeks to go.

    The Penn LPS program I imagine is a pretty standard full-stack development program. You meet several times a week for class, and are given homework assignments and group projects to work on outside of class. In-class time totals 10 hours each week, and outside-of-class work takes anywhere between 10-20 hours per week. The pace is fast for anyone with no prior HTML/CSS experience, but they give you some pre-work before your first class to help you get caught up on key-topics.

    Our instructor is amazing and truly cares about everyone's success. He is patient and really takes time to teach topics in an easy-to-digest fashion. The class itself usually consists of lectures and activities. Activities can range from small code snippets each student copletes on their own computer, to more longer-form activities whereby you spend 20-40 minutes working on a standalone application. Sometimes the activities can span the entire class and require groupwork. The class-style is varied and keeps the course interesting and fast-paced. Every class also has several TA's to help students during assignments.

    Each student is also assigned a career-success coach, who follows them along the way. My success-coach has been instrumental in helping with my resume and portfolio, and I already have a few job interviews lined up before the program even ends.

    Would I recommend it? Absolutely! The program's structure is fantastic, the career team truly cares about your success, and on top of all of that, you get the name and recognition of Penn!

    Summary

    Class Structure:

    • Tuesdays & Thursdays from 6:30PM to 9:30PM
    • Saturdays from 10AM to 2PM

    Assignments:

    • Weekly homework
    • Three large projects during the course of the program

    Career Help:

    • Students get career-success coach/advisor
    • Penn organizes demo-days for students to show off their work to local employers
    • Interview prep
    • Networking events
    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Feb 18 2019
    We appreciate you taking the time to share your current experience, Roman! We're thrilled you're enjoying the curriculum and dynamic group projects. We're happy our career services team has been instrumental in your professional development and are excited about your upcoming job interviews. Keep up the great work, we're cheering you on as you continue towards completing the program!
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    With Electronics and Communication Engineering as an educational background with a Masters Degree, with work experience in Operation and Sales, Now I want to share my experience of this program how it influenced my life.

    When I started the program, I have zero knowledge of coding, especially Front-END. After week-1 I was a little overconfident. But when I started my first homework, I still remember I spent an extra 7 hours in my office to finish it.
    On week-3 after the introduction of Javascript, it was a Roller Coaster. But I used my helpline (Mr.Bernard) who introduced me to Richard Debrah. He is very patient and tried to clarify all my doubts in once a week.

    My Instructor Mr.Ed, He always loves to share his knowledge and he does so in a very fun and engaging way. It was a very fun class, and I learned a lot. He took his teaching duties very seriously and it was obvious that he cared about the comprehension level of each student. Mr.Eric, TA always shows his enthusiasm in clearing doubts for everyone.

    Finally, It is my life changing the curriculum. It is very organized and very encouraging.

     

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of Penn Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Feb 14 2019
    Thank you, Venkat! We're thrilled you successfully learned the fundamentals of web development and felt supported by our entire instructional team — we also think Ed, Richard, and Eric are fantastic. Congratulations on completing the program, we're cheering you on in all your future aspirations!