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RocketU

Average Rating3.8
10 Reviews
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According to the RocketU website: Unfortunately, RocketSpace is no longer able to offer our developer education program due to requirements of the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.

RocketU helps top-performing entrepreneurs and tech professionals learn coding languages and tools necessary for today's modern applications. RocketU is perfect for entrepreneurs with a product idea, developers eager to fast-track their career, or weekend warriors tha...

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  • Anonymous
    Apr 09, 2015
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    As with all bootcamps, you get what you put in.

    As with all bootcamps, you get what you put in.

    Pros: 
    - It gave me a structured schedule to force myself to learn. This led to reading a ton and learning ReactJS. 
    - Worked on awesome projects with some great people. 
    - Met people with diverse backgrounds. For my final project, the two other members came from very different places (A math major graduate and an entrepreneur from Hong Kong ). Also met some people that I'm sure I'll maint...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • San Francisco
    Apr 03, 2015
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    I learnt a lot but it could have been better

    My time as RocketU was filled with ups and downs from day one, beginning with the change of curriculum. None of the students were notified of the change prior to arriving (Not very ethical of RocketU) and frustrated many. This resulted in many dropping the class in the first week. However, their overall goal to change the curriculum was with good intension. Instead of spending approximately 10 weeks learning frameworks and two weeks building a final project, it is crammed into six weeks of...

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  • Shanarae Goodwin
    Shanarae Goodwin
    San Francisco
    Apr 02, 2015
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    Hands-on experience in full-stack development

    I recommend RocketU to anyone trying to learn how to code and thinking they can possibly teach themselves at home.

    Overall I'm happy for choosing RocketU. Having zero programming experience prior, I learned a ton in 12 weeks and ended it with 3 real full-stack projects now on my resume. The hard reality of attending any bootcamp is that it’s a lot to teach and learn in a very short amount of time. It’s ultimately up to each student to try t...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • San Francisco
    Apr 01, 2015
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    The curriculum was worst than anything from Coursera

    The overall experience was pretty terrible. For anyone looking into this bootcamp and hoping for interaction with the start-ups, there will NOT be any. The curriculum was worst than anything from Coursera. 12K is very steep for knowledge that you can Google. I had to teach myself numerous time, since most of the instructor have no front-end experience. None of the teachers really know Angular. There are numerous bootcamps around the Bay Area, I would recommend anyone looking...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • San Francisco
    Feb 09, 2015
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    2015 Jan cohort

    They completely changed the curriculum a few weeks before my cohort started which makes all of the previous reviews irrelevant. They brought in a new general manager, and he seems to have no idea what he is doing. 1/2 of the class dropped out within the first week. As the bootcamp goes on, people are continuously dropping out because the quality of the material has just worsen. From talking to the previous cohort, only three people ended up getting hired. All the previous reviews comp...

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  • Pat
    Pat
    San Francisco
    Jan 08, 2015
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    It was well worth it

    There are a few things that I love about this bootcamp. The instructors from Yeti are wonderful, they're extremely knowledgeable, truly want to help students learn and they have provide course materials that only years of industry experience can come up with. The students are simply awesome. We got along so well that I was very close to have an teary eye on the last day.... Like other reviewers have mentioned, Lunch and Learns. They are very valuable and also serves as anothe...

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  • Jeff
    Jeff
    Graduate • San Francisco
    Dec 22, 2014
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    It was definitely a great experience at RocketU!

    RocketU was definitely a great experience for me. I would highly recommend RocketU to anyone about web developement. A solid 12 weeks of learning. I enjoyed the curriculum very much, and the weekly lunch & learn from speakers was awesome.

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  • Brittney Kistner
    Brittney Kistner
    Software Engineer • Graduate • San Francisco
    Dec 16, 2014
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    Excellent program for a beginner who wants a structured program and a professional atmosphere

    I recently completed the Fall 2014 Cohort at RocketU. Before joining RocketU I had tried another bootcamp in the area. After a few weeks I just couldn't keep up and decided to drop the program. I was upset and unsure whether I could learn to code but decided to keep trying on my own. I spent a couple of months going back through lessons on Codecademy, CodeSchool, and Treehouse. I was lonely working by myself and really wanted the camaraderie and structure of a bootcamp. Once I sta...

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  • Anonymous
    Graduate • San Francisco
    Nov 29, 2014
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    Amazing teachers/professional and well-organized curriculum

    I'm profoundly greatful for the education I got at RocketU. I learned more than I could have imagined in 3 months. I had very little programming knowledge before I started and I came out with a very strong base and understanding of what it takes to become a full-stack developer. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to dive into the world of coding in a supportive and friendly environment. 

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    San Francisco
    Sep 29, 2014
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    Reviews link

    http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-RocketU-Developer-Bootcamp-experience-like

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RocketU Alumni Outcomes

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Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated June 26, 2014
After graduating from college, Geoff Boss decided to attend RocketU , a 12-week Python bootcamp set in the middle of the Rocket Space campus. Geoff tells us why RocketU beat out other coding bootcamps when making his decision and how learning to code is "like a rollercoaster." What were you up to before deciding to go to RocketU? With an International Relations degree in hand, I worked freelance for a while before joining the winter 2014 cohort. Did you apply to other bootcamps? ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated February 12, 2014
In January 2011, Duncan Logan founded RocketSpace , a tech-accelerator for funded companies based in San Francisco.  Since opening its doors, RocketSpace now supports over 500 companies, all contributing to the flourishing community that call RocketSpace their home. Six months ago, they broke onto the education scene with RocketU , a world-class developer bootcamp, where graduating students fluent in Python on Django- (many of whom now work for the ...

RocketU Alumni Reviews Summary

Overall Experience
3.8
Instructors
3.7
Curriculum
3.7
Job Assistance
3.3
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How much does RocketU cost?

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

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Where does RocketU have campuses?

RocketU has an in-person campus in San Francisco.

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You can read 10 reviews of RocketU on Course Report! RocketU alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed RocketU and rate their overall experience a 3.8 out of 5.

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