Recent Rockit Bootcamp Reviews: Rating 4.55
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $8,000 Class size 25 Location PhoenixRockIT Bootcamp is an immersive, 12‐week bootcamp in web development. This full‐time program focuses on building hands‐on skills using real world examples and projects. It teaches the skills you need to be successful as an entry level web development professional. Learn from our experienced instructors – web developers who are working closely with local employers – so that RockIT can help meet the growing demand for full‐stack web developers.
Minimum Skill Level N/A Prep Work A series of introductory projects including basic HTML, Sublime Text Editor, and Git Source Control Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
Rockit Bootcamp Reviews
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- Only great things to say- 11/6/2015Anonymous • Junior Dev • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Phoenix
I always thought programming was above me. I had great instructors at Rockit who were able to present material in a digestible way and pushed hard for me to learn and grow constantly. It was a seriously great experience and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get into programming.
- Rockit is closed- 10/23/2015Anonymous
- Go ahead and take the plunge- 4/8/2015Scott • Student • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Phoenix
If you're like me, then you're probably reading this because you recently learned about the whole coding bootcamp concept and wanted to see if there is one in Phoenix.
And seeing as how Rockit is the only available Phoenix bootcamp (the "Alchemy Labs" one looks like it did't quite make it to launch) you're probably giving it a little extra scrutiny because you don't want to settle just because it happens to be in Phoenix.
And if you're like me you're probably seeing the long list of glowing reviews on this page and actually getting more skeptical because it seems a little too good to be true and almost as if they were all given some incentive to leave the best possible review for the bootcamp.
And if you're as cynical a guy as I am you probably
stalkedfound some of these reviewers' LinkedIn pages and discovered a lot of them work or worked for the Apollo Group, which owns the University of Phoenix and other private schools you heard some shady things about and just so happens to own the very Rockit bootcamp you're researching, and flags are being raised in your head.
Well, if you're like me you're probably going to apply anyways in spite of your misgivings, but I'll go ahead and tell you the one thing you want to know most, the one thing I wanted to know most when I was in your shoes:
Rockit is legit. It's not a scam or some kind of money cult or any other kind of scheme. There are no tricks. It does what it says it does.
Oh, and those Apollo employees who left reviews? They're from the inaugural pilot class, which was experimental and free and because of that it makes sense internal employees volunteered. I've met a few of them, they're nice folks (hi, Kris!). No twisting of the arm or coercing students to leave positive reviews aside from "Hey could you guys leave a review at that one site" on the last day. I can't speak to the University of Phoenix or any other part of the Apollo organization but I got nothing but genuine vibes during my time in class.
There. That's probably all you need, but I'll go ahead and give a few more notes since I know there are some people hungry for details:
- If you're local, the Phoenix location is very convenient, but in some ways it can be a disadvantage, too. Part of what makes the bootcamp model effective is the immersion aspect, and staying in your hometown can pop the bootcamp bubble, so-to-speak, especially if you have friends or family who don't 'get' what you're trying to do and want to carry on as if you're taking just any ordinary class or job.
- If you have any sort of learning disability or cognitive impairment (no matter how minor), you are going to have a tougher time with this course than the average person, even if you know how to deal with it. I know conventional wisdom is don't bring it up unless you need a specific accomodation, but there's no harm in sharing here and they run through the material fast. And for pete's sake if you need medication make sure well in advance that you can get it when you need it. Doctors go on vacations... sometimes two months in a row!
- The instructors, individually, are excellent. They're smart, experienced professionals that are eager to help (sometimes a little too eager). There were a couple moments where I felt like they weren't all on the same page as far as coursework/ plans but they caught themselves and clarified things.
- On that note, there's a certain fluidity to the curriculum and schedule; while there weren't any drastic changes that I can recall, somehow you get a sense that one day you could walk in and the instructors will say "we had a meeting and we thought class would go better if we did it like this". Personally I appreciated this as I felt there was always a genuine effort to tailor the course to students' needs, but I know some students would have liked a more set-in-stone feeling.
- One aspect of the bootcamp I think is a little overlooked in the press/ public material is the opportunity to network: nearly every week guest speakers from local employers visit and Rockit hosts cozy networking events complete with beer and wine to help you get your schmooze on. I only started my LinkedIn page about a month ago and I already have 100+ contacts and my rolodex is nearly full.
I've already written a book so I'll leave it at that. If you're in Phoenix or nearby and set on joining a bootcamp there's no reason not to go with Rockit. I don't think it's perfect (what is?), but if you're like me, you'd probably just be more incredulous if I said it was, wouldn't you?
- Best Decision Ever!- 4/4/2015Kristin Dragos • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Phoenix
I came into the program with no knowledge of coding. It's hard to belive but Rockit really changed my life. Not only have I gained more confidence in myself, but I also learned how to code!
If you're reading this because you're thinking about taking the program, don't think about it. Apply, work hard and you will suceed!
- RockIT Bootcamp- 4/4/2015Justin Leon • Developer • Course: Full Stack Web Development • Campus: Phoenix
- Jaylyn Dawson • Ux Designer • Graduate • Campus: Phoenix
- RockIT review- 10/17/2014Nir Cohen • Software developer • Graduate
- Bryant Garvin- 9/15/2014Bryant Garvin • Graduate
- Danny Palmer RockIT Bootcamp Review- 9/15/2014Danny Palmer • Graduate
I am a graduate of the RockIT Bootcamp in Phoenix. I had no previous experience in programming before entering the course, but was always interested in making websites. In 12 weeks, RockIT Bootcamp didn't only gave me all the skills I needed to make websites, but they taught me the soft skills I needed to get hired and be a successful developer. Within the first week of graduating I was already getting job offers.
- Kris Faultner RockIT Bootcamp Review- 9/15/2014Kris Faultner • Graduate
I really enjoyed the RockIT Bootcamp in Phoenix. Before I started, I had no technical experience. RockIT provided me the tools and instruction I needed to be successful as a new developer. One of the things that sets RockIT apart, and helped me land a position quickly, was to have different employers involved throughout the program. I found it valuable to have employers invited to not only meet RockIT students after class each week, but also participate in mock interviews and sit in on presentation panels. This gave employers and students the ability to get to know each other outside of the interview process. When it came to interviewing for positions, it allowed us, as new developers, to be more comfortable and less nervous. It also gave employers the opportunity to see the students in action before it came to the interview process. On the last day of class, I had already been set up for multiple interviews and been offered a position. A win-win for all!
- Fredrick Dominy Rockit Bootcamp Review- 9/15/2014Fredrick Dominy • Graduate
As a graduate of RockIT Bootcamp (inaugural class) I can tell you that this bootcamp is facilitated by industry professionals with one goal in mind; to make you immediately hirable upon graduation. They helped bridge the gap from my previous profession, they taught me how to perform in a technical interview, and they taught me how to become a competent, productive developer. After graduation, I moved from Phoenix to Seattle and within one week had interviews and face to face meetings with connections inside the major Seattle Tech companies. By the following Friday I accepted a position at a fantastic company making an industry competitive salary with full benefits. This has been the most rewarding professional experience of my life, thanks to RockIT Bootcamp, its staff, and my fellow students.