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2 Campuses

Jersey City

2 Courses
In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week25 Seats

This program is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Students will 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 students will complete a pre-course tutorial.

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Rutgers Coding Bootcamp is a 12-week, full-time or 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, Meteor.js, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students are given the opportunity to participate in experiential learning opportunities with employers providing access to new employment opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio review, and recruiting help to position students for success in the field.

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Somerset

3 Courses
SQL, Excel, Python, JavaScriptIn PersonPart Time10 Hours/week25 Seats

This program is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Students will 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 students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Students will gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, and Tableau, and more.

Students will gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, and Tableau, and more.

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Payment Plan
Payment plans available
Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Beginner
Prep Work
Pre-work

Rutgers Coding Bootcamp is a 12-week, full-time or 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, Meteor.js, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students are given the opportunity to participate in experiential learning opportunities with employers providing access to new employment opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio review, and recruiting help to position students for success in the field.

Course Details

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Payment Plans Available
Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Beginner
Prep Work
Pre-course tutorials
Sep 4, '18 -Nov 28, '18
10,000

In PersonFull Time20Hours/week25 Seats

Oct 22, '18 -May 4, '19
10,000

In PersonPart Time10Hours/week25 Seats

Rutgers Coding Bootcamp, Fulll Time, is a 12-week web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, Meteor.js, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students are given the opportunity to participate in experiential learning opportunities with employers providing access to new employment opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio review, and recruiting help to position students for success in the field.

Course Details

Payment Plan
Payment Plans Available
Interview
Yes
Minimum Skill Level
Beginner
Prep Work
Pre-course tutorials

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Qualifying Courses

  • Data Science and Visualization (Somerset)

$500 Rutgers Coding Bootcamp Scholarship

Rutgers Bootcamps offer courses in web development and data science in Jersey City and Somerset, New Jersey. The bootcamp curricula is designed with the most in-demand market needs in mind. The school empowers expert instructors and TAs to deliver a dynamic learning experience. The Course Report community is now eligible for a $500 scholarship to Rutgers Bootcamps!

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  • All courses and campuses in Rutgers Bootcamps

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Community Team
Thursday, Aug 16 2018

Thank you for your review, Dan! We are thrilled you were able to learn the fundamentals of full-stack web development and enjoyed our structured learning experience. You're right that a great deal of course material is covered in a short amount of time, so the more time you put in, the better your results will be. We understand you would have preferred a closer relationship between the course and career services and appreciate your feedback as we're constantly modifying our professional development assistance to best prepare students. We commend all your hard work and commitment to such a rigorous program. Congratulations on graduating and we wish you all the success moving forward!

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rutgers Bootcamps
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Friday, Jul 27 2018

Way to go, Ashleigh! We are so happy you chose to learn the fundamentals of full-stack web development through our program. Like you noted, this is a challenging program, one that requires extensive time outside of class to practice and master the covered topics, so we commend you for all the hard work you dedicated. It's great to hear you were fully supported by our entire team - we also think Alex and Funda are amazing! Congratulations on graduating and thank you for your review. We wish you all the best as you continue on in your career.

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Community Team
Monday, Jul 02 2018

Amazing, James! We are overjoyed that to hear you had such a positive bootcamp experience, constantly being challenged, staying engaged, and most importantly learning new skills- all while having a blast. We are so happy to hear you were always supported by our entire team - we also think Arron, Christian, Tammer, and Juanita are incredible! 

Thank you for coming back to tutor for us, being able to not only assist so many different students but also accelerating your learning even further. We know the job search can be difficult, so we commend you for never stopping and continuing to apply and interview - it definitely paid off. Congratulations on your new dream job as a Senior Developer! We are passionate about enabling student success, so receiving feedback like this makes all of our hard work truly worthwhile. We can't wait to see what other future accomplishments you will achieve and wish you nothing but the best as you move forward in your career! 

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Joe Logue • Junior Developer • Student Verified via LinkedIn
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Response From: Funda Istvan of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Thursday, Jun 21 2018

Way to go, Joe! Our entire team is passionate about student success, so we are glad to hear you were inspired and constantly reassured by your instructor and career director - we also think Franklin and Coach Timamu are fantastic! You are right that the program requires additional time outside of class to master the concepts and course material, but putting in the hard work, as you did, definitely pays off. Congratulations on graduating the bootcamp and starting your exciting role as a junior developer. Thank you for your review, we wish you all the best as you continue on your new career path!

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Response From: Funda Istvan of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Monday, May 21 2018

We love hearing student feedback like yours, William! We are thrilled you had such a positive and inspirational boot camp journey, successfully learning the fundamental concepts of full-stack web development. We know it takes real commitment to balance a full-time work schedule and raising a family with an intensive paced course like this one.

Our program is designed to help individuals with varying proficiency levels, assisting as many hard-working, aspiring developers as possible. It’s amazing to hear how you truly dedicated yourself to advancing your skills throughout the entire course, as it led to your TA position and recent job offers. We couldn’t agree more that what you get out of the course solely depends on what you’re willing to put in. You should be proud of all the long hours and hard work you committed - we sure are! Congratulations on graduating, we know you will go on to do great things!

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Tuesday, Feb 27 2018

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your review, Jonathan! We're glad that you feel that our program can help students build an excellent portfolio and that you had an overall positive experience with this course. Because this boot camp can be challenging, we know the importance of quality instruction, guidance, and support, so we love hearing that our team provided you with the educational experience you needed in order to be successful in this program. 

Congratulations on completing the course, we’re cheering you on as you move forward in your career.


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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Monday, Feb 26 2018

Congratulations on completing the program, Lizette! We're glad that you learned so many new skills, and had an overall positive experience with this course. We’re especially delighted to hear that your instructors and TAs provided you with the support you needed to learn these valuable skills. 

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your review, and we commend you for all of your hard work throughout the course. We're wishing you the very best of luck in your future endeavors.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Monday, Feb 19 2018

Hi Ruchi,

We’re thrilled that you had such a positive experience with Rutgers Bootcamps. It makes us incredibly proud of our team as a whole to hear that they provided you with the guidance and support you needed to be successful in this course.

We applaud you for all of the hard work you put into learning these valuable new skills. Congratulations on completing the program, we’re cheering you on as you move forward in your career.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Thursday, Feb 15 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Harshil! We're glad to hear that you learned many valuable skills, and had an overall positive experience with this course. 

We know the importance of quality instruction, guidance, and support, so we love hearing that our team provided you with the educational experience that you needed in order to be successful in this program. 

Congratulations on completing the course, we’re cheering you on as you move forward in your career.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
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Thursday, Feb 15 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review, Sumana. We're glad to hear that you had an overall positive experience with our program, and applaud you for all of your hard work throughout the experience.

Congratulations on completing the course, we wish you the very best of luck as you move forward in your career.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Friday, Sep 22 2017

You rock, Kenchetta! Congratulations on becoming an entrepreneur, and starting your own organization. It’s truly wonderful to hear of your success. We love that you are working to bring valuable skills to potential tech leaders of tomorrow.

We’re glad that you enjoyed our curriculum, in-depth support, and received the guidance you needed during your journey. We understand that this course can be challenging, so we applaud your efforts and the commitment that it took to complete this program.

It really warms our hearts to hear that your experience with RCB helped to inspire and enable you to achieve your career goals. We’re incredibly proud of our entire team for being so dedicated to ensuring your success. We know they’re passionate about what they do, so receiving feedback like this makes all of their hard work truly worthwhile. 

Thank you so much for your review. It was terrific to hear about your remarkable journey through RCB to where you are today. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you, we wish you nothing but the absolute best in all of your future endeavors. 

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Tuesday, Sep 19 2017

You rock Arron! We love helping our students to develop their passion for web development. We’re delighted to hear that your instructors and TAs provided you with the support you needed to learn these valuable skills while encouraging your love of coding.

We’re thrilled that you had such a positive experience with Rutgers Bootcamps . We hope you're proud of all the hard work you put into the course. Congratulations on completing the program, we’re cheering you on as you move forward in your career.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Friday, Sep 15 2017

Hi Adam,

We’re glad that you chose our program, too! Congratulations on completing the course. It’s incredible to hear that you had such a positive experience in the program. We understand that the abbreviated nature of our program can make the fast-paced curriculum challenging. That is why we provide extensive student support in the form of in-person and virtual office hours, tutoring sessions, and a dedicated slack channel for more rapid assistance. It makes us proud of our team, as a whole, to hear that they were able to provide you with the support you needed during your journey.

We love helping our students to develop their passion for web development. We hope you’re proud of all of the hard work you put into learning these valuable new skills. Thank you so much for your feedback, we wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Friday, Aug 11 2017

Thank you for your feedback, Erin. It’s great to hear that our instructors and TAs were able to provide you with the support and encouragement you needed. And, we’re thrilled that you found the curriculum to be so inclusive. Our program covers many topics in a short time period. To help ease students into the course before it begins, we do provide pre-work and encourage the use of online resources.

As you mention, the more a student prepares for the program, the easier it will be to absorb the material. This is excellent advice for future students. To help students after they have started the program, we also provide student support in the form of tutoring sessions, office hours, a dedicated slack channel and more, to provide assistance whenever needed.

It’s wonderful that you enjoyed the fellowship of other students and formed lasting connections with your peers. We strive to foster a sense of community, and encourage a collaborative atmosphere that simulates the team-oriented nature of a real-world web development position.
Congratulations on completing the program, we wish you the best of luck moving forward.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Friday, Jun 16 2017

Hi Jonathan,

We really appreciate your detailed review! The student experience is our top priority, and feedback like this helps us improve our program. You bring up a lot of really important aspects of the course and have given excellent advice for future students.

We understand that our future students have busy lives, so we’ve streamlined our admissions process to make it as painless as possible. We’re glad you found it to be a pleasant experience. It made our team's day to read your feedback about our instructors, TAs, and the course curriculum as a whole. We pride ourselves on the dedication and passion of our team as well as our supportive learning experience. It's our mission to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need!

It's wonderful that you had an overall positive experience with the program, but we regret that the career services were not what you had hoped for. At RCB, we are constantly working to improve our processes, and we are sorry for any breakdowns in communication. As part of those efforts, we have been enhancing our offering to make sure that every student is equipped for success as they enter the job market through career coaching, workshops, interview training, and more.

Our career services do not end at graduation, so we would love to provide you with any additional support you may need at this time. Please don't hesitate to give me a call at (732) 430-2144 to talk about your needs further.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Tuesday, Jun 13 2017

Hi Wesley,

Thank you so much for your detailed feedback, we’re so excited to hear that our program was just what you needed! Our team is constantly reviewing and improving our curriculum to ensure that our students are learning the most in-demand skills. We’re thrilled that you had such a positive experience with our Instructors and TAs, they really have a passion for helping students succeed. 

We believe that one of the main benefits of our program is the community aspect, and we're proud of the network we've built for our students. It's great to know that you have been able to take advantage of this. You also bring up a great point about professional web development and the continued learning that it requires. It's a difficult and ongoing process, and you've given great advice for future students! 

It's wonderful that you had an overall positive experience with the program, but we do apologize that your experience with our Career Services did not meet your expectations following the original Career Director’s departure. As you mention, we have made several important changes in our Career Services to ensure that every student receives career coaching, workshops, and job hunting assistance, and we’d love the opportunity to support you in any way we can now that you have finished the program. Please give us a call at (732) 430 - 2144 so we can discuss your needs further.

Congratulations on graduating and on all of your hard work. We know you will continue to grow and do amazing things with your new set of skills!

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Response From: Kalimah Perry of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Tuesday, Apr 04 2017

Hi Tom, thank you so much for your detailed and honest feedback! We know reviews like yours are very helpful to potential students looking to hear from alumni on their personal experiences in the program. We’re thrilled to hear that the curriculum solidified your existing coding knowledge, and that you enjoyed the community aspect and instructors and TAs. We love our staff and admire their passion for coding and teaching! And it's awesome to see the lasting relationships that are created during the program. As you mentioned, our career services team empowers students to find the job that’s right for them through interview weekly, coaching, networking/speaker events, resume support, Demo Day and more—and the job search takes hard work and persistence on the student’s part. We congratulate you not only on your hard work during the program, but on your dedication during the job search and ultimately landing your new position. Thank you again for taking the time to share your review and for choosing our program. We wish you much success going forward!

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Response From: Kalimah Perry of Rutgers Bootcamps
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Tuesday, Feb 28 2017

Ray – it’s great to hear from you and we’re thankful that you took the time to write this detailed review! It’s incredibly helpful for future students to read about the different experiences students have had in the program. We’re glad to hear that you had such a positive experience with the bootcamp and especially your instructor—we think Pavan is pretty great too! He has a real passion for teaching and it shows. 

Thank you again for sharing with us. We wish you great success as you finish the program and begin the job search. We are excited to see what you continue to accomplish!

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Response From: Kalimah Perry of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Monday, Feb 06 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your review, Joaquin. We’re thrilled to hear that you had such a great academic experience in the program. Congratulations on graduating and good luck going forward!

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Response From: Boot Camp Team of Rutgers Bootcamps
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Friday, Jul 20 2018

Hi Anonymous, thank you for your feedback. We regret that your program experience did not live up to your expectations. Our mission is to assist as many hard-working, aspiring developers as possible. As a matter of fact, as you read through feedback on Course Report, you will find several instances of individuals who were successful with no coding experience prior to beginning the course. We designed our program to help individuals with varying proficiency levels, ranging from those who may have more experience to novice self-starters who are seeking a career change. Before starting the boot camp, students are provided 30 hours of pre-work, and we do recommend that those without any previous experience take it a step further and also spend time on free online tutorials in addition to the pre-work. Upon starting the course, we begin by covering the basics, giving students a solid foundation upon which they will build throughout the program. Each lesson iteratively builds on the last, and we find that as the curriculum progresses, students feel more and more confident in the material. Because we know this is a challenging course, we do offer several means of support including office hours, Slack, and free tutoring sessions. Were you able to take advantage of these?

Our professional development services are built on the principle of empowerment. While we do not secure direct employment for students, we offer in-depth job support by helping individuals achieve the 'Seven Milestones to Become Employer Competitive.' Starting in week three, students are provided the tools and templates for developing a personal brand and in the following weeks continue to build a noteworthy online presence, technical resume, and stand-out portfolio. Leading up to week 21, students have the opportunity to prepare for technical interviews by practicing with their Career Director and classmates. We finalize all career ready tools in week 22 to help students receive personalized feedback on their professional materials from their dedicated Profile Coach. We hope you found these resources and assistance to be helpful. We know job seeking is hard and often a full-time job in itself, which is why we encourage individuals to submit a large number of quality applications on a weekly basis to maximize their professional networking and increase the possibilities of securing a well-matched position. We do our best to communicate to individuals that building a career and landing your desired dream role takes hard work and commitment - two key factors that can only be accomplished by the student. Our career services offering is frequently being updated to improve our ability to equip students for the job search, so we appreciate your insight.

We sincerely care about our students, and it is our goal for all students to leave the program feeling equipped with the knowledge and resources to find the right tech role. If there is any other way in which we can support you at this time, please reach out to us at (732) 430-2144.

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Response From: Funda Istvan of Rutgers Bootcamps
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Wednesday, May 30 2018

Thank you for your review, Regina! We are thrilled you had such a positive experience learning valuable web development skills through our bootcamp. Our instructors, TAs, and Student Success Managers are passionate about helping students succeed, so we're happy to know you felt their unwavering support and commitment. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best moving forward!

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Response From: Funda Istvan of Rutgers Bootcamps
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Friday, May 11 2018

Congratulations on completing the program, Richard! As you noted, the Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies has partnered with Trilogy Education Services (TES) to offer Rutgers Coding Bootcamp. TES is a leading continuing education program manager that has partnered with more than 25 top universities across the United States to support their skills-based program efforts. This partnership allows participants to learn about the latest technologies in an environment that fosters lifelong learning through our constantly advancing curriculum. We strive to be transparent about this partnership by noting it on our website and during the admissions process. Rutgers Coding Bootcamp and our partners at TES are absolutely passionate about what we do and we thrive on seeing our students succeed.

We intentionally promote a sense of community that encourages students to network and form connections with one another. We do include an admissions process to make sure that those who commit to this course are best equipped to succeed, so we’re glad you found your cohort to be interactive and eager to learn. We are also happy to hear you had a positive and engaging experience with your instructor, Alex - we also think he is pretty great! Alex brings over 8 years of experience using PHP and JavaScript into his role as an instructor. While our program has an intensive vetting process and requires a minimum of five years experience in the tech field, we continue to monitor instructors to ensure that students are receiving the best learning experience possible. We hire active practitioners in lieu of formal professors to best simulate real-life working environments. Throughout our courses, we analyze instructor performance and their levels of classroom engagement, providing feedback to help them develop their teaching. We understand that not all teaching styles will align perfectly with all students, but we do take raised concerns very seriously. Our instructional team works to facilitate a productive and collaborative environment for our students, cognizant of each individual's progress throughout the course.

We design our curriculum based on the latest market skills that students can use to enter the current web development field. As this is a boot camp, our curriculum is fast-paced and designed to cover multiple concepts at a high level in a limited amount of time. Our program prides itself on teaching students how to learn, providing individuals with a strong foundation of skills that allow them to easily dive into other programming languages after the program ends. We understand you would have liked to spend more time focusing on languages and technologies like MySQL and MongoDB, and we appreciate your feedback as we are constantly working on improving our curriculum to ensure students are learning the most valuable skills and languages. As we do take student feedback seriously, the curriculum has been expanded to include two weeks of React.js instead of one.

Our professional development services are built on the principle of empowerment. Our team strives to be clear about the scope of our career services from the beginning so that our students understand how they can get the most out of this aspect of the program. While we do not secure direct employment for our students, we provide them the best tools and support for entering the job market, including resume support, portfolio reviews, 1:1 coaching, technical interview training, and more. We regret to hear that our career support was not what you were hoping for due to the departure of your original Career Director. During the program, we emphasize networking and encourage students to work on projects outside of class that can further their skills and improve their marketability. Like you mentioned, we were able to host a tech talk for your class, so we hope you found this session to be helpful. We know job seeking is hard, which is why we encourage students to submit a large number of quality applications on a weekly basis to increase their chances of finding the right role. We sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding our career support and want you to know that we’re still here to assist you in whatever way we can. 

It is our goal for all students to leave the program feeling confident in their new set of skills and also feeling prepared for success in the job search. We would love the opportunity to speak with you directly to learn how else we can support you at this time, whether through additional learning materials or career support. Please reach out to me at (732) 430-2144. We wish you the best of luck as you move forward in your endeavors!

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Thursday, Mar 08 2018

Thanks for your review, Andy! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the extensive student support provided by our team. It makes us proud to know that they were able to provide you with the educational experience you needed to learn these valuable new skills. We wish you the very best in your future endeavors.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Monday, Feb 26 2018

Hi R. Acquesta,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. We're glad to hear that you had an overall positive experience throughout our program, and we applaud you for all of your hard work during the course.

Congratulations on completing the boot camp, we’re cheering you on as you move forward in your career.

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Response From: Juanita Soranno of Rutgers Bootcamps
Title: Student Success Manager
Monday, Oct 02 2017

Thank you for your review, Siddhant! We're glad that you had such a positive experience with this program. It makes us proud to have earned your recommendation.

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  • Student Spotlight: Richard of Rutgers Coding Bootcamp

    Imogen Crispe3/23/2016

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    Originally from Ghana, Richard worked in finance before he moved to the U.S. and got a job at a telecommunications company. When he discovered his passion for coding, he decided to enroll in Rutgers Coding Bootcamp in New Jersey. Now he is juggling working full time, while completing the part-time Web Development Program at Rutgers. Richard tells us about why choosing Rutgers Coding Bootcamp was the most important decision he made in 2015, the challenges (and rewards!) of working full time while learning to code, and his plans after graduation in April 2016.

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    What is your pre-bootcamp story? What is your educational background? Your last career path?

    I grew up in Ghana, where I went to college and got my bachelor's degree in banking and finance. Right after college I worked in the finance industry for a short time, then I immigrated here to the U.S. I had ambitions to go back to school and pursue a higher degree in finance, but then life happened. I got married, I’m raising a family, so I had to put my education on hold.

    I currently work at a telecommunications company where I do tech support and troubleshoot network issues – 3G, 4G, and things like that. I realized I was spending all my spare time teaching myself to code. I was always trying to learn new programming languages, just because I love it. So one day it dawned on me- “why not just follow my passion?” So I went online, Googled coding bootcamps, and found Rutgers Coding Bootcamp.

    What made you attend a coding bootcamp rather than continue learning on your own?

    I’m naturally very curious and I love to learn, especially in this field. I have this insatiable desire to know how things work behind the scenes. But with coding I realized I could only do so much by myself, and it would be more efficient to enroll in a coding bootcamp. I contacted a few private coding bootcamps, but none really convinced me. Some seemed to be in it for the money or some other reason and I didn’t feel like they had the students’ interests at heart. Eventually, I spoke to Rutgers Coding Bootcamp, and realized that’s where I should be.

    What did you like about Rutgers Coding Bootcamp that made you choose them?

    From the moment I spoke with them on the phone, up to now, I’ve seen a genuine desire among the Rutgers staff to see the students succeed. We actually have a Director of Student Success – a designated person whose sole job is to help people succeed. On the first day in class, you could tell from their energy level that the Rutgers team wants us to succeed as much (if not more) than we do. It’s been an amazing experience. Coding bootcamps can be challenging, so it helps to know that the people behind you – staff, instructors – really believe in you.

    Was it important for you to attend a part-time bootcamp? How do you find it balancing your studies with a full-time job?

    My full-time job is quite demanding, so finding a part time coding bootcamp was a big deal. I wish I was doing it full time, but I don’t have that option – I have to work, I have a ton of responsibility. Balancing the two is pretty challenging. If you want to learn to code, you really need to be coding most of the time, so it takes quite a bit of sacrifice if you have to combine it with work. My class is Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings.

    Rutgers Coding Bootcamp is offered through the Division of Continuing Studies. How important was it for you to study coding at a bootcamp associated with a university?

    If you have a university behind a program like this, it’s a no brainer. Rutgers University has a ton of resources which we get access to. We can use their libraries and their fancy classrooms. It’s also great for meeting other students and I find it encouraging to see other students studying around me. It’s been a really important component of the program for me.

    Did you think about doing a four-year computer science degree?

    Prior to considering a bootcamp I was considering enrolling in a master's program or a computer science degree. I wasn’t sure if it was the right move or not, so doing a bootcamp was a way to test the waters to see if this career is what I really want. I haven’t ruled out a computer science degree, but I first wanted to do something with a fast learning approach which would quickly prepare me for a job as a developer. Eventually, once I know more about the industry, I will make a decision about whether I need a master's or CS degree.

    What was the application and interview process like? How long did it take?

    It was pretty seamless. I put in my application, then I had to do aptitude tests to assess my skill level. I passed those, then I had an interview with an instructor over the phone. He asked me what I thought was the best approach to learning to code, and I said for you to get good at anything you have to practice it over and over again. Then he asked a typical coding interview question about how many windows there are in NYC. I didn’t see that one coming but I just asked him to clarify, then answered. And apparently it was good enough. He was trying to figure out my background, what I was capable of, my thought processes, and whether I was able to handle the program. I started in October 2015.

    What are the other students in your class like? Was your class diverse in terms of gender, race, life and career backgrounds?

    There are two classes running at the same time, each is about 25 to 30 people, from all different career backgrounds. It is somewhat diverse, but more male than female – my class only has less  than 20% women. In terms of race, there is every group you can imagine.

    How did you pay for Rutgers Coding Bootcamp? Did you use a financing partner?

    Initially I was going to pay out of pocket, but then I realized I could take an educational loan, so that’s what I did. One good thing about enrolling in a bootcamp connected with a university was that I could use the financial institutions it was affiliated with to get a private educational loan.

    Can you tell me what the learning experience is like at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp? How did it differ from studying at college?

    It’s a very different experience. When I was going to college in Ghana, I didn’t work, I was at school full time and my parents paid for everything. So this is the first time I’m working and schooling at the same time. It’s a 24-week program, and I knew going in that it would be quite intensive because it is a bootcamp. But as fast paced as it is, we also have a ton of academic support outside of class hours. If I need help with a particular subject outside of class, I can post in our Slack channel, and someone will jump online and help me straight away. That’s a particularly good thing about this bootcamp – I’m supported not only by instructors, but there are also a ton of TAs there to help you too. There is more than enough help, which has been very helpful in a fast paced program like this.

    Who are the instructors and TAs, and what sort of backgrounds do they have?

    They are all programmers and developers, and some of them are coding bootcamp graduates. It really helps to know that this person, as recently as a year ago, was in a bootcamp just as I am, and now he or she is a TA. It’s helpful to work with people who know exactly how you feel.

    What’s been the biggest challenge?

    My personal challenge has been making enough time to practice and to study, I have the desire, I have the passion, but I have to work. But it’s not been bad, I’ve been trying to tell myself not to give up and it seems to be working. I’ve learned a ton of things. If I think about where I was when I started and where I am right now, I’m truly amazed and I’m very, very happy.

    What is your favorite project that you worked on at Rutgers?

    We worked on a front end project where we developed a web app where users book flights or hotels. That process was really exciting. We work in teams a lot in this program – it’s all about networking and teamwork. In addition to learning technical skills, we learned how to work well with another developer. We also learned how to work remotely using Git, the version control system. I had never heard of Git before I started at Rutgers, and I would not have known about Git if I had just YouTubed and studied on my own. That process of collaborating with my classmate and developing a web app was particularly fulfilling and impressive.

    How is Rutgers Coding Bootcamp already preparing you for job hunting?

    Right from the start, every Saturday after normal coding training, we’ve had real employers come in to give us a pitch, talk to us about the industry, and give us mock interviews. We also had a networking event where companies talked about the industry and what they expect of us as developers. Rutgers has connected us with hiring partners from big and small companies.

    We are also developing a coding career plan. We have a career coach, who is taking us through a branding exercise, showing us how to put ourselves out there, helping with Github, StackOverflow, and LinkedIn profiles, which is huge. Doing a career switch like this, you don’t know what to expect, so it’s great to be prepared.

    What are your plans after you graduate? What field do you want to work in?

    I would love to get a job as a developer for the next few years. I want to code, I want to build software to help people. Before I went into the IT industry, I ate and breathed finance. I loved finance and I see this as an opportunity to combine my passions and previous experience with development. Ideally I’d like to work in the finance industry or the technology industry.

    What advice do you have for people considering a coding bootcamp?

    Coding is very challenging. I know people get into it for various reasons; some for the right reasons, some not. Just make sure you want it and then go all in. It can be challenging if you don’t have the right mix of passion, desire, and commitment. It’s easy to give up.

    My other advice is to make the time for coding. You need time to practice. Some people say that coding isn’t for everyone, but I believe whatever you do, if you practice enough you will become good at it.

    Is there anything else you want to add about your experience at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp?

    I can’t stress enough that this was the single most important decision I took in 2015. At times it was challenging, but I never regretted it. And it’s a full package of learning. From day one, they give you all the tools you need to succeed. You’re not only learning how to code, you’re learning how to think like a developer, and how to approach problems. I couldn’t be more appreciative or thankful for the team at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp.

    Find out more and read reviews on the Rutgers Coding Bootcamp Course Report page. Or visit the Rutgers website.

    About The Author

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    Imogen is a writer and content producer who loves writing about technology and education. Her background is in journalism, writing for newspapers and news websites. She grew up in England, Dubai and New Zealand, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Student Spotlight: Tammer Galal of Rutgers Coding Bootcamp

    Imogen Crispe2/29/2016

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    Tammer Galal had just graduated from college and was about to start medical school, when he changed lanes completely and decided to follow his passion for technology. Now he is studying to become a web developer at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp and absolutely loving it. Tammer tells us about why he chose Rutgers Coding Bootcamp, what he’s learned in his first months, and his plans after graduation.

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    What were you up to before you started at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp?

    Growing up I always loved computers – building and overclocking computers. I went to college at Ohio State University for biology in comparative vertebrate anatomy, a far long shot from coding! I graduated in May 2015 and originally planned to go to medical school. But when I was a senior my father fell ill, which really changed my mind about what I wanted to do. I realized after I did my MCATs that I really didn’t want to go to medical school. That’s when I decided to follow my passion for technology.

    So I started reading about coding and the advocacy for more coders in the world. That really influenced me into looking into coding bootcamps. I found Rutgers Coding Bootcamp and when I spoke to Jed Woodarek, the course coordinator, that’s when I thought “this is what I want to do.” I started Rutgers in October 2015. It was a very short transition time for me to decide to graduate, not go to medical school, and to get into coding instead.

    Since Rutgers Coding Bootcamp is part-time, are you working while you do the bootcamp or have you quit your job?

    I’m focusing all my time on coding – the ABCs (Always Be Coding) mantra they try to teach us. And I’m also guest TAing already for the newer cohorts at Rutgers, so that’s pretty interesting. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm and all day on Saturdays.

    Did you try to learn on your own before you thought about a bootcamp?

    I actually jumped in with zero knowledge of how to code. I knew the terms HTML and CSS, but I didn’t know anything about the actual language itself. I was more into the hardware aspect of things growing up. But now I’ve actually started to learn it, it’s absolutely incredible, really fun.

    Did you look at other coding bootcamps or just Rutgers Coding Bootcamp?

    I take care of my mom so I wanted to try to stay as local as possible. Rutgers is nearby so it was really the only one I wanted to go to, and the one I wanted to make sure was the one for me. I’m not even sure if I would have gone to a bootcamp if it wasn’t for Rutgers because I can’t travel too much right now.

    What made you realize Rutgers was going to be the one for you?

    Definitely talking with Jed and speaking with Shamoon Siddiqui, one of the professors. When I spoke with them on the phone they seemed genuinely interested in my abilities and my interest in coding. It just seemed really conducive to a good environment for learning.

    How important was it for you to study coding at bootcamp associated with a university rather than at an independent coding bootcamp?

    Definitely important. Coming from a Big Ten school like Ohio State, it’s nice to able to be affiliated with another Big Ten school, an institute which is reputable and is an accredited university, I trusted that.

    To me, having a full university backing you, and being affiliated with a further education program, is really definitely something that’s important. But I’m sure other independent coding bootcamps are just as reputable.

    Did you think about doing a four-year Computer Science degree?

    After I got out of school from biology, I thought about it, but I decided I couldn’t do another four-year degree. And when I read about careers in coding, I saw it’s not so much your credentials which are important, as much as what you can code. I wanted to use this bootcamp to really dip my toes into coding and see if it was what I really wanted to do.

    Where is the bootcamp held and what’s the classroom like?

    We are at the Rutgers Business School building. It’s a really beautiful, high-tech building on the Livingston Campus in New Brunswick. We’re there on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

    What are the students in your class like? Are they diverse in terms of gender, race, life and career backgrounds?

    It’s definitely diverse in race and age. But there’s only a handful of females in my group. We have teenagers, and then people who are older. People come from NY, Pennsylvania, and I’m from New Jersey. We have all walks of life. A few people have coding backgrounds and many have business degrees. Then there are a lot of kids who are 18 and just going for it. I really commend them for that.

    What is the learning experience like at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp?

    When we get in we each do a standup about what you’re working on, what you want to work on in the future, and what’s blocking you. Then we’ll talk about the topic for the day and do a code-along. The professor will type out some code, and we’ll do it with him. Then we’ll do an exercise to expand on that, without knowing everything we need to do it. You have to think outside the box and put thought into how to continue what you’ve already learned.

    Tuesday and Thursday evenings is our half of the class, there’s another class on Monday and Wednesday evenings too, then on Saturdays we all join up together. It’s the big finish for the week’s lesson plans, where you get the mind blowing part of it. We do coding on Saturday from 10 am until 2 pm, then we have our career portion where we learn about resumes, interviewing techniques, and meet tech recruiters.

    Who are the instructors? What are their backgrounds?

    Shamoon is one of the instructors, he’s been coding his whole life and he’s an absolute rock star. Then Mike Wanger is our other instructor, he currently works full time doing coding, and he’s very good too. It’s incredible how they make it seem so accessible. When you look at coding from the outside in it seems impossible, then you start doing it and it becomes much more viable and understandable.

    How is the learning experience similar or different to studying at college?

    When I was at school there was a lot of very specific resources to read along with in a very guided way. I was learning biology so we learned about cells for months at a time. You can read about cells in books and there are a lot of resources about them. But when you’re coding, if you run into an issue, you get stuck on a line, and you don’t even know what it is you need to search for. The resources aren’t as obvious or supportive, so that’s been the struggle outside of the classroom. But in the classroom, it’s perfect with the TAs and the instructors.

    What has been the biggest challenge during the bootcamp so far?

    I would say the biggest challenge has been the transition from front end to back end. You get so used to building this visible front-end website, and all of a sudden you’re going into this back end Node, MySQL, and you’re not seeing anything come to fruition except a database with 100 different things in it. But now we’ve started tying it all together with Express and Go, it’s really cool seeing it all come together.

    What sort of feedback loop do you have when problems arise?

    We use 15five, it’s a feedback website with a set of questions each week like, “how did this go, what would you change if you could?” And also Jed, he is amazing when you have a problem. If you think something’s not going the right way and you tell him, he’s instantly on top of it.

    What is your favorite project you created?

    I made a project with two other students called FaceCheck. We used three APIs for facial recognition and emotional recognition. It is a facial recognition app, where you can click and drag or upload a picture, and it will tell you if you’re smiling, sad, happy or angry. Or If you put in a picture of a celebrity it can tell you who it is.

    How did you pay for the coding bootcamp? Did you use a financing partner? Did you get a scholarship?

    I actually paid for it myself, my father passed away and left me some money, and it allowed me to take this adventure without worrying about the future and having to pay it back. And I really thank him every day for that.

    What was your career goal in attending a bootcamp? What are your plans after you graduate?

    My initial thoughts when I started were to see what coding is like and see how things go day to day. I initially didn’t think I was going to do web development. I thought I would take this program, then keep learning more and more code, which I still plan on doing. But now think I want to be a junior developer in a gaming company or in the medical industry. Medicine is something I was so close to being involved in, so it would be nice to stay in that sector, while still working in technology. Communicating between hospitals and patient profiles is something which really needs to be more streamlined.

    Are you interviewing for jobs?

    I really don’t want to apply for a job now, and then realize in a couple of weeks when we learn Mongo or something that I really wanted to be in the back end, but I’d already got a job in front end. I don’t want to jump the gun yet.

    How will Rutgers Coding Bootcamp prepare you for job hunting?

    We have a career coach named Allison Cheston. She has helped us build LinkedIn profiles, Stack Overflow profiles, and Twitter profiles to make them professional and approachable. She brings in tech recruiters who tell us what kinds of things to have on our Githubs, and basically how to make ourselves well rounded and professional developers who someone would hire. Starting in March we do a career fair, where we meet companies one on one, meet with recruiters, and get the chance to be in that environment of looking for a job.

    What do you like most so far about Rutgers Coding Bootcamp?

    I really enjoy the environment, and being involved with a bunch of people who are like minded. It seems everyone is trying to change a field, or push forward farther into this one, and it’s really nice to be with a bunch of individuals who are trying to do the same thing as you.

    What advice do you have for people who are considering a bootcamp?

    As someone who grew up with a lot of people telling me I couldn’t do a lot of things I wanted to do, I would say: You can’t allow others to define who you are. You are the only person who can define who you are. And you are capable of doing anything you want to do. You can’t let preconceived notions stop you. You just have to give it a shot – the only thing you can do is try.

    I know Rutgers Coding Bootcamp isn’t the biggest or the longest running bootcamp, but it’s very solid, the support staff are incredible and it’s really great program to be involved in, I’d definitely recommend people in the area check it out.

    Want to learn more about Rutgers Coding Bootcamp? Check out the Rutgers Coding Bootcamp website.

    About The Author

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    Imogen is a writer and content producer who loves writing about technology and education. Her background is in journalism, writing for newspapers and news websites. She grew up in England, Dubai and New Zealand, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

  • Collaboration in Higher Education: Universities + Coding Bootcamps

    Liz Eggleston4/16/2018

    When coding bootcamps started gaining popularity, we wondered if tension would arise between traditional universities and these alternative education providers. On the contrary, a trend arose and universities have now been partnering with coding bootcamps for a few years now. When the Department of Education announced the EQUIP Initiative in October 2015, these collaborations were formalized by the US government; but EQUIP is just one example amongst the myriad of strategic and independent partnerships between universities and coding bootcamps.

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  • August Coding Bootcamp News Roundup

    Harry Hantel9/3/2015

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    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!

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    Liz Eggleston2/2/2018

    Looking for coding bootcamp exclusive scholarships, discounts and promo codes? Course Report has exclusive discounts to the top programming bootcamps!

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