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Sabio is a developer community offering 12-week full-time coding bootcamps in Los Angeles and Orange County. Sabio focuses on .NET/C# and trains across the full-stack in Mobile, Front End, Back End, Source Control, Database and Development platforms. Its project-based learning curriculum and pedagogy provide a superior training experience that exposes its students to the full software development life cycle.
 
The Sabio curriculum prepares students for entry-level developer jobs by including a real-world project for a client and 4 weeks of career support and guidance. Students also get 6-12 weeks of instructor-led pre-work before starting the intensive bootcamp. All students have access to Sabio's extended mentorship and their professional development program for five years. Sabio instructors have over 100 years of combined professional software engineering experience. Their commitment to small classrooms and expert instruction gives students an edge when competing in the job market.
 
Sabio is approved by the state of California and is also a founding member and current board member of CIRR, a coding industry organization seeking to provide transparency in outcomes reporting, illustrating their commitment to student outcomes and truth in advertising. Sabio innovates based on experience, expertise and market knowledge.
 
Applicants do not need previous programming experience, but individuals with prior experience are placed in a faster track than others. The application process at Sabio identifies motivated and engaged students from a variety of backgrounds. Past students include those with advanced degrees in Computer Science, Engineering but also Musicology, Psychology, Finance, Mathematics and many others. All applicants should have a great personality, work ethic, and ability to solve basic logic problems.

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  • Downtown LA ASP.Net // C# Full Stack With React

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    Cost$15,000
    Class size15
    LocationLos Angeles, Online
    Microsoft's .Net Platform is an industry leading framework known for its reliability and wide scale adoption in both small startups and large enterprise organizations. Our Full Stack .Net course will prepare you for the major challenges and opportunities as a software engineer. Learn the client-side frameworks like React, database architectures, APIs, tools and soft skills you need to master Asp.Net and launch your career in just 12 weeks. Master the full stack, and graduate with a deep understanding of both the front and back-end web development that employers are seeking. Our curriculum is open and flexible, and your course instructor will be an industry veteran that’s dedicated 100% to your success.
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    Deposit$99
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    • Income Share Agreement
    • SkillsFund
    • SallieMae
    • All Major Credit Cards Accepted
    Tuition PlansMonthly Payments Are Allowed
    Refund / GuaranteeYes, fully pro-rated. State of CA does not all Gurantee.
    Scholarship$5,000 General Coding Scholarship $5,500 Women in Tech Scholarship
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    Minimum Skill LevelSome JavaScript
    Prep WorkYes, 4 weeks of training for $99
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
  • Full Stack Weekday - REMOTE

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    HTML, Git, C#, JavaScript, .NET, ASP.NET, SQL, jQuery, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size13
    LocationLos Angeles, Riverside, Online, Orange County
    The full stack program will equip you to utilize a myriad of software development tools used by industry professionals to develop, debug and design dynamic web applications; conducting both front-end and back-end development, application program interfaces (API’s), back-end data stores such as relational database management systems (RDMS) and team development strategies. The course will prepare you to perform the duties of a typical entry-level Full Stack Web Developer. A Full Stack Web Developer is a programmer with a technical skill set that allows them to perform in client side, server side/middle tier, and backend-database development environments. Their main tasks are to develop, design and debug software that runs in a cross-browser environment served out of a web server backed by a database server for data persistence. The course will allow you to be substantially knowledgeable in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) from concept to finished product and the ability to specialize, if they choose, in anything from front-end to back-end development technologies. You will obtain the knowledge and skills to develop relational databases and work with data that is not stored in a relational manner. They will interact with their own API’s and third party API’s. They will also be exposed to many User Interface and User Experience (UI and UX) () design concerns while building an understanding of how to gather customer and client requirements. They will be fluent in performing quality assurance testing and fundamental security concerns. Specifically, the course will produce a programmer/developer that can work with many of the most popular design patterns, third party APIs, libraries and technologies including but not limited to: HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Bootstrap, MVVM, MVC, AngularJS, jQuery, Ajax, Inversion of Control, Dependency Injection, Principles of Object Oriented Design, Data Structures, Data Access, Database Design and Architecture, GIS, SMS, SMTP and RESTFul Api Design. Sabio focuses on a single, group based project that exposes you to the full Software Development Life Cycle as experienced in a team practicing Agile/Scrum project management and development principles.
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    Deposit$99
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    Tuition PlansOnly through financing, not through the institution.
    Refund / GuaranteeYes, tuition is pro-rated
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    Minimum Skill LevelNo programming background required
    Prep WorkMinimum of 1 PreWork course (4 weeks) or successfully passing the assessment.
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewYes
  • Irvine ASP.Net // C# Full Stack With React

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    Cost$15,000
    Class size15
    LocationOrange County
    Microsoft's .Net Platform is an industry leading framework known for its reliability and wide-scale adoption in both small startups and large enterprise organizations. Our Full Stack .Net course will prepare you for the major challenges and opportunities as a software engineer. Learn the client-side frameworks like React, database architectures, APIs, tools and soft skills you need to master Asp.Net and launch your career in just 12 weeks. Master the full stack, and graduate with a deep understanding of both the front and back-end web development that employers are seeking. Our curriculum is open and flexible, and your course instructor will be an industry veteran that’s dedicated 100% to your success.
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    Deposit$99
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    Tuition Plans60/20/20
    Refund / GuaranteeYes, program is pro-rated when it comes to cost. State of CA does not allow us to provde a job gurantee, otherwise we would.
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    Minimum Skill LevelJavaScript
    Prep Work4 weeks of javascript for $99
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Node.js Full Stack with React

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,500
    Class size15
    LocationLos Angeles
    Train in React and also Node.js for the back-end. Become an awesome full stack web developer that knows how to create elegant and efficient databases, beautiful pages that render super fast. Secure the exact interview training needed to launch your amazing career in tech.
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    DepositNone
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    Tuition PlansMonthly Tuition Plan Are Available
    Refund / GuaranteeTuition is prorated
    ScholarshipJill H. Mays Women in Tech $5,500
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBasic JavaScript
    Prep WorkComplete Sabio's Online PreWork Course
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo

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  • $5000 Sabio Scholarship - Women In Tech

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    • Full Stack Node.js with React (Los Angeles)

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  • Best prework!
    - 11/1/2019
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    I had the opportunity of attending two coding boot camps before I was offered a coding job and would like to compare and contrast two coding academies, Sabio and Hack Reactor. Sabio, As per https://www.coursereport.com/schools/sabio is a 5 stars coding academy and Hack Reactor a 4.5.

    Sabio is an outstanding place to learn for several reasons, Sabio is small (they do have campuses in LA and Irvine) so you get a one on one approach directly from the founder or from one of the instructors. During the precourse, they provide 3 hours of one on one assitance with an experienced instructor and since the school is small some days you have an instructor for 3 hours providing exclusive assistance with your prework and you also get a promptly response in one of their slack channels.

    Their prework is pretty awesome, you solve individual problems that connect to an API (Appliacation Programming Interface) that will let you know immediately when you have solved each specific task. The entire prework was developed and updated by the instructors evidence of their coding knowledge. The prework is organized in components and each components has a video explaining the concept and each component.

    Hack Reactor was purchased by galvanize and is a pretty fancy rich school with lots advertizements so their classes are so big that you get the feeling that you are just a number. Their prework is a bit ambigious, you submit it and never hear from the instructors, they don’t have xoom conferences until you pass the prework, so you are really on your own during prework. Their slack channels do provide assistance but most of it come from other students.

    Overall, I recommend a small school that can give you attention and is not a beurocratic juggernut.

  • Highly Recommended
    - 3/28/2019
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    Owners/Instructors: Gregorio and Liliana are the hardest working business owners I know. While they expect developers to be coding 70+ hours/week, I can almost guarantee you Gregorio and Liliana are working even harder researching what tech stacks are in highest demand to best prepare Sabio students for landing a job, partnering with non-profits and entrepreneurs for real projects for their students to work on, and being in contact with current students and fellows, helping in every way they can to support them in the job hunting process. The instructors are the best in the industry, providing the right amount of instruction and mentorship to help you become a good developer.

    Format/Classes: PreWork gets you ready for cohort, it's face-paced and challenging, but like anything else, if you are willing to do the work and follow the instructor's coaching, you'll get through it with no problem. Cohort simulates an actual professional development environment with student developers working on real-life projects for entrepreneurs and non-profits. The website our cohort created is published and the user base is growing. This real project and my contributions gave me all I needed to sell my skills and experience during the interview process and helped me land a job earning $75,000 shortly after graduating from Sabio (note: Getting a job soon after graduating is in no way a guarantee, as Gregorio and Liliana have no control over how you spend your time. If you're putting in 5 applications a week, don't expect a job offer right away. Keep in mind you're going against every other job seeker in the region for these jobs, so play the numbers. I averaged 50 applications/day every single day until I had an offer. It takes discipline--that's something you have to find in yourself--and confidence--which you should also find in yourself when reflecting on how much you've learned over such a short period of time and the contributions you made to your project.).

    What separates Sabio from other bootcamps? First, I don't see Sabio as another bootcamp, because bootcamps typically don't prepare developers as well as Sabio. In my first role coming out of Sabio, the word "bootcamp" never came up during the interview process or even when I started until my team started to get to know me and wanted to hear where I learned to code. The guy who filled my position before me had more than 5 years experience as a developer, and the fixes/features I had to finish that he started were full of indications that he frequently ignored industry standards (like triple-nested loops in SQL), and the senior developers on my team constantly complement the simplicity and cleanliness of my code and applaud my coding standards... all practices that Sabio taught me and prepared me for. When employers ask me about my lack of experience (less than 2 years) when applying for a job asking for 3-5 years experience, I confidently tell them, "I understand other developers may have more years experience than I do, but I'm confident that if you put me up against them, you'd see that my skills and practices are competitive with theirs." This confidence comes from the best industry practices that Sabio grills into us. 

    Impact/Result: Before Sabio, I was stuck in an entry-level purgatory, never making more than $50,000/year without working a ton of overtime. I found Sabio while looking for a coding bootcamp that accepted the GI Bill, did my research and found Sabio to have the highest credibility, which was more important to me than any promised results that a lot of bootcamps offer. Three weeks after graduating from Sabio, I had an offer for my first developer role, a Junior Software Developer making $75,000/year with full benefits. That's 50% more than my previous highest salary. Six months later, and I'm getting interviewed for jobs in the $85,000 to $95,000 range, and some even in the six-figure range. Less than 1 year from graduating...  

    Thank you, Sabio.

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    It can be a rather difficult choice to spend a significant amount of money and time in a coding bootcamp program. Let me tell you that it is a choice that I am happy made. I had my doubts about going to a trade school but there are skills here that you simply will not be taught in a university.

    Even if you have a CS degree you will not be taught some of the modern technologies used in today's industry like React JS. Sabio offers a 4 week prework program where you go over the basics in jQuery, javascript and html. It is held three times a week. I would highly recommend this if you have little to know experience in web development. If you pass their assessment you will continue on to their Week 0 where you go over a series of tasks using the same languages and libraries.

    Then the bootcamp begins.

    It is very difficult for thos that have litte experience in web development to adjust to the technologies that they will learn. Some will laugh, some will cry and some will curse at their computer. When you have questions you will put yourself on the queue. You HAVE to try to solve your own problems but if you are simply stuck, that is when the instructor will answer your questions. The instructors are reluctant to help if you are asking very basic questions that can be answered with a simple stack overflow search. 

    The instructors are extremely knowledgeable, especially Gregorio. They may not answer your questions all the time but they do know what they are talking about.

    One of the things I enjoyed about this school the most was the family atmosphere. Liliana and Gregorio (owners) truly have your best interest in mind. That is one thing that I immedately felt when I visited Sabio and met instructors and owners. You can ask them for advice on many things related to tech, jobs and more. The slack community that you will be a part of is full of positive people, new job leads and tech questions/answers.

    I am a few weeks out of Sabio and I have received an offer from a lead that I got in the Slack channel that an alumni posted. Just put your head down, do the work and keep moving forward no matter how hard things get. 

    If you're on the fence about joining Sabio, you will not regret it. TRUST ME. You will learn the tech that you need to be a pro in this field and you will advance much faster than if you tried learning this stuff on your own.

  • Excellent program!
    - 3/28/2019
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    If you’re looking for a career change or want to get to grips with coding Sabio is a fantastic investment. I had a wonderful experience at Sabio in Culver City, where I met some brilliant people and learnt copious amounts of new skills.

     

    During pre work you learn the fundamentals of web development for four weeks and are required to take an assessment at the end to see if you are prepared for labs. In labs you dive further into the material that you have learnt and are exposed to more advanced concepts and challenging tasks.

    For the cohort itself, there are two options, .NET and node. I decided to go with the .NET route as it gave me the opportunity to learn another programming language with expert instruction, I thought that if could get through the bootcamp I would be able to teach myself Node afterwards when I come out. The program sets you up extremely well for the job market, it teaches you the fundamentals and the latest technologies that you will need to succeed as a software developer. We had fantastic instructors for our project that made the entire learning process very enjoyable and manageable. We would do daily scrum meetings and the classroom environment was always clean and accommodating. The bootcamp is demanding but if you are motivated, enjoy learning and want to get into the tech industry then this is a wonderful opportunity for you. There is also financial help that you can get, I managed to get a scholarship for the program which helped me immensely.  This time last year I was considering checking out the bootcamp, after learning so many new skills, making new friends, working with some brilliant minds and with numerous offers for interesting work over $65 000 a year I am extremely pleased that I did.

    Thank you to Gregorio, Liliana and all of my wonderful instructors that made this possible for me!

  • Consistency Is Key
    - 3/26/2019
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    Let me start off with a thank you to Gregorio and Liliana, because of these two I was able to attain the skills necessary to change my life for the better and support my family effortlessly. I started the course through Antioch University because I'm a military veteran my GI Bill paid for the boot camp. the class environment was normal you sit in for a lecture with your computer open and code along with the instructor while you learn the basics. every day in class builds on what you learned the day before so it is best to always be coding so that you can build on what you know or do more research into it. after about three months of that, we took an exit test (code challenge) over the material learned. the next phase was the cohort which is structured to imitate a work environment. at the time I was there we were expected to code for at least 70 hours a week and yes that sounds like a lot but it is worth it at the end. we had a scrum meeting in the morning when we came in and one in the middle of the day for progress. the instructors are very helpful and they are all approachable if you have questions. what I appreciated the most was that the instructors never gave the answers when you ask them for help instead they tell you how to find the answers so the next time you are stuck you know what to do. that's not to say they don't help because they will if they point you in the right direction and after 20-30 minutes you're still stuck they will begin to drop more hints but the goal is for you to learn how to work through your code and learn to debug code properly. Sabio is like a family to me the people I met through the camp and the alumni are super helpful they pass job leads to you and they will refer you to there recruiters if their job is hiring. we all keep in touch through slack and as alumni, we are always welcome to come back if we want to be in an environment that promotes coding. It is easily a no brainer if you have the Time and want to change careers or get deeper into the developer scene Join the Sabio family 

  • Tread Carefully
    - 3/24/2019
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    This review is for the PreWork in Orange County.

     

    I had been looking into bootcamps in the area. After visiting quite a few, I liked Sabio’s approach (prework, labs, then working on a live project, learn by doing philosophy, experienced developer teachers, friendly towards minorities and women, etc)

     

    It was by far the worst class I may have ever attended for anything, ever.

     

    The teacher was really ill prepared, glancing at the online syllabus and zooming through concepts without really explaining them. I even knew everything he was talking about since I had taken a class on CSS/HTML, had been building websites, and had already passed a rigorous javascript assessment at another bootcamp to test into their camp, and even I was confused at what he was trying to say or explain. He kept singling out one guy in particular and chastising him for not being in slack correctly, not knowing how to download applications, etc. He basically shamed most of the class for not knowing “easy” stuff they just hadn’t learned yet.

    He also kept making declarations like “I learned HTML and CSS in two days by looking at the chrome dev tools!” and “It’s not rocket science, guys!” Then harassing the crowd for questions, then asking “Does everyone understand?!”, then getting angry when everyone didn’t immediately say “Yes!”.

     

    What really cinched it for me is when he started writing on the flat screen TV in the rented office, to the audible gasp of the class. One person asked him, “What are you doing?” and he said, “It’s not mine, so I don’t care if I break it. Whatever, they should buy insurance.” He then proceeded to tell us to use the !important css feature, which any novice knows is horrible convention for just any old thing, and when someone in the class said, “Aren’t you never supposed to use that?”, he responded with, “Well, whatever, if it was some other developer’s code, I’m not going to waste a bunch of my time fixing their mistakes.” So his lack of respect for other people’s things extended to his coding philosophy as well.

     

    He also told a room of new developers to start by using forms already available through extensions in Visual Studio when writing in html, javascript, and css, instead of actually learning how to do it themselves before relying on these tools. Had I done that when I first started, I probably wouldn’t be able to effectively build responsive web pages now because I wouldn’t fully understand what was going on.

     

    The troubling thing to me is that apparently, this guy has been working for the company for a year and a half now part-time teaching this course, and no one had caught these mistakes.

     

    The owners (who are actually a married couple) have been told about this numerous times, and their attitude is “you don’t like it, leave”. They’ve also been known to yell at students and kick people out of the bootcamp if they’re not quick enough, since they’re really concerned with their statistics (at least they have them though, and they’re legitimate since they’re a part of CIRR).

     

    I would recommend some teacher training because a lot of this is probably correctable with a little bit of guidance (a workshop on appropriately timed pauses, how to ask concept checking questions, asking students for code examples, maybe getting the dude a projector so he doesn’t break the TV, etc.).

     

    On the upside, I also talked to someone who had gone through the bootcamp and highly recommended it, but voiced similar issues about this one teacher and said the rest of them were super patient, kind and understanding, which I believe due to Sabio’s success rates and other people I’ve met who teach there and work with the program.

     

    On the downside, I’ve talked to others who said that harshness and lack of teaching competency is Sabio’s thing, and that they skew their stats by kicking people out who don’t “make the cut”. So I suppose it depends.

     

    Overall, I would recommend attending a PreWork class. The first one is free, and it’s a good way to decide for yourself. I personally ended up attending another bootcamp.

     

    A word of advice: Online reviews are definitely skewed. Bootcamps in general pick and choose who they ask for a review, and it's hard to say no. Even emailing people on LinkedIn can get you biased reviews because people don’t want to hurt their reputation in the industry. I would recommend going to tech meetups, and asking around, a lot. Try to find someone who’s working and attended a bootcamp, who’s your similar gender and ethnicity. It’s the only reliable way to find out what a place is actually like.  

     
    Response From: Liliana & Gregorio of Sabio
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    Wednesday, Mar 27 2019
    When you reported this same feedback last year we spoke to at least half of the people in the prework course. No one reported the same experience as you. In fact, all the feedback we received about our instructor was very positive. What you experienced as "negative attitude" was received by everyone else in a very different way.  We discussed the feedback with the instructor
    and have we have an added sensitivity to the types of items you have described. The popularity of this instructor remains strong. 

    Writing on the TV sure does sound bad, but we often write on screens/glass walls with dry erase marker. It is not it's intended use as it sometimes requires a bit more clean up, but in general we have not experienced any issues with it.

    With regards to expelling students, Sabio will dismiss people for violating the code of conduct which is common practice in the industry. The only people that ever complain about us doing that are the people that are asked to leave. Those complaints range from negative reviews to threats and only serve to confirm we have done the right thing. 

    Otherwise, the idea that we dismiss people to for any other reason could not be further from the truth.

    Liliana and I wholeheartedly agree with you about review sites. We always ask candidates to do their research and ask a ton of questions to as many people as they can find. We are in favor of consumer protection as well as being very outspoken about quality education and staff and overall transparency. You can read all about that on our blog.

    Take your review instance. We do not find it surprising that based on recent news in our Sabio Nation you decided to come on here and attack our instructor(s) and us on a personal level. We do have a tight community and know very well that the only things that spreads faster than good news, is the news intended to rain on someone else’s good day. 

    The other personal comments regarding who we are and how we do it require no other feedback. We are happy to let our work speak for itself.

     

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    Sabio is amazing! As a person who never graduated from college but always had an intense work ethic, Sabio was the perfect solution for me to get into coding! Throughout my career I’ve found that learning and observing a professional is the best way to understand how to do the job using the best practices. I worked on a project which was using the stack React, Angular, Mongo, Express, and Node. It is a boot-camp like atmosphere but you have to understand that I came in not knowing how to code and almost freaked me out at first jumping into something that I have never done before but yet always wanted to do. The project that me and my cohort worked on prepared me for my current job as a working developer. There are some very unique things to learn like understanding realistic time frames for features, how code is actually written using best practices, code review for source control, agile/scrum project management, and being able to convey and explain features that I created in a professional manner. There were some people in my cohort that had some experience in coding but you should understand that the program is designed to challenge all levels of developer. I valued every hour that I spent there (70 hours per week) and learned as much as I could from our Senior Developer. I recommend  going to a Sabio Info Session and they can explain everything in more detail! As a creative maker/tinkerer person, I understand that knowing how to code is almost like having a super power! You can literally create anything. I highly recommend Sabio and for me, they are the best coding program in Los Angeles hands down!! Thank you so much Gregorio and Liliana!

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    I attended Sabio's .NET program as a military veteran and it was amazing!  There's so much to learn about web development and programming, but Sabio's full immersion program with real world projects definitely helped me develop the foundations needed to land a satisfying career.  However, it did not come easy.   It required a lot of work and belief in the program to develop the knowledge and confidence to build great applications.  No worries though.  Sabio's staff and instructors are intelligent and helpful throughout the journey, especially Dan and Daniel.  They never left me astray or confused.   The only downside to Sabio (Culver City) was that it's located off the busy I405.  All-in-all, if you're self-motivated and love solving problems, go to Sabio!  It's worth the traffic.   

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    If you're on the fence about attending a bootcamp, just hop over. I did and it's one of the best decisions I've made. If you jumped the fence already and don't now which bootcamp to attend, goto Sabio. The instruction and support is top notch. They prepare you with the latest and trendiest technology stacks so that you can be in demand by the time you finish cohort. You obviously have to do your part to get some interviews and confidently crush them. BUT GUESS WHAT? They prepare you for that too! Damn, win win win win win. Goto Sabio!

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    This review is long overdue. It's been almost a year (just a month short) since I graduated from Sabio's full stack C#/.NET program. Sabio's curriculum is excellent and the instructor's are great, completely knowledgable in the field. Besides what I learned in terms of programming, the job help you receive is the best you can find. They help you walk into any interview prepared and confident. I will say Sabio was not smooth sailing for my cohort, but overall they did what they promised when I handed them my money. They provide you with the intruction and knowledge you need in order to leave the bootcamp able to get your foot through the door. It is up to you to work extrememly hard during these 12 weeks. The work you put into it determines how well you'll do. If you follow all their advice to the T, there is no way you can leave Sabio without a job within 6 months of graduating. I was lucky to get a job offer a week before the bootcamp ended for me. I received 3 more job offers after that and ended up going with PDG Consulting in LA where I am assigned at Fox Studios working on a data streaming application to help them license their mvoies and shows to companies like Netflix ad Amazon. I am so thankful to Sabio for putting so much work into this curriculum and being there for its students (they just checked in on me recently and always provide great professional support that I am ashamed of not utilizing as of yet). I feel like there are some things this company needs to work on in terms of dealing with their satellite offices and communication; we lost two amazing instructors during my time at sabio, but luckily that did not do much to hurt my cohort. My entire cohort graduated with all of us finding jobs within a few months of graduation (only two of use were not looking for jobs). Overall, I recommend attending Sabio. It is your best option in Southern California for .NET./C# development. I went from working in a flip flop store in Huntington Beach, not able to find a job with my degree, to making a great salary for my age (25). Sabio helped change my life. I hope you give coding a chance and maybe try out Sabio as well.

  • Go to SABIO
    - 3/29/2018
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    What makes Sabio unique is the community - everybody started in the same place and don't even feel worried if coding is completely new for you. It was for me as well as so many of my classmates which made the whole learning environment so enjoyable and supportive. You can tell Gregorio and Liliana, the co-founders, really care about the community and students based on how readily available they are (even midnight on Slack) and by week 1 they probably know your name. The community is awesome at Sabio and it made me feel so comfortable spending a whole 3 months there learning alongside everybody.

    Next, all of the instructors at Sabio have over 10 years of experience. That was what differentiated itself from other bootcamps. Gregorio came from Myspace, Mike came from StackOverflow, just to name a few. The instructors hold so much one on one time during classtime sessions to make sure they address your needs and tailor to your learning seamlessly. I love the interaction between teachers and students at Sabio. It really made the learning worthwhile, and it was amazing learning from teachers who've had so much industry experience. They not only teach you code, but good code and the best practices in the industry.

    Go to Sabio!

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    I was a member of Cohort 46 under John Lee and it was a wonderful experience. There were long hours, but that was what gave me the experience with coding I needed in just a few months. John very clearly thought through his lectures and teaching method to suit all of his students well. He also made sure that all of us settled well into the program and was always there to support us. 

    We worked in an agile workflow with daily standups and continuous integration, which is equivalent to the culture of many workplaces. John acted as our senior developer, assigning us cards and slowly giving us less and less help. He helped us to grow as developers and provided a realistic working environment. 

    Sabio also did a wonderful job preparing me for the job search. John and Gregorio helped keep me motivated to send out tons of applications until I finally started getting some calls back. The practice interviews I did at Sabio got me prepared for my real in-person one that got me the job. Thank you so much, Sabio! Especially you, John!

  • Worth it all.
    - 3/28/2018
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    I was skeptical about going the bootcamp route when I decided to change careers. I didn't think I could learn everything I needed and become a legitimate developer in 3 months.  Sabio's rigorous program and more importantly, their incredible community, quickly eased my mind and helped me gain a level of self confidence I never had before.  They do not eff around with your time or your future.  They care more about you than you might have about yourself going into the program and that support does not end when the program ends.  Gregorio and Liliana kept pushing me and encouraging me after I graduated, checking in on me regularly to make sure I was sticking to my commitments and not giving up on myself.  The end result:  an offer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to join them as a Front-end Developer.   Never thought I'd step foot on the JPL campus let alone work for them. More so, I never would have had the confidence to walk into the interview knowing I had what it takes to be there without Sabio.

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    I worked in the Mortgage Industry prior to hearing about Sabio. I was feeling unsatisfied in my current job and honestly quite bored. (no new challenges) I had a friend who completed Sabio and got a shiny new career with Virgin America. I was so impressed and had to go to a meetup. Honestly, I did probably the bare amount of research on Sabio because I had so much information through my friend and once I met Gregorio/Liliana... I was hooked. Their energy was so strong, supportive, and full of passion for all their students. I started Sabio's pre work and I of course struggled a little as this was a field of work I was completely unfamiliar with. With ongoing dedication from my instructors and myself equally, I was able to graduate from Sabio feeling confident and ready to take on the world! I went through the Node route and after applying for countless of jobs and attending multiple interviews.... I am happy to report I was offered (and accepted!) a job from McKinsey and Co! (in the tech department). In my wildest dreams I could not picture this happening for myself. I am so happy I put my trust in Sabio and with their assistance partnered with my relentless perseverance I was able to land a job many people only dream about! I am so blessed and thankful for the experience I had with Sabio. Thank you to ALL Sabio faculty esp Gregorio, Liliana and my bomb instructor Mike! You changed my life. 

     

     

     

  • Not recommended
    - 3/14/2018
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    I am sure the instructors know how to write code an and develop websites, but teaching students to do the same is not their strong suit. The entire class felt like an online session. Something you didn't need to sit 4 hours in a classroom to learn. In fact, 60% of class time was spent researching the  answers for oneself because the instructions and directions were not clearly written or stated. Receiving any viable information from the instructors about the course material was comparable to grasping at straws.  The instructors seemed to play the course by ear, rather surprising students with tests instead of scheduling them as a professional course in college would. If they spent as much time teaching their students how to code as they do making rap videos for youtube the course would actually be worth the money. I would not recommend this course in the future to anyone else unless under new leadership. 

  • Killer program!
    - 1/26/2018
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    A quick background... I spent over 5 years working in a sales/operations position for one of the world's largest eyewear companies. After a mass-layoff, and realizing I DIDN'T want to stay in that industry, I started picking up basic HTML, CSS, Javascript, and JQuery courses online to see if it was something I'd be interested in. I really enjoyed it and wanted to learn more, but didn't want to go to college as it seemed like a waste of time and money, and it didn't seem too promising in terms of securing a job afterwards since you don't have any actual work experience in that field. A family member of mine ended up signing up for Sabio, and he convinced me to check it out, too. I did my research and it seemed to be the best option out there, so I made the jump and signed up for the apprenticeship. During the 12 week program you'll be building a real application for a product owner. The product owner we built an application for during the 12 weeks ended up hiring me on afterwords (paid) to continue developing the application while I was searching for a full-time job. Just over 3 weeks out of the program and I received my first offer for a full-time developer position making $70,000 a year.

    I went in not knowing what to expect, and really not knowing much. Like others have mentioned, the pre-work gives you a chance to get a good feel for what it's like to code as they teach you a lot of stuff. I went the route of the .NET course in Orange County, with Victor Campos as my instructor/lead. I spent the next 12 weeks of my life doing nothing but coding for 70-80 hours each week. It is really tough at times. You've got to be committed, and whatever you put into the program is what you get out of it. 

    The instructors do a great job of helping you to become extremely self-resourceful developers that write clean and efficient code, as well as prepare you for an actual software developer work environment with actual experience. A few mock technical interviews take place throughout the program, and the last few weeks are spent working on resumes, personal projects, and technical interview prep. I would say Sabio is less of a bootcamp and more of an apprenticeship. 

    If software development is something you're passionate about, and it's someting you commit your life to, I'm sure you'll succeed. I'm thankful for the staff at Sabio and for the hard work they've put into me and my success. 

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    Story time! When I finished high school I didn't know what I wanted to do. I tried for a vet tech first cuz it wouldn't take too long to get a certificate and start working. So I enrolled in the classes. But! In the very first class of the very first day, my professor stood up and said, "Alright class! We'We're going to start off by dissecting some cat bodies that were donated by....". So immediately I started panicking and had to leave the room. I did not go back. Next I went for an administrative assistant. It wouldn't have taken too long to get my certificate. So I started the classes. At around the same time, my cousin Karina had enrolled in sabio. Timeskip to about a year later, karina had already gotten a job while I was still taking typing classes! She would talk to me about Sabio and I started asking questions. The next thing I know, I've enrolled in Sabio! It was hard for me in the beginning but that was normal for a lot of people. With hard work, a bunch of studying and messaging instructors with questions, I graduated! The instructors were super nice and didn't mind me going back over and over to answer the same questions. As long as your serious about leaning and ask questions when your confused, then you shouldn't have a problem finishing this course. I'm now a software developer working for Miller Kaplan and I'm learning everyday but sabio paved the foundation for me. Even though i work with Vb.net and asp.net server side controls now, the way that I was taught to research and learn a new language in Sabio helps me everyday. Thank you Sabio!
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    Sabio is one of the best career moves I've made. I really can't thank Gregorio, Liliana, and the whole staff enough for the invaluable experience. Even after graduating, the job support was tremendous, and helped me land two full stack development job offers within a month of graduating. I am still in daily contact with the staff and the friends I made while attending Sabio.

    About me: I came from a tech background doing QA, and had been wanting to become a software developer for years. It had been a long-term goal of mine that I’d work at on a daily basis, but it just wasn’t happening.

    I tried making the transition into software development using self-learning for a long time, and felt like I didn't need guidance because of my prior experience. I was wrong.

    In my experience, the curriculum and support that the staff provide cannot be replicated by self learning. I learned exponentially faster at Sabio than I had on my own. The topics go deep, and by the end of the program, if you put in the work, you will have the capability to make great applications. If you enjoy building things and making ideas come to life, the tools Sabio teaches are invaluable. 

    Why Sabio: I worked hard to get into another top bootcamp, and got in (I won't name-drop). I decided to join Sabio after only a few days of being impressed at prework.

     I joined sabio for four reasons:

    1. The instructors all have a ton of experience. Sabio has instructors who have decades of experience, while the other *prestigious* bootcamp I got into hires recent grads as head instructors. Seriously, look into it if you haven’t.

    2. CIRR reports. Sabio has chosen to participate in third party audits, so they cannot fake their success numbers.  Few other bootcamps do this, and this was a requirement for me.

    3. Sabio won’t kick out students half-way through the bootcamp. And If a student needs to leave for any reason (family etc.), refunds are provided. Other bootcamps are not nearly as flexible. And some even kick out students half way through if they are not able to pass certain tests. Sabio tests you upon entry (after prework), and once a student gets into Sabio, Sabio sticks with them. They are extremely commited, even after the bootcamp ends. Which brings me to my fourth point...

    4. Sabio cares. They stick with their students and really really care. They provide a tremendous amount of support even after the bootcamp. Applying for job can be stressful, and they are there for you, until, and even after you get a job. Graduates receive support from instructors and both founders even after the three month cohort ends. I really needed guidance after the cohort ended and it was more than provided.

    All and all I did my research beforehand, but even so, I really feel like I lucked out. 

    My recommendation is, if anything, just check out prework. I wasn't sold until a few days into prework, and I'm so glad I stuck with it. Sabio's curriculum was a big challenge that I pushed though, and in doing so, it helped me overcome an even bigger obstacle in my life. Thank you

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    I honestly wouldn't be where I am today without the help, guidance, mentorship and leadership provided to me by Sabio. The daily instructions and random mini lectures provided to me by my instructor played such a key role in my success. Sabio's phililosophy isn't just to help you figure out how to do something, but to also understand the 'magic' that happens behind the scenes. That is why I was able to do so well during my phone screens and interview processes. Being able to articulate intelligibly things like JavaScript event loops, or what asynchronous / synchronous functions are, why use one over the other or what happens during the request/response life cycle like model binding or what data models are really helped validate me to my current employers that I'm not your typical junior developer. I guarantee that's one of the big reasons why I was hired. My transition to this career change was a very progressive one (although that wasn't a huge contribution towards my success, I worked alongside a cohort mate of mine who used to be in paralegal and within a matter of weeks after graduating from Sabio was able to find a great Frontend position working for a well known PC gaming company). I used to be in IT support - over 6 years, and I felt that I had peaked professionally. Suddenly what I used to love, just didn't give me the satisfaction and fulfillment it once did, so I knew I needed to change. I'm a U.S. military veteran and fortunately for me I was able to apply my veteran benefits towards Sabio because of their partnership with Antioch. Now, problem is I'm a person of routine, and taking risks is not something I am comfortable with. I needed so much reassurance before taking that big leap, which i ended finding through my extensive research and I'm so glad that I did. I increased my salary by over 30% and am now in an industry that I love, all thanks to my experience at Sabio. If you're like me, over the age of 30 and are seriously considering another career, particularly in the Web Application Development space, check out Sabio, ESPECIALLY if you're a veteran and still have a few months of benefits left. Don't just take it from me though, do your due diligence and research the other hundreds of bootcamps out there. Picj a fee top performing ones and check out their processes in person. Go to their info sessions, if possible sit in for a few hours during their normal instruction days and see what the class day to day is like. Speak with instructors and students alike, ask questions and see which environment resonates the most with you. Sabio, for many reasons ended up being my choice and I don't want to sound like a broken record with this page's ongoing theme but best decision of my life. You really do get out of it what you put into it and for me, i could NOT be more happier with the choice that i made.
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    Here's my story, right after high school I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life. So I decided to become a server (since they make decent living off tips, sure why not?). After being a server for four years and complaining on why food took so long to come out of the kitchen, I went and became a chef for the next 6 years.

    So how and why did I decide to go into software development? Well, one day my computer got a virus. My roommate at the time luckily was really into technology and had a linux USB and told me to install it. After I installed it, my virus went away and my computer was working again. But now my laptop was a Linux machine. How TF do I use this thing? So I googled, and learned Unix commands and Linux CLI I started to feel like some hacker everytime I inputed 'sudo apt-get update'. My terminal just went crazy. But I never delved any deeper than just being exposed to the software. But I really enjoyed technology. (I never wrote any Bash shell scripts, but I'm sure I definitely can now, if I wanted to.)

    I then found out my friend did web development and asked him how he got a job doing such things? I asked him if I needed a degree. He looked at me like I was silly, "No, man! If you want to be a developer you just F'in do it!" He gave me some websites to study off of; which I did for the next two years and built some minor web applications. At this point I felt very comfortable with javascript, html, and css. I knew how to use a for loop, while loops, if else statements, ternary if else, arrays, js objects. I felt pretty good about myself. But was I ready to go out there and apply? I wouldn't be a full stack developer. No.. but as cocky as I was(still am, guilty as charged :P), I wasn't ready.

    So I looked into bootcamps. Found a few, but I felt something from Sabio. I felt like they actually care. Unlike other bootcamps, I feel like its a pump and dump. And that gut feeling I got about Sabio, really was true! You will learn everything you need to know to get out there and be confident. I know what I'm saying sounds cliche, it's not! LOL I'm super serious! I was super fortunate to have Jeremy Ramos as my instructor! I'm not sure what that guy doesn't know, but he definitely knows coding like a beast.

    By the time you graduate, you'll be passing data back and forth in your sleep. I definitely recommend Sabio! I recently graduated August 2017 and got an offer in October. I don't have a degree. I came from a completely different industry. And here I am. I'm going to start my second week of work tomorrow as I type this. 

    Ever wanted to be a software engineer? Stuck at a dead end job that you can barely support your family with? Or just want a more exciting job where everyday is a challenge of solving a new puzzle or two? Then I recommend you become a software/web/application (what have you) developer/engineer! And there's not a better start than starting with Sabio!

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    If you're anything like I was, you have zero experience writing code and don't know where (and if it's even a good idea) to invest your time and money learning to do so. I had plateaued in my previous career and was looking for something that could offer me more, both in personal satisfaction and financially. Working in tech seemed like a far-fetched idea – I had always assumed you had to be some sort of genius to do so. The fact is, you don't. 

    Sabio starts you off two to three times a week in Pre-Work. This is where you learn Javascript and C# fundamentals. This is also the hardest part of the camp (though, it's not technically part of the camp) as you have little to no experience coding, and might struggle to build momentum and keep positive. I was surprised to learn that most people attending Pre-Work had already quit their jobs and committed to these sessions full-time. I couldn't afford that and was still working 40 hours a week. Having one foot in and one foot out, I wasn't allowing myself to fully digest the information being presented. Thankfully, when it came time to take the assessment test, I was able to demonstrate enough skill to enter the official camp. This is where you really start to shine.

    I mean, you have to. You're writing code all day every day. And that's the beauty of it. On top of that, and one of the reasons why I ultimately chose Sabio, is that you're working on a real-world product. Your cohort is paired with an entrepreneur and his/her pitch, and over the duration of the camp you're developing an MVP (minimum viable product). Your instructor will assign you tasks in various parts of the tech stack, and week after week your product will slowly begin to materialize. You'll be amazed at what you're able to accomplish in such a short amount of time. I believe this to be a huge testament to not only the curriculum Sabio has developed, but the instructors Sabio has chosen to mentor the students. I firmly believe that just because you can do something does not mean you can teach it. My instructor (shout-out to John Lee) was always really good at providing overall context, some direction on what to research, and then sending you off to work through it. 

    I'm sure this review echoes a lot of others in this forum. If you're even remotely considering a bootcamp as a means to a career change, I say do it –– it'll change your life. And if you're even remotely considering Sabio as your bootcamp of choice, the best thing you can do is go to one of the info sessions. There you'll meet Gregorio, one of the co-founders, who shoots straight from the hip and will answer any and all of your questions. It was after attending one of these sessions that I knew Sabio was for me. Gregorio is very passionate about breaking down barriers, building community, and getting you to the place you want to be if you're willing to put in the effort.

  • Love u sabio!!
    - 8/18/2017
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    ** if you have your life together this review is not for you but feel free to read it anyway**

    In the years before sabio I had hopped from path to path, never fully satisfied with where my life was headed. I had studied accounting, fashion, communications, and felt like i was starting to run out of options. I hated college, and when I got a job in a field I thought I would really enjoy, I hated working too. So I quit my job and was feeling completely and utterly stuck, until I saw a particularly terrible movie in December 2016, where a character in the movie said "Do your self a favor and learn how to code". So I thought, hey I'm not doing anything, why not? I took a code academy module on javascript and had so much fun solving problems with code. Long story short, I found Sabio and their glowing reviews online and about half way into one of their info sessions, I decided that I was going to go to code bootcamp. 5 months later I have a job as a web developer and I couldn't be happier. Was it easy? No. Would i recommend it to everyone? No. Would i do it all over again? Absolutely. I've made life long friends and i honestly truly wake up so happy every morning because I get to do something that i love everyday. I just want to say thanks so much to Sabio, to my Cohort, and to Jeremy, my instructor,  at the Newport Beach campus for everything they've done. 

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    Summary: Would wholeheartedly recommend. Best investment in myself I've ever made; well employed with a fantastic organization. 

    Most enter into a coding bootcamp looking for a second chance, plain and simple. Whether it be to increase earning potential or seek a more interesting field, the core theme that unites the Sabio community is the fact that everyone who comes through this bootcamp is striving for something better. And Sabio's commitment to this community is apparent from the way it operates: (1) hiring senior level developers with a propensity for mentorship to be their instructors, (2) professional development courses after graduation to continually expand skills while employed, (3) extensive job support via resume building and challenging mock technical interviews, and (4) encouraging of fellows to provide curriculum feedback in order to evolve with changing needs. 

    Holistically speaking, Sabio was the most complete bootcamp I found when stack ranked against the others I had vetted. From the foundation building prework to the live project experience gained from working on a real proof of concept for an entrepreneur, this bootcamp had already outshined most in the area. However, it was the community Sabio breeds along with their proactive job support after graduation that had won me over. The founders and instructors sincerely care about your success and that's evident in the way they communicate to and guide you. Ultimately though, it's up to you to leverage the knowledge and experience at your disposal to grow yourself; as the old adage goes, "you get out what you put in". Sabio has been a second chance to myself and many others and as such, should be treated as onework hard, talk code, and forge bonds. Now go make something happen!

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    Short Version: Top-tier school, incredibly supportive community. I had full-time work within 6 weeks of graduation at $40/hour. Highly recommend!

    I spent a while visiting bootcamps before commiting to Sabio. It was one of only a handful of bootcamps that didn't seem a little fishy (e.g. hiring recent grads to teach). Throughout my experience with them, Sabio's program was exceptionally well thought out, explained, and executed. The staff and instructors were uniformly excellent, both in teaching and in creating a supporting community. The mistakes in the program were minor, and when they occured the Sabio staff recognized them and discussed with us how to improve the experience. 

    The part-time prework gives you a good chance to sound out the school and its vibe before making a large commitment, and if you're like me and don't have prior coding experience, the prework gives you an idea of whether you like doing it. The coursework itself is very rigorous (I did the .NET course). It's a full commitment during the 3-month cohort period, so I'd only do this if you're able to put most everything aside for 3 months. I was well prepared by the work itself though. When I got to my first contract gig after Sabio, at an investment bank downtown, they decided I knew what I was doing better than the project lead, so they fired him and put me in his place. Along with two other Sabio grads we were able to get the project back on its feet and approved by management to continue.

    Sabio does a very good job of transitioning you at the end of the course into job hunting mode. They give you a lot of confidence that it's doable and they actively follow up with you during the job hunt to help you improve. It's during the job hunt that the strength of the community really shines through. There are a ton of people there willing to help and the community of graduates is large enough that you can get a good number of leads through it (that's how I got my first job). I had full-time contract work within 6 weeks at $40/hour and was offered employment after another six weeks at $80K. Even once I was working the staff kept communicating to see how things were going and help when I got stuck.

    Summary: I would recommend Sabio in a heartbeat to anyone who can make the 3 month commitment. Really, you just don't find places like this very often. 

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    It's now been three years since graduating from Sabio, and through the frequent professional development courses, they have been a tremendous help in advancing my career. From fireside chats with the top in the industry (Github, Facebook, and Snapchat just to name a few)  to introducing new languages and methods to improve my skills has been a tremendous help. I'm already enthused for what they do with just becoming a developer, but with introducing use cases for implementing Docker and useful ES2015 tips they continue to show that they value my success long after graduating. 

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On-Time Graduation Rate
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