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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- Great Experience with fun and motivated peers- 11/7/2017Mihran • job application developer • Graduate • Campus: Los Angeles
Overall I had a positive experience attending Sabio. My studies began early February when I joined and started the pre-work which is a preliminary pre-requisite to the 12-week boot camp program. I found the pre-work challenging and rewarding because it laid the foundation to becoming a software developer.
I chose to start the boot camp later because of personal reasons and they had me enroll in labs to keep me from getting rusty in between the end of pre-work to the beginning of the program. I found the labs to be very helpful and learned a lot from the instructor.
When the boot camp began it was challenging from the beginning to the very end, but that’s why they call it a boot camp because it’s supposed to be challenging. I was in a cohort of 10 others working on a project that was fun and to see develop into a full functioning app was rewarding.
The instructors were experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated to their craft. There was a queue system, and if you needed extra help you would post a question on a trello card and drag it into the queue. Although, the instructors would have the answer they would challenge you to figure it out yourself and come up with the solution. The overall staff was also wonderful and professional and well organized.
After I got a job last month, I learned that more than half of my co-workers were Sabio alumni. The hiring manager liked the boot camp candidates and being that we’re all from Sabio tells a great deal about the quality of the program. If you’re thinking of attending a great coding boot camp that you can learn and grow professionally than Sabio is for you.
- Become a Professional Software Developer- 11/7/2017Jay • Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development at Antioch University • Campus: Los Angeles
Are you tired of wasting your skills and talents and not getting paid what you are worth? Do you wonder how all those apps and websites that you visit everyday come together? Are you passionate about technology and want to delve deep into the rabbit hole that is the vast world of software development? Then look no further than Sabio. I'll split up the journey into sections and provide reasons for why Sabio is the best.
Before you begin...
Do your research into what this program is. It is not a 4 year comp-sci degree replacement and Sabio's CTO, Gregorio, would never purport that. However, if you go to Sabio's info session, you will see that Gregorio present a no BS attitude that states that if you work hard, then you will become a fully-fledged software developer.
The key difference between this bootcamp and others is that you get an extremely high level of instruction from Senior Developers who have an average of 10-20+ years of experience working as professionals in the field. Look into other programs and ask them who will be in the battlefield with you while you are struggling to learn intensely high & low level concepts. If their answer is a 1 or 2 year alumni of their program with NO experience in the professional field, then be wary of what they're selling you. As bright as these alumni most likely are, they most likely don't know what it's like to deploy an enterprise-level web app that has thousands, and sometimes millions, of visitors daily, whereas Sabio instructors do.
If you are worried about outcomes, take a look at https://cirr.org/ which Sabio is a member of. It's a testament to the strength of the program if they are upfront about their outcomes which are verified by an independent third party. If you look at the other names on the list, you will see other big-shot bootcamps so you know you're going to be joining an elite and select group of people.
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You will be challenged. Period. It's the instructor's job to do so. Whether you have experience in the industry or not, be ready to be confronted with real-world programming problems that will let you appreciate how much there is to learn out there. You will not be working on a dinky project that is going to be a small demo for you to put on github. Instead, you will be working on an enterprise-level web application with the most relevant/modern programming libraries and frameworks that the web has to offer. You will also learn best-practices and soft skills necessary for becoming a great dev. If you go to some job board and search "web developer" and look at the technologies that all these companies want, expect to learn most, if not all, of those listed items.
You will bond with your peers throughout the project and make amazing friends that will last you a lifetime. These peers will become excellent software devs in their own right and you will increase your own worth as a programmer as you learn from them, code alongside them, and overcome bugs together which will fine-tune your craft.
You will be led by a senior developer who has 10+ years of professional experience building scalable products for well-known companies in the tech world. This senior dev will be with you in the trenches for more than 8 hours/day for 5 days a week. My instructor was absolutely amazing and there was literally 0 questions that he could not answer whether they were small problems, algorithms from Google interviews, or even questions about implementing load-balancers on websites that get millions of hits per day and transfering hundreds of gigabits of data per second.
The last few weeks of the program are dedicated to getting you ready for the work-force, which is a whole different type of grind Sabio trains you throughout the whole bootcamp with mock interviews as well as giving you the tools and information necessary to ace those interviews.
Expect to put in about 60-70 hours/week for 12 weeks. Monday through Saturday.
Life after Sabio
Sabio provides 5 years of professional training after the bootcamp is done. These training sessions aren't your "grab pizza let's have a mixer" deals. You will meet devs from some of the biggest names in tech and you will learn the most cutting edge technology, that the world has to offer. You will also be able to glean and absorb knowledge about the plethora of different fields you can get into as you expand your skills as a software developer.
Your success solely depends on you. Sabio will teach you and give you the tools. They will back you up 100% and encourage you to become to the best version of yourself. They want you to have far-reaching goals that will challenge and shake the tech world. And most of all, they want you to be happy with your new life as a software developer.
As for myself, I was offered my first job as a fulltime software engineer 3 weeks after the immersive program ended and I signed onboard to another position 2 weeks later after realizing (through consulting Sabio alumni and staff) that I was worth a lot more than what the first job was offering. In many of my interviews, the interviewers are impressed with the amount of knowledge I display even though I only have a few months of programming experience. Some have explicitly stated that I know how to implement solutions that CS grads are not aware of. I have been to tech meetups and devdays and I have been able to hold my own around tech professionals who have decades of experience in the field. I love to talk about code and the bigger implications that technology has on our lives as we strive onwards into the 21st century.
If you are a good dev, then your skills speak on your behalf. And trust me, Sabio trains elite software engineers.
- Sabio for the win- 9/22/2017Jeremy K • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles
- Make a commitment to better yourself!- 9/20/2017Erika • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles
Like a lot of us seeking to change our careers and our lives, I found myself stuck and unhappy with my current situation. Going back to college was not a viable option for me, so I looked around for a career booster that I would actually enjoy. I came across coding bootcamps and began doing online courses to see if it was the right fit for me. I enjoyed it and decided to pursue coding and eventually found Sabio. The bootcamp itself was definitely not a walk in the park- it was difficult, challenging, and sometimes made me feel like I wanted to give up.. DON'T! What made up for it was the potential to change my life and with all the right people around me going through the same thing, we keep on pushing. The instructors are super knowledgeable and the community is awesome and super helpful.
My only recommendation is to start coding as soon as possible. Gain as much knowledge as you can before starting the bootcamp. There are many resources available online that can help you get started. Don't just watch and read, but actually code! This is an ever-changing career and you never stop learning. Do some research on the available stacks (MEAN vs. .NET) to help you decide what would be best suited for you. Make the commitment and invest in yourself!
- Life Changing Experience- 8/28/2017Tyler • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development at Antioch University • Campus: Los Angeles
I would recommend Sabio to anyone wanting to become a professional developer. I came in with no prior coding experience and limited knowledge of computers. I switched careers and I'm now making more money than I ever thought I would. I have great benefits and I get to enjoy weekends off for the first time. My instructor was awesome and the mock interviews really help you gain confidence and prepare you for the industry. The bootcamp was practical as we spent most of our time building a useful real world application instead of diving into theory all day. There seems to be a lot of pretentiousness involved with bootcamps and computer science in general, but you won't see that at Sabio--the entire team is very down to earth and values diversity. Gregorio has worked his way up from the bottom and he's a very inspiring connection to have.
To future applicants, I would highly suggest coding as much as you can prior to starting pre work. Try to fall in love with code and you'll have a much more enjoyable experience. Sabio is a booster and will take your knowledge to the next level, but you have to be dedicated and enjoy solving problems. Sabio doesn't guarantee you a job, but you get out what you put in. You'll get a job if you stick with it! I also suggest doing a lot of research to determine which stack interests you the most (MEAN or .NET). You can use job trends (https://www.indeed.com/jobtrends) on Indeed to see what is in demand. Do searches to compare stuff like C# and node. Coding is hard and my cohort was extremely stressful, but it gets easier and easier the more you practice. Don't let the stress get to you! Stay positive!
- Andres Britto • Sr. Software Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 Weeks) • Campus: Orange County
I used to be a software developer in the 2000s, and this year I decided to be back to technology. At the beginning I took some free online classes but quickly learn that it will not work for me, I needed an instructor to make questions to and a curriculum to cover a lot in short period of time. So I started to look for solutions and evaluate few boot-camps; I saw excellent reviews from Sabio and what I liked most was during class you have to develop a real project, a fully functioning website from back to front end.
I can say that it has been one of the better decisions of my life and it totally exceed my expectations. Why?
- The instructor has more than 15 years of real experience in software development, and he was totally willing to answer any question and since I had experience he was challenging me to learn more stuff. He has become a mentor for me and today after the class end, he is still answering my questions.
- The project was a real website that we developed, doing the back-end in SQL, the middle tier in C# and the front in AngularJS. We developed using the standards and procedures of a real company. That helps a lot when you are looking for a job.
- The support from Sabio founders, other instructors and the staff is great. They have developed a lot of tools, procedures, and a network to help you during the project, looking for jobs and after you found a job.
- It was a small class and my classmates were incredible, very professional, responsible, great persons, and I am sure our friendship will continue for many years.
-I am working as a senior software developer with 3 of my classmates converting a website from Classic ASP to MVC/AngularJS. The company, the project and salary are great and we are using everything that we learn on Sabio.
It was not easy and during class I usually dedicated more than 65 hours by week but it was totally worth it and I recommend it to everybody that it is serious about becoming a software developer or like my case want to get back and learn the current technology.
- Sabio is the Best!- 8/23/2017Alex P. • Front End Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles
I am a father of two young children and choosing which coding bootcamp to attend was an incredibly difficult decision. After a couple months of in depth research and visiting other bootcamps. I made the decision that Sabio was the best choice for me and my family. Now having finished the program I am 100% confident I made the right choice. Sabio has provided me so much knowledge, guidance, and support throughout the program. Even after graduating they continue to give me so much support and resources to find the best job and continue growing my skills.
Gregorio and Liliana the founders, show that they truly care about you and will always be completely honest. This honesty is very refreshing. With other bootcamps I visited I always felt like I was just being told what I wanted to hear. Plus NOT a single other bootcamp stated that they help or offer additional support after completing the boot camp. Sabio is the only boot camp I know of that will give so much help during and after the boot camp.
Going into the boot camp I had very little knowledge of coding. I had taken a few classes on codecademy. Sabio has turned me into a full stack web developer within 3 months. Don't get me wrong, it took a lot of hard work and discipline on my part.
The Sabio instructors and staff are amazing! I had the great opportunity of having Gregorio as my instructor. I'm so thankful that I did. The number one thing I loved most about him is his positive mentality. There were so many times during the course of 3 months that I was assigned a task completely out of my comfort zone. Many of the times I doubted I was even capable of completing the task but not matter how much I doubted myself Gregorio's confidence in me always pushed me to overcome roadblocks and grow as a developer. After finishing the program I feel incredibly prepared and I am proud to say I am now employed as a Front End Web Developer for an amazing company.
Thank you Sabio!
- Life Changing Decision- 8/18/2017Sonny Nguyen • Full stack junior developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 Weeks) • Campus: Orange County
Before Sabio, I was jumping from job to job, not knowing where I might end up at and hating myself for not going a different route during my undergrad studies . A friend introduced me to Sabio and here I now am , making great money and loving what I do . I can't thank Sabio enough for caring so much for their students, and actually showing their genuine concerns for all their fellows. Thanks Sabio !!
- Fortune favors the brave...- 8/15/2017Joseph T. • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles
Look, I was in your position 6-8 months ago. Looking for a new career in an industry that seemed impossible to break into. I didn't have a CS degree nor the knowledge to differentiate a <div> from a <span>. But after months of hard work and dedication to my future I've found myself on my second job in the industry making 80k a year. Don't get me wrong. This is no cake walk. You will doubt yourself, the process, your life even. But if you have the grit and determination to make a positive change in your life; this program will give you more than enough tools and support to make this change very possible. Simply believe in yourself, make the jump, commit the time, and the future is yours. I was just as doubtful as you but the program really works. This is no BS. Make the commitment and you'll never look back again.
PS Gregorio is the man. So much post-graduation job support. It's truly unreal. Mike is pretty killer too ;-)
- If you like coding, its the best path to take- 8/11/2017Nile Overstreet • Full Stack Software Delevoper • Graduate • Campus: Los Angeles
I have always been interested in computer programs in general, but did not begin to become academically aware of these programs until senior year of high school. I was enrolled in a class that covered the coding language of C++ during my senior year for two months before having to drop it because I was enrolled in too many college classes while in high school. Upon graduating from Berkeley High School and becoming a student at Santa Barbara City College, my incentive toward reaching my goals in computer science seem to become unreachable due to the rigorous requirements presented to attain the undergraduate degree. In search of how I could adjust, but still explore my interests and expand my knowledge in the computer science field, I was introduced to Sabio's Full Stack Web Development Program. Yes, it is long hours, but fortunatly, Sabio's has very supportive, understanding, bright, and patient staff to help push you along with the rest your cohort.
- Sabio is the real deal- 8/8/2017Ben L • Jr Fullstack Developer • Graduate • Campus: Los Angeles
From the moment I started prework until I graduated from my cohort, its nonstop guided learning. There's always professionals there to answer your questions and give you feedback on your code. They prepare you to be in the job market, resume help, mock interviews, and all. I got a job as a developer 3 weeks after graduation. And the community you're apart of after you graduate is very generous about helping you out and with job postings.
- Awesome Program with Sincere Motivation- 8/7/2017Will • .NET Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development at Antioch University • Campus: Los Angeles
First off I want to mention that the owners Liliana and Gregorio care for their students. They have a sincere motivation behind their business and I witnessed this numerous times when graduates would come visit them or at our graduation ceremony where you could just see the sincerity, the heart. Great People.
In regards to the program:
Sabio offers professtional experience and I can't think of other bootcamps that do the same. I mean you literally are working with a client to build a web application with a team of developers (your other classmates). The Instructors, actual Lead Developers with over 10 years of experience each, offer incredible guidance and help you learn to solve problems independently and collaboratively. I was a Barista going in and around a month after my graduation I obtained .NET Developer position. Gregorio, in particular, offered crucial advice for applying for jobs and how to self represent yourself, a skill many developers may lack. Also, you gain access to a thriving community of developers who all love to Code, Code, Code. Oh and I can't forget, you get the BEST hoodie ever at the end!!! Awesome program!!!
- Amazing Program!- 8/7/2017Selva • Junior Developer • Graduate • Campus: Los Angeles
Sabio is an amazing program, both Liliana and Gregorio really care about their students. I had the great fortune of having Gregorio as an instructor and I seriously have never met anyone more dedicated and commited to his craft! The bootcamp is tough and there were many times that I felt like i was in over my head, but I always felt like i could count on my team to help.
I took the .NET course, finished at the end of June and it only took me a month to land a job as a Junior Developer.
- Sabio Cares, And It Shows- 7/31/2017Dale Schmidt • Graduate
I completed Sabio's ASP.NET program in Culver City in June, and I have just accepted an offer for a development job at the end of July. The program gave me a strong base of development knowledge and I truly feel like I've been through a software project's full life cycle. The instructors are highly knowledgable and ensure that the curriculum, work level and instruction is tailored to every student's skillset. Experienced students will be consistently challenged while beginner students will leave with a firm foundation in fundamentals that will ensure they enter the industry.
I really don't have anything but good things to say about Sabio. When I was researching bootcamps, their name obviously leapt out to me due to their consistently excellent reviews, and I have to say that they totally lived up to the hype. The co-founders, Gregorio and Liliana, so clearly put the student experience at the forefront of everything they do and it will pay dividends for you if you put forth the effort they ask of you.
- Best decision ever!- 7/31/2017Aaron • Application Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles
Background: No coding experience whatsoever (my computer literacy was average at best), never made more than 30k in my life, did not graduate from college. February 2017, I quit my job to begin my 3 month Sabio journey. June 2017, 2 weeks after i graduated from Sabio, I started working as a temp making more than double what I've ever made in my life. July 2017, I was brought on as a full-time employee at a financial investment company in downtown LA (this came with another pay raise).
For me personally, the 3 month course was an everyday struggle and I wouldn't have had it any other way. Sabio instructors simulate the real world environment by not holding your hand through problems. If you're stuck, they will guide you in the right direction and allow you to struggle through issues rather than just giving you the answer. That approach forces you to interact with your classmates and vastly sharpens your research skills.
A couple of weeks before graduation, focus shifts to job search. Sabio provides all sorts of tools and resources to find a job as well as a strong community to fall back on. The number of people that are willing to go out of their way to help you really shows the strength of the Sabio community.
5 months ago I was working at a place I did not want to be, with no degree feeling like I was stuck. Today, I'm coming up on my 2nd month working as an Application Developer at a major financial institution and it's all thanks to Sabio.
Best decision I've ever made!
- Life Changing- 7/10/2017Ivan M. • Jr. Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 Weeks) • Campus: Orange County
My life has changed for the better because of the decision I made to enroll in to Sabio's program.
I was a community college student looking to transfer to a four year university as a computer science major. Faced with the prospect of spending another two years studying to get my career started as a developer, I felt frustrated and wanted a quicker path to achieve my goal. So I researched some of the coding bootcamps in my area and ultimitaley decided to attend a Sabio information session. At the session, I met Aaron Gibson -- who eventually was the instructor for my cohort -- and noticed that he was very passionate about helping people become programmers. I also liked the fact the Sabio's mission is to open up the world of software development to historically underrepresented groups. Aaron's passion and Sabio's mission (and their amazing reviews) were the determining factors in choosing Sabio over other programs. The pre-work session was a great way to dip my toes into the world of programming. The instructor for pre-work, Varr Willis, was an immense help during that time of my life, and I credit him with much of my current success. The bootcamp itself was tough, but because of my wonderful instructor, my cohort mates, the support the Sabio provides, hard work and determination, I was able to successfully complete it.
I was offered a job a week after completing the program, and started my job the week after that. Now I'm a Jr. Web Developer working accross all tiers of development, and I'm making twice as much money as I was making before.
- Kevon Horan- 6/28/2017Kevin • Systems Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 Weeks) • Campus: Orange County
Sabio was the best decision of my life. Sabio will teach you the skills you need to succeed as a software developer. And Sabio will get you that dev job you're looking for. Rest assured, this is easily the best coding boot camp in southern California. But beyond that, Sabio will become a family like you've never had.
When you sign up with Gregorio, you join a community of software engineers exactly like yourself. New to the industry and hungry to learn. Immediately, you have 300+ connections and friends who are looking out for you. To help you through tricky spots, and even to find a job. Sabio grads are a tight-knit bunch (whether we're rolling a hackathon or not); you couldn't ask for stronger support as you begin your new life.
- You'll thank yourself- 6/10/2017Krystina • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles
If you're looking for results as well as team of people who will care about you both during and after training, go to Sabio. You'll never stop thanking yourself afterward.
Before Sabio, all I had was a "job" and no way of moving up or out. Now I have a successful career as a developer and a whole future before me. Not only that, I have all of Sabio behind me as I take this journey. The only thing I regret is not doing it sooner!
- Great Community- 6/10/2017Ben • .NET Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 Weeks) • Campus: Orange County
I want to tell everyone about my experience AFTER I graduated from the bootcamp; your cohort experience will probably be different than mine, but I am absolutely positive that your experience after bootcamp will be the same.
I struggled after graduation - in many different ways - but I had great community get me through it. I was reassured that the learning and support didn’t stop after bootcamp, and I’m so glad that holds true today. You have unlimited support from the community, a team to join at hackathons, and a ton of opportunities to learn new tech at exclusive Sabio meetups.
As I said before, your experience during bootcamp won’t be the same as mine, but I do want to give a piece of advice:
Do not expect to be carried through this process. You have to push yourself. Sabio is there to support you, not hold your hand until you find a job, and they will give you ALL the tools you need to succeed. If you’re not being pushed, you have to push yourself.
I did not have Gregorio as an instructor, but I have no doubt whatsoever that he has your best interest at heart. He really cares about his students. I think just having him on your side is worth the $$.
PS I have a software engineering job and I like it :)
- Don't be afraid, invest in a system that works- 5/31/2017Chris • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development at Antioch University • Campus: Los Angeles
I began teaching myself the basics of the .NET stack using the online platform Pluralsight. However, soon after due to a looming company layoff at my previous employer, I was placed in a position where I needed to make a quick decision whether to continue my current career path or pursue a new career in web design.
Eventually, I decided to make my move into web development. I heard much about coding bootcamps and the potential they held but knew little about the specific camps or the differences between them. I visited one and still felt undecided. However, when I attended the Sabio orientation and experienced a very down to earth, no BS feel from Gregorio, along with what seemed like very appealing, realistic statistics regarding their previous cohorts and success, I decided to take a chance with them.
The pace moves very quickly, beginning with the pre-work. It definitely helps to have some background learning prior to coming in, as it helped me move through the program. However, I knew plenty of people entering with little to no prior knowledge, and they made it through just fine. It is very important to trust the system that was designed, as it is easy to feel anxious and overwhelmed, especially near the end.
Regardless, I can happily say that I finished my first week in my new position as a web developer, which I was offered one day prior to the end of the program. The program works, and it definitely does teach and solidify the necessary concepts in web design to help land your first position. I eagerly recommend that any person looking for a new start and is interested in programming or web development to give this place a try. Have a little faith, trust the system, and you will be rewarded. The people running this camp are very experienced and knowledgeable and are working tirelessly in your best interest. A great investment, and I would happily do it again.
- Tons of work, but it pays off- 5/18/2017Matthew • Full Stack Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Node.js with React • Campus: Los Angeles
Previously, I worked as an accountant, but didn't enjoy the work itself and wanted something more technical and challenging. I had completed some Codecademy courses (which I would recommend to anyone prior to enrolling in a bootcamp - not everyone is going to enjoy coding), and I found myself coding in my free time just for fun. It was time for a career change, and I have no regrets looking back. Bootcamps aren't just a replacement for attending college, they're also a great way to change careers if you went to college for the wrong thing.
Pre-work can be a bit of a pain to attend and isn't the most exciting, but it's important information. It's a totally different format than the bootcamp itself and more of a necessary evil than anything else - it is not representative of what you will do the rest of your time at Sabio. By learning those fundamentals prior to the bootcamp itself, you can hit the ground running and jump straight into the project-based structure of the course.
The bootcamp is structured like an actual workplace where the entire class will work on creating a project together for a local entrepreneur, and I would absolutely say the format of the class put me at an advantage going out into the workplace. You can expect a teacher to be onsite ~9-6 Mon-Fri acting as a lead developer, but you should also expect to stay a couple additional hours to work with classmates.
Sabio's goal is to make a full stack developer out of you, so typically work is divided into verticals. You pick an area that interests you, such as FAQs, and build the front-end, middle-tier, and back-end. Once you complete that, you pick another vertical, and the class builds an entire company in this manner using either Git (or TFS for .NET) to collaborate. Expect to meet with the entrepreneur a few times throughout the course to discuss his / her needs for the software and to give several presentations to other students about what you have been making.
As graduation approaches, you'll start doing practice interviews and whiteboarding code to become more comfortable in interviews. Sabio will occasionally bring in potential employers to campus to interview students. I was the first MEAN cohort, so Sabio didn't have as many connections in the job market for those positions as .NET. They still did a good job of posting job opportunities and recommending employers, but .NET cohorts do have an advantage when looking for jobs. I would expect Sabio to have established a good amount of MEAN stack connections by the end of the year now that the first cohort has graduated and the second MEAN cohort has already begun.
It took me around 4 weeks after graduation to find a job, but it's one I'm very happy with in both salary and job responsibilities. Had I been less picky, I probably could have found one a bit quicker, but you should plan for it to take around a month to find a job.
All in all, I loved my time at Sabio and would still choose them if I did it all over. I feel like I'm a better developer than most people graduating with C.S. degrees, and I'm confident going into the workplace.
- Complete a few Codecademy courses to decide if you enjoy coding before enrolling in ANY bootcamp
- Don't form an opinion on Sabio based solely on pre-work
- Expect to work 10+ hours a day (with much of it on campus)
- You'll make a really cool project as a team that employers love
- Everyone will actually work as a full stack developer (if you're in one of the full stack cohorts)
- You'll learn practical knowledge and be able to beat C.S. grads in coding tests
- Sabio has a great network for finding .NET cohorts jobs and a growing network for MEAN cohorts
You will feel like you've already held a development job by the time you start your first official job
- A Successful Transition into a Lucrative Career- 5/15/2017Samantha • Consultant- Sales Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development at Antioch University • Campus: Los Angeles
A year ago I was really unhappy with where I was in my life career-wise: I felt highly unfulfilled and bored working as an executive assistant, making a few dollars above minimum wage despite having a college degree. I decided to do something about it - I wanted a job that was more challenging, well-paying and in-demand. I decided to do programming, and looked into bootcamps in LA.
I decided to go with Sabio because they offered federal financial aid through their partner university, as well as a very welcoming environment (Sabio is very much into promoting diversity in the industry).
Pre-work at Sabio was a wonderful experience. Pre-work wasn't easy, but Sabio staff is there to make sure that you are being given the proper attention or help that you need to succeed. The instructors, Nicki and Jitin were so knowledgeable, patient and friendly. If someone was struggling or falling behind, they always made sure to help and guide that person so that they could keep up with the coursework.
Bootcamp was also a great but even more challenging experience, and that's how it's supposed to be. I was part of the first ever Node cohort at Sabio, and it was a really good training ground that prepared me for the real world. With every module or task that is assigned to you, you are encouraged to figure it out on your own and get it done in a timely manner. The instructor is there to help you and give you guidance, but don't expect to be spoonfed. Aside from giving you the hard skills that you need to succeed in the industry, Sabio also hones your problem-solving skills and self-starter attitude.
Sabio also dedicates some time for interview prep. The last two weeks of bootcamp are mostly dedicated to honing your resume, practicing hard and soft interview skills, and job-searching. With Sabio's connections we were able to do mock interviews with a few actual recruiters and developers, which really helped us prepare for actual interviews. In my case, I was able to land a full-time software developer job within 6 weeks.
I'm telling you, it's worth it. If you are thinking of making a career change into development, I suggest attending an info session at Sabio right away.
- Trust the system- 5/14/2017Chris • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Web Development at Antioch University • Campus: Los Angeles
If you are somebody who isn't happy with his/her current financial situation or want a change of career into something that is in demand, a career in web development might pique your interest.
During the fall of 2016 I wanted a career change because I wasn't having much luck pursuing the job I wanted and if I wanted to make any real money, I had to obtain a Master's degree. I decided to stray from my current path and find a new opportunity. I remembered hearing about a career in coding and how it was a trade in demand. I did some thorough research to see if this was something that I could possibly pursue. After doing some research, I narrowed down my choices to 2 schools. One was a completely online course and the other was Sabio. Though the online course was several thousand dollars cheaper, I felt I wouldn't be able to discipline myself if I were to study at home. I attended one of Sabio's info sessions and was pretty happy to see that I wasn't the only person in the room. I listened carefully to what Gregorio (co-founder) had to say and was immediately sold. I studied on my own time, took the pre-work, passed the assessment in 1 try and moved on to the bootcamp.
The following three months were pretty stressful because we were tasked with learning new things on a daily basis. There wasn't a lot of hand holding and we were expected to try to figure out problems on our own. Our instructor (Mike) made sure to assist us if we were ever blocked from completing our task. Though we did get assistance, he rarely blatantly told us the solution to the answer. My guess would be, it would defeat the purpose of this bootcamp if somebody just told you the answer to everything. There are times when you'll feel like an idiot for being stuck for so long, and you will eventually doubt yourself. Inevitably, you WILL begin to compare yourself to your peers as some people appear to have a natural talent in this. But, it is crucial to know that everybody has his/her own pace of learning. Just because you are exposed to the same content, doesn't mean it will click the same for everybody. With that said, the most important thing (in my opinion) is having your peer's back. There may be a time when you are stuck and maybe your instructor has a jam packed schedule in front of him. Your only means of help are your peers and the internet. Luckily all my peers were super awesome people and we all got along. It is important that you have a good relationship since you will be stuck in a room with these people for 12 weeks for at least 9-10 hours a day.
As the program begins to wrap up, your cohort will naturally begin to freak out. Our freak out weak was...week 9? People will begin to doubt their ability and whether or not their knowledge on the code will suffice in getting a job. Nevertheless, keep your cool, and trust the system. Sabio knows what it is doing. You may not know it, but there is a lot of knowledge in your head by week 9 that you may not be aware of. By that point, some things will just be second nature to you. Be sure to try to keep your weekly hours at 70 hours of code per week. They tell us to do that for a reason. If you are ever feeling concerned, you can always talk to your instructor or Gregorio about your problems. They are heavily involved and invested in each and every one of us. I wasn't the strongest developer in the team and I managed to land a job as soon as the program ended. As long as you put in the effort and can honestly tell yourself you tried your best, things will work out for you at Sabio. For current and future Sabio fellows, when in doubt, trust the system. Seriously, trust the system.
- Tyler • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles
I think the major difference between Sabio and other bootcamps is the fact that Sabio doesn't treat it's training like coursework. You get to work for a real company in an environment that is essentially the same as a professional work environment. You do some "excercises" in the first 2 weeks to get some basics down, then go straight into practical coding after that. You work all day (9-7pm), do stand-up meetings in the morning, and tackle practical coding challlenges that are demanded by the product you are designing. It's pure gold.
Now, as some others have noted, it is a bit rough around the edges. The prework is chaotic and sometimes the classes are structured in ways that don't seem to be very well thought out.
There is a vast difference in quality between the prework and the actual cohort. VAST. The cohort is amazing. It challenges you, it can give you experience working for a real startup company and it forces you to put in the raw hours neccessary to learn coding for real.
I feel like the prework would probably serve as a deterrent for most people. It was for me. Don't be deterred! Do the prework to see if you have a personal aptitude for coding, not as a demo of what the Sabio experience is like. The prework is not like the cohort. Do the cohort, you won't regret it!
- Anna • Jr C# Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 Weeks) • Campus: Orange County
My name is Anna and this is my Sabio story:
Ever since I was young, I was told that I was to go to medical school and become a doctor. When you are told to do something so many times, you begin to think that that is what you want too. It wasn't until last year, that I figured out that medical school was not for me. Coming to that decision was very difficult for me to tell my parents, and even harder for them to accept. However, I knew it was the right decision for me.
Long story short, I was talking to a developer friend and after deciding that this was what I wanted to do, he gave me tips to start learning on my own. But very quickly I realized that I would more help than that. So I began my research into coding boot camps. I checked many different boot camps and went to info sessions. Sabio was the last boot camp info sessions I went to (save the best for last, I guess).
I was very impressed with their curriculum and their approach to learning, which was very different than the typical boot camp. What sold me was that I would get to work on a real project for a real start-up company and get real-world experience. No other boot camps came close to delivering this unique experience.
It might seem like a long time now, but the 3 months that you are in Sabio will fly by. I was so blessed to have the classmates and instructors that I had, because we had a blast (C28!!!). The instructors are very skillful, caring, and patient. I felt confident that all my questions were answered in a way that was tailored to me. Not everyone learns the same way and my instructor definitely knew how to teach in a way that was easy for me to understand. Make sure to put in the time!! When they say 70 hours a week, they are not joking around. Put in the time now and you will be greatly rewarded. No matter what, trust in the system. Rely on your classmates and instructors during the 3 months. They are there for you through thick and thin. They become your second family.
And so, a week before graduation, I turned down my first offer and a week later accepted my first programming job. Although I had my doubts, once I got that acceptance letter, I knew that I made the right choice. Right now, I am working as a Jr C# Developer, and I am so happy with how Sabio changed my life for the better. On the event that you need help at work, your Sabio fam is there to answer any questions you have(you have access to it for 5 years!!). New to the tech world, but not unarmed, I am ready to expand my horizons and conquer the industry!
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