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Sabio

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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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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    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.
    Financing
    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
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelSome JavaScript
    Prep WorkYes for free
    Placement TestYes
    InterviewNo
  • Full Stack Weekday - REMOTE

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    HTML, Git, C#, JavaScript, .NET, ASP.NET, jQuery, CSS, Express.js, React.js, Node.js, Front End, SQL
    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
    Getting in
    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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    Start Date None scheduled
    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.
    Financing
    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.
    Getting in
    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.
    Financing
    DepositNone
    Financing
    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

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive Sabio scholarship for $5000 off tuition!

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    No eligibility restrictions.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Full Stack Node.js with React (Los Angeles)
  • Great Experience
    - 2/23/2016
    Anonymous • Front End Web Developer • Graduate
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    Sabio did a lot for me. It was a tough beginning but totally worth it. I had some idea that web development would be a good path for me, little did I know at the time how great Sabio would be. 

    The experience in itself was challenging, fun and very educational. You learn what it means to be a web developer building a product for a customer. The instructors help you learn and give you tips into functionality that only a seasoned developer would know. The best part is that it doesn't end when you finish.

    There are monthly sessions that help you progess in the world and learn more. You also have the instructors to ask for advice and a community of developers who have followed the same path. Overall it was a great experience and you build great community ties with people that are always willing to help you.

    I wish I had taken this path sooner and am so glad I had the opportunity to learn from Sabio.

  • Student
    - 2/4/2016
    Maximillian Munguia • Student
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    I am eight weeks into my twelve-week course. I have been challenged the entire time and have learned so much valuable material. Sabio provides the perfect amount of instruction and one-on-one time, as there are typically a maximum of 10 students per classroom. They also allow a good amount of time to struggle through the challenges on our own, which builds problem-solving skills (and character~). All of the instructors are helpful and gracious, and each one is smart as hell with great teaching and communication skills. The co-founders, Gregorio and Liliana, are always nearby and are involved when we need them. The Culver City Antioch University campus is comfortable, with dedicated classrooms and nearby food vendors (including a mall around the corner!). Amenaties aside, the most important aspect is that I am completely confident that I will be prepared to land a great engineering job at the end of the twelve-week program- without a doubt. I am happy and excited and grateful for Sabio and everything they've provided for us. Enrolling with Sabio is the best decision I've ever made!

  • It Works!!!
    - 1/22/2016
    Anonymous • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate
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    The Sabio plan works. 70 hours a week and code code code! They already have a formula, you just need to add your effort. The only variable is You.  

    So, who must YOU be? What attributes do YOU need to be successful?

    You must be 100% committed.                                                

    You must put in the time.

    You must be willing to jump in and trust in the process.

    I had zero development background and never considered this as an option for myself.I looked at my first line of code in June. I started Sabio Prework in July and was enrolled for the next cohort in September. We graduated Dec.19th. I received an offer Jan. 20th. I accepted it Jan 21st!  BAM!

  • Anonymous • full-stack web developer • Graduate
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    The take away from most bootcamps is that its hard and you yourself have to put a great deal of effort into it. I think one of the strongest things that Sabio can offer over other bootcamps is community and support after finishing the course. The curriculum and teaching styles may and probably will change over time (just the nature of the industry in general) but the community Gregorio and Lilianna (the founders) built seems here to stay. Even after you finish the course they and the other instructors are available at all times to reach out for advice. They genuinely care about the students and in turn alot of the past graduates want to come back to events and hackathons to support, help, and chat with each other.

  • Anonymous • full-stack web developer • Graduate
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    I decided to be a part of the bootcamp early in the year after attending one of Sabio's informational sessions.  I was very impressed by Gregorio's passion and belief that anyone could code.  After attending a few of their pre-training sessions, I was still skeptical that I could do it, too.  Once the intense 12-week training began, I knew that there was no turning back.  Under the guidance of our instructor Aaron, I persisted in making sense of the many facets of the world of web development.  "Focus on what you already know, not on what you don't.", Gregorio would chime in once in a while.  It was a much needed reminder in that while there was just so much that I didn't understand about software development, I was also gaining ground at an incredible pace.  It was all a matter of where I would focus my attention on. 

    At the end of the 12 weeks, I had a full-stack portfolio of an MVC ASP.Net project with Angular on the front-end.  After a few interviews, I landed a job as a full-stack web developer, where I'm currently employed earning exactly twice as much as my previous employment.   

    Sabio is more than a bootcamp.  It's a community.  The 5-year support that Sabio offers is just about the best part of their program.  They work hard to create and maintain a community of professionals that support one another (both emotionally and technically) and help each other with leads.  In addition, they stand by your side and advise you on the next move for your career.  It really feels like Sabio is a family, who is there to cheer you on and give you both tools and courage to become a developer, too.

    I have since contacted them with both technical and career advice.  I have also joined the Sabio team on a hackathon, which was amazing! I'll definitely do it again!

  • Software Engineer
    - 12/21/2015
    Anonymous • Software Engineer
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    Being a full time father for the last 6 years has been a big priviledge for me. I loved spending all that time with my son. But since he's now going to school, and my wife wanting to have her turn with him, its time for me to get back to work. I have been out of the job market for so long, and dabbling in different odd jobs, I decided going forward I would like to change careers and become a full stack Web Developer.

    I started taking online courses. But soon I realized that it won't be enough, so I started researching on Full Stack Web Development bootcamps. Having compared several, I eventually decided to go with SABIO. It has been the best decision I have ever made.

    SABIO offered the closest real world experience I could ever hoped for. We worked on a project for a client. I experienced creating the whole stack, from Front, Mid tier to the back. I experienced having an agile environment, doing daily stand ups, working on cards (trello), and have done best industry practices such as code reviews. Best of all, SABIO offers mentorship and training for 5 years after you finish your program. The cohorts are also smaller with a maximum of 10 fellows per cohort, giving each fellows a great opportunity to learn from the Instructors and do more.

    The training was intense, but it was worth it. Like everything else, You'll end up with what you put in, The long hours, the studying, the sacrifices, its only for 3 months, so I made the most out of it. And on the last day of my training, I got a job offer.

    To Gregorio, Liliana, AAron, John and Jimmy... Thank you.

  • Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Becoming a Fullstack .Net developer is not an easy task, but this course will supply you with tools, knowledge, and some of the most supportive people you need to succeed. 

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    I first heard about Sabio from my dad, when he met the founders of the bootcamp at a tech event. I was working in the financial service industry at the time when he told me about it.

    Not long after I left that industry, I began looking into other coding programs prior to checking out Sabio, but they didn't really intrigue me. So I researched Sabio online and found out about their high percentage of graduates who get placed in well paying jobs. I was skeptical at first because it seemed too good to be true, but I was sold at one of Sabio's info session, when they explained how they continue to develop careers of graduates years after completing the bootcamp and getting a job.

    What I enjoyed the most about the bootcamp is working in a small classroom setting that is hands-on with a product that will be functional and presentable for your portfolio. It's a very intense training program, but it is very rewarding if you are willing to dedicate the time and invest the money.

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    Joining Sabio was the best decision I ever made for my career. After feeling stuck at different entry-level jobs over the last few years with zero growth, I decided I needed to make a change. I had no prior programming experience, but because of Sabio, I am now making more money than I ever have and I feel like I finally have a real career path.
     
    When I was considering different programs, what really sold me on Sabio was how much the founders and instructors truly care for the Sabio fellows. They keep in touch with fellows even after they graduate, providing advice and inviting them to Sabio's social and career development events. I can't stress enough how important it is to have this support. The staff will push you, challenge you, and encourage you because they believe in you, and they want you to succeed.
     
    Cohorts are small, about 10 people, and the instructors have 10+ years of experience. While I personally benefitted from the different instructors (my cohort had two different instructors), if you learn better with a specific teaching style, I would recommend you get to know the instructors beforehand. Many cohorts work on a real-world project with a real client, which is a valuable experience.
     
    In general, before signing up for any bootcamp, make sure this is something you really want to do. Coding will be your life for three months, and hopefully your career for many years to come. Complete the tutorials on Code Academy to start with. Sabio has six weeks of pre-work before the program starts. I recommend participating in this fully to prepare for the program. If you enjoy web development and are good at it, then this is a good investment for your future. I was lucky to receive two job offers before I graduated. While it can typically take several weeks to find a job after graduating, Sabio will provide you with the skills to be a junior developer, as long as you put in the work. And you really do have to put in the hours to get the most out of this program.
     
    If I had to provide criticism, perhaps there could have been more group instruction. You spend most of your time in Sabio doing hands-on coding as an individual, and without a doubt, this is the best way to learn how to code -- by just doing it. But more instruction could provide more value for the tuition. Quality of job assistance is hard to judge, since it ultimately depends on the individual to apply to jobs and become good at interviewing, which I imagine is the case for any bootcamp. Sabio does provide lots of great advice, interview practice, resume critique, and a meeting with recruiters. 
     
    To sum up, Sabio has changed my life for the better. I'm making more money, I have a real career path, and I have the confidence to strive for more in life. This was a great investment in my career that I truly wish I had made sooner.
  • Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    My, my, my, where to even begin? I'm sure whatever words come next will be wholly inadequate but let me give it a shot anyway. 

    I'm a math teacher by training--Bachelors and Masters from UC Davis, with nearly 20 years of teaching experience. I'm pretty damn good at that. I've taught fairly advanced math to a Cal Berkeley engineering student--multi-variate and vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, basic ODEs and PDEs. I have a poster on my bedroom wall that contains a multi-million digit prime number. Every single digit. I'm a math nerd. 

    I also programmed a computer for the first time when I was about 10 years old. I've programmed on and off for many years in a number of languages. But I had really only dabbled; never took on any kind of major project, by myself or as part of a team. I pick up computer languages without too much trouble. 

    Fast forward. By June of 2015, after another lousy year as a private math tutor, I knew I needed a new career. And software development was the clear choice! I did some online homework to see what web developer bootcamps were in the Los Angeles area. I knew a bit about Makers Square and sure enough, they were launching their first cohort in July. But then I found Sabio.la. Who were these folks? I was intrigued!

    I called Liliana and had an informative conversation. Then I came to an info session. I was floored by what I heard Liliana and Gregorio saying. They could show me how to become a web developer? And not just me, but anybody who wants it and is willing to do the work? A full stack .NET web developer? We're going to probably build a real web app for a real client? Are you kidding me? I knew right then and there Sabio was the place for me. They welcome a great diversity of people--under represented groups is their speciality. That was also a huge selling point. Too many talented, capable people slip through the cracks in America: yes, white male privlege really is a thing. I was happy to see Sabio so open to all.

    After about 5 weeks of pre work--an intro to JS/HTML/CSS, .NET MVC, and some SQL Server/TSQL--I was officially a member of cohort 10, which started on Monday, August 3. And yes, we had a real client, n NY!

    I won't give you all the grueling details, just a few, so that you get that this is the real deal, no bs, no fluff! Gregorio pushed us hard from the get go. We learned it all. HTML, CSS. Bootstrap, JavaScript, jQuery, and then (thankfully!) Angular (or ng as I know always call it) on the front side. ASP.NET MVC/C#/Web API for server side. Stored procedures in SQL Sever. Third party API's such as AWS, SendGrid, and Twilio. RESTful APIs, TFS, and so much more. Like I said, we did it all! Every one of us, every day. 

    I was at Sabio by 7 am and stayed until at least 7, often 7:30 or even 8 pm every day, M-F. Plus more work on the weekends. It was tough. Really tough! A friend of mine describes it as 'putting your head in the oven'. That's because solving software development problems is generally hard. It can be frustrating, a real emotional rollercoaster. And I personally never felt like I was learning enough. It's as though I was perenially behind. Part of that is because I'm a bit older--late 40's and just not as quick as I once was. But part of it was that I really just wanted to take it all in. So much to learn and I could not absorb it fast enough. Plus it always seemed like so many other people in the cohort were learning it all so much faster. Who knows, maybe they were. 

    But here is the key: Liliana, Gregorio, and Aaron (our other lead developer), supported us, kept us calm, and kept us moving forward, making sure we were challenged right to the edge of abilities and beyond. They told us what to do all the way, what to pay attention to, what to put aside for later consideration. In the final two weeks, they helped us transition to the job search. They helped us put together kickass 1-page resumes that highlight our relevant tech experience. They pounded us with interview prep questions. They told us to practice whiteboarding and keep talking about our code. They told us play nice with recruiters and take every interview opportunity that comes up, because we needed the practice.

    How did it all turn out? Well, by the day our cohort ended, Friday October 23, two of the nine who were looking for web developer jobs had accepted offers and were due to start the following week.

    I was not one of them. But, on Monday October 26 and Tuesday, October 27, I had my first two in-person interviews. By the time I got back from my second interview, late Tuesday afternoon, I had received an offer via email from the company I had interviewed with on Monday. Just a day later, on Wednesday, the other company said they were going to make me an offer as well. I knew the second company was the right fit for me: a fast growing startup in Santa Monica. Hey, I even had a third in-person interview scheduled for Thursday, which I canceled because I knew I was taking the Santa Monica job.

    My first day was Monday, November 2, barely one week after finishing Sabio. By the way, the job I got with this company had an official starting salary range of 110-150K. Yeah, you read that right. That is a senior software engineer level salary. And they gave me the job! Now I  am no senior software engineer: I lack the level of experience specificed in the job description. Hence my starting salary is a bit below that. But let's just say they made me a fine offer. Ponder the implications of that for a moment.

    How about the rest our our team? A fourth person from our cohort also landed a job during that first week after graduation. Another member of our cohort is in talks with a Santa Monica startup (not the one I'm at). Yet another member of the cohort has an upcoming in-person interview at the first company I interviwed with--the one I turned down. And guess what? He's probably going to get a job offer as well. That's how good Sabio is!!! 

    So, if you are ready to learn to be a full stack .NET web developer--if you want to learn the skills to get employed--I've got just one workd for you, my friend:

    SABIO

     

     

     

  • Great Program
    - 11/2/2015
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    I have been waiting for the day I could write this. I wasn't expecting it to be this soon. But I told myself I would wait till I had a job. Finding a job was my number one goal in taking this intensive. I achieved that. I achieved it, with an offer of employment on the very last day of being in this intensive. I work with a great company and it is a dream job. As for pay, I now make more than double my previous hourly pay. I feel very fortunate to have found Sabio. It teaches you a great foundation to be able to dive into the world of web development. We learned the .net stack which I think is a great way to introduce you to key concepts of web development. Now I am able to move on to the stacks I want to learn. And I have the experience to do so safely. Since finishing Sabio, I have successfully developed a MEAN stack application, and understood every dependency I put in. I feel confident in the practices we learned and know very well they are transferable to other stacks. If you're on the fence on whether to take this intensive, I would say go for it!

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    This course far exceeded my expectations. I started working as a full time software engineer 6 weeks after Sabio graduation. The founders of the school go out of their way to ensure that you understand the material and the job marketplace. I had no technical backgound when I started the program. Now I am a part of the technical cognoscenti. Sabio is amazing and well worth it.  They have a network of contacts and a community of Sabio alumni and supporters that you tap into immediately.  The return on your investment is a thousandfold and it is immediate.

Sabio Outcomes


93%
On-Time Graduation Rate
82%
In-Field Employed
$65,000
Median Salary

Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 39 graduates included in report:

180 Day Employment Breakdown:

Full-time employee
82.0%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position
0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance
0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation
0.0%

Employed out-of-field
5.0%
Continuing to higher education
N/A
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons
N/A

Still seeking job in-field
10.0%

Could not contact
0.0%

Salary Breakdown:

100% of job obtainers reported salaries.

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