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Sabio

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Sabio is a developer community offering 12-week full-time coding bootcamps in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Online. 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 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
    Financing
    • 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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    ASP.NET, C#, CSS, Front End, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, .NET, SQL, Express.js, Node.js, React.js
    OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$15,000
    Class size13
    LocationOrange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, Online
    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
    Financing
    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)
  • Jonathan Furuta • Software Engineer • Graduate
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    With no prior computer programming experience, I was able to change my career path with the 12-week weeday program that Sabio offers. I was initially on track to become a scientific researcher with a background in biochemistry, however, choosing to apply problem solving skills to the booming tech industry was been the best decision I've made for my future thus far. The Sabio founders are completely committed to the programmers that pass through their program and they have created an explorative atmosphere of pushing boundaries when it comes to the development of their students. Their mentorship extends far beyond the duration of the "in-class" training and I consider myself lucky to be part of the Sabio family. With smaller class sizes (7 in my cohort), there is unlimited access to a senior developer and that attention went a long way in ingraining .Net development skills into my daily routine. I worked on this cohort team to create a functioning web app, similar to the workplace environment. I learned technologies/policies that companies are eager to develop in and was an immediate target for employers right out of my 12 weeks. I would highly recommend Sabio for anyone attempting to shift their career path into the tech industry. It is a difficult transition to make, and there will always be an excuse to remain stagnant. However, my days are fulfilling in the workplace and I have a sense of satisfaction through completing the program and coming into the office facing new challenges that I know I can overcome through the fundamentals learned at Sabio.

  • A Great Choice!
    - 8/22/2015
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    Having had no former training in computer science or coding, within just three months at Sabio I learned enough about the languages, theories, and culture of web programming to get hired in a mid-level role, making $20K more per year than I ever had in any previous job. Students will definitely get out of it what they put into it, so be prepared to commit 12 hours/day to the bootcamp to maximize your experience and realize the best financial gains after graduation. Some instructors are better than others, so I would recommend going to a couple info sessions, meeting the instructors and some former/current students, figuring out whom you might learn the most from, and register accordingly. The curriculum was still being refined when I went through but I hear it's getting stronger. "Job Assistance" comes in the form of one (two if you're lucky) mock interview, a study guide with potential interview questions, a resume writing seminar, and the occassional referral to recruiters or hiring managers. Sabio does what they can, but with limited staff focused on other priorities, they can't offer much and you shouldn't expect them to place you. In order to get hired you're going to have to put in a ton of your own effort, perhaps over the course of months. Nevertheless, despite the room for improvement that exists, the Sabio experience is incredibly rewarding. The co-founders are super-genuine and passionate about what they do, and the #sabionation provides all graduates with an amazing network of colleagues and industry insiders for life. Investing in Sabio was probably the smartest decision I've made in my entire professional life. I highly recommend it to anyone serious about learning and seriously willing to make a full commitment to a 12-week bootcamp.
  • Awesome
    - 8/22/2015
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    Best experience of my life, I found a developer job less than a month after graduation, the level of dedication of the Cofounders and instructors is awesome.
  • Melissa Hargis • Software Developer • Graduate
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    Less than a year ago I had zero programming experience, and now I've been employed full time as a software developer for 7 months. I was hired 3 weeks before the program even ended. Sabio throws you into the full development experience right from the beginning. I quickly gained the skills that make me a highly desirable asset to companies looking for tech talent, and I was given all the core knowledge and resources to be able to learn and grow independently. It's unbelievable where I am with my skill level and confidence in coding in such a short amount of time, and this is just the beginning. This career is exciting, fun, and best of all, it's challenging and engaging every day. A complete life changer all thanks to Sabio.

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    The bootcamp program drops you into the trenches of learning how to code as a full-stack developer. From application life cycle to third party api's the course allows you become a confident entry-level developer. Not only in theory but in actual pratice. The process, the srcum methodologies, moving from front-end on one task to back-end on the next.  The instructor is great providing the tools for you to succeed, in addition the right amount of handholding for you to be able to start picking up habits that transfer into the workplace. 

  • Julia Wells • Web Developer • Graduate
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    I did the 20-week weekend Sabio course; it was grueling, but it paid off for sure.  I knew nothing about coding before joining Sabio, and now I'm enjoying a great full-time job as a web developer, making $10,000 more/year than I was at my last non-tech job -- plus better benefits.  I still get calls from recruiters every day offering me jobs, and those recruiters who know Sabio state unequivocally that its graduates are hands-down better prepared and demonstrably more knowledgeable than graduates of any of the other bootcamps in town.  Our class competed in and won $2500 in a hackathon four months into the program (two months before we graduated), and I've since won first place at another hackathon since graduating.  The instruction at Sabio is amazing, and the support outside of class remains incredible.  Especially if you are female, you will not be able to find a more supportive learning environment, guaranteed.  Forget the other bootcamps in town that teach you next-to-nothing and cost just as much if not more; what you want is Sabio.

  • Fellow
    - 10/20/2014
    Sara Inés Calderón • Student
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    My experience with Sabio thus far has been stellar. The co-founders are really personable, and seem genuinely concerned about all of their graduates -- even after they leave the program. They are building a community around the program, which is great for networking and mentorship. The amount of pre-work assigned was manageable, and the instructor made himself available to go over questions in the pre-work too. Once the course started there has been a lot of support -- not just from the instructor, but also for the space, where we can stay into the wee hours of the night to work together. Especially as a woman and a Latina, I find Sabio's mission to diversify tech to be really comforting and a great way to enter the tech scene. And perhaps the biggest plus: the class is only 8 people, so there's a lot of one-on-one attention for each student — I can't imagine trying to do this work and also trying to compete for an instructor's time. I love how this program is geared toward getting Fellows professional gigs as soon as possible, too. I would enthusiastically recommend this program to anyone who is interested in working in tech.

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    A truly full stack web development program.  Very intense.   Good amount of prework although I could have used prework for the C# parts intead of just front end(HTML, CSS, JS, JQuery).

    The program structure was clearly outlined at the beginning which I liked.   The instructor was exceptionally good and fielding questions and guiding you to the answer without giving it away.   We had great comradery among fellows which helped bearing the significant amount of pressure from the intense pace.

    I missed a little bit of general theory of the programming concepts we were applying.

  • Nicole Klein • Junior Developer • Graduate
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    Attended Sabio.LA for the weekend training and absolutely loved it! Had just the best time with my fellow students and loved the instructor! Gregorio is a brilliant and talented programmer with 15 years of experience and the class is a very hands-on and catered to your individual learning.  We also built a start up's website from the ground up which was super cool cuz it will live on!  I highly recommend the program to anyone looking to get into programming.  I am now a Junior Developer at a company in Los Angeles and loving it.

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    I just dropped out because I noticed how much I disliked how intimidating the owner was and the instructors look like they don’t want to be there. It’s really annoying trying to pay attention to someone that sounds like they are not motivated. Ultimately I dropped out because I got into it with the owner. I told him I liked learning code a specific way and I guess he didn’t like that I was going at my own guidelines. But that’s how I’ve always learned and did well. But he prevented me from taking the assessment when I wanted to so I said I’m out. 
  • Not worth it
    - 3/16/2021
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    I made a profile on here specifically to warn future potential applicants that this or any other boot camp for that matter is not worth the money.
    If you are looking for a sign to tell you if you should join this or any other boot camp, this is it. Don't do it. You will waste money and time without any guarantees.

    Of course, this review is specifically for Sabio so I can't speak for all boot camps. At the time I joined the school, I wanted to learn NODE and ended up being the only student in my class that began studying this while everyone else went towards .NET

    When my course began, it just so happened the only NODE teacher on campus quit so I was pretty much left on my own because the other teachers were only doing .NET
    I spent the entire course teaching myself NODE by watching youtube videos during class and the teachers could not even help because they said they were not familiar with NODE.

    I won't go into detail about everything that went wrong during my course because every experience is different and I'm not trying to convince anyone based on experience.

    I'm speaking more about the cost of a boot camp vs current modern learning accessibility. Perhaps 15-20 or so years ago, a Boot camp was a smart choice because we didn't have the modern access to the internet we have now.

    In our current 2021 time, We have so many affordable or FREE options for learning anything we could ever dream of online now. You will get the same quality(or more) of a boot camp using sites like Udemy or Coursera for pennies vs the thousands of dollars you will spend on a boot camp.

    Don't believe the lies they tell you. They will NOT help you find a job, they are NOT structured, you CAN do this on your own and you will succeed.
    Stop putting money into the pockets of people who will take advantage of you and your money.


    I know many people across the country who did Sabio or other boot camps and they are either still jobless or working something not related to coding/programming.

    Final advice: Go to Udemy, Coursera, or EDX and study programming there. You will get more bang for your buck for sure. Join the Reddit programming forums and you'll get a lot of help/info about anything you need.
  • Results Will Vary
    - 3/10/2020
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    I attended Sabio in 2019 in their full-time full-stack program. My experience was mixed. My purpose in writing this review is not to talk badly about Sabio but to offer a perspective that seems to be missing from the other reviews on here.

    1. Other Reviews:  Yes there are some great success stories. Some graduates do get jobs soon after graduation with good salaries and with good companies. But, this is definitely not the norm, and most students struggle for months and months if not a year or years to land a job, if they ever get one. The reviews on the site are thus very misleading and do not represent the overall success rate.

    There are many factors that go into getting a job. In my cohort the students who got jobs (or even interviews) had a few things going for them, be it prior coding experience, experience in a related field, or a good education background.

    Also it should be noted that a fair number of these 'reviews' are written or paraphrased by a person working with Sabio. That is why a lot of them sound similar. The information is accurate, but it is based on an interview with the person writing the review. Sabio gently pushes it's successful grads to post reviews, or to speak with their review writer person to get the positive reviews up.

    2. Instructors: Before I enrolled in the bootcamp, Sabio advertised their program as having all senior instructors who were not just former students. In fact, ALL the instructors (minus the founder) ARE ALL former students. Looking at their linkedin profiles, these instructorss average just a few years experience. So, I wouldn't say they are "senior" instructors by any stretch of the imagination. In working with them, some of them are definitely better than others. Apparently in the past Sabio had very senior instructors but this is no longer the case.

    Often, when working with instructors, it was very mixed how much they would help you. Some would help you very quickly and then move on, not checking to see if you understood. Some students decided to record interactions with this instructor and watch it later to get everything he said. Another instructor   would give you breadcrumbs and tell you to figure it out and we sometimes felt it was because he didn't know the answer.

    3. Curriculum: If you are thinking that you will be 'taught' many things during the actual bootcamp, think again. Sabio is not like going to college or any other traditional school. Most of the 'teaching' involves watching videos. Lots and lots of videos. When learning a new skill the assignment typically involves watching 1-6 hours of videos over the course of a day or two.

    There are no tests or graded assignments that test for understanding. Halfway through there was a surprise coding test but it was never graded and no one found out how they did on it.

    Sabio does put a lot of work into making new videos so that's good. But it just wasn't a great way to learn as it was very passive and there was no way to really check if you were absorbing it. Usually students were told to watch the videos at the end of the day after the instructors had gone home, so if there was a problem with the lesson, or questions, there was no one to ask. Also, I could have watched youtube videos if I wanted to learn that way.

    There is little classroom teaching in the traditional sense, and the teaching that is done is all on video zoom calls across three campuses. So everyone in your cohort jumps on a zoom call and one instructor goes over a topic. For me, I would have preferred in-class teaching with an instructor. The zoom calls were sometimes glitchy and impersonal and students tended not to ask questions for some reason, often because we were all so confused.

    The primary purpose of the instructors is to answer questions on the que. The way Sabio works is if you don't understand something you get on the que and wait for someone to help you, usually on a zoom call. Most people would be on the que about 1-3 times a day. The crazy thing is each campus has an instructor but your que call might be answered by someone else at another campus, so you may not talk to the 'instructor' at all in your room for the whole day. This always felt like a weird way to do things.

    So, most of your day at Sabio is spent stumbling around, googling for resources online, or working with your cohort to figure out what is going on. Finding the answer without help is an important skill to learn when you are programming, and Sabio does do a good job of instilling this practice, out of necessity. But, I feel a bootcamp's main purpose should be to teach base knowledge, not just how to google answers.

    4. Outcomes: Is it worth it? It is so hard to get accurate statistics about bootcamp job outcomes. Sabio reports their data on the School Performance Fact Sheet: https://sabio.la/legal/SPFS%20from%20BPPE%20-%202017-2018.pdf. Looking at their data, as well as data from other schools, the results are all over the map and often seem misleading.  What jobs are "in the field"? Also, these are all self-reported statistics so the accuracy and completenesss can vary.

    All I know for certain are the results from the cohorts before and after me. In my cohort, less than half have jobs approaching a year out. From a cohort ahead of me, less than a quarter have a job. Of those who do get jobs, like I said before, there were common factors that likely led to their success: previous experience, good education, or professional experience in a related field. Most students do not get jobs, much less even interviews. Companies simply say that they need people with more experience.

    Final thoughts: So take all the reviews (including mine) with a grain of salt and know that the very positive ones are not really the norm. Of course students with great outcomes will be featured on Sabio's website and in these reviews because Sabio pushes that. 

    I think there is a fear among recent grads without great outcomes to speak out about Sabio, and bootcamps in general, for various reasons. Students spend more than $10,000 for the camp and don't want to feel like it wasn't a good investment. Also, Sabio is a community and speaking out could break bonds and make enemies. Many grads seem to drift away and find jobs in other industries. 

    In the end, for me the bootcamp was helpful but I have learned more outside the bootcamp and would recommend that people really consider free resources available online before making a decision. Coding is hard and learning to be a full-stack developer in 3 months, while technically kinda possible, is not very likely for most people. It takes computer professionals years and years, often with undergraduate and graduate degrees to become developers/programmers. As long as you're in it for the long haul you can be successful, but the idea that a bootcamp can magically make this happen is often not realistic. 
    Response From: Liliana Monge of Sabio
    Title: Gregorio Rojas
    Wednesday, Mar 11 2020
    To the person that wrote this review, they should certainly add their name so that we can have a honest conversation. 

    This statement is 100% a lie. 
    "Also it should be noted that a fair number of these 'reviews' are written or paraphrased by a person working with Sabio. "

    *Sabio Fellows are interviewed for our BLOG. Not for Course Report. It is impossible for us to create reviews on Sabio's Course Report Review Page.   

    *Regarding no teaching this is also 100% inaccurate.   I know our Senior Instructors provide all of our students instruction every day. No other coding bootcamp has content / code files, created by a Senior Technical Professional like Gregorio and has Senior Instructors on staff for the entire day.  Instructors arrive at 8:30 am - 7pm.  Also, we are around on the weekends to help. 

    We also provide students with help for years after they graduate.  We have grads not only getting jobs, but also launching successful companies, and raising money to hire other fellows.

    Please reach out on Slack so that we can communicate further. 

    Sincerely, Liliana Aide Monge

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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