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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In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $15,000 Class size 15 Location Los Angeles, OnlineMicrosoft'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.
Deposit $99 Financing
- Income Share Agreement
- All Major Credit Cards Accepted
Tuition Plans Monthly Payments Are Allowed Refund / Guarantee Yes, fully pro-rated. State of CA does not all Gurantee. Scholarship $5,000 General Coding Scholarship $5,500 Women in Tech Scholarship
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Minimum Skill Level No programming background required Prep Work Free PreWork Placement Test Yes Interview No
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Minimum Skill Level No programming background required Prep Work Minimum of 1 PreWork course (4 weeks) or successfully passing the assessment. Placement Test Yes Interview Yes
- HTML, Git, C#, .NET, ASP.NET, jQuery, Design, Product Management, User Experience Design, CSS, DevOps, React.js, Virtualization, Data Analytics , Data Structures, Algorithms, Front End, Scrum, MVC, Agile, SQL
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $15,000 Class size 15 Location Orange CountyMicrosoft's .Net Platform is an industry leading framework known for its reliability and wide-scale adoption in both small startups and large enterprise organizations. Our Full Stack .Net course will prepare you for the major challenges and opportunities as a software engineer. Learn the client-side frameworks like React, database architectures, APIs, tools and soft skills you need to master Asp.Net and launch your career in just 12 weeks. Master the full stack, and graduate with a deep understanding of both the front and back-end web development that employers are seeking. Our curriculum is open and flexible, and your course instructor will be an industry veteran that’s dedicated 100% to your success.
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In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week13 Weeks
Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $9,500 Class size 15 Location Los AngelesTrain in React and also Node.js for the back-end. Become an awesome full stack web developer that knows how to create elegant and efficient databases, beautiful pages that render super fast. Secure the exact interview training needed to launch your amazing career in tech.
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- Full Stack Node.js with React (Los Angeles)
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This review is for the PreWork in Orange County.
I had been looking into bootcamps in the area. After visiting quite a few, I liked Sabio’s approach (prework, labs, then working on a live project, learn by doing philosophy, experienced developer teachers, friendly towards minorities and women, etc)
It was by far the worst class I may have ever attended for anything, ever.
He also kept making declarations like “I learned HTML and CSS in two days by looking at the chrome dev tools!” and “It’s not rocket science, guys!” Then harassing the crowd for questions, then asking “Does everyone understand?!”, then getting angry when everyone didn’t immediately say “Yes!”.
What really cinched it for me is when he started writing on the flat screen TV in the rented office, to the audible gasp of the class. One person asked him, “What are you doing?” and he said, “It’s not mine, so I don’t care if I break it. Whatever, they should buy insurance.” He then proceeded to tell us to use the !important css feature, which any novice knows is horrible convention for just any old thing, and when someone in the class said, “Aren’t you never supposed to use that?”, he responded with, “Well, whatever, if it was some other developer’s code, I’m not going to waste a bunch of my time fixing their mistakes.” So his lack of respect for other people’s things extended to his coding philosophy as well.
The troubling thing to me is that apparently, this guy has been working for the company for a year and a half now part-time teaching this course, and no one had caught these mistakes.
The owners (who are actually a married couple) have been told about this numerous times, and their attitude is “you don’t like it, leave”. They’ve also been known to yell at students and kick people out of the bootcamp if they’re not quick enough, since they’re really concerned with their statistics (at least they have them though, and they’re legitimate since they’re a part of CIRR).
I would recommend some teacher training because a lot of this is probably correctable with a little bit of guidance (a workshop on appropriately timed pauses, how to ask concept checking questions, asking students for code examples, maybe getting the dude a projector so he doesn’t break the TV, etc.).
On the upside, I also talked to someone who had gone through the bootcamp and highly recommended it, but voiced similar issues about this one teacher and said the rest of them were super patient, kind and understanding, which I believe due to Sabio’s success rates and other people I’ve met who teach there and work with the program.
On the downside, I’ve talked to others who said that harshness and lack of teaching competency is Sabio’s thing, and that they skew their stats by kicking people out who don’t “make the cut”. So I suppose it depends.
Overall, I would recommend attending a PreWork class. The first one is free, and it’s a good way to decide for yourself. I personally ended up attending another bootcamp.
A word of advice: Online reviews are definitely skewed. Bootcamps in general pick and choose who they ask for a review, and it's hard to say no. Even emailing people on LinkedIn can get you biased reviews because people don’t want to hurt their reputation in the industry. I would recommend going to tech meetups, and asking around, a lot. Try to find someone who’s working and attended a bootcamp, who’s your similar gender and ethnicity. It’s the only reliable way to find out what a place is actually like.
Response From: Liliana & Gregorio of SabioTitle: CEO & CTOWednesday, Mar 27 2019When you reported this same feedback last year we spoke to at least half of the people in the prework course. No one reported the same experience as you. In fact, all the feedback we received about our instructor was very positive. What you experienced as "negative attitude" was received by everyone else in a very different way. We discussed the feedback with the instructor
and have we have an added sensitivity to the types of items you have described. The popularity of this instructor remains strong.Writing on the TV sure does sound bad, but we often write on screens/glass walls with dry erase marker. It is not it's intended use as it sometimes requires a bit more clean up, but in general we have not experienced any issues with it.With regards to expelling students, Sabio will dismiss people for violating the code of conduct which is common practice in the industry. The only people that ever complain about us doing that are the people that are asked to leave. Those complaints range from negative reviews to threats and only serve to confirm we have done the right thing.Otherwise, the idea that we dismiss people to for any other reason could not be further from the truth.Liliana and I wholeheartedly agree with you about review sites. We always ask candidates to do their research and ask a ton of questions to as many people as they can find. We are in favor of consumer protection as well as being very outspoken about quality education and staff and overall transparency. You can read all about that on our blog.Take your review instance. We do not find it surprising that based on recent news in our Sabio Nation you decided to come on here and attack our instructor(s) and us on a personal level. We do have a tight community and know very well that the only things that spreads faster than good news, is the news intended to rain on someone else’s good day.The other personal comments regarding who we are and how we do it require no other feedback. We are happy to let our work speak for itself.
- Carl M. Cartagena • Engineer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Node.js with React • Campus: Los Angeles • Verified via LinkedIn
Sabio is amazing! As a person who never graduated from college but always had an intense work ethic, Sabio was the perfect solution for me to get into coding! Throughout my career I’ve found that learning and observing a professional is the best way to understand how to do the job using the best practices. I worked on a project which was using the stack React, Angular, Mongo, Express, and Node. It is a boot-camp like atmosphere but you have to understand that I came in not knowing how to code and almost freaked me out at first jumping into something that I have never done before but yet always wanted to do. The project that me and my cohort worked on prepared me for my current job as a working developer. There are some very unique things to learn like understanding realistic time frames for features, how code is actually written using best practices, code review for source control, agile/scrum project management, and being able to convey and explain features that I created in a professional manner. There were some people in my cohort that had some experience in coding but you should understand that the program is designed to challenge all levels of developer. I valued every hour that I spent there (70 hours per week) and learned as much as I could from our Senior Developer. I recommend going to a Sabio Info Session and they can explain everything in more detail! As a creative maker/tinkerer person, I understand that knowing how to code is almost like having a super power! You can literally create anything. I highly recommend Sabio and for me, they are the best coding program in Los Angeles hands down!! Thank you so much Gregorio and Liliana!
- Great program and instructors!- 11/19/2018Tony • Consultant (Application Development) • Student • Campus: Los Angeles • Verified via LinkedIn
I attended Sabio's .NET program as a military veteran and it was amazing! There's so much to learn about web development and programming, but Sabio's full immersion program with real world projects definitely helped me develop the foundations needed to land a satisfying career. However, it did not come easy. It required a lot of work and belief in the program to develop the knowledge and confidence to build great applications. No worries though. Sabio's staff and instructors are intelligent and helpful throughout the journey, especially Dan and Daniel. They never left me astray or confused. The only downside to Sabio (Culver City) was that it's located off the busy I405. All-in-all, if you're self-motivated and love solving problems, go to Sabio! It's worth the traffic.
- Liliana and Gregorio are the best!- 9/8/2018Charlie Park • Web Developer • Graduate • Campus: Los Angeles • Verified via LinkedIn
If you're on the fence about attending a bootcamp, just hop over. I did and it's one of the best decisions I've made. If you jumped the fence already and don't now which bootcamp to attend, goto Sabio. The instruction and support is top notch. They prepare you with the latest and trendiest technology stacks so that you can be in demand by the time you finish cohort. You obviously have to do your part to get some interviews and confidently crush them. BUT GUESS WHAT? They prepare you for that too! Damn, win win win win win. Goto Sabio!
- Great experience, better results- 5/20/2018Tassia Paschoal • Software Engineer I • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 Weeks) • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedIn
This review is long overdue. It's been almost a year (just a month short) since I graduated from Sabio's full stack C#/.NET program. Sabio's curriculum is excellent and the instructor's are great, completely knowledgable in the field. Besides what I learned in terms of programming, the job help you receive is the best you can find. They help you walk into any interview prepared and confident. I will say Sabio was not smooth sailing for my cohort, but overall they did what they promised when I handed them my money. They provide you with the intruction and knowledge you need in order to leave the bootcamp able to get your foot through the door. It is up to you to work extrememly hard during these 12 weeks. The work you put into it determines how well you'll do. If you follow all their advice to the T, there is no way you can leave Sabio without a job within 6 months of graduating. I was lucky to get a job offer a week before the bootcamp ended for me. I received 3 more job offers after that and ended up going with PDG Consulting in LA where I am assigned at Fox Studios working on a data streaming application to help them license their mvoies and shows to companies like Netflix ad Amazon. I am so thankful to Sabio for putting so much work into this curriculum and being there for its students (they just checked in on me recently and always provide great professional support that I am ashamed of not utilizing as of yet). I feel like there are some things this company needs to work on in terms of dealing with their satellite offices and communication; we lost two amazing instructors during my time at sabio, but luckily that did not do much to hurt my cohort. My entire cohort graduated with all of us finding jobs within a few months of graduation (only two of use were not looking for jobs). Overall, I recommend attending Sabio. It is your best option in Southern California for .NET./C# development. I went from working in a flip flop store in Huntington Beach, not able to find a job with my degree, to making a great salary for my age (25). Sabio helped change my life. I hope you give coding a chance and maybe try out Sabio as well.
- Go to SABIO- 3/29/2018Anonymous • Course: Full Stack Node.js with React • Campus: Los Angeles • Verified via LinkedIn
What makes Sabio unique is the community - everybody started in the same place and don't even feel worried if coding is completely new for you. It was for me as well as so many of my classmates which made the whole learning environment so enjoyable and supportive. You can tell Gregorio and Liliana, the co-founders, really care about the community and students based on how readily available they are (even midnight on Slack) and by week 1 they probably know your name. The community is awesome at Sabio and it made me feel so comfortable spending a whole 3 months there learning alongside everybody.
Next, all of the instructors at Sabio have over 10 years of experience. That was what differentiated itself from other bootcamps. Gregorio came from Myspace, Mike came from StackOverflow, just to name a few. The instructors hold so much one on one time during classtime sessions to make sure they address your needs and tailor to your learning seamlessly. I love the interaction between teachers and students at Sabio. It really made the learning worthwhile, and it was amazing learning from teachers who've had so much industry experience. They not only teach you code, but good code and the best practices in the industry.
Go to Sabio!
- A Wonderful Experience- 3/28/2018Samwise Rowe • Student • Course: Full Stack Web Development at Antioch University • Campus: Los Angeles • Verified via LinkedIn
I was a member of Cohort 46 under John Lee and it was a wonderful experience. There were long hours, but that was what gave me the experience with coding I needed in just a few months. John very clearly thought through his lectures and teaching method to suit all of his students well. He also made sure that all of us settled well into the program and was always there to support us.
We worked in an agile workflow with daily standups and continuous integration, which is equivalent to the culture of many workplaces. John acted as our senior developer, assigning us cards and slowly giving us less and less help. He helped us to grow as developers and provided a realistic working environment.
Sabio also did a wonderful job preparing me for the job search. John and Gregorio helped keep me motivated to send out tons of applications until I finally started getting some calls back. The practice interviews I did at Sabio got me prepared for my real in-person one that got me the job. Thank you so much, Sabio! Especially you, John!
- Worth it all.- 3/28/2018Ron K • Front-End Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles • Verified via LinkedIn
I was skeptical about going the bootcamp route when I decided to change careers. I didn't think I could learn everything I needed and become a legitimate developer in 3 months. Sabio's rigorous program and more importantly, their incredible community, quickly eased my mind and helped me gain a level of self confidence I never had before. They do not eff around with your time or your future. They care more about you than you might have about yourself going into the program and that support does not end when the program ends. Gregorio and Liliana kept pushing me and encouraging me after I graduated, checking in on me regularly to make sure I was sticking to my commitments and not giving up on myself. The end result: an offer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab to join them as a Front-end Developer. Never thought I'd step foot on the JPL campus let alone work for them. More so, I never would have had the confidence to walk into the interview knowing I had what it takes to be there without Sabio.
- YOU can change your life in 6 months!- 3/28/2018Paulina Maleszewski • Digital Analyst • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles • Verified via LinkedIn
I worked in the Mortgage Industry prior to hearing about Sabio. I was feeling unsatisfied in my current job and honestly quite bored. (no new challenges) I had a friend who completed Sabio and got a shiny new career with Virgin America. I was so impressed and had to go to a meetup. Honestly, I did probably the bare amount of research on Sabio because I had so much information through my friend and once I met Gregorio/Liliana... I was hooked. Their energy was so strong, supportive, and full of passion for all their students. I started Sabio's pre work and I of course struggled a little as this was a field of work I was completely unfamiliar with. With ongoing dedication from my instructors and myself equally, I was able to graduate from Sabio feeling confident and ready to take on the world! I went through the Node route and after applying for countless of jobs and attending multiple interviews.... I am happy to report I was offered (and accepted!) a job from McKinsey and Co! (in the tech department). In my wildest dreams I could not picture this happening for myself. I am so happy I put my trust in Sabio and with their assistance partnered with my relentless perseverance I was able to land a job many people only dream about! I am so blessed and thankful for the experience I had with Sabio. Thank you to ALL Sabio faculty esp Gregorio, Liliana and my bomb instructor Mike! You changed my life.
I am sure the instructors know how to write code an and develop websites, but teaching students to do the same is not their strong suit. The entire class felt like an online session. Something you didn't need to sit 4 hours in a classroom to learn. In fact, 60% of class time was spent researching the answers for oneself because the instructions and directions were not clearly written or stated. Receiving any viable information from the instructors about the course material was comparable to grasping at straws. The instructors seemed to play the course by ear, rather surprising students with tests instead of scheduling them as a professional course in college would. If they spent as much time teaching their students how to code as they do making rap videos for youtube the course would actually be worth the money. I would not recommend this course in the future to anyone else unless under new leadership.
- Killer program!- 1/26/2018Ian Rocha • .NET Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 Weeks) • Campus: Orange County • Verified via LinkedIn
I went in not knowing what to expect, and really not knowing much. Like others have mentioned, the pre-work gives you a chance to get a good feel for what it's like to code as they teach you a lot of stuff. I went the route of the .NET course in Orange County, with Victor Campos as my instructor/lead. I spent the next 12 weeks of my life doing nothing but coding for 70-80 hours each week. It is really tough at times. You've got to be committed, and whatever you put into the program is what you get out of it.
The instructors do a great job of helping you to become extremely self-resourceful developers that write clean and efficient code, as well as prepare you for an actual software developer work environment with actual experience. A few mock technical interviews take place throughout the program, and the last few weeks are spent working on resumes, personal projects, and technical interview prep. I would say Sabio is less of a bootcamp and more of an apprenticeship.
If software development is something you're passionate about, and it's someting you commit your life to, I'm sure you'll succeed. I'm thankful for the staff at Sabio and for the hard work they've put into me and my success.
- Sabio is the best!- 1/6/2018Lisa kalaidjian • Software Developer • Graduate • Course: Full Stack Weekday Training (12 weeks) • Campus: Los Angeles • Verified via LinkedInStory time! When I finished high school I didn't know what I wanted to do. I tried for a vet tech first cuz it wouldn't take too long to get a certificate and start working. So I enrolled in the classes. But! In the very first class of the very first day, my professor stood up and said, "Alright class! We'We're going to start off by dissecting some cat bodies that were donated by....". So immediately I started panicking and had to leave the room. I did not go back. Next I went for an administrative assistant. It wouldn't have taken too long to get my certificate. So I started the classes. At around the same time, my cousin Karina had enrolled in sabio. Timeskip to about a year later, karina had already gotten a job while I was still taking typing classes! She would talk to me about Sabio and I started asking questions. The next thing I know, I've enrolled in Sabio! It was hard for me in the beginning but that was normal for a lot of people. With hard work, a bunch of studying and messaging instructors with questions, I graduated! The instructors were super nice and didn't mind me going back over and over to answer the same questions. As long as your serious about leaning and ask questions when your confused, then you shouldn't have a problem finishing this course. I'm now a software developer working for Miller Kaplan and I'm learning everyday but sabio paved the foundation for me. Even though i work with Vb.net and asp.net server side controls now, the way that I was taught to research and learn a new language in Sabio helps me everyday. Thank you Sabio!
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