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Skill Distillery

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Skill Distillery is an intensive, 16-week Java bootcamp in Denver, Colorado. The course is arranged into three units – Java Programming, Server-side Java, and Front-end Development. The curriculum focuses on the fundamentals of programming, Java (and its libraries), unit testing, Spring, Spring MVC, and using a source code repository. Students will also gain experience deploying web content to a web server and navigating the server file system from the command line...

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  • Anthony Butler
    Solutions Engineer • Graduate
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    Sep 16, 2022
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    If your looking for a bootcamp stop, this is the one.

    Everyone at Skill Distillery is amazing. The knowledgeable and experienced instructors provide lessons that are clear and easy to understand. The instructors, teaching assistants, and other staff members I had the honor to learn from, are the most passionate and patient people I’ve ever met. Everyone at Skill Distillery truly wants to see you not only graduate, but also find employment at a place you truly love. 
    I'm so glad that I chose Skill Distillery. It has truly changed my life....
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  • Patrek Gill
    Junior Full-Stack Engineer • Student • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    Sep 12, 2022
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    A Solid Foundation

    I attended Skill Distillery with about a couple years of (hobbyist) programming/scripting experience and no knowledge of web development.

    Preparation
    The course was mostly backend oriented at the time of my attendance, focusing on a Java Apache server with just a bit of Javascript/Typescript/Angular towards the end of the bootcamp. I’d highly recommend basic familiarization with the above technology. 
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  • CJ
    Associate Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    Jul 13, 2022
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    Career Change

    Like many others attending coding bootcamps I was tired of my previous career and was looking for a rewarding change of pace. After doing a lot of research into bootcamps I decided to go with Skill Distillery. I was lucky to be able to use my GI benefits and take advantage of the VetTec program that covered my tuition to SD. From my initial screening phone call to post-graduation the support from the staff and other alum was outstanding. The course is difficult, and you will get out of i...
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  • Jordan Talbot
    Java API Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    Jun 29, 2022
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    Very tough, but very rewarding

    I was very new to coding before I started at Skill Distillery (had done some courses through freecodecamp, mostly html and css). It is a very intense, very extensive school, but because of the in-depth curriculum and the dedication of the staff, you will be prepared to get a job with your new skills right away. They have Saturday hours where they help you with your projects and are always available for questions or help even after you have graduated. You will be amazed at the things you ...
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  • Jack
    Associate Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    Jun 24, 2022
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    Life Changing

    Life changing is the best way to describe Skill Distillery. Prior to this bootcamp I was an EMT, looking into healthcare degrees. Burnt out from working healthcare, I was looking for the next thing. Before Skill Distillery I knew nothing about coding, after the 16 week program, I felt extremely prepared to apply for jobs. I landed a job 6 weeks after graduation. I love my new job, it’s flexible, pays well, and provides a lot of new opportunities for me. It feels crazy to look back less t...
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  • William Slaunwhite
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    May 31, 2022
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    Life changing experience!

    TL;DR - If you're going to invest the time and money into trying to change your career, Skill Distillery is bar none the best investment. 

    I'd been thinking about trying to attend a coding bootcamp for quite a while when I made the decision to start interviewing at a few places in Denver. I interviewed at Skill Distillery and was pretty shocked at how welcoming and accommodating they were, especially after talking to several other bootcamps and seeing how they operated; I'd assume...
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  • Ian
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    Feb 23, 2022
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    Excellent Experience and Great Value

    I finished the SD31 cohort earlier this month, and had a fantastic experience.
    Application process: I worked with Briana to enroll, and she was always very responsive and I never felt like I was getting any copy/pasted answers from her. I appreciate her quickness and helpful information.
    Material: Skill Distillery teaches primarily Java and Javascript languages, as well as other important coding information. Looking through the job market after gr...
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  • Cindy Chase
    Software Developer • Student • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    Jan 21, 2022
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    Full-Stack Java Web Development

    A really great program that prepares you for the workforce and teaches industry standards, rather than abstract theory. The courseware provided all of the information I needed to nail my interview and I was able to secure a job before graduation. 
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  • Josh R.
    Java Developer and Technical Support Specialist • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    May 07, 2021
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    A Great Experience

     Hello prospective bootcamper,  [Im starting with some general talk about attending a bootcamp...skip down a bit to read about this particular school]  ******************* deciding whether a bootcamp is right for you ********************  Hopefully I can help you decide whether this bootcamp is right for you. As a disclaimer, I had access to VA funding to complete this course so the cost to me was simply an oppo...
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  • Rick Newman
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Mar 27, 2021
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    Life Changing

    After working for one year as a software developer, I can say with confidence that my life would not be the same without attending Skill Distillery's full-stack Java bootcamp. Sure you can take online courses or even other bootcamps, but my knowledge and experience would not be the same without their 16 week program. I know this because I complete an online bootcamp and other courses before attending Skill Distillery. Those courses didn't even come close to what you learn in the first mo...
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  • Justin Livingston
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    Dec 16, 2020
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    SD Graduate

    I cannot fully express how wonderful and helpful the instructional staff are. Every single one of the staff members go above and beyond to make sure all of your question's are answered. With that being said, there is nothing easy about a Coding Bootcamp. 16 Weeks of fast paced material. Skill Distillery does an excellent job at instructing material at a pace you can learn. I went from 0 coding experience and a medical background, to completing full Stack Web apps. Love Skill Distillery a...
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  • Geovanny Alfaro
    Software Dev & Engineering, Eng 1 • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Aug 03, 2020
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    You get what you put into plus you learn things you don't realize you'll really need

    After a 12 year career in Finance, I was looking for a challenge and a new career to go into that would be more engaging. I looked for many options but was impressed on the accolades seen from fellow veterans that had attended the school. This was before the Vet Tec Program, I used my Post 911/GI BILL and the VA worked well with Skill Distillery.
    Pros: The classes were taught by people in the industry, the depth and level of knowledg...
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Liz Eggleston
Published October 29, 2019
What Is VET TEC? VET TEC is a high-tech training pilot program that doesn’t use GI Bill benefits and pays a monthly housing stipend to students in the program. VET TEC stands for Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses. In other words, veterans can attend a coding bootcamp for free without using any GI Bill benefits! VET TEC vs GI Bill Of course, many coding bootcamps now a...
Liz Eggleston
Published July 07, 2015
Since the White House Department of Veterans Affairs hosted the first coding bootcamp roundtable in September 2014, it's been clear that the use of the GI Bill for bootcamp tuition is on the minds of both educators and government. Recently, Skill Distillery, a 19-week Java Coding Bootcamp in Denver, Colorado, was VA-Approved and began accepting the GI Bill- huge news! Skill Distillery CEO...
Harry Hantel
Published July 01, 2015
Welcome to the June News Roundup, your monthly news digest full of the most interesting articles and announcements in the bootcamp space. Do you want something considered for the next News Roundup? Submit announcements of new courses, scholarships, or open jobs at your school!   Coding Bootcamps In The Headlines Coding Bootcamp Enrollment Soars! (via Bloomberg) Skill Distill...
Liz Eggleston
Published September 11, 2014
With over 40,000 alumni from their Batky-Howell training courses, Bruce Batky and Cole Frock have recently launched their 19-week Java bootcamp, Skill Distillery, in Denver, Colorado. We catch up with Cole and Bruce to discuss their hands-on instruction, how they constructed the Java curriculum, and the types of companies Skill Distillery is partnering with to place graduates in jobs! Re...

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Skill Distillery costs around $19,950. On the lower end, some Skill Distillery courses like Part-Time Full-Stack Java cost $9,950.

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Skill Distillery has an in-person campus in Denver.

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