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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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  • Newel
    Software Developer • Student • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jul 13, 2020
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    Software Developer

      Being a software developer was the top option I wanted to pursue as I was getting ready to transition out of the military. I wanted to attend a program that is veteran-friendly and teaches technologies that are highly sought after in the industry. Skill Distillery was on top of the list, and attending this program was the best decision I made. Now, I work for a fortune-100 company as a Software Developer.   The program was desig...
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  • Toni Papp
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
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    Jul 11, 2020
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    Challenging and Rewarding

    Be forewarned that this bootcamp will require the vast majority of your time! But that's because you will learn so much and come out on the other end with an abundance of new skills. I believe there is another review on here saying this bootcamp is not for the inexperienced and with respect I will have to whole heartedly disagree! I had zero coding experience as did two of my closest friends in class and we all made it through having learned so much. No lie - it took a l...
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  • Vinton
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jul 06, 2020
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    Skill Distillery was life-changing!

    Skill Distillery was a life-changing experience for me! I went from a non-profit director to a Full-Stack Software Developer, and I do not think I would be successful in this change without the great instructors and SD course. If you choose to put the effort and dedication into the SD course, it will pay off when you begin a career as a new developer. 

    My first Software Developer job was delayed because of COVID-19. I am now a developer working with Java building microservices at ...
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  • Casey Asher
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jun 15, 2020
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    Skill Distillery is the foundation of my career.

    My former career plans had hit a wall and I was looking for an exit. The VA's VET TEC program in April 2019 provided that exit and offered three schools to choose from: Code Platoon, Zip Code Wilmington, and Skill Distillery (SD). SD was the longest course available (680 hours, 16 weeks) at the time and logistically it worked best for me. 

    SD was the most mentally challenging endeavor of my life and it consumed all of my time from July 5th through October 28th. The amount of mater...
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  • Jan Ellsworth
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    May 13, 2020
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    A wild, challenging yet fulfilling ride for 16 weeks!

    Pros:
    + VET TEC Preferred Program
    + Very veteran friendly, my cohort consisted of all military veterans
    + Seemingly very compassionate instructors & staff
    + Very eager to do whatever it took to ease our minds through whatever transition we would go through (OCAs, COVID, etc)
    + Made an extended family with my cohort
    + Accepting of my emotional support animal which I understand is not a service dog
    + Awesome building/facility even though one classroom has no window...
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  • Christina Rowland
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    May 13, 2020
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    Highly Recommend this Java Full Stack Developer Bootcamp

    I made the decision to attend Skill Distillery because I felt stunted in my career field and wanted to attain marketable skills and felt like this Java Full Stack Bootcamp was a good decision based on recommendations from prior students and other veterans. I ended up leaving my job and moving from Missouri to Colorado and quickly realized that it was the greatest decision I made thus far in my career path. Prior to attending Skill Distillery, I had worked in the cyb...
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  • Colt
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Mar 01, 2020
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    Highly recommend to those that have a desire to learn

    Skill Distillery’s 16-week course was an incredible experience. I was itching for a career change into software development, and Skill Distillery made that possibility a reality. Much like whoever may be reading this, I too read every review I could -  even reached out to former students who all had positive things to say about the course. The fact that it is based on the Java language is an advantage for those wanting to gain practical experience using Object-Oriented Programming. 
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  • Kelly Cromeans
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jan 19, 2020
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    Highly Recommended

    If you are ready to put in the time for a change, this is the place to go. Staff and instructors are very intelligent and helpful, they are there to teach you how to code and they do it well. You will come out of Skill Distillery as a confident developer ready for the job market. You will get out of this course what you put into it. Be ready to devote yourself to a career change and you will have it.

    I graduated Skill Distillery class SD23 two weeks ago and already have a job off...

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  • Andrew Wong
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jan 17, 2020
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    Good Full Stack Java Fundamentals program

    At the end of 16 weeks you'll have a really solid foundation and be able to build make websites hosted on Amazon Web Services EC2 using Java, Angular, and SQL databases.  Before coming here I'd always struggle learning programming languages on my own. I dropped a C++ class in college, and got by in other Java / Microsoft Access classes. Here they're not as concerned with the academic concepts of topics. They focus more on the practical application of writing code and that's how I managed t...

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  • Samantha Haviland
    Student • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jan 08, 2020
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    Full Stack Java Bootcamp

    Skill Distillery is a very comprehensive and well rounded course. I feel confident in the skills I have gained and their ability to help me transition careers.

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  • Craig
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Aug 28, 2019
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    Graduate

    The hardest school I have ever done including my bachelor of science degree…but worth it because it is exactly what I needed to make a career change.

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  • Miguel
    Student • Denver
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    Aug 28, 2019
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    Intro to Full Stack

    Excellent course that supports Vet Tec. It is highly comprehensive and gives you the tools you need to begin a career as a Full Stack Developer. As with anything, you will get what you put into it. It is not an easy course and will seem overwhelming at times. The vast amount of skills you acquire over such a short span of time is telling and a direct reflection of the staff.

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Recent Skill Distillery News

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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