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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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  • Cecil Kitch
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Aug 28, 2019
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    Excellent Program

    There are a lot of bootcamps out there but Skill Distillery is special. The small class size, and the rigourous selection of instructors from a cultural stand point make this place shine. You can really tell the instructors care and consider the individual strengths and weaknesses of every student. Behind the scenes, they are constantly strategizing your individual development.

    The hard skills they teach, you will learn, will prepare you to enter the workforce as a Junior Level /...

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  • Tom B.
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jun 07, 2019
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    Great experience at Skill Distilery

    I enrolled at Skill Distillery in April of 2018.  After 11 years in the insurance industry, I decided to pursue software development, and the best option I found here in Colorado was SD.  The instructors there were knowledgeable, professional, and genuinely cared about the students learning and future goals.  The price was comparable to other full-time options and they did a good job of helping with financial aid.  I was able to land a job within 3 months of graduation and I'm using what I...

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  • Novak Dobrosavljevic
    Associate Java Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Dec 25, 2018
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    FANTASTIC BOOT CAMP

    SUMMARY

    The learning process was intense consisting of 60+ hours of work a week. Each of the instructors was among the best I've ever had the privilege of learning from. I accepted a job offer I am incredibly excited about, for a position I really wanted, only a day after graduation. Overall, it was the best decision I have ever made.

    In the following chapters, you can read about my background, other students' backgrounds, Skill Distillery's strengths, the school's weak...

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  • Sebastian Hellsing
    App Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jul 31, 2017
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    I wish that I had done this sooner

    I am a Marine vet and I was also a System Administrator wondering how to move laterally into software development. When I stumbled into Skill Distillery, I had 7 years of sys/network admin experience and about 6 months of teaching myself Java. I decided that I needed a hard change in what I was doing if I ever wanted to have a real career change into Software Development and I found this school. I wanted a bootcamp that focused on Java and Skill Distillery promised Java along with a full s...

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  • Dennis
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jul 20, 2017
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    Best Decision I Have Ever Made.

    I will start off with saying when I first started my journey at the Skill Distillery, I was skeptical and wary. I had done a lot of research before hand and there were arguments for both sides. I am not skeptical anymore. From Day 1 to Graduation Day, I have had nothing but the best experience.

    On to the instructors. From Steve to Rob to Andrew and to Kris, I have to say that the Skill Distillery has the best instructors hands down. I have taken a Java course at a college located...

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  • Mike
    Java Software Engineer (Aug 2017) • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jul 14, 2017
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    No time to get a CS degree? Consider Skill Distillery as an alternative!

    I'm a veteran who has prior professional experience (not coding related at all) in the corporate world. My prospects were quickly turning into a dead end and I had a family to support. I knew programming was the way of the future but I didn't have the time to dedicate to getting a four year CS degree. If coding boot camps like Skill Distillery didn't exist, I would have been a slave to a less than optimal job outlook.

    Skill Distillery has given me the tools I need to successfully...

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  • Greg E
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jun 29, 2017
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    Unbelievably rewarding experience

    First, I'd like to address the one anonymous review trashing Steve.  It's totally bogus.  Steve is passionate, smart, and hilarious, but if he sees you doing something you're not supposed to during classroom instruction, he is not afraid to call you out.  Not once did he yell at our class or threaten to kick anyone out.  If there's an issue with a student, the conversation is always held in private, there is no public shaming at Skill Distillery.  Now onto my review.

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  • Nik Marchese
    Software Engineer (Entry Level) SE1 • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Jun 28, 2017
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    Perfect entry point to an ever growing industry!

    This program was everything I could've wanted it to be. I applied for entry into Skill Distillery (SD) having never written a line of code in my life. At the time, I had a roommate who was already a successful software developer and all of my previous attempts to start a meaningful career had come to nothing. I decided to give software development a shot, and SD seemed like a good fit. The price tag was intimidating, but SD ended up being worth every penny. I learned an absolutely mas...
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  • Matthew Jump
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    May 20, 2017
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    Successful Leap of Faith

    First off I do want to say that Skill Distillery is definitely not for everyone. If you are willing to put in the time and effort then it can be very rewarding.

    I came into the program with probably a lot more to lose than most others that come into the program. I have a wife and 2 young kids, only an Associate Degree in a non-technical field, and no coding experience. 

    The first part of the program was a deep dive into Java in which I struggled with. The instructors, S...

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  • Chris Buttaro
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
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    Feb 09, 2017
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    Life Changing

    Without Skill Distillery I would not have the high paying, Junior Software Engineer position I have now.  In my new position I will be joining three Skill Distillery graduates already working for my new employer.  Before the course my options were to take a position setting up TV dishes on roofs, go back to my old job contracting in Afghanistan, or go to college for another two years.  That is not to say you it will be easy for you find a job after completing this course if you...

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  • Diego Hoyos
    Full Stack Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Oct 23, 2022
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    Highly recommended

    Skill Distillery gave a strong base and that extra push I needed to take my skills to the next level. I had a basic understanding of programming concepts and they helped me see the big picture from the bottom up (full stack!). Instructors were very knowledgeable, personable, and helpful The curriculum was well structured and thought out, helping those of us who had a slight background as well as those brand new to programming. After being out for a couple years I think it is one of the b...
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  • Erich S.
    Java developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Jul 19, 2022
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    Full-Stack Development with Java (remote)

    I graduated from Skill Distillery's 16-week Full-Stack Development with Java (fully remote) boot camp in July of 2022. The course was 1000% worth the time and financial investment. Each of the instructors demonstrated deep knowledge of the subject matter, be that Java, SQL, Java Script, or Angular. Each student question was met with patience and total competence. The materials were well-structured and detailed. The time commitment was high, although I managed to keep most of my Sundays f...
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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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