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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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  • Andrew Cary
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Jun 21, 2022
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    Skill Distillery provides an excellent and proven pathway for learning job-ready development skills

    Skill Distillery provides an excellent and proven pathway for learning job-ready skills involved in full-stack development with Java. I was impressed with the thoroughness of the program from the first day through the last. The material is comprehensive and challenging, requiring strong commitment in regards to time and effort from the student. No matter where you start from (new to the field or with some experience), if you show up daily, engage with the assignments, projects and lectur...
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  • Yettsy Knapp
    Application Security Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Mar 05, 2022
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    Java full-stack

    I attended Skill Distillery (SD) for Java Full Stack between March 2020 and July 2020 in Greenwood Village Colorado and then virtual due to navigating the muddy waters of Covid-19 pandemic. 
    This was the toughest program I have ever completed. It’s a fast paced full time program, Java pre-work is a must.
    The instructors and TA’s challenged us at every turn because they knew we could produce great deliverables. I’m glad they did, they are amazing 🤩 .
    Advisor (Briana) communicated...
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  • Brian R.
    Applications Developer • Graduate • Denver
    Sep 27, 2021
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    Skill Distillery

    Skill Distillery is an excellent school with staff who genuinely care about student learning and success. 
    During my 16-weeks at Skill Distillery, I went from having zero programming experience to getting my first job as an Applications Developer.
    The curriculum covers in-demand coding skills such as Java, CSS, HTML, SQL, RESTful Web Services, and much more. 
    I had my first job interview during my...
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  • bronson spies
    engineer 1
    Jun 28, 2021
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    Java Full Stack Development

    If choosing to go with skill distillery as your choice of boot camp here what you can expect:
    1. World class instructors who literally dedicate their lives to improving yours
    2. A curriculum that makes sense for new learners. Starting with core java and moving into to more complicated things from there is perfect and curates a deeper understanding of things like front end frame works and java script that other curriculums just can’t compete with.
    3. Knowledge of se...
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  • Gray Morrow
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Apr 07, 2021
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    Excellent experience

    I came into SD with a very small amount of prior programming experience, no web experience and no exposure to object-oriented programming. The intense first five weeks at SD introduced me to OO and the Java language, and prepared me very well for the OCA exam. Web development curriculum did not disappoint either. The instructors were very available and very helpful, and consistently provided useful advice and feedback, and the alumni community proved very helpful in tracking down my firs...
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  • Jeanne
    Technical Project Manager • Graduate
    Mar 12, 2021
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    Enter the cocoon and become the butterfly

    I am a graduate of cohort 27 - 16 week Full-Stack Development with Java - and attest to the fact that Skill Distillery (SD) is all it claims to be. Like most things in life, you get with you give. If you apply yourself, show up daily, and ask for help when you need it, you will have the skills necessary to excel as a full stack software developer. The curriculum is spot on providing you with the necessary concepts making it easy to learn additional languages.
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  • Jourdan Rentschler
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Dec 16, 2020
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    The Best Bootcamp Out There!

     This was the best decision I ever made! I was currently in a dead-end sales job and not happy with where my career was going. I decided to take a leap of faith and do a career pivot into Computer Programming. I have now found the passion that has been burning inside of me! The Full Stack Java Web Development Program at Skill Distillery was the best! This bootcamp is no joke, you need to put in the time, work, and effort but just know you will be rewarded 100% once you graduat...
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  • John
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Jul 08, 2020
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    Skill Distillery Rocks!

    I attended Skill Distillery in 2019 shortly after leaving the military.  Everything about the experience exceeded my expectations from the first day of class through graduating and getting my first job as a developer.  The instructors are amazing and the curriculum is well designed to give you what you need to compete as a junior developer.

    The program is intense.  It's not easy, and is not for everyone.  You need to have the aptitude for this kind of work to be successful here, a...
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  • Frank Martin
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Jul 04, 2020
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    An invaluable learning experience

    I started programming in college for a semester and discovered coding bootcamps. I found Skill Distillery through VETTEC. It was one of the few schools that taught Full Stack Java Development along with Angular. I was having trouble learning how to learn programming and getting everything to stick prior to attending. I loved the model that was used to teach. We would have a lecture and a lab to enforce what we learned for every topic. Skill Distillery allowed me to transition from the me...
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  • Alexa Veigel
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/ Java Bootcamp (Online) • Denver
    Jul 03, 2020
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    Skill Distillery set me up with everything I needed to start a new career.

    Skill Distillery is a comprehensive and incredibly detailed program. They really create an environment where learning can thrive and give you all the tools needed to succeed in the “real world”.  From learning actual code, to rehearsing for interviews, down to beefing up your resume; they really cover the necessities. 
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  • Ankit
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Jul 02, 2020
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    Great Program and the best instructors

    I attended Skill Distillery (SD) around end of Jan 2020 and graduated first week of May. I have only good things to sat about the program and especially about the instructors. The course work was very well laid out and had a very good structure to it. Although it is Full Stack, most of the focus was on the backend especially Java using Spring Framework. I cannot, and I write again, I just cannot say how good the instructors are. Rob, Denise, Alex, and Paul are all great. They have over 1...
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  • Jacob Shorter-Ivey
    Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Jan 13, 2020
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    A Way Forward

    Choosing to go to Skill Distillery was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I essentially picked up my whole life and moved across the country to attend, and I don’t regret it one bit. I was working on a computer science degree in college and felt like the degree was taking far too long, with a lot of irrelevant classes that made my course load feel bloated. It was simply a more effective use of my time to spend 4 short months in a boot camp vs. 4 long years at a university. 

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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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