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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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  • Travis
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Jan 08, 2020
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    Great Course & Instructors!

    Skill Distillery is a great bootcamp. I can't say enough good things about the material, the instructors, the assistant instructors, etc. The course as a whole is A LOT of work and is probably the HARDEST bootcamp around, but the resources and material provided, along with the excellent instructors and team as a whole, along with a strong personal work-ethic and commitment, make it totally doable. I'd highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a career as a developer.

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  • Chana
    Full stack job applicant • Student • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Aug 28, 2019
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    Great bootcamp for new coders

    This was a very worthwhile experience. I'm coming from a very different field, and I needed a school that has strong connections to local businesses. I also wanted in-person instruction from instructors with experience in the field. This school far exceeded my expectations, and I feel well prepared to start a new career in a different field. The instructors are prepared to personalize instruction where needed, and they do a great job of breaking down complex topics for people unfamiliar wi...

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  • Dunwei Zheng
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Aug 28, 2019
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    Best Program

    Skill Distillery was one of the most challenging and over the top schools I have ever been to. Coming from a non coding background I believe what I have learned at this school has given me enough that I can succeed in this field of work. The Instructors here are very informative and down to earth they will help you whenever you need it but at the same time push you to the extreme to get you reading and breathing code. I will say this if you are not serious, can't handle pressure, and don't...

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  • Gregory Kraehenbuehl
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Apr 29, 2019
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    Graduated and Confident

    This boot camp isn't going to be easy. I think a lot of us made the analogy that it felt like standing in front of a firehose of information that we were frantically trying to absorb.

    But I loved it, I remembered it all, and if I forgot anything I always had a fantastic resource to look back through to find my answers.

    This boot camp will absolutely prepare you for your future, and they are some of the kindest and focused individuals you will get to work with to help y...

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

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    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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  • Kyle P
    Java Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Dec 22, 2018
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    Exactly what i need to start a Dev career

    This boot camp is very different from others i researched and heard about as it teaches Java! While this makes the course much more difficult, it also give you a huge advantage over other bootcamp grads who only know javascript or ruby. Java is a tough language to learn, let alone that you learn it in two months.The first two months focuses on Java and then you move onto finishing the stack while always using java for your back end.  This course is well worth you money and time but know it...

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  • Jeremy Botta
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Nov 16, 2018
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    I would highly recommend Skill Distillery to anyone interested in learning how to program.

    I originally started looking at coding bootcamps after deciding that the way colleges handled Computer Science wasn't for me.  It felt like the material was moving so slowly and had a lot of information that wasn't relevant to actual programming.  After two and a half years, I knew a lot of concepts, but I knew almost nothing of how to really write a program.  Initially, this drove me away from programming, but I decided to try it again with a different approach.

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  • Alex Murphy
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Sep 11, 2018
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    An Incredibly Positive Experience

    Making the decision to restart my career and enter the world of software development did not stop feeling like a crazy decision until the middle of my second week at Skill Distillery. I had just moved across the country, away from friends, family, and continued employment for…what exactly? To work harder than I ever had before towards the idea of coding for decent pay, rather than as a nerdy hobby? Essentially, yes, and it was the best decision I could have made at that point in my l...

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  • Wilson
    Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Aug 28, 2018
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    Best decision ever

    I'm from the UK and previously worked in Investment Banking. I attended Skill Distillery after doing tons of research on the best bootcamp to go to. Skill Distillery really stood out as having the best class sizes as well as a solid full-stack curriculum. The course is tough to start with but once you begin to grasp the concepts, everything falls in place. A huge part of this is down to the instructors. Steve, our Java instructor, was fantastic and one of the best teachers I’ve had to date...

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  • Jackie McKenna
    Future Software Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Dec 20, 2017
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    Hesitant? Don’t be. Skill Distillery Will Teach You What You Need to Know to Become a Junior-Level Developer.

    For those hesitant to enter into a boot camp, I understand. I had concerns about my age, my ability to learn a new skill, not graduating with a bachelor’s in computer science, the possible stigma of being a boot camp graduate by employers/companies, and the duration of my job hunt.

    A little about me: I was in the military for 8+ years (non-IT related field), 30+ years old, with a bachelor’s degree in social science. Prior to completing Skill Distillery, I left the military during...

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  • Christopher Bianchi
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Full-Stack Web Development w/Java Bootcamp (Onsite) • Denver
    Dec 19, 2017
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    An Invaluable Skillset in an Invaluable Environment

    Making the transition into more technical roles in Software, I decided to pursue full stack development at Skill Distillery. While most programs offered only Ruby, SD focused on Java. Skill Distillery provided me the platform I needed to differentiate myself as a developer, and engineer, and learn dozens of new technologies in only 16 weeks, all of which were essential pieces to allow me to launch and design my own web applications.

    They focus quality and team dynamics above all ...

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  • Eric Lee
    Graduate • Denver
    Aug 10, 2017
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    Great course

    I was an electrical engineer who was looking for a career change. I was skeptical about boot camp but skill distillery has changed my mind. 

    The staffs are friendly and the course is challenging. As long as you are eager to learn and interested in programming you will do well. 

    First half you will learn Java and get ready to take in lots and lots of information. Personally, I thought this was the most important and basic part of the class. The instructors are always exc...

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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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