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SoftStack Factory

San Diego

SoftStack Factory

Avg Rating:4.94 ( 18 reviews )

SoftStack Factory was a non-profit, part-time coding bootcamp based in San Diego, CA. SoftStack Factory was established in 2015 and helped hundreds of individuals from all walks of life gain exposure to the technology landscape and gain access to new growth opportunities as a coding school.

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    • Lauren • Graduate
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      I was interested an adding coding as a skill but, with no intentions more I was unwilling to pay thousands of dollars. I found soft stack factory which had great reviews and a wonderful price tag! Hindsight I would of paid 2-3 more times knowing what I was going to get out of it. I went in knowing absolutely nothing (I wish I would of known some of the vocabulary/lingo, just to have helped my process move on a little faster - don’t worry you’ll learn it all). By the end of the course I look at the world completely different! While working I think of various problems and different ways to solve. I have a greater appreciation for everything thing, because I think about the coding and the people that went into that! I was challenged throughout the course both mentally and with time. The instructors are going to challenge you while guiding. They all work in the real world of coding and understand the problems and situations your going to be in, they try to put you in those shoes so you’re ready! There is no guaranteed career at the end, but,  if that’s what your about, don’t worry. These people know people and if you work really hard and try your best they will use their resources to help AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! I would recommend this even if it’s just a starting point. You will be able to create a website that is interactive that allows real users to login, as well as make phone apps! Seriously everyone  who I talk about my experience with can’t wait to join because they want to become the genius they now think I am!! I’m so happy to be part of the SSF community and can’t wait to see their growth and my personal growth! you’ll never thank yourself enough for joining and sticking to it! Good luck and have fun! 

    • Brianna • Data Analyst • Graduate
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      After completing SoftStack at the end of 2017, I can see that the experience has positively affected my career. My cohort took place during program shifts and development. What I saw was a program that really matured and improved and continues to do so. Beyond the program, I found the most valuable asset to SoftStack was the environment. There are a few things that make this successful. First, SoftStack has very engaged instructors. SoftStack is a non-profit. The instructors chose to be there because they are passionate about learning and want to give back. They invest in the student doing well; which makes all the difference. Another factor is the other students. The students at SoftStack Factory often have other jobs, tend to be clever, and are very goal oriented. Exactly the type of people you would want to go through this process with. As the course progresses to different phases, your peers become even more engaged and supportive. I think these elements that contribute to the SoftStack environment are key.

      Personally, I have gone on to work at Qualcomm as a data analyst. The exposure I received to databases, SQL, HTML and JavaScript has bolstered my integration at my new job. A year has passed and I'm still finding new ways to use skills gained at SoftStack. In addition, I’m still in touch with some members of my cohort, and enjoy the network that we developed.

      I think if you come here with the goals to learn how to learn, gain applicable development skills rapidly, and participate in a community, SoftStack will deliver what you're looking for.

       

    • Feb 2015 Cohort
      - 5/24/2016
      Oscar • Software QA Engineer
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      SoftStack Factory was an amazing experience for me. It was an intensive 12 week coding course that taught me what makes an app work. Before I started, I had a very basic understanding of HTML. Every day it was a new learning experience.

      The days start to merge into one another as you become more and more invested in what they are teaching. We started the first two days covering HTML and CSS. Afterwards, it was a sprint. We covered Javascript, Angular.js, Node.js, Express.js, and MongoDB. I am amazed at what I learned in the 12 weeks I was there.

      At SoftStack Factory you receive real world experience, by doing a project that has its own requirements, and includes mock-ups as well as breaking off into teams, and learning to coordinate with your fellow classmates. They also have a project week where each of the students chooses a project they want to create.

      My tips for anyone that wants to attend, keep working hard, don't get discouraged, and if you have any questions, Speak Up! John helped us out a ton, helping us work through the nuances of coding, and both him and Harold had the curriculum push our boundaries and learn as fast as possible. At times, the work might be a little bit overwhelming, but at around week 6 is when everything started to click together. You know what goes where, and why it goes there.

      SoftStack Factory will help you in searching for employment opportunities, so give it your all! I'd like to thank Harold for this opportunity, and I'd like to thank John for helping me through difficult problems. They really are great guys.

    • Anonymous • Graduate
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      Opportunities come and go. For some, it's a rare occasion.

      When Harold offered me a chance for a tuition free, mobile development bootcamp, I jumped at the offer. I left my hometown and my previous job for Soft Stack Factory.

      This is an opportunity you do not want to pass up.

      The 12 week program is rigorous. You will eat, sleep, and breath code. You will apply every bit of knowledge you get. I had no prior knowledge of any programming language. In 6 weeks, I was competent enough to talk about what I was working on and why.

      The amount of work you put in is exactly what you're going to get out of this program. SSF will assist you in finding a job, but it's entirely dependent on you. Your work is what will be marketed to future employers.

      You will have a projects under your belt before the 12 weeks are over. Your personal project and team project are reflected in your resume.

      You will get various educational resources and structured guidance from Harold and John. Don't be shy, they're there for you. Honestly, the material is pretty dense for new comers, so having questions for everything is expected. 

      Be prepared to learn, have a positive attitude, and have a passion for learning. What the guys at Soft Stack Factory are doing is great work and they're offering it for FREE. It's easy to be skeptical at that idea, but it's real.

      I'm currently two weeks into my 20 week internship at a multi-million dollar start up. My life has changed immensely and it's because of Soft Stack Factory.

       

    • Awesome!
      - 6/3/2019
      Anonymous • Graduate
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      I started Softstack in September of 2018 not knowing anything about programming and left with a new skill six months later. Of course programming is a never ending career. There is always so much to be learned, but Softstack introduced me to a world I was foreign to. Overall I am happy with the end result, especially for the price I paid. 

    • Anonymous • Graduate
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      SSF is a great place for anyont that knows nothing of coding yet wants to learn more about the field, like myself, I was in ironworking before I got the chance to learn Hybrid Mobile App Development from Harold and apply that knowledge to getting a job where I am utilizing my knowledge from being spun up in coding in 6 weeks time and then took on an actually client project which is in the app stores now.

      This is an amazing opportunity to learn and thrive.