In order to apply, applicants should fill out an online form and temperament test. Classes are offered during the evenings, twice a week, which allows students the chance to carry on with their daily activities while immersing in study materials during their free time. The program requires only a $125 donation for the Qualifying Phase, a $250 donation for Phases 2 and 4, and a $125 donation for Phase 3.
Recent SoftStack Factory Reviews: Rating 4.88
- Minimum Skill Level
- Placement Test
3 - Hybrid Mobile Application Development with Ionic
4 - Real World Project
Is an 8 week course where you will use the previous skills learned and then the students will learn project oriented skills and complete a team project. This allows students to focus on more advanced skills and teamwork as the students work on a real world project with other students and mentors.
- Minimum Skill Level
- To attend the intermediate courses, students must have completed the qualifying and any previous phases satisfactorily and be invited by SSF due to limited seats.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Attending this bootcamp was an amazing experience with a very open staff that genuinely want you to succeed. Your welcomed and encouraged to work on your projects in an environment where you can be nudged in the right direction when stuck and instructed on the proper frame in which to think about problems. As with anything, you'll get what you put in. I've asked and been helped by Peter so many times, almost to the point of abuse!
That being said, there will be a lot to learn, even after the bootcamp. If you are comming into development from a non IT/computer science background, prepare to put in a lot of hard work for a significant portion of your life before your ready to take up even a basic entry level role.
While you can learn web development and frameworks on your own, the real value of attending SoftStackFactory lies in the mentorship you'll receive, which will save you a lot of time being stuck.
Those that will benefit the most have an unwavering bright outlook and are passionate about learning any software technology, even if its not part of the curriculum.
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!
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.
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.