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Software Guild

Average Rating4.66
160 Reviews
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The Software Guild offers immersive full-time, online, 12-week or part-time, 10 to 14-month coding bootcamps. Courses focus on .NET/C# and Java and do a deep dive into the language fundamentals, server side, data tier, user interface, and tools. Software Guild focuses on .NET/C# and Java because those stacks are stable, proven, and in highest demand in the enterprise. The Software Guild takes driven beginners, or more experienced students passionate about developme...

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  • Michelle Nesbitt
    Student • .NET/C# Online • Online
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    Apr 03, 2022
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    I attended for over a year

    I attended because i wanted to get into advanced C# / ASP.net. I had a lot of coding experience as i had been a hobbyist developer on my own for over 10 years and mainly had good skills with basic website design.  We started out doing console applications which was annoying. It would be nice to at least start on a visual studio designer. They made us do console apps for the badges i was in which is horrible and outdated. I had completed the code at the last minute and had an issue with f...
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  • Dmitry
    Graduate • Java - Online • Online
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    Oct 05, 2021
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    Java

    It was a great and intensive program. All study materials were very well organized. They gave us only what we needed to enter a career in Software Engineering. All instructors are very helpful in all aspects of education. I was receiving a lot of support and help whenever I needed it. My instructor gave me the best advice that helped me to get through an intensive Bootcamp in a timely manner. It is "to understand the material and then to move forward with the study material". Obviously, ...
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  • Christopher
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Minneapolis
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    Aug 11, 2021
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    Worth every penny! I was definitely skepticle at first but I got started with an open mind and gave it my all to get through the boot camp. Commiting 100% of my time to studying and working on projects was stressful. I totaled 80 hours a week counting in class time, homework and weekend projects. The first half of the cohert was the most stressful as I had so much uncertainity I be able to meet the deadlines of weekend projects. With some help and determination I managed to get through i...
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  • Cary
    Graduate • Java • Online
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    Jul 19, 2021
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    Java

    The Java program was fast-paced and contained a lot of important concepts. It taught Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Java. It incorporated using databases (mySQL) in Java using JDBC template. The curriculum also included teaching about object-oriented programming concepts, MVC architecture, and dependency injection with Spring. The assignments were meaningful, sometimes repetitive to reinforce concepts. The code-alongs were very helpful too.
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  • Ibsa Gilo
    Apprentice • Student • Java - Online • Online
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    Jul 16, 2021
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    Java Bootcamp ratings

    I am online java Apprentice as of the time I am doing this review.  I am on Badge 3 of Badge 4 as of the time i am conducting the review. Since I started the school with software Guild i always considered my self lucky to have known Software Guild.  I was thanked the friend who told me about the school.  When I came to software Guild i have taken java and some other programming related classes, However i didn't get chance to apply the knowledge i got from school and from studying by my o...
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  • Jose
    Apprentice Software Engineer • Graduate • Java • Minneapolis
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    May 19, 2020
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    Great Program (Java Apprentice)

    I started working in factories straight out of college and found out about the Software Guild in Minneapolis, MN. After about a year of dreading work I decided to take a risk and try out the Software Guild. I do not regret it one bit.
    The instructor I had was great, and he helped me understand things I had trouble with. I had about a years worth of coding experience from college courses I took, but those courses taught me nowhere near as much or as e...
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  • Tamara
    Jr. Java Developer • Graduate • Java • Minneapolis
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    Feb 12, 2020
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    Changed my life

    Helped me launch a new career that I love. I had no software engineering experience, but was able to quickly learn so much in such a condensed amount of time. It has improved my quality of life in so many ways and put me on the road to reaching my goals. 
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  • Austin
    Application Developer • Graduate • .NET/C# • Minneapolis
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    Aug 07, 2019
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    Best Decision I Could Have Made

    Personal Background

    I've been messing around with programming ever since I was the age of 14 (I'm 21 now as of writing this review), and I knew that being a software developer was always what I wanted to pursue, so it didn't come as a surprise when my trajectory shifted from completing a college degree to joining a code bootcamp after 3 years of taking classes that didn't benefit my degree, and pretty much setting myself up to be in college for way longer than I ...

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  • Stanley
    Frontend Developer • Graduate • Java • Louisville
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    May 29, 2019
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    Great Education

    Background: I attended UofL Computer Engineering program for a year before dropping out in favor of this bootcamp. In 3 months I learned more than I probably would have staying all 4 years at university writing tic-tac-toe applications.

    Coursework: Having some (although very basic) knowledge of Java helped me with the first week or so of the coursework. Regardless, the projects you will work on are challenging for a beginner; do not be scared off...

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  • Emmanuel Ruvalcaba
    Graduate • .NET/C# • Louisville
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    May 09, 2019
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    Excellent Preparation for Real World

    I can only consider my experience at the Software Guild as the best career decision I have ever made. Because of the skills I learned at the Guild I have been able to excel in an incredibly challenging, lucrative, and fulfilling career. You are thrown into a very expansive and comprehensive curriculum with only a certain amount of knowledge and encouraged to struggle and learn from the difficulty. This was key for my success in the Guild and now in my career. The single best skill I learne...

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  • Thomas Graves
    Jr Software Developer • Graduate • Java • Louisville
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    May 09, 2019
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    Great course for new developers

    I had some previous coding experience through school but didn't want to pursue a bachelors so I decided to try the Software Guild out. I had a newer instructor so the first few days were a little rough around the edges but by the end of the program everyone was prepared for an entry level position and had the skills to continually learn new things. The course is really hard if you don't commit to it and use your time efficiently, several people switched to online because they couldn't keep...

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  • Keller Martin
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Java • Louisville
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    May 07, 2019
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    Life Changing Decision

    I decided on doing the Software Guild after almost a year of casually teaching myself to code. Spending 3 months dedicated to learning a new trade with a cohort of motivated colleagues was the best career decision I've ever made. The work was hard, but I put my time in and came out with 3 job offers the week before the program ended. I never imagined that after only three months, I would be in a position to pick the job of my choosing. 

    I was able to double my salary and enter a...

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Software Guild Alumni Outcomes

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92% of students intended to seek in-field employment within 180 days of graduating. 0% of students did not intend to seek in-field employment. Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 35 graduates included in report:
180 Day employment breakdown
Employed in-field91.7%
Full-time employee87.5%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position4.2%
Short-term contract, part-time, or freelance0.0%
Started a new company or venture after graduation0.0%
Not seeking in-field employment0.0%
Employed out-of-field0.0%
Continuing to higher education0.0%
Not seeking a job for health, family, or personal reasons0.0%
Still seeking job in-field8.3%
Could not contact0.0%
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Recent Software Guild News

Jess Feldman
Published October 14, 2020
  The Software Guild and sister company, mthree have launched Aspire 1000, a new scholarship program that gives free training to one thousand underrepresented new techies! The robust program offers skills training as well as thorough career support for graduates. But what makes this program so special is that it is completely free to accepted students! Rachel Green of The Software Guild and ...
Liz Eggleston
Published March 17, 2020
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there!...
Liz Eggleston
Published March 17, 2020
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there!...
Jess Feldman
Published February 12, 2020
Anna Maxam was having a hard time finding a job in her field after college. After hiring managers told her she needed more programming experience, she decided to enroll in The Software Guild’s Java Bootcamp in Minneapolis. Just 18 months later, Anna works as a Senior Software Engineer for Target! We caught up with Anna to find out more about why she chose The Software Guild, the Minnesota...
Liz Eggleston
Published December 26, 2019
Haythem Balti, the Director of Curriculum at Software Guild, says that his job as an educator is to “see the horizon of enterprise, to be aware of needs that are going to arise, and to introduce those concepts to students at the right time.” So we consulted Haythem to find out which technologies and skills he predicts will be most popular in 2020 – and how to take your own career in data,...
Imogen Crispe
Published October 09, 2019
Ben Lindau was a banker with an economics degree who knew he wanted to be coding for a living. Instead of moving further into his banking career, he switched jobs to work for a non-profit and enrolled in The Software Guild’s Online Java Program. Ben tells us about balancing his full-time job with the online coding bootcamp, The Software Guild’s “excellent system” for providing support fro...
Imogen Crispe
Published June 26, 2019
The Software Guild teaches data engineering courses for business analysts at companies that want to analyze a wider variety of data. Could data engineering be the next skill you need in your skillset? Software Developer Jonathan Frazier and Data Scientist Haythem Balti, both instructors at The Software Guild, explain the difference between data science and data engineering, and what outco...
Liz Eggleston
Published March 10, 2019
The landscape of online coding bootcamps is vast – ranging from $30/month subscriptions to full-time bootcamps that cost around $20,000. And many online coding programs now offer Income Share Agreements (ISA), which adds another layer of complexity when comparing online coding bootcamp costs. In addition to flexibility, remote code bootcamps cost less than in-person bootcamps – the average ...
Imogen Crispe
Published February 06, 2019
Roger wasn’t looking for a career change, but after ending up in technical product roles, he realized he needed coding skills to advance his career. With a full-time job and family commitments, Roger chose to learn to code via an online bootcamp through The University of Georgia’s School of Continuing Education, which is powered by The Software Guild. Roger tells us why it was important f...
Imogen Crispe
Published December 26, 2018
As we near the end of 2018, we're rewinding and reflecting on the most interesting and impactful coding bootcamp news of the year. Come with us as we look at trends, digest thought pieces, break down the ~$175 million in new funding, and more. We’ll also look at our predictions for 2019 and our hopes for the future of coding bootcamps! 2018: Course Report in Numbers We added 89 n...

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Software Guild costs around $13,750.

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Software Guild offers courses like Java, .NET/C#.

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Software Guild teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, Resident School License No. R-0470, Minnesota Office of Higher Education, OHE Assigned Institution ID: 1829945
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