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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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  • Dennis Furlong
    Automation Engineer • Graduate • Java • Louisville
    Mar 09, 2020
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    College dropout, to GE Automation Engineer.

    I've been a tech enthusiast for over half of my life and I turn 25 this year. I've made my own small projects just outside the scope of hello-world, and learned a few things here and there about algorithms. I picked up some concepts that developers lean on and how they use them. But I knew I could never actually DO the work to make a cohesive application that stands up on its own legs by itself. There was always something in a tutorial that eluded me, or it was an outdated piece of infor...
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  • Dani
    Jr Software Developer • Graduate • Akron
    Feb 09, 2020
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    Great decision!

    This course isn't for the faint of heart, but it's so worth it!
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  • Anna Goranova
    associate consultant • Graduate • Java • Minneapolis
    Dec 17, 2019
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    Java Bootcamp

    I had a great experience going through the Java online boot camp at Software Guild. And furthermore, I had immediate success finding a job even before finishing the camp. SoftwareGuild has proven in the industry in the Twin Cities and is well known here among the businesses so it was very easy to find a job as a junior developer. The employer had hired graduates from the boot camp who had proven as good employees with enough knowledge to do the job. 

    The mentoring was great, I ha...

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  • Mich
    Associate Consultant • Graduate • .NET/C# • Minneapolis
    Jul 22, 2019
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    Great Course!

    It was very demanding, but worth the effort!
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  • Matt B
    Tech Engineer • Graduate • Java • Louisville
    Jul 22, 2019
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    Anything is possible with programming.

    Before joining The Software Guild, I was a warehouse worker with a 4 year degree I couldn't do much with. I wasn't happy in terms of career and wanted much more. I wanted a rewarding challenge. Joining this apprenticeship was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I received hands on/real world experience, met some amazing individuals, established myself in a family I am very honored to be apart of...All while building an amazing portfolio to show off in interviews. 

    The st...

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  • Chris Logsdon
    Graduate • Louisville
    May 20, 2019
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    Good place to learn and grow

    As soon as I had read an article in Louisville Business First, I thought I should look into programming as a career, and specifically, The Software Guild. The instructors were excellent. They had solid credentials and knew what they were doing and they gave us all individual attention when needed. Not only were the instructors skilled, but so was the rest of the staff. The Career advisor proved himself to be an invaluable resource, before and after graduation. One thing I have...

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  • Bob McCarthy
    Software Engineer • Graduate • .NET/C# • Louisville
    May 12, 2019
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    Software Guild Review

    Definitely the best money I have ever spent in my tech career. The instructors are nice, know what they're talking about, and care about getting you work. The guys who work behind the scenes are jsut as dedicated, it took me almost 6 months to get my first tech job and they still called me once a week, every week, to give me info and hear how i've been doing. Would definitely recommend.

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  • Ashley S.
    IT Specialist • Graduate • Java • Louisville
    May 11, 2019
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    Rigorous and life changing

    After deciding to change careers to become a software developer, I chose The Software Guild out of my other options because I could attend the course in person, it had a great reputation, and according to the graduate report, the placement rate for graduates was 92.6% for full time employment within 6 months. I knew very little about development before being accepted into the boot camp, mainly just basic HTML and CSS. After taking an aptitude test and being accepted, I spent 8 weeks learni...

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  • Erin Green
    Associate Software Engineer • Graduate • Java • Minneapolis
    May 07, 2019
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    I highly recommend The Software Guild!

    My background: I had basically zero experience coding, other than a small amount of self-teaching on my own time for a couple months before discovering the bootcamp online. My background is in Biology, so not AT ALL related. This was a complete 180 degree career change for me.

    The Software Guild is amazing and they really have this all figured out. David was our Java instructor and he was incredibly knowledgeable. He spent a ton of his time outside of class to answer any question...

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  • Richard
    Junior Developer .Net • Graduate • .NET/C# • Minneapolis
    Nov 02, 2018
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    Worthwhile But Challenging

    The Software Guild is a good school.

    While the nature of code camps may prevent them from being able to dive into some topics in as much depth as a college, the work and practice itself will ensure you thoroughly understand what you've learned.

    In terms of staff everyone, not just the teachers, were incredibly kind and helpful at all times. They went out of their way to help students whether it came to coursework or job assistance.

    The main warning I'd have is...

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  • Jared
    Java Software Developer • Graduate • Java • Minneapolis
    Oct 12, 2018
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    Software Guild Java

    My experience at the Software Guild was nothing but positive. The instructor (Kyle) was engaging, knowlegeable, and brought real-world industry experience into the classroom. The employment specialist (Kip) also brings ample experience as a successful recruiter to his role. In addition to preparing you to market yourself to get a job after graduation, he set up several pre-graduation interviews with established companies in the region: I was offered, and accepted a job prior to graduating,...

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  • Becky Sargent
    Software Developer • Graduate • Java • Louisville
    Dec 05, 2017
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    Java Web Development

    Intense program, with great teachers that makes you 100% prepared for a job as a software developer.

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Software Guild Alumni Outcomes

92%
Employment Rate
47%
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$60,000
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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

Nat Davis
Published March 21, 2022
Coding bootcamps are certainly the most efficient way to quickly make a successful career pivot. But what is a coding bootcamp actually like? Since 2014, we’ve spoken with hundreds of alumni about their in-person, online, full-time, part-time, and self-paced bootcamp experiences and now we’re sharing their insights with you! Let’s break down a typical day at a bootcamp, teaching styles, and e...
Jess Feldman
Published February 14, 2022
When elementary school teacher Mark found himself learning how to code alongside his students, he realized tech may be a better career fit for him. Wanting to land a developer job quickly after graduating, Mark enrolled at The Software Guild’s part-time, online .NET/C# coding bootcamp to learn the tech stack that would make him most marketable in Minneapolis. But what was Mark actually able...
Jess Feldman
Published November 30, 2021
When Judy Thao hit a ceiling as a dental hygienist, she began looking for a new career path with more opportunity. By enrolling at the Software Guild, Judy got the foundations and real-world project experience she needed to launch a career in full stack development. Now four years into a successful tech career, Judy walks us through what it took to get started as a developer and how her Softw...
Jess Feldman
Published August 17, 2021
Java is a well-established programming language and learning Java can lead you into a great tech career. So what does the path look like from newbie to expert in Java development? Software Guild instructor, David Hunnicutt walks us through the job titles, responsibilities, and average salaries for today’s Java developers at the entry-level, mid-level, and senior-level. Plus, David shares in...
Liz Eggleston
Published June 02, 2021
Since 2013, Software Guild has been offering both virtual and in-person bootcamps teaching Java and .NET/C#. Kishore Pashindla, a Technical Trainer at The Software Guild, joins us for a virtual walkthrough of the Software Guild online classroom and explains a typical day at the bootcamp. Kishore also shares his advice for students interested in making a career change into tech and tells us ...
Rachel Meltzer
Published April 29, 2021
With almost all personal banking, lending, electronic payments, and trading done online these days, financial technology is an in-demand field for technologists in 2021. But do the top fintech companies actually hire coding bootcamp graduates? We’re breaking down what to expect at a financial technology company, and the top 6 Fintech companies that hire bootcamp alumni. Plus, our tips for emp...
Jess Feldman
Published February 18, 2021
When Miranda decided to pivot from clinical dietitian into software engineering, she was drawn to The Software Guild because of their reputation in Louisville. Miranda explains how The Software Guild’s remote Java bootcamp made it possible to make a career-change while working full-time. Plus, Miranda shares how The Software Guild’s career services team gave her the support she needed to land...
Jess Feldman
Published January 12, 2021
Their latest CIRR report shows a 91% alumni job placement rate at The Software Guild, but how exactly is The Software Guild preparing graduates for the workforce? Director of Career Services, Kipp Graham, tells us about their commitment to each bootcamper’s success, from their initial career goals to landing their first job. Plus, Kipp explains how to assess whether a company is the right fit...
Jess Feldman
Published January 04, 2021
Course Report · Coding Bootcamp News in Review: 2020 As we wrap up a very tumultuous year, we're taking a moment to round up all of the most impactful coding bootcamp news we saw in 2020. Follow along as we call out the top trends of 2020 and break down this year’s biggest acquisitions and fundraises in the bootcamp space. Plus, we’re sharing our predictions for 2021, how a new Biden/Har...
Liz Eggleston
Published October 28, 2020
Career centers and workforce development grants are a key resource for unemployed/underemployed workers looking to re-skill. Around 12 million people have contacted their local career centers this year, which is 8.5 million more than in 2019. Federal programs like WIOA (the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the CARES act, and even initiatives run by your city or state can make it pos...

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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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