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Suncoast Developers Guild Academy

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Suncoast Developers Guild Academy

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Suncoast Developers Guild Academy offers a 3-month, full-time, full stack web development bootcamp, along with 6-week part-time courses in web development basics, UX design, digital marketing, and React in St. Petersburg, Florida. Students in the full-time bootcamp will learn client-side, front end technologies like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as server-side back end technologies like .NET or Ruby on Rails. At the end of the course, the aim is that students will be able to create fully functional websites backed by databases and server-side applications.

Through an informal interview process, Academy at Suncoast Developers Guild assesses technology-oriented interests, career goals, motivation, and problem-solving skills when evaluating an applicant’s success in the coding bootcamp. Academy at Suncoast Developers is open to all levels of experience, the interview process has been built to help ensure each applicant will have the chance to be successful during the program and after. Students must be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Bootcamp students receive career services guidance including mentoring and coaching on interview techniques, decoding technical job descriptions, resume writing workshops, and portfolio building. The program also includes guest lectures from community leaders on topics that add to and enhance the core program content. At the end of each cohort, Academy at Suncoast Developers Guild hosts a demo day where potential employers and community leaders are invited to see firsthand the skills and work done by recent graduates.

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  • Full-time Web Development Program

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    HTML, Git, C#, JavaScript, .NET, Rails, CSS, React.js, Data Structures, Algorithms, Front End, Ruby, SQL
    In PersonFull Time33 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$14,900
    Class size15
    LocationTampa
    Students will learn client-side (front-end) technology: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as server-side (back-end) technology such as .NET or Ruby on Rails.
    Financing
    Deposit1000
    Financing
    Available through SkillsFund and Climb Credit
    https://suncoast.io/academy/tuition
    Refund / GuaranteeOur refund policy can be found in our catalog: https://suncoast.io/catalog.pdf
    Scholarshiphttps://suncoast.io/academy/diversity
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelOpen to all levels of experience, students must be at least 18 years of age and hold a high school diploma or equivalent.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Part-Time React I: Building Interactive Websites

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    React.js
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$1,200
    Class size15
    LocationTampa
    Get up and running with React, one of the most popular JavaScript libraries for building powerful interactive web applications. Students should have prior experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. By the end of the course, students should be able to: Implement a simple React App Explain how to use state and props Implement a SPA using react Utilize, using React, APIs to build data-driven websites Create a React SPA website and deploy it to the internet Utilize React to manipulate HTML and CSS
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Refund / Guarantee100% refund of the fee if a student withdraws before the first class. 50% refund of the fee if the student withdraws after the first week of class but before the fourth week. Suncoast Developers Guild is not responsible for missed classes
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelStudents should have prior experience with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Part-Time User Experience (UX) for Non-Designers

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    User Experience Design
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$1,200
    Class size15
    LocationTampa
    Over the course of six weeks, students learn the theory and practice behind User Experience (UX) design through a series of lectures, sharing of professional examples, interactive team activities, and individual assignments. With a focus on solving problems creatively and systematically by putting your users and their needs first, students will utilize User Experience (UX) and User-Interface (UI) techniques and methodologies to develop a product or service of their choosing. By the end of the course, students should be able to: Understand and articulate the differences, similarities, and overlap between User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) design. Utilize the design thinking process and UX/UI toolsets to solve problems. Work with cross-functional teams to create solutions. Communicate ideas, and give/receive direct feedback to facilitate ideation. Prototype and test using a variety of UX research methodologies.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Refund / Guarantee100% refund of the fee if a student withdraws before the first class. 50% refund of the fee if the student withdraws after the first week of class but before the fourth week. Suncoast Developers Guild is not responsible for missed classes
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelNo minimum experience required
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Part-Time Web Development Test Drive

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    HTML, JavaScript, CSS
    In PersonPart Time4 Hours/week6 Weeks
    Start Date None scheduled
    Cost$2,000
    Class size15
    LocationTampa
    Throughout this six-week course, students learn the basics of front-end web development. Students will learn the basic practices, fundamentals, and ideas behind creating dynamic websites with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. With a focus on applied knowledge, students will get hands-on training using HTML to create semantic page structures, CSS to implement modern designs, and JavaScript to make the pages dynamic and interactive. This course can also be utilized as a preview to the immersive 12-week program, giving students new to development exposure to what the full-time course would feel like and a great introduction to being a developer. The fee for this introductory course can be applied directly to the tuition of our immersive Web Development Program. By the end of the course, students should be able to: Explain the basic developer workflow Implement semantic HTML to structure a webpage's content Implement CSS to style and layout a webpage's presentation Implement JavaScript to manipulate and HTML webpage's behavior Solve simple problems with JavaScript Utilize, using JavaScript, APIs to build data driven websites Create a website and deploy it to the internet
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Refund / Guarantee100% refund of the fee if a student withdraws before the first class. 50% refund of the fee if the student withdraws after the first week of class but before the fourth week. Suncoast Developers Guild is not responsible for missed classes
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelThis course is geared towards students that have little to no experience in development.
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewNo
  • Celeste Sippel  User Photo
    Celeste Sippel • Jr Software Engineer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I'm a former firefighter turned small business owner that had zero tech experience before SDG. I first learned about SDG while searching for coding schools in Florida. They were offering a test drive class at the time so I decided that would be a good place to start and see if coding was for me. Well, that class left me wanting more and I fell in love with the staff so I knew I would be attending their academy. 
    The academy is tough. I commuted to school every day which made the long hours even longer. But it was worth it. Mark was my instructor and he was amazing. He could take all the technical jargon and turn it into English and then break down all the steps and pieces for us. The projects start off easy and get harder the further along you get in the course. By the end of the course, you can deploy an app or website from scratch. The academic part of the academy really pushed me out of my comfort zone and I am so grateful. After my graduation the pandemic caused the world to go into shutdown but I was able to take on freelance projects successfully because of the skills I learned from SDG.
    There is also a soft skills/career prep section in this academy. I came into this with a lot of soft skills so that information wasn't new to me but I could see how valuable it was to some of the younger dev students that haven't had as much work experience. 
    The career prep is focused on this industry and for the Tampa area. That was so valuable to me. I haven't been in the area long so I didn't have a network for the job search. Well with SDG you get to use their network and they have made great connections all over The Greater Tampa Bay. This network was key in helping me find my job. 
     During the career prep, they help you with your resume, LinkedIn, interview prep both the conversational part and the technical interview. 
    You get tons of help and support after graduation in finding a job. I was amazed at how SDG lived up to its promise to help you in this area. 
    I'm now working for my dream company doing my dream job. I am still pinching myself how everything worked out. I'm not going to lie it is hard but it is worth it because it is life-changing. 
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    Dante Harasz • Web Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I came in knowing pretty much nothing about web development and came out a competent developer.  All of the staff members are supportive and awesome.  If you are thinking about becoming a coder, this school will get you there fast.
  • AMAZING
    - 1/29/2020
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    Albert Strange • Junior Software Enginner • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    I moved to the St. Pete/Tampa area from Cleveland, Ohio with intentions to go to some sort of bootcamp and I am glad I decided on SDG. I came here knowing no one and no real career path, connections, or deep knowledge in web development. From the very first time meeting the staff here to any time after post graduation SDG staff is there to help, make you laugh, and continue to teach.

    This place truly creates a family like bond in 12 weeks. The training i received completely changed my life. Ive met life long friends, entered the career field where i feel like no day is spent just working. Mark (Core Instructor )and Jason(CEO / senior developer) are remarkable people who are insanely knowledgable developers. These two can tech you things you never thought possible while explaining them in ways to help you understand being new to the industry.

    Katherine the campus director is the sweetest person who will talk to you about anything while also being a strong developer. She is your go to person with any issue or concerns. Her caring personality shines when you finish the program you start your job search and Katherine is working just as hard as you to land you that first job. 

    I cant recommend this school enough if you live near the area. It's truly life changing if you put in the time and effort.

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    Amanda Leaders • Junior Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I heard about Suncoast Developers Guild from a friend of mine who has been a developer in the area for years.  I was working a robot-zombie job and I desperately wanted out of it.  I started looking into their program, and their job placement percentage, and what I would need to do to be good as a developer.  I had taken one summer course in C++ when I was a teenager, and nothing since.  

    Once I was accepted, I threw myself into the pre-work, because I wanted to be very good at this and I felt like I was starting out behind.  I can't express how much fun I had in this program.  I went from not being quite sure what html tags were to, 12 weeks later, demonstrating a full-stack app I made exactly to my specifications to local developers.  I learned HTML, CSS, Javascript, React, .Net, C#, SQL as well as how to work with Powershell and Github.  The head instructor, Mark, jokes that this program is "drinking from a fire hose" and he's not wrong.  It's a lot.

    I had a great time working through this curriculum but what I loved was the people I got to work with.  My cohort was 11 people, which is about the average size.  I think we did a very good job of keeping each other on track, working together, and working through the curriculum  together.  The staff is, simply put, amazing.  The instructors are focused and brilliant, and ready to help even if your problem isn't in their wheelhouse.  Katherine is the Campus Director, and she is a unicorn.  She was a great resource, in addition to Katherine just being fantastic to talk with.  

    I have happily recommended this program to everyone who has asked me about it since I started and I plan to keep recommending it.  

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    Joe Baranski • Front End Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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    Coming from a small amount of coding experience, I was worried I would be overwhelmed with the course load. The instructors and staff at SDG were incredibly helpful in allowing me to succeed in the full stack web development program. They provided useful job search resources and answered any questions I had about homeworks and assignments. I also appreciated the sense of community among fellow students during my time in the bootcamp.

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    Olivia S Cunningham • Junior Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    Coming from a background in graphic design, I was often able to work on the creative content for websites and digital advertising for clients in a very limited capacity. I always dreamed about crossing over into web development, but often found myself stuck in markerting and advertising roles, afraid to make the switch. 

    When I finally came across Suncoast Developers Guild, I was ready, but apprehensive about making such a big career change. Looking back from the other side of this incredible journey, I can only try to relay the immense graditude, respect, and appreciation I feel for Jason, Mark, Katherine, Gavin, Toni, & Kento - The SDG Super Team! From coding basics, to tech theory, introduction to the latest and greatest technologies, and career developement to ease the transition...SDG completely covers the bases, making sure you have suppport throughout your entire journey. SDG really guides students through the gate to the world of tech, and reminds beginners not to be afraid to explore, play, and be engaged in a career of continuous learning.

    I cannot thank the staff enough for providing me with a career path to something challenging, rewarding, and that has absolutely given me a renewed passion in my everyday life. SDG is an inspiration that has helped me navigate towards a company (right out of bootcamp) that I love and am excited to continue my growth with.

    ** If you are considering SDG to begin your coding career, you will not be dissapointed that you did.

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    Hector Velez • Student Verified via GitHub
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    I got laid off and decided to take a chance on Suncoast Developers Guild Academy and was one of the best things I could have done. They Full-Stack course was a challenge but they helped you all the way. One of my favorite parts was the field trips to actual tech companies  and the guest speakers

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    Aaron Harvey • Quality Assurance Automation Engineer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    In 2015 I wanted to learn how to program. I am 100% satisfied with how my career has gone since I enrolled and took a leap of faith. I have kept in touch with many of the students I graduated with and we have all progressed beyond my expectations. If you are on the fence I can tell you that this program will really help to change your future. I really wouldn't be where I am at today without this program. Thank you!

  • Career Changer
    - 5/24/2019
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    Frank Diaz • Software Developer I • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    Great experience with great results. However, it isn't easy. Far from it!. Study and do as much pre-work as possible before the course begins.  You'll be working nights and weekends in addition to the program if you want to be effective. You'll have to dedicate your life to this so be sure to be sure. Get ready to learn at a blinding pace and be challenged. If you follow the SDG team's instructions you will have a high probability of entering the world of development. This program is 100% recommended if you are 100% dedicated. 

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    Gabe Oleinik • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    From the first time I stepped into SDG for my interview with Jason and Toni, to the day I walked out as a graduate, SDG felt like home. Even now, two months later, I know that SDG is a friendly and welcoming place, whether I need help with a code problem, or just want to hang out.

    The staff is incredible. I truly believe that the instructors are world-class developers, and I feel truly grateful to have had the experience to learn from them. They continue to be an extremely valuable resource. 

    I found during the cohort that if I had a problem, I could bring it to the staff very comfortably, and it was addressed as soon as was possible. Their main interest is you. They want you to have a great experience, and they want you to learn all that you can.

    If you're on the fence about SDG, I hope I've been able to make your decision easier!

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    Gus Kemenyfy • Software Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I’ve been a Daycare administrator since I can remember. Always passionate about computers and looking for a career change, one of my best friends recommended me the Suncoast Developers Guild bootcamp to speed up the process of learning to code. I wasn’t even sure what that meant when I decided to start, lured by the lifestyle and promises a career in tech can offer. 

    I had to commute from Sarasota every day and I wasn’t sure if I was going to last the entire 12/Week process. I even had to apply for a credit (process they made super simple) to get onboard. Once I started, I felt in love with it. I found the strength and desire to wake up early and put long hours to learn about my new career. It is so much more than I thought. I found myself coding everywhere, even on weekends. Even now, I don’t want to stop.

    Life at the code school is amazing. The instructors, Mark, Jason, Gavin, Toni and Katherine are all super diligent and motivated, plus the best teachers you could hope for. The facilities are great, it felt like home away from home. Plus, the camaraderie among your peers made it so we all built lifelong relationships with fellow career changers. And then there is the community which welcomes you with open arms and is always there to lend a helping hand. I spent long hours engaged in so many activities, building relationships and learning from the best tech talent the Tampa Bay area can offer.

    I came onboard without having coded a single line before. By the end of it, I had mastered HTML5, CSS3 and two different JavaScript libraries in React and Vue. Also .Net Core as a backend framework. Fluent in JavaScript and C# and with a lot of tech tools under my belt they got me up and running and ready to find a job in the tech industry. Worth mentioning they also gave me lots of Career Support hours, making sure every big and small detail was ready, guaranteeing in me a successful job search. 

    I graduated almost two months ago, and I am happily working as a Software Developer for a company I could only dreamed of before. I did put a crazy amount of effort, but the guidande of the program itself made it happen, and fast. I am so grateful, all those days, all those promises...

    Suncoast Developers Guild delivered!

  • Prepare to learn
    - 12/7/2018
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    Matthew Cooke • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    From JavaScript to resume writing, the SDG does it all. During the 13-week course, I went from never having written a line of code to now being able to construct functional web applications. Every lecture is tailored to what the current class needs to focus on to become successful developers. 

    My experience was different than most as I commuted from New Tampa to St. Petersburg daily. I will recommend living closer to ensure success but it is possible as long as you are a very dedicated and disciplined student. 

    There are lectures every morning followed by several hours of lab time in the early afternoon. During the lab time, the instructors are available to answer questions. The instructors are always willing to point you in the right direction or give enough information for that 'AHA!' moment.

    Not only are the fundamentals of web development taught at SDG but so are the soft skills. Every Friday is spent learning a new facet of marketing yourself as a developer, writing a resume, or taking a field trip to see a live development environment. Each student is given as much attention and assistance as they can handle. 

    Overall, attending SDG was one of the best life-choices that I have made and I encourage anyone who loves a fulfilling challenge to reach out.

    -Matt

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