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Tech Talent South

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Tech Talent South offers full and part-time programs to give students a great foundation in web development. Students will learn Ruby on Rails, Domain Modeling, HTTP and "RESTful" Design, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and AJAX, and understanding APIs. Students eager to make a career change, start their own business, or make the world a better place through technology are great candidates for Tech Talent South's 8-week programs.

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  • Big Data Analytics

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    Data Science, SQL, Data Structures, Data Visualization, Data Analytics
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week4 Weeks
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    Cost
    $2,200
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Atlanta, Phoenix, Wilmington, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    Tech Talent South’s introduction to Big Data Analytics will cover the foundational topics in data science: Data Manipulation Data Analysis with Stats and Machine Learning Data Communication with Information Visualization This course will give you the opportunity to implement and execute methods dissecting and analyzing large amounts of data. Tech Talent South will cover the basic techniques of big data, including both SQL and NoSQL solutions for large data management, data mining, and statistical modeling.
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    https://info.techtalentsouth.com/scholarships
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  • DevOps and Continuous Integration

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    In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
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    Cost
    $13,500
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Dallas, San Antonio
    Do you have interest in writing code? Does that interest go beyond developing software? Maybe dabbling in development, IT operations, and testing / quality assurance? Basically... do you want to be involved in the entire product lifecycle? If the answer to any of those questions was yes, take a hard look at Tech Talent South's DevOps and Continuous Integration course! Here you'll take the deepest of dives into the newest and hottest trend of software development... DevOps (Software Development and IT Operations). You'll get a hands-on training with Linux, Git, and Ruby while learning the intricacies of some of today's most powerful tools in deployment, configuration, and automation. On top of that, you'll learn how to keep a project team organized with version control, and keeping your product always in production mode and up to date with Continuous Integration techniques.
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  • Full-Time Code Immersion - Java

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    $6,750
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    Atlanta, Phoenix, Wilmington, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    Have you ever dreamed of building your own software? Are you looking to make a change in technology, your community, the world, or building out that crazy idea of your uncle's? Tech Talent South’s Code Immersion programs are the perfect launching point for those who are passionate, persistent, and eager to learn. Our eight-week course covers the fundamentals of web development and programming. Students can expect to be proficient in the concepts listed below and more specifically, have a strong foundational base in Java. In addition to our core curriculum, our guest speaker series, company tours, and other community events put students in front of professionals who are excited about getting to know them and connecting them with potential opportunities. The technology opportunities are continuously expanding and our Code Immersion programs are a great way to dive in and start!
    Financing
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    Flexible Payment Options
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    https://info.techtalentsouth.com/scholarships
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  • Full-time Code Immersion - Ruby

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, Design, Rails, Product Management, CSS, SEO, iOS, Front End, Ruby
    In PersonFull Time12 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $6,750
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Atlanta, Phoenix, Wilmington, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    Have you ever dreamed of building your own app? Are you looking to make a change in technology, your community, the world, or building out that crazy idea of your uncle's? Tech Talent South’s Code Immersion programs are the perfect launching point for those who are passionate, persistent, and eager to learn. Our eight-week course covers the fundamentals of web development and programming. Students can expect to be proficient in the concepts listed below and more specifically, have a strong foundational base in Ruby on Rails*. In addition to our core curriculum, our guest speaker series, company tours, and other community events put students in front of professionals who are excited about getting to know them and connecting them with potential opportunities. The technology opportunities are continuously expanding and our Code Immersion programs are a great way to dive in and start doing something <BIG>!
    Financing
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    Tuition Plans
    Flexible Payment Plans Available
    Scholarship
    https://info.techtalentsouth.com/scholarships
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    Minimum Skill Level
    Basic computer knowledge
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Intro to Web Design

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    HTML, Git, Digital Marketing, Design, Product Management, CSS, SEO, Front End
    In PersonFull Time6 Hours/week4 Weeks
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    Cost
    $2,250
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Atlanta, Wilmington, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    In this beginner-focused course, students are given the skills needed to design, code, and launch polished custom websites. Students will learn the fundamental tools of front-end development (HTML/CSS, Javascript), each student who completes this course leaves with several beautiful live websites to call their own. The 4-week course culminates in a capstone project in which each student deploys a website for their very own company, portfolio, or personal brand. Forget your paper resume... send people to your website!
    Financing
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    Flexible Payment Plans Available
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    https://info.techtalentsouth.com/scholarships
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    Minimum Skill Level
    Beginner
    Placement Test
    No
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    No
  • iOS Development

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    In PersonFull Time6 Hours/week5 Weeks
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    Cost
    $3,250
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Atlanta, Phoenix, Wilmington, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    Do you spend a lot of time on your phone? Ever wondered what it would be like to make those applications you use everyday? Now you can! Grab your iPhone, iPad, and Mac and let's build something <BIG> together. In this course you'll start from the ground up with the iOS SDK, Xcode, and Swift (Apple's new programming language). The iOS course covers the development and best practices for building, testing, debugging, and deploying iOS apps. Learn about what Apple brings to the table and how you'll work with the tools they provide! By the end of the course you'll understand core concepts and how they work together in your apps like Model-View-Controller (MVC), segues and navigation, APIs, and much more!
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  • JavaScript 101

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    In PersonFull Time3 Hours/week7 Weeks
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    $1,850
    Class size
    20
    Location
    Wilmington, Asheville
    Want to know what all the fuss is about over JavaScript? Then join us in our introduction to JavaScript class, JavaScript 101! In this course you'll learn the fundamentals and core concepts of the language that runs the modern day web. By working with stock JavaScript, you'll get a great foundation with the ins and outs of the language, its syntax, core features, and understand exactly what makes it so special compared to other programming languages! After we get a good foundation with pure JS, we'll tackle some popular and common JavaScript libraries like jQuery, which will extend the functionality of our JavaScript even further. In addition to this, we'll also work with an up-to-date JavaScript ecosystem and utilize tools like Gulp, npm, and Babel to help you write better and modern JavaScript code! To round out the course, we'll also discuss the newest iteration of JavaScript, ES6, its new features and what this means for the future of the web's programming language.
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  • JavaScript App Development

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    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week9 Weeks
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    Cost
    $4,250
    Class size
    20
    Location
    Wilmington, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    Are you ready to build web applications purely with JavaScript, using the hippest framework and real-time technologies? Then hop on into Tech Talent South's JavaScript Application Development course! This course is designed to be a 10-week, hands-on foundation in modern web application development with JavaScript. In the course, you'll begin with pure JavaScript fundamentals and concepts and will quickly accelerate to building 'Single Page Applications' with JavaScript a new and popular framework built by Facebook, called React. By the end of the course, students will be building fully functional, real-time, JavaScript-based web applications. Topics include: Fundamental JavaScript language syntax and features Browser programming using the DOM and jQuery API, AJAX, and data integration Project organization and build systems with tools like Gulp, npm, Babel and Webpack Single Page Application development with React Future of JavaScript with ES6 This program is geared towards students who are reasonably comfortable with HTML & CSS and want to make the jump into building full-stack JavaScript applications.
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  • Machine Learning

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    Location
    Atlanta, Phoenix, Wilmington, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    Are you a business expert, looking for innovative and predictive solutions? Come on a machine learning journey with us, where we will use the power of predictive analysis, large data sets, and data-driven business processes to solve pesky business problems that have been plaguing us for years! Welcome to the data revolution!
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  • Next Level Rails

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    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week3 Weeks
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    Cost
    $2,200
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    Are you looking for the next step in your Ruby on Rails development? Are you looking to dive into more advanced topics and techniques? Awesome, let's build something together in Next Level Rails! Whether you just finished our Code Immersion Course or have been learning the wonder of Rails on your own, this course is a convenient guide to the next level in your web dev skill set. Next Level Rails is a 12-week program designed to be the next step in your education of Ruby on Rails and web application development. This program is geared towards a junior-level developer who is hungry for more Rails knowledge. You’ll be given a great portfolio building experience led by a local industry leader. Students will be involved in the entire process of builiding a web application from scratch. They’ll be tasked with organizing, planning, and executing app features which will culminate in a finished product presented at a demo day. This course focuses on giving students real-world experience in a guided, educational setting. Class time will be split into two, giving the students time for both instruction and hands-on work.
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    Minimum Skill Level
    Junior level developer
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Part-time Code Immersion - Java

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, Design, CSS, Data Structures, Java, Front End, Data Visualization
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $4,250
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Atlanta, Phoenix, Wilmington, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    Have you ever dreamed of building your own software? Are you looking to make a change in technology, your community, the world, or building out that crazy idea of your uncle's? Tech Talent South’s Code Immersion programs are the perfect launching point for those who are passionate, persistent, and eager to learn. Our eight-week course covers the fundamentals of web development and programming. Students can expect to be proficient in the concepts listed below and more specifically, have a strong foundational base in Java. In addition to our core curriculum, our guest speaker series, company tours, and other community events put students in front of professionals who are excited about getting to know them and connecting them with potential opportunities. The technology opportunities are continuously expanding and our Code Immersion programs are a great way to dive in and start!
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Tuition Plans
    Flexible Payment Plans
    Scholarship
    https://info.techtalentsouth.com/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Part-time Code Immersion - Ruby

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, SQL, jQuery, Rails, Product Management, CSS, SEO, Front End, Ruby
    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week8 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $4,750
    Class size
    20
    Location
    Atlanta, Phoenix, Wilmington, Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    Have you ever dreamed of building your own app? Are you looking to make a change in technology, your community, the world, or building out that crazy idea of your uncle's? Tech Talent South’s Code Immersion programs are the perfect launching point for those who are passionate, persistent, and eager to learn. Our eight week course covers the fundamentals of web development and programming. Students can expect to be proficient in the concepts listed below and more specifically, have a strong foundational base in Ruby on Rails*. In addition to our core curriculum, our guest speaker series, company tours, and other community events put students in front of professionals who are excited about getting to know them and connecting them with potential opportunities. The technology opportunities are continuously expanding and our Code Immersion programs are a great way to dive in and start doing something <BIG>!
    Financing
    Deposit
    N/A
    Tuition Plans
    Flexible Payment Plans
    Scholarship
    https://info.techtalentsouth.com/scholarships
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill Level
    Basic computer knowledge
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes
  • Startup Primer

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    In PersonFull Time6 Hours/week7 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $2,250
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Charlotte, Raleigh
    Are you interested in learning how to develop a product, market it, and launch your own startup, but aren’t quite ready to apply for an accelerator or take your product to market? Do you want to meet your soulmate? Errr… we mean, co-founder? Startup Primer is the perfect opportunity to gain real-world startup experience in a guided, case-study-based environment.
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    Minimum Skill Level
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    Placement Test
    No
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    Yes
  • The Graduate Program

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    In PersonPart Time
    Start Date
    None scheduled
    Cost
    N/A
    Class size
    N/A
    Location
    Charlotte
    The Graduate Program is designed to give junior level developers and designers a portfolio building experience lead by an industry leader. Students are given an app idea project, then split into teams and tasked with organizing, planning, and executing app features culminating in a finished product presented at Demo Day. This course focuses on giving the students real-world experience in a guided, educational setting.
    Financing
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    N/A
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    Minimum Skill Level
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    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    No
  • UX Design for Beginners

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    In PersonPart Time6 Hours/week3 Weeks
    Start Date
    Rolling Start Date
    Cost
    $2,200
    Class size
    20
    Location
    Columbus, Dallas, San Antonio, New Orleans, Charlotte, Asheville, Raleigh
    In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of user experience and interaction design the way your mother would want. You'll tackle problems and work through group activities, discussions, and critiques, along with bite-sized informative and interactive lectures. But don't think you're off free when class ends! After each session you'll dive into 'knowledge work' that will sharpen your mind while introducing you to the thought leaders who design products people love.
    Financing
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    N/A
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    Minimum Skill Level
    N/A
    Placement Test
    No
    Interview
    Yes

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  • Great Experience!
    - 7/15/2019
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    Great supportive teachers and coordinators who spent their time doing their best to teach us a very intensive lesson plan and creating a great profile for the tech industry. Our teacher has an amazing personality and great ability to both teach us in the subject matter and how to present it in way that ensured our understanding and ability in programming. Our community organizers were really supportive in resume building by reviewing with indepth feedback to ensure we are putting our best skills to the world, and going out of their way to make sure we are comfortable with the enviornment and class.
     

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    - 6/3/2019
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    I am currently in the code immersion class in New Orleans and the class is very helpful so far with being introduced to the tech community. Our instructor Carlos is very knowledgable and Mary Lachapelle is amazing with community outreach and networking. So glad I found Tech Talent South to start my tech career!

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    Participating in the Select program from Tech Talent South has been incredible. An immersive and detailed experience covering Full Stack Development. A great community of unique individuals, excellent management, and knowledgeable instructors. Proud to be involved in this program, and excited to see where these skills will take me!

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    After deciding to leave my recruiting job and pursue a career in development, I researched around and decided to take the 8 week code immersion course. The bootcamp was a great introduction to general programming and really sets you up to learn different programming languages and frameworks. I met a lot of great people during my time at TTS. Bart was my instructor and he did awesome at explaining the lessons and you could tell he really cared about teaching the class. We also got to go on a lot of company tours where I was able to grow my network. I am also taking the JavaScript course to further my knowledge. The only thing I would have liked to see more of in the 8 week bootcamp is covering more relevant technologies that would be useful as an entry level developer trying to get their first dev job like myself. Also, some job interview prep or assistance in getting my foot in the door would be nice too. It is definitely not an easy course so be prepared to give it your all or else you might not get as much out of it as others who do. Overall, I would definitely recommend taking some TTS classes to anyone who is trying to get into the field or just trying to learn something new.

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    The Part-Time Code Immersion course is perfect for someone with a full time job. The curriculum is scaffolded very well, and the homework pushes you to fully learn the subjects introduced in class. The course also does a great job of giving you the tools to keep learning on your own.

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    Background
    I recently graduated from the 8 week part-time code immersion November - December 2017 cohort. I had previously been learning web development using Free Code Camp, Udacity, Codeacademy, and other online resources. I was tired of jumping around and not fully understanding how everything connected so I started researching boot camps. Tech Talent South fit all of my criteria: curriculum, cost, and location. 

    Overall Impressions: Code Immersion Course (Part-time)
    The course does a great job of balancing content for complete beginners and somewhat knowledgeable students. With that said please make sure you complete the pre-course work before the course starts. This will make the class better for you as you won't feel completely lost on the first couple days. 

    This course gives a great foundation in web development skills. You will learn some best practices in coding and how to structure your files and folders. We spent our class time following along with the teacher typing code and then after class the homework was uploaded for us to work on. The homework is not required for the course. However, if you really want to get the most out of this course you should complete it. 

    I would highly recommend anyone looking at a coding boot camp to consider Tech Talent South and I would recommend that they attend. I truly enjoyed my experience and would do it again. 

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    Resume Review: I was able to get my resume reviewed and got advice on how I could tweak it to attract attention from tech companies. I currently have 10 years of retail sales experience so this was extremely helpful. 

    Company Tours: The company tours are okay. Since I was taking the part-time course for the fact that I have a full-time job I was not able to get to many of the tours. However, the one I was able to attend was a great experience as you are able to see what real jobs look like and what the company is looking for. Attend as many of these as you can. Well worth it. 

    Job Assistance: There is a job board that updates with jobs in the area. TTS is not going to hold your hand so if you have jobs that you are looking for or want help finding jobs then you need to reach out. Once you do they have done a great job with sending me jobs and highlighting what I should be looking for and what I would have the best chance of getting interviewed for. Again, they cannot promise you a job and they cannot help you get an interview but they are helpful in wanting you to get a job so reach out and help will come. 

     

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    I am a PhD candidate at Emory University where my focus of study centers around topics including accessibility, usability, and research design and methods. I've always been interested in making services as "easy" and accessible as possible, but also reliable and valid. Is a product or service actually doing what it sets out to do? I became interested in these sorts of topics as a teenager when I was first learning about standardized assessment, survey design, and statistics. I realized that even on the most highly regarded standardized assessments, much of the content seemed "inaccessible," or inapplicable, to large segments of the population. For example, sometimes the language used would be so theoretical or heady that it was difficult to understand a question or a concept. Other times, questions on assessments, which were theoretically "standardized" and designed to be of use by "all" people, seemed to be missing the mark. For example, a standardized body image assessment might ask about a person's experience with exercise or a healthy lifestyle--the assumption could be that someone who exercises a lot may be labeled as having a negative body image because they're "obsessive"; at the same time, someone who doesn't exercise at all may be labeled as having a negative body image with the implication that they "don't care" and are negligent of their health. These sort of discrepancies bothered me! I started noticing these things everywhere in all forms. For example, have you ever used a "handicap" bathroom? Take a look around next time! Usually, the stalls are large enough for a wheelchair to comfortably navigate the space, and oftentimes the toilet seat and countertop are lower; but so often, the paper towel dispenser is too high to reach from a seated position, or there is a step-can trashcan for waste disposal, which could be completely inaccessible for someone who uses a wheelchair.

    It took me years to realize that these organic passions of mine were related to fields like human factors engineering and user experience research and design. While teaching myself some UX "basics," I realized how perfect of a fit this field was for me! I also realized that I needed (and wanted) a lot more knowledge and training! I first approached TTS because I was interested in their "UX Design for Beginners" course (which was a total blast.) On top of that, I'd always been interested in coding. I had zero experience with coding--I dabbled in things when I was a teenager, like html and silly customization (I can't be the only teenager in the early 2000's who had a bunch of different Angelfire and GeoCities (RIP) websites, am I right!?) but "coding" itself always seemed way too difficult. My friends who coded tended to be ridiculously good at math and they seemed adept at learning "foreign" concepts easily. I mean, I took Spanish for six years as a kid and can barely remember a thing--ergo, learning entire programming languages seemed impossible.

    After filling out some info online, I had an initial phone interview with Meghan, which was really much more of a conversation about *me* and my goals. I really appreciated this call--initially, I thought I had to "sell myself," which made me a bit anxious since I had zero tech experience. Instead, Meghan seemed more interested in figuring out if TTS would be able to provide me with the necessary resources for me to get a step closer to *my* goals. Since I'm already a full-time doctoral student, I don't have much free time and I have basically no money, ha! Meghan assured me that even though I'd be even busier, my schedule would be doable. She also shared invaluable information with me about scholarship opportunities and discounts. When Meghan asked if I was interested in other courses that TTS offered, I think I laughed. Of course I was interested! But every coding "bootcamp" I came across was several thousand dollars, required a lot of time, and seemed to offer false promises like guaranteed job placement. I casually mentioned I might be interested in a part-time coding course but that she shouldn't go into too much detail because I knew I wouldn't have the time or the funds. She respected this, and simply mentioned that I seemed like a really good fit for TTS and so she would email me pricing information, the schedule, and information about scholarships and discounts.

    Before approaching TTS, I looked into other UX and coding programs offered through competitive companies and attended some info sessions. While I'm sure that many competing programs are fantastic, they were simply too expensive for me to even consider. I found several courses that were $10,000+ for ~10 weeks and essentially required that people quit their job because of the class schedule. Many programs did offer scholarships, but they might only offer one single scholarship. One company in particular, a nationwide company, told me that they did indeed offer a scholarship but that I wouldn't be a good candidate (I appreciated their honesty!) because they only awarded ONE scholarship per cohort across the entire nation, and that these scholarships (understandably) went to people far more disadvantaged than myself. These companies also seem to prioritize job placement ratings and use that as leverage, using carefully-worded language to make it seem like a job was "guaranteed." Very few programs are in the position to guarantee anyone a job, especially in this economy, and that really concerned me. A company told me they had a 98% job placement rating within three months of graduation. When I asked probing questions, like "what percentage of these jobs are in the tech industry?" and "what percentage of graduates who became employed also had a traditional 4 year college degree?" I was met with silence. These are important questions for such an expensive investment!

    TTS makes no promises or guarantees about job placement and that's honestly one of my favorite things. The people at TTS, the entire model of the school, the quality of teaching...it all speaks for itself. TTS doesn't need to offer any [false] promises--they've created an environment where 1) the employees have the best interest of the students in mind, so obviously they will assist with things like connections and networking, and 2) the students are offered such good instruction and resources that we want to do as much as possible to succeed...we don't need handholding!

    To my delight, TTS helped make it possible for me to take both of the courses I wanted--UX and coding. They were incredibly responsive and I never felt any pressure. Everyone is also so accessible! For example, I kept running into a coding error while I was doing some independent pre-coursework coding exercises. We were given Zack's email and told to contact him with any questions, so I did. Little did I know that he's the CTO of the entire company! How cool is that!? I felt a little silly for asking such a basic question, but he never made me feel like I was wasting his time and he always responded with great detail, wanting to make sure I understood things.

    Both of my instructors were always available for office hours, and were constantly on Slack. On days we didn't have class and I was having a hard time, I would message my instructor on Slack and know that he'd respond. I had to miss a couple of classes due to a pre-planned trip, and my instructor took it upon himself to with meet separately upon my return to ensure I wasn't too far behind. I've been in school for 23 years at this point and the attention and quality of teaching I've experienced through TTS has been among the best! Plus, all of my classmates are pretty awesome; with relatively small class sizes, we're pretty much all able to get some form of individualized instruction if we get stuck and ask for help.

    The guest speakers that TTS brings in are among the best and also so accessible! None of them have a "cocky" attitude, and many of them are in high-level positions (CEOs, etc.) Atlanta has quite an impressive tech community and I was curious to see what sort of resources or connections TTS might have access to. When our first guest speaker was from MailChimp, that basically just solidified my confidence in them. Because of the guest speaker series through TTS, I've already had three separate one-on-one meetings with highly respected tech companies in the Atlanta area. I'm convinced that it's my own knowledge and drive, networking, and mentorship that will help me get a job in this industry, not a fancy "job placement rating" toted around my competitors.

    I could go on and on but this is already too long. Every interaction I've had with a TTS employee (i.e. Admissions, Communications, Logistics, Community Organizing, instructors) has been enjoyable. Go to this school! It's small in a good way--you won't be overlooked; you'll have access to their resources and connections; and you'll learn a ton in a short period of time. You'll also probably keep a lot more money in your bank ;)

  • Kyle St Jean • Full Stack Web Developer • Graduate
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    I'd like to break this review into a few topics in particular. Having a sponsor for the camp, Curriculum, Instructor, Support, Classmates, and ultimate finishing with overall experience.

    Having a sponsor for this camp was amazing. Getting this high of a value item and such an industry important curriculum because it was catored to them was absolutely amazing. The problems with it lied in having far too many people in the room where they decided how much we should know and what topics to cover. Sometimes we had super intense classes where the topics couldn't go on long enough. Other times we had classes that just dragged on and on because my poor instructor had to slug through boring slides about topics we had no business worrying about as newbies. Overall, the sponsor was great. They provided me something that I will always be grateful for. They also may or may not give me a job. Still waiting to hear. (it's been just a week)

     

    Curriculum was rough and amazing all at once. There were long days that were awful, and there were some days where I wish I could have stayed longer and gotten to know more about a particular topic. I think there were far too many people involved in making decisions about what to learn, how we learn it, and ultimately whether or not there were realistic expectations around getting it done. Curriculum was over a "meh...glad I learned Java and Spring! That's for sure!"

     

    My instructor was out of this world phenomenal. This section will have ZERO downsides other than him not being able to have more freedom to expand on topics he knew we needed more of. The instructor? Gregory Testo. He's amazing. I cannot recommend him enough. Charismatic, funny, attentive, unique, and so knowledgable. He had to learn with us on certain topics as things changed from the corporate sponsor and he didn't miss a beat. He dedicated saturdays to coming in for 4 hours to help other students who wanted it. Seriously cannot be any more thankful for him and I absolutely love this man.

     

    Support and Classmates. TTS had amazing support, especially in the hands of Tanny Men. I spoke with her mostly and she provided us with far more than I ever knew possible. Even when TTS higher ups gave us answers on questions we got ANGRY about...she was there to back us up and try to fight for us. I cannot say more good things about her as well, because she particularly cared for me very well as I faced numberous stressors outside of class. My classmates were insanely cool. I got along with almost everyone and had zero hatred for a single person. We were all super close at the end and I walked away with more than knowledge and skills...I gained friends. I was so lucky to have these people by my side. We acted like a rugby team on the line and huddled together, keeping everyone afloat and running at the goal of getting hired by our sponsor as a team. We openly talked about how no one was in competition and everyone was willing to help.

    Ultimately this experience was overall a phenomenal time. I was tested in so many ways by the need to grow and learn material quickly, and I walked away being able to build a full stack application from scratch. I walked away with friends and a great chance at finding my way into the industry so that I can provide for my family and have my dream career. The camp provided me with one of the greatest crucibles I've ever faced, stretching me so thin that I almost broke at times. (I drove an hour to get into class and walked 15 minutes every day to have free parking in Downtown PHX). I'm so thankful I got the camp free, although it ultimately cost my home 3-4 months of no income and having to run our credit cards through the roof to make it work. My only big complaints, since I feel I have to provide some of them, would be that the corporate sponsors and TTS did not communicate well. There was a lot to learn and not enough time, while also having huge expectations. We got a visit from one of the sponsor company's higher ups and he devastated most of us with rude and awful news half way through the camp. Confusion, changes, rough slides to learn from, and a lack of coding along or building projects from the first week were also in my list of complaints. I wish I had spent more time coding, using github, making projects, and less time talking theory while staring at slides. Ultimately, I'm a driven person who made this an "I cannot and will not fail or be unprepared" venture, so I did everything I had to in order to succeed, even when that meant taking an hour from my 5 hours of sleep each night.

    Greg Testo is amazing, I'm so happy I know Java and Spring, as well as using Test Driven Development to program, and I have new friends I love. I'm happy and thankful. 

  • Brittany Vance • Student
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    I am a developer that already had some experience, but wanted to learn a bit more about other aspects of the software stack that I haven't touched in some time. I have to say, this experiment was worth the investment. While it's possible to learn at home from a tutorial, learning along with other people in a classroom is a lot more fun, and having a regular schedule for class time can be motivating. TTS also does a fantastic job with placement assistance. Their network of local connections is impressive, and they put a lot of time and effort into connecting students with jobs that are a good match for their skills.

    The thing that sets TTS apart is the personal approach to job connections - students are sent to opportunities that are right for them, rather than just sent to the same catch-all place as the rest of their peers. Their classes are also a bit more affordable than other local options, and shorter, so students can combine the coursework that they need while still potentially holding down a full-time job. TTS is also generous with scholarship options, which makes this program more accessible to nontraditional students.

    Overall, it's a great option, and I highly recommend it.

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    Fast paced and great environment to learn. The talented staff and instructors here care about you, your success, and your learning process. Especially with the pair programming (meaning getting to couple up with your classmates and learn code from your peers as well). This Tech Talent South Select program is ideal for anyone who wants to brake into Full Stack Web Development or just wanting to know how to build an app for your very on ideas. I will recommend that anyone and everyone sign up today for Full Stack Code Immersion classes today in your area. Visit https://www.techtalentsouth.com/ and do something BIG.

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    Cyndi Mccoy • Consultant • Student
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    The instructor  works hard to ensure the class of varied backgrounds are challenged and all have an opportunity to learn.  He shares knowledge and instructs in a way that reflects real world experiences in technology.

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    I lucked up on a very fun collaborative group of experts.  Great opportunities are just chasing me down right now.  This class has armored me with so many excellent and relevant tools... and we're only 4 weeks in!

  • Joseph Haynes
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    Tech Talent South is an amazing coding boot-camp. Training to become a full-stack developer and I have learned more in a shorter period of time than I have ever done before. Very fast-paced.

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    Currently learning Java through Tech Talent South here in Dallas, Tx. I must say that learning has been really fun here. The environment is welcoming and also very accessible.  Although my cohort has not made it to the halfway point, I have a very good understanding of the Java language and I am eager to learn more!

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    The staff of Tech Talent South have been incredibly supportive and welcoming. Tech Talent South's approach helps foster passion and enthusiasm for learning and development. 

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    The curriculum is exactly what I expect to be covered in a Full-Stack Development boot camp.

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    Greg is excellent at adapting the curriculm and classroom activities to suite each students learning needs.

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    TTS has offered resume writing 1-on-1's, networking events, and with the coporate training weekly meetings with the company sponser. 

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    Our instructor Greg brings high energy to the classroom every day that keeps us students excited to keep trekking on through the curriculum. He provides great context when covering certain programming concepts so that we have a foundation that can take us further than only knowing how to solve problems with one specific language. The staff here at TTS-Phoenix provides a great environment for us students and I am enjoying the entire process.

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    HTML/CSS/JavaScript/Linux/Ruby on Rails/Git/Testing/Cloud-Distributed Systems/SQL

    Lots of classroom instruction, but also ample lab time supervised by instructor. Instruction professional and competent, but also engaging and personable. Pre-course study requirements and materiel requirements very modest. Excellent facilities, physical environment, amenities, and digital resources for study. I went into the course with a little used Associate's degree in Programming, but this course provided very practical instruction on how to actually use the technology in a very well-rounded stack.  I strongly recommend this program to anyone who has the opportunity to take it and is willing to put in the work.

  • Shane • Student
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    When you think of the concept of a coding bootcamp, often a picture of strict and grueling execise regimen and drilling over the basics and terminology over and over may come to mind. With Tech Talent South, it feels like such preconception is absent! The friendly, jovial atmosphere and unbridled dedication to learning and improving shines brightly with this particular course. Backed by a corporate-sponsored organization dedicated purely to the success of our cohort, it's easy to feel confident and secure knowing we have a web of support anywhere we turn. I don't think I could turn anywhere else when it comes to coding bootcamps.

  • Wesley A Chambers • Associate Software Developer • Graduate
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    I came to coding by a long and winding road. My wife and I were living in Columbia, Missouri, where I was a doctoral philosophy student at Mizzou. For a host of complicated reasons, we decided to step away from higher education and the tenure track pursuit. It was the right decision at the time, but it wasn’t easy to make. Leaving school meant abandoning, for the foreseeable future, the only career path I had known. I love teaching and reading, writing and problem solving, and I had spent the better part of the last ten years in education. I now enjoyed the less than glamorous title of PhD dropout. What was I to do next?

    We knew that we needed some time to decide what the new phase would be, and we wanted to work with kids, so we moved to Washington, DC, in July 2016 to work as houseparents for at-risk youth. It seemed like a wonderful fit, but it went south fast. Though we enjoyed living in DC and some aspects of the job, dysfunction in the company and an overall lack of safety—not to mention the organization’s unwillingness to make necessary changes—compelled us to make plans to leave. Since we lived in a group home of sorts, leaving the job meant leaving our residence and the kids we’d worked so hard to serve.

    With heavy hearts we decided to apply for jobs in various cities we liked—mostly in Tennessee, one of our favorite states. The deal was this: whoever got a job first, we’d move for that job and the other of us would make it work. But Tennessee was apparently not in the cards. My wife unexpectedly secured a job in Charlotte, NC, and that’s where we went.

    It was a trying time. We felt that we needed to leave Mizzou, so we did. But we managed only seven months in DC before being faced with yet another move. We felt weary, disoriented, and discouraged—me especially. Here we were in a new place, with one car. What on earth was my plan? Doubts crept in. Did we really know what we were doing? I strung together some part time jobs and tried to figure my life out.

    I had a few ideas for what to do, and coding wasn’t the top choice. One idea was to pass the state Praxis certification and teach secondary math, since I like math, teaching jobs seem always in demand, and I could pursue my writing projects on the side. I also like the model of classical education, so I thought about becoming proficient in Latin and teaching in a classical school, since I could also teach logic or rhetoric or something else of interest. Then there was coding and web development. I had some philosophy friends who left higher ed and were from all appearances leading successful careers in programming. The problem was finding a way to break into the field. I had no knowledge of coding; I didn’t even know what a platform was.

    But the first and most attractive idea was to take the LSAT and go to a good law school. You might think I’m crazy (and you’re probably right, though for other reasons), but law school sounded fun and interesting; it still does. And the LSAT is a philosopher’s dream: just logic games, verbal reasoning, reading comprehension, and argumentative essay writing. At the very least, even if I didn’t go to law school, I could still do LSAT tutoring for side income. I liked all of these options, but it seemed clear to me that I could only pursue one at the expense of the rest. Which should I choose?

    It turned out that the decision was all but made for me. I was about to register for the September LSAT when a chance arose to enroll in Tech Talent South‘s full-time code immersion course. I put the LSAT to the side and took this opportunity head on. And I came to know firsthand what afriend had told me: coding was a lot like doing logic and philosophy! In the class we were creating functions, working with sets, defining terms and variables, using conditional statements and embedded clauses, writing programs as clearly and simply as possible. There was elegance to it and it involved creativity.

    A few weeks into the course I was preparing to go on the job market. I hadn’t thought to look outside of Charlotte, but a close friend told me that his company in Saint Louis was looking to hire a junior-mid .NET developer. Our course was working with Ruby on Rails, not .NET, and I had no formal experience. But he’s a senior developer with a fantastic reputation—and rightly so. He recommended me and made a true philosopher’s case for why his boss should give me a call. His boss did, and a few interviews later I had an offer, which I gladly accepted. I've been at the company for more than one year, and the esperience, though challenging, has been great. I get to build software for a good company, while working alongside one of my best friends.

    It’s funny how life, more often than not, does not behave according to plans. The TTS course literally came out of nowhere, and it played an essential role in getting me a job. It quickly gave me the necessary exposure, background knowledge, and confidence to make the next step in setting out on a new career. More than all of that, it gave me a sense of hope and a new vision for the future.

    TTS staff and alumni were like family. The classmates were supportive, the teacher was competent and enthusiastic, and when I reached out for advice on the job market from former students who had made their way into coding, they answered. I had phone chats and coffee conversations and meetings. The TTS network is big and its members are skilled at their work but also kind. All you have to do is make an effort to pursue the opportunities that TTS offers. You won't be disappointed. I wasn't.

  • Ben Butler • Software Developer • Graduate
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    I joined TTS in March 2018 in the Fulltime Code Immersion course as well as the Machine Learning course. 
    My instructor was exceedingly patient with students when needed.
    He was also quick to point out more detailed aspects to students who wanted an in-depth look. 
    The course-work is a great overview of what to expect when learning Ruby on Rails and a very complete introduction to programming in general. 

    I did the precourse work and had familiarized myself with Ruby, RoR, git, and bash. 
    If you come to this class with those skills built, you will have a great time and lots of job prospects. 
    If you come with an eagerness to learn, but not much work done already you will learn a great deal, but it won't be very fun. 
    Either way, it is worth every penny. 

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    The one liner on Tech Talent South Code_Immersion is ; Do it!

    Here is the rest of it

    1) Kevin the instructor is awesome

    2) Cassandra, the administrator, is awesome

    3) Believe it or not the students that were in class with me were awesome

    Very important info here - Kevin the instructor has the patience of a Zen__Master_For _Real. Coding can jump

    from "Ok I get that" to "WTF?!?!!? how did he get that" in a flash. Kevin was never phased by #crazyQuestions

    #slowLearners (like me), he knows what is wrong because clearly he has been coding for 20 years and he is in his

    20's!!! I honestly feel I can learn any language because Kevin taught us how to approach/learn code, that was the

    BEST takeAway.

    Cassandra was able to put guest speakers in front of us who were completely awesome! EVERY SINGLE speaker

    gave way more than expected and basically assured us that a career in code will be waiting for you and some were

    hiring(now). The field trips were CRAZY! I had no idea that some of these places were here and the work_spaces

    were inspiring. SiliconeBayou is the future and Cassandra is 'linkedin' for_real!! Teaching the kids camp was the

    coolest ever.

    I really enjoyed the experience, learned HTML, CSS, SQL, ACTIVE RECORD, JAVASCRIPT, RUBY, RUBY ON

    RAILS(AWESOME) and so much more. Remember this, we learned how to learn. You will need that skill more

    than anything else. Tech Talent South has a great culture and the tech community obviously welcomes them and

    their students in with open arms. Time/effort/money well spent. My future learning will be with Tech Talent South

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    Tech Talent South has been everything I wanted from a bootcamp and more.  The material provided in class is concise and well-written, but the best part of my experience has been my interactions with my course instructor, community organizer, and fellow students.  

    My instructor has been a senior rails developer for years, and he is one of the few instructors I've had throughout any educational institution who has exhibited expertise in the subject matter, effective teaching ability, and legitimate care for how well his students go on to use their newfound knowledge to better their lives once the course has ended.  In addition, my community organizer has been an invaluable source of pertinent job assistance and knowledge in what tech meetups are happening in my area.  She also took initiative in arranging several meetups and guest speakers for our class specifically as well as finding job opportunities she thought were good fits for us as individuals.

    After an initial extra-curricular meetup encouraged by our instructer, my fellow students and I have continued to meet together once a week to code together and share knowledge.  This sense of community has helped drive my learning experience forward after the class has ended.

    Before I took this course I was intimidated by even trying to search for jobs in the tech industry, but the people involved in this bootcamp have helped me both find where to begin and how to continue growing from that point onwards.

    I have no regrets about taking this course, and I recommend it to anyone looking to start coding.

  • Dane • Graduate
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    Tech Talent South(TTS) has been a game changing experience for me, I came to the program after leaving behind a career in management. I learn best by immersion and decided to go with TTS after their chief of student success and diversity personally called me to recruit me to the program.

    This personal touch, and willingness to build a deep connection is one of the core aspects of the TTS program. Most bootcamps are just that--bootcamps. Tech Talent South is a village.

    My instructor is a senior Rails developer at a large corporation here in Dallas, and he became personally invested in my cohorts training. Our community organizer is amazing and will hand pick and send us jobs she thinks we'd be perfect for. Our class has already graduated but we still meet up every week to code together, support one another, and look for work together.

    What I learned from TTS moreso than coding(its tough to do this thing Part Time) was the culture and mindset of a professional developer. The knowledge my instructor passed on to me about the Tech Industry and software engineering has been invaluable. We didn't just learn HOW to do things, he taught us WHY and he also taught us WHAT the industry standard is at major corporoations.

    I'm confident that with TTS and just one app project I'll be able to get a solid job and that I'll have a community of dedicated, gifted programmers around me for life.
     

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    Coming from the medical field and being frustrated with the development cycle as well as the very frustrating technological hurdles concerning the usability, accessability, and research design of the work I was involved in. I decided that a career change was in order to help change spur technological changes in the industry.

    With very little experience in coding I decided on TTS as my coding bootcamp of choice due to a recommendation from my friend who had a very positive experience there. The curriculum is fast paced and challenging with extra office hours available to those who need extra help. Along the way I have discovered that I really enjoy the problem solving involved in programming and believe that technology can affect great change in the community.

    I enjoy the understanding and journey to self actualization that they have provided for me and am looking forward to a more productive path of work. Everything at TTS has been an enjoyable experience throughout!