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Techtonica

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Techtonica is a nonprofit (fiscally sponsored by Social Good Fund) that provides free tech training, living and childcare stipends, laptops, and job placement and job search support to women and non-binary adults with low incomes in the U.S. Techtonica's 24-week, full-time software engineering program is made up of virtual training and six months of placement or job search support. Participants are assigned mentors and work with many experienced volunteers. The traini...

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  • Supriya
    Supriya
    Graduate • Apprenticeship • San Francisco
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    Dec 19, 2022
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    Great Program for Career transition to Tech

    I had a great, positive experience with Techtonica. I joined Techtonica last year (2021), because of some family issues, I thought about quitting the program with a broken heart. But Techtonica gave me an opportunity to work as a curriculum developer(part-time). It really helped me to keep in touch with folks at Techtonica and resume the course the following year. The staff at Techtonica are awesome and available to help throughout and after graduation. Techtoncia has a good work culture...
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  • Sophia Pung
    Sophia Pung
    SWE Intern at Indeed • Graduate • Apprenticeship
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    Dec 19, 2022
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    Life changing and eye opening

    Techtonica was life-changing. I have never experienced a community so supportive, so knowledgeable, and so caring as the cohort and staff at Techtonica. The program includes 6 months of weekly 1:1’s with the Software Training Engineering Manager (STEM), and weekly pair programming sessions with the Technical Associate Program Manager (TAPM). In addition, during the first 13+ weeks, there are weekly knowledge checks and quizzes to make sure that participants are staying on track. Unlike o...
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  • Michaela Parry
    Michaela Parry
    Graduate • Apprenticeship • San Francisco
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    Sep 06, 2022
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    This changed my life

    Techtonica wants its participants to be successful. The staff is incredibly supportive and realistic, even when you have full-blown imposter syndrome. They are trying to #BridgeTheTechGap and help low-income women and nonbinary folks (everybody but cis-men) get into tech. Also, because the program lasts 6 months, you can still have a life outside of your computer (extra great for parents, people with other obligations, people who are trying to not burn out in tech before even getting sta...
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  • Natalie
    Natalie
    Apprentice • Graduate
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    Jun 21, 2022
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    A great way to break into tech!

      My overall message to people about Techtonica (women, non-binary, femme identity) is that this is a great way to get your foot in the door in tech!  There are many coding bootcamps, many of which charge *a lot* of money with no meaningful job opportunities. This does not describe Techtonica. Techtonica is not a cookie cutter academic course/bootcamp, it is a very practical preparation for the actual job. You will need to be able to self-learn with the help of the engineering manager, vol...

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  • Zelma Sedano
    Zelma Sedano
    Junior Software Engineer at Sony PlayStation • Graduate • Apprenticeship • San Francisco
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    Jun 18, 2022
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    Life-Changing

    Attending Techtonica has been one of the most challenging, rewarding, and educational experiences I've ever had.  Prepare to spend 6 months absolutely IMMERSED in code.  Not only does Techtonica teach you how to be a full-stack developer, it also teaches you how to lead meetings, be accountable to your team, and in the end sets you up for success.  

    There were a few hiccups where a lot of us felt very overwhelmed and triggered, because many of us come from non-traditional, under-r...
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  • Tara
    Tara
    Software Engineer • Graduate
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    Dec 23, 2021
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    Techtonica is Life Changing

    If you are a motivated woman or a non-binary adult trying to break into tech, this is the program for you! Techtonica is a free remote program that may offer a small stipend for living expenses and a computer to borrow. The program is a full-stack software engineering program consisting of 6 months of very intense self-taught learning with lots of mentor support and collaboration. Then another 6 months working as an apprentice/intern software engineer at a sponsor company. There is a pos...
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  • Lê Jowett
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Apprenticeship • San Francisco
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    Jan 12, 2021
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    You can be a part of the bridge, #bridgeTheTechGap

    Here is the formula: 
     Put in the work + Maintain your growth mindset + Give it 6 months 
     === 
     You will be gain the confidence and skills to be a software engineer. 
     
     Before Techtonica, I was independently learning to program, applying to jobs with no ends in sight and found lots of rejection. This organization afforded me the opportunity of a stipend (to support myself), gave me a curriculum, gave me structure, introduced me to people in the field, and helped me prepa...
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  • Claribel
    Claribel
    Software Engineer • Graduate
    Jul 26, 2022
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    Great Experience - life changing

    This apprenticeship is truly life changing, I have heard others say it, but experiencing it was something else. One of the best experiences of my life. In 6 months I was able to build full stack apps, I feel I left there with a great foundation to keep learning and growing. Techtonica is extremely supportive from giving me a mentor to work with, 1-1 meetings, feedbacks, plenty of soft skills like advocating for ourselves, thinking about what it means to be a woman/non-binary/minority in ...
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  • Malika Kassen-Lao
    Malika Kassen-Lao
    Back-end Software Engineering Intern • Student • Apprenticeship • San Francisco
    Dec 13, 2021
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    Student

    I started coding just half a year before joining Techtonica. My coding experience was limited to writing loops, creating functions, and solving some algorithms. I had never created any applications and didn't know what front-end, back-end, API and databases are. 

    The competition to get into the program was big. There were multiple steps: completing a long application, finishing a small JavaScript tutorial, two 3-hour pair programming sessions with other applicants, where we were o...
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  • Tahshara
    Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Apprenticeship • San Francisco
    May 28, 2024
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    Life changing

    Techtonica is an exceptional program for women and non-binary individuals looking to break into the tech industry.  Pros:
    1. Affordable: Techtonica is affordable, with the added benefit of monthly stipends and equipment for those who qualify.
    2. Internships: High probability to secure a 6-month internship. 
    3. Excellent Mentorship: Mentors with industry experience provide invalu...
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  • Gisselle
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    Software Engineer in Training • Graduate • Apprenticeship • San Francisco
    Jun 21, 2023
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    Learning Experience

    Each day brings new concepts and terms to self-learn, followed by weekly assessments that test your understanding.

    There are weekly projects that require pushing work to GitHub. This is more beneficial if you have prior experience, but if you are a beginner you will build simple projects.
    To thrive in this program, being a strong self-learner is essential. 

    Overall, Techtonica presents an opportunity for gaining project experience. Not everyon...
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Graduate • Apprenticeship
    Dec 19, 2022
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    Techtonica a Good Experience

    Techtonica created a safe environment in which to learn and grow as a software developer. Staff is approachable and helpful. It is helpful to start learning ahead of time, both JS basics and Git commands. This program is not perfect some of the materials are a bit outdated, but participants made it work. 
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Techtonica offers courses like Apprenticeship.

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Techtonica has an in-person campus in San Francisco.

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