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Telegraph Academy

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Telegraph Academy is a software engineering career accelerator based out of Oakland for people of color underrepresented in tech. It was one of the first schools to launch as a part of the White House’s Tech Hire Initiative. Telegraph Academy’s curriculum was developed in partnership with Hack Reactor; and its full-time, 12-week immersive program focuses on JavaScript and related technologies. The immersive program is split into 6 weeks of technology learning and 6...

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  • Liz
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Telegraph Academy (12-Week, Full-Time Immersive Program) • Oakland
    Sep 18, 2016
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    life changing

    Transformative experience. An organization which is also a family.

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  • Garland Riley
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    Sep 18, 2016
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    Hardest and Most Rewarding experience of my life.

    The curriculum was poignant but pretty grueling. The instructors were amazing. They were prepared, informed and genuinely invested in our success. Once a week there was a moment where I was overwhelmed and wanted to quit but there was always someone from the support staff ready and willing to listen to my ravings and grievances. Truly he hardest but most rewarding experience of my life. I started from being incredibly uncomfortable with high level concepts to building software myself witho...

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  • Arnoldo Munoz
    Graduate • Telegraph Academy (12-Week, Full-Time Immersive Program) • Oakland
    Sep 18, 2016
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    The most value thing I learn was learning how to learn

    Today im graduating from Telegraph Academy and the last three months have been very intense a lot of long hours and hard work I have accomplish my goal of being a software engineer. My experience at TGA was great even though there were rough moments, but the staff did a great job at making sure they kept me focus so I could accomplish all my goals. The staff is genuinely wants all of its students to succeed and they really do their part to make sure that you are successfull. The most value...

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  • Nicolas Bauer
    Graduate • Telegraph Academy (12-Week, Full-Time Immersive Program) • Oakland
    Jul 22, 2016
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    Challenging Course, Positive Experience

    Attending Telegraph Academy was a great overall experience.  The program was recommended to me by my current employer as an opportunity to start my career in the field of web development.

    Just to give some context, I already had experience with VBA programming going into the program, but not extensively with javascript or web applications.  After completing the program, I felt very comfortable working with the entire MEAN stack, and understanding how web applic...

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  • LeChristopher Blackwell
    Graduate • Telegraph Academy (12-Week, Full-Time Immersive Program) • Oakland
    Jul 02, 2016
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    Best Educational Experience of My Life

    This school has provided me what can most simply be described as 'The Best Educational Experience Of My Life'. I found out about Telegraph Academy in July of 2015 and saw it as an opportunity to change my life. I had always been on computers alot, loved critical thinking and problem solving, but had absolutely no experience coding. This raving 5 star review really doesnt mean anything without reasons, luckily, TGA provides plenty. I'll address my personal experience with each of the catego...

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  • Cristian E. Avalos
    UX Software Engineer • Graduate • Telegraph Academy (12-Week, Full-Time Immersive Program) • Oakland
    Jul 02, 2016
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    Awesome experience and learning path

    I am one of the first cohort graduates (my cohort ended on September 2015).

    Let me start by saying that I have a bachelors degree in Computer Engineer. At the moment I am a fulltime software engineer working at InRhythm. 

    When i got out of college, I started looking for entry level positions. It was really hard to get one even tough I graduate with high GPA. (3.63). I was able to get offers for an intership which trains me for about 3 months and then I am hired fulltime...

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  • Ryan McBride
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Telegraph Academy (12-Week, Full-Time Immersive Program) • Oakland
    Jul 01, 2016
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    TGA helped me reach the goals ive been chasing for the last 10 years.

    I was unable to get a job in software development despite majoring in CS in college, and studying all the time on the side. The best I could ever get was a QA position, because I never had the time or will to fully commit to learning. When I lost my last job to an acquisition, I finally had the opportunity to learn. TGA took my basic Javascript knowledge and turned me into a full stack engineer. I don't get intimidated by coding pro less anymore, I get excited to work on difficult things. ...
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  • Anonymous
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Telegraph Academy (12-Week, Full-Time Immersive Program) • Oakland
    May 04, 2016
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    Super amazing and humbling experience

    It didn't take long to realize that community at the TGA's core -  Co-founders and Instructors alike are deeply invested in building a tightly knit community of software engineers and problem solvers. 

    TGA practices a very iterative approach to it mission of training software engineers and community building. 

    In all, TGA and its growing community and network is at you disposal in achieving your goals and addressing you expectations in a ...

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  • Lauren
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    May 01, 2016
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    Exceeded Expectations

    There are many things about my experience that was surprising to me. As an experience programmer, the prep course really helped me to up my game. It was always challenging but at the same time the curriculum was actually fun.  I was never accustomed to pair programming but over the course of time I grew to prefer having someone else to think through the code challenges with.  The overall culture is very friendly and supportive. The lectures were always engaging. They were able to demonstra...

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  • Andrew Lloyd
    software engineer • Graduate
    Apr 22, 2016
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    A Great Experience at Telegraph Academy!

    I came into the program with extensive experience in software development (C++/.NET, Microsoft stack), wanting to learn the new Javascript stack frameworks etc., and I was initially skeptical that students with no background in software could acquire a meaningful level of skills in just a few weeks. After volunteering for two months as a teaching assistant for the program's preparatory course, and then being invited to attend the full course, I changed my mind. The course moves very fast, ...

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  • Jazz
    Graduate • Oakland
    Apr 22, 2016
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    The Best Decision You'll Ever Make

    A person often asks themselves if a hefty investment in nontraditional learning is for them, especially when there's a large price tag attached and no guarantees that it will all pay off. That's really what taking a chance on something new and innovative, like Telegraph Academy is all about. I really felt that Telegraph Academy tried to take the worry about the unknown out of the picture as early as possible by allowing every applicant and student to ask questions and conveyed complete tra...

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  • dj
    Oakland
    Apr 22, 2016
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    Great people, wonderful experience

    Following one of my interviews to get into Telegraph Academy, I asked a current student her opinion of the program. She told me that TgA was more difficult than giving birth to her child. True to her word, I've found going through the Telegraph Academy curriculm to be the most difficult thing I've ever done. It's also been one of the most fun, best experiences I've ever had, and in hindsight I would do it all over again.

    Telegraph Academy is a 12 week software engineering immersi...

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