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[The Firehose Project has been acquired by Trilogy Education.] The Firehose Project is a full-time, 22-week and part-time, 42-week online coding bootcamp that combines expert one-on-one training with a customized, robust curriculum and a worldwide student support community. Students start coding on day one and are paired with a senior software engineer mentor to build their coding skills. Students also have access to a proprietary Q&A forum and technical office hours. Graduates will develop algorithms, design complex data structures, and learn fundamental computer science principles while building a portfolio of advanced web applications that work with APIs, user authentication, advanced database relationships, video streaming, and more.

Firehose has also launched a new job track designed to prepare students with everything they need to optimize their job search as a new developer and make their transition from bootcamp graduate to employed developer as smooth and swift as possible. Firehose worked with technical recruiters, alumni, senior developers, and partnered with BrandYourself, the leader in online reputation management as seen on Shark Tank, to engineer a track that provides students with optimal job preparation resources.

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  • Accelerated Software Engineering & Web Development Track

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    MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, Rails, CSS, Front End, Ruby, SQL
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    22-week program designed to help you become a professional software engineer.
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  • great place
    - 11/29/2017
    Anonymous • Student
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    Everything is online and I simply love it. You can work from home at your own pace and schedule. You get online support 24/7 and it is quite quick. You get 1 on 1 sessions with your mentor which are very useful. Office hours happen weekly and it is another opportunity to ask questions and learn something useful from Ken and Marco. Should you be busy, there is going to be a recording posted so you don't miss out.

    They teach you practical things that you will apply in the future.

    People are very friendly and helpful. I really enjoy it.

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    - 9/12/2017
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    Good online flexible program for getting some good basic web design skills and some algorithm challeneges. They also offer pretty good courses on how to get your resume out there. The best part of the course is teh mentor program that can get you working on some good strong private projects to make you employable. 

  • Great Prep Course
    - 8/29/2017
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    I'm a broke college student, so I unfortunately won't be able to enroll in the full program (just yet). However, I can honestly say that the prep course is easily comparable to the Codeacademy HTML/CSS course if not better. 

    The videos were a lot more interactive than Codeacademy's reading, so I was a lot more engaged with the material. 

    The Ruby was helpful and easy to understand, but I do wish that they tied in the Ruby and HTML/CSS language since, to me, it didn't make a lot of sense to suddenly jump into another language. Nevertheless, it never hurts to learn another language!

    I would definitely recommend the prep course to anyone who is willing to learn how to make a website, and if you have the money, I would absolutely recommend you to go for the full program. If the prep course was this informative and helpful, I cannot imagine how much the full program would greatly improve yours skills as a software developer. 

  • Easy as "pi"
    - 6/27/2017
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    I am pretty new to this type of course, online, and find the information for the most part is easy to follow, and the mentors are really good at getting back to you in a timely fashion so you can move forward. I look forward to mastering more difficult material in this program.

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    I am still in the prep course, but so far it is easy and The instruction is clear, simple, giude you step by step, and the support team are always available. you can find all necessery to start your way to coding.a few days after I using the Projrct, I could see my first web site live in internet , maybe it is a basic web , but I think that give me a big push to go further and don't stop, I tried many time to start with html books, but  I couldn't get past the first day.

    I encourage everyone want to learn to be developer , Firehose is the right place to start.

  • So far so good
    - 3/14/2017
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    I've only tackled the intro course through Firehose and will start my official day next week.  However, for a quick overview of my experience thus far, I am pleasently surprised.  I've worked through Treehouse and codeacademy for the past 6 months and it was fine.  The interface to learn, the excercises and modules from Firehose all illicit a deeper learning than anything I've tried.  It is forcing the concept of deliberate practice on you, which is tough, but rewarding. I've also interacted via email with instructors from Firehose that review your code and provide constructive criticism.  This is essential in terms of skill development and I am excited to see where I will be in 22 weeks after I finish the course.  So far, I am very happy with my choice, which took me over a year of research to finally commit to.  Firehose is set up perfectly for you to succeed, all you have to do is show up and work.

    I am only giving 4 stars because I haven't started the official course - I will update in August 2017 after I am finished.

  • Anonymous • Graduate
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    I recently graduated and have some mixed feelings about Firehose Project and online programs in general. I believe their founders have good intention, but they are still trying to figure things out right now.

    I selected Firehose Project because of its price and great reviews, however, I think you get what you pay for, even though it is not that cheap. 

    The curriculum is well put together, but in the end, you are still on your own to gauge if you are actually learning or just getting good at following the lesson. For the most part, weekly "mentors" are there to help you with what you are currently struggling with. They have short term memory and don't really come to mentor sessions prepared with what you learned last time together. 

    The slack channel is decently active. It is a hit or miss if people will answer your questions. 

    They are actively changing/adding a lot of new curriculum which is a good and bad thing. They are still figuring out how to run an online boot camp but are dedicated to making it better. So you will always learn something that is "outdated" which is understandable. 

    Good luck on job searching. A lot of the people I know that graduated are struggling to find a job. The job search portion consists of blog posts/advice and some technical problems you might find in interviews. 

    I haven't taken other online boot camps, so I can't say how it fares in terms of the others, but if you are going to spend thousands of dollars on something, be SURE you are intelligent and determined enough. Not everyone can go through the program and get a job. Probably most cannot.

  • Brandon Goodman • Junior Developer • Graduate
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    I had a great experience at The Firehose Project. The apps you build throughout the course are very useful and cover many core aspects of development. The challenges touch on many other aspects of coding from kata challenges to high level algorithms, as well as soft skills aquired through the group project and developing networking skills. The weekly mentor sessions are key to understanding how things tie together and clearing up any fuzzy areas. The way the course is setup you are fully emersed in the build process. At first it can feel overwhelming but thats a good lesson to learn early on, then things start to click and by the third app you're starting to anticipate the next move. I would highly recommend this bootcamp for anyone looking to jump into the development field and is willing to push through tough times and really put in the work. 

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