UNH Coding Boot Camp
Applicants do not need previous experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. As the program is part-time, UNH Coding Boot Camp is designed for working professionals and students who are actively pursuing a career change, advancement or are looking to gain a new skill set.
Students will benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success through graduation and beyond. Services include portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, career content and practice sessions, technical interview training, 1:1 career coaching, soft skills training, and more. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from the UNH Professional Development & Training, and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of the topics covered throughout the program.
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Recent UNH Coding Boot Camp Reviews: Rating 5.0
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In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
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UNH Coding Boot Camp Reviews
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- Wonderful and Invested- 12/11/2020Jesse Farmer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Portsmouth • Verified via GitHubAt first I was very nervous and had little idea what I was getting myself into. I knew i wanted a career change and to better myself. But after six months of the course i will say i didn't realize how much I would change. Not only did the instructors, TA's, and tutors go above and beyond to help me at any time, but the "guidance counselor" was always there to talk and help me walk back off the edge so to speak. They helped put things into perspective and were always there to help build a game plan to conquer the homework's and projects. They are there to educate and 100% see you succeed.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamTuesday, Dec 15 2020Thanks, Jesse! We appreciate you choosing our program to make a career change. We're thrilled to hear our entire boot camp team went above and beyond to exceed your expectations. We strive to enable student success, so it's great to know this resonated with you. Congratulations on graduating and all the best in your future endeavors!
My recommendation when taking this course is to use your time during class to do what is best for your education. All classes are recorded and available for viewing afterward so don't worry if you didn't understand something because you can always go back and watch it again. Sometimes something will make sense during a lecture-like session but then when it comes time for the activity you will feel lost. It happens to the best of us.
- My preferred method of note-taking is taking my notes directly in the code in the form of "comments". Code comments will not affect your code when it's running. Comments will be ignored by whatever is running it (web browser, hosting platform, etc.). Leaving notes in the form of comments makes it easy to know what code you're referring to because you can leave a comment right next to code in reference
- In-class activities will sometimes be too challenging to do, or just plain won't make sense to you. They do provide the completed code and I recommend you utilize that if you need to. If needed I would go through the completed code and research what I didn't understand and leave notes in the code (as comments) explaining what is happening. Each activity builds off the previous and getting lost on one activity will keep you lost on the next. Do what works best for you so you don't get lost. If you didn't get the last activity then go back to it until you get it. You can always complete any missed activities on your own time.
- To avoid the above from happening, you could get a jump start on the new week's lesson by utilizing the resources provided to you in an email at the beginning of each week. Sometimes life gets busy and you're not able to do so, then refer to the above recommendation
- Homework doesn't always have to look pretty. Your code should be clean but websites don't have to look pretty. Focus on functionality and user experience. Take the time you would have used to make it look pretty and instead work on other projects or some form of coding/programming. If you want to be more of a visual designer (web designer) then focus on that. Though, it is easier to learn design concepts than it is to learn cleanly coded, functional, and easy to use applications. MVP is something you'll learn about. MVP stands for Minimal Viable Product. An MVP application is functional and gets the job done. Anything not considered essential can be added later. Following the "user story", "acceptance criteria", and the grading rubric will result in an MVP style application. The only exception to this is group-projects, there will be enough people working on the application that this is achievable and worth it. Group projects will be a nice addition to your resume so a good looking website is a win.
- You'll be in a Slack workspace (like DIscord) with your teacher, teacher assistants, and other classmates. Teachers and TA's are available through this so don't be afraid to ask questions during non-class hours. Here you can message with classmates and create study groups or just talk about random stuff in the Random chatroom (we posted a lot of memes and nonsense, I totally recommend it!)
- Overall try to have with your code. The chances are you won't be using homework assignments on your resume or portfolio page at the end of the class. You can be silly in these, give things funny names, use memes instead of other photos, whatever you need to laugh. Homework is designed to give you practice using the technology you learned, as long as you're doing the MVP you have leeway for some ridiculousness.
- Sticky notes are awesome for terminal commands you'll use often as they can be easily accessible when you need them.
Hope this was helpful!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamTuesday, Dec 15 2020Thank you, Brendan! We're thrilled you enjoyed the program and successfully learned the fundamentals of full stack web development. We truly appreciate all the helpful advice you provided for interested candidates.
We couldn't agree more that going back and reviewing lectures, participating in group projects, staying ahead of your studies, communicating with both instructors and classmates, and completing your homework will help you excel in the program.
Congratulations on graduating and all the best in your future coding endeavors!
- Great Program and Staff- 12/10/2020Chad Laflamme • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Portsmouth • Verified via GitHubI can't say enough about the quality of the staff and instruction on this boot camp. I have been a teacher for 13 years and they went above and beyond to support the students. I would recommend this program to anyone.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamThursday, Dec 10 2020We appreciate your review, Chad! We're glad to hear you benefited from the support of our entire boot camp team and are thrilled you successfully learned the fundamentals of full-stack web development. Congratulations on graduating and best of luck moving forward!
- Wonderful Experience!- 3/20/2020David • Applicant • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Portsmouth • Verified via LinkedInI've always been passionate about design and technology but didn't know how to merge them together. I felt like my current career path was stagnant and I needed to do something about it. I eventually received my undergraduate degree in Information Technology. I wanted to put my degree to good use and tried to find ways to integrate my craving for creativity and passion for technology and then I stumbled upon this bootcamp.My experience with the UNH bootcamp was mixed. I didn't have any expectations because I was completely new to the industry and just didn't know what to expect. However, I knew that I wanted exposure to various technologies, I wanted to network with like-minded aspiring developers and most importantly I wanted consistency. Prior to the bootcamp I was teaching myself to code and would take a week off here and there and found that I was having to relearn things that I had previously studied because I would forget. Consistency is key to mastering the different languages and tools. Having some accountability for my personal development was important because there was always something that was going to distract me. My favorite part of the course were the projects. I loved working with my team to conceptualize and develop an application.My advice to other prospective students is not to get too frustrated. When you find something you love to do, it's important to remember why it's a part of your life. You almost feel an appreciation for the struggles because without the failures you couldn't enjoy and revel in the successes. Something I heard a long time ago and still believe is that just because something is difficult does not mean it's impossible.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamFriday, Mar 20 2020Thank you, David! We're thrilled you benefited from the program structure and enjoyed working with your classmates to develop new web applications. Great advice for prospective students—just because something is difficult does not mean it's impossible.
Congratulations on graduating, we commend all your hard work and dedication these past few months! We're rooting you on in all your future coding endeavors.
- Great Way to Learn Web Development!- 5/28/2019Declan Morrison • Lead Frontend Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Portsmouth • Verified via LinkedIn
The instructor was very clear and excellent at explaining difficult to understand concepts, and the TA's and instructor were always happy to help or clarify anything you didn't understand.
You have lots of hands-on coding time every session, you will certainly learn a lot form this course. If you're looking to get into Web Development, or even just coding in general, I would reccommend this class every time!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamThursday, May 30 2019Way to go, Declan! We're happy to hear you learned so much throughout your boot camp journey. Our instructional team strives to help students along every step of the way, so it's great to know you benefited from their support. Congratulations on successfully completing the program, we truly appreciate your review! Best of luck on your new career path.
- Looking for a career change?- 5/28/2019Katie • Junior Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Portsmouth • Verified via LinkedIn
Background: I spent close to ten years implementing, supporting, and maintaining clinical systems but did not have a technical background. In fact, I had majored in Anthropology and Justice Studies at UNH. I wanted a better understanding of the systems that I was working with and knew that many clinical systems were going to Web Application route. This program seemed like a great choice because of its Web focus and partnership with UNH which I trusted based on my undergraduate experience. I also liked the fact that Trilogy partnered with companies in the industry to determine their technical needs and built a program that would provide students with those same technical skills.
Curriculum: The curriculum is a great combination of technologies that are currently in demand in the development world. You also touch briefly on larger topics such as Computer Science and Java. The pace is fast and the material you cover is vast. It can often feel like you’re attempting to drink from a firehose. Your focus is to try and absorb what you can in the moment so that you are able to do a more in-depth dive during your homework and projects. Ultimately the goal of this program is to provide you with the tools you need to begin your journey as a developer.
Instructors: This is where the program really shines. Our instructor and our teaching assistants (TAs) were absolutely phenomenal. It was great to have industry professionals reviewing the material and adding additional insight to areas they felt were important. They were always available to review material, answer questions, and provide guidance. I can’t speak to the tutoring Trilogy provided additionally, as I didn’t use it. The teaching staff were available enough that I was able to get everything I needed from them in person.
Job Assistance: The career development portion of the program was great. They help with resume building, interview prep, etc. The whole team was instrumental in helping me to secure my current position. Aubrey was there every step of way, helping to provide me with additional resume review, answering my interview etiquette questions, and following up throughout the interview process with recommendations on follow-up. I will forever be grateful for the help that she and the rest of the Trilogy team provided.
Overall Experience: My overall experience was incredibly positive. The program does a wonderful job of setting you up to be as successful as you want to be. The more time, dedication, and attention you provide to this program, the more successful you will be within the course and in your job search. I take recommendations very seriously and have recommended this program to multiple friends and family members. It, without a doubt, changed my life.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamThursday, May 30 2019Thank you for sharing your experience, Katie! We're thrilled you chose our program to learn new, in-demand web development skills. It's great to hear you benefited from the curriculum and found our entire boot camp team to be supportive—we also have to agree that Aubrey is fantastic. Like you mentioned, the more time, dedication, and attention you commit to the course material, the more successful you will be. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you continued success as you move forward!
- Great Experience- 5/9/2019Orlando Correa • Software Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Portsmouth • Verified via LinkedIn
I came in like many others hardly knowing a thing about coding but with the help of the amazing staff and students we all worked hard to overcome this challenging boot camp! 10/10 I would definetly do it again!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamFriday, May 10 2019Thank you for your review, Orlando! We're glad to hear you successfully learned the fundamentals of full-stack web development. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best!
- Smart Alternative to Traditional Higher-Ed- 3/24/2019Zach • React Developer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Portsmouth • Verified via GitHub
Prior to enrolling in the UNH Full-Stack Flex Bootcamp, I was, like many others I'm sure, just another student looking to obtain a four-year degree. In the early stages of that process, I found the manner in which the university system is administered to be convoluted and fundamentally flawed. So, I took a step back from the pursuit of a bachelor's degree and instead focused on trying to pinpoint what industries naturally interest me and what skills I have a natural propensity for. I visualized those in a venn-diagram kind of way, and found that the overlap pointed directly to programming. I took what seemed like a big risk in tabling my pursuit of a degree ( for now ) and instead enrolling in the bootcamp. Best. Decision. Ever.
In my eyes, there are two major value propositions that this course offers over a more traditional associate's or bachelor's track. The first value added is an ever-strengthening economic one. Proficient developers in web technologies are in very high demand. With so much of the modern world now reliant on the internet, the labor market is starved for people who are able to develop new applications or maintain and improve existing ones, and that demand is reflected in the prospective salary of web developer. Combine that with the course's price tag, which is pennies compared to that of a bachelor's degree, and you get the "high R.O.I." education that Trilogy and UNH offer with this course.
To speak more to the nature of the class itself, I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to learn from and learn with. The staff here all know what they're doing, no doubt, and, even more notably, they are extremely effective in communicating what tends to be rather abstract material. The teacher and teaching assistants, as well as the coordinator, all had a very evident passion for the material we covered, and, morever, clearly took great joy in sharing their knowledge. That sort of passion is contagious. I feel comfortable speaking for my entire class when I say that we got just as much joy out of learning from the Trilogy staff as they got out of teaching us.
I will never look back on this class with anything but appreciation. I consider this bootcamp a metaphorical seed more than anything. You will not learn everything there is to know here. You will, however, learn everything you need to know to plant that metaphorical seed, and you will leave with the tools to nourish that seed into a full grown passion for the challenging, sometimes frustrating, but truly rewarding wolrd of code.
Many thanks to everyone at Trilogy who helped to make this one of the best years of school yet.
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamMonday, Mar 25 2019Amazing, Zach! Congratulations on completing the program and thanks for your review. We're glad to hear that you learned many valuable skills, and had an overall positive experience with this Boot Camp. We know the importance of lifelong learning and design our courses to facilitate our students' continued education beyond graduation, and we're glad this aspect resonated so strongly with you. We're cheering you on as you move forward in your career.
- Amazing Experience!- 2/18/2019Joshua LeBoeuf • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: Portsmouth • Verified via LinkedIn
I was enrolled in this bootcamp from June 2018 - Dec 2018. It really changed my life in many ways. it is a fast paced program with a endless amount of knowledge to consume. The instructional and support team is extremely helpful, they truly care if you understand the material. Everyone involved in this bootcamp wants to see ever student succeed. The course material is new cutting edge technology. Before the bootcamp I was always into tech and computers and general but never got into code, but after the six months of class I can now create Full Stack websites with ease. I will say you must go into this knowing that it is a lot of work, but it is very much worth it. If you put the time into to learning it, it will pay off. Not only does it teach you how to use MERN stack but it just overall helps you know how to go about learning. As I said the intructional team truly cares and that is what I liked most, they were always available to answer questions and explain things more throughly if needed. They go above and beyond the expectations.
- Newer Technologies
- Amazing Staff
- Always there to answer questions
- Price is lower then other bootcamps
- Smaller class
- Again the staff is the best.
- 1 hour tutor seshion every week (optional)
- I really can't think of any
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamMonday, Feb 18 2019Thank you for sharing your experience, Joshua! Our entire instructional team is passionate about helping students succeed, so we're happy to hear this resonated with you. Great advice for prospective applicants — if you put in the time, it will pay off. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!
- UNH Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp- 2/14/2019Kyle Krupp • Technical Product Manager • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
The pace is fast, but the instructional staff provides an exceptional level of support and opportunity for catching up/ extra learning. The most impressive part is how well of a job the instructor/ TA's do at breaking down complicated concepts or even logistics, and applying in it the right way to an audience who (for the most part) is learning programming for the first time.
The technology learned is very modern and coveted by employers. Walking away from this course, you will have the ability to really go in any direction with your career. You will have the ability to devleop full stack apps (everything from server-side to front-end), using the most up-to-date frameworks/methods. There is an added upside in that you work on three group projects, giving you experience in an agile-scrum like environment. Working in that type of environment alone is a huge plus for your career/ overall way of accomplishing tasks.
For me personally, the main benefit of this bootcamp aside from self-teaching online was the overall knowledge obtained from the class involved smaller, but important logistical skills. Becoming a power user of the command line, understanding version controling such as Git, deployment best practices, are all skills learned throughout the program that make you a much better developer.
I highly recommend this bootcamp for anyone who has an affinity for technology and is willing to put in the time (both in class and out). You won't regret it!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamThursday, Feb 14 2019Way to go, Kyle! We're thrilled you found our instructional team to be supportive and knowledgeable in breaking down complex concepts. Congratulations on graduating, we truly appreciate your review! We're excited to see what you will continue to accomplish.
I just completed the UNH Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp and it was a very positive experience. I have 20 years of developer experience working at a large corporation, but I felt stale in my job and wanted to learn some newer technologies. This bootcamp really did the trick as it re-lit my passion for coding, so I am really glad that I took the course!
When I was deciding if I wanted to enroll or not, I had 2 issues that I worried about. One was the time commitment, especially committing to every Saturday for 6 months. The other was the instructors; I wondered if UNH could get qualified instructors because some of the technologies are so new that not a lot of people have expertise with them.
The time commitment is significant - I spent about 25 hours a week during the first half of the class, and about 40 hours a week during the second half of the class on class time and homework. But it is for a finite amount of time so it is do-able. Make sure you are prepared to put in the time, because you get out of the course what you put into it.
The instructional staff was excellent so I worried for nothing on that one. The Instructor and Teaching Assistants were all knowledgeable and able to communicate difficult concepts to a class with a wide diversity of backgrounds. Also, they encouraged collaboration rather than competition between students, so that made the whole experience a lot more fun and was a huge benefit to learning. If I had a question on homework, I could put it out to the class and someone would help within a few hours, either another student or the teaching staff. And this collaboration reflects the open source culture and a real work place, because wherever you end up working you will probably be part of a team, so to learn how to operate within a team is an important skill.
UNH partners with Trilogy Education for this Bootcamp. Although the program is new to UNH, Trilogy has been doing it at other Universities for a long time so the curriculum is pretty well nailed down. It is very fast paced and challenging and you learn a lot of information in a relatively short time. However, you don’t learn Java in this course. It is misleading for UNH to mention Java in the course description because we only spent 3 hours on Java. You could easily dedicate an entire bootcamp to learning Java and object oriented concepts, and if that is what you want to learn this is not the right program for you.
There is a career services component to the course also, since most people will be looking for a job when they complete the bootcamp. I found this helpful because I haven’t looked for a job in about 15 years, and the job search process has changed in that time. There is a Trilogy career curriculum which I found very helpful. However there was a lot of turnover in the career counselors, so that was a disappointment because you were working with strangers and never really had a chance for them to get to know you. I would rather have had 1 or 2 people helping me, rather than the 5 or 6 different career counselors that we ended up having, as a result of turnover.
I thoroughly enjoyed this course and got a lot out of it. I have already recommended it to friends and mention how great it is to everyone who asks.
Response From: Joanna McKay of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Student Success ManagerTuesday, Apr 10 2018Amazing news, Janet! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and personal thoughts on the program. We are thrilled to hear that this program helped you revamp your love for coding and get up to date on the latest technologies. As you noted, this boot camp is time intensive and takes a lot of hard work as it covers many different languages in a short amount of time, so we congratulate you on your dedication.
We are very proud of our instructional staff and their passion for helping students succeed, so we are happy to know that you had such a great experience with them as well. Like you mentioned, UNH has partnered with Trilogy Education Services, a continuing education program manager that provides a proven and innovative curriculum to more than 30 top universities. This partnership allows our students to learn about the latest technologies in an environment that fosters lifelong learning and collaboration among peers. We are constantly evolving our curriculum to cover in-demand languages, and often times, we will make changes based on instructor and student input, such as diving deeper into one of the other technologies covered in the program, instead of what the original curriculum may have outlined. We do understand wanting to have spent more time on Java, and we sincerely appreciate you sharing this feedback, as that helps us to continue improving.
We are always working to ensure that our students have the best career services experience possible and are able to connect with the career staff on a personal level, so we do regret the change in career counselors your cohort experienced. However, our career services don’t end at graduation, so we would love to know how else we can support you as you continue the job search. Please feel free to call me directly at (603) 389-2051 so we can further discuss any additional needs you might have. We wish you all the best as you continue on your new career path!
- A highly rewarding experience- 12/11/2020Molly Kizer • Graduate • Course: Full-Stack Flex - Part-Time • Campus: PortsmouthI just graduated from the part-time Full-Stack Bootcamp - normally this program is in person but it was fully remote due to COVID.
After just 6 months I have learned a tremendous amount and feel confident to apply for jobs as a full-stack developer. The instructional team (one instructor and two TAs) was awesome - they not only explained the material extremely well, but shared personal experiences that helped put things into context. They were also patient and really encouraged everyone to ask questions and get help when we needed it. The program provided us with a lot of opportunities to work as teams - with three group projects and in-class activities that we worked on with groups as well. It moves fast, but a good amount of the curriculum builds on itself so that even if you're not quite comfortable with something at first, you end up getting more experience while learning the next topic.
Beyond the instructional team there are lots of others who are there to support you as well. You've got a student success manager who checks in with the class and students personally to help keep you on track and provide encouragement and tips for staying sane through the bootcamp. There are folks in career services who check your career materials (resume, portfolio, LinkedIn profile, etc), give you great feedback about how they can be improved, and help you with advice for your job search. You also have access to a tutor every week. My tutor was fantastic - always helpful and encouraging.
Be prepared to put in a lot of time outside of class in order to get the most out of the bootcamp. They recommend at 20 hours - I'd say that's a minimum. Also, be prepared to feel like you're at least a little lost... a lot, so be willing to ask questions when you have them - and you will!
Response From: Boot Camp Team of UNH Coding Boot CampTitle: Community TeamTuesday, Dec 15 2020Amazing, Molly! Like you mentioned, your cohort did experience a disruption due to COVID-19 that resulted in your studies transitioning online for the health and safety of all students. We're happy to hear this unplanned change is being delivered successfully.
We're glad to hear you benefited from the support and knowledge base of our entire boot camp team. You're right that this a challenging and fast-paced program, so taking advantage of all the available resources, like reaching out to your instructor and Student Success Manager, will help you stay ahead and better understand the material covered.
Congratulations on successfully completing the program, we appreciate your review! Best of luck in all that you do.