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UT Austin Boot Camps

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UT Austin Boot Camps

Avg Rating:4.69 ( 68 reviews )

UT Austin Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development courses, 24-week, part-time data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity courses, and 18-week, part-time digital marketing and project management courses. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git.

The data curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, R programming, JavaScript charting, HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

The UX/UI program provides hands-on training in user-centric design research, design thinking, visual prototyping and wireframing, interface design, storyboarding, visual design theory, web prototyping with HTML5 and CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more.

The cybersecurity curriculum offers hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity.

The digital marketing curriculum covers highly relevant skills, training students in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. Students will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, and Wordpress.

The product management curriculum teaches in-demand product management skills, starting with the essentials. Learners will master the tools to set themselves apart and deliver great products via roadmap development, backlog management, product life cycle management, A/B testing, and data analysis.

The boot camp curricula are designed with the most in-demand market needs in mind. The school empowers expert instructors and TAs to deliver a dynamic learning experience. Students will enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience.

Applicants do not need prior experience to enroll, but once admitted, all learners will complete a pre-course tutorial. As the bootcamps are part-time, they are designed for working professionals and learners who are actively pursuing a career change or advancement or 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, high-impact career events, workshops, mock interviews, and 1:1 career coaching. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Professional Education and will have a portfolio of projects demonstrating a working knowledge of web development, data analytics and visualization, UX/UI Design, Cybersecurity, Digital Marketing, or Product Management.

UT Austin Boot Camps are offered in collaboration with Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand.

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  • Cybersecurity - Part-Time

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    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationAustin
    The Cybersecurity Boot Camp at UT Austin is a challenging, part-time boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security. Throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks, you will get hands-on training in networking, systems, web technologies, databases, and defensive and offensive cybersecurity. You will also learn methods, techniques, and best practices for accurately conveying the severity of the risks facing an organization’s security posture.
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    Tuition PlansPayment plan available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analysis and Visualization - Part-Time

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    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationAustin
    This boot camp is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python and R programming, JavaScript charting, SQL databases, Tableau, machine learning, and more. Throughout the boot camp, you will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more — allowing you to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
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    DepositN/A
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    Payment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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    CSS, HTML, JavaScript, SEO, Wordpress
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week18 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$9,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationAustin
    The Digital Marketing Boot Camp at Texas McCombs is a challenging, part-time digital marketing boot camp that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in marketing strategy, campaign development, digital advertising, and modern tools in site analytics and reporting. Gain experience with in-demand tools and technologies such as Google Ads, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads Manager, Wordpress, and more, while also advancing campaign analysis technical skills.
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    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time

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    CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, React.js
    OnlineFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationAustin
    The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin is a 12-week, full-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time

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    CSS, Git, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, MongoDB, MySQL, Node.js, React.js
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationAustin
    The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin is a 24-week, part-time web development boot camp. The full stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, React.js, databases, MongoDB, Node.js, MySQL, Command Line, Git, and more. Gain real-world experience through complex projects and build a professional portfolio that demonstrates your knowledge. Benefit from a wide range of career services to be positioned for success in the job market including portfolio reviews, resume and social media profile support, workshops, and mock interviews.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Product Management - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationAustin
    Gain in-demand product management skills like market analysis, value proposition creation, roadmap development, rapid prototyping, SQL, and data visualization. Through hands-on training, learn how to define a target audience, communicate with stakeholders, write effective user stories, build wireframes, and more.
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    DepositN/A
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    Payment plans available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time

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    Git, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, User Experience Design
    OnlinePart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class sizeN/A
    LocationAustin
    Get hands-on training and instruction in UX/UI design methodology, design software skills, front end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, interaction design with JavaScript and jQuery, and more. Maintain your current schedule by studying part-time, and apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
    Financing
    Available through Climb Credit
    Tuition PlansPayment plans available
    Getting in
    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes

1 Scholarship

  • $500 UT Austin Boot Camps Scholarship

    Course Report is excited to offer an exclusive UT Austin Boot Camps scholarship for $500 off tuition!

    Eligibility

    Offer is only valid for new applicants. Applicants who have already submitted an application cannot claim this scholarship. & This scholarship cannot be combined with other offers.

    Qualifying Courses

    • Cybersecurity - Part-Time (Austin)
    • Data Analysis and Visualization - Part-Time (Austin)
    • All courses in Austin
    • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time (Austin)
    • All courses in Austin
    • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time (Austin)
    • All courses in Houston
    • Digital Marketing - Part-Time (Austin)
    • Full Stack Web Development - Part-Time (Austin)
  • YARED SHEWARADE  User Photo
    YARED SHEWARADE • Data Analyst • Graduate Verified via LinkedIn
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    My name is Yared Shewarade who is originally from Ethiopia and currently, I am living in Austin, Texas. I have been working as Data Manager for Tufts University- ENGINE research project. My passion was to be a professional Data Analyst. I was looking for a great school that can soak me up with knowledge and skills. Finally, I got a very great school that is the University of Texas at Austin (UT). I am glad I choose the University of Texas at Austin for Data Analytics and Visualization program.  I have carried very valuable skills for life. It is a very great school for teaching and preparing students for any job, challenges, innovative and cutting edge. I had the best education and experience of my life. Their education system is excellent, the curriculum is fantastic, and the career services is exciting. The instructor and TA’s are the most excellent, experienced, knowledgeable, caring and they are a good value. They were always making sure you understood what they were teaching you before moving on.  Student Success Manager, Career Services (Career Director and Profile Coach) are extremely accessible and helpful something not to be found anywhere. They are always there to support you in your job journey and if you need any help.

    I recommend UT to everybody who wants to make a difference in Data Analytics and Visualization. It is a very great school and has a wonderful curriculum with best career service that is ideal. To those who are a prospect student, I advise you to be attentive, patient, courage and passionate that will keep you up all night until you solve a problem.

    Overall: a great school!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Jan 23 2019
    Way to go, Yared! We're glad you had such an amazing student experience and truly enjoyed our entire team. We are extremely passionate about what we do, so reading feedback like yours truly makes our day. Congratulations on graduating and developing such invaluable data analytics skills! We are rooting you on in all your future endeavors.
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    My name is Shay, i am 30 years old, one day i decided i am going to be a programmer because i love the idea you can create things from scratch by writing a code, so i watched tons of youtube videos, tutorials, guides, and i even started to write few lines of code by my self...it felt amazing, i felt i have to take it to the next level because i realized no matter how many hours of videos ill watch or how many quizzes ill do i am that type of person who needs to sit in a class with a real teacher and real people, so i started my searches about what is a boot camp and how does it work, and of course what would be the damage(money), i grew up in Israel and still struggling with my English and my broken accent  and i thought it would be a problem, today, after halfway into the course i feel thankful that i choose learning programming at UT Austin boot camp (they have a branch at Houston) 
    The Instructor is very intelligent and you can tell he is one of a kind, the TA's are so helpful, trust me while you are going through this complicated path "the programming world", you want educated people around you, in class you are making a lot of connections you get to know different people with different backgrounds.
    before i signed up the Bootcamp i knew to write like 40% HTML and a little bit of CSS, today i know to write 
    -HTML
    -CSS
    -Bootstrap
    -Materialize
    -JAVASCRIPT
    -JQUERY
    -API
    -JASON / AJAX
    -Node.js
    -Express.js
    -mySQL

    many times it wasn't easy, you need to spend hours on Homeworks and redoing activities, but i learned one important thing, in life whatever easy to do has no value, because its easy to do, everyone can do it, whatever hard to do has a value, because its hard to do, not everyone can do it.

    I am only halfway to the end of this boot camp, so there is a lot more to learn, guys...its a life-changing move, just do it.
     

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Nov 08 2018
    Thank you for your review, Shay! We are thrilled to hear you are enjoying your student experience and find your instructor to be so supportive and knowledgeable. You're completely right that you have to put in additional hours outside of class to practice and study, but it's all completely worth it. We commend all the hard work you've dedicated thus far and wish you all the best moving forward!
  • Worth It For Me
    - 10/18/2018
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    I enrolled in this bootcamp because I own a web based business but knew nothing about coding.  As my business grew I knew that I needed to learn how to code.  I began the bootcamp with no prior coding experience.  After trying to teach myself, I realized that the bootcamp was the way to go.

    The resources to teach yourself are out there on the internet but it's hard to know where to begin.  The bootcamp curriculum is laid out in a way that gradually teaches you the building blocks of programming with the end game of being able to teach yourself effectively.  I think of the bootcamp as a way to overcome the initial learning-curve-road-block that was holding me back.  

    I am extremely pleased with the program.  I got exactly what I needed out of it, got over the road block and now I am capable of pursing whichever coding direction that I need to. For example, for my final project I built a website in a completely different language than what we learned.  We learned JavaScript, but the bootcamp taught me how to learn, so I learned Ruby and did my final project in Ruby.  

    The bootcamp requires a lot of time & effort.  The pace is fast and the homework is hard.  Between commuting, class time, homework and further study I easily spent 40 hours a week.  And I still wish that I had more time to devote. I highly recommend doing the day's activities before class instead of during class. Immerse yourself. Listen to podcasts. Read industry news.  

    You get what you put in.  All graduates are not equal.  Put in the time and you'll get what you need to out of the program.  

    The teaching staff for my class was exceptional. I enjoyed getting to know the other students and learning with them.  I would recommend this program to anyone interested in learning how to code. While I did not pursue the career counseling opportunities, I do believe them to be effective.

     

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Oct 18 2018
    Amazing, Brad! Thank you for choosing our program to help your business grow. We're thrilled you enjoyed the curriculum, the projects, and our entire team. You're completely right that you get what you put in, and students definitely have to spend extensive time outside of the classroom mastering the course material. Congratulations on graduating and all that you accomplished! We wish you continued success as you move forward in your career.
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    Note that this bootcamp only teaches programming, and underlying concepts (of statistics, probability or machine learning) are not discussed.

    The course is fast-paced, with lot of hands on coding. Lot of support from the instructors, TA and if needed, extra tutoring.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Thursday, Oct 11 2018
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, Sandhya! We're thrilled to hear you received continuous support from our instructional team. Since this is a rigorous and fast-paced boot camp, we pride ourselves on preparing students for real-world roles by focusing on hands-on programming knowledge and providing a high-level understanding on a variety of topics. Congratulations on all the hard work you dedicated, we can't wait to see your final project in just a few short days! 
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    Antonio • Database Admin at local non-profit • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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    I am a graduate from the UT Austin Data Analytics and Visualization bootcamp and I am very glad that I made the decision to take this bootcamp. The instructors and the support from TA's and everyone else on the staff is top-notch. 

    • The curriculum is well planned and deals with real-world, business related topics.
    • By the end of the bootcamp you will have a portfolio, with examples ranging from custom visualizations to machine learning.
    • Support from the stafff as well as tutoring available.
    • Cover topics in Python and Javascript which are in high demand.
      • D3.js, Leaflet, Pandas, Matplotlib
      • API's, JSON, Flask apps
      • Tensorflow, Keras
    • Career Services does their best to help students network they were consistently reaching out with different meetups and job openings in the area.

    The course is not easy. You will need to have enough time to dedicate to homework and activities, but, if you do your work and trust the process, you will come out with the tools needed to start your career as a data analyst/developer. I am very thankful for the whole staff and the work they put in. 

    Shoutout to everyone in the program!

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Tuesday, Aug 07 2018
    Thank you so much for your review, Antonio! We are thrilled to hear you felt so supported by our entire team and enjoyed the course curriculum, data projects, additional boot camp resources, and career services. You are right that this is not an easy program, and will require students to dedicate time outside of class to study and practice the covered topics. Congratulations on graduating and devoting the hard work necessary to succeed - it definitely paid off! We wish you all the best moving forward.
  • Full Stack
    - 6/6/2018
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    If you are prepared to spend the out-of-class hours needed to really understand the fundamentals of what they're teaching, the Full Stack Boot Camp is phenomenal.

    That cannot be stressed enough--there's no way any boot camp could teach you everything you need to know about full stack development, but having direct access to such amazing instructors, TAs, and student success personnel several times per week is incredibly helpful.  When you look back after graduation, the sheer amount of material you cover from start to finish is staggering, but all of it is delivered at a pace that keeps you constantly challenged, yet never overwhelmed or unable to make progress.

    It starts out relatively simple, and quickly ramps up into concepts that both frustrate and educate in equal measure.  But if you put in the time to really understand why you're struggling (and use the resources available to you--TAs, office hours, instructor questions, etc.), the material that the course teaches will help you in every area of development.

    Personally, I used it as a transitionary program to move from the technical department to the development department at my company. I was in development meetings by the second month of the course, and I already understood the concepts of what my development team was speaking about, and wasn't lost on explanations or implementation of the application...and I still had four months of the Boot Camp to go!  The things you learn right out of the gates are 100% relative to current web application development, and the staff does an amazing job of attempting to adjust the curriculum when they are notified of weaknesses.

    That validated everything they were advertising, in my opinion...I already knew enough to work as a functioning developer at roughly the 1/3 mark of the course.  The lessons got more complex and we introduced new libraries on a weekly basis from there, but overall, it was extremely beneficial, and exactly what I was looking for.

    My only recommendation would be to allow a little more flexibility in parts of the curriculum (perhaps do not use one specific templating engine, but allow the students to choose from the multitude of them that are out there, for example), but I could see how that could quickly go off the rails with TAs and instructors that are already operating at max capacity with the current libraries that it uses.

    I have already recommended the course to some co-workers who have asked about making a similar transition, and will continue to do so in the future.

    Response From: Michelle Bury of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Thursday, Jun 07 2018
    Congratulations on graduating, Terry! Like you noted, if you are prepared to invest the necessary hours outside of class to master the covered topics, you will be successful. Great job utilizing all our available resources, we're thrilled our instructors, TAs, and Student Success team were so helpful in guiding you through the extensive course material. We are constantly modifying our curriculum in order to best prepare students, so we truly appreciate your input regarding additional flexibility. Congratulations on transitioning to a new department at your current company two months into our boot camp - that is amazing! Thank you for your review and recommending our program. We wish you all the best in your future achievements.
  • Student
    - 6/1/2018
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    This program will take you from 0 to a 100 in no time the phase is super fast but the instructor and the TA's will make sure you keep up, the study plan updates in a daily basis, Jim (the instructor) is engaged in real life technologies and will drop invaluable knowledge on many aspects of this field, you will feel that he is concerned in your evolution to the next levels, sometimes you will feel like he is a human Wikipedia for web developement, UI, and UX. I highly recommend this program as long as you are willing to put the effort. It carries a big name with big results. 

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Jun 01 2018
    Amazing, thank you for your review, Luis! This program is fast-paced but we are thrilled our instructor and TAs were able to support and help you keep up with the course material - we also think Jim is pretty amazing! We commend you for all the effort and hard work you put in. Congratulations on completing the boot camp and we wish you all the best moving forward.
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    When I heard about UT Data Analytics Boot Camp I got very excited because of its flexible schedule and comprehensive-up-to date curriculum. 
     
    I came from applied industrial mathematics background which requires lots of coding. I felt like I had to improve the skill sets that will lead me to find a better job in the data-driven industries. So, I took T/Th/S classes and I enjoyed them all very much. 
     
    UT Data Analytics boot camp offers you everything to improve yourself. If you are a hard worker and self-driven individual, this boot camp is just right for you. 
     
    They will teach you Python, JavaScript, D3.js, Leaflet.js, Machine Learning, HTML/CSS, and more based on the demands of the data-driven industry. 
     
    The projects and the homework are challenging but also helps you to improve yourself. 
     
    The instructional team is top-notch. They know what they are doing. The instructors Jeremy, Robin, and TAs Ted, Joe, Neelesh, and all other were very helpful and friendly. 
    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Apr 20 2018
    Way to go, Erdem! We love reading reviews likes yours. We're glad that you enjoyed the program and found our instructional staff and TAs knowledgeable. We are very proud of our team, knowing that they met your expectations. They are pretty fantastic—we couldn't agree more! 

    As far as your advice, you are correct. This is a rigorous program that covers a high volume of material and requires hours of commitment, not only in the coursework but also in the job search. It's challenging but extremely rewarding. You’ve clearly put in the hard work and dedication it takes to get the most out of the program. Congratulations on graduating and thank you for choosing our boot camp. We wish you all the best going forward!
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    I felt that the Data Analytics and Visualization boot camp at UT Austin is a very well designed, comprehensive program that covers the Data Analytics field well and is designed with data industry's needs in mind. 

    It covers over 25 different tools, technologies, and languages. Each topic starts with simple code/examples and builds up to difficult problems. The pace is fast but TA's are always there to help you as soon as you face an issue, during the class. The lectures are recorded so you can listen to any lecture if you miss. If you have questions from a previous lecture you can arrive early and ask them to TAs or to the professor or ask them in the break or after the class. You can attend lectures remotely, too.  

    Another point I liked is, this boot camp has career services homeworks and guidance too. I found these services very useful. 

    The professors are knowledgeable and patient in answering questions. Sometimes they show alternate ways to do the same thing, which improves one's understanding. 

    For projects you can choose your own project so there is a lot of flexibility. If your team ends up choosing a hard project, you will have to work hard, but help is always there from TA's and professors. 

    I am very happy that I took this course. I learned a lot in just 6 months. I also enjoyed the course, even if I had to work very hard. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get into data analytics or improve the skills further. 

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Apr 10 2018
    Wow, thank you for your feedback, Prakash! We are glad to hear the course not only challenged you but also provided the skills and knowledge set you needed to fuel your success in data analytics. You're right in that this is a fast-paced program that requires dedicated time and commitment, as such, it makes us proud to hear that our instructors and TAs were able to provide you with the necessary help and support. Like you mentioned, we do record all of our classes to facilitate the learning process in case students miss a lesson for any reason or want to rewatch a particular class. Our mission is to always empower our students with the necessary resources they might need to excel in the program.

    Our Career Services team makes it their mission to help students succeed, so it’s wonderful they were able to provide individualized feedback on your job search materials and improve your Employer Ready skills. Congratulations on all of the hard work you put into completing the program! We wish you continued success in your future endeavors.
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    Feedback for new and potential students

    I wanted to move from academia to industry so that I can work as a part of a team on a daily basis. Because I hadn't had prior experience in industry and took a 1-year break in 2016, I couldn't easily land a developer position in early 2017.

    I decided on the UT Coding Bootcamp due to its comprehensive, up-to-date curriculum. No other bootcamp in Austin (other than maybe General Assembly) offered as much content, well-scheduled and relevant nowadays, in 12 weeks. I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot. My instructor and TAs, Eric, Erik, and Brandon, were all great.

    Because I had math and CS background, I picked up new ideas and skills fast. If this is your first time to coding, I recommend that you learn actively. Constantly code in class and don't plagiarize (don't wait for answers either). Hang out with your classmates, go for lunch together, learn from them, teach them, and support each other.

    On two occasions, we didn't get to cover enough material to complete homework over the weekend. I actually found these times to be the best, because I got to do research and teach myself. The next few days in class became a breeze. :)

    The other highlight for me was the team projects. I was lucky to have had great team members who were eager to learn and contribute. I think whether you will enjoy your team projects will depend on how much leadership skills you and other members have had prior to the coding camp.

    For more information, feel free to connect with me on LinkedIn!

     

    Feedback for the curriculum design team

    Overall, the exercises matched the course curriculum well and helped us complete our homework and team projects. I could tell that the exercises were written by multiple people, and some files were better commented than others. Maybe work on having a consistent coding style?

    Because the frameworks are constantly updated, the exercises were outdated at times. I'd like you to introduce ES6/ES7 early and use Bootstrap 4 and Laravel 5.5, in particular. Some of our PHP exercises didn't work, so we ended up giving up on the PHP homework.

    The flashcard homework (cloze) was the weakest one with minimal instructions, so I'd like to see it dropped in lieu of a more interesting assignment.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Dec 05 2017
    Hi Isaac,

    We love hearing that you decided to join our program because of our up-to-date curriculum because we strive to constantly assess and adjust what we're teaching our students based on local market demand.

    It's excellent that your instructors and TAs provided you with the guidance and assistance you needed during your boot camp journey and we really appreciate your sharing your insights and advice for future students, as these are very useful to those who are looking to enroll in our program. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the group projects that are built into our course because we know how important it can be for our students to understand the experiences they may have when working within a team of web developers in the real world.

    We really appreciate you sharing your thoughts on our curriculum, as we know how valuable student feedback can be to our efforts to continually improve our program. Congratulations on completing the course, we wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors.
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    I decided that I wanted to change my career path and get into web development.  My background was electronics and I wanted to do more software where I could could use creative problem solving instead of "make this thing that's broken work like it used to." I looked around and read a lot of reviews for numerous boot camps and in the end, I picked this one because:

    A) It had very high reviews

    B) The curriculum was reviewed by UT, thus having its "stamp of approval"

    C) The curriculum is also reviewed by members of the tech industry, allowing for it to adapt to the changing needs of employers

    D) It was Post 9/11 GI Bill approved (a big plus)

    Curriculum (4.5 stars):

    Overall the curriculum was very good.  We started with the basics (HTML, CSS) and worked our way up through JavaScript, Ajax,  jQuery, Node.js, SQL and Sequelize, NoSQL and MongoDB, React, React Native, PHP, and other technology.  As stated below, this course was not designed to teach you everything but introduce you to these web technologies just enough that you understand what they are and how they are used.  The course ensures that you also have a pretty good portfolio by the end of it via homework assignments.  It was not uncommon for many of us to go back and redo some of them after we graduated once we had more experience.  If anything, it creates a really good starting point for the creating of an impressive portfolio.

    My overall biggest criticism is that I felt that there could be a few days more devoted to JavaScript, considering how it's practically the cornerstone of the course (and web development). My second would be that, while the curriculum creation team knows the material well, it shows throughout the course and the examples that they don't have a lot of experience teaching.  This can lead to lessons that fly a little too easily over some of the heads in class. Luckily, the instructor and TA's help ensure that this is only temporary. Thirdly, I feel there needs to be more communication during the weeks following up to the start date, with tips on what to brush up on every week or two weeks, giving those who sign up way in advance a better understanding on what they can do to prepare.

    Instructors (5 stars):

    Awesome instructors and TA's.  Our instructor was very knowledgable about everything in the course and then some.  His vast, real-world experience in web development allowed for him to teach and mentor us in not just the subjects but also about the industry itself.  He, and the TA's, did an excellent job explaining things in a way that make them click.  They also devoted time outside of class to help us if we needed it.  Plus they provide feedback that helps make your assignments better and where they can go from there.

     

    Job Assistance (5 stars):

    Excellent job search preparation and assistance.  Throughout the course, you will start to prep your resume, tweek/create your online presence, and practice for interviews for the eventual day that you start applying for jobs.  They help you with all these aspects and continue to do so after the course is over by providing networking events weekly, giving webinars on various job search topics, and providing weekly one-on-one time to see how your progress is going and give advice on how to snag your first gig.  While they will put in your resume for certain jobs where they have established a connections, the job hunt will still be 99% on you.  They just provide excellent advice, assistance, and help direct you where the jobs could be hiding.

    Advice for new booters:

    This is an intense course.  They continually tell you it will be like drinking from a fire hose.  The purpose of this boot camp is not to teach you everything.  Its job is to expose you to and teach you enough of different web technologies that you'll be able to know what they do, how they work (and work together), and just how much you still need to learn on your own.  This boot camp (in fact most of them) are meant to help you dip your toes into the vast ocean of web development.  

    Just remember, in web development and in this course:

    1) Everyone has to start from the beginning.  Don't beat yourself up for not knowing a lot.  Just take great notes and make a plan for how you're going to continue educating yourself.

    2) You don't know everything.  You never will.  Nobody does.  Nobody is going to judge you on your knowledge/skill level.  As long as you constantly striving forward toward the goal of improving yourself, nobody is going to think less of you. If you run into somebody who does, they are the 1% in the industry that are nothing but sad, little people so don't waste your time with them.

    3) DO NOT GIVE UP! I mean it.  This course is hard.  You will have to devote ALL your time to get the most from this course.  On average, I spent 40 hours a week outside of class working on the assignments.  It was worth it.  Don't quit! It doesn't get easier but you do get used to it.

    4) Ask for help and help others.  Web development is more than just technology; its also about communication and teamwork.  There will be some things that don't make sense to you and that's fine; ask one of your classmates who does.  Same goes the other direction; help others when you can.  You can create some very strong and lasting relationships with this course so take advantage of it.  Also, nobody likes an a-hole who doesn't help others when they can.

    5) Don't stop once you've graduated.  You will never stop learning and the only way you're going to one day get that dream job is to work hard and get good.  I spent 50% of my time job searching, 30% working on my portfolio, and the last 20% on diving deeper into a technology.  Don't make the mistake of spending 3 months learning and working hard just to stop and let it all slip away.

    Overall/TLDR (4.75 stars):

    Worth it.  I quit my job to devote 40+ hours a week for 3 months to learn web development and change careers.  I would do it all over again.  They have an excellent curriculum with the UT's blessing, awesome instructors who understand how to help you learn, and amazing job assistance that give you more than enough tools to find your first job.  It doesn't teach you everything; it only teaches you enough to know where your deeper learning needs to start.  It may be like drinking from a fire hose but you get used to it.  You get out what you put in and when you put in all you've got, you get a great coding boot camp.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Dec 05 2017
    Congratulations on completing the program, Aaron! We're glad that you chose our course to help you in acquiring the in-demand skills for web development.

    We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. The student experience is our top priority, and understanding what guidance and support our students need during their boot camp journey is an important part of our efforts to continually improve our processes.

    It's excellent to hear that you enjoyed our curriculum and that your instructors and TAs provided you with the instruction and assistance you needed to grasp these valuable new skills. It's also terrific that you were able to take advantage of the career services we offer. We're thrilled to hear that you found them to be so helpful.

    Thank you for sharing your detailed insights for future students, these are all excellent words of advice for those who are looking to join our program. We hope you're proud of all the hard work you put into completing this course. We're cheering you on as you move forward in your career.
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    I applied for the UT Coding Bootcamp over a year ago because I wanted a career move, something that would be intellectually challenging and would constantly involve problem solving. I figured development would be a good move and being fresh out of college it was looking like I would have to go back to school for another 2 years to get a bachelor's or master's in computer science. That is when I stumbled upon the "educational bootcamp" world. After looking at a few other bootcamp schools, I decided on the UT Coding Bootcamp because of its brand name recognition, it was highly recommended to me by one of my mentors and its 6 month part-time program allowed me to work full-time during it so that I could afford it.

    The class was wonderful. The instructors and TAs were helpful and kind and I made some good friends in the class as well. A bit of advice to those looking into taking the course: you get out what you put in. This isn't a normal classroom setting. You aren't working for the grade, you are working to learn and that is what is important.  People take the class for various reasons, most (I believe) take it because they are looking to jump start their career in either web or software development. If this is you, then I suggest taking full advantage of the career services. That includes various things such as having guest speakers from companies come in and speak a little bit about the industry and what they do. There are mock-interviews and guidance for building out your resume. All which were perfect for someone like me who has little experience putting myself out there in the professional world.

    The most important advice I could give to someone who goes through with the class is to take advantage of the career services that takes over after the class ends. You will be able to coordinate with your career director over slack on a daily basis and have weekly web conferences.  The career director was essential in helping me land a job as she used her resources to assist many of my applications with internal or external referrals. Also, she would gladly answer my meticulous questions like "How should I word this thank you email?" and "How can I make my resume A+ quality?" Job searching is an emotional rollercoaster and it's nice to have someone to lean on with a bunch of knowledge in that domain.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Oct 27 2017
    Hi Jacob,

    Congratulations on completing the program! It makes us so proud to hear that your instructors, TAs, and Career Director were so helpful to you during your boot camp journey because we know that guidance and support are vital to helping our students learn valuable new skills in web development. We commend you for making excellent use of the resources provided to you during the program, and it is excellent to hear that our career services have had such a positive impact on your job search process.

    We're so glad that you had a positive experience with our program, and we really appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback and insights from this course. We're wishing you continued success as you move forward in your career.