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UT Austin Boot Camps

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UT Austin Boot Camps

Avg Rating:4.63 ( 54 reviews )

UT Austin Boot Camps offer 12-week, full-time and 24-week, part-time web development courses along with 24-week, part-time Data Analytics, UX/UI Design, Cybersecurity, and Digital Marketing courses in Austin and Houston, TX. The full stack curriculum includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, Express.js, Node.js, databases, MongoDB, MySQL, and Git, with in-person and online options.

The data science curriculum includes programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, SQL, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, and more. Enjoy close collaboration with other professionals while receiving hands-on experience, with in-person and online options.

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

The digital marketing program covers highly relevant skills, training you in marketing strategy fundamentals, optimizing campaigns and websites, digital advertising and automation strategy, and more. You will get hands-on experience with tools such as Google Keyword Planner, LinkedIn Campaign Manager, and Facebook Insights.

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, or Digital Marketing.

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$11,500
    Class size25
    LocationAustin
    At The Cybersecurity Boot Camp, students 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. The Cybersecurity Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time program that takes a multidisciplinary approach to attaining proficiency in IT, networking, and modern information security, throughout the course of 24 intensive weeks.
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    DepositN/A
    Tuition PlansPayment plan available
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analysis and Visualization (Online) - Part-Time

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    Cost$11,500
    Class size25
    LocationAustin
    Learn data analytics wherever you are through an innovative format that blends engaging content to work through on your own schedule and live, interactive online classes led by expert instructors. The curriculum teaches the most relevant tools and technologies including programming in Excel, Python, JavaScript charting (D3.js, Leaflet.js), HTML/CSS, API interactions, databases, Tableau, fundamental statistics, machine learning, Git/GitHub, and more. Build a comprehensive portfolio of projects and earn a certificate from UT Austin.
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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
  • Data Analysis and Visualization - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,500
    Class size25
    LocationAustin
    This program is rigorous, fast-paced, and focused on the practical technical skills needed to analyze and solve data problems. Students will gain proficiency in a broad array of technologies like Excel, Python, JavaScript, SQL Databases, Tableau, and more. Applicants do not need experience to enroll, but once admitted, all students will complete a pre-course tutorial. Throughout the course, students will complete projects using real data sets from the worlds of finance, healthcare, government, social welfare, and more—allowing them to build a strong portfolio with a professional demonstration of mastery.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Digital Marketing - Part-Time

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    HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Wordpress, SEO
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week18 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,500
    Class size25
    LocationAustin
    The UT Austin Digital Marketing Boot Camp is a challenging, part-time digital marketing program 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 Analytics, Facebook Insights, Customer Relationship Management software (CRMs), MailChimp, HTML/CSS, and more.
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonFull Time20 Hours/week12 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$12,495
    Class size25
    LocationAustin
    The Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin is a 12-week, full-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Available through Climb Credit
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Austin)

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationAustin
    The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin is a 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
    Financing
    DepositN/A
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    Available through Climb Credit
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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
    Prep WorkPre-work
    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Houston)

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,995
    Class size25
    LocationHouston
    The Houston Coding Boot Camp is a 24-week, part-time web development course. The full-stack curriculum includes HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, Node.js, Responsive Design, Heroku, Git, User Authentication, React.js, MySQL, MongoDB, and more. Students have access to participate in experiential learning opportunities. Students receive career-planning services, portfolio reviews, and 1:1 coaching to position students for success in the field.
    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 (Online) Part-Time

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    MySQL, MongoDB, HTML, Git, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, React.js, Node.js
    OnlinePart Time25 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,500
    Class size20
    LocationAustin
    Learn to code wherever you are. The full-stack, online boot camp curriculum includes HTML/CSS, Advanced JavaScript, Ruby, Code IDEs, Git/GitHub, Database Modelling, Complex Database Relationships, and more. Through hands-on projects and lessons, learners will complete the coding boot camp in 24 weeks over the course of a self-paced learning path. Learners receive support from a variety of channels, ensuring they are never alone throughout their boot camp journey, whether online or in-person. UT Austin’s online coding boot camp gives you the opportunity to “think like a developer.” In addition to learning many of the most in-demand languages and creating your own personal portfolio, you will also partake in an 8-week Agile Team Project that mimics a real-world environment. Students are assigned a piece of the full project (division of tasks into short phases of work and frequent reassessment of adaptation of plans) and then finalize the project together with the assistance of an industry leader who has on average 5-7 years of experience as a software engineer. At the end of this online coding program, you will receive a certificate from the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Professional Education, helping you stand out to employers.
    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
  • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time

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    HTML, Git, JavaScript, User Experience Design, CSS
    In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    Cost$11,500
    Class size25
    LocationAustin
    Get hands-on training and instruction in high-demand UX/UI Design methodology which includes software skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, XD), Sketch App, InVision, Keynote as well as front-end web prototyping technologies and frameworks including HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Git/GitHub and more. Maintain your work or college schedule by studying part-time, only three days a week, with convenient evening and weekend hours. Apply what you’ve learned toward building a comprehensive portfolio of projects ranging from AI sketches to mobile-responsive web layouts.
    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

4 Scholarships

  • $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

    • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Houston) (Houston)
  • $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

    • Data Analysis and Visualization - Part-Time (Austin)
  • $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)
  • $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

    • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time (Austin)
    • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Houston) (Houston)
  • Carmen Lucero • Future in demand Web Developer! • Student
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    I am currently enrolled in a reputable program offered by the University of Texas at Austin in partnership with Trilogy. Recently, I buckled up and ventured into the journey of changing careers. It is a rocky road, but I have gained valuable knowledge and enjoyed the ride so far.

    The program covers high-demand markup and programming languages, runtime environments, and database management systems. I love the fact that career planning support, flexible office hours, and part-time and full-time classes are made available to us to ensure we become employer competitive. I am attending  weekend and evening sessions while keeping my current job.

    Considering that this is a fast-paced program, I highly recommend everyone to take advantage of the learning modules released to us weeks before the first day of class. In addition, I strongly encourage everyone to join a program that offers a one-on-one opportunity to talk about your code with the experts.  I usually attend office hours before and after class to stay up to date and have greatly benefited from the guidance provided by my instructor and TA’s. My instructor is amazing and very knowledgeable.

    Take on the challenge and keep in mind that our city’s strong tech presence on the map is attracting more tech companies to Texas and creating plenty of job opportunities for those of us who are putting in the time and effort to become proficient at coding.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Monday, Mar 04 2019
    Amazing, Carmen! We're thrilled you chose our program to make a significant job change. We're happy to hear you're enjoying our career services and are benefiting from our flexible schedule, as well as utilizing office hours. We truly appreciate your review and are cheering you on as you move toward graduation!
  • Shweta Banerjee • Graduate
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    Hi, I'm Shweta. I did my undergrad in computer science engineering. Also, I had 3 years of big-data engineering experience prior to joining the course. 

    When I came across the Data Analytics and Visualization course at U.T. Austin's McCombs Business School, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to learn key skills related to the field I wanted to move to, Data/Business Analytics.

    Through the six-months of extensive course, I gained hands-on, programming experience in areas such as VBA Scripting, Python, R, Tableau etc.

    It is definitely a fast-paced course which covers a lot of ground, but you can make the best by taking up real-world data projects. The course can get overwhelming at times with so many different topics. What worked for me was to focus more on technologies that were most in-demand in the jobs I aimed for and while learning at least the basics of other technologies.

    The lectures and TA's are very helpful and have good command over the subject. Also, they have a dedicated career counseling support team to help you secure a job.

    Overall it was a wonderful journey with lots of learnings.

    Response From: Boot Camp Team of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Community Team
    Wednesday, Feb 20 2019
    Thank you for sharing your experience, Shweta! We're thrilled you chose our program to transition into the data analytics field and enjoyed our hands-on curriculum, as well as the support from our entire boot camp team. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you all the best as you move forward!
  • Robert Harry • Student
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    Jim "CodeSlinger" McCoy, is singlehandedly one of the most impactful and resonating people I have ever met. Moving further the amount of knowledge and passion he has in an effort to teach his pupils is astounding, he strives for the perfection of knowledge within himself and those he teaches. I would not have learned what I needed to be successful in this career without his knowledge and advice. 

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Jun 01 2018
    Thank you so much for your review, Robert! Our instructors are passionate about teaching web development and truly put their hearts into enabling student success. Jim is a fantastic instructor and we are thrilled he had such an impact on your boot camp journey. Congratulations on graduating and best of luck in all your future goals! 
  • Setu Biswas • Front End Developer • Graduate
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    The program at UT Austin was great and I am so happy for everything I have learned.  I am very confident in my abilities in regards to future possibilities.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, May 29 2018
    Congratulations on completing the course, Setu! We’re thrilled you had such a positive boot camp journey and are now confident in your newfound web development abilities. Thank you so much for your review, we wish you nothing but the best in your future endeavors!
  • Asela Dassanayake • Senior Manager - Data Analytics, FriMi • Graduate
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    I was enrolled in the UT Austin's Bootcamp back in October 2017 for their part-time, 24-week Data Analytics and Visualization program. I Successfully completed the program in April 2018 and could say that it was one great experience.

    Below, I have shared some of the key features of the program. 

    • Top-notch curriculum - Covers almost all of the topics that are in high demand in the analytics job market.  
    • The program is built on a top-down approach - covers the bare essentials before moving quickly into building applications, data products.
    • You will be continuously exposed to working with teams on projects using collaborative platforms like GitHub and Slack which are skills that are really timely and useful to master as the labor market is moving more towards a gig market characterized by short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs.  
    • A well-structured career support service - continuous monitoring to ensure that students are in full compliance with the requirements given by the career team.
    • The program is affiliated with the University of Texas in Austin, an esteemed educational institution in the USA, and this I feel will give you a distinct advantage in enhancing your alumni and network for future opportunities. 

    In addition to the above, I have also listed few items that I have personally experienced that might be useful in your decision process.

    • In spite the program is a part-time program, expect to give the same effort as a full-time program if you are coming from a non-programming, non-analytical background. Despite the decent exposure I had with most of the topics in the curriculum, I spent close to 60-70 hours a week to really wrap my head around the topics.
    • The program is really fast-paced with new topics introduced every week, but almost all of the topics are built predominately on Python and Javascript technologies, hence highly recommend making your feet wet with these languages well in advance to have a better experience. 
    • I was fortunate that I had a great instructor who had awesome credentials both in terms of teaching and hands-on experience in data analytics. recommend checking the credentials of your instructor before enrolling in the program. 

    Overall, I personally feel this program is highly original, authentic, and economical compared to most of the highly commercialized boot camps out there and will deliver a great experience provide that you passionately put in the time and effort. My portfolio site is a piece of work as a result of the knowledge I gained from the program and the effort I put in.

    All the best for a wonderful analytics journey! contact me if you need any further clarification. 

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Wednesday, Apr 18 2018
    Thank you for your wonderful review, Asela! We’re happy to hear you had such a positive experience learning valuable data skills through our program.

    We know that our instructors, TAs, and career services are devoted to equipping our students with the best resources and knowledge base - feedback like yours makes these efforts worthwhile. We intentionally foster a sense of community that encourages our students to network and form connections with one another, so we’re glad that you enjoyed collaborating with your classmates.

    Like you noted, this course does require students to devote supplemental time outside of class to study concepts, complete exercises, and master the topics. Even though this is a part-time program, it is definitely challenging and fast-paced. It's great to know you enjoyed learning both Python and JavaScript and were able to put your skills to use to create such an impressive portfolio. It looks amazing! We hope you’re proud of the hard work you put into completing this boot camp.

    Congratulations once again! We anticipate all your hard work and dedication to pay off. All our best wishes towards achieving your future goals and dreams!
  • Full Stack Flex
    - 4/12/2018
    Dan Byers • Student
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    I attended the June through December 2017 Full Stack Flex session. I have to say that I received awesome training and support from the instructional team and class mates. We faced biblical flooding from a hurricane and it didn't stop us. Everyone muscled through and some amazing applications were created. I highly recommend this to anyone wanting to get into the development world. It's a great starting point. You will gain in demand skills and have abundent resources.  

    Response From: Michelle Bury of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Apr 13 2018
    Congratulations on completing the program, Dan! We are so proud of the dedication and perseverance all of you demonstrated in spite of the hurricane and all of the intense weather! We're thrilled to hear that our curriculum and course structure were what you needed, and that you benefited from networking with your classmates—with think relationship building is one of the most important aspects of our program! We love helping our students develop their passion for web development, and it makes us proud to hear that we provided a uniquely positive learning experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we're thrilled to see this high recommendation from such a stellar boot camp alum.

    Congratulations on all of the hard work you put into learning these valuable new skills. We wish you the very best of luck in your future endeavors! 
  • Tom Berton • Graduate
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    After completing the part-time (6 month) Data Analytics and Visualization Certification course, I can say that I am very happy with the amount of material and the latest technologies I have learned able to use for personal projects and in my profession.

    TThe course begins with Excel for the first week only, but quickly picks up pace and covers Python and Matplotlib using Pandas, API requests and accessing social media.  We used SQL with MySQL Workbench, SQLALchemy and Flask to connect to SQLite databases and MongoDB with web scrapping for storage and retrieval using Python scripts. Half-way through, you'll learn basic web development with Bootstrap 3/4 and JavaScript, so you can manipulate the DOM with D3, Plotly and Leaflet for data visualizations on the web and publish web pages on Heroku. We also were able to create a portfolio page for our projects during this part of the course. We covered basics of R and Tableau (they were generous to provide a 1-year Professional license!! ).  Toward the end of the course we used PySpark, NLP, NLTK, and Naive-Bayes with Big Data and neural networks with Machine Learning, which we incorporated into our final project.

    This boot camp is challenging but very rewarding. To get the most out of it you must spend 15-20 hours minimum (some people require more time) a week working on the class exercises and the homeworks. During project weeks I spent up to 30 hours a week and I worked part-time (30 hours/week). 

    The instructors for the course were great and had extensive knowledge in all the technologies mentioned above. They were easy to approach for help or assistance for homeworks and projects.  The Teaching Assistants were also very helpful before and after class and helped you no matter how much trouble you had.  They are there to help you as much as possible without doing the homework for you.

    Overall, I would recommend this course for those who want to learn and apply data analytics and visualization techniques to their job skills.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Thursday, Apr 12 2018
    Amazing. Thank you, Tom! We are really passionate about what we do and are so happy that you benefitted from the curriculum, student support, and projects.

    You’re right that this is a challenging program that requires many hours of study and practice in and outside of the classroom. Our part-time program is designed for professionals like you, who want to gain new skills while maintaining their current work schedule. We know it takes real commitment to balance life with an intensive paced program like this one. You should be proud of all the hard work you devoted—we are!

    It's wonderful to hear you found the instructional and student success teams to be so adept and helpful (we think they're pretty great, too)! Our instructors and TAs make it their mission to provide a supportive and collaborative environment for our students as they dive into in-demand technologies and gain real-world experience with Big Data.

    We can’t wait to see what you can accomplish with the knowledge and skills you gained. We wish you nothing but success with your future goals! 
  • David W Jones • Student
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    Deep dive into working with big data.  Real life examples using; Python, R, HTML, JavaScript, Bootstrap, D3, Tableau, and machine learning.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Apr 10 2018
    Hi David, thank you for your review! It's great to see that you had a positive student experience and were able to learn the skills needed to solve complex real-world problems associated with big data. We know the importance of quality instruction, so we're glad that we provided a well-rounded curriculum. Congratulations on completing the program and best of luck!

  • JenniferAustin • Applicant
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    I went through the initital steps to obtain information for this program, which required me to proved my email (my preferred form of contact) along with my telephone number. I specified that I preferred to get the facts about cost in black and white, rather than go through the process of 'talking about my future' with Joel Spencer first. I'll be blunt: I don't like anything that smells like sales pressure when it comes to things like this.  I reiterated in my response to him that I preferred to get an understanding about the cost before scheduling a time to chat with him... crickets. He simply won't respond. What a strange practice. Other programs are tranparent about cost, why isn't this one?

    Response From: Michael Maniscalco of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Director of Admissions
    Tuesday, Apr 10 2018
    Hi Jennifer,

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback on our admissions process, as it helps us improve the student enrollment experience.

    After you fill out the form on our website, our thank you page notes that an admissions advisor will be reaching out to you soon at the phone number provided in order to give you more information about the program. Our advisors strive to provide timely admissions counseling to all those who would like to learn more about our programs, but  as they are conducting many interviews throughout the day, that is not always possible. We understand that receiving information via email is a convenient method, but because our admissions process is highly consultative and this program is not open enrollment, we strive to speak with prospective students directly via phone in order to not only provide key details on the program like tuition, but gauge the applicant's interest and qualifications. 

    We're constantly working to ensure that all applicants and students feel fully supported during every step of their journey, so we apologize for the lack of response that you experienced and we welcome the opportunity to answer any questions that you have about the course at this time. Please reach out to me directly at (512) 387-5789 so that we can further address your questions and concerns.
  • Paul Trettenero • Student
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    Three months ago I quit my day job and enrolled full-time at The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin. Yesterday, I graduated and received my certificate of completion and I wanted to share the great experience I had with anyone curious about this new and upcoming coding crash course.

    The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin is a new contender in the coding boot camp sphere, so when I enrolled the reviews were few and far between. I was extremely skeptical at first, because many other coding boot camps have been getting lots of negative attention from the tech community. Horror stories of boot camp graduates not being hired, bashing blog posts from former unhappy students, and even some of the top coding boot camps shutting down. After doing a ton of research, I bit the bullet and decided on the Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin.

    I choose this particular camp because it was affordable ($11,000) and it was in Austin, so I wouldn’t have to relocate to attend. I’ve always fantasized about creating applications, and kept a running list of all my app and business ideas. This was something I always knew I wanted to do, but never had the skills or any idea how to get started. This boot camp provided everything I needed and more.

    I remember about two months into the course thinking, “I’ve already learned so much, I feel like I’ve already gotten my money’s worth from this class.” I cannot express how fantastic this course was. The curriculum is rich and concise. The instructors are phenomenal. I feel like I hit the the instructor lottery when I was assigned to Jim McCoy. He taught me more practical, hands-on knowledge in 3 months than I did from 4 years of university. Before taking those course, I had no idea how to create functional web application.

    Now I’m confident I can contribute real-world skills to a team or project. Here are just a few of the topics we learned:

    • HTML5
    • Git
    • CSS3
    • Twitter Bootstrap
    • Javascript (So much Javascript!)
    • jQuery
    • RESTful APIs and using AJAX
    • Firebase
    • Node.js
    • mySQL
    • MongoDB
    • Express.js and Handlebars
    • Custom ORM, Sequelize, and Mongoose
    • Testing
    • React
    • React Native
    • Php and Laravel
    • Authentication using Passport.js
    • Intro to Computer Science and Algorithms

    What all that fancy jargon translates to is we learned how to create every aspect of building a website. From styling and design, to complex login in systems, and even creating and hosting the site on our own server.

    The class itself felt like a bit like a fast paced, college level course that lasted all day. The biggest difference was the teaching style. The instructor would lecture for 10–20 minutes, then we would do a 10 minute hands-on activity with the technology lectured about. I absolutely loved this format, because it forces you to get involved and really understand what you’re learning about.

    Twice a week we were assigned homework assignments to solidify those concepts. The homework would take about 10 hours on average to complete. We would receive grades and comments on the homework, but only as a means for us to improve. The grading dynamic was very different than a conventional classroom, which I thought was a good thing. The homework was graded by the teacher assistants, which were usually top former students. Grades were only there as a means to provide feedback, and not to weed out or fail students. Unless you were failing to even attempt the homework, you would graduate and receive a certificate.

    My advice to anyone thinking of attending this boot camp would be don’t attend a coding boot camp unless you are hungry and passionate to learn programming. This course does not guarantee a tech job after graduation, and is extremely difficult. Several of my fellow classmates ran out of steam early, and it is because they signed up for the wrong reasons. The only guarantee for a great career is a genuine interest and passion to create awesome programs. Also, future students should get some programming practice before starting this course. There are tons of free material to get started online, and coming in with some prior knowledge will pay off ten fold.

    In conclusion, attending The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I’m excited I get to pursue my personal passion, and grateful I had the opportunity to attend such a fabulous program.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Thursday, Jan 11 2018
    Congratulations on completing the program, Paul! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a positive overall experience learning web development through this boot camp. It's terrific that our program provided you with an affordable option that was convenient to your location and helped you to take the first steps towards a career in web development.

    We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our course curriculum and format, and it makes us incredibly proud of our team that they provided you with the guidance and assistance you needed to learn so many valuable new skills.

    As you mention, our students get the most out of this program when they enter the course with the desire and determination to learn web development, and we love helping students like you to grow their passion for this exciting field. We know this course can be challenging, so we applaud all of your hard work and dedication.

    It's truly incredible to hear about your journey and the impact that our program had on your ability to pursue your passion. It makes us truly proud of our team as a whole to know that we have earned your praise. We appreciate you taking the time to share detailed feedback about your experience in this course. We wish you the very best of luck as you move forward in your career.
  • Review
    - 10/27/2017
    Angus Ogubuike • Graduate
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    My experience at the UT @ Austin coding bootcamp is transformatory. The students and staff all contributed to making the experience worthwhile. From the inception of the program, the students' success manager was always there for the students. He was always avaiable to attend to our immediate and remote needs.

    The career services were extremely helpful. Even though they do not guarantee you interviews and jobs but they provide you with all the necessary tools for you to succeed in the job market. Moreover, the career team is always avaiable to assist months after graduation

    The instruction staff were excellent and very helpful, They answer the minutest question even though the program is quire heavily packed, Any hardworking student will find thiat this program is excellent. I will always look back to my days in the bootcamp with admiration for the great relationships developed. I will recommend  UT # Austin bootcamps for any one who wants to transit to a career in the tech space.

     

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Tuesday, Oct 31 2017
    Congratulations on completing the program, Angus! We're so glad to hear that you had such a worthwhile experience with this program. It makes us incredibly proud of our team to hear that your Student Success Manager, Career Director, instructors and TAs were all dedicated to providing you with the support you needed during your boot camp journey.

    We know this course can be challenging, so we applaud you for all of your hard work. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We're cheering you on as you move forward in your career!
  • Brent Gorwin • Graduate
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    UT Austin Full Stack Web Development Coding Bootcamp was an amazing experience. I attended the full time course, which was 12 weeks long. The amount of learning and job preperation from this course was excellent and within the 12 weeks, my understanding of web development shot up compared to learning with self-taught route. Being in a classroom with like minded people and group projects was what really took my understanding of coding to the next level becuase of the real world team like atmosphere. The TA's were there to offer help all throughout the course and the instructors understanding of the class content was excellent and an open door policy was there for any questions or help you needed. It was very much you get out of it what you put in, the pace and content was difficult all throughout the course, but there was no lack of help when it comes to utilizing the TA's and instructor.  

    Another amazing benefit of this program was the career help. All throughout the 12 weeks there was help in building your resume/portfolio/and interview prep. Resources such as posing Meetups and introducing you to local employers was amazing. The career support team truly wanted to help me get a job and working together with them has proven results of getting a job after completing the course. You have to be hungry and put in the hard work of networking and the career support definitely helps you along the way!

    All in all I would recommend the course, but be ready to be challenged and put in the hard work of learning the content. To score a job in the tech industry is difficult, but with the help of this bootcamp and career support, you will be glad you took the course. 

     

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Sep 22 2017
    Congratulations on completing the course, Brent! We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our in-person format, and benefited from this aspect of our program that simulates the collaborative nature of real world web development projects.

    It’s terrific that you enjoyed our curriculum, and received the support you needed from your instructors, TAs, and career services team. As you mention, to get the most out of this program students must dedicate the proper amount of time and effort to reviewing lessons, practicing their skills, and networking with peers and professionals they meet.

    It’s fantastic that you had such a positive experience with this program, and we’re proud to have earned your recommendation. We really appreciate your feedback. We’re wishing you the best of luck as you move forward in your career.