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UT Austin Boot Camps

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UT Austin Boot Camps

Avg Rating:4.64 ( 55 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 Design, and Cybersecurity courses, and 18-week, part-time Digital Marketing and Project Management 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 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, 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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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    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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    Minimum Skill LevelBeginner
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    Placement TestNo
    InterviewYes
  • Data Analysis and Visualization (Online) - Part-Time

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    Start Date Rolling Start Date
    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
  • 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.
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    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 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$11,995
    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.
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    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 size25
    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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    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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    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

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 (Online) - Part-Time (Austin)
    • All courses in Austin
    • Full Stack Flex - Full-Time (Austin)
    • Full Stack Flex - Part-Time (Austin) (Austin)
    • UX/UI Boot Camp - Part-Time (Austin)
    • All courses in Houston
    • Digital Marketing - Part-Time (Austin)
    • Full Stack Web Development (Online) Part-Time (Austin)
  • 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.
  • Paden Pace • Graduate
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    The UT Coding Bootcamp was one of my favorite experiences! I had always been interested in the world of computer programming, but had no idea where to start until a friend showed me the bootcamp, and I am so glad that they did. 

    Through out the program I not only learned how to read and write in mulitple programming languages, but I also learned how to explain my code to both industry professionals and those who have no coding experience. We also covered computer science basics to where we could seamlessly transfer our coding knowledge into multiple areas through out the technological landscape. 

    Also my instructor Eric was the best! He made class fun and engaging. The enitre class got pretty close with group hangouts and multiple inside jokes!

    Seriously if you are looking for a great bootcamp you need not look any further!

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Sep 04 2017
    You rock, Paden! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. It brings a smile to our team’s faces to hear that the program not only taught you the languages for front-end and back-end web development, but also how to explain your code and methodologies to other professionals. As you mentioned—we believe that learning to code requires a solid foundation, and that’s why our curriculum starts by covering computer science fundamentals. 

    We think Eric is pretty great too, and are so happy to hear that your instructor was not only knowledgeable, but made the experience more enjoyable. The community that forms inside the classroom is amazing, and we love seeing the bond and friendships that are created as a result.  

    This program takes hard work and dedication, so we congratulate you on all of your efforts and wish you great success in your future endeavors!
  • Shawn • Graduate
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    this course had a great curriculum that could benefit new coders but also experienced ones. You cover a wide range of topics but the biggest benefit is graduating from the course with a strong understanding of the underlying concepts of web development. With strong base knowledge you are prepared to expand your skills is all aspects of web development. And lastly, the instructors are very personable and willing to help at all times.

     

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Sep 04 2017
    Thank you so much for sharing your review, Shawn! We are thrilled that you thought highly of the program and curriculum, and that it successfully helped you learn the fundamental concepts for web development. As you noted, our curriculum is designed to not only teach you the most in-demand skills for the industry, but to teach you how to learn, so that you can continue your mastery even after the program ends.

    We are also happy to know that you had a great experience with our instructors—we love our instructional team and admire their dedication to helping students succeed. Thank you again for taking the time to post your feedback. Congratulations on all of your hard work in the program! We wish you the best as you move forward.
  • James Hornung • Graduate
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    I was a graduate from the first cohort at the University of Texas and could not be more pleased with the experience.  As my skills and experience level have expanded, I have developed an even deeper appreciation for this bootcamp.  

    What distinguishes this bootcamp from the crowd?  Passion!  Without a doubt.  All the people involved with this program are passionate about the success of their students.  From the men and women who write the curriculum, to the instructors and TA's who are in the class every day, to the career director and student success manager...the list goes on.  Every single person I came in contact with at the bootcamp seemed genuinely interested in my personal success, and that of my peers.  The energy this created was palpable every single day and drove me to try harder and do my best.

    Anything else?  Yes.  All bootcamps are focused on providing a "practical and applicable" skillset, but this curriculum insists that students understand what is happening on a fundamental level.  The focus is on not just developing skills that are applicable today, but building a skillset that sets you up for success in two, five, ten years.  

    Is it easy?  Ha!  Come in expecting to work.  This is a challenging program.  The pace is fast.  The workload is heavy.  Expectations are high.  But hey, if it was easy everyone would do it.  If you are willing to work, there is a support system that will get you to the finish line!  

    Why did you choose this program?  Two reasons.  Number one, I'm a sucker for the University of Texas brand.  In this day and age of Trump University and fly by night "job training programs" I  wanted something that I knew was going to be there, and not some charleton that was going to cash my check and dissapear.  I knew the University of Texas would demand nothing but the highest standards.  

    Number two, the part time aspect.  I was not in a position to drop 10k+ on a bootcamp program, quit my job, wait three months and hope there was an income waiting for me at the end.  This program provided me with the opportunity to keep my job while studying and job searching.  Was that easy?  No, but if it was easy everyone would do it.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Aug 11 2017
    Congratulations on completing the program, James! We really appreciate your review. Our team is very passionate about helping our students to succeed, and feedback like this makes our hard work worthwhile.

    We’re glad you liked the curriculum. It is intended to help prepare students for a real career in web development. We want our students to understand core concepts, and how to continue their progress as professional web developers for years to come. As you mention, this program does require dedicated study and practice. Because we understand this can be difficult, we provide student support like: outside tutoring sessions, live and virtual office hours, and a dedicated slack channel.

    It’s fantastic that offering the program through the UT Austin Center for Professional Education, was a deciding factor for you. We’re proud to offer students the ability to showcase their knowledge and skills to potential employers with a certificate from a trusted educational institution.

    The part-time schedule was designed for working professionals just like you, so we’re happy to hear that it allowed you to complete the program while maintaining your career. We hope you’re proud of all of the hard work you put into completing this program. We wish you nothing but the best moving forward.

  • Evan • Graduate
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    I chose the UT Austin Full Stack Coding Boot Camp because it allowed me to still work full time while learning at night and on the weekends. It was tough. And it was so worth it.

    I currently work with two people that were graduates of other boot camp programs.
    I have compared some notes and feel that I got the better deal. Not only do I think the price point was superior but also was the overall experience and the quality of the teaching staff and career assistance. 

    I was so pleased with the quality and passion of the UT staff to help place graduates, it was good to know that there was a team of people pushing for you. Their help and support was just a phone call away.

    I wouldn't call myself a talented writer but the two pieces of advice that I can give are:
    1. You get out what you put in to the program, don't worry about asking dumb questions or holding back questions.
    2. Find a problem you are passionate about solving and let it inspire you.

    The experiences and friendships that I have gained during the 24 week long program are why I was able to make a complete career change to something I really enjoy doing.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Friday, Feb 24 2017
    Way to go, Evan! Thank you so much for sharing your review with us. It truly makes our team happy to hear that you had such a great overall experience in the program. We are very proud of our instructional staff and career services team and love knowing that they lived up to your expectations. As far as your advice—we couldn’t agree more! Congratulations on all of the hard work and dedication you put into the program, it shows through your accomplishments. We wish you all the best as you continue on your new career path!
  • Cher Shedd • Graduate
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    With previous experience in only sales/corporate roles, I was astounded to step into the world of web development and be both welcomed and challenged to grow more than I ever have by means of The Coding Bootcamp at UT. The standards and quality of curriculum are high and, consequently, open the door of opportunity for students of varying previous backgrounds to shift into web development and engineering positions with easiblity.

    I am a strong advocate for education innovation and it makes me proud to be a graduate of this bootcamp. Furthermore, the contacts you make through the many outlets of instructional staff, student success managers, career services, guest speakers, and your own tech-driven classmates are limitless. I am happy to have built relationships with so many people I respect and that have a genuine interest in my success - several of which I now have the privilege of calling close friends.

    Thank you UTCB team and a few special shoutouts to Jeremy Bergeron, Roger Le, and Lisa Battle for showing tremendous faith in me and helping support my new career in tech!

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Jan 16 2017
    Way to go, Cher! We knew you’d be a rock star from the start. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. It brings a smile to our faces to read how happy you were with your experience throughout the program. We’re all about empowering our students and it’s amazing to hear how you’ve not only grown immensely in your knowledge but also created lasting relationships. Congratulations on graduating, we wish you nothing but the best going forward!
  • Lance Martin • JavaScript Developer • Graduate
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    I went into the UT coding bootcamp with very little coding experience. I was previously a construction superintendant and the only coding experience I had was the intro to html, css, and javascript courses offered by codecademy. Fast forward 6 months and my dreams have come true. I'm now a full time JavaScript developer. It wouldn't have been possible without the great people and curriculum from the UT coding bootcamp. In 6 months they took me from a total beginner to feeling confident to apply for jobs that had a salary most people dream of. Whether you want to specialize in design or dive deep into the backend then the UT coding bootcamp will equip you with the skills to do.

     

     Also a special shoutout to my instructor Roger Le, TAs Jedd, Allen, and Josh, and career coach Jeremy Bergeron for all the effort you put into the students. You beyond showed that you really cared.

    Response From: Brett Payne of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Wednesday, Dec 07 2016
    Thank you for your review, Lance. Congratulations on your dream job, on graduation from our program and for all of your hard work and dedication. It has all paid off and we're so proud of your. Our staff is so passionate about what they do, and it shows in the classroom via support and care. We're so glad you had such a great experience. 
  • Chance Eakin • Software Developer • Graduate
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    TL;DR: Yes, do it.

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    Bootcamps will never be a cure-all, so if you’re looking for that, stop reading and step off this metaphorical locomotive. If you’re looking for an invitation to join the world of programming and reignite your own curiosity, jump aboard.

    My previous career was as a classical musician—opera singer in particular—so you could say that I came to software development/programming from about as far away as possible. If I can do it, so can you, and The Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin will give you the tools you need.

    If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already blown through some online resources, and that’s where I was. My largest problem with learning how to code was figuring out the large concepts. I wanted to learn, but I didn’t know where or HOW to look for the next step. The Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin provided that essential step. 

     

    We covered Javascript from client side to backend, and hit most technology that’s used in shops all around Austin (Mongo, Express, React, Node.js). Pounding one language gave me the skill to look at other languages and not tremble with fear and anxiety. Likewise, everything we learned is something I use on a daily basis.

     

    Moreover, Jim McCoy and Roger Le—our instructors—gave me enough information to take off and explore on my own. They are awesome teachers in their own right, and they’re interested in our continued success. Holly, Rob, Allen, and Jedd (our TA’s) did a stellar job of supporting us throughout the learning process. Help was never too far away, but thankfully, it wasn’t too close either. A huge part of learning how to code is learning how to solve problems on your own, and the academic team made sure our class had ample time to flex our problem solving muscles.

    Another important element that differentiates the Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin from others in the area is its strong Career Services support. Jeremy Bergeron and Candace Salim helped me build my brand, hone my message, and clean up my materials to present the best version of myself. Then they introduced me to awesome companies. 

     

    To sum up what my experience with the Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin, here’s a quote that I love (yes, it's cheesy, but it's honest): "Everybody says they're trying to get their piece of the pie. They don't realize that the world is a kitchen. You can make your own pie." - Terry Crews. They didn’t make the pie for me, but they sure gave me a good recipe.

     

    If you’re interested in taking the next step, this is the place for you.

    Response From: Candace Salim of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Thursday, Oct 27 2016
    Thank you, Chance! Your amazing attitude and hard work were always noticed both in and out of the classroom. And you brought us to tears at Demo Day when you sang for everyone -- talk about having multiple talents. It has been an absolute pleasure having you in our program. Congratulations on your new job and we can't wait to see what you do next. 
  • Herbert Gutierrez • IT Operations Engineer • Graduate
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    Highly recommend this boot camp if you're looking to get started with a developer career. Never did I feel like I was asking a stupid question and the staff was always willing to help! Overall, I felt it was an awesome learning environment. However, be aware that in order to be successful you need a lot of time outside of class to fully immerse yourself in the material. 

    Response From: Candace Salim of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Monday, Oct 24 2016
    Thank you, Herbert and congrats to you on graduation. You could not be more right - in order to truly succeed at learning web development in 24 weeks you've got to dive right in and self-study is a key component of that. Wishing you success as you take this next step in your career. 
  • Highly Recommend
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    Jimmie Jackson • Web Developer • Graduate
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    ABOUT ME: Just to put my experience into perspective, I came from a varied background in sales, freelance photography and videography. I loathed going into my sales job every day and wanted a career change but wasn't exactly sure how to go about it or what direction to head. I randomly came across a bootcamp, and was intrigued at the idea. Become a web developer in 24 weeks? I had taken a basic HTML/CSS class in college several years ago, and while I certainly enjoyed it, that sounds a little too good to be true. My options were to either go back to school through UT or ACC, or look more into a bootcamp, weighing the pros and cons of each. Once I decided this was certainly the direction I wanted to head, I started researching local bootcamps more in-depth, of which several exist. The Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin checked off every box I was looking for: part-time so that I could continue to work a full-time job, career services, a reasonable price, and it was backed by the UT name. 

    INTERVIEW: After applying, I went through a couple of phone interviews. I was asked about my background, why I want to get into coding, and was asked to solve a couple of fairly difficult problem-solving questions. Honestly, I feel like I barely made the cut. After two phone interviews though, I was accepted!

    CURRICULUM: Starting out, we learned the basics: HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The overall curriculum focused on the MERN stack (MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js). Over the course of 6 months, we learned all sorts of other frameworks, libraries and languages too, such as Bootstrap, jQuery, and MySQL. We briefly touched on a few languages such as PHP, Ruby, and Python. The only reason I gave the curriculum a 4 star rating is because I thought we should have focused more on React and PHP, and become more "specialized" in a few areas as opposed to knowing a little about a lot. We were the very first cohort however, and their material will become even more focused and streamlined I feel as more people go through the course. I am extremely impressed at how flexible the curriculum is. It's all based on what the local companies are hiring for, and the whole team has a fantastic sense of what those are. 

    CLASS: One of the things I liked most about participating in a bootcamp was just how diverse the other students are. Almost everybody is there for the same reason: a career change. I believe that because of our varied backgrounds, bootcamp grads have a more well-rounded approach to development and can draw from past experiences in other fields to help achieve goals and work on teams with other developers. My background in sales has certainly helped me, whether I like to admit it or not. Just to give you an idea of how diverse my cohort was... we had a former opera singer, a Spanish teacher, a skee ball champion, an American Sign Language interpretor, a warehouse salesman... the list goes on. 

    INSTRUCTORS/TA's: I was in the Monday/Wednesday class taught by Jim McCoy, with Holly Springsteen and Rob Daly. Jim really made the course for me. He is hilarious in a no-filter kind of way, extremely intelligent and definitely cares about seeing us succeed. Holly and Rob gave up a lot of their evenings and weekends for 6 months to see us succeed, and they are equally as intelligent and helpful. I firmly believe that all of their effort was crucial to our success as a class.

    CAREER SERVICES: Jeremy Bergeron and Candace Salim are the two I'm most familiar with behind Career Services, but I'm sure there were several other people behind-the-scenes that did a ton of work for us as well. Jeremy is a great guy, and his passion for landing us jobs is obvious. They helped us in optimizing resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and interview techniques, and would usually bring in a speaker each Saturday to talk about various topics. One of the best things we did was mock interviews with employees from local well-known companies, followed up by a panel discussion. I used a few of the interview techniques we talked about that day, and I strongly believe that because of the things I learned then, I was able to actually receive an offer and accept it - on my very first tech interview! The dev team I interviewed with was super impressed by the questions I asked and how well I handled the whiteboard interview, and the entire team behind this bootcamp was essential to that experience. 

    OTHER: The pace of the class was sometimes too fast, but it's because there's SO much material that could be covered. They constantly asked for feedback from us, and would often adjust the pace based on how we responded. Aside from the pace, one important thing I discovered is that with a lot of companies, there is a sort of stigma surrounding bootcamp graduates. What I mean by that, is that a lot of people will enter a bootcamp just for the sake of making more money. While that part is great, you have to be able to convey that you actually enjoy coding. One way of doing that is by delving into passion projects on the side or learning new technologies just for the sake of learning. I did that as much as my schedule would allow, and I believe it was ultimately another reason I was able to land a job with a great company. 

    OVERALL EXPERIENCE: I was fortunate to be one of the students who got accepted into a full-time web developer role before graduation, and I can't thank the people behind The Coding Bootcamp enough. I'm now not dreading going in to work, I am doing work that I actually enjoy with awesome and intelligent coworkers, and making more money than ever on top of that. As long as you go in with realistic expectations, you understand your strengths and weaknesses as a student, and have an actual passion for coding, I believe that the curriculum and staff behind The Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin will almost certainly land you a new job. 

    Response From: Candace Salim of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Thursday, Oct 20 2016
    Jimmie - it has been an absolutely pleasure watching you learn and grow and we could not be more proud of your success. Thank you for your detailed review. It made everyone's day! Wishing you all the best, Jimmie. 
  • Adam Camacho • Graduate
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    Here's the TLDR, I would absolutely recommend attending this boot camp, with the caveat that you have to be realistic about time management. If you don't have to work while you attend, or if you work but have minimal commitments to loved ones, then you can get tremendous value from this boot camp, more than many college degrees would yield. If, on the other hand, you have to work a full time job and have kids or a significant other competing for your attention, then you may not get as much value out of the course. Just be honest with yourself, but if you have the time, this course is a phenomenal investment.

    Here's the full review.

    About Me: I had been teaching myself to code on and off for almost two years before starting the boot camp, and as soon as I heard of it, which was a day or two after it was launched, I applied and was accepted. The prior coding experience I had due to my self-study was tremendously helpful, so I would advise you to have as much self-study as possible before applying, but it is definitely not necessary to succeed, as several of the students that have already landed jobs did not have prior self study. Today was the last day of class and I'm glad to say that the future looks very bright.

    Overall Experience: I felt privileged to attend the boot camp with the folks that I was lucky enough to have as my classmates. It seemed like everyone in the class, including the TA's and the instructor, had an interesting story and was an overachiever in one way or another. We had a Fulbright Scholar, a CPA, and a national skee ball champ, just for starters. It was an eclectic bunch and I'm really thankful to have met these folks and gotten to work with them. I'm actually quite curious as to what they'll be investing their energies into in 5 or 10 years.

    Instructors: The instructor and the TA's for the course were great, they all really knew their stuff. Also, they always arrived early to class and left late, so we had a ton of time to pick their brains on anything. They were always available for me to reach out to, not only on class content, but also on bigger-picture topics like career advice, and I really appreciated that. All my instructors actually worked full time jobs as web developers in addition to their roles in the boot camp, so they had their fingers on the pulse of the web development scene in Austin. They're really good people...it's hard to convey this, but it's more than a job to them. For reference, I was in the Tuesday/Thursday class with Roger Le as the instructor and Jedd Fenner, Josh Madewell, and Allen Wes as the TA's, but on Saturdays the classes joined together into one large class, and I was lucky to have Holly Springsteen and Rob Daly as TA's then as well. For brevity's sake, I'll just say that if you get the chance to learn under any of these folks, rest assured that you're in good hands.

    Curriculum: The curriculum is focused on the MERN stack, for which there's a strong market in Austin right now, but it's very flexible to the market's needs, and changes were made to the course's curriculum as we were going through it. When you think about that, it's really amazing, no college course I've ever been to has been responsive in real-time to the needs of the market, and that's one of the things that sets this course apart from a college course. Through this course, in addition to learning web development, you'll also become extremely confident in your ability to learn anything, which is an invaluable skill in today's economy as it allows you to chart your own path.

    Job Assistance: This boot camp does not come with a job guarantee. That said, several students landed well-paying jobs before we even graduated. Two girls landed what could be described as their respective dream jobs. For the most part, career services consists of help with polishing up your resume and cover letter, introductions here and there based on your interests and background, and requiring you to apply to a certain amount of jobs per week once the course finishes. We also have industry speakers come to class on Saturday mornings and share what it's like to work at their companies. I started the application process about a week ago and I already had an interview, which I can directly attribute to my cover letter, resume, and my portfolio and the contents thereof, all of which have been substantially improved due to my having attended the boot camp and my having taken advantage of career services. I'll say this, having completed the boot camp, as I read job descriptions I find myself reading requirements and thinking, "Hey, I can do that!" And if I can't do that, I think, "Hey, I can learn that!" It's pretty swell.

    I hope this helped you make a more informed decision, and if you have the time to invest into yourself, don't hesitate, enroll in the course!

    Response From: Candace Salim of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Student Success Manager
    Wednesday, Oct 12 2016
    Thanks, Adam! Your thoughtful and detailed review is much appreciated and will be very helpful to prospective bootcamp students. Our entire staff - Instructors, TAs, Student Success Managers like myself and Career Directors - are all so passionate about education and changing the lives of others. We love hearing that you feel that way. We're wishing you all the best in your interviews and know you'll land somewhere awesome. 
  • LM • Applicant
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    I got called by a very long-winded 'Admissions Advisor' for this program, 1st time during work hours at my job so I asked him to call me back the next day. The time we had agreed upon came and went, so I started playing a chess game online thinking he was not going to call. He ended up calling and asking me if I had time to chat (no indication this was any kind of formal interview) so I told him I did, although I was a bit distracted due to my game. He asked if I had any questions, so I asked a series of questions over a 10-15 minute period about the curriculum, admissions requirements, coding languages covered, placement rates for graduates getting hired, coursework, program cost, etc. For some reason about 15 minutes into the conversation he seemed to think that I was having 'doubts' about the program (I never expressed doubts). At this point I had asked all my immediate questions -- and also was a little thrown off by the fact that he kept raising 'doubts' -- so I asked him whether he could just please send me the application and allow me to send further questions via email. Then I asked if he had any questions for me.

    Up to now he had asked ZERO questions about my own background. He told me that based on our conversation, which he referred to as a 'screening interview' despite no hint of this in his introduction and a total lack of him interviewing me, he thought that I "did not have the temperament, personality or background for the program" (he still at this point knows nothing about me, other than my name and that I am female, and based on the qualifications he listed I would think I'd be quite competitive; I have a masters from a top 20 university, a strong background in analytical courses and enjoy what coding I've done) but basically seemed to be trying to shame me for being distracted at the start of the call HE was late for. On top of all this, he had the mannerisms and ennunciations of an 80s car salesman throughout the call, making me feel uncomfortably as though he was trying to sell me something, and throwing into doubt the legitimacy of the program for me until I read the reviews online. And as the icing on the cake, for all this I had to resign a rated chess game on my account. I can't speak to the quality of this course and I'm sure the actual classes are great, but this really threw a sour note on my perception of it.

    Response From: The Coding Bootcamp at UT Austin of UT Austin Boot Camps
    Title: Admissions
    Tuesday, Nov 15 2016
    We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with our team.  On rare occasions a call to discuss the program with applicants runs longer than anticipated, forcing the adjacent appointment to be slightly delayed. These initial calls are an important part of the admissions process and are designed to both discuss the program and determine initial fit. They usually last 30 minutes or so. We truly apologize for the 10-15 minute delay.  

    The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin is a 24 week program with an intense curriculum designed to educate students on coding languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery and Node.js, Laravel, MySQL and MongoDB. 

    Learning to code in 6 months requires an incredible amount of determination and hard work. The entire team at The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin is committed to both delivering a top notch education as well as helping our students change their careers through our program. We can only be successful in this commitment if we are extremely selective in our admissions process. Having students work together on challenging projects and participating in a shared classroom environment is an important aspect of the experience.

    We understand that life is fast paced and it honestly sounds like the scheduled call was not an ideal time for you.  We would really appreciate the opportunity to speak with you again, providing you with additional information about the The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin experience. Most importantly, we really want to learn more about you. In the meantime, we wish you all the best and hope to hear from you soon.