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Viking Code School

Average Rating4.62
27 Reviews
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Viking Code School offers a full-time, 12-week full-stack JavaScript online program, and a part-time Flex Program teaching full-stack JavaScript or Ruby on Rails. Viking Code School trains novice-to-intermediate programmers to become full-stack developers. The Immersive Program is a 12-week online program that helps serious students become full-stack JavaScript web developers. These cohorts are limited to carefully selected students who work together throughout the...

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  • Nicolas Amaya
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
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    Nov 21, 2017
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    It turns you into a professional developer

    I graduated in the March 2017 full stack javascript immersive program. I live in Europe and so I did the program paying the full fee rather than with the deferred fee program. 

    I'm now building my own startup based on a web app and I find, with much joy, that I have the skills to make it happen.

    If I had to say one thing about the program, it would be that it really will turn you into a professional developer. It is designed with that goal in mind, it expects a lot of e...

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  • Greg Filipczak
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
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    Oct 15, 2017
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    Definitely recommend it!

    The other reviewers do a great job of giving an overview of the program, so I'll focus on the individual experience. I just finished Viking's immersive program doing the new Javascript track, and it was excellent. The curriculum is broad enough so that you get a good overall picture of full stack, but it also provides tangible skills since you're building projects every day. That said, the program is intense. Your skills will improve to a point that you'll have a hard time recognizing the ...

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  • Matt Hinea
    Full-Stack Web Developer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
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    Aug 15, 2017
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    Had a great time / exceeded expectations

    Viking is great. The course material is top-notch. I bring techniques I learned at Viking to my job as a full-stack developer almost every day. My coworkers, all of whom have CS degrees, who stopped accepting applications from code school grads just days after mine came in, have told me that I'm "full of useful tricks" (100% of which I learned at Viking). I actually logged back into my Viking account today to brush up on Rspec and Rails testing, because we're rolling out a new application ...

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  • Pramod Jacob
    Web Developer • Student • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
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    Aug 08, 2017
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    Absolutely a Worthwhile Investment, If You Put In The Effort

    Hi all. My name is Pramod, and I’m a web developer who had the privilege of attending Viking Code School from the Fall of 2016 to early 2017.

    Viking Code School changed my life in ways I couldn’t have possibly imagined when I first started. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone with a passion for programming and the drive to work extra-hard (emphasis on the *extra*) to start a career as a full-fledged software developer.

    Before I attended Viking, I st...

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  • Philip Johnson
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
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    Aug 06, 2017
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    A fantastic experience

    I was in the Viking 2016 immersive program and am currently working as a software engineer at a large financial firm. Before this I had gotten a degree in English and was working as an editor and teacher. So I had quite a career switch.

    Also, I should probably mention that whilst looking for a job after the program, I actually ended up working part time for Viking as a teaching assistant, aiding the primary instructors by helping students squash bugs, etc. and covering some offic...

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  • Morgan Martin
    Web Developer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
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    Mar 08, 2017
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    Best Decision I Have Ever Made (seriously)

    Hey, my name's Morgan, I graduated the 2016 Immersive program at Viking.

    TL/DR: Attending VCS was the best choice I have made so far in my 22 years of living. It helped me jump-start my career when college couldn't, and now I enjoy going to work every day because I get to do what I love. However, it is not an easy program and it will make you work every step of the way.

    Before Viking, I attended college for computer science. Unfortunately, funds ran dry and I did not wa...

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  • Melissa
    Jan 05, 2018
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    Raised prices, out of my reach!

    Since they were aquired by Thinkful, the flex program is too expensive! It used to be a fair amount but $1500 a month!? How can I afford that living where I live. It's out of my reach now. Greedy.

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  • Mike L.
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Aug 14, 2017
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    I Liked It: A Viking Code School Review

    Hi. I’ve read through the other reviews on this site and agree wholeheartedly with what everyone else has said about VCS (except for that one guy who didn’t do the program). I graduated from the July 2016 immersive program and am now working as a software engineer in cyber-security solutions.

    There isn’t much more to say than what has already been addressed in other reviews. I will say, though, that after talking to friends who have graduated bootcamps and having shared our exper...

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  • Alex Lach
    Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Mar 21, 2017
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    Lives Up to Expectations

    TL/DR: I graduated from the Viking Code School’s July 2016 immersive program, and it is both as challenging and rewarding as advertised.

    I studied political science in college and worked in politics and campaigns for about 5 years before starting at VCS. I started teaching myself programming after my job became more and more focused on data and analytics. I realized I had a passion for the mix of problem-solving and creativi...

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  • CJ
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Feb 15, 2017
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    You'll be pushed

    My name is CJ, and I’m a graduate of the July 2016 cohort at Viking Code School. I’ve always had the dream of being a software engineer, but got side-tracked into a different path for various reasons. When I learned about the web development community and its forward-thinking mindset, that dream was re-ignited once more. I bounced between multiple technologies ranging from Python to Java, but was always stuck at the learning phase. I could never get to a point where I could be ...

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  • Leo A.
    Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Dec 31, 2016
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    VCS Review

    If you are considering attending a coding bootcamp, I would recommend putting Viking Code School (VCS) on the shortlist. 

    The foremost question on most people's minds when looking for a bootcamp is, "will this get me a job?" In the case of VCS, the short answer is: yes. Is it a guarantee? No, not entirely. But what VCS does offer is deferred payment (based on you getting a job), which adds a layer of accountability and helps you to focus on learning, networking...

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  • Johnny Steenbergen
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Dec 30, 2016
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    Holy mother of pearl I loved this program and the perspective it has given me!

    Hey there, Johnny here from the Viking Summer 2016 immersive cohort

    First off Viking Code School (VCS) is bad to the bone, please read on!

    TLDR: VCS is a completely legit, life-changing experience that I recommend with every fiber of my being! But it’s not for the faint of heart, prepare to work your tail off

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    I would rate my experience a solid ->

    “holy mother of pearl I loved this program and t...

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Imogen Crispe
Published June 28, 2017
So you want to land a job after coding bootcamp? The statistics are on your side – 73% of bootcampers report being employed as developers after graduation. But did you know that many coding bootcamps go one step further and offer a job guarantee? We’ve put together a list of in-person and online coding bootcamps in the USA and around the world which offer guaranteed job placement. And don’t...
Liz Eggleston
Published May 14, 2016
Since the first bootcamp acquisition in June 2014, we’ve seen several coding bootcamps get acquired by a range of companies from for-profit education companies (Capella Education), to co-working companies (WeWork), and other coding bootcamps (Thinkful + Bloc)! With rapid market growth in the bootcamp industry, for-profit education companies are taking note. These acquisitions and consolidatio...
Liz Eggleston
Published April 22, 2015
Erik Trautman is no stranger to coding bootcamps; he's a graduate of App Academy, creator of open-source learn-to-code site The Odin Project, and now founder of Viking Code School, the first fully online coding bootcamp that is 100% accountable to student outcomes. We catch up with Erik about Viking Code School and find out why (and how) he's offering a job guarantee to graduates of the o...
Harry Hantel
Published April 09, 2015
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Published August 14, 2014
Online, mentored coding bootcamps offer convenience and structure without forcing you to quit your job or move to a new city. But not all online programs were created equally, so which one is right for you? We'll learn from alumni at each online coding bootcamp, ready to answer your questions about their experience during class, how they found mentorship and community online, and how thei...
Liz Eggleston
Published August 07, 2014
Erik Trautman attended App Academy in San Francisco, then created The Odin Project, a free online resource for students learning to be developers. After talking with students who needed more support in their online journey to code, Erik recently launched the Viking Code School, a selective online program complete with instructors and plenty of team work. We talk to Erik about his innovative...

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Viking Code School costs around $11,800.

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Viking Code School offers courses like Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering FLEX, Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE.

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Viking Code School teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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