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Viking Code School

Average Rating4.62
27 Reviews
2 Courses
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 pr...
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  • Hannah S.
    Hannah S.
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Dec 27, 2016
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    Fantastic Program!

    I had a fantastic experience as a student at Viking Code School! 

    To start, here is a little background on me. I graduated from UC Berkeley in Civil and Environmental Engineering and worked at a startup doing semi-technical work and working side-by-side with software engineers. That’s when I decided to take the leap and become a full time software engineer!

    Why Viking over other bootcamps?? When I applied to coding bootcam...

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  • Harry Khan
    Harry Khan
    sales • Applicant
    Nov 19, 2016
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    BAIT AND SWITCH

    So I had a skype call with Eric, and to be honest he is a nice enough guy, intelligent, and knows what he's doing.

    However what I didn't like about him was the bait and switch tactics.

    VCS is heavily promoted as being "tuition-deferred"...in fact they show up at the top of almost all the searches.

    However during the call, he was heavily pressuring me into taking the "non-deferred" option...which is USD 13,800 paid upfront.

    I was shocked by this as NO...

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  • Graham Turner
    Graham Turner
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Nov 08, 2016
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    Great Decision

    My name is Graham and I just completed Viking's Fall 2016 cohort (July 5th - October 28th). Before Viking I spent some time working as a middle school teacher, and in software sales. While working for a SaaS startup, I knew my desire was to be on a more techinical team, and decided to jump in head first with Viking.

    It was a scary decison, because like most people googling for Viking Reviews, there wasn't a ton of information out there. I couldn't afford to fork over 15k upfront ...

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  • Kelsey James
    Kelsey James
    Front End Developer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Aug 31, 2016
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    Awesome, rewarding experience

    My name is Kelsey, and I was in the January 2016 Viking Code School 

    cohort. I'd considered code schools for a while beforehand, ever since I 

    reached a point where I felt I needed help to get to a professional level. 

    I completed the interview with Viking, and was accepted a few days later. 

    Even before the program started, we had prep work to do, which set the 

    tone for the effort and reward involved.

     

    I was in the fu...

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  • Julia Herron Flanagan
    Julia Herron Flanagan
    Student • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Aug 10, 2016
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    Challenging and rewarding bootcamp experience

    ABOUT ME

    Hi I’m Julia, and I graduated from the January 2016 immersive program.

     

    TLDR

    Viking exceeded my very high expectations and propelled me to a career that I love. I am now a Software Engineer working in Python and Flask.

     

    BEFORE VIKING

    I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Environmental Economics and landed a project manager position...

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  • Andrew Baik
    Andrew Baik
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Aug 09, 2016
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    Tough but Tremendously Rewarding

    TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read): Attend Viking Code School. Amazing instructors, great curriculum, and fun community. It’s tough, but worth.

    Hey! I’m Andrew and I was part of the January 2016 Immersive program which ended late April 2016.

    Before Viking, I graduated with a masters in chemical engineering and was teaching high school students various STEM subjects. While teaching programming, I found myself pouring unnecessary amount of time and effort coming...

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  • Deepa Kackar
    Deepa Kackar
    Network QA Engineer • Student
    Aug 09, 2016
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    In-depth Learning, Talented Peers, Awesome Staff, Industry Relevance

    Hi I'm Deepa and I graduated the January 2016 Immersive program @ Viking Code School. Viking offers a challenging full-stack web development course which is very relevant to the industry.   Viking was an awesome program - a total eye opener!   Viking changed my perspective on what it meant to be a great software engineer with in-depth learning and application. Besides Ruby, RoR, ...
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  • Jeffrey Gisin
    Jeffrey Gisin
    Software Developer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    May 12, 2016
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    Changed my life

    My name is Jeff and I am a recent graduate of Viking Code Schools winter/spring '16 cohort (started in January). Viking offers part time and full time courses and I was part of the immersive full-time web engineering program.

    Viking changed my life.

    I was an Electrical Engineer for the past 10 years, and unhappy. I was doing something I didn't enjoy, but the prospect of changing careers to do what I truly wanted seemed daunting. Going back for another degree to college,...

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  • Alok
    Alok
    Technical Product Manager • Graduate • Online
    Dec 08, 2015
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    Great program, peer, and instructors!

    TLDR: Attend. Great instruction, curriculum, peers, and projects.

    I participated in the Su '15 full-time program. The program covered a lot of material from algorithms and data structures to in depth Ruby, Rails, JS, and Angular. It's a tough schedule and pace, but made possible by amazing instructors, an extremely well put together curriculum, and pair programming with very smart peers. The project based learning helped me a lot as we built fun re...

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  • Xin Liu
    Xin Liu
    Software Engineer • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Dec 07, 2015
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    Great experience

    My name is Xin and I was student in Viking's summer 2016 full-time Web Application Engineering cohort.  I strongly recommend the program to anyone who is serious about starting a career in web development because it works.

    Before Viking, I was a post-doctoral researcher at UCSF.  I wrote software to build computational models but the skills weren't enough for what software engineer jobs were looking for.  I joined Viking in order to get a more applied skill...

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  • Nick Sarlo
    Nick Sarlo
    Software Developer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    Nov 25, 2015
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    Top quality plus the convenience of being online

    Hi, my name is Nick, I am a graduate of Viking Code School’s first full time cohort, and am currently a professional software developer living and working in Austin, TX.

     

    Viking was nothing short of a life changing experience. While one of the most challenging things I’ve ever committed to, it helped get me to a place where I am now doing what I love for a living.

     

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  • Peter
    Peter
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Viking Full Stack Web Application Engineering IMMERSIVE • Online
    May 06, 2015
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    Viking is amazing

    Disclaimers: I attended the very first cohort of Viking Code School so my personal experience is specific to the older format of the program (12-weeks, part-time). I also helped with some of the very early design work before the program started. All that being said, I keep in touch with the founder and current developers for the program, and I am certain that my comments are still relevant to it's current form. I am giving my candid review as a s...

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Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated November 01, 2022
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 consolidations should come as no surprise, and some have been very successful, with schools ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated 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 online programming bootcamp. Why did your team decide that Job Placement was an important ...
Harry Hantel
Harry Hantel
Updated October 08, 2019
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Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated 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 their careers have skyrocketed afterwards. Which online bootcamp is best for you? Have questions ...
Liz Eggleston
Liz Eggleston
Updated 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 model and how he's recreating the in-person bootcamp experience in an online ...
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Viking Code School Alumni Reviews Summary

Overall Experience
4.6
Instructors
4.6
Curriculum
4.5
Job Assistance
4.4
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FAQs

How much does Viking Code School cost?

Viking Code School costs around $11,800.

What courses does Viking Code School teach?

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

Where does Viking Code School have campuses?

Viking Code School teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

Is Viking Code School worth it?

Viking Code School hasn't shared alumni outcomes yet, but one way to determine if a bootcamp is worth it is by reading alumni reviews. 27 Viking Code School alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Viking Code School on Course Report - you should start there!

Is Viking Code School legit?

We let alumni answer that question. 27 Viking Code School alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Viking Code School and rate their overall experience a 4.62 out of 5.

Does Viking Code School offer scholarships or accept the GI Bill?

Right now, it doesn't look like Viking Code School offers scholarships or accepts the GI Bill. We're always adding to the list of schools that do offer Exclusive Course Report Scholarships and a list of the bootcamps that accept the GI Bill.

Can I read Viking Code School reviews?

You can read 27 reviews of Viking Code School on Course Report! Viking Code School alumni, students, and applicants have reviewed Viking Code School and rate their overall experience a 4.62 out of 5.

Is Viking Code School accredited?

While bootcamps must be approved to operate, accreditation is relatively rare. Viking Code School doesn't yet share information about their accreditation status.

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