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WBS Coding School

Berlin, Hybrid (Online & In-person), Online

WBS Coding School

Avg Rating:4.93 ( 15 reviews )

WBS CODING SCHOOL offers two, 15-week coding bootcamps: Full-Stack PHP Web Development and Web & App Development. The Web & App Development may also be done part-time online in 24 weeks. Full-time bootcamps are delivered in a hybrid format with 12 weeks of live online learning followed by 3 weeks of in-person learning in Berlin, Germany. Accommodations and vegetarian meals are included during this portion of the bootcamp. Part-time bootcamp students are invited to campus for a 3-week stay after they have completed the online portion of the bootcamp. 

In the Web & App Development bootcamp, the curriculum covers front end tools and languages. including HTML5, CSS3, Vanilla Javascript, React.js, and React Native. The curriculum covers back end languages and tools, such as Node.js, APIs such as REST and GraphQL, and databases including SQL and NoSQL. Students will learn tools such as Console, Git and GitHub, mobile development, and desktop applications such as Electron. Students will also learn best practices, such as UX/UI fundamentals, SEO for developers, DevOps, including monitoring, CI/CD, and deployment, software testing, Agile methodologies such as Scrum, and project management. 

In the Full-Stack PHP Web Development bootcamp, the curriculum covers front end languages, such as HTML5, CSS3, and Vanilla Javascript. The curriculum also covers Vue.js, and the two popular CMSs: WordPress and Drupal. Students will learn PHP, Symfony, APIs including REST and GraphQL, and databases such as SQL and NoSQL. Students will learn tools including Console, Git, GitHub as well as UX/UI fundamentals, SEO for developers, DevOps, including monitoring, CI/CD, and deployment, software testing, Agile methodologies such as Scrum, and project management. 

WBS CODING SCHOOL does not require applicants to have any previous coding experience. Applicants only need to bring high motivation and a curiosity to understand and solve technical challenges. The application is open to anyone 18 years and older. Students must be proficient in English. After filling out an online application, potential students are given a technical assessment test to prove their ability to learn quickly. If this is passed successfully, the student will have an interview to determine motivation level. 

All WBS CODING SCHOOL bootcamp students will receive career services assistance, including interview preparation, CV and LinkedIn profile optimization, GitHub portfolio build-up, hiring events, and tech meetups. 

WBS CODING SCHOOL students who are residents of Germany may be able to use their Bildungsgutschein educational voucher to cover the cost of tuition. Students coming to the end of their German military service may be able to use the Berufsförderungsdienst to cover tuition costs. Through CHANCEN eG, WBS CODING SCHOOL also offers Income Share Agreements (ISA).

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    • Full-Stack PHP Web Development

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      HTML, Git, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, Wordpress, DevOps, SEO, Scrum, Agile, REST, SQL, GitHub
      In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
      Start Date January 26, 2021
      Cost8,800
      Class size18
      LocationBerlin, Hybrid (Online & In-person), Online
      This course aims to turn you into a ready-to-hire, advanced PHP Web Developer within 15 weeks. Graduates of this course will usually find a job as a Junior Developer within a very short time frame. The lessons taught cover not only PHP and its popular framework Symfony but a broader range of technologies and concepts that are key to building successful web projects. For the first 12 weeks, you will study remotely on our virtual learning platform together with your classmates – led by professional instructors. The big finale is your stay at our Campus Berlin – accommodation and meals included. You will live and code together with your classmates, preparing your final portfolio project. During the pandemic coming to Berlin is still recommended but optional. Alternatively, you can participate online too.
      Financing
      DepositN/A
      Financing
      We collaborate with CHANCEN eG and Quotanda. Find the details on our funding page: https://www.wbscodingschool.com/funding-options/ 
      Tuition PlansThe course fee is generally due in advance, though payment in installments is possible on request. Please discuss the details with our admission team.
      ScholarshipStudents who are residents of Germany may be able to use their 'Bildungsgutschein' educational voucher to cover the cost of WBS CODING SCHOOL tuition.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelWe collaborate with CHANCEN eG and Quotanda. Find the details on our funding page: https://www.wbscodingschool.com/funding-options/
      Prep WorkSome 40 hours of self-study on our Primer platform to ensure all participants begin the course on a level playing field.
      Placement TestYes
      InterviewYes
      More Start Dates
      January 26, 2021 - Berlin Apply by January 18, 2021
      March 23, 2021 - Berlin Apply by March 10, 2021
      January 26, 2021 - Online Apply by January 18, 2021
      March 23, 2021 - Online Apply by March 10, 2021
      January 26, 2021 - Hybrid (Online & In-person) Apply by January 18, 2021
      March 23, 2021 - Hybrid (Online & In-person) Apply by March 10, 2021
    • Full-Stack Web & App Development Bootcamp (full-time)

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      MySQL, HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, DevOps, React.js, SEO, Node.js, Front End, Scrum, Agile, SQL, GitHub
      In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week15 Weeks
      Start Date January 26, 2021
      Cost8,800
      Class size18
      LocationBerlin, Hybrid (Online & In-person), Online
      The goal of this 15-week full-time program is to turn you into a fully operational Full-Stack Web & App Developer. Graduates of this course typically find employment as Junior Developers within a very short time frame. The lessons taught cover a diverse set of technologies such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Node.js, APIs (REST, GraphQl), and databases (SQL/NoSQL). For the first 12 weeks, you will study remotely on our virtual learning platform together with your classmates – led by professional instructors. The big finale is your stay at our Campus Berlin – accommodation and meals included. You will live and code together with your classmates, preparing your final portfolio project. During the pandemic coming to Berlin is still recommended but optional. Alternatively, you can participate online too.
      Financing
      DepositN/A
      Financing
      We collaborate with CHANCEN eG and Quotanda. Find the details on our funding page: https://www.wbscodingschool.com/funding-options/
      Tuition PlansThe course fee is generally due in advance, though payment in installments is possible on request. Please discuss the details with our admission team.
      ScholarshipStudents who are residents of Germany may be able to use their 'Bildungsgutschein' educational voucher to cover the cost of WBS CODING SCHOOL tuition.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelNo previous experience required. Students must be 18 years or older.
      Prep WorkSome 40 hours of self-study on our Primer platform to ensure all participants begin the course on a level playing field.
      Placement TestYes
      InterviewYes
      More Start Dates
      January 26, 2021 - Online Apply by January 18, 2021
      February 23, 2021 - Online Apply by February 10, 2021
      January 26, 2021 - Berlin Apply by January 15, 2021
      February 23, 2021 - Berlin Apply by February 10, 2021
      January 26, 2021 - Hybrid (Online & In-person) Apply by January 18, 2021
      February 23, 2021 - Hybrid (Online & In-person) Apply by February 10, 2021
    • Full-Stack Web & App Development Bootcamp (part-time)

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      HTML, Git, JavaScript, CSS, DevOps, React.js, SEO, Node.js, Scrum, Agile, REST, SQL, GitHub
      OnlinePart Time18 Hours/week24 Weeks
      Start Date February 1, 2021
      Cost6,500
      Class size18
      LocationOnline
      The part-time Full-Stack Web & App Development course is for anyone who wishes to expand their skills by studying in the evenings and on Saturdays. Spread over 24 weeks, workshops are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 18:30 to 21:30 (CET), and on Saturdays from 9:00 to 18:00 (CET). Within those 24 weeks, you will learn the fundamentals of a broad range of web development technologies, including HTML, CSS, Javascript, React.js, Node.js, APIs (REST, GraphQl), and databases (SQL/NoSQL). If you want to change your career path entirely and become a Web Developer, we recommend continuing with the optional on-site phase at our campus in Berlin. Combining the part-time course with the campus stay extends the educational scope to a level similar to that of our full-time course.
      Financing
      DepositN/A
      Financing
      We collaborate with CHANCEN eG and Quotanda. Find the details on our funding page: https://www.wbscodingschool.com/funding-options/ 
      Tuition PlansThe course fee is generally due in advance, though payment in installments is possible on request. Please discuss the details with our admission team.
      Getting in
      Minimum Skill LevelNo previous experience required. Students must be 18 years or older.
      Prep WorkSome 40 hours of self-study on our Primer platform to ensure all participants begin the course on a level playing field.
      Placement TestYes
      InterviewYes
      More Start Dates
      February 1, 2021 - Online Apply by January 22, 2021
      April 6, 2021 - Online Apply by March 26, 2021
      June 7, 2021 - Online Apply by May 28, 2021
    • great experience!
      - 1/12/2021
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      Alejandra • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      The course was overall well rounded, clear and a lot of information to take. 
      As someone who had almost 0 coding experience (with the exception of random try-outs in some sites over the years but nothing that can be considered knowledgeable), it was a very fulfilling experience. I learned a lot and gained so many tools to continue this journey on my own. Mind you I am still learning, which is something people should have in consideration before staring this course. As some people entered the course expecting to get all the answers before hand and be fully experts at the end of it. 
      They can, and they will, teach you the language, but can only do so much as to provide you with tools and the support to learn it. You should know that at the end of the course there is still a lot for you to do, but you will have the know-how. Additionally, if you are a newbie like I was, you most definitely will need more than the 40hours per week of the course. Nevertheless, I loved the whole experience as it helped me to discover a love  for coding I didn't know I have!

      My only Con-  the group of 17 was  too large for just one person and a part-time assistant. However, they took this advice and added more support to the courses after mine. 
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      Laura • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      There are plenty of bootcamps these days, and curriculum-wise they more or less offer the same; so you might think at this point of your research: Why not go to Ironhack or LeWagon and just get it over with in 9 instead of 15 weeks, I will get the exact same thing in less time and potentially find a job sooner, right?

      Let me tell you why: Because you won’t. The curriculum at WBS Coding School is not only very carefully crafted to reflect industry needs and current trends, it also stimulates deep learning by giving you some time to reinforce concepts other bootcamps merely brush over, expecting you to just wing it or force you to work overtime at ridiculous hours - trust me, you need sleep & rest if you want to be able to recall that stuff not only 3 days, but ideally 3 years later. Here, you are not just quickly introduced to something once and then move on to a new area a couple of hours later, you will have multiple exercises that slowly build up on each other and let you constantly revisit and practise previously learned material. And when I say “slowly”, I still mean this in a bootcampy sense of the word, but not at the speed of light as is so common for many of the more fast food-ish contenders out there.

      Apart from the excellent learning material, the staff is also extraordinary. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming from the get-go, at no point does the experience feel like you’re getting piped through some soulless web dev factory - the teachers are knowledgable and engaged, the community manager and career service advisor make sure you have everything you need: They are always open towards criticism and try to cater to your needs wherever possible; and also set you up for the time after the bootcamp with many helpful resources and workshops that provide guidance for the job search. There is also a huge emphasis on community building, with regular guest speaker events vividly attended by students and alumni alike and a discord server with an active “help” channel you can use during and after the course.

      Regarding campus time, this will clearly be a highlight during non-pandemic times. Unfortunately I could not afford to stay during the whole time (Jobcenter does not account for the stay if you are a Berlin resident), but spent a couple of nights there and was allowed to attend the rest of the campus phase remotely as I wasn’t comfortable with commuting each day due to the Covid situation. The campus is amazing; and you’ll be sleeping in a very cute private room where you can also work comfortably whenever you feel like you need a bit more you-time during your final project. The whole vibe is very “summer campy” in the best sense of the word, as there are numerous entertainment mediums like table soccer, pool and console games available, not to mention having the Spreeufer directly on your doorstep. If you plan on defeating your instructor in Mario Kart to make up for them constantly defeating you in programming, you might want to brush up on these skills a little bit tho - unfortunately they are great at gaming too!

      I honestly cannot think of any downsides in regards of the actual “product” you get, but there is one thing that could still be improved in my opinion: With the tech industry still lacking diversity and at times even being a hostile space for women and non-binary people, I really think WBS Coding School should set an example and do a bit better concerning their hiring policy. As of right now, the dev team consists - apart from one really awesome female instructor - solely of male developers. It would be an important message towards students to try and actively change these numbers, giving a chance and a voice to those who have suffered from systemic oppression for so long. I for one, as a woman, would have loved getting insight and mentoring from a more experienced female engineer - never underestimate the power of visibility for inspiring and encouraging others!

      [On a more general note: I know all those bootcamps are advertised for beginners, and it’s also tempting to believe that with the amount of money one has to disburse, you simply will get a career handed back to you at the end. Well, yes and no. Don’t get me wrong, there ARE people that without much or even zero previous knowledge strive in these environments and just “get it” super quickly. But from my experience, those are to be considered unicorns, or at least something you don’t see every day, let’s say a very pretty horse. So please do yourself a favour and get some of the basics out of the way BEFORE you start a bootcamp: GET DECENT IN JAVASCRIPT BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY. You obviously don’t have to be in expert going in there, but make sure you can write a for loop without looking up the syntax. Do some basic tutorials, do some research on MDN, and actually go and solidify this knowledge by doing some katas on codewars or eadabit. I promise you this extra-effort won’t be in vain. You will learn incredibly much either way, but going in with a solid foundation made me able to really focus on some more advanced topics and in general not being completely overwhelmed 24/7, which is not a state of mind that lets you learn and really manifest knowledge in the long run in my opinion.]
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      Teresa Tetens • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      [1] online, and also in-person
      At first, I haven't considered the online coding boot camp option, but now I think it was the best option I made. The whole package what WBS Coding School offers is quite wholesome.  Being 100% online, but still from the application process to graduation, what I have experienced was how 'in-person' it has been. I know it sounds paradoxical, but I have never experienced this genuine personal care at any other institute.
      [2] great curriculum, great instructor, great staff
      I started from scratch and they made me build a working full-stack web app in 15 weeks. The curriculum is evolving based on market-trends and the cohort's needs and levels. Every time I hit a brick wall, my instructor, cohort, and the staff helped me out of it.  So lucky to have them.
      [3] career service
      The curriculum includes career service. It was hard to manage to update my CV or LinkedIn profiles in parallel with building the project, but now I know, it is also a part of training bc it is a slice of our daily life in the very near future.  Besides, the famous Friday TALK session with tech companies, recruiters, alumni, or ppl in the industry has given me insight, inspiration, and motivation.  
      [4] sustainability and warm-hearted community
      As an alumnus, I need to stand alone, but I get still 'ping' from the school for inviting the TALK session. And still, as a familiar community, we support each other intra-cohort and also cross-cohort. 
      [5] Overall
      After all, it is/was a coding "boot camp", but it was also a precious experience. I wish I could write more, but my code is waiting :)  Happy learning,  happy coding!!!
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      Martin • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      I took part in the 15-week bootcamp, it was a great experience and I learned a lot. Especially the last 3 weeks at WBS Campus in Berlin were a super nice experience (even during corona). 
      The support during the camp was awesome! Great teachers, nice staff - 100% recommended!

    • René Wildförster  User Photo
      René Wildförster • Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      After leaving my job as a media designer, i had the chance to enter a world which i always liked : coding.

      The course was really demanding, because the whole crew was very ambitious to crawl even deeper into the coding-rabbithole. And it was no problem at all to do that because of our great instructor, who was always very supportive.

      Within the 12 weeks at home we went through a lot of subjects, basics and advanced stuff and had several solo-/group-projects.

      The last 3 weeks at the WBS campus in Berlin where fantastic. You get to finally meet the people in person and work on the big last project.

      I am glad for that experience. We now are definitely ready to enter the industry.
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      Chris Steiner • Full stack developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I took the class after leaving my job as a product owner, so i had already some technical understanding. Our class overall had a very strong understanding, so we could keep the pace up. I learned so much in these weeks, more then i thought it is possible. It was very challenging, but worth every minute. Our teacher was amazing, the campus time in Berlin was great and the staff is very supportive. The downside is what i wrote earlier, it is very challenging, so be prepared to get stressed.

      I was able to get a full stack developer job within 2 months after the class and i feel well prepared for that.

    • Donald Roshi • Full Stack Engineer • Graduate
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      I've always been passionate about computers and wanted to learn web development and programming in general. I tried on my own when I was a teenager but at the time all the tools and support that you can find now wasn't out there, also I didn't know English which narrowed down my learning possibilities a lot. The only choice was going to university, but I didn't do that. I went abroad and started on a totally different path leaving that dream behind me. At the age of 30, exactly 15 years later,  that dream was still haunting me and that's when I decided to bet everything I had and enrolled to WBS Coding School. It was the best choice I've ever made. It taught me everything I needed to know, it gave me all the skills I needed not just to get started as a Junior Developer, but also all the foundations I needed to learn anything I want on my own. It served me as a guide and helped me understand the world of programming, but the most important thing I gained after the course were people. Connections. I made it into the developer community and it's getting bigger day by day. Definitely recommend taking the course.
    • Jan E. • Graduate
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      There are quite a few coding classes and courses that I attended (after studying media information science I attended 6 additional courses when counting those with a duration of at least 3 weeks), the "Full-Stack Web & App Development" course has been my favorite so far for various reasons:
       
      1. "Boot camp"-style: fast-paced, intense, focused (750 hours in 15 weeks), I probably never learned more within 15 weeks.
      2. People: my small batch of fellow students (great people), helpful and friendly WBS staff.
      3. Instructors: The main instructor of our course is a coder by choice and a trainer by heart. Perfect match for the course, a great guy from Paris, even beyond his coding skills. Clever and very friendly co-instructors.
      4. Curriculum/Skills: modern, full-stack, immediately applicable.
      5. Guidance to teamwork: Autodidactically I would probably have chosen a different learning path (more on my own or with a small group) but the WBS did a lot better. Not only by guiding the first steep part of the learning curve to complex new technologies but also by focusing on teamwork early on. First group work took place in week 2 (remotely) and it really evolved a lot from there (collaborative planning/coding, teamworking on Github, project management). In my opinion, that's one of the aspects that the WBS Coding school did a lot better than other classes or courses I attended before.
      6. Hands-on: a high percentage of practical coding, groupwork as well as solo projects.
      7. Real-world: projects that you can add to your portfolio/repo, develop further and/or show to interviewers.
      8. Motivation: I feel motivated and eager to further develop the skills I learned in the boot camp. Any of them make sense, the selected stacks are more than an introduction to modern and scalable full-stack development. I'm curious how my fellow students will evolve their skills and I really enjoy staying in touch.
       
      More than that: it really felt like turning the struggles of a pandemic lockdown into an opportunity to feed my brain and meet new people. There was no ability to travel, fewer assignments, fewer in-person training opportunities, so I used my spare time to do a remote course with 3 weeks on campus and brush up my coding skills and network. Feels like the right decision, what a ride!

       
    • Natascha • Graduate
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      I applied to WBS Coding School because of the special format of 12-weeks online and 3-weeks face-to-face on campus in Berlin. It was a great opportunity to have the freedom to learn from home or wherever in the world while enhancing virtual and international teamwork. 
       
      My first pretty good impression of the coding-test, which was mainly about checking the fast-learning-abilities and the friendly interview were proven during the whole Bootcamp. The staff is super nice, caring and helpful. 
      We were a small batch with a great and private learning atmosphere. Our instructor was experienced in many different fields and always available for support and feedback. It really felt like working with friends. 
       
      The online-learning-platform is easy to use and pretty helpful. The staff is continuously improving content and structure and takes feedback thankfully and seriously and tries to apply. 
       
      The tech stack we learned is up-to-date and fits well together. It is a tough and intense way of learning, but in the end all puzzle pieces came together and resulted in unique and cool final projects we presented on demo-day. We all were proud of what we were able to learn and code after 15 weeks. But of course, it is just the start :) 
       
      The time on-campus in Berlin was the best part. The location is nice, the food really good, the rooms basic, but nice and the staff is super friendly. It was great to have face-to-face-support for the final project and we could really focus while having a great time together. 
       
    • Decidedly worth it
      - 9/21/2020
      Jorge Paul • FullStack Web Developer • Graduate
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      I enrolled in this bootcamp because I wanted to insert myself in the German job market as soon and as successfully as possible; coming from another country (Mexico) and having an unfinished bachelor, I felt in need of guidance throughout the process. Thankfully my advisor at the Job Federal Ministry pointed WBS Coding School to me. 

      The curriculum itself is ambitious and extensive but provides a rich overview of both the software development industry as a whole and Javascript-based environments in particular.  The fact that it's structured as an hybrid bootcamp (12 weeks online / 3 weeks on-campus) really help me progressively integrate it in my life, also, the 15-week duration was key in my decision as most bootcamps are just 9 weeks long and I thought it wouldn't be enough for me.

      The lead and junior instructors are really patient, knowledgeable and give their everything for you to understand the topics at hand. The staff is amazing and always welcoming. The job support is equally good workshops, guest speakers and personalized coaching. 

      Finally, but definitely the most enjoyable part of this journey: you'll meet amazing people. I had the fortune of having amazing classmates from different cultural and academic backgrounds, that fostered a really ideas-rich environments in which to thrive, and you can always count of them to help you through. After or 3 weeks in Berlin, I believe we ended up as friends for life, and I'm really looking forward to future collaborations with any of them! 
    • From zero to hero!
      - 7/16/2020
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      I started this bootcamp with especially a lot of confusion about coding. All these youtube videos, mini bootcamps etc really made me feel like the dumbest person ever. 

      While I was looking for a serious platform, I found out that at WBS school they were about to start with a Full Stack Web and App development boot camp. I previously did some other courses at WBS and they are really really good. So I went for the Coding Bootcamp with almost zero knowledge. 

      The course is fast paced but the teachers are incredibly patient! They make sure you keep up and they have for every student an approach that suits them best. I never knew that I would be capable of learning and creating so much awesome stuff, just in 12 weeks!!

      The highlight and the biggest advantage that WBS Codingschool offers is definitely the last 3 weeks on Campus!! No other school offers a real life experience like this!! Being in a fancy „Vegetarian-hotel„ for 3 weeks, with your classmates, teacher and coaches for 3 weeks working on your final project, that is just awesome!! The team spirit, the live-coaching, your teacher and other teachers available on site to help you in every step of the way; that is priceless!!!

      I made friends for life, created awesome apps and am much more confident about my capabilities.

      And as cherry on the cake, I landed a job one week before end of the course.

      I can only recommend!
    • Greg • Full stack Developer • Graduate
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      First thing you must learn reading this review, is that after studying in  WBS coding school  your life will change and you can’t live without coding afterwards. 
      I had an amazing opportunity to study there. I learned much more, than coding during 15 weeks.
      The teaching staff, structure of the lessons, career services and also the atmosphere ! 
      Everything was perfect for studying. 
      And now I am a Full Stack developer starting a new career in IT world. 
      My recommendation is 10/10. 

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