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WCoding offers a 12-week intensive coding bootcamp, as well as 4-week intensive or part-time coding courses in Seoul, Korea. The classes cover topics like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, PHP, C#, libraries, frameworks, and project experiences with a team. WCoding teaches a range of computer languages that will prepare students for careers in coding. The 12-week program is a Foreigner Package designed for English speaking visitors to Korea, and the shorter courses are taught in Korean. Students can learn both front end and back end programming. The co-founders and instructors at WCoding are people with experience in the tech industry. All instructors are on-site and available to interact with students. The school also offers free technical English lessons for students who need extra language support. 
 
To sign up for the 12-week Foreigner Package, applicants need to complete an online form and pay a deposit. No experience is required for that course. The 4-week classes have various levels to help students decide which is best for them based on their prior experience. To register, students need to transfer tuition to WCoding or pay on site before classes start. There is no formal application process. WCoding offers tuition discounts for certain classes if students are the first, second, or third to sign up. The materials needed for class are a laptop, a pen, and paper.
 
WCoding states that they want Korea to be a leader in the computer coding industry.  The goal of the courses is to teach students what they need to know to be able to get a job as a computer programmer. WCoding helps their students to find jobs in Korea or abroad. They aid students in networking with employers in the hopes that they ultimately obtain careers. In addition, WCoding programs for tourists include Korean lessons and leisure activities.

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    • Dev Bootcamp (Fullstack Intensive)

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      Start Date April 11, 2022
      Cost7,900,000
      Class size10
      LocationSeoul
      A 12-week intensive coding bootcamp covering topics like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, libraries, frameworks, and project experiences with a team. Regardless of your current experience, skill-level, or background, we can provide you with the tools and skills you'll need to become a contributing force to any modern technological organization.
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      Deposit500,000 KRW
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      Tuition PlansPlease contact wcoding admissions to learn more
      Refund / GuaranteeFull refund: 3 Weeks before the class starts (except the 500,000 KRW registration that is non-refundable) 80% refund: Until the end of the first week of class. No refund after the first week of the course
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo requirements
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      Placement TestYes
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      April 11, 2022 - Seoul
      July 11, 2022 - Seoul
      October 11, 2022 - Seoul
    • Dev Nightly (Part-time Fullstack)

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      Start Date June 13, 2022
      Cost7,900,000
      Class size10
      LocationSeoul
      This is a part-time fullstack bootcamp with the same curriculum as our full-time dev bootcamp for students with daytime schedules. You can learn programming fundamentals and start a new career path in web development without quitting your day job.
      Financing
      Deposit500,000 KRW (500USD)
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      Installments applicable
      Tuition PlansAll the payments need to be completed 100% before the course starts.
      Refund / GuaranteeA 100% refund is guaranteed three weeks before the course starts, and an 80% tuition refund before the end of the first week of class (except the 500,000 KRW registration that is non-refundable). There is no refund after the 1st week of class.
      ScholarshipPlease contact admissions for the latest scholarship opportunities.
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo requirements
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      Placement TestYes
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      June 13, 2022 - Seoul
    • Dev Online (Fullstack Intensive Online)

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      Start Date None scheduled
      Cost7,900,000
      Class size12
      LocationSeoul
      wcoding's Online Fullstack Intensive takes the same curriculum from our On-site Fullstack Intensive and makes it accessible to remote students across the world. You'll learn five fundamental programming languages from our instructors face-to-face on Zoom, acquire team-working skills from live coding, pair programming, group projects, get career support and 1:1 consultation from our senior developers and development team. We also provide lifetime access to our online learning platform, which enables you to browse course materials and presentations whenever and wherever you are. The bootcamp will be held in Korean Standard Time (KST).
      Financing
      Deposit500,000 KRW
      Tuition PlansPlease contact wcoding admissions to learn more
      Refund / GuaranteeFull refund: 3 Weeks before the class starts. (except the 160,000 KRW registration that is non-refundable) 80% refund: Until the end of the first week of class. No refund after the first week of the course
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo requirements
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    • Intro to Web Dev (Weekend)

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      JavaScript, HTML, Front End, CSS
      OnlinePart Time1 Hours/week8 Weeks
      Start Date June 11, 2022
      Cost220,000
      Class size15
      LocationSeoul
      Interested in transitioning into a career in web development? Thinking about enrolling in our intensive Dev Bootcamp? Want to learn new tech skills but got no time on the weekdays? This introductory weekend bootcamp will cover web development fundamentals and an introduction to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Designed to help coding newbies get started by building a solid foundation for continued learning.
      Financing
      Deposit25,000 KRW
      Tuition PlansAll payments should be 100% completed before the course starts.
      Refund / GuaranteeA 100% refund is guaranteed three weeks before the course starts, and a 50% tuition refund before the end of the first week of class (except the 25,000 KRW registration that is non-refundable). There is no refund after the 1st week of class.
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo coding experiences are required.
      Placement TestNo
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      June 11, 2022 - Seoul
    • Python Beginner

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      Start Date June 07, 2022
      Cost1,000,000
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationSeoul
      If you’re interested in such fields as Big Data Analysis, Data Visualization, Game Development, Artificial Intelligence, you are on the right page. Backend Development may not be as visual as frontend development, and may require a bit more math and statistical talent, but nevertheless is a sweet place to be as a programmer.
      Financing
      Deposit160,000 KRW
      Tuition PlansPlease contact wcoding admissions to learn more.
      Refund / GuaranteeFull refund: 3 Weeks before the class starts (except the 160,000 KRW registration that is non-refundable) 80% refund: Until the end of the first week of class. No refund after the first week of the course.
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      June 07, 2022 - Seoul
      October 04, 2022 - Seoul
      January 31, 2023 - Seoul
    • Python Intermediate

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      Start Date August 02, 2022
      Cost1,000,000
      Class sizeN/A
      LocationSeoul
      For those who already had basic knowledge of Python and are looking for the next level to upgrade your Python skills, here it is! After completing the intermediate course, you will be much more confident about your backend development skills!
      Financing
      Deposit160,000 KRW
      Refund / GuaranteeFull refund: 3 Weeks before the class starts 80% refund: Until the end of the first week of class. No refund after the first week of the course
      ScholarshipN/A
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      Minimum Skill LevelBeginner level of Python
      Placement TestYes
      InterviewNo
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      August 02, 2022 - Seoul
      November 29, 2022 - Seoul
    • React Workshop

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      Start Date June 14, 2022
      Cost700,000
      Class size10
      LocationSeoul
      This is an introductory course for junior developers who want to learn the foundations of React. You will develop a strong understanding of React’s essential concepts and get to build advanced web applications with React.
      Financing
      Deposit160,000 KRW
      Financing
      Installments applicable
      Tuition PlansAll payments should be 100% completed before the course starts
      Refund / GuaranteeA 100% refund is guaranteed three weeks before the course starts, and an 80% tuition refund before the end of the first week of class (except the 160,000 KRW registration that is non-refundable). There is no refund after the 1st week of class.
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      Minimum Skill LevelNo requirements
      Prep WorkNo requirements
      Placement TestNo
      InterviewNo
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      June 14, 2022 - Seoul
    • Vianney  User Photo
      Vianney • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      Wcoding is an excellent introduction to the tech-world.
      Originally a marketer, I wanted to change my career and learn new skills in the wake of the Covid19.
      Being a total computer-illiterate, I joined the Fullstack Intensive course after a positive impression by Kyle and Judy.

      Even though the courses were not cheap, it is still much affordable than most tech bootcamps in the US or Europe.
      As I am now landing an internship in an AI company, I can say the curriculum was well-done and useful. It provides good fundamentals in Front and Back-end as well as the skills in demand on the job market.

      All the workers (from the founders to teachers and interns) are nice, friendly and helpful. I wish to thank them for that.
      Big thumbs up for the Job Support also. The school provides a custom-made assistance for the students, sharing with them internships/job opportunities and counselling regarding their visa status.

      On the other hand, it is called intensive for a reason: do not even think of joining if you are not committed.
      Keep in mind learning new skills and finding a job is a very taxing process. Especially if you have zero scientific/technical background.
      As far as I am concerned, it was a very stressful experience.
      If that's the case, be kind to yourself. Work on your portfolio, stick around and look for internships.

      To conclude, Wcoding will give you the tools, the guideline and the proper environment to start a career in the Tech Industry.
      Nonetheless, you will need a lot of time and even more practice to land the job of your dreams at Google.
      It is hard, but it is doable.
      Now go coding.

      Pros:
      - Teaches useful coding languages and essential coding skills (much more effective than self-studying)
      - Great team: teachers and developers will always make time to listen to you and help you work on your projects.
      - Our main teacher Marie was professional and encouraging with a non non-sense attitude.
      - You learn by doing.
      - Sets you on track for the job market.
      - Able to network with other developers.
      - The school never gives up on you as long as you don't give up on yourself.

      Suggestions:
      -How about a slightly longer learning period ? 
      -Create programs based on each student's level (beginner, faux-beginner, experienced and so on...)
      -Hire more teachers
      -More counselling about personal development for each student.
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      Jun Park • Developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      As someone who was a genius at programming (meaning I did some css on MySpace) this class was a great experience for me. I was paired up with many people from different levels of coding and as a beginner, I felt bad slowing down the classes with my sometimes repetitive questions but when I couldn't get the concept after a few minutes, the instructor Marie would help me during breaks or after class. I had half the class drop out because as the title says, this is an INTENSIVE class. This means you can't just do the hours without expecting to do homework or miss classes. This is the reason people dropped out. For the ones that stayed, we all found jobs through the help of wcoding. Although they don't guarantee a job after the course, there are so many opportunities that they and the network around them provide.

      Although it's a short course you learn as much as YOU want to. Marie taught us not only html, css, Javascript, php, and mySQL but also ReactJs which I found very helpful when finding a job. You don't just learn from textbooks and get placed in dead end job like a lot of Korean hagwon nightmares stories I hear from my friends who've learning to code but actually learn useful things that will help in the field. Switching careers from a hair stylist to a programmer would have been nearly impossible without their assistance. I highly recommend taking this course if you're serious about learning to program. 
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      Scott • Fullstack Developer • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      Awesome curriculum and a great teacher!

      I joined the Fullstack Intensive course at WCoding after spending about 1 year studying by myself using free online resources. I learned the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript from FreeCodeCamp, TreeHouse, YouTube, etc., but I wasn't making much progress and was still unable to do anything on my own. I could follow along with tutorials and solve simple isolated challenges, but I needed help putting it all together to start building complete projects. 

      The course was intense, and I had to do a lot of reading for homework each day, but it was exciting to be learning so much every day. The instructor, Marie, was good at explaining the material, and the assignments gave excellent, practical experience working with all of the new tools that we learned about. Marie almost never gave direct answers to the challenges, but she would give hints and suggestions to help me figure it out on my own. She gave me all the tools necessary to complete the task, but it was up to me to figure out how to put everything together and make it work. Some days were really difficult, but those were also the days where I learned the most. 

      I've heard of other bootcamps where the instructor pretty much gives you the code, and their only goal is to give you a portfolio to go apply for jobs with. That's not at all what this bootcamp is. You will build a rock solid understanding of the fundamentals that will help you learn how to learn. You will struggle, but you will also learn so so much! I should stress that it is an intensive course, and the instructor, Marie, treats it as such. She expects you to listen well, do the daily readings, and take notes so that the class can keep moving at a decent pace.
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      Arthur • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I completed the Full Stack Intense Web Dev course a few months ago. The good thing was that the course provided a good guideline on what to study. The order in which you learn things is good and towards the end, you know how to put all the pieces together. The actual content was good and easier than I expected. You learn the basics of JavaScript, not much of actual computer programming or algorithms but it's a Web Development course.

      What I didn't like about the course was the instructor. I signed up for this course mainly because I was expecting to have a good instructor who would explain things well and answer questions. This certainly wasn’t the case, this instructor often answered questions with "because that's how it is”, “I already talked about this" or "you can look it up yourself" etc. She would easily get frustrated and talk to students in a condescending way. There was a quick lecture in the morning, then you’re basically on your own, working on projects and trying to figure stuff out from Google. The only time the instructor would pretend to be interested in what students were doing was when other employees or her bosses were around. The course material wasn’t difficult, but the instructor made it a stressful experience.

      I took dozens of classes at different universities, and this was one of the worst classes I ever attended. It’s not worth the cost and there are no refunds after the first week of the course. Most people do complete it because they expect the company to help them find employment. I was lucky to find a job from a job fair they recommended, but with just the knowledge you obtain from this course, you’re not qualified for most of the developer jobs. Unfortunately, this bootcamp is one of the very few options for people who don’t speak fluent Korean and want to learn how to code in Korea, and the company takes advantage of this situation.

      Even though all other employees at Wcoding were nice and helpful, for some reason they didn't seem to be too concerned with students complaining about the instructor. I finished this course a while ago, but I can’t stop thinking about this how bad this experience was. This review is strictly for the Full Stack Web-Dev full-time course, other courses are thought by different people as far as I know.
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      Full Stack Intensive was a pretty great course. My instructor Marie was very experienced and has a good eye for how to pace the course. The course is tough at times, and I'm glad I did some online courses first, but it's totally worth it. By the end you'll have a good feel for how development works and how to think about code. And after you finish the core course, you'll be directed towards building your own portfolio.

      The main course is well ordered. HTML/CSS first, then Javascript, then PHP and MVC. It's tough to take it all in, but it doesn't matter too much if you don't. You'll have access to the online materials to review in the future if you need them. I found the process intense (it's called intensive after all) but I didn't feel overwhelmed. If you need anything, Marie will tell you exactly what you need, she's great at seeing exactly what's wrong. Her written materials can be challenging for beginners as they don't always spell out the basics, but overall they're a wealth of knowledge that I referred back to a lot.

      The final month you build a project together in a group. Marie acts as 'Senior Developer' and 'Client' at the same time, and helps drive the project along, giving coding assistance if you need it. The project is whatever you want to make, something you come up with together as a group. Marie insisted on best practices, but gave us control of 'Trello' where we assigned work to each other. By the end we made something pretty decent that demonstrates Full Stack coding in an MVC framework.

      After the course you have a portfolio building month and then pay for further months at 100,000원. I paid for one extra month, and found the job support from the staff very useful. The job market isn't the best right now, but I have a really great portfolio that's job ready and feel confident in adding to it on my own. They performed mock interviews, gave project ideas and recommended further study. I managed to make some pretty decent React projects from the study recommendations and ideas. After that you can still ask questions about jobs, projects and ask for mock interviews online if you need to.

      Overall, it's been a positive experience.
    • Full stack
      - 11/10/2021
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      The Curriculum is great, the instructor is great, they keep you updated on job fairs/job offers, and the education you get is well worth the price. Instructor keeps you motivated as she always have new interesting projects to work on. 
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      Ronnie • Graduate Verified via GitHub
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      Always thought it is very important to learn a technical skill, but never actually started to learn any till I met a friend that told me about W coding. The course was starting in 2 weeks and I didn't have time to think a lot, the decision to apply for the course was a rush decision, but I will never regret it!

      The course is perfect for beginner level programmers and even for people without programming background , but it is VERY intense, so be ready to study on your own a lot too! I met really good friends there and had one of the best teacher in my life! Marie (the instructor) was helping me a lot individually after class as I was the only person with no programming background at all.  Studying in a group was very interesting I could see in how many different ways one same task could be done. Was fun to work on final project all together in last month too!

      It was very good experience, I learned a lot about coding, but what is the most important for me I learned how to learn, how to work in a team and stay disciplined! :}
       
       
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      Tomas • developer • Graduate • Verified via LinkedIn
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      I had been researching into different coding bootcamps for a while, but living in Korea as an English speaker, I was worried I would have to return to my home country to take a course. However, after some positive word of mouth, I learned about Wcoding and their English classes. The class instructor and administration staff were all fluent in English, which made everything a lot more comfortable for me. They were very helpful and responsive whenever I had any questions. 

      The course itself was the perfect fit for me. The smaller class size meant I was able to form a great relationship with my fellow students and the instructor. If I ever struggled with a concept I felt very comfortable asking for help and clarification. The instructor was young, kind, enthusiastic, and encouraging.

       The technology taught was perfect for a beginner. It provides students with a solid foundation with which to build upon and develop their skills further.  Programming can be a vast and overwhelming topic to someone just starting out, but thanks to the bootcamp I was given excellent guidance. Before studying at Wcoding I really didn't know where to start, but thanks to the great course structure I was soon put on the right path. 
    • That was great !
      - 6/3/2021
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      3 years ago i had a first experience with Wcoding by joining their Python night class. Which was good already but, since then the environment changed a lot. So much improvement.

      So i started this batch with a bit of basics which i picked up during the python class. I bet this helped me a little, but definitely not needed to join the bootcamp. 

      We started for the first 2 weeks with some Html/Css trying to reproduce to small website, then we moved on with Javascript and Php.
      During Javascript/ Php we were assigned a small project to work on after the class to keep practicing and improve our skill ( html/css)

      What i liked the most, is the fact that i knew what i would learn on the day, cause we were assigned some small reading homework, so that the next day we already had an overview of the coming class. Then the Teacher was going through the homework and added more information and also demonstrating it which made the learning process way simpler.
      And of course after the presentation we had to solve some problems or build small projects to apply what we just learned.

      At the end with the others students, we had to create a final project, we had to put all together what we learned along the journey to build it and that was so cool, already to see the progress we all made by comparing what we were building at first and then now. That was like "woooowwwww" haha

      Couldn't leave without giving a word to our Teacher. We can see that she has experience in programing and also in teaching by making some complicated concept very easy to understand. 



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       Although I didn’t get to finish the bootcamp curriculum at Wcoding, I still feel like I had an opportunity to learn a lot about web development in the month I spent there.
      The marketing team at Wcoding played a major role in helping me in my learning. Kyle and Judy were especially helpful in coordinating the course between the students and the instructors. Kyle even went a step further by pairing me with one of their developers, who offered to mentor me weekly on a one on one basis, outside of class hours.
      I also really liked how convenient it was for me to get to their campus, as they are located near central Seoul on Line 1. The campus is located in a very interesting area with nice cafes and restaurants nearby. I definitely enjoyed spending my time around the area, even after class hours. 
      One drawback of Wcoding for me was the major communication issues between the students and the main instructor, on both personal levels and in the scope of learning. Without getting into the details, I would say the issues in my communication with my professor was one of the main reasons I had to leave the boot camp early.
      Another issue I encountered at the boot camp was in the functionality of the curriculum. Since their bootcamp accepts anyone into their program, regardless of one’s educational or technical background, I noticed there was a huge discrepancy in the level of different students’ coding skills. This made the whole learning experience not as functional. Oftentimes I felt like the instructor would casually loop through a topic without going into much detail on each concept, just because the majority of students already had some sort of background in coding. 
      This might have been a personally driven conclusion, since I know that every batch hosts students from different backgrounds. So I also understand that every batch would have a different course pace. However, I still think that there was clearly a lack of foundational explanation provided by the instructor. For example, the instructor was not even able to introduce different data types when we were first being introduced to JavaScript fundamentals. Fundamental concepts like boolean,number, and string types were skimped over, whereas even the online tutorials would go into these concepts. 
      Towards the end of my journey at Wcoding, I just wasn’t able to catch up with their course pace. Therefore, I ended up unfortunately making a decision to terminate my learning early. Overall, I had a positive experience at Wcoding because I was able to learn some basic programming. Now I’m ready to be a self taught programmer! Thank you Wcoding and all the best luck in the future! 
    • Eunhye • Graduate
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      I completed the Full-Stack Intensive course at Wcoding this year from January to March. I'd considered a number of different options to get my foot in the door to software development, like online courses and other popular bootcamps. Wcoding stood out for me because of their curriculum flexibility and small class size. If you aren't sold by being just another statistic to a lot of the big bootcamps out there, and you genuinely want a more tailored and personal learning experience, I recommend Wcoding. I liked that even though my class was varied in terms of existing knowledge and background, the teacher was still able to challenge us in different ways and further our learning. The final team project was a really good experience for working effectively within a team and creating a fully functioning app from start to finish. Importantly, although you'll get lots of support from the mentors, you'll only get the most out of the course if you take the initiative to push yourself and stay disciplined throughout - as in don't expect to be spoon-fed! 
    • phil c • fullstack developer • Graduate
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      I think the best thing about wcoding is the team there. go to their site to check the people out your self. Having direct access to people who are so experienced (esp Alex and Marie) was incredibly helpful. They are in Korea but the coding bootcamp's in english which was another plus for me. As an american citizen I was able to get the entire thing done in the span of the 3 visa-free months so it basically felt like I took a travel vacation to become a fullstack developer. I guess the cons are that I had to come back to the states so I couldnt take advantage of the career prep stuff and their network. but I kept in touch with them and they hooked me up with a job at one of the international startups in seoul (there are so many!) so i ended up comig back here.  
      Be warned that it definitely isn't the easiest thing you go through. But the small class size and the personal help and the fact that I was traveling a different country made the whole thing a lot of fun. 

    Thanks!