Summary of Codesmith Coding Bootcamp Review

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Codesmith Coding Bootcamp is an immersive, full-time program that provides students with the skills they need to become software engineers. The bootcamp includes lectures, online resources, and free workshops, and the curriculum is designed to be accelerated for beginners. The program is expensive, but graduates found the program to be comprehensive and valuable.

  • 00:00:00 In this YouTube video, Cody Jin and Jen talk about their experiences at Codesmith Coding Bootcamp. Cody Jin is currently working as an engineering fellow with Codesmith, and Jen is currently working as a senior sophomore at Capital One in New York.
  • 00:05:00 Codesmith's coding bootcamp is designed to help students become better programmers or developers. The three-month program includes lectures, online resources, and free workshops. Successful applicants are expected to have mastered computer science fundamentals and have experience programming in a previous job.
  • 00:10:00 Codesmith's coding bootcamp is a full-time, remote immersive program that costs $1950. The first six weeks are focused on learning the basics of JavaScript, data structures, algorithms, and front-end development with React. After that, you move on to back-end development with Node in Express, database management systems, and build tools. Finally, you do a project.
  • 00:15:00 Code Smith offers a coding bootcamp that covers a variety of different technologies. The curriculum is designed to be accelerated for beginners, but provides enough foundational knowledge that students are able to build their own projects. The cohort size is typically around 30 students, with five staff members and 10 fellows. The fellows are highly attentive to individual students, and provide a great amount of one-on-one attention.
  • 00:20:00 Code Smith provides a coding bootcamp that focuses on projects and individual learning. The bootcamp has a 40-hour weekly workload, and the average student studies and works 51 hours per week.
  • 00:25:00 Codesmith coding bootcamp offers residents the opportunity to research a project of their choice and then pitch their ideas to fellow residents for approval. After completing the project, fellows are assigned to an osp group to mentor and help them with their job search.
  • 00:30:00 The Codesmith coding bootcamp provides 10-12 weeks of training, starting around 10 weeks into the program. The bootcamp emphasizes mental health and preventing imposter syndrome, two areas of importance to the students. The bootcamp provides opportunities for networking with other coding bootcamp graduates and industry professionals. The curriculum is comprehensive and builds on previous programming experience. The bootcamp staff is supportive and provides resources for job search. The bootcamp graduates found the program to be comprehensive and valuable, and the fellowship opportunity to be life-changing.
  • 00:35:00 Codesmith offers a coding boot camp that provides students with the skills necessary to transition from residency into becoming software engineers. Highlights for Cody included the OSP course, the fast pace of the curriculum, and the difficulty of completing the program without having prior programming experience. Lowlights for Cody included the difficulty of committing time to the program, and the lack of time he had to continue his career development outside of Codesmith.
  • 00:40:00 Codesmith's coding bootcamp is a big commitment, but it is well worth it if you are looking to get into the software engineering industry. The bootcamp provides free resources to help you learn basic coding techniques, and the online learning platform has a built-in chat system so that you can interact with other students. Cody recommends that new students try out free resources before committing to the full bootcamp, and warns that trying to learn coding on your own without help can be a frustrating experience. Finally, Cody says that the best way to find out if you are ready for coding bootcamp is to attend an introductory session and try out some of the exercises.

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