20+ Life-Changing Developer Bootcamps
Yesterday, we posted an article on development bootcamps and how they have the potential to drastically change your life and career. These immersive, short-term programs are intense educational experiences that can help turn you into a competent, professional coder. We’ve scoured the web for the best of these bootcamps, and we’re excited to share the results with you. Here are over twenty bootcamps for developers and designers.
Ruby on Rails
Launch Academy is a full-service bootcamp in Boston dedicated to Ruby on Rails. It lasts 10 weeks and aims to help developers add value to their skill set as contributors to software development teams.
DevPoint Labs offers an 11 week full-time program that helps students acquire the skills needed to become entry level developers. Their full-stack web development course focuses on building web applications with Ruby on Rails. DevPoint is located in Salt Lake City, Utah and costs $8,500.
Startup Institute offers an 8-week program in Boston, Chicago, New York, Berlin and London. The course costs $5,250 and gives an overview of key elements of web design and web development.
Tradecraft provides a hands-on crash course in all things related to web design and startups. It costs $12,000 for the 12 week course and is located in San Francisco. It’s a great program for students who want to become UX designers or growth hackers.
Designation is a bootcamp for aspiring designers. It’s a 16-week course focused on full-stack design skills. Students can choose between locations in Chicago or St. Louis.
Mobile Makers Academy
Mobile Makers Academy is focused on iOS mobile development and has locations in San Francisco and Chicago as well as online. You’ll learn to build apps for the iPhone and iPad during the 8-week immersive course. The cost is $11,000 in SF, $9,000 in Chicago, and $5,000 for the online course.
The Disruption Institute
The Disruption Institute is a bootcamp designed to help students learn to build mobile apps. It’s a 12-week course located in Kansas City that aims to get you ready to build and ship your ideas. The course costs $4,000 for the semester.
Coding Dojo offers an immersive educational experience where you can learn a range of programming languages. It promises to leave you with the skill set you need to create any application you want. It’s a 12-week program that costs $10,995 to attend onsite in Silicon Valley or Seattle and $6,995 to take as an online course.
App Academy is a great model for developers because it teaches you web development and then also assists with job placement once you’re finished with the course. You only pay if you find a job as a developer, in which case they charge you 18% of your first year salary.
The Starter League
Hacker School is a New York-based organization that helps students become better programmers. The cost is free and the students they offer assistance from facilitators on any projects you’re working on as well as a variety of languages and frameworks. It’s a great option for people with basic skills that want to join a growing community and become a better programmer.
Bitmaker Labs is one of Canada’s leading web development schools. They offer full-stack development They also offer mobile development courses geared toward iOS apps and front end web development. Their courses are 9 weeks and cost $9,000.
Portland Code School
PolyAcademy is an academy for web app entrepreneurship that can help you come up with ideas for web apps, all aspects of building from web design to programming and then deployment. It’s an 11-week course located in Sydney that involves 15 hours per week of instruction.
Bootcamp Roundup Sites
Want to see even more developer bootcamps? Here are two sites that offer huge, reviewed and explained lists of bootcamps for all kinds of disciplines.
Tell Us Your Story
Now that you’ve seen our list of bootcamps, it’s time for you to chime in. Which bootcamps do you think are the best? Have you attended any personally? Tell us in the comments.
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