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No city on the planet better represents the booming technology economy than San Francisco. Silicon Valley is home to a huge number of the top technology companies in the world, and the coding bootcamps in San Francisco are among the best in the world.

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Best Coding Bootcamp Courses in San Francisco

Just about every major coding bootcamp company offers courses in San Francisco, so it can be a challenge to pick the best one for your goals and needs. Whether you’re looking for a more affordable San Francisco coding bootcamp like those offered by Springboard and Metis, or even something at a more premium price point like App Academy, Thinkful, and Hack Reactor, Career Karma can walk you through the selection process and get you prepared to apply.

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31 Best Coding Bootcamps in San Francisco
Thinkful
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Long Overdue Review

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Pros
- Project-based learning - World-class instructors - Pair-programming experience - Mock interviews - Easily accessible TA and Q&A sessions - 1-on-1 mentorship - Career support (after graduation)
Cons
- Expensive. Make sure you have time (months) & money to invest. - Even if you do everything right, getting a job is sometimes all luck.
Hi, my name is Sean. If you ever been to this part (https://www.thinkful.com/outcomes/) of the Thinkful website, you will see me there. This is my lon ...arrow
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Cities:Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Minneapolis,...
Description:Thinkful is an online coding bootcamp that offers 20-week full-time and 24-week part-time programs in software engineering, design, data science, and data analytics. They also offer a software...
App Academy
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The reviews are true

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Pros
The people make the program. They hire not only the smartest, but the kindest and most patient. There are rules in place, but they care more about the effort and the passion.
Cons
Not CIRR verified. Curriculum could go deeper in regards to JavaScript under the hood.
App Academy is still a standard in the industry. Offering an Income Shared Agreement for students that don't have the money up front, they put their ...arrow
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Programs available:Online, Full-time, Self-paced
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Cities:New York City, San Francisco
Description:App Academy is a coding school that offers online and in-person training programs with no tuition cost until you’re hired as a Software Engineer earning over $50,000. The career changing outcomes...
General Assembly
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Life-changing education and door opener.

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Pros
- A wealth of information and knowledge, in the course room and on the job hunt - Outcomes program, they won't guarantee you a job, but they do everything short of that and that is huge. Take their criticism with grace and humility, and learn how to not fit the mold of employers, but make yourself more marketable. They know what they're doing. Trust them! - Great facilities, great extracurricular events - Excellent alumni network and others who want to help you succeed
Cons
- This is not for everyone. The people I saw succeed were thirsty, curious, and humble enough to ask for help and not get stuck on problems longer than necessary. Do not carry any preconceived notions in, learn, learn, and learn more and better yourself.
Amazing learning experience, great help online and in-person whenever you needed it. Be prepared to be challenged, and be prepared to work hard. Worki ...arrow
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Cities:Seattle, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Stamford, Philadelphia, San Diego, Washington, Sydney, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Melbourne
Description:With 20 campuses all over the world, General Assembly offers a variety of programs in web and mobile development, data analytics and data science, digital marketing, product management, and more....
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An intense and rewarding education

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Pros
-My peers were all intelligent and driven people with different strengths, weaknesses and approaches to work. This made the program's extensive pair programming practices a huge benefit to my perspective. -The faculty were kind, approachable, smart, and encouraging. -The education was razor focused on what we needed to know to put together modern web apps--the latest JS frameworks, how to plan development, how to work with legacy code, et cetera. -The alum support to help me find a job did not feel like an afterthought. I had a coach to keep me accountable and help me make decisions in the searching process from improving my cover letters to negotiating offers. -There were plenty of opportunities for socialization and bonding despite being a remote program.
Cons
-The intensity of the program caused some burnout. I managed it alright but I saw a lot of stress get to my cohort, some of whom chose to back out from the program. -The sheer number of hours dedicated means you have to more or less put your life on hold for a few months. I respect this isn't feasible for just anyone. -Not a con per se but I did attend Hack Reactor before they for acquired by Galvanize, so I don't know one way or another how my experiences apply in the current Hack Reactor ecosystem.
Over a rigorous 13 week process, Hack Reactor took me from knowing the very basics of JavaScript to using agile processes to collaborate with a team a ...arrow
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Cities:Seattle, Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Boulder
Description:Hack Reactor offers 12-week full-time and 36-week part-time software engineering programs at their campuses in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Boulder, Seattle, Phoenix, or...
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NuCamp Web Development Fundamentals Review

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Pros
1. Affordable 2. Built for working professionals, who cannot take time off, for a full immersion course. 3. Friendly 4. Up to date, streamlined material.
Cons
1. I am unsure of the job support that NuCamp provides, but you cannot get a job with the Web Development Fundamentals course, anyways. I will find out more, at the end of the Full Stack course. I think there primary focus is networking, rather than job placement counselors. But the affordability and targeting to working professionals, override any potential cons.
So I have an Associates as a Software Developer and a separate 45 credit certificate as a Computer Support Specialist. I have been working in Hardware ...arrow
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Cities:Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, Raleigh, Detroit, Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, San Francisco, Denver, Dallas, Orlando, Miami, Phoenix, Stamford, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, San...
Description:NuCamp offers an 18-week part-time full stack web and mobile development program in smaller cities and towns across Washington and online. Nucamp's programs are designed to be affordable and...
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Galvanize Data Science Immersive Delivered for Me

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Pros
Strong curriculum. Good structure. Solid community. Lots of support and supplementary resources. Take Python Week 0 even if you've been using Python for years. The career advice was spot on. The instructors were knowledgable and vested overall.
Cons
It ain't cheap, but you will make the money back within a few months of landing a job. Instructor turnover is higher than it should be, but that's more of a general problem that Galvanize has failed to solve rather than a problem particular to Galvanize. Frequent leadership changes at the company suggest a lack of clarity at the top. As of my experience, that wasn't trickling down to the curriculum level.
Note: the form on this website forced me to choose "Software Engineering Immersive", but I completed the Data Science Immersive. I made a pretty big ...arrow
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Cities:Seattle, Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Denver, Phoenix, Boulder
Description:Galvanize is a coding bootcamp and coworking space that offers 13-week full-time and 26-week part-time programs in data science and software engineering, with campuses all over the US. Galvanize’s...
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Great Experience and excellent support

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Pros
My instructor, Ryan Black, was excellent. He experience starting his own tech company, working at Facebook and now a startup as a product manager gave me confidence that I can learn from him. He was able to provide the class with excellent real life stories to drive home all the concepts we were learning. He was able to give us a peak into the various ways PMs apply what we were learning. Ryan has a very flexible teaching style, which allowed him to go in the direction that served the class best. He also gave great feedback on the work I did. He was very detailed yet concise in his feedback, which allowed me to create quality work when writing my PRD or thinking through my prototype and go-to-market strategy. My classmates were amazing. Outside of the instructor I was able to learn a ton from my classmates. Some of my classmates were PMs, engineers, designers, marketers and consultants, so I was able to learn from their perspective when thinking about improving a product and how to empathize with the customer when thinking about solving a problem.
Cons
The only thing I would change about the class is the allocation of topics. There is a lot of time spent at the end on resume building, interview prep and job search. I think that part can be cut shorter and more time spent learning more about product management.
I had a great experience learning at the Product School. They have a hands on approach where I was able to apply the concepts in real time. The Produ ...arrow
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Description:Product School is the world's first technology business school, offering part-time programs in data analytics, coding, product management, UX design, digital marketing, and product leadership. Their...
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Great community

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Pros
The instructors and career staff were extremely knowledgable and supportive. Career support was very personalized
Cons
Your mileage will vary a lot with respect to their job statistics. Transitioning into data science is tough. The data science job market is different from city-to-city, and the demographics of students are extremely diverse (fresh-out-of-college, changing careers, PhD's, etc.)
I was recently out of school when starting the program and had a slow start in my data science career as a result. Metis really helped me to build ...arrow
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Cities:Chicago, New York City, San Francisco
Description:Metis educates people to find value in data. Specifically, we accelerate data science learning for individuals, companies, and institutions through corporate training and immersive bootcamps. We...
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Accessibility and Rigor

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Pros
- 9 months minimum required to find a job - No upfront costs - Cool location - Rigorous, will train you to learn quickly - Collaboration with peers, practice soft skills
Cons
- 17% of gross income is steep - Mentorship over-advertised, tougher than it seems - Can be a sink or swim environment - you have to be prepared or you'll sink
I loved my experience at Holberton and their commitment to making software engineering accessible for everyone. I am deaf, so when I was accepted and ...arrow
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Cities:San Francisco, New Haven, Cali, Tunis
Description:The Holberton School offers a two-year software engineering program with tracks in full stack web development, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, and algorithms. Their curriculum...
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Fantastic Opportunity!

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Nice Mentors Easy to work with Easygoing Good Skills to learn Short term/part time availability is great!
Cons
More help with finding a job, interview prep, and more connections directly
I took this chance with this school because it was a part time and I learned a lot. I took advantage of this and the mentors here are really hardworki ...arrow
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Cities:New York City, San Francisco
Description:Codify Academy offers a part-time front end development program online or in San Francisco. The 16-week course runs on either nights or weekends and combines classroom learning and projects outside...
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