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Coding Dojo Reviews: Is Coding Dojo Worth It?

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Yes, Coding Dojo is worth it, and it has over 8,000 alumni to prove it. According to graduate Caitlyn Pozerski, “it’s an amazing collaborative community that you get to be a part of and continue to have after you graduate”. Coding Dojo reviews commend it on providing a great community and valuable course content.

Past students also note in Coding Dojo Software Development Online Full-Time Bootcamp reviews that they were able to learn to code in Python, JavaScript, and more. Overall, there are many Coding Dojo bootcamp reviews rate the program highly and praise it for helping students become self-sufficient developers.

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Amazing Coding Bootcamp

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Jordan French graduated Coding Dojo
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I loved every minute of being a coding dojo student. I did the part-time accelerated program and landed a job only a couple months after finishing the program, which was the earliest I could start a new job. The instructors were awesome and I learned a ton.
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Flexible schedule, career support, low cost in comparison to other camps
Cons
I cannot think of any real cons but like any coding bootcamp it takes hard work and commitment to succeed

The Program really doesnt teach you, its like your self-taught with a curriculum

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Andrew Broll student at Coding Dojo
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I really felt there was really no support and the assignments barely scratch the surface of programming. You get a very beginner level crash course on a some computer programming but wont be job ready. Also most people and reviews are alot of times by people HIRED by coding dojo. They spend alot of money to make their reviews and image look good and get rid of bad reviews.
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It was a disaster
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No support Terrible communication Bad assignments/curriculum Very hard for beginners if online program/remote.

Great bootcamp is you're willing to put in the time & effort.

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Liam Desmond graduated Coding Dojo
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As the title says, if you're willing to put in the time & effort, Coding Dojo is an amazing bootcamp to get you started in a Software Development career. This probably applies to Software Development in general, but since Coding Dojo offers 3-stacks(not all 3 are required), it definitely is not something you're just going to be doing on the side, or when you have free time. Having graduating from the 3-stack program, I can tell you that if you actually put time aside to study the material,...
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All 3 stacks offered are in HIGH demand and you will have a great foundation of each after completing them. The Instructors are amazing & go out of their way to make sure you understand the material or specific topics that you're unsure...
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Some of the curriculum needs to be updated, or re-evaluated from time to time. Some of the TAs aren't very responsive in the Discord channels, so sometimes questions go unanswered during off-hours(others are VERY responsive though).

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Amber Adamson graduated Coding Dojo
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I think Coding Dojo provides a good fulltime program provided people understand what it is oriented towards and what it isn't and provided their expectations are aligned with what the program actually provides students. For example, you really do learn a wide breadth of tech. However, if you are a complete beginner (as I was), the bootcamp unto itself may need to be supplemented with other learning to broaden the breadth of what you learn in Coding Dojo in order to really enter a career in...
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Pros: --The sheer BREADTH of tech you work with in Coding Dojo is quite exemplary: HTML, JavaScript, CSS, TypeScript, Bootstrap, Python, Flask, MySQL, MongoDB, Mongoose, Node.js, React/Express, Postman, jQuery, JSON, Ajax, Java,...
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Cons: --The biggest one to me is that access to the Login/Learn platform is cut off at six months after graduating. I will be frank that this strikes me as a bit ... strangely miserly. I mean, students are paying quite a bit of money for...

Great Place

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Danny McNemar graduated Coding Dojo
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Had an amazing time going from not knowing a thing about coding to being able to build some really cool stuff
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Fun place, great instructors and material
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For people who are new to coding it will be a challenge to keep up with daily assignments and such but keep going and the reward is worth it

Amazing Time

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Danny McNemar graduated Coding Dojo
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I went in with 0 experience in coding and came out ready to look for a coding job, it was truly a fun time along the way too
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Great learning material and great instructors
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The full time accelerated program left very little room for falling behind or an oitside life, but as long as you ask for help or keep up as much as possible, you will do just fine, and its a very short time

A Real Take on Coding Dojo

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Brian Keener graduated Coding Dojo
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Coding Dojo was not worth the money. Period. Instead of spending 16k+ on this. Do this instead from a prior student: 1. freecodecamp to learn HTML/CSS/Javascript 2. Learn a frontend framework like Angular/React.js 3. Learn Python and watch Flask videos on how to create a backend server 4. Learn SQL / MongoDB for the database queries 5. Research "Stacks" to find your next thing 6. Create 3 different projects at LEAST for a portfolio. 7. Apply to 1000s of jobs in the tech space for 6 months...
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- it teaches you
Cons
- too expensive - lot of information missing to showcase an impressive project

No what I had hoped for

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S B graduated Coding Dojo
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I took the Data Science 12 week bootcamp. Be aware that in a 12 week course, you have 24 actual classroom hours (2 1-hour meetings per week) where the instructor goes over a powerpoint, then demoes some of the concepts you're learning that week. They attempt to get to the point where there is time for a group exercise (of which there is little value) but there is rarely time for that due to the overwhelming number of questions from students (in my class there were more than 25 -- hard to be...
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- online - zoom for classes
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- only 24 hours of classtime in a 12 week program - too much emphasis on presentations in place of learning data science concepts - most valuable final weeks of the program with the best information had the least actual class time due to...

Not what I had hoped for

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S B graduated Coding Dojo
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I took the Data Science 12 week bootcamp. Be aware that in a 12 week course, you have 24 actual classroom hours (2 1-hour meetings per week) where the instructor goes over a powerpoint, then demoes some of the concepts you're learning that week. They attempt to get to the point where there is time for a group exercise (of which there is little value) but there is rarely time for that due to the overwhelming number of questions from students (in my class there were more than 25 -- hard to be...
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- Online program
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- Not enough classtime with an instructor - Only one truly knowledgable instructor for 4 weeks of the 12 week program - Expensive for what is essentially a self-taught program - Excessive focus on creating presentations at the expense of...

I never thought I would enroll in a coding bootcamp...

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Jonathan Rodriguez graduated Coding Dojo
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Coding Dojo having the best ratings for coding bootcamp in the world? True? I say, yay, yay. Best of the best learning platform. Best of the best instructors, TA's, fellow Ninjas. Best of the best comunidad. Best of the best experience. 10/5 would recommend.
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LP Discord server Experience
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Cons? Cons? Cons? N/A

Great instructors to help you succeed.

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Will Dwelle graduated Coding Dojo
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I had a great time at Coding Dojo and would recommend it to anyone who wants a career change and can dedicate the time. The program is very fast paced and will require you to study and do assignments outside of class.
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Great teachers. Good learning platform. Felt supported by an entire community.
Cons
The rushed nature can make it difficult if you fall behind on a topic

Amazing Coding BootCamp

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Armando Esparza graduated Coding Dojo
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I took the Coding Dojo Bootcamp, Did the Python, MERN, JAVA stacks. Even though the bootcamp was all online, I felt I was really learning at a good pace with not much trouble at all. The lectures were perfect, each instructor knew what they were doing and were so helpful when I had questions. I would definitely recommend the Coding Dojo Bootcamp to anyone wanting to start a career as a software developer.
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Great Instructors, Great Platform online, They really know how to make sure you learn the best way possible even online. Career Services,
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Career Services is usually always busy. sometimes wouldve liked more time with a 1 on 1

Coding Dojo Courses and Curriculum

Coding Dojo courses are available in full-time and part-time formats. Further, there are many different programs available via Coding Dojo online. The curricula are designed to transform students into innovative tech professionals. You’ll work with modern technologies and multiple programming languages.

Though Coding Dojo does offer some free learning resources, Coding Dojo bootamps are not free. The cost of Coding Dojo courses ranges from $7,495 to $14,995. These courses are designed to help students build professional web development skills and break into the tech industry. Coding Dojo courses are suitable for absolute beginners and advanced students also.

Data Science Online Part-Time Bootcamp

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This bootcamp is a deep dive into the fundamentals of data science and machine learning in Python. Throughout the course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire data science process from end-to-end, including data prep, data analysis and visualization, as well as how to properly apply machine learning algorithms to various situations or tasks. This course was designed to prepare you for the real world. Each week, you’ll tackle interview-style questions and weekly exercises as you learn new topics, so that you are building the skills needed to land a new job as you learn the topics themselves. What You’ll Get: • Learn the end-to-end data science process including data prep, data analysis, visualization, as well as use cases for both machine learning and deep learning algorithms • Walk away with a work applicable understanding of the Data Science process and how to use the methodologies and tools to solve real-world problems in business and academia • Learn how to retrieve and manipulate data using Python and SQL • An understanding of the importance of machine Learning and future growth of the industry • A deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different Machine Learning algorithms • A portfolio of projects to showcase to employers • 1:1 Career Services mentoring Eligibility: • No 4 year degree required • No previous coding experience required - really!
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Software Development Online Part-Time Accelerated

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Our Part-Time Accelerated course is a flexible alternative that provides online access to our in-depth curriculum—complete with real-time support from instructors, our industry-tested learning platform, hands-on assignments and much more. Ideal for students who cannot attend our on-campus programs, or commit to a full-time course, you'll learn the skills needed to become a self-sufficient developer. Time commitment is 2-4 hours a week in lectures and optional office hours, plus 20-30 hours of self-study. Our graduates have an 89.1% placement rate within 6 months of graduation & an average starting salary of $72,325. Choose Your Own Adventure With the accelerated program, you choose your own adventure based on your professional goals and your other commitments. Take the complete curriculum over 32 weeks, or choose to only take 1 or 2 stacks. 1 stack costs $8,995. 2 stacks cost $12,745, and the 3-stack course costs $16,495. Live Instruction Lectures are always delivered live so you can ask questions and interact with your cohort. Office Hours Need more help understanding a concept? Join your instructor or teacher assistants in our office hours for your class. Small Group Code Reviews Schedule sessions with your instructor in groups of 2 or 3 to get detailed feedback on milestone assignments TA Support Seven Days a Week TA’s are available from 11am to 8pm PST Monday through Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturdays, and 8am-2pm on Sundays, so you have support 7 days a week All times in PST 24/7 Cohort Access From Day 1, you’ll join our MatterMost community full of your fellow classmates and instructors, as well as have 24/7 access to our Learning Platform. Student Services Team If you ever find yourself struggling, reach out to our student services team! They are here to help with time management, tech issues, and more. Career Services Manager Starting Day 1 of your bootcamp, your Career Services Manager will help you create a tailored roadmap to the job of your dreams. Subjects: CSS3, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Git/Github, Bootstrap, Python, MySQL, Flask, Ajax, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Express, React, Node.js, Advanced Javascript, Socket.IO, Bower, Java 8, JSP, SpringMVC
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Coding Dojo Job Placement Rate and Outcomes

Coding Dojo’s job placement rate is an impressive 89.1 percent within six months of graduation. It also has a 95.3 percent job placement rate for graduates within one year of finishing the program. In its 10 years of operation, thousands of graduates have reached their career goals thanks to Coding Dojo’s career services team.

Students at Coding Dojo have an impactful career services experience because it starts from day one. Students will receive guidance through the job search and application processes, go through mock interviews, and learn strategies for salary negotiations. In addition, Coding Dojo graduates will have lifetime access to career services.

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What Projects Do Coding Dojo Students Work On?

Students at Coding Dojo work on full stack projects using technologies like C#, .Net Core, NancyFX, Microsoft Cognitive Services, Matplotlib, XGBoost, and TensorFlow. The cyber security program gives you hands-on experience with Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit amongst others. Students in the data science programs work on machine learning projects and databases. Overall, Coding Dojo programs allow you to work on projects that facilitate hands-on learning.

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So Career Karma was started by Artur, Ruben and myself out of our own struggles career transitioning into Tech. Our journey took place in 2014-2015 and if it wasn't for the three of us doing it together we wouldn't be here today. Once we got our high paying jobs in tech and I was working as a Software Engineer ... I say an incredible opportunity for others like me who were trying to learn how to code on their own but failing to complete their transition. Three years into us...

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How much can I make if I become a software engineer?

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I recommend checking out our article about Full Stack developer salaries: https://careerkarma.com/blog/entry-level-full-stack-developer-salary/

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How do you successfully pass the technical interviews for Flatiron and Hack Reactor (Software Engineering and Cyber Analytics) ?

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Good question. They are very different so I would recommend doing prep courses for both to try it out. However, then decide which specialty you're most interested in and go for those technical interviews. In preparation, definitely complete the prep course. The next steps for you should be to ask the admissions officer about the type of questions that are going to be on the technical interviews. What resources do they recommend you review to get accepted? What they think will...

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Coding Dojo FAQs

How Much Is Coding Dojo Tuition and Cost?

Coding Dojo’s bootcamps cost $7,495 to $14,995. Each of the programs has different tuition fees. The Full-Time Software Development and Part-Time Cybersecurity bootcamps both cost $14,995. However, the Part-Time Accelerated and Flex programs cost $7,495 each.

As noted above, Coding Dojo is not free. However, it does offer a free Intro to Web Development Workshop. In addition, Coding Dojo tuition can be paid through several different financing options. If Coding Dojo’s price is too costly for you, applying for one of Coding Dojo’s scholarship options is also helpful.

What Is Coding Dojo Acceptance Rate?

Coding Dojo’s acceptance rate is not public, but you don’t need prior coding experience to get accepted. In fact, 70 to 80 percent of its entry students don’t have any coding experience.

Though Coding Dojo is not able to accept everyone, all you need is a high school diploma or GED to apply. If you’re younger than 18 years of age, you’ll also need a parental guidance consent form.

How Can I Pay for Coding Dojo?

You can cover your Coding Dojo tuition with several payment options and financial assistance. Coding Dojo payment options include the following:

  • Upfront payment at a reduced rate
  • Installment plans
  • Income share agreement
  • Financing through loan partners

Though there is no specific Coding Dojo deferred tuition plan, the income share agreement option allows students to begin payments only once they get a tech job. In addition, these payments can be as low as $262 per month.

How Do I Apply to Coding Dojo?

The Coding Dojo application process is easy and straightforward. Below is the step-by-step process to apply for Coding Dojo:

  1. First, submit an online application by filling out the online form with your personal details. You can also schedule a call with the admissions team or join an open house event for your course to gain all the necessary details about their bootcamps before applying.
  2. Attend the Coding Dojo admissions interview to determine whether or not you are prepared to follow one of the intensive educational programs. You will hear back from the Coding Dojo admissions team within two to three days about the results of your interview.
  3. If you are accepted into a program, you will need to pay a deposit to officially be enrolled.

Coding Dojo is not hard to get into as there are no minimum skill levels and no assessment tests in the admissions process. More than anything, the admissions team just needs to know that you are committed to the learning journey and have the time to complete either a full-time or part-time program.

How Do I Get Accepted Into Coding Dojo?

To get accepted into Coding Dojo, you typically need to complete an online application and an interview with the admissions team. You should expect a decision within two to three business days. However, the part-time programs only require that you submit an online application form.

What Is the Coding Dojo Admission Process?

To complete the Coding Dojo admission process, you’ll first submit an online application form. You’ll then be asked to complete an interview with the admissions team. If accepted, you can submit a deposit to save your place. The part-time programs don’t require an interview.

What Coding Dojo Interview Questions Should I Expect?

During a Coding Dojo interview, you should expect to be asked behavioral questions. It might also include questions about your personal goals and your reason for choosing a career in tech.

The interview process in Coding Dojo is easy and is aimed at assessing your readiness for a coding bootcamp. Therefore, there is no need to prepare for the admissions interview. You can schedule the interview with the admissions team at your own pace. It should last less than one hour.

Is Coding Dojo Hard to Get Into?

No, Coding Dojo is not hard to get into. There is no assessment test, so as long as you are ready for a large time commitment, you are ready for the program. You can expect a time commitment of 70 to 90 hours a week for the full-time program.

Does Coding Dojo Offer Prep Courses?

Yes, Coding Dojo does offer preop courses. Coding Dojo offers a free virtual Into to Web Development event to interested applicants who have yet to decide to commit to any of the programs.

In addition, the Cybersecurity Online Part-Time Bootcamp offers a mini prep course as the first two weeks of the program. This is to introduce students to the curriculum and help them prepare for the intense modules.

Does Coding Dojo Offer Workshops?

Yes, Coding Dojo does offer a workshop. The Intro to Web Development workshop is a free program that helps people learn the basics of coding.

This workshop typically lasts two to three hours. Students can expect to learn the differences between front end and backend coding, as well as the basics of HTML and CSS. Participants in this Coding Dojo workshop will also have the opportunity to modify existing code for a hands-on learning experience.

Does Coding Dojo Offer Scholarships?

Yes, you can apply for a Coding Dojo scholarship. In fact, Coding Dojo offers five scholarship options to students. The scholarship options include the Fresh Start Fund, which offers $1,500 to those earning less than $40,000. In addition, the other opportunities include the Career Reinvention, Military Re-training, Women in Tech, and Diversity scholarship.

You can get a scholarship for Coding Dojo by following these steps:

  1. Provide your email on the Coding Dojo scholarship webpage
  2. Complete the designated scholarship essay
  3. If applying for the ​​Fresh Start scholarship, provide proof of income

Does Coding Dojo Have a Refund Policy?

Yes, Coding Dojo does have a refund policy. Coding Dojo tuition is fully refundable up to the first day of class. After the program begins, refunds will be prorated accordingly. However, at the halfway point of the course, refunds are no longer possible.

That being said, the student support team will work to help you pause or postpone a program in cases of serious illness or life-changing events. Further, Coding Dojo has an 89.1 percent job placement rate at just six months post-graduation so you don’t need to worry about wanting a refund after attending the program.

How Much Do Coding Dojo Graduates Earn?

Coding Dojo latest data reports that their graduates earn an average starting salary of $72,345. In addition, Coding Dojo has a job placement rate of 89.1 percent 180 days after graduation.

Does Coding Dojo Offer a Job Guarantee?

No, Coding Dojo does not offer a job guarantee. However, it boasts a job placement rate of 89.1 percent within six months of completing a course and 95.3 percent within one year. Coding Dojo also offers a range of career support to help you with your job search.

In addition, graduates from Coding Dojo receive lifetime access to career services.

What Companies Hire Coding Dojo Graduates?

Coding Dojo has successfully placed its alumni at leading companies like Microsoft, Amazon, LinkedIn, IBM, Disney, Avira, Expedia, Facebook, Google, Apple, The Rockefellers Foundation, Oracle, DocuSign, HP, Adobe, TEDx, Uber, Wave, Skytap, and Wells Fargo.

Is Coding Dojo Accredited?

No, Coding Dojo is not accredited. As a bootcamp, Coding Dojo is not accredited by any federally recognized accrediting agencies regulated by the US Department of Education. However, It has received several recognitions as one of the best bootcamps in the country.

Is Coding Dojo Worth It?

Yes, Coding Dojo is worth it if you want to learn the necessary skills to start a tech career. This bootcamp provides you with a diverse range of programs tailor-made to suit your schedule and career needs. It offers you lifetime career services and gives you a good chance of finding a job. Judging from its 89.1 percent job placement rate within six months of graduation, it is worth the money.

Coding Dojo Reviews: Is Coding Dojo Legit?

Yes, Coding Dojo is legit. Though Coding Dojo is not accredited, it is a leading coding bootcamp that has been operating for over 10 years. It offers immersive onsite (temporarily held online due to COVID-19) and online programs in software development, cyber security, and data science.

These programs take place in cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, Boise, and Bellevue. It currently has an alumni network of over 8,000 graduates. As can be seen from the high ratings of Coding Dojo reviews, graduates are extremely happy with this bootcamp. They now work at major companies such as Apple, Google, Adobe, Expedia, Facebook, and more.

For example, one Coding Dojo bootcamp review says, “Coding Dojo offers a valuable experience in both learning to develop full-stack applications and creating a personal learning network.” In addition, a Coding Dojo Software Development Online Full-Time Bootcamp review also mentions that “the instructors, staff, location, TAs, career services were all impressive.”

Is Coding Dojo a Scam?

No, Coding Dojo is absolutely not a scam. With an exceptional job placement rate of 89.1 percent just six months after graduation, Coding Dojo is a well-respected program in the industry. In fact, it is one of Career Karma’s preferred bootcamp partners.

Coding Dojo is a safe option for those that want a moderately priced bootcamp, accessible learning platform, supportive instructors, and extensive career services. This highly-rated bootcamp is great for beginners and more advanced developers looking to polish their skills.

Q&A

Answers to commonly asked questions

Which companies hire Coding Dojo graduates?

There are graduates from Coding Dojo working at a number of tech companies. This list includes companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Self-Employed

How many students does this school have?

Coding Dojo has over 7730 students and graduates as of 2022. This number will only continue to grow as more and more students take advantage of the courses offered here.

What courses are offered at Coding Dojo?

Coding Dojo offers several courses in different tech subjects, including: Data Science Online Part-Time Bootcamp, Software Development Online Part-Time Accelerated, Software Development Onsite Full-Time Bootcamp, Software Development Online...

What types of programs are available at Coding Dojo?

Coding Dojo currently has Online, Full-time and Part-time types of programs available to new students.

What financing options are offered by Coding Dojo?

This school offers a variety of different financing options, including: ISA, Upfront Payments, Month-to-month Installments, Loan Financing. With these payment methods, nearly anyone can attend Coding Dojo.

Where is Coding Dojo available?

Coding Dojo has multiple campuses in Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, San Jose, Bellevue. If you live in or near any of these cities, consider visiting to get an idea of the school's ...

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