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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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Laura B graduated Coding Dojo
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Created 12 days ago
I took this bootcamp because I wanted to improve my data science/ programming skills. My background is in International Business and I am switching into this field. I found it great! I was a beginner in programming without a background in math, computer science or statistics so I wanted to try a bootcamp where some previous knowledge was not required. Coding Dojo helps you with a week of pre-bootcamp and then you start the whole bootcamp. I really liked that since the beginning people contact...
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Support from Instructors, TAs and counselor. Great learning platform.
Cons
I cannot think of any. Just dedicate time to learn and do your assignments, but that is more to the student.

Great support both skills coding & job search

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Amani Mkamba graduated Coding Dojo
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I graduated in April 2022 and my experience was awesome. The lecturers/instructors were encouraging and knowledgeable. But since I graduated I have been getting support from my Career Success Manager which I didn’t realized that I needed it but trust me you will need it. So Coding Dojo will make sure you equipped ed with both skills coding and job search/interviews.
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Best support from both instructors and career services managers. They will make sure all your questions are answered and you’re are set for success.
Cons
Need to encourage students to collaborate more and provide platform with time in making sure it happens

Good place to learn multiple languages

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Hyen Park graduated Coding Dojo
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I started this program with zero experience. Had a good platform to learn by myself and have previous lecture recordings. The learning platform was also well developed and maintained. All around it was a great experience.
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multiple languages
Cons
instructor wasn't ready to teach yet.

Software Development Full-Time Online

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Thomas Wyrth graduated Coding Dojo
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Created 12 days ago
Coding Dojo is one of six coding bootcamps I researched when I first decided to make a career change and move into programming. While I was making my decision to attend I found the staff to be pleasant, engaging, and capable. They always answered me promptly and referred me to sources that would help if they didn't directly/immediately know themselves. I ultimately decided to attend based on that and on the program they offered... it was one of the few that provided study in more than one...
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Largely development platform agnostic, knowledgeable and accessible instructors, substantive online resources.
Cons
Project focus is a little absent and there are a few holes in the curriculum overall, like they only have one aside about unit testing over the course of three full stacks.

Great Python Instructors

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Michael Loucks graduated Coding Dojo
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Had a really great experience at Coding Dojo. Was able to use my GI Bill and three full stacks. Learning multiple stacks quickly allowed me to decide the one I wanted to build on and make an awesome career.
Pros
Best instructor was my python instructor who took time to make sure we understood and made himself available.
Cons
The amount of my GI Bill that it took.

Best decision to join this coding bootcamp

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Lee Aarron Levan graduated Coding Dojo
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Created 17 days ago
I'd been trying to teach myself how to code but the information and tracks out there were so overwhelming, and I was having a hard time tying concepts together and getting off of web based code editors. I researched many different schools and programs before landing at Coding Dojo. Overall, I had a really great experience in my cohorts. Having access to your instructor for 1:1 meetings and code reviews with was amazing. Instructors, TA's, and other students in the discord channel are always...
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Access to teachers and He's Student networking and group projects Alumni community Lifetime access to career services
Cons
Can't think of any

Fast Paced yet flexible!

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Patricia Richardson graduated Coding Dojo
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Created 17 days ago
ADVICE: Don't take all three stacks. Take one stack and hone in on it. Pay the 500 for the Alumni Pass after graduating and you'll have access to the rest of the stacks. You also still have access to the chat platform after graduating and they have help channels set up for different programming languages. Do not take a break after graduating! Hit the ground running! Work on that portfolio, resume and linkedin!
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Flexible in terms of pace. Which is great for people who work full time and have kids. Most assignments had suggested due dates but were able to be turned in by end of the week(Sunday). So if you're a weekend warrior it works out. All...
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CONS: This was a Con for me but may not be an issue for other people. I could never catch the Tech talks live. They were always during the day. It would be great if they held some in the evening or on the weekends. I also could ...

Great place to learn to code

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timothy soule graduated Coding Dojo
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I started this program with zero experience. They where very good at teaching coding in a way i could understand. The instructors where very helpful and the content was great! Couldnt have expected more. The learning platform was also well developed and maintained. All around it was a great experience.
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Instructors, platform, job support, content
Cons
Not really a downside but a couple of the assignments where pretty rough! I made it through though

How to use coding dojo in effective way.

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Ahmad Zia Shahriyar graduated Coding Dojo
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It was very exciting for me when I started coding dojo. I was studying and practicing about 14 to 18 hours every day for a few weeks. Things never stay the same after a few weeks I had some pros and cons which I declared below:
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1 - Reach to your instructor or Assistant teacher when you stack or fall behind. If you fall behind don't stress, it won't make any change in your situation, keep studying and practicing even you will not reach to the track. 2 - Try to...
Cons
It is hard to have a baby, taking care of your family, having a job as well participating full time online program.

Coding Dojo was exactly the learning experience I needed

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Jeffrey Harms graduated Coding Dojo
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The instructors at Coding Dojo are adept at teaching students with any level of prior programming experience. The entire staff including TAs are patient and knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile with each student to help concepts click.
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You can gain a full stack of developer's knowledge and experience in an incredibly short amount of time.
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I can't think of any down sides.

Coding Dojo was amazing

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Christian Gullord graduated Coding Dojo
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I really enjoyed my time at the Dojo, I met some really amazing people. It is really quite amazing how much I learned in 3 months, I went from knowing very minimal amounts of HTML/CSS to building full stack applications in many different languages.
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The staff were amazing, from instructors, TA's, career services team, they really pushed you and wanted to see you succeed. The cohort that I was with was truly amazing and were incredibly smart, I am lucky to have had the experience I...
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The learning platform can take some time to get comfortable with, but once that is done you can easily navigate and find all needed information.

Coding Dojo was amazing

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Christian Gullord graduated Coding Dojo
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Created 23 days ago
I really enjoyed my time with the Dojo, I met some really smart and amazing people. The instructors were so knowledgeable and the TA's that helped were so encouraging. I could not have made it through the program without the help of the amazing cohort that I was apart of during my time.
Pros
The different outlets that were available during the program were very helpful. I could reach out to my cohort at any hour and someone would be there to assist me.
Cons
The platform at times can take some getting used to, but when you are comfortable with it, it becomes easy to navigate and find information.

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.

UI/UX Design Online Part-Time Bootcamp

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This bootcamp is a flexible, part-time program designed for working professionals who are looking to gain design skills to level up or change their career. The coursework is structured so you get a comprehensive experience in both UX and UI design processes. We’ll teach research and synthesis techniques for gathering and evaluating quantitative/qualitative data, create concepts, wireframes and prototypes for live user testing, and craft high fidelity screens and prototypes for final evaluative tests that are portfolio ready. You’ll graduate from the program with 2 solid portfolio pieces, including a live client project, which are what recruiters and hiring managers look for in new hires. Expected outcomes: • Learn best practices in User Experience, starting with research techniques and user interviews, through data synthesis, concept and prototype creation. We’ll also cover usability testing, MVP creation, wireframes and design handoffs. • Further your User Interface skills by creating moodboards, style tiles, mockups, and high fidelity screens and prototypes suitable for user testing. Create a design system for handoff that demonstrates the extensibility of your final designs. • Get the client-specific skills that are essential to working in any design environment including presenting and defending your design decisions, working in a team, giving and iterating on feedback, and building your design vocabulary and communication skills. • Graduate with two solid portfolio pieces, based on real-world projects that demonstrate your problem solving skills and critical thinking
Cost:$12745
Duration:24 weeks
Cities:N/A
Format:Online
Pace:Part Time
Schedule:20 Hours/week
Deposit:Deposit required
Payment Options:Upfront payment is not required. Coding Dojo payment options include installments and private financing.
Deferred tuition:No
Scholarship:Yes
Refund policy:Yes refunds are granted. Full refunds are given before the program starts. Prorated refunds are given up to the halfway point of the program, after which refunds are not available.
Placement test:No
Admissions interview:Yes
Acceptance rate:Not Available
Prep course:Yes, there is a free Intro to Web Development workshop that can function as a prep course.
Minimum skill level:No minimum skill requirement

Cybersecurity Online Part-Time Bootcamp

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After completing Coding Dojo’s Cybersecurity program, students are mission-ready to identify, assess, report, and mitigate technology and information security risks. Gain hands-on experience with a host of popular tools such as Wireshark, Kali Linux, Metasploit, and more within a sandbox environment. Learn skills applicable to certifications such as the CompTIA Security+, CySA+ , Network+, Linux+, Server+, Cloud+, and certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and receive vouchers for the Security+ and CySA+ exams. Benefit from a comprehensive set of career services to help equip you for success as you work to change career paths or advance in your current position. Cover the latest real-world deployment of cybersecurity management practices, including defensive and offensive tactics, NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and event & incident management.
Cost:$16495
Duration:24 weeks
Cities:N/A
Format:Online
Pace:Part Time
Schedule:20 Hours/week
Deposit:Deposit required
Payment Options:Upfront payment is not required. Coding Dojo payment options include installments and private financing.
Deferred tuition:No
Scholarship:Yes
Refund policy:Yes refunds are granted. Full refunds are given before the program starts. Prorated refunds are given up to the halfway point of the program, after which refunds are not available.
Placement test:No
Admissions interview:Yes
Acceptance rate:Not Available
Prep course:Yes, there is a free Intro to Web Development workshop that can function as a prep course.
Minimum skill level:No minimum skill requirement

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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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.

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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 ...

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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