Software programming is all the rage. But for those of us who don’t have a four-year computer science degree in our back pocket, finding an entry point into the field is nigh-on impossible.
Thanks to coding bootcamps, individuals with a burning desire to become developers can lean on three- to six-month courses as opposed to full-blown CS programs. While bootcamps throughout the country have earned their fair share of criticism, their educational model has powered on, proving itself a nice alternate to a modern CS education.
Austin Coding Bootcamps to Know
- The Coding Boot Camp at UT Austin
- General Assembly
- Hack Reactor
- Austin Coding Academy
- Austin Community College
If you’re interested in joining the field, here are seven Austin coding bootcamps and schools to check out.
Duration: 5 months full-time and 10 months part-time
Duration: 12 weeks full-time and 24 weeks part-time
Duration: 12 weeks, full time, online courses available
General Assembly offers a variety of courses available online and in person with part- and full-time options. Its full-time, 12-week, immersive web development program begins with programming fundamentals and the basics of computing, networks and data structures. From there, students learn the basics of product development, front-end web development, back-end web development and how to collaborate on software programming within a team setting.
Duration: 12 weeks, full time with remote options available
Duration: 10 weeks
Price: $2,990 per course
Duration: 24 weeks, full-time
Galvanize’s web development curriculum is spread across four quarters. Throughout the program, students will build their own client-side app using an agile workflow, collaborate with a team on server-side applications and construct a single-page application that is both client- and server-side. Students will also learn how to calculate the Big-O notation of functions and how to prep for a live skills technical interview.
Duration: 24 weeks, part-time
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