Coding schools have popped up around the country in recent years in response to fast-rising demand for capable computer programmers who can design and build Web applications and websites. Most coding schools are organized around three- or four-month courses designed to transform programming novices into skilled coders and software developers ready for employment. These schools deliver intensive training in the cutting-edge programming languages and development techniques most in demand by employers in the software industry. Now widely known as coding bootcamps, these high-intensity immersive courses are standard across the coding-school industry.
1. Dev Bootcamp
Dev Bootcamp immersion training is delivered on campuses in San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago and New York City. Students typically attend one or two short lectures per day, spending most of their time working on coding projects in pairs or groups. Most students commit between 60 and 80 hours per week to coding work through the course of the immersion program. After completion of the immersion program, students may opt for a one-week career prep course focusing on job search skills.
2. General Assembly
General Assembly began as a co-working space for startups and entrepreneurs in New York City. It quickly evolved into one of the best specialty coding schools in the country. It offers a wide selection of training programs, including full-time immersive programs and part-time courses, as well as on-site and online course delivery options. As of January 2016, the school delivers on-site classroom courses in nine U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco and Seattle. Courses are also available in five international cities.
3. Hack Reactor
4. Fullstack Academy
5. App Academy