SCHOOLS

Gain (or improve) your skills at one of the Silicon Valley coding school below.

Gain (or improve) your marketable skills at one of the Silicon Valley coding school or business school listed below. Startups are always in need of employees with knowledge of software development, UX/UI, product management, digital marketing, and more—you can start a whole new career in just a few months at a coding bootcamp, an intensive, fast-paced program where you’ll spend most of your time learning to code. Get started today!

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Hack Reactor

Hack Reactor’s mission is to empower people through data-driven educational programs. Our Goal: You’ll begin Hack Reactor with a feeling of excitement and anticipation. Twelve weeks later, you’ll follow the footsteps of our trailblazing alumni, taking the methodologies and best practices you perfected at our coding bootcamp to your next job. We’ve built world class software engineering curriculum and programming courses. However, Hack Reactor is, above all else, a world-class learning environment.

App Academy

Since App Academy started 3 years ago, over 700 graduates have been placed at top tech companies. Over twelve weeks, you’ll learn all the skills needed to begin a career as a web developer. Through hands-on projects, we train you to build web applications with Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and React/Flux. Prior programming experience isn’t required. However, you will need lots of tenacity and a passion for building cool stuff.

Apprentice

The paid apprenticeship lasts 3 months. During the 3 months, you work alongside designers and developers at thoughtbot on real projects, and are assigned a Mentor who is your primary instructor. You also work on special projects designed to give you additional time and training in the areas you most need. Each month, you move to another mentor and different team. This rotation enhances the learning process by exposing you to new projects and new people, but also by allowing you to reapply what you’ve learned in a new context. In the final month, if things have gone well, you are promoted to a full designer or developer at thoughtbot. Or we’ll connect you with other great potential employers.

Coder Camps

Coder Camps are hands-on coding “boot camps” focused on teaching motivated students the programming skills needed to be successful in a developer role. Coder Camps offers numerous courses that are designed for your specific needs, whether you are new to programming or a seasoned professional. All of the courses equip students with real-world skills by simulating an agile work environment, taught by an experienced teaching staff that is passionate about helping you begin your career after the program ends. With facilities currently in Houston, Online, San Francisco, and Seattle, students can start their path towards becoming a developer locally or globally. Classlength: nine weeks. Costs: $9,900

Coding Dojo

Coding Dojo’s founder, Michael Choi, served as CTO and CEO of several successful startups including a real estate lead-gen company called Zurple. It was a high-growth startup and Michael was struggling to find qualified developers so he created a training program of his own. Not only did he believe this to be more pragmatic and efficient, but Michael also loved to teach. Today, Coding Dojo is the only school in the world to teach three full stacks of software development in 14 weeks: an ability only acquirable through years of refinement and only enabled by a staff of seasoned web developers through decades of programming experience. Our commitment to quality has produced a polished curriculum and well-rounded course structure, which we continue to improve with every new cohort. Given the rapid growth of technology, we believe that our school must act likewise: to be adaptive, versatile, and most of all highly relevant. Classlength: 12 weeks. Costs: $9,850

Hackbright Academy

Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women with a mission to increase female representation in tech through education, mentorship and community. Over the last 25 years, women have gone missing from the computer science workforce in significant numbers. While the representation of women in fields like medicine, law and physical sciences has improved, hundreds of thousands of women have fallen from the ranks of computer scientists. To close the gender gap in engineering and technology, we have reimagined and improved engineering education through a customized model that has proven to bring women back into the field. With the increasing influence of technology on everyday lives, it is our goal to include women as technology creators through three main avenues: education, mentorship and community.

Make School

We founded Make School to empower students to build and ship products. Creating a product that improves the lives of others is a thrilling and fulfilling experience that opens the door to a successful career in tech. We’re building the college experience we wished existed, one where our students love coming to school every day and are passionate about their work. We’re creating an education relevant to today’s industry where students gradually transition into the professional world. We believe in learning by doing, at Make School studying takes a back seat to creating. We believe the app is the new resume, a portfolio of products is more powerful than any credential. We believe coding is the world’s first superpower, our students help make the world a better place.

Mobile Makers Academy

This is not a classroom; it’s an extreme apprenticeship. You’ll write apps starting Day One and during the 8 weeks, you’ll work through intense projects, problems, and challenges with your teammates. When you get stuck, we’ll be your guide— teaching you how to fish. After 8 weeks, you’ll know how to find or make your own solutions to new challenges. Just like in the real world.

Maker Square

MakerSquare is a three-month full-time career accelerator for software engineering. By teaching computer science fundamentals and modern web languages like JavaScript, we prepare students to join top flight engineering teams.

Tradecraft

Tradecraft is a full time, in-person immersive training program for people who want to work in startups. The program has been designed by industry leading experts to ensure that you graduate with both the depth and breadth of knowledge you’ll need to make meaningful contributions on your first day at a high-growth startup. Once you select your vertical focus you will work with a large group of world-class mentors and a small group of inspiring peers to learn new skills while doing real work for real companies.

Draper University

Draper University offers its innovative, immersive program via a 7-week Residential Program in Entrepreneurship. The program offers exciting talks by All-Star speakers, creative hands on activities to help you learn how to start a startup, and opportunities to build your entrepreneurial network.

Singularity University

Singularity University is a benefit corporation that provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a startup accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people.

Level

Level’s short-term, intensive programs in Data Analytics & Internet of Things will equip you with the skills, network and experience to get you where you want to be. Choose the program format that works from you. Level has full-time programs held on campus, and part-time programs held both on-campus and virtually.

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