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4.5 / 5

Chicago, San Francisco

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Anyone Can Learn To Code (ACLTC) is a nights-and-weekends web programming bootcamp in Chicago that runs for 15 weeks and trains students from all backgrounds (including those with no prior programming experience) to become web developers capable of landing an entry level position. Many people want to jump into web development through a code bootcamp, but simply can't afford to quit their jobs. Our part time program makes this possible for people who live near Chicago.

We train our students in Ruby, Rails, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, AngularJS, SQL, and Git, among other technologies. We also help our students land jobs through networking with our partner companies, helping them build an impressive Github portfolio, and helping them craft great resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover letters.

Our pedagogical approach is to teach every single concept in plain English and break down complex technical ideas to make them easy to understand. We don't just hand our students online resources and exercises and wait for them to approach us when they get stuck. We'll actually be switching back and forth between interactive instruction and hands on exercises. For example, the teacher will explain a new concept in depth for 30 minutes, and during the following hour, the students will complete a guided hands-on programming exercise to help crystalize that concept.

This approach helps our students absorb and understand the material in the shortest possible time, as well as give them a deeper understanding of the concepts than if they had just read an article on the topic. Our "plain English" instruction can be sampled with our free Ruby screencasts: (anyonecanlearntocode.com/screencasts)

ACLTC is committed to helping you learn how to think like a programmer and develop the skills necessary to land your first development job.

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Program: Bootcamp Cities: Chicago, San Francisco Duration: 12 weeks Cost: $12,500
Anyone Can Learn To Code, with campuses in Chicago and San Francisco, offers a 12-week bootcamp followed by a six-week paid internship experience. The curriculum also includes three weeks of pre-bootcamp exercises in web development, which can be completed from any location in the world. Anyone Can Learn To Code students get to show off their projects at an official showcase, which includes opportunities to meet with prospective employers.

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    The school utilized a great mix of good teachings methods and hands on learning of technologies and best practices. The cohort sizes are kept small on purpose, so the instructor and the TAs can focus on helping students get through their work. The pre work was not that hard, it may seem difficult if you've never coded before so I suggest definitely studying up some basics before doing the pre work. The staff at this school were extremely helpful, we never felt like we were left alone when doing work. Any time we were confused, the instructor or the TA would sit down and help us through the problem. Although this bootcamp is part time, you do learn a lot.

    Answered by Anonymous on August 10th, 2016

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    A place that offers you the opportunity to EASILY learn website development and programming languages without having any prior coding experience, all the while, retaining your current job.

    Answered by graduate Yehoshua Shlomo Twerski on August 10th, 2016

  • Anyone Can Learn To Code review

    Outstanding! The support i received was amazing, the instructor mark made the program what it is. They really care for the success of each student.

    Answered by graduate Jens Nordgaard on August 11th, 2016

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    It is effective and it teaches good fundamentals of RoR framework. The class is fun and I learned a lot of things. However, if you are interested in the AngularJS and JavaScript, the class barely went over those topics.

    Answered by Anonymous on August 12th, 2016

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How would you describe the culture at Anyone Can Learn To Code?

Posted by Anonymous on August 10th, 2016

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extremely helpful, the staff really wants the students to succeed. There is a culture of making sure the students understand all of the material and the instructor will slow down lecture in order to answer questions. There is a showcase at the end of bootcamp to show off the capstone projects to potential employers. Not a lot of bootcamps will go out and plan a social event for their graduates and actually work towards inviting recruiters in.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 10th, 2016

This is a very warm and accepting place where anyone can learn at their own pace without feeling bad if they are going slower or need more help than others. It is fun, hands-on (practical work - no theoretical material), and offers a very strong sense of accomplishment.

Answered by graduate Yehoshua Shlomo Twerski on August 10th, 2016

Focused but not too serious. People from all walks of life trying out a career change, some vets of programming, mostly newbies. Supportive place for everyone of every skill set. I made friends with everyone I learned with, and we regularly meet up to go to happy hours still, even after graduating.

Answered by graduate Jens Nordgaard on August 11th, 2016

It is very chill class and all exercises are easy to follow. TAs and the Instructors are helpful. The TAs and Instructor will help build your capstone so you do not have to worry about not being able to code it yourself.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 12th, 2016

How effective were your instructors?

Posted by Anonymous on August 10th, 2016

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the instructors all come from teaching backgrounds. I believe it is part of the philosophy of the school to hire programmers who were also educators in the past to have the best method in teaching us programming. The instructors would assign work, and demo them right after answering questions we had along the way. Even while working they would walk around and sit with us if were were confused at all. None of us students ever felt like we were left alone.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 10th, 2016

The instructors were always happy to help, and they were always very patient and clear with their instructions. I do not recall a time that I ever had the sense that an instructor or T.A was frustrated with me.

Answered by graduate Yehoshua Shlomo Twerski on August 10th, 2016

11 out of 10. the guy is amazing and is a very capable teacher with years of programming experience. great resource and a great person, he helps everyone the same.

Answered by graduate Jens Nordgaard on August 11th, 2016

He is very knowledgeable on RoR framework and is able to transfer this knowledge to his students. He will spend time with his students even after and before the class.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 12th, 2016

What advice would you give a new student?

Posted by Anonymous on August 10th, 2016

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never stop studying. go above and beyond whats in the curriculum. once you learn something, go ahead of it and learn some more. Also, don't be tied down to just one programming language. even though ruby (which is the main language we used in bootcamp) is an awesome language, branch out and learn things like Python, Perl, jquery, learn things like React. Never stop learning.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 10th, 2016

Get through those pre-bootcamp homework, and get through them well!!! The better understanding of ruby one has before going in, the better grounded he or she will be for the rest of the course.

Answered by graduate Yehoshua Shlomo Twerski on August 10th, 2016

Start thinking about an app you want to build now, and know that 12 weeks flies by. You will make a lot of new friends and learn so much that your head will hurt.

Answered by graduate Jens Nordgaard on August 11th, 2016

Do not rely on the apprenticeship program after graduation as it very unorganized. You will receive little to no support after graduation and job hunting phase. Study and practice algorithms while learning Rails and AngularJS frameworks.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 12th, 2016

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