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5.0 / 5

25 reviews

Atlanta, Houston

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DigitalCrafts is a full-stack coding bootcamp offering intensive software engineering training programs in Atlanta, Georgia. Their flagship course is the 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp that covers two full stacks (MEAN and Python) with an optional elective program in the evenings. DigitalCrafts is on a mission to create a community of builders, each equipped with the skills and tools necessary to breathe life into ideas, whether as entrepreneurs or professional software engineers.

The 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp covers HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, JQuery, JSON, Bootstrap, Node.js, Express, AngularJS, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, Python, and more. Each DigitalCrafts instructor is a professional software developer with at least 10 years of experience. Full-time students are required to attend class from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. Students who enroll in the elective program will have additional classes in the evenings.

The application process consists of an online application, interview, and JavaScript coding challenge. Classes are held at the DigitalCrafts headquarters in the Buckhead area of Atlanta inside the Atlanta Tech Village.

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DigitalCrafts programs

Programs Cities Duration Cost
Program: 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp Cities: Atlanta, Houston Duration: 16 weeks Cost: $12,950

Throughout the 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp students learn full-stack web development covering basic front-end, advanced front-end, JavaScript and the MEAN stack, and Python and PostgreSQL. Students who are accepted into the 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp will receive a minimum of 640 hours of instruction over a 4 month period.

In addition to becoming software engineers, each student will complete a series of career training exercises including, but not limited to resume guidance, mock interview training, portfolio development, and gain access to DigitalCrafts growing network of hiring partners.

Program: 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp + Elective Cities: Atlanta Duration: 16 weeks Cost: $13,950

The 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp + Elective track is for the bold. Throughout the 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp students train to become software engineers by learning full-stack development and a specific elective offered during that course. The course's web development curriculum covers basic front-end, advanced front-end, JavaScript and the MEAN stack, and Python and PostgreSQL. During the evenings, students will complete a 5 to 6 week elective covering either UI/UX Design, Cross-Platform Mobile App Development, or iOS App Development from an industry expert.

In addition to becoming a software engineer, each student will complete a series of career training exercises, including, but not limited to resume guidance, mock interview training, portfolio development, and gain access to DigitalCrafts growing network of hiring partners.

DigitalCrafts reviews

5.0 / 5

25 reviews

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  • Jennifer Johnson's review

    I can't rave enough about my experience at DigitalCrafts! Chris is one of the absolute best instructors I've ever had. His explanations are not only super thorough, but also very entertaining. He never hesitates exploring new topics if students are curious. He is also the most patient and non-judgmental person I've met. Even if you have the most basic question or issue in your code, he is more than happy to walk you through it and is never patronizing. Chris is also very encouraging if you're interested in branching off and learning technologies for your projects outside the React, Node, Express, PostgreSQL stack they teach during the program. He is extremely knowledgeable about a wide variety of technologies and is always eager to help you research any in the rare case he is unfamiliar with it. The admin team is super personable, supportive, and on top of everything. They get to know, and care about each of their students personally and are always happy to connect you with employers and potential opportunities. They provide resume and portfolio reviews, invite guest speakers to recruit for their companies, organize field trips, and set you up with real client-facing work with local nonprofits for group projects. If the program offers any elective courses (after the main 9-5 sessions), I recommend taking those as well. I took the computer science fundamentals class with Tamby and it was very beneficial not only for interview prep, but also increasing my sense of confidence in my CS skills. I am so grateful to have learned all that I did during the past 4 months, and to have made lifelong friends. If you get the opportunity to study at DigitalCrafts, I highly recommend doing it. It's a lot of hard work but it will change your life for the better.

    Answered by Jennifer Johnson on October 21st, 2017

  • Nat Ventura Villasana's review

    I would strongly recommend DigitalCrafts as a coding bootcamp in Atlanta! In sixteenish weeks, I learned so much more about web and app development than I thought I would, or would’ve been able to learn alone. If you want to become a software developer, this is a great program— it’s still a short amount of time for the breadth of concepts and technologies you cover, but I feel like by the end, I have a sense of how much I don’t know, and a strong foundation to help me figure out exactly what I need to keep learning. I think there were several times during the program where I felt a little split between priorities such as 1) Writing job application materials and applying to jobs. 2) Staying afloat the current curriculum in the class. After week three, we started learning two (if not more?) technologies every week. 3) Cementing understanding of concepts from previous weeks. 4) Going to tech events around Atlanta (shout out to Women Who Code ATL and Girl Develop It) We started out with eighteen people in our cohort and ended with fourteen. I think six of us out of the fourteen ended the cohort with jobs. I think it might be helpful for prospective students to know that the students who ended up dropping out of our cohort were older than the majority of the cohort (mid-to-late 20s), and left to take care of family or health. The bootcamp experience itself requires a lot of dedicated time outside class-- of which prospective students should definitely be aware. For example, in the evenings after class, especially during project periods, it wasn’t uncommon for me to be at Atlanta Tech Village from 9am to 8pm. I think my cohort also had a collectively competitive, go-getter-y attitude, which I think is why so many of us found employment before the end. I was also enrolled in the Computer Science Fundamentals Elective covering algorithms and data structures-- important content and Tamby was a great instructor, but I think the timing from 5:30pm to 7:30pm (after a full day at DigitalCrafts from 9am to 4pm)-- was a little too much for me. I was always really tired by the time the elective rolled around, and didn't absorb as much of the content that I wanted to. I personally felt that I learned most when I was writing code with other students for our group projects than I did when following along with lecture on my own. But having access to Chris Aquino, our super helpful and super-experienced lead instructor, for questions about structure/what to do next/or troubleshooting— was 100% worth the tuition. While it would be possible to learn the same things we learned at DigitalCrafts using a Udemy course or free online resources, it would be much slower going without awesome real live humans around to help troubleshoot. Certain bugs in my code that could take me hours to work through alone could take just fifteen minutes working with Chris. I’m super glad that I chose DigitalCrafts and I can’t wait to start my role as a junior software engineer next week!

    Answered by Nat Ventura Villasana on October 19th, 2017

  • Sarah Abbey's review

    I am an incredibly indecisive person. Before attending DigitalCrafts, I had a solid job with the federal government, where I could have potentially stayed for the rest of my career. Even though I really enjoyed the software development courses I was completing after work, it was difficult for me to take that leap, quit my job, and start a coding bootcamp. Given the option to go back in time, I wouldn't change a thing. For any of you in a similar situation, know that DigitalCrafts is the real deal. You will truly learn how to program. Be aware that it is not easy. You will not magically become a programmer just by attending class. You will have to sacrifice much of your free time, come in early, stay late, ask questions, and, above all else, code. We were the first cohort taught by our instructor, Chris Aquino. Chris is incredibly intelligent, thoughtful, and endlessly patient. I was always amazed by the time he took to answer all students' questions. He was very thorough, often researching topics on his own time when he didn't know the answers. Most importantly, he allowed us to explore. He never told us directly what code to write, always giving us just enough information so we could figure it out on our own. I also took the CS elective taught by Tamby Kojak. It is admittedly taxing to be in class Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm (we often arrived earlier and stayed later) and take an additional course for two hours on Tuesday and Thursday nights, but it is worth it if you think you can absorb the information. Like Chris, Tamby is also a very knowledgeable, patient instructor. Oftentimes the elective class is smaller than the general cohort, so it is nice to have more one-on-one time with the instructor and learn coding principles from the perspective of a different experienced developer. However, if you know you'll be exhausted after class, it might be best just to study algorithms and data structures on your own time. DigitalCrafts does as much as they can to assist you in your job search. There is a dedicated staff member who reviews resumes, cover letters, portfolios, and LinkedIn pages even after graduation. Jake from DigitalCrafts often posts hot job leads and will sometimes even send out resumes directly to potential employers with whom he has connected. Students are given time to work on their portfolios, resumes, etc. during the 16 weeks. There are also various guest speakers, like HR reps from companies and other software developers, throughout the program. If you've begun exploring software development and think it is the right path for you, don't hesitate, DigitalCrafts will help you make that transformation.

    Answered by Sarah Abbey on October 19th, 2017

  • Aaron Sosa's review

    As someone who was in the middle of getting a CS degree, I decided to take the leap and join DigitalCrafts to jump-start my development career. At first, I was a bit wary of taking the leap and putting my degree progression on hold, however after finishing the program I can happily say it was a move I do not regret at all. The amount you learn in the 16 weeks is almost incompressible, but the way everything is arranged makes the flow of learning very smooth. Everyone there is ready and willing to help and Chris, our instructor, was great. Made the material fun and gave us enough freedom to learn the way we wanted to. Very few things in life can change your life for the positive in just 4 months, If me, 4-months ago, saw me, now, I wouldn't believe the things I know to do. If anyone is even interested, I would say schedule a walk around the campus with DigitalCrafts and see for your self. It is an experience I am more than happy have taken. Also, the Atlanta Tech Villiage is a great area to have school, the environment feels great and you really get a vibe for the start-up industry.

    Answered by Aaron Sosa on October 18th, 2017

  • Stephanie Asmar's review

    DigitalCrafts' has exceeded my expectations, I couldn't have asked for a better coding bootcamp experience. As a true beginner, the amount of knowledge that I have aquired over the past 16 weeks is astounding. It has allowed me to secure a full-time job as a Software Developer before graduation. So far, 50% of my cohort has secured jobs before Demo Day! I chose DC due to their local, down-to-earth business model. The founders, Jake and Max, are very involved in the day to day. This lends a more personal feel to the program, and after 16 weeks, everyone here feels like family. In addition, the school is located at Atlanta Tech Village, which provides a great environment for learning and networking. In regards to the curriculum, the only thing that I didn't enjoy was Python. This is strictly due to a lack of interest in learning how to code in that language. However, the CS elective uses Python for coding algorithims, so the skill did end up being handy. I am front-end JavaScript focused, and this program provided more than enough opportunity to sharpen my skills. Choosing a software development program is a very involved decision, but the team at DC makes it easy. If you are looking for the best bang for your buck, and a program that will be highly involved, DigitalCrafts would be perfect for you. You get out what you put in, so work hard and have fun!

    Answered by Stephanie Asmar on October 17th, 2017

  • William Elliott's review

    As testimonials go, I'd like to share how I came to this juncture and the helpful hints I learned along the way. Before I commited to DigitalCrafts, I researched dozens of coding bootcamps. My reccomendation is for you to do the same. Pick up the phone and call them. That's was the beginning of my relationship with DigitalCrafts. From there, I met to discuss my goals and reservations. DigitalCrafts answered candidly and supportively. I was actually interested in attending a earlier cohort but reached a mutual understanding that the cohort I ended up joining was the best financial decision for me. Another huge decision was the location. The Atlanta Tech Village is the fourth largest tech hub in the country and constantly connecting students with the heart of tech culture and opportunities in Atlanta. It's a creative space for entrepreneurs and business to come together to create amazing things. Rooftop lounges, nap rooms, a gym, free coffee and beer certainly don't hurt either! If you're like me, that's not why you're paying for the in-person experience though. You benefit from lecture, one on one explanations and working on teams to achieve ambitious goals. Hands down, this has been my favorite part of my DigitalCrafts experience. You will come to appreciate the vast amounts of knowledge you have to learn from your instructor and may be surprised to discover what you can learn from your peers as well. Knowing the team as well as I do, this speaks to their core values and philosophy. It's Mom-and-Pop style bootcamp experience. The key to doing well in this or any bootcamp is understanding that you get out of the experience what you put into it. DigitalCrafts can't magically turn you into a software engineer but they can give you every necessary tool and instruction needed to become one. If you decide you're interested and get accepted, I can't emphasize enough how imperative the preliminary course-work is. Do not make the mistake of blowing these assignments off. They are necessary preparation and a good indicator of what you can expect in the first weeks of the course. When you're in the thick of it, remember, it's a marathon, not a sprint. If you're up for the challenge, DigitalCrafts may be for you!

    Answered by William Elliott on October 13th, 2017

  • Thomas D's review

    After leaving my finance job to transition into tech I was nervous about which coding school to attend. I have to honestly say in hindsight choosing DigitalCrafts was by far and large the best decision of the bunch. My instructor Chris was one of the best teachers I have ever had across any discipline. He is incredibly smart, thoughtful, and helpful. The sixteen week program was also a huge benefit. Given that I was starting from only a self-study programming background, with no formal education, the extra time spent working with Chris and my fellow classmates was crucial. I can honestly say I learned a ton during my time here. I was also fortunate to receive a job offer to be a Software Engineer in week 14 of the 16 week program, to cap off an overall excellent experience.

    Answered by Thomas D on October 11th, 2017

  • Tim Brady's review

    As my bootcamp is winding down after an intensive 16 weeks I'm beginning to realize how much I am going to miss DigitalCrafts. It has been one of the most fun and beneficial experiences of my life. Never have I been forced to learn so much in such a short period of time. Our instructor has been incredible. I am constantly amazed at his ability to teach us complicated subjects as well as help us troubleshoot our own projects. He is hands down one of the most patient people I have ever met. He was always willing to take as much time as needed to help you figure out a problem. DigitalCrafts dedicates time to help you make a portfolio and get it polished to send to employers. Their job placement assistance has been very helpful and I'm extremely grateful for the help they've given. It is currently a week before graduation and 5 of my classmates have received offers already. I'm extremely pleased with my decision to attend DigitalCrafts!

    Answered by Tim Brady on October 11th, 2017

  • Katie L's review

    I completed the immersive 16 week course at DigitalCrafts Atlanta location. Joining a bootcamp was one of the most difficult decisions I've made in life; however, I wouldn't take back a moment of it. I came in knowing light HTML and CSS and what a crazy journey it's been. I feel if I had learned purely on my own, I wouldn't be at the same place I am now for another year or so. And by that time, I'm sure another 10 languages would have came out and I'd be behind. The staff was always friendly and helpful, both before starting and during the 16 weeks (even when I asked 1000x questions). The teacher was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and able to keep the class laughing. I loved the small class size. I felt I could truly have a moment of either the TA's or teacher's time and go through concepts I was having troubles with. Curriculum is on point. The biggest hurdle of programming is getting down the basics. If you don't understand the basics, when the next shiny new language comes out it'll take you so much more time to learn it. This course focuses heavily on the basics when starting with Python. Covering classes, functions, arrays, objects, dictionaries, clean coding, syntax, making comments, and the list goes on. From there, we jumped into CSS/HTML and JavaScript. All languages that are not going ANYWHERE anytime soon. After all the basics were down, we jumped into more niche languages and kept building on the fundamentals. For example, the first week we were simply trying to print 10 rows of stars 3 across. The last two weeks I worked on a full stack group project that we hope to put on the App store asap. As far as job assistance, they have a staff member dedicated to reviewing resumes, Github profiles, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters and portfolios. She is incredibly knowledgeable and knows the tech industry very well. She does a thorough job going through spelling, grammar, links on your portfolio and more. Overall, DigitalCrafts was a great experience. And with every other bootcamp, you get what you put into it. Yes class is 9-4pm, but you better believe we don't only put 30 hours a week into this. Most people stayed past class and/or came in on the weekends. It's not easy, but the teachers, staff, and my classmates made it a wonderful 16 weeks.

    Answered by Katie L on October 10th, 2017

  • Guido Bacce's review

    Enrolling in DigitalCrafts is without a doubt one of the best decisions I have ever made. I would recommend it to anyone thinking about pursuing a career in web development. It was a great experience and without a doubt an unforgettable one. Some of the benefits: The instructor, Rob, is amazing. He's a great guy. He's engaging and I found class to be a very enjoyable experience. He's not only a great programmer but a great teacher, and he's very good at making concepts easy to grasp with comparisons and memorable explanations. He has experience going all the way back to the dawn of the Internet, which not only makes him extremely knowledgeable, but also makes him great at putting things in perspective and giving you context. He's also very passionate about his role as an instructor and puts 110% into it. He genuinely cares about the success of each of his students and makes himself available to answer any questions outside of class or even after the end of the course. He's one of the best teachers I've ever had in any learning environment. Having met Chris. I can say that he seems like an incredible teacher as well. He is very passionate, enthusiastic, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. His students speak very highly of him. I would have been happy to have him as my instructor as well. The program itself is also incredible in that it covers full-stack web development rather than any particular specialization. This was one of the main things that drew me to DigitalCrafts in the first place. You'll get an understanding of back-end and front-end, and one of the great strengths is that the course does a great job of covering the fundamentals rather than specifc technologies, so by the end of the course you'll feel like you can do anything. In addition to the standard curriculum, many students took it a step further and explored other technologies, such as mobile development or really any sort of language or concept that we didn't cover in class. One of the great things about this program that is not often mentioned is that Rob is an expert in basically everything. So whatever you want to learn while you're enrolled, you can go ahead and do it with guidance from Rob that is essentially on the same level as the instruction would be getting about the standard topics during class. Once you graduate, you'll have all the tools to keep learning whatever your interest draws you towards. The career support is great. You will not only learn full-stack web development, but you'll be prepared to go out and make a seamless transition into the job search. This includes building your own website to function as a portfolio, guidance in building your LinkedIn and GitHub, resume guidance and critiques, a mock interview, and a career support packet that will guide you through the process. The staff is also great. They are all wonderful, talented people and I enjoyed getting to know all of them. Their personalities make for a very welcoming, positive, and supportive environment. The location at the Atlanta Tech Village is awesome. It's great to be share a building with people who code 24/7. I found it to be a very motivating environment while starting off on my coding journey. Overall, I cannot recommend this program enough. I have a hard time thinking of any negatives. It's almost too good to be true, but it's the real deal. If you really want to get into web development and are considering a coding bootcamp, don't overthink it. You won't regret it.

    Answered by Guido Bacce on September 1st, 2017

  • Merilee Wheelock's review

    My decision to attend DigitalCrafts and pursue a future in Full-Stack Web Development is by far the most rewarding decision I have made in my career. I spent five years in project management before I decided to take my career in a different direction. DigitalCrafts does a great job of taking career changers from all walks of life and teaching them the skills needed to become Full-Stack Web Developers in a short amount of time. The founders, Max and Jake, take great care to ensure that they have the best talent teaching the class. They recognize that it is the instructors who keep students engaged and motivated throughout the 16 week program, which is not an easy feat for a classroom full of students who are completely new to the subject. I was lucky to have Rob Bunch as my instructor. Rob is incredibly knowledgeable and a highly qualified developer; he is also one of the funniest and most genuine people I have ever met. His passion for his students and their success is clear, and he keeps his students motivated to work hard and to keep learning. I found myself looking forward to each class not only for the subject material, but to interact with Rob and continue to learn from the best. The curriculum changes based on what is in demand in the job market. In the quick paced and ever changing world that is web development, the curriculum may change from one cohort to the next (or even mid-cohort). DigitalCrafts is not afraid to change their curriculum to stay up to speed with the current tech trends. The career search support has been excellent, with DigitalCrafts providing feedback on resumes, portfolios, and online profiles. Jake and Max constantly send updates on job postings in the area and will reach out to potential employers on the student's behalf to introduce DigitalCrafts. I truly believe that DigitalCrafts is the best coding bootcamp in Atlanta and would absolutely recommend DigitalCrafts to anyone looking to get into Full-Stack Web Development. Without a doubt, I would absolutely attend DigitalCrafts again.

    Answered by Merilee Wheelock on September 1st, 2017

  • Marissa Monivis's review

    Dropping everything to attend a fully-immersive 4 month coding bootcamp is an extremely risky and expensive commitment, but DigitalCrafts was worth every minute and penny. After spending a couple of years in the Account Management realm of the Advertising Industry, I found myself looking for a more technical and creative career path through web development. I spent several months researching the different programs in the Atlanta area, from General Assembly to Iron Yard, but none of those programs appealed to me as much as the Full-Stack approach that DigitalCrafts offered. The DigitalCrafts curriculum changes with the industry, making it a versatile program with up-to-date material. This ensures the relevancy to the students entering the industry and keeps them marketable for companies looking to hire them. The Full-Stack approach really appealed to me the most because it covers both front-end and back-end languages, allowing the students to explore both aspects of web development. This gave myself and the other students the ability to learn both sides of web development and choose which path interested them the most. Rob Bunch, the instructor for my cohort, was incredibly knowledgable about all the material taught in the curriculum and was passionate for each and every student throughout the entirety of the 16 week program. He adapted the pace of the course to the individual cohort and made sure every student received the help and support the needed to succeed. He kept the course engaging and entertaining, and used real life industry examples to help students relate to the material being covered. The founders, Max and Jake, as well as the rest of the staff, dedicated countless hours to ensuring our success in the program. Throughout the length of the course, the DigitalCrafts team offered amazing job support through project, resume, and online portfolio reviews, as well as continuously providing a wide array of part-time, full-time, and contract-to-hire opportunities through the many DigitalCrafts Slack channels. All in all, DigitalCrafts was an unforgettable experience. From the people I met to the confidence I gained as a new developer in the tech industry, I can’t thank the DigitalCrafts team enough for all that they provide in their Full-Stack Development program. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to get into the web development industry!

    Answered by Marissa Monivis on August 31st, 2017

  • Merilee Wheelock's review

    My decision to attend DigitalCrafts and pursue a future in Full-Stack Web Development is by far the most rewarding decision I have made in my career. I spent five years in project management before I decided to take my career in a different direction. DigitalCrafts does a great job of taking career changers from all walks of life and teaching them the skills needed to become Full-Stack Web Developers in a short amount of time. The founders, Max and Jake, take great care to ensure that they have the best talent teaching the class. They recognize that it is the instructors who keep students engaged and motivated throughout the 16 week program, which is not an easy feat for a classroom full of students who are completely new to the subject. I was lucky to have Rob Bunch as my instructor. Rob is incredibly knowledgeable and a highly qualified developer; he is also one of the funniest and most genuine people I have ever met. His passion for his students and their success is clear, and he keeps his students motivated to work hard and to keep learning. I found myself looking forward to each class not only for the subject material, but to interact with Rob and continue to learn from the best. The curriculum changes based on what is in demand in the job market. In the quick paced and ever changing world that is web development, the curriculum may change from one cohort to the next (or even mid-cohort). DigitalCrafts is not afraid to change their curriculum to stay up to speed with the current tech trends. The career search support has been excellent, with DigitalCrafts providing feedback on resumes, portfolios, and online profiles. Jake and Max constantly send updates on job postings in the area and will reach out to potential employers on the student's behalf to introduce DigitalCrafts. I truly believe that DigitalCrafts is the best coding bootcamp in Atlanta and would absolutely recommend DigitalCrafts to anyone looking to get into Full-Stack Web Development. Without a doubt, I would absolutely attend DigitalCrafts again.

    Answered by Merilee Wheelock on August 31st, 2017

  • Yingrong Zhao's review

    I grew up in China and came to the U.S. for my master's degree in Sports Management at Florida State University. After working for both college and professional sports’ teams as well as Parks and Recreation departments, I knew that I wanted to work in a more creative and challenging environment where I could also have a positive impact on the community. Web development is a perfect way to combine these attributes while cultivating an invaluable skill. I started off teaching myself coding through online tutorials and later joined my first coding bootcamp where I realized that I love programming and wanted to pursue my passion. Shortly after, I started the full-time immersive coding bootcamp at DigitalCrafts and graduated from the program in August 2017. It has been such a great experience for me. Not only that I was able to get a job right after my program ended, but also that the tremendous amount of support I received from the staffs during and after my program. My instrucor is Rob who has 15+ years of experience as a web developer. He helped me to build a solid fundation of web programming and also pushed me to go above and beyond. I was able to build an Alexa app for my final project which I never imaged that's something I could do before the program. They also helped me during my interview process, giving me advice on how to negotiate with employers, helping me to make the right career decision. I could not have done this without their support. If anyone who is considering to go to a bootcamp, I would highly recommend you to check out DigitalCrafts! #DCforLife

    Answered by Yingrong Zhao on August 29th, 2017

  • Chad McKee's review

    At first I was very wary of coding bootcamps, just because the idea that you could learn enough code in a 12-16 week time frame to become employable as a programmer seemed a bit fishy. However, after reading online reviews, and also speaking with a good friend who had gotten a programming job after attending a coding bootcamp, I decided to take the plunge and enroll at DigitalCrafts in Atlanta. My time at DigitalCrafts was a tremendously rewarding experience on all fronts. The curriculum for both the main course and the elective is current, relevant, and well tailored to help you find work after you graduate. The quality of instruction is truly top notch, and I'm amazed at just how much I was able to learn in so short a time frame. Just be warned that you have to work hard to keep up, because the pace is blistering! Honestly I don't think their has ever been a 16 week period in my life where I have learned so much. The administration team and owners are also all outstanding. They all do an excellent job of making sure you are on track with the course, and assisting you with your job search. I really appreciated the lessons on tailoring your resume, portfolio, and various social media outlets in ways that make you attractive to employers. But the job assistance DigitalCrafts doesn't stop there, they also constantly send out relevant job postings for students to apply to. Furthermore, DigitalCrafts also has a network of tech company partners who are looking to hire bootcamp graduates who they will share your information with in order to help you get your foot in the door. For me this came in really handy, as I graduated from DigitalCrafts on a Wednesday, had a job interview the following Thursday, and a job offer that Friday! I'm now a Software Engineer and I have DigitalCrafts to thank for helping me to make this career change possible. So if you have decided that a coding bootcamp is for you, I highly recommend DigitalCrafts!

    Answered by Chad McKee on August 24th, 2017

  • Chad McKee's review

    At first I was very wary of coding bootcamps, just because the idea that you could learn enough code in a 12-16 week time frame to become employable as a programmer seemed a bit fishy. However, after reading online reviews, and also speaking with a good friend who had gotten a programming job after attending a coding bootcamp, I decided to take the plunge and enroll at DigitalCrafts in Atlanta. My time at DigitalCrafts was a tremendously rewarding experience on all fronts. The curriculum for both the main course and the elective is current, relevant, and well tailored to help you find work after you graduate. The quality of instruction is truly top notch, and I'm amazed at just how much I was able to learn in so short a time frame. Just be warned that you have to work hard to keep up, because the pace is blistering! Honestly I don't think their has ever been a 16 week period in my life where I have learned so much. The administration team and owners are also all outstanding. They all do an excellent job of making sure you are on track with the course, and assisting you with your job search. I really appreciated the lessons on tailoring your resume, portfolio, and various social media outlets in ways that make you attractive to employers. But the job assistance DigitalCrafts doesn't stop there, they also constantly send out relevant job postings for students to apply to. Furthermore, DigitalCrafts also has a network of tech company partners who are looking to hire bootcamp graduates who they will share your information with in order to help you get your foot in the door. For me this came in really handy, as I graduated from DigitalCrafts on a Wednesday, had a job interview the following Thursday, and a job offer that Friday! I'm now a Software Engineer and I have DigitalCrafts to thank for helping me to make this career change possible. So if you have decided that a coding bootcamp is for you, I highly recommend DigitalCrafts!

    Answered by Chad McKee on August 24th, 2017

  • Drew Tolliver's review

    DigitalCrafts was the experience of a lifetime. From the founders to the staff, to the instructor, to my fellow students, everything about it was great. I learned more in 16 weeks than I thought possible. There were times I doubted myself and thought I couldn't do one thing or another, but then realized I actually could, which is a great feeling. If you told me 16 weeks ago I would be able to do what I can now I would have told you you're crazy, but it's true. As insane as the idea is that someone could learn enough in 4 months to get a job in a field they know next to nothing about, it really works. It wasn't easy by any means; in fact it might be the hardest thing I've ever done. It was a lot of hard work and sacrifice both on my part and my family, but I had a great instructor supported by a great staff, founders that actually care and are on-site, and classmates that shared the highs and lows right along with me. I now have a portfolio and resume I can be proud of and job opportunities lined up with the invaluable help of both the instruction and the career support DigitalCrafts provides. If I had a weird amnesia attack and forgot everything I learned tomorrow I would go back to DigitalCrafts again without hesitation. It is absolutely worth it.

    Answered by Drew Tolliver on August 23rd, 2017

  • Chris Boeckel's review

    Before starting DigitalCrafts, I has a career in sales and business development. I had no former technical training and almost no coding experience. A few months before I enrolled in DigitalCrafts Full Stack Immersive program I dabbled with free resources such as freecodecamp and code academy but I wasn't learning as quickly as I wanted too. I needed to be in a classroom setting with an experienced instructor so I can learn more, quicker. For all potential candidates reading this, I'll give you why I chose DigitalCrafts over the other numerous bootcamps in the Atlanta are and my criticisms of the program. I chose DigitalCrafts because they offered a 16-week program as compared to the typical 12-week programs offered by their competitors. Honestly, you want as much time as you can get in the classroom with your instructor. My instructor Rob was absolutely incredible. I can't imagine having to get through a coding bootcamp with out him. He is both a great developer with so much experience in so many technologies and he's a great instructor. You are going to get frustrated in coding bootcamp, you are going to feel like you're not picking it up quickly enough, you are going to feel dumb, ad there will be times when you question your decision to quit ypur job, abandon your career, and go to code school fulltime. BUT you will be amazed at how much you can learn if you push through. It important to have an instructor like I had that is dedicated to teaching you the material and helping you understand. I had a very positive experience at DigitalCrafts and I had a great instructor. I would definitely recommend checking out DigitalCrafts if you're in the research phase of checking out code schools. Jake and Max will be very honest about what you can and can't expect from the program. They are both personally invested in seeing graduates find employment.

    Answered by Chris Boeckel on August 22nd, 2017

  • Nedra Mevoli's review

    Last summer, I was in a small beach town in Spain where I was trying to find myself after a devastating breakup. In the midst of all the Eat, Pray, Love -- I found DigitalCrafts. I applied to a few coding bootcamps, but this one stuck out to me. I could tell Jake (co-founder) really genuinely cares about his little baby coders succeeding. That meant a lot. So I went for it. And what a wild ride it was. Our cohort was like season one of The Real World. There were laughs, there were tears, there were beers, and there were a lot of moments of frustration. There were definitely times where I felt like I couldn't do it and/or I didn't want to do it, but fortunately I had Damian to lean on and my amazing classmates who were also going through the struggle to look to for strength. Which brings me to my next point -- Damian is the Lebron James of teaching people how to code while simultaneously being a great friend and mentor. I absolutely would not be where I am as both a programmer and person without him. And for me, that's where the value in this program was. If I continued trying to do it on my own with online tutorials and such, I never would've gotten the mentorship of someone as brilliant as Damian. I was really fortunate to have been able to have him as my instructor. Being part of the very first, guinea pig, test-dummy cohort in Houston definitely had a few kinks and quirks and oddities, but being the first to do anything comes with those things. I mistakenly thought that the job assistance would be an active part of the program throughout, but it's something that mostly begins towards the end of the program, and it's mostly resume and portfolio assistance. It wasn't a dealbreaker for me though. Basically, if you apply for jobs and put yourself out there and they'll do the best they can to hype you up and make you look good. As for my career now, I've been approached about and hired for several freelance remote design and front-end gigs. I decided that while it's great knowing how to work the back-end, it's not something I'm interested in pursuing as a career right now. That's another cool thing about DigitalCrafts -- they're totally supportive of whatever direction you decide you want to go. (Sidebar: Digital Crafts teaches full-stack web development, and doesn't do design, UI/UX stuff. They spent probably 2 or 3 days on CSS and Sass, but it was enough to light a fire in my heart that sent me running towards it.) Obviously, your mileage will vary, but if you find something that speaks to you while you're in the course (for me that was front-end stuff) run with it and work on it in your spare time, you'll probably be able to find someone who wants to pay you to do it. Anyway, I think Jake and Max are on to something here, and I'm excited to see what Digital Crafts HTX becomes in the future. If you're considering doing this, I'd say go for it. I know pretty much everyone else has said the same thing, but man, it's true -- this changed my life.

    Answered by Nedra Mevoli on June 18th, 2017

  • Aaron's review

    I just completed the program and it exceeded my expectations in every way possible. The instruction is extraordinary, the class size is perfect, the curriculum is rigorous and challenging (but doable as long as a student is committed), the career support is extremely helpful, and the administration truly cares about the ongoing progress and success of every student. I'd recommend digital crafts to any prospective student as long as they are ready for a challenge and are willing to put the work and time in necessary to be successful in such a immersive program.

    Answered by Aaron on June 11th, 2017

  • Andreea's review

    I recently graduated from Digital Crafts and it has been one of the best educational experiences I have ever had. I definitely wouldn't have been able to gain the confidence and knowledge to become a web developer in such a short amount of time without Digital Crafts. The instructors are highly qualified, and took the time to work with students if they were falling behind or ahead of the class. The curriculum is designed to teach you the most marketable technology skill set. The course is very fast paced, and I did have to put in lots of time outside of the classroom to learn and finish projects. When I first started researching bootcamps I wasn't sure if this was the best route to go, and I was very nervous about landing a job after completing a coding bootcamp. I ended up receiving an offer right before graduation and another one the week after graduation. We were provided with very good documentation to help you succeed in finding a job. They even have a person on staff who will provide you with thorough feedback on your resume, portfolio, github, and LinkedIn profile.

    Answered by Andreea on June 8th, 2017

  • Steven Rodriguez's review

    The first time I had ever attempted to code was for the entrance quiz to DigitalCrafts. In the 8 months since then, I have developed the skills, confidence and eagerness to pursue a career in web development. This could not have been done without the amazing support of the instructors and campus counselors at DigitalCrafts. One person in particular, my course instructor Toby, was extremely patient with me during the many moments that I doubted myself throughout the 16-week process. He is committed to helping his students at any stage in their learning process, both in and out of the classroom. From what I understand, DigitalCrafts hires instructors who are not only extremely knowledgeable of the topics covered in the curriculum, but also very patient and driven to help students learn in what might be the most challenging endeavor of their lives. In addition, my campus counselors played an integral part in keeping me sane and assured during this process. They were very helpful to each student in the area of job assistance. I never had to wait long to hear feedback on items such as my resume, portfolio, and job-hunting inquiries. They reached out to potential employers and developed relationships with companies that have gone on to hire many graduates from DigitalCrafts. The professionalism of Max, Jake, Natalie, and Katy, just to name a few, is second to none. I would highly recommend other beginners take the plunge and enroll in DigitalCrafts. I promise you won't find a better support network than the great people at this bootcamp.

    Answered by Steven Rodriguez on June 6th, 2017

  • Todd Briley's review

    I loved DigitalCrafts and wouldn't think twice about recommending it to anyone interested in becoming a software developer. You will work hard but you will learn a ton. The instructor (Toby) was terrific and so was the support staff from DigitalCrafts. The length of the course was great. I looked at shorter length classes but felt anything shorter wouldn't cover the material appropriately. I am very happy with my choice and am employed as a software developer now.

    Answered by Todd Briley on June 2nd, 2017

  • James Marion's review

    I can't speak highly enough of this class. The staff is amazing, teachers are very knowledgable, and the founders are there every day. This is a bootcamp where everyone here wants you to succeed, not just get the next paycheck. I expected it to be a big gamble leaving my job to try a bootcamp, but it turns out it was just a straight investment. It will take over your life for 4 months and it is very tough, but if you can deal with that lifestyle, you will come out a developer.

    Answered by James Marion on May 30th, 2017

  • Cody Taylor's review

    Going to DigitalCrafts was the best decision I've made in regards to career choices.  I came from an I.T. background and quit my job as a Desktop Admin at a major Houston based hospital to attend, and I was terrified.  I spent hours reading reviews, talking with different bootcamps in Houston and Austin, and talked with my wife about where to go and what to do. I spoke with graduates from the program before making my decision, and every single one of them had a job in the field, and every single one of them said it was the best decision they made.  Damian, the instructor in Houston, is an amazing teacher.  Every day class was lively, packed full of learning, and tons of laughs.  Damian graduated from a top 5 computer science program, and has been working in the field for over a decade.  The amount of knowledge that he has, and his ability to pass it along to the students is remarkable. I can’t speak highly enough of him! I decided on DigitalCrafts because they teach full-stack development, they're placement rate was outstanding, and the reviews were very good.  It was very reassuring how forthcoming Jason, Max, and Jake were in my initial conversations with them.  They are all very honest about how difficult the program is going to be, but how much it can pay off, and it paid off for me!  I got a job offer as a Software Developer at a fast-growing Houston company only 9 weeks into the course.  The salary that was offered to me was a 50% increase to what I was making before DigitalCrafts, and the earning potential as a software developer is exponentially higher. No matter how you chalk it up, it was a good investment. If you're considering going to a coding bootcamp, I can't recommend enough DigitalCrafts.  Setup a meeting with Jason, and learn about the program. Talk to graduates of the program, read reviews, do your homework.  For me, the more I dug, the more confident I became that DigitalCrafts was by far the best coding bootcamp in Houston. -Cody

    Answered by Cody Taylor on February 2nd, 2017

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