Fullstack Academy Reviews

4.8 / 5

New York, Remote

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Not surprisingly, Fullstack Academy does exactly what it says it does. It teaches you the full web development stack. This means that you will learn how to program the Front End (the website your user would interact with) and the Back End (the piece on the server which performs all the logic for your site), specifically MEAN stack and everything in between (∞). Ok, they don't actually teach you an infinite amount of knowledge, but it is more comprehensive coverage of material than you might see at other bootcamps.

They are also comprehensive in structure. Before you arrive, expect to do a significant ammount of pre-work that helps effectively prepare you for the course. After the bootcamp, expect support to help you find a job including mock technical interviews.

While Fullstack's curriculum is certainly comprehensive when it comes to programming, what is even more impressive is the integration of intangible skills throughout the course. As part of the learning experience, Fullstack encourages its students to take advantage of the growing New York tech scene and attend the numerous MeetUps and Hackathons that take place. Outside of just New York, they also encourage their students to take part in Open Source projects (often a source of pride and credentials for programmers).

The most obvious way these skills are infused into the course is through the CTO Program. These are eight modules that teach essential CTO skills throughout the program. These modules include lessons like Learning to Learn, Learning to Lead, Learning by Teaching, Become the Right Person, Real World Experience, Code is a Community, Innovation Happens Everywhere, and Stackup Support.

They accept applications online on their site on a rolling basis, but expect to wait up to a week to hear back if you got an interview or not. Prior to the interview, they will provide additional materials to help you prepare as well as several take-home problem sets. Fullstack Academy currently reports 97% hiring rate for their students and they take pride in their job placement process.

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Fullstack Academy programs

Programs Cities Duration Cost
Program: Fullstack Academy of Code Cities: New York, Remote Duration: 13 weeks Cost: $16,810
Full Stack Academy’s three-month bootcamp, held in New York City, guarantees that students will create at least three full-featured web apps (using JavaScript for starters) during their intensives. Students can also show their apps to prospective employers during a “Hiring Day” event. At least 97% of Full Stack Academy graduates find jobs as software engineers.

Fullstack Academy reviews

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  • Fullstack Academy Fullstack Academy Of Code review

    I have been trying to teach myself web development fundamentals for several years, on the side, while working full-time. I never quite found the time to do so. Putting my life on hold for 3 months to attend Fullstack Academy enabled me to finally become competent in the MEAN stack, and to get a general sense of how to structure a web-development project. Additionally, I thought it was useful that we applied SCRUM techniques when working in groups. Overall I am very happy that I attended, and can only recommend Fullstack. The instructors are very competent, and even higher level questions about security, project management, and best practices of structuring code don't remain unanswered.

    Answered by graduate Jonatan Schumacher on August 1st, 2016

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    Five out of five stars. I always highly recommend Fullstack. The instructors are incredible, and I guarantee you will learn a lot. It was the greatest, most transformative experience of my life. Best decision ever.

    Answered by graduate Tara Lerias on August 1st, 2016

  • Fullstack Academy Fullstack Academy Of Code review

    Excellent instruction and very high quality of students; I felt humbled to be there. Fast-paced curriculum and long days. At times it felt a bit overwhelming in terms of how much was covered in a day; I'm still reviewing some of the modules over a year after having graduated. Although I have some minor quibbles with the curriculum (they should drop Mongo for Postgres if the goal is prepping students for the real world), I'm happy that I had the opportunity to attend.

    Answered by Anonymous on August 8th, 2016

  • Fullstack Academy Fullstack Academy Of Code review

    Fullstack equipped me with a good foundation for web development at my first job. Also provided me with good mentorship and understanding of frameworks and the JS language.

    Answered by Anonymous on August 8th, 2016

  • Fullstack Academy Fullstack Academy Of Code review

    Exactly the outcomes I wanted - Incredible mix of intensive with life balance - Highly effective Instructors, always willing to go the extra mile for their students.

    Answered by graduate Assaf Packin on August 8th, 2016

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    Fullstack Academy is, without a doubt, the best coding bootcamp. The rigorous curriculum, in depth projects, and high quality instructors really prepare students to go from beginner to competitively employable in a few months.

    Answered by graduate Liana C on August 8th, 2016

  • Fullstack Academy Fullstack Academy Of Code review

    Amazing staff and teachers. Great environment for learning. I highly recommend it for anyone trying to break into the amazing world of web development.

    Answered by Anonymous on August 8th, 2016

  • Fullstack Academy Fullstack Academy Of Code review

    Best decision of my life. FS and its amazing faculty gave me the skills and independence to land my dream job.

    Answered by graduate Lindsay Levine on August 10th, 2016

  • Fullstack Academy Fullstack Academy Of Code review

    Fullstack was an amazing experience. It got me to the place I wanted to be in and gave me the confidence to go out and interview again. It's definitely for a certain type of person who is ideally in the mindset of dedicating their life to the program while it's in session. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone who thinks that the course will just do the work for you and you'll all of the sudden be a software engineer after a certain amount of time attending. There will be a lot of self motivating aspects of the program, times of doubt and frustration, etc. but, I assure you that if you feel those feelings, you're on the right track.

    Answered by Anonymous on August 17th, 2016

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How would you describe the culture at Fullstack Academy?

Posted by Anonymous on August 1st, 2016

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The culture, just like the overall experience, is 'immersive'. When I attended, the average age of attendees was in the low to mid twenties. People spent a lot of time together, and they often stayed to play games at night or on weekends, attended hackathons together, and explored New York City together. Even now, 6 months after graduating, there is still a vivid communication among the participants. People help each other find jobs, and exchange ideas about best practices, events, and new technologies.

Answered by graduate Jonatan Schumacher on August 1st, 2016

Work hard, play hard. It was a laid back culture but a lot of work was expected from us. Students would work hard during the day/week and go out together on the weekends.

Answered by graduate Tara Lerias on August 1st, 2016

I'd describe it as a crossroads of smart people from different backgrounds, all of whom are driven to become better at writing code. It's very motivating in that respect, Fullstack kind of naturally brings out everyone's "A" game.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 8th, 2016

Their "no asshole rule" creates a great culture of like-minded people - your classmates are all striving to learn full stack JavaScript and build a career with those skills. The instructors and staff are there for each student every step of the way.

Answered by graduate Liana C on August 8th, 2016

Great culture. They have a strict 'no asshole' policy which allows there to be a safe environment to learn something new. A good balance of people with some experience and those without experience.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 8th, 2016

Supportive and motivational. Friendly and welcoming.

Answered by graduate Lindsay Levine on August 10th, 2016

Very collaborative. The instructors are always willing to lend a hand. They also know when you should be figuring something out yourself, or if it's truly something you need help with. The founders were reachable when we needed to chat about our worries, and always assured us that it will work out.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 17th, 2016

How effective were your instructors?

Posted by Anonymous on August 1st, 2016

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My instructors were always available for questions. Our main instructor for the class was very knowledgeable, and had a great way to share his knowledge. He would often plan ad-hoc sessions to teach additional content that he felt students would benefit from.

Answered by graduate Jonatan Schumacher on August 1st, 2016

David and Nimit were incredible. They both have an impressive resume and are able to explain things in a way to makes sense to beginners. David and Nimit were great complements to each other, David will push you out of your comfort zone and Nimit will be there to care for your well being.

Answered by graduate Tara Lerias on August 1st, 2016

Very good instructors who are passionate about clean code. High numbers of fellows and instructors meant it was rare to have to wait for help when you had a question.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 8th, 2016

Instructors were amazing. They all displayed their passion, and each one was unique enough to bring something different to the classroom. My main instructor was Joe Alves and he would definitely rank as one of the best teachers I've ever had.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 8th, 2016

Extremely effective at teaching concepts and supporting every student's needs.

Answered by graduate Lindsay Levine on August 10th, 2016

Very effective. Instructors have lectures all planned out normally. Ours was always available for office hours or to answer any bleeding emergencies.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 17th, 2016

What advice would you give a new student?

Posted by Anonymous on August 1st, 2016

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Make sure that you can dedicate a lot of time when you plan on attending this bootcamp. Prepare to work on weekends. Work on side projects in your (very limited) free time. Eat healthy and join a gym - you'll be sitting in front of a computer 80+ hours per week.

Answered by graduate Jonatan Schumacher on August 1st, 2016

You get what you put in. Work hard for the three months and you will learn a lot! Also, your classmates become your greatest asset in the workforce/ job hunt. The networking opportunity is amazing in the program so make an effort to get to know those around you.

Answered by graduate Tara Lerias on August 1st, 2016

1. Show up already fluent in HTML and CSS. Knowing how to get the DOM looking the way you want it will give you more time to focus on JavaScript and writing routes. 2. If you have a dream project (eg, you want to start a startup and are going to Fullstack to get technically proficient enough to do it yourself), don't try to build it as your final project. Do something relatively simple that you are not emotionally invested in, so you can focus on learning more about writing code.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 8th, 2016

Make sure you're pushing yourself the entire time. They give you the opportunity to explore other areas of tech that you may be interested in with the assistance of world-class instructors. Take advantage of it.

Answered by graduate Assaf Packin on August 8th, 2016

Any coding bootcamp is a lot of hard work and dedication - it's not like those easy college classes where you show up and get an "A". You will learn a lot in a few months and it will be overwhelming at times. You have to really want it and be ready and willing to work your butt off for it. If this is you, Fullstack Academy is definitely the place to go!

Answered by graduate Liana C on August 8th, 2016

Stay focused. It's an investment in yourself and your future. You really just need to buckle down for 3 months so don't let other things get in the way. Don't make the commitment unless you can keep it. Also remember that everyone there has a similar goal, so don't let yourself or your classmates down.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 8th, 2016

Don't be afraid to ask for help! Being super dependent at FS set me up to be really independent after leaving.

Answered by graduate Lindsay Levine on August 10th, 2016

Be ready to shed some sweat. It's grueling and will make you question everything about your ability to become a Software Engineer. EVERYONE FEELS THAT WAY THOUGH. Once you realize that, keep with it and it WILL work out. Stay humble and don't think you're an expert at anything at least until it's apparent that until others think you are. Also, give up your social life. It's not that long and it's going to take every ounce of your time and dedication.

Answered by an anonymous graduate on August 17th, 2016

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