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4.9 / 5

13 reviews

Atlanta, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Remote, Washington DC

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Thinkful's Web Development Bootcamp combines an in-depth, project-based approach with three 1-on-1 sessions every week. This program is built to land beginners their first developer job without having to quit their existing one like all offline programs. In this fully online program you'll work side-by-side with a professional developer building interactive websites and apps. Your mentor will customize each phase of the course, so you can learn other JavaScript frameworks and build advanced capstone projects from scratch. You'll also gain valuable real-world experience working in a team setting as you collaborate with other students over GitHub and Slack.

The Bootcamp can be taken at two paces: Full Time or Flexible.

The Flexible Web Development Bootcamp is unique among bootcamps in that it achieves the same end goals while remaining compatible with students' normal job schedules. In the Full Time Web Development Bootcamp, Thinkful students spend all day learning for 17 weeks straight. At this level of immersion, students require constant support, and are surrounded by a team of instructors, TA's, 1-on-1 mentors, as well as their classmates.

In select cities, Thinkful leverages local networks to match students with mentors at top companies in their area. Currently, students in Raleigh and Atlanta can attend Thinkful-sponsored meetups and get an early beachhead into both cities' tech markets.

Thinkful provides scholarships to all self-identifying women and military veterans of $100 per month for Flexible Web Development Bootcamp students and $200 per month for Full Time Web Development students. The school provides these in collaboration with Girl Code It, MotherCoders, and Operation Code. The women's scholarship can be redeemed using this link and the veteran's scholarship can be redeemed here.

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Thinkful programs

Programs Cities Duration Cost
Program: Flexible Web Development Bootcamp Cities: Atlanta, Los Angeles, Raleigh, Remote, Washington DC Duration: 6 months Cost: $1,500 per month

Our Flexible Web Development Bootcamp provides an in-depth, project-based approach with three 1-on-1 mentor sessions per week. This bootcamp is built to land beginners their first developer job without having to quit their existing one like all offline programs. In this fully online program you'll work side-by-side with a professional developer building interactive websites and apps. Your mentor will customize each phase of the course, so you can learn other JavaScript frameworks and build advanced capstone projects from scratch. You'll also gain valuable real-world experience working in a team setting as you collaborate with other students over GitHub and Slack.

Program: Flexible Data Science Bootcamp Cities: Atlanta, Raleigh, Remote, Washington DC Duration: 6 months Cost: $1,500 per month, $500 prep course, prep course tuition is applied to bootcamp tuition upon acceptance.

Thinkful's data science bootcamp is driven by 1-on-1 mentorship. Students learn the skills they need to get a job by working closely with a professional data scientist. That includes programming in Python, related Python packages for analysis, modeling, and machine learning like NumPy, SciPy, pandas, and scikit-learn; plus data visualization tools like matplotlib, seaborn, and Jupyter. Thinkful students get ahead with a mentor-personalized experience, customizing their learning path and focusing on the skills they need. Students meet with their mentor three times a week for an hour each session to learn best practices, receive constant feedback, and move quickly.

Program: Full-time Web Development Bootcamp Cities: Atlanta, Raleigh, Remote, Washington DC Duration: 4 months Cost: $14,000

Thinkful’s Full Time Web Development Bootcamp shares the same in-depth, project based approach of the Flexible pace. The main difference is that the Full Time pace pushes students to become web developers in 17 weeks and requires over 40 hours of effort per week. The fully online program features constant support, as students interact with their classmates, instructors, and mentors. Each student has a dedicated mentor, who they meet with daily 1-on-1 for half an hour.

The course teaches students full-stack JavaScript and features a “flex week,” in which students learn different technologies, including Ruby and Python. Students also use industry-standard collaboration tools such as GitHub and Slack.

Thinkful reviews

4.9 / 5

13 reviews

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  • cody b's review

    I spent a long time looking at bootcamps, did my research, and ended up going with Thinkful. They have handmade coursework, are using the most up-to-date web technologies, worked with my schedule (quitting my day job was not an option), and they truly cared about helping me make the career change. Couldn't be happier.

    Answered by cody b on April 22nd, 2017

  • Andrew's review

    I researched tons of bootcamps extensively before choosing Thinkful, and now it seems like a no-brainer. The mentor-based approach works to perfection. There are undoubtedly times when learning on your own will result in spinning wheels for hours on end, and Thinkful is the perfect solution for that. Having an experienced developer as your dedicated mentor is the most valuable resource when learning software development. My mentor has taught me to think like an engineer as opposed to just regurgitating lines of code. The various workshops and resources within the Thinkful community are also very helpful, making it easy to collaborate and learn. The curriculum goes far beyond just learning frameworks (the perceivable "easy" way to code) and instead teaches you how to solve problems like an engineer.

    Answered by Andrew on January 27th, 2017

  • Aaron's review

    My experience with Thinkful has been top notch. The curriculum is laid out nicely and advances at a steady pace. My mentor has been wonderful in guiding me and aiding me in my learning. Another thing I love about Thinkful is that you have the entire community of students and mentors to go to for help.

    Answered by Aaron on January 22nd, 2017

  • Yulia's review

    I've been working for tech companies my whole life, but I was mostly performing Marketing & Sales tasks. Coding had my interest, but I wasn't sure that I could be good in it. I started going through free coding courses out of curiosity some time ago and felt that I had no needed push after studying syntax basics. The beginning is easy, but there was no way I would pass through 'the desert of despair' - the step when you start writing code yourself ..and see it's much more difficult than you would think while doing first steps. I googled for the best bootcamps and Thinkful quickly got on top of my list. I'm very happy I've started it! It was a bit easier in the beginning because I already knew the very basics (I recommend to study a bit before that so that you can spend time on more interesting task - coding). A huge plus of Thinkful is frequent online sessions with mentors. My mentor, Joshua, has endless patience and knows how to lead you through your struggle making you think and not giving direct answers - that's basically how one learns. Coding is tough, but I see progress and I no longer have doubts it will work out.

    Answered by Yulia on January 16th, 2017

  • Matt M.'s review

    My mentor has incredibly helpful and supportive and a great resource throughout the course. I've had a great time working with him and will really miss our regular meetings. The course has helped me really develop my skills and gain a great deal of confidence in myself as a developer, and I look forward to attending the workshops and continuing my growth.

    Answered by Matt M. on August 22nd, 2016

  • Eloisa G.'s review

    I truly appreciated this course, but unfortunately I cannot continue due to financial reasons. If I ever get a chance to return, I would definitely do so.

    Answered by Eloisa G. on August 22nd, 2016

  • Sylwia Z.'s review

    I achieved more than I thought I could in only 2 months with Thinkful, so it was a great confidence-booster and great way to enter the field of development. Although the material on the Thinkful site wasn't always beginner-friendly, the mentor sessions were essential in my learning and that's what I benefited from the most. Also because my mentor was so awesome. He broke down all the material in a simpler way, explained in detail, and always encouraged creativity. Couldn't ask for more. Thank you thank you thank you!

    Answered by Sylwia Z. on August 22nd, 2016

  • Yeondam P.'s review

    It is really good format that having a meeting with mentor however I think, at least for me as a beginner I needed more explanation and more example when It explain about new things. It is kind a hard to do project without do little research. But I really enjoy learning at Thinkful.

    Answered by Yeondam P. on August 22nd, 2016

  • Mark M.'s review

    I can't express how important and valuable my time with my mentor has been. He has helped me with big things and little things I would have never thought to ask. He is a great teacher. The curriculum is important and points you in a specific direction, and I get that it allows you to learn in a real world environment, but I would like a little more guidance. Maybe a little more hand holding, and explaining in a broken down format. Please don't get me wrong, I am learning a ton. It is already a 'good' format. There are just a couple steps to make it 'great'. But this is just my opinion, I'm sure someone else would say something completely different.

    Answered by Mark M. on August 22nd, 2016

  • Jose S.'s review

    I just got a job as a junior front end developer and I will be starting that next week.

    Answered by Jose S. on August 22nd, 2016

  • Aaron A.'s review

    Hands down one of the best mentors I have come across here at Thinkful. My mentor never fails to follow up with me. I also enjoy the fact that he actually reviews my code, and quizzes me on the curriculum. He also does an awesome job of answering any questions I have.

    Answered by Aaron A. on August 22nd, 2016

  • Christian S.'s review

    A little bit more structure with the curriculum, but overall it was the best learning experience I've had, even after college.

    Answered by Christian S. on August 22nd, 2016

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On average how many weeks would it take to com this Part Time and how much would the total cost be. Also is there Ruby on Rails?

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Does Thinkful's bootcamp program include ReactJS?

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Question 1: What are all the tools are covered in this course? Such as javaScript? Ruby? PHP? .NET? I want to pre-study the areas covered before I enroll. Question 2: does the course cover: (1) collecting and presenting and analyzing usage metrics for a website, (2) how to manage membership for a membership required website (also security to block squatters, and (3) how to connect and manage Paypal and credit card payments for a subscription website?

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