My course at Thinkful was great! It provided me with a great foundation, now I feel like I can tackle any idea I have. If I have any problems, I know where to look if I have any issues. I would recommend this class to anyone!
At my work there was an opening for someone to build an iOS app for another department. Naively, I jumped at the chance, thinking app development couldn't be hard. But it's tough, crazy tough for a beginner like me. There are many online tutorials, many of which don't cost much. And maybe you won't consider this until you've been as far as I have in the tutorial wilderness. The mentorship at Thinkful is really great along with the slack channel where you can get even more help in between sessions. The user experience of the course is also really great. Some courses have smallish font with scattered videos. Thinkful is a nice clean presentation that makes.
Overall this was a great course. There are a plethora of online learning resources, however having a dedicated mentor is invaluable. If you're starting from scratch you may find the curriculum challenging - however it prepares you for the research and problem solving skills you'll need to successfully finish the course.
I came with some programming experience - and some Swift experience - but still gained considerable knowledge. And my mentor Brian was great.
Looking forward to taking more courses.
I enrolled in the Thinkful IOS Development Course after taking a classroom based course in NYC. Before joining Thinkful, I learned a lot of fundamentals in the classroom course. However, Thinkful has taken me to the next level, where I have been able to focus on strengthening my weak areas with my mentor. I feel confident that I will be at a junior developer level after 3 months.
At first I was skeptical about taking an online course, but Thinkful did the best they could to educate me and treat me like family so I was very comfortable with the course, very educational and Great Mentor! I cant thank them enough for all they have done! I am also coming back to take more courses!
I researche MANY resources for iOS development and Thinkful is by far the best! I had no experience in development and was quickly comfortable in just a few weeks with their resources. From the one-on-one mentoring to general support, they are responsive, direct and very helpful. I was comfortable working at my own pace and Thinkful makes it easy to jump right back in at any time.
I had a great experience with Thinkful. I took the iOS course (the first time it was offered) and was paired with a spectacular mentor. I spent about 20 hours a week on the curriculum and was able to leverage my mentor for any hangups I had. I learned enough to create an app and release it on the the App Store and also teach myself more advanced iOS concepts.
Prior to the class I had tried learning iOS multiple times and found that it was close to impossible. I bought books, courses and watched youtube videos to no avail. Objective-C is difficult and the xCode environment can be intimidating. Thankfully, the curriculum and my mentor broke things down in a step by step manner and catered to the fact that I had never written a line of code before the class. Now I feel confident when I program and know how to solve tricky problems I had in the past.
The iOS Thinkful community has evolved and now there are even more resources for new students to get help and even learn subjects outside of the curriculum. Learning to code is tough, and I think having a community oriented approach like Thinkful does makes the process a lot easier.