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Student Reviews (8)
Before I came to HackerYou I was working on an MA in English. I was planning on continuing to a PhD, but part-way through I found that I wanted to make a career change. I stumbled on coding and started looking into my options. I originally planned to d
Before I came to HackerYou I was working on an MA in English. I was planning on continuing to a PhD, but part-way through I found that I wanted to make a career change. I stumbled on coding and started looking into my options. I originally planned to do another degree, but quickly learned that there were a lot of roadblocks to that because of course decisions that I had made years ago in high school. Then I learned about HackerYou, and began to consider a bootcamp instead.
Attending HackerYou's Web Development Immersive was the best decision I've made. I had been looking into the program for a couple of years, and was working in retail to save money to attend. I thought I was still a couple of years off from going, but last year they announced a financing option for which I was approved which allowed me to attend. I was a little bit nervous about financing the program at first, particularly since I have lots of student loan debt from my previous education. However, the results for my career made it completely worth taking out the loan. I have a great job as a web developer, and I'm super excited about all the opportunities for career growth that are available to me now.
The learning environment at HackerYou is wonderful. Everyone is so helpful and supportive. The teaching is top notch, and everyone is excited to be there even when the course material gets tough. There is also lots of extracurricular support and help outside of the bootcamp hours. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take part in much of it, as I was commuting a total of 5hrs a day to attend, but it's awesome that they offered so much help.
I really appreciate that they work to keep the curriculum up to date with current and in-demand skills. I use the skills I learned everyday, and look back on the notes all the time. When we first started learning React, it felt super intense for such a short program, but I'm really glad that they include it. I found it was a very helpful framework to have on my resume, and it's also great for making any apps that I think up in my spare time.
The bootcamp is an intense program, but it is designed in such a way that students are set up for success rather than failure. I found this super refreshing after coming from academia. I also found that while the rigorous application process was stressful, it created a phenomenal group of students, all of whom were super passionate and excited about being there.
The job support after you finish is what truly set it apart from my other educational experiences. Heather offers so much support, and was amazing about answering job hunt related questions whenever I had them. It would have been much more difficult to make the career change without her.
I have spent most of my adult life attending higher education, and I feel that HackerYou was hands down the best educational experience I've had. If you are looking to make a career change into Web Development, I can't recommend the program enough.
I recently graduated from Hackeryou's Web Immersive program. The experience has been exceptional. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Same goes with all my fellow classmates. I never would have imagined making such great friends i
I recently graduated from Hackeryou's Web Immersive program. The experience has been exceptional. All the staff are extremely knowledgeable and supportive. Same goes with all my fellow classmates. I never would have imagined making such great friends in such a short amount of time.
The first step that I took was to take the part time Intro and Advanced Web Development courses on the weekends. Shortly after I finished those courses, I started the 9-week Web Development Immersive Program. One of my reasons to go to HackerYou was because a friend of mine who is an alumnus of HY had recommended the school to me. The other reason was because I heard HY was the best there is went it comes to teaching web development.
If you are brand new or have little experience with web development, I highly recommend taking one of the part time web development courses to start with. It’ll build a solid foundation and you’ll see if the new career path is right for you.
Long story short, HY took me from playing around with HTML and CSS as a hobby to a full time employed front end developer in less than one year. I couldn't be happier with the choice I made with attending HY.
I completed the HackerYou Immersive Web Development Bootcamp and got a job as a Front-End Developer in a week and a half. It has been 4 weeks since my cohort has graduated and almost 1/3 of us have accepted job offers already. When I graduated from Uni
I completed the HackerYou Immersive Web Development Bootcamp and got a job as a Front-End Developer in a week and a half. It has been 4 weeks since my cohort has graduated and almost 1/3 of us have accepted job offers already. When I graduated from University I spent 4 months to find my first job. This is by far the fastest job search I've ever experienced.
The HackerYou community is unlike any other I've seen. Alumni return to help tutor and support students. Each of us was paired with an alumni boot camp buddy. My boot camp buddy was amazing, not only was she there for emotional support but she continuously helped me whenever she could and we are great friends now.
I came into contact with my current employer through the HackerYou Industry day which is held on the last day of the boot camp. There are quite a few employers that really enjoy hiring specifically from HackerYou. I've been working for 2 weeks now and I love my job as well as my company. I'm learning a lot in a supportive environment. My core team is composed of 7 Front-End Developers and 6 of us are HackerYou alumni.
I feel very fortunate to have had such a positive experience and none of that would have been possible without the hardworking team at HackerYou as well as my unbelievably talented classmates. One thing HackerYou does really well is they spend a lot of time building your confidence so when you graduate you're a strong coder but you're also able to talk about your work to potential employers.
Ryan, the CTO of HackerYou is hilarious and super smart. Sometimes I feel like his proximity to my laptop will fix all my code! Hahaha. Danny was our lead instructor and we adored him so much that we named our cohort The Danny Pack. Zoey and Adam were our mentors and they always went above and beyond to make sure we understood the concepts in class. Not only were they there to teach us how to code but they were a great source of moral support as well.
If I had to provide one constructive criticism to the entire experience I would say the first week of boot camp felt a bit slow. In order to get into the boot camp and pass the tech test, you would have to have a good basis in HTML and CSS and I felt like my cohort was already strong in both of those. I would have prefered if we spent less time on HTML and CSS during the first week so we could have more time to absorb React later on in the course. What we learned during the week as still valuable but it could have been at an even faster rate.
Boot camp was not easy but I'm grateful for the experience and I honestly miss going to class already. If you're looking to become a Front-End Developer HackerYou is the school to go to. Each year there are only 4 boot camp sessions. The team focuses a lot of time and energy on each student and when you graduate, the CEO of HackerYou, Heather is by your side to coach you through the job hunting process. In the end, I can't imagine going to any other school.