The "Boot camps" seem to be the way to go.. My daughter just completed a 10 week(10,000$) camp with the focus on "Ruby on Rails" She said it was very very intense but she learned what she need for her job. In Austin there are many choices for short term, High intensity training.
In our last installment, we highlighted the most selective coding bootcamps. To recap, coding bootcamps are designed to train students for a full-time job as an entry-level developer by providing an intensive immersive learning program in an 8 to 12 week period (sometimes longer). The goal of these camps are to train you with the skills that employers are demanding without wasting any time. The price tag on these programs are high, ranging from $5-36K! However, a good bootcamp will land you a job with a $60K starting salary (or more), so the ROI makes the investment worthwhile. In this article, we expand on the original list and have separated programs into two kinds of bootcamps: the bootcamps that provide you with job placement or assistance, and everything else. At minimum, a good coding bootcamp should throw an end-of-term job-fair and offer a partial-tuition refund to students hired through their employer-network.
If you plan to go to coding bootcamp, get prepared to eat, sleep, and breathe code!
Bootcamps with Refunds and Job Fairs
App Academy is a laboratory-style coding program. There are very few lectures and most of your day is spent on actual coding projects. The program only requires you to pay tuition after you get a developer job. It reports that 95% of their graduates find developer jobs with an average salary of $90k.
Cost 18% of your first-year salary if hired as a developer
Required Experience None
Languages Ruby on Rails
Class Size 20
Class Length 12 weeks
Application Standard application + coding tests + interview
Job Assistance Yes
Refund None, graduates only pay tuition if they find a developer job.
Financial Aid Graduates only pay tuition if they find a developer job.
Payment Plan $13,000 upfront, or $15,000 payment plan, or 18% of first-job salary over a 6-month plan after being hired as a developer.
Contact Info firstname.lastname@example.org