Hi, I’m Brian, a former senior software engineer and now industry mentor at Pathrise. I have helped hundreds of software engineers land their dream jobs in tech. Check out my article with the best coding bootcamps in Los Angeles.
The tech scene in Los Angeles, known colloquially as Silicon Beach, is flourishing. Thanks to the city’s growing number of startups and companies, including Google, more aspiring software engineers are moving to Los Angeles, registering for coding bootcamps, and launching their careers in tech.
With so many bootcamps to pick from, selecting the right one can be challenging. We have put together a list of coding bootcamps in Los Angeles to help you find the program that best suits your goals so that you can jumpstart your software engineering career.
Best coding bootcamps in Los Angeles
Experienced software engineers who are preparing for mid- and senior-level software engineering roles can check out Codesmith, a 12-week software engineering bootcamp with campuses in Los Angeles and New York. Students meet 9am-8pm on Monday-Friday, as well as 9am-4:30pm on Saturday. The rigorous curriculum helps students deepen their knowledge of key computer science concepts, including algorithms, data structures, programming paradigms, design patterns, analytical problem solving, and more. To help students prepare for the job market, Codesmith offers considerable assistance, including interview prep, portfolio building assistance, and post-graduation check-ins. In the final weeks of the bootcamp, multiple companies interview Codesmith students.
2. General Assembly
3. Coding Dojo
With a campus in Burbank, Coding Dojo is another option for learning software engineering in Los Angeles. Students who enroll in the full-time onsite program commit to working 70-90 hours per week in order to learn 3 stacks in 14 weeks. Initially, they focus on the fundamentals of front-end web development and back-end with Python. As for the next 2 stacks, students choose from the following list: MEAN, Ruby, Java, or C#.NET. The curriculum features algorithm sessions, tech talks, and lectures, as well as group and individual projects, which students can add to their portfolios. Students also receive 1-on-1 support from career coaches, who help them with portfolios, resumes, and interview prep, for the duration of the program.
4. Hack reactor
Those in the full stack program learn the same skills as people in the front end track, in addition to key tools and concepts in server-side development, including back-end with NodeJS, Express, databases with MongoDB, and storage. For the online component, students work through 6-14 hours of self-paced work per week, including recorded lectures and exercises. To discuss projects with their classmates and instructor, students meet in-person on Saturday from 9am-1pm. Following coursework, Nucamp invites front end and full stack students to take their 6 week career development course, which focuses on the ins and outs of resume and LinkedIn optimization, as well as interview prep.
A Los Angeles-based tech bootcamp, BeachCoders has 3 courses in software engineering and web development: front end, full stack, and data structures. Students who enroll in these courses, which last for 4 weeks, meet Monday-Friday for 2.5 hours per session. The curriculum includes lectures, which are not recorded, as well as group exercises, coding reviews, and portfolio building workshops.
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