Hi, I’m Brian, a former senior software engineer and now industry mentor at Pathrise. I have worked with hundreds of software engineers to help them land their dream jobs in tech.
An epicenter of the tech industry, San Francisco is home to a large number of coding bootcamps, software engineering meetups, and other tech events. With so many options, navigating through the different choices can be overwhelming.
To help you find the right program to launch your career in software engineering, we have compiled a list of coding bootcamps in San Francisco so that you can find the one that best matches your learning goals and career objectives.
- General Assembly
- First Step Coding
- Flatiron School
- App Academy
- Holberton School
- Hack Reactor
- Rithm School
1. General Assembly
A tech bootcamp with courses in multiple subjects, General Assembly offers a 12-week immersive bootcamp for aspiring software engineers in San Francisco, as well as other cities. Students learn how to build interactive full-stack apps and study key computer science concepts, such as algorithms, data structures, design patterns, APIs, and more. Their well rounded curriculum prepares students to work in multiple frameworks and stacks, as well as use tools such as Python, Django, and more. Towards the end of the program, students receive 1-on-1 support from career coaches on many aspects of the job search, including building portfolios and preparing for technical interviews. Read more about General Assembly in our review.
2. First Step Coding
3. Flatiron School
4. App Academy
5. Holberton School
With courses in San Francisco and a number of other cities, Holberton School requires a longer commitment than most other bootcamps. Their full-time program takes 2 years to complete. While there are no typical days at Holberton School, students participate in peer learning, practicing interviews, guest lectures, meetups, and hackathons. Their curriculum emphasizes hands-on learning through coding projects. The first 9 months cover the fundamentals of data structures, algorithms, databases, Linux, and more. For the remaining 15 months, students choose from 5 specializations: the career track, C low level and algorithms, AR/VR, machine learning, and full-stack web development.
6. Hack Reactor
8. Rithm School
Pathrise is a career accelerator that works with students and professionals 1-on-1 so they can land their dream job in tech. Our mentors have years of experience on both sides of the hiring table and fellows receive support on every component of the job search process, including resume and LinkedIn optimization, portfolio building, technical and behavioral interview prep, as well as cold emailing, reverse recruiting strategies, and templates for negotiating salary.
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