San Francisco

Rithm School was founded by three top instructors from Galvanize and General Assembly who joined together around a commonly held set of beliefs for an ideal learning environment:

  • Small class sizes. They maintain a 1:4 ratio of teachers to students to keep a very close connection to every student.
  • Quality student experiences and outcomes are more important than rapid scaling. It's very clear from speaking with the founders that they care about student outcomes more than any quick business wins.

Rithm School's immersive program lasts four months, with the final month dedicated entirely to career support.

First Step Coding graduates who enroll at Rithm School will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition.


Boston, Philadelphia, Online

Launch Academy offers a 10-week immersive program for becoming a full-stack software engineer. You'll learn through a challenge-based curriculum with an emphasis on pair programming. The abundance of pairing stations we saw on their campus made it clear they practice what they preach. It also makes sense when you notice their VP of Engineering came from Pivotal Labs, a company renowned for their influence on software engineering practices.

You'll learn and practice test-driven development in JavaScript, React, Ruby, Rails, SQL, HTTP, HTML, CSS + a handful of libraries and APIs. For the final two weeks of the program, you'll work on your own team capstone project with support from your teachers.

Based on their educational model and high placement rate, we're confident you'll be in good hands when you join Launch Academy. First Step Coding's course is not a required precursor, but it can certainly help you start their program with a leg up and give you a taste of learning through a challenge-based curriculum.

First Step Coding alumni who attend Launch Academy will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition.


Boston, New York

Startup Institute hosts immersive programs with concentrations in web development, web design, digital marketing, and sales. Their programs feature a unique crossover component where you collaborate with students across the four disciplines. SI also offers extensive career support, and many graduates say the network growth from this program might the greatest value.

First Step Coding graduates who enroll at Startup Institute will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition.


Oakland

Learners Guild is an Oakland-based program founded by Shereef Bishay, the founder of Dev Bootcamp and one of the pioneers of the coding bootcamp space.

Learners Guild was designed to allow anyone with the right drive to pivot into software engineering, regardless of their financial situation or responsibilities at home. Their program emphasizes a sustainable learning pace over 10 months, rather than a 3-month immersive sprint. 

Tuition is paid based on a salary percentage only after you have started working as a software engineer, and learners have the option of being paid a monthly stipend of up to $1,500 to cover living expenses while studying.

First Step Coding graduates who enroll at Learners Guild will receive a $500 rebate from their First Step Coding tuition.


San Francisco, New YorK

App Academy offers a 12-week program for becoming a web developer. App Academy was one of the first bootcamps to offer a "success-based" tuition model, and their tuition is currently 22% of your first year's salary. 

Since App Academy started 4 years ago, over 1,700 graduates have been placed at top tech companies.

First Step Coding graduates who enroll at App Academy will receive a $500 credit toward their tuition at App Academy.