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 via Outco.
First Step Coding graduates who enroll at Rithm School will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition.
Austin, Boulder, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, Seattle
Perhaps most unique about Galvanize is their "integration of education and industry." What this really means is that they're a co-working space in addition to a coding school. They lease out a portion of their space to local companies (often startups), so this facilitates a lot of casual collisions between companies between freshly training software engineers and companies looking to hire.
First Step Coding alumni who attend one of Galvanize's immersive programs 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.
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 one of Launch Academy's in-person programs will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition. Launch Academy also offers a $500 credit toward their online program exclusively for First Step Coding alumni.
Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, D.C., Denver, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco
General Assembly stands out for their breadth of course offerings. In addition to their web development immersive program, they also offer courses in mobile development, product management, and data science. They have 15 campuses, spanning 4 continents.
They've also been doing this for quite a while, and they've developed a vast network. Students who enroll in GA get the added benefit of being plugged in their extracurricular activities. On many of their campuses, it's not uncommon to find 1-3 workshops and events on a given night that are made available for free to every student.
First Step Coding alumni who attend one of General Assembly's immersive programs will receive a 10% credit toward their tuition at GA.
Flatiron School's online web developer program takes everything they’ve learned over years of honing the NYC in-person bootcamp and brings it online. In their program, you’ll collaborate with students and instructors across the world, get hands-on with professional developer tools, and build the skills (and portfolio) you’ll need to become a Web Developer.
They have a great program and stand behind it with a guaranteed job model, which is why they have dedicated career services and a 98% job placement rate to help ensure you find a good job coming out of their program.
First Step Coding alumni who attend Flatiron School's Online Web Developer Program will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition. No credit is offered for their in-person program.
Redwood Code Academy covers full stack software development, with a focus on web application, but also includes mobile applications, desktop applications and cloud services. The Academy focuses on real world skills training by helping students learn the fundamentals of full stack development, work in teams to build a portfolio and gain the skills necessary to interview and land that dream job. Full-time and part-time courses with financing options are available.
First Step Coding alumni who enroll at Redwood Code 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 alumni who enroll at Startup Institute will receive a $1,500 credit toward their tuition.
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 alumni 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 alumni who enroll at App Academy will receive a $500 credit toward their tuition at App Academy.