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If you have reached this article regarding best coding bootcamps, I hope you have done your homework and determined that a coding bootcamp is right for you. If not, make sure you’ve really thought this very important decision through.
If you’re ready, I’ve compiled a list based on various regions of North America. The information provided is based on research and reviews. Use this list to determine where would be a good place to attend a bootcamp, based on cost of living, cost of the bootcamp, and your intended area of study. Under each city, I’ve also included a link to a reddit thread for further discussion.
Coding Bootcamp – Free
I don’t consider Free Code Camp to be a bootcamp, but as far as I’m concerned it is probably your best best for a free way to learn how to code. They have a variety of certifications available. These certifications are essentially learning paths for specific technology tracks. They include:
- Responsive Web Design
- Front End Libraries
- Data Visualization
- APIs and Microservices
- Quality Assurance
- Scientific Computing with Python
- Data Analysis with Python
- Information Security
- Machine Learning with Python
- Coding Interview Prep
Free Code Camp has amazing content and tutorials. Looking back, I might have been able to learn on my own with them? All that to say–check them out!Best Online Coding Bootcamp
Career Karma has compiled a list of 32 online bootcamps. Check out their article and reviews!
Coding Bootcamp Austin
Built In ATX did a review of 7 bootcamps available to attend in Austin, TX. The list includes community colleges to traditional bootcamps to 10-week courses. Most of the bootcamps in Austin start about $10k. The Austin Community College route seems like a great option and probably offers financing.
Coding Bootcamp Chicago
Built In Chicago laid out 9 bootcamps available in the Chicago area. Bootcamps there are going to run you $10-$17k, and the durations and options seem to be quite variant. There are options for mobile development, data science, in addition to full-stack development, which seems to be the most popular in general amongst coding bootcamps.
Coding Bootcamp Detroit
switchup compiled a list of 4 bootcamps in the Detroit area along with customer reviews. Tech Elevator and Nucamp appear to be the most highly regarded in the area.
Coding Bootcamp Kansas City
For coding bootcamps in Kansas City, I also referenced switchup who provided 5 potential options for the area. Unlike Detroit, some of these coding bootcamp options had some pretty low scores. Nucamp and Prime Digital Academy were the most highly regarded for the area.
Coding Bootcamp Las Vegas
Course Report provided a list of the top 5 bootcamps in thea area. There seems to be a lot of variety in your course work and quality options. Data Science Dojo and PunchCode both have a user experience rating of 4.9!
Coding Bootcamp Los Angeles
switchup produced a list of 7 bootcamps in Los Angeles, which were all highly regarded. The only downside is the cost of living in Los Angeles is going to be much higher than other parts of the US and Canada.
Coding Bootcamp Minneapolis
In searching for coding bootcamps in Minneapolis I came across bloc.io and they have a nice comparison tool between both in-person and online bootcamps that are available. It even includes whether or not the program offers financing.
Coding Bootcamp Nashville
Career Karma created a list of 8 bootcamps that you can attend in the Nashville area. Most of them are highly regarded and include options that are specific to Nashville. They provide a pros and cons list which is really helpful when trying to make a decision.
Coding Bootcamp NYC
It’s no surprise that NYC offers over 10 coding bootcamps to attend. Built In NYC put together a list of 14 different bootcamps to attend in New York City. Much like LA, the cost of living in NYC can be much higher than other parts of the country, but the benefit here is the connections to the industry that can be made.
Coding Bootcamp Philadelphia
I love these bloc.io comparisons! Coded by You and Horizons Academy are two coding bootcamps specific to Philly. It appears that several offer financing which is always a great option to have.
Coding Bootcamp Pittsburgh
Career Karma created a list of 5 coding bootcamps in the Pittsburgh area, most of which were fairly highly regarded. The only one with questionable reviews was the Pittsburgh-specific, Academy Pittsburgh.
Coding Bootcamp Raleigh
Course Report put together a list of 8 coding bootcamps in the Raleigh-Durham area–and this list I can speak to from personal experience! I attended the UNC-CH Coding Bootcamp and definitely thought it was worthwhile. Since I completed the program 3 years ago, it appears that there have been quite a few options added to this area.
Coding Bootcamp Sacramento
In doesn’t appear that there are a ton of options in Sacramento for coding bootcamps according to Career Karma‘s list. There is a coding bootcamp being offered by UC Davis, which I assume is probably similar to the offering from other universities in partnership with Trilogy Education.
Coding Bootcamp San Antonio
According to Course Report, San Antonio has 9 coding bootcamp options available to students. Most of them are regarding pretty highly.
Coding Bootcamp San Francisco
One of the most expensive places to live in the US, but also the epicenter of tech, San Francisco boasts 9 coding bootcamp options according to Built In San Francisco. What is unique about this list is that some programs base the cost of their coding bootcamp on your salary after graduating.
Coding Bootcamp St. Louis
According to switchup, St. Louis has quite a few quality coding bootcamp offerings. A lot of the usual suspects are available like General Assembly and Nucamp.
Coding Bootcamp Tampa
In Tampa, there are currently only 2 offerings according to switchup. However, both options are very highly regarded.
Coding Bootcamp Toronto, Coding Bootcamp Vancouver
I am combining these two because I found a great resource from Course Compare which looks at several options available in Canada. They cover value, courses, and locations. Check it out!