The tech boom is real and the effects are being felt all around the Bay Area. As tech rapidly becomes a billion dollar industry, its avenues of entry are among the lowest in any profession. Because of this, the popularity of Dev Bootcamps are popping up around the Bay Area, here a a few amazing ones that are worth mentioning.
Hack Reactor (Programming) – Hack Reactor is possibly the leading name in developer bootcamps. Though headquartered in San Francisco, Hack Reactor also has an online course if you don’t feel like traveling all the way to the west coast. They offer a 12 week intensive course on how to code as well as familiarity with tools that developers use such as Git, Backbone, Rails, Unix, and TDD testing frameworks. Since students are in a sense learning a language, immersion programs like Hack Reactor are so effective because students are essentially forced to eat, breath, and sleep coding. Because of this, Hack Reactor boasts a 98% job placing success rate with such big names as Salesforce, Groupon, and Adobe.
Product School (Product Management) – Since this is our blog, we got to toot our own horn from time to time. Based in sunny San Francisco, we offer courses solely focused on product management. Our 8 week product management bootcamp not only teaches students tricks of the trade on how to excel at being good PMs but also teaches students the insight on how product management interviews work. All classes are compatable with a regular work schedule but these are not just purely lecture based classes. Product School offers a healthy mix of group work, one on ones with mentors, and hands on experience building your own projects. After graduating, Product School has a list of local hiring partners that are eagerly looking for top Product Managers.
General Assembly (Digital Marketing) – Another big name here in San Francisco is General Assembly. They aim to create a global community of individuals empowered to pursue the work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs on the most relevant skills in the 21st century. Established in early 2011 as an innovative community in New York City for entrepreneurs and startup companies, General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms thinkers into creators through education in technology, business and design at nine campuses across four continents.
Galvanize (Data Science) – Galvanize changes the game on DevSchools by offering one in a co-working space. This way, students can get real world work experience as well as learning the proper skills needed to pursue what they love. Galvanize offers full-time intensive courses for Data Sciences. Galvanize boasts a 93% job placement rate with companies such as Tesla, airbnb, Facebook, Udacity, and Uber.