Software is everywhere. It’s in our phones, our appliances and is even making its way into our bags and backpacks. No surprise, the demand for web developers is high, and there are plenty of programs here in Colorado training new cohorts of talent. If you’re looking to enhance your coding skills, we’ve gathered up eight of the best coding bootcamps and schools in the Denver and Boulder area. Happy coding!
CodeCraft offers multiple programs, including both full- and part-time web development bootcamps. The curriculum focuses on fundamental front- and back-end skills to prepare students for careers as junior-level full stack developers.
Duration: 12 weeks
Techniques and approaches: Small class sizes and individual final projects for solo troubleshooting
Location: Boulder (1600 Range St.)
Duration: 20 weeks
Techniques and approaches: Applying learned skills to the real world
Location: Westminster (9191 N Sheridan Blvd.)
The DeVry coding bootcamp is offered through DeVry University and provides students with programming fundamentals that will qualify them for entry-level developer positions.
Duration: 24 weeks
Techniques and approaches: Pair programming and final capstone projects displaying a student’s full skill range
Location: Westminster (1870 W. 122nd Ave.)
Galvanize is a community of students and entrepreneurs enhancing their skills in multiple areas of tech. Galvanize has more than 650 graduates and a placement rate of 84 percent upon graduation. Students are employed everywhere from Amazon to Allstate.
Duration: 24 weeks
Techniques and approaches: Group work and networking opportunities on their campuses housing hundreds of startups and Fortune 500 companies
Location: Denver and Boulder (multiple campuses)
General Assembly began as a coworking space and evolved into an educational community for enhancing skills and launching new careers. As a whole, GA offers online and on-site courses at one of their 20 campuses around the world. Curriculum focuses on a wide range of topics, including data, design, marketing, business and, of course, coding.
Duration: 10 or 13 weeks
Techniques and approaches: Mix of team collaboration, interactive labs and presentations
Location: Denver (2420 17th St.)
Divided into four four-week sessions, Skill Distillery is an immersive program with a focus on web and Java application development.
Duration: 16 weeks
Techniques and approaches: Pair programming
Location: Greenwood Village (7400 E Orchard Rd.)
Thinkful is a coding program that provides 1-on-1 mentorship in lieu of classroom learning for engineering immersion, full stack, front end basics and data science courses. Their program is built to be individualized and flexible so students can work when and where they want. Thinkful is so confident in their students, they will return tuition if students are not offered a job within six months of completing their courses.
Duration: 5-6 months
Techniques and approaches: 1-to-1 mentorship that provides more attention for students as well as access to a network of experienced tech professionals.
Location: Denver (1576 Sherman St. WorkAbility coworking space).
The Turing School features front and backend engineering programs for software development and the creation of mobile, web and desktop applications. The instructors are experienced programmers with years of teaching experience, providing students with an ideal learning environment.
Duration: Seven months
Techniques and approaches: A longer program that prepares students for more than an entry-level position
Location: Denver (1331 17th St.)
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