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Student Testimonials

Ashley Grush
CodingNomdas Grad

Original reviews on SwitchUp & Course Report

"Amazing class, classmates and location! "

"Tahoe local here! I can't say enough good things about this course, friendships made and awesome adventures. I originally signed up for the class since it was the only one in my area and I'm so glad I did! From meeting class mates from all over the world to a fun class environment; it was absolutely perfect. Even during a few weeks of online work before our physical class began there was always someone online and available to answer questions or get past a sticky spot (and I'm talking 11:30 at night available). Ryan is a fantastic teacher and can explain even the most difficult concepts into basic understanding (I'm looking at you, "Big O"). The overall flow of the course was perfect; from starting online for a few weeks, the physical class for 2 months (June/July) and online again for August to work on our final project. It was also a perfect balance of learning new concepts in the morning, break for lunch and then most afternoons were spent doing challenges or projects based on what we learned. The class size was also great for collaborating together and getting experience of working with a team and also the ability to work solo. The class itself moved at a very fast pace, but Ryan always made sure everyone was on the same page before moving on to new topics. The class was also had a great sense of camaraderie and was more than willing to help one another out if in a pinch (this coming from a relatively shy girl, too!). Long review short; SIGN UP! JUST DO IT! It'll be the best few months of your life! I only regret not doing one of these classes remotely; which, I can't wait to sign up for another class again and continue learning, all while seeing other cool places around the world."

Kezia Euodia
CodingNomdas Grad

Original reviews on SwitchUp & Course Report

"Professional and transformative learning experience that I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a coding bootcamp. "

"Before I joined this course, I was a fashion designer who knew absolutely nothing about software engineering. On the first phone interview, they explained to me about the course in details and made sure it's in line with what I wanted to learn. The instructors are very professional, and they make sure that the learning experience is productive, yet enjoyable. Now that the course is finished, I feel confident in my skills as a junior software engineer. They still support me with my projects, answer all of my questions, reviewing my resume and keeping track on where I am with my job application progress. Definitely one of the best decision in my life!"

Heather Whyte
CodingNomdas Grad

Original reviews on SwitchUp & Course Report

"Amazing Professional and Personal Experience"

"Exotic location & incredible value are two definite pluses for Coding Nomads, but my main reason for choosing them was because I wanted a more technical, comp sci style of coding bootcamp. Having Java as the main language was a huge part of that, but also focusing on the backend and learning about AWS, databases, and SQL too. It delivered on all fronts, and I received a job offer as a graduate Java software engineer only 2 weeks after graduating! Now, if you apply to Coding Nomads, I can't guarantee the same results, but I can ensure you that you'll receive a wide breadth of knowledge for your programming language, a solid foundation in computer science fundamentals, and, most importantly, the skills to figure out whatever you don't know how to do. The instructors are knowledgable, experienced, and genuinely care about both your education and the quality of your overall experience!"

Iván Chávez Escamilla
CodingNomdas Grad

Original reviews on SwitchUp & Course Report

"An Amazing Experience!"

"I joined the Bali Bootcamp of 2018 and it was an incredible experience. The Coding Nomads crew really knows how to run a coding bootcamp in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The learning experience was really good, covering a great amount of topics and giving us all the tools to move forward on our Software Developing careers. The speed of the course was fitted to the group and the teachers always made an effort to make sure none got left behind. After finishing the bootcamp, the Coding Nomads team has been in constant contact with me, pushing me to keep coding, helping me build my resume and find job opportunities Beyond the pure academical experience, joining Coding Nomads Bootcamp in Bali was one of the most amazing experiences of my life; by the end of the course both the teachers and my fellow campmates became my friends and when we were not coding, we had the incredible expericiences enjoying all the fun that a place like Bali can offer. Work Hard, Play hard and Push it to the limit! "

Taner Ali
CodingNomdas Grad

Original reviews on SwitchUp & Course Report

"Learn to code with lunch breaks on the beach"

"This was an amazing experience! I learned to code while I was in paradise on a small island in Thailand. While I was researching bootcamps, CodingNomads was one of the first ones I discovered and I kept coming back to it as I was researching others. It was the clear choice due to its curriculum (the fact that it was gonna be in an exotic destination was a bonus, of course), all other bootcamps focused more on front-end web development technologies, where core concepts in software development are never taught. The ones that did focus more on core software development were too expensive, sometimes more than twice as much as this one. Ryan (the instructor) was a great teacher and obviously has had a lot of experience in the field working as a software engineer in San Francisco for a very long time. The one thing I would strongly advise candidates that decide to join this course is to read the first 5-6 chapters of Java: A Beginner's Guide (the official guide by the developer of the Java language, Oracle) before arriving at the destination. It shouldn't take more than a week or two, but will make your learning experience much more effective. Also, Ryan, Kim (the business manager and his wife), and all the others from the course were awesome! We had a great time together!

Daniel Kapitanov
CodingNomdas Grad

Original reviews on SwitchUp & Course Report

"One of the best decisions I've ever made!"

"Choosing to attend CodingNomads' course in Koh Tao, Thailand was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It wasn't an easy decision to make, but it paid off completely! The teachers - Ryan and Kim are some of the most lovely people you'll ever meet and are always willing to go the extra mile for you and provide you with help and assistance for anything you might need. They make sure you have a great time not only in the classroom but also outside! Overall, the price to value ratio was amazing and the whole group learned an unbelievable amount of skills over the course of the 3 months. I was concerned that the environment might make it harder to study and concentrate, but it was actually the other way around, as the calm, sunny and beautiful atmosphere filled us with energy and helped us to work with motivation throughout the whole day. I definitely recommend!"

Anonymous Student
CodingNomads Grad

Original review on Course Report

"Fantastic kick-start to my tech career."

"My experience overall with CodingNomads was great and I'm glad I choose to be a part of the program. I've found this to be a great value for the money. It's about 1/3 of the price of most server-side programs in the US and provides an amazing life experience in addition to the course. Our group was small, so we had significantly better access/attention than otherwise. Also, this is more than just a job for Ryan and Kim - we worked and traveled together constantly, and they've been incredibly supportive of us in and out of the classroom. I felt that the program had more of a start-up feel than that of an established bootcamp. This allowed the structure to be flexible and accommodate the pace/needs of the group. We also had the opportunity to talk about newer technologies that weren't part of the curriculum and get to know seasoned developers who were also working in the co-working space. Coding bootcamps are ambitious and a lot of work, and this one is no exception. I think it's best suited for someone who's self-driven, knows what they want to get out of the course, and can speak up when they have questions."

Yovalice Roman
CodingNomads Grad

Original reviews on SwitchUp & Course Report

"Awesome way to learn to code while traveling"

"Having the opportunity to learn Java, SQL and AWS, traveling to a new place, meeting new people and paying less than in most bootcamps is something you can't miss. The CodingNomads bootcamp is very well organized and teaches what you will need to be a successful junior software engineer.   Ryan, the instructor has a lot of experience in software engineering and really loves to teach so you can be sure that you will learn even when things get really difficult because Ryan will kindly explain things as much as is needed, you will be studying in your free time, you will be doing a lot of homework and most important you will be coding.   It takes a lot of work but you can be sure it will be worthy. I don't have enough words to express my gratitude towards Ryan and Kim. They are successful young people, they have a lot of knowledge and are willing to share that with everyone. If you are looking for an amazing affordable bootcamp to learn to code, you should do this one with CodingNomads."

Industry Testimonials

Supreet Oberoi
VP of Engineering, IoT and Big Data - Oracle

"I  worked with Ryan over a period of two years in a role that required creating content and delivering that training to customers that ranged from early-stage startups to mature financial institutions. Over this period of time, I got a chance to learn how Ryan distinguishes himself by using his deep technical expertise, excellent written and spoken communication skills, and deep empathy for the student. When developing the curriculum, Ryan always asked himself about all the concepts the student should know by the end of the class, and what is the most engaging way to develop that content. Many people say that they like to put their heart and soul into their work -- sure. But... Ryan sometimes used to spend hours polishing a single page of training content; that is the kind of ethics I have not seen very often! When delivering the content, I discovered a new technique from Ryan, where he partners with the students to learn the content together, instead of developing a very formal student-teacher relationship. He is always cheerful, and his personality makes learning fun, giving courage to the students to tackle even the most daunting technical tasks."

Supreet Oberoi on LinkedIn

Jesse Garrison
Home Grown Web Developer - Roambee

"With Ryan’s help, resources and support I was able to go from total beginner to a career in web development. He helped me from the very start by getting me set up with a development environment and pointing me to tons of learning resources. He prepared me for the continual learning process that comes with software development and has been there through the process. He put his contacts and resources to work and connected me with my first job as a front-end developer. I have been able to take my interest in technology and turn it into a challenging, rewarding and fun career. I have seen first hand the freedom what a career in software development can provide. For two years I lived and worked from Costa Rica, and to this day I am able to work from anywhere with an internet connection. I currently work remotely from my home in Nevada, for a company with headquarters in Silicon Valley and offices around the world. It's pretty sweet."
Jesse Garrison on LinkedIn

Jeff Schobelock
Software Engineer at Capital One

"Learning from Ryan, it's easy to see that he's passionate about what he does. Ryan is great at breaking down concepts and teaching them in a way that is tailored to how students will best understand them."

Jeff Schobelock on LinkedIn

Rachel Riley
Rachel Riley, President & Co-Founder of Hireforce

Ryan and Kim hosted Hireforce for an amazing company trip to Costa Rica. They organized the whole trip for us including all activities, accommodation, logistics and team bonding events. It perfectly planned which was a huge value add for us being a busy start-up. Everyone at Hireforce had a blast and I can say it was great for building a stronger team and culture. They were also able to ensure that we had wifi so that we could be productive throughout the trip. Another highlight was they organized a day for us to give back to the community by volunteering for a day at a local school. The overall experience was wonderful! I can’t recommend Ryan and Kim enough. They’re fantastic!

Rachel Riley on LinkedIn