I am a degreeless self-taught software developer who began her journey in 2020 and landed a coding job in six months. Around the beginning of last year, I was stuck at a company I wasn’t happy working with, as I was not making any professional development. So I had two choices in front of me:
•Go back to school to get a CS degree (good route, but takes a long time)
•Join a bootcamp (expensive, but does help fulfill career goals)
So why did I choose SynergisticIT over my CS degree?
•4 years time vs. 5-6 month long course
•I found mostly positive feedback about this place online as well as from alums
You must be wondering what makes this place good. Well, let’s get right to it.
‘Give a man a fish to eat and you feed him for the day, but teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’
That was my motto when I made the decision to join a bootcamp as I wanted to become self sufficient in a career where I don’t have to expect any financial help from my family or friends. BUT DON’T JUST ENTER THIS FIELD JUST BECAUSE YOU WANT A HIGH PAYING JOB AS CODING REQUIRES A TON OF HARDWORK AND DEDICATION ON YOUR PART. People here won’t hold your hand and give you a golden ticket; they will make you sweat and work hard. You will not just gain knowledge of the curriculum here, but also discover new methods of learning, understand how to solve tough coding problems, how to collaborate with fellow coders, and how to keep pushing forward with the bug that you have already spent five hours figuring out! You see, learning to code is not just about typing a few algorithms on your computer, it is a lifestyle: of how you tackle a certain problem and play your part in developing new technologies everyday that change the world around you hugely.
At the end of the day, this camp is for people who want to gain an abundance of knowledge but do not want to go down the path of college. You get what you make out of the program.
•Culture is collaborative and welcoming from the very first day
•Well structured curriculum that covers all required terminology and frameworks (trust me, it is blessing as you would have a much easier time handling problems as a professional if you know how to work with libraries and frameworks)
•Projects are interactive and damn fun and they keep on getting tougher as you progress in your curriculum
•Great resume marketing and reliable list of IT clients that include Fortune 500 companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon etc.
•Experienced teachers who teach really well and in a thorough manner
•You may need to apply in advance so that you can pass the screening and join the batch in time
•I personally felt that a few units got more attention than they should have
•A little expensive and involves a partial upfront payment
At the end of the day, no program is perfect but these guys are constantly updating and adapting to new technologies to ensure the training and job support remains of top notch quality. With that being said, I enjoyed my six months of training here and discovered a lot about myself and my creativity skills (turns out I am better at coding than I thought I would be). So I recommend it to anyone who is looking for an online camp that has vigorous curriculum, and an amazing career support. I can’t believe that I am saying this but I have become a better person/coder.
If you want to attend the program, start networking and begin your application process before the batch starts. Practice a little on your interview skills and brush up your basics to pass the initial screening test with ease. (Thank me later!)
If you have made this far in the review, thanks and bravo!! I will answer the last question quickly for you that must be on your mind right now.
Did I get a job? Yes, as I applied for different jobs during the last month of my course and continued the process afterward. I received 2-3 offers within a month or so. What is amazing is that: I had the choice to pick which offer I wanted to go with! (I ended up gaining a 65% salary increase, so even if I paid a little more in the beginning than I intended, the end result was far more fruitful and beneficial).