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CodeOp

About

CodeOp is a women-led coding school that supports the advancement of women, trans, and gender nonconforming individuals in tech. With campuses in Barcelona and Kuala Lumpur, we offer bootcamp-style courses in Full Stack Development and Big Data Engineering
CodeOp equips its students to become adaptive problem-solvers, ready to meet the challenges of an ever-shifting technical landscape. Via rigorous training in leading technologies, CodeOp students learn the foundations of computer science and iterative approaches to team-based coding.

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Website
codeop.tech
Founded
2018
Headquarters

Carrer de Pallars, 193
08005 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain

Reviews

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Zahra
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

For me there were many pros but the top 3 are:
- The whole team is supportive and very active in your learning. You get support not just from the teachers and assistance but mental support from the founder, Katrina. She takes time to get to know each student.
- There's technical support available from teachers and student alumni through Slack community
- The career support and preparation was great. They really take you to the basics - the most useful thing they gave advice (for me) was on how to answer the question 'Tell me about yourself'.

What would you improve about this program?
I'd make time to take more breaks during the day for a 10 minute walk. I didn't do this enough to clear my head but when I did, I always felt better.
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Miriam
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I didn't have ANY previous experience with coding before, and decided to join 11-week Full-stack. The intensity of the program was excitingly challenging!

I think what makes CodeOp such a unique school for me was the team of teachers & staff. They are very high-skilled and properly hand-picked for each role. They definately help you in whatever you need, encouraging you to improve.
The program is very well put together and complete. We also had private come-in speakers that could answer all our questions and useful workshops!

Non-Academic related, it doesn't give that much help to non EU-citizens or non Spanish residents like student visa or help you with housing if you're not living in Barcelona. So you'll have to figure out another way.

But besides that, I would totally choose this school again!

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Joy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I'd highly recommend CodeOp to anyone; from those looking to change careers to those looking to boost their skills. The course will push you out of your comfort zone and you will be happy to know how much more you can achieve. The team is very patient and understands the various backgrounds everyone has come from and makes sure everyone is in a comfortable environment to learn. Furthermore, they keep in touch after the bootcamp and advise you on your career journey. It's a great family to be part of.

What would you improve about this program?
Include PHP in their curriculum since turns out to be on high demand as well.
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Viktoria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Recently graduated from CodeOp Full-Stack Development course and I am more than satisfied. The CEO and all the teachers are amazing. I checked out other bootcamps, what they can offer and honestly think CodeOp's curriculum is the best. They offer really good workshops also during the bootcamp. I finished my course remotely because of COVID-19 and they were so well-prepared for the fast change. The coding languages they teach are very useful for job search, I feel I learned and improved a lot and I didn't have any coding skills before. I highly recommend the school.

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Daena
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I loved it so much. Graduating from a bootcamp is a very difficult experience, so much to learn in so little time, yet with CodeOp it's been so much better than expected. Their team is so professional yet so human, so nice, they make you feel like at home and that makes the hard parts way so much better.
I want to personally thank Katrina for all she's done for me, I'll forever be in debt to you!

If anyone is reading this wondering about which bootcamp to choose, CodeOp is the best option you have out there, and even if you think you can't afford to pay for a bootcamp, contact them, there are so many ways for the bootcamp to be paid only AFTER you get a job as a developer! No kidding!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The first weeks, you feel like you are good for nothing, but don't fret, it happens to the very best, just keep putting some effort and never desisting from it worked out for me and for everyone else!

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Gianluca Amori

Job Title
Big Data Engineering Instructor
Gianluca is a Big Data Engineer at Letgo. Originally from Rome, he previously worked on software and Big Data projects for companies such as IBM, Zalando and Trovit across Italy, Ireland and Spain. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory comes from a holiday in Canada a couple of years ago. We were traveling across Ontario, soaking in the beauty of the Canadian wilderness. On a very hot summer day, we stumbled upon Mazinaw Lake, in Bon Echo Park. On a whim, we decided to rent a kayak and explore the lake, trying to spot the pictographs on the rock that overlooks the lake. We didn't have any experience and we spent half the time laughing trying to guide the kayak in the correct direction. It was just that - an afternoon laughing in the middle of a lake on a sunny Canadian day. It's a memory that makes me smile every time.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have been working a software/big data engineer for years, and I can say I faced many professional challenges along the way. However, becoming a professor at CodeOp was one of the most challenging experiences of all: it forced me to go deeper into my understanding of my work, allowing me to appreciate it from a different perspective.

Moreover, I think sharing knowledge while teaching is really enriching - having the chance.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

One of our first students struggled quite a lot during the program. The pressure of a bootcamp was pushing out some unsolved personal issues that were not easy to handle. The reason why hers is my favorite story is that she was able to understand she needed to go back home and take care of herself for a while - all this while receiving job offers who seemed too good to let go. It was a decision that required a lot of strength, but that was rewarded: after a few months, she received an incredible job offer - she nailed the interview and secured her position.

I deeply admire her ability to prioritizes her wellbeing in a stressful situation.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I think if I could go on any CodeOp program, I would have to chose the Full Stack Development one. I have worked for some years as a back-end developer and I never had the opportunity to focus on the front-end side. I think it would be a good opportunity for me to have a more complete understanding of web development.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think going through an intensive bootcamp is an experience that changes people - not only do they learn new skills, but they have to learn how to cope with a high-pressure environment where accepting frustration is part of the learning process. I believe CodeOp is unique in the way we approach this situation - we support our students during their ups and downs and we do our best to "normalize" their feelings. We surround them with tech professionals who have struggled and succeeded the same way our students will, and we show them that indeed there's light at the end of the tunnel - a community of people who are ready to welcome them into the tech world.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think to be a successful company you need to answer to a concrete and specific need - this is what CodeOp is doing.

In recent years it seems like everybody is talking about having more diversity in the tech world - how women and TGNC people could really make a difference. However, talking about it doesn't solve the issue - at CodeOp, we're actively doing something to make the tech world more diverse, and it makes me very proud to be a part of this enterprise.