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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.

Website
codeop.tech
Founded
2018
Headquarters

Carrer de Pallars, 193
08005 Barcelona Barcelona
Spain

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Reviews

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Emefa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I attended this bootcamp as a launchpad to pivot from a business career into tech, and CodeOp gave me just the rigorous foundation, with the right mix of complexity and support I was looking for. The curriculum focuses on building logic and critical thinking skills, which transcend all frameworks and languages, and this gave me the confidence to tackle problems head-on. Assignments after each lecture in the first 6 weeks helped me build on the newly acquired knowledge, and by the project phase when we were required to build 3 projects, everything started to make a lot more sense! The admin team is also accessible and very responsive to feedback to suit the needs of students so no one feels left behind. Small cohort sizes also build a collaborative spirit and support, and weekly mentorship sessions allowed me to explore the numerous possibilities of a career in tech. I found CodeOp to be a no-judgement zone that fostered the right atmosphere to take this life-changing step.

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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I decided to join the Bootcamp in Full Stack Development in Codeop because of the Learning by Doing methodology and the supportive atmosphere of a woman coding school. The speed and the intensity of the classes are high during the 6 first weeks, where all the fundamentals of programing, javascript, react and node are settled. The next 5 weeks you are focused building amazing apps, always supported by strong professionals that guide you through all the process. The working environment generated among the students is great, always collaborating and making progress together.
I don’t want to forget to mention the inspiring talks we got on Fridays afternoon, where professionals of the tech sector came to share their experiences or do some workshops. Also the great work environment that is created among all the students. All in all an excellent bootcamp I truly recommend!!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Get ready to learn a bunch of new knowledge that will transform your life. It will be intense and tough sometimes but also very exciting and rewarding!
Hana
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

From the first day, we dove into Javascript and began problem solving. The curriculum is intense and moves at a quick pace. It only all comes together and you realize how to apply everything that you’ve learned when you start building projects in week 6. I can’t believe that I built what I did! In the end, I came out with 3 strong portfolio pieces. The teachers are there to help you develop the software engineer mindset and they care about your success beyond the program. We learned to build the front and back end of applications using the technologies: Javascript, React, Node.js, MySQL, and rest APIs. The program focused on building functionality and problem solving, rather than aesthetics or design principles. HTML and CSS will need to be picked up along the way!

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Almudena
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Where to start? I’ve learned a lot: I have learned how to make web apps, how to build a server, how to test my code, of course how to write code, but above all I have learned how to solve problems. The teachers, the CEO and everybody who works there are amazing. They are always willing to help, to guide and support you throughout the whole process from learning how to code to facing the technical interview. Thanks to CodeOp, I am now ready for upcoming technical challenges--including my new job at a London-based AI consultancy firm. -

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
When we were finishing the first project and we were running out of time. We had to prioritize what to finish and what will be future features. In the end, I learned a lot about decision making and teamwork.
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Aleum
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

If you are a woman who wants to be a developer, Codely is the right place.

Codely's course structure is so well organized that you can learn "learning by doing", even though you do not have any background on programming as I am. And as you are in small group, you have direct support of instructor, which helps you to learn as much and fast as possible.

Above all, I appreciate the supportive and empowering environment: Codely team is always there for you, you will meet great professionals who are working in the industry, and you will develop softskills to be a good developer.

If you are thinking to change or excel your career goal with programming, Codely is the right place! Prepare yourself for a life-changing-exprience! very challenging but it is worth to doing it.

Programs

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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.

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