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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

Reviews

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Felicia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Thank you for a transformative educational journey, CodeOp.

CodeOp is so much more than a school. It is an inclusive and diverse multicultural community of professional and dedicated people who root for each other and watch each other grow. The CodeOp team is always there to support you and encourage you if the "imposter syndrome" takes over. I started my educational journey through tech right after the pandemic began. The Bootcamp made the quarantine so much more engaging and kept me motivated. If you start with zero coding experience like I did, you might feel a bit lost at first, but everything starts making sense in the project phase when building web applications. Moreover, CodeOp offers comprehensive career guidance vis-à-vis the tech industry's hiring process, which helps to understand better what the job market looks like and what to expect in your technical interview. If you want to pursue fulfilling careers in tech, I highly recommend CodeOp.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Once you start building web applications, it is amazing to see what you can achieve by applying concepts you have learned, and it starts making more sense. Therefore, it is essential to be patient with yourself during the learning process.
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Anita Noemi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

CodeOp, the perfect place to learn coding

I’ve studied full stack development at CodeOp. The course was very practical, after the first 5 weeks of theory, we had 5 weeks of projects, where except of the daily whiteboarding and 1:1 meeting with the instructor, we also had some flash lectures. There was a technical support channel on Slack to ask for further help with the projects, if needed. The last week was a career week with presentations on how to get in to the tech industry and practising for technical interviews.

The instructors are really great, with a lot of patience and focus on teaching problem solving. I am happy that I took the course with CodeOp. Except of the high-quality course, it feels like belonging to a community and they provide all the support during and after the course.

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Olga
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

It was an amazing experience!

I was always skeptical about bootcamps. The huge turn-off for me moreover, was online course.
Aside that, I have years of working experience in IT industry and knew that organising work from home is not so easy, specially when the team is not matured enough but I have to say, CodeOp proved me absolutely wrong.
I was impressed how fast the teachers could organize remote classes and how efficient they were.
It was an amazing experience. Although difficult sometimes (really difficult) but it changed my life.
Pros:
1) Teachers: teachers are very good and even the ones that are trainees/assistants. They give vivid explanations and are able to understand the mind of the student (hello Emefa!)
2) Schedule and class structure: I liked that we had schedule for lectures and exercises and could plan our day accordingly
3) Curriculum: logical daily challenges, data structures and algorithms, Vue… Easy stuff you learn in the pre-course, hard stuff you learn in class.
4) Support chat: if you are stuck on something you can get help here, even after the class, even on weekend, sometimes even at night! But of course it depends on people availability.
5) Career week: Real HRs come to help to write your CV, prepare for the interview and answer your questions. Imagine my surprise when I realised that with one of the HRs training us I had an interview 2 years ago! Plus career coaching, mocked interviews and presentations from different people (we had a very interesting presentation from Head of IT in Siemens Energy!)
6) During the projects phase you have an option to attend lectures of other groups on different topics if you wish
7) Location and office (if you go for offline bootcamp when we are out of quarantine)
Cons:
1) I wish flesh lectures schedule was pre-planned or we had a list of the available ones (although they list of the lectures is growing all the time)

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
You need a lot of motivation and zero distractions. It's not a coding school, it's a BOOTCAMP, you get there and you run till you fall, then you get up and run again. You get to rest only at night, but even in sleep you are resolving your coding challenges.
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Erica
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A life-changing programme

I was attracted to the course as it was the only Bootcamp aimed for only women that I had found. Having had a difficult time in the tech world in the past, I felt I needed the extra nurturing and support of an all female learning environment. The course itself was well designed and put together, giving us a strong grounding in Javascript fundamentals and taking us through quite a fair bit of algorithms and data structures that you might find ona University CS programme. However, this was much more practical, with all tuition centered around the latest tech stack that the majority of companies are adopting: namely node.js, express, React and MySQL. On top of that, there was the opportunity to learn additional trending technologies that was more tailored to our projects and the needs of the group. Most valuable of all however, we were given incredible jobseeking support, with lots of lectures and presentations by recruiters, and people in industry who have already ventured far into the world of tech. Also the means of communication and structuring of the day gave us a good insight into working in a tech company, as we got used to Agile methodologies, daily stand-ups and weekly review meetings to feed back on how things were going with us. The pace of the course is nevertheless intense, and it is strongly advised to carry out all the pre-course work and to study as much as possible prior to starting the course. Emefa, our course leader was incredibly kind, patient and organized and the whole team was supportive, caring and eager to help us especially as we worked through the pandemic lockdown and were doing the course 100% online for the first time. Despite all of these issues, everyone was incredibly positive and business as usual and I didn't feel as if the course suffered for being online. Katrina, the CEO, is an amazing person, who was seriously encouraging and engaged, her passion and positivity is infectious and she is incredibly supportive of all her students. I would recommend the course to anyone. I didn't want it to end and would love to go back and do the data science one someday.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would have done more pre-coursework to prepare before starting.
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Alba
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Gran experiència!

Super contenta amb l'experiència a CodeOp, és un curs intens, d'11 setmanes, però molt, molt recomanable. Val la pena fer la pre-work que t'envien abans de començar el curs, això et permetrà no anar tant perduda quan comencis el curs. El programa és molt complet, intens, ràpid, molt ràpid, però val molt la pena, aprens moltíssim!
La xarxa de suport tècnic durant tot el curs és espectacular, en tot moment et pots posar en contacte amb companyes i professors/es per tal de resoldre dubtes.
Si tens ganes d'aprendre i de treballar fort per fer un canvi a la teva vida, no ho dubtis! :)

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Super contenta con la experiencia en CodeOp, es un curso intenso, de 11 semanas, pero muy, muy recomendable. Vale la pena hacer la pre-work que te envían antes de empezar el curso, esto te permitirá no ir tan perdida cuando empieces el curso. El programa es muy completo, intenso, rápido, muy rápido, pero vale mucho la pena, aprendes muchísimo!
La red de soporte técnico durante todo el curso es espectacular, en todo momento puedes contactar con compañeras y profesores / as para resolver dudas.
Si tienes ganas de aprender y de trabajar fuerte para conseguir un cambio en tu vida, no lo dudes! :)

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Staff Interviews

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

Giulia Ferrari

Job Title
Office Manager
With an international background in finance, Giulia was the third employee at CodeOp. Since its inception she has contributed to the business development, event planning and community development.

When she's not in the office, she can be found in the streets of Barcelona with her camera, Ada.
Giulia Ferrari

What is your favorite travel memory?

There is something special for me about the road-trips my partner and I took while we lived in Ireland.

We traveled along the Irish coast, often leaving on a Friday right after work.

The feeling I had when we left Dublin's busy streets and reached the countryside was special - I knew we were bound to places where we could really disconnect, the sheep population would seriously outnumber the human one and I would be able to see nature's beauty in all her power.

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

Working at CodeOp has been an empowering experience for me.

Working in a StartUp environment means I have had the chance to learn many things very quickly, and I was able to discover new skills that I never knew I had - who would have thought only one year ago that I would be acting in a short movie?

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

I think all the stories of our former students are special, but if I have to chose one, it would be one of the students of our first cohort.

She didn't have much luck with her work life before the boot camp, and she kept to herself throughout the first half of the program.

Already during the boot camp, it was powerful to see how her confidence grew and how much of her personality started to show in everything she did. But what was most powerful to me was witnessing how securing a good job has led her to change many aspects of her life. She's out there now, the only female developer in the office, and rocking it. She wants to mentor other women, she wants to support the community, she wants to learn more - she's an inspiration.

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

As I don't have any previous experience in technology, I would choose the part-time Full Stack Development program. Given my part-time work as a photographer, learning how to create web applications would allow me to provide an extra service to some clients like designing a wedding website for example.

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

In my opinion, what makes CodeOp unique is the atmosphere of openness to feedback among the staff and the students, and how committed we are to not only giving our students the best possible education but also to creating a strong community of people wanting to diversify the tech scene.

I feel especially proud of my team when I think about how far we've come since last year: it was only 3 of us when we started, and now we have a growing number of professionals that are involved with the program at different levels.

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

From my Office Manager's perspective, I think the most important factor in being a successful company is caring. Caring about what the staff needs and what the students need. It goes from telling your boss to shut down the computer for 20 minutes and take a walk outside, to buying emergency chocolate croissants when the students are having a particularly hard day.

A successful business to me is one that values the well-being of all the people involved with it.