While many of the more popular code bootcamps require the student to have some prior programming experience, Dev Bootcamp does not. They offer a "phase 0" which teaches the basics before the course begins.
Dev Bootcamp focuses on emotional intelligence through their "Engineering Empathy" curriculum. This includes ways to manage stress and anxiety, giving/receiving feedback, and minimizing unconscious bias.
Throughout the course, Hack Reactor helps to get students job-ready by introducing common interview questions right from the start. Lectures are given on job hunting, and there is a focus throughout the program on building up a portfolio.
App Academy only accepts 3% of those who apply. Students are required to have some technical skills prior to beginning the program. This means you'll be surrounded by smart, passionate people when you take the course.
You are required to pay a $5000 deposit, which you get back when you finish the course. Provided you get hired after App Academy, you pay them 18% of your salary for your first year as tuition. This, for many people, is a more realistic option than paying the $16K+ up front.
While pair programming definitely has benefits, it can be a con for some. Much of the course is spent pair programming, something many introverts will struggle with when doing it for 8+ hours a day, every day. If you're paired with someone at a different level than you, it can slow down your...
Where many bootcamps only have the one program, General Assembly has a few different options to choose from. These include Web Development Immersive, Android Development Immersive, and Data Science Immersive.