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Many people may feel old in 2022 (remember how the 2012 London Olympics seem to have happened yesterday? The YouTube promotional video for the 10th anniversary could disappear any moment), but getting older and cranky would no one should stop trying to be a programmer.
With an increasingly demanding technology market, researchers expects the German IT market to be worth $129 billion by 2025, boosting tech jobs around the world. If you’re looking to make a career move, boot camps may be the fastest way to learn programming from scratch.
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Boot camps promise to teach students how to code quickly, and with such audacity they have earned their bad notoriety. But to get to the facts, boot camps are a useful tool for professionals – from any discipline – trying to turn to programming.
Statistics show that the median age for boot camp students is 31 years old — so you won’t feel alone with your aging blues. And nearly 8 out of 10 boot camp students landed a job in the six months after completing the course in 2020. It’s a telling figure, especially given that by 2020 most of the world had to adapt to working (and learning) in a purely remote way, requiring in-person connections to be replaced by after-hours cocktails held via lo-fi Zoom conversations.
Boot camps are incredibly renowned for connecting individuals: students can become business partners and develop their code in a business approach right after the course is completed. That’s why boot camps like Le Wagon have their employment rates up to 93%only one month after completion of the course.
Many bootcamps in Europe offer a mixed multi-location or online model. However, there are specifications that distinguish any coding school such as the syllabus, total investment, course duration, admission process, etc. Certain boot camps may be attractive to an aspiring data scientist while others may be suitable for someone shooting for a position as Multi-Cloud- integrator.
Here are some of the best coding bootcamps to attend in Europe in 2022:
1. Le Wagon (Berlin, Cologne, Munich and more locations)
If you were secretly planning to attend a coding bootcamp to move to another city and make a fresh start, first make sure Le Wagon has no campus in your city. This excellent coding bootcamp has campuses across 44 cities. Twenty-three of these campuses are located in Europe, including Berlin, Cologne and Munich. Le Wagon offers full-time (nine weeks) and part-time (six months) courses, mainly on full-stack web development and data science.
Le Wagon graduates from their European campuses often find a job only 34 days after completing their education. On the other hand, Le Wagon’s 6,000+ alumni network will be strengthened with only remote graduates: Le Wagon offers Web Development and Data Science courses under their Remote Bootcamp mode, which is experienced as a live lecture. Le Wagon already claims that their alumni community numbers more than 13,000 people. Not a bad number to network with!
View our Coding Bootcamp Documentary with Le Wagon students.
2. Spicy (Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart)
seasoned is a more boutique alternative to Le Wagon. With campuses in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne and Stuttgart, plus the option to attend classes online, Spiced offers two twelve-week programs: one on web development and one on data science. But they are about to add a third option: Data Analytics. This nine-week course helps heavy spreadsheet users—with no programming experience—crack the codes behind data insights. The syllabus includes topics such as the basics of Python, exploring varied datasets, statistics, visualization, storing data on PostgreSQL, and dashboards.
3. Coders Lab (Krakow and more locations)
4. Academia de Código (Lisbon and more locations)
In Portuguese, reprogramming means ‘to reprogram something’, but it also means to rewire something from scratch. Academia de Codigo, a long-term bootcamp in several cities in Portugal, promises to re-capture your life for a fresh start. Attending their 14-week bootcamp will take you from a coding noob to a deployable full-stack developer. This is because the bootcamp has 7 day weeks with days of about 13 hours (I think they put the ‘bootcamp’ in bootcamp).
As their webpage says, “coding takes work:” Fourteen weeks equals 650 hours of total immersion – or what it would take to drive twelve times back and forth from Berlin to Lisbon. But, as they also explain, coding “gives employment.”
5. Founders and Programmers (London)