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Top 7 Best Coding Courses in San Francisco for 2019

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In San Francisco there are so many HTML, CSS, Python and JavaScript coding classes, as well as bootcamps, tech Meetups and happy hours, that finding the right fit for you can feel overwhelming! Narrowing down the choice can be tricky, and so here at One Month we’ve decided to streamline to the process by handpicking some of the best San Francisco coding courses.

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Best San Francisco Coding Bootcamps

While our list isn’t exhaustive, we believe these are some of the best coding courses in San Francisco.

1. General Assembly

General Assembly

General Assembly has 20 campuses around the globe where they teach technology, design and business. Lucky for San Francisco, General Assembly was one of the first bootcamps in town when they opened in shop in 2013.

GA (as General Assembly is more commonly known) has courses across the coding spectrum. There are different ways to take courses (full versus part-time for example), but in terms of cost, the majority of the immersive courses, meaning those that are full-time and meet in person, start at around $3,000. GA students can choose from immersive software engineering and data science to part-time courses in front-end web development and JavaScript development.

Fun fact, One Month teacher and co-founder Chris Castiglione taught the first-ever coding course at the GA San Francisco when it opened in 2012.

2. Hack Reactor

hack reactor

Rated one of the best options by outlets like Course Report and SwitchUp, San Francisco just so happens to be the location of the company’s headquarters. Hack Reactor offers part-time, full-time, in-person, and online coding course options that teaches programmers-to-be how to think like programmers in addition to the ability to code. One major bonus for dog owners is that their campuses are pup-friendly. 🐶

3. App Academy

App Academy

App Academy’s curriculum offers a focus on career coaching. The unique thing about App Academy, that none of the other coding courses offer, is that they only charge you once you’re hired as a developer.

The way App Academy works is they select students based on skills and require a refundable deposit of $3,000 that you get back if you’re not placed in a job that lands you at least $50,000 in compensation. Of course this means that App Academy is more competitive to join, but once you’re in there are some serious cost benefits!

4. Horizon’s School of Technology

Horizon’s School of Technology

Geared towards college students and recent graduates, Horizon’s School of Technology is one of the best coding bootcamps in San Francisco. Horizon’s takes a full-on immersive approach to teaching its students to code. The first eight weeks are spent learning to code and the final two focus on building an individual idea, bringing the full term of the coding bootcamp to 10 weeks.

5. First Step Coding

First Step Coding


The unique thing about First Step Coding’s classes are that their goal is to turn super beginners code literate in just one month. The classes typically consist just eight to 16 students, they’re offered at night and are part-time. While in class students will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript in a team-focused environment. Afterward, certain graduates have the chance to earn tuition credits toward more advanced coding bootcamps that First Step partners with, including App Academy, Flatiron School, and Hack Reactor.

6. Codify Academy

Codify Academy

Codify Academy was launched by three brothers who were once an insurance agent, a locksmith dispatcher, and a server. They started it to help people like them with absolutely no experience or background in coding learn how to program. Codify stands out as a part-time option for beginners. Students learn the fundamentals of HTML and CSS before moving onto responsive design, JavaScript, and API’s and frameworks.

7. Springboard

Springboard

Marketed as a way to “future proof your career,” Springboard offers mentorship by industry professionals and assistance with job placement in addition to coding classes. Their courses are organized into tracks like the Data Science Engineer Career Track that’s more of a bootcamp than a course, but they also offer self-paced individual courses on technology like Python as well.

Parting Thoughts on Coding Courses in San Francisco

Because at One Month, we believe that each person’s approach to learning to code is unique, we’re always here and happy to help answer any questions you might have. This roundup is intended to be a starter for your San Francisco coding course research but remember that every learner’s needs and style are different so the key is figuring out what works best for you. If you need a little more guidance than what you found here, just leave a comment below or reach out to our friendly support staff!

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Best Downtown SF Coding Courses

If you’re considering diving into an immersive bootcamp, you might first want to check out some of the free coding courses online so you can absorb the basics before diving head deep into an expensive bootcamp.

At One Month we offer 30-day coding courses to help prepare you for immersive coding bootcamps (and also for building up your resume). If you’re new to programming, we highly recommend you first learn HTML and then learn JavaScript. If you don’t know where to start? We have you covered — One Month offers a course just for you called Programming for Non-Programmers.

Whether your in San Francisco, New York, Hong Kong, or anywhere in between, you can enroll in our courses and connect with fun videos, real-world project, 1on1 coaching, and earn your coding certification.

Have any questions about where to start? Or which bootcamp to take after One Month? We’re here to help!

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Cinnamon Janzer Cinnamon Janzer is a journalist whose work has been published with National Geographic, the Guardian, US News & World Report, and more. Before her writing days, she worked at a tech start up where she learned to code the basics of coding: HTML, CSS, and some JavaScript.

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