Choosing a bootcamp in SF for a CS grad

Choosing a bootcamp in SF for a CS grad


Hey everyone,
I graduated with a cs degree in 2017 from a liberal arts school. I don’t really think the school did a great job preparing me for the job market. I share some of the blame because I didn’t aggressively seek out programming internships or focus on a particular field while at school. Regardless, I found myself graduating with experience writing some baby Java projects, but not much that I felt qualified me for a developer role. Since graduating I have been working on improving my web developer skills and working in a non-programming job. I have learned javascript and some backend stuff, but I don’t feel qualified for a full on job. I am a hard worker when I am given the structure so a coding bootcamp sounds like a good idea to me. I think taking a web programming bootcamp course could help fill the gaps of my education, give me structure to put more time in, give me more experience working in groups, and give me a jumpstart of networking to look for a job.

I am trying to decide which bootcamp would be appropriate for me. Currently I have my sights set on hack reactor and app academy as rigorous, high-quality bootcamps that don’t start entirely from square one. I also looked at coding dojo and general assembly, but these camps seemed to have a more casual approach which does not seem to suit my needs.

Are there other back-end/full-stack bootcamps in the San Fransisco bay area that you would recommend that would be rigorous, not start from square one and preferably have good resources for job searching?