Joshua Cumpian

Attending LEARN Academy was one of the best, most satisfying decisions I’ve ever made for the growth of my career. I spent a few months researching the coding bootcamp I wanted to attend. I remember scouring the internet for reviews on every possible bootcamp. Some seemed too focused on just shoving people through the curriculum or not being worth the money in one way or another. Online bootcamps seemed way too shady and disconnected from the student when this is something where a student NEEDS a mentor to help them get unstuck. Learning on your own can be done, but can take two years when a person could attend a good bootcamp and get it done in 3 months and pay it off before those ‘would of been two years’ are over, and now you have a job and experience already before you would of gotten your first job. Every day I attended LEARN I was completely satisfied with my experience. The instructors and owners care about the success that you want to get out of it and will do their best to help you reach your short term and long term goals. If you request additional help, the instructors will without hesitation help you during lunch or after class. They truly care about the student – especially the student who takes their choice to attend seriously. It’s hard to help someone who doesn’t pay attention in the first place, or who doesn’t put any effort in. There is a lot of hard working successful students that come out of LEARN that land in awesome jobs that wouldn’t be possible if they hadn’t attended LEARN. If a person does the suggested pre-course work, attends LEARN, works hard to understand the material everyday, asks questions about what they don’t understand, there’s no doubt that they will land an awesome job and career. A person should go into the school humble, willing to constantly learn (because that’s what a developers life will be), and to take it serious. You will get out of it what you put into it. I would gladly answer any questions about my experience and recommend it to anyone who wants to be a developer. A coding bootcamp won’t hold your hand as they magically transfer skills into your brain. But they give you the network of people you need, the environment you need, the mentors you need, the internship you need to get some experience, the encouragement you need, and the right direction you need to be successful.