Testimonials

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Steven Kulp

Attending LEARN ended up being one of the best decisions I've ever made. Within a handful of months I went from having zero coding skills to getting hired as a web developer. Ultimately you get out of this course whatever you put into it, so as long as you show up ready to work hard it'll pay off. The curriculum is relevant, the facilities are comfortable, and the entire staff is awesome. I had a…view more

Debbie Espino

LEARN was the best decision I've made EVER! Quitting my full time job was the hardest part, but once I realized how much there is to learn, and grow, it was literally the best decision I've made. I had a career in a non-technical background and tried to learn something totally new. It was my turn to take my career into my hands and physically change it for the better. You can go to code…view more

Greg Sherrid

The LEARN academy interns were able to add genuinely valuable fixes and new features to the website within the duration of the internship. They exceeded our expectations, which is to both their and your credit.

Jenny Pletner

Attending Learn Academy was one of the best experiences of my life! Learn provided the education, support and encouragement I needed to realize my dream of becoming a software developer. I am proud to be part of the dynamic and inviting community that Learn has created!

Kevin Kochanski

I came to LEARN to disrupt my mid-career boredom. There were a few bootcamp-style options, but I was drawn to LEARN for several reasons: the unique internship aspect of the program; a commitment to diversity I saw in their staff, alumni, and community involvement; their place at the center of an active tech community; and the fact that, because they are local, they would be in touch with the needs of San Diego employers. I'm…view more

Lindsey Handley, PhD

Our small business, ThoughtSTEM, is a partner of LEARN. As partners, we provide 1-month internship experiences for LEARN students after they learn Ruby/Javascript for 3 months. It's been a fantastic partnership - LEARN students have been excellently proficient after only 3 months of coding education and they always contribute positively to the projects they work on with us. We've had two groups of LEARN interns so far who worked on: (1) designing back-end software that…view more

Bob Dennett

At a time in my life where I was ready for a big change, I came to LEARN, and it was the best decision I have ever made! Everyone from the staff to my classmates were nothing short of top notch thank you all so much!

Tucker Mullen

My time at LEARN Academy was one of the best experiences of my life honestly. I came into it expecting to be good. But it ended up being great! I knew it would be challenging, which it was. I knew it would be hard at times, and it was. And I knew it would be a lot to take in, in such a small amount of time, and it was. LEARN Academy and their instructors…view more

Krista Morrison

A year ago, I was a wedding planner. Today, I am a software engineer at a Fortune 500 company. People laugh when I tell them that…like they think it must be a joke. Let’s be real: it does sound like a joke. But it’s 100% true, and that is in large part due to my experience at LEARN. Go to LEARN. Gain an education. Leave with a family.

Josh Smith

We worked with some interns who graduated from LEARN and were absolutely floored by how incredible they were. Even though LEARN is ostensibly a Ruby on Rails and JavaScript bootcamp, the women who interned with us managed to pick up an entirely new language *and* a framework in the span of just a couple weeks. And then they went on to be really productive in both!

Jeff Olen

As part of the first Learn cohort I was uncertain of what to expect, in retrospect it was the best decision I could have made. Quite aside from the great curriculum, the experience was awesome. The sense of belonging and camaraderie made all the difference. Many thanks to Chelsea and Rob!

Dante Moore

Learn Academy is a fast-paced program for getting practical experience with many different relevant technologies in a short amount of time. The immersive portion happens quickly,  students are exposed to Git, data structures, and we were pair programming daily through the day's projects. The curriculum is structured for layering in new technologies, and before you know it, you're familiar with relational databases and doing a deep dive into the inner workings of Rails. The instructors…view more

Evan Powell

There are a lot of things to learn and experience while attending LEARN Academy. One of the best things I learned was that the opportunities provided are a direct reflection of what you put into your own experience. That is, the staff at LEARN are there to be your advocate and they can help guide you along your journey to becoming a solid developer, but you have to want to go on the journey. There…view more

Kelly Chess

If you're looking for a challenge and you want your career to be a creative outlet, this bootcamp is a good jumpstart into the inventive world of computer programming. LEARN academy will introduce you to the popular technologies used by many companies (Git, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, SQL, RSpec, Ruby, and Rails) and give you the space to create webpages and web applications with motivated peers. A big plus with LEARN is that they're…view more

Nico D’Amico-Barbour

I went to LEARN academy in January of 2018 to study full-stack web development. I did almost all the prep-work, and by week 8 of the program I was putting in at least 15 hours a week outside of class. Nearly every week there was an evening event to attend to learn more about development. Sometime around week 7 some classmates and I attended and placed in a 12 hour Saturday hackathon. By week 11…view more