Launch School Love, Appreciation, & Results

I didn’t just want a job, I wanted a rewarding career where I could meaningfully contribute and grow for years to come. With the baseline knowledge and habits established in the core curriculum and the intensity of the Capstone program, I feel well prepared to stay relevant across an ever-changing industry.

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William Mills

I would not hesitate to say that Launch School was the most well-structured and effective learning experience I’ve ever had the pleasure of participating in.

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Nick Miller
Even though learning the fundamentals is a lot of hard work, it has been everything I hoped it would be and more.
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Karis Tobias

Within 10 weeks of my first application, I had accepted a large salary and a small bonus at a company whose mission I was genuinely excited about.

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Elise Olivares
San Francisco
I understand the topics that I've learned about much more deeply than I could have hoped, but I think the biggest improvement has been in my ability to quickly understand new material (or theoretical situations, or network problems, etc.) that I haven't encountered before given the strong foundation laid in the courses so far.
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Anne Jones

It’s hard to overestimate the role Launch School’s Capstone and the Core Curriculum programs played in me getting my first full time tech job. My first full time tech job far exceeded my expectations in terms of salary and seniority level.

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Daniel Rote

I'd like to share my experience with new Launch Schoolers, don't doubt, trust Launch School, follow the syllabus, make your efforts, your decision is 100% correct

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Jamie Wen

It was the best investment of my time that I made. Even better than going to university!

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Cristian Rennella

If you cannot do Capstone for whatever reasons, let me assure you that the Core Curriculum is more than enough to prepare you for a successful entry into the software engineering world.

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Markus Unger

Signing up for Launch School was a life-defining moment for me

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Liam Brady
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I eventually landed an offer with DigitialOcean - which is beyond my imagination!

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Ying Chyi Gooi
Denver

Launch School doesn’t just teach you the fundamentals of programming and web development, but it also gives you the tools and context to learn anything you want to learn on your own

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Hsuancheng Chen

This is the course to go for to get a concrete foundation on programming

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Sheng Yeong
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Aside from being a good resource for beginners, Launch School has proven transformational to me as a prior startup founder with a few years of programming experiences and a MS in Software Engineering

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Sonia Lin

Launch School truly prepares you to be an asset on day one of a real job in the industry.

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Jevon Hayter

In my job hunt, which lasted exactly two weeks, there was never an interview that I walked into where I wasn't confident. This confidence and drive instilled in me by Launch School allowed me to go to multiple interviews, succeed in various interview formats, and join a company that I love as a senior engineer.

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Gabriel De Almeida

I had a mountain of student loan debt that I’d taken on to get an undergraduate and then graduate degree, and knew I’d never be able to pay off. I completed the core curriculum and joined Capstone which then got me a six-figure salary as a Software Engineer within 4 weeks of starting the job hunt.

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Wendy Kuhn

Experts always return to fundamentals because they are the foundation on which everything else is built. Launch School’s core program embodies this principle by emphasizing mastery of fundamentals through purposeful individual study.

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Sienna Wood
Denver

The thing with Launch School is once you are done, you will realize just how fundamentally necessary everything is. Suffice to say, I have finished the core curriculum and was promoted to a DevOps engineer at my current company.

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Josh Crane

In the end I truly believe that Launch School changed my life

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Daniel Schonfeld
Los Angeles, California, USA

Though I was skeptical at first, trusting the process and basing my knowledge on problem-solving and fundamental skills has paid dividends. The problem-solving skills I picked up while attending Launch School have made me not only a more competent web developer but also a more competent person.

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Gino Bonanno

Had it not been for Launch School and Capstone, I would still be working a dead-end job with no real ambitions. Now that I am on the hiring side, I would not hesitate to hire Capstone graduates from Launch School, especially from personal experience that Capstone is the real deal.

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Timmy Lee
The Core curriculum was amazing. It really delivered on its promise on mastering the fundamentals.
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Julia Martin

Suffice to say, I'm excelling at my job and it's all thanks to a tremendous amount of hard work, dedication, and Launch School.

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Alex Henegar

Within two weeks of sending out my first application, I was getting contacted so often that I had to start turning away opportunities for interviews. I had the freedom to choose where I would work and I ended up accepting an incredible offer for a Software Engineer II position from a tech startup in Manhattan.

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Tannr Allard

Launch School gave me all of the core tools I needed to start building meaningful, useful software applications

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Charlie Reese

There was never a moment when I felt as though I was glossing over a key detail and that aspect of the program gave me the confidence to tackle increasingly difficult problems as the months went by

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Chris Theodoridis

I highly recommend Launch School's program for anyone who wants to learn how to code and land a job as a software engineer

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Robert Jewell
New York, New York, USA

Taking this program is one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

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Yufei Chen
Melbourne, Australia
Post a coding Bootcamp that I attended, I found out the hard way that I really didn't know coding as much as I thought I would. Even when the concepts or a coding problem was easy enough to understand theoretically, I had a hard time translating my thoughts into code. After finding Launch School, I found that the 101 lessons and 109 assessments were just what I needed to find my confidence in coding again.
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Ainaa Sakinah Azman

In just 2 months after completing the last course and submersing myself into the local Rails community, I got an offer as a Rails developer from a Fortune 100 company

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Robin Paul
Austin, Texas, USA

This program is by far the most advanced, cost effective way of learning how to be a real programmer and get paid like one

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Gus Pares
Miami Beach, FL, USA

I highly recommend Launch School for beginners to web development or programming in general

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Anthony Licari
Queens, New York, USA

I often thought about making a career change into software development, but it wasn’t until I found Launch School that I felt confident that I could make that ambition a reality.

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Walid Wahed
New York City

I even believe I've learned how to learn better, and I've become a better problem-solver in general throughout the coursework

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Patrick Brennan
When I started back in December 2019 I could only write some awfully entangled and impossible to understand VBA scripts for Excel. Today, my code is clean, well-structured and I can tackle complex problems and build applications from scratch by breaking down is simpler parts. Not only I've achieved a level of confidence and fluidity in JavaScript that I couldn't even imagine when I started Core but also I feel I leave Core with a very good foundation in programming fundamentals.
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Raul De Hevia

The biggest take away that I got from Launch School was confidence. I solve software engineering problems for a living and every day I reach back to the patterns that I learned here.

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Tommy Caruso

Bottom line, complete this program and you will have all the skills you need to land a job or build your own products

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Jeffrey Knox
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Anyone who aspires to push themselves to be the best that they can be should consider Capstone. Capstone really is a fantastic career-launching step.

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Josh Nelson

Launch School has already given me not only the ability to create full stack web applications from scratch - it's also given me the confidence to get a new job writing code and solving problems

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Alex Dzwonchyk

I still can't believe that I went from a job that was basically shuffling papers to a job that lets me build an app for Olympic games

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Toni Cesarek
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Was it all worth it in the end? Without a doubt, my answer is a resounding yes! After 10 weeks on the job hunt, I accepted an offer for a position where I’ll be making more than $100k/year.

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Tiffany Han
San Francisco Bay Area

Launch School has given me the belief that I can accomplish anything that I put my mind to; perhaps the most valuable lesson of all

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Adrian Carroll

I believe that the Capstone program gave me the rare opportunity to get serious mentorship and team experience that would have taken years to receive on the job.

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Jacob Coker-Dukowitz

I have not once regretted my decision to join Launch School and its Capstone program

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Vincent DeVendra
Boston, MA, USA

If you're really considering becoming a Web developer from scratch, this is the right place for you

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Roy Zinn
Tel Aviv, Israel
The amount of knowledge I have absorbed while working through the curriculum thus far is impressive and launch school presented it in a way that was never overwhelming or intimidating.
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Kal Krueger

Capstone - If I could sum it up in one phrase it’d be this: you will blow yourself away. Your foundational investment will payoff as you build something truly awesome.

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Lukas Nimmo

The ones that I had on my short list were Bloc.io, Thinkful, General Assembly, and Launch School. I chose Launch School because it was the only one that was forcused on building students a robust foundation and because its model allowed me to work through the courses at my own pace

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Dito Hartoto
Melbourne, Australia

The fact of the matter is that I simply would not have been provided the top quality job opportunity that I ultimately accepted if it wasn’t for the process that we followed and the mentoring that we were given.

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Perry Carbone
New York, NY, USA

If you are considering doing a bootcamp or any sort of online course to become a web developer, you have found the one - Launch School

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Yvette Gonzalez
Chicago, Illinois, USA

I never thought I’d be making 6 figures in my twenties but I just landed my number 1 choice company and in a mid-level Software Engineering role just two weeks after completing Capstone.

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Steven Shen

The true value of this course is actually learning how to think like a developer, how to approach your problems, and how to seek out the answers

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Patrick Ng
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Backend core has given me a solid boost in my work as a data scientist at a software startup, and I think the skills I have gained were a significant factor in recently receiving a more senior level.
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Andrew Doss

I can say with confidence that there is simply no better way to launch a career in software engineering than with Launch School

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Tyler Guillen

The core curriculum provides a solid platform and jumping off point to go learn almost anything you could want to in programming

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Max Appleton
More than anything, LS has provided me with the solid fundamentals and best practices that I know will be the bedrock of my future career in software engineering. LS has such high expectations of its students that, when you embark on the Core Curriculum journey, it becomes built into you to have those same high expectations for yourself.
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Richard Morris

I was able to join a company in a new domain with a new tech stack because Launch School doesn't focus on the hot topic of the day but the more important underlying ideas and concepts

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Michael Mentele
San Francisco

Your ultimate goal should be to get one of the top jobs out there. And trust me, the Launch School team and their curriculum are more than capable of helping you to achieve that.

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Konstantin Minevskiy

From the first glance, it was apparent that Launch School had been founded by industry veterans. I have never encountered a curriculum more in-depth and rigorous

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Sunny Beatteay
New York City

Capstone has helped me secure, and perform strongly on, a Level 2 Software Engineer role, with no prior experience.

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Kelvin Wong

This could be the program for you if you're looking for something that's more on the hardcore end of the spectrum

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Ryan Gilbert
Launch School provides an amazing environment that promotes hard work, dedication, empathy for your learning process, and I am so thankful to have found it.
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Kimberly Ramirez

I've gained the attitude of constantly looking for better ways to do things, understanding my tools more deeply and working to become a better developer

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Conrad Beach
I used to record Excel macros on the side at work, just to make my job a bit easier. After learning the fundamentals, I was able to really dig into how VBA code works and optimize my code. I built several other tools in use by other peers at my company, which eventually got me a promotion to a Specialist role.
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Juan Juy

After completing the back-end curriculum, I applied to one dream job, and I got it!

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Liz Fedak

I had been working for ten years in a different industry and was ready for a career change. I was at the point where I needed something beyond self-study to prepare me for a career as a developer. Luckily, I found Launch School.

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Jason Overby

This programme opened possibilities for me that would have taken me years to reach

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Letladi Sebesho
Johannesburg, South Africa

After only 3 weeks of finishing the program I was working full time as a Jr Developer in an amazing company in downtown Toronto

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Eduardo Poleo
Toronto, Canada

I landed a 6 figure job, which was much more than I expected. Prior to accepting the offer, I was telling recruiters/employers I was looking for $75-80k/yr. After a couple of weeks of interviewing, I was turning down offers at that dollar amount. During my interviews, I was complimented several times on my Problem Solving abilities using the techniques provided by Launch School. The coding challenges were actually much easier than the problem sets Launch School provides.

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Steven Alston

It's probably the best investment (time and money) I did for myself in a long time

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Arjun Rajkumar
Bengaluru, India

Thanks to Launch School's guidance, philosophy, curriculum and Capstone Program, I am now a Software Engineer working a job in NYC and earning well over $100k/year

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Antoine LeClercq
Academically, this has been one of the most rewarding, and demanding, learning experiences of my life. Yet, I feel like I've achieved much more than I ever thought I was capable of before starting out. I look forward to seeing what the future brings.
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Richard Morris

I can't speak highly enough of the support of both the staff and student community fostered at Launch School. Those who commit to the Launch School path will find themselves surrounded by dedicated and encouraging fellow students and staff who will then comprise a strong network of top-notch Software Engineers.

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Melissa Manousos

It is clear that the Launch School team really cares about offering the best program they can

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Kristen Wilde

In the end I landed a great job after I completed my study at Launch School

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Peter Karth
Rocky Mount, NC, USA

I've been working as a Rails developer for almost 2 years now. It's quite likely that I wouldn't have made it if I hadn't chosen Launch School.

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Roy Huang

Finding Launch School has been life changing. I got an amazing six-figure job offer that was above and beyond what I ever dreamed was possible.

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Cody Stair

I got a different role making significantly more than twice what I had been making as a 'web specialist', putting me firmly in six-figure

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Steve Kolock
New York

And the end result? I’ve landed my dream job at DigitalOcean as a Software Engineer II for the Network Services team, skipping an entry level role and working on projects & technologies that I thought out of my reach just 2 years ago. And more than doubling my salary from my previous job!

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Julius Zerwick

I landed what I consider being the perfect junior ruby developer job before even finishing the program

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David Besserman
Paris, France

I realized that Launch School sees learning software development as a lifelong journey of mastering a craft, not learning to code in three months in order to land a job. Launch School is honest and transparent with what they offer.

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Jeremy Stryer

For the past two years I've been singing Launch School's praises as a coding school. I knew I was learning valuable skills, but I had to trust the process and hope that my efforts would eventually pay off. Now that they have, I can recommend Launch School as a life-changing opportunity.

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Ben Zelinski

Even after accepting a lead instructor position with a notable bootcamp, I was unsatisfied with my career trajectory. It was only once I joined Capstone that I saw the true power of "just-in-time" learning. I refined my understanding of higher level concepts, designed and built an amazing project with a distributed team, and landed an engineering role with a world-class organization led by a legendary tech entrepreneur.

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Derick Gross
Mastery-based learning has legitimately changed my life. Prior to coming to Launch School, I had this idea that I was only meant to do things I was immediately good at. I felt like if I struggled, or it didn't come naturally it meant I wasn't good at it. What I have learned through mastery-based learning and taking my time to learn fundamentals is that is not true. Being natural at something is helpful, but not necessary.
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Kimberly Ramirez