Launch School Love, Appreciation, & Results

  • The Launch School experience has completely changed how I view my own potential and abilities, and how I view learning. I'm excited to apply the mastery approach, along with the techniques and methods I've now found work well for me, to many more fields over the rest of my life.
    Alex dzwonchyk
    Alex Dzwonchyk
  • The focus on fundamentals has been invaluable. That is the kind of learning experience that I need and that I really believe is the right way. Having gone through this program, I don't have the answer to every programming question, but I have confidence that there is little in the field that I will not be able to seriously engage with.
    Nathan classen
    Nathan Classen
  • This whole curriculum has helped me reshape how I think about learning. I am so happy that I found this program.
    Chris durand
    Chris Durand
  • I got a web development job I'd be incapable of doing without the fundamentals I learned with Launch School.
    Timothy cummings
    Timothy Cummings
  • I've spent considerable time as a teaching professional, and as a professional I'll say that the curriculum and teaching methodology that you have designed is among the best that I've come across, if not the best.
    Robert rodes
    Robert Rodes
  • The problem-solving approaches we've learned at Launch School have been the most valuable to my current career (lead product designer). PEDAC, CRC cards, and ERD's have helped shape how I design products and then explain and translate them to the engineers I work with.
    Nabil kazerouni
    Nabil Kazerouni
  • 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
  • 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
  • I believe the high standard set by all at Launch School is very much starting to bleed into other aspects of my life. I am realising how much there is to learn and challenging myself to rise to the highest level I can. It is a very encouraging pedagogy once it starts working for you. I wish I had encountered such a way of learning earlier on in my education.
    Nick stebbings
    Nick Stebbings
  • I am amazed not just at how much I've learned, but how much I retained what I learned. In college I remembered long enough to pass the test. Now I've learned enough to go into more advanced levels of the topics Launch School covers. Having this confidence I've gained in a subject that was so intimidating and confusing when I was studying by myself is priceless.
    Joe castrigno
    Joe Castrigno
  • 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
  • One thing I've gained so far is a much greater ability to read documentation. I'm comfortable enough with the documentation for the Ruby language, Sinatra, and PostgreSQL that I hardly ever had to reach out to Launch School staff to ask a question. I could usually find everything I needed on my own. This gives me confidence in my ability to figure out what I need to find as well as where to find it.
    Michael rago
    Michael Rago
  • I thought I knew how to approach problem solving until I encountered PEDAC in the material. It really helped me understand the need to slow down, think through a problem, probe its boundaries, and develop a solution all before starting to code. This, out of everything, will be one of my key tools I take with me and use in my career.
    Nick miller
    Nick Miller
  • How I wish I'd learnt about Launch School 10 years ago. The fact that we had to read three books on Ruby, just in prep, and then went so deep into the thing itself in the core curriculum, that was really instructive.
    Bharat agarwal
    Bharat Agarwal
  • 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
  • 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
  • Launch School has easily been the most life-changing educational experience of my life.
    Jay dela torre
    Jay de la Torre
  • What worked well was how thorough LS was with programming fundamentals. It's unique from every other thing I've tried in the past, which felt very superficial.
    Linus phan
    Linus Phan
  • I still remember the feedback I got after my first interview. It was thoughtful, thorough and I could feel that the instructor cared. It was a transition point for me as I understood I could trust you guys to help me on the learning path.
    Catherine emond
    Catherine Emond
  • The most important result I've achieved with Launch School is the ability to understand when I've covered a new topic with enough depth to successfully apply the knowledge on the job.
    Derick gross
    Derick Gross
  • 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
  • Launch School really is in a class of its own in terms of education paradigms. The Mastery Based Learning philosophy does not compromise on depth of learning and does not accept a bell curve of results - it is indescribably rare in our profit & growth focused world.
    Will lotherington
    Will Lotherington
  • I had many ideas for building web projects but didn't know where to start. After working through the fundamentals, I feel like I have built the necessary mental frameworks to build and launch those projects. What's more important is that now I know how to break down project ideas into database structure design and implementation details.
    Genie guo
    Genie Guo
  • It was here at Launch School where I learned the importance of looking at the problem, understanding exactly what should be done first, thinking about edge cases, test cases, and the steps that should be taken to solve problems. Then, with a clear understanding, start coding.
    Douglas carvalho
    Douglas Carvalho
  • By having a solid set of fundamental tools, I can now go out and explore, learn new languages, cutting edge frameworks and understand them from the ground up vs just being taught and not really being able to go out on my own.
    Nigel hing
    Nigel Hing
  • I got a job at a startup as a back-end engineer when I was midway through the back-end course of RB130, and also got an offer with a fast growing company at the same time. I think having the depth of understanding in writing code was extremely helpful as it made learning about algorithms and more much easier.
    Edmond tam
    Edmond Tam
  • Launch School taught me how to work hard for prolonged periods of time without any immediate reward. The long term benefits of that cannot be overstated.
    Andy jakubowski
    Andy Jakubowski
  • 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
  • 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
  • Through the core curriculum alone, I was able to build integrations with multiple CRM's for my organization, automate workflows and develop an entirely automated organization-wide report. I started writing JavaScript for work before the curriculum covered JavaScript, but because of the way in which programming was taught at Launch School I picked up the basics and was productive within a week of trying.
    Jacob coker dukowitz
    Jacob Coker-Dukowitz
  • 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
  • With the skills that I have learnt so far, I felt comfortable enough to start working on many of my own projects. I have a strong enough foundation to be able to start any small project or at least learn the necessary skills to work on any project.
    Jacob resnick
    Jacob Resnick
  • It is clear that the Launch School team really cares about offering the best program they can

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    Kristen Wilde
  • 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
  • More than anything, the core curriculum has given me confidence in myself as a developer. I feel well equipped in my knowledge of the fundamentals and ready to keep learning. I feel proud of myself for completing it, and that's in large part due to the structure of the program and the way it was designed.
    Arthur kauffman
    Arthur Kauffman
  • Mastering fundamentals enabled me to pick up similar technologies easier. Although I don't know python programming language, I am able to understand python code because of the object oriented fundamentals I learned in JavaScript and Ruby courses.
    Avshar
    Avshar
  • 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
  • The most useful thing about the Launch School core curriculum is preparing us to be able to learn new languages and development tools in general.
    Natalia baeza
    Natalia Baeza
  • In the end I truly believe that Launch School changed my life

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    Daniel Schonfeld
    Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 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
  • I have built 3 things thanks to Launch School. I built a local e-commerce web app in Rails. I have built an authentication & view component library in Crystal lang. Although Launch School didn't teach me Crystal, Launch School taught me enough core concepts to learn on my own.
    Andrew crotwell
    Andrew Crotwell
  • 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
  • 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
  • This programme opened possibilities for me that would have taken me years to reach

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    Letladi Sebesho
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 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
  • What I appreciate about Launch School is the way it instills and cultures dedication to the craft it teaches. From its philosophy, to the tough assessments, constantly evolving curriculum, solid material, and fantastic staff, I think Launch School has a great model and I hope it continues to help programmers progress through the "plateau".
    Jocie moore
    Jocie Moore
  • 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
  • Shortly after finishing the backend portion of the core curriculum, I received an interview for a developer position. Surprisingly, a huge chunk of related questions came up in my interview and I received an offer about a week later.
    Justin zeng
    Justin Zeng
  • I built a tool over the last few months that is ambitious in scope and has the potential to be rolled out to 1000+ people internally. Although it is not strictly a web app, I applied the PEDAC process learned at Launch School while working on this project, and I am confident that the tool will be easy to maintain, customize as needs change, and stable regardless of how many users we give access to.
    Will lotherington
    Will Lotherington
  • I feel like Launch School has helped me cultivate a 'killer instinct' for problem solving.
    Josh hinman
    Josh Hinman
  • At first, I was a bit disappointed to be learning only the basics, but as I progressed I learned so much more than I was expecting to. Now that I've mastered the fundamentals, and even before completing this program, my confidence in my abilities has absolutely skyrocketed.
    Angel ruiz bates
    Angel Ruiz-Bates
  • The step by step, slow progression in this course is excellent. The student is able to focus in on one problem at a time. Overall pleased with the presentation of the course - the assignments were difficult enough to stretch my abilities but not overwhelm or confuse.
    Alex soloviev
    Alex Soloviev
  • It was fun being able to put the front end concepts together to do cool, interactive things. Really find that all the foundation building we go through before is necessary and it pays off.
    Josh nelson
    Josh Nelson
  • Taking this program is one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

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    Yufei Chen
    Melbourne, Australia
  • I joined Launch School specifically for its promise of feedback. The program has far exceeded my expectations in that regard.
    Ben zelinski
    Ben Zelinski
  • I'm achieving what I never got in other programs, which was an overall perspective on how software is made (web applications in particular).
    Caleb heath
    Caleb Heath
  • Launch School has given me a whole new way to look at learning and mastery that goes far beyond code. My day job is working as a marketer and I learned everything I know through books, podcasts, blogs, and courses. Going back I would have done everything differently, asking questions like "What are the things that won't change?" and "What are the fundamental skills of a marketer that go across roles?".
    Shane rostad
    Shane Rostad
  • For the first time in my life, I feel like I know enough about the fundamentals to learn any new thing in engineering.
    Andy jakubowski
    Andy Jakubowski
  • Honestly, I really enjoyed the Ruby programming and back-end development courses. I have been taking some courses concurrently on Python and Django and have been shocked by the efficacy of the mastery based approach (digging into the docs to figure out the root of a problem vs hacking out a solution by trying multiple approaches without systematically solving for why there was an issue).
    James henderson
    James Henderson
  • 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
  • I have recommended and will continue to recommend Launch School to anyone wanting to learn to code.
    Larson laidlaw
    Larson Laidlaw
  • Signing up for Launch School was a life-defining moment for me

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    Liam Brady
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • This program has changed my life. In the past when I would think back on my college years, I always thought, "I could have done better". I think this is a common sentiment, but I have since changed my mind. I don't think the problem was with me but with the system in which I learned.
    Zac klammer
    Zac Klammer
  • The problem solving pedagogy equipped me with the tools necessary to tackle problems without feeling “stuck”.
    Kris d
    Kris Denert
  • Thinking of solving problems as a process rather than a hack/slash type of activity has been very helpful for me. In the past, I've always been able to come up with a solution to a problem eventually, but trusting the process has made it much more efficient and I think has prepared me to solve more difficult problems in the future.
    William baker
    William Baker
  • I would honestly say that LS is the most challenging and rewarding academic course I've been through. I'm proud to say that I've completed the Core Curriculum.
    Andrew ratliff
    Andrew Ratliff
  • Learning the fundamentals made me much more confident about learning to program. No matter how far I get in this field, I will have to thank Launch School for providing me with such good quality content that allows me to navigate through the sea of information with much more confidence.
    Luiz carlos alves de melo
    Luiz Carlos Alves de Melo
  • I finally found Launch school and it was everything and more I was looking for. A great curriculum, smart supportive people in the community, and a school that truly cares about the success of their students.
    Mandy cheang
    Mandy Cheang
  • Launch School's staff and curriculum are top notch.
    Timothy cummings
    Timothy Cummings
  • 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
  • I'm quite surprised how much I've learned in such a short amount of time. To teach myself how to use the tools shown in this course would take me years of headaches and stress. I have attempted many courses, both paid and free, and Launch School is one of those that I feel have truly tried to teach, and be understood.
    Josh crane
    Josh Crane
  • The fundamentals approach and how to problem-solve is something I feel has been applicable in other fields as well. I'm feeling much more confident as I approach any issue, as I'll sit down and in pseudo-code like manner break it down sequentially into smaller tasks in order to get the job done. So I feel I've experienced the veracity of the Steve Jobs quote about how everybody should learn to program because it teaches you how to think.
    William parker jackson
    William Parker Jackson
  • 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
  • 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
  • I thought I knew Ruby well after completing Code Academy’s Ruby track and solving algorithms online. Joining Launch School helped me shatter that misconception. Learning the fundamentals bottom-up through Launch School helped me gain clarity and filled the gaps in my knowledge about Ruby and programming in general.
    Krunal patel
    Krunal Patel
  • 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'm just really excited to explore whats next for me with a strong set of fundamentals rather than messing around with sub par understanding. I'm so glad I found Launch School where I felt my 1.8 years of learning was an investment in myself.
    Nigel hing
    Nigel Hing
  • 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 built and launched a couple WordPress websites late last year. What I learned from Launch School helped me better grasp what a CMS like WordPress does beneath many layers of abstraction. Understanding fundamentals and how to read documentation also made it possible for me to play with C# and Unity over the Xmas holidays which was a lot of fun and a brand new learning experience.
    Sephora maltais
    Sephora Maltais
  • 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
  • I really value the culture of high standards that Launch School has created. The people in this community consistently encourage each other to push their limits and bring their best efforts. I have studied coding previously in a variety of settings, but I have never been this focused and invested in improving my skills.
    Josh hinman
    Josh Hinman
  • I've found myself able to quickly learn new abstractions and tools and start applying them to my work in very little time, all thanks to a fundamental understanding of programming, HTTP, and databases that I learned at Launch School.
    Alex dzwonchyk
    Alex Dzwonchyk
  • The world needs more Launch Schools, not just because of the best-in-class content and staff, but because of the culture the program espouses and the type of community it attracts.
    Jay dela torre
    Jay de la Torre
  • Being able to look at dozens of lines of errors in Terminal, find the problem, sift through hundreds of lines of code and fix the problem is a result of Launch School's mastery of fundamentals approach. If you spend any time on other online "bootcamps" you will covet that skill.
    Nathan classen
    Nathan Classen
  • 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
  • The biggest takeaway I have had thus far, without a doubt, has been my problem solving competency and my trust in the Mastery Based Learning process. The way I tackle just about every facet of my life has changed dramatically.
    Rick mole
    Rick Mole
  • The number one result I've gotten from Launch School has been confidence. I feel like I've developed a strong understanding, and have honed my technical communication -- and the written assessments have been key to that.
    Bharat agarwal
    Bharat Agarwal
  • Launch School has successfully removed the veil from what was once magic to me. I now fundamentally understand concepts and abstractions I never knew existed in the first place. I’m able to look at code from other languages not covered in the curriculum and understand what is going on.
    Gabriel de almeida
    Gabriel De Almeida
  • 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
  • I remember my first tutorials, even good ones. I thought then that I was autonomous, but that feeling never lasts long. Now, after learning fundamentals, I'm never really stuck anymore. I still make a lot of mistakes, but nothing a search in the docs and a few well-placed debugging statements can't resolve.
    Laurent guinotte
    Laurent Guinotte
  • I began helping on a $50,000 project built in the Symfony PHP framework, and within a month became the lead dev on the project. This was my first time using an MVC, Symfony is quite complex, and PHP is very strange, but I was able to be effective very quickly because I knew what was going on under the hood. My knowledge of fundamentals meant I never felt really lost. From this work, I was given a 20% raise and similar roles in other projects.
    Ian evans
    Ian Evans
  • I feel like one of the brilliant things about Launch School is the just-right approach to the material--it would be easy to not learn enough or to spend too much time on things that aren't necessary.
    Liela rotschy
    Liela Rotschy
  • After completing the back-end portion of the core curriculum, I built an application to assist with a painfully manual payroll process. This saves several hours per week of some of our busiest and most highly paid team members while significantly reducing payroll errors.
    Timothy cummings
    Timothy Cummings
  • Although there are many factors that go into raises and promotions, I fully believe that the approach to problem solving and personal development ingrained at Launch School played a major role in my last promotion and ~25% raise.
    Will lotherington
    Will Lotherington
  • After completing the back-end portion of the core curriculum, I was able to develop such a clear and precise understanding of its topics that I found myself teaching some of these concepts to family and friends who were beginning to feel lost in their own computer science courses.
    Rick mole
    Rick Mole
  • 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
  • Learning fundamentals and practicing lots of problem solving has really changed the way I think. Both inside and outside of programming, my thought process is much more structured now.
    Stephanie cunnane
    Stephanie Cunnane
  • Launch School doesn't teach you how to build a facade that helps you land interviews; they guide you to become a person with the valuable skillset needed to actually land the job, and to be a valuable team member.
    Will lotherington
    Will Lotherington
  • I spent years wanting to program and tinker with computers. Launch School gave me a solid learning path that wasn't about pushing dev's out the door.
    Andrew crotwell
    Andrew Crotwell
  • At the halfway point, I have noticed improvement in my ability to not only program, but to problem solve. I used to not be able to get a hold of a larger problem- now I can break them down into smaller more manageable pieces, solve them, and then put them together to solve the problem as a whole.
    Chris clifton
    Chris Clifton
  • Going through the Launch School back-end curriculum made learning to program incredibly easy compared to learning on my own. It's a night and day difference.
    Matt clark
    Matthew Clark
  • My ability to maintain high-level and low-level technical conversations at work discussing everything from implementation to problem-solving has grown exponentially. It's made me closer to the engineers I partner with and broadened my capacity at work.
    Nabil kazerouni
    Nabil Kazerouni
  • Launch School has helped me change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. It has totally reoriented how I approach learning and has given me joy and passion in learning concepts to depth.
    Zac klammer
    Zac Klammer
  • 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
  • After going through the core curriculum, I still feel overwhelmed at the magnitude of how much more there is to learn, but I know that I can learn anything I decide to as long as I commit enough time toward it. That is the biggest thing LS gave to me and I greatly appreciate it.
    Matt clark
    Matthew Clark
  • Before I started the prep course, the only coding experience I had was a community college course in HTML and CSS. I have learned so much. At the end of course 175 I built the beginnings of a web app for my partner's research project to display survey data to workshop participants. I found a gem to embed R code to produce simple data visualizations. Now I can go back and refactor for a database.
    Liela rotschy
    Liela Rotschy
  • Launch School's mastery based learning finally brought clarity to my technical capabilities. I'm capable of more than I ever was, and I can finally discern areas where my knowledge actually falls short versus areas that don't require mastery.
    Timothy cummings
    Timothy Cummings
  • Learning fundamentals also taught me humility — some things need a lot of effort for a long time, and there are no shortcuts.
    Andy jakubowski
    Andy Jakubowski
  • I eventually landed an offer with DigitialOcean - which is beyond my imagination!

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    Ying Chyi Gooi
    Denver
  • Launch School gave me all of the core tools I needed to start building meaningful, useful software applications

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    Charlie Reese
  • I've never encountered a program like this before and so far it seems quite effective and has the necessary documentation, support, and infrastructure to set students up for success.
    Armando mota
    Armando Mota
  • Launch School does a great job in shielding you what you don't need to know, and gradually taking a step back to introduce topics that are necessary at that moment. This makes it easy for someone with zero exposure to really follow along without feeling like they missed some fundamental information.
    Daniel lew
    Daniel Lew
  • I did a project on the side while I was going through the curriculum. The project was in elixir and used Phoenix as a framework, and as I was trying to learn those tools, I found that the Launch School's approach of teaching fundamentals was essential because it gave me tools to approach the challenge at hand and succeed at it.
    Natalia baeza
    Natalia Baeza
  • Learning the fundamentals has already made me more flexible and adaptable to new situations. I took some time to get up to speed with PHP and then I took a tour of Laravel, and I was able to implement basic authentication and a small feature without much difficulty!
    Monte williams
    Monte Williams
  • 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 have learned more about software engineering in my time spent at Launch School than I have anywhere else.
    Ezra ellette
    Ezra Ellettte
  • I will forever love this curriculum and recommend it to anyone wanting to become a developer.
    Andrew crotwell
    Andrew Crotwell
  • This is the course to go for to get a concrete foundation on programming

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    Sheng Yeong
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 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
  • From the very beginning, I was blown away by the focus on learning the fundamentals and developing core engineering skills needed to land career-defining jobs. Within even the first few courses, I already felt more capable as a developer and more confident in my own abilities than I ever did in my bootcamp experience.
    Julius zerwick
    Julius Zerwick
  • I originally came to LS from a Master's program at a university with a decent reputation in CS, because after a few classes I felt like I hadn't really learned anything. I couldn't problem solve very well, and looking at new code felt like I was trying to translate ancient Egyptian, even though I had "learned" enough to pass the class with flying colors. Thanks to the LS approach, I feel much more equipped solving problems strategically instead of hack-and-slashing my way through
    Kyle ledoux
    Kyle Ledoux
  • The algorithms I was having trouble solving on Codewars have now become much easier to solve with my new knowledge of Ruby variable scoping rules, methods, and general problem solving approach.
    Krunal patel
    Krunal Patel
  • I have not once regretted my decision to join Launch School and its Capstone program

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    Vincent DeVendra
    Boston, MA, USA
  • When I started I had zero experience in programming and also no technical background. Besides that, I have never studied at a level like this. I did not expect the results that I have achieved. Launch School gave me much more trust in myself.
    Mark dames
    Mark-Dames
  • What I still enjoy most is that Launch School is not just teaching me web development but helps me to grow as a developer. I see this in every day work not related to Launch School.
    Christina unger
    Christina Unger
  • I feel like thanks to how the course is structured, mastery-based learning wasn't some shift on my end - the program is just immersive enough that it becomes a pursuit in and of itself rather than a means to an end.
    Daniel rote
    Daniel Rote
  • 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
  • Launch School gave me confidence. My background is in statistical analysis and economics, and I always felt like I was just winging it at my job even after years of college and grad school. With Launch School, I was deeply learning something for the first time, and actually doing it with intention.
    Fernanda franco
    Fernanda Franco
  • The community is great and Launch School has taken care of facilitating interactions between students (e.g., Slack channels, forums, study groups, posting students' solutions to exercises, tech and talks).
    Catherine emond
    Catherine Emond
  • The more that I learn, the more I realize how much more there is to learn, but what Launch School has taught me so far is to become a learner. I learnt to not only strive to know information and programming languages but to focus on the fundamentals, truly understand how things work and always seek to learn new things.
    Jacob resnick
    Jacob Resnick
  • 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
  • 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
  • I commend the program itself, but particularly the TAs that provide the honest, constructive, helpful feedback that not only helps me grow as a programmer but helps me know that I'm growing.
    Ben zelinski
    Ben Zelinski
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wow! I've already learned so much (and yet so little!) and just love how the course is structured in small, circular steps. I also love how I can tell I'm improving.
    Nick rowlands
    Nick Rowlands
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • I think a big takeaway for me is simply that I am able to build a program. A lot of folk out there who go to various bootcamps or are self-taught, struggle with moving beyond the tutorials. The way the program is structured forces you to move past that point, which I appreciate.
    Melinda zwanziger
    Melinda Zwanziger
  • It's hard to overstate the importance of strong fundamentals, and looking back at the last year, it's apparent how well Launch School's pedagogic approach works. Just three months ago I have written the by far largest program I've ever done, and did so with confidence and ease. That amazing transformation is testament to the quality of the core curriculum so far.
    Markus unger
    Markus Unger
  • I now have complete confidence that given enough time and effort, I could solve any engineering problem and build up any product that I want.
    Andy jakubowski
    Andy Jakubowski
  • Learning fundamentals has given me the abilities and confidence to get hired as an engineer at PayPal where I'm solving problems every day alongside smart and awesome people. The future is really bright for my career now and it's entirely thanks to my decision to start Launch School.
    Alex dzwonchyk
    Alex Dzwonchyk
  • 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 continue to be impressed by the Launch School staff and their professionalism. The assessments are, I think, one of the best parts of this program.
    Severin perez
    Severin Perez
  • 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
  • After completing the back-end portion of the core curriculum, a friend asked me to help with issues she was having with her Wordpress site. I'd never worked with WP before but it didn't feel out of reach after some time learning the fundamentals.
    Juliette sinibardy
    Juliette Sinibardy
  • The flexibility of setting my own schedule has allowed me to stick with it, and something I really appreciate. Balancing my learning with life's other demands has been manageable, while still feeling like I've made ample progress in learning fundamentals. The structure of Launch School has allowed for that.
    Katherine beck
    Katherine Beck
  • 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
  • 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 just accepted an offer for a position as a full-stack software developer. During the interview process I had to complete an iterative coding project and the feedback I received on my code was that it was very well thought out, clean and easy to follow. I attribute this to the concepts and methodologies we are taught at Launch School.
    Jason slusarchuk
    Jason Slusarchuk
  • The greatest result is a feeling that I know what are the important 'pieces' to build web applications and how they all relate. If I wanted to pursue software on my own, I'd probably be able to make progress if I stopped here. No other program has given me that.
    Caleb heath
    Caleb Heath
  • 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.
    Julius zerwick
    Julius Zerwick
  • One unexpected benefit I've seen while learning fundamentals here is how much more confident I feel in my ability to learn anything, even outside of Launch School. The slow, methodical, and patient approach has really been such a benefit to me in transitioning out of a mindset that was self-defeating at times; that if I couldn't understand something in X amount of time, it wasn't for me and I needed to drop it.
    Kevin counihan
    Kevin Counihan
  • Launch School has equipped me with not only the right understanding but with the belief in myself. If you asked me a year ago if I could ever devote over a thousand hours to anything, my answer would be a resounding no. That is no longer the case. I’m not afraid to devote my life to mastery.
    Gabriel de almeida
    Gabriel De Almeida
  • 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
  • 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
  • The exercises were a goldmine of challenges that kept me coming back to get the dopamine hit of successfully solving a problem.
    Arthur kauffman
    Arthur Kauffman
  • 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
  • The professionalism of the community, both in the forums and on Slack, is second to none. I'm amazed how LS has managed to attract so many hardworking, inquisitive, and good-natured people to it's program. I plan on being active in Slack for the foreseeable future (when I'm not buried in Capstone work).
    Nick miller
    Nick Miller
  • 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
  • The number one result I see from the back-end courses is a higher level of confidence. Before Launch School (and even early on) I would often feel like I didn't have what it takes, especially when I would think about how much more there was to learn in order to contribute something meaningful. I now have a solid, systematic approach to problem-solving that can be applied to any new challenge.
    Matt clark
    Matthew Clark
  • Over the last 10 months I have developed both a robust set of foundational skills and a deep confidence in my ability to apply the learning framework taught at Launch School to improve all aspects of my life.
    Will lotherington
    Will Lotherington
  • It was the best investment of my time that I made. Even better than going to university!

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    Cristian Rennella
  • 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
  • I had a project I was working on before I decided to do Launch School where I was building an API in Rails using a gem. I had no idea what was going on underneath the gem, and it was impossible for me improve to the speed of the application. Now, I feel confident I could build the entire API using Ruby, Sinatra, and SQL, which would allow me to make significant speed improvements.
    Larson laidlaw
    Larson Laidlaw
  • I truly feel like an engineer now and I have no doubt I'll be able to land an awesome job.
    Angel ruiz bates
    Angel Ruiz-Bates
  • Coming from an academic background I can compare both learning experiences (university vs Launch School), and I'm now a believer in the idea of mastery-based self-paced online learning. This is such a great formula, and a great fit for me. And certainly a big part of the Launch School magic comes from the honesty and care that is felt at every level.
    Catherine emond
    Catherine Emond
  • Launch School promised a strong, deep understanding of programming fundamentals, and it absolutely delivered. That deep understanding brings a lot of confidence along with the practical skills themselves. Thanks!
    Ben zelinski
    Ben Zelinski
  • The great number of exercises helped cement the content of the course. The PEDAC Process is invaluable. I have finally understood that my main limit when dealing with code problem, was that I was rushing to coding, without really fully understanding all the requirements.
    Demba siby
    Demba Siby
  • If I had the knowledge I've gained from Launch School in my previous jobs, I would have had a lot more confidence and felt more comfortable - especially when tricky situations arose and my employers were looking to me for clarity and advice.
    Mat sachs
    Mat Sachs
  • I am definitely more confident in my problem solving skills. I used to give up after encountering a problem that's seemingly out of my skill set, but now I feel like I can tackle much harder problems.
    Carl jerritt aquino
    Carl Jerritt Aquino
  • After completing the back-end portion of the core curriculum, I spent about 2 months building a camp schedule management system to auto-generate daily schedules for camps. I felt confident in the skills and knowledge I gained from Launch School that when there was a problem to fix or a need for a creative approach to improve the application, the question wasn't whether I could find a solution, but rather how long it would take and whether it is worth it.
    Eitan bar david
    Eitan Bar-David
  • What you guys have built here is something truly special, and I am so grateful to have been able to devote the past 10 months to this amazing program. I will never be able to repay you all for what you’ve done for me. You’ve armed me with the not only the tools necessary to thrive in such a competitive field, but in life.
    Gabriel de almeida
    Gabriel De Almeida
  • This is perhaps one of the most surprising things for me - there is definitely a feeling of deep care when interacting with staff and TAs. The feedback I received along the way was always thoughtful, personal and very helpful.
    Catherine emond
    Catherine Emond
  • Learning fundamentals has helped me with confidence in learning new material. The best part is, when I read about more advanced topics, I am able to draw upon what I've learned here to frame my mind as I'm learning something else.
    Linus phan
    Linus Phan
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Whenever I take a chance on Stack Overflow to help me understand something, I'm often surprised at how little others understand at a fundamentals level, and how much people rely on resources like SO for the most basic information. I typically end up feeling like I'd rather just go to the docs. So grateful to LS for giving me the confidence to go get the information I need from the right place.
    Wendy kuhn
    Wendy Kuhn
  • I work at a little consultancy, which among other things, does a lot of work with school and education systems here in Australia. I've learned a lot from the programs pedagogical approach and curriculum design. We often use Launch School as example in discussions around getting the fundamentals right.
    David perich
    David Perich
  • 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
  • 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
  • I came into the Launch School core curriculum with only a 2 month 'Intro to Comp Sci with Python' EdX course under my belt, and I'm finishing it confident that I have the tools to grow as a developer and make this a career.
    Nick miller
    Nick Miller
  • After completing the back-end portion of the core curriculum, I have much better clarity on a lot of the programming concepts, and have a better handle on my emotions as they relate to impostor syndrome when it comes to being able to program.
    Matt pringle
    Matt Pringle
  • 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
  • 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