The mission of the Codeworks team is to empower smart people to become successful software engineers, independent of their gender or background. Every day they work to improve learning paradigms, while making high quality education more accessible, enjoyable, and rewarding. Codeworks wants to work with creative spirits, independent thinkers, underdogs, the resolute, the indefatigable, the fighters, and the true believers. Are you one of them and would be interested to become a great coder?
In June 2017, Cameron, a recent Codeworks student decided to progress from a designer to a Full-Stack Developer. In his review after completing the Codeworks program he wrote: “It is worth the investment of your time and the risk you’re willing to take to start a career in technology”. Today Cameron works as a Full-Stack Developer at a startup.
To get a better understanding of Codeworks’ impact, we asked their CEO Alessandro Zanardi to share some success stories. He gave the folowing four examples:
- Nadia joined us from London in Jan 2017, she graduated after 3 months and got hired by IMG Media to start their mobile native department. Fast forward to present, she is leading a group of 5 developers, and they hired all of them from Codeworks.
- In the same course 3 students (Thibaut, from France, Varun from Bahrein, and Jonathan from Germany) decided for their thesis project to work on a chatbot to empower booking services for small businesses. Fast forward to present, they formed a startup and already have clients using the product.
- Manel from Barcelona was working as an accountant before joining Codeworks, and now is a lead developer in London.
- Andrea from Italy was working as a mechanic (car repair) and now he’s a mid level developer at an insurance broker in Milan.
Special offer for EU-Startups readers: With the promo code Helloeustartups you’ll get a €500 discount, if you pass all the stages of the selection process. And if you’re a women, we have even better news for you. If you pass all the selection stages you’ll get a 10% discount upfront, plus you’ll get this extra discount of €500, which is a really good deal. Please note, the discount code will only be valid if applied at the partnership code field in the application form.
Timings: Nearest starting date to join Codeworks in Barcelona is for the batch that starts on July 23. The application deadline and selection process depends on your coding skills and how much time you have to dedicate to selection process. But we recommend to send your application about 1.5 months before the beginning of the desired batch. So if you’d be interested to start in July you should apply as soon as possible. Actually NOW! 🙂
How the selection process works: First there will be an intro chat on Hangouts (to get to know each other), once you pass this step you will need to take the tech interview on Hangouts (1 hour call with one of the Codeworks instructors). In order to prepare for the interview, here are some study materials. Depending on your coding skills, it will take you between 1-2 weeks to prepare. If you pass this step then you’ll be able to do a coding assignment (1-2 weeks). Once passed, you’ll pay the deposit and start the pre-course, which usually is a 4-5 weeks part-time remote course. The 3 months main course is the heart of the Codeworks system and will take place in Barcelona. And it has the potential to really kick of your career in tech. Interested? Apply now!
According to Codeworks CEO Alessandro Zanardi they have a 100% hiring rate of their students (this is how they measure it). Their students work as Software Engineers at big companies and successful startups, like eDreams, Glovo, and Holaluz.
Alessandro stated: “As a team we do tons of things to make sure that our students are happy and succeed. At the end of each course we organize a “Career Day” where we invite leading companies (locally and internationally) to get to know and interview our students. After the course our graduates become part of the Codeworks family, where they have access to an ever expanding network of companies and partners. Each Codeworks student gets life-long (yes, life-long) career advice and support to keep growing their professional success. These are just a few examples, but the leading principle is that our success is only a reflection of the success of our students. We are here to empower them to reach their full potential, often beyond what they imagine before they start the course.”