DigitalCrafts is a training and staffing company with locations in Atlanta and Houston. DigitalCrafts code bootcamps are amongst the best-reviewed in the country, and offer intensive classroom experiences for full-time and part-time students. DigitalCrafts enterprise solutions include custom training and onboarding programs, as well as software staffing services for companies of all sizes.
A Day in the Life
"Talk is cheap. Show me the code."
—Linus Torvalds, creator of Linux, Git, and the idea of Open-Source.
Pour yourself some coffee and get to work! We may kick off with some algorithmic exercises, a little paired-programming, or a full-fledged project to start the day. Whether coding solo or as part of a team, you'll build fully-functional sites and applications that you'll be proud to show off to your friends and family!
We only stop because we have to! Relax in the classroom, take lunch in the kitchen, or explore what our awesome neighborhoods have to offer. All of our campuses have great amenities to take advantage of, from an onsite movie theater in Houston to free yoga on the roof at Atlanta Tech Village. You'll find yourself cracking code-jokes in no time as you get to know the classmates you'll be keeping up with throughout your careers.
Afternoon Class / Lab
After lunch, the instructor might plow ahead if we're just starting a new technology, or students might be assigned additional requirements pushing the morning project further. Your instructor and developers-in-residence (TA's) are present and helping when roadblocks are encountered, but students are often encouraged to find and implement solutions themselves. Software development requires consistent learning and problem solving; our program is here to teach you the best way to teach yourself.
Not Done Yet!
This program isn't a walk in the park, and after a full day of coding our students are often charged with completing additional work designed to push their abilities as far as possible given such a condensed amount of time. This commitment of time and energy requires a certain level of aptitude and will-power that we do our best to identify in our selective admissions process.
Exclusive benefit for Students & Alumni
A career in software requires a lifetime commitment to
learning new skills and technologies. You don't want to look
up one day and find yourself a Blackberry developer in the
age of the iPhone! We hold periodic elective workshops for
students and alumni to help provide continuing education
opportunities in myriad complementary topics. Every software
engineer has heard the interview question, "Do you have
experience with _?"
This is our way of filling in the blank!
High Level Curriculum
At DigitalCrafts, you will learn the most cutting edge technologies for the job market today. More importantly, you'll learn how to stay cutting edge for the job market tomorrow.
We constantly update our curriculum in response to job market and technology trends. As such, this list can and does change frequently, and may not be indicative of our current curriculum.
Additional Course Information
What is DigitalCrafts?
Can I keep my day job while a student?
Not for the immersive program, which is truly a full-time, Monday through Friday experience. If dedicating 40+ hours per week isn't in the cards, consider the part-time Flex program, which is designed with working professionals in mind.
Is prior programming experience required?
Our curriculum is designed with beginners in mind, so while prior experience is welcome, it's not required. We'll assign prerequisite materials to get everyone up to speed on the basics before class. That said, preparation is the key to success, and we love seeing applicants with some self-learning under their belts.
How much is tuition?
Base tuition for the Immersive program is $14,950. After being accepted, either a $250 deposit and/or approval from one of our financing partners is required to secure your seat.
The remaining tuition may be paid in full before class starts or financed over 3 to 15 years through one of our lending partners (you're welcome to use your own if you'd like). We also offer Income Share Agreements, or "ISA Plans," which allow students to forgo the bulk of tuition until employed earning at least $40k in income.
Discounts and Scholarships: If you apply, are accepted, and submit your $250 deposit to secure your seat within 5 business days of receiving your acceptance letter, we will take $250 off tuition. If you enroll before the early enrollment deadline listed on our schedule, you'll receive an additional $250 off tuition. Also, ask about our scholarships to learn more!
Is financing available?
Yes! We’ve partnered with Sallie Mae and Skills Fund to provide affordable financing options for our students. Reach out to learn more, you can give us a holler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (833) 327 - 2387.
There are also plenty of options outside of our partnerships, such as WeFinance, Upstart, GoFundVeterans, SoFi, or asking your employer to help fund your education. It never looks bad to ask for more training, and you might just be surprised by what you hear!
Lastly, we also offer Income Share Agreements ("ISA") for Immersive students (limited to 5 participants per cohort). Visit our tuition page to learn more.
Please note: if you are accepted and intend to finance your tuition through one of our financing partners, you will need to be approved as a borrower to officially secure your seat in class.
What are Income Share Agreements / "ISA Plans"?
No tuition until you're hired. Income Share Agreements, or ISA Plans, allow participants to forgo the bulk of tuition until they are employed earning $40k or more. Once earning above that threshold, your payments begin. Payments then continue for 48 months, as long as you're earning at least $40,000 per year, at a rate of 10% of your monthly income. The monthly payments will never exceed $24,000 in total.
ISA Plans are limited to Immersive students only, and are only available to the first 5 participants in any given cohort. You will still need to submit a $250 deposit to secure your seat in class, which is fully refundable should you withdraw before class starts. You can check out our ISA eGuide here.
What about scholarships?
Part of our mission as a school is to make a career in software as accessible as possible to the underrepresented and the highly gifted.
As such, we're proud to offer automatic scholarships for all Women. We also sponsor The Builder Scholarship, awarded by committee to builders with especially compelling stories, achievements, and goals. More on tuition and scholarship awards.
How many students are in a class?
Our average class size is currently ~17 students. Your cohort may have more or less, as there is some seasonality in enrollment, but we always maintain an efficient and effective classroom environment.
What equipment do I need?
While it's no longer required (effective July '19), we strongly encourage Mac computers. Most professional developers use Macs these days, which means a lot of great developer tools are built specifically for Mac. Plus, Mac comes with Unix already installed, and if a student with a Windows machine were to encounter a problem, it would be difficult and time consuming for our instructor to troubleshoot. Suggested minimum Specs: Any Mac (Standard, Pro, or Air) with Apple's latest OS installed that runs smoothly, i5 processor or better.
Please note: if you bring a Linux or Windows computer to class, it may be more difficult for our instructor to help solve OS issues outside of the code itself. If you cannot supply your own Mac, we may be able to help. Just ask about our Laptop Rental Program.
Pre-2019 Chromebooks and iPads are not sufficient.
Will I be a member of Atlanta Tech Village / The Cannon as a student?
All of our Atlanta students, Immersive and Flex alike, are members of Atlanta Tech Village (ATV) for the duration of class. This means 24/7 access to the building, an onsite fitness center, free beer, snacks, Friday lunches, a killer rooftop patio, and access to networking and mentorship opportunities geared towards technology entrepreneurs.
Our Houston students are members of The Cannon Houston for the duration of class, but may only have access to the classroom during class hours. Parking is free, which is a big perk in Houston!
Is career support provided?
All students receive the same level of career support, which includes portfolio guidance, mock interviews, and exposure to our ever-growing list of employer partners. In addition, our dedicated Student Services Coordinator is available to provide detailed feedback on everything from cover letters and resumes, to projects, portfolios, and emails to employers. We can't nail the interview for you, but we'll do what we can to help along the way.
What will I be able to do with the skills I learn?
Empower yourself to build functional full-stack web applications using the tools and best-practices the market demands today. If you've ever had an idea but couldn't imagine how to build it, we'll teach you how.
How is DigitalCrafts different from other programs?
A successful entrepreneur once told our founders that "succeeding in business is simple. Do what you say you're going to do, and treat every customer like they're your first and last. If you say you're going to perform a service for somebody, do it well - most people won't."
We believe the above state of mind, a firm belief in honesty and transparency, and the hard work of our instructors and staff is what has set us apart. It doesn't hurt that our instructors are the best, our class sizes are smaller, and the cost per hour of instruction is well below our competitors.
In addition, because DigitalCrafts also provides staffing services to corporate clients, we remain a valuable resource for our alumni throughout their careers. We want to help our students find their 1st job, and every job after that.
How can I ask more questions?