Why choose SheCodes?
At SheCodes, we are passionate about helping women around the world learn to code and closing the gender gap in the tech industry. Tens of thousands of women have already learned to code with SheCodes, with an overall rating of 4.9/5 stars! 🌟
Because we’re committed to closing that gender gap and because we believe in what we offer students, we have created this quick comparison between the SheCodes Workshops and alternative online coding courses. Read through and learn why we are confident that SheCodes is the best choice to learn how to code.
Why choose an online coding course?
You don't need a degree to become a programmer
— you can enroll in an online or in-person coding bootcamp or even teach yourself.
An online coding course can be your ticket to the tech industry (Read our Ultimate Guide to Getting a Job in Tech
for some tips and insights). Coding skills make candidates stand out in a variety of industries where women are frequently underrepresented, like Software and Webpage Development, Quality Testing, IT, and Cyber Security. Browse our SheCodes Success Stories to learn more about how new coding skills changed lives.
Online coding classes are different from a traditional university computer science degree. Since the average tuition cost of a 4-year degree in the US is $28,775, many students look for alternatives. Online coding courses streamline the learning process to prepare students for certain career pathways with practical knowledge, projects, and hands-on experience. Instead of spending years and deciding what works for you, these courses are usually finished in months.
Coding workshops like SheCodes Pro
can take you from a total beginner to a pro in less than half a year
(8 weeks full time, 6 months part-time for our course).
What should you look for in an online coding course?
Make sure your investment in education is worth it by choosing the right coding course for you. Unfortunately, many students who start online coding courses never finish
! This is usually due to a lack of customized technical support, lessons that don’t fully explain the material for beginners, and low motivation due to an absence of community feeling.
For busy students, the ability to learn at your own pace is crucial
. Choosing whether to do your classes during the night, when the kids are asleep in the afternoon, or on the weekends can make learning to code possible while dealing with a busy life. Deadlines, homework, and hands-on projects can be essential for keeping students on track
Look through the curriculum, length, and estimated time commitment per week for success to see if it will fit into your life. See if the students end the course with completely individualized projects they can add to their portfolios
. Many online final projects involve copying the instructor's webpage, resulting in final projects that are all exactly the same, which will not impress recruiters.
When there are thousands of reviews, it can be difficult to read them all, but looking at the overall score will give you a good idea of how students feel.
There have never been more ways to learn to code
, read in-depth comparisons of some of the more popular options by clicking the options below!