Meet our alumni

Code Reviews

11,526

Lessons Completed

125,919

Lines of Code

28,412,804

Mentor Sessions

6,103

Software Engineer II at Liaison International
Before: Help Desk Support

I landed 3 big freelance projects during my time in the program to easily cover my entire program tuition.

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Ben Ricker
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Software Engineer at Cloudistics
Before: Architect

I cannot underestimate how worthwhile the Firehose experience was for me. It is a very well-run bootcamp and I especially realized how fast I was learning during the bootcamp when I was back to learning on my own.

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Denis Martens
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Technical Analyst at Madison Square Garden
Before: Project Manager

I switched into a new career before I even graduated from Firehose.

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Audrey Wong
Web Engineer at WeTransform
Before: IT Product Management

The big difference at Firehose is the personal touch. I recommend the program to everyone. I mean, nothing is perfect, but I give you a 9.999. :)

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Jose Moreno
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Software Developer at Image Options
Before: Chemistry Student at UCLA

I accepted a position as a software developer shortly after graduating.

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Weng Cheong Sin
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An Air Force Veteran

Walley Yang

After 12 years in the U.S. Air Force, Walley decided that he wanted to transition full time into programming. With a full-time job and family, he didn't have the ability to pack up his things and leave for a different state for months at a time. He knew that an online bootcamp was the right fit for his situation.

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Family

A Career Switcher

Christina McIntyre

Chris had been homeschooling her children as a stay-at-home mom, but was looking for an effective way to break into the technical world of software development. Living in a small, rural area, Chris knew it would be difficult to find challenging and rewarding work.

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An Entrepreneur

Thomas Petrini

Thomas had raised over $2 million from investors for his previous company, building it into 10 employees with operations in five states. However, as he set out on his next venture, he knew firsthand the limitations he would face as a non-technical founder trying to launch a business.

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Construction

A Construction Manager

Shaun Shapiro

Shaun graduated from college and began a career as a project manager in construction, but shortly realized he wasn't satisfied. He started to explore coding, and after playing around with Python and a few tutorials, he was hooked.

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Alumni Portrait
Sharon Siegel
@Upworthy
Junior Web Engineer
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Pharmacy Technician
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Chad Baum
@American Express
Product Manager
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Staff Attorney
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Antoine Macia
@Disco Labs
Rails Developer
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Teacher/Volunteer
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Nick Taylor
@Chatham Financial
Software Developer
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Senior Design Project Leader
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Emmanuel Jucaban
@eHealth Solutions Inc.
Full-Stack Software Engineer
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Computer Engineering Student
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Yowon Yoon
@AppCues
Support Engineer
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Biology and Music Student
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Chris Coovrey
@Zync Up
Data Scientist/Backend Engineer
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Quantitative Manager
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James Foster
@LasLabs
Junior Web Developer
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Store Manager
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Myo T Kyaw
@RGR Marketing
Software Engineer
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