Programs Available: Coding Bootcamps
Code Chrysalis is a 12-week, full-time advanced software engineering bootcamp in Tokyo, Japan. Code Chrysalis has a rigorous, industry-aligned curriculum, career placement support and mentorship to transform students into autonomous, full-stack software engineers. In an effort to maximize learning during the program, all accepted students are expected to complete a provided pre-immersive curriculum before the on-site class begins.
Our 12-week immersive program is full-time and on-site at our offices in Moto-Azabu behind Roppongi Hills.
|Subjects||Algorithms, Node.js, React.js, Express.js, CSS, HTML, jQuery, Git, MongoDB, SQL, User Authentication, Test-driven development (TDD)|
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||8 students|
|Commitment||69 hours in class/wk|
Code Chrysalis is an excellent coding bootcamp. There's no doubt that the course curriculum itself is outstanding. You can learn software engineering with the Bay-area latest style while living in Japan. It teaches you to become autonomous.
However, since a lot of ex-students have already written about the application process and what the immersive course is like, I'd like to share the three best things about Code Chrysalis beside the course itself.
1. Psychological safety
If you want to seriously achieve in something, you should immerse yourself in an intense environment and must get out your comfort zone. And then you need to do try & error until you feel like you got this. To do that, "Okay-to-make-a-mistake" atmosphere is really important. Code Chrysalis knows that and they...
I was working for many years as a software engineer in Japan but it was not so challenging. So I wanted and decided to challenge absolutely different things with international people. Luckily I found Code Chrysalis which is perfectly matched to me.
Code Chrysalis gave me many different kind of experiences, not just learning and working with international people but also key things to be an autonomous expert (includes body relational exercises). All I have done here were so valuable, extreme and made me stronger through each curriculum and projects for 3 months. For instance, I was not a person speaking well before people but now I don't have any problem with that because my face has become an iron mask through bunch of speech. What I want to say is whatever it is such as techs, relat...Read more
I am an American born and raised with some background in Shanghai. After graduating college as an Electrical Engineering major and working at a stale job for a year, I decided that I wanted to do something more challenging and more in demand so I started learning programming in my spare time. I was looking up coding bootcamps when I saw a news article on Code Chrysalis and found that it was a bootcamp in Tokyo. It has always been my dream to work in Tokyo so I thought this was literally the perfect opportunity. I did a bunch of research, found the price to be much cheaper than the popular bootcamps in the Bay Area, and checked to see that the stack that they teach was up-to-date and competitive so I followed my gut and went with it.
It wasn't just all easy moving forwards. Saying th...Read more
A year ago, I was a professional ballet dancer, who did not even know the difference between software and hardware. Now I am working as software engineer at the startup in Tokyo. Can you imagine?
So Foundations course was already more than what I expected in terms of the quality of the exercises and lectures, and which led me to the "successful application" of Immersive right after I gradu...Read more
Joining Code Chrysalis was the best investment I’ve ever made in my entire life. I borrowed money to get in and to pay off bills because I was dirt poor. But it was more than worth the money.
So let me tell you the procedure in order to get in.
First, you have to pass the coding challenge online to apply for the course. Then you go through a technical interview. I failed once, but they give you all the resources and feedback to pass the inter...Read more
It's not an easy to learn new things even if this is what you're interested in.
For me, programming is cool thing that I'd wanted to acquire for years.
However, I got to realize that the thing required me so much efforts that I gave it up easily.
In my case, I've experienced to work as a junior engineer in Japanese IT company for year. Even though, It is hard to learn modern development by myself since there're quite ton of new things to learn.
I also wanted to contribute myself to dev community more, so I decided to join in Code Chrysalis.
What I learn the most there is the way to learn new things quickly. Rather, students were required to do so for meeting the deadline of daily task. It must've been extremely exciting and challenging. I could barely keep up with that speed:)
Before I discovered Code Chrysalis, I was working as an English teacher for an elementary school in Japan. I really enjoyed my job, but there was no chance for me to progress. As such, I didn't really feel like I had a career at all.
Before the course began, there was a comprehensive 'precourse' of materials to complete. This gave me plenty of work to do, and ensured a more even knowledge level once the course began.
The course itself is divided into two parts. In the first si...Read more
I have graduated from the immersive program on June 2018.
The reasons I selected Code Chrysalis from a lot of similar programs in Japan are
2. Fast-learning skill: Engineers are expected to have a lot of knowledge and experience, here you experience like a drinking water from a fire hose. You cannot avoid getting this skill.
3. Small group: Some boot camp starts with a lot of students which I don't prefer. I expect staffs pay attention to each student and everyone has chances equally.
4. Hack Reactor graduates: Hack Reactor which is very very famous boot camp in the US and delivers excellent engineers in the giant tech companies. Hack reactor graduates w...
(Note: My company supported me during the program and I'm still working at the same company, that explains why I set the "Job support" to not applicable.)
Before going through this program, I had already been working as an DevOps engineer on a totally different technology stack.
And this program gave me a new set of skills that I'm pretty sure I'll benefit a lot in my career.
Here are some good points.
- An opportunity to learn something I always wanted to learn, and build some projects I always wanted to build.
- Some very good practice in modern software engineering industry and some good habitat of communication. Pair programming, giving feedback are...
While teaching English for many years in Japan and working on some technical projects at my school, I discovered that I love programming. I wanted to change careers. I spent many months preparing on my own for interviewing for software engineering positions in Japan. When the time came, I discovered that I was *almost* ready. In the interviews that I had, I was able to hold my own, but I was missing the spark to inspire a job offer.
It was clear that I needed more experience with modern web technologies and software engineering skills. I explored the available coding bootcamps in Tokyo and came across Code Chrysalis. I was immediately attracted to their cool application process, which required submitting code and subsequently doing pair programming with the CTO. From the moment I met...Read more
Very immersive course ( with a lot of homework ) and enough fundamentals and practical skills you can achieve to be a professional software engineer. Instructors and curriculum provide not just programming skills but soft skills such as presentation, communication and team building which are very important to be a great engineer.
In my case, I didn't have any professional background and that is why every day is so challenging. But thanks to their intensive support, I could manage to get through it and I had got very confident as an engineer at the end.
They also provide curriculum and support for career planning and job searching. That helped me get a very good job opportunity even though I did not have any professional background. I really appreciate all the help they gave us.
Code Chrysalis tells you not just engineering but presentations, networking, and mindset.
As to software engineering, you can learn fundamentals, frontend and backend to be a full stack software engineer. When you learn each element, you need to understand the concept, implement example applications, and explain what you have understood through pair programming. Staffs help you to do so, but they won't give everything you need. You need to google for anything you need, which is necessary for any engineer.
As an engineer, you also need to tell your opinion, explain what you are implementing clearly. In Code Chrysalis, you can have a lot of opportunities for lightning talk, presentation and something like speaking about anything in front of people. You can exchange many feedbacks fo...Read more
It's not for beginners but if you have passion of learning software skills I think you can make it till the end of this course. All my peers were struggling with everything but they made it.
In my case, I have an experience of programming for about 6 years so actually I focused on getting communication skills in English. But I learned modern software development skills a lot such as TDD, Heroku CI, GraphQL and so on.
The reason why I put rate 4 in "Overall Experience" and "Curriculum" is that I felt easy in the beginning of this course but it was getting more difficult.
Code Chrysalis provided us with much more than a regular full-stack bootcamp will probably do. I was able to acquire all the backend skills(I was a frontend developer) that I was hoping to learn, but also there were great opportunities that I didn't expect to have before the course. I'll mention 3 of them.
(1) Learn how to learn - You get to learn how to learn new things and how to solve problems by yourself. Asking others for answers is easy but it doesn't help you to grow as an engineer.
(2) TDD & CI・CD - You get to learn TDD throughout the course, and CI/CD using Heroku pipeline in team projects. Experience these modern development technics was pretty amazing for me.
(3) Real world activities - We were so lucky to have so many activities including a lean startup methodology wor...
For me it was a good experience to be on that environment with those people trying to learn new things specially important skills
They really try to make you a good full stack app developers and they care about you and your problem
If you join them, you will find them a nice people in a good environment too.
I came into this program with a strong computer science background but weak web development experience. This course as purported goes back-to-front covering all the messy details of creating a modern web app framework to completion. The second half of the course is dedicated to creating individual and collaborative full stack projects in an Agile workflow. Instructor quality is high and selected students are friendly and passionate. Worth every penny.
Intense but rewarding course. Not for beginners. I was a backend engineer and I joined because I wanted to be a full-stack developer. Learned a lot and really appreciate all the help and opportunities the company and the instructors offered us. The location of the classroom is in downtown Tokyo, so very convenient. The course is taught in English. Outside of tech the personal branding and carer planning parts of the course was also extremely useful. If you're looking to go hard and acquire advanced skillsets, consider taking this course.