End: 3, 6, or 9 months
We are the leaders in FinTech education
Our FinTech course teaches students how to program for the financial industry and graduate with the ability to develop financial applications.
Topics include fixed income markets, equity valuation, options, cryptocurrency, peer to peer lending, robo advisory, FinTech APIs and more. In the third phase of the program students go deep into any FinTech topic of choice via a final project.
Three months go by so quickly. I was developing WordPress themes and plugins, before I got to Byte, so I thought that it was going to be a cakewalk, but the curriculum kicked my ass, for the first month or so. I think that-- that switch-- from feeling overconfident to feeling overwhelmed can put you in a weird headspace, but I never felt uncomfortable because Cody, my instructor, was literally phenomenal. I've only had one other educational experience that has made me feel this way, before, and that was an award-winning research program. My cohort, too. I'm going to miss them like crazy. I was bearish on bootcamps, before I got to Byte, because I thought that I'd be surrounded by a bunch of losers, but, as it turned out, every single person in my cohort was ballin' way harder than I was; it's true: my cohort was comprised of an intelligence analyst, an investment banker, a pilot, a petroleum engineer...and me. Last, but not least: the administration. I can't say enough good things about Rak, for his tutelage, Emily, for getting me in touch with whoever I asked her to, Jenna, for her career advice, and Kai, for her guidance. You know, Now that I'm reminded of it, Tom & Kai not trying to sell me on Byte is what sold me on it. It's hard to explain, but they were really straightforward about what I could expect. I'm happy to report that it definitely exceeded my expectations; I'm demo-ing an algorithmic-trading platform that I wrote at Digital Ocean's / GitHub's Hackertoberfest event next week: something I never would've been able to build if I didn't choose Byte.
My experience at Byte Academy was intense. I had to work hard, and probably learned the most in the short duration that I was there. It all paid off though. I was quite happy with the final project that we completed in my cohort and was able to get a great job within a month of graduating. Thanks Tom, for all your help with my final project and with preparing me for job interviews. I guess it is quite true that what you'll get out of Byte is what you put in. If you're ready to work hard and spend the time in learning the material, this is a great bootcamp. If you want to just sit back and listen to lectures, this is not for you.
The main factor that contributed to my choice was definitely the fact that Byte Academy is a FinTech bootcamp. That way, I could apply my educational background in Finance with coding. Byte Academy teaches mainly in Python which is widely used within Financial Services industry. Also, Byte Academy seemed to be more back-end oriented than the other bootcamps that I was looking at.