End: 3, 6, or 9 months
295 Madison Ave., 35 FL
We are the leaders in FinTech and Blockchain education
Learn FinTech, or, Financial Technology with our Part- Time program, held 2 days per week after work. Choose to focus in areas including blockchain, payments, lending, financial and more. The course is led by a leading Wall Street technologist. No prior programing experience is necessary. Many students who take part-time course work full-time.
In order to build financial applications, we’ll first make sure your coding skills are sharp. After you have mastered your programming skills with our time-tested Python full-stack development curriculum, we’ll enhance your knowledge of Fintech and its technical tools.
Areas of FinTech we’ll cover on conceptual and technical levels include: lending, payments, cryptocurrency/blockchain, KYC, insurance (InsurTech), robo advisory, regulatory tech (RegTech) and more. We’ll also introduce you to some popular platforms and widely used APIs in the industry including: Xignite, Yodlee/Envestnet, Reuters, Bloomberg, IBM, Monax, others.
Additionally, we’ll help you understand the data science concepts that are being used by FinTech companies so that you can apply these to your project work. Topics include: Pandas data analysis, machine learning and sentiment analysis, time series regression, overview of algorithms and statistics used in quant trading.
With the blockchain track of our program students can delve more deeply into technology. For this track, all student projects relate to the blockchain.
We’ll touch upon blockchain in our more general FinTech program too, topics include smart contracts, cryptography, internet of money and more.
All students will build a portfolio of projects to showcase to potential employers, some for real FinTech companies. Support will be provided by instructors and mentors both inside and outside class hours. Sample student projects include:
- FlexInvest – Crowdfunds Wall Street investments
- Market Tracker – Graphs stock prices related to tweets
- FinFormat – Personalized financial planning application
- Jade Lizard – Options strategy to maximize profits
Throughout the program we provide the opportunity to attend leading FinTech industry conferences, meet founders, CEOs, executives and more.
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.