Galvanize San Francisco is a coding bootcamp and coworking space located in the SoMa neighborhood of the city. This coding bootcamp offers convenient part-time introductory data science, software engineering, and Python courses, as well as full-time immersive software engineering and data science courses. The Galvanize campus features five floors of state-of-the-art coworking and education facilities, where San Francisco technology and remote workers congregate. The development and data science programs at this bootcamp feature an intensive curriculum and schedule, along with job placement services.
The full-time immersive data science and software engineering programs offered by Galvanize are intensive and fast-paced. Students spend several weeks preparing for the course, which helps build foundational coding skills before attending the full program. The amount of time students spend in the program depends on their experience level. For data science, beginners and intermediate coders spend between four and ten weeks preparing for the 13-week course, and every student must spend between four and six weeks in the pre-course technical interview. The immersive software engineering is similar, with students spending several weeks preparing before ultimately beginning the 12-week intensive Hack Reactor program. The part-time programs last only six weeks (Python fundamentals) and eight weeks (intro to data science) and are significantly less intense.
Galvanize coding bootcamps publish job placement and student outcome information. For graduates of the immersive data science program, Galvanize reports placement rates of 83%. Graduates from this program make an average annual base salary of $97,000. Students who graduated from the immersive software engineering program report an average base salary of $90,908 and a graduation rate of 87.7%. Job placement statistics aren’t available for the part-time introductory courses, namely because they aren’t designed to do what a full-time coding bootcamp does. The basic and introductory courses offered on this campus are aimed at beginners and people looking to explore coding as a possible career alternative. Galvanize boasts that over 5,600 people have graduated from its software engineering program, along with more than 1,500 from data science.
Students who enroll in this data science or software engineering program have more than one payment option. For the full-time immersive software engineering program (offered through Hack Reactor), and the full-time immersive data science program (by Galvanize), students pay $17,980 upfront or through a financing plan. Students can also take advantage of several scholarship opportunities that are detailed on the website. The part-time intro to data science course costs $2,500, and the Python fundamentals course costs $750.