I just got invited to an interview at a place where they intensively teach you software development for 7 months for free, and then set you up as a paid intern at tech companies for two years. It is a program that is meant to convert non-CS people (say chemist, bio-engineers, mathematicians etc.) into software developers. Have you heard about such places? Are they a scam? I won't be paying a nickel, but I will have to sign a contract that will force me to stay with them for 2 years.
You're gonna make it.
>>82645528read the contract carefully. sounds too good to be true unless its sponsored by big boys / gubbermint
>force me to stay with them for 2 years.That's a pretty bad deal, you don't know what you're going to get paid and what kind of shitty jobs you'd be forced to take on.At least you should do this:>>82645722>read the contract carefullyWhat happens if you're not allowed to work somewhere else for two years, but they don't bother finding you another internship so you end up going for up to two years without pay?
What are you black or something?
>>82645528I found these types of programs to be kinda unnecessary - you can learn everything onlineThe purpose of the majority of them is to turn you you into a corporate code monkey - and at the end, set you up with a low paying basic job.I guess it's great if you're entirely new to IT, but I was (still am) in such a program and all that I know I have learned alone, and at the end, I won't take the job they give me - it's not longer enough for me
>>82645528When will you people learn coding bootcamps are a meme? They are highly specialised towards putting you in an internship role, and the lucky few into a junior role. You have a very tight skillset consisting of passing an intervew and not getting fired in your testing period. That's it.Here, check out what the IEEE standardised SE and CS curricula cover. Coding bootcamps don't teach 1/10th of it. Understand how quickly you will be replaced either by AI or by outsourcing, if your job is not mainly mental labour.
>>82645528>2 years of internshipsounds like a deal with the devil
>>82645528>teach you software development for 7 months for free, and then set you up as a paid intern at tech companies for two yearsBe careful here, can you pick the company and can you say no?It would be awful if you learn for 7 months and then get set up as tech support intern at BumFuck Corp and you can't even say no
>>82645782>You have a very tight skillset consisting of passing an intervew and not getting fired in your testing period. That's it.sounds good to me
>>82645528every big company trains you before taking you in>for free>internthat's a bit concerning though. the way i was hired in similar company (we get trained in a very specific system and then we get outsourced to work on projects for different companies), i was hired for ordinary salary, then trained for 3 months while they were constantly paying me like for any other worker, and then i was hired for a normal junior position. if i'd have to be trained without getting paid, i'd reconsider.
>>82645528>fresh grad cs>cant find work>got interviewed with this kind of company OP was talkin about>got the job>contract says you will pay $4000 if you quit while still in the bootcamp>6 months java bootcamp and 2 years bond>got deployed to large company client>api tester for 2 months>wutface.mp3>api tester contract ended>i was deployed to different clients>didnt passed interviews purposely>they ended the contract >freedomHope you think this through anon goodluck
>>82645528FDM or Revature? Either way it's a scam.
>>82645528>RevatureYou're gonna be a code slave to an Indian manager. This is like trucker schools that give you a CDL for free but require a two-year commitment. God help you if you get fired, because you'll be in an unfamiliar city, with no job, and you'll now owe them $40,000 for your training.
>>82645528אתה יודע שאתה יכול לשאול בוגרים של המסלול הזה כן, ולא אוטיסטים ב4צ'אן
Sounds like you can be rejected after 7 months which is awful. There are literal trainee positions where you can at least earn money during those 7 months, while you learn actual programming.
>>82646617You get salary in the intern part. Only the 7 month training at their campus is not paid, just free education.>>82647068t. שב"כI wanted a "neutral" opinion, and I have no idea where to contact graduates. You sound like you did graduate from there or even working there so why not shed some light on the topic instead of making a snarky smart ass comment?