Boot camp from Categories Boulder

RefactorU is a selective, 10-week, hands-on, immersive web application development boot camp in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. You’ll learn modern full-stack development from world-class instructors. You’ll create your own applications and build a portfolio of projects to share with employers.  There are a limited number of spaces available for each boot camp. Boot camps are held roughly quarterly.


HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Node.js, Jasmine, CoffeeScript, Python, jQuery, JS, Websocket, SQL, mongoDB, JSON, command line skills, source control, deployment, pair progamming, Agile/Scrum, behavior driven development, Sublime Text, interviewing, and more.


20% ($2700) for Women (underrepresented in STEM careers) and military vets and their spouses.

Financing info:

Financial Aid:

Payment Plan: See



TypeIn class
FocusJavascript ,
Bootstrap, CSS3, Fullstack Git,
Grunt, HTML5, jade, Jasmine,
jQuery, JSON,MongoDB, Node.js
Started in1/13/2013


Length10 weeks
Class size24 people
Sessions per year4+
Dedication per week40-50 hours
Minimum skill levelBasic computer skills,
Jr. Developer,
Placement test
Coding challenge
Prep work before classes startYes
In person


Total Cost

Exclusive discount to visitorsNO
Refund (if accepted job through program)No
Financing / ScholarshipYes***
Deposit50% of Tuition


Student VisaNo


Phone #888-272-7597
Address5717 Arapahoe Ave #216
CityBoulder, CO


Full review of this coding schoolClick here

*** Payment options:
– $2,700 discounts for women and military veterans and their spouses
– expedited process 5 year or 10 year term loans for 100% funding are available through Pave
– Alternatively, RefactorU offers several direct financing options to students. Students may choose a 12, 18, or 24 month payment plan with as little as $5,000 down. Contact to learn more.



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  • RefactorU

    The application deadline for the fall 2013 session is June 9. If you apply by 11:59pm MDT on June 9, and get accepted, you have a chance at winning 10-weeks of RefactorU, sans tuition!

  • Paula

    Refactor U Review

    Like many of my peers, I was drawn to RefactorU because I wanted to start a higher-paying, more enjoyable career without spending years of my life earning another degree. Even a couple weeks into their ten-week, intensive boot camp, the skeptic in me feared it was too good to be true, but I graduated last Friday and can confidently say that going to RefactorU was one of the best decisions of my life. Several of my classmates had coding jobs before the course even ended, and I am absolutely amazed when I compare the skills I have now with the skills I had from several weeks of pre-bootcamp self-teaching. I can now think up and develop an entire web application on my own, from the database and server to the user interface, and, perhaps more importantly, I know that I have the resources and knowledge to learn new technologies and tackle any coding problems I may face in the future.

    Not only does RefactorU manage to teach an incredible amount of material in a short amount of time, the school also structures assignments in a way that prepares students for what a real coding job is like. The vast majority of time was spent on solo projects, but the boot camp is also peppered with several pair programming projects, in which one student writes code and the other plans and coaches, and a larger group project. We also had to do three oral presentations and practice talking about code. It’s crucial–and surprisingly difficult–to be able to articulate something so thought-based, and I’m glad RefactorU emphasizes this skill. The team building and communication will definitely benefit me during technical interviews and throughout my career.

    Unlike many other bootcamps, RefactorU strongly emphasizes a work-life balance. While it is true that I never had to ditch my sleep, health, and social life in lieu of unreasonable amounts of stress, what the “work-life balance” translated to, for me, was: “You are responsible for your own success.” Some students chose to work late hours even after the school day ended, others spent more time socializing and attending events. Whatever the case, no one would chase me down if I needed to take a break during the day or tell me I needed to work harder if a particular subject didn’t make sense right away, but the staff was always there to help and encourage. We just had to do the work.

    What I loved most about being a RefactorU student was the perfect balance of structure and independence. Every week, we got a list of projects to work on after lectures, but there were no grades and no deadlines (besides for the one big group project and the two major solo projects). The lack of solid structure may be a con for some people, but, for me, it was like being told, “I believe in you.” Those imagined words helped me be successful at RefactorU. So did the smart and passionate teachers, who gave clear (and oftentimes entertaining!) lectures and were there to help when I got stuck. Rob has an unshakable warm, positive attitude that makes him a great teacher in addition to being a great coder, and I enjoyed Raphael’s attention to detail and clear passion for the topics he lectured on.

    I can’t think of a single thing about RefactorU that would dissuade me from telling any self-motivated, technically-inclined person to go there. My only complaint is that I would have preferred more early, clear communication about the specific times, dates, and expectations of project presentations, graduation day, and events in general, but I understand that RefactorU is a new business. They’re always working toward finding the best way to do things and tinkering with the course load to include what is most relevant in today’s tech industry, and their 96% job placement rate shows they’re doing it right. If you’re ready and willing to remake yourself and to dedicate yourself to learning, you’ll find, like I did, that RefactorU isn’t too good to be true, at all. It’s real and it works.

  • Jessey Eagan

    RefactorU Review!

    It has truly been one of the most life changing and gratifying experiences I have ever had. I have a Bachelor’s in Elementary education, but decided over the summer to make a mid-life career change. My family uprooted from Illinois in August so that I could attend RefactorU. We sold our home in IL and my in-laws graciously kept our 2 toddlers in AZ, and my husband traveled between IL, AZ, and CO while I was in school. It was a crazy ride, but I’ve found through it all that I love coding and can’t wait to start working in the field! The course was very intense and I learned so much. If I can make the commitment to change my life for the better, so can you!

  • Brent Leasure

    RefactorU has been an incredible experience. Over the course of 10 weeks, they changed me into a confident coder, and gave me the skills to be relevant in todays market place. The instructors are amazing, and the atmosphere is friendly. I practiced a great deal of web development, but more importantly, I learned how to independently solve problems within the coding world. The school is a great opportunity, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to become involved in programming.

  • Taran Ost

    RefactorU Review

    RefactorU was one of the best experiences of my life! The teachers taught me more than I ever could have hoped for. The instructors have set up the curriculum to help everyone learn the way they feel is best. You will have different things to work on but how you figure it out is up to you. I now am comfortable with many different technologies that I didn’t even think to learn.

    How the program is set up is to help everyone make it through and not in anyway competitive. This was the perfect learning environment for me and for the others around me.

    I would recommend this program to anyone how wants to find a passion in programming.

  • Justin Van Voorst

    The bootcamp was a great experience and i would do again. Career prospects are looking good and i think that the boot camp positioned me well for future success. The course-work was well thought out and appropriate with just the right amount of challenge. Great instructors that have industry experience and great teaching styles. Career help was plentiful and well timed for me. I would recommend RefactorU to anyone looking into boot camps.