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The best Lambda School alternative might not be a bootcamp

Bootcamps provide a "one-size-fits-all" approach to learning. We believe there is a better way. 1-on-1 custom-tailored mentorships for an affordable monthly flat fee. No tricks, no fineprint.

MentorCruise vs. Lambda School

We build on personal 1-on-1 mentoring experiences to help you reach your goals faster and end-to-end.

Price
$140/mo (avg.)
$30,000
Duration
Flexible, unlimited
6 months
Location
βœ… Available anywhere
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ only
Mentors
βœ… Over 1,000 available
βœ… Available
Curriculum
βœ… Flexible
❌ Rigid
Schedule
βœ… Tailored to you
❌ Same for everyone
Acceptance Rate
βœ… Open for everybody
❌ 4%
Success Rate
97%
71%

Direct comparison

MentorCruise vs. Bootcamps

Flexible, personal experiences

At MentorCruise, your learning and progress is tailored to you. Need to adhere to a certain schedule or work around your studies around work? No problem.

Fit in a box

Bootcamps like Lambda School need to adhere to some requirements like a curriculum or even full time-table to be able to deliver content to all students at once.

End-to-end experience

MentorCruise doesn't end. If your goal is to get hired, you can work with your mentor until you sign that offer. If you want to level up a skillset of yours, you can do so for however long it takes.

From A to B and not further

Bootcamps like Lambda School have strict entry and exit requirements. If you don't have the right skills already, you might never get in. If you went through the curriculum, you're out!

MentorCruise is affordable

On average, mentees will spend between $400 to $1,000 during their learnings on their mentors.

Bootcamps are not affordable

The traditional upfront tuition at Lambda School is $30,000. The average cost of a bootcamp is $13,500 – 14x higher than MentorCruise!
Mentee

Mentoring works! What can it do for you?

There's a reason that every major tech company has an extensive mentoring program. Mentorship builds skill, interpersonal relations, leadership qualities and gets you to your goal quicker.

Reach goal quicker than expected
45%
Satisfied with their mentor
97%
Report increased confidence
87%

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Sr Software Engineer at Netflix
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When I started my career as an intern near my hometown, it was clear that I had a lot of questions about being a professional, how to plan or manage projects, and best practices when developing software at a professional level. Thankfully, I had great mentors who helped me understand …
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I am an experienced lead software engineer whose main area of expertise is Microsoft stack, which includes ASP.NET (Framework and Core), SQL Server, Azure, and various front-end technologies. I am familiar with industry-wide best practices, such as SOLID principles, software design patterns, automation testing principles (BDD and TDD) and microservices …
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I have over 20 years of software development experience, scaling teams from 0 - 30 members. I have had leadership experience at Amazon, Disney, and at various startups. I can coach you on career development, resume reviews, tech interview prep (I have > 2k interviews over my career, and over …
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I help people in tech grow and shape their careers. Providing advice on both the WHAT and the HOW for effective and data-driven decisions that lead to positive results. My background in software engineering having worked in large organizations as well as in startup environments in London for years, provided …
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Software Engineer at Independent
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Hi there! πŸ‘‹ I’ve been unofficially mentoring developers for many years now. I’ve learned many things the hard way or the slow way in the last 15 years working as a software engineer. Any week that I can meaningfully help someone else on their programming journey is a good week …
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Senior Software Engineer II at Thirty Madison
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Senior backend engineer with approximately 7 years of experience, previously worked at True Link Financial and Uber. I've worked across the stack as a frontend, full-stack, and backend engineer. Graduated from Reed College with a BA in Mathematics-Economics, and completed App Academy coding bootcamp in San Francisco back in 2015. …
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Senior Software Engineer at Stripe
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I started my career with three internships, the last two at Microsoft while finishing my Bachelors Degree in Computer Science at the University of Utah. After starting full-time at Microsoft, I became a Software Engineer 2 within one year and a Senior Software Engineer two years later. I have been …

Expert mentors from the best companies in the world.

The MentorCruise network allows mentees to get mentored by seasoned veterans from companies such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Netflix without breaking the bank!

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