Destination Dev offers a 10-week, full-time full-stack coding bootcamp around the world. With campuses in Columbia and Thailand, Destination Dev has a unique emphasis on preparing students to land full-time remote or freelance work in order to live a flexible, location-independent, “digital nomad” lifestyle. The bootcamp brings together students from all over the world for ten intense weeks of software development education and cultural immersion.
This tight-knight community aims to create a synergy that allows participants to venture outside of their comfort zones both intellectually and culturally. Destination Dev is looking for students who are open-minded, excited about deep explorations abroad, and passionate about technology. Their mission is to empower others to impact the world and build their ideal lifestyles through software. Interested applicants will need to submit an online form, and then participate in a non-technical interview and a technical interview.
Destination Dev tuition includes housing, airport pick-up, excursions, and flights where applicable.
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- Carlo Teran • Web Developer • Student • Course: Fullstack Web Development • Campus: Medellín • Verified via LinkedIn
Destination Dev completely delivered what I was expecting from a Coding Bootcamp. I came to the Bootcamp with some experience working on IT and with a CIS Degree from the US, and I can assure you that I was able to learn more about coding and building applications in the past 10 weeks than in my entire 4 years in College. Despite the fact that it is a brand new program, the Director and the Instructors were always asking for our feedback and were willing to do anything in order to improve our experience and making sure that we were understanding the material. The instructors were very helpful and were willing to put extra work in order to prepare me for my new job as a full-time Software Developer in Los Angeles, California.
Unforgettable experience, amazing cultural immersion (I played Futbol in Colombia, salsa classes, beautiful places), and some of the most amazing people I've ever met.
- Leila • Campus: Medellín
The Destination Dev experience was made with love and will be a positive experience I will always cherish. I helped run the d-dev boot camp and I am no longer part of the program due to my ongoing commitments. I make this review independently based on what I personally saw and from the students feedback which I gathered once weekly.
The instructors (Doug and junaes) give their absolute all every day. Both instructors would stay until the last question was asked even if that was way past class time. I would personally witness this and the students would also be taken aback by their dedication. One student made a comment that he could feel just how much the instructors were putting into the program because towards the last weeks our lead instructor came in with his shirt inside out from essentially living in the classroom. This is true, they were going above and beyond to get students to where they wanted to be and to importantly be there for them if they had issues (which I learnt are frequent in coding) and it did all pay off in the end. The three of the five students who made it to the project finals (including the winner) had absolutely ZERO coding knowledge before the program.
The accommodation was by no means the cheapest on the market (it easily could have been considering the price of the bootcamp). The students loved the staff, as did I, and the vibe of the accommodation which was a cross between a creative co working space and a hipster coffee shop was an absolute hit.
The overall atmosphere of the bootcamp was supportive, fun and encouraged everyone to be as comfortable as possible.the community side of destination dev makes it exceptionally valuable as the students would all work together and then in their free time explore the city as a group. I believe they will all remain in contact and aside from the friendships several business ideas were brain stormed. Its an exciting time to be a coder and that really came through, throughout the bootcamp.
In conclusion I would wholeheartedly endorse this program based on the dedication and solid knowledge of the instructors, the incredible location (and it's surrounding activities) and for the home like/comfortable accommodation included.
- Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Fullstack Web Development • Campus: Medellín
I attended Destination Dev because it was a program that allowed me to travel with a purpose. Learning coding while being immersed in another culture was such a unique experience and the fact that the program made us leave our homes and daily responsibilities behind allowed us to concentrate all of our attention on the curriculum which really sets DD apart from bootcamps that take place at home. Since the cohort I attended was the very first one, the organizers of the program were really into asking everyone for feedback and were eager to make it better. I’m happy to say that the way we were taught kept evolving and getting better with each week. I think Doug did a fantastic job making sure each student got special attention and even adjusted the curriculum for some of the students who were behind. Falling behind the fast paced curriculum is very easy so make sure you know your basics inside and out, do ALL of the prep and do not take it lightly. You’re not going to want to play catch up on the first day of class. The cultural group activities part of the program was kinda rough around the edges and could have been better organized and communicated on multiple occasions. Ex: the football game advertised on the website never happened and students had to organize and pay for it themselves.
I think like with anything you do in life, your success in the program will be determined by how much work you put into something. I wouldn’t go into this program expecting it to solve all your problems and get a job as a developer right off the bat, but what this program will do is give you a good outline of what every dev should know and set you up for success to keep learning b/c learning coding never really ends! With that said, attending Destination Dev in Colombia was the perfect decision for me at the perfect time in my life and I would do it again.
If you’re pretty new to coding & thinking about attending, start your prep now.
- Good intro to web development- 9/20/2017Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Fullstack Web Development • Campus: Medellín
Before attending this bootcamp I had zero experience as a programmer and after 8 weeks I feel well on my way to becoming a junior developer. Just like any educational program I believe you will get out of this program what you put in. The lead instructor, Doug , is a natural teacher and our co instructor, Juanes, was incredibly well versed in front end development and always willing to sit down and work with us Juan-on-one. Although I didn't feel 100% job ready after this course, I feel confident that with another month of continued study I will be a competitive job candidate. I'm also confident that these guys will make a lot of positive changes to the program based on the feedback they received throughout our camp.
- Amazing Experience With Destination Dev!- 9/20/2017Anonymous • Student • Course: Fullstack Web Development • Campus: Medellín
Destination Dev was a great program for me. Before the program I had played around with programming on online courses such as Code Academy but had no real experience and was hard for me to take out time with other obligations such as a full time job. The program helped me go from ground zero in terms of development experience and while i know I still need to continue working to improve my skills, it got me to a point where I feel more than confident to work on my own. It would have been much harder to do this on my own without the bootcamp, as being around other people was a great motivator to put in a lot of hours and really focus. Overall it was a great experience, and can say that the instructors were very helpful and provided a lot of support throughout the course. Outside of the course, it was also nice to enjoy a different living environment and get to be part of a new culture. I even took some time to travel around Colombia after the program ended!