Recent Dev Academy Reviews: Rating 1.67
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $11,000 Class size N/A Location Wellington
Deposit N/A Financing Full and partial loans available Refund / Guarantee $4000 reimbursement if you’re hired by a company in the hiring program. Scholarship Up to $1000 scholarships for underrepresented groups
Minimum Skill Level Basic Computer Knowledge Prep Work Phase 0 Placement Test No Interview Yes
Dev Academy Reviews
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- Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Dev Academy • Campus: Wellington
I didn't enjoy this course at all. I think you need more previous coding experience than EDA staff let on in their interview with you prior to starting the course.
The pace of the course is overwhelming too and the hours you have to put in (weekends included if you've had no prior coding experience) are super intense and leave you broken and mentally unwell. I wouldn't do this course if I had my time again!
The Human Skills is pretty cheesy. It's hard to make some really selfish people in a cohort care about anyone but themselves, no matter how many "sharing circles" you sit in.
I also found a lot of students in my cohort were super competitive rather than supportive of each other, and these people seemed to take glee in those who were struggling with the course work, which goes against EDA's policy of being inclusive of everyone and having a safe place to learn.
The ratio of students to teachers is too high for a very expensive course. There were times when we had to wait up to 30mins just to get help when pair programming.
- Not worth the price tag- 6/7/2017Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Dev Academy • Campus: Wellington
This course is way over priced for what is offered and be wary of their advertising. They count graduates employed by Dev Academy (on a casual basis as tutors) and grads employed in jobs unrelated to ICT as 'employed'.
Unless you have previous coding experience then you're unlikely to come out of this with the technical skills and theoretical knowledge required to secure an entry level dev role.
Everything seemed to be quite poorly organised but I imagine this would have improved since my time there. I did the C# stream and the majority of our course content was still written in Ruby.
Some recruiting 'partners' had no knowledge they were being labelled as such.
Overall I'd say you'd be better off investing your time and money elsewhere.