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Dev Bootcamp

Average Rating4.32
151 Reviews
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As of July 17, 2017, Dev Bootcamp is no longer accepting applications. Founded in 2012, Dev Bootcamp is a short-term, immersive 18-week software development program (9 weeks part-time remote, 9 weeks onsite immersive, with career prep integrated throughout). Dev Bootcamp’s mission is to transform lives by teaching people of all backgrounds the technical, cognitive, and interpersonal skills used in software development through a responsive instructional model.

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  • Larry Cherry
    Service Remote Technician • Graduate • Web Development • Austin
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    Jan 08, 2018
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    Great Experience in need of updated curriculum

    I enjoyed my time at DBC and they took me from not knowing any coding to building Ruby on Rails sites. DBC is no longer open by the time I am writing this review but there was a few core things that the recent grads would have benefited from in an updated curriculum. First a stronger focus on Node would have been very useful especially with demand for Junior Rails developers being down. Employers now demand much more in terms of experience and personal projects so a guide for post-graduati...

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  • Steven Spiel
    Solutions Architect • Student • Web Development • Chicago
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    Oct 26, 2017
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    Ruby on Rails Developer

    Fantastic program taking a wholistic approach to developing. Lessons, Facilities, and Instructors were all top-notch. 

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  • Joe Moorhouse
    Junior Developer • Graduate • Web Development • San Francisco
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    Oct 21, 2017
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    Great experience, dated tech stack

    DBC was a fantstic lifechanging experience. However, I will say, the tech stack is a bit dated. Ruby is on the decline, and if I was to do things over again, and my only consideration was time from program start to securing a job, I was have chosen a Javascript focused bootcamp.

    I am going to refrain from rambling on, as there are endless reviews here that will tell you what a transformative experience DBC is, and I echo their sentiments entirely. At the risk of sounding redundan...

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  • Linsey R
    Graduate • Web Development • Seattle
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    May 26, 2017
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    An Experience Like No Other

    If you're looking to just learn code and learn it fast. Think again. But if you're looking to learn code in an environment that fosters collaboration and focuses more on a hollistic approach to web development, then you're on the right track. Dev Bootcamp Seattle is exactly that. The campus is conveniently located right in Pioneer Sqare in the Capitol One Investment building of lovely Seattle. It's a quaint open layout space with the best staff you will ever meet. These people genuinly car...

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  • Edward Eng
    Software Developer • Graduate • Web Development • Chicago
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    Apr 12, 2017
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    Pretty Intense; Input = Hard Work, Output = Skill set

    Overall...I think the program was pretty good, especially for people who don't have a background in computer science. I graduated from the Chicago campus and the program used Ruby and Javascript as the tools to teach us 'how to learn how to code'.

    I'm in Houston now and about to start work on April 17, 2017. There isn't as much Ruby in the city. But JavaScript is still very popular just like many other places around the world.

    The one thing I guess I would've like to se...

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  • Tim Deel
    Graduate • Web Development • Seattle
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    Feb 27, 2017
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    Not Disappointed

    Before pursuing this career change, I did extensive research into coding bootcamps available. Afterwards, I had decided that Dev Bootcamp was right for me. So much so that even though as a Denver resident it would have been much easier for me to go to somewhere local (such as Galvanize), I left CO for Seattle so that I could attend. Dev Bootcamp offers an incredibly holistic approach to how they teach. First and foremost, they really help alleviate the pressure and stress of taking on such...

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  • Richard
    Software Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • New York City
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    Feb 06, 2017
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    Dev Bootcamp

    I attended Dev Bootcamp 2 years ago and it changed my life (no, really!).

    I went from knowing absolutely nothing to making a living doing something I could only dream of doing. Plus, I had the bonus of making some life long friends and professional connections.

    You'll learn Ruby, JavaScript, SQL, HTML, CSS. You'll learn some basic computer science,  heroku, git and how to structure relational data.

    My only criticism is that I wish they were a little more JavaS...

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  • Gabriel Firmacion
    Developer Integration Specialist • Graduate • Web Development • San Francisco
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    Feb 04, 2017
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    Life Changing Experience

    Going to Dev Bootcamp literally changed my career path. I had no coding experience before and when I move to San Francisco, I realized important it is to learn how to code given that the tech industry is very big here. I wanted to learn fast and Dev Bootcamp did not require a prior experience.

    It's a 19 week program where the first 9 weeks are remote which was a good thing so that I can still continue my full time job while studying. I really liked this because what if I didn't c...

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  • Brian Lin
    Full Stack Developer • Graduate • Web Development • Chicago
    Nov 17, 2017
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    DBC Alumnus

    Dev Bootcamp provided me with the learning environment and support to become a web developer, as well as gave me a network of close friends whom I can rely upon. Attending DBC was one of the best choices I've ever made.

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  • Rich
    Jr. Engineer • Graduate • Web Development • Chicago
    Jun 22, 2017
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    Intense and Rewarding

    The program was excellent and really taught you how to learn new skills/frameworks/technologies quickly. I graduated from the Chicago campus and the program used Ruby and Javascript as the main tools for learning the fundamentals of writing code.

    Still in Chicago with a great new gig using Javascript, React, and Node most of which I taught myself following the program using the style of learning I learned there; however, several of my cohort mates got jobs where they are working ...

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  • Dan McKeon
    Graduate • Web Development • Seattle
    May 26, 2017
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    Attend Dev Bootcamp Seattle and You Will Not Regret It

    I had a truly life-changing experience at Dev Bootcamp (DBC) Seattle. I've had an interest in programming for years and have spent a lot of time and energy self-teaching through online resources and seeking mentorship through Meetup groups, but I was never quite able to get over the hump. I never felt like I really understood the concepts, instead I was just nailing down the operations and syntax.

    Enter Dev Bootcamp Seattle.

    I learned far more in 18 weeks at DBC than I ...

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  • Jeff K
    Web Developer • Graduate • Web Development • Seattle
    Apr 28, 2017
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    Best Decision I've Ever Made

    Why I chose Dev Bootcamp:

    Alumni Network: Dev Bootcamp was the first coding bootcamp ever (founded in 2012) and started the whole idea of a web development immersive program. It now has 6 campuses and has one of the largest alumni networks out of any code school.

    Tuition: Around 13k (depending on the campus), Dev Bootcamp’s cost is definitely on the lower end of the spectrum. Many schools...

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Published July 25, 2017
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Published June 29, 2017
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Published June 01, 2017
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Liz Eggleston
Published May 18, 2017
Are there interview questions you should expect in a technical interview? What do hiring managers want to hear when you’re applying for web developer or software engineering roles after coding bootcamp? Bootcamp instructors, Mark Siemers and Anil Kulkarni, join our panel to discuss what to expect in a technical job interview, examples of common technical interview questions, and how...
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Published May 01, 2017
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Published April 25, 2017
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Dev Bootcamp costs around $12,700.

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Dev Bootcamp offers courses like Web Development.

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Dev Bootcamp has in-person campuses in Austin, Chicago, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.

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