The first step to applying for DevMountain bootcamp is to check out the courses and start dates. Once the student has picked a course, they must submit an online application. Next, students speak with a member of the admissions team by phone to further discuss the program. After the phone call, students must complete a challenge to test their knowledge of the course subject matter. Finally, the admissions team will notify students if they qualify for acceptance. DevMountain recommends that students have some exposure to coding before applying.
The goal of the courses at DevMountain it to prepare students to successfully enter these computer focused fields. DevMountain holds events such as a Meet & Hire Employer Lunch and a demo day to help students network and find a job.
DevMountain provides student housing included in the tuition. The furnished apartments are walking distance to the campus. DevMountain education can be financed through a loan and they also provide some educational scholarships.
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In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week8 Weeks
Start Date None scheduled Cost $10,900 Class size N/A Location LehiWant to build iOS (iPhone/iPad) apps? There is no better place to learn. You'll start building apps on Day 1 of the class, and by the end you'll have at least one app in the App Store (possibly even making you money). Classes are rigorous, and previous programming experience is definitely preferred, but if you're up to the challenge, you can become a great iOS developer with a start in this course.
Minimum Skill Level Programming experience preferred, beginners welcome Prep Work Once accepted, students must complete pre-course work before first day of class. Placement Test No Interview Yes Start Date None scheduled Cost $7,500 Class size N/A Location LehiOur 6-week immersive software QA bootcamp will prepare you with the skills needed to become a competitive candidate for junior-level software QA engineer positions. Instruction consists of instructor lectures, guest lecturers, guided projects, individual projects, group projects, and real projects with corporate clients. Students will work collaboratively with the lead instructor and mentors throughout the course. Through experience in specific technologies and frameworks that are popular today, students can achieve a flexible outlook that is comfortable and eager to tackle new technologies in a fast-moving and ever-changing industry.
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Prep Work Once accepted, students must complete pre-course work before first day of class. Placement Test No Interview Yes Start Date None scheduled Cost $4,500 Class size N/A Location LehiOur "After Hours" course is a great way to dive into UX without having to quit your job or school. It's still extremely intense, but allows for a more flexible format. Classes are held nights and weekends. This class is great for those who are interested in UX, need some skills to better their employment options, or simply learn a new skillset.
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Placement Test No Interview Yes Start Date None scheduled Cost $10,900 Class size N/A Location LehiIf you're a designer, product person, developer, or simply interested in taking a dive into UX (user experience), this class is for you. Our "Immersive" full-time UI/UX course makes the most of class time because we focus on less theory and more hands-on practice. You're probably already doing some UX whether you know it or not and this course will help you give structure to your innate thoughts through industry know how and structured design processes. The design course at DevMountain is multi-faceted, covering all aspects of the design process from start to finish. While covering both mobile and web design principles students will practice creative discovery, ideation, critical thinking, research collection, wireframing / prototyping, basic front-end coding and more design best practices. The class will teach students to understand and meet modern web and mobile design standards in the product creation process, from first pondering user centered design and design thinking principles to testing their products on multiple devices and measuring the effectiveness of their designs. Students will also learn design principles such as grid systems, typography, color theory, branding and systems-based design, design history and research methods. By the end of the 13-week course, the new designers will graduate with a well-rounded portfolio of work that shows everything they have learned and can achieve in the workplace. This class is great for those who are interested in UX, need some skills to better their employment options, or simply learn a new skillset. The course will prepare students to step into a variety of design roles: web designer, mobile designer, UX designer, UI designer, front-end designer, freelance designer, and more.
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Prep Work Yes. Placement Test No Interview Yes Start Date None scheduled Cost $10,900 Class size N/A Location LehiOur "After Hours" course is a great way to dive into code without having to quit your job or school. It's still extremely intense, but allows for a more flexible format. Classes are held nights and weekends. This class is great for those who are interested in coding, need some skills to better their employment options, or simply learn a new skillset.
Minimum Skill Level Beginner Prep Work Once accepted, students must complete pre-course work before first day of class. Placement Test No Interview Yes
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In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $11,900 Class size N/A Location Online, Lehi, Dallas, PhoenixThe full-time class is the best immersive coding experience you can find. It's a world-class coding education. It's also a grind--8 or 10 or 12 hour days of instruction, 1:1 mentoring, and work. You'll live, eat, sleep, and breathe code for 12 weeks. And when you're done, you'll be a different person. This class is great for those who are serious about learning to code. If you want to code as a career, this is the place to do it. There's no better place in the country for this price to get nearly two years worth of world-class education.
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- Samer- 2/15/2017I love DevMountain • Front-End engineer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Dallas • Verified via LinkedIn
DevMountain changed my life, before DevMountain, I used to work nightshift at Walmart (9$ per hour). I had no programing experience, I was given a scholarship that covers tuition fees by DevMountain, It was the best experience that I've ever had in my life, they have super smart teaching methods, they know how to modify their teaching strategies according to the particular students, subject matter, and learning environment.
I would highly recommend it, great environment, you won't regret this decision if you APPLY.
- One of the best decisions of my life.- 2/6/2017Jefferson Snow • Junior Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
The only regret I have about DevMountain is not doing it sooner. I'm over thirty and just a few months ago I was thinking that I'd be stuck in sales forever. Thanks to some friends, I heard about DevMountain and the rest is history.
I had no prior coding experience before being exposed to their pre-course work but I was able to push through. It is hard. The first two weeks are especially tough. You've heard of drinking from a firehose? This was like drinking from a tsunami. I was so overwhelmed I thought I would have to drop out. But after talking to other students, I found out that they were in the exact same boat and I wasn't alone. At that point I chose not to give in to the overwhelming amount stuff to understand. Instead I chose to push forward, understanding and doing what I could while telling myself that all the stuff I didn't understand would make sense later. It wasn't until the last couple weeks of the course, but eventually everything did click together. I go back and look at the projects we did at the beginning of the class and everything falls into place.
DevMountain really focuses on learning through building. You spend about 3 hours of your day in lecture and then about 5 hours building something using the principles you covered in lecture. Expect to put in an extra 4 hours on top of the 9 to 5 to finish the projects as well as do your readings for the next day's lecture. The instructors, for the most part, are awesome. My main instructor had more than 10 years of experience in development and he really had a gift for presenting the infomation in a digestable way. They also bring in DevMountain grads from companies around the valley who come in and lecture on technologies that they use in the industry. I learned more about WebDevelopment in these 3 months than I learned about advertising with my 4-year college degree.
The social aspect is great as well. Going through a bootcamp forges bonds between students in a way that few other places can. I have met people that I will stay in touch with for a long time to come.
As far as employment goes, I graduated less than a month ago and I've already taken an offer from a local tech company here in Utah County. The curriculum at DevMountain really helped me learn the technologies this company works in so it was a perfect fit.
I don't want to sound like I drank the kool-aid, but I credit DevMountain with changing my life. In three months I learned enough to start in an industry where I can eventually make 6 figures vs the mid-5 figures I would struggle to make using my degree. I can't recommend DevMountain enough.
- The best challenge ever!- 2/2/2017David Danielson • Web Designer Engineer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
This course is really challenging, but extremely fun! There wasn't a single day I didn't want to come to school because everyday was something new and continued to push my learning. Also, the comradery formed with other students and the instructors made it really fun and motivating to come to class everyday! I really can't believe how much I learned in such a short amount of time. This course is a no-brainer for anyone interested in web development. I would do it all over again if I had the time and money.
- Great Program- 1/28/2017Doug • Mentor @ DevMountain • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via GitHub
I attended DevMountain from July 2016 - November 2016, and must say, it was the best educational experience I've ever had.
This program is more about learning how to learn, than it is about learning how to code. The most successful people, as far as I've seen, are the ones who were disciplined, and put in as much time as possible to learning everything they could possibly take in each day. I basically had to tell my friends that I didn't exist for three months, ignoring my phone for sometimes days at a time, and spending on average 10-12 hours a day at school.
If its sounds intense, and grueeling, and crazy unimaginably hard, it is. It is mind-blowingly difficult. The goal of DevMountain is to give you the skills to get a job when you graduate. And if you work as hard as you can, you will not be disappointed. Plan on a MINIMUM of 60 hours per week. If you can't do that, then a bootcamp probably isn't for you.
If you are going the bootcamp route, stop searching now and go with DevMountain. You can't beat the value you get for the money you pay. (Also, quit your job and do the immersive program, or save up until you can do that, it'll absolutely be worth it)
- Accelerated Education- 1/5/2017Jackson Gunther • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
DevMountain offers an accelerated education one that cannot be found at most colleges or can be found after 4 painstaking years of education. This program wasn't easy by any means, however it was well worth the money. The ability to code is a remarkable trade that so few people know and can do. DevMountain gives you the tools to create incredible applications.
- IOS Bootcamp- 2/14/2020Tyson Ericksen • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: LehiThe DevMountain IOS bootcamp was a challenging experience. For the financial cost and time spent, I don't feel that this was right path for me. There are better layouts, curriculum, and instruction elsewhere for far cheaper and a better use of your time. The saving grace of this program are the mentors/instructors. They are a good group that can really help work through any issues in understanding of the curriculum. One of the main reasons I chose this experience was for the job assistance; which is basically non existent. Nice people but their setup is designed around those whom have never held a job.
- Hard, but great experience- 1/15/2020Sara Evans • Graphic Designer • Graduate • Course: UI/UX Design After Hours • Campus: Lehi
This was such an intense program, but it was great! I feel like their teaching style of just throwing you into what you'll be doing is one of the best ways of learning. At times I felt like I had no clue what I was trying to do, but the mentors are good at giving just enough feedback to get you on your feet.
I do wish that they had given us more instruction on how to write case studies. After finishing I feel quite overwhelmed with figuring out how to write good case studies that will help in my job hunting experience. I know it's not their responsibility to build our portfolios and get us jobs, but I would have happily stayed one week longer in class to spend that time building my case studies with the help of the instructors. At least then I would know what the heck hiring managers are looking for.
But in all honesty, that is my only complaint of this program. The mentors are great, the environment is fantastic, and I am so glad I chose DevMountain to get my UX Design knowledge.
- iOS Dev Program Review- 10/29/2019Ian • iOS Engineer • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: Lehi
At the end of 2018, I had begun my search for the perfect Bootcamp for me. I looked through various other Bootcamps and none of them had really piqued my interest until I found DevMountain. Once the applications opened up for their end of July start date I applied. The application process was super simple and I was contacted in a reasonable time. Prior to my entry into the camp, the administration of DevMountain was super helpful. they provided me a number that I could text/call with any questions or concerns, and the staff was super friendly and professional with every step of the process.
A few months prior to the start of the program some pre course work was given. These activities were challenging and at times difficult. However, I was not alone. When I reached this point in the process I was given an invite to join my cohorts slack channel which gave me access to iOS mentors who worked at DevMountain. Any questions I had I could send to them as well as a code snippet of what I was working on.
Housing in DevMountain is provided free of charge, which was a game-changer for me as it allowed me to focus on the program and not where I was going to sleep that night. The housing is split between two different locations. The one I stayed at was a very clean and very nice space.
The program itself is unlike anything I had ever experienced. For the first 6 weeks, I felt like I was drinking from a firehose. Every morning we would work together as a class and build guided projects that would help us understand different topics. During the Afternoon we would be paired up with another classmate and asked to work on a project together. This is silently genius because it required me to not only learn from someone else but to also learn to communicate my ideas effectively. and then after 5 pm we were given our homework, which primarily consisted of videos that would prepare us for the next day.
After your break week, you begin the last 6 weeks of the program, which is very different than the first but still in a good way. It's at this point that you are now ready to build your own personal and group apps. every day you will be working on your app's and I can say that while the first 6 weeks of the program were awesome this is where the real experience comes in. This project your making is your own and these problems and questions your going to have are unique to your program and how you built your app. This sounds terrifying but is absolutely brilliant because at this point you now have the skills and the understanding to know what to search for, and what to avoid, and if you get stuck or can't figure it out the mentors are always a few desks away ready to help you learn.
In conclusion, I can say that DevMountain was an excellent experience and worth my time and investment, and that i would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
- Worst Education Experience- 10/12/2019Amir Aghayi • Student • Course: Web Development After Hours • Campus: Lehi
This was the worst education experience I have ever had. Inexperienced instructor who thought I would learn to code by listening to 4 hour lectures. Mentors who would play games in class instead of helping or who were so inexperienced they had to google your questions for 1 hour to find an answer.
I basically spent 11000 dollars to watch youtube videos and teach myself how to code
Response From: Emily of DevMountainTitle: Director of MarketingThursday, Oct 17 2019Amir, we’re truly sorry your experience wasn’t what you wanted. We’re normally known for our helpful and dedicated mentors, and students generally like our teaching style. Unfortunately, it happens every once in awhile that a single case doesn’t match the expectations of a student, as in this case, and we have given you a partial refund. We strive to provide an exceptional learning experience, and hope this helps make you feel a little better.
- The Cohort & Networking are extremely helpful- 2/26/2019Jessica • Art Director • Student • Course: UI/UX Design After Hours • Campus: Lehi
I'm working through my Bootcamp now, and find the collaboration to be the most valuable thing thus far. I especially enjoy the Mentors from the field & the candidness of career wages. Yes, the Bootcamp was expensive, but I find the value is well worth it.
- Best 13 weeks of my life!- 8/15/2018Paul Peterson • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I really appreciated all the preparatory help DevMountain provided. During six weeks of self-learning before the program started, I got to chat with a mentor about my progress and any topics I was having trouble with.
During the actual program, I liked how the mentors were there if we ever needed help with the random bugs and errors we would encounter, but they never stepped on my toes. The curriculum was awesome, and I felt like we were learning the most current top tech skills.
The first few weeks of the course were a good review and knowledge-solidifier. As time went on, we got to focus more and more on learning by doing and putting together personal and group projects. The staff was very knowledgable, the facilities were great, and I have never had so much fun during a school program! If we needed a quick break, the fooseball table was right around the corner. Not to mention the video game systems (thank you Super Smash Bros!).
As we got closer to graduation, the employment specialists gave excellent assistance and feedback on our resumes, portfolios, and LinkedIn profiles.
I felt like my time at DevMountain really helped me learn how to learn, and how to pick up new technologies that I may not have as much experience in. I'm excited to see where things go from here!
- SALESFORCE DEVELOPMENT AFTER HOURS- 5/9/2018Chris • Graduate • Course: Salesforce Development After Hours • Campus: Provo
The course was great. Taking the class made it possible to leap over other team members and made it possible to advance faster and more efficiently within the salesforce ecosystem. As with any educational adventure you will run in to limitations and hurdles, But Scott was able to drive through each of them, making sure everyone had a great understanding of each topic. Wonderful course.
- Salesforce Development Class- 5/4/2018Hilary • Salesforce Admin/Developer • Graduate • Course: Salesforce Development After Hours • Campus: Provo
The Salesforce Development class was great. The teacher, Scott Purcell, is very inveseted in his students and helping them to not only succeed in the class but after they finish. Taking this class really expanded my knowledge of Salesforcea as an admin and developer. I highly recommend it!
- Intense, but doable- 4/30/2018Gregory Clark • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
DevMountain is a great alternative for those who don't want to spend 4 years going to school before getting started in their career. The course is very intense for those who have no coding experience going in to it (like me). I would not recommend trying to do the emersive course while working. I needed all the time outside of class that I could get. DevMountain is a little more costly than some other bootcamp options I considered, but they seem to invest quite a lot into helping alumni get jobs. That is a very valuable asset to have, which is why I went with them even without taking advantage of the student housing. You will get out of DevMountain as much as you put in.
- Great Experience- 4/19/2018Tanner Smith • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
DevMountain was an awesome experience and I learned a ton! It was like a fire hose to my mouth the entire time but it was really good. The mentors are great and they give you a lot of great knowledge. It wasn't perfect and they can improve in areas, but for 13 weeks, I have never learned so much that fast in my entire life. Also they do help alot with job prep and job hunting which is great!
- Didn’t work for me- 4/16/2018Devin Wilcox • Bilingual Census Representative • Student • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I don’t like giving bad reviews and this is not meant to put down DevMountain in any way, but I had a really hard time with this program and I seriously regret starting it. I tried to work 3 different part-time jobs and do this full time (twice), and even tried doing the evening courses after, but felt like I kept getting stuck after a few weeks of each retry. It’s difficult to support a family and do the immersive courses. Everyone else seemed to soar through the courses and it didn’t seem to come naturally to me like it did others. I’m still in a lot of debt with DevMountain that I don’t think I’ll be able to pay off anytime soon. I don’t want to blame anyone at DevMountain particularly because I felt like I lot of the instructors are nice people, they have a sincere desire to help you and a willingness to sit down with you. Despite this, I feel like some people (while they may be EXPERT coders) are not able to teach as well as they are able to code to help others learn.
The nice thing about DevMountain is the fun environment, the people you meet, the nice, fun instructors and the professionalism they maintain. Jeremy is a smart guy and I really enjoyed his lectures. They really will try to help you if you’re struggling, but for me personally, I still had a tough time even with help.
Before you join DevMountains immersive courses (and I wish someone had told me this) make sure of a few things:
1. Make sure that You can afford to NOT work for the full 12-week course. You MUST be able to focus completely on the courses!
2. Study as much code as you possibly can before you start. Make your LIFE about code!
3. You are responsible for your learning here. While you can get help if you’re confused, YOU need to make sure you are caught up on assignments and not fall behind. My work made that extremely difficult and burned me out.
4. Make sure you have a decent computer (windows or Mac are fine)
5. They cannot guarantee you a job. And you will have to start paying VERY expensive tuition fees once (and if) you graduate. I’m having to pay $400 a month even though I’m not graduated.
Again, I won’t tell anyone to NOT go to DevMountain because they are awesome! But please keep these things in mind if you’re considering attending.
My review is not to put DevMountain down, but maybe it will give them some insight on how to help others in the future that did not succeed due to unusual circumstances like my own.
Do your research!
- Best Decision Ever- 3/20/2018Vann Vaughan • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Dallas
DevMountain was one of the greatest decisions that I ever made by far. I was interested in becoming a developer in early 2017 and began researching bootcamps in the area after seeing some advertisements. Ultimately I decided on DevMountain after visiting their campus in Dallas and met the team as well as some of the students. During my experience, they were EXTREMELY supportive of my every step and made sure that I was more than ready to continue on to each lesson. They never leave a student behind and if you are not doing well, they are there for you with plenty of options to make sure you reach your goal. This is why I am a successfully emplyoed Software Engineer for Beck Technology.
- ^_^- 2/25/2018Paul Polzer • developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
The first 10 weeks of my experience at Dev Mountain were a breeze. It was hard work, but I really enjoyed it. I loved the atmopshere, the teachers, and the entire experience as a whole. I met so many amazing, kind, and wonderful people there. Everyone was focused on learning as much as they could.
The last 3 weeks of school, I had a very negative experience, but there were good people working there that helped me through it. They saw my frustration and asked me for feedback and eagerly listened to me. The staff there really care about what they are doing. They are always working on improving things, and they put their hearts into that school and it shows. The negative experience I had there taught me the most, helped to prepare me for the future, and ultimately played a largely significant role in landing me a job.
Are you tired of your current job?
Do you wake up every day thinking "I wish things could change"? (that is the nice way of putting it)
DevMountain can change all of that for you.
Bottom line... DevMountain gets it done.
Six months ago I left my teaching job in Japan to learn how to code computers, and now I have the best job I've ever had. It's night and day. I'm still in shock from the change and I feel so lucky. I invested X sum of money in order to have a job in the tech industry, and DevMountain delivered in full.
On top of that, there was zero transition for me from school to job. Everything that I was doing at DevMountain is exactly what I am doing now. That is because the people at that school know the industry. When I say that they will prepare you for a development job, I really mean it. Walking in on my first day of work felt like DevMountain the sequel. DevMountain 2: the search for more money.
DevMountain is not going to coddle you, hold your hand, and have some instant job lined up for you when you graduate. They teach you how to do everything you need to get a job and then you have to do the work. You have to put in the time. You have to be determined to make it work. If you are, and you put in the effort, DevMountain will get you where you want to be. They fulfill their end of the deal for sure.
If you go there, just remember, you are not competing with anyone. Ignore all the talk about how "that guy" or "that girl" is the greatest coder on the planet and scored 350 kabillion points on his or her test and now works for Google "Holy cow man!" It is human nature to compete, and jockey for position and social-standing, and DevMountain can feel highly-competitive in that regard, but there is no need to feel any pressure to be "da best coder evar" because are plenty of jobs in this industry for people that have the motivation and drive to go after them. If you don't believe me, just look at Linked-In or Glassdoor or whatever and see for yourself. Just focus on your studies, do your best, never give up, and you will have a very high likeliness of succeeding.
If you want a job, then signup with DevMountain. Most the people that I have stayed in touch with after school now have jobs in the industry.
If you are not serious about this, and you're willing to allow your dream of having a better life and a great career get crushed by carpet fungus or whatever, then don't even bother. DevMountain is for serious people. I have a highly severe allergy to dustmites and I'm a DevMountain grad. If you are serious about this, you'll make it work, and DevMountain will be right there with you to help you through it. They are highly accommodating.
Thank you for helping to change my life DevMountain. I'm seriously grateful. Every moment of energy you spent on teaching me and helping me I'm very appreciative.
I highly recommend this school to anyone that wants a job in the software industry.
Five stars all across the board.
- DevMountain - Your path to success- 2/20/2018Scott Serage • Student Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: ProvoDevMountain was exactly what I needed to take my coding skills to the next level. After only 13 weeks of attending I am now able to create full stack web applications. In addition to this, I have learned valuable skills for the web industry that include interviewing and planning techniques. At DevMountain I was able to learn primarily about ReactJS, NodeJS, and ExpressJS as well as HTML5, CSS, SASS/SCSS, Jest, AngularJS, and Postman. With these skills anyone can make their own web applications and will become a valuable asset to any web industry. I'm grateful for the experience I learned there as well as the wonderful help from instructors, mentors and staff. DevMountain is active in helping its students that have passed its course to landing jobs in the industry. In short, if you are looking to get into the industry in the most time efficient and productive manner look no further than DevMountain.
- Full-time Web Development Program- 1/31/2018Jared Parker • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
The instructors and mentors are all very knowledgeable and very helpful. The 24/7 access to the Provo campus is invaluable, because it provides a place for you to work on both personal projects and group projects. The course material is relevant and put together very well. The weekly surveys that DevMountain has you fill out are not an item on their checklist, they do listen to their students and make timely adjustments according to survey data. Although I didn't require housing while going to DevMountain, I was grateful that they provide free housing because it improves the general atmosphere of the classroom (people are able to focus on studying, not commuting). As a final note their team that assists graduates with finding positions in the industry are excellent. They have spent a remarkable amount of time with me after I have graduated and helped me find several new leads for employment. My experience with DevMountain was very positive and I would recommend it to anyone who is willing to work hard to improve their life.
- Why it was worth it.- 1/29/2018Caleb Strong • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
To be honest, I've never been one for long reviews, nor am I a wordy person, so to put it simply:
-DevMountain taught me how to think like a programmer.
-Mentors were actively interested and answered my questions/gave me hope I could achieve the same (most were recent graduates)
-It showed me where/how to get my foot in the door.
- Hard work pays off- 1/5/2018Trevor • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Phoenix
DevMountain put me on the right track to be successful in a field that I have been passionate about for the longest time.
I did a stint at University going to for a CS degree but I got 'lifed' pretty hard and had to drop out. After dragging my feet for awhile I decided to be done with just having a job and start an actual career doing what I wanted to do. I tried some online tutorials and courses but I just couldn't get into them as much as I needed to.
When you think of the term 'bootcamp' you might think of what you see in the movies: A drill sergeant yelling in your face about some little detail the soldier overlooked. Well I hate to break it to you, DevMountain is nothing like that. The instructors and mentors are nothing but encouraging and helpful.
The best part (in my opinion) about the way the curriculum is set up is that you are accountable for your own learning and success. You have to put in the extra work if you want to get everything out of the cohort you can. That might mean coming to class outside of the regular 9-5 hours. That might mean staying in on a saturday night when all of your friends are going out because you have no idea what a closure is yet (personal experience on that one).
Learning to become a developer isn't something that you can do by just getting talked at for 8 hours a day. You have to go out and build things and try things. DevMountain is set up to where every single day you will do a project (or two!), and each time you start a project it is build upon the conceptual foundation that was laid in previous days.
Would I reccomend DevMountain? Ten times over. There is nothing better than growing as a developer along side a group of others that are in your exact same shoes with instructors and mentors there to help you along the way.
- Student- 1/5/2018Terry Dinh • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Dallas
- Great Bootcamp- 1/4/2018Taylor • Web Dev • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
The program was great! I can not use any other descriptive words because great is the only thing that comes to mind. The course was great, the instructors were great, my time there was great.
I got to build several apps that all got increasingly complex over time. I also liked how I could ask any questions to the instructors or mentors or even students in the program if I was getting stuck on code and they would be as helpful as they could.
The mentoring afternoon hours were fun and super effective. We would learn about things that are outside the material because it was a customized mentor session, basically everyday. Speaking and asking the instructors any questions on your mind, even if you don't understand most of what happens, is such a great way to learn.
The group project is awesome because it allows you to apply all of what you learned and beyond as well as working in a team of 4-5 students to build it which gives sense on how web developers work in their daily lives.
I would recommend this program to other people who want to not only learn how to code, but how to become a true web developer.
- Through Review of Expectations- 11/2/2017Chance • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
Know that I had a great experience at DevMountain, so this is coming from someone who had a positively life changing experience and outcome.
Pretty much everything that you read up on DevMountain is true, and so your general expectations of the course will be met. But that is only if your expectation is met with hard work ethic. There were a few things that weren't what I expected going into the course. I would honestly say that some of these things are bootcamp expectations and not specifically just DevMountain expectations.
-Learn how to learn. Yes, I wish there were more one-on-one instruction (dont we all want a personal help buddy 24/7) but understand that coding is a primarily self-driven activity. The mentors are like TAs, and they are there to help you through your most pressing issues, but something I quickly realized was that I needed to learn how to learn. How to teach myself more than anything.
- Pair programming is hard. Sometimes you are paired with someone unlike you. Some who does things differently than the way of doing things. For example, someone who is outgoing, patient, and a fast coder, vs someone who is a slower programmer, and takes more time. This happened from time to time and it was frustrating.
- Fast learning and raw logical-thinking speed. People have different abilities and therefore catch on quicker than others. Just know some people get things right away, and others dont.
- There is no silver platter. What I have noticed is that there are some students who just don't want to put in work, studying, practice, and mastery to get to a point of being successful. There is no silver platter. I learned this on the second day of class when I saw people complaining about work they were asked to do.
- You will get frustrated. The frustration dragged me down mentally, and my attitude totally shifted on days when this happened. But I will say, I improved at my "teamwork" and collaborative abilities through the whole course. But if you're the kind of person who can weather these sorts of things and keep your head up, then good on ya. I think you are more built for a bootcamp.
-The tech culture suits some people and it doesn't suit others. My particular personality jived with it really well. I am very interested in tech. I have heard the tech culture being compared to the "TJ" type by myers-briggs classification.
- You will actually have a fun time. In general, from what I've observed, DevMountain students have an awesome time there. Socially, culturally, and within the education. It is a great environment. Though overworked and mentally drained, you will really bond closely with your fellow class mates and learn from each other.
Overall, DevMountain is definitely a fantastic choice for a bootcamp, and you can't go wrong with it. Hopefully, my assumptions and expectations that were off will be helpful for all future DevMountain students.