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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
- MySQL, AngularJS, HTML, jQuery, Mobile, CSS, React.js, Node.js
In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week12 Weeks
Start Date Rolling Start Date Cost $11,900 Class size N/A Location 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.
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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- Great Way to Jumpstart Your Dev Career- 4/20/2015Stephen Done • Graduate • Course: Web Development After Hours • Campus: Provo
This school is great. The instructors know what they are doing, and you can tell that the people there care that you learn. I took the after hours course - no other school offers that opportunity, and I'm grateful they offer it. I really wish I had been able to take the immersive course - but that just wasn't an option for me, what with five kids to take care of. The part time course was excellent, was challenging, and provided a great jumping off point for me to continue to learn on my own. I spent a lot of time working on my personal project and experimenting with better ways to do things. Whenever I had a question, the mentors and instructors were happy to help. If you can, take the immersive course, but if you don't and you are willing to put in a lot more time on your own beyond what they schedule for you, the after hours course is excellent and you can make it work for you.
I haven't asked for much direct help finding a position - this is perhaps one area where they could improve - but I haven't had any trouble getting interviews. Networking is really something you need to do on your own - and they provide plenty of opportunities to do it. I've been really impressed with their efforts to create a community of developers, and to provide continuing opportunities to learn after the fact.
- Best School.- 4/15/2015Brandon Kent • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I just finished the full-time immersive web development cohort last month, and my experience at DevMountain was such a huge positive. My wife and I with our two sons sold our house in Phoenix, AZ to come up to Provo so I could do the DevMountain immersive web program. Being up at DevMountain was awesome. It is such a unique environment with a powerful atmosphere that is centered around learning how to code. I learned so much during those 3 months, typed my fingers to the bone, came out with a bunch of new skills, and was able to kickstart a brand new career as a software engineer. If you have any interest in learning how to code, DevMountain is the best place to learn, would recommend to anyone.
- Rick Wightman • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
DevMountain is most likely one of the best schools of learning I have ever attended, the days were long and the curriculum challenging. I went from being able to basically navigate the web at the beginning to building my first complete MEAN stack (MongoDB as the database, Express as the web framework, AngularJS as the frontend framework, and Node.js as the server platform). While the mentors were very knowledgable and available whenever I ran into writing challenging code, their encouragement to first try and find a solution on my own gave me the confidence I needed to feel comfortable solving difficult problems. I felt during the 12-week immersion course that DevMountain’s staff wanted us to succeed and provided ping pong & foosball tournaments, video game challenges in the evenings my favorites were Friday’s breakfast and the free membership to a local recreational center there are way too many other events to list here that helped us to break away from the intense focus on learning code and relax our tired minds. In the end all the hard work and long hours finally started to come together when I completed my first personal and group web projects. DevMountain taught me more than a career the gave lifelong passion, thank you DevMountain.
- Great experience!- 4/7/2015Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
DevMountain provided a great foundation into the world of coding. The atmosphere was relaxed and generally a fun place to hang around. Twelve weeks went by way too quickly, which is a good thing. This means you are being challenged and learning something new each and every day. You get out of the course what you put in. I had zero coding experience prior to going through this course, but now I can create web applications in a just a few days that would have taken years if I tried learning on my own. I highly recommend this program if you are looking to break away from your current career path.
- Highly recommended- 4/6/2015Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I was part of the latest full time web dev cohort (Jan - Mar 2015). We had a great group of students and instructors. Before this I was working in a software company providing product support. I had been trying to learn to code over the past three years but decided I needed an immersive experience. I can safely say I learned far more in 12 weeks at Devmountain than in the previous 3 years of self study.
The building they are in is really cool (its a former candy factory built in the 1800s). There is a ton of space and you can go there any time of day to code (I spent most of my nights coding in the loft).
I highly recommend Devmountain. No matter where you are in terms of education or career it will equip you to build something useful
- Best Experience!- 4/3/2015Ty Frith • web developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I just finished up the immersive web development course last week and can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The course was very challenging, and there was no shortage of frustration while learning, but talk to ANYONE with coding experience and they will say that it's a necessary evil. I can't believe how much I learned in a quick 3 months. Comparing my skill set before and after the cohort is a joke! All the hard work most definitely payed off. I can't stress enough how awesome the DevMountain experience was, go for it!
- It changed my life!!- 2/27/2015Fumiko Richards • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development After Hours • Campus: Provo
I wanted to change dirction in my career and become a web developer. I was a senior quality assurance specialist when I enrolled.
DevMountain has a well developped curriculum that helps you to maximize your learning trajectory as long as you work hard. All instructors are very knowledgeable and helpful.
Trying to balance my full time work that required me to work more than 50 hours/week and getting homework done was challenging. However, Since I enjoyed learning programming so much, I did not regret my decision to attend Devmountain.
Now I am a full time developer and loving my life!
- Stellar- 2/18/2015Jacob Turner • Mentor • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I was in DevMountain's first immersive course, web dev in Fall of 2014. I absolutely loved my experience.
It was difficult. They organize the cirriculum so you always feel like you're just slightly (or sometimes, extremely) behind. But they help you out enough that you don't drown or fall behind. I felt like it was the perfect balance to learn effectively.
The mentor program is great. Their entire goal isn't just to debug or find solutions to your problems, but it's to help you learn. If it's better for you, they'll tell you to look it up or figure it out on your own, but only after pointing you in the right direction.
Perhaps the best part of DevMountain is the hands-on mentality. There are lectures almost every day, but the clear focus is on the projects. Every day there is a group mini-project where a mentor will walk the entire class through a project step by step. The mentor doesn't move past a step until every student has their code working up to that point. After the daily mini project, you go off to work on the day's real project on your own. Mentors are made available to help if you get stuck.
After week six, the cirriculum (which, I might add, is very streamlined and focused) is essentially done. For the last six weeks (or seven, starting with the next cohort) you just build projects. There are two projects at this point: your personal project and the group project. The point is to take everything that you've learned for the last six weeks and compile it all into two projects. You can then present these projects to potential employers. DevMountain has a demo night specifically organized to showcase students and their projects to potential employers.
10/10, would learn again.
- DevMountain for the win- 11/6/2014Devin • Student
DevMountain is great, I started in 2014 and its everything they say it is. Ive learned so much during my time with DevMountain. The teachers have been great. The class is fast and sometimes overwhelming but I have learned a lot and am continuing to learn alot. I like the location and price, you can not beat that. I currently do not have a job but will be looking for one as class ends. I recommend it for anyone who feels comfortable with a computer.
- Exactly what I was looking for- 10/24/2014Kurt • Graduate • Course: Web Development After Hours • Campus: Salt Lake City
I realized that i was interested in coding when I was asked to do a project at work that required some macros in excel. I was enjoying that a lot more than my normal role so a friend (developer) suggested that I try learning a programming language. I spent a lot of time on Codecademy and Lynda.com but eventually got frustrated because the things I was learning weren't resulting in anything tangible. It was valueable information, but I was so far from being able to actually create something that I became discouraged. I didn't want to let go of the idea of programming but I realized that my aimless search for information would eventually lead to me giving up. I considered going back to school to get a CS degree but that seemed like a step back in life and would require multiple years of sacrifice. Finally another friend told me about dev bootcamps. I looked at the well renouned and very expensive bootcamps in the country and quickly realized that i didn't have the means to put my life on hold and move out of state for 3 months with no income. I found the DevMtn cohort and determined that it was my best option. It turned out to be a great decision! I've been done with the class for about a month now. I haven't sent a single resume out, yet i've had 3 job interviews with great companies that FOUND ME on LinkedIn. I'm scheduled for a second interview for 2 of those positions and I feel confident that I will do well. In a nutshell, if you want to learn to code NOW, this is a fantastic way to do it. It is VERY difficult and frustrating because you are bombarded with so much information that never seems to end. But I guess there is a reason that they call them bootcamps. DevMtn was a great experience for me and I would recommend it to anyone who is driven to start a career in web development.
- Absolutely Worth It- 9/15/2014Danaan Clarke • Campus: ProvoI did the Part-time cohort in Provo, and it was exactly what I was looking for. I'm a designer at a software company, with no prior development experience. I wanted to understand how my designs would be built and be able to communicate with the development teams I worked with. After a few weeks of DevMoutain I was able to more effectively communicate with the development teams and better understand what could and couldn't be feasibly built. My designs got better and I gained confidence in myself as we built our individual projects each week in class. DevMountain gets you coding from week 1 in front end and backend technologies, so you understand how web applications work and have experience doing it all. They give you the tools to decide which area of development you're good at and enjoy, so you can make a career decision and pursue it. It was awesome. Every night we wrote code with teachers and mentors to help us when we got stuck, giving you context that online tutorials can't match. I had a great experience and made friendships and connections that benefit me now and will in the future. Can't recommend these guys enough.
- I enjoyed my time there!- 1/29/2020Anonymous • Frontend Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Lehi
I made a huge change in my career after being in retail for over 15 years. I was really happy that I made this decision to go into web development. Originally in college, I was studying it and change majors. I wish I kept going with my original plan but it happens.
I had a couple friends that attended this bootcamp but at different campuses and the one in Lehi is fairly new. As much as I enjoyed the whole experience at the school, there were a couple things I wish they could have fixed but it was limited to what they could do there anyway. Sometimes it can be tough to listen to lectures while other classes surrounding your class is louder than your instructor. Great thing our instructors were patient and allowed us to ask questions or go over that part of the topic again. The bootcamp does give you all the necessary material you need to learn plus access to resources like mentors, after-hours help and even other students who are in different cohorts that can assist. That's one of the major things about being in tech, people can be willing to help you when you're stuck.
The housing was the major selling point for me coming up there. It all depends who rooms with you that makes your living experience enjoyable. For me, I like my place clean and I clean up after myself. If others don't do their due-diligence, it's not going to be good for you.
Once you completed your curriculum there, meet with the student-success advisors. They want you to succeed after graduating. They follow-up with me to make sure I have found something, if not; they'll ask what I'm doing and how I should do it.
- Mission Complete- 6/9/2019Anonymous • Senior Mobile Developer • Student • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Dallas
I took the Web Development - Full Stack cours. My goal was to gain an education, enough to get a job. DevMountain delivered.
DevMountain was rigorous enough, community driven, and strategically organized for optimal skill development. They educated me on the content I needed to display during my interviews, that eventually got me my job.
I was hired as a Mobile Developer, but my knowledge of the full stack showed them I was more than a guy that knew Swift and I was granted a higher position from the get go. Many question I was asked, were answered from content I had learned the last week or two.
An offer was over the table before I completed the bootcamp, what a pleasant suprise.
- Is it worth it? Honest review in 2019- 3/21/2019Anonymous • Graduate • Campus: Dallas
I would not entirely recommend the DevMountain full stack immersive program because after completion of the course, there is no help for you. You are left on your own to try and find a job and your few skills do not let you apply for a majority of the web development positions out there. The hiring events that they hold after you complete the program only target the students who are mentors and you will be lucky to have anything after you hand out a resume.They also do not publish that there is roughly only a 60% hire rate for graduates after 6 months. They do not tell you that you will be competing with thousands of other bootcamp and 4 year CS grads for a very small number of junior level positions. DevMountain also does a poor job at job preparation and you do not get enough practice for the real world of day long tech interviews or phone screens. Personally, if I had the option of doing it all over, I would have hired an experienced professional to tutor me privately for several months versus having only a few weeks of group instruction/ lectures that you get at DevMountain. The housing is nice.. as well as the friends you make, but the lack of experience and simple skillset will not get you a satisfactory job in the current market. You better be a wizard at coding or you will regret not spending your $11900 on something more useful. Remember, higher education is a BUSINESS and all sales are final. Shop wisely.
- Time Commitment- 9/18/2018Anonymous • Job Title: Working On It • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I probably spend 80 + hours per week at dev mountain, or working on projects, or other assignments for the Web Development Immersive Course. I am just graduating, but I have to say, I wouldn't do it any other way. Put in the time, because you will need every minute of it to try to absorb the immense amount of content that will be covered in your 13 week stay.
Great, challenging course, just don't come in with any plans for a social life outside of this while you are here. There really just isn't time for that.
- Good experience, but a little misleading- 6/16/2018Anonymous • Business Owner • Graduate • Course: Web Development After Hours • Campus: Provo
Honestly, I went a few years ago and still regret this choice. DevMountain was a fun experience but not worth the money it costs to have that experience. At the time they made it seem like you would get a job from doing this program. They pushed a 95% job placement for their students. As a 24-year-old, I thought that sounded great and they made it sound great. They really pushed the job aspect and made you believe you would get a job. However, I quickly learned this wasn't the case. I even had one instructor tell us a majority of us wouldn't even get a job but DevMountain wouldn't want me to tell you that. As a Father supporting a family this wasn't what I was wanting to hear. Everything DevMountain said to our group was geared towards us getting a job, they led us to believe we would. Now I take full responsibility for the fact that I never got a job I can't blame my frustrations of not landing a job on a school but I can blame them for the misleading they did. They could have told us from the start that it's going to be hard to land a job but if they did that most of us wouldn't have gone. They also said they would help us get interviews and bring companies to DevMountain to help us get into situations to get interviewed for jobs. This was never the case. They had a website for alumni where they would post job announcements and only one or two jobs ever got posted. I checked daily and nothing ever happened with that site. If they were more upfront with us at the beginning it wouldn't have been bad, but they led us to believe that if we learned these skills people would hire us. I only got a few interviews when I finished and every time I interviewed they would say sorry you don't have enough experience. I understand that life happens and you can't blame others for the bad stuff in life that happens but a school like DevMountain shouldn't have misled like they did. I believe now they corrected some of their mistakes but for the people who were with them at the start kind of got shafted. I had a great time at DevMountain, I learned a lot and enjoyed the people. I turned a lot of opportunities down because DevMountain promised a lot that they didn't live up to, and yes they even said 95% of students were hired. I just wish they were upfront for the students when they started there program. I understand there's a lot of bugs to work out in a new business but a lot of people were affected by their poor decisions.
- Full Time Immersive- 5/17/2018Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I attended DevMountain's full time immersive course in the summer of 2016. I had an awesome experience and was blown away how much I could learn and understand in their 12 week course. I felt like I had the support I needed with their instructors and mentors and loved being in an immersive situation with other students.
if you're looking to learn full stack web dev I'd highly recommend DevMTN!
- I would definitely do it again- 1/16/2018Anonymous • iOS Developer • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City
DevMountain was a challenging but fulfilling experience. It costs a lot of money, but the tradeoff is worth it as long as you are willing to work hard to get to where you need to be by graduation. The mentors and instructors were super helpful and knew their stuff. The curriculum contained a lot of outdated and extremely long videos that were marginally helpful, but the in-class gudied projects really helped solidify things. I haven't had the chance to go to a DevMountain hiring event yet so that is why the Job Assistance rating is a 3, although I'm sure the hiring event will be awesome.
All in all, a great experience and I would definitely do it again.
- Great experience- 1/10/2018Anonymous • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
- Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I have applied for dozens if not hundreds of jobs and had a decent number of interviews, but none of them are remotely interested in the middling work I did at DevMountain.
It was a terrible idea to invest in a bootcamp that did not guarantee a job before spending $10,000 and going-on 7 months of unemployment. Do not make my mistake; look elsewhere, or take some Udemy courses instead.
- Bootcamps are not worth it- 1/10/2017Anonymous • unemployed • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I will try and keep this short and to the point to help future bootcampers make educated decisions when deciding on which track to take, in heading towards a world of web development. First off, my overall experience at Dev Mountain was ok and the staff was very friendly and nice. The facility is nice, clean and is open 24hrs a day, which is great for focusing and coding into the late hours of the night. The housing option was another great feature which lead me towards choosing Dev Mountain as a coding bootcamp. All of these features and options were great, and were probably the reason why I gave the bootcamp a medium rating.
The things I didn't like while attending were some of the lectures and classes were a bit unorganized and the school seemed like they didn't have there stuff together at times. Also some of the curriculum course assignments were out of date, and didn't work when trying to complete the assignments. This made things difficult when trying to learn new concepts in coding. This was not just me, but I know a lot of students complained about this aspect of the schooling as well. I also felt that the lack of professional coding experience by the staff was underwhelming. Outside of the lead instructor, most of the mentors and instructors were very green to the software development world. These were some of the things I was hoping that a bootcamp experience would have delivered on since I was paying for a high priced education. Oh yeah, and towards the end of the experience, they tell you that a bootcamp doesn't really look that good on your resume and that you should try to disguise that somehow. Weird thing to tell your students, who have just paid a bunch of money to go to school and sacrificed everything to change careers. This was another thing myself and other students felt a little strange about, but obviously couldn't do anything since it was disclosed during the last week of schooling.
I think overall out of any bootcamp experience, I think the advertising out there boasts one thing, but the reality of going through it, is another story all together. If I could do it all over again, I would not have quit my job and lost out on so much time and money that I invested. In total, I've been jobless for 6 months now and upon looking for work, there really aren't that many junior dev jobs out there like a lot of bootcamps boast about. If anything, join up with Pluralsight/Udemy, keep your job and learn from building projects that work out of the box. The bootcamps are teaching the same concepts and aren't enlightening the students with any sort of extra knowledge you can't get from a time tested teaching resource like Pluralsight/Udemy. If anything, I've learned more from watching expert PS videos and going through online teaching courses, than at the physical bootcamp schooling. That's just my take on it all, some people need the bootcamp experience, but for me it was not worth my job, time and money invested. I worked really hard while there, and continue to work really hard in trying to move forward, I just thought things would have turned out differently.
- AVOID THE AFTER HOURS PROGRAM AT ALL COSTS!!!- 12/17/2016Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Web Development After Hours • Campus: Provo
Dev Mountain wasn’t a horrible experience for me by any means. The instructors were awesome, and certainly did the best they could to teach you to code in a short amount of time. However, the bottom-line is that Dev Mountain is a double-edged sword. Is it a waste of time? Yes and No.
If you can afford to pay $10,000 and take the Immersive course – I would recommend that you do so. They will teach you the front and back end side of development, and will provide some type of job placement. However, if you cannot afford the Immersive course, or cannot simply be in class all day – DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THE AFTER HOURS CLASS! It is a complete waste of money and time. Some people may argue otherwise, as people certainly have found jobs from the After Hours class. However, there are a number of things to be aware of when it comes to this course.
Dev Mountain will not acknowledge or support their after-hours students. Once you “graduate” from the after-hours program you will not receive ANY support or job placement from Dev Mountain. If someone contacts Dev Mountain to ask about you, they will not say you know what you’re doing because you simply haven’t had enough hours in development to receive their endorsement. You get as much credit from them as if you never took the course in the first place.
You learn nothing about the back-end. All you learn is simple front-end development in HTML, CSS, some jQuery, and AngularJS. With the Immersive you learn both front and back end – an important thing when looking for a developer job.
The most important thing that almost all jobs I was looking for to get in as an entry-level developer is a Bachelor Degree in Computer Science. This is almost the main thing all people looking for Junior Developers are looking for. If you truly want to get into coding – go this route and avoid a coding boot camp.
Now, DevMountain will tell you that they offer an advanced after-hours course to teach the back end which is true. But ask them how many people actually sign up for it. They’ve had to cancel it twice as no one has any interest in doing so after they take the regular after-hours course and find out that they’ve just wasted $5,000. They claim that over 90% of their students find jobs, but these figures are for the people who took the Immersive class. If they kept stats of how many after-hours graduates find jobs (which I’m sure they don’t because they simply don’t care about these students after they have their money) I would think that the placement figures would be around 1%-5%. Which means almost 95% of after-hours students just wasted $5,000.
In the end, I would like to see Dev Mountain just get rid of the after-hours course because it’s just a rip off. If you are going to go to Dev Mountain – take the Immersive course, or don’t go at all. I can’t speak for everyone, but I certainly don’t have $5,000 to waste. I could have taken it out and burned it and I would have ended up with the same results. Dev Mountain is supposedly run by ethical LDS people. If this is the case, I would hope that one day they would do the right thing and get rid of the after hours course and just offer the Immersive one. If you can’t afford $10,000, then find a better way to spend your money.
Response From: Cahlan Sharp of DevmountainTitle: CEOFriday, Dec 23 2016Hi Anonymous,
I wish you'd had a better experience in the class. I'm sorry it didn't turn out the way you hoped. I can say that it appears you took the class some time ago, because there have been a few notable changes since the things you mentioned, most notably that we teach back-end in the After Hours class now (we don't do two classes anymore).
I can't speak to how your particular admissions process was, but we try to make it very clear that if a job is your end goal, then you should do everything you can to take the Immersive course. There is so much more we can do to ensure that you get to the level you need to be to start looking for jobs. That is one reason why we don't offer employment assistance to part-time graduates unless they have a completed portfolio of work. Although some employers still use the CS degree as a filter, in our experience with hundreds placed in and around our campuses, these are relatively few and there are still many jobs to be found.
Having said all that, I would love to connect to see what we can do to make things right by you. Please contact me directly so we can take a look at your situation and find a way to get you where you want to be.
- Excellent Full Stack Camp with Great Leadership- 10/24/2016Anonymous • Web Development Manager • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I attended an immersive full stack web development cohort here (12-week program) and put in roughly 80-100 hours / week into it. These camps you definitely get out what you put in. It was hard but I learned and grew an extraordinary amount in that small period of time. The leadership at DevMountain is incredibly caring, positive, and want you to succeed. They will do whatever it takes to make sure you feel like you got your moneys worth.
That all said... the curriculum could use a little work (as of early 2016). I know that is a focus for them so hopefully it will get better as time goes on. It's definitely not enough to ding more than maybe a single star.
- Very Poor Job Assistance.- 10/13/2016Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo
I Also agree that DevMountain is a great school, and the staff are really great people that want you to succeed. It is a cool experience, the environement is very chill and I did learn a ton.
The only bad thing about DevMountain is the lack of help in finding a job after you finish the bootcamp. It is really hard to get into the job market and start your carrer. I believe the school should help to assist us with employment or find other ways to help get us experience in the industry, especially after the cost of the school.
There are other bootcamps that offer, for example, get hired or receive a full tuition refund. With DevMountain you are on your own.
I tryed asking for help for opportunities but hardly recieved any help. It's been a year now and I'm still trying to find a job.