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.
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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 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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- Needs Job Support- 6/25/2018Anonymous • Nothing Yet • Student • Course: UX Design Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I was apart of the UX immersive bootcamp. The courses were okay, the teachers and mentor were helpful. I left feeling like I could have spent my money better elsewhere however. The job fair after the course had no support fo UX designers whatsoever. No one prepared us for what the job hunt would look like. Our whole class was confused after getting out as to what we needed to do next. This meant about a month before anyone was able to get a clear grasp of what to do. If we had been given more direction we could've saved some time. I felt the course would've been better if they taught us some HTML/CSS as well. It seems a lot of the jobs out there require experience in this area.
- Would Recommend- 5/9/2018Taylor Bills • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I enjoyed every second of this camp. Great classmates, smart and involved mentors, and hardworking staff all made me feel welcome and happy. 6 weeks of course work and 6 weeks of project work was a really good system. I wish I would have known about this sooner!
- Awesome School!!- 5/3/2018Austin • Graduate • Course: Web Development After Hours • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
DevMountain is a great school for those wanting to learn straight up full stack web development. I was a student at UVU before I found DevMountain, and the program I was in was not teaching me what I wanted to learn with web development. I had a friend tell me about DevMountain, and I looked into it. After researching it for a bit I applied and signed up for there after hours web course. During the 4 months I was in the course, I learned a lot, but I also didn't feel like I learned all that I should have learned. It took me an additional 4 months to finish the group and personal projects, since we didn't do those in class. I got lucky and was able to work full time on finishing all the projects and job prep to get badged after the course had ended. I really learned all that I needed to while working on my personal project, and helping wiht our group project. But the work I did in class set a great foundation for me to understand what I needed to do for the personal and group projects. This is a great school and I would recommend it to anyone looking to go into this field.
- Great Experience!- 5/2/2018Brandon • Solutions Engineer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
I had a great experience at DevMtn. I decided to go to better myself and take advantage of the rapidly growing tech field. They have great instructors who are always willing to help whenever you ask. The mentors that stay with each cohort have been through the course so they know what you're going through! It's definately not easy but it's the best decision I've made. The first two weeks are the hardest but if you can make it through, you should be golden as long as you stay on top of it.
- DevMountain is awesome- 4/10/2018Brett Seegmiller • Student • Course: UX Design Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I am currently enrolled in the UI/UX immersive course and will graduate at the end of April. I have loved my experience and look forward to taking the skills I learned and turn them into a career. It's tough work but totally worth it in the end. If you consider yourself a designer and want to challenge yourself, the immersive UI/UX course is extremely rewarding. The mentors and instructor genuinely help to see you succeed and were extremely helpful in helping me step up my game. Thanks DevMountain!
- Devmountain is really great for independent learners and go-getters and not super great for those who like a more structured environment- 3/27/2018Haley • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Phoenix • Verified via LinkedIn
I ended up going to the first cohort in Phoenix in November and while I owe a lot to Devmountain I think this review will help other people learn from my mistakes.
Here are a few issues that I found while I was there:
1. There are no markers to which to judge your progress. You have afternoon projects to do every day and the only gauge you really have is if you understand the content or not. We kept being told "dont worry once personal projects come around you'll get it". However about two weeks before class ended we had a react assessment and all but about 2 people failed. They ended up giving us the other 3 tests to take home over the weekend because they knew most of us would not pass on the first try with those either. I feel like those tests would have been more useful before our personal projects so that we could know where we needed to improve before class got out. We all thought we were doing pretty well until we realized school was almost over and we couldn't build a simple to-do list. At that point there's not a whole lot you can do.
No one is going to tell you if you're behind. In fact, they'd probably rather not because deffering loses them money. If your mentor doesn't meet with you weekly make them. They know where your skills should be from week to week.
That being said though, study the crap out of things. Assume that if you don't understand something that you're behind. They don't give you homework besides 20 minutes of videos to watch so do some Udemy courses. Redo the afternoon projects. I realize now that I wasn't doing enough outside of class. Even if your classmates aren't studying do it anyways. You may feel like you're doing well but like I pointed out before we all thought we were too. Devmountain's instructors aren't always 100% effective but its beneficial to learn new things while you have access to mentors.
2. The job prep, at least in PHX, was really rushed. A lady came down for a day and a half and put on youtube videos of how to apply for jobs. We also had to email our resumes to some people in Utah and they gave some feedback. I didn't find it overly helpful and I definately would have liked that time to learn instead.
Other general advice:
- don't go during the last third of the year. I think someone else said this but almost no one hires november-january. It can be really demoralizing to be broke and jobless over the holidays
- There's a bunch of bootcamps popping up all over and the market is being saturated with Jr Devs. Make sure this is something that you really want to do before you invest. The industry is growing, but at least from what I've seen on job boards and slack channels most people need mid-senior level developers.
All this aside, I did have a lot of fun while I was there. Our cohort was all very chummy and the housing was A++.
I do have a great job now too doing software QA in Boise. While I'm not making a huge developer salary yet I love going to work every day which is not something I've had at my previous jobs. I graduated in the middle of November and I started my new job Feb 1. I think a little more than half of my cohort has jobs now too.
- There and Back Again: a UX Hobbit's Tale- 3/19/2018Steven Skola • UX Designer/Researcher Intern • Course: UX Design Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
• My instructors and the staff at DevMountain were easy to get along with and talk to. I really appreciate them!
• I learned a handful of skills and tools for the trade.
• I got to listen to and participate in presentations and QandA sessions with quality guest speakers.
• The downtown Salt Lake City Campus is close to public transportation and there are monthly-paid-use parking lots nearby.
• DevMountain regularly provides tasty (mostly unhealthy) snacks and soda (always available). It's also close to a lot of quality eat out locations.
• I'm now working as an intern and finding opportunities to work on side projects with seasoned designers/researchers (no pay).
• I'm optimistic that I will land a paying job as I continue to build on my experience and portfolio (but this could take up to a year).
• DevMountain offers and after hours course so that you don't have to quit your day job while you gain the experience you need to get hired.
• I have been out of the program for 2 months and I still don't have a paying job. All of my peers are in the same position (two of them received offers but the offers were ultimately reversed).
• I love everyone I worked with but some personalities made projects harder to complete.
• Nothing I designed was ever produced in the real world... This is not good for a portfolio. It would be ideal for students to work with student developers to produce an actual product.
• DevMountain students have been presented with the same problems to solve cohort after cohort. This doesn't look good to employers who see DevMountain student applications.
• I was told that this course would qualify me to become a Junior UX designer (they typically make 35-60 thousand a year)... I've applied for these positions and I get rejected immediately, not even an interview.
• This program seems to be the most beneficial to students who already have a college degree and/or for students with STRONGLY related experience.
• We received help creating our portfolios on Medium. It would have been better to learn how to create one with a personal domain.
• The guidance we received on creating resume's and Linkedin profiles was rushed and seemed mostly geared to developers. Since finishing the program I have had to revise these heavily.
• To get a job in this industry you have to be a fairly good people person, you probably won't land a job by applying on job boards. You have to make personal connections.
• I feel like I didn't have enough time to practice things that were taught. The program is very rushed. Learning about things without having enough time to practice them isn't the best UX.
I sincerely hope that this review benefits prospective UXers and the team at DevMountain, and (like Bilbo) I bid you all a very fond farewell (until we meet again).
- DevMountain++- 2/7/2018James • Mentor • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
I have been eating and breathing DevMountain for the last 7 months (first as a student and now as a mentor). I can remember reading through the list of reviews when I was deciding to come, and it's a little surreal to leave a review now.
During my cohort, DevMountain launched a new curriculum. I've been told it was a huge improvement over the old curriculum. This kind of seems to be a pattern at DevMountain -- continual problem-solving on the part of the company to make things better. The asking for feedback is incessant. It was really refreshing to see and experience. There is also a lot of learning science at play, you'll be amazed at what you can do if you treat this like a real bootcamp and work, work, work. There is also a lot of genuine commitment on behalf of staff and management to make for good student outcomes. In other words, I don't get the sense that the staff directly involved with students are just in it to collect a paycheck.
I think as far as bootcamps go, you can't really do better than DevMountain in terms of value. Some things to keep in mind that might be helpful for some people:
- Other bootcamps may have better connections to big coastal hubs (SF, NY). I was looking to land in Utah after graduation, and that's where DevMountain's connections seem to be the strongest (which totally makes sense). Utah is not a bad place to land, by the way. There is a huge amount of demand for web developers currently. (Google Silicon Slopes if you haven't heard of it.)
- While you will likely be able to code as well as a graduate of any 4-year Computer Science program, that does not mean that people looking to hire a junior developer will equate your bootcamp experience to a 4-year degree (even if they should). Unfortunately some bootcamp devs have been ill-prepared for interviews, etc and made it difficult for good bootcamp grads. Some companies have decided they just won't look at bootcamp grads because they are "hit and miss" whereas grads from CS programs always work out.
- On the other hand, there are companies that have a pipeline from DevMountain and always look at DevMountain first, before anywhere else.
- I was told starting salaries for bootcamp grads are averaging 55k, which comes in lower than I was expecting. Just set your expectations accordingly.
- Hiring dies between Thanksgiving and New Years. Plan accordingly.
The only concern I have, which does not really pertain to DevMountain specifically but to the industry in general, is that the more graduates that get pumped out, the more competition there is for jobs, and the power shifts back to the hiring companies, who can pay lower starting salaries. I kind of wish that all bootcamps would cut their enrollment in half, so that the scarcity of developers keeps the value of my skills higher. Also, all of the cool tools that make our jobs easier are also cumulatively making it easier and easier for more people to code. I guess what I'm trying to say here is that if the picture you have of the industry long-term feels too good to be true, it probably is. It's going to take work and skill to have the kind of life you're probably picturing.
- Thoughts on DevMountain- 1/29/2018Vincent Palmer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
I loved my time at DevMountain. The course in not easy, but the mentors there are amazing and always willing to help. Sure, they don't always know the answers right when you ask, but I think that that really helped me grow as a learner because they taught me how to solve my own problems and rely less on them.
The curriculum is very fast paced. There were often times - especially in the beginning - where I would lay in bed at night trying to fully wrap my head around what we were supposed to be learning. It was hard and it was stressful, but each day is designed to push you to your limits. Pretty soon you start subconsciously writing code that you didn't even know you knew, and then you realize just how much you actually have been learning.
On top of all that, the teachers there even take the time to go through job prep with each class, to help us break into the industry.
It's an amazing program, and I'm so glad I went through DevMountian!
- Life at DevMountain- 1/9/2018Mackenzie Clark • Web Developer/Student Mentor • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Dallas • Verified via LinkedIn
DevMountain. Where do I start?
I came in as a business graduate who didn't find luck in the job field. Within my first two weeks, Matt, the campus director, took me and another student out to lunch to get to know us. He said that even thought he was in the admin office, he still wanted to get to know students. Despite being a bit separated from actual coding, the staff here interact with the students daily, and host mini-events to get to know everyone better, whether it's smores out back or an impromptu ping-pong competition.
Another thing about the administration of DevMountain: they take student success seriously. As a woman, sometimes there are uncomfortable comments, remarks, or questions. The administration takes any and all of this seriously. For example, after hearing about some jokes male students were making about wishing they could be a woman to find a job easier, Matt sat down with each female student at DevMountain to talk to them about it, and addressed the situation with the students making the comments. Everything about the way they handled it made me feel comfortable, respected, and valued not only as a student but as a minority in the tech field.
The curriculum is rough. It will test you. It isn't easy. But it is so, so, so fufilling to see your code work, to get a project done, to put another notch on your belt. If you study, if you prepare, if you put every ounce of strength you can into this program, you'll be rewarded. If you don't... well, this may not be the program for you.
I really enjoyed our instructor. One thing I love about DevMountain is how quickly feedback is implemented. For example, one mentor (basically a TA) used a quiz website for a review, and everyone enjoyed it so much that the instructor began implementing this website into his lecture every day to check progress and basic concepts. Student's reviews are taken very seriously here, and it shows.
I enjoy the curriculum. It, too, is always changing and adapting to students' needs. It's exciting learning a technology and reading about it on twitter and talking to people about concepts. Nothing is stale.
But maybe the best part about everything is the job prep week. You come into a boot camp knowing you'll learn to code, but DevMountain also helps you build a developer resume, optimize your LinkedIn, learn to network, learn to whiteboard, and learn to answer interview questions. The entire final week is dedicated to prepping students for the job field.
In summary, my time at DevMountain was revolutionary to my growth as a web developer. If I could, I would enroll again!
- My Entire Honest Experience- 1/5/2018Daanish Nasir • Front End Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Dallas • Verified via LinkedIn
My Entire Experience
Before I went to DevMountain, I was doing consulting for 3 years at a software company out of Austin, TX. I was making good money and on top of it; it was a super laid-back job. Everything was chill.
Until I got bored of it.
The work got repetitive, I felt like my mind was going numb from boredom, my career projectory was ok but not high enough to where I wanted it to be. I wasn't happy going to work everyday.
That all changed 1 day in Arizona
I was working a client in Phoenix for a few months and met up with an old friend from high school. He was a software engineer at Amex. He was doing really well for himself. Long story short here, he knew I was a smart guy and thought I would make a good developer if I tried. We sat down, grabbed a few brewski's and a laptop and he showed me some basic Ruby (this was way back in 2014 when Ruby was fire)
I immediately got hooked.
Early 2015, I decided to step up the pace and completed Thinkful's Frontend course. Not going to dive into how that was but in summary I thought it was whatever. I marginally got better. Kind of a waste of time and money.
Time passed to early 2017.
Obviously I ended up choosing DevMountain – Dallas.
It was about 10k when I applied and it COVERED housing. No other school does that. You don’t have to worry about rent, electricity, or any housing bill at all. Plus the housing IS IN THE SAME BUILDING as the Dallas Campus. It’s literally a full immersion experience.
You wake up => elevator downstairs => class => study => elevator back up stairs => sleep. Repeat for 3 months.
If there is one thing to take away from finishing DevMountain it’s this: it really really really really comes down to how much work you put into it.
Stay up late and code. Seriously, it’s just 3 months and it will pay off in the long run. You’re going to get tired, you’re going to get burned out; you’re going to want to nap and watch Netflix (which is totally needed sometimes) but try your best to keep pushing yourself. There were students in my class who I thought weren’t that strong to begin with but had put in so many more hours than I had that they finished the program way more ready than I was. I really can’t emphasize this enough.
DevMountain does not guarantee a job. Their main mission is to teach people how to code from all backgrounds. They will do their part with teaching and helping you out when you’re stuck but it’s up to you to find a job. They do have hiring events with employer’s but ultimately it will come down to a few things in order to land that golden ticket (in my opinion, other people may say differently).
60% personality 40% Coding Ability.
You could be the greatest coder in the world but if you’re a douche bag; no one will hire you (at least not at the company I work at). If you’re a social person and you can code well; you will do great (again in my opinion). If you’re worried about being too old starting this, don’t be. If you think DevMountain is some magical escape to get a job – it’s not. DevMountain is not easy. If you are a logical thinker & good with problem solving, you’ll probably fly through. It’s really important that before you enter any boot camp you know that coding is what you wanna do. Do code academy first, then do an Udemy course online (Colt Steele has some good ones, did his web dev program before I started DevMountain and it really helped). If you’re still interested and find yourself wanting to keep learning then do DevMountain and take the leap. DevMountain is by far the best bang for your buck. I’m certain the top students at DevMountain would be comparable to any top student at any other boot camp.
Life After Graduating from DevMountain.
I was lucky enough to be selected as a Mentor for the cohorts after mine had finished. I stayed on as a Mentor for about 4-5 months helping students fix their errors and teaching where I could. It was a great experience and made me into a much stronger developer. The company I’m working at now came to the hiring event and we got along well. I was also referred by another student they were interviewing (really important to get along with classmates and help each other as much as you can, it will go a long way in the future).
About 6 Months into my Current Job
The first week in, I had major imposter syndrome and I think that’s completely normal for most bootcamp grads. Looking at a huge code base was daunting and it took some time to adjust. Eventually I got comfortable and it’s awesome now.
Things I would have done differently looking back.
I could honestly keep going here with my experience but this post is becoming too long. If you have any questions find me on LinkedIn or email me at email@example.com. Don’t be shy in asking any question, doing a boot camp is a huge investment and you should know as much as you can about it.
- DevMountain Set my Trajectory- 10/25/2017Eric Ludlow • Mobile Software Development Engineer 2 • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
Honestly, I didn't look that closely at other bootcamps, because once I started looking at DevMountain and talking to other alum, I knew it was the program for me. Aside from being one of the least expensive, full-time, iOS programs at the time for the duration of the course (housing included), it was located in one of the most vibrant tech-industry-growth areas in the country, and everything I heard about it was positive and real.
One of the greatest things about DevMountain was that they didn't pretend to be something they weren't.
They didn't pretend to be a Computer Science degree replacement program. But they did go over some of the most basic CS concepts, like memory allocation and types and Big-O notation and complexity, so that we could spend most of our time learning iOS specific frameworks and patterns, but also understand enough of what was going on underneath to make smart programming decisions.
They didn't pretend to be the fountain of all iOS knowledge. But they did put us on the right path by teaching us the basics of iOS and of good, clean code and good patterns common to all programming. And they also showed us what we needed to know to continue to learn and develop after we finished the program.
They didn't pretend to be a guaranteed door to a job. In fact, one of the best things they did was to help me realize that the accountability was mine alone, and that "I would get out of it what I put into it" wasn't just a cliche. But they dedicated themselves to giving me all the learning and career resources and time and attention they could to help me rise at the pace I was setting for myself.
And now, as I submit this review from the desk of my great programming job where I've been for the last year and a half, I know that I got here from my own hard work. But I couldn't have made it without DevMountain.
- After Hours is and Afterthought- 10/25/2017Andrew Drechsel • QA Test Analyst • Graduate • Course: iOS After Hours • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
DevMountain has a great reputation for their full time, 40 hours a week courses. However, that wasn’t doable for me, so I took the after hours course, knowing that I’d need to be extra dedicated and a self-starter to really benefit from the program. The program had a lot of strengths, with clearly knowledgeable instructors, and a decent curriculum. But, over time it became clear that our class wasn’t really a priority. Instructors seemed to show up, THEN look at that evening’s curriculum. Some teachers wouldn’t even use the curriculum, instead preferring to wing it, ask us questions, then have quiet study for the last half of class. Once we got to the tail end of the course, all class time was devoted to working on our capstone projects. This is when both the instructors and the students kind of checked out. In fact, one of the students just stopped coming, since there were no more lectures. I think the course would highly benefit from stretching the curriculum to last the entire 12 weeks, while allowing for more capstone time in the final weeks. Having no curriculum for the final weeks was pretty demotivating, especially when it was clear that the instructors didn’t really want to babysit us for 3-6 hours. And why would they? It’s way better when there’s structure and a plan for the evening. I hope they make those changes. If I had paid for the class by myself, I definitely wouldn’t feel like I got my money’s worth. In addition, their website was tough to navigate, and had several bugs, which is insane for a company that teaches web development.
- You get out what you put in- 10/25/2017Porter Lyman • Quality Insurance/Web Test • Graduate • Course: Web Development After Hours • Campus: Provo • Verified via GitHub
- DevMountain- 10/25/2017Emily • Mentor • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
Attending DevMountain was one of the best decisions of my life! I majored in one science in college, but wished that I had majored in computer science after taking some beginner courses. After a year of self-study, I attended DevMountain. I met some of the greatest people ever, I learned more than I thought possible, and I clearly loved it because I stayed on as a mentor. Their approach to education is incredible, and really emphasises each student truly learning and excelling, rather than pushing students through to get revenue. And the job prep is incredibly useful. It is an exceptional program!
- Great Teachers!!!- 10/25/2017David Fischer • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via GitHub
As always there are pluses and minuses about every decision. I loved my time at DevMountain. The students and the teachers in particular. Morning coffee and breakfast on Fridays were huge for the budget conscience among us.
The guarantee that I could come back t retake the classes is one reason I pushed ahead and didn't take an extra month to study. Also a huge reason I went with DevMountain was they were so close for me.
OK what could have been better...
I felt like the classses were geared to the fastest learners rather than the middle. We did no peer programming. The first two weeks were way too easy and after the third week I never felt like I could catch up... I was putting in 12-16 hour days and it was very draining. The "job prep" was telling us to find a portfolio template that we liked and write a resume and put it online. There was help to ensure it looked good and was professional but I wass hoping for a week of mock interviews and whiteboard problems. I mean maybe the resume is more important but thats not what I was worried about. I also wish we'd done more projects that were (portfolio worthy but small).
I have only been graduated for 1 week and I feel that once I get my portfolio and resume put together and I begin applying to jobs I will have a better overview of how prepared I am versus "how I feel". So, the caveat here is that I felt like I wanted to take another 2-4 weeks learning React but ended up deciding to keep pushing through to graduate. So me not "feeling" ready is also on me because I could have stayed on in another class. It was MY CHOICE to fly solo a bit early. I will "audit" a few classes while job hunting and I will continue making projects so if I am interviewing in 2-4 weeks I think thats where I should be.
Also I think they have great job fairs and really work hard for their students there. I look forward this next step in my career and life.
As I final note I thought seriously about trying to be a mentor/teacher at DevMountain because do think they are a great school. Also they did some major changes to curriculum on the last few classes so I think they care about being the best. I heard they have peer programming and I like the way the curriculum is laid out now. Everyone says it and I'll repeat it. The squeeky wheel gets the greese, let them know you need help, ask and ye shall recieve... ;) Good luck DevMountain is a great school. If I can update this I will in a few weeks!
- iOS Development Immersive- 10/24/2017Paul Adams • Freelance Developer • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
Twelve-week, 600-coursehour program that taught practical programming skills. Mastered critical competencies such as Cocoa Touch, Xcode, Swift, Objective-C, UI/UX design, architectural patterns, data, SDKs, and debugging. By course end, I published both an individual and a group app on Apple’s App Store.
- Web Developer (full-stack)- 10/19/2017spencer • Self-Employed • Graduate • Course: Web Development After Hours • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I attended an after hours web development in Salt Lake City, Ut. I finished the course 6 months ago.
The most concise I can be:
I was self-taught for 3 months before attending the bootcamp (about 20 hours/week.
I worked part-time during the bootcamp putting in about 30 hours/week.
You will learn how to put together web apps, and you will learn the basics of coding. The knowledge is presented well, with lots of practice. I woud've prefered to learn react instead of angularJS, but even with that small criticism the overall 'how-to' knowledge I gained prepared me to continue teaching myself (learning from others), which is what programming and gaining expertise are all about
I reached a competent and comfortable skill level at around 1200 hours of total programming exposure (about 1 year of programming 5 days a week for 20 hours/week). I've learned the most working on larger apps that involve putting many pieces of web-app architecture together (front-end frameworks, backend, hosting, database, testing, error handling... etc).
Attending Dev Mountain's bootcamp accelerated my learning. It was worth the 5k I paid. programming requires hard work and constant exposure and can be done by most anyone (or such is my opinion).
Job assistance has more to do with the quality of work you can show and after hours students must meet certain requirements to obtain some of the same perks as their full time counterparts.
- 10/10 Would Recommend- 10/16/2017J. Poemape • Front-End Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
I would highly recommend attending the Web Dev immersive program to kickstart a new career. I had a bachelor's degree in Spanish when I applied to DevMountain, and I had very little coding experience. Now I have a full time job making 3-4 times more than I was before.
The first 6 weeks are very fast-paced and require dedication and scrifice to study and prepare for class. However, the second 6 weeks are possibly even more important than the first. This is when the information and concepts really got cemented into my brain.
If you decide to attend, push yourself. Don't take the easy road for the projects, or you will regret it.
- From WebDev to UX/UI- 10/13/2017Russ • QA Engineer (former) • Student • Course: UX Design Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
DevMountain, as a "technical" bootcamp, is the only bootcamp I've attended but its worked well for me thus far. Four years worth of college feels like a heavy financial burden for such an expensive "receipt" as I like to call it. Although most coding/technical bootcamps are not "cheap", I would say that my experience with DevMountain far surpasses any I've had with two or four year universities.
My situation was unique in that I started in the Web Development, but didn't have the enjoyable experience I was hoping for. It just didn't feel right, even though I was learning a lot. I eventually asked if I could switch from Web Development to the UX/UI program, and I was SO glad I did. I absolutely LOVE the content, and the lead instructor for UX/UI (Brandon) is an amazing guy! He is well versed in the field, and has a deep knowledge and passion for teaching the next generation of UX/UI designers. The curriculum is solid, and I've learned a lot, but my only complaint (a small preference more than anything) is that some of the tools they use to organize the curriculum feels a little "loose", and unstructured. For me (not the most naturally organized person), I need more structure on dates/times/due dates, and that for the most part, has gotten me lost on more than one occasion. That aside, I figured out how to work with my weakness and be proactive in making sure I was on top of my own education.
As an additional note, after switching to UX/UI, I became quite ill. I found out that I had a chronic illness that was the cause of a litany of health problems, and I deferred. The Student Relations counselors, and the Lead Instructor were very understanding, and allowed me to focus on getting better before I came back. Now I'm back and I'm grateful for their patience, and DevMountain's ability to have that kind of flexibility. I consider myself lucky to have gone to DevMountain and dealt with so many caring and professional people. They have a no-nonsense policy on missing class, but they're still providing me the flexibility I need to finish out my treatments, and still continue to learn and grow from their incredible curriculum.
Many thanks to everyone I've worked with at DevMountain. I couldn't be more proud to become an Alumni of such an awesome Bootcamp, and professionals that care about my educational pursuits!
- Redefinition... redefined.- 10/12/2017Brennon Schow • Mentor • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
I'm a completely new person because of DevMountain -- in almost every aspect of my life. DevMountain reinforced the idea that not every company is out to just make money, not every employer is looking for a mindless puppet. Tech is exciting! DevMountain does a really good job of sharing in that excitement, and introducing newbies to it. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
- Life changing- 9/14/2017Jessica Mitchell • Software Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Dallas • Verified via LinkedIn
DevMountain was an amazing experience for me, I was looking for a career/life change and it gave me everything I needed to be a successful Web/Software developer. The key was I learned how to learn quickly, but more specifically how I learned personally. My instructor was patient and understanding, as were the mentors; which is great because not only did they complete the bootcamp beforehand, they were also chosen because of their ability to sympathized and understand the struggles that you are going through as a student. The faculty is supportive and will do everything in its power to make sure you are a success, not just in bootcamp, but when you get out into the real world trying to find a job. It's a fantastic community of students and alumni.
DevMountain also makes the process of immersing yourself in the program very seamless, if you are out of state or live far away, housing is provided, which reduces stress on you while you are in the program; money wise. I came in with very little knowledge of the tech field and now I actually work in it as a Software Developer. If you do the work, the assignments, are willing to be frustrated, willing to struggle, willing to do things over and over again and still get them wrong, willing to work with and support your peers, do the entire process all over again, and realize that you will always be learning; you will succeed at DevMountain. I'm where I am in my career because I decided that I was going to work hard and because DevMountain was there to help me every step of the way to get to my end goal. DevMountain's bootcamp experience is all about your drive and what you put in it, nothing is handed to you, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
- Great start into Web Dev, personalized pace.- 9/7/2017Lloyd Grubham • Web Developer • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via GitHub
The Fulltime web development course at DevMountain is a great spring board into the web development industry. It sometimes feels like you are drinking out of a fire hose, but the information is well presented and reinforeced. For every topic covered in lecture, there is ample time to cover and practice it so the infromation and skills stay.
DevMountain is also always updating their curriculum to meet the job market demands.
Also, in the case that the content of the course becomes overwhelming, there are several options for studying at your own pace and/or starting over at no extra tuition.
- Graduate- 8/29/2017Ian Schoen • Graduate • Course: Web Development Immersive • Campus: Provo • Verified via LinkedIn
DevMountain was, by far, the best educational experience I have ever had. For two years I pursued a Computer Science degree which naturally involved quite a bit of programming. I loved programming, but nothing that I was learning was applicable in the workforce and I soon realized that I would be in school for another 2 years before I could make anything of it! I decided to look into bootcamps and shortly thereafter found out about DevMountain. I considered other schools, but the amazing reviews and the affordability of DevMountain towered above all the others.
I learned more during my time at DevMountain than I did in two years of college. Heck, I would even say that DevMountain completely changed my life. I am forever grateful to all the instructors, my mentors, and my classmates.
If you love to code and want to make something out of it, DevMountain is the place for you.
- I got what I wanted out of it.- 8/28/2017Micah Bunting • Graduate • Course: iOS Development Immersive • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I took the iOS development course at DevMoutain. I learned alot and I have seen others learn as well. The mentors are great and helpfull.
Some of the reasons I wanted to take the class was to have uninterupted time to develop my skills without being iterupted by other priorities. I also wanted the mentorship to help direct me in what I needed to learn. Like most things, you get what you put into it. I definatly took advantage of the time here. Several nights I put in 15 hr days and I feel that I was productive and able to improve my skills.
If you are thinking about starting, I would recommend it. I would also recomment learning the basics of swift before you sign up for the class. There is a lot to learn the first week, but If you know the basics of swift, it will be easier to grasp.