DevPoint Labs is aimed at students with little to moderate experience in web development. To apply, candidates fill out the short application on the website, then chat with a staff member about their motivations. Once accepted students will need to complete pre-work before the first day of class.
Leading up to graduation, DevPoint Labs prepares students for finding a job with mock interviews, workshops, guest speakers, and a Launch Day to showcase their projects to potential employers.
Recent DevPoint Labs Reviews: Rating 4.84
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OnlinePart Time9 Hours/week12 Weeks
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Minimum Skill Level Basic computer knowledge Prep Work Yes, required. Placement Test No Interview Yes
OnlineFull Time40 Hours/week11 Weeks
Deposit $1,000 FinancingStudent loans available through: Mountain America Credit Union Tuition Plans Talk with the administration to go over plans available for the course. Scholarship Women In Tech & Opportunity In Tech Scholarships available.
Minimum Skill Level Basic computer knowledge GED or Equivalent Prep Work Yes, required. Placement Test No Interview Yes
DevPoint Labs Reviews
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- Excellent Resources!- 11/4/2017Anonymous • State of Utah Refugee Health Contracts Coordinator • Graduate • Course: Part-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City
This course is perfect for students who are self-starting. I found it worthwhile and am interested in DevPoint's other offerings. I wouldn't go in expecting the course to make you a master by the end of it, that's an interesting expectation because this field requires a lot of work, failing and frustration...a lot more than 11 weeks. I think what it does really well is teach you how to teach yourself and the ways to get yourself noticed by recruiters. The modules are packed with a ton of learning resources that leave you with a toolkit for continuing to improve upon your skillset, and they've really engineered a learning environment in which you can grow and ask questions and receive almost 24/7 support. I appreciate the atmosphere of the studios (sodas and snacks, good humored teachers and TAs, and access to the Church and State workspace). And even though there are high expectations, the staff is reasonable (I was PT) with life conflicts and the stresses of balancing FT work and the class. The TAs respond within usually a couple hours over Slack (don't try to reach them over the canvas platform). I probably learned more in this 11 week class about the language we were learning than I did in my University programming classes. DevPoint is smart, they are making money with this offering, but they're not swindling anyone. They're doing a real service and have filled in gaps that exist in traditional university offerings. I was invited to recruiting events immediately after I finished the course and got the job I went into the course wanting within a week of the course starting.
- Job Assistance and Career Prep is nonexistent- 10/23/2017Anonymous • Graduate • Course: Part-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City
There is little to no Job Assitance here and almost no prep for interviews or resumes best practices or job search strategy ect... I have had several tech interviews that didn't go so well after graduating and have just had nothing but disappointment on the job search. I didn't realize upon graduating that these kinds of questions and puzzles would be so important to master. Other coding camps around the valley have dedicated teams to assist you in the strategizing the career shift from a previous role to that of a web developer successfully. I have friends that took full-time courses here from the year before and they have still to find work in a "hot" field. Two of them confirm the same, Job assistance is nearly entirely non-existent. All of us spent time and money and sacrificed full-time jobs to move onto something better only to have no support at the end.
- An honest review from my perspective- 3/29/2017Anonymous • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City
I am just writing this review because I want to be honest and I want people to know what to really expect from attending DPL, at least from my perspective.
First of all, I want to say that the instructors are great and I will be forever grateful for their support during the 10 week cohort (yes, 10-week, I will get to that later). Even though the instructors definitely know what they are doing, the teaching style and pace may not work well for a lot of people.
When I initially spoke with the people at DPL, they made it seem as though we would have instruction for basically 8 hours each day, then we would have homework to turn in each night. When I started class, I was pretty disappointed to find out that there was only really 3 hours of instruction (sometimes maybe an hour or 2 more, but rarely) and the rest of the time, you do homework and can get help from TA's. Most TA's are students from previous cohorts, so they are still kind of new to everything also. Expect to spend at least an hour if you need help. You won't get help from instructors unless the TA can't figure it out either (those are the "rules"). I expected to get some feedback on homework as well, but never really did. They also don't give you an example of working code most of the time, so if you are stuck and can't use a TA, you just have broken homework.
The pacing is really fast, but you are aware of this coming in of course. I honestly feel like I would have done better and learned more if we focused on really understanding concepts or fundamentals rather than skimming over a few things here and there. That's what the class felt like to me, skimming. Never actually really learning anything (deeply). I've heard from students from another bootcamp (in Lehi) that actually understand JS. They don't learn as much "fancy" stuff but at least they understand the fundamentals to be able to learn other stuff on their own. I would have preferred that. I feel like I know nothing very well at all.
Make sure that you are getting your time and $$ worth. This is supposed to be an 11-week cohort. Unfortunately I attended during the Holiday season. When we signed up, we were to graduate around January 20th. A few weeks into the cohort, they told us that they had changed the graduation date to the 12th. We were all a little confused, and a little angry, but they assured us we weren't missing any time or instruction. I had recently counted each and every day we should have had class, as if there were no holidays. We should have had 54 days of instruction. We ended up having 48. We were cheated out of 6 days (one m-f week and a day). So our cohort was only 10 weeks even though we were assured 11. We should have counted the days while we were still in class. Maybe they would have refunded the $1,200 (yep, it's $1,000 a week to attend).
After attending and realizing how much I paid for what I know now, I wish I would have done a bit more research or just taught myself with the vast amounts of free resources online. I am not sorry for going into the direction of software development, I think it is a good idea if you are looking for a change. I am just not certain if DPL is the way to go, especially for the price (their price is avg for bootcamps). I am weary of bootcamps all together at this point.
- Great Bootcamp that changed my life- 2/7/2017Anonymous • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City
After working dead end jobs for years, I decided to change my life. I was contemplating going back to school to get a CS degree. While I was looking into this I meet some developers. They had all gone through a bootcamp, and were now working in the industry. Some were working in automated QA, Junior Developers, and a couple had made it to Mid Developer after a short while.
I was intrigued and starting looking into it. There were a couple to choose from. I talked to quite a few devs that I knew and worked with. After looking over the bootcamp's curriculum, the majority of them leaned toward DevPoint Labs.
I applied to DevPoint and scheduled an interview. After talking with them, I realized that I wasn't ready to go. I wanted some practice before I started, and my financials were not in order to quit my job for three months.
I spent a year getting my life together in order to do this. I also spent that year studying. I feel like this helped me out immensely. I was familiar enough with the topics that I didn't feel behind during the cohort.
I loved the experience. The instructors are great, the staff is great. I came out with a whole new skill set. I'm now a web developer. I couldn't have done it without DPL!
- On the cusp- 12/16/2016Anonymous • Senior Developer • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City
Dev Point Labs teaches you how to think like a coder. I was stuck in the front end developer world and the only thing that got me out of that was this boot camp. I wasn't as dilligent with the pre course work as I should've been so during the course a lot of key concepts went over my head. I did under the big picture and how all the components play together. As a result, I am understand the smaller parts as I review the notes after graduation. I find myself getting more excited with what is possible every day. Dave's decision to move React into the course work is nothing but inspired and I feel extremely confident with my employment opportunties going forward. Do yourself a favor and do all the diligence ahead of time to prepare for this course, and when you get stuck, don't be afraid to ask for help.
- An Amazing School!!!- 12/15/2016Anonymous • Student • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City
I am currently attending DevPoint Labs and I absolutely love it! I am in the full stack rails course and it is intense. I am really enjoying the course, I have learned so much and appreciate everything we have done to prepare me for a career as a developer! I feel like everything we have learned is very up to date and that it will be useful to know in my future hobby projects and career! Before this class, I didn't even know how to teach myself more programming and now, through all the skills and experience I have recieved, I am set and ready for the future! Thank you so much!
- React is Love- 12/6/2016Anonymous • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City
- Great Experience- 11/10/2016Anonymous • Student • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City
- Couldn't be happier- 7/31/2018Michael Bach • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City
DevPoint Labs in Salt Lake City, Utah was well worth the time and money. Before diving into the full-time course, I reached out to alumni, researched other options, and then made the plunge. I was, of course, a bit nervous about what the course would look like, and if it would be a worthwhile investment of both my time and resources. There is no way I could know what I know now without the instruction, experience, mentorship, and active alumni group present through DevPoint Labs. I still have many questions, and I don't know everything, but I know how to troubleshoot and find the answers I need to move toward success. The team and DevPoint will be there for you, support you, and work their tails off to ensure you get the most out of your experience. The limitations of this program are your time and your willingness to stay engaged and keep moving along and listen to those advising you.