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. Full-time students at the University of Utah Professional Education program will receive a completion certificate. Part-time students at the University of Nevada will receive a UNLV Continuing Education certificate.
DevPoint Labs offers student housing to all out-of-state students on a first come, first serve basis. The house is located less than a mile from the campus, and comes furnished with all utilities paid for the duration of the camp.
Recent DevPoint Labs Reviews: Rating 4.85
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In PersonPart Time9 Hours/week12 Weeks
Deposit $1,000 FinancingStudent loans available through: Mountain America Credit Union Scholarship Women In Tech Scholarship & Opportunity in Tech Scholarship
Minimum Skill Level Basic computer knowledge Prep Work Yes, required. Placement Test No Interview Yes
In PersonPart Time10 Hours/week24 Weeks
Start Date None scheduled Cost $12,000 Class size 21 Location Las VegasPartnered with University of Nevada, Las Vegas - DevPoint Labs is powering a part-time web development coding bootcamp. This 24-week program is geared towards working individuals with a flexible schedule of nights and weekends. Learn from one of the top coding programs in the nation in the latest web development technologies and tools. Curated curriculum will cover full-stack web development.
Deposit $1,000 FinancingStudent Loans through MACU
Minimum Skill Level N/A Prep Work Yes, required. Placement Test No Interview Yes
In PersonFull Time40 Hours/week11 Weeks
Deposit $1,000 FinancingStudent loans available through: Mountain America Credit Union 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 Start Date None scheduled Cost $3,500 Class size 12 Location Salt Lake City*THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED* Being able to express design ideas by utilizing sitemaps, user flows, and wireframes is a skill that is in increasingly high demand, and a requirement for any serious career in interactive design or product management. In this course, you’ll receive knowledge and skills in topics like: how to analyze business and usability requirements from a user perspective, drawing solutions with Sketch and best practices for common design patterns such as home pages, forms, search and navigation.
Deposit $1,000 FinancingStudent loans available through: Mountain America Credit Union
Minimum Skill Level Basic computer knowledge & some design experience. Prep Work Yes Placement Test No Interview Yes
DevPoint Labs Reviews
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- Solid bootcamp!- 11/12/2019Ricardo • Graduate • Course: Part-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
Course: Full Stack Web Development Part-Time
Schedule: Mon-Thurs 6-9 PM
I'm a parent & work during the day, should I go to a Bootcamp?
Yes! I work 8-5 pm & then went to DPL from 6-9. I did have to invest time in the course and saw less of the daughter & wife during the course. The majority of our cohort was all moms & dads. Friends in the cohort had graveyard shifts after class or left home to go to work then straight to DPL in the evenings. To have this structured dedicated time with assignments & being able to ask every question is worth it! I would absolutely choose the same course again. The immersion into code in a classroom compared to now and then at home is worth it. I learned more in the 3 months about development than a year on my own.
It came down to scheduling more than costs. Other courses in the area had schedules of M/W/Sat for 6 months, but I really needed to have family time during the weekends. Mon-Thurs worked best for 3 months for my schedule. The focus is more functionality & development more than the design which is ok! You will learn design frameworks like Bootstrap, materialize, semantic, etc but focus more on functionality also. Anyone can make a page look pretty but to make it functional is more important!
2 Saturdays are required for Hackathons during the course, but that is easier than 6 months of Saturdays.
What should I know prior?
Can't I just learn this all on Udemy?
Yes, but chances are you likely won't. Over the years I've picked up a few Udemy courses for code, but never really went through them & simply didn't prioritize them even after paying for them. To be in an environment where everyone has questions and to learn tons of new functional concepts with the teachers at DPL was exactly what my career needs. To be able to put together Ruby, SQL, Rails, React, ES6, with user Authentication or APIs I would have ever been able to learn on my own as quick as I was taught.
Do they guarantee jobs?
No, but you do get resume workshops & they introduce you to where to find/present your self at networking opportunities. Courses that guarantee placement do exist, they cost more or usually take a % of your wages once you get a job. DPL gives you the education & details on how to connect here in SLC/Lehi. After the cohort, there is a community of developers in many offices around the valley you can reach out to.
Examples of what you will build a few weeks into the program**
I have many more apps on my Github & have more projects in the works.
** on herokuapp.com give it a second to load since it is a free service.
Do it! Go to DPL learn to code, get a better career!
- Totally Worth It- 11/8/2019Simian • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I went in to this bootcamp not knowing a single thing about coding and now I can build my own app from the back to the front. They teach you by starting with a part of the app then the the next day you learn another part and as you go through each day you see how it all comes together. What also helped me learned so much is by asking a LOT of questions. You know that the staff wants you to exceed because I would ask question after question and they are always wanting to help you. One of the best decisions I've made.
- This is worth your time.- 11/8/2019Noah Anderson • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
Before starting my education here, I had become a coding junkie in my free-time while studying at college. I ate up the basics at freecodecamp.org and tutorials on youtube about JS, CSS, and HTML. I could have continued my independent study, but upon review of the tech market, company have come to expect and often require some certification or degree. Some family members of mine had already taken this course and urged me to look into it. I was hesitant at first, but after study and review, I decided to take a leap of faith.
Taking this course was the best educational experience I have ever received. The course quality, curriculum, and teacher's were all excellent. I highly encourage anyone who can even somewhat relate to where I was before taking this course to at very least stop by the school (second floor on the right) and see what it is like. That is the best way to see what you will get. This course was 100% worth it.
- Part Time Bootcamp- 9/10/2019Kristoffer Keene • Customer Success Manager • Graduate • Course: Part-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I completed another bootcamp previous to this one, and thoroughly enjoyed this program more. The instructor and TA were exceptional, very friendly and willing to help you solve your problems (both big and small debugging), including before and after class. I especially appreciate the community that DPL provides, you really feel like you're part of something. But most importantly the content and course structure was very organized and I'm excited that I can add Ruby on Rails and React to my resume, among other new skills.
- Best decision for my career change- 9/3/2019Serena • Student • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
I made a decision to change my career when I moved to the States. My law degree wasn't worth much until I am able to spend a couple hundred thousand dollars in a Master degree and I would still need to move to another state (and I love Utah).
With so many resources online, I was kinda lost. I was wasting my time trying to figure what everyone thought it was the best material to study and everyone had a different opinion about it. Also, it was difficult to find how applicable was the material towards a project. I researched about the coding bootcamps across the country and applied for scholarships where I could.
I got accepted here and it was my first choice because I know a lot of people who graduated from Devpoint Labs and was able to find a job and work as kick-ass developers, including where I work at. I also liked the fact every day we are focused on learning and applying on a small project that we would need to finish by the next morning. Being able to finish small projects like that was super rewarding and kept me motivated every day. Tinkering and being able to think through was one of the biggest lessons that I've learned and obviously never give up! We also did bigger group projects where it took a couple of days or even weeks that we had to finish as well. WE LEARNED SOOO MUCH!
For everyone out there trying to learn this new skill, I would definitely recommend a bootcamp. Not any bootcamp, Devpoint was the best choice when I did my research.
First, bootcamp might be expensive at first but it saves time when it comes to learning. Instead studying by yourself, you are maximizing your time and being able to apply on the market faster and do the math *(you are able to have a return on your investment quicker). They teach you what the companies are using out there and guide you through so many technologies. Keeps you motivated and it is a great resource for networking. Second, I chose Devpoint because I went ahead and ask people who actually are developers and graduated from the bootcamp. They all said it was the best first step to the right direction. Some mentioned having bad experiences with other bootcamps. I actually never met anyone from my network that graduated from other bootcamps, this isn't a good sign when I am surrounded by developers at work. Do your research, find people on linkedin and start a conversation. I loved Devpoint Labs because my peers were actually my peers. There was a sense of comradery where we were always helping each other before going to a TA.
I highly recommend for those who are thinking about applying. Be involved, research and prepare for an intense bootcamp, but so rewarding.
- Bartender to Software Engineer in 4 months- 8/29/2019Peter Chung • Software Engineer • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
I had been searching coding bootcamps all over the valley and doing my research while working night shfits as a bartender downtown. I started with V school and was halfway getting ready to start with my foot already in the door, when i realized how unorganized it seemed there. This might've been just a one off, but for me my experience was more important than any other review i read about the place. I set up an appt with Mark Price and he was wonderful, going over the campus and the curriculum and what to expect, i was sold. Even waited 3 additional months to start.
This was one of the most intense, yet rewarding experiences of my life. I only knew what i knew from freecodecamp and codecademy, but the tutorials rarely have you build an application with the content that you learn unless you are paying for the classes. I knew i needed something structured and also needed to know where the bar would be set in order to be confident to go out there and apply for software engineer positions. Devpoint Labs provided all of that.The structure, working collaboratively in group settings (how a professional setting would be very similar to), building projects and getting the hands on assistance that i would not have seen otherwise online.
I highly recommend this bootcamp, as i do believe the accredidation with the University of Utah does provide the crediability to go to an employer and show them its not just any coding bootcamp. You will realize just how much you will need to know, but if you have the desire to learn and absorb, this will be a good thing because the direction you want to go will seem much clearer.
Study on your free time and redo the assignments over and over until you feel comfortable with the content. This is one thing i regret not doing enough of and because of the pace of the course, it will be pertinent to your success.
The review i saw below titled "you will not get a job" was interesting to me. That is true that this course will not automatically get you a job. YOU yourself will be responsible for getting that job, nobody can do that for you, and if you put in the work and have the desire to pursue this as a career, YOU will get a job. I recieved a ton of "We will be moving on with another candidate" emails, more than i could count, but i also just recieved an offer letter for my first Software Engineering position and accepted. There's no way i wouldve gotten a call/interview without the skills and certificate i recieved from Devpoint Labs.
- Persistence & Patience Required- 8/22/2019Willard Cron • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I took the Full-Time Web Development Summer 2019 Course at DevPoint Labs. This course is perfect for a person looking for an intesive immersion program that is willing to commit most (if not all) of their freetime to making a major pivot in their career.
Key words: INTENSE & IMMERSION
I came in as a hobbyist with a background in Online Banking and Software support. I was tired of passing my clients over to the IT/HelpDesk to resolve issues I KNEW I could resolve given the resources. I looked at other bootcamps; DevPoint Labs spoke to me because of the affiliation to the University of Utah (as well as the reputation of the program), and its Full-Stack curriculum. This 11-Week program puts you THROUGH IT, it is full of peaks and valleys of accomplishments and challenges. The course exposes you to the numerous paths that you may take on your journey as a developer. As a student, you get what you give in this course. It teaches you to trust yourself, to know when to ask for help, and practical technical skills for your career.
I recommend this course for those serious about a career change and encourage you to use all resources offered by the staff! That meaning, utilize the TA's when you cant figure out an error message, use the lab time to ask other students their methods, involve yourself online through the slack channels, re-do assignments or the pre-course work and eat a bowl of cereal! The course is rich with information, it is difficult, and fully worth the time, money and effort required.
- Part Time Web Development- 8/15/2019Dylan Taft • Graduate • Course: Part-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via GitHub
Was a great course. I highly recommend this course to anyone whether you have experience or not. I came into this course with some experience and the course did wonders for my coding knowledge. Curriculum is full stack, meaning you learn front end and back end application development. The curriculum includes a lot of things that are popular in the professional world. I went into this course with a fairly weak resume, and now I am getting noticed by employers. If you are a complete beginner, there is some short prepwork you have to complete before starting, which will get you up to speed. Instructors are very patient and helpful. Be prepared to work and lean fast, and remember, you only get back what you put in work wise. Great Course!
- DevPoint Labs Jumpstarted My Career- 6/18/2019Liv • Cella • Graduate • Course: Part-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I went into DPL with a handful of coding courses under my belt, but what I felt was a complete lack of understanding in coding. I prepared for what I thought would be an extremely rigorous and difficult 3 months for me.
To my surprise, I excelled at DPL. The instructors were fantastic. Any question I had was answered, but not in a way that just spoon-fed me the answer. I learned how to research, how to find my own answers, how to critically think my way through code, and how to ask for help when I really did need it. This was critical for me.
The curriculum covered exactly what it needed to. I knew enough JS coming out of the camp to work on web apps, I knew enough Ruby to start scripting, and I knew enough ReactJS to continue my education on my own.
Honestly, coming out of DevPoint, I did not feel ready for a development job. I thought for sure no one would hire me and that I would take another year or two of self-study before I was taken seriously as a developer.
How wrong I was. Within a month of graduation, I found myself writing scripts for a major tech company and learning entirely new languages. My education was that good. Though I did not know the language starting out, I was able to pick it up quickly and efficiently. I was able to think my way through problems and that was what made me a valuable part of an engineering team. Though I am now in SalesForce development, DPL was what jump-started my career.
It was absolutley worth it.
- Building your future- 5/14/2019Heather Garbe • QA Engineer - MX • Graduate • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
What an amazing journey and experience, I learned so much during my time at DevPoint Labs! I started with some basic knowledge and with the the assistance of the intense course curriculum and the incredible staff, instructor and TA’s, I was able to build an amazing foundation and understanding of programming. I am very excited for the new and life changing opportunities ahead! I would recommend DevPoint Labs to anyone who is considering attending a coding bootcamp.
- Building the Foundation- 5/9/2019Evan • Application Engineer • Graduate • Course: U of U ProEd Full-time Web Development • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
I personally had some programming experience in other non-web languages as well as quite a bit of experience in teaching and tutoring STEM subjects before heading into DevPoint's full-stack bootcamp and found that it was extremely well run. When learning how to program, having the ability to get help quickly makes a big difference, and the teachers and TAs at DevPoint were pretty much always available to jump in and help.
The "I do, we do, you do" learning philosophy they use also really helped me quickly get a feel for the concepts, and then they provide many bonus objectives on every assignment to test and push your understanding without fear of failing.
Overall, I have already recommended this program to several friends and would recommend it as a great way to build your own foundation in coding, from which to propel you into a fast-moving and exciting career.
- Amazing Experience- 5/7/2019Nicholas Dyer • Graduate • Campus: Salt Lake City • Verified via LinkedIn
As a recent graduate from DevPoint Labs, I have nothing but respect for their incredible program. Not only was the curriculum extensive and very well taught, the people I was able to meet through this program were always helpful and very kind. I would recommend DevPoint for anyone looking to improve their development skills, or get their foot in the door of the development industry.