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Devschool

Average Rating3.93
18 Reviews
2 Courses

Devschool is an online coding bootcamp, designed to turn students into full time professional web developers through one-on-one expert mentorship, group pairing sessions, and a built-in internship program.

Throughout the course of the program, students will work 20-40 hours per week depending on their schedule, which is flexible. Students have access to their Instructor all week via chat and will also work on pair programming exercises to share knowledge ...

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  • Oct 27, 2016
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    To those scammed this message is for you

    I attended dev school last october and I knew this was going to happen. Jims practices were very questionable, now after hard work and a bit of luck I have a job a top software company in Washington DC.(Hint I work a block away from Google in DC, not thanks to ODS). To those that wish to keep learning and one day get a job I will advice you to follow this path and learn these technologies that will make sure you will get a job with at least $65k entry level salary. 

    Front End Sta...

  • Oct 02, 2016
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    Scammed

    I had been a student for a few months, and Jim has vanished. We have no one. The program is essentially dead, though the website is still up. He took our money and left. Stay away everyone. I feel sorry for all the students affected.

  • Sep 19, 2016
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    Needs Improving

    **They removed "Course Report" from their reviews section on the website and replaced it with Codementor, where the reviews have nothing to do with the current school**

    I was a former student at Devschool who dropped out because of incompatibilities with the program. I paid for the full stack web development track which (funnily enough), no longer exists - as the school has restructured their tracks for the third time. More on that later.

    school...

  • Aug 10, 2016
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    A school for your individual needs

    My experience with Devschool was nothing but awesome and accommodating. Jim is a great teacher with tons of experience and a lot of knowledge to give. Whatever your goals are Jim will do whatever he can to help you reach them. Jim would often ask his students for any feedback/input they had regarding the school and how he could make it better to suit our needs. I dont think there is another school out there that caters to the student like that. Like the site says this school does not have ...

  • Aug 04, 2016
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    No-bs, Open Curriculum for Self-Starters

    I have been a student at Devschool for about three months, most of that time was spent studying and coding part-time. In that time, I have gone from knowing nothing about code, to experimenting coding whole apps, and getting contacted by recruiters regularly.

    The most important skill I have learned, however, is learning how to learn. Jim's teaching style forces you to learn how to take extreme ownership of your learning, and how to enjoy that process. This is how it works: Jim se...

  • Mar 24, 2016
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    Current Student

     I am currently a student at Devschool, and, while I am not very far along in my studies, thus far Devschool has proved flexible can comprehensive. The curriculum is tailored to an individual student's circumstances and needs, and instructors are willing to meet you on your level. While I have no other coding boot camp experiences to compare it to, I have only positive things to say about it thus far.   

  • Mar 23, 2016
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    Insanely Human Experience!

    I enrolled in Devschool because of their positive image online in reviews and otherwise.  Prior to this, I was enrolled in Bloc & Thinkful but sadly their curriculum was poorly formatted and far too structured to be useful to me.  This is simply my opinion.

    After months of searching I started reading about Devschool and how highly the school was recommended was from previous students who graduated the program.  I spoke with Jim numerous times and he was always patient when it...

  • Feb 11, 2016
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    Excellent Experience

    I was one of Jim's first official Devschool students back in April of 2015 after having been his customer for several months previously while I attended Dev Bootcamp in NYC. I found that even after 10 hours a day at school learning and hacking, I was missing some major understanding in the Rails stack and in some of the smaller details of web development.

    Through Codementor, I found Jim and made him my long term mentor through months 2-3 of Dev Bootcamp and I ...

  • Jan 24, 2016
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    DevSchool helped me to fill my gaps

    I took my first devbootcamp in my city, but in the middle of my bussy life (work - bootcamp) I missed a lot of key topics that leave behind a lot of questions without answers.

    My devbootcamp instructor filled those gaps, and now I have my dreams job.

  • Jan 23, 2016
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    I attend Devschool

    I am a current student of the Devschool. I started about 2 months ago and really happy so far. The reason I chose the Devschool is that it is not a "bootcamp" as we usually understand the word - it is a mentorship mixed with a friendship and strong community. Exactly what I needed: build a real world projects of my choice using tools I want or which are really in trend today. This school is not only about WEB development. It is all about any kind of a programming you're interested in. If m...

  • Jan 22, 2016
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    Level Up with Devschool!

    I would highly recommend Jim and Devschool for any prospective students out there! I have been a student for about 4 months and have learned a ton. Initially I wanted to find a program to help me transition from IT support to a developer and find a programmer job. I now have that developer job and I owe a big thanks to Devschool for helping me develop the required skills to get it. I originally found Jim when I was using CodeMentor.io to level up my skills. Jim was one of the top 10 Ruby/...
  • Nov 24, 2015
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    Students Beware

    Please do not even try to attempt this course. It's a scam. The founder is extremely disorganized and was smoking a bong during my interview, how unprofessional is that? Honestly, I have no idea why this program is even listed on here. It should be reported for fraud.

    Jim OKelly of Devschool

    Founder

    Jan 12, 2016

    We don't accept everyone and apologize we didn't accept you.

    I am sorry you feel slighted, the good news is there are probably a lot of "Big Box Bootcamps" who will gladly take your money and promise to maintain the status quo of the drug war. Devschool is probably not the best fit for overly conservative, reactive students.

    We prefer students who are free thinkers, focused on solutions, not problems, and most of all, people with the drive to succeed no matter what life throws your way.

    We wish you luck on your future technology education!

Devschool Alumni Outcomes

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Of the students who enroll at Devschool, 89% graduated. 100% of graduates were job-seeking and 100% of job-seeking graduates found in-field employment after 180 days and report a median income of . Below is the 180 Day Employment Breakdown for 16 graduates included in this report:
180 Day Employment Breakdown
DescriptionPercentage
Full Time, In-Field Employee75.0%
Full-time apprenticeship, internship or contract position0.0%
Short-term contract, part-time position, freelanceN/A
Employed out-of-fieldN/A
Notes and Caveats
We are very proud to announce our first-year numbers! In 2015 we graduated 16 students (Jan-Dec) and all 16 graduating students have jobs! Several of our students had work before they could even finish all of their private instructor sessions!In our program, starting around your 40th lesson, we switch from programming to job skills, where we teach you how to interview, help you with your code challenges, and to learn what employers are looking for in new coders.
* These outcomes are not audited by Course Report. In some cases, data is audited by a third party.

Recent Devschool News

Imogen Crispe
Published November 01, 2016
  Welcome to the October 2016 Course Report monthly coding bootcamp news roundup! Each month, we look at all the happenings from the coding bootcamp world from new bootcamps to fundraising announcements, to interesting trends. This month we are also covering our Women In Tech Snapchat takeover! Other trends include new developments in the industry, new outcomes reports and why those are im...
Liz Eggleston
Published May 02, 2016
Armed with years of development experience, hundreds of CodeMentor hours, and a deep understanding of remote work, Mexico-based Jim OKelly founded online web development school Devschool in January 2015. Now having graduated several cohorts, Jim sits down with Course Report to talk about the time commitment he expects of successful graduates, keeping the curriculum updated, and how the Devs...

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