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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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  • jair moreno
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    Nov 24, 2015
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    It's worth the price tag

    I think Jim is a good instructor, he definetly knows what he is doing. I do agree with what the guy below me said. You will learn real world coding, and Jim will try to teach you real computer science and how it applies to real projects. If you are used to the old way of teaching which is sit in a classroom, read a lecture, and take the test, this is not for you, but if you are an open learner, and like to learn by trying and making mistakes then this is for you. Its my 4th week so far and...

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  • Lane
    Digital Marketer • Student • Web Development Track • Online
    Nov 22, 2015
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    Online Dev School is Like Being an Intern While Learning

    I was looking at Viking Code School and Learn.co, when I came across Online Dev School (ODS). After interviewing with ODS, I joined about a month ago, and I love it! I actually tried other online bootcamps and just got tired of the old, and dated curriculum. 

    What makes this school awesome is Jim OKelly. He is a fantastic and patient instructor. And the guy knows his stuff. He not only pushes you to learn full stack web development, he pushes you to learn the tools...

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  • Eric
    Junior Software Engineer • Graduate • Online
    Sep 23, 2015
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    Online Dev School Got me a Job

    Hi my name is Eric. I just graduated from Online Dev School. Jim placed me at a Y Combinator start up called New Story. I'm super pumped about it. I'll be working on doing Ruby on Rails for them and couldn't be happier.  I picked online dev school because you literally get one on one time and mentorship and they guarenteed placement. It only took him about 7 days to place me after I graduated. Thank you so much Online Dev School!!! I wouldn't have been able to get into...

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  • Anonymous
    Applicant
    Aug 16, 2016
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    Personal Attacks!?

    I was doing research on this bootcamp when I came across a student that was threatened by doxxing from the lead instructor. This is absolutely beyond insane. How could you treat your students like this just because you are irritated? You've just lost a chunk of appeal from many prospective students.

    "I left some negative reviews about Devschool , and I don't know what lies he said to the websites and they just removed my comments. No wonder why the...

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  • Anonymous
    Data Consultant • Applicant • Web Development Track • Online
    Aug 03, 2016
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    Considered Devschool Until Re-Evaluation

    I had an interview with Jim close to a month or so ago as I was interested in learning about the program.

    Yes, he certainly seems to be a bit more on the "liberal" side, but I didn't necessarily find that to be a bad thing. In many cases it was refreshing.

    I'm not going to speak anything about the rest of the program, since I ultimately decided to not continue with it, however, I did personally find some things concerning:

    Mostly the quality of reviews and res...

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  • Anonymous
    Web Development Track • Online
    Aug 03, 2016
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    Very bad experience

    This is a boot camp with 2 people: the instructor Jim Okelly(and also he is the principle) and his assistant who also takes his classes. It is small and unprofessional, the owner of this business lives in Mexico (it's a BVI business), which means, if you have any problems, you will have no way to complain or properly defend yourself without significant challenge. This is because he lives and operates his business outside of the USA.
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    Ashley Fredricks of Devschool

    Executive Assistant

    Aug 03, 2016

    Thank you very much for your comments.  Here at Devschool we are always striving to improve and welcome any feedback that we get.  First of all Devschool is an all Online Coding  Bootcamp that is operated by Jim Okelly, his assistant and a small group of part time instructors. Next you questioned the legitimacy of the school and implied that being centered in Mexico makes it a scam.  Jim is from Mexico and takes a lot of pride in giving discounts to students from less developed countries, like yourself.  How would you feel if we implied students from China are crocked?  You also seem to have an issue with the job guarantee, it tells you that Jim and his hard working staff will support you until the day you move on. By the way, so far every student has found a job, so “forever” doesn't seem that long.  I myself have never heard of a school giving you a complete refund after you have completed the course.

    I am very sorry that the format of the school did not agree with you, and do regret that our refund policy bothers you, but with positions at Devschool being in such demand we need students to be sure they are prepared to go the distance and not waste our valuable time.  This is why we encourage prospective students to carefully read the web page and watch our videos before applying to be sure this is the place for them.  Every students learns best in a different way. Here at Devschool we use one particular format and not everyone will respond well to it. So we sincerely hope you better luck in your next endeavor. 

Devschool Alumni Outcomes

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Employment Rate
89%
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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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How much does Devschool cost?

Devschool costs around $14,000. On the lower end, some Devschool courses like Web Development Track cost $8,000.

What courses does Devschool teach?

Devschool offers courses like Software Enginneer Track, Web Development Track.

Where does Devschool have campuses?

Devschool teaches students Online in a remote classroom.

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