Recent Disruption Institute Reviews: Rating 3.75
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Start Date None scheduled Cost $4,000 Class size N/A Location Kansas City
Deposit N/A Refund / Guarantee $1500 if placed through the school's job placement program
Minimum Skill Level Basic computer knowledge Placement Test No Interview No
Disruption Institute Reviews
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- DI Job Placement- 3/29/2016M Castro • Freelance iOS Developer • Graduate • Campus: Kansas City
Disruption Institiute gave me the tools I needed to completely change my career. I was a professional chef with no degree and no background in programming and now I am working on my second contract as an iOS Developer.
Before I decided on DI, I spoke with a former graduate who convinced me that I could propel myself into an exciting new career with the skills I would learn. Little did I know how exciting it would actually be!
The course was rigorous and required hard work. I struggled to keep up, but looking back on my experience, I feel like it prepared me for the challenges I would face in the 'real-world'.
Soon after completing the course, Mike Gelphman led me to my first contract. The social media app that I worked on was intimately related to my final project at DI, and my employer was a great fit for me personally. Before I finished my first contract, Mike connected me with a contract-to-hire opportunity at a local start-up where I currently work.
Throughout my time working on these contracts I have maintained contact with one of my teachers, who has been of great assistance when I need advice. He has helped me find the solution to countless problems in my short career.
I feel that Mike Gelphman and the Disruption Institute have a genuine interest in furthering my mobile development carreer. I am greatful that they have provided the kind of fast track career boost that cannot be found anywhere else in the area.
- DI = Disappointment- 3/23/2016Dreamer • same job • Graduate • Course: Mobile Apps (iOS) • Campus: Kansas City
Applied for DI late 2014. Received a call for an interview Spring 2015. Compared to other popular Coding Bootcamps, DI webpage is not very forthcoming with information.
Received an interview early 2015, It was fairly decent. When I got accepted in Disruption Institute. I received a couple of links to non-related DI sites for pre-work. I was so excited to finally feel like my career was going to change. Program starts, I find out Micheal has no programming experience. Ok, thats fine, I said. Three different teachers for each day of the week. Final project work on every Thursday with no teacher, one mentor sometimes.
There were many occasions the teachers were teaching the class giving opinional ideas about ios development. No books were provided, no course outline, no timeframe for projects. No accountability. Teachers were too busy with there day job to devote any real time to help us learn. Teachers were only avaiiable during class time. A forum was setup two weeks after class started. Seemed to be throw together. Leturces were 2-3 hours and an hour for code.
We had internet connectivity problems for about a month. Due to the lack of technical knowledge of the organizer.
Micheal was very polite and professional. I think he was more focused on selling his company, then concerned about the class learning. A photographer was brought in during class time to take our pictures. This was very distracting for a student trying to learn. Micheal asked throughout the program how were things going. Mutliple student expressed problems, but midway through an 8 week bootcamp is too late.
Bootcamp is a rushed 8 weeks, with no class on Friday. Last two weeks without an instructor and sprinkle in one mentor. By demo day, two students out of 10 had there projects complete. One student quit objective-c and said he was learning swift.
Demo Day was delayed another two weeks out than orginally scheduled. A month after the program was suppose to be completed.
- I could still have $6,000.00- 7/3/2016Anonymous
The passion is there, the owner Michael is nice, yet, I could of spent 6000 grand learned the same information online, and 4000 to visit other tech Meccas, and start a business. It is a throw you in the fire reality. Ideally you won't learn to code per se, you'll get fundamentals. Mentors are non-existent. Michael is scattered and needs direction. He has great vision. I believe he has good intentions. He needs a new set-up. At the moment I'm wondering if my 6000 was a viable investment. I met some cool people, and his seminar was awesome. Reality though most of the things we learned have changed, and changed dramatically. Job placement for a newbie is next to impossible. Focus on projects, and pay good attention. Once the kinks get worked out it will be a great incumbator, can't really call it a school. Just an honest assessment.