Programs Available: Coding Bootcamps and Full-Stack Web Development
Scholarships: None at the moment
Destination Dev is an 8-week, in-person Ruby on Rails program for aspiring digital nomads located in Medellín, Colombia. We combine software development education with cultural immersion and travel excursions to allow our students to push themselves outside their comfort zones intellectually and culturally in a supportive environment.
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Our Web Development Immersive course brings 8-12 students to Medellín, Colombia for 8 weeks of intense software development education and cultural exploration. Students live and study in a converte...Read more
|Start Date||Rolling Dates|
|Class Size||10 students|
|Commitment||50 hours in class/wk|
Destination Dev was a great program for me. Before the program I had played around with programming on online courses such as Code Academy but had no real experience and was hard for me to take out time with other obligations such as a full time job. The program helped me go from ground zero in terms of development experience and while i know I still need to continue working to improve my skills, it got me to a point where I feel more than confident to work on my own. It would have been much harder to do this on my own without the bootcamp, as being around other people was a great motivator to put in a lot of hours and really focus. Overall it was a great experience, and can say that the instructors were very helpful and provided a lot of support throughout the course. Outside of the co...Read more
Before attending this bootcamp I had zero experience as a programmer and after 8 weeks I feel well on my way to becoming a junior developer. Just like any educational program I believe you will get out of this program what you put in. The lead instructor, Doug , is a natural teacher and our co instructor, Juanes, was incredibly well versed in front end development and always willing to sit down and work with us Juan-on-one. Although I didn't feel 100% job ready after this course, I feel confident that with another month of continued study I will be a competitive job candidate. I'm also confident that these guys will make a lot of positive changes to the program based on the feedback they received throughout our camp.
Attending Destination: Dev coding boot camp in Medellín, Colombia, has been a great way to reboot my career. I have a degree in Computer Science and years of professional experience. However, my knowledge was out-of-date. There was a prep curriculum to be completed before the start of the boot camp. Learning new languages and tools to create web applications has been a rewarding experience. I am continuing to work on my capstone project, which will be added to my professional portfolio. The Destination: Dev instructors and staff are very knowledgeable and extremely helpful.
Enjoyed the excursions, including a tour to a coffee plantation, and the graffiti tour to Comuna 13.
Destination Dev completely delivered what I was expecting from a Coding Bootcamp. I came to the Bootcamp with some experience working on IT and with a CIS Degree from the US, and I can assure you that I was able to learn more about coding and building applications in the past 10 weeks than in my entire 4 years in College. Despite the fact that it is a brand new program, the Director and the Instructors were always asking for our feedback and were willing to do anything in order to improve our experience and making sure that we were understanding the material. The instructors were very helpful and were willing to put extra work in order to prepare me for my new job as a full-time Software Developer in Los Angeles, California.
Unforgettable experience, amazing cultural immersion (I pl...Read more
I decided to be apart of destination dev because I wanted to improve my future potential and be able to explore and experience places and peoples that I would never expect to be around. I understood that this was a start-up and I was apart of the first group, trusting the people that ran and operated this experience. I had my reservations about how successful they would be, teaching uneducated people and turning them into capable coders. However my reservations were eased the first week I arrived, I was blown away with the amount of things I learned. My ability to learn new parts of coding and new languages, frameworks and terminology kept increasing every day afterwards, to the point where I was hired remotely by a serious tech firm. I am so pleased with the amount of effort Destinatio...Read more
This is a thorough and honest review of the Destination Dev programming bootcamp. Hopefully it will spare others the negative experience I encountered.
I am a good case study for the ineffectiveness of this bootcamp because I brought 3 qualities which should have made for a successful learning outcome:
a. Strong work ethic and discipline (the camp included 8-12 hour work days)
b. Logical/analytic/mathematical aptitude (I teach and tutor students in higher-level mathematics)
c. A very high level of motivation to learn: I traveled to another continent to attend this bootcamp. An unmotivated person would not spend thousands of dollars, leave the country, and put their entire life on hold for several months to do this. But I did.
I also work in education and have seen many tal...Read more
Hi All, I am one of the co-founders and the lead instructor at Destination: Dev, and given the highly negative review posted above, I feel obligated to give my take on the experience that we ha... Read more
I was roommates with Mike (who wrote this) so I was there every step of the way with him. I can verify this experience as far as the learning portion goes. I can admit I was wary of the whole situa... Read more