You just found out the great news -- you were accepted to a coding bootcamp! You’ve been working in a job you don’t love, doing work where you feel you aren’t making an impact and you’re finally ready for a change. A big burden has been lifted off your shoulders -- the path to a positive change in your life is clear.
After celebrating, you start thinking through logistics. Maybe the campus is in a nearby city, or maybe it is in a completely different state. Then the realization hits- where will you live? You could try Craigslist or another online classifieds site, but that’s going to take a lot of time to figure out. If you do find a good deal that you can actually afford, you’ll have to figure out if you can negotiate a three to four month contract, because you aren’t sure where you’ll land a job when you’re done. If you live close enough that you can drive, you are lucky, but how close do you live? Will there be a commute? Not only does 1 to 2 Hours per day in the car add up, it can also be stressful.
Finding a bootcamp that provides housing will take a heavy and unneeded stress off your shoulders. Knowing you have a place to stay throughout the duration of the course, without having to worry about additional costs of paying the rent or furnishing your apartment, will improve your experience and ability to fully focus on studying.
“With the option for free housing, tuition was a pretty good deal,” said DevMountain Dallas student Vanessa Alvarez. “I chose to live in the housing specifically because I wanted to be an in an environment without distractions, knowing that I would eat, code, sleep, code. I didn’t want to waste any time. Campus is a five minute walk away”
Midnight coding sessions are not uncommon in bootcamps, and having housing close by helps. The alternative early morning wake up and car commute can serve as a distraction to your development. “The best value of any bootcamp, hands down,” said DevMountain Provo student Mihir Patel. “It is 5 minutes walking distance from campus. You can be at campus whenever you want. Saving that time on a commute is so valuable!”
“I usually wake up 20 minutes before class starts after a late night of coding,” said DevMountain student Martin Jones. “The dorm-type environment helps because I’m living two blocks away, and everyone I live with is focused on similar goals so there aren’t many distractions. If I lived at home or another apartment I’d be dealing with family or friends that aren’t under the same pressure to get things done. Living in the housing makes it a lot easier to focus”
At DevMountain, we want our students to stay completely focused on learning to code, so we offer fully-furnished, free housing for all students in our immersive programs. We’ve consistently found this can be a difference maker for our students’ success. If you’re choosing between programs, and the difference is housing, you may want to seriously weigh the benefits of living in provided housing. Our housing also includes perks such as on-site gyms, saunas, hot tubs and pools for those times you need to step away from the screen and relax for a little bit. Check out our website if you’re interested in learning more!