Locations: Madison and Milwaukee
Programs Available: Coding Bootcamps
The devCodeCamp philosophy is to learn through doing. Students can expect lectures that range from the fundamentals of development to advanced, industry-driven concepts. We start out highly structured, with frequent lectures. The first weeks increase your understanding of core concepts. As the bootcamp progresses, there’s deliberately less lecture and structure and more hands-on project work. We go from giving you answers to teaching you how to solve problems yourself, working in pairs or in small groups.
Today Web Development is software engineering. With our program you will have the skills of a Front-end developer, building the code that runs in a web browser. Starting with HTML mar...
What does it mean to be a software developer? At devCodeCamp, we believe it means you dream big, want to solve problems, and like to think creatively. Our immersive bootcamp style of learning walks...Read more
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|Commitment||50 hours in class/wk|
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This bootcamp uses the CIRR methodology. All CIRR members use a standardized, one-page format. To ensure complete accuracy, CIRR reports account for each enrolled student. You can compare outcomes with other CIRR members side-by-side.
Ten years ago, after graduating high school, I started attending college for computer programming. I completed some courses, but life moved me in a different direction. Fast forward to June 2018, I decided to make a move back toward my goal of being a programmer. I have a friend who had gone through devCodeCamp and had landed an incredible job shortly after graduation, so I decided to also attend.
I’m not going to sugar-coat anything. The program is incredibly challenging. It is a fast-paced, full-time course where the goal is to go from zero experience to being ready for a real junior software developer job in 12 weeks. The course is built around solving real-world business problems the same way you would on the job. Google and Microsoft documentation will become your best friend! ...Read more
My experience in devCodeCamp has been nothing short of exceptional. The instructors are knowledgeable, approachable, and insightful. They do truly show professionalism and dedication towards their students. I came in with very little experience, and left with a knowledge level I did not think I could have achieved. I had a few family emergencies and events arise throughout the course and the instructors were very understanding, supportive and accommodating.
Thorough Instruction and Lectures
On Time Feedback
Less direct motivation for students performing well
At times loud in the work environment (If you say something, it is immediately addressed, so only really a half of a con)
The program at devCodeCamp is fast-paced and challenging. Patience, time-management, and self-determination are key to get all you can out of project based learning environment they offer. Overall, the instructors encourage autonomy, but at the same time are great motivators and draw from excellent content knowledge to answer questions. I really couldn't have imagined just how much the school would aid in my progression from very little experience to building full-stack web applications in ASP.NET MVC 5!
I went in with no coding experience. After a short time I was solving problems in ways I never thought about. The instructors were awesome, always available, and helpful along the way. After completing the program, they helped me connect with recruiters of great companies. With devCode in my corner, I was able to get my first development job. I'm excited for what the future holds.
My experience with devCodeCamp was really great because it is meant for my learning style. I have never really thrived in traditional classroom settings and the program is project based with introductory lectures. It's a lot of learning from failure and learning how to teach yourself new languages while giving you a foundation.
A lot of the reviews say that you could teach yourself everything they teach you through tutorials online, and that's true but the structure and support from being in a lab environment really helped direct me and keep my learning on course. I was lucky enough to have a very small group of 5 people and the more recent summer groups have been 12-20 people.
I was also fortunate enough to land a position immediately after graduation, while others it may take se...Read more
After only a week into the program I felt like Neo from "the Matrix", Except instead of knowing Kung Fu, I knew HTML. It was amazing to see how fast we could learn each new concept or language. The instructors were masterful in keeping us engaged and helping us push ourselves. After Completing the course I am confident I have the skills to gain employment as a junior developer, my developer friends have confirmed this.
I left my job a week before Christmas, began class at DCC in mid January, graduated in April, and had a new career by mid July. I received an interview request via career services post graduation, which was great because I wouldn’t have had the opportunity otherwise. The value of the course is completely dependent on what you put into it. I highly recommend making it your focus if you choose to enroll because learning something new all day can be exhausting, and you’ll be better prepared to learn the next day if you get a good nights sleep. I was fortunate enough to be recommended to my current employer because I was still showing up every day after graduation and working on my skills.
Two primary cons, but both have been fixed after my graduation date:
A previous course instructor...
This is a great program that literally takes you from knowing nothing about coding to being able to hold down a (well-paying) job in a very short amount of time. What more is there to say?? The instructors are nice, the atmosphere is relaxing, and the hours are good.
I went from working on the weekends as a janitor to being employed as a test engineer. I spent 3 months learning coding at devCodeCamp, and about 3 months after graduation I had a job. It's a happenin' field that is only going up, so I'd suggest hopping on the bandwagon!
A word of caution, though--it's not for everyone. Not everyone is willing to give their all, be frustrated continuously (it's part of the learning process), and not quit. Make sure you want to do all of these things, and you will succeed!
I can hones...
I wholeheartedly recommend for anyone looking to work in development.
devCode works. Period. Full stop.
I have seen it work for dozens and dozens of grads.
I came to devCode in the spring of '17, looking to start a second career as a software developer. With an English Major and six years of experience teaching English, I exemplify the kind of person who you don't expect to become a software developer. And indeed. when I started at devCode in March 2017, I had no piror knowledge of coding whatsoever. Yet here I am today, less than a year after I started at devCode, five months into a new career as a developer.
It is worth mentioning that everyone at devCode will tell you how hard it is and they are not kidding. It's stressful as heck and very demanding of your time and energy. That said, almost everyone survives devCode and comes out on the oth...Read more
devCodeCamp was an exceptionally valuable experience for me and my fellow students. My title, "If you want it, you can get it here" simply means, if you have the drive and motivation to learn to code, devCodeCamp will help you realize that potential. It is absolutely a "you get what you put into it" type of environment and I mean that in the most positive of terms - no one is going to do the work for you, HOWEVER, they will guide you through the learning process and the most valuable asset you will leave with is the ability to teach yourself ANYTHING. There is no shortage of encouragement or positivity - so when you're in the midst of a challenge and you've spent 2+ hours working on a single broken line of code, all you'll want is for someone to GIVE you the answer so you can move on.....Read more
There were many great things about devCodeCamp when I went there. I really liked the environment and the feel of the bootcamp. The instructors did a great job at making sure you had the tools necessary to do well and learn the thing you needed to learn. That being said they did not ever directly give you the answer, but they did show you where you may find the answer. The only time they would directly give you an answer is when they show that you were at your wits end. I thought that the course material was really good for the duration of the course. I know they are always looking at what the local businesses are looking for and they tailor the course material to them to stay relevant and up to date. After completing the course the job search began and I found that they were so helpful ...Read more
I had extensive sales experience prior to attending devCodeCamp, and didn't see a future for myself in that field. devCodeCamp was a lifeline out of a dead end job.
The coursework was challenging and informative. The instructors at devCodeCamp taught you how to think like a software developer by teaching you the basics and letting you learn a fair amount on your own through your own research and projects. After completing the coursework, I was able to land a job with a great company, increasing my salary drastically.
If you are thinking of a new career path, you owe it to yourself to consider devCodeCamp. Go in and talk to them, and see if it's a good fit for you.
devCodeCamp is everything it claims to be. Before enrolling, they make sure to explain that the program requires hard work and there are no guarantees. You have to be dedicated. I put in time after class and used outside resources, just like you would have to on the job. I learned coding and problem-solving skills. And I learned how to learn things that I haven't been taught. I'm starting my job search and it's looking promising. The staff is supportive and projects are interesting and challenging.
I came to devCodeCamp with no coding experience and very little computer skills whatsoever. I was 19, just barely out of high-school. All I had coming in was an interest in coding and a passion for building new things. There were times I excelled, and times I struggled, but pushed through it and completed the course learning more than I ever thought was possible in such a short period of time. It was by far one of the most challenging things I have ever done and I don't regret a single minute of it. A little pricey for the short length of the course, but it helped me land a great job and I couldn't be more thankful for devCodeCamp jump-starting my career path.
I came to devCode with very little to no experience writing code. Throughout the 14 weeks in this camp I learned more than I could have ever expected to. It's all about what you put into it. They teach you the skills you need to be successful, help with getting your resume clean and relative, and then it's up to you to continue the process and go find a job. I showed up everyday, even after I finished the program, until I got a job. They helped me all along the way because I was putting in the effort... if you're expecting a walk in the park course this isn't for you. It's intense. But I now have a wonderful job doing something I truly love everyday at one of the biggest company's in the state and I'm loving life.
Up to you!
I attended devCodeCamp in the spring of 2017. My background included work in transportation research, and teaching. I had previously obtained two majors and a masters degree from traditional colleges, but didn't have success finding gainful employment in Southern Wisconsin. So I decided to retool my skill set. I had always enjoyed the introductory programming courses I took in college and had some experience with WordPress website development on the side, but wanted to expand my programming knowledge and hopefully get into the software engineering career-field.
devCodeCamp is as fun as it is intense. It's a lot different than traditional 4-year college or technical schools. They really believe in learning by doing. Your results are largely reflected by the effort, dedication, and wil...Read more
My initial reaction was that the tuition was beyond my budget, and if I invested money and time into this, I NEEDED to get something out of it. dCC (devCodeCamp) was honest with me from the beginning, that employment is not guaranteed and the course would entail long hours and dedication for the next 3 months. I was very confident in my ability to succeed in the course, but I was unsure and new to the software development field. I didn’t know whether completion of the course would set me up for a rewarding job. Having only heard of success stories from previous dCC graduate reviews, I made the decision to enroll, unsure of my future.
As with any institution, dCC is not perfect. There are things that need improvement which I won’t go into detail, because what’s important is that dCC...
As a freelance photographer and graphic designer, I had been thinking about what I my skillset was missing. After doing some research, I found that learning to code would be the most advantageous. The trio of photography, design, and coding (full stack) could work so well together. The problem was I didn't know where to start or what everything meant in the coding realm.
A friend recommended devCodeCamp. After the initial tour, I scheduled a follow up, where I asked 30+ questions about the program, what skills were taught, and what the expectations were.
This program is a bootcamp. You need to be dedicated, you need to work hard, and you need to basically put life on hold until you’ve finished. It makes the world of difference and the reward is worth it.
All to say dCC gave me...Read more