Devmountain is a coding bootcamp and design school that offers housing at no extra cost to immersive students who attend one of its three campuses: Lehi, Utah; Dallas, Texas; and Phoenix, Arizona. It was founded in 2013 and has graduated more than 3,200... Read More students. Devmountain’s courses can be completed in between six and sixteen weeks with the majority of courses being thirteen weeks in length. The courses are designed to give real-world experience, build portfolios, and prepare students for entry-level positions within the technology industry.
Community Devmountain courses are in-person. Students work individually and together to accomplish projects in a real-world setting. Devmountain’s Utah campus offers a unique program that places iOS, UX, and QA students together in collaborative groups to launch an app in the App Store by the end of the bootcamp.
Career Support Career support is available to every student and includes resume workshopping, employer networking, and interview preparation. This is baked into the immersive bootcamp experience.
Affordability Devmountain’s courses are competitively priced and tuition financing is available through third-parties.
Application Process The application process consists of three parts, including filling out an application, participating in a phone consultation, and completing a skill review. The purpose of this process is to help students discover if the bootcamp experience and specific course is a good fit for them or not.
Students hit on the basics of researching and prototyping as well as information architecture and visual design. This course is designed to help students make the most of user experience design in the modern world, giving them a better understanding of what UX design is.
In-person instruction and collaborative projects
Career support available to all students
After-hours schedule for increased flexibility
Informative three-step application process
I attended the Immersive - QA course in Jan-Feb2019, I was nervous due to having no experience other then construction and warehouse. It turns out I loved it, It was a lot of work and it was a big gamble. Luckily the instructors we're helpful and caring.... Read More They even spent some time upon my request to go back over a few things which help my confidence level a bunch by the end. I even maintain my relationship with them and talk with them monthly.
After completing I took a unpaid internship at a startup while I looked for work, it didn't last long. I got hired 1 month to the day of completing based on the networking I had done which was part of curriculum of the course.
It's been a year and a month since I completed, my life is completley different now. I make 2x more money then I've ever made in my life, I actually am excited about the job I do and its interesting and challenging.
The company I work for prefers DevMountain QA's opposed to other applicants due to the skill set that course teaches.
I'm not sure if theres anything "magic" about the DevMountain program compared to other immersive bootcamp programs. That said if you are looking to break into the field and give yourself some rocket fuel to reach your goals, an immersive program like... Read More this is exceptional. Course content is nothing special either... certainly you can find all the information from various sources online. That said, having a massive amount of skin in the game ($10k+) and an expectation that you are there all day every day is, at least for me, exactly the level of motivation I needed to get things done. I had procrastinated and drug my feet for years trying to learn online from self-paced resources. If you go through DevMountain and REALLY COMMIT yourself and work your brains out, you WILL be successful.
I came out of the program and secured a $70k / yr job and am now (a few years later) making 6 figures. You can do it too. Hard work, dedication, grit will get you there. You can't halfa$$ it.
PROs: I had accountable for all of my work. The COVID-19 pandemic was handled very professionally. For each cohort there were special circumstances for partial or full refunds. Along with some refund when moving out of provided housing with a refund of a set amount. Planning was very important in the project. Learning how to plan pieces and layout the plan was a skill I didn't know I even needed. I feel as though the knowledge they were teaching was very marketable and could be used to branch out to other technologies I would be curious about using or implementing. They also provided housing in downtown Dallas with all things needed to cook and a comfortable living space.
CONs: The knowledge checks and certification process needs to be more strict to make sure that students are retaining knowledge. Simple things like going line by line in random sections of exercises or projects would highlight students that need additions attention or are not ready to be certified. I felt as though the instructors/mentors were checkout because they had jobs lines up and were ready to leave by the time we got there. The main knowledge the instructors/mentors provided was mainly aligned with the curriculum or they were fresh graduates from the boot camp with no other experience. Final/Group Project: There was a very real chance of having partners with little to no skills to contribute to the project. It was obvious that these partners took credit even though they did not help. School is putting values on arbitrary milestones that had nothing to do with skill or knowledge for badge requirements, which is an extra certification step to show additional skills and readiness.
Devmountain did a great job delivering what they said they would. I did a lot of research beforehand and was satisfied that my experience matched the research. Great facility, staff, instructors, mentors, and peers. I felt like a bought a product called... Read More Devmountain and am so glad I have continuing access to those resources I had as a student.
My time at DevMountain was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. My classmates were really about helping each other and the staff was super supportive. The mentors and instructors seemed to be very invested in our success. They were always available... Read More to help if we got stuck on something and even assisted after business hours, when needed. Our campus manager provided many encouraging words. The entire Dallas staff maintained an open door policy to help in any way possible.
I really had a great time with DevMountain. I had studied on my own for about 3 months prior to attending the school and everything I had studied on my own we went over in the first 2 weeks. It is extremely fast paced but also very powerful. If you need... Read More structure to learn and someone to be accountable to this is the course for you. It truly helps you to learn what is important, to be able to ask questions to a live person and get the help you need. Skill checks along the way to help you identify what you don't know, when you think you do, in order to help you focus on your own personal growth. I can't say enough good about this program and how it has helped me feel more confident, acquire the skills I need and pushed me to challenge myself to grow beyond my own expectations.
"DevMountain Full Stack Bootcamp - Best decision EVER"
Ladies and Gentlemen, with all honesty I can say that the DevMountain WebDev Bootcamp in Phoenix has been the best, but also most intense challenge I have encountered in the past years. It has been a real challenge constantly learning new content and... Read More coding for more than 10hrs each day, but I have definitively learned more in these three months than in almost two semesters at University for my Master' s Degree. DevMountain is a MUST go to school if you want to become a FullStack WebDev.
Despite the challenge it was such an incredible hell load of fun and I am so grateful to all the awesome, friendly, laughing and helpful instructors, mentors and staff. If you're not going to DevMountain you're doing something wrong.
Devmountain not only provides a superb curriculum, but also amazing accommodations, a homey and welcoming atmosphere, and staff that legitimately care about the success of each student. Knowing what I know now, I will never consider going to college or... Read More university while Devmountain is an option. No regrets whatsoever.
DevMountain was an important start to my new Career. I left my last job of 6 years because I was moving backwards in my career. After 5 months I had no interviews despite putting in over 100 applications. I entered the DevMountain Software QA immersive... Read More program and after getting my certification I got a new job that changed my life, making more money than I thought should be possible with my education and had restarted my life back into a steady career path. They provided me with necessary career training, the help I needed to make better resumes, get noticed by more employers, and interview better than I ever had before.
"Hugely educational, great hands-on learning experience."
The pros were being in an environment of learning and support. Everyone was learning the same thing and willing to help out. It had a great energy. The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable. The cons are that I was not 100% prepared to enter the... Read More job market. Many employers cited lack of experience when turning down my application. I would have liked to have another project or two during my time at DM.