About DevPoint Labs
DevPoint Labs is now partnered with The University of Utah Professional Education for their full-time 11 week web development course. The course will provide adults looking to change careers or get started in tech with web development skills from the... Read More
At DevPoint Labs we help beginners who may have struggled in the past to teach themselves how to program & design. Our learning approach incorporates pair programming with traditional lectures, group projects, portfolio/code reviews, lean methodologies, hackathons, industry guest speakers, and one-on-ones with instructors and staff.
We're located in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. Come learn the skills and tools needed to build powerful web apps. Immerse yourself in a community where you'll be surrounded by like-minded individuals in a beautiful and one of the most eclectic facilities in the nation. 24 Hour access on campus.
DevPoint Labs Reviews
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"It works if you work it so work it cuz you're worth it."
A few weeks after finishing Devpoint, still basking in the glow of being hired as a dev, I posted an honest, largely positive review of Devpoint Labs on Switchup's main competitor site (you know the one). With that review, I encouraged anyone reading... Read More
I would encourage anyone reading this to go read that review first if they want a more in-depth look at why I chose Devpoint Labs out of the abundance of options that are available today. In this review, I thought it might be helpful to address the number one question I get from people reaching out to me, namely, "Will this school get me a job?". My response to the numerous varieties of ways in which this question has been asked to me, can best be boiled down to these three, infuriatingly rhetorical questions for you, the reader, to answer:
1. Do you love coding?
2. Do you practice coding?
- The number of people I have talked to who have gone into, or are planning to go into a coding bootcamp with zero coding experience is absolutely shocking to me. If you go into a web development course and you have not written a single line of HTML, CSS, or JS, [south park reference incoming...] you're going to have a bad time. Practice, practice a lot. If you need to sign up for the course first to light a fire under your butt give yourself at least 3 months beforehand to learn to code, learn what you like to code, and learn what you WANT to learn to code. Yes, I am aware that prodigies exist that go into these things with no experience and come out the other side on top. Don't bank on being an undiscovered prodigy, practice.
3. Do you have grit and persistence?
I'm going to go ahead and reiterate the cliche I'm sure you've read in all kinds of bootcamp think pieces on Medium. Coding is hard. You're going to question yourself, your intentions, and your own talents a lot. I work with senior devs now with 10+ years who still do this on a daily basis. This is why the first point in this list is so critical. How will you respond to the setbacks and disappointments you are 100% guaranteed to experience on this journey. I had sent out nearly 100 job applications with a response rate of about 20% before I got a real job offer. Expect setbacks, expect rejection, expect doubt.
If you can answer each of these questions with a DEFINITIVE yes, then my answer would be yes, attending Devpoint Labs will provide you the education, community, and environment you need in order to land a job as a software developer. I am still actively engaged in the alumni community, I love going back to see the instructors and meet new students. It's exciting and reinvigorating to be around people who are hungry and passionate about coding. I'm not a TA, I'm not a paid reviewer, I'm a guy who attended Devpoint Labs and it worked out great for me. Whatever it is you end up doing, I truly hope that it works out great for you as well.
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"Amazing Material but little to no support with Career services or Job placement."
My Experience with DPL was overall pretty positive.
They have some great instructors here who care about their students. The material was challenging and fun to learn and by the end of the class, I really thought I could fly and be ready for a position... Read More
My biggest issue with this school was not so much the teachers or material (honestly they were awesome). But rather, the lack of support in career preparation and support. Upon completion of the coursework, I found that the career prep and support was almost entirely absent. Towards the end of the course they brought in someone to go over linked profiles, and resumes, but in terms of actual career support and preparation for technical interviews, (which are critical to succeed in when landing and WebDev job), there was nothing. There was really no career coaching team to speak of. There were no prep or training for mock interviews, no prep for technical interview questions, no best practices for resumes and LinkedIn profiles, job negotiation training, no tips in job searching and tactics, and there has yet to be any kind of quality networking event for past students where representatives from local tech companies come out to discuss career opportunities.
Many people coming to these kinds of boot camps are those who are putting down a lot of money to learn vital skill sets to make a big career change. Some even quit their jobs entirely so that they can make the full-time commitment to become adept and prepared for a career in web development. The material we went over was awesome but I am disappointed by the complete absence of actual support.
I would hope that after putting this much money and time into something like this that I would have the support from an experienced career coaching team to continue to build my resume and portfolio and to have the guidance in navigating my career search.
"Professional Career Switch"
I have been working in education for the past few years. It has been something that I am very passionate about. However as many know, there is not a lot of money in education. So after feeling like I had maxed out my possibilities at the school I was... Read More
I searched and read reviews on all of the major bootcamps offered in the area. I found that DevPoint Labs had great reviews and had recently gotten an accreditation from the University of Utah. Which as far as I understand is the only bootcamp to offer that benefit. So to me the choice was made.
After starting the course, I realized that my decision was correct. The staff was extremely accommodating to any questions I had. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable in what they were teaching. You can tell that they enjoy working in the field and are up to date on everything that is happening as it happens. They both have very different teaching styles, that I feel are a good compliment to quick and in depth learning. Which is what this course is all about.
Coming from a background that had little to nothing to do with programming, I felt prepared to enter an industry that otherwise would have known nothing about.
Overall it was a great experience, and I am happy I took that first step. It was scary and will probably continue to be. However I now have a job as a Full-stack developer, and I love what I do!
"Better Than What I'm Learning at U of U"
After my Spring 2016 semester ended I was wondering what I can do over the summer. I decided to take the Ruby on Rails course and it was honestly one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Coming in to the course I thought it was going to simple... Read More
"Amazing teachers, great course!"
I knew the smallest amount of HTML and CSS when I started and now I can build custom websites and web apps! The teachers are first rate and the class was fun and challenging. The best thing they teach us really is how to problem solve and teach yourself... Read More
"INTENSE but SO worth it."
"Small class size, lots of support, but very fast paced."
Make sure to take this class when you have little to no other life events/obligations going on, because all your time these 11 weeks needs to go into this intense course. Don't be shy and make sure you ask questions when they come up. Do the pre course work and take advantage of lab time so you can ask questions when you're stuck. This way you'll avoid falling behind.
The teachers a very good at slowing down during follow alongs and they know what they're talking about.
Communication before signup was a little lacking like the first review said, but I'm very glad to have stuck around for the rest of the course.