Applied for DI late 2014. Received a call for an interview Spring 2015. Compared to other popular Coding Bootcamps, DI webpage is not very forthcoming with information.
Received an interview early 2015. It was fairly decent. When I got accepted in Disruption... Read More
There were occasions the instructors were not on the same page when teaching objective- c. It was filled with ideology and opinions about ideas, related toward iOS Development. No books were provided, no course outline, no time frame for projects. No accountability. Teachers were too busy with there day job to devote any real time to help us learn. Teachers were only available during class time. At times, they have to leave early and made it seem, they had better things to do. A forum was setup two weeks after class started. Seemed to be throw together. Lectures were 2-3 hours and an hour for code. One student quit at the beginning of the program, because he noticed the disorganization.
We had multiple internet connectivity problems for about a month. Which was very frustrating in a programming class. Due to the lack of technical knowledge of the organizer. It was never fixed.
Micheal was very polite and professional. His focus was on selling ideas and products. Selling his company, not concerned about the class learning structure or progress of the students. A photographer was brought in during class time to take our pictures, during our lectures. This was very distracting for a student trying to learn. Micheal asked throughout the program how were things going. Multiple student expressed problems, but midway through an 8 week bootcamp is too late.
Bootcamp is a rushed 8 weeks, with no class on Friday. Last two weeks without an instructor and sprinkle in one mentor. By demo day, two students out of 10 had there projects complete. One student quit objective-c and said he was learning swift.
Demo Day was delayed another two weeks out than originally scheduled. A month after the program was suppose to be completed.
After, I wrote my truthful review. There were two more review that came out giving, good positive experiences. I find that to be rather convenient, for a program that is on its fourth installment. No previous review, before my review. Maybe, for those students, but not every story ends with a happy ending.
My advice: Study hard. Get connected with other "popular", "named brand schools", udacity has a really good program. Stay away from this one. Save your 6,000. There is no refund.