|San Francisco, California, Chicago, Illinois, New York City, New York, Seattle, Washington, Austin, Texas, San Diego, California
|Founders||Shereef Bishay, Jesse Farmer, and Dave Hoover|
|Number of students||450 (per year)|
Dev Bootcamp is an immersive 19-week coding bootcamp founded by Shereef Bishay, Jesse Farmer, and Dave Hoover in February 2012. It is designed to make graduates job-ready by the end of the program. Dev Bootcamp is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with additional locations in Seattle, Chicago, New York City, Washington DC, San Diego, and Austin. It was acquired by for-profit education company Kaplan, Inc in 2014.
The program values learning by building and doing; in contrast to traditional classrooms, Dev Bootcamp students work through a series of programming challenges, usually working in pairs or small groups, which culminates in a final group project. The tuition costs are $13,950 in the New York and San Francisco locations, and $12,700 for the Chicago, San Diego, Austin, and Seattle locations for the 9-week, 40-hour-per-week program. Core class hours are weekdays 9am-6pm in San Francisco and 8am-5pm in Chicago. However, most students stay nights and weekends, which amounts to an approximate 70–80 hours per week. Dev Bootcamp organizes hiring days for technology companies to interview students. They then collect a referral fee from employers that hire their graduates, and they pass along part of that fee to the graduate in the form of a hiring bonus.
The program is divided into three core phases, each lasting three weeks. In the first phase, students learn some of the fundamentals of computer programming in Ruby, including algorithms and database querying. The next phase introduces front-end technologies and combines them with previously learned material. The final phase brings everything full-circle with the Ruby on Rails framework. In this phase, students build a web application from scratch.
Students are also required to remotely complete 9 weeks of preparation material before the on-location courses begin.
After its founding in 2012, Dev Bootcamp was featured in The Chicago Tribune, Fast Company, Business Insider, TechCrunch, and Inc. Magazine. According to the company, 95% of the individuals who had graduated from Dev Bootcamp San Francisco that year found jobs, with an average starting salary of more than $85,000. Dev Bootcamp is also highly rated on bootcamp reviews sites like Course Report.
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