Sam shares her experience at DevPoint Labs.
“It was a really important step for my career. The exposure to the concepts was structured and clear. Also, working on a team of people who I had almost nothing in common with was extremely valuable. I was frustrated for most of it, but launch day was really profound. I felt like I didn’t know anything, but I am so much more confident learning new concepts and discussing them with a team.” #utah#learntocode#devpointlabs#webdevelopment#careergoals
In case ya haven’t heard, these are the best days for Utah’s diverse tech scene. Home to Podium, Qualtrics, Pluralsight, Adobe (Omniture), Instructure, Lucid Software, and Overstock are just a few wide variety of locally grown tech companies. The competition for local tech talent in Web Development and coding is highly sought after.
JUSTIN S., DevPoint alumni went from warehouse manager to front-end developer. Read about his coding experience & advice.
What are you doing after the bootcamp?
👨💻 I work as a Frontend Web Developer at a company in Orem, UT called Unicity International.
What have you found most challenging about the program and what were your key takeaways so far?
📚 Seeing a new coding language for the first time is like trying to read a book written in Mandarin. You have no idea how to read it, how to pronounce it, or how to write it. Learning how to code is like learning a whole new language, or 5. You have to look at it like that. In this course, you’ll learn a lot of new languages. So keep in mind that people pay really good money if you speak the language they want you to speak.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is considering attending DevPoint’s coding boot camp?
💡 Apply for the Scholarship, live in the Student Housing, and attend the Full-Time course. Get as much as you can out of this course and really dedicate your life for 11 weeks to the environment, people, and code. You will not regret it. Not only is it much cheaper than traditional school, but you learn modern code that’s relevant and not currently being phased out. Looking at you jQuery.
If you were talking to someone who were on the fence about taking the class, what would you say to them?
🎓 I would tell them to lay down their fears and jump feet first into this opportunity. I would also mention that DevPoint Labs is the only bootcamp in Utah that’s recognized and partnered with a University; That you get a Certificate of Web Development from the University of Utah; That the course is only $10,000, which is a steal when it comes to Education. Most 4 year CS majors are 50-70k in the hole by the time their done, and they don't have a lot of knowledge in modern coding languages. You literally learn more in 11 weeks then a CS major does in 4 years.
Tell me about your overall experience in the boot camp.
🙌 Overall, it was just a nice environment to be a part of. Everyone there is extremely passionate about what they do and what they may become.