Dev League is only for the toughest, bravest, most-willing-to-do-what-it-takes guy or gal willing to do the work to get what they want. If that sounds like you, join Dev League.
Consider Dev League a full-time commitment for 12 weeks. You will be living, breathing, and dreaming in code by the time you are done.
Commit to 12 weeks of full-time, full-speed programming. Become a developer FASTER. Join Dev League.
Universities don’t teach this stuff. We prepare you for the real world.
Breathe in. Wake up early after a night of coding. Only 1 hour before Dev League. Tank an espresso.
Half an hour early. Oh good. I can ask some of my teammates about the code I had trouble debugging.
Instructor starts up with an algorithm problem. Who the heck is Big O?!
New topic today. Typing notes frantically. I think I need a mechanical keyboard...
New group project. Going to work with a new team today. OMG, only 9 hours to finish it?!
Break for lunch. Packed some food so I’m eating in the breakroom today. Time to take down the Foosball champ!
One-on-one code review with the instructor. I’m really stuck on this one block of code...
Back to the group project. Only 7 more hours to finish!
5pm already?? Quick break for dinner. I think I’ll do Island Burger tonight. $6 plate lunch!
Back to hacking. Quick scrum meeting with team. Are we on track?
All tests passed and just pushed the release build!
Breathe Out. Rest and Repeat.
We sent off our grads to get jobs (with plenty of referrals, calls, references, and interview practice). Here’s what happened in the first 3 months:
"I had never coded before in my life, until recently. I learned a whole lot in the past 12 weeks, especially in programming, the whole process of software development itself and all the technologies encompassing it."
"Dev League encompassed everything I needed to become a knowledgeable web software developer. I learned everything from design construction, building, deploying and how to maintain a web site. And all the little intricacies of each of those stages of what I saw and learned was very practical."
"There was something new to learn, something new to apply everyday. One day we would be coding on a program that would make a pixel painter, and then the next day we would be coding a Hawaii job site. Things would move fast. We got to learn something new and then implement it right away."
"I wasn’t sure I could do it especially the first few weeks. I debated it every night—I don’t know any of this, I don’t know if I can learn any of this. And after 12 weeks, I know a lot of it. I know now that if I want to build upon my coding skills, it will be so much easier because now I have the tools."
"Probably one of the biggest things I learned from Dev League-- I learned tons of material, sometimes it was so condensed that it freaked me out and I didn’t think my brain could handle all of it, but now I can go back and do all of it, everything, so now instead of working on just one project, I can work in a team and work on multiple projects so I can solidify the things that I learned."
Intense, Competitive... Yet somehow Collaborative. Everyone finished TOGETHER.
Learn Only The Most Relevant Skills.
Accellerate at Your Own Pace.
Schedule One-on-One Code Reviews.
As many of you know, since the very beginning it was very important to us to not only start a coding bootcamp to bolster the technical talent pool in Hawai'i, but to take on the social responsibility of providing opportunity and to give back to the community around us as well.
In our first year, we offered two scholarships each to a single applicant, the Female Hacker Scholarship and...Read More
Writer, poet, web guru, co-founder of MentalPez, and all around good guy, Evan Nagle came down to talk to our current cohort recently to share his experience in startups and insights into being a professional web developer with the students.
Since that time, he was kind enough to cover us in Read More
We were recently invited to the EdTech Meetup at Punahou school by the fine folks at Purple Mai'a to discuss our efforts to introduce coding through gaming along with many other educators involved in ed tech in Hawai'i.
The event was a stimulating discussion amongst the technical education community who are actively innovating in the space and we...Read More
Jon has been developing websites professionally for over 12 years in Hawaii, co-owns a marketing firm Humanhand, founded a small game development company Goma Games in 2011, and is involved with STEM education across the Hawaiian islands.
Jon's vision is to inspire students to be leaders and share this passion through programming. He is currently working on several projects toward this vision; one project brings aspects of leadership education to games, and another brings elements of games to education.
Jason has been a web developer for just shy of a decade, starting with building freelance e-commerce projects while still in college to developing heavily trafficked global enterprise level systems and interfaces.
Jason previously served as Senior Programmer/Analyst at Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, and has since founded award-winning Hawaii based software development shop Sudokrew specializing in leading edge web application development. He now is happy to take that experience and share it with the next generation of developers.
He has a beard....always.
Ray has been involved with computer technologies and culture for many years, building sites for friends, family, and working on personal projects as well as being an avid gamer. In 2013 he decided to pursue a career in web development and became a graduate of DevLeague's first cohort.
Ray is now working as a professional Web Developer in Hawaii and is passionate about improving technology awareness in local businesses and inspiring other young people to code.
Kelli is responsible for the design, art direction, and architectural design (UI/UX) of Goma Games projects. In addition to design, Kelli enjoys illustrating characters for interactive games and children's books.
Goma Games projects always feature her iconic style, whether it is in a ultracute interactive story (Baden the Brontosaur) or a stylish retro game (Jet Pack Turkey). Kelli's personal motto is to "every day design a better world, and have fun doing it." Inspiring others to do the same (through classes and workshops) is a part of that vision.
Although we're all about coding, Kelli is the yin to our yang in keeping a design focus on the software we build.
Charles is a PhD candidate in the sociology department at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. He has worked with elementary, and junior high school students abroad through the JET program in Japan, and has a voracious interest in all things nerdy.
He is an avid gamer and has been developing in Minecraft from it's inception in 2009. He his current interests are finding new engaging ways to help introduce technology in education.
Russel is an entrepreneur, startup mentor and advisor with 16 years experience in Japan and Asia. He is founder of StartupHui and currently co-director of Founder Institute Honolulu chapter.
Russel has successfully built two different companies from the ground up to acquisition and Nasdaq IPO. He has previously held executive management positions at Microsoft, Beacon Communications/Leo Burnett Japan, CS First Boston Japan and has worked with C-level customers from top level global corporations.
Russel also volunteers as a mentor and entrepreneur in residence at Hawaii's top educational institutions.
No, we won’t hand you a job on a silver platter. But we will do our absolute best to work one-on-one with you to get you in front of the Employers you want to work for. The rest is up to you.
As of July 2014, 100% of our graduates have gotten a programming job within 60 days of finishing the Full-Time course. Read about it.
If you need financial assistance, we have payment plans available.
You may also be eligible for a Scholarship.
Full-Time Cohort ( 12 weeks)
Monday thru Saturday
9:00am - 8:00pm
Consider Dev League a full-time commitment. Block off your calendar for 12 weeks.
Manoa Innovation Center
2800 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822
You will have access to the secured classroom 24/7.
Just as intense as the Full-Time cohort, though stretched out over 26 weeks instead of 12 weeks. The next Part-Time cohort will start in 2015.Find Out More
Classes just for students from 5th grade to High School. We offer a course on coding through the popular Minecraft game.Contact Us
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