DevLeague 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 DevLeague.
Consider DevLeague 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 DevLeague.
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 DevLeague. 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."
"DevLeague 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 DevLeague-- 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."
"The DevLeague team guided me through the interview process and even gave me a few crash courses on technologies that Uber utilizes. In the end I got the position at Uber and I attribute a lot of that to my experience and assistance from DevLeague!"
"The mentorship I received from DevLeague was invaluable. They equipped me with the technical skills employers want, industry insight, and even supported me beyond the classroom in defining my career path. I'm forever grateful for their mentorship and am excited to be a part of the thriving DevLeague community."
"I wanted to get into the technology sector, but I had no coding experience. DevLeague taught me the skills that are relevant to today’s industry. In a relatively short time, I was able to create a portfolio of work, and be introduced to key players in the market. They also helped to prepare me for the employment interviews that led to my new career. The level of support that I received truly exceeded my expectations."
"DevLeauge helped me see new opportunities and reimagine what is possible."
Intense, Competitive... Yet somehow Collaborative. Everyone finished TOGETHER.
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There is not too much to be said about this except how proud we are of Kevin. As our policy, we do not disclose scholarship awards publicly but since Kevin blogged about it we can at least acknowledge it.
Kevin's story is his own, but it is a great one and we were happy to provide him with the means to continue his education. He is one of the smartest young men that I have had the...Read More
We are still working on getting our full offering for our Jr. DevLeague site online but in the meantime we wanted to let you know what we've got lined up for Spring Break.
We will be offering two week long coding camps for middle school students for grades 5-8.
The programs will run at:
Winward Community College
What is an Accelerated Learning Program Really?
With the rapid rise of Accelerated Learning Programs, or ALP's, otherwise known as bootcamps, a lot of attention has been paid to how these programs are "disrupting education" or challenging the traditional college path.
Obviously, as a company, we are very much in the midst of this revolution and very proud to be...Read More
This past weekend we had a fun exercise to get students out of the classroom and apply what they've learned in a "real world" event. HACKATHON!!!
We always like to get our students out of the classroom and out interacting in the community and actually building cool stuff so we love events like this that we can work...Read More
We've said before that one of our favorite part of the job as co-founders is all of the amazing applicants we get to talk to and hear about their experiences and their goals. Even though not all applicants enroll it's great to talk to all of them and we thoroughly enjoy it.
One of our recent applicants was a very motivated young woman who is obviously on her way to great things. From...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.
Truly a jack of all trades, Tony eats, breathes and sleeps(?) code and devotes many off hours as a mentor to younger developers.
George has worked across many languages throughout the course of his career from mobile to web and can often be found at a local coffee shop on Sundays hacking away on one project or another.
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.
Bill is an undergraduate currently pursuing a BS in computer science. With 9 years experience as a web designer and developer working closely with high school students, Bill has a passion for teaching to the younger generation using the latest web technologies.
Bill actually got his start in design through print work and motion graphics until he was exposed to progamming for the web, when in his own words he "caught the dev bug". On his free time he is an avid gamer and enjoys skateboarding, surfing and playing guitar.
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 DevLeague 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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