Our students come from all walks of life; looking to build a new skillset, start their software development company, find community, and to launch a new career. Our graduates are amazing and we hope you get the same amount of inspiration from their stories as we do.
I came into some money and decided it was time to finally consider a coding bootcamp. It turned out that I was able to get Deep Dive Coding completely funded and it provided me the structure to pour my heart into what I truly love. Having toyed around with code for the past 15 years, the 12 weeks I spent at Deep Dive Coding provided the structure for me to succeed.
After graduating, I received two very competitive offers for software engineer within the first two weeks of graduating. I am doing what I love everyday now. It took immense work, I am so grateful to Deep Dive for providing me the structure and challenge to grow so much in such a short period of time. I can’t believe it happened so fast, honestly. I spent over a decade being interested in doing this and in 12 weeks (plus mega pre-work), I made it. I couldn’t have done it without Deep Dive. If I could have, I already would have. Thank you Deep Dive for changing my life!
The Java course instructors, Nick and Chris, really put an effort into making sure everyone understands the material and explain it in a way that even someone like me who came in with no technical experience can understand. Not to mention the two coaches, Karen and Dan, who work with you to help develop the less technical (but equally as important) side of being a professional developer. By the time I had graduated I had gotten my Oracle Java Associate Certification and within a month had 3 amazing job opportunities to choose from, each with great aspects of future career growth. I can’t recommend Deep Dive enough to anyone with an interest in software development and is looking for a career change.
The best part about Deep Dive is being immersed in the local tech community and being surrounded by some of the smartest, most dedicated, and most creative minds in the city. The connections and friendships I built in the bootcamp are invaluable.
Two months after the bootcamp ended, I landed a software development internship with a local tech company. Within the first few weeks I was writing code and building mobile apps using React Native. Three months later I was offered a full-time position as an Associate Software Developer. I still can’t believe how much my life has changed this past year. For the first time in a long time, I feel excited about my career and what my future holds.
My Bootcamp experience was a whirlwind. My classmates were amazing, and I really appreciated the support system that is in place at CNM – from the student to teacher/TA ratio and success specialists on staff, to the professional development that was included in the program. The amount of content we covered was insane, and it was hugely satisfying to leave the program with tangible projects in my portfolio of work.
Thanks to what I learned at the Bootcamp and my prior professional experience, I had multiple opportunities upon graduation that I was able to negotiate and choose between (for the first time in my life). One month to my Bootcamp graduation date, I signed on to work as a full-time developer at a local tech company.
Who knows what the future holds, but I know that my professional opportunities and earning potential are significantly greater thanks to having a more technical skillset. A little bit of code goes a long way!
I finished the boot camp mid-December 2017 and spent most of January 2018 preparing for the Oracle Certified Associate Test. My efforts paid off and I passed on my first try. I applied to four places and got interviewed by all of them and ultimately decided to accept an offer to work as a Software Design Engineer (contractor) at Sandia National Laboratories. Attending and graduating from DDCB gave me a boost of confidence in my ability as a software developer. (My views shared herein does not reflect the views of Sandia National Laboratories).
Sarah Ruth Finkel