We are deeply saddened to share with you the news that five years after pioneering the bootcamp industry, Dev Bootcamp has enrolled our last cohort, which starts on July 17 and will graduate in December 2017. We are fully committed to providing our final cohort with the same comprehensive, high-quality teaching and career support they expect from DBC.
This was a gut-wrenching decision. But since launching in 2012, we’ve been striving to find a viable business model that would enable us to accomplish three things:
- Deliver high-quality immersive coding training
- Offer access to students from a broad variety of backgrounds
- Cover critical day-to-day costs of running our campuses
Ultimately, we have not found a sustainable model, which doesn’t compromise on any of these fronts.
While we are extremely disappointed that we couldn’t make this work, we celebrate and appreciate the lives we've touched and the influence we’ve had: igniting the bootcamp industry, leaving a lasting legacy of more than 3,000 skilled developers, advocating for greater diversity and inclusion in tech for underrepresented populations, heightening awareness of truth in advertising among bootcamps, creating greater focus on apprenticeships as a model for meeting employer needs, and highlighting the value of soft skills training through our unique Engineering Empathy curriculum.
With our amazing staff and alumni, we helped create a movement. We are forever grateful to our team (past and present), our alumni, and our partners for their hard work, passion, and commitment to students.
To our current students: You will continue to receive the quality education and career support you were promised and deserve. We’ll continue helping you transition into a career in tech.
To our staff (past and present): You are the heart of DBC, you are what made our company great. We are truly grateful for the role you’ve played in shaping the DBC legacy and for your support.
To our alumni: If our staff is the heart, you are the soul of DBC. You and your work in the industry will keep DBC’s spirit alive. Please continue to be the change the tech industry needs, stay proud of the skills you learned during your time with us, and continue to make beautiful and meaningful things.
To our partners: Your commitment to changing the tech landscape is a powerful thing. Thank you for supporting our mission of creating greater access for people of diverse backgrounds to earn meaningful, long-lasting careers in tech. We’ll continue to work with you to connect our final graduates with great jobs.
To our fellow bootcamps: There is still a tremendous need for qualified, non-traditional tech talent. Carry on the bootcamp legacy and our collective student-first mission, continuing to work with employers to build trust in alternative education platforms.