Cat Saunders

Relearning to learn the Dev Bootcamp way in a single day

At Dev Bootcamp, our students acquire skills and conceptual understanding at full tilt in an immersive learning environment. To keep up with the demanding schedule of our program, they learn through a different lens than that of traditional academics. I experienced the potency of this teaching style for myself when I took part in a […]

Brianna Wada

Dev Bootcamp Career Developer: Meet Brianne from San Diego

“What makes me so excited about Dev Bootcamp is our goal to holistically develop our community by creating an environment that encourages individuals to embrace their authentic selves and value continuous learning. I am particularly fond of DBC’s integration of engineering empathy. Self awareness leads to expanding horizons and learning how to communicate effectively with others—skills […]


Engineering Empathy case study: that time my whole self started a rock band

At Dev Bootcamp the concept of “whole self” is one of our core principles and something we talk about everyday and focus on in our Engineering Empathy curriculum. But what does that really mean to bring your whole self to work and to Dev Bootcamp? A metaphor we use in our Engineering Empathy sessions is a […]

DBC Alumni Blogs

Tips, Tricks and Lessons Learned from Dev Bootcamp Alumni

The hunger Dev Bootcamp alumni have for learning new skills and sharing what they’ve learned with their community doesn’t stop when they graduate and get their dog tags (yes, all Dev Bootcamp graduates get personalized dog tags – we’re a bootcamp after all!). They are only just beginning. A phrase you often hear around the […]


Can I work as a developer, but not at a tech company?

When people picture where software developers work, they often picture big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple, or they picture up-and-coming startups a la Silicon Valley. Although many of our alumni do work at companies like those (including Google, Facebook, and Apple), what about folks that want to be software developers and work for […]

Coding Scholars w/ Edie Windsor

We’ve Partnered with Lesbians Who Tech to Teach LGBTQ Women to Code

We chose to join forces with Lesbians Who Tech, a community of queer women in and around tech, to help open doors for a more diverse community to build long-term careers in the tech industry. As part of the partnership, we will match the fundraising goal of $100,000 for Lesbians Who Tech’s current Kickstarter campaign […]


DC Alumni Visit: Katherine at LivingSocial

We love checking in on our awesome alumni, and occasionally even have the privilege of bothering them at their workplaces! This week, we visited Katherine, a 2014 graduate of Dev Bootcamp NYC, who now works as a software engineer at LivingSocial. Meet Katherine, History Teacher Turned Software Engineer Undergrad: University of Vermont Grad: The George […]

San Diego Sea Lions

San Diego Sea Lions Graduate – The First Cohort of Our New Expansion Locations

Dev Bootcamp San Diego’s inaugural cohort, the SD Sea Lions, graduated today! Our team of hardworking educators was first introduced to the city last November to get better acquainted with the tech and broader communities and start integrating into San Diego’s rich fabric. Since then, we have partnered with Girl Develop It, PyLadies, GeekGirl and […]

Black Girls Code

How to support girls learning to code

This past weekend I led a workshop with Black Girls Code in Boston. As a career coach at Dev Bootcamp’s New York City campus and a parent myself, I was excited to share ideas for parents on how to support their daughter’s tech education. Early on a Saturday morning there were two full rooms bustling with young […]


Announcing Dev Bootcamp DC!

Dev Bootcamp is coming to the nation’s capital! We’re excited to announce that we’ll be opening our Washington, DC campus this fall. Washington, DC has a blossoming tech scene (where a dozen of our alumni work already) and we can’t wait to get up and running. Dev Bootcamp DC graduates will join a thriving community […]