Student Reviews & Testimonials

At the University of Denver Boot Camps, we take pride in our students and not only admire the dedication they display throughout our courses, but their achievements after program completion.

Learning new skills is an intensive journey, and choosing a boot camp that is best for you is an incredibly important decision.

Explore how our programs can make a lasting impact in your life by reading the below testimonials and reviews from the University of Denver Coding and Data Analytics Boot Camp students.

“Without this specific boot camp, changing my career on my own would have been challenging. But being able to put this on my resume helped transform my job and my life into something I chose to do.”
Andy Lushman
  • Part-Time
  • Completed in 2017
  • Course: Full Stack Flex
There were a lot of different programs to choose from and I went with this program mostly because of the affordability combined with the fact that it was associated with the University of Denver. I also liked the flexibility to attend on the weekends and evenings.

Like any boot camp, it’s called that for a reason. It goes at a really fast pace. I was ready for it because I studied for about four months before I even started the classes. My best advice would be to try to operate ahead of schedule. Give yourself a head start. Read some books or find some online tutorials to learn some basic HTML, CSS, and Javascript fundamentals before you start. Also, stay motivated and keep an open mind. Aim to get your projects and homework done before they are due.

Before even completing the program, I had already started a new job as a software developer. The Coding Boot Camp gave me an opportunity to change careers. Without this specific boot camp, (with the University of Denver name attached to it) changing my career on my own would have been challenging. But being able to put this on my resume helped transform my job role and my life into something I chose to do.

What inspired you to learn to code at the coding boot camp?

Since last September, I knew I was going to change careers and I had developer friends who encouraged me. There were a lot of different programs to choose from and I went with this program mostly because of the affordability combined with the fact that it was associated with the University of Denver. I also liked the flexibility to attend on the weekends and evenings. My plan was to start in June when I finished teaching. But, with this program, I was able to start in April, while I was still teaching, until I finished teaching in June.

What will you be doing, post-grad?

Because I finished my teaching job in June, I already started a new job a month before as a software developer. I went 110% in when I quit my job since I knew my paychecks ran out in August, so I figured I could start now while finishing the boot bamp on nights and weekends.

What did you find most challenging about the program and what were your key takeaways?

Like any boot camp, it’s called that for a reason. It goes at a really fast pace. I was ready for it because I studied for about four months before I even started the classes. Reflecting back, that made my transition easier than people coding for the first time. Having a basic understanding helps with the rapid pace.

Aside from just learning how to code, how did attending the coding boot camp impact your life?

It gave me an opportunity to change careers. Without this specific boot camp, (with the University of Denver name attached to it) changing my career on my own would have been challenging. But being able to put this on my resume helped transform my job role and my life into something I chose to do.

What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is considering attending the coding boot camp?

My best advice would be to try to operate ahead of schedule. Give yourself a head start. Read some books or find some online tutorials to learn some basic HTML, CSS, and Javascript fundamentals before you start. Also, stay motivated and keep an open mind. Aim to get your projects and homework done before they are due.

“I’m amazed at how much I was able to learn and accomplish in such a short amount of time. The TA’s and instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful.”
Mark Lu
  • Part-Time
  • Completed in 2017
  • Course: Full Stack Flex
What inspired you to learn to code at the coding boot camp?

I wanted to diversify my skillset and learn how to code.  Technology is so ingrained in our society today. I believe that knowing how to code will become essential to staying relevant.

What will you be doing, post-grad?

 I’ll be looking for a job as a full-stack developer!

What did you find most challenging about the program and what were your key takeaways?

 Juggling a full-time job, a 3 hour/day commute, and an intense coding boot camp was my biggest challenge.  My biggest takeaway from this is to be efficient with time management and code whenever possible! For example, watching tutorial videos during lunch and having my wife drive me around on the weekends so I can code while we were running errands helped me keep my head above water.


How did attending the coding boot camp change your life?

It will change my life when I get a job as a developer! Other than that, it has really opened my eyes to what I am capable of and how much I can really learn in such a short amount of time.


What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who is considering attending the coding boot camp?  

Do some online tutorials to make sure you actually enjoy coding before diving in. The Coding Boot Camp requires a lot of commitment and dedication, so make sure you have a passion for it first!

If you were talking to someone who was on the fence about taking the class, what would you say to them?

If you have a passion for coding, it will take you a long way and fuel you through the boot camp. You will be amazed at how much you are able to learn and accomplish.  But if you don’t enjoy coding, problem solving, working through solutions to complex problems, or working on a team, the boot camp is probably not going to be a great fit.

Tell me about your overall experience in the boot camp.  

I’m amazed at how much I was able to learn and accomplish in such a short amount of time. The TA’s and instructors were very knowledgeable and helpful.  Time will tell if the skills I’ve learned in the boot camp will translate to real-world success.

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