Applications open for 2020 summer cohorts

Our places in 2019 filled in record time, with 90% assigned by June

We have been delivering life-changing programmes to career changers since 2013. Getting accreditation from NZQA and Student Loans support from StudyLink is making Dev Academy more accessible than ever before. This has led to a year-on-year increase in enrolments of 40%. We are also incredibly excited to have graduated over 500 students to meet an ever-growing demand of tech talent.

We are particularly excited about our diversity stats: our graduates include more than 50% of people identifying as women, and for people from a Māori or Pasifika background we have surpassed population parity (19% and 7% respectively).

Increasing diversity in the tech sector is one of our reasons for being. It’s amazing to know that slowly but surely we’re making an impact in an industry that’s long been perceived to have little diversity.

Des, who graduated EDA this year, says: “Dev Academy has been a life changing experience. I had extremely high expectations coming in for what this course would provide me, and these expectations were exceeded. I feel ready for a significant change in my life and career after a surprisingly short space of time. I cannot speak highly enough of the experience and the people I met along the way.”

Our full stack developer training programme is designed to give graduates the skills they need to go straight into work in a developer environment.

Recent graduate Meghan De Klerk: says “The quality of what you learn and the way it is taught is at a very high standard and done differently, in a way that is set in a more real-life situation. The environment […] makes you feel like you can be yourself and be accepted.”

Over the years, we’ve been increasing our dedication to building an inclusive learning environment, with the amazing Dougal Stott (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahungunu, and Ngāti Tūwharetoa) developing and leading EDA in this as part of his Kaiarāhi Māori role. Dougal says of his role: “I’m stoked to be applying my cultural context at Dev Academy. Part of my contribution has been educating the team and students on Tikanga and Te Reo, and it’s been a delight to see everyone appreciative of learning more.”

Thinking about joining Dev Academy?

The remote preparation phase for the first intake of 2020 starts on 11 November; in-person bootcamp starts on 6 January. For the second intake, the preparation phase starts on 3 February and bootcamp on 16 March. More dates to be announced. Enrolments now open!

Dev Academy is NZQA accredited, and applicants are eligible for StudyLink and Fees-Free where applicable.

Head here to apply now

Interested in a taster? Experience what a day in the life of a coder at Dev Academy is like. Register for our “Day in the Life” here to secure your spot: 23 AUG WLG// AKL