What is a Coding Bootcamp?

March 18, 2021, 10:17 p.m.
Beginners · 2 min read
What is a Coding Bootcamp?

What is a coding bootcamp?

A coding bootcamp is a comprehensive course that helps you acquire core skills for a specific career. It’s offered both online and in-person by world-class instructors.

Coding bootcamps typically begin with a 2-week “stack” where attendees learn foundational coding skills together in groups. The next week brings in projects and assignments, with frequent exercises to assess your understanding and practice of the language(s). By the end of the program, there’s typically a final project you can present to your peers, create a paper on, and send off to the IT department or employer for feedback, all in the space of 2-3 months. 


Why should you join a coding bootcamp?

Because it’s a well-paid industry you open yourself up to opportunities that could help you build your professional network and possibly land a job you’re interested in.

Also, this industry is still rapidly evolving. As of right now, COVID-19 and unemployment are calling for a steep shift in how we need to work together. By joining a coding bootcamp, you’re giving yourself skills and knowledge to work remotely and earn a living.


Tips for choosing a coding bootcamp

  • Take a look at available spots and select the ones that look most promising.
  • Get comfortable being uncomfortable. You’ll be in a constantly moving environment, so total comfort isn’t going to last long either.
  • Plan when you'll do your assignments. Time-based challenges may surprise you and allow you to practice new skills any time. 
  • Look over the course outline ahead of time

There’s no one perfect solution for all situations, however, one rule always applies: Whatever makes the most sense for you is the best course.  Remember, that doesn’t mean you need to know everything there is to know about a field before taking a class though.  




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