This was something I always knew I wanted to do, but never had the skills or any idea how to get started.
This boot camp provided everything I needed and more.
The classes are generally 3–6 months long, require 40 hours of your week, and cost anywhere between $10,000 and $20,000.
For most people, these courses help transition from a non-computer science career to a programming-heavy career.
I remember about two months into the course thinking, “I’ve already learned so much, I feel like I’ve already gotten my money’s worth from this class.” I cannot express how fantastic this course was.
I learned more practical, hands-on knowledge in 3 months than I did from 4 years of university.
The homework was graded by the teacher assistants, which were usually top former students.
Grades were only there as a means to provide feedback, and not to weed out or fail students.
We would receive grades and comments on the homework, but only as a means for us to improve.
The grading dynamic was very different than a conventional classroom, which I thought was a good thing.