ZMI ALPHA:Anyone have experience with a coding bootcamp?

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ZMI ALPHA:Anyone have experience with a coding bootcamp?


So I got my first job as a front-end engineer in October after attending a bootcamp. The bootcamp I chose was Lambda School and the reasons I chose it was 1. it was a longer program than other bootcamps 2. you only pay it when you get a job. It was absolutely the right decision for me although right now I don’t know if I would recommend it, they’ve been doing a lot of changes to the program and things seem to be kind of hectic, so I would at least wait for things to stabilize to look into it.

Picking a bootcamp is really hard though, I don’t think any of them are 100% honest about their success rates and all of them tend to go try to grow too quickly and often their quality suffers. During my job search though I met a several people that did the App Academy bootcamp and they seemed very knowledgeable, so I would definitely look into that one too.

One thing to keep in mind as well, in addition to the quality of the instructions/material, is what career services they have. Lambda School actually had really good career resources, so they have people yo help you practice technical interviews, review your resume, cover letters, help negotiate offers, etc. although that might be less relevant if you want to do freelance work.

I think it’s totally fine if are mainly interested in HTML, CSS, and JS but a bootcamp might be overkill in that situation, since most of them will also teach you one big front-end framework plus some backend as well., although maybe there are some front-end focused ones.


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