Should you attend a Coding Bootcamp?

Basic Reasons to attend

Maybe you’ve been out of the coding world for a while and want to brush up on all your skills and knowledge but can’t do it alone or need a faster method, then this is an excellent way to do so, though a bit pricy.

More Reasons to attend

So where it can get hard to decide is when you have to decide between choices that aren’t too far from each other or if the other options have advantages.

Reasons Not to attend

Without a doubt, one of the things that you need to prepare for is the feeling of being lost. The workload is a lot to handle and because of how difficult it is to wrap your head around many of the concepts and how its implemented, you will often be left feeling completely lost. You do have classmates and instructors that will 100% help you out and a lot of provided information, documentation, and projects that are also a huge help.

Why I attended a Coding Bootcamp

So I attended a Tech College and majored in computer science for a year. In that time I spoke to a lot of the 3rd and 4th year students about what they have learned throughout all their years. A shockingly common thing they said was that they are about to graduate and they barely know how to apply their knowledge and make something on their own. I asked more and studied my own coding classes and realized that was due to the ‘theory vs the hands on’ approach.

Conclusion

So to conclude, should you attend a coding bootcamp? In my opinion, if you can handle the large workload, absolutely yes! However, each method has its advantages and disadvantages that vary in importance for each person as well as some things that just do not work with some people. Overall, the price, time, and effort invested generally seems to be the best balance and most efficient way to get into a career in Software development or tech in general.

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