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How To Prepare For A Coding Bootcamp

If you are planning to take a coding bootcamp, there are things you should consider before your first day at camp. If you enrolled on a Web Development bootcamp then you can apply these tips.

  1.     Go to FreeCodeCamp.com and do everything until advance algorithm & scripting.

FreeCodeCamp is an open source community that can help you to learn code. There’s no need to do advance algorithm and scripting on this community in order to be ready for bootcamp. But if you have more time, then do it. That will make you more ready for bootcamp. With FreeCodeCamp you can learn skills like JavaScript.

  1.       Get additional practice with html/css by creating a personal portfolio, and cloning websites that you like

After learning on FreeCodeCamp you can try making your own good projects and put it on your portfolio. This can help you practice what you’ve learned and easily apply it on bootcamp. You can also try to clone a website you like.

  1. Take an online AngularJS course. I like Teamtreehouse's course much more than codeschool or codecademy.

After learning and applying JavaScript, HTML and CSS, take an online AngularJS course. One of the good online AngularJS courses is Teamtreehouse. You can learn web design and coding from more than 1000 videos on this course. Here's an affiliate link to Team Treehouse: http://engineeredtruth.com/TTH

  1. You don't need to learn bootstrap

You don’t really need to learn bootstrap before attending bootcamp but it will be helpful for you to easily make a responsive website.

  1. You should absolutely learn code before going to a bootcamp to get the most out of it.

Before attending a bootcamp, it is important that you already know the basics because if you don’t it will be hard for you to learn advanced skills. Learning the basics while on the bootcamp will only eat your time that will result to learning few skills and waste of money and time.

My github profile: https://github.com/EngineeredTruth


Portfolio that I made before attending (has links to projects I made before attending):


This my current portfolio http://devtran.co/

The bootcamp I attended is called DevMountain: https://devmounta.in/?r=vgqM

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College vs coding bootcamp

Choosing between college and coding bootcamp might be hard for someone because of so many factors. College has been the only reliable place to learn something. Now that several programs are booming like bootcamps it might be hard for you to choose. Here is a simple guide that may help you decide.

Coding bootcamp is a technical training program which usually last form 8 to 13 weeks while college will take 2 to 4 years to finish. Some bootcamps, like DevMountain, offer all full time students housing near the campus. This is great because it will save time and money. Just imagine waking up early to go to school and spending money for gas or public transportation. With bootcamps, you can spend most of your time focusing on your study and projects.

In a computer science course, you will learn Java or C++ while with bootcamp you'll learn Ruby and Javascript. When studying at a coding bootcamp, they will provide you tons of online sources which can help you while with college your only reliable source when you're having trouble is mostly textbooks. Bootcamps will teach you the specific skills you can apply on building web apps with the latest tech you need. With this, there is a high possibility that you will excel as a start up compared to taking a computer science course. Most universities are using curriculum from their past school years which may result to not learning what you can really use when you graduated.

If cost is an issue then a coding bootcamp is for you. Most bootcamps may cost $10,000 or $15,000 while one year in college may cost you triple or quadruple the cost of a coding bootcamp.

Matt graduated at Devmountain one of the cheapest coding bootcamps in US. If you want to know more about coding bootcamp and his personal project for this bootcamp, click the video below.