My hope is to gain enough knowledge in this program to springboard my skills and understanding of coding, which will eventually help me to create the programs I have in mind to possibly better education and make the world a better place. This is just one reason why this field really excites me! I feel like the potential to do good with coding is almost limitless (if you are willing to work hard and hone in the skills necessary to be effective). If I can make sure to stay as passionate about coding and learn the basic structure, problem-solving, algorithms, and techniques to build clean/efficient code, then I feel like learning new languages and the syntax of those languages will be the easy part of this journey.
I think I have already highlighted the coding school I will be using for the boot camp, but to reiterate my choice I will list the school again here: The Firehose Project. Here is one of the many videos that the two founders created about learning to code:
A few key things I liked about this particular program are:
- Reasonable price for the program ($6500-$8500) compared to some programs that are priced anywhere from $15,000-$20,000 or more.
- The format suits me and gives me flexibility. The program is delivered online and is 22 weeks long. This will allow me the extra time if I do not get a concept to understand the material, and I can do it in my underwear!
- The feeling I get from people at the company is really genuine. The few conversations I have had have all been really positive, and the mentors really take the time to guide you.
I am sure there are even more positives, but those are the few that mean a lot to me. Anyways, I wanted to make a quick update and let you know the next step on my journey to transformation to being ‘The One’. =)