The software development industry is growing quickly. Bootcamps are vying for supremacy and programming enthusiasts from all walks of life are rising through the ranks to take the world by storm. Sound familiar? This Game of Thrones comparison is all too real. Here at Fullstack Academy, we have discovered three GoT characters you’re bound to meet at bootcamp. Could you be one yourself?! Find out below, then check out our #WinterIsCoding challenge, for the chance to win some of the $100,000 in scholarships Fullstack is giving away this winter.
No matter your industry—marketing, finance, data—there may come a time when you can’t get your work done without a developer. If that time comes regularly, it can be frustrating to be at the mercy of someone else’s schedule or skillset. For entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses, the more you or your small team can accomplish internally, the more money you save. And you can spend your time on projects instead of hiring and managing contractors.
Cersei is the person who started learning code out of necessity. Cersei enjoys the game, and turns to a bootcamp to become fully autonomous and all-powerful. Keep an eye on her after graduation. She’s bound to disrupt an industry or two.
Sometimes you find yourself on a career trajectory that isn’t working out. You might be smart but feel you aren’t being challenged. Or you’re bored after years of the same thing. Whatever the reason, you’re unhappy with your current situation, and you want to be part of an industry and a team that takes advantage of your skills. You want to think creatively and make a real impact.
Tyrion is this guy who doesn’t fit his current environment and is looking for his niche. Programming can be a great option for folks like him, who are smart, creative, and looking to make a difference at work and in the world. He has come to bootcamp to make the transition quickly. He’s already put time into one industry and doesn’t want to waste time getting another degree. Plus, he probably has some juicy career stories to share.
Some folks are just plain good at programming. Not everyone feels confident enough to make their passion their profession, concerned the travails of the job will destroy the thing they love, but for some, a bootcamp is the next step in their passion process.
Daenerys is this programming enthusiast, excited to begin her bootcamp journey and become a full-time software developer. She wants to get out in the field and start building things beyond her wildest imagination.
Check out Fullstack Academy—or their sister program Grace Hopper—to see if your GoT future is in the cards. Visit WinterIsCoding.io to hone your programming skills, jumpstart your 2018 career goals, and enter to win some of the $100,000 Fullstack is offering in scholarships this winter. At the House of Stack, winter is coding. Are you?