As the tech industry continues to grow at full force and coding bootcamps are gaining popularity, you may find yourself wondering what these programs have to offer you. Deciding to join a programming bootcamp is a huge, life-changing decision, and it’s important to know that not all bootcamps are the same. While researching your options, Coding Dojo suggests going to open houses, meet-ups, registering for free events, and asking as many questions as possible. One of the most common, yet insightful, questions heard at Coding Dojo is ultimately why many people end up choosing Coding Dojo. That question is,
“Why do you teach three full stacks?”
The vast majority of people who attend coding bootcamps are people looking for a career change, and as such, have limited dev experience – if any. If you have a guaranteed job lined up that will require you to know Ruby on Rails, it would make sense for you to find a program that focuses and deep-dives into that language and framework. However, if you are looking to break into the industry and you are eyeing a Junior Developer position, it is much more beneficial to have a wider breadth of knowledge rather than a deeper depth of knowledge. Companies hiring for Junior Developers are not looking for specialists – they are looking for generalists who are agile, adaptable, and fast learners. Take a look at the most in-demand languages in your region and enter the market with the top 3 in your arsenal, not just the first.
At the end of the day, it comes down to researching the options that you have and making an educated decision for what is best for your future. Not all bootcamps are the same and it’s important to understand what it is you are seeking before making any leaps. Having read through this article shows you are curious and asking questions which is always a great place to start. Want to learn more? Check out a Coding Dojo open house,or learn more on their SwitchUp page here.