I will write a positive review, as I've benefited greatly from this course.
Tortuga is set to become the Hack Reactor 2.0 of Asia.
I say 2.0 as there are improvements on Hack Reactor in several things, not just the price, but also the student to tutor ratio.... Read More
There's no wasting time with Ruby on Rails or other things.
It's all about the top things in the market - Vue.js as the front-end framework, Node.js as backend.
If you get stuck when trying to customize something you did with the ease of use of a framework, you have the core nuts and bolts skills to go back on vanilla js and edit it.
That's the best selling point of the course imho.
Competing bootcamps in Asia don't give you this curriculum for such a price.
Hack Reactor costs 17,000 USD for the course alone.
Here, it's couple thousand USD with accommodation included. Perks as free house cleaning etc as well.
Unheard of and unique in the bootcamp ecosystem.
The founder is the best value-add the program brings.
At this stage, where Tortuga didn't branch out across Asia, you will get his personal input at every step of the journey.
I always feel he is very concerned if I am falling behind, and he wants to ensure everyone comes out successful out of the course.
He has 15 years experience always in JS, and has a always-learning approach.
One example is my project, that is a video data visualization that requires some advanced coding that even falls outside of the course.
Yeah, before you ask, I am doing data in a JS project :P
At some parts, he tells me to focus on other things and he'll get back to me.
He then tells me to check github, and comes and sits for 1 hour breaking down step by step from the beginning what the code meant, so I understand what I am doing.
Angela and Curley are great at making you feel at home, and always trying to ensure you're having a good experience off-campus.
There's weekly trips, where feedback from the class is sought for what we'd like to do, and then a trip gets organized at a very low price.
We did a complete Island tour, at 200 thai baht per person. That's 6usd :)
This is aimed in general, at the expectation people have of learning to code.
You need to put in the hours.
I came to this course with zero knowledge of programming.
Somedays we start school at 9am, and I am leaving at 10pm.
Yes, there are great things like Lodash, Angular.js that will help you, but you gotta put in the time :)