I am considering a coding bootcamp in Europe because I would like to continue my career in an European country. Can anyone recommend a good coding bootcamp / has an overview of the coding bootcamps there?
I was in the same situation half a year ago. I spent days googling around because I really wanted to know everything before taking such an important decision. What I found out: 1) UK coding bootcamps (Makers Academy etc): + good reputation and graduate placement - competitive admission - extremely expensive 2) France / Spain / Belgium (Codeworks, Barcelona Code School etc): + easy to get accepted - very unclear statistics on graduate placement - tough communication Note: among these is also a bootcamp called Le Wagon, which has great reviews but they focus on providing education to entrepreneurs, dont have any job support & its quite short (9 weeks only), so personally I dont find them fitting into the coding bootcamp category. 3) Germany, Switzerland area (Spiced etc) : + decent ...February 03, 2018
Hi Yusuf, The European coding ecosystem is growing indeed, and it’s great to see coding bootcamps open all over the place – cool list you’ve just put up! I just wanted to clarify an important point though: you mention Le Wagon as being focused on entrepreneurs, but it’s way more than that (maybe it's why it has been rated top rated school worldwide on [Switchup](https://www.switchup.org/bootcamps/le-wagon) and [Coursereport](https://www.coursereport.com/schools/le-wagon#/reviews) :)). Actually, Le Wagon’s program is also aimed to providing core programming knowledge to individuals who want to turn to tech jobs. Some alumni from Le Wagon are now working at [Trainline](https://www.linkedin.com/in/rafaelmillan/), [Algolia](https://www.linkedin.com/in/aoifemcdaid/), ...February 03, 2018
I've come to this site from time to time, and it's always the same. I would like to just look at the new bootcamps. Is there a way to do that?
I am a 6 years experienced SharePoint Professional (Development, Migation, Support and Maintenance). I am looking for a switch currently. Could you please suggest the best options for me which are interesting and with good learning scope?
Is it possible to sit-in on an ongoing course for these topics? I am only interested in these topics.
My background: I am already working as a Software Engineer but would want to brush up on these topics in maybe a month's time to start interviewing at other companies.
Yeah, start with - https://www.interviewbit.com Their system design and algorithm course is very structured and contains examples and sample problems to solve.January 13, 2018
I am a US citizen and after several months of self-studying, I am planning to attend a coding bootcamp. I am extremely interested in doing the bootcamp in the EU and obtaining a job there once I am done. What are the prospects of getting a job in the programming field for a non-European in the EU? What worries me is getting the proper work visa. I have a college degree (4-year civil engineering degree), but since it's not in the field I would work in in the EU, would this impact my chances of getting the visa? Any help, advice, experiences etc is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I've been looking at changing careers. I'm currently working in healthcare practicing as a dietitian/diabetes educator, so I have a strong clinical background- meaning, I'm able to analyze data and use it daily in my work BUT the idea of web development sounds like a lot of fun and different. I've been looking around for the last week, but I was wondering if there are any resources out there (a quiz, something, anything??) to help one decide which area is best for them.
I realize I need to figure out what I want before finding a school/bootcamp. Any help would be aprreciated.
Hi! Turing School offers a Try Coding evening or weekend workshop to check out coding and see if it’s something you enjoy. You can learn more and register at trycoding.turing.io.November 15, 2017
I would recommend that before you sign up for a bootcamp, make sure software engineering is what you are ready and willing to invest your time, energy and money in. No should get into software engineering on a whim, and not one becomes a software engineer over night. One of the questions you bring up, 'what area of software engineering should I get into' is an age old one. The issues being, you don't know what you don't know. Deciding to do a bootcamp will ultimately pigeon hole you into a tiny corner of software engineering, and will not expose you to all the complexities and nuances of the industry. Bootcamps are designed for students who already have the fundamentals of computer science and are know the area of the industry they want to get into. If you are a beginner, or you are ...November 15, 2017
I'm a mechanical engineer with a Master's Degree and over the last ten years have been working on immersive imaging applications as a DoD civilian employee. I have decided to make the transition to full-time VR/AR work in the private sector and would like to find an intensive program to get my UI/UX, C#, Unity, and other related skills up to speed quickly. I have active projects in VR/AR as freelancer, but struggling with the lack of a solid programming background. I want to take up to four month break from work to get up to speed and back onto an efficient workflow.
I am looking for a highly competitive program that will challenge me and bring out the best in the process.. I am having trouble figuring out which would be best for a path into VR/AR/XR. I am willing to relocate anywhere ...
I am trying to decide on a "Bootcamp Prep" course and am at a crossroads. I know there are many free options online, but I have learned that I need the structure, accountability, etc. of a classroom environment to succeed. I was a remote student with Bloc's Software Engineering track and found that it just wasn't right for me, so I am approaching my learning from a different angle. Currently, I am between First Step Coding and App Academy's Bootcamp Prep courses. If anyone has any knowledge/experience, could you please share?
If you are really looking to become a software engineer, and want the structure of a program but break free from traditional education models, you may want to look into a program like Holberton. It gives you enough structure to keep you accountable, and does it all in a project based enviorment. This gives you the practical skills to understand foundatinal concepts of computer science from the ground up. I too needed structure and dealines, but I didn't want to learn in a traditional format. I was also a complete beginner when I joined Holberton, and since Holberton is a two-year school, and not a bootcamp, it allowed me to have time to nail down the foundamentals of CS. https://www.holbertonschool.comOctober 13, 2017
tl;dr: I'm looking for bootcamps that don't offer pair programming or don't necessarily use it.
I had already had my heart set on another bootcamp but then the school closed :( Oh well I wish everyone the best- they were awesome during and after the admission process- had planned on July then deferred to October. So now I'm back to square one in what to do.
Right now I'm looking again (currently unemployed).. and I am wondering if there are any other bootcamps/schools that do not include "Pair Programming" in their teaching model? I love programming but not too comfortable with the pair programing mode and from years of experience (Mainframe admittedly) I've not seen this in action really. In my last "bootcamp" (so to speak- 7 months long and COBOL)- my classmates did help but we each ...
I want to become a Software Engineer, and I know Hack Reactor is a great school, but I'm having trouble convincing myself that the $17k+ is really worth it.
Any advice from Odin graduates would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
Hey! I've been an Account Exec (sales) for my entire career, and have recently been interested in pursuing a Sales Engineer career path, likely with a SaaS company, which is what my background is in. Curious if, to flesh out the technical side of my knowledge-base, there's a recommended lesson plan/course. Understanding it would depend on the employer and their specific specialties, I'm wondering if there's some base knowledge of certain languages/APIs that would be a good start.
Thanks for any insight!
I have a well formed idea with an MVP. Now I need to make it a site. Developer suggests responsive but others have suggested app. I don't agree with developer and the company is lazy - they take a LOT of vacation.