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Anonymous Having come into the program with almost 0 experience, it has been rewarding. However, that being said there are some drawbacks that need to be mentioned first. The course content is not detailed and more often than not links for extra reading is provided, which, considering the cost of the course, is unheard of. This isn't to say that it is unintelligible, but it would be nice to have a fully broken down explanation of a concept, as more often than not the content does not show the whole picture, and you will find that the concepts that go over your head in the start (which happens a lot!) will start to make sense later on in the course, though if explained at the time it could have been helpful. And while the instructors are accommodating of questions, they blow through the content, which may or may not be their own fault -- just the way the system is set up. The point of projects is to get the whole class up to speed, and is usually where one will solve most of their doubts of things learned thus far, however many doubts revolve around fundamentals that create easily avoidable problems, even after project 1 (total of 4 projects). In retrospect Through this course what I realized is that they are simply teaching you to *learn how to code*, and promotes a culture of self-learning alongside communal learning, which is mentioned on day 1. Make no mistake by thinking this will turn you into a Comp Sci expert, this course ONLY teaches the fundamentals of all their offered content, which is a bummer considering the cost, again. We started with HTML, CSS and node.js, moved on to ruby on rails for 1.5 weeks, then express and react. After learning ruby fundamentals, its time for project 2, and there is no mention of ruby on rails at all after unless its your final project. So, go into the course expecting to learn ONLY HTML, CSS, and Javascript (JS libraries and frameworks, which are remarkable), the backend language part is a farce and almost a bad joke. When you finish, you do not feel like you are ready to get a job, and most people in your class would agree with this, but this is where you're wrong. The shortage of developers in tech is why most grads get hired, expect to do bulk of your learning on the job. And beware of stagnation, as most bootcamp devs with 0 experience and involvement in the industry prior to enrolment will be stuck at entry level jobs for the better part of a decade at least. So in respect to all these trade schools, don't buy into the hype. If you want to learn how to code and begin your journey in tech, *and find a stable job with decent pay* (the ISP of this and all tech bootcamps), look no further. my advice to someone interested is this: be prepared to do a lot of learning on your own, and when things get tough, don't quit. You get what you put into it, and if you work hard and diligently, you can become a great developer. But that isn't to say that things can't improve.