| ||Rick Anthony Ortiz ||I enrolled in SDG with a background in healthcare billing and almost no programming experience. I was always hesitant about pulling the trigger on a bootcamp before; even though I loved tech and everything related to it for some reason I just thought that I wouldn’t be able to make it professionally in this fast paced industry. Around the time of my 29th birthday I stopped wondering what would be possible and I decided take action and just go for it. It turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.
Firstly, understand that Suncoast Developers Guild is more than just a Code Bootcamp. As the name implies, it is a GUILD; an association of people for mutual aid or the pursuit of a common goal. That common goal is turning you into a full-stack developer in 12 weeks and there are none better suited to take on that task than the staff at SDG. I couldn’t have asked for a more knowledgable, friendly and supportive group of people to to help me attain my goals and that extends to my classmates as well. You form bonds in this course, you make connections with people all struggling to kickstart their careers and learn new technologies.
And struggle you will! Don’t be fooled by the relatively short duration of the course. You are getting a top notch education which will require to really focus and work hard to grasp all of the material they throw your way, fortunately the staff are excellent and always there to help with anything that you need, and the collaborative learning environment really helps you get over some of those hurdles you’re bound to encounter.
On top of all of that the career support was phenomenal. I never had a LinkedIn profile before but SDG taught me how to market myself as a professional developer and gave me the skills I needed to network and land myself a role as a web developer. Now, I have my dream job working in an industry that I love which was previously inconceivable to me. I still can’t believe how much my life has changed in such a short period of time.
In summary, if you’ve been thinking about getting into tech and were on the fence like me, don’t be. I promise the grass is greener on this side. Suncoast Developers Guild is the best code school in the Tampa Bay Area and is more than worth the price of admission. |