In Bootcamp

In Bootcamp podcast is about Matthew Petschl's experience at a local coding bootcamp and journey to software engineer, featuring Ryan Rampersad with industry commentary.

The End

Episode #26The Fringe #553

On the final episode of In Bootcamp, Matthew Petschl finishes bootcamp! Group project is complete, graduation commences and upcoming plans are made.

The Last Week

Episode #25

On the last full week of In Bootcamp, Matt shares the final few days of Group Project 3 - contributions and timesinks, plus an insightful discovery, and a bit more about short and long term plans after bootcamp ends.

Mail Server

Episode #24The Fringe #550

Matt finishes up Computer Science in bootcamp, and continues working on his mail server for Group Project 3, meanwhile the project itself is not going so well -- and a sudden surprise from HackerX.

Computer Science

Episode #23The Fringe #549

The bootcamp begins a short Computer Science unit, discussing Sorting Algorithms, group project 3 continues, and allegedly next week the legendary HackerX returns to Minneapolis -- listen to Matt's plan!


Episode #22The Fringe #548

Matt's group project 3 stutters, React is finished up, Java begins and essentially ends, and upon reflection, maybe this course changed course during its course.

Prime Digital

Episode #21

Matt continues learning React and more important modern JavaScript concepts, chats with his TA and gains a new perspective on the portfolio.


Episode #20The Fringe #546

Matt begins React week; with HTML in JavaScript - JSX, basic styles and component composition, plus Matt's professor tells him strange things!

Open Source North

Episode #19The Fringe #545

Matt continues with MongoDB in class, and outside of class he attends his first conference - Open Source North - meets new friends and even gets his own invitation to the legendary HackerX.


Episode #18The Fringe #544

Matt finishes Group Project 2 and learns a lot about scope, communications and capabilities, and continues learning Mongo and NoSQL.