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 First Week

Episode #1

Matt begins bootcamp, meeting the professor, meeting his peers and finding his flow in class.

Episode Summary

Day 1 and 2

  • 30 students in the class
  • Classmates - generally not computer savvy
  • Little to no pre work done on average
  • Not an actual professor
    • Does this for fun
    • Works with React
  • Windows was not needed at all
  • Industry misconceptions
    • “Java isn’t used much now”
  • No work ahead work
  • 3 group projects

Weekend Class

  • Couldn’t settle down; was thinking about work the whole time
    • Plenty of time on Tuesday/Thursday to unwind before the class
  • 60 people in the Saturday class!
  • Class lectures are broken up with little exercises; keeps you engaged
    • Some of these were refreshers

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