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.

Half Way

Episode #12The Fringe #534

Matt finally reaches halfway in the Bootcamp, and kicks off MySQL with Workbench, using Mamp and Xampp, and later, Ryan shares a recent mini-job experience related to the bootcamp.
  • MySql
    • Workbench
    • Mamp and Xampp
    • Tables
  • Node
    • Practice what we know
  • Homework
  • Ryan
    • Chatted with various graduates from the U of M Bootcamp as they were looking for work at a mini-job fair
      • Half seemed to take the 3mo, the others took the 6mo course
      • Lots of them fondly remember their group work
        • When asked the challenge of that group work...
          • Getting coordination of the tasks
          • Communication among the team
          • “Backfilling” technical knowledge
      • Only a few had “personal” projects that got them excited outside of their course work
      • Some had previous experience that helped “align” them with possible employers
        • An example would, for you, applying at a Logistics company



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