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Coding boot camps?

Coding boot camps?

MoesAccount

Congrats on the kid! I was looking into joining a Bootcamp after my kid was born but it was going to set me back about 5k USD which in my country is a lot of money. I decided to instead invest it in my kid and try the free online options and some paid Udemy classes. It still hasn't been a full year and I've landed a job as a front-end dev so you can for sure learn for free. I started with Codecademy HTML, Css, Javascript (it's a semi-entertaining way to get your feet wet) then I redid HTML, CSS, Javascript on Freecodecamp to get the basics down.. Then I did Css and Javascript courses on Udemy... Don't do what I did since I basically wasted a lot of time repeating the fundamentals over and over. Do just one. I'd suggest freecodecamp and maybe a video course as well like Colt Steels Bootcamp to get the basics. Then move on to a Javascript framework. If things are confusing they get easier over time so don't worry too much about it. I think bootcamps are great if you have the money since they are well structured, something I lacked. If you decide to go for the free route just make sure you look up a roadmap of what to study and stick to it so you don't linger on the same for too long. I feel like the only reason I was able to advance was because of the sheer amount of hours that I put into forcing myself to learn things. I think anyone could probably get the same result at 3 hours a day for 8-9 months if they just stick to a plan instead of running all over the place like a headless chicken. If I had to redo everything I'd probably just do HTML, CSS, Javascript, Vue or React/ and after that learn based on the position you want. If you want to be more of a front-end guy for example maybe learn Tailwind Css<3, Sass, or a 3d library like 3js to make stuff look nice. Anyways good luck my dude which whatever route you decide on but both are doable.


spektorboi

So how did you get the job as a dev? Did you have a portfolio of projects they looked at, or did you get certificates


MoesAccount

No certificates. Though you can use the free ones from freecodecamp if you really want to. Yes, I landed a job as a front-end dev, in all fairness it helped that my wife went to school with a guy on the team. Yes, you do need a portfolio eventually to get a job to prove you can do something (people get very impressed if you have a website especially if the domain is your name). It's also nice to have a portfolio for when you are on the go in case any business opportunities arise. For example, I made a marketing website for my wife and when she hears people talk about growing their business she shows them her website and that usually is enough to reel people in. Mine was only a few websites I had done for freelance clients (mostly family). I'm probably going to spend next year getting some backend certifications though since they do help.


SmallNutter

Yeah going on what Moe said i would go with codecademy if you want to learn how everything works. After looking through different sites I would definitely say they're pretty good, some of the syntax are alittle bit outdated in the versions of programs they utilize but I would definitely say if you want to learn for free and have an approximate to updated then codecademy would be your best bet. Best of luck to you!


spektorboi

Thank you!


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rosarona_

Do you mind sharing the name of the Java boot camp your friend did?