So first off this is a blog post that is required for graduation from the bootcamp I am attending. I have never posted a blog before so I'm not so sure what I am doing. ｢(ﾟﾍﾟ)
This is my first week in the bootcamp and I can already tell this is going to be an adventure. The hours are from 9 AM to 6 PM. It makes for a long day of hard work and study.
I have been in the IT industry for some time now. I have done a lot. Everything from running and terminating cat5, building computers, computer repair, installing servers into racks. I have setup domains, domain controllers, domain policies and domain users. I've setup networks, wireless networks, network security. I have done enterprise level backup and data storage. I have even done some technical stuff outside if IT. I've installed burglar alarms, fire alarms, security cameras, NVRs and DVRs. I have also installed and programmed access control systems. But I have never had any actual experience coding. So this is all very knew to me. I mean I have played around with python before. So I know what it looks like and know just a bit about it. But otherwise this is a learning experience from the get go. I am excited and a bit overwhelmed about this. I am going into debt by taking out some student loans in order to attend this bootcamp. An uneasy feeling.
So I will be doing some more blogs about my experience here at the bootcamp. And I hope they will help you make a decision if you are thinking abut attending one.
My initial impression is that this a lot! I do feel a bit overwhelmed. But it is a new subject that I have never studied. And I have been slapped in the face with it. This first week has been tough. I arrive in the morning and right away I jump on my laptop and begin to study. And it continues all day long. It is a lot to take in. So much new information coming at me. It is a lot to process. By the time I go home I am exhausted. It is very fast paced. But in the end I think it will be worth it.
Well first and fore most I would have to say it is to advance my career. Which I think is something we can all agree on. My last job I was doing tech support for Panasonic for their video recording software and NVRs. It wasn't a bad job, it paid well and had great benefits. But I did feel like I was stuck. There didn't seem to be much room for upward movement. Which I was looking to do. Honestly I felt like my talents were being wasted. It all felt like a giant waste of my time. And wasting my time is my one pet peeve. I did not like it at all. I had to do something. I firmly believe that if you are not happy with your situation then you should change it. So that is what I am doing. Making changes.
The future is murky. What can I say. Like I said at the beginning this is an adventure. Will I be successful? I couldn't tell you. Will I be able to find a good job making a lot of money? I hope so! The only thing I can really do or say is that I am all in and I will give it my all. And hopefully it all works out. What else can we do but try. There is no telling where I will end up but I am along for the ride. I will adapt and survive. Even if this doesn't work out I will figure it out. Well kind of. I don't think there is such a thing as having things figured out. All we can really do is survive. Take things day by day and make the best out of it.
So in the end all I can really say is that I will try to enjoy my time here. Enjoy all the time that I have with these people. The instructors, staff, and other students. As my first blog as a coding bootcamp student there are still a lot of unknowns. I will be posting more updates about my experience and what I will be working on. So please keep reading. Or don't. It is up to you.
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