This week I completed my first three weeks in Lambda School's part-time Full-Stack Web Engineering and Computer Science bootcamp. As the program is 18 months long, I have quite the way to go.
I wanted to take the time to write about what the part-time program is like for anyone considering enrolling in a PT cohort. I hope my insight will give you an idea of what to expect upon enrolling.
Five months ago I had no idea what web development was. At the time I was searching for a more robust career trajectory and came across the world of software engineering and web development. After teaching myself HTML5/CSS3 on codecademy I decided in early January that I wanted to make this my new career path.
My cohort started on March 18th and I am honestly amazed at what I've been able to accomplish in the past three weeks as a part time student. For the first portion of the curriculum we focus on web development fundamentals. In 3 short weeks I have solidified my knowledge in semantic html5, CSS3, responsive web design and accessibility.
During the first week I learned about Git and the command line and I must say that I am starting to get quite comfortable with using these essential web developer tools. I have created pull requests, cloned repositories, create branches in existing repos and have started to create really amazing relationships with students in my cohort. I also created my first portfolio website! How exciting!
If you would like to see what I have done so far, see my Github repos here.
Until next time, thanks for reading! :)
One of the most consolidated misconceptions about programming, since the early days, is the idea that such activity is purely technical, completely exact in nature, like Math and Physics. Computation is exact, but programming is not.