re: What's your opinion on Coding Bootcamps? VIEW POST


I used to do pair programming with people working through the FreeCodeCamp curriculum. The number of people who do not understand the concept of a file path vs a URL or file extensions is too damn high!


Were these people who you worked with coming out of boot camps? Otherwise, it is understandable if they're confused about it.

Why were you pair-programming on fCC? Was it to learn yourself or teach them?

2 people said they had recently done a bootcamp that was almost $5000 and more than 5 had done a bootcamp that was somewhere between $100 and $1500.

I was on FCC to learn myself. I'm very rusty/inexperienced with JS and Bootstrap.

I can think of at least a dozen times when I never got as far as actually pair programming with a person because they could not tell me if they were using Windows, OSX, or Linux. Another dozen times I told people to e-mail me whenever they decided what program they wanted to use to connect with but they insisted we talk through facebook because they haven't been able to get into their e-mail account for months and didn't want to make yet another new one.

Sadly there's a lot of truth to what you've just said. One of the biggest problems I have observed is the plethora of terrible advice out there.

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