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Le Wagon Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020 - “Le Wagon is focused primarily on entrepreneurs”
I got to talk with some graduates that graduated Le Wagon, a highly rated coding bootcamp on Course Report. This one was very interesting, especially given that the classes are hosted primarily out of the United States. Up until now, I've focused on coding bootcamps that resided mainly in the US. Also, this coding bootcamp redefined what a full-stack developer can truly be, which REALLY made me re-think a couple of things. If me butchering a french name for an hour straight doesn't completely chase you away, I think you're going to enjoy this one.
Why and How Developers Can Learn More About UX, Accessibility, and Design
I'm a full-stack developer that is terrible with design, and I'm slowly learning more about UX and accessibility each year. I can't tell you how valuable it's been to start dipping my toes in the UX world, and how much of a better developer it's made me. So, I invited 3 people with UX/design backgrounds to talk about why it's important for developers to at least get comfortable with the fundamentals and the steps you can take to start getting more knowledgeable in these areas.
3 VPs Of Engineering Share Advice For Developers
I initially invited 3 VPs of Engineering on to talk about how to improve software engineer retention on teams. Ultimately, they ended up sharing great advice for developers wanting to grow. We also dove into hot topics like the pros and cons of white board interviews; WFH policies during COVID-19; and requests for salary raises. I really think this was a great podcast episode that has tons of useful advice for developers trying to grow. Let me know what you think!
Thinkful Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020
I invited 3 graduates on to talk about their experience at Thinkful. We dove into the application process, curriculum, instructors, and job assistance. One thing that was really surprising to hear was the extremely high dropout rate (76%) in Gage's cohort. We definitely covered the good and the bad for this coding bootcamp.
Devmountain Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020
I invited a few Devmountain graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. It sounds like they ended up moving basecamp so that students didn't have any pre-work going into the bootcamp. This brings a variety of skill levels into a coding bootcamp. Was this a good idea for Devmountain? You better believe I dove further into this topic.
App Academy Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020
I invited a few App Academy graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. We dove into some really interesting tangents that I absolutely loved. For example, are some coding bootcamps predatory? If so, what does that look like?
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