3 weeks of coding bootcamp, how I feel…and why I recommend it!

3 weeks and I feel like my brain is going to blow up. It’s too much information, sometimes I feel like “OMG, I have no idea how to do this” and 5 minutes later I figure out that I can…

5 Steps to Get the Most out of Coding Bootcamp

A few months ago I wrote about my experience as a coding bootcamp grad, struggling to find a place in the tech industry. The post resonated with other bootcamp grads and I learned how several had faced unfair discrimination. One person…

My Thoughts On Coding Bootcamps (Now That I’ve Graduated)

Coding bootcamps are so hot right now. They come in all shapes and sizes though, but this article is based off my time at Flatiron School’s Access Labs. It’s a 15 week, deferred tuition program, with a focus on React and Rails.…

Tips from a coding boot camp graduate

It was early February of this year where I was getting close to giving up in my education. I loved the community aspect of college that people may refer to as the “college experience”, but I wanted more from my…

MY STORY – CLIMBING THE WRONG HILL

“Programming? You’re going to leave a 6-figure job to do what?” This is what my mom told me after I told her my plans to quit my job as an investment banker in order to pursue my dream of working…

What I Wish I Knew Before Entering a Coding Bootcamp

Now that I’m 11 weeks into a coding bootcamp, and nearly done (15 weeks), I’ve begun to realize that there were a ton of things I wish I knew from the start. Of course, not all coding bootcamps are created…

Failure, Resiliency, and Algorithms: My First 10 Weeks of Coding Bootcamp

Intro In January of 2017 I was working full time as a teacher in South Florida while heavily involved in activist work. I had just written down my 1 year plan to become a junior software developer, which entailed 4…

Hack Reactor Interview Process and Prep Tips

Update (12/6/2016) – After 2 years of working in software engineering, I decided to start a podcast called Breaking Into Startups where we interview top bootcamp founder and alumni who broke into software engineering. Check it out http://breakingintostartups.com! My Hack Reactor Interview Process After…

The Reality of Breaking Into Startups

The First Product You Build Is Yourself From the Social Network to Silicon Valley, the media frenzy surrounding the nature of startups has taken on an idealized life of its own. What many people don’t realize is, proving that you have…