Applying to a bootcamp is a huge decision, and everyone approaches it differently. I think the most important (if unhelpful) thing to remember is that you are the only person who really knows if it’s going to be a good fit. There will be folks who think it’s crazy to do a bootcamp. There will be folks who think it’s crazy NOT to do a bootcamp. It all really just depends on your personal situation. But, if you’re in the process of making that decision, and a personal story would help you, here is mine:
Also, if you haven’t already, read these wonderful resources from Fullstack and Grace Hopper:
- INTERVIEW —A few days after the coding test, I was invited to interview for the program. I’ve always been a ‘people person,’ so this part of the process was less intimidating to me. My interviewer was kind and easy to talk to. The pair programming experience was a first for me and was surprisingly fun — coding in an assessment situation felt less stressful when I could talk through problems with someone else.
Overall, I have to say that the application process was incredibly personalized and well thought out. Along the way, there are a lot of points of contact and opportunities to ask questions, and they really look at a person’s entire background before deciding if they’re a good fit for a program. You never have to worry that one slip-up or error will make or break your application.