As you can imagine, developing expertise in coding and software engineering takes years to master. The first step is often the most difficult, and often the most rewarding. To help, we have compiled a list of coding bootcamps FAQ.
Coding Bootcamps FAQ
The ethos of the coding bootcamp model is to facilitate self-motivated, disciplined and ambitious potential coders to have the attributes and technical fluency of someone that employers need now, and not after 4 years in university. The world of technology will not rest on your shoulders immediately. Ideally you will be a meaningful contributor to the tasks and projects that your employers ask of you. The educational philosophy of most coding bootcamps is self-learning in conjunction with their expert tutelage. If you’re not career-ready after the bootcamp, you’ll at least have all the tools and practical knowledge necessary for self-advancement.
Is the investment worth it?
As the statistics have consistently shown, Ireland has experienced an exponential level of growth in the ICT sector. In order to sustain this growth, the appetite of the technology sector has expanded accordingly. What do you expect when eight of Ireland’s top 20 exporting companies as of 2014, are in the ICT sector? This includes Google, which moved up one place to top the list with an export turnover of €17bn.
Google was followed closely by Microsoft Ireland (€15bn), Johnson & Johnson (€10.5bn), Dell Products (€8.6bn) and Smurfit Kappa Group (€7.3bn). This is no surprise as the sector ‘houses nine of the top 10 global software companies and 10 of the top global internet companies, all with strategic operations in Ireland.’
These multinational companies need motivated, bright employees. So, if you believe you can sit back and relax, waiting for an employer to call you and for your investment to pay off, you’ll be sorely disappointed.
However, if you are the type of individual who is eager to enter the many growing areas of technology in Ireland. And if you can demonstrate that hunger through hard work, discipline, and an open mind. The challenge, the time and the money you’ve invested, will surely pay off. It’s a matter of how much you challenge yourself to make use of the facilities, course materials, and expertise at your disposal.
What type of job could I potentially end up with?
One of the interesting things about many coding bootcamps is that while there is a curriculum of set learning materials, the trajectory is seldom linear. While every individual shares the same ambition, they make their own path. Any number of placements can be found, whether it’s as a UX Developer, an Android App Developer, anything from the front to the back end.
How is the learning structured?
Each individual coding bootcamp has their own way of presenting the learning materials. Some opt for a lecture-based format. Others opt for online tutorials. Some are full-time and others only part-time, but they all share a similar philosophy. They want to make you marketable to potential employers. They want to provide an intensive, immersive educational environment. An environment that understands that the traditional route of university or college is not suitable for everyone. One that knows some people want to improve their technical fluency and up-skill as soon as possible.
Code Institute, for example, understands the time constraints and commitments of the modern employee, so they operate online. There is in-depth guidance offered by experts who are very familiar with the world of technology.
This coding bootcamps FAQ is just a small sample of what the coders of tomorrow tend to ask about coding bootcamps. If you have further queries or curiosities, Code Institute is happy to answer your questions. In the meantime, try our free 5 Day Coding Challenge by registering below to see if you might be a coder.