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It has not yet settled in but, I overcame a learning curve like no other. And what was that? Speaking to a computer. It sounds easy but, there’s so much that goes on in our browser and mobile devices. Now, what I am here to say again and repeat what you have heard is that it IS HARD! Now! Wait a minute, quick pause, it’s hard but, you can do it. . Just a brief overview of what the coding boot camp syllabus looks like.
The program is split into 3 phases:
- Foundations – 4 weeks of self-learning and weekly checkpoints
- Junior Phase – 6 weeks of remote learning with weekly checkpoints
- Senior Phase – 6 weeks of build projects! Last phase!
- At each phase, you are expected to pass and move on. However, if you do not. You will be given an option to repeat or defer for a later time.
- Okay! How did I do it? Well, let me transparent and share that I was faced mid-way with a failing checkpoint and was given the option to defer at the moment or wait for the final project which will determine if I am able to continue the program. The news gave me the push I needed to go harder. Yes, I should’ve gone harder from the start. What I came to discover was my learning language, I struggled during a lecture to immediately get or visually that understand what I was just lectured for an hour. What I did do was implement study habits after I felt like I hit rock bottom. I began to get a picture of concepts. I asked as many questions in the lecture as I could and asked for help from classmates, re-watched lecture videos, and accepted that my 8 hours of sleep was no longer a thing. The beauty of how our brain works when you repeat and do over and over again. Here I am claiming my worth and can proudly say I am a Software Engineer. Here’s to the final phase of building some cool sh%^&.