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I'm doing well in the program and I'm finishing a little early. I started off at a fast pace but I have slowed down on the projects and taken extra time to finish them. I'm using other resources to try to understand and practice. I like the self-learning pace and the format. I'm excited to go through the entire bootcamp.
Yes, this is my first time learning to code. When I was 12, my cousin taught me how to code games on the calculator. I'm 33 and I'm just making a career change recently. I've been doing forestry work and I wanted to get out of that. I'm starting a job soon in IT.
I took the Google IT Support professional course through Coursera. It's a two-month program that covers the fundamentals of networking, system administration, and a little bit of Linux. I completed the program and got a job managing IT assets for a hospital system.
I'm worried that I'm late in the game, but I know it's never too late. I have the motivation and commitment to follow through. It’s going to take a lot of persistence to stick with it, but the upside is huge.
The layout of the website really appealed to me. It’s simple and easy to use, with not too much going on - so it looks like Altcademy knows what they're doing. The price was fit for me, as I was considering something more expensive. Text-based learning is not an issue for me, and self-paced is important.
I've been following a subreddit called "Learn Programming" which has been helpful in reinforcing the basics of coding. I'm trying not to think too far ahead in terms of my career goals, I just want to get into the industry and get my fundamentals down. I haven't looked into job search yet.
"As long as you can build things from scratch, you will be sought after in the software industry."
"I am surprised by how fast my mentor answers my questions and how reachable he is. I like that I can study in my own rhythm."
"I like to learn something new every day and travel around the world."
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Cohort 76 begins on April 3rd, 2023
Learn back-end development with Ruby and Rails. Computer science fundamentals with practical programming skills.