This week I completed my first three weeks in Lambda School's part-time Full-Stack Web Engineering and Computer Science bootcamp. As the program is 18 months long, I have quite the way to go.
I wanted to take the time to write about what the part-time program is like for anyone considering enrolling in a PT cohort. I hope my insight will give you an idea of what to expect upon enrolling.
Five months ago I had no idea what web development was. At the time I was searching for a more robust career trajectory and came across the world of software engineering and web development. After teaching myself HTML5/CSS3 on codecademy I decided in early January that I wanted to make this my new career path.
My cohort started on March 18th and I am honestly amazed at what I've been able to accomplish in the past three weeks as a part time student. For the first portion of the curriculum we focus on web development fundamentals. In 3 short weeks I have solidified my knowledge in semantic html5, CSS3, responsive web design and accessibility.
During the first week I learned about Git and the command line and I must say that I am starting to get quite comfortable with using these essential web developer tools. I have created pull requests, cloned repositories, create branches in existing repos and have started to create really amazing relationships with students in my cohort. I also created my first portfolio website! How exciting!
If you would like to see what I have done so far, see my Github repos here.
Until next time, thanks for reading! :)