[python-uk] Coding "Bootcamps"

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Wed May 18 06:53:49 EDT 2016

On 18/05/16 22:25, Nicholas H.Tollervey wrote:
> As someone with a background in Philosophy I can see where your friend
> is coming from. ;-)
> As far as I can tell, the bootcamps are not worth the money for the
> following reasons:

I'm not a great fan or supporter of "boot camps" either. They tend to 
produce rather 'narrow' graduates. Perhaps applicable to programmers 
'converting' to a new language, but (a lot) less-so for non-IT folk 
trying to break-in to the industry!

How about MOOCs?

Dr Chuck (of 'the book' fame) teaches one from Georgia Tech on Coursera 

Similarly edX offers a range of either scheduled or self-paced offerings 

Plug other keywords into their search facilities, eg [learning] 
"programming", for wider topics...

Disclaimer: I'm a staff member on the W3C's "HTML5-1 Coding Essentials 
and Best Practices" course, using the edX platform, and have enjoyed 
many MOOCs in technology and training topics.


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