[python-uk] Coding "Bootcamps"

Paulo Benatto benatto at gmail.com
Wed May 18 07:47:04 EDT 2016

Codeschool and pluralsigh.


On 18 May 2016 at 12:23, Nick Sarbicki <nick.a.sarbicki at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, May 18, 2016 at 12:04 PM <PyUK at getaroundtoit.co.uk> wrote:
>> How about MOOCs?
>> Dr Chuck (of 'the book' fame) teaches one from Georgia Tech on Coursera
>> (https://www.coursera.org/courses?languages=en&query=python)
>> Similarly edX offers a range of either scheduled or self-paced offerings
>> (https://www.edx.org/course?search_query=python)
> +1 To MOOCs such as those on Coursera.
> My first venture into programming was the JavaScript course on codecademy.
> My second venture was with https://www.coursera.org/course/programming1 which
> taught me some basic python.
> I did both of those courses in about 2 months. After I started working on
> some, admittedly terribly made, home projects. Half a year later I got a
> job which involved programming.
> In the end I've found it is all about getting your own interest up and
> finding projects which inspire you. The more you code and enjoy coding, the
> more competent you will become and the more evident that will be to
> employers.
> I'd also venture to say that there are many junior roles which aren't that
> heavily dependent on a specific language but simply require someone who can
> think logically and is willing to learn, so a high amount of competence is
> not completely necessary.
> tl;dr: There is no need to waste money on bootcamps when free online
> courses will get your friend started just fine.
> Good luck to your friend!
> Nick.
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