Student • Full-Stack Web Development (Online) Part-Time • Seattle
Mar 26, 2021
"You only get one chance to live this life; and personally, I believe we all have a certain calling upon our lives. We can either believe and reach for it; or we can spend our lives in misery, running away from who we really are meant to be. Who are you: only you can answer that; because it is your choice. People stack up the circumstance of their lives as a deck of cards, playing the hand they were dealt, or worse, not playing at all, but I believe in a Way-Maker: where doors never exis...
"You only get one chance to live this life; and personally, I believe we all have a certain calling upon our lives. We can either believe and reach for it; or we can spend our lives in misery, running away from who we really are meant to be. Who are you: only you can answer that; because it is your choice. People stack up the circumstance of their lives as a deck of cards, playing the hand they were dealt, or worse, not playing at all, but I believe in a Way-Maker: where doors never existing, are built by having faith. GOD opened doors for me. I tried so, many self-taught courses, never really achieving my heart's desires, and I heard about UW Coding Bootcamp from a friend (at the time, I was trying to return to Code Fellows, ridiculously high in price, for what you can get in return, but I like them). At the time, they did not offer any online courses, nor something that fit with my former occupation; and I really could not stop working (sole-provider, with children), at the time. I also did not like the fact that I felt I did not get the help or support I desired (there were many of us, and we definitely did not have tutors, as UW Coding Bootcamp has).
Having a tutor makes a huge difference because it's one on one time (session time varies on the type of curricular program). I like my first tutor, but I became terribly ill (I almost died from a very, rare and non-contagious disease), where I was in the hospital for months, and keeping up with the concepts was difficult. My Student Success Manager, Jen (forever grateful), offered other alternatives, such as coming back at another time; but I knew that I could not, due to how the remaining of my benefits worked. She worked with me on devising a plan to keep up. I actually did catch up; but I then caught COVID-19, shortly after. I had already missed a great deal of work, and I was forced to run my own business due to the unethical practices of former employers. I met another instructor, who substituted for my teacher; and my peer told me that was her tutor. I really felt like I began to understand the classes, better. I spoke to my Student Success Manager, who assisted me with changing tutors- she even helped me get approved for an extra session, due to my extremely rare situation. She has been so, supportive along the way. I owe her, my tutors Faran, and especially Phil my extreme gratitude. I'm even grateful for my instructor, Anthony, and how he gets EVERYONE involved in our classes. I'm most thankful for the fact that all of them allowed me to learn until the very, end of the curriculum.
I made it to my final week, and our final project is looking really good. I lost several team members, and my instructor made sure my team had an assigned TA (teacher assistant) to assist us. He even stopped by my group's breakout room (online private rooms: for teams, to work alone, and for assistance) to see how we were doing, himself; and assisted us with the logic and functionality we script out. My current team members (since the beginning, really) always believed in ourselves, in spite of the odds. We say "We Got This! #WGT," or "Stronger, Together." We "learned how to learn" in this Bootcamp: my group is using several new technologies; which we were not even taught; such as TypeScript. Several, awesome people became Awesome, together; so, I made a friend or two (really, I made a lot: several had helped me catch up, using Google Meets, or Zoom, even call to joke around with me and say "What's up"). This is a safe environment; and I received a whole, lot, more than what I anticipated and hoped for. I have written my Senators and Several People of Congress, praising the staff and this boot camp; and I purpose in my heart to address the difficulties Veterans faced, equalized all demographics, bring more technology into ALL schools, by providing our governments certain solutions UW Coding Bootcamp named as the chief architect modal to follow and Use. In summation, it's worth the money; and you have to put in the time- they have so much to offer prior, during, and especially after Bootcamp; so sign up, today!
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Boot Camp Team of UW Coding Boot Camp
Apr 01, 2021
Way to go, Frederick! We understand it can be challenging to balance your personal commitments with your boot camp studies, so we appreciate you choosing our program to make a career change and pursue your interests.
It's great to hear you greatly benefited from all the available resources and the ongoing support of our entire team— we couldn't agree more that Jen, Faran, Phil, and Anthony are all pretty fantastic. We are truly passionate about enabling student success, so we're glad this resonated with you and that the entire boot camp experience was everything you had anticipated and hoped for.
We applaud all of the hard work you put into learning valuable web development skills and are looking forward to seeing what you will achieve as you continue tapping into new opportunities. Good luck!