Coding boot camps are becoming increasingly popular these days as more and more students are opting for it and getting quick results. In 2017, IBM’s vice president of talent Joanna Daley said that about 15 percent of her company’s U.S. hires don’t have a four-year degree. She said that instead of looking exclusively at candidates who went to college, IBM now looks at candidates who have hands-on experience via a coding boot camp or an industry-related vocational class. (sources: CNBC). Soon, many big companies including Google, Apple followed the same. Apparently, the time has gone when the employers used to prioritize a candidature based on academic qualifications instead of skills and this is definitely attracting more and more career changers to look for intensive programs focused on skill-development.
And it reflects : 'the market has 11x growth since 2013' (sources: coursereport)
Let’s look at what are the advantages if you join a coding boot camp:
There are also a few disadvantages which can be dealt with proper attitude:
However, there are many factors that should be considered before choosing a boot camp so that students can make the most out of it, otherwise, the experience would not be as expected. A good self research on the syllabus, job market, ‘skill sets one wants to acquire’, the campus etc. would be the first steps to follow before one decides to join a boot camp.
We, at Code Academy Berlin, have designed the programs in such a way that can help people from a wide range of educational backgrounds, professions and cultures. Our primary goal as a boot camp is to make students feel comfortable with the environment and make them have a great learning experience. Many times, we have seen students do not know how good they are at stuff they never realized before and so, we not only provide structured guidance but also encourage students to have their own freedom to exercise their own interests.
As we are progressing fast, the technologies are getting obsolete even faster. In this new era, re-skilling employees has been one of the major strategies for all of the IT / Software organizations. As an individual, it is equally important to stay up to date for the same reasons and in this regard, boot camps can play a crucial role in helping people to attend short term courses, get acquainted with the latest software skills.
If you are one of them who are passionate about technologies and want to start a new career or even progress inside the current organization in the field of Web Development or Data Science, please check out our Courses. We would be more than happy to help you with all of your career related questions and be part of your journey.