Hi guys, I have tried to be as specific and detailed as possible, as per what I could glean from the Career/Getting Started Questions and Assistance Questions Guidelines, I hope this post is in line with the rules.
A few weeks ago I was accepted into the Coding Bootcamp Praha based in Prague, it has an excellent reputation, and while I am excited, I am aware that these courses are typically intense, so I want to be as well-prepared as I can be going in.
So that leads me to my current position, my bootcamp starts in a month, I have an empty calendar up until then and I’m trying to figure out how to make best use of the intervening time. I have a few ideas, none of which are very fleshed out:
Sign up for one of the web development courses on Udemy, Colt Steele or Angela Yu seem to come highly rated and I would imagine I would certainly learn some useful stuff that would help me on my course.
However, looking at the syllabus, I can see a lot of different technologies which don’t match up with what is used in the Udemy courses, so another idea I had was to find more specialised courses on the technologies which feature most prominently in the bootcamp syllabus (Laravel and React in particular seem to receive a lot of focus, though React is covered in Angela Yu’s course).
Or maybe I should do some kind of Frankenstein of the two and use the overall course as a general guide while learning the bootcamp technologies and trying to use them to complete the projects? (Though I feel like this would be pretty tough).
As I mentioned, I don’t have any particularly well-fleshed-out ideas about what I should do- I would probably end up doing one of these options if left to my own devices, but I thought it best to get a second opinion. I would like to know what I can be doing for the next month that will put me in the best possible position to perform well at the bootcamp or maximise my chances of getting a good job afterwards.
Couple of extra notes: 1) The staff seem very friendly, and I am sure they would be happy to provide me more specific details if I ask them. 2) I have a mild preference for a structured environment, which is perhaps why I lean towards these online courses, however, I am open certainly open to considering suggestions of a different nature, if anyone thinks that will serve me better.