In BLOG, Careers In Technology, Check-In, Encouragement

Julie

Hi! I’m Julie Hudson, one of the students in the newest Savvy Coders bootcamp cohort. If you’ve ever wondered what may be in store for you at Savvy Coders, this is for you! Over the next 12 weeks, I’ll share some of my experiences with you here.

Let’s talk initial impressions. Savvy Coders offered a free interactive Meetup to learn about JavaScript and careers in coding. During that session, I was struck by how kind and friendly the instructors were. The instructors kept the event on track while maintaining a casual tone and interacting with the participants.

I was hooked.

As I have become more familiar with different instructors and staff at Savvy, one theme reverberates: Dedication. The team at Savvy Coders is dedicated to helping students succeed. Every person has made it clear that they are available and how to get ahold of them. Instructors have pointed students in the direction of the person best equipped to handle the specific issue they have, and everyone has responded quickly to any questions the students have posed. Savvy Coders even has someone on staff to help their students find employment.

Deciding to change careers from communications to technology is exciting – and a little scary! Every step of the way, I have been impressed with the Savvy team. I know I’m in the right place at Savvy Coders.

Claire

First week of bootcamp is in the bag! Woohoo! Overall, it was a solid week. We covered updating our resumes and LinkedIn pages, capstone project planning, introduction to Agile and getting familiar with our dev environments. It was a lot to digest, but I haven’t hit information overload…yet. I can tell being in a smaller class is hugely helpful, especially for the nature of the material and getting used to the collaborative environment of working in tech. Also, having several different instructors throughout the course is a plus. It means I can benefit from a more diverse field of knowledge as well as gain a bigger professional network. I admit I was overwhelmed with capstone project planning at first, but outlining the idea, creating a user flow and wire framing helped immensely to refine my idea. Let’s just hope I haven’t overextended myself. No promises.