I am finding it increasingly more challenging trying to improve and learn as a coder. There’s no one to ask questions to or collaborate with, also to help me think in a different way. I’ve reached a point where I realize the limits of self-teaching and how important a collaborative environment is. I’ve been researching affordable boot camps and have found four that seem reasonable.
- Recurse Center is a three-month retreat where programmers can go to immerse themselves in a programming environment and work on real-world projects with other attendants. During the three months, you will be studying on your own in a project-based environment, but surrounded by mentors and similar peers. It’s not a boot camp, nor is it for beginners. After the three months, it is possible to get employment from one of the many companies that work with Recurse Center.Recurse Center is located in New York, and with the high cost of living, they offer grants for those who cannot afford to pay housing during the three-month-period. This is definitely something I am able to and want to do.