How to Get Into a Programming Bootcamp
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How to Get Into a Programming Bootcamp

About the Book

I wrote this guide in 2015 for people who are exploring and/or seriously considering attending a programming bootcamp. More specifically:

You've completed a couple of tutorials and think programming may be right for you.You don't have a C.S. degree but you heard about these bootcamps that teach you enough to get a job. It sounds too good to be true so you want some more information.

You've already decided to apply but want more information and tips on the application process.

Or perhaps you've already been accepted to bootcamp but want tips for ensuring success.

If one or more of these accurately describe you, I am confident you will find this guide useful.

About the Author

Joe Averbukh
Joe Averbukh

I studied Math/Econ at UCLA. Worked a few years in consulting and business intelligence. Moved to San Francisco, learned to code, and now work as a software engineer. In-between all this I traveled, volunteered, and wrote an e-book.

Table of Contents

    • A Personal Letter
    • Intended Audience
    • What is a Programming Bootcamp?
    • Why Attend a Programming Bootcamp?
  • The Application Process
    • Send in the Application
    • Prepare for the Programming Challenge
    • Programming Challenge Tip \#1: Use the Terminal
    • Programming Challenge Tip \#2: Write Tests
    • Programming Challenge Tip \#3: Practice!
    • Prepare for the Skype Interview
    • Skype Interview Tip \#1: Ask for Clarifications
    • Skype Interview Tip \#2: Verbalize Your Thought Process
    • Skype Interview Tip \#3: Listen to your Interviewer
    • Skype Interview Tip \#4: Never Do More Than Two Things
    • Skype Interview Tip \#5: Solve Specific Cases First
    • Skype Interview Tip \#6: Show Interest
    • Complete Pre-Coursework
  • Additional Information
    • Why Most Bootcamps Teach Web Development
    • What Kind of People Attend Bootcamp
    • How Much to Budget for Bootcamp
    • What a Typical Day is Like
    • Best Time to Attend Bootcamp
    • What Kind of People Bootcamps Want
    • How to Choose the Right Bootcamp
    • In-Person vs Remote
    • Dealing with Rejection
  • Closing Remarks
    • One More Story
    • Additional Resources
    • Feedback

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